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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Romantic Times review of Counterfeit Lady


by Dawn MacTavish

RT Rating: ****
Setting: Regency England
Publisher: LEISURE
Published: November 2009
Type: Historical

MacTavish switches gears from her most recent adventure romances to craft a charming, lighthearted Regency. She takes a simple plotline and charms readers with the mayhem that ensues. It's truly a joyous read.

Summary: As companion to Lady Clara, Alice agrees to attend a masked ball masquerading as her mistress to ascertain if the man Clara's sponsor wants her to meet is as hideous as the rumors say.

One dance and Nigel Farnham is entranced. But the lady flees before the unmasking, fueling his determination to uncover her identity. Though Alice is to pose as Clara for one night, Clara's disappearance forces her to keep up the charade and pushes her into Nigel's arms. Then a rival for Nigel's affections steps forward and Clara returns, determined to win Nigel and destroy Alice's reputation. But nothing can stand in the way of true love. (LEISURE, Nov., 320 pp., $6.99) HOT

—Kathe Robin

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cover for Renegade Riders

Coming March 2010 from Leisure Books - the only Western Dawn ever wrote.

Renegade Riders by Dawn Mactavish
[mass market paper: Leisure Books; March, 2010; $7.99; ISBN: 0843963220; ISBN-13: 9780843963229]

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Prisoner of the Flames - Best Historical Nominee 2008

Dawn's sister Candy was informed that The Ravening had one the Romantic Times Award for Best Shapeshifter Romance.

She was so thrilled, as we all were. Dawn had three wishes 1) to be a bestselling author 2) win a RITA Award and 3) win a RT Award. She's accomplished two of these, though sadly not here to see her victories. The Counterfeit Lady will be the first of Dawn's books to have "Bestselling Author" on the cover and The Ravening was the RT Awards. She said of Milosh the hero, "If they don't fall for him, then I will give up! He's a hero for the ages!" Well, Milosh got 4 4 1/2 stars, TOP PICK and Milosh got the KISS Award from RT for being one of those heroes we cannot forgot. Sadly, the RITA has evaded her.

However, there was a small victory that was overlooked. Her MacTavish book, Prisoner of the Flames was also nominated by Romantic Times Magazine as one of the Best Historicals Romance of 2008. Dawn would have been so thrilled over this. She once confided that she knew this was one they would never publisher -- the hero's face was scared and the heroine was blind, and it was more old style historical fiction than historical romance. She was so thrilled with Chris Keelser bought it for Dorchester, but I am certain we would have been over the moon knowing it was selected for this honor. So while not a win, Dawn would have cried knowing her Prisoner triumphed through the flames!

Dawn Thompson Memorial Haunted Hearts Contest

August Contests

**Dawn Thompson Memorial Haunted Hearts Contest

Sponsor: RWA Gothic Romance Writers

Fee: $15 for Goth Rom Members; $25 for Non-Goth Rom

Postmarked Deadline: August 1, 2009;
E-Mail Receipt: Midnight, August 1, 2009

Eligibility: Not published in last 5 years by an RWA-approved publisher; not contracted by deadline.

Entry: First chapter (25 pages max), synopsis (one page max); must include Gothic elements.
Categories: Historical Gothic and Contemporary Gothic.
Final judges: TBA.
Top Prize: Certificate. FMI, or Lise Horton,

Friday, March 6, 2009

Lord of the Dark featured on Publishers Weekly

Barbara Vey at Publishers Weekly Blog.  They just showcased it today





MarieLord of the Dark by Dawn ThompsonLord of the Dark by Dawn Thompson

Read by Marie

Gideon was the greatest Archangel of the Arcan Gods until he was banished and punished for lusting after a mortal woman.  Now cursed and forced to live with his sin for decades, Gideon can’t hide his wings and he can’t fly with becoming painfully aroused with no way to ease the pain without punishment.  Rhiannon was on her way to her betrothed when was shipwrecked just off the coast of a desolate island.  After washing ashore, she made her way to what appeared to be an abandoned cave, since there was no one inside or any where around the area she took advantage of some of the items stored inside.  After bathing in the cave's pool, she came face-to-face with a towering naked man with massive silver wings.

I loved this book.  Dawn has written compelling characters in this series of banished heroes.  The pages sparked with fire.  I laughed the first time I saw the warning label on the back, but I found out quickly that it was appropriate.  This is the second book in the series but my first by this author and I will be going straight away to pick up the others.  I was very saddened to hear that she left us last year.  She was a magnificent storyteller.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Romantic Times Award for The Ravening.

The Romantic Times magazine just informed Candy that Dawn received the award for Best Historical Shape Shifter 2008.

From RT:

Our Awards Ceremony will be held in Orlando, Friday, April 24, 2009 form 4:30-6:30pm at the Wyndham-Orlando Resort and we will include Dawn in the Awards Presentation portion of the Program and also in the Awards Power Point Presentation which we are currently working on.

Dawn’s name will be in the Awards Program and will appear the June issue of RT BOOKreviews magazine as an Award Winner. It will also appear on our website awards' archives as a 2008 winner.  

Candy is so very thrilled and honored that Dawn's book is receiving this award.   Romantic Times gave this book 4 1/2 stars (they don't give 5 stars), was a TOP PICK and received the KISS Award from them for her hero Milosh.  Milosh was likely Dawn most beloved hero, so this would please her so much.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Remembering Dawn......

Today is the first anniversary of the death of Dawn. It's a hard day, because you reflect how empty the world is without this special Lady.

We remember Dawn.......

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Miss Fuzz saying hello....

Miss Fuzz checking in....

As you can see I am doing well.  I eat several small cans of very expensive cat food each day, I get bottled water and I am sleeping on a king size bed wiht my big fluffy king size feather pillow.

I am not sure why DeborahAnne is sticking a flashy thingie in my face, but she insists I must say hello...

Rape of the Soul nominated for Best Horror 2008

Dawn would be so happy!

Dawn's epic saga - RAPE OF THE SOUL has been nominated for Best Horror novel 2008 at the P&E Awards.

You can vote for her book