Reviews and… release date!

I’m beyond delighted to announce that Anti-Virus is available for pre-order on Amazon.

30th August is the official publication date.

Yes, for those of you here in the UK, that’s Bank Holiday Monday! What better way to while away the day than sitting in a comfy spot, cup of coffee in hand, reading dystopia?!

In all seriousness, I am delighted. I have heard of people struggling with this final stage of the process, getting their cover and their manuscript uploaded onto Kindle Direct Publishing. I am at least 100% certain that if I hadn’t paid for professional cover design and formatting, I would be crying over my keyboard right about now. But I’m not, so I am more than grateful to the wonderful Becky and James at Platform House Publishing for their brilliant services. I will definitely be using them again!

In equally fabulous news, my fabulous ARC reader team (Team AV!) have been posting such amazing reviews over on Goodreads I’ve been quite blown away this week. I am beyond delighted.

So, this week has been pretty wonderful. It has spurred me on to keep writing. Not that I was planning on stopping, but this concept of publishing a book has been such a dream of mine for so long, and here I am, with a novel available for pre-order on Amazon.

It’s surreal.

Certainly not dystopian.

Welcome to the world of Anti-Virus!

Buenos Aires – Prompt Night A Dash of Sunny


If you let me

I would dance with you

I would offer my hands

my waist, my hips

my lips would almost …

leave their coral stain on your cheek

If you let me


If you let me

I would entice you with my feather feet

spark the floorboards

with my fiery stamp

whisper my fingertips over your wrist

and watch your pupils dilate at the very idea

If you let me


I will dance on my own

until then

I will be the vibration of the air

until then

I will be the music

alone –

until then.


Will you let me?


This week over at A Dash of Sunny, we are asked to write about dance. I took a slightly different tack, hence the picture I have included above. Here in the UK, with all of the political wranglings that are taking place, we seem to be in the midst of an overt anti-difference backlash. I don’t like it, not one bit. Everyone is equal. Nobody deserves to be marginalised.

Please do head on over to take part, or just read other offerings, if that’s all you want to do. But most of all, enjoy!



Masquerade – Friday Fictioneers

After a few weeks of festive absence, here I am with my entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!

Copyright - Dawn Q. Landau

Copyright – Dawn Q. Landau

– Masquerade –

“So our extensive funding for your art installation has produced… this?”

I hated him, and his condescension. I counted to ten, desperate for Jilly to fill the silence. She did.

“Mr Rogers, of course you know that this is a Second World War pill box. You will also realise – being an expert in military history – that it is the only one in the country to have been manned entirely by gay men. They were ready to lay down their lives, just the same as everyone else. Sadly, it was the only place in the world where they felt safe to be themselves. Ironic, don’t you think?”

Take that, you bigot.


Click on the blue froggy below to read others’ offerings!