Return to Rio



Award-winning author Deborah O’Neill Cordes breaks new ground with her sci-fi time travel release Dragon Dawn.

The buzz continues to grow around Dragon Dawn, shooting to the top of Amazon charts even before its formal release.  I loved Ms. Cordes and Carey Frates , collectively writing as Morgan O’Neill, in their early Italian time travel series, and together they have garnered countless awards with their Roman time travel series.  As interest in Ms. Cordes solo venture into a realm where dinosaurs and humans are thrown together through time reached fever pitch, I was a little in awe over how ambitious and intricate the premise is.  I still am in awe, so I’m going to turn Return to Rio over to Dragon Dawn author Deborah O’Neill Cordes and let her explain Book I of the series.

Deborah’s bio:


Deborah O’Neill Cordes is a screenwriter and novelist of historical and speculative fiction. She is the author of the sci-fi time travel novel, Dragon Dawn, Book One of the Dinosaurian Time Travel Series. She is also the co-author of the Morgan O’Neill time travel novels, which she writes with Cary Morgan Frates. Three of Deborah’s works have been optioned by Hollywood, while many others are award winners, garnering finalist placements in the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Conference Literary Contest, semi-finalist wins in the William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, and the Metro Goldwyn Mayer Finalist award in the Seattle International Film Festival’s Perfect Pitch Forum. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two West Highland White Terriers, who, alas, are precocious terriers and therefore never white.


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Dragon Dawn book blurb:


Time snakes between alternate universes.  Ever watchful, an alien intelligence survives on Mars, waiting to be found by spacefarers from Earth.  The alien’s ultimate goal is to send human astronauts back in time, where they will alter the past and thwart the extinction of the dinosaurs.  A race of intelligent dinosaurs, resembling the alien’s extinct species, subsequently evolves to rule the world.  But a human female astronaut, through a strange twist of fate, survives the change in the space-time continuum.  After finding herself in a dinosaurian body, she must race against time – and the formidable alien – to restore the universe to its rightful course. Book One of the Dinosaurian Time Travel Series.


More titles by Deborah O’Neill Cordes writing with Carey Morgan Frates as Morgan O’Neill:
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9 thoughts on “Dragon Dawn Debuts

  1. Wonderful introduction/post for an amazing book. I have no doubt this book will be a best seller and congratulations to Deborah for such a literary masterpiece.


  2. Thanks, Joanna! I’m with you on being sure of its success.


  3. Leslie, thanks so much for giving my novel a spotlight on your blog. And thanks to Joanna for the kind words. This novel has been a part of my life for many years, and I’m so excited that my “baby” is now out in the world. Thank you.


  4. You’re welcome. To be perfectly honest–I’m excited by seeing how huge this is! Continued success!


    1. It is beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you!


  5. irenepreston says:

    Deb – this book blends together so many fiction elements I love – time travel, space, dinosaurs, aliens – can’t wait to read!


    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Irene. We certainly have the same interests! I hope you enjoy Dragon Dawn.


  6. So happy for you, Deb! Time for the world to find out what a talented writer you are. Time for you to shine!


  7. deborahcordesauthor says:

    Thank you, M.J., for your kind words and continuous support!


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