Sunday, September 1, 2013

November Super Cover..marshmallows, anyone?

Here's the cover of my November Harlequin. Considering how hot it is right now in Arizona, this looks like so much fun...The book is fun, too, as these two people find a way to be together and love and raise their twin nieces. I've got an October book, too. This one is suspense from Entangled Ignite, the new name for their hot suspense imprint.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

IGNITE your love for Romantic Suspense

Check out the newly launched romantic suspense imprint from Entangled on Facebook: IGNITE

Delicious-looking, hmm?

My first Entangled release comes out SOON...yikes. TWO CAN PLAY might be available in October. Stay tuned and I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Really cool comments from veteran model about winning the genetics lottery and other down-to-earth truths about what it means to be a model. Worth a listen.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wahoo! Romantic Times Book Club gave BACK WHERE SHE BELONGS 4.5 STARS! Here's one piece: "The secondary mystery adds to the nicely complex plot, and Atkins’ skillful dialogue helps the story flow seamlessly."
Happy, happy, happy, since this book was difficult in the writing. Hope readers feel the same....

Sunday, February 3, 2013

March Dawn Atkins cover

My March SuperRomance cover...Couple is right, so is the blanket and the terrain, vehicle is a Land Rover and they're about to do a paintball game of capture the undies...long story. Other than the washed-out colors, I guess I'm okay with it. Thoughts? 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hopeful or Hopeless...How Full is your Glass?

Here's the cover of my October book. Set in a small Arizona town, it's the story of two broken people who heal each other. Cara is on the run, along with her 9-yr-old daughter, from her abusive ex-husband when she lands a waitress job at the Comfort Cafe, where fry-cook Jonah is recovering from the break up of his marriage by building amazing furniture. I wanted the cafe to look inviting and full of "hope," but am wroried it looks a tad, well, hopeless...lost and deserted. Thoughts? Hopeful ones, I hope


Here's the back-cover blurb for more detail:


Welcome to New Hope, AZ

New Hope? Not from where Cara Price is standing. Miles from her destination, a car that won’t run and a daughter she can protect only by moving, lingering in this town is not on Cara’s plan.

And the harder she pushes to leave, the more things conspire to prevent that. There’s the slow mechanic…there’s the café in need of a waitress…there’s its owner in need of a friend. There’s also the very tempting Jonah Gold.

Cara’s plan is all about survival with no room for romance. Yet, Jonah’s charm and the easy way they work together has her wanting to make space for him. The promise of what they share is so different from the life she’s escaping. Maybe this café, this town and Jonah are all the hope she needs!



Friday, December 2, 2011

Hot Guys and Facial Hair

This is the cover of my January SuperRomance. The artist went to a lot of trouble to match it to the characters, even giving Gabriel his chest tattoo--TERCO--which means STUBBORN in Spanish. That said, I'm not sure the moustache works. I'm afraid he looks kind of, well, scuzzy. What do you think?

I mean, tell me I'm wrong. I love this story, by the way. It takes place in a school. It involves a biracial relationship and a sad history and healing and redemption and troubled kids who get a fresh start.

The Romantic Times Book Club review gave it 4 STARS and said

"This is a well-written story with lots of great chemistry."

Here's the book description from the review:

When Felicity Spencer begins her new job as magnet school principal, she reconnects with Gabe Cassidy, older brother of her high school boyfriend whose gang activity led to his death.

Gabe’s running a martial arts gym out of her school, and Felicity wants the space for an after-school program.

At first, Gabe’s still angry over Felicity’s abandonment of his brother, and over her decision to eventually close his school, but the two soon find themselves working together and unable to resist each other.

Here's hoping readers agree.
Dawn Atkins