Welcome to my home on the web. You may have noted the mountains in the banner are the misty Blue Ridge of North Carolina. Did you know time traveling Highlanders live there? Read about them in the Highland Gardens series. Curious about the big cat? Florida panther~from the Crimson Storm paranormal novel, Sea Panther.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Twelvetide by Dawn Marie Hamilton: Free at Amazon January 17th - 21st 2020



Happy New Year!!

Twelvetide: Twelve Nights of Highland Magic
Free at Amazon Jan 17th - Jan 21st 2020
Get your copy here.



Fulfilling a childhood promise, Ashley Dumont returns to an ancient Druid garden in the Black Hills of Scotland on the eve of the winter solstice—a time when magic hums and the veil between realms thins and tears, allowing all manner of supernatural creatures through. Will the ghost who claimed to be her destiny still be there?

Caelan Innes awaits her arrival. Unjustly murdered in the sixteenth century, a second chance at life depends on this woman. The Druids grant them the twelve nights of Yule to find love and save Cael’s soul. Will a trip through time and the treachery of enemies make the sacrifice too dear?

Enjoy!

 ~Dawn Marie

Saturday, January 11, 2020

My Favorite Books From My 2019 Reading List

I enjoy writing stories, but I love to read. So I thought it would be fun to share the books I enjoyed reading most during the year. Since I started my writing journey, the number of books per year has lessened considerably, which makes each read that much more precious.

Although my preference is historical and paranormal romance, in 2019 I enjoyed several contemporary romances, too. Here are the books/series I enjoyed most...


The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness


My niece brought these books to my attention. I enjoyed the whole series plus the companion novel, but my favorite was the first storyA Discovery of Witches.



In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.

Find A Discovery of Witches at Amazon.





The Dogfather Series by Roxanne St. Claire


I discovered this series while judging a contest. I look forward to each new release from this series and the spin-off seriesThe Dogmothers. If you like romance and dogs these books are great reads. This year's favorite was the last book in the Dogfather seriesOld Dog New Tricks.

Daniel Kilcannon, the veterinarian known as the Dogfather, has been widowed for four years. He's spent the time running the largest canine rescue and training facility in North Carolina and pulling some strings to make sure each of his six grown children find a love like the one he lost when his beloved Annie died.

But as the years slip by, Daniel's vow to never love again is starting to make him restless. When a woman who was pivotal to his past arrives in Bitter Bark, he wonders if her appearance is coincidence or the guiding hand of his dearly departed wife...but the truth is neither. She's about to change his life in ways he could never have imagined. And Daniel isn't sure if his heart  or his family  will ever recover from the impact.

Find Old Dog New Tricks at Amazon.



Diamonds in the Rough Series by Sophie Barnes


Here is another series I discovered by judging in a contest. I've enjoyed many of the stories in the  series, my favoriteA Most Unlikely Duke

He never thought he'd become a duke, or that the secrets of his past would cost him his greatest love...

Raphe Matthews hasn’t stepped foot in polite circles since a tragedy left his once-noble family impoverished and in debt. The bare-knuckle boxer has spent the last fifteen years eking out an existence for himself and his two sisters. But when a stunning reversal of fortune lands Raphe the title of Duke of Huntley, he’s determined to make a go of becoming a proper lord, but he’ll need a little help, and his captivating neighbor might be just the woman for the job…

After her sister’s scandalous match, Lady Gabriella knows the ton’s eyes are on her. Agreeing to tutor the brutish new duke can only lead to ruin. Although she tries to control her irresistible attraction to Raphe, every day she spends with him only deepens her realization that this may be the one man she cannot do without. And as scandal threatens to envelop them both, she must decide if she can risk everything for love with a most unlikely duke.

Find A Most Unlikely Duke at Amazon.



Wishing you a magical 2020!


~Dawn Marie

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

99 Books @ 99 Cents Holiday Book Fair and Giveaway




HOLIDAY 99 BOOKS @ 99 CENTS BOOK FAIR
DAILY AMAZON GC GIVEAWAYS

December 18-21



If you're craving a great read but your wallet is down to pennies, check out the Holiday Book Fair, with 99 books on sale for 99 cents each. All genres and heat levels of romance, plus mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense, sci-fi, fantasy and more! That’s just 99 pennies for hours of awesome fiction!

Plus, check in daily to play the scavenger hunt games for a chance to win a $30 Amazon gift card. A new hunt will be posted every day of the fair.



Look for Books from Your Favorite Authors!

Angelica Kate • Bernadette Rowley • C.D. Gorri • Cailin Briste • Candace Sams • Cara Marsi • Cate Parke • Cathy MacRae • CB Samet • Cherry Christensen • Chloe Flowers • Christina McKnight • Crystal Dawn • Cynthia Cooke • Dakota Willink • Danni Roan • Dawn Marie Hamilton • Debbie White • Denise D. Young • Denise Devine • Donna Fasano • Donna Schlachter • Dyan Chick • E.B. Black • Elizabeth Rose • Elsie Davis • Em Petrova • Emberly Hart • Erin Zarro • Honey Phillips • ID Johnson • Isabella Thorne • Jacki Delecki • Jacqueline Diamond • Karen D. Bradley • Kat Samuels • Kerry Blaisdell • Kim Hornsby • Lane McFarland • Laurel Greer • Leeann Betts • Lucy Lakestone • Margaret Tanner • Maria Elena Alonso Sierra • Maria Geraci • Mariah Stone • Marsha A. Moore • Michelle Courtney • Naomi Bellina • Noelle Fox • R.M. Gauthier • Rachel Tsoumbakos • Ravyn Wilde • Ruth Kaufman • S. K. Gregory • Sabrina Kade • Shana Gray • Sierra Kay • Sydney Jane Baily • Tana Stone • Tee Smith • Theresa Beachman • Theresa Hodge • Traci Douglass • Victoria Saccenti • Whitley Cox • Zoe Forward • Aileen Harkwood


~Dawn Marie

Sunday, December 1, 2019

December Historical Romance Giveaway!



December Historical Romance Giveaway
 at Love Kissed Book Bargains!

 December 1 - December 31!


 120 Featured Historical Romance Books
at rock bottom prices (some free)
An amazing giveaway!
Enter to win one of six $50 Amazon Gift Cards.

ENTER at Love Kissed Book Bargains!


~Dawn Marie 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Secret Magicks Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Giveaway



Secret Magicks

Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance & Urban Fantasy Giveaway
October 11 - 31


Kindle Fire 7 • Ebook Prize Packs • Amazon Gift Cards • Leather-Bound Spell Book 

Paranormal romance, fantasy romance and urban fantasy lovers, how would you like to take home a Kindle Fire, Amazon gift card, or ebook prize pack where you get to choose the list of books you want from Amazon? Enter now for a chance to win!




Plus, check out the Secret Magicks Book Fair for a scavenger hunt game with a personal, leather-bound spell book up for grabs, and a huge shelf's worth of page-turning vampire, angel, shifter, witch, fae, and other reads for 2.99 or less, some FREE!





(Sponsored by the authors listed below)

Alex Gordon • Angelica R. Jackson • Bernadette Rowley • C.D. Gorri
 Carrie Pulkinen • Christa Paige • Christina McKnight • Dawn Marie Hamilton
 Denise D. Young • E.B. Black • Eichin Chang-Lim • Elizabeth Rose • Erica Monroe
  Greg Alldredge • J.L. Myers • JC Andrijeski • Karen Michelle Nutt • Karina Kantas
 Katherine Gilbert • L.E. Harrison • Lisa Voisin • Megan Starks • Mimi Barbour
 N.D. Jones • Rebecca Hefner • Sedona Venez •  Sharon Ashwood
 Stephanie West • Zoe Dawson



~Dawn Marie