Friday, December 21, 2012

Uprising Blog Tour - That's a Wrap, People!

All good things must come to an end...


Okay, the world isn't one of those things - not yet, anyway. 
The Uprising Blog Tour is another matter. *sniff*

I'd like to propose a toast to Mindy over at Forbidden Reviews, for hosting this shindig. A kick-ass chick and organizational Guru ~ 
Mindy, you ROCK! 

Another toast goes out to all the fantastic bloggers who allowed me to share their page for a while. It was a great experience, and I stand in awe of all the hard work put into those amazing sites.

And BIG HUGS to Time and Tide Publishing, without whom this whole thing wouldn't have been possible!

Even in the midst of holiday insanity, this Blog Tour went off without a hitch! I had a blast, and my sincere thanks goes out to every, single one of you!
~ Dawn


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Angels Among Us

Dominik walked the area, keeping a lookout for souls in turmoil, those vulnerable to spiritual attack. He found a few and offered assistance—nothing dramatic, or even angelic. Just gestures of kindness borne from keen observation and a willingness to act.

I can't tell you how many times I almost deleted that paragraph when I was writing Uprising. It's not essential to the story or character development, so standard operating procedure would deem those words unnecessary, doomed to the delete key. 

I kept those lines because they were important to me, to my development. I tend to forget or overlook the goodness in the world, the kindness in my fellow travelers on this remarkable journey.

see an article  about something horrible or tragic and more often than not, I'll click. I wish I could say the same about reports of decency and selflessness, but I usually pass on such things. Maybe it's because I don't want to live in rose-colored glasses, or perhaps I need a constant stream of perspective so I remember my life is really, really not bad. I should probably balance that with some uplifting news.

I've decided to track down some angels. Not the ones with wings and a halo, but those living among us, quietly and humbly making the world a little better. This article and photo of the New York City police officer who purchased boots for a homeless gentleman has already gone viral - for good reason in my estimation - but I think it's worth repeating.

Larry DePrimo - you've earned the Angels Among Us Wings!

~ Dawn

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My 16 new BFF's - Blog Tour event Schedule!

Here's the compete Blog Tour schedule for Uprising! These 16 bloggers were crazy gracious enough to allow my book a spot on their pages. Check them out - I'll bet at least one ends up in your bookmarks!

When If you stop by, make sure you enter the give-a-way contest. Lots of prizes and lots of winners - this bracelet is one of several up for grabs.

Nov 29    Forbidden Reviews

Nov 30    Tina Carreiro

Dec 03    I Read Indie 
Dec 04    Tich Brewster

Dec 12    Tsk Tsk What to Read

Dec 13    Forbidden Reviews
Dec 14    Ever and Ever Sight
Dec 17    Insane about Books

Dec 18    Sassy Book Lovers

Dec 21    Dawn Jayne