Reader Behind the Author--Dawn McCullough-White

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cameo and the Highwayman (Volume 2)Cameo the Assassin

 Reader Behind the Author Presents 

My Blood ApprovesWhat is the last book you purchased?

My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking 

What was the first book you remember reading and totally falling in love with?

Interview with The Vampire by Anne Rice

Where you always a reader?

No.  I really didn't get into a book series until I was about twelve, and then I read the entire Laura Ingalls Wilder series of books, and, that was pretty telling of how I'd always read, in binges.  Although in the past year I've started reading more than I ever did before.  It's probably because I'm now exposed to a lot of friends who are writers, and more readers who have great book recommendations.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
What book are you currently reading?

Kafka's House by Gabriela Popa,  My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford


Do you have any books on pre order? if so would you like to share what they are?

Well, I have several samples I'm planning on buying in the near future, but nothing on pre-order.  The books I plan to read in the near future are Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier and When the Moon had Feet by Gabriela Popa.

If you could meet an author alive or dead who would you pick?

Lauren F. Winner.  Besides writing beautifully, I'm just plain fascinated by her, not sure why, I guess it probably has something to do with her writing style, which is memoir style, so that it feels like I'm in her head, reading her diary...  I already feel I know her by just reading her books I guess, even though I really have no idea who she is, it makes me want to know more about her.

How many books do you think you read in a year?

Gosh I don't know, if you had asked me this question a year ago the answer probably would have been five or less, but now I have no idea, as you can see I'm typically reading several books at a time now.  I might make it to 40 or so this year.

What are some of your favorite books in the genre you write?

Interview with the VampireMy genre is something like Historical, Dark Fantasy/Paranormal Fantasy...  I'm not sure that I read much Dark Fantasy, um, I am a big fan of Interview with The Vampire and The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice, and I enjoyed The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer... but, I don't think they're exactly dark fantasy.

If you could save one person from dying in a book who would you pick?

Severus Snape.  Poor tragic character.

Favorite book couple?

I haven't found a favorite yet.

If your best friend asked you to recommend a book, what would you pick for them?
33 A.D.Oh maybe 33 A.D. by David McAfee, he'd probably be interested in that.

If someone who was not a reader asked you to recommend a book to get the hooked what would you pick?

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)I think that would really depend on who the person was, and what sort of things he or she was interested in.  Although I'd say maybe The Harry Potter books because they can hook just about anyone into reading.

Your bookshelf is on fire you can only save what you can carry what do you save?

Everything by Lauren F. Winner, Elliot Aronson's The Social Animal, and A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Favorite Villain? 

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: The Jolie Wilkins Series, Book 1I really don't like straight up villains, but if we're talking anti-heroes I guess Louis, Armand and Lestat from Anne Rice's vampire series.  I also really loved Sinjin Sinclair a vampire from H.P. Mallory's Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble , although I'm not sure I'd call him a villain either.  Apparently vampires hold my interest.


Short Answer Questions 

Hard cover or paperback

I prefer to read hard cover books, especially if they're 900 pages long.  The little paperbacks get a little unwieldy at that length.

Book or some form of e reader

I've been reading a lot on Kindle for PC, but May is my birthday and I'm getting a Kindle!  I'm psyched.

Vampire or Shifter


YA or Adult

Both.  YA is wonderful if I want to escape into a complete fantasy, but I also read literary fiction, memoirs and histories.

Books stored on bookshelf or wherever there is room

On bookshelves although I admit that I have a little pile of books around the side of my bed that I'm planning on reading in the near future.

More about the author and her books

Dawn McCullough White

Dawn McCullough-White writes mainly dark fantasy and horror. Her novels tend to favor the use of anti-authority anti-heroes as the main characters, most commonly with a strong, female protagonist.

Cameo the AssassinThe Kingdom of Sieunes is rife with taverns, dirty streets, and clay pipe smoking citizens all toiling to feed their families and keep themselves in something little better than rags. With a foiled  revolution just ten years prior still burning in the hearts of many, the royals enlist the aid of assassins to keep things in order. The townsfolk entertain themselves by dreaming of better times to come and regaling in stories of the undead said to walk the graveyards at night... and of Cameo the killer with corpse-like eyes...Scarred and jaded Cameo is one of the most effective assassins in the employ of the Association, moving from one mission to the next as long as the alcohol keeps flowing. Her acceptance of the murder-for-hire lifestyle is thrown into doubt when she meets a local highwayman with a penchant for fine clothes and women, and then she begins to think about breaking with the company but no one ever breaks with the Association under good terms.


Cameo and the Highwayman (Book Two) (The Cameo Series)The land of Shandow is a place of arctic cold. It was the scene of the bloody revolution, and is the location of the item Cameo's master wants so badly.

   In the dark of winter a vampire lies in wait...

...Opal is unable to run from his past... and Cameo must make a choice that will cost her the last shred of humanity she has left

 Giveaway and Review for Cameo Assassin Coming Soon!!

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  1. Finally, blogger is working! So it's time to catch up.:D
    Great interview, I added a few books to my TBR list! Dawn seems to like Anne Rice's books a lot- and I may be the only person on Earth who hasn't read neither Anne Rice, nor Harry Potter!*hides* But I read Girl with a Pearl Earring and I loved it! It's very beautiful and inspiring!<3

    And of course - go vampires!:D

    As for Dawn books, I read Cameo, the assassin and I really liked it, but with finals and graduation coming close I didn't have the time to write a review. :( But soon...

  2. OMG! I just realized that Gabriela Popa, who wrote Kafka's House & When the Moon had Feet is Romanian! So cool! (as I'm from Romania too) How are the books?:D


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