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Recent Release: Just Within a Highland Mist by Dawn Marie Hamilton

Just Within a Highland Mist

The 5th tale in the Highland Gardens series.

 
Fae pixies are meddling with Gregor’s heart…

Gregor MacLachlan returns to Castle Lachlan, where he fostered as a green lad, ignoring rumors of fae activity. As a warrior with his cousin’s elite private guard, he hopes to prove to the clan he’s matured and has worth. A trio of pesky pixies have other plans for his heart. While hunting, a wayward shot from his bow nearly hits a strange lass who appears as if by magic.

Emily Smith follows one of the young boys in her care onto a forbidden mound in the woods behind the local garden center’s display garden and wakes in a strange bed, in a place and time not her own. Can she rise above the heartache caused by the untimely death of her fiancé and find love in the arms of the dark-eyed stranger who becomes her champion?

 

Emily gazed at her new husband with awe. It didn’t matter they were strangers. She sensed there was something special between them, perhaps magical, something that bound them together even though they were from different places. Different times.

She studied his full lips, anticipating the feel of them against her mouth. She moistened her lips, wanting him more than she would have imagined possible only a few days prior.

His pupils dilated, and he sucked in a ragged breath. He lifted a loose tendril of her hair and tucked it behind an ear. His calloused fingers brushed along the sensitive skin at the nape of her neck.

 Fire and ice. She shivered. A delicious chill tingled over her shoulder blades. Why was he making her wait?

 

Available at Amazon and B&N.

 
~Dawn Marie

Book Sale and other News from Dawn Marie Hamilton

Happy Valentine’s Week! Tuesday may have been the day, but many romantics celebrate the entire week, some the whole month. One of the ways I’m celebrating is with a book sale. The e-book version of Just Beyond the Garden Gate, the first novel in the Highland Gardens series, is on sale at Amazon, B&N, Apple, and Kobo for a mere 99 pennies for a limited time. If you haven’t read the series yet, now would be a great time to start.

 

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Other News:

I will be presenting and signing at the St. Mary’s County Library’s Author Fair in Lexington Park MD on April 1st from 10:00 to 2:00. There will be presentations from other local authors, a writing workshop, and an information session on self-publishing. If you are in the Southern Maryland area, stop by and say hello.

On most Wednesdays, I share excerpts from my books at my author blog, Dawn Marie Hamilton Writes. Hop over there on occasion for a short read.

I’m excited and honored to share that Just Wait For Me, the third novel in the Highland Gardens series, is a finalist in the 2017 Scéal Award Contest at Books & Benches for Otherworldly Romance (paranormal, fantasy, and time travel). Winners will be announced in late March. Wish me luck!

 

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Just Wait For Me

Available in e-book and print.
Amazon : B&N

 

~Dawn Marie

Cover Reveal – Just Within a Highland Mist by Dawn Marie Hamilton

Just Within a Highland Mist

 

The fifth tale in the Highland Gardens series

Coming Winter 2017

 
 

Published Books in the Highland Gardens series:

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Available at Amazon.

 
 
~Dawn Marie

Coming Soon: Enchanted Highlands, a collection of holiday novellas from April Holthaus, Victoria Zak, and Dawn Marie Hamilton

Enchanted Highlands

Enchanted Highlands

Three new Scottish romance novellas filled with holiday magic, time travel, and love by April Holthaus, Victoria Zak and Dawn Marie Hamilton. Available at Amazon in early December.

A Taste of Scotland in Photos

I recently returned from volunteering at the New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival, held each autumn at Loon Mountain Ski Area in Lincoln, NH.

The weather was unseasonably hot, so my dress stuck to me, and I can imagine how hot the thousands of men wearing heavy wool kilts were coping. Not even the leaves had yet changed color!

Here are a few photos to give you a taste of ‘Highland games’, which are held in many U.S. states and Canada.

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I take notes and photos while soaking in the flavors, sounds, and sights in order to write Scottish romance.

Nancy Lee Badger

See all my books HERE

Highland Games: Research and Kilts!

2014 NHHG Games 006I have written several novellas that wove a tale around Scottish dragons, and used my love of modern Scottish Highland Games to weave tales of time travel, and ancient Highlanders. Since my family volunteers annually at the New Hampshire Highland Games every September, I filled notebook after notebook with my interpretation of the sights, smells, sounds, and history of the games.

What do modern games have to do with a story of ancient Highlanders? I use modern day people and ancient Scottish folk, then twist their lives around Highland games and hunky athletes in kilts.

I fill my romance novels with sexual tension, costumes, weaponry, sports, 2013 NHHG 026food, craft displays, music, and vendors beneath tents selling everything under the sun. The aroma of meat pies mingles with the tang of fresh-squeezed lemonade. Sheep, herded by a border collie, run near tent-covered platforms where pretty girls dance a Highland fling. Bagpipers march while craftspeople spin wool or tell tales to kids; these are a few of the tastes, sounds, and sights that have found their way into my paranormal books.

Hubby and I are proud members of Clan Gunn and Clan MacBean. Dozens of clan tents at the games help visitors discover their heritage.

If you stop by the games this month, please stop at the Information tent and say ‘hi’ to me! For more info about these annual games click HERE. I have six titles with the Scottish time travel themes. Please check them out today!

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All three books in the

HIGHLAND GAMES THROUGH TIME series

shown above are available FREE for Kindle Unlimited Users

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These are the latest three books in the

KILTED ATHLETES THROUGH TIME series

that are available everywhere.

Check all of Nancy’s Book links HERE

My Hunted Highlander is Out!

My Hunted Highlander is the third and final book in the Kilted Athletes Through Time series, and was released on June 16, 2015.

The Story:

Plucked naked from the North Sea, bruised and nearly drowned, Niall Sinclair wakes bound to the mast of the pirate ship, The Black Thistle. Hiding his identity, and brutalized by the first mate and other seamen, their captain comes to his aid. Her identity, and gender, are a surprise, and his physical reaction to her makes him nearly forget his need to escape, and return to his clan.

When kidnapped from her shipbuilding business in modern day Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the last place Blair MacIan figured to end up, was at the helm of a pirate ship in 1603 Scotland. With her abusive husband dead, and the ship, the crew, and their people under her care, the last thing she needed was to fish a naked man from the sea. His ravaged face and ragged sandy hair could not detract from his magnificence, and she sensed in him, a means for her own escape.

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Just stopped by to announce that the winner of my $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card is Theresa F.

Thanks to everyone who entered!
Nancy Lee Badger