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, September 21, 2014

Supernatural Superlatives - Monster Plant--Night-blooming Cereus

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I participate in a group blog with three other paranormal romance authors--Supernatural Superlatives. I have a post up about my monster plant--night-blooming cereus. Stop by for a visit and check out the photos of the awesome plant and its bloom.




~Dawn Marie

Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday: Just Once in a Verra Blue Moon

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Now, for today's Sneak Peek, another Caitrina excerpt from Just Once in a Verra Blue Moon...


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Caitrina stood amongst the rose-colored foxgloves, alone in the shadows near the garden’s rear gate. She smiled when Finn evaded Jillian’s clumsy attempt to attract his attention. As he disappeared into the house, Caitrina turned away to gaze at the silvery haze surrounding the full moon. The time neared, and she’d work to do.

She would set the match into action before the High Queen of the Fae learned the game had begun. Caitrina could almost taste victory. This round and one more—she’d earn her freedom and be returned to the royal realm.

She inhaled a deep breath and uncurled her fists.

From her peripheral vision, she glimpsed Douglas MacKinnon watching her. Didn’t he understand he no longer aroused her curiosity?

She pressed her palm against her chest. She must have ingested a stimulant with an unusual property capable of causing a faerie heart to beat too fast.

Douglas raised a dark eyebrow in question.



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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Highlander #Giveaway Hop


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As many of you know, I love Scotland and Scottish things. I enjoy reading and writing Scottish inspired tales. And if there is a paranormal or fantasy element included, all the better. So, for the Highlander Giveaway Hop, I'm featuring the first two books in the Highland Gardens series.

The Scottish Highlands—a place where faeries and brownies and other fae creatures dance through time. On occasion, so do mere mortals.


Just Beyond the Garden Gate - Book 1

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Determined to regain her royal status, a banished faerie princess accepts a challenge from the High-Queen of the Fae to unite an unlikely couple while the clan brownie attempts to thwart her.

Passion ignites when a faerie-shove propels burned-out business consultant Laurie Bernard through the garden gate, back through time, and into the embrace of Patrick MacLachlan. The arrogant clan chief doesn’t know what to make of the lass in his arms, especially when he recognizes the brooch she wears as the one his stepmother wore when she and his father disappeared.

With the fae interfering at every opportunity, the couple must learn to trust one another while they battle an enemy clan, expose a traitor within their midst and discover the true fate of the missing parents. Can they learn the most important truth—love transcends time?


Just Once in a Verra Blue Moon - Book 2

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What happens when a twenty-first century business executive is expected to fulfill a prophecy given at the birth of a sixteenth-century seer? Of course, he must raise his sword in her defense.

Believing women only want him for his wealth, Finn MacIntyre doesn't trust any woman to love him. When, during Scottish Highland games, faerie magic sends him back in time to avenge the brutal abduction of his time-traveling cousin, he learns he's the subject of a fae prophecy.

Elspeth MacLachlan, the beloved clan seer, is betrothed to a man she dislikes and dreams of the man prophesized at her birth, only to find him in the most unexpected place—facedown in the mud.

With the help of fae allies, they must overcome the treachery set to destroy them to claim a love that transcends time.


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall into Romance Blog Hop - #Giveaway - #HopswithHeart

Update 9/24
And the Winners:
Blog Prize--e-book copy of Sea Panther: Pam
Grand Prize--$75 Amazon Gift Card: Yolanda Matias

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I so enjoy this time of year. Cooler temperatures make outdoor activities more fun. Perhaps a trip to the mountains and a hike to a waterfall. A waterfall is one of the settings in my paranormal novel Sea Panther. Robert and Laurie travel back in time to Jamaica 1715 to try to reverse the effects of a Voodoo curse. Dunn's River Falls was the inspiration for a playfully sexy scene for the couple.


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.

Dunn's River Falls - Jamaica

Where the hell is she?

Robert shifted the bulk of his weight from one leg to the other, yet again, and glanced at the mid-day sky. Bright sun. Blue sky. Weather would remain clear. He returned his stare to the outside of the ballroom’s double doors as if force of will alone would make Kimberly appear.

He’d been waiting for her on the terrace of the governor’s home for what seemed like an eternity. In reality, no more than a half-hour passed. After a quick post-ceremony toast to their nuptials, she’d gone to her room to change into a simpler gown.

Preferably, a garment easy to remove.

Soon she’d be all his. He chuckled. The governor had snickered like a fool and poked him in the ribs when he’d informed Robert of the romantic glen and waterfall in the hills above the great house. The secluded pools were ideal for swimming in the raw, or so Archibald said. A perfect spot for a tryst.


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BTW: Sea Panther is competing for the September cover of the month at Lolly Tova's blog. If you like the cover, I'd appreciate a vote: http://www.lollytova.com/septembers-cover-love-poll/ Thanks!


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday: Just Once in a Verra Blue Moon

The other day, a reader asked if there were any characters from previous books demanding their story. Well, yeah! Caitrina, the halfling faerie princess from the Highland Gardens series. She will get her story, but I have a few others in the works first. So I thought for Sneak Peek Sunday, I'd share a Caitrina excerpt.

From Just Once in a Verra Blue Moon...



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“Easy, lass.” Douglas grabbed her by the upper arms. “I wouldn’t want you to fall off this ridge.”

“Take your hands off of me, you Neanderthal.”

He pulled her against his thick chest. Fates, he felt good. “What were you doing with the queen?” he demanded.

She gasped. How could he possibly know of Oonagh?

Caitrina leaned her head back and stared into his amber eyes, searching for truth. “Who are you?”

“Someone to watch over you.” He lowered his head and kissed her hard on the lips, curling her toes.




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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday: Sea Panther

Today for Sneak Peek Sunday, unbeknownst to the captain, the first mate invites Kimberly to come aboard for the night and she has a nightmare...


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The animal growled. A blood curdling sound that raised the hairs on her arms. Canines bared, he leapt toward her. Lunged for her throat. She toppled backward; fell over the edge, screamed.

She woke with her body covered in sweat.

Another growl echoed in the night. This one sounded like a tomcat yowling, though louder. More frightening.

Kimberly bolted up in the bed. With a shaky hand, she reached for the switch and turned on the reading light over the bunk.

The cabin door swung open.

The captain stood in the doorway. Gorgeous cinnamon eyes bore into her. His intimidating breadth and height pressed against the edges of the small portal made him appear larger. Dangerous.




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~Dawn Marie