Author Spotlight


Rosa recently had the chance to  visit with a very talented author.  So, without further delay letís hear from

Dee Dawning

Joyfully Reviewed is thrilled that you could sit down and do a lovely interview with us. Are you thrilled about your new book "Legs" coming out?
Before I answer that Iíd like to thank Joyfully Reviewed for having me. I really appreciate it. Now, about Legs. Yes, Rosa, Iím totally pumped that Legs is out. The initial reaction has been terrific and several readers have sought me out and told me how great they thought it was.

I see that you are very diverse in your genres, is there one that is your favorite to write?
With the exception of one Fantasy/Sci-fi novelette all my work has been in various sub-genres of contemporary. Chick-lit, Action/thrillers, Erotic Romance etc. But I intend to branch out even more. My latest WIP is a paranormal/fantasy entitled Hollywood Witches.

To answer your question, I like Ďem all.

Tell JR and your readers about Dee Dawning?
Umm. I hate to talk about myself, Iím such an anomaly in this business.

I will say this much. Iím a happily married man who is pushing retirement age. I live in Arizona, but if youíve read any of my books you know that many of them have a Las Vegas connection. Thatís because I grew up there and lived there for over thirty years.

Most people know youíre witty and humorous, do you think that your humor shows in your books?
I hope so. Some of my books like Fortune Cookies are meant to be funny and sexy while others like my forthcoming July release are more serious. Even so, they all have some amusing moments and hopefully readers think theyíre fun reads. If you read one of my books and donít chuckle at least once, you gotta be a grump.

Do you see yourself as being unique in the literary industry?

Arenít we all unique? I think maybe I approach things a little different, but Iím sure Iím not unique. The primary goal of my books is to entertain the reader and in that respect I think I succeed. Hopefully the readers think so too and when they want to be entertained they look for another Dee Dawning book.

Do you feel like you have an interesting perspective in the writing of a love scene?
Oh, those love scenes! I hate them when Iím writing Ďem, but I love them when I read Ďem. They are soooo hard to write well, but when I do, zowie, Iím climbing the walls (And I hope yíall are too!)

Dee, you feel that part of yourself comes out onto the pages when you write?
Yeah, I would say so. I have developed my own style, a little zany, a little irreverent, and hopefully a lot sexy.

Is there a favorite genre that you read?
This is going to sound strange, but I donít read that many romance novels. Why? Because, I donít want to be influenced in my writing. I want my ideas and writing to be pure. Not that I donít trust myself, but I can see where the line between my words and others might get blurred.

So what do I read? Mysteries, non-fiction, humor, suspense, thrillers and some horror.

Is there a favorite hobby you enjoy when youíre not writing?
Writing seems to be my hobby. I do enjoy making book covers, however. I made the book covers for three of my upcoming releases. I also dabble in watercolor painting.

When did you know that writing was something you wanted to do?
Oh, about five minutes after I started my first book, which by the way has yet to be published. (It is available as a POD though.)

If you could go anywhere in the world that you haven't been, where would you go?
Tee hee Iíd take a year off, still writing mind you, and travel around the world. Must see places would be, New York, Paris, Rome, Greece, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, Micronesia, Venice, Prague, St Petersburg andÖoh thatís enough for now.

What do you consider a perfect day?
Everyday is a perfect day, unless something happens to dampen it. I enjoy life and look forward to each new day.

Is there a favorite sexual fantasy that you haven't put in your books yet?
The only thing I havenít dabbled in yet (that I would consider) is f/m/mÖm.

I started to write a scene once where a sexually adventurous former beauty queen wanted to offer herself for a six man gang bang at ten thousand a pop. Never finished the scene or the book for that matter. Decided it was way too raunchy.:)

Does your family support your writing and are they your biggest fan?
The writing, yes. The genre I write in, Iím afraid not. Thatís why Iíll be writing more mainstream in the future.

Is there any news or books coming soon or upcoming release you would like to share?
Thought youíd never ask. Yes, I have four new books coming out. A short novel titled Love and Seduction in Las Vegas, a novelette called By The Book and two shortiesóGizmo and Carlaís Playbook or Going Deep. Love and Seduction is scheduled for release, July 11th and unless I miss my bet everyone will love the ending.

Hereís the Blurb for Love and Seduction in Las Vegas:

Is handsome, young Bobby Kramer a dream or a nightmare?

Thrust into her life one night, by peculiar circumstances, Loretta Bishop, seventeen years Bobbyís senior, has been tasked with taking the shy, modest pretty boy under her wing and turning him into a ladyís man.

Free spirited and sexually adventurous, Loretta is eminently qualified to teach him the elements of pursuit, seduction and how to please women.

At first, being with Bobby seems like a dream, but clouds begin to gather from Lorettaís spotty sometime sordid past. Feeling burdened by guilt after Bobby asks to marry her, Loretta is no longer able to continue and runs away.

Now, itís up to Bobby to put the methods Loretta has taught him to practical use. Will he succeed and parlay his new talents into love, wealth and power?

Do you enjoy hearing from your readers and what is the best way of getting in touch with you?
Is there a skyscraper in New York? I write for the readers pleasure. Of course Iíd love to hear from them. GOOD orÖ bad. Email:



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