Anita Dawes


I write my books with a lot of help from my sister Jaye. We are both 'silver surfers' which proves you are never too old to have fun! We will have more books for Smashwords soon.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
A difficult question to answer, for there are so many. I read a lot and enjoy many different genres, but if pushed, I would have to include Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and Wilbur Smith. But in reality, the list would be endless.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing, I am reading, and would be hard pushed to say which I enjoy more.
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Where to find Anita Dawes online


Bad Moon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 96,270. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Can you imagine if the film Deliverance met The Walton's...
Not My Life
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,300. Language: British English. Published: August 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Someone haunts Sarah's dreams, someone who looks just like her, but who is she?
Let It Go
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 75,240. Language: British English. Published: February 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
My mother was the only good person in our house, coping patiently with a drunken, obsessive gambler of a husband and a daughter with an insatiable sexual appetite. I loved my father, but he kept us one step away from the poor house. Loving my sister was harder, basically because she hated me and constantly brought trouble to the door. Me? I couldn’t wait to grow up and live my own life.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 91,080. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
This haunting family drama is full of all the secrets and suspicions that control our lives. It is a story of deeply buried guilt that almost destroys a loving family
Simple ...
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,440. Language: American English. Published: December 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The story of the nightmare world of the abused, of family bullying: and the violent and upsetting abuse of a mentally challenged man.
The Scarlet Ribbon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 72,490. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The Scarlet Ribbon is the heartbreaking supernatural story of Maggie Haynes, who finds herself in a coma after a car accident.

Anita Dawes' favorite authors on Smashwords

Smashwords book reviews by Anita Dawes

  • Liberation on Dec. 15, 2012

    I was checking how other authors present their work when I started reading 'Liberation' by Michael D. Britton. In seconds I was hooked and had to read the rest. Wonderful premise!
  • The Heart's Discovery on April 26, 2014

    I was half expecting a typical YA romance, but the fact that this was a trilogy in the making had me intrigued. Whereas this type of material is usually hard pushed to fill one novel substantially, Amy McGuire has created a classic romance that just grows on you from the very first chapter. As far as romance stories go, in my opinion The Hearts Discovery has more depth than the classic Romeo and Juliet. They only had each other to worry about and it all seems a little flat compared to Amy McGuire's romance with all its complex relationships. There are more characters involved, more drama, more difficult choices to be made and agonised over. In short, it leaves you eager to read the sequel Worlds Apart.
  • Worlds Apart on April 26, 2014

    Worlds Apart is the second book in the Hope Valley Trilogy, where the romance between Anjaline and Gabriel struggles to continue, despite their being so far apart. The clear distinction between their locations is well written. The reader shares the experience of being in two very different worlds, exploring all the facets of this long distance relationship. But complications inevitably arise when they each meet many new interesting and attractive people, subjecting them to temptation and despair. They are young and inexperienced, quite unprepared for the complicated jealousies that tend to grow out of uncertainty. They discover that writing letters in substitute for what they had shared, and that time has a way of dimming reality, making them doubt what they had and if in fact it was real. Will they continue to drift apart as the years pass, or is their romance doomed to die? Will they ever meet again? You desperately want them to, for despite all the twists and turns that life has thrown at them, you have the feeling they are meant to be together. The title of the last part of the trilogy Dreams Come True might lead you to believe that they do, but maybe not. For this trilogy is not just about Anjaline and Gabriel. There are a wealth of complicated relationships in these books and each and every one of them deserves a happy ending. But because of the complex romantic tangle that Amy McGuire has so cleverly devised you know this will not be the case for everyone...
  • Dreams Come True on May 12, 2014

    Dreams Come True by Amy Mcguire The second book of this trilogy ended with Gabriel and Angeline living apart as her job as a journalist had taken her away. The romance between them had started to fade, leaving them both wondering if what they had shared was ever real. Reading Amy Mcguire's complex romantic tale; you desperately want a miracle to happen, that they will find each other again. The title Dreams Come True would lead you to believe that they will and the final part of this trilogy begins with both of them carrying on like strangers in their separate corners of the world. You find yourself believing that it must be hopeless, all the romance has gone. Then Angeline's job sends her back to Hope Valley to interview the local artist, someone called C R Tanbrook, and you begin to see a glimmer of what could be again. She even fantasises about rekindling their love, if it hasn't completely dwindled to nothing. The fact that this artist turns out to be a beautiful woman and Gabriel's girlfriend, tends to put a damper on Angeline's enthusiasm despite her determination to get Gabriel back. The visit doesn't go anything like she planned. One by one everything goes wrong and many times it seems as though all is lost. The twists and turns of their romance made me a little giddy at times, and I was glad in a way that I am too old to even consider such an adventure, but if I were younger... It was an exciting read and I enjoyed all three parts of this well written trilogy.
  • Reclaiming Souls on June 06, 2014

    Reclaiming Souls Originally written for NaNoWriMo, which is enough in itself to warrant a medal. (I know, because I have tried it) Reclaiming Souls is the unusual story of Devalynn, a girl whose life was brutally ended. She finds herself in the afterlife, with a job as a Soul Collector. She quite likes the responsibility of her new job and meets some interesting people. Along the way, she meets someone she thinks she once loved on Earth, stirring up all kinds of forgotten and confusing sensations. Added to which are the feelings she has discovered for another Soul Collector. This is a story with a strong moral message of good versus evil, and also a complex love triangle in a place where physical love is unecessary. Devalynn finds herself choosing between a good friend and the one she might have loved on Earth. A hard decision, considering she doesn't remember the half of it. You follow Devalynn as she fights her way through the afterlife as she tries to save the lost souls and the people she loves, and find yourself cheering her on. Reclaiming Souls is written with a lot of humour and engaging dialogue. The fact that it is destined to be a trilogy means we will enjoy following Devalynn on her journey for a better, happier life. I, for one, will pre-order the next installment as soon as possible.
  • Nine Lives on Jan. 09, 2015

    Haven't we all heard a voice in our head at some time or other? But what if it seemed to have the power of life or death, then what? An interesting and unusual book, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!