Black Dog and Rebel Rose

ABOUT Danielle D. Smith

Danielle D. Smith
Danielle D. Smith was born in 1980 in San Diego, California, USA. In addition to being a writer of urban fantasy stories she is an accomplished fine artist and illustrator whose visual work has appeared in various public, private, and gallery exhibitions and in national publications. Dani More...


 A meltingly sexy hunter with rock star style. An insatiable seducer and lover of women. Son of a human lady of the night and a True Native of Hell, he is a killer of the evils that dwell in darkness.

Fifty miles of bad road will lead him and his rumbling Harley to an abandoned town and the vampyre hunt of his dreams. It is in the rot and the ruin that Skriker will discover his destiny.
A fierce and beautiful huntress haunted by a tragic past. The most amazing woman that Skriker has ever met.
A sizzling tryst will lead him to discover that Rose is his soul mate, the girl who will make him abandon his lustful ways and make him hunger for her alone.

But Skriker's new beloved harbors an ironic secret.

A secret that may lead to a half-demon's gruesome undoing...

The hero of this dark romp is a fellow by the name of Skriker. The son of a True Native of Hell and a mortal lady of the night, Skriker is a hot rock star-platinum half-demon hunter who specializes in the destruction of all the evils that dwell in the dark. When not hunting, he is an insatiable seducer and wanton lover of the female sex. A gory vampyre hunt in an abandoned town leads him to stumble upon a fellow hunter: a beautiful woman with an ironic lineage by the name of Rose, who instantly makes him head-over-heels hot for her. Rose is a Nephil, the fruit of a passionate union between an angel and a mortal girl. She has battle ferocity honed into her very bones via the bloodline of her father Alexius, a top soldier of the Holy Army. A gorgeous raven-haired huntress who prefers to live, and hunt, alone, her chance meeting with Skriker while slaying a nest of vampyres forces her to face emotions and desires that she once swore she would never allow herself to feel. When these two motorcycle riding, shotgun wielding warriors collide, the result is a forbidden love story that takes would-be enemies (the predator and the prey, if you will) and twists their destinies inexorably together.

With a cascade of dark curls and a body loaded with lush curves, she looks like an angel, but that is only half the story. Rose is a ferocious and relentless hunter in search of the demons who killed her mother. A loner, she prefers to track down and deal with her prey by herself; she does not need or want help from anyone, including her father.

He looks like Billy Idol and kisses like a devil, which is probably because he is the son of a beautiful Swedish stripper and the True Native of Hell who gave up everything to be with his human love. Skriker is as skilled a lover as he is a demon hunter and with his fascinating tattoos and sinewy body, he leaves a trail of satisfied women and dead demons in his wake.

While dispatching another evil demonic being, Rose learns of an abandoned town settled by vampires, but when she arrives there, she meets up with a fellow hunter and is forced to work with him to destroy their common enemy. Surprised to find a female hunter already staking out his quarry, Skriker looks into her eyes, which surprisingly are two different colors and knows she is his future. But how will Rose feel when she discovers her sexy new partner carries the very blood of the creatures she has sworn to extinguish.

Danielle D. Smith delineates in raw detail the destructiveness in a world full of destiny and demons. From the very first sentence, the reader is pulled into a violent and brutal existence where two gorgeous individuals with tragic pasts fight their way to their own serenity. Skriker and Rose are strong characters who cannot be overlooked in either their actions or appearance. Our hero is as bad as a bad boy can get and yet, maybe, it is the Catholic schoolgirl in me, but I could not help but find him attractive and intriguing. Rose is the kind of superhero I always wanted to be, gorgeous and deadly. The type of woman men can only dream about. The details in the description of this story were fantastic and the wry humor was greatly appreciated in the face of such brutally honest demon butt kicking. This is not a meek and mild vampire love story but rather an edgy and graphic tale of hope. Hope that relative goodness will defeat evil and that we all have a soul mate out there just waiting for us.

--Coffee Time Romance


"I am honored to be present for the birthing of a fiction star. Danielle D. Smith is headed for the Hall of Greats with her gunshot-fast wit and storytelling style that sucks you in..."

--Annee Pfau, Author of "Redemption: the Blood Curse"


Known, among friend and foes alike, by his nick name Black Dog, Skriker had it all. He was handsome as sin and had amazing prowess when it came to satisfying a willing multitude of eager ladies or fighting ferocious battles against the evil denizens from hell and beyond. Yet he was also burdened - and blessed - with a secret. Alone and free with no room for pesky entanglements, that was the life he lived and the life he cherished, until, by chance, he met Rose.

Alluring and with an otherworldly beauty, Rose also carried a secret. She, too, was a top-notch warrior with sharply honed combat skills. Rose delighted in seeking out and wiping out all things evil. Determined to live life on her own terms, Rose was a loner with no room for romantic entanglements, until, by chance, she met Skriker.

Meeting by chance in the abandoned ruins of Paradise Hills, Rose and Skriker are instantly attracted to each other. Breaking their own rules, they fight together to clear the forsaken city of its evil inhabitants. It is during the course of their adventures together that secrets are unintentionally exposed - secrets that could mean the damnation of them both.

It is technically, I guess, a sequel to Psyche's Gate but this book was easily able to stand alone on its own merits. While Psyche's Gate was, for me, defined by its lyrical writing and brooding, gothic atmosphere I found Black Dog and Rebel Rose much more fun overall and easier to read - a rollicking fantasy romp.

This novella hooked me from the very first page. With non-stop, breath-taking action and sizzling hot sex scenes, the author effortlessly pulled me into the story of Skriker and Rose. The chemistry between the two protagonists was just delightful. Their conversations, at times poignant, were skillfully crafted. This was a fun, well-written yarn that should appeal to readers who enjoy tough, no-nonsense leading characters who are able to extradite themselves from sticky situations using intelligence and guile. It was superb entertainment for my Sunday afternoon. I loved it!!
--Laurie J., Professional Book Reviewer

Wow! Danielle Smith knows how to suck her readers into this graphic Hunter novel. Gruesome action abounds all around our Skriker and Rose as they are on a hunt to destroy a huge nest of Bloods. While spewing guts and bodily parts everywhere around them, they get to know one another's secrets and are drawn to one another like magnets despite how opposite they are. This is a must read for any bad-ass tattoo clad harley riding butt-kicking junkie. Kudos to you Danielle - Awesome book.

---T. Lynne Tolles, Author of "The Blood Series"