Monday, 12 November 2012

$25 AMAZON GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY: Mona Lisa's Room by Vonnie Davis

Original Title: Mona Lisa's Room
Author: Vonnie Davis
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Release Date: October 15th 2012
Genre: Romantic Suspense


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


EXCERPT

“That must account for your great legs. Which reminds me—” he slid the ottoman back and picked up her foot “—I promised you a foot massage.”

Oh, good Lord. “That’s really not necessary.” His thumb pressed into the ball of her foot, and she wanted to whimper.“Your feet have taken a beating today. Running in those new high heels couldn’t have been comfortable.”
 
His magic fingers rubbed and kneaded the muscles of her foot and toes. She sighed in pure
pleasure, or purred. God bless magic fingers.

“Yet you never once complained. You’re a strong woman, Aly.” He bent and placed a gentle kiss to her toes and then to the instep of her foot, as his warm hands continued kneading her flesh.
 
“I…I’ve never had my toes kissed before.”
 
His dark head rose and chocolate eyes stared at her before he tilted his head to the side, as if
regarding every nuance of her expression. “I have so much I could teach you, cherie. You deserve to be cherished.” He bent and kissed her ankle as his large hands moved slowly up her leg, rubbing her sore calves. “Your skin is so soft. A man could die happy after touching you and feeling you respond to him. Men dream of such a reaction from a woman.” His fingertips played a sonata on her skin. Feather-light touches hummed promises. Her body sang its own sultry reply.
 
“Your calf muscles are tight. Did you use bath salts when you bathed?” He seemed intent on
rubbing her muscles into submission. Her womanly muscles had already succumbed by this point.
 
Alyson cleared her throat, hoping her voice wouldn’t give her away. “Yes. Yes, I did.”
 
“Good.” One warm hand slid behind her knee, slowly raising it. “Are these scrapes from when you fell this afternoon? He kissed first one and then the other, slow, sensual kisses. Oh, good Lord! How much more can I take before I haul him to me and beg him to end this thing?
 
His palms slowly rubbed her thighs, then stilled. “What do we have here?” A finger pushed the hem of her sleep shorts higher. “A tat?” His dark gaze swept to hers and his voice dropped to a sensual whisper. “I never imagined you would have a tattoo. You know I never cared much for butterflies—” he placed a kiss on the blue and purple butterfly “—but my opinion of them has suddenly changed.


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.

AUTHOR ONLINE: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

$25 AMAZON GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

Vonnie will be awarding a $25.00 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is COMMENT and one among the commenters will be randomly chosen to be the winner..

Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY and ends November 30th 2012.

36 comments:

  1. The excerpt gave me goose bumps, I felt like I was Alyson, phew!

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Yumi. That should be every writer's goal--to draw you in to make you feel what the heroine and hero are feeling.

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  2. Great excerpt...thanks for the chance to win.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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  3. interesting cover. i liked it. thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Oh, Sherry, wait till you see the cover for book two of the series. It's just as awesome. Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Thanks for hosting me today. You have a lovely blog.

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  5. Love the excerpt, a book I would love to read :) Thank you!

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    1. Lisa, words like yours warm a writer's heart. Thanks so much!

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  6. This looks so good, I love the stilleto on the cover do you think Niko could swing by my house for a while. I guess I need to buy the book so he can stay :O) Thanks Carin

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    1. Oh, Carin, wait till you read Niko trying shoes on her in a Parisian shoe store. I call it my shoe store seduction scene. He is very sensual...

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  7. Love the cover! Thanks for the great excerpt.

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    1. Thank you, JC. This was a fun book to write. The chemistry between Niko and Alyson was there from the moment they met in an interrogation room.

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  8. Hi Vonnie! Congratulations on your latest release! Cover artwork and excerpt really catch the interest! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity :)
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    1. Thanks, Mina. I'm glad I piqued your interest.

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  9. Thanks for a fun post and congrats to Vonnie on the new release!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the post, Erin. Thanks for your kind words.

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  11. Sounds good! (BTW - PSU '81)

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    1. Yay you! Go BIG BLUEE!! I attended college as a grandma. PSU '01. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  12. Thank u for this awsome giveaway ,awsome :) and congrats vonnie on ur Release :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lauren. Everyone's been so sweet and welcoming.

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  13. Just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  14. Ooh, a lovely excerpt... thanks!

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  15. thanks for the $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY :)

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  16. WOW!! That's an excerpt to make you keep reading.

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  17. he sounds so romantic. i love the plot--it reminds me of the da vinci code, but with romance...and that's a good thing :)

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  18. Love the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Anna

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  19. Great excerpt, I love foot massages.

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  20. Interesting excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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