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.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Melissa Schroeder's 10th Anniversary Blog Hop and #Giveaway


Woohoo! We're celebrating the 10th anniversary of Melissa Schroeder's first published book. Wow! Congratulations, Melissa!


I'm celebrating with a sale on Sea Panther...


e-Book On Sale 2.99 (reg.4.99) for limited time.
Grab your copy today.



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Apple,
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.


And a giveaway...

Summer is a great time to read.

In the Crimson Storm series each vampire shapeshifts into a different animal. Robert--a Florida panther. Raven--a raven. Jagger, a jaguar. Wolfgang--a wolf.

Who are your favorite shapeshifters? I'm enamored with the black panthers in J. T. Geissinger's Night Prowler series and the Highland wolves in Terry Spear's series.

Leave a comment below with your answer for a chance to snag one of these Sea Panther key chains with a little sterling silver Florida panther...



There is a blog hop Grand Prize--an iPad Mini...

a Rafflecopter giveaway


But that's not all...




Melissa is re-releasing the book that started the fun Harmless series--A Little Harmless Sex.


Is it love, or just a little harmless sex?


Read blurb and excerpt.







Don't forget to visit the other participants...








Thanks for stopping by!

~Dawn Marie



Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday: Sea Panther

It's Sunday, time for a Sneak Peek. Kimberly is still meeting with the captain, hoping he'll offer her a crewing job on Sea Panther...


E-book available from Amazon,
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Trade paperback available
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Kimberly struggled not to fidget under the scrutiny of her host.

Dressed in form-hugging black pants, a starched white tuxedo shirt open at the throat and stretched across a broad chest, and with the scar on a dangerously handsome face, Captain MacLachlan did look like a pirate. An eye-patch and sword, and a kerchief over his short spiked hair would complete the swashbuckler effect. Kimberly tried not to sigh at the image. She had to stop watching those classic old movies.

From his charming smile on their first meeting, she wouldn’t have expected him to be such an ill-tempered man. Tonight, however, his dark expression unnerved her. As did the odd sensation when they touched.

She rubbed her palm on her thigh—the palm still tingling from their handshake.

From the way the captain snatched his hand away, she would have thought him stung.

Silence stretched. Kimberly couldn’t stand the suspense. “Will there be other women onboard?” She burst out with the question that worried her most.


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~Dawn Marie

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Interview at Authors After Dark Blog

I'm attending the Authors After Dark convention in Charlotte, NC August 6-10 at the Westin hotel. There will be an author signing on Saturday, August 9, 2:00 - 4:00, open to the public. I'll be signing all my books. Hope to see you there.

There is a short interview with me at the AAD blog today. Stop by and say hi.


~Dawn Marie

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday: Sea Panther

Hope everyone is having a fabulous 4th of July Weekend!

Since it's Sunday, it's time for a Sneak Peek. Kimberly is still meeting with the captain, hoping he'll offer her a crewing job on Sea Panther...


E-book available from Amazon,
Amazon UK
  SmashwordsAppleand Barnes&Noble.
Trade paperback available
at Amazon, BAM, and Barnes&Noble.
The angry tilt of her chin exposed the sweet, soft, tempting length of her throat. His fangs punched through his gums, and he labored to concentrate.

“My father was Jimmy Scot. I’m sure you’ve heard of him.”

Indeed. Fast Jimmy had won more international yacht races than any of his contemporaries. Why did his daughter seek a job on Sea Panther? Although the lass wore quality garments, Colin believed she struggled without resources. “When was the last time you sailed?”

“Before my father died.” She pinned him with an irritated look. “Listen, I need a job, and I’m a good sailor.”

Sea Panther needed another hand. No one else had applied. Robert sighed, feeling cornered. Hadn’t she heard the rumors about him? Didn’t she believe the stories as all the others did? The lass must be in a dire situation if there was no one to turn to other than him. She held his gaze and waited for a response. Her imploring brown eyes slashed his defenses. Robert didn’t want to give in. He should send her away.

He retreated to the other side of the room and sat on the red leather sofa. With one leg crossed over the other knee, he tried to appear unaffected by her presence. He observed her while morosely pretending to sip from the goblet of wine, wishing the crystal glass contained her blood.




Thanks for stopping by!


For more Sneak Peek fun, check out the other participating authors by clicking the link below.

Click HERE
to join in the fun
and hop along
with Sneak Peek Sunday.



~Dawn Marie