Wednesday, November 28, 2012

BOOK TOUR: MONA LISA'S ROOM


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Vonnie will be awarding a $25.00 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the banner to see the other stops on the tour.



Gwen,

You won’t believe this email. I’m sitting in a French safe house, eating caviar and drinking champagne with handsome government agent, Niko Reynard. He’s wearing nothing but silk pajama bottoms and mega doses of sex appeal. I’m in big trouble, little sister. He’s kissed me several times and given me a foot massage that nearly caused spontaneous combustion. I'm feeling strangely virginal compared to the sexual prowess this thirty-year-old man exudes.

When I came to Paris for a bit of adventure, I never imagined I’d foil a bombing attempt, karate-kick two men, and run from terrorists while wearing a new pair of stilettos. I met a German musician, a gay poet from Australia, and the most delightful older French woman.

Don’t worry. I’m safe…the jury’s still out on yummy Niko, though. The more champagne I drink, the less reserved I feel. What an unforgettable fortieth birthday!

Alyson

Read an excerpt

Suddenly, screams followed by loud thumping and books falling filled the bookstore. Niko sprinted in the direction of the high-pitched shrieking, gun in hand. He bounded up the steps and rounded the corner. “Aly! Aly! What the hell.”

He skidded to a halt. One of the well-dressed men he saw entering the store earlier was on the floor, books covering most of his body. His companion was staggering, holding his hands over his eye and screaming like a banshee as blood ran down his face.

In the corner stood a pale and trembling Aly, her frightened blue eyes dominated her face.

“They…they grabbed me! Said they’d kill me if I resisted. I…I karate kicked them.” She swallowed, obviously trying to gain control. “Kung…kung-fooed the hell out of them, too. And…and…”—she pointed to the screaming man still on his feet—“I think I poked his eye out with one of my stilettos.”

Niko ran a hand down his face, keeping it over his mouth to hide the smile. What a piece of work. He wanted to laugh. He wanted to hug her. And damned if he didn’t want to shake the daylights out of her for stepping out of his sight. Hadn’t he told her to stay with him?

“You okay?” Niko’s gaze swept over her, looking for injuries. He fought the urge to pull her to him and embrace her until her trembling stopped. Frankly, if he were honest, his nerves weren’t the greatest right this moment, either. When he heard her scream earlier, cold fear did a free-fall straight through his system.

About the Author:
Vonnie Davis holds a degree in English with a concentration in technical writing from Penn State. She is retired and has traded in her technical writer’s tailored clothes for the feather boa of a romance writer. Her debut novel, Storm’s Interlude, was awarded the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit in two categories: Best book by a Virginia author and Best Mainstream Single Title. She lives in southern Virginia with her husband, who is also a writer.

Find the author online

Website ~ http://www.vonniedavis.com
Blog ~ http://www.vintagevonnie.blogspot.com"
Twitter ~ https://twitter.com/vonniewrites
Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/WritingStoriesOfTheHeart

13 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

MomJane said...

I just love the sound of this story. What fun.

Ingeborg said...

Sounds like a great read.

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Christine D. said...

I love how the blurb uses an email/letter style. Very creative.

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Shannon Ro said...

I think this sounds a lot more fun then techical writing. Thanks for sharing it with us

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Vonnie Davis said...

Thanks for hosting me today. One of the great benefits of this book tour is seeing so many different and delightful blogs. Yours is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it's got everything!

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Vonnie Davis said...

Hello Jane. Yes, this story is fun at times and suspenseful at others.

Vonnie Davis said...

Thanks Ingeborg. Great hearing from you.

Vonnie Davis said...

Thanks Christine, I wasn't sure if my editor and the marketing committee would go for my email blurb when I suggested it, but they did.

Vonnie Davis said...

Oh, Shannon, almost anything is more intersting than tech writing. LOL Especially when I get to write about such handsome heroes.

Vonnie Davis said...

Thanks, Vitajex. I like to think it does, but then I'm rather prejudiced. ;)

Mary Preston said...

I laugh every time at the stiletto remark. That's great writing for you.

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