Posted in December 2012

My Letter to Mark Coker of Smashwords

Yesterday, I wrote a post about receiving a request from Smashwords to remove CRUSHED due to concerns of a TOS violation – specifically this clause: • if you publish erotica content, neither the book cover nor the book interior may contain graphic images of nudity (either photographic or illustrated) or persons involved in sex acts, … Continue reading

Why Isn’t Crushed on Smashwords Anymore?

Last night, literally within minutes of removing Crushed from Smashwords, I received a few emails wanting to know what happened. I want to make it clear Smashwords did not remove Crushed. I did that on my own, after receiving their request. Long story short, Crushed’s main character, Fletch, is seventeen for a large part of … Continue reading

Happy Release Day To Me

CRUSHED is officially out in the world!!! To celebrate, I’m giving away a signed copy of Nightingale. All you have to do is tweet about CRUSHED’s Release today and use the #CRUSHED hashtag or post on Facebook and tag me. Super easy! And if you’d like to purchase CRUSHED, it can be found on Amazon … Continue reading

Final CRUSHED Sneak Peek: The Bet

YOU GUYS! Crushed comes out tomorrow and I’m so excited to finally have this book out in the world!!! Hope you enjoy this final peek in Fletch’s world. ~dawn Read Chapter 1, 2, 3, and 4. 5 It’s not uncommon to find a friend or two hanging out in your room when you come back … Continue reading

Sneak Peek: CRUSHED Chapter 4

Need to start at the beginning? Get CRUSHED chapters one, two, and three. 4 Noise invades every part of boarding school life. Banging, laughing, slamming. Shrieks and tears. Music playing softly or bass shaking the floor. Even after lights out, the noise continues. Wind rattles the windows, alarm clocks bark angrily, clandestine footsteps sneak along … Continue reading

Sneak Peek: CRUSHED Chapter 3

Get CRUSHED Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. 3 While still in a lucid pot haze, I drag myself into the chilly night air and to the dining hall. I muster as much enthusiasm as I can for my plate of semi-edible crap, and slump into a chair at our table near the back windows, away … Continue reading

CRUSHED Preview – Chapter 2

Read Chapter 1 2 Brady and I prowl the edge of The Beach, watching the organized chaos of move-in day while searching for our friends. All around us, anxious parents and nervous new kids weave through the throngs of shrieking returning students. Brady and I take bets on what clumsy lame ass will trip as … Continue reading

CRUSHED Preview – Chapter 1

CRUSHED is an upper YA/New Adult book with sexual situations and mature language. Please don’t read if these things offend you. 1 “Fletch!” A fist pounds on my door. Over and over again. Beneath me, Hannah Something’s eyes grow wide, and she starts to squirm away. I snap the elastic of her panties back in … Continue reading

eARCs Away!

This is what passed for a wild Saturday night this weekend: green tea, banana bread, and a stack of revision notes. Bet you’re jealous! Every time I write a book, the part I dread most – after drafting, because really, drafting is a special type of hell – is formatting. Before I start writing, I … Continue reading