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

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Is it August yet? A HIGHLANDER'S BELOVED releases August 18th

The date's been announced for the LoveSwept/Random House release of A HIGHLANDER'S BELOVED: August 18th.

There's no cover art yet...sigh...I'm getting anxious.

I do have the blurb and thanks to some gracious souls, who consented to read and write a few sentences, the "advance praise" requested by my editor are now listed on Random House's website. Her edits arrived last Friday and I sent them back on Monday, so things are moving along nicely.

Now my editor wants the first 3 chapters and a synopsis of the next book in the series. The working title for it is A HIGHLANDER'S PASSION. So I am writing and deleting and writing, working to capture their chemistry. These two are not strangers. They've known each other all their lives and, for a brief time a couple years ago, loved each other but something happened--doesn't it always?--and now my heroine wants nothing to do with my hero. She's got enough to contend with: the loss of her unborn child, widowhood, a new job working for the baffy pink-haired American (my alter-ego) and honing her newly-discovered witch's temperament. Oh...did I fail to mention she's a witch? Now, do you see what I'm dealing with here? And just wait until the hero finds out she's got powers. She might just knock him on his bear-shifting behind. Ohhh, I see possibilities. Don't you?

In the meantime, here's the blurb and advance praise for A HIGHLANDER'S BELOVED.

Two wandering souls discover that true love needs no words in this explosive, fantastical novel from Vonnie Davis.

Paisley Munro often considers her ability to telepathically communicate with animals more curse than gift. Even so, she's found meaning in her so-called gifts by working as a veterinary assistant. But while traveling to Scotland for a relative’s funeral, Paisley fears that she really has lost her mind. Out in the highlands, she hears distinctly human thoughts coming from a wild bear. Terrified and desperate, she returns to the lodge and collapses in the powerful arms of its owner, a mysterious man with whom she shares a simmering attraction.

Creighton Matheson and his fellow shape-shifters have been roaming this land freely for centuries. Now Paisley may inherit his home, putting his kind in grave danger. His mistrust only deepens when he realizes she can read his mind. Yet he cannot deny that this tantalizing woman makes him burn with desire—and hunger for the prospect of a tender love. Now Creighton must decide which would hurt more: revealing the truth or losing Paisley forever.

Advance praise for A HIGHLANDER'S BELOVED --
“Sexy, magical, and full of hot, kilted men! The perfect romantic read!”New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye

“While I enjoy all sub-genres of romance, A Highlander’s Beloved, Ms. Davis’s funny, sexy, and suspenseful new paranormal romance has shot to the top of my list!”—Dixie Lee Brown, author of the Trust No One series

“Brilliant, sexy, and laugh-out-loud hilarious, A Highlander’s Beloved belongs on the keeper shelf to enjoy again and again, right next to all of Vonnie Davis’s fabulous stories! Get ready to fall in love. Creighton Matteson has just skyrocketed to the top of my all-time favorite romance heroes list! I can’t wait for the other books in this series. Kudos to Ms. Davis for creating this memorable paranormal romance.”—AJ Nuest, author of The Golden Key Chronicles

“Sexy and funny with characters that walk straight into your heart . . . Vonnie Davis will have you rushing to turn the pages until the very last word. Scots, kilts, and bears, oh my!”—Sarah Grimm, author of the Black Phoenix series

“Vonnie Davis delivers a sexy paranormal romance to tickle your funny bone and leave you sighing.”—Mackenzie Crowne

A Highlander’s Beloved is one of those stories you never want to end, a sizzling romance packed with a hot kilted hero, an ancient curse, and the magical beauty of the Highlands. I laughed. I cried. I cheered. I cursed. Don’t miss this delightful escape from ‘real’ life!”—Maeve Greyson, author of A Highlander in Her Past

“Charming, sexy, and full of surprises: A Highlander’s Beloved is all this and more. Add it to your ‘must-read’ list. Warning: You’re going to fall in love with Creighton and his clan.”—Amie Louellen, author of Ten Reasons Not to Date a Cop


Joanne Stewart said...

Ohhh, love the sound of the new book. You have such a fantastic imagination, V. You amaze me. Lots of happy, positive writing vibes coming your way.

Love the blurb! Can't wait to see your cover!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thanks, Joanne. I'm just taking a break from writing to think a little. Kenzie has just found out Effie, the pink-haired American, is a witch too. All Effie's talk of auras was a smoke screen for something more...

I'm eager to see the cover, too!!!

debjulienne said...

Can wait to read it, and what great advance high praise for the book, can't wait for.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thanks, Deb. Those who've read the book have been quite generous in their responses to it. I've been very fortunate.