Wednesday, November 28, 2007

5 star review for The Privateer



The Privateer (Leisure Historical Romance)

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KISS Award from RT, January 2008

*****Lady Lark is an inspiring character, a woman whose strength and determination keep her from folding under the duress of debtors prison and the myriad of misfortunes that follow. Lord Grayshire, though her rescuer, is not the letch she at first believes.
The twists and turns of the plot will intrigue you and keep you turning the pages long past the hour of sleep.

Let Dawn MacTavish take you into another time and place, give you the gift of her story-telling ability and wonderful word usage. Having read most of her books, I have to say this one is the best so far!

Diane Davis White
Author of Moon of The Falling Leaves

KISS Award for Dawn Thompson's hero



Romantic Times gave Dawn's hero in the Privateer the KISS Award - page 42

Dawn MacTavish's "King" Kingston has obstacles to overcome, but you'll want to sail away with him any day....
The Privateer (Leisure Historical Romance)
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Monday, November 26, 2007

Romantic Times review of The Privateer

The Privateer (Leisure Historical Romance) (Mass Market Paperback)by Dawn Mactavish (Author)

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Part of MacTavish's entertaining tale is set on the high seas, but there are high jinks on land that certainly delight, thanks to charming characters and details about "the trade."

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Summary: After her father's suicide, Lady Lark Eddington is thrown into debtor's prison with no hope of repaying the debt. She has scant time to worry before the Earl of Grayshire, Basil "King" Kingston, pays her bond. She fears he wants her as his mistress, but in truth, King desires her as his mother's companion. He's planning on marrying and needs his mother out of his home in Cornwall and into the dower house, and he hopes having Lark as a companion will ease the older woman's move.

King's mother is a stubborn woman, and lovely, witty, intelligent Lark is a great temptation. His plans unravel when he's recalled by the Admiralty as a privateer. His first mission results in his near death and the realization that he's in love with Lark. Marrying her is simple, but keeping her in the dark about smugglers and family secrets is difficult -- especially when misunderstandings and jealousy get in the way. (Leisure, Jan., 380 pp., $6.99) HOT

—Kathe Robin

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Huntress review of The Ravening, Book 3 of the Blood Moon series




TITLE: The Ravening (Feb. 2008, Blood Moon series #3)
AUTHOR: Dawn Thompson
13 ISBN: 9780505527271
10 ISBN: 0505527278
Release date January 21st, 2008

to order:
http://www.amazon.com/Ravening-Blood-Moon-Book/dp/0505527278/

5 STARS!
*****

Set in Cumberland, England, 1871. Milosh has lived over four centuries. He is a vampire-hunter. During this long space of time his name has become legend. Milosh is a vampire, but has no blood lust due to a blood moon ritual. He is alive, not undead. Milosh tracks an age-old nemesis, Sebastian Valentine. Sebastian is a monster able to take the form of a wolf or multiple bats at will. Once again the hunt has brought Milosh to Whitebriar Abbey, home to his close friends, the Hyde-Whites. However, Whitebriar Abbey is in ruins. The place had been destroyed by fire only six months prior. As Milosh takes shelter in the crumbling mound he comes across a young gypsy, Palmona; and for the first time in centuries, finds love. But Milosh lets down his guard for a moment, and Palmona, needing blood, bites Milosh. The result is that Palmona becomes immune to the blood lust and Milosh loses his immunity.

Palmona had been dancing under the moonlight when Sebastian mesmerized her. He would have succeeded in changing her had the members of her caravan not heard her scream and come searching. In fear, the caravan leaves Palmona to die. Palmona flees the call of the wolves and takes temporary shelter in some ruins. There, she meets Milosh. Legend says that Milosh knows a cure for vampirism; so Palmona stays in hopes of getting the cure. At first, Palmona fears the Romanian (with good reason). But it does not take long for the young gypsy to fall in love with Milosh. During a moment of weakness, Palmona gives into the blood lust. It is a moment she long regrets. Other vampires quickly learn that Palmona took the White Wolf's blood and is immune to the blood lust. Palmona is now the target of all the night creatures. Milosh, the vampire-hunter, has become that which he has hunted for four centuries.

Milosh calls upon the Brotherhood to keep her safe, even from him. The Brotherhood obeys Milosh, but call upon the Hyde-Whites to strike the death blow, should it be needed. Milosh and Palmona race to get the ingredients for the Blood Moon ritual. The time of the eclipse draws near. Another will not come for over two years; far too late for Milosh. As the duo race against time, Sebastian and his minions are on their trail, and friends watch in hopes of a miracle.

***** This is the third book in the Blood Moon series. Readers have been waiting for Milosh to get his own story, myself included, and this tale was definitely worth the wait. The author did a wonderful job. There were times in the story that I saw no way for Milosh and Palmona to win. Characters from the two previous books (the Hyde-Whites) eventually enter the story, giving the entire series a more realistic touch. If you have not read the first two books, do not worry; this is a stand-alone story. However, I highly recommend that you pick up the first two titles (Blood Moon & The Brotherhood) and read all three in order. Should you do so, you will get a much deeper emotional impact. And as you begin reading, hold onto the seat of your pants, because you are in for one heck of a ride on the darker side! *****

HUNTRESS REVIEWS
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Reviews for The Privateer





The Privateer by Dawn MacTavish (Dawn Thompson)
Release: December 21st, 2007
Leisure Books, Dorchester Publishing

to order:
http://www.amazon.com/Privateer-Leisure-Historical-Romance/dp/0843959819/

Lady Lark Eddington's life seems over when the gates close on theMarshalsea debtor's prison. But when the roguishly handsome BasilKingston, Earl of Greyshire redeems her from the mire of debt andscandal, she has a second chance. But what cost will "King" demand ofher?



Ms. MacTavish's latest regency kept me turning pages, with anintriguing plot, sensual romance, and vibrant characters, set againsta vivid backdrop evoking all the elegance of Regency England and thewilderness of the Cornish coast. Add in a pair of sneaky villains, apolitical entanglement, a gypsy wench, a lost soul, and above all, adevilishly lovable scheming countess, and you have a recipe for afinely crafted novel. Ms. MacTavish's tale ofriches-to-rags-to-riches will please the most refined tastes andregency virgins alike.



Erin E. M. Hatton, author
http://community.indigo.ca/reviews/Erin-E-M-Hatton/all-95664.html

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Lady Lark is an inspiring character, a woman whose strength and determination keep her from folding under the duress of debtors prison and the myriad of misfortunes that follow. Lord Grayshire, though her rescuer, is not the letch she at first believes. The twists and turns of the plot will intrigue you and keep you turning the pages long past the hour of sleep.

Let Dawn MacTavish take you into another time and place, give you the gift of her story-telling ability and wonderful word usage. Having read most of her books, I have to say this one is the best so far!

Diane Davis White
Author of Moon of The Falling Leaves



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Dawn Thompson weaves a delightful tale and holds your interest from the very first page of the The Privateer. We meet the heroine, the Lady Lark, in a very strange place, debtor’s prison. The description of her surroundings and the prisoners make you feel as if you are actually there. The reason for her dire circumstances isn’t clear until she makes friends with Agnes. The two women help each other until Lark catches the eye of Basil, ‘King’, Kingston, Earl of Grayshire.
King is a man who has many secrets, but I still found him irresistible. You can’t help wondering why he is ‘redeeming’ Lark. Although you’ll want to knock some sense into her, you’ll love King’s crusty mother. This historical romance is definitely a unique change of pace and a delightful read.

Jo Webnar
Author of Twilight, and Saving Tampa

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Lord of the Dark


Book 2, The Elementals
Kensington Aphrodisia
July 2008