Re-release of Dawn Carter’s book: HEART OF VENGEANCE

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WARNING ~ book contains graphic violence towards women

A serial killer plagues the gay community and leaves a trail of dead bodies across state lines. Agent Danni Pacelli and Agent Parker Stevens rush against time to catch their killer and stop the body count from increasing.

Agent Parker Stevens life was perfect when transferred to a new city and new location which offered her solitude from the grief of losing her partner and children to a predator. But, while hunting down her suspect, she meets Samantha Petrino who takes the once closed off Stevens and opens a world to new love. The charming advertising agent breaks down her defenses, and no matter how hard she fights to protect her heart, she finds herself falling for the beautiful and intelligent woman.

New to the FBI, Agent Danni Pacelli’s struggles to balance her personal life along with the job, to save her relationship, she convinces her new partner to bring in Annabel and utilize the young detective’s skills to track down their killer or risk losing Annabel all together.

The heroic efforts of two agents who hunt down a serial killer, but find more than they bargained for.

Paperback & E-Book!

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Shadoe Publishing re-releases The Crossroads by Dawn Carter


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New and improved, updated 2nd Edition of The Crossroads by Dawn Carter.

Sex and drugs, a way of life for Samantha Petrino, but the party girl found herself faced with bitter experiences which forced her to face the magnitude of viciousness of her past and suddenly forced to decide to live for the day, or live for the future.
Standing on the sidelines, Samantha’s friend and business partner, Melanie Anocco, believes that you reap what you sow, and secretly took pleasure in watching Samantha fall from grace. A secret relationship and the beginning of betrayal begins when Melanie pursued a relationship with April, Samantha’s girlfriend.
The business partnership and long time friendship ends sending Samantha running. Finding comfort in her therapist, Samantha finds herself falling in love for the first time, but what can a married woman offer her? The journey of heartbreak and betrayal advance forward until Samantha loses the one constant in her life her high-school friend Brenda to cancer. A promise made to Brenda before she passes has Samantha transforming into the woman she was destined to be. Now can Samantha put the pain of the past behind her and rebuild a friendship with Melanie or would she continue to run?

E-book and Paperback!

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Goldies for the authors of Shadoe Publishing

This year Shadoe Publishing is proud to announce these titles have ALL been nominated for a Goldie at the Golden Crown Literary Society!  We hope our friends and fans will be there to see who wins as well as visit our booth in New Orleans this July 22-26th!

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Up for Tee Corinne – Outstanding Cover Design, Cover by Jennis Slaughter, Up for Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure written by Jennis Slaughter A Sister’s Wish

Up for Tee Corinne – Outstanding Cover Design, Cover by K’Anne Meinel, Up for Mystery/Thriller written by Dawn Carter Heart of Fire

Up for Tee Corinne – Outstanding Cover Design, Cover by K’Anne Meinel, Up for Mystery/Thriller written by Dawn Carter Heart of Vengeance

Up for Tee Corinne – Outstanding Cover Design, Cover by K’Anne Meinel, Up for Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure written by K’Anne Meinel Lawyered

Up for Mystery/Thriller written by K’Anne Meinel Malice Masterpieces 3

Up for Tee Corinne – Outstanding Cover Design, Cover by K’Anne Meinel, Up for Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure written by K’Anne Meinel Out at the Inn

Up for Tee Corinne – Outstanding Cover Design, Cover by K’Anne Meinel, Up for Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure written by Dawn Carter Out of the Mist~The Secret

Up for Tee Corinne – Outstanding Cover Design, Cover by K’Anne Meinel, Up for Science Fiction/Fantasy written by Dawn Carter The Fallen

 

 

 

New Release Dawn Carter ~ THE FALLEN

 

The Fallen Cover #2Turned into a vampire 1200 years ago, Nira fights hard to regain her humanity. She makes a pact with the Gods to fight the evil who is trying to destroy mankind and in return, the Gods agree to grant Nira her wish to become human.

A vampire assassin hardened by centuries of fighting against evil; disciplined and loyal, Nira never strays from her mission or the rules set out for her. She purged all her weaknesses, including her emotions to the back of her mind.

In a twist of fate she meets Stephanie, and finds herself not only fighting for her soul, but for Stephanie’s life.  But the moment she met Stephanie, something dangerous awakens in her, something possessive and powerful, she discovered she would do anything to protect the woman who was slowly claiming her heart, even break all the rules if she has too.

What happens next, not only shocks Nira but also Stephanie. In the end, it is Stephanie who saves Nira…and more.

Available in both PAPERBACK and E-BOOK!

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Interview with DAWN CARTER about her NEWEST book: HEART OF VENGEANCE

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Tell us about: Heart of Vengeance

WARNING ~ book contains graphic violence towards women A serial killer plagues the gay community and leaves a trail of dead bodies across state lines. Agent Danni Pacelli and Agent Parker Stevens rush against time to catch their killer and stop the body count from increasing. Agent Parker Stevens life was perfect when transferred to a new city and new location which offered her solitude from the grief of losing her partner and children to a predator. But, while hunting down her suspect, she meets Samantha Petrino who takes the once closed off Stevens and opens a world to new love. The charming advertising agent breaks down her defenses, and no matter how hard she fights to protect her heart, she finds herself falling for the beautiful and intelligent woman. New to the FBI, Agent Danni Pacelli’s struggles to balance her personal life along with the job, to save her relationship, she convinces her new partner to bring in Annabel and utilize the young detective’s skills to track down their killer or risk losing Annabel all together. The heroic efforts of two agents who hunt down a serial killer, but find more than they bargained for.

What sets your most recent releases, Heart of Fire and The Crossroads, from other books of the same genre? Each book was set as a standalone book building up the characters for Heart of Vengeance. Therefore, by the time Heart of Vengeance was released, you either loved or hated the characters, which may or may not change in the latest book.

How is the book doing so far? The book is doing wonderful – The feedback received thus far only enforces my belief that I accomplished what I set out to do, and that was put out a realistic crime novel – when reading it, keeps the readers turning the pages.

Any future releases reader should be aware of? Out of the mist “The secret” and I have several others partially in the works.

Are you reading anything right now, or have you read anything recently that is worth mentioning?  I have various writers whom I enjoy. My most recent reads were by Alli Vali The Cain Casey Soga and K’Anne Meinel. “Timed Romance” I have several others which will find their way into my lap and keep my focus very soon.

Does music inspire or motivate you to write? If so, what kind of music? I love country, and I always have it on in the background when I am writing.

Who are some of your favorite authors? I hate to choose one over the other, as each have aspects of their writing that I have fallen in love with. Alli Vali, I love her style because it is so much like my own, however, I enjoy authors who style is different, so I am always looking for future favorites.

Are you one of those people who don’t own a TV? Do you have any favorite TV Shows? I own a TV.  I love crime shows in both fiction and true crime.

At what point in your life did you realize you wanted to be a writer? I was in third-grade when I first wrote my first poem and when my English teacher read it aloud to the class and my peers liked it. That was my boost of encouragement to write more. At that point, I wanted to become an investigative reporter, which I did, but, my love was writing stories which I had been doing since my youth.

Tell us about your writing process.

I do not have a set process to writing. I get an idea, I write it down, and then I play with the idea. If I fall in love with the idea, I make an outline. The story however, is never written the way I outline it. Example: I will be writing, and stop and think. Oh wait, then I am in a totally different direction. That is where my twists and turns come in and my readers love it.

Are the names of the characters in your novels important? The names are always the hardest, I don’t want to use common names, however, I don’t want to use names that my readers have to stop and try to pronounce it. So, yes, the names are very important.

How do you define success as a writer? I could say the sales, but if the book sold a thousand books within a month and my readers did not like it, then I failed. So, I define success as I read reviews or messages I receive on Facebook on how much they enjoyed it. Have you been successful? I believe I have, but I am my own worst critique and always feel I can do better.

Do you have words of wisdom about writing that you want to pass on to novelists and writers out there who are starting out? Yes. Everyone has a story, but they do not always make a good book. So, to ensure you are successful, you have to think about your readers when you are writing the story. As a reader as well, the first chapter is the most important. If I am bored within the first six pages or my interest was not sparked, I will not continue reading. Also, remembering we are not error free, even the best of writers make mistakes, therefore, it is always good to have several people read over your manuscript before you submit it to your publisher. However, if you self publish, then you need to consider a good proof reader as well.

What should readers walk away from your books knowing? The smell, the taste, the feel and the emotion set behind the story. How should they feel? The reader should feel satisfied. IE: Not cheated. They should feel as if they lived within the moment as the story progressed.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? Yes, I would like to thank each of my readers, old and new how much I appreciate you. The feedback you give me and the little words of encouragement has kept me going and moving forth. I may write a story that you find enjoy full, but when I read your reviews you have left me. That means the world to me. So, with that said. Thank you for having faith in me and my craft and giving me a chance to give something to you.

Bio: My name is Dawn Carter. I was born in London, and moved to the U.S as a child and grew up in Chicago, but now live in Texas. I have amazing children and a loving partner.

Links:

The Crossroads – http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/386779

Heart of Fire – http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/395330

Heart of Vengeance – http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/447772

(website) www.dawncarterbooks.com

(Amazon)  www.amazon.com

(fan page) https://www.facebook.com/DawnCartertAuthor?ref_type=bookmark

(Blog) http://carteredawn.wordpress.com

Barns and Nobles – http://www.barnesandnoble.com

 

 

 

NEW Release from Dawn Carter

Heart of Vengeance Front Cover

WARNING ~ book contains graphic violence towards women

A serial killer plagues the gay community and leaves a trail of dead bodies across state lines. Agent Danni Pacelli and Agent Parker Stevens rush against time to catch their killer and stop the body count from increasing. 

Agent Parker Stevens life was perfect when transferred to a new city and new location which offered her solitude from the grief of losing her partner and children to a predator. But, while hunting down her suspect, she meets Samantha Petrino who takes the once closed off Stevens and opens a world to new love. The charming advertising agent breaks down her defenses, and no matter how hard she fights to protect her heart, she finds herself falling for the beautiful and intelligent woman.

New to the FBI, Agent Danni Pacelli’s struggles to balance her personal life along with the job, to save her relationship, she convinces her new partner to bring in Annabel and utilize the young detective’s skills to track down their killer or risk losing Annabel all together.

The heroic efforts of two agents who hunt down a serial killer, but find more than they bargained for.

Available in both e-book and paperback!

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Proud Publisher!

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Shadoe Publishing is proud of our author with her debut novel and the turnout she got for her first book signing THE CROSSROADS available from Shadoe Publishing at www.shadoepublishing.com

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A good time was had by all and we eagerly look forward to the release of her second novel HEART OF FIRE in February!

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Dawn Carter DEBUT Novel: The Crossroads

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Melanie Walker, a young woman, in good health, clever, quick-witted, unbending and ready to take on the world. She was the type of girl to never back down from anything; instead she pushed forth to stand up against injustice. Growing up, she always felt a connection with Wonder Woman, as if she was indestructible, though entirely receptive to the fact that she was not invincible and with one wrong turn, her life could end at any moment. A lesson a young girl should never have learned.

Samantha Petrino had it all, charm, confidence, a beautiful girlfriend, a heroic career in the advertising world and many love partners on the side. But, when paramedics arrived at a disastrous two-car collision to find an intoxicated Samantha Petrino at the scene, and the passenger of the car dead, a single mistake strips a once proud woman of the life she had built, her career, and freedom were now at stake.

Two women influenced by different cultures find friendship and develop a bond stronger than family or friendship. But, the invisible chains that link the pair, threaten to break as sex, death and betrayal, forge a code that threatens to end their friendship.

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