Oh, and the dog. LOL Let's not forget the dog. The day serious, take-no-prisoners Roman got down on his stomach to lay not one, but two doggie biscuits on the floor in front of one wiley schnauser to keep him from biting him--again--was a visual that made me laugh until I cried. I could just see his exasperated expression. The set of his jaw.
So, I'm tickled to have Rolynn here at Vintage Vonnie today...
I’m halfway through reading Vonnie Davis’ new MONA LISA’S ROOM enjoying how Vonnie develops her heroine, Alyson. Since Vonnie writes romantic suspense, as I do, and MONA LISA’S ROOM releases in early November (my FADEOUT came out this month), we’re both on edge, hoping our heroines resonate with readers.
Do they represent what it means to be human? To me, part of that ‘reality’ means the heroine has vulnerabilities.
Alyson, in MONA LISA’S ROOM, has come out of a disappointing marriage that has left her feeling unloved, old, not sexy and worried about her ability to choose appropriate men to be with. She’s become a person who wears flip-flops instead of heels.
My character Jan, in FADEOUT, left her long-time boyfriend to take care of her dying mother. Her mother’s gone, now, but Jan’s been living in a house empty of furniture for six months. Why can’t she buy a bed so her boyfriend can sleep with her when/if he visits? She was once a big company executive; why can’t she make decisions and take action anymore?
Vulnerabilities. Alyson and Jan enter our stories confused, hurt and lacking confidence. They live in a world turned upside down by events they can’t seem to control, no matter how smart they are. And that’s where the suspense in our stories begins.
I can’t wait to finish Aly’s story; I hope you’ll enjoy Jan’s journey in FADEOUT. Here’s the cover and here’s the blurb.
BLURB for FADEOUT by Rolynn Anderson:
Jan Solvang has spent her life avoiding conflict and commitment. Six months ago, she left a marriage proposal and a job in Seattle to care for her dying mother. Now she's stuck with her mother's California house and her mother's dog, filling her mother's shoes as a memorial planner with her estranged father.
Roman Keller thrives on conflict, writing documentaries that reveal the flaws of the famous. Jan’s challenge is to help him write a positive eulogy for a grandfather he disliked, but Roman is more interested in her other client: a powerful attorney with a dark past his family wants buried with him. If Jan stands behind the family and Roman goes for the exposé, who’s in danger and who wins?
The tension between them pulls tighter as each discovers the other is keeping secrets. But if they tell the truth, will they destroy any chance for love?
SUSPENSE SPIKED WITH ROMANCE
FADEOUT in print & download at
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