Dawn Thompson, Romance through the ages




In Memory of Award-Winning Author 

 Dawn Thompson
(March 28, 1937 - February 8, 2008)

Dorchester Publishing, Kensington Books
and Highland Press

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 Dorchester Love Spell release


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 As the coach flew up the Cornish coast, Sara saw the end of her journey:  Ravencliff Manor.  She was now its Baroness.  But what sort of man would rescue her from debtors prison by marriage--sight unseen, by proxy?  Obviously a scoundrel--the same sort of man who kept the draperies drawn and his house in a state of gloomy disrepair.  The same sort of man who let a strange, wolf-like animal roam his grounds as if it were master.  Of course, Sara would have accepted the proposal of the Devil himself to get out of the Fleet, so she was resigned to her fate.  Then she met her husband--hair black as sin and a handsome face, and all her assurance vanished.  What strange curse had befallen Nicholas Walraven, and what secrets did he hide?  What dark fortune had brought her to this place?  For good or ill, she was now...The Ravencliff Bride.


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Finalist in the PEARL AWARD contest in the category of 'Best New Author of 2005

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- Huntress Reviews

"A seductive brooding tale of dark love.  Victoria Holt, move over!"
 ~  Bertrice Small, Author of THE LAST HEIRESS


FOUR STARS - Romantic Times

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First Place Winner GOTHROM "Haunted Hearts" contest 2004
Winner of GOTHROM'S coveted "Haunted Heart Gold Heart Pendant of Excellence" 2004
Second Place Winner Charter Oak "Oak Leaf Award of Excellence" 2004
Second Place Winner Smoky Mountain RW "Sweet, Spicy & Spooky" contest, 
      Spooky category 2004
First Place Winner Red River Romance Writers "Ticket to Write" contest 2004

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Dorchester's Love Spell

The Start of a Breathtaking
new series

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The Ravening
Coming Januray 29th, 2008
Third in the Blood Moon Series

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An inventive hybrid of Regency historical and dark, sexy paranormal romance, Dawn Thompson's "Blood Moon" is wildly imaginative and wonderfully entertaining."

John Charles, Chicago Sunday Tribune 

Powerful, grippingly, scary as Blood Moon, this sequel does stir the blood and will lead us all into what comes next.

Kathe Robins, Romantic Times



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December 2007


 THE MARSH HAWK is a winner.

~~~ Maggie Davis aka Katherine Deauxville, author of The Crystal Heart

   A full-bodied and riveting historical tale full of multi-dimensional characters you'll remember long after the last page is turned. Be prepared to savor every word from this fresh new voice in the genre.
~ Marilyn Rondeau, Sensual Romance Reviews

 The Marsh Hawk will enchant the reader from page one. This sweeping Regency will capture the reader's imagination and make you fall in love with the genre all over again.
~ Kristi Ahlers, The Best Reviews


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2006 PEARL Award Nominees
Best Paranomarl Romance
Best Time-Travel Romance




  Romantic Times Rating:

Thompson's intriguing time travel intelligently blends 17th-century Irish legend with Regency sensibilities, passion, mystery and a wondrous love story of two engaging characters -- the stuff of myth and magic.
~  Kathe Robin, Romantic Times

Rarely is an author able to create such a complex and intricate story with success, but Dawn Thompson has accomplished such a feat and I, for one, relished each minute with The Falcon's Bride.

~ Aysel Arwen, author



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2006 PEARL Award Nominee
Best Fantasy Romance

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   A MUST Read For Your Keeper Shelf!!!                       
~ Kristi Ahlers, The Best Reviews

Romantic Times Rating:  

Original, intriguing, and captivating, The Waterlord blends paranormal fantasy and historical romance with panache. Readers will not be disappointed with Thompson's move from gothic to mystic, and though stories of human and mythical creatures have been written before, she puts a fresh spin on a delightful plotline.

  ~ Kathe Robin, Romantic Times

Book 1, The Elementals

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Coming February 2008!
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Coming Summer 2008

Sexy Beast IV



Book 2, The Elementals


July 2008


Book 3, The Elementals

Lord of the Forrest

Book 4, The Elements

Lord of the Fire


Kensington Aphrodisia


Once Upon a Knight

Coming 2008

Highland Press

Dawn Thompson,
Deborah Macgillivray,
Cynthia Breeding
and Leanne Burroughs




Blue Moon Magic

"Belle of the Blue Moon Ball"

Blue Moon Enchantment

"Under the Faery Blue Moon"

Highland Press


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The Ravencliff Bride's Italian Cover

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