Friday, 3 December 2010

With These Words – Dawn Chartier

Where has 2010 gone?

Happy Holidays everyone! I know, I can’t believe it either. We are already in December. Where has the year gone? Zoom, right out of the door. Reflecting back on the year, I can’t believe I’m actually sane right now. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions for me, but as the saying goes, it could always be worse. And I know that is sooooo true.

My first book, NOT AN ANGEL was released back in May, and then a few days later my mom passed away. We all knew it was coming, but silly me, wouldn’t let her read my book until it actually came out. I wanted her to wait and read the dedication that I wrote to her and my father. Instead, she ended up in the hospital on Mother’s Day, which was a Sunday, the book came out on Tuesday and she died that weekend. Don’t ask me why I made her wait. Maybe I thought she’d hang on longer? Don’t know. However, I did read the dedication to her, but I’m not sure if she heard me. She was under a lot of medication. (So if your mom or dad wants to read something you wrote - let them. Don’t wait.)

The book idea of NOT AN ANGEL actually came from my mom. She’d told me about a tragic story of her neighbors losing their baby from SIDS, and then several months later the husband shot himself because he couldn’t deal with the grief of losing a child. When I heard that, I knew I had to write a “Happy Ending” for the poor woman, who was now all alone. She deserved happiness after everything she’d been through. And in my world, I found her a wonderful man, even though he was dead. Trace is a Poryria vampire.

Now why did I make Trace Stuart a Poryria? Well, because she couldn’t lose him to death, because he was already dead. Even though he was fighting demon’s inside of him, her pain called to him and made him more human. Isn’t that what all vampire’s want? Well, yeah, other than blood, they want to feel human. So Kira is the cure to his gloomy world, and he is a man who takes care of her in all ways possible. He’ll never abandon her.

I know most vampire stories are full of baddies, and mine does have some evil, but the story is more about the characters, and what they go through that makes them stronger in the end. There are many emotional scenes, but I think the ending is well worth the journey. Just like in real life. We go through rough patches, and then we have a wonderful moment that helps us get through those times.

I hope everyone enjoys the holidays. Remember to grab a great book and relax in between running around like crazy. And if anyone out there wants to get in touch with me my email address is on my website. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Holiday Hugs,

© Dawn Chartier

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Author: Dawn Chartier

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Kira McCoy wants to die. Losing her husband and daughter tragically left her without hope. Now her disturbed brother-in-law will stop at nothing to have her for himself. All she wants is to find peace, but instead finds herself on top of a bridge ready to end her suffering.

Protector of the Poryria, Trace Stuart is called to defend his race or embrace death. Defending humans is not part of the plan, but he cannot stop himself from saving Kira.

Realizing that he shares a special bond with Kira, Trace defies his Queen and rushes into the heart of darkness in order to rescue the woman he loves. Will Kira be able to reach past her own pain to pull them both into the light?


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Anonymous said...

Sorry about your mom, it's not easy losing a parent. I loved Not An Angel, can't wait for your next novel :)

Maeve Greyson on 3 December 2010 at 18:39 said...

What a touching post. Good luck to you, Dawn and much success. Your book sounds fantastic.

Rachel Firasek on 3 December 2010 at 20:34 said...

Dawn, even though we've emailed each other several dozen times, I still didn'tknow this story about your mom. I couldn't help but tear up at the thoughtful post. I'm glad that you're passing the lesson along.

Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday! You deserve it.

LaVerne Clark on 3 December 2010 at 21:12 said...

Hi Dawn,

I'm so glad you got to read out your dedication to your Mum (Mom in Kiwi-speak!). I believe she did hang on especially. It just goes to show how pure love knows no bounds.

You book sounds wonderful. A great take on a vampire story and the cover is terrific!

Hope you have an wonderful Christmas too.

Erotic Horizon on 4 December 2010 at 18:48 said...

Thank you ladies for coming over to welcome Dawn...

I agree she has had a journey....** off to read her book I am***


Erotic Horizon on 4 December 2010 at 18:50 said...


Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us ..

It was a pleasure having you here..


Dawn Chartier on 6 December 2010 at 19:03 said...

Hi everyone!

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate everyone's comments...and happy holiday's y'all....

Thanks for having me, E.H. and I hope you enjoy my book.


Shawna Thomas on 9 December 2010 at 19:03 said...

I'm sorry about your mom. It's always hard losing a loved-one. I think she knows. : )

Your book sounds marvelous! Good luck and many sales!