Blog by VONNIE DAVIS -- International, Award-Winning Romance Author: Adventurous...Humorous...Amorous.

Monday, April 11, 2011


My guest this week is an honored member of Cambridge Who's Who for 2011-2012, Melinda Elmore. Melinda states Native American Romance and Native American mysteries are her passion. She hopes to reveal in her books the uniqueness of the American Indian. Welcome to Vintage Vonnie. Share with us your passion about Native Americans.

I grew up with the fascination of the American Indian. My love for them grew by leaps and bounds as I read about them. I wanted to show, in my writings, of the proud people that the American Indians truly are. They show honor and respect for all living things. If I can capture just a small portion of that in my writings then that would be an added bonus for me. I feel truly blessed in my efforts to reveal how special Native Americans truly are. I'd like to share an excerpt from my recent release from Desert Breeze Publishing, Native Spirit -- 

White Hawk was in a daze, as he climbed the mountain in its winding formation. He glanced over the mountain's edge, revealing the openness of the land below. The creek was almost as if it was not even there because the water barely moved -- frozen by the cold weather.

White Hawk realized he was alone. He wished he could be more dependent on himself. He must learn to cope on his own. He knew if he could get through this, then he would be strong enough in his later life to handle anything.

His horse startled, rearing up on its hind legs. Holding on tightly, glancing around the area, he finally saw what had spooked him.

A herd of wild horses grazed the land over the next hill range. White Hawk stopped, taking in the beauty of the sacred animals. They nudged on each other, showing affection.

The herd consisted of many different colors, but one caught White Hawk's eye. It was of the purest white, with sparkling blue eyes. It stared, eventually galloping toward him.

As it got closer, White Hawk sensed this to be a very sacred animal. The color of white was a sign of sacredness. He climbed off his horse, tying him to the nearest boulder, but keeping focused on the pure white one.

As he coaxed it closer, the blue eyes fixed on him. He waited patiently, squatting down by the rocks. It walked closer.

White Hawk decided that he would wait for as long as it took to capture this sacred animal's heart. He realized time was of the essences but something from the spirit world told him that he must get the white horse.
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Janette Harjo said...

Your writing is a breath of fresh air, Melinda. :))


Judy said...

This really sounds like a great read. I also love that cover!!


Melinda Elmore said...


Thank you for stopping by. I will be contacting you soon with the next chapter

Walk in harmony,

Melinda Elmore said...


Thank you for stopping by. I really love the cover too.

Walk in harmony,

LaVerne Clark said...

Hi Melinda,

Very intriguing book. I find the American Indians fascinating and love reading about them. Like the native Maori of my own country, we can learn a lot from them in respect of our land and how to live in harmony with it. Can only be a good thing.

Gorgeous cover by the way : )

lizarnoldbooks said...

Sounds like a great story. Congratulations!
Liz Arnold

Melinda Elmore said...

La Verne,

Thank you for stopping by. Your words hold so much truth in them for if more people would listen to the American Indian then respect of all living things would be insured and all relations would walk in harmony.

Walk in harmony,

Melinda Elmore said...


Thank you for stopping by. I love to write about the American Indian. I am starting a mystery series. It will be on the Apache/Navajo

Walk in harmony,

Alyson Reuben said...

Hi, Melinda,

Kudos to you for choosing to write about the American Indians! So many untold stories about such wonderful people. I love your description of the sacred white horse with blue eyes.

Melinda Elmore said...


Thank you for stopping by.Yes there are so many untold stories that will be lost but I believe in my heart the stories will be handed down by the elders to the children.

Walk in harmony,

Vonnie Davis said...

Thanks to all of you who've stopped by to welcome my guest, Melinda. I just got home from a pesky 3-hour nuclear test on my gall bladder. I love how the doctor avoids giving you the details about tests--like the length of time involved or that your arms will be tied to your sides or that an IV will make your gall bladder cramp. Can you tell I'm a shade testy right now?? But enough of my complaining. Melinda, I hope you're having a good day at Vintage Vonnie. I agree with everyone that her cover looks fabulous.

Ken Weene said...

Melinda, thanks for sharing this site with me. I loved your piece.
Romance is a cornerstone of good literature.

Melinda Elmore said...


Thank you so much for having me here today. It is such an honor to be here. I love your blog it is very informative.

I hate to hear about you and your time at the doctor. I know it can be very hard when dealing with medical problems.

Again thank you for having me here.

Walk in harmony,

Melinda Elmore said...


Thanks for stopping by today. I will definitely check out your website.

Walk in harmony,

Melinda Elmore said...

It has been an honor to be on here today. I really enjoyed it. Thank you Vonnie, your such a sweetheart.

Hope to visit again soon. Please keep in touch Vonnie.

Walk in harmony,