Peter W. Dawes

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in Allentown, PA, The United States




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Peter Dawes is the pen name of USA Today bestselling author of dark and historical fantasy, Connor Peterson. Local to the Philadelphia, PA area, Connor is the wordsmith behind the Vampire Flynn and Deathspell series and has also contributed to the story cycle Red Phone Box (published by Ghostwoods Books) and the anthology Nocturnal Embers (published by Crimson Melodies Publishing). He is also a member of the LGBTQ+ community, an active participant in the Philadelphia writing community, and volunteers as a municipal liaison for National Novel Writing Month.

While Peter Dawes is also the name of the fictional protagonist of the Vampire Flynn books, Connor assures the reader he is not now, nor has he ever been a vampire. (Any similarities are p

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Dark as the Grave (The Vamp...

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The Silence of Ashes (The V...

4.18 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Temptation in Neon

3.50 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Blade of the Slayer (The Va...

4.37 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Hunting on Halloween

2.94 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Divided By Night (The Vampi...

4.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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A Vampire's Game (The Vampi...

4.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Undone By Blood (The Vampir...

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2017
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Reforged by Death (The Vamp...

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2018
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The Vampire Flynn Books 1-3

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
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As some of you might have noticed, I’ve been making a more concerted effort to include more queer representation in my dark fantasy books lately. It’s not a new thing, per se — Robin O’Shane’s been bisexual since I first created him — but a lot of things stood in the way of me being more overt about it until recent years. (This is why it takes until Divided By Night for you to meet his boyfriend,

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Dark as the Grave The Silence of Ashes Blade of the Slayer Divided By Night Undone By Blood Reforged by Death
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“I wondered how a soul could feel so tired after only sixteen years on this mortal coil.”
Peter W. Dawes, Deathspell

“And what importance do I have in the courtroom of oblivion?”
Pablo Neruda

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”
Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

“Kill the boy, Jon Snow. Winter is almost upon us. Kill the boy and let the man be born.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

“Occasionally, there arises a writing situation where you see an alternative to what you are doing, a mad, wild gamble of a way for handling something, which may leave you looking stupid, ridiculous or brilliant -you just don't know which. You can play it safe there, too, and proceed along the route you'd mapped out for yourself. Or you can trust your personal demon who delivered that crazy idea in the first place.
Trust your demon.”
Roger Zelazny

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