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.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday: 'Sea Panther'

Welcome to Sneak Peek Sunday. Kimberly is staying at a B&B in Cape May, New Jersey...


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While waiting for the hostess, she perused the want ads pinned to a bulletin board next to the counter. One in particular drew her attention and she read the notice a second time…

90-ft. sloop SEA PANTHER seeking fifth crewmember for coastal cruise, leaving Cape May on 11 Dec., docking Charleston, SC for refit, continuing on to Florida and the Caribbean. Experience required. Fair wages. Inquire at Rusty Scupper.

If only she’d the nerve to reply to the ad, she could sail away from all her problems. Taking off would be a major cop-out, but the fantasy of escaping from a messed up life offered a certain appeal. And she did need a job.

“Would you prefer to sit at a booth or the counter?” A college-aged girl with a blond ponytail interrupted Kimberly’s thoughts.

“A booth, please.” Kimberley’s stomach gave off a soft gurgle as she slid into the offered seat. Hoping no one heard, she pressed a hand to her belly and concentrated on the menu.

Nothing appealed. She hadn’t had an appetite in weeks. Not since learning the offshore deal she invested her savings in, along with the money of a few clients, failed. God, her life was such a mess.


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Sea Panther by Dawn Marie Hamilton

Sea Panther

by Dawn Marie Hamilton


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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday 'Sea Panther'

Welcome to Sneak Peek Sunday. If you dropped by for the #HopswithHeart Spring Fling Blog Hop click here. But I hope you'll also check out today's Sneak Peek.


Woo hoo! Sea Panther has released. So what is Kimberly's first impression of Robert?


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The drop dead gorgeous man who stood before her oozed sensual heat from every pore of his over six feet of muscle clothed in black jeans, form-fitting leather jacket, and biker boots.

The gaze she ran over the length of him was probably too obvious. Irrepressible though. The man’s short, tawny-brown hair with a slight reddish tinge was styled to spiky perfection. A firm square jaw filled out a rugged face. And his eyes…

Humor flashed in the expressive cinnamon-brown gaze and his sexy full lips parted into a slash of a grin, displaying perfect white teeth. She couldn’t refrain from gasping.

A Bad Boy. Her spine tingled with—could it be attraction?

Without a sound, he moved closer.

Her stare froze on a scar. The thin line marred the side of his handsome face from the corner of the right eye, across the cheek to his chin, making him appear…dangerous.



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~Dawn Marie

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Fling Blog Hop March 20 - 23 #HopswithHeart


Blog Hop Update 3/24

Winner of the 'Sea Panther' Key Chain:
Felicity Nichols

Grand Prize Winners:
Kindle Fire— Sally Fryman Wagoner
$75 Amazon Gift Card— Eva
$25 Starbucks Gift Card— Eva Millien
$25 Blushing Books Gift Card— Kathy Osborn
$25 Loose Id Gift Card— Jessica Subject


Sea Panther Release Day

Love is in the air...and I'm celebrating the release of my newest romance novel, Sea Panther:

2013 Golden Heart® paranormal finalist

'Sea Panther' ~ a Scottish inspired paranormal romance with a Highlander vampire shifter hero, a modern damsel in distress, adventure, suspense, and romance. And a wee bit of time travel—just for fun.

Can love mend a fractured soul?

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.



I love shifter stories. What is your favorite type of shifter?


***Giveaway***

Comment on this blog for a chance to receive one of these darling key chains created by the very talented Nicole Laverdure. The little Florida panther charm is sterling silver. Isn't he a handsome fellow? (Remember to include your email addy so I can contact you should your entry be drawn.)



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To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter box below and press enter! (One entry per person!) Winners will be chosen on Monday, March 24th.


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~Dawn Marie

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Welcoming Spring - Garden Gate #5




Since tomorrow is the first day of spring, I thought this photo of my garden gate, which was recently covered in snow, would brighten things up. I made the living wreath last year with impatiens, pink polka dot plant, and ivy. This year I plan to try more sun tolerant plants since the gate gets more sun than originally thought. Perhaps Jillian from Foxgloves Garden Center in the Garden Gate series will stop by with instructions.

Stop back tomorrow for Sea Panther release day and the Spring Fling Blog Hop.

~Dawn Marie



Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday and Giveaway: 'Sea Panther'

Less than five days until the release of Sea Panther on Thursday, March 20th. Let's meet Kimberly...


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Cheerful carolers serenaded from hidden speakers. The way-too-joyous music taunted Kimberly as she wandered along the Cape May avenue, peering into storefronts glittered with holiday decorations. She crossed empty arms and hugged herself. She hadn’t purchased anything. What little cash remained in her stash would be needed when the week’s reprieve ended.

The chill of the evening wasn’t a bother. There was no need to hurry. Besides, she had nowhere to go.

She halted in front of a display of sinful pastries. Along with the tantalizing scents of nutmeg and cinnamon wafting from the bakery, an overload of better-time memories swept over her. She blinked several times, refusing to get weepy.

After spending a better part of the day trying to rise above the malaise, she still felt like crap. Neither the seasonal splendor nor the afternoon of window-shopping had done much to dispel the remnants of the nightmares.

The memory of the dreams and the related sensation of being chased made her shudder. And if that wasn’t enough to frighten, the thought of a hit man—

Enough of that. Kimberly stiffened her spine and turned away from the images in her mind. A prickle teased the base of her neck, and she increased the pace. Could the rumor be true? Was someone following her?



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~Dawn Marie

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday and Giveaway: Sea Panther

Eleven days and counting until the release of Sea Panther on March 20th. So very excited! Here is another sneak peek from Chapter One...


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“Has Dr. Knight made any progress?”

Hope beat in rhythm with Robert’s blackened heart. The much-acclaimed ethnologist, who specialized in Caribbean Voodoo, was the most recent addition to the staff at the scientific foundation he funded in the Florida Everglades. The world believed the assorted experts in his employ researched the endangered Florida panther.

He choked on a dry chuckle. Their true objective was to find a cure for his malady. Dammit, they had better discover a solution soon, or darkness would claim what little remained of his humanity. Colin watched him expectantly.

“The good doctor is diligent, searching through piles of dusty historical texts. There are a few theories. Nothing concrete.” Robert released a frustrated breath. “I realize after tonight how desperate my need has become. I must return to Florida and undergo more tests. One of those expensive scientists on my payroll better find a cure before I destroy another human life.”

His friend clasped his upper arm. “I’ll see to the lass.”

“Aye, and arrange to have blood delivered at each port of call. I will not risk any more innocents.”


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~Dawn Marie

Monday, March 3, 2014

Two Giveaways for 'Sea Panther'


Two giveaways are so much better than one. Don't you think? In celebration of the upcoming release of Sea Panther on March 20th, there are two giveaways going on for Signed Trade Paperbacks (US Only).

Now through March 16th, enter to receive one of three gift books here...

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And, through March 30th, 10 books are up for grabs at Goodreads...



Goodreads Book Giveaway


Sea Panther by Dawn Marie Hamilton

Sea Panther

by Dawn Marie Hamilton


Giveaway ends March 31, 2014.

See the giveaway details
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~Dawn Marie

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday - 'Sea Panther'

In anticipation of the release of Sea Panther on March 20th, here is another sneak peek from Chapter One...


“This time I went too far.” He reached deep within and clamped down on the aggressive desires. He’d been a bloody fool to allow the young woman with the purple-tinted hair to pick him up at a bayside bar. Dressed in black lace, leather and chains, she’d told him she wanted to hook-up with a vampire. He should have been wary.

“How she learned what I am is a mystery. I ought to have stopped when the warning alarm sounded in my head. Walked away.” He swallowed, and guilt settled in his gut. “Instead, I gave her what she wanted and almost took her life. I have little compassion left. Time is running out. I must unearth a cure.”

“You will, my friend. Have faith.”

“Soon it will be three hundred years.”

Too long to be cursed. Too long to live as an animal. Too long to live as a vampire.


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~Dawn Marie