About the Story:
Alexander is the alpha wolf of the Neuri werewolf tribe,set to destroy anything assosciated with the dreaded strigoi. Lea is a magnificent Fae--or so she believes until she finds out she may not be what she seems. With Alexander, Lea’s and the world’s fate is in the hands of the mated pair, the must act fast and not on the revenge they need. Will their love save or destroy? As Lea’s and Alexander’s souls hang in the balance, they come to realize we are all a little Damned.
Tell me about yourself. What’s a day in your life like?
I generally only get about 3 hours of sleep a night. Between being a wife, mother and now best selling novelist I have no time anymore. I go to bed around 3am and wake up at 6am to get my husband off to work. I drink a cup of coffee and watch ten minutes of news before I wake up my three daughters, (10,7 and 4) They are all home schooled so I spend about two hours going through at least three subjects a day then give them their school work. When they finish their school work I have a few minutes at a time between the screeching of the ladies fighting in the background. I know sounds hectic right?!? Lol ;)
When you were a child, what was your dream occupation?
My dream occupation has always been becoming a writer. Whether it would ever come to pass was a whole another question, but here we are.
Describe an incident in your life that’s helped mold you into the person you are today.
I would have to say meeting my husband twelve years ago and having my three daughters. They have helped me realize I was never being everything I could become. That if I wanted something the only thing stopping me is myself. We are all our own worse enemy and critic.
Who are your favorite authors?
Rue Volley, Laurell K Hamilton, V.C. Andrews, Claudy Conn, Kim Harrison and Candace Stauffer.
What are you passionate about?
Being a mother and wife. Of course writing the best I can.
What would I find in your couch cushions?
I can answer that cause I looked yesterday. I have nothing under my cushions at this moment but when I do it’s pens and change.
What’s your biggest fear?
I would have to say I hate bridges. I don’t mind heights but I can’t STAND bridges..
It’s 10:00 on a Friday night. Where are you?
Working like usual. Cleaning when I need to stretch my legs. I guess the saying is true all work and no play makes for a dull Dawn…lol
What sets you apart from other writers?
I can only guess that I write the majority of the time in first person pov. I like feeling what my characters feel. If I have to kill off a character I feel it.
We’re in a bar and I’m buying you a drink. What’ll it be?
A spicy bloody mary. I love Bloody mary’s!
What are you currently reading?
Bella Morte an Erotic anthology
How do you deal with rejection?
I don’t deal with it my husband does…lol As long as he is there for me just to have a shoulder to cry on then I am A ok.
Where did the idea for your novel come from?
I originally planned on it being my own version of a Greek tragedy but it turned from a greek tragedy into a fated Love story that is dark, bloody and slightly sexy.
Do you have advice for aspiring writers?
Oh yes! It only takes about ten seconds of courage to push the send button to a publisher.
What is the toughest criticism you’ve received as an author?
When you edit with a professional editor its difficult to see the changes and be asked to change this around and that around. This is the hardest thing I have ever done.
What does your main character think about you? Would he or she want to hang around you as their author?
I think so! Well I should say I hope so.. In the second book Alexander and Gaius are pains in my butt! I however got through it by cracking my muses whip.
Who would play the starring role(s) if your book became a movie?
Tom Welling would be perfect for Alexander. Lea would be Jessica Szohr who plays Vanessa on Gossip girl. Gaius and Zari are a little harder for me to cast.
If you had to choose one…which song would sum up your story?
Pretty much anything by Apocalyptica would sum it all up. ;)
Would you like to say anything to your readers / fans?
I love to hear from everyone! I love making new friends. I am very down to earth and some what sweet I have been told. ;) I don’t bite too hard..
Where link-wise can your readers / fans stalk you?
You can find me on my Wingless and Damned series page.
As a writer, it can be difficult to find enough time in the day to get everything done. Would you like to share your favorite ‘quick and easy’ recipe?
Beef stew is my go to recipe. It takes a few minutes to cut the fresh veggies but it is totally worth it. It will cook for like 8 hours so it melts in your mouth and makes my family happy.
I just want to make sure y’all know that the Wingless series is not a young adult read. It is quite dark and bloody. If you love true blood you will love the Wingless series! ;) Look me up, message me I swear I don’t bite hard… ;)
Thanks for stopping by today, Dawn! I wish you a ton of success with Wingless And Damned!