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Sunday, June 28, 2015

100 NONSENSICAL QUESTIONS (WEEK ONE) ~ because I'm just too busy to blog something serious!

Question #1: What's more annoying?


The argument:

On one hand, mosquitoes are truly quite dangerous: They carry diseases, they cause us pain, and they make that really obnoxious, high-pitched sound. In addition, they can't just bite and move on -- they have to set up camp on your arm (leg, knee, forehead...); act as if they're replenishing their stores for a long, hard winter; and persist until you have no other choice but to swat them (and yourself), which leaves an ugly red bump on your skin (or a welt, if you're allergic like me).

On the other hand, flies -- OMG. I don't care if you have a 10,000 square-foot house; the fly must buzz within a one-inch radius of your ear. And I don't know if flies ingest caffeine (or do crack?), but they're jittery and hyper because they can't stay still. Honestly, if they would just perch in the corner and mind their own business...but no, they have to mess with you and mess with you -- buzz and buzz -- all while zipping around your face in some random, drunken stupor until you're borderline homicidal. It's embarrassing, really. To be pushed to the brink of insanity by an itty-bitty bug.

All things considered, I'm going with FLIES!
(But be sure and register your vote or post your own nonsensical question. Who knows? I might just run with it :-)).

And now, it's time to return to my day job: writing Dark Fantasy Fiction & Gothic Romance!

Please tune in next week for another utterly-mindless, nonsensical question!

Until then...


Disclaimer: I really am a thoughtful, contemplative, fairly educated person. :-) I have a BA in Psychology and an MA in Nonprofit Management, and I write a wicked, dark, edgy, action-packed story...but I just don't have time to blog. Oh, and I  will interrupt this mindless nonsense (from time to time) to post about new releases, upcoming books, videos, contests, or other various teasers...just so you know. :-)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Blood Father is featured in a top industry magazine...

I am so honored and pleased to announce that Kirkus Reviews chose to feature Blood Father in their June 15th, 2015, bi-weekly magazine: On behalf of Kagen Silivasi, I thank you. :-)

The reviewer described Blood Father as a "Love letter to Blood Curse Fans, but new readers are invited, too." ~ Kirkus Reviews

You can find the full, original review here:  

In addition, Midwest Book Review wrote: "An extraordinarily well written novel, "Blood Father" by Tessa Dawn is a truly impressive addition to the growing library of vampire fiction. A wealth of engaging plot twists and memorable characters offer solid entertainment from beginning to end..."

You can find the full, original review here:

The Blood Father Back Blurb

“May the rivers run crimson with their blood.” ~ Kagen Silivasi.

Kagen Silivasi is a powerful, ancient vampire with a unique gift for healing – he is also a son, a brother, and a loner who has survived unspeakable tragedy and loss: Beneath his handsome, well-mannered exterior lies an alter ego consumed by rage and an overwhelming impulse to “kill them all…”

Arielle Nightsong is a brave human, a rebel spirit, and an accomplished healer in her own right. Born into a harsh world of violence, cruelty, and danger, she was enslaved at the age of ten and given as a gift to the most depraved being in Mhier – the infamous king of the lycans. If not for her enduring friendship with a captive vampire, she might not have survived to escape the slave encampment…or to discover her mysterious role in an ancient Blood Curse. 

When Kagen and his brothers voyage into Mhier in search of their long lost father, it will take more than stealth and cunning to get out alive: Secrets will be revealed; loyalties will be tested; and an indomitable spirit will fracture beneath the weight of an impossible choice.

BLOOD FATHER ~ where destiny and duty collide.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Blood Curse Series in (the) Estes Park NEWS ~ week of June 5, 2015


(on page 38)

On April 27th, 2015, the seventh installment in the hugely popular Blood Curse Series by Tessa Dawn was released by Ghost Pines Publishing. The series is a fictional tale about a society of warrior vampires living just outside the Rocky Mountain National Park after being banished from their ancient homeland in Romania twenty-eight hundred years earlier. The long-awaited title, Blood Vengeance, immediately soared to the Amazon Best Seller Lists in three categories: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Fiction & Literature, Horror; and Paranormal Romance. It maintains a five out of five-star ratings average and has received rave reviews. The fast-paced series is available in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Book.

When asked why she chose the RMNP area as the setting for her novels, Ms. Dawn said, “The vampires in the Blood Curse Series have a very powerful connection to the earth and an amazing command over the elements. I wanted a setting worthy of such unique and powerful creatures, a backdrop that would lend itself to both danger and unspeakable beauty – just like my vampires. The Rocky Mountain Regional Forest does all that and more.”

The first two books in the series are Blood Destiny (originally published by Charles River Press) and Blood Awakening (also published by Ghost Pines Publishing). The eighth book, Blood Ecstasy, is expected in early 2016, and all titles can be found at the local Macdonald Bookstore in Estes Park. As a part-time resident of the area, Tessa Dawn will be doing much of her writing in the same forest that appears in her series.

Both the author and her books can be found at: