Author Archives: Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse

About Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. My newest novel, THE EYES HAVE IT, is available on Amazon in Kindle version. My other novels, IN HER MOTHER'S SHOES and STAR CATCHING, also are available in e-book format through Amazon and other formats by request here or on my website. AUTUMN COLORS was my first novel and is still available through Amazon and B&N in multiple formats. My early writings are women's fiction, also suitable for YA. My work-in-progress is a historical fiction. Come visit me at my website: www.dawnlajeunesse.com.

THE EYES HAVE IT Giveaway Ends Soon!

Get in it to win it!    Drawing is next Thursday! Don’t miss out! Leave a comment “I want to win a copy.” Or go to my Facebook Page and comment “I want to win a copy.”

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WIN A COPY OF THE EYES HAVE IT!

Celebrating the official release of The Eyes Have It, we are announcing a drawing to win a copy of the new romantic thriller! Check out the press release: Young Love Takes Center Stage in Latest Novel by Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse … Continue reading

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ARMENIAN FOOD FEST

Sometime in July, my cousin and I were visiting another family member who is dealing with some serious health issues. He expressed how much he used to love Armenian food, but all the family and friends who used to make … Continue reading

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THE EYES HAVE IT IS HERE!

OFFICIAL RELEASE OF THE EYES HAVE IT IS ONE WEEK FROM TODAY: OCTOBER 2! http://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Lajeunesse/e/B004KHLXWS http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Dawn-Lajeunesse I’ve shared the prologue and first chapter in previous posts. Now here’s a look at one of the many twists in the story line: … Continue reading

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THE EYES HAVE IT!

THE E-BOOK VERSION OF THE EYES HAVE IT HAS ARRIVED! The story, set in Saratoga Springs, NY, is a modern-day Romeo and Juliet with a twist. Back of the Book: As her high school graduation nears, Olivia finds herself inexplicably drawn … Continue reading

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HERE COMES THE (CHILD) BRIDE …

Arranged marriages were common among 19th and early 20th century Armenians. Many marriages were delayed for years or never happened because of the massacres and genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. Continue reading

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LOVE LAUNCH

Just finished reviewing the final cover and interior proofs for The Eyes Have It! We are on track to meet or beat our mid-fall deadline for release! To celebrate, I’m sharing another excerpt from the book: I was a “walker.” … Continue reading

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THE ARMENIAN LEGION

One of the lesser-known stories about the experience of Armenians during World War I, the period of the most aggressive extermination attempts by the Turks, was the formation of The Armenian Legion: 1916-1920. One of the women I interviewed spoke … Continue reading

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SNEAK PEEK: THE EYES HAVE IT

Enjoy this sneak peak at THE EYES HAVE IT! Kuwait–Saudi Arabia Border—1991 Josh’s Arabic was rudimentary. He understood it better than he spoke it, although even that was rough. But the most flawless Arabic wouldn’t have made this conversation with … Continue reading

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THE ARMENIAN TAPESTRY

A-no’o-nus Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse. Hal’/lee a-me-ree-ga-tsee yem. Hos yem. My name is Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse. I am Armenian American. I am here. It has been a while since I have posted about my Armenian book project. Happily, that is because … Continue reading

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