Interview with Crystal Dawn

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords encouraged me to write self published books. I found that I could write the books I wanted to, the books my readers expressed interest in without having to go through a publisher.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy expressing myself in a way that will entertain my readers. Stories are meant to be shared. I enjoy writing but I want to write something that my readers will enjoy reading.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love my readers. Sharing what you write is everything. Many of my readers post on my FB and blog. I love to hear from them and they are the nicest people. Updating them on my latest projects helps keep the excitement going and inspires me to keep writing.
What are you working on next?
I have several projects going at any given time. At the end of November, I hope to publish Keepers of the Land II, A Council Alpha. It will be Damon and Marissa's story. It will bring in other elements since Marissa is not just a white wolf.
Who are your favorite authors?
One of my favorite paranormal romance authors is Nicky Charles. I found her on Smashwords when I was publishing my first book on the site. Her book was an example of a properly formatted book. I was looking over the formatting, but started reading it. Paranormal romances were not something I read before that. Who knew they could be so interesting?
How do you approach cover design?
I use a whole lot of luck. My first two Planet Amazon covers were designed professionally and Evry Night"s was done by my friend Janet MacDonald who is also a wonderful paranormal romance writer. The other ones I designed myself using clip art and some of them, I used copy safe which is a website that helps you do covers.
What do you read for pleasure?
I have a broad range of books I read but right now, paranormal romances and sci fi top my list.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I read most of my books on Kindle, but I use Epub sometimes.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My family lived back east until I was ten, mostly in the Maryland and Virginia area. We moved to Arkansas where we lived on a farm until I was grown. Since then I have lived in AR, MO, and OK. I like to use those areas in settings for my books at least partially.
What inspired you to be a writer?
I think storytelling ran in my family. My father could always tell an exciting story and often did. Unfortunately for us kids, they were often about us. When we were older, we worked at the same place that my dad did. It was the major employer for the area. I remember walking into the break room one night and everyone was was laughing, Everyone looked up at me and tried not to laugh. I found out later, Dad was telling the story of my first attempt to drive on ice. He was adding a great deal of embellishment of course. People laughed at me for weeks. It was very embarrassing for me, but entertaining for everyone else. I survived and learned from his ability to hold everyone on the edge of their seats.
Published 2013-10-21.
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Books by This Author

Major of Special Forces
Series: Winged Beasts. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,180. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Niku has his future mate on Draconis but she has lost interest in him. He must fight to regain her affections because she is everything to him.
Wilde Carde
Series: Wilde Pack. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,120. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Trev thought he liked Joey, but Janey, her cousin, takes his breath away. Now all he has to do is convince the newly changed white wolf to be his and he's been trying for two months with no result.
His Harpy
Price: Free! Words: 50,030. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Matt and Ina Sue have been married for years but there are still secrets between them. She's tried to confess, but he thinks she's joking whenever she brings up supernatural discussions. How can she share her deepest secrets when he won't take things seriously?
Frankie's Forever
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,700. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Alex is a jerk and he knows it. His past has left him avoiding love and he's hurt his fated mate. Good thing he has no plans to ever mate her. Frankie's tried to avoid him, but when they have an encounter that's unexpected, Alex may be in for a big surprise. Things are changing and she won't pursue him. If he wants her back, it's all up to him.
Series: White Wolf Matriarchs. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,650. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Grey was a wounded soldier that ended up in a program that would help them return to a functional capacity. The program worked wonderfully, but now he desires the cousin of the white wolf that runs the program. He'll pursue her no matter how fast she runs. She is his fated mate, the other half of his soul. Lucille has had a miserable existence since her ex-husband left her ...
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,030. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
He wanted her so much he burned with need. Judah had learned you didn’t tell a female you wanted to have sex until you worked them out of your system. Too bad he hadn’t known that before and he’d be done with this desire that made him willing to lie cheat or steal to get between her legs. The male was a jerk and she refused to give in to him. It was too bad that her body ached for his touch becaus
Series: White Wolf Matriarchs. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,510. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
White wolves rock! Nothing proves it more than this series where older women come back and give their bad circumstances a kick in the ass. Cassandra is a widow, her husband was a wounded soldier who came home to die. Now she takes her life back by helping other wounded soldiers find a way to go on and find their future.
Dare Me
Series: Southwest Illinois Pack. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,640. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Will, Dare, and Nicky have been dancing around their fated mating for about year. They are chasing Chief, the number one wanted vampire in the world so it makes it difficult to pursue a relationship too. Dare and Nicky are tired of waiting and they ache for their mate. Will is concerned about bossy alpha behavior and what it would mean to be mated to two of them.
Masked Desire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Six women and six men, the recipe for romance right? Not when the six women are white wolves and the six men are werewolves. Clinging to their humanity, they reject their would be mates refusing to have anything to do with them. Could it be that easy? Not when you are dealing with six alpha wolves.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,420. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Juan is living the wild and single life of a typical unmated male werewolf even though he has a fiancee a few states away. He has doubts about their relationship so he just puts off the mating while he enjoys the carnal life.
Alpha Heat: 21 Tantalizing Short Stories
Series: Alpha Heat & Alpha Fever. Price: Free! Words: 46,590. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016 by Naughty Nights Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
From the Alpha Fever Boxed Set of USA Today, Amazon, International, and Award Winning Bestselling Authors, we bring you 21 steamy short stories to get your temperature rising as we introduce some of our characters. Don't miss out on our boxed set of 22 full length novellas coming to you on March 19th!
Milton's Mate
Series: Legend of the White Werewolf. Price: Free! Words: 60,530. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Milton and Ziva meet and it is evident there is something between them. Will they figure things out or go down in flames?
Captain of the Guard
Series: Winged Beasts. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,160. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Romo is sent to Earth for a successful mating since Earth is a potential source of female mates for their mostly male race. Things are very different than he expected there but he believes he has found his one and he intends to woo her to his side. Bree is looking for her cousin Davy who disappeared at this very casino she's visiting.
Series: Blue Moon Pack. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,590. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
She took off after her twin trying to get lost in the remote area. Sunny was running just as her twin had when she had first headed there. Jerry was the beta and there was some attraction there, but should he pursue her when he wasn't sure he was the right one for her?
Chief Radvar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,430. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Chief Radvar's ship and crew go through a space anomaly and find they've gone back in time and somewhere so far away in space that they don't recognize where they are. A scientist suggests they might be near Earth. But that was a legend that didn't really exist, right?
Series: White Wolf Matriarchs. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,580. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Her ex-husband left her feeling used but can she really find love with a man her son's age who's a werewolf? She's the one he wants but can he ever convince her that age is just a number?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,520. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
He's the devil you'll love! He's Satan himself or at least that was what he was made to feel like. His lavender wings and his wicked tail that had more uses than a lover can imagine had set him apart from other gods and made him a leader among the demons.
Boomer's Beauty
Series: Legend of the White Werewolf. Price: Free! Words: 60,830. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Boomer had made mistakes and now he was paying for them. He would check on Charlotte's sister and see that all was well with her. The problem was he got the feeling something very bad was happening and he was forced to kidnap Opal to save her.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,880. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Reese is the biggest baddest wolf in town or anywhere nearby for that matter. What he wants, he takes without thought or fear of reprisal. Females fall at his feet but he doesn't care until he catches her scent washing over him and he sees her calmly walk away without looking back. She's the alpha's adopted human daughter and has avoided wolves like Reese since she hit puberty.
Sergeant at Arms
Series: Winged Beasts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,350. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The males of the planet Draconis lose the planet that supplies their mates to a natural disaster. The females survive but, they have left and spread to the far reaches of the universe. Their eyes turn to Earth. Jarel is sent with five other males to find mates and make sure Earth females are compatible matches.
Cole's Comfort
Series: Keepers of the Land. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,120. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Cole is the last sibling to remain unmated. He meets Iona and is hit hard but he manages to convince her that he doesn't care about her. Will he find a way to show her it was all a lie before it's too late.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,870. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure
Crash landing on Earth seemed to be the worst thing that could happen to Xan, his crew, and their battered ship. It was only the beginning. After nearly freezing to death, Xan’s savior, in the form of a little Earth female, is driving him crazy. He doesn’t want to want her, but he can’t seem to help it.
Crazy for Carly
Series: Keepers of the Land. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,100. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Carly doesn't want a mate. Drew and Riley are white wolf cousins and both of them want Carly.
Series: The Strong Pack. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,350. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Aristotle waits for Sherona to return so he can claim her. He knows she will come soon and he has a plan. She may resist, but she will be his in the end. Sherona feels the tied that bind and longs to come home. She can't wait any longer, T.J. needs her and family is everything.
Drake's Desire
Series: Legend of the White Werewolf. Price: Free! Words: 60,610. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Drake had waited patiently for his chance to mate Charlotte, his sister in law's sister. Things kept getting in the way until he took matters in hand. Now she would be in his territory where she would be under his control.
A Chance for Helena
Series: Cousins of the Moon. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: American English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Chance wants Helena but only for a little while. That suits Helena, males aren't trustworthy so she has no intention of giving her heart away. At first, the obstacles that come between them seem coincidental, but eventually they see no one wants them to be together.
Falling Rain
Series: Southwest Illinois Pack. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,700. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Laurel is sad and lonely since she met Rain and had to leave him behind. She thought it was something special but she’ll admit she doesn’t understand males especially wolves.. Rain has been trying to reach Laurel but it seems she has frozen him out. His calls aren’t answered and the emails that come back to him are cold and business like.
Darlin' Clementine
Series: Keepers of the Land, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,890. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Darlin' Clementine She can’t resist him no matter how much she tries but her long time lover offers her a future while he doesn’t. Is the choice really as clear cut as it seems? Is there more to both men than she realizes?
Wilde Alpha
Series: Wilde Pack. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,160. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Wilde Pack 1-Wilde Alpha Joey is hiding out in Wilde, trying to escape her problems and enjoy some recent successes. She has no intention of any involvement with the local males, she just wants to relax and finish the one project she has brought along to work on. Naqi is the local alpha. He loves females, don't get him wrong, but he has no interest in being tied to one..
Series: Frozen Origin, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,920. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Frozen Origin 3-Hades Hades messed up his relationship with Doc and he knows it. He doesn't remember a thing, but he's seen the proof. He just wants, no needs, another chance to do things right. He doesn't want to live without her, why can't she see how much he cares?
Series: Frozen Origin, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,830. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Hermes was a god, one of the genetically manipulated super beings. He was a mix of human and alien, and they had just been freed from Origin, the company that had created and enslaved them. Sent on a mission, he was captured by a rogue agent of Origin who was intent on auctioning him off to the highest bidder.
Saving Gemini
Series: Planet Amazon, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 101,140. Language: American English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Andrea finds that she is needed once more to fight a mysterious threat from a neighboring galaxy. The aggressive tactics that King Theos uses to expand his empire has been used on the wrong kingdom. Andrea and her allies would leave him to his fate, the problem is that not only do his new enemies plan to conquer his empire; but now that their predatory instincts have awoken, they plan to take the
The Prodigal Son
Series: Legend of the White Werewolf, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 70,640. Language: American English. Published: May 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
She had come into his life dirty, abused with killers on her tail. His mother had saved her and he had discovered his mate. Her father was a pack alpha and hard to please. Even the son of the white wolf herself didn't seem to be good enough for him.
Series: Frozen Origin, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 72,130. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Frozen Origin Book 1 Zeus He is the leader of the gods, no not the Greek gods of ancient times that they are named for, but the god line of genetically manipulated beings said to be so much more than men. They’ve been imprisoned by Origin, the company that created them, all their lives, but now they have a chance to be free. Note: graphic sex and is for adult readers only.
Caged In
Series: Keepers of the Land, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,720. Language: American English. Published: February 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Cage was raised like a brother and even has the same last name. He doesn't know much about his blood family nor does he really care. As far as he is concerned he is a McDougal in every way that matters. Candida,Candi, is a white wolf. She can't forget the man/wolf that hurt her seven years ago.
Series: The Strong Pack. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,960. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
The Strong Pack T.J. is just an average human girl trying to avoid a serious relationship with anyone but especially wolves. She's been hurt and that isn't going to happen again any time soon. Jericho is just your average alpha wolf heir to the Strong pack alpha. He's a bit of a player. He plans to have a good time until he finds his soul mate and settles down.
Nigel and Bekka
Series: Legend of the White Werewolf, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 70,940. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Nigel has his hands full trying to convince Bekka that they are soul mates. He even kidnapped her so he could spend more time with her. If that doesn’t show he’s serious, what would? If he can help her put her past behind her and avoid a bunch of interfering relatives and rogues, maybe they can make things work.
A Council Alpha
Series: Keepers of the Land, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,050. Language: American English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A Council Alpha Marissa is a witch. She’s not just any witch. She is a witch from a powerful bloodline, but she is also a white wolf and unknown to her, half succubus. You might think that all those things would complicate her life and you would be right. Damon.
Too Blue (Blue Moon Pack Book 1)
Series: Blue Moon Pack. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,050. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Too Blue Blue Moon Pack Series (1) Way out in the middle of no where, Blue is alpha to a pack that is a refuge to outcasts. They have lots of land and all their needs are covered but one. They are isolated so most of the pack are still waiting to find their soul mates. Note this book contains graphic sex.
Gemini Galaxy and Beyond (Planet Amazon III)
Series: Planet Amazon, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 101,050. Language: American English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
*Note: It is recommended the series be read in order. Planet Amazon III, Gemini Galaxy and Beyond picks up following Andrea where we left her in Planet Amazon II. She is about to embark on a historic journey further then she has ever been and further than she even expects to go. She will uncover some of the secrets of ancient Earth.
Cousins of the Moon Series (Book 1) Evry Night
Series: Cousins of the Moon. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,690. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Is it better to mate than to burn? Vampires and wolves don't mix, not even white wolves that are unchanged and it can result in death! Simon, a vampire, has been protecting Roc, an unchanged white wolf, from rogues. Roc’s Aunt Daisy dies, they go to the funeral aware that rogues aren’t the only danger they face. The funeral brings attention to them and Roc has secrets Simon wants her to hide.
Legend of the White Werewolf 2-The Second Son
Series: Legend of the White Werewolf, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 61,060. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
This is the second book in the Legends of the White Werewolf Series. We find out more about Ariel and continue to follow her struggle to prevent anyone from taking advantage of her family. Matt is faced with the decision to pursue Sally or let another wolf sweep her away. Will he make the decision knowing he will have to go become a werewolf or will he let her go forever?
Planet Amazon II Into Gemini Galaxy
Series: Planet Amazon, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 108,930. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Others from Earth join Andrea in the Gemini galaxy. Earth seems determined to have a team working toward their own ends, one way or the other. Will the new arrivals cause problems for Andrea and her new home or disappoint Earth and aid Andrea? What will they find as they head out into the galaxy, meet new races, and visit other planets?
Keepers of the Land Book I The McDougal pack Alpha
Series: Keepers of the Land, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,110. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Mandi finds herself waking from a drug induced sleep, in the arms of the handsome McDougal Pack's alpha. But Mandi is a human, with no desire to be anything else. Just because the legendary white wolf blood might run through her veins, doesn’t give the werewolf council any say over her life. She may not be able to pick her relatives, but she can certainly choose the man she marries. Can’t she?
Legend of the White Werewolf Series The Forgotten Ones
Series: Legend of the White Werewolf, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 73,720. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When Ariel’s friends convince her to go out for a ladies night with them, she doesn’t realize her whole life is about to change. She meets Blake, a handsome enigmatic man hiding a big secret. That’s alright, because she has some secrets of her own she has no intention of sharing. The problems start when the secrets begin to come out and their lives become hopelessly entangled.
Planet Amazon the Rebirth Part 2
Series: Planet Amazon, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 154,940. Language: American English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This is the continuation of Planet Amazon the Rebirth Part 1. This starts where it ends and we continue to follow Andrea as queen Of Gallegos as she works to give progress to the people and tries to end slavery. She is still trying to unravel the mystery of the men of Gallegos.
Planet Amazon the Rebirth Part 1
Series: Planet Amazon, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 125,350. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Part 1 and Part 2 were originally published as one long book. I divided it into two parts when I published it to Smashwords. PLANET AMAZON THE REBIRTH Part 1. A scientist/soldier goes through the a secret doorway in the lost city of Atlantis. Can she survive among the Amazon warriors and learn their style of fighting? Or will she be captured by the men who raid Amazon and enslaved