Rarity…A YA novel shining the light on a rare and chronic disorder

One of the first books I ever wrote was Rarity, a love story about an unlikely couple who had their own imperfections and insecurities, but managed to find each other at a time when they needed each other the most. One of the main characters gets diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening disorder, one that has no proven treatment or cure.

I wrote this after my own son was diagnosed with the same disorder. Our family experienced so many emotions with the news and found out lives forever changed. In some ways we are stronger, in other ways…not to much. I wanted the world to have a glimpse into our world and hoped to enlighten others, and possibly help someone who had similar symptoms and didn’t know what to do about it.

This past week, I received a google alert telling me that my pen name was mentioned in an article…a Yahoo! Lifestyle article. I clicked the link and there it was…positioned at the top of a list with the likes of John Green and Veronica Roth…Rarity, by D.A. Roach! It completely made my day.

As an author, we have busy times, where we have our heads down, busy punching the keys and producing our next work…times when we are on top of the world as we release our books and read the reviews from our readers…and times when we are doing neither (which is often the time when we question if anyone is bothering to read our books, if it’s worth sitting at the keyboard for hours to craft another tale…doubting ourselves and the value of our work). I am currently in the latter state and while I know from experience that this will pass and as soon as the kids are back in school, I’ll be busy writing again…but, the doubts creep into my mind.

This article came at the perfect time. It was a positive nod during a vulnerable time, and it is such an honor to be mentioned.

Get your copy of Rarity here: http://amzn.com/B00YTETSGK

To read the full article: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/12-young-adult-novels-featuring-203128070.html

Demon Hunters Book 3 is LIVE and an Amazon GC Giveaway!

Beneath a Sinister Moon, Book 3 Demon Hunters…the wait is finally over.

Get your copy today and dive into the epic conclusion. See why readers are calling this the best in the series!

Title: Beneath A Sinister Moon

Series: The Demon Hunters Series Book 3

Author: D.A.Roach

Genre: YA Paranormal, PNR

Release Date: December 4, 2018

Buy Links: Kindle Unlimited

Amazon US: http://a.co/d/b6SAhP7

Amazon UK: http://amzn.eu/d/0YwUni5

Amazon CA: http://a.co/d/hjVZgiI

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2EbvFLz

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42975960-beneath-a-sinister-moon

Blurb:

The premonition is clear. Demons are coming for Cassidy, and once her blood has been spilled humanity will be lost. Not only has Tyler been tasked with assassinating Cassidy, but killing her will be the last step he needs to take in order to become a full demon.

Killian knows this and vows to keep Cassidy safe, but not everything is as it seems. Figuring out who to trust, who to confide in isn’t easy. With so much at stake one wrong move could mean the end of the human world, causing Cassidy and Killian to lose everything…even each other.

With a war raging between two sides, Cassidy and Tyler find themselves at the heart of battle between good and evil. She wants to save Tyler. He wants to kill her. What will it take to restore the balance?

And will Cassidy be strong enough to make the ultimate sacrifice if it means saving the world?

“This really is YA paranormal at it’s finest, each book in this series is fantastic and the story just gets better and better.” – Goodreads Reviewer

In The Series:

Between the Bleeding Willows, Book 1 Demon Hunters

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B01C4VVPII

Within in the Darkest Hollows, Book 2 Demon Hunters

Amazon: http://a.co/2NaATFH

 

Giveaway: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/96fc25c03/

 

Social Media Links:

BOOKBUB: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/d-a-roach

WEBSITE: https://daroachfiction.com

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/DARoachDA/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/daroach12books

AMAZON AUTHOR PG: http://www.amazon.com/author/daroach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s MY Q&A Midnight Oil Anthology

Q&A with Midnight Oil Anthology author, D.A. Roach

  1. Inquiring minds want to know what makes you tick. Tell us about your life.

I grew up in the Midwest, lived in Chicagoland area, Michigan, Texas, and settled in Indiana. I’ve tried several careers, thankfully my outgoing personality, creativity, adaptability, and smarts have helped me explore various fields. I enjoy reading, watching hockey and tennis, going to concerts, writing, and drawing. Life hasn’t always been easy, in fact, my road seems to have more bumps than most, but it makes for an interesting life!

  1. What was your life like before you became a writer, and how did you get your start as an author?

I have always been a story teller. Most of my tales were about real things that had happened in my life. I never considered writing the stories down, figuring they weren’t interesting enough for anyone to read about. But my dental hygienist asked why we were traveling to Tennessee for vacation and of course…there was a story behind it. When I finished telling the tale, she set down her instruments and said, “You have to write that down – write it in a book, it needs to be told!” So I gave it a try…never intended on writing more than that one story, but people started writing me via facebook messenger, asking me for more…and so I wrote again and here I am, 7 standalones and 8 anthologies later, I’m a USA Today Bestselling Author!

  1. Tell us about your writing process. Are you a pantser, a plotter, or something else?

I write out a rough plot, like the story summed up in 10 handwritten pages (pen and paper only to allow me the speed needed to get the ideas out). Then I build my characters, finding an image online, naming them, giving them a history…I also need to decide how they will change throughout the story and what plot points need to happen to cause those changes to happen. Once all of that is done, I powerup the laptop and begin writing. The first draft is always a bit of a mess, but then I read it through and polish it…then off to the editor it goes.

  1. Do you have a favorite writing project or a book that still haunts your dreams that you would like to share?

Honestly, one of my favorite writing projects was penning my first short horror story, Anesthesia in the 13, an Anthology of Horror and Dark Fiction collection. I am a huge horror fan but have never attempted to write it before and it was a challenge…a rewarding challenge. I learned a lot about varying your style and length of sentence to create tension.

  1. Tell us a little about your story in the Midnight Oil Anthology.

Joe King approached me and asked if I wanted to pen a tale of deception for the Anthology. I jumped at the chance to contribute to the project. Bent Bottom’s is about a relationship that has changed over time, with one partner wilting under the other’s dominance. When love has shifted into something else, it forces you to consider whether to stay in that kind of relationship or look for something different…perhaps something better.

  1. Do you have works in progress?

YES! I’m working on wrapping up my Demon Hunters series!

  1. What are your plans for your next book?

My next book is a reworking of Tethered and Inconsequential of the J+P series. It’s a YA drama and there will be at least 4 books.

  1. Do you have an especially interesting research experience to share?

Just my exciting google searches, like “ways to kill someone with an elevator”.

  1. How to you stay in touch with your muse?

My muse is on my street team. She says the craziest things and challenges me to include them in my writing. We chat on fb messenger since she lives in Colorado. We have never met but I feel like she’s like my sister. I love her to death.

  1. What do you think has contributed the most to your writing style?

Probably my reading – I enjoy reading character rich books so I try to write books and stories that focus on the characters and how they change.

  1. How can readers follow you online?

WEBPAGE: https://daroachfiction.com/

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/DARoachDA/

AMAZON AUTHOR PG: http://www.amazon.com/author/daroach

BOOK BUB: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/d-a-roach