Donna Augustine

USA Today Bestselling Author

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Fire and Ice Blog Hop

Before I was a writer, I was a reader. One of my favorite authors is Karen Moning. So for this blog hop, I’ve decided to highlight my favorite romance from her, The Dark Highlander. I think this is the first book in which she really starts to write a darker hero. This trend in her writing carries forward into her next book and also her Fever Series, another absolute favorite of mine.


From his penthouse lair high above Manhattan, Dageus looks out over a glittering city that calls to the darkness within him. A sixteenth-century Scot trapped between worlds, he is fighting a losing battle with the thirteen Druids who possess his soul, dooming him to an eternity of sexual pursuit. When Chloe Zanders, student of antiquities, is drawn into his world, she finds the insatiable alpha male an irresistible lure.Before long, she is caught up in an ancient prophecy that will sweep her back into time to medieval Scotland. Plunged into a world of timeless magic and dark seduction, she will soon face the challenge of a lifetime: fighting thirteen evil spirits for the heart of one irresistible man….

To help you on your way to reading this great series, I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card.


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Don’t stop here! All of the sites below are offering up their own giveaways!



Needle Felted Bulldog Giveaway and Quick Tutorial

What you’ll need:

100% Wool Batting

Brown Wool

Barbed Felting Needle

Foam Felting Pad

Black Beads

Needle & Thread

Black Clay Nose (You can find tutorial under Needle Felting. This is optional. You can substitute black wool. )

I never know exactly how I’m going to make something when I start. There is a lot of trial and error. This craft is very forgiving. Too little wool, add more. Too much? Just snip a chunk off with your scissors. Don’t be afraid to play around with it.

Here is my starting point. One chunk of batting and a barbed needle (38 gauge).

imageNow, start randomly poking the wool until you start to form a rough shape. That’s the beginning of the head, torso and back legs.


A little further along.


imageI need to get some front legs on!


I made a flat piece of felted wool that I’m attaching for ears. Will cut off excess wool after it’s secured. Start forming face.

imageForming face. Now I need to sew in some black beads before I get any further. I stick a needle in through the back of the head and poke out near the eye socket. I push the needle back in and tie it in the back of the head. I cover the thread in the back with a light layer of wool.

imageI added some colored fur and eyelids. I glued on a clay nose and poked in the mouth and wrinkles more. I also added a few strands of grew wool to accent the mouth. To make wrinkles, just poke in a line repeatedly.



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Sculpting Dragons

I haven’t sculpted anything in a long while. I decided to break out the polymer clay for a New Year’s Day Giveaway over at

If you want to enter to win it, swing over there Jan 1st. They’ll have some pictures posted on how I made it. I’ll load up a more extensive tutorial over here at some point in the future for anyone interested.






A Very Paranormal Holiday Blog Hop


Authors Kallysten and Tricia Schneider organized this Very Paranormal holidays Blog Hop to share their love for paranormal romance, help you discover new authors, win books, prizes… and maybe a brand new Kindle Fire!



Two days ago, Jo Davids was a waitress by night and a college kid by day, with the unnerving problem of objects floating around her.

One Day ago, Jo’s sexy boss, Cormac, noticed her for all the wrong reasons when she witnessed a man transform into a monster in the basement of his casino.

Today, Cormac ordered her shot.

If he’s real lucky, she won’t die. Because if she does, all hope is lost.

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Offer valid til Jan 6th.


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Grand Prize



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Winter Warmers Giveaway Hop

Winter Warmers Giveaway HopIn the culinary world, there is a thing called the amuse-bouche, a single bite.  I often get single random scenes that play through my head. For this giveaway, I’ve decided to share one, a sort of literary amuse-bouche.


We stood mere inches apart, just close enough for a deep breath to cause my shirt to graze his chest. I’d wanted him since I was a young girl of fourteen. Now, at twenty-six, he’d finally taken notice of me.

Now was too late, but bad my body disagreed with me. Back arched, lips parted and ragged breaths, every signal contradicted my next words to him.

“We can’t do this. I’ve got a life you don’t fit into.”

He moved a hair closer and I stepped back until I felt the wall behind me. He bent his head closer to me, hands on either side. So close but not close enough.

You can’t do this,” he said, a playful smile on his face and a gleam of anticipation in his intense grey eyes. “I can do anything I want.”

His left hand ran along my neck, his thumb pressing my chin upward. I should tell him to stop. I would before it got any further. His lips teasingly touched mine. His tongue darted into my mouth, inviting me to play, just as my reserve started to give way.

This man was my kryptonite.

I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to help fill your kindle with romance!


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I’d like to thank Felicity Heaton and Indie Romance Books for hosting this blog hop! Their links are below if you would like to visit them.

Don’t stop here! There is a list of sites below, all with their own giveaways : )

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