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? Curious about the big cat? Florida panther~from the Crimson Storm paranormal novel, Sea Panther.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

'Sea Panther' - 2013 GOLDEN HEART® Finalist

A Crimson Storm Paranormal Romance

 
 
After evading arrest for Jacobite activities, Scottish nobleman Robert MacLachlan turns privateer. A Caribbean Voodoo priestess curses him to an eternal existence as a vampire shifter torn between the dual natures of a Florida panther and an immortal blood-thirsting man. For centuries, he seeks to reverse the black magic whilst maintaining his honor. Cruising the twenty-first century Atlantic, he becomes shorthanded to sail his 90-foot yacht, Sea Panther. The last thing he wants is a female crewmember and the call of her blood.

Although she swore never to sail again after her father died in a sailing accident, Kimberly Scot answers the captain's crew wanted ad to escape a hit man. She's lost everything, her fiancé, her job, and most of her money, along with money belonging to her ex-clients. A taste of Kimberly's blood convinces Robert she is the one woman who can claim the panther's heart. To break the curse, they travel back in time to where it all began—Jamaica 1715.

29 comments:

  1. Oooh, I love your blog, Dawn. Beautiful colors and heading. :) Well done!

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  2. Thanks, Terry! I want the site to feel misty. And the blue goes with the Blue Ridge mountains shot I took from Mt. Mitchell, north of Asheville. It's where the Highlands Gardens series begins. :)

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  3. Beautiful, Dawn. I love it. I'm so proud of you for all your accomplishments thus far!

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  4. Hi, Emma. Thanks! The blue is pretty, isn't it? :)

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  5. Congrats on your new Web Home, Dawn! It's lovely. Warm and inviting. I look forward to your posts!

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  6. Hey, Pat. Inviting--I like that. Thanks!

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  7. I love the Blue Ridge--I look at it every single day. I love that you set your second and third novels partially in that glorious spot. I love your new home on the web, Dawn. Great job in setting it up. BEST wishes with Sea Panther. Can't wait to read it--again!
    ~Cate

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  8. Hi, Cate! The Blue Ridge is one of those places that immediately settled into my blood the first time I visited. Can't think of a better place for my Highlanders to hang out while in the US. :)

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  9. Your blog is beautiful! Congrats on your new online home. Great blurb!!! :-)

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  10. Hi, Jennifer. Thanks! I just checked out your new blog and cover. Very pretty!

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  11. Congratulations on creating a vibrant and enticing new home, Dawn.
    I've felt for a long time that the mountains are home to time travelers. My husband is certain he was either an Sioux or a Viking who explored northern Minnesota. it's why we live here.

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  12. I've always been drawn to the mountains, Ana. DH prefers the ocean. :) Of course, both are nice. We live near the Chesapeake with an easy drive to the mountains. The best of both worlds. Thanks for checking out my new blog. btw: maybe your DH was both a Viking and a Sioux. :)

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  13. WOW that sounds like quite a conflict for your character. Good luck with this story. You blog site is really nice, Dawn.

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  14. Thanks, Paisley. Poor Robert is a trully tortured hero. He needs Kimberly to bring light into his life. Love HEAs!

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  15. Fantastic blog, Dawn! I love the design and colors. Sea Panther sounds wonderful!! Hope you win!!

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    1. Thanks, Vonda! I thought the blue would tie in nicely with the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Highland Gardens series. Sea Panther combines ocean blue with jungle green.

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  16. I love the new blog! Wonderful colors and a great banner up at top. SEA PANTHER sounds like a great read! :)

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    1. Hi, Rebecca. Thanks! I'm not usually a blue person, but the blue really works for my Scottish stories.

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  17. Welcome to blogging! I LOVE it!

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  18. I meant I love the blog, not necessarily blogging...although I do love that too. :P

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    1. Thanks, Alexa! I've enjoyed blogging at group blogs and thought it was time to do one of my own. :)

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  19. This is lovely, Dawn! And I remember taking a peek at the proposal to this story. Good job!

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    1. That's right, Cathy. You looked at the synopsis just before I submitted to the GH. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Angela! And thanks for the shout out on facebook.

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  21. Oh, I like the blog, Dawn! The story sounds great, too!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! Now I need to find a home for the story. :)

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  22. Lovely blog! And what an intriguing story. Now I'm dying to find out why he was cursed in the first place! Good luck finding it a home!

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  23. Thanks, Rashda! You just gave me an idea for an article. Curses through history. LOL!

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