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? Read about them in the Highland Gardens series. Curious about the big cat? Florida panther~from the Crimson Storm paranormal novel, Sea Panther.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday and Giveaway: 'Sea Panther'

Less than five days until the release of Sea Panther on Thursday, March 20th. Let's meet Kimberly...

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Cheerful carolers serenaded from hidden speakers. The way-too-joyous music taunted Kimberly as she wandered along the Cape May avenue, peering into storefronts glittered with holiday decorations. She crossed empty arms and hugged herself. She hadn’t purchased anything. What little cash remained in her stash would be needed when the week’s reprieve ended.

The chill of the evening wasn’t a bother. There was no need to hurry. Besides, she had nowhere to go.

She halted in front of a display of sinful pastries. Along with the tantalizing scents of nutmeg and cinnamon wafting from the bakery, an overload of better-time memories swept over her. She blinked several times, refusing to get weepy.

After spending a better part of the day trying to rise above the malaise, she still felt like crap. Neither the seasonal splendor nor the afternoon of window-shopping had done much to dispel the remnants of the nightmares.

The memory of the dreams and the related sensation of being chased made her shudder. And if that wasn’t enough to frighten, the thought of a hit man—

Enough of that. Kimberly stiffened her spine and turned away from the images in her mind. A prickle teased the base of her neck, and she increased the pace. Could the rumor be true? Was someone following her?

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~Dawn Marie


  1. Your book sounds wonderful! Love Scottish and paranormal stories. Throw in a vampire shifter and sea panther... I'm really intrigued. :) Congrats on your upcoming release!!

    1. Thanks, Karen! I had a lot of fun writing Robert and Kimberly's story. :)

  2. A sea panther? Intriguing. Great snippet.