DYING to RETURN Game Winners!

For those who participated in the daily games,

you have won an eBook copy of ‘Dying to Return’!

If your ‘screen name’ is listed below, please send an email to AuthorTMDawson@gmail.com

Thanks for playing!!

 

Ljalja van Halderen

Alese Hageman

Melissa Holz

heartlessauthor

beckeyw

Diane (PandorazBox80)

Tina Connor Myers

Patcharin Reynolds

Kristie Haigwood

Jennifer Wedmore

Jessica Bailiff

Carole

Vicki

Re-al Lewis

Jessica radcliff

Judy

Carrie (BookFairy)

Shawna

Stacey Betty Torres

Carole S

Stacy Grim

 

Congrats!!

Release Day Games are Afoot!

Monday starts a daily round of games for the release party of ‘DYING to RETURN’! It’s okay, relax! Don’t choke on your tongue in excitement – keep reading!

If you have joined the Facebook Event page for the release, be sure to come back HERE to the blog every day to participate in the release day party. All week long, Monday – Friday, there will be a post up with directions for the game. You don’t HAVE to participate, but if you DO, your name will be added into a special giveaway prize on Friday.

Everyone can play and everyone who plays will win something. *wink, wink*

If you have not yet read the first book in this series (Dying to Forget) be sure to grab up your FREE copy on Smashwords, B&N, Kobo or Amazon today so you have time to read the first two books before the third releases on June 28th!

I’ll see you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed first thing tomorrow morning! Let’s have fun this week!!

 

Happy Sunday!

 

 

DYING to RETURN Book Trailer

Book 3 is almost here – I know you’re anxious for Dying to Return but just in case you need MORE excitement,

here is the BOOK TRAILER to hold you over till June 28th.

Happy Viewing!

New Adult Fiction vs. Young Adult Fiction

As a writer I should be on top of developing fiction genres…but I feel like I missed a boat on this topic, as I had to look up ‘New Adult’ to see what the heck it is! And now, after reading various definitions, I feel confident I understand the difference between YA and NA. I have been labeling my Station Series as ‘YA Fiction’ since the first book was released, as that is what it fell under when I researched genres before publishing the series. But now that NA has taken off, I might have to make some adjustments. Why? Because NA seems to be a better fit.

Now, I could go online and read various blogs, websites and comments from readers to develop my own opinion on the matter (and I have but won’t list them all here), but to make things easier, I found a simple and straight-forward definition on Wikipedia. I’ll sit back and give you a moment to read it.

*fixes pony-tail…eats an apple slice…sips coffee…checks under nails…adjusts height of office chair…yawns because one cup of coffee isn’t doing it…flips through channels to find something entertaining for four-year old*

Okay – read it? Let’s move on. Since NA is specifically geared toward older adolescents and actual young adults, it makes perfect sense to me that it qualifies as an actual category. The NA genre (in my mind) is almost like a more intense version of YA with issues that come up after the character has hit adult age. Examples are just like YA but in NA there can be more descriptive sex scenes, a developing or aging character that falls under that 18 to 30-something age frame, life-changing issues like graduating school, starting a career, etc…and NA is targeted for a slightly older readership.

So I should ask the readers of the Station Series – does Piper Willow fall under NA or YA? I would say both. BUT, if you base her off of the NA definition listed above, Piper’s story is absolutely New Adult. I suppose I should attempt to market the Station books as NA and see what happens. This might help the parents out there, that ask if the series is appropriate for their fourteen year old. My answer is always for the parent to read the books first, and then make that decision, as every fourteen year old matures differently. Some can handle or even relate to Piper Willow, but others might be on the cusp and could benefit waiting a year or two before starting the series. Like I said, parents know best.

In the meantime I’ll list the book as NA and see if that makes you all a bit more satisfied with the genre. I don’t mind it – I feel like it narrows down my market for readers a bit, and that doesn’t hurt.

If you have a better definition or an entirely different view of New Adult Fiction, I’d love to hear it!

Happy Reading!