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As many of you may know, our beloved sister hostess SHARON DONOVAN, tragically passed away on 11th April 2012. We who knew her, loved her, and were inspired by her courage and determination to face head on whatever life threw at her. When she could no longer see to paint she turned to writing and showed her amazing talent in the Inspirational Romance and Romantic Suspense genres, and her story 'Charade Of Hearts' was awarded the coveted Predators and Editors Award in January 2011.

This Blog was a source of great delight to her, she was one of the founder hostesses and she contributed to the fun and silliness in her own original way, and was kind enough to let her unique creation, the hunky butler 'Oliver' join us for our Friday romp and prepare 'virtual breakfast' for the guests on the following morning. It's beyond hard to have to go on without her, but we know that she would have been the first to insist that 'the show must go on.' She is, and will always be with us in spirit.
Sharon, dear friend, we will never forget you.
The Author Roast and Toast is part of the legacy you left us. Let's raise a Toast to you as well as all our guests.
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Friday, November 29, 2013

Vonnie Davis celebrates the release of Santa Wore Leathers


For those of you who enjoy a humorous holiday story that is both spicy and family-centered, Santa Wore Leathers released yesterday. This is Vonnie Davis’ first title with Harper Impulse. Vonnie likens herself to a French croissant: round, flakey and best served with strong coffee. She infuses her brand of romantic comedy into her contemporary, paranormal and historical romances, as well as romantic suspense.

BLURB:
There’s only one thing on Becca Sinclair’s Christmas list this holiday season – her very own column in the local paper. And if she can build a huge blog following, her wish just might come true.


Enter Dan “Wolf” Wolford aka the man-whore next door and the new star of Becca’s popular, post-divorce blog about men. A Navy SEAL turned commander of the Florida Marine Rescue Unit, Wolf’s the very definition of the word alpha – and with an endless rotation of women on his doorstep, this hunk on a Harley has Becca and her female followers all hot and bothered!
All Becca wants for Christmas is her newspaper column, right? But when she finds herself the target of Wolf’s irresistible attentions, her snarky comebacks become less and less convincing and, suddenly, she’s not so sure anymore…

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Wolf strode to her townhouse, rang the doorbell and waited.

Finally, her door opened, and he was greeted with a scowl.

“What?” She tugged the lapels of her short white silky robe together.

“I…ah…” His gaze snagged on all those ample curves showcased by the slinky material. I…ah…”

“You said that already.” She fisted a hand on her hip.


Einstein cannonballed around Becca with something red clamped in his jaws. He streaked across the grass, his strong muscles propelling him as he circled both of their yards.

“Get back in here!” Becca pointed into her house.

Einstein loped across the grass and shrubbery, ignoring his owner’s command.

Maybe if he acted the hero and returned the pet to its owner, he’d gain a few brownie points. “Stay here. I’ll get him.” Wolf took off after the dog. Seeing he was being chased only made Einstein run faster. Wolf followed him twice around the yard in front of Becca’s house. The dog leapt over a flowerbed and stopped, his head lowered, shaking his prize, his hind end elevated, wiggling in excitement.

“Give me that.” Wolf stepped to the right around the flowerbed. The dog trotted to the left. In a quick move, he sprinted to the left and the dog dashed to the right. “Think you’re smart, don’t you?” He could have sworn the dog smiled. Wolf leapt across the blooms, hoping to grab the smartass canine. Once he’d grabbed the collar, they rolled, and Einstein yelped. Wolf grimaced as he, too, rolled across a low-growing cactus and into the trunk of a palm tree. “Dammit.”

The dog whined and dropped the fabric to lick and bite at the prickly thorns in his groin.

“Easy now, Einstein.” Wolf cooed as he slipped his Swiss army knife from the front pocket of his jeans.

“What’s wrong? What’s going on? What are you doing with that knife?” Becca tugged on the hem of her short robe and glanced up and down the street as if she thought to run out into the yard.

“Stay where you are. He’ll be fine. He’s got some thorns in his hide.” Wolf removed the tweezers stored in a slot of the knife and began extracting the offending needles. “We can’t have an awesome fella like you in pain now, can we?” He worked as quickly as he could. “One more, big guy, and then you’ll be fine.” The dog licked him several times. “Yeah, I like you too. Let’s keep what I’m about to do just between us, shall we?” He ran his fingers over the affected groin area, keeping his attentions on the dog’s reactions. “Looks like we got them all.”

 “What in blue blazes are you doing to that dog? Are you performing some kind of ‘beasty-wildy’ on him?” Mrs. Minelli, his neighbor, punctured the air with her cane, her white eyebrows arched in question.

He fought the urge to laugh. “No, Mrs. Minelli. I was taking out thorns.”

She cocked her head to the side, her cataract-clouded eyes widened. “In his penis?”

BUY LINKS:
BARNES & NOBLE ~  http://bit.ly/1846Aau

Please visit me at my blog: http://www.vintagevonnie.blogspot.com
Or follow me on Facebook: Vonnie Davis.





***GIVEAWAY***
To win a copy of Vonnie 's book, all you have to do is just leave a comment and your e-mail address.
Contest ends on Sunday and everyone who comments is eligible.
(We reserve the right to waive the prize in any week when there are not enough contestants for a draw to be deemed fair and unbiased)

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new release, Vonnie, wishing you many, many sales!

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  2. Thanks! I'm thrilled to be here today. I hope everyone in the States had a great Thanksgiving yesterday.

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  3. Love, love, love this excerpt! And I love your heroes. I think I'm going to love Wolf as much as I loved Storm. Hey, and you give those alpha such cool names too!! Congrats on the release.

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    1. I hope you enjoy Wolf, Lilly. He's a family man, devoted to his siblings.

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  4. I know! Vonnie ALWAYS has the greatest names for her heroes! I love this excerpt too! It makes me laugh so hard. Congrats to our very special Vonnie on her very special day! Off to share the great news!

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  5. Already downloaded to my Kindle, Vonnie! Since the men have left for the day, I think I'll curl up on the couch with Wolf!

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    1. I hope you enjoy the read, Sarah. Please let me know. Good, bad or I'm gonna slap your fingers if you ever touch a computer again. LOL

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  6. Just wanted to add my congratulations as myself, rather than the Roast! (forgot to change my profile) I agree with the others, wolf sounds wonderful and i just love Einstein too"

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    1. Einstein is the glue that keeps the romance together. He nearly took over the book. LOL

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  7. Just stopping by to say congrats! It hit my Kindle already, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

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    1. You'll have to let me know what you thought of it, Cate. It was a fun story to write.

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  8. Hi Sarah, hi Cate, thanks for stopping by,

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  9. Best of luck with sales Vonnie and congratulations on your terrific stories. Looking forward to another!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Mary. I have a paranormal releasing from Random House in August.

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  10. Congratulations, Vonnie! I love the name Wolf and enjoyed reading the excerpt!

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    1. Thanks, I like when a person's name lends itself to a cool nickname which his does. I'm glad you stopped by.

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  11. Well I'm not passing up an entry! I was waiting for my birthday to buy a few books -(gift cards), but contests are even better :-) I love your stories, and the covers are pretty nice too. Congrats again!

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    1. Thanks for popping in, Michelle. I've had a busy day promoting.

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  12. Congrats! A toast to a great success!

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    1. Thanks, Baby Doll. (She's my daughter, folks, and would pout if I called her anything else)

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  13. I'ma read this (again) on Christmas Eve! Congrats hun. :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it on your second read, too. Thanks for stopping in.

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  14. Hi Melisa, Amy and Michelle and Rebecca,

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Amy, you must be so proud of your talented Mom!

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