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.

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?

E-book available from Amazon,
Amazon UK
  Smashwords, Appleand Barnes&Noble.
Trade paperback available
at Amazon and Barnes&Noble.
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

56 comments:

  1. lisamarie romero.... lisamarie.romero@yahoo.com

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  2. Perfect summer evening would be after the kids are asleep, out on the back porch in the calm, quiet, summer country evening. And, what mythical creature....so many to choose from, I don't know which one to pick.

    ~Angela Christina Archer
    history(at)angelachristinaarcher(dot)com

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    1. Hello, Angela Christina! Your perfect summer evening sounds wonderful. Hope you find the time this summer to partake. :) It is hard to decide what one creature to change into isn't it. Mine is a dragon. But perhaps a gift that allowed for shifting into what ever creature struck your fancy at any time is in order. :)

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  3. Love the key chains, they are so pretty!
    If I could shift into another creature, I would like to be a dragon maybe. I would like to fly.
    VeronikaDream
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hi, Veronika! The key chains are sweet, aren't they? Nicole does nice work. I'm with you on the dragon and flying. At least this week. :)

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  4. Wow. The key chain looks awesome. Also, I liked your blog post a lot.

    ladyunwritten[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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    1. Thanks, Ray! I have one of the key chains hanging on a pewter purse. :)

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  5. My perfect evening would be a nice quiet evening where I get to sit and watch my shows on tv while my husband watches the baby! But just for 1 night!!!

    If I could turn into any mythical creature it would be a mermaid because they are so beautiful! Even though I don't know how to swim! LOL

    lilybee888@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, April! An author's time is always at a premium. I hope you get to have that one night. :) I love the idea of shifting into a mermaid. I've asked this question several times and this is the first time someone mentioned mermaids. :)

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  6. Just drop by to say hello and to mention that I loved your book Dawn!
    nlaverdure88@videotron.ca

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. Hello! Glad you liked the book.

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  7. Nicoles makes beautiful jewelry and Dawn writes beautiful books!! That's a magic combo!

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway. The keychains are awesome.
    JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. Maybe a fairy, that would be fun!
    Tia Dalley
    videoclimber AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Oh, Tia, I like the idea of a fairy. The Highland Gardens series has faeries and a mischievous brownie. Fun!

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  10. I would shift into a tardegrade and head out into space searching for a new home. This one is doomed. The tardegrades are probably building their ship as you read this.

    Liza 0'Connor
    Liza2write@yahoo.com.

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    1. Interesting, Liza. Never came up when I've asked this question before. :)

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  11. Hi Dawn! Looking forward to reading this one! :)

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    1. Hi, Melba! Sea Panther has been described as a different vampire story. :) Hope you like it. :)

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  12. I'd love to be able to shift into a bird and have the option of flying away when life gets too stressful. My email is ginakeitz@aol.com

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    1. Hi, Gina. I like the idea of a bird. Do you have a specific preference? The sister of the hero of Sea Panther shifts into a raven and the next book in the series will be about her. Raven's Revenge.

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    2. when I wrote that, I was thinking of an Eagle or an Oriole.... Yeah, I know, big difference there... lol. but a Raven works too... (I'm in Maryland so Orioles and Ravens are always good). Thank you for answering. I have been collecting key rings since I was 12 years old... and especially LOVE ones that are different

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    3. LOL! I'm in Southern MD. Small world. :)

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  13. The key chains are so pretty. Maybe...a nightmare horse or dire wolf. They're both gorgeous creatures.

    H.B.
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Hi, HB. I'd never heard of a nightmare horse so I did a search for pics. Very cool! And dire wolves are beautiful. :)

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  14. Deborah Close
    dcpooh55 (at) cox (dot) net

    My perfect evening would be with a wolf shifter, strong, loyal, protective and of course sexy

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    1. I like the way you think, Deborah. You describe a perfect evening. :) Thanks. The key chains are sweet.

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  15. A panther sounds great - they are beautiful - but it would also be nice to be able to fly. Love time travel romances!
    Kelly Thompson
    kellberry@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Hi, Kelly. Time travels are my favs. It's hard to choose just one creature. I have several on my list: panther, dragon, and unicorn. :)

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  16. Joy F
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  17. rhino

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    bn100candg@hotmail.com

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  18. I would shift into a wolf Have always Loved wolves.
    Stacey A Smith
    sasluvbooks at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hello, Stacey. Wolves are beautiful animals. One of the (very) secondary characters in Sea Panther is a wolf shifter. He'll reappear in future books with a more major role. :)

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  19. I'd love to be a tiger, they're such beautiful animals.
    Jen Barnard
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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    1. Hi, Jen. A tiger shifter. Interesting and beautiful. :)

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  20. I love shifters. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, Vanessa! Shifters are definitely sexy.

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  21. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    Elizabeth H.
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. Hey, book Attict! Thanks for dropping by.

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  22. Shifter stories are great. The keychains are lovely. Thanks for participating in the hop.
    Wanda Craighead
    wcraig5432@yahoo.com

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  23. I love big cats. I would totally keep one for a pet if I thought I wouldn't get eaten. :)
    Katrina
    oneagainst at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Katrina! Yeah, and big cats need to run free. But a sexy shifter...

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  24. My perfect date would be dinner and a walk by the water to watch the sun set. =)

    I love vamps, shifters and any hot guys lol. If i could shift into anything it would be a panther or maybe an awesome dragon or flying unicorn lol.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    I hope you have a great week!! =)

    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi, Brandy. Yes, a perfect date. And I so love my vamps and shifters and Highlanders and, OK, yeah, hot guys in general. :)

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  25. What an intriguing book! If I could shift into another creature, I would love to be a wolf. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hey, BookLady! Wolfgang is a wolf shifter who will play a more prominent role in the next Crimson Storm novel. A hot, sexy, German. :)

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Alisha Sienkiel
    sienkiel1821 at yahoo dot com

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

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