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Monday, March 10, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Dark Hope by HD Smith!

The Devil’s Assistant, Book 1
Publication Date:  March 3, 2014

Loving a demon isn’t the end of the world—losing him is.
Claire, the Devil’s assistant, knows very little about the world she was dropped into five years ago, when she inherited her mother’s unpaid debt to the Demon King. She certainly didn’t expect to be a contender for the Fallen Queen’s throne, a target for the Druid King’s mafia, or a suspect in the murder of Junior, the Devil’s oldest hell spawn.
In a last ditch effort to save her life and get out of her deal with the Devil, she sets out to solve Junior’s murder only to be taken prisoner by the four most dangerous immortal hell spawn alive.
Not to be out done, the Pagan Queen Mab, claims Claire for entering her realm uninvited. She has an old debt to settle with her brother the Devil. Taking Claire from him after losing her years ago is just icing on the cake.
Will Claire win her freedom, and save herself from the Devil? Or be trapped by Mab forever?

Available March 3, 2014:

HD Smith has been writing as a hobby for over ten years. DARK HOPE is her first traditionally published full length novel. She has previously self-published two middle grade novellas in ebook format. She is a software developer by day, working for an awesome cruise line in Celebration, FL.

HD grew up in South Carolina, but has called the Sunshine State home since 1997. She has Computer Science degrees from Clemson University (CS) and Florida Institute of Technology (MS). Her other hobbies include painting and screen printing. She enjoys creating t- shirts inspired by the places in her books. For more information, visit HD’s website at


How many books have you written? What are their titles?
I’ve written three books. Two are middle grade/YA novellas (Keegan’s Point & Nowhere, NJ), which I decided to self publish a few years ago through Smashwords. The third is Dark Hope, my full length Urban Fantasy novel that was just released in March by Champagne Books.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
I love making my own t-shirts, and painting. My day job keeps me busy and I’ve had to travel for work more than usual over the last few years, but luckily I can write from anywhere.

What advice would you give to an aspiring author?
Never give up. Figure out right away if you’re a plotter or a pantser (I’m a pantser). Find local writing resources and ways to connect with other writers in your area. In Florida we have the FWA (, which organizing writers groups throughout the state, and hosts conferences for writers.

What's the hardest thing about writing? The easiest?
Hardest: sitting down and writing. Since this is not my fulltime job, I don’t have a daily quota. My day job is writing software. Some days it comes out fast and furious, other days it’s like pulling teeth. Novel writing is the same.

Easiest: idea creation and plotting. After discovering I was a pantser (I plotted the first book idea to the point of tossing it), I now come up with a general plan and write towards that plan. This lets me write what strikes my fancy and take characters in surprising directions. I will occasionally brainstorm plot points, but I never write anything close to an outline.

What are you currently reading?
I am a huge audio-book-aholic. I just finished listening to The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison. But I do still read normal books. I’m about to start my friend Ceci Giltenan’s new Highland Romance, Highland Courage.

What are you currently working on?
Book 2 J … I have three books planned for this series. I have completed versions of books 2 & 3, however, both need significant rework based on changes made during editing of book 1 (Dark Hope).

What books did you read as a child?
I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books.

What genre is your favorite to read?
Urban Fantasy (of course) and Paranormal Romance.

Out of all of your characters, who is your favorite?
Favorite Heroine: Claire. She’s strong and smart and feisty.
Favorite Hero: Nick (from Keegan’s Point)
Favorite Villain: Mace

Where can fans find you? has links to all my social media profiles and book links and other random stuff (check out the screen printing tab)

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