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.

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.)



***Grand Prize Giveaway***

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


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Now, check out the other participating blogs by clicking here .(#HopswithHeart)

~Dawn Marie

42 comments:

  1. I would have to say werewolf they get to change and be pretty cool. josephhawkshaw@yahoo.com

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    1. Hey, Joe! I was watching an old episode of Dark Shadows last night and one of the characters is a werewolf. Love it!

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  2. I'd have to go with a cat shifter, but a horse shifter would be great when you needed speedy transportation.
    a wereskunk tho, is intriguing... :)

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    1. Hi, Nora! I like the horse shifter idea. I've thought about a unicorn shifter for one of my Highland Gardens series books. :) I must admit the idea of a wereskunk is troublesome.

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  3. I am writing a novel about a Bear Shifter right now, such a lovely prize!

    Felicity
    dark.gypsy.princess@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Felicity! Bear shifters are quite popular lately. Yes?

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  4. I am a huge shifter fan! I love them all but I guess my favorite would be wolves. Thanks for sharing your book with us!
    amybowens34@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Amy! Wolves are great. I love Terry Spear's wolf books.

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  5. Flowers, Flowers, Flowers. Happy Spring everyone. I love paranormal romance. Just finished the Outlander series so Scottish romance is already on my mind. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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    1. Hi, DebraKay! Love the Outlander series. Waiting anxiously for the Starz adaption. :)

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  6. I love all shifters but the Wolf shifters the most.
    sasluvbooks at yahoo.com

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    1. Hello, Stacey! Wolves seem to be the most popular. One of the secondary characters (very secondary) in 'Sea Panther' is a vampire/wolf shifter, but we really won't learn much of him until the next book, 'Raven's Revenge'.

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  7. werewolves
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hey, bn100! I was first introduced to werewolves in the Dark Shadows TV series from 1969. :)

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  8. Hard to decide - I've "known" some pretty good bear shifters as well as wolf. Just can't decide. Love the key chains BTW!!

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    1. Hello, Donna! I've not read any bear shifter stories yet. Need to put some on my TBR list. Any recommendations? Thanks on the key chains. Nicole makes lovely items.

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  9. Wo9lves and big cats, like panthers and tigers are my favorite shifters. Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Hi, Dovile! I've not read any tiger shifters. Something else to put on my TBR list. :)

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  10. Love all cat shifters :)
    alinutza4u2004[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

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    1. Hi, Alina! As you can imagine with a Florida panther shifter, I love cat shifters. I'm currently reading the series by J T Geissinger--very sensual panther shifters. :)

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  11. Dark Shadows old series was better then Johhny Depps movie

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    1. Hello, Mercedes. As much as I enjoy most of Johnny Depp's movies, I was also disappointed with Dark Shadows, the movie. Jonathan Frid was such a wonderful Barnabas.

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  12. I think my favorite shifters would have to be wolves
    faramena at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Heather! Seems wolves get the most votes. :) I hope you'll watch for Wolfgang throughout the Crimson Storm series. He's a German Vampire wolf shifter. He's Raven's lover. We'll have to see where his character takes me in future books.

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  13. wolves!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Froggy
    froggarita@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, Froggy! Another vote for wolves. :) I guess I need to beef up Wolfgang's roll in the series.

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  14. I love Vampires & Wolves. =)

    Thank you for having this giveaway! I hope you have a great weekend! =)

    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Brandi! Vampires & Wolves. Has a certain ring to it. :)

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  15. My favorite shifters have always been big cats and wolves. There is something about that soft fur and the growls sounds that they give off that just does it for me. Even now, just writing it makes me a little shivery. Thanks so much for participating in the Hop. I can't tell you how many new authors I have found from doing these Hops. I really am a lucky girl.
    Laurah2727@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Laurah. I'm so glad you mentioned the fur. The thought of stroking a males furry coat is so sexy.

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  16. Wow those are so cute!! Love em love em!! And ypur books look great!! Glad to meet new authors on this hop!! Thank u
    Badboatygirl@gmail.com

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  17. I love shifter stories, especially ones featuring wolves (or werewolves).

    Beautiful charms. Thank you for the giveaway!

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Hi, HB. Wolves reign, but I really do like my Florida panther shifter. :)

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  18. Werewolves are my favorite shifter stories.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hey, Natasha! Werewolves are in the majority it seems. I hope you'll check out Wolfgang in future Crimson Storm books. :)

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  19. I love wold shifters, but Ilona Andrews' Curran has me loving the big cart shifters too!!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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    1. Hi, Elizabeth! I'm not familiar with Ilona Andrews. I'll have to check out her cat shifters. Thanks!

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  20. I love shifters! Im so stuck on them right now! I love the wolves and big cats! My favorites!! Thank you for sharing!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Shadow! I'm partial to the big cats after researching Florida panthers for Sea Panther yet wolves are magnificent too.

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  21. I don't have a favorite type of shifter. Big cats, perhaps. I just finished Christie Feehan's DARK SYMPHONY. There were jaguar shifters. Ooh la la!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Fingers crossed to win.

    skeeterlee63 [at] gmail.com

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    1. Hello, Skeeter Lee! I've read several books from Christine Feehan's Dark series and really enjoyed them.

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