Here at IncomingBytes.com we do get lucky once in a while. As an avid reader, I was recently offered the exceptional and wonderful opportunity to read and PREVIEW a new debut novel, Danny's Grace by Dawn Hawkins. This new work of fiction is being launched on January 28th, 2014 by Rocking Horse Publishing.
There's a lot of excitement in the air.
When exploring new writers, one never really knows what to expect in any offering, especially with a debut novel —regardless of genre.
I had great expectations, and wasn't disappointed. I'm now more than convinced that Dawn Hawkins is an exciting, talented writer with far higher-than-average potential.
I read Danny's Grace in one sitting, an event that seldom occurs because of typical time constrictions, and other demands. As everyone knows, in the writing life time is of the essence, deadlines, the demanding muse, projects, life; we've all been there —but this novel was different from the get-go, it was bold, it was compelling and it was fascinating. I read it non-stop. I am certainly awaiting the opportunity to reading more work by Dawn Hawkins.
I hereby offer my loyal readers a simple preview of Danny's Grace. Of course, smiling people, I cannot give away the storyline pre-launch, but rest assured, —you won't want to be missing this debut novel.
Book Preview: Danny’s Grace by Dawn Hawkins
Classification: Lit Fiction
Rating: 5 Stars
Danny’s Grace is a well-crafted, powerful work of fiction that will not be easily put down or quickly forgotten. A complex narrative of revelations spanning the early life and stark, bruising realities of one-time entertainer Danny Rush is carefully extracted from the darkness of the past by author Dawn Hawkins.
A fallen star, Danny is a reclusive, egotistical but unorthodox survivor, a product of early childhood abuse and lifestyle, time and circumstance beyond his control, including fleeting fame, addiction --and his own manipulative mind.
Danny Rush arrogantly relates his story of survival both to the reader and to Grace, a writer-interviewer planning a book about his life, --and she soon becomes more than intricately involved in discovering the chilling truths hidden in his past...
Author Dawn Hawkins weaves this entertaining, multi-layered tale with inordinate skill. Her story development leaves no stone unturned; her character development is so real and painful at times we must remind ourselves this is a work of fiction…
Danny’s Grace by Dawn Hawkins is an entertaining, well-written novel and excellent read. Don't miss this one.
About the AuthorDawn Hawkins
Dawn Hawkins is a life-long resident of Maryland who has always treasured the written word as an art form. She took on the project of writing her breakthrough novel, Danny’s Grace, as a labor of love. Her true desire is to not only inspire others with her work, but to share a journey with them. Most of her stories revolve around social injustices and social misconceptions.Is that Incoming I hear? +