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Giveaway & Book Tour: Take a journey into The First series with Dawné Dominique

Giveaway & Book Tour: Take a journey into The First series with Dawné Dominique

by davincikittieMarch 18, 2012

Please help me welcome Dawné Dominique to GT today!

Thank you so much for having me here today. And a big hello to all the readers out there. My name is Dawné Dominique. I’m a multi-published author, a retired managing editor, a professional cover artist, and a paralegal.

I began writing The First series in early 2000. My characters told me their stories. I was merely the conduit to their voices. Do other authors work this way? I’d love to hear about your experiences with characters that don’t stay be quiet. ☺ From readers, I’d love to hear how certain characters affect you. Do you feel what they feel? Do want to jump into the book and shake some sense into them? I’ll be giving away a signed copy of Eden’s Hell to one lucky reader/commenter.

If you’re looking for a unique take on the vampire lore with fictional, mythological, and biblical facts blended together, erotic interludes, love lost and gained, blood, battles, and some pretty nasty villains you’ll love to hate, I urge you to take a journey into The First series.

Eden’s Hell

The First series, book 1
by Dawné Dominique

In the beginning…

God created man and called him Adam, a fine specimen replicated in his own image. He then created woman to ease Adam’s loneliness and named her Lillith. Unfortunately, God realized his mistake too late in giving woman free will, for she would rule her domain—not man.

When Lillith left Adam, God created another for his first-born son and gave her the name Eve and a kingdom called Eden, but by then it was too late, for he’d unleashed Hell into the world of man.

Dark Diary

The First series, book 2
by Dawné Dominique

Daniella Rolfe, a seven-century old First vampire is unwittingly drawn together with a City of Winnipeg detective, who happens to be investigating a string of some rather bizarre serial murders. It doesn’t take long for her to discover that this mere mortal man holds more power over her than any she’s ever known.

And Aiden…he’s only dreamed about women like Daniella.

Blood battles and broken vows are just the beginning of Daniella Rolfe’s woes.

Kindred Blood

The First series, book 3
by Dawné Dominique

There is nothing thicker—or stronger—than kindred blood.

Being married in Scotland sounds like the perfect romantic getaway, doesn’t it? For Daniella Rolfe and Aiden Blackmore, the nightmare they’d left behind was just the beginning. When Aiden is kidnapped, Daniella will go to any lengths to ensure he’s brought safely back to her, no matter the amount of blood to be shed. Together with Spencer Dalton, a private investigator she hired to help find Aiden, they begin to unravel more than they bargained for.

Broken vows are the least of Daniella’s worries now.

About the author…

Dawné Dominique is a multi-published author of paranormal romance and fantasy. Weaving tales of intrigue that include riveting characters and spellbinding plots, she takes great pleasure in immersing an unsuspecting reader into the worlds she created, refusing to let them go until that last page is read.

She embraces life with one simple rule:

“Everything in life happens for a reason, be it good or bad, and
it’s because of this we learn to never take anything for granted.”

You can find Dawné at…


Would you like to win a signed copy of the first book in The First series? Leave a comment for Dawné and let her know if you’ve ever read or created characters that just won’t leave you alone, then fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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About The Author
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
  • March 18, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Oh my…There are several characters that have felt so real, that you close the book and seem to look over your shoulder expecting to see them as you walk down the street, or something very similar. Wrath from BDB, Bella from Twilight, and Stephanie Plum from Janet Evanovich’s Plum series come to mind. I either just connected with them, or they just seemed to very realistic and down to Earth.

    I’m currently working on my book, and the main character doesn’t so much speak to me in my head as live there. She’s modeled after myself. The guy however just seems so “there” in my head, it’s like he speaks to me sometimes.

    Your series sounds really neat, I look forward to reading it!


  • sienny
    March 18, 2012 at 9:58 am

    yeah, it happens plenty of times. they kept nagging me so i keep on reading until i finished the book. if it happens to be a series, they make me anxious for the next book.

  • Viki S.
    March 18, 2012 at 10:14 am

    All the time. Faythe from Rachel Vincent’s Shifter series became a constant voice in my head.

  • Barbara
    March 18, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Oh, yeah…that’s what hooks me into a series. If the character(s) don’t stick…the series isn’t worth my time and I won’t look into the next book. Hooked…and I’m hanging on looking forward to each new release with relish…mustard and onions too! LOL! Thx for the giveaway op! 😉

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

  • Molly
    March 18, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I constantly have characters that I have read about that will randomly pop into my head or I come to like a certain character in a series and find myself completely obsessed until I finish all the books in that series.

  • March 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Finding authors that write characters that DO stick in my mind is why I am such an avid reader. I read several books a week sometimes. The more books in the series the the better!

    With Paranormal Romance (which I used to stick my nose up at lol) I am finding a lot of books with many new fave authors. Even YA Paranormal books, I’m reading them all thanks to being introduced via Kindle freebies. And I’m not about to stop any time soon! Bring it ON.

    Looking forward to reading Dawné’s series!

  • books4me
    March 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Well written characters will stick with me for a while. Many, stay in my mind longer such as Gregory from Dark Magician, and Wraith from the Demonica series. Many times I can look at a book cover and recall the characters.

    I love the idea of your series…very original!

  • cindyg
    March 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I have several characters that have stuck with me over the years. Merit from the Chicagoland Vampire series, Cat from the Night Huntress series and Cyn from the Vampires in America series to name a few.
    I’m always on the search for the next great series. I’m looking forward to Ms. Dominique’s series.
    Thanks for a great giveaway.

  • Sophia Rose
    March 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I have so many unforgettable characters stuck in my head and I have to say that they almost seem real. It’s worse when my own characters come to me and demand that they need their story written.

    Enjoyed meeting a new to me author and her books!

  • bn100
    March 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    All the books sound very good. I’d say Gideon from Lords of the Underworld.

  • Natasha
    March 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Yeah that happens all the time, I just finished Deep Kiss Of Winter by Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter and the characters from it stuck with me still and there are tons of other books that I have read that are like that.

  • leannessf
    March 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Yes! I would have to say George and Shaun from the Newsflesh trilogy – I love them both!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • March 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    The BDB series are full of characters that stick in your head for years!


  • Linda Thum
    March 18, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    A good book is one where I fall in love with the characters & they stay with me…..until the next good book. I have such a short term memory!

  • March 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks to Dawne for being on GraveTells today and for the generous giveaway!

    I’m not an author (well, of fiction anyway – do reviews count? hah!) but there are definitely characters that continue to live in my head long after I’m done reading them. Bones of Night Huntress, Vishous & JM of BDB (ok, really, most of the brothers), Jacob and Gideon of Vampire Queen are some of my absolute favorites. I can’t imagine how much worse it would be if I were a writer! I’d never have a thought to myself. I’m WAY too impressionable. =P

  • Julianne
    March 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I have read a couple of books that the hero has stayed with me for a long time. Jacob from the Vampire Queen series by Joey W. Hill is one. Jacob is incredible, he might be an alpha bad boy, but he follows his heart and is a protector and a lover.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  • Mary Preston
    March 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    It does happen. These are the characters & books you re-read.

  • Na
    March 18, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Usually the book I am reading the characters live with me for the duration and beyond the book. It makes me want more of their world and story. I felt that way with the Fever series. Email subscribed under: simplyreading[at]hotmail[dot]com

  • March 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Congratulations to Victoria S. on winning the signed copy of Eden’s Hell!

    Thanks to everyone who entered!! <3

  • March 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks to everyone for your FANTASTIC comments. It’s comforting to know that I’m not the only one…as a writer AND reader.

    Congratulations to Victoria.

    Thanks again for having me. ((Hugs))

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