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, June 29, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday: Sea Panther

It's Sunday, time for a Sneak Peek. Continuing from last week, Kimberly is meeting with the captain...


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He paced a few feet away. Far enough not to reach for her. The lingering sensation from their brief handshake made him edgy. The pulse at her neck called to the vampire. The panther, demanding his mate, fought against bonds to which Robert tethered the animal. Robert forced control. “You want to crew on Sea Panther?”

Uncertainty flickered in her eyes. Was she afraid?

Aye. He smelled trepidation. Although it was best she fear him, the thought didn’t sit well. A strong need to protect his mate blasted his frontal lobe. Damn panther.

She held his stare. Finally, she answered, “Yes.”

“Why do you want to crew for me?”

“I need a job.”




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~Dawn Marie

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cover Reveal: CHANNEL20SOMETHING by Amy Patrick

From Award-Winning New Adult Author
Amy Patrick

CHANNEL20SOMETHING



*** Releasing: August 12 ***

22-year-old Heidi Haynes is almost one year into her "real life". She has her first reporting job, her first apartment, and a comfortable relationship with her college sweetheart. But for some reason she's not as eager to talk about walking down the aisle as he is.

Heidi secretly longs for big cities, big-market breaking news, and real independence from her way-too-close-by helicopter parents. Problem is, the last time she left the security of home for new places and new people, things didn't go so well. Disastrously, in fact, and she came running back to a local college and a "safe" boyfriend.

Aric Serrano is definitely not safe.

He's six-feet-four-inches of missing-Hemsworth-brother-hotness and plans to stay in small-market-Southern-Hell just long enough to grab a cup of coffee and put together a kick-ass "escape tape". He'll serve his one-year contract, then he's taking off for a higher rung on the TV sports ladder—alone—the way he likes it. Then he meets his new co-anchor.

Heidi would be so much more comfortable if she could simply ignore Aric. He's just her type—the type she's so careful to avoid these days. But that becomes impossible when she's forced to work closely with him on the weekend newscast. Now the attraction between them is growing even faster than the ratings, and what happens behind the scenes is the real news.



Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday: Sea Panther

It's Sunday, time for a Sneak Peek. Kimberly has gone to meet with the captain...


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He hesitated before shaking her hand. Would her touch produce the same effect as on their last meeting? He tightened control on the vampire and the panther, and grasped the slender hand.

Zap.

Her eyes widened. He yanked his arm away and extinguished the unwanted flame of lust hardening his loins. This woman meant trouble.

“Sit,” he barked.

Though her hands trembled, she did as directed. He trembled too. Needing time to rein in the chaotic emotions, he poured wine into two goblets from the bottle on the wet bar. He handed her one, careful not to make physical contact again. “I own this establishment. The wine is excellent.”

“Thank you,” she said and accepted the glass.

He grunted. God, he was being rude.



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~Dawn Marie

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Visiting Supernatural Superlatives Today: Me and My Imagination

I have my first post up at Supernatural Superlatives. A new paranormal romance blog adventure I'm sharing with authors Caryn Moya Block, Nancy Lee Badger and Meredith Bond. Stop by and learn about me through my imagination.




~Dawn Marie

Monday, June 16, 2014

Visiting with author Babette James: Interview, Sea Panther Exceprt, and #Giveaway

Author Babette James has interviewed me at her blog. Stop by, check out the iterview, excerpt of Sea Panther, and take a chance on a gift e-copy of
 Sea Panther...




~Dawn Marie

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Night Owl Reviews Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt Jun 15 - Aug 31




Join the fun with Night Owl Reviews Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt. Prizes galore!




~Dawn Marie

Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday: Sea Panther

Another Sunday, another Sneak Peek. Kimberly has gone to meet with the captain...


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Before he could wrap his mind around the why of his first mate’s actions, a knock sounded at the door. “Enter,” he yelled and continued to stare at the garden through the private dining room’s paned windows. He was acting rude, but he wanted to assert control over the battling beasts before facing the woman who managed to wheedle Colin into giving a recommendation.

The sound of a feminine throat clearing stiffened his spine, and he whirled around to face the woman. Oxygen left him in a rush. There stood the lass who haunted his dreams for the past night and day—since he saw her on the street and returned the damn scarf. The simple touch of their fingers had produced sparks. Remnants of the intense jolt of power that released the panther from tight restraints continued to surge through his blood.

He needed to be wary of this dangerous woman. He couldn’t hire her—have her near him, night after night, for the entire duration of a cruise. Too great would be temptation.

Robert studied her tall, slim form. She appeared elegant even though casually dressed. Soft chocolate eyes peered from a sculpted ivory face framed by shoulder-length curly brown hair. His gaze fed on lush lips that begged for passionate kisses.

When a pink tongue darted out and moistened those lips, every muscle in his body clenched. Fire raced through his veins. He was lost.

He couldn’t allow it. He strengthened his resolve. “Please, have a seat,” he reluctantly offered.



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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Goodreads Book Giveaway: Just Once in a Verra Blue Moon

First time in print!



Goodreads Book Giveaway


Just Once in a Verra Blue Moon by Dawn Marie Hamilton

Just Once in a Verra Blue Moon

by Dawn Marie Hamilton


Giveaway ends July 12, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win



~Dawn Marie

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads Party is in Full Swing #TRRparty

http://www.theromancereviews.com/event.php


250 participating authors and publishers.
More than 200 prizes up for grabs during the whole month of June.
Grand prize: $100 Gift Certificate!

Sea Panther is a featured book June 11 - 15.

Earn extra points by visiting the sponsor links at the bottom of the TRR party page.

Must register and log in at TRR before playing the game.
Registration is free and easy.
 
 



~Dawn Marie




Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday: Sea Panther

It's that time, again, for Sneak Peek Sunday. Before we get started, welcome to A Summer For Love Blog Hop visitors. Please click the below link to jump directly to the hop post:



Continuing from last week: Colin, Sea Panther's first mate, has offered to set up a meeting with the captain and left the bar...


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“Aren’t you afraid to crew for the Panther? He’s a hard man.” The other bar patron dressed in a black wool fisherman sweater finally spoke.

Kimberly didn’t understand the urge to jump to the captain’s defense. She’d never met the man. Didn’t know his name. “If you know a reason I shouldn’t crew on Sea Panther, I wish you would tell me what it is.”

“Well, there’s rumors is all,” Tinker said.

These men thought she should be afraid. Why? “Please, tell me more.”

“Captain MacLachlan’s a reclusive billionaire,” Mackey said.

“Some say he’s,” the man in the sweater looked around the barroom wide-eyed as if fearing the walls hid listening ears, “a pirate.”



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~Dawn Marie

Friday, June 6, 2014

Visiting Romance Recipes Today: Sangria Pops, Excerpt, #Giveaway

 Sangria Pop recipe at Romance Recipes




I'm visiting Romance Recipes today with a cool recipe for Sangria Pops. Stop by to learn how to make these delicious party treats. While there, check out the excerpt from Sea Panther and enter the giveaway.

~Dawn Marie

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Summer For Love Blog Hop #SummerForLoveHop

The temperature is rising. It's time for Summer Love. One of my favorite, romantic summertime activities is dining alfresco with my sweetie. We have a table for two in the garden under an umbrella. Add a special tablecloth and table setting, candles, and a favorite meal. There you have it--a perfect evening.

What is your idea of a perfect, romantic evening?

Summer is also an opportunity to enjoy some Hot Reads. Do you like Scottish hunks? Vampires? Shifters? The hero of Sea Panther is all three. The Ultimate Tortured Hero.

"spine tingling tension from several different subplots keeps the reader shivering in anticipation" ~Night Owl Reviews Top Pick

Can love mend a fractured soul?

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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.

If you could shift into another creature, real or mythical, what would it be?


***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.)




Congrats Liza 0'Connor!
Winner of the Sea Panther beaded key chain.


GRAND PRIZES
(6) $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Cards

Comment with your name and email to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. Comments without name and email will not be counted. Commenting on each and every stop will increase the chances of winning.
Winners for the (6) Grand Prizes will be drawn and announced on
 THE ROMANCE TROUPE blog by June 10th.



***WINNERS***
1. Veronika Dream from blog stop #49
2. Deborah Close from blog stop #42
3. Sue Stiff from blog stop #9
4. Wanda Craig from blog stop #6
5. Joy F. from blog stop #55
6. Angie D. from blog stop #61
(winners will receive an email from krystalshannan and have 48hrs to respond or another winner will be chosen)

~Dawn Marie

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Join the fun at Authors After Dark - The Premier for Readers by Authors Convention


August 6-10, 2014
Charlotte, NC

I'm a featured author at this year's Authors After Dark Romance Readers Convention. Join me and hang out with some fabulous authors.  I'd love to see you there.



~Dawn Marie

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday: Sea Panther

Welcome to Sneak Peek Sunday. Continuing from last week: Colin, Sea Panther's first mate, has offered to set up a meeting with the captain and left the bar...


E-book available from Amazon,
Amazon UK
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Trade paperback available
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“Colin is okay, but the captain is strange,” the patron who’d started to speak earlier said.

An uneasy sensation settled in her chest. “What do you mean?”

“He’s never seen other than at night…and there are rumors.”

“What kind of rumors?”

“Dark tales.”

Kimberly bit her bottom lip, and Mackey scowled at the man. “Do shush, Tinker. Don’t be scaring the lady.”




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~Dawn Marie