Happy Spring! Happy Spring Equinox!

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Happy first day of spring! I love this time of year. Bulbs blindly planted during the autumn are emerging from the soil, providing bright smiles. Day length–amount of sunlight–is increasing. And the weather is warming. Oh, happy days!

Spring begins in the northern hemisphere this afternoon with the vernal equinox at 5:58 PM EDT. The length of day and night will be nearly equal. And guess what else? A full moon will brighten our skies at 9:43 PM EDT. This will be the third and final supermoon of 2019. How special is that? Very! According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the last time a full moon closely coincided with the spring equinox was in March 2000. The last time they happened on the same date was on March 20, 1981.

I’m sure hundreds will swarm Stonehenge to celebrate the equinox.

What do you plan to do on this first day of Spring?

Since there will be a full moon tonight perhaps a vampire / shapeshifter story is in order. Have you read Sea Panther yet?

Sea Panther
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Can love mend a fractured soul?

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 crew member 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.

 

For more information about the full moon on the spring equinox check out this Farmer’s Almanac article by Bob Berman.

~Dawn Marie

 

 

Nancy Lee Badger’s Ode to Spring

Butterfly5Tree swings, sandy beaches, sunny summer afternoons. They are coming, but today we celebrate spring. Flowers are blooming, trees are budding, and the birds and the bees are doing what comes natural.

The air outside my door smells fresh, and most people I meet have a smile on their faces. Is it because of this past winter’s exceptionally deep snowfall? Even in North Carolina where I now make my home, we had a few storms that made everything stand still; schools closed for more than a week, roads left icy and rutted, no mail delivery, things like that. With the horrible, cold weather behind us, I look forward to sweeping the deck and sitting in the sun while writing or editing my manuscript.

As an author of over a dozen books, I am either writing a story, editing a completed story, creating a book cover, formatting a manuscript, or promoting my books. I love to connect with people on Social Media and  will do my best to take a break, now and then, to stop and watch a butterfly.

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