Monday, June 23, 2014

Sea Panther by Dawn Marie Hamilton ~ Book Review ARC

~ Blurb ~
 2013 Golden Heart® finalist for Best Paranormal Romance

Sea Panther ~ a Scottish inspired paranormal romance with a Highlander vampire shifter hero, a modern damsel in distress, adventure, suspense, and romance. And a wee bit of time travel—just for fun.

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 fiancĂ©, 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

 I was given this ARC for an honest opinion.
~ My Review ~
Have you ever liked something so much but not know how to get it across to others in a review. This is one of those books. You know the book you can't put down but you really, really need to get some sleep kind of book. 

I liked it from the first page and was intrigued with the authors smooth flow between Robert and Kimberly's point of views and when they did the time travel. The reader will be absorbed into the pages of this book and feel like they are experiencing everything personally.

Robert is a wealthy centuries old vampire and panther shifter who is spending his resources trying to find a cure to get rid of his curse. Ms Hamilton does a outstanding writing job of showing Robert's struggles to control his humanity in each of his scenes as these two competing forces try to take him over and claim Kimberly. 

While Kimberly is busy hiding at sea working on his boat and trying to stay safe from a hit man, I enjoyed the fact that she stayed a strong women and did not do the poor me act. But one of the best things is how the sexual tension kept ratcheting up between these two keeping you on the edge of your seat. 

I am intrigued by several characters in this book and would love to see a sequel on Robert's sister Raven and his friend Jagger.

~ My Rating ~ 

~ About The Author ~

Dawn Marie Hamilton dares you to dream. She is a 2013 RWA® Golden Heart® Finalist who pens Scottish-inspired fantasy and paranormal romance. Some of her tales are rife with mischief-making faeries, brownies, and other fae creatures. More tormented souls-shape shifters, vampires, and maybe a zombie or two-stalk across the pages of other stories. She is a member of The Golden Network, Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal, Celtic Hearts, and From the Heart chapters of RWA. When not writing, she's cooking, gardening, or paddling local creeks with her husband.

Enamored with everything Scottish, it's no surprise Scotland is the setting—along with the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina—for Highland Gardens, a Scottish historical time-travel fantasy romance series.

As a member of Clan Hamilton Society, Dawn Marie enjoys attending the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of the Scottish Clans, which take place near Highland Gardens's fictitious town of Anderson Creek, North Carolina.

A Jersey girl at heart, Dawn Marie lives in Southern Maryland with her husband.

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