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

Friday, March 16, 2012


I have two projects approved by editors and moved onto the last layer of the approval process. Yes folks, it's nail biting time.

One is a novella for The Wild Rose Press's Love Letters line. The letter that changes a person's life must appear within the first three pages. Imagine all the possibilities! My hero's letter arrives by way of a tumbleweed.

Tumbleweeds were brought to the States from Russia by accident.
Their seeds were mixed in with flax seeds brought over by immigrants.
So keep your fingers crossed for Tumbleweed Letters that it earns final approval.

The band of terrorists in this series leave
a handprint of the victim's blood on a nearby wall.
The other project is a romantic suspense, book two of The Red Hand Conspiracy Series, and is set in both Paris and Budapest. Book one, already under contract, is Mona Lisa's Room. The second book currently awaiting final approval is Rain is a Love Song. I'm working on book three now--Jazzbeat of Surrender.

Rain is a Love Song shows more of my sense of humor than anything I've written to date. Gwen and Jean-Luc just brought it out of me. I had such fun writing the scene in a Budapest dance club where Gwen pole dances just to make Jean-Luc angry. Did it work? What do you think? And then there's the room service scene where a plate full of condoms arrives along with their morning coffee. Well, 'nuff said.

My inspiration for Jean-Luc
So, as I wait, wish me luck. Lots of it!!!


Jannine Gallant said...

I wouldn't bite too hard. If the editor says yes, I think it's pretty much a given that it will be approved. BUT, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Judy Nickles/Gwyneth Greer said...

Sounds like some interesting projects (she says blushing over one of them) sure everything is on its way to being published, so chill, oh fantastic authoress! (Paris? Budapest? Transport me there, PLEASE!)

Lynne Marshall said...

Fingers crossed, Vonnie, and I promise to bite off at least three fingernails in your honor tonight.


Vonnie Davis said...

Jannine, thanks for your support. This approval process seems to take forever, and I get no better at waiting as time goes on.

Vonnie Davis said...

Judy, I hope people feel transported to Paris and Budapest. It's hard to create a balance from transporting the reader to a new and different place to writing a travelogue. Did I spell that right?

Vonnie Davis said...

Oh, Lynne, I'm not worthy of three of your nails. But I'll gladly take

Rachel Lyndhurst said...

Ooh! Jean-Luc ... yummy!

Vonnie Davis said...

Oh, he is quite yummy and so comical in his alpha mannerisms. What fun he was to write.