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#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Daryl Banner

Daryl Banner

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi! I’m Daryl Banner, and I’m an author of M/M and new adult romance, post-apocalyptic fantasy, and dystopian fiction. I’m also a composer, avid gamer, and LOVE to play any piano I see. I sometimes go live on my Facebook author page just to play the piano, chat with my readers, and goof off =)

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I feel the most grounded when I write in the comfort of my home. I can’t eat while I write!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love meeting people and socializing and just being a silly human being with no pressure. I look at signings sometimes as vacations from my writing work!

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

I would love to meet JK Rowling and Chuck Palahniuk. They both have deeply inspired me in very, very different ways. JK Rowling has such a delicate way with story, character, and emotion that both makes it feel so purposeful and yet totally effortless. Chuck Palahniuk has this brilliantly diabolical way of yanking out the very worst (and the very best) out of the human spirit and putting it on display like some grotesque piece of art. I love them both.

What author would you love to write with?

I think it would be fascinating (and a little terrifying – and inspiring!) to write with George R R Martin. Though, if we were to collaborate, I’m afraid we wouldn’t release something for 10 years. But I’d like to think it’d be well worth the wait!

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Nothing emotionally quite compares to the night I finished writing the final book in my Beautiful Dead trilogy. It was the first series I “finished” (though there is a second trilogy I’m writing now that follow the original trilogy), and I had such a deep mixture of sadness and pride for having completed something. I remember the night vividly. I remember the music I was listening to. I remember how “complete” I felt inside. I remember lots of tears, but also smiles. Whenever I get lost in a book or get frustrated with the progress of another, I always think back to that moment, and it keeps me going.

What are your social links?

www.facebook.com/darylbannerwriter
www.twitter.com/darylbanner
www.instagram.com/darylbanner

What are your buy links?

www.amazon.com/author/darylbanner
www.darylbanner.com

Twinsie Angie’s Review of Read My Lips, A College Obsession Romance Book #1 HERE

 

#WOTR19 #ThrowbackReview – Beneath the Skin, College Obsession Romance Book 2 by Daryl Banner

Beneath The Skin (A College Obsession Romance, #2)

 

This is the second book in the College Obsession Romance series. This book is a standalone but has recurring characters from the first book.

They call me a player, but really I’m a lover.
I fall in love seven days a week.

Give me a few minutes and I’ll charm my way into any woman’s heart. Give me a few hours and I’ll have her flat on her back, headboard dented, panties on the lampshade, and begging for more – guaranteed.

Until I’m knocked off my feet by Nell, the bangin’ art school chick with the killer bod.

No, it isn’t some love-at-first-sight kind of thing. In fact, I hate how she looks at me with those sharp, gorgeous eyes and I’m tripping over my feet, my swagger lost.

What is it about this woman that drives me crazy?

She deflects all my advances. She doesn’t laugh at my jokes.
She makes me feel like I’m the joke.

Now, she’s got her hands on a new art project.

I’d rather she had them on me.

**** If you haven’t read “Read My Lips” – the first book in this series – don’t worry: the FULL novel is included with your copy of Beneath The Skin! PLUS, Read My Lips contains a *bonus* epilogue exclusive to this Kindle edition that you won’t want to miss. ****

The College Obsession Romance series centers around a group of friends and the relationships they form during their time at a small-town Texas school. They are angsty, steamy new adult novels with HEAs and NO cheating. Although they are obsession-themed romances, there are no stalkers or psychos!

 

Goodreads

 

This is what happens when the player becomes the played! Not intentional by any means but Brant is the player….at least that is what everyone says. He thinks with his second head all of the time. But when he is caught in a tricky position by Nell, he all of a sudden can’t get her out of his head. The interest in other women leave and he his swagger has vanished. It is completely hilarious seeing Brant trip over himself trying to get and keep Nell’s attention. Nell is the tortured artist who decides to give Brant a whirl. She tries to do what she can to scare him off but Brant doesn’t learn and keeps coming back for more. These two characters are completely different but the antics and shenanigans that they get into will keep you wanting more. Then again, opposites attract. The characters complement each other in an amazing way. The perfect love/hate relationship. As they get to know each other we get to see a completely different side to each character. The best thing about these characters and the story is that you feel that you are right in the story and you can relate to what each one is going through. I found myself smiling and laughing and the next minute my heart strings were being pulled. Bravo, Daryl Banner! You did it again! Looking forward to the next story.

 

Amazon

 

Daryl Banner is an author and composer who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theatre and Psychology. He writes new adult romance, M/M romance, post-apocalyptic fantasy, and dystopian. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence.

Join his mailing list here for updates and cool stuff!
He gives away an Amazon gift card every newsletter:
http://eepurl.com/bflbIH

Follow him on Facebook here:
http://www.facebook.com/DarylBannerWr…

Connect with fellow readers of his work in Daryl’s Doorway:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/Daryls…

Interesting tidbits: Daryl is also an obsessive piano player, video game enthusiast, and occasional actor. He’s been remixing video game music for over fifteen years, and is a passionate Final Fantasy and Nintendo fan. You can feed your ears with many of his remixes (as well as his original music) on his YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/DarylBanner

He also composes original soundtracks that accompany his books and series. You can listen to and download them here: http://darylbanner.bandcamp.com

#Review – Beneath The Skin (A College Obsession Romance #2) by Daryl Banner

Beneath The Skin (A College Obsession Romance, #2)

 

This is the second book in the College Obsession Romance series. This book is a standalone but has recurring characters from the first book.

They call me a player, but really I’m a lover.
I fall in love seven days a week.

Give me a few minutes and I’ll charm my way into any woman’s heart. Give me a few hours and I’ll have her flat on her back, headboard dented, panties on the lampshade, and begging for more – guaranteed.

Until I’m knocked off my feet by Nell, the bangin’ art school chick with the killer bod.

No, it isn’t some love-at-first-sight kind of thing. In fact, I hate how she looks at me with those sharp, gorgeous eyes and I’m tripping over my feet, my swagger lost.

What is it about this woman that drives me crazy?

She deflects all my advances. She doesn’t laugh at my jokes.
She makes me feel like I’m the joke.

Now, she’s got her hands on a new art project.

I’d rather she had them on me.

**** If you haven’t read “Read My Lips” – the first book in this series – don’t worry: the FULL novel is included with your copy of Beneath The Skin! PLUS, Read My Lips contains a *bonus* epilogue exclusive to this Kindle edition that you won’t want to miss. ****

The College Obsession Romance series centers around a group of friends and the relationships they form during their time at a small-town Texas school. They are angsty, steamy new adult novels with HEAs and NO cheating. Although they are obsession-themed romances, there are no stalkers or psychos!

 

Goodreads

 

This is what happens when the player becomes the played! Not intentional by any means but Brant is the player….at least that is what everyone says. He thinks with his second head all of the time. But when he is caught in a tricky position by Nell, he all of a sudden can’t get her out of his head. The interest in other women leave and he his swagger has vanished. It is completely hilarious seeing Brant trip over himself trying to get and keep Nell’s attention. Nell is the tortured artist who decides to give Brant a whirl. She tries to do what she can to scare him off but Brant doesn’t learn and keeps coming back for more. These two characters are completely different but the antics and shenanigans that they get into will keep you wanting more. Then again, opposites attract. The characters complement each other in an amazing way. The perfect love/hate relationship. As they get to know each other we get to see a completely different side to each character. The best thing about these characters and the story is that you feel that you are right in the story and you can relate to what each one is going through. I found myself smiling and laughing and the next minute my heart strings were being pulled. Bravo, Daryl Banner! You did it again! Looking forward to the next story.

 

Amazon

 

Daryl Banner

Daryl Banner is an author and composer who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theatre and Psychology. He writes new adult romance, M/M romance, post-apocalyptic fantasy, and dystopian. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence.

Join his mailing list here for updates and cool stuff!
He gives away an Amazon gift card every newsletter:
http://eepurl.com/bflbIH

Follow him on Facebook here:
http://www.facebook.com/DarylBannerWr…

Connect with fellow readers of his work in Daryl’s Doorway:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/Daryls…

Interesting tidbits: Daryl is also an obsessive piano player, video game enthusiast, and occasional actor. He’s been remixing video game music for over fifteen years, and is a passionate Final Fantasy and Nintendo fan. You can feed your ears with many of his remixes (as well as his original music) on his YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/DarylBanner

He also composes original soundtracks that accompany his books and series. You can listen to and download them here: http://darylbanner.bandcamp.com

#Review #ReadMyLips – Read My Lips by Daryl Banner

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synopsis

*** Now Live! $.99 Release Special ***

I ran away from the glitz and privilege of my famous New York City family to this small-town Texas college to find myself. I didn’t expect to find him…

…the muscular, tatted bad-boy who would soon become my obsession.

He was broken, lost, and voiceless … just like me.

His eyes smoldered me with one look.

His touch awakened the woman inside me.

And through his lips, his perfect, plush, kissable lips, he drew out the inspiration deep in my soul I did not know was there.

I needed to believe that he could save me. I wanted him to help me find my voice at last … the voice that would set me apart from my tragically perfect family, the voice that would finally break me free …

If only he could hear a word of it.

The College Obsession Romance series centers around a group of friends and the relationships they form during their time at a small-town Texas school. They are angsty, steamy new adult novels with HEAs and NO cheating. Although they are obsession-themed romances, there are no stalkers or psychos!

 

TBR

Goodreads

 

Buy Links

Amazon

 

kellys review

Oh my! Oh wow! Whew! Awwww! Don’t read my review… read this book! (ok, so maybe you should read my review, ha!) This is the perfect story about not judging a book by its cover. Unless you want to judge the actual book cover…then judge away because it is hawt! Read My Lips is a breath of fresh air. We are given a city girl, Dessie, who seeks some normalcy at a Texas college. She sees Clayton who is the tall, dark, gorgeous, and dangerous man we all want. She tries to get his attention a couple times and he totally blows her off. This is so incredibly frustrating but so perfect. This sets us up to find out that Clayton is deaf. They both have things they are running from and for. To see their relationship unfold went completely beyond my expectations. You follow them and want to push them toward each other and when they finally do connect, OMIGOSH! You can’t help but root for them. It’s beautiful, alluring, and incredibly angsty! Chapter 14! Just wait for it! Yes, yes and more yes! Then it just keeps coming. Perfect!

“His eyes smoldered me with just one look. His touch awakened the woman inside me. His breath drew out the inspiration deep in my soul that I did not know was there.”

“Okay, so I said yes. Something about a man like Clayton standing over me and asking … with his dark, hungry eyes and his smooth, sexy hands and his plush, perfect lips … is somewhat persuasive. Annoyingly persuasive.”

“You aren’t alone in this battle to find your voice. To find where you belong. To break free.” (this fits both of them to a T)

Ok, so enough with all my rambling and some of my favorite lines. This is where we part and you buy this book now! A super hot, angsty, beautifully written story that everyone needs to read. Thank you Mr. Banner, you have me hooked! Bring on Brant!

 

about the author

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Daryl Banner is an author and composer who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theatre and Psychology. He writes new adult romance, M/M romance, post-apocalyptic fantasy, and dystopian. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence.

Join his mailing list here for updates and cool stuff!

He gives away an Amazon gift card every newsletter:

http://eepurl.com/bflbIH

Follow him on Facebook here:

http://www.facebook.com/DarylBannerWr…

Connect with fellow readers of his work in Daryl’s Doorway:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/Daryls…

Interesting tidbits: Daryl is also an obsessive piano player, video game enthusiast, and occasional actor. He’s been remixing video game music for over fifteen years, and is a passionate Final Fantasy and Nintendo fan. You can feed your ears with many of his remixes (as well as his original music) on his YouTube page:http://www.youtube.com/DarylBanner

He also composes original soundtracks that accompany his books and series. You can listen to and download them here: http://darylbanner.bandcamp.com (less)