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, August 24, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday: Sea Panther

Another Sneak Peek Sunday. What did the captain decide? ...


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He left. The door closed with a thud.

Kimberly breathed a sigh of relief. The room seemed less stifling without the captain’s overwhelming presence. She strolled to the window and peered out at the spotlighted winter garden. Cottony snow capped a collection of sculpted evergreens.

The old men at the Rusty Scupper had it right. The captain was a strange man. Like the actors in her favorite old movies, his speech and mannerisms imitated a bygone era. Was it an affectation or did it come naturally to him?

She savored the last taste of the cabernet. Raspberry and plum aromas with a hint of cassis flavor. In truth, the wine was excellent. As she placed the empty glass on a table, the door opened again. She tensed and swung around.

Colin stood in the doorway, a grin on his face. “So you’ve ensnared the captain.”

“He hired me if that’s what you mean.” She couldn’t help returning the Scotsman’s smile.




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~Dawn Marie

Monday, August 18, 2014

Interview at Blue Rose Romance

Award winning author Collette Cameron interviewed me and the post is up at Blue Rose Romance. Stop by and check it out.

INTERVIEW WITH DAWN MARIE HAMILTON AUTHOR OF JUST ONCE IN A VERRA BLUE MOON



~Dawn Marie

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday: Sea Panther

Now that the conventions on my schedule for 2014 are over, I can get back to a weekly Sneak Peek Sunday. Kimberly is still meeting with the captain, hoping he'll offer her a crewing job on Sea Panther...


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Kimberly held her breath. He had to hire her. He just had to. It would be the perfect opportunity to slip away. No one would think to look for her on a yacht sailing south this late in the season.

The captain sprang from his seat. With graceful catlike movements, he crossed the room to tower over her. She refused to be intimidated, and held her ground, allowing him to crowd her.

“Why do you want to crew for me?” he demanded with a sneer.

His rude manner got under her skin. Air left her lungs with a soft hiss.

One. Two. She silently counted to ten and swallowed her pride.

“I’m homeless. Crewing for you will give me a place to live.” She gazed into the most alluring eyes. Her stomach did a somersault. Idiot. She couldn’t believe she was attracted to the infuriating man.




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~Dawn Marie

Friday, August 15, 2014

Supernatural Superlatives - Time Travel

I participate in a group blog with three other paranormal romance authors--Supernatural Superlatives. I have a post up about time travel. Stop by for a visit and share your thoughts on the subject.


~Dawn Marie

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday: Sea Panther

It's Sunday, time for a Sneak Peek. I'm sorry I missed the last couple of Sundays due to traveling, but here is a new sneak peek. Kimberly is still meeting with the captain, hoping he'll offer her a crewing job on Sea Panther...


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Captain MacLachlan arched an eyebrow. “Do you have a problem working with men?”

“Of course not.” She wouldn’t allow him to think her a sexist. “But I do wonder if they’ll have a problem working with me.”

“My crew will do as I order.”

“That doesn’t mean they’ll want to work with me.” Kimberly rose from the chair, unable to sit any longer. She’d been shocked at the pub to learn Sea Panther’s mysterious captain was the same man who owned the yacht. What a coincidence she’d met him on the street the other night. She flicked glances in his direction while she paced.

His penetrating stare tracked her every move. “It might ease your mind to know my sister will meet us in Annapolis and will sail with us until we reach Florida.”

A surprise and a relief. “Does that mean I have the job?”



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~Dawn Marie

Friday, August 1, 2014

Happy August!


August is my favorite month of the year, with December running a close second. December is understandable because it's Christmas time. But, August? Hazy, hot, and humid.

Yes, August. I was born in August and I love my birthday month. And as you can see from the picture at the left, my favorite color is peridot. I love the gem and I love the color.

What is your favorite month of the year? Your favorite gemstone? Your favorite color?




~Dawn Marie