Dawn Montgomery

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Edits…

In #amwriting, Coverart on November 6, 2013 at 10:42 pm

I’m finishing up edits on my latest Ellora’s Cave book, Deep Cravings. So exciting! I can’t wait til you guys read it. 🙂 The series covers released for the Red Velvet Christmas books. He’s a sexy red-headed elf. Renee George makes so many fun Christmas theme covers. I love her style.

I’m at 10,468 on NaNoWriMo. The novel is coming along as well as can be expected. I’ve hit a few snags, but I’ve tried to write this book five times now. It’s not unusual to suffer from some low self-confidence moments. 🙂  I make November’s NaNoWriMo the month of pushing myself beyond my limits and stepping out of my comfort zone. I don’t think I’ve reached the point where I can tackle contemporary romance, but who knows. 😀 If I can break through and win with this problem child, I’m all for it.

Anyway, coming soon from Changeling Press, Red Velvet: Hidden Confection.

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A showdown between chefs like you’ve never seen before…

One Christmas Eve, Mia Devyne of Devyne Pastries went underground and closed up shop for good under scandalous rumors of bewitching red velvet holiday cakes designed to skyrocket your sex drive. Her disappearance sparked a worldwide search for her sensual seductions cookbook.

Four years later, a rival pastry chef has arrived on the scene with his own version of the cakes, and Mia can’t stay away. For a Christmas present to herself, she wants to try just one bite of the Better Than Sex cupcake, and then she’ll disappear back into the shadows. If she gets to kiss Liam again, well, that’s just an added bonus.

Liam Merriman has one goal… draw the sexy Mia out of hiding and back to the spotlight where she belongs. He knows why she disappeared all those years ago, and he plans on picking up where they left off. Naked. In his bed.

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Once Upon a Dragon Release

In Publishing News on June 29, 2012 at 11:54 am

Once Upon a Dragon (WTF Dragon Book 2)

Author: Dawn Montgomery
BIN: 05757-01845
Word Count: 18,277
Pages: 66
Price: $4.49
Release Date: June 29, 2012
Editor: Maryam Salim
Cover Artist: Bryan Keller
Genres: Erotic Romance, Novella, Paranormal, Humor & Satire
Themes: Magic, Elves, Dragons & Magical Creatures
In the fairytale kingdom of Werthing Ton Fallorian (or WTF for short), fairytale folk have gone insane. With the imps of lust and wickedness on a rampage, no one is safe.

Five Princesses, Five Dragons
A coincidence? I don’t think so.

The Quest: Save the world. With Sex… and magic? Definitely.

The Complication: Sex is deadly. Magic is broken. And nothing is going right for the traveling duo.

Captured by an evil queen, chained to a sexy he-man of incredible proportions, and forced on a quest that no sane person would take, Princess Penelope must travel the treacherous swampland of Andvari — a terrible place of twisted magic where sex and murder are forbidden.

Shane Masters, on the other hand, believes every curse has its loophole, and every rule has a bend. When their passion ignites, nothing can stop them. Not even death.

Available Now At Changeling Press

The beauty of Magic

In #amwriting on June 6, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Wordle: WTFDragon No Dragon, No ProblemI love playing with words and creating art with them. I took the entire WTF Dragon 1 manuscript and dumped into Wordle. It’s a word cloud creator. Body, Tasminia, Dash, Magic…The four words that sum up No Dragon, No Problem. Two people creating magic…with their bodies, their hearts, their minds. Princesses. Dragons. Dark magic and ancient spells.

Now that’s the good stuff!

There is nothing sexier than a man who knows how to make a woman shiver in delight with just a small touch.

Dash Ryan is an incredible dragon, trapped, alone and ready to break free of a 500 year spell. It takes a princess, however, to make it happen.

WTF Dragon: In the fairytale kingdom of Werthing Ton Fallorian (or WTF for short), fairytale folk have gone insane. With the imps of lust and wickedness on a rampage, no one is safe. Five Princesses, Five Dragons. A coincidence? I don’t think so.
The Motive: Princess Tasminia deSoto has had it with her stepmother’s horrid matchmaking. Tricking the princess into a surprise wedding with the narcissistic Baron Winterwood from a neighboring kingdom (of the same name) is the final straw. If only there was a dragon to be sacrificed to!

The Idea: Desperation forces her to enlist the aid of the notorious Dash Ryan, illusionist and con artist for hire. Surely the wildly entertaining (and sexy) rogue can come up with something believable. And if a princess can find a little sexual education on the side… well… that’s just a plus.

The Twist: Dash Ryan has a few secrets of his own. Secrets he’s more than willing to exploit for just a taste of the princess’s sexual awakening. But will one taste be enough?

No Dragon, No Problem (WTF Dragon book 1) Available Now – 

And what about quests? We love them, don’t we? Secret magic, wilde magic. Water is the source of all life in the WTF kingdom. It, like all great things, needs protection. What happens, then, if the protector corrupts the source? All the magic in the kingdom would be swept into darkness. That can’t happen. Once Upon a Dragon, WTF Dragon book 2…available soon!

On a quest to save the world. With Sex… and Magic.

Five Princesses, Five Dragons
A coincidence? I don’t think so.

In the fairytale kingdom of Werthing Ton Fallorian (or WTF for short), fairytale folk have gone insane. With the imps of lust and wickedness on a rampage, no one is safe.

The Quest: Save the world. With Sex… and magic? Definitely.

The Complication: Sex is deadly. Magic is broken. And nothing is going right for the traveling duo.

Captured by an evil queen, chained to a sexy He-man of incredible proportions, and forced on a quest that no sane person would take, Princess Penelope must travel the treacherous swampland of Andvari. A terrible place of twisted magic where sex and murder are forbidden.

Shane Masters, on the other hand, believes every curse has its loophole, and every rule has a bend.

When their passion ignites, nothing can stop them. Not even death.

Keep at it!

No Dragon, No Problem Release Day!!

In Publishing News on April 26, 2012 at 9:02 am

No Dragon, No Problem (WTF Dragon #1)

Genres: Dark Fantasy, Erotic Romance, Humor and Satire

WTF Dragon: In the fairytale kingdom of Werthing Ton Fallorian (or WTF for short), fairytale folk have gone insane. With the imps of lust and wickedness on a rampage, no one is safe. Five Princesses, Five Dragons. A coincidence? I don’t think so.

One bound man. One desperate princess. A curse. And dragons? WTF may never be the same.

The Motive: Princess Tasminia deSoto has had it with her stepmother’s horrid matchmaking. Tricking the princess into a surprise wedding with the narcissistic Baron Winterwood from a neighboring kingdom (of the same name) is the final straw. If only there was a dragon to be sacrificed to!

The Idea: Desperation forces her to enlist the aid of the notorious Dash Ryan, illusionist and con artist for hire. Surely the wildly entertaining (and sexy) rogue can come up with something believable. And if a princess can find a little sexual education on the side… well… that’s just a plus.

The Twist: Dash Ryan has a few secrets of his own. Secrets he’s more than willing to exploit for just a taste of the princess’s sexual awakening. But will one taste be enough?

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If you have at least one of my titles in the mix (any one of these), make sure to enter the code WTFDragon10 to receive 10% off your entire purchase at Changeling Press. Enjoy. 😀

No Dragon, No Problem

In #amwriting, Publishing News on March 12, 2012 at 1:34 am

There are some things that are worth the wait, my friends. I know I’ve been out of the loop, but truth-be-told, I’ve been working. On this:

No Dragon, No Problem‘s unofficial blurb and such.

One bound man. One desperate princess. A 500-year curse. And dragons? WTF may never be the same .

Blurb:

Five Princesses, Five Dragons

A coincidence? I don’t think so.

In the fairytale kingdom of Werthing Ton Fallorian (or WTF for short), fairytale folk have gone insane. With the imps of lust and wickedness on a rampage, no one is safe.

The Motive

Princess Tasminia deSoto has had it with her stepmother’s horrid matchmaking. Tricking the princess into a surpise wedding with the narcissistic Baron Winterwood from a neighboring kingdom (of the same name) is the final straw. If only there was a dragon to be sacrificed to…

The Idea

Desperation forces her to enlist the aid of the notorious Dash Ryan, illusionist and con artist for hire. Surely the wildly entertaining (and sexy) rogue can come up with something believable. And if a princess can find a little sexual education on the side…well…that’s just a plus.

The Twist

Dash Ryan has a few secrets of his own. Secrets he’s more than willing to exploit for just a taste of the Princess’s sexual awakening. But will one taste be enough?

Less than twenty-four hours after submission, my editor contacted me with a resounding YES on the novella. She opened the doc to read a few pages, and couldn’t put it down. I received edits today, and that’s a ridiculous turn-around time. So, ladies and gents, No Dragon, No Problem will be hitting your virtual shelves in late April, early May. That’s unheard of. So I’m pretty excited.

In other news, I have another book to finish by the end of the month, so I’ll be heading back underground. Looking forward to coming back up for air soon enough.

Until then…

Keep Writing!

Dawn

Whirlwind

In #amwriting, Challenges, Goals on February 8, 2012 at 12:01 am

Bwahahahaha. Despite Journey’s anthem, I’m going to have to stop believing…in a week without some near-catastrophic event that sends my family into a frenzy of panic. Some days I’m the center of the storm, trying to keep everyone calm. Other days I just want to curl up in a ball and wake up four months from now when this work to writing transition is finally complete.

Did I mention that I got a TON of writing done this week (despite the odds, I might add!)?

Sunday was a no-go writing-wise. We had to shop for new school supplies since our stuff had yet to arrive (shopping in a mega-mart on Superbowl Sunday? WHY did I think that was a good idea?). Monday was a ton of paperwork, and delays on getting the kids into school. Monday night I wrote until I couldn’t keep my eyes open. So far, so good, yeah?

Tuesday. Oh Tuesday, you’re becoming my Monday. I’m starting to hate you like I hate sesame seeds when they stick in my teeth. Three appointments for three different kids, only to find out that the school district was confused about how an out-of-state school transferred discharge paperwork (Anchorage ISD faxes discharge paperwork to the next location instead of allowing the parents to hand carry). But I digress. In the middle of this adventure, I get a phone call from the moving company. Our large house shipment is here (a BED! YES!). They want to deliver tomorrow (YAY!) but don’t know if they can do a split delivery (Uh Oh!). Some phone calls need to be made, etc.

Long story short…movers will be here tomorrow delivering ONLY the stuff we need and storing it for 90 days until we can have the large stuff (like the outdoor freezer, lawnmower, etc) put in our own storage (YAY!).

You’d think this would trigger happiness. Contentment. Excitement? Nope. Complete domestic meltdown. Kids want to skip school (NO!) to stay home and (get this…) “help.”  Husband is acting like a loon b/c he has to take the kids to their schools tomorrow while I wait on the delivery peeps. The house has to be clean (come on guys! We are STILL living out of suitcases!).

Kids and husband are squabbling…and for what?

Nothing. No reason what-so-ever. Everyone is ready for this move to be over. No one more than I, I assure you. Throughout this process I’ve done my best to keep quiet. Not complaining about the folding chair and makeshift desk, or lying in sleeping bags on the floor, or the insane drive to and from Dallas for our car.

So tonight…I told them to be quiet. Stop worrying. I had it under control. They weren’t allowed to say another word about their stuff to parents or each other. There was some serious grumbling going on, but it died off after a few hours.

“After all,” I said, “It will all be over sooooon.”

With that cryptic remark, I gave a creepy, hollow laugh and stared at each of the boys, in turn. They then decided the stress had broken me, so I was left alone to write. Ah bliss.

So that leads me to my mid-week update for A Round of Words in 80 Days.

What have I worked on?

  • I sent in my submission for Entangled Publishing’s pitch contest. Didn’t receive a confirmation email so I’m not sure if I should stress or not (Destitute and Undead ended at a little under 15k. Glad I rechecked the edits before hitting send. I was a little heavy handed with the commas).
  • I’m 5200 words into book 1 of my WTF Dragon series (blame Kim Knox for this one. She said go crazy and let loose. It was a dare, and you know how I am about those!).
  • Received my first reader review for Primal Hunger. So awesome! I got 5 stars out of 5 on the Ellora’s Cave site. So cool! Heidi said she was hoping Primal Hunger would become the start of a series. I get to say I got the green light on it, right?? LOL. So yeah, you’ll see more of the *Hunger-verse in the future.
  • Tore apart A Familiar Kiss (yesterday’s post showed how that went down 🙂 ). I should have that puppy to my editor by V-day.
  • I’ve become a coffee time romance author! They’ve asked me to post on the blog, and I can’t wait! I’ll get all their widgets and stuff up on my site this weekend. I also set up my amazon author page. Love you guys for suggesting them for me last week!
  • Final outline of Thief. I needed a different arc to make it more contemporary.

Goals for the rest of the week:

  • Decompress
  • Unpack
  • Set up my office/bedroom
  • Finish No Dragon, No Problem (WTF Dragon #1)
  • Start Thief
  • Try to ignore my stress over Destitute and Undead‘s submission. LOL!

I hope this post made you laugh (I know I was laughing). Reading it out loud to my family brought out some pretty awesome chuckles, so I think it’s a win with them too.

Dawn

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*Note: the Hunger-verse is a tongue-in-cheek series name. I call it the Sheon Wars, but that’s not as lighthearted.

Another day older…

In #amwriting, Goals, Publishing News on January 25, 2012 at 12:00 am

So yesterday was my birthday. YAY! I ate at one of my favorite restaurants and got an apartment! Woohooo!!!! No more living out of our bags. Soon-ish anyway. Can’t get in there until next week, but we’ll be good. 😀

On the writing front:

  • Plotted 2nd Hunger book (due to new publishing schedule, it got pushed up from March).
  • Started my Beauty and the Beast (Thief)
  • Entered an online pitch
  • Sketched out a Kitchen Witch story (Back by popular demand)

Found out that my first novel will be out February 3rd! Awesome. 😀 Ebook first. Print a year or so later. Love it!

Checking out Sunday’s goals:

  • Found a house! WOOHOO!
  • 5 hours of writing per day: Nope. I’ll be honest, stress over the house searching thing made Tuesday almost useless.
  • Finish up my final outprocessing for January tomorrow…more to follow in February
  • Cook dinner four times this week…tonight starts my cooking schedule. 🙂

Due to tons of questions, I posted my Work Day Schedule HERE. So far, I’ve hit those goals every day but Tuesday.

I spent Monday and Tuesday nights at Writerschat for Changeling Press and Ellora’s Cave. So much fun! Didn’t promo a single thing, just hung out with some pretty awesome authors. 😀 Had a great time.

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Starting a New Project

In #amwriting, Write Talk on January 20, 2012 at 8:52 pm

There’s something about a new story that thrills and terrifies this writer. So many ideas flow through my head. A Familiar Kiss is sitting on my harddrive screaming at me to finish it, but I am dying to write a tattoo story for EC’s theme request.

There’s also a very fun project for Changeling that I want to get done. A fairy tale book (YAY!). I spent most of today in edit-brain (creativity stomped into a tiny box while my internal editor goes crazy. A common result for me after intense editing sessions. My oldest son calls it my “mushy brain” stage.).

I’m sitting in a hotel room with three kids, one food blog chef husband, and minimal supplies (did I mention no car until Feb 9th?). Editing (and rewriting a great deal of the product) is killing me on this tiny screen. I’ve got my laptop, but no printer (yet…hurry up and get here!!!) so A Familiar Kiss is going to have to wait until I can print it out.

So now it’s between the fairy tale story and the tattoo one. How do I pick? Well, I pick based on fairness. EC just got a book so it’s time to turn one in to Changeling. This isn’t a play to either publishing company (I LOVE both publishers and my awesome editors), but a shout out to my loyal readers.

Some of you are loyal to one company or the other. If it wasn’t for you guys, I wouldn’t be living my dream in the middle of beautiful San Antonio. I owe it to you all to make sure I’m giving you the best I can every time. Times are hard, so the last thing I want is to have anyone waste money on a product I phoned in.

A Familiar Kiss was originally intended for Changeling, and if I don’t tighten up the manuscript and cut the chaff, I won’t make it under CP’s wordcount limit (three characters have already faced the chopping block, and I shudder to think what else will have to go). Sometimes it really is easier to start from scratch than to rewrite a book. The fairy tale story will take AFK’s place as my next delivery.

So here’s my choice…my new work in progress is Thief, a modern Beauty and the Beast tale of lust and love.

If you’ve read this far you deserve a lollipop, and a long break from my rambling. Go forth and read something wicked.

Here are a few in my queue:

Note: All links are to the publisher websites. They are not affiliate links, and these books are ones I’ve either read (and want to read again) or will soon be reading. This isn’t a ploy to get you to buy books. I’m simply showing you what I’m going to be reading this weekend. 🙂

Magnetism by Kim Knox (the entire series is fascinating! a matchmaking planet :D)

Ty the Sexy Dragon by Lexxie Couper (I got to beta read this one. OMG hawt! This weekend I’ll get to read the finished version. So cool!)

Leashed by Jet Mykles (I LOVE the leashed series)

I autobuy anything by Laurann Dohner (So far everything she’s written has rocked me!)

Day 2, and I’m home…

In #amwriting, Challenges on January 18, 2012 at 5:52 am

Writing this post a day early so I can spend tomorrow writing without internet. I have about 15 pages of handwritten notes to transcribe. Edits for Primal Hunger have dropped in my lap. Reading the book again was such a treat. Azros is hawt.

My list for January is simple:

* Primal Hunger edits *

*Finish A Familiar Kiss rewrites and submit to editor*

* Finish and polish Enraptured for submission *

Now onto other news. We’ve done it. We’ve moved from Alaska to Texas. 🙂 I’ll be working my butt off to get more books out there for you guys. Thank you for the awesome comments, emails, and instant messages I’ve received. You guys are amazing.

To answer a few questions…

Yes, there will be more Kitchen Witch books. No dates yet, I’m afraid.

I won’t revisit the Bound universe. It was one of my first walks into paranormal, and I didn’t like the limits I put on the universe.

There’s been a lot of interest in a possible Hellhound series. Just wanted to let you know I’ve heard ya!  I’ve got several books planned for this year, so I’ll have to put it on the backburner for 2013.

There are several titles that used to be available through the now-closed publisher, Aspen Mountain Press. I have no interest in resubmitting them to a new publisher, but the plan is to edit and expand the stories to release as free reads on my website.

Keep the questions coming. 🙂 I’ll answer them as soon as I can.

Keep Writing!

Dawn

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4.5 Ribbons for The Other Klaus

In Publishing News on December 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

How exciting! I received notice of a great review on The Other Klaus by a tweet from Romance Junkies. 4.5 Ribbons out of 5! How awesome is that?


Chrissy Dionne said

While I loved the military precision of Luke’s mission and his enthusiasm for his task its Noella’s emotional see-sawing that makes this story so endearing and memorable.  Of course if you have to be miserable at Christmastime, who better to do it with than a sexy man who actually helps with all those tedious Christmas chores and deliver on your private Christmas fantasies.

Luke Klaus has a problem. Christmas will be canceled if he can’t get Destiny, Texas, back on the Holiday Cheer Map. A Christmas wish is all that stands between him and a perfect record. His target is packed with killer curves and a heart of gold that’s been broken one too many times. Lucky for Luke, mixing a little business with pleasure might be just what the holiday doctor ordered.

Noella Davis is tired. Too many years as Destiny’s cheer coordinator has left her drained and disillusioned. Is it a coincidence that brings her face-to-face with her old crush, or does the man in black leather have his own agenda? Either way, she’ll have her cake and eat it too even if she has to tie him to the bed. Maybe her Christmas wishes will come true…

This really is a case for The Other Klaus.

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