Monthly Archives: June 2014

Me and My Imagination by Dawn Marie Hamilton

Sea Panther e-cover 200 by 300How did my imagination get me here? I suppose that’s a good question for my first post at Supernatural Superlatives. But first, a big thank you to Caryn for creating this super, new blog. Isn’t the background pretty?

Hello. Thanks for visiting. I’m Dawn Marie and I write Scottish inspired fantasy and paranormal romance.

As a small child, before an age to attend school, I had an imaginary playmate. His name was Michael. Yeah, a guy, go figure.

Michael was everything to me. All I talked about. After much nagging, mom set a place for him each night at the dinner table. No one dared sit in his chair. Since I didn’t have a play phone, and wasn’t allowed to use the real phone, I called him on the pull chains of the fireplace screen. A bulb ornament hung on the end of each chain. I held one to my mouth and the other to my ear and chatted with Michael for hours. When we went on car trips, I’d point out his house(s). When a private plane flew overhead, it was Michael’s plane.

Worried, my parents spoke to the pediatrician. His response: Dawn Marie has a vivid imagination.

One of these days, I’ll write a story with Michael as the hero.

During grade school, I had three passions. 1. Reading. 2. Telling stories. Okay, maybe some people might have called them fibs—lie was not a word allowed in our house, so my siblings got in trouble if they called me a liar. 3. Being a ballerina.

I planned to grow up and be a ballerina who read tons of books and told fantastical stories.

During high school, I wrote several short stories. My English teacher suggested majoring in English in college. My aptitude scores were higher in math. I buckled under parental pressure and majored in computer science instead. Blah.

I hated it. I quit, got a job, and guess what? Because of all the computer classes I’d taken, the job I landed was as a sales statistician working with…you guessed it. Computers. I went back to school at night and earned a degree in Business Administration. I worked in finance then became a computer programmer, and then a systems analyst. Are you seeing a non-imaginative pattern? I became a computer trainer. Then a corporate trainer.

Just Beyond the Garden GateWith the corporate career, I traveled all over the United States, to Asia, and to Europe. While waiting for delayed flights, I made up stories about other passengers. Especially about couples who seemed oddly suited. During an assignment in Brussels, while traversing the city in a taxi, I saw a large billboard advertising whisky. The brawny Highlander with bare chest, kilt and claymore reminded me of the Scottish historical romance novels I read on all the boring, long flights.

I wanted to write about sexy Scottish men in kilts. I wanted to write about faeries. I wanted to write about vampires and shape shifters. I wanted to write about romance and happily ever afters. Years passed. I fell in love. Got married. Left my career. Started writing.

The first two books in the Highland Gardens Scottish Historical Time Travel series rife with meddling faeries released last year—Just Beyond the Garden Gate and Just Once in a Verra Blue Moon. If all goes well, Just Wait for Me, the third novel, will release late fall. Fingers crossed.

After seeing the movie Pirates of the Caribbean and reading the book The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard, my imagination produced a story idea with a hero who was a Scottish Jacobite turned vampire by a Voodoo curse. Then while in South Florida on vacation, a panther-crossing sign on the side of the road inspired the hero to morph into a vampire shifter. Sea Panther, the first book in the Crimson Storm paranormal romance series, was a 2013 RWA® Golden Heart® finalist and released in March. And I’m pleased to report it is a Night Owl Reviews top pick.

I’m currently working on the second book, Raven’s Revenge.

Grasp the fantasy. Embrace the romance. Dare to dream!

So, what has your imagination inspired?

~Dawn Marie

Sneak Peek – Wolfe’s Mate By Caryn Moya Block

Medium

Sneak Peek #1 – Wolfe’s Mate – Coming June 17th

Esme

The sound of her name vibrated through her body. She looked down at her chest. The golden thread of the lycan mating bond glowed softly. Her gaze followed its yellow light and she turned to find him standing in a doorway.The golden heartmate bond tied to his heart. Seeing him, she forgot to breathe.

 Wolfe’s Mate

A Siberian Volkov Romance

Book Seven

 

When her brother accidentally turns her into a lycan, Esme Fortescue struggles to find her balance. Now, while her brother desperately attempts to return her humanity, her lycan heartmate seduces her in her dreams.

Jared Wolfe has waited six months before claiming his mate due to the death of his parents and becoming the new Alpha of the Quebec Province. When Esme is in an accident and her brother disappears, Jared decides he can’t wait to claim her any longer. But will Esme consent to leave and can his newly changed mate handle the new Alpha?

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Coming June 17th – Wolfe’s Mate by Caryn Moya Block

 

MediumWolfe’s Mate

A Siberian Volkov Romance

Book Seven

 

When her brother accidentally turns her into a lycan, Esme Fortescue struggles to find her balance. Now while her brother desperately attempts to return her humanity, her lycan heartmate seduces her in her dreams.

Jared Wolfe has waited six months before claiming his mate due to the death of his parents and becoming the new Alpha of the Quebec Province. When Esme is in an accident and her brother disappears, Jared decides enough is enough and he can’t wait to claim her any longer. But will Esme consent to leave and can his newly changed mate handle the new Alpha?

Look for it at all your e-Retailers.

Caryn Moya Block – Finalist in RomCon Readers’ Crown Contest

RomCon Readers’ Crown Award Finalist – A Siberian Werewolf In Paris

romcon badgeCaryn Moya Block is happy to announce that “A Siberian Werewolf in Paris” is one of the finalists in the 2014 RomCon Readers’ Crown Contest in the Paranormal Category.

http://www.romcon.com/2014-readers-crown-finalists

2014 Readers’ Crown Finalists

Siberian Werewolf in Paris Edited

 

A Siberian Werewolf in Paris

Book Five of the Siberian Volkov Pack Series

Valerii Belikov, Siberian lycanthrope, knew that under the baseball cap and grubby jeans “Little Joe MacDonald” was actually Josephine. He didn’t know why she was hiding, but when the mating bond snapped into place after she was injured, he never expected her to run away. Josie is his mate, the one woman meant to be his, and should have known they couldn’t live apart. He could accept her hiding, but there was no way he could give her up.

Josephine Chevalier knew this day would come. Her father’s killers had found her. To keep her pack mates in England safe, she needed to run. It was time to return to Paris where it all started five years ago. Now if only Valerii, the man she wanted above all others, would stay away. Looking down at the golden cord tying their hearts together, she realized he would come. How could she keep him safe?

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-siberian-werewolf-in-paris/id715416550?mt=11&uo=4

Smashwords:https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/358434

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Siberian-Werewolf-Volkov-Romance-ebook/dp/B00F94M65E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1379424520&sr=8-4&keywords=a+siberian+werewolf+in+paris

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Siberian-Werewolf-Volkov-Romance-ebook/dp/B00F94M65E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379424467&sr=8-1&keywords=a+siberian+werewolf+in+paris

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-siberian-werewolf-in-paris-caryn-moya-block/1116924265?ean=2940148438342&itm=1&usri=2940148438342