Friday, November 30, 2012

Mona Lisa's Room by Vonnie Davis - virtual tour and giveaway

Today we're featuring an excerpt from the contemporary romance, "Mona Lisa's Room" by Vonnie Davis on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions.

The author is giving away a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during her tour, so comment today AND follow her tour (if you click on the banner over there on the left, it'll take you to a list of her tour stops)! The more you read and comment, the better your odds of winning. You could be introduced to a great new author AND win a GC!

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

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.


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.

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

14 comments:

  1. Vonnie, it's been a fabulous tour. I'm going to absolutely love reading MONA LISA'S ROOM.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Oh, Mary, I've loved my tour. I've met such lovely readers who have been quite positive in their remarks. One hears so much about "snarky" individuals who spread negativity, but I've found the opposite to be true. People are not only terribly interesting, but sweet as can be, too. I hope you enjoy reading MONA LISA'S ROOM.

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  2. Hi Vonnie...It has been a fun tour. Your hubby is also a writer? How interesting. Does he write fiction or is he a technical writer like you were? I always envision married writers working away at a big old, leather inlaid partner's desk. When I see those in antique furniture stores, I'm always drawn to them but they're so impractical for today's homes and technology needs.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes, my Calvin is a writer, too. He taught English for 40 years and writes mainstream fiction. Long before we met, he took a year's sabbatical and moved to Paris where he spent his days writing at sidewalk cafes and absorbing French culture. Can you imagine? I'm still jealous...LOL. We met online eleven years ago and were drawn to each other because of our love of words and writing. A couple years after we were married, Calvin took me to Paris for a few weeks to show me his old haunts and the city he loves so much. I fell in love with Paris, too. He writes in his office, the walls lined with framed letters from his students. I write on my recliner in the living room with the cat curled at my feet. But I do have to admit your image of a big, antique leather inlaid partner's desk sparks my fantasy, too. Have a great weekend.

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  3. I want to thank you for stepping in and hosting me at the last minute when the scheduled lady became ill. Hugs to you for your generosity!!! You have a lovely site here. I'm enjoying my visit very much.

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  4. I can't wait to read Mona Lisa's Room. It sounds like a great read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hello, again, Ingeborg. Thanks for following my blog tour.

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  5. I had to giggle a little even as I had to hold my breath nervously. What a great tour this has been. I REALLY want to read this book.

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    1. Thanks, Jane. Your comments are much appreciated.

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  6. It has been great following this tour. I wish you success on your future endeavors, Vonnie! This tour was great.

    chrysrawr@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Christine! I've enjoyed this tour, too. I've met a lot of lovely ladies.

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  7. It has been a great tour, I look forward to checking out Mona Lisa's Room. I hope it has been a good tour for you too!

    fencingromein hotmail dot com

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    1. Yes, Shannon. I've had a lovely time. I'll be scheduling another tour when book two of this series--RAIN IS A LOVE SONG--releases. I have the cover, but the publisher's not given me a release date yet.

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  8. It sounds like a great read. I would love to read it. bluepooh1@hotmail.com

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