Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Romance Novel for the First Lady

What's that saying? Oh yeah. A picture says a thousand words. LOL It certainly does. That's a romance novel in the President's hands. Go here for the story...

You have to love that expression on his face. :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Free eBooks

Mari Carr, Moira Rogers, Sylvia Day...Go check out The Romance Studio for free eBook reads. I just stumbled upon the link today, and thought I'd share.
Happy reading!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Barnes & Noble Ebook Shop

You can view the complete article HERE -

Barnes & Noble launched what it bills as the world's largest online electronic book shop with virtual shelves holding more than 700,000 titles.
The major US bookseller is challenging online retail powerhouse with electronic works readable on an array of platforms, including computers, iPod Touch MP3 players, and iPhone and BlackBerry smart phones.
Barnes & Noble added that it will be the exclusive provider of "eBooks" for electronic readers to be released by Plastic Logic.
"We want to make eBooks simple, accessible, affordable and convenient for everyone," said William Lynch, president of the book giant's website
"Today marks the first phase of our digital strategy, which is rooted in the belief that readers should have access to the books in their digital library from any device, from anywhere, at any time."
Amazon staked out a place in the electronic book market with the release of Kindle reader devices in late 2007 and has more than 300,000 titles for sale at its website.
Early this year, Amazon made software available at Apple's App Store that lets people read Kindle books on iPhones or iPod Touch devices.
The increasingly competitive e-reader market includes offerings from Japanese electronics giant Sony.

***So I headed on over to see if my novels were there. They were!! :) Click HERE to see. I'm number 25 and 26. They haven't integrated all Samhain titles yet, so stay tuned. :)

Also, I went to the Barnes & Noble in the mall yesterday, and they had a Samhain book on almost every shelf. Usually I'd find one or two in the entire store. Exciting things are happening...

Friday, July 10, 2009

Interview + New Reviews

Over at Embrace the Shadows Blog today, I interviewed author Savanna Kougar. She's giving one of her books away, so be sure to drop by and leave a comment for a chance to win.
I received a review for Heaven Sent. You can read the entire review HERE. Here's a snippet...
Dawn McClure has brought us a story of strong emotion. It is a story of love, betrayal, hurt and anger that you can almost feel throughout the pages. She keeps you guessing as to who the bad person really is, one minute you think you have it figured out then she throws a hint to it possibly being someone else. I truly enjoyed this story, I laughed and I cried.
On to other news, I'm a little behind on finishing my WIP. I'd hoped to be done a few weeks ago, but summer happened. :) I have the first 200 pages with my CP, so I'm crossing my fingers in the hope that she'll like it.
I changed my website up a little. I still have to work out a few kinks, but I think it turned out pretty good.
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Just how long has it been?

I'm a terrible blogger. I cheated with another blog, I confess. Embrace the Shadows, a blog I started with fellow paranormal romance authors Barbara Hancock and Suzanne Rock, took precedence over my own little blog. The good news is - I'm nearly finished with Leviathan. My goal is to have it finished and off to my beta readers by the end of the week.

I've also had a few good reviews...Here's a snippet of both...

For Asmodeus - Two Lips Review 4 Kisses ~ I did not want to put Asmodeus down. Dawn McClure introduced the characters in the novel, and then cleverly intertwined their growth so that their love story was believable. I really believed that their interest in each other went beyond sex and could withstand time...Asmodeus does not disappoint and I would recommend it to any reader who enjoys paranormal romance. ~ Reviewed by Christiana

For Heaven Sent - Just Erotic Romance Reviews 5 Stars ~ Heaven Sent takes place in a short period of time, but Ms. McClure packs in both a great deal of action and character development. The characters slowly reveal themselves and their secrets, though they all come across as fully developed right from the start. I loved Chris’s character more than Gabe’s, but he was one hot vamp. Chris was funny, gutsy and even her weaknesses were endearing. I also enjoyed the secondary characters like the villains who were interesting and didn’t come across as caricatures. The plot was engrossing with enough twists and turns to keep you reading straight through to the end. The only weak part of Heaven Sent was in the dearth of sex. This is understandably part of their growing relationship and individual hang-ups, but I would really like to have seen Gabe demonstrate more of his centuries’ worth of experience to Chris! I hope that this is the first in a series because I can’t wait to see where Ms. McClure takes the characters next. There were quite a few of secondary characters whose stories I would like to see developed in the future, especially the arrogant Sven and the tough Naberius. I will definitely put this author on my watch list. - Reviewed by Tory Sanders, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
The Romance Studio - 5 Hearts - Heaven Sent is the third book in a series. If you haven't read the other two, that's ok - this book can stand alone. I would, however, highly recommend you read the other two because this series is fabulous. It's a totally original idea incorporating not only vampires, but fallen angels, Nephilim, and more. It's one of those stories that stays with you long after you've finished reading. I fell in love with all the characters. Gabe has got to be the sexiest hero I've come across in a while - I completely understood why Chris was totally preoccupied with him. And Chris is one of my favorite heroines ever. Her life hasn't been easy, but instead of letting that bring her down, she has become a stronger, more compassionate person. And hilarious! She had me laughing out loud throughout the story. Sven, another vampire, was a complete riot - I'm really hoping to see his story. Naberius made another appearance in this book - he's fascinating and I want to know more about him. I could go on, but suffice it to say this book has it all as far as I'm concerned - fabulous characters, an original plot, humor, and scorching sex. This is an absolute must-read! Reviewed by Bonnie Jean
I'm off to finish my WIP. Have a wonderful day!!