Tuesday, February 7, 2012

14 Days of Romance: Vonnie Davis + Giveaway

To continue our 14 Days of Romance celebration is romance author Vonnie Davis, whose latest release is Storm’s Interlude….
I’ve read romance since the mid-nineteen-sixties. My love of the genre began with gothic romances and has morphed to include all sub-genres including ménage and male/male. One can read a lot of books in nearly fifty years. As someone who devoured two to three books a week, well, the numbers added up. So when Amber asked for my favorite romance, my gaze swept my bookshelf of keepers and, after a quick scan, rested on Mackenzie’s Mountain by Linda Howard.

Even with all the head hopping allowed at the turn of the century, it is a terrific read. Why? The heroine is intelligent, determined, brave—and mousy looking. See, in a society focused on beauty, the author gives hope for all of us to find that special someone. I like that. The hero, while scarred by racial bigotry, a wrongful conviction and the war, loves his son and, God help him, this mousy woman who doesn’t scorn him like the test of the town. He will protect those he loves with every breath he breathes. This petite spitfire conquers him; and, by golly, I smile and cheer for Mary every time I read the book.

And now for a sneak peek into Vonnie’s latest romance, Storm’s Interlude….

Nurse Rachel Dennison comes to Texas determined to prepare her new patient for a second round of chemo. What she isn’t counting on is her patient’s twin brother, Storm Masterson. Despite her initial attraction, Storm has two things Rachel can’t abide: a domineering personality and a fiancée. Half Native American, with the ability to have "vision dreams," Storm dreams about Rachel for three nights before her arrival. Both are unprepared for the firestorm of emotions their first encounter ignites. Ultimately, it is Rachel’s past—an abusive, maniacal ex-boyfriend—that threatens to keep them apart…and Storm’s dreams that bring them together again.

Thank you for sharing your favorite romance with us, Vonnie! Readers, to learn more about Vonnie and her books, visit her on the web at www.vonniedavis.com.

****Vonnie has kindly offered a giveaway today…. By commenting to today’s post between now and midnight EST tomorrow, you’ll be entered to win a free copy of Storm’s Interlude! Be sure to check back to see if you have won. (Chances of winning depend on the number of entries; you must be 18 years or older to enter.)


Sarah Grimm said...

Vonnie, Mackenzie's Mountain is one of my favorite's also.

Vonnie Davis said...

Thanks for having me, Amber. I finished BLUEST HEART last night. My, oh, my I did enjoy Casey. Whew! I will read that book again and again. Great writing, hon.

Vonnie Davis said...

Sarah, have you read the books about their children? I've enjoyed them immensely, too. Thanks for stopping by.

Cara Marsi said...

Vonnie, my introduction to romance novels were the YA novels by Elizabeth Howard I read in the mid-fifties. From them I graduated to gothics. I'll read just about any genre now.

Storm's Interlude sounds terrific.

Anonymous said...

Vonnie, I have so many favorites I can't name just one.

Hope you are doing well.


Vonnie Davis said...

Cara, I've never heard of that author. I was a voracious reader as a kid. Mysteries, historicals and biographies...and then I met gothic romances.

Vonnie Davis said...

Yes, I am doing well, Sharon. Mostly because I got my hair colored today. Just to show you how well trained my darling Calvin is, he came out into the garage as I drove in, opened my car door and crooned, "Hello beautiful. I didn't think it was possible, but you look even prettier." He's such a trip! Take care, hon.

Calisa Rhose said...

I haven't read that one, though I have read a lot of LH in my day too. It sounds really good. Thanks for sharing. And I have Storm's Interlude near the top of my tbr finally. With one or two ahead of it I'm chomping at the bit to get at it! I already have your book so don't worry about entering me sweetie.

Carol L. said...

Hi Vonnie,
I have always enjoyed Linda's books. But I haven't read this one so it's on my TRL for sure. Storm's Interlude sounds very interesting and I'd love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

marybelle said...

I would love to read STORM'S INTERLUDE thank you.

I have been reading a long time too & still marvel at all the wonderful books & genres around.


Vonnie Davis said...

Cara Marsi--Your name was picked from Calvin's hat (DH). I'll notify you by email. Thanks all for participating!

Donna Marie Rogers said...

Oh, wow, I love Mackenzie's Mountain. It's one of the very few books I've rererad over the years. :-)