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

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sneak Peek Sinday #ScottishParanormalRomance #SPeekSunday

Has a week gone by already? It seems just a couple of days ago that many writers gave you a sneak peek into a published work or something they were working on. Each Sunday, we share SIX paragraphs to whet your appetite to read more of our writing. 

Part of my loss of time this week was my excitement over LoveSwept/Random House's cover reveal for book one of my Highlander's Beloved Trilogy. A HIGHLANDER'S OBSESSION is available for pre-order most anywhere you can order books online.

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SET UP: Paisley can telecommunicate with animals. So when she and her gram travel to the highlands, land of bear-shifters, she hears a man's thoughts and thinks she's lost her mind. Only the man's thoughts she's heard is, unbeknown to her, part bear. In this scene, she's telling her grandmother...

Gram raised her cup and held it in front of her lips. “You heard his thoughts or heard bells ring?”

“Very funny. I heard his thoughts. Scared me so bad I fainted.” She swiped at falling tears. Childhood fears and insecurities resurfaced. Feeling helpless didn’t sit well with her. She was, by nature, a fighter. “You don’t think I’m crazy, do you? You won’t send me away?” Listen to me. I sound like a scared child.

Flannel-clad arms enveloped her and drew her close. The scent of the baby powder Gram was so fond of comforted her. “My precious child, no one separates us. No one.” Gram pressed a kiss to her damp hair. “When you think about it, it’s not that much of a stretch. You can hear animals’ thoughts. Some people would say we humans are animals too. I think this is just a natural progression of your gift.”

“Gift? Oh, Gram, it’s more curse than gift.”

“Nonsense. Look at all the animals you’ve been able to help. Veterinarians around the country contact you when they have a difficult patient. Your talent, your gift, is in demand.
"Still…” Her grandmother’s eyes held that ornery sparkle. “I think it’s telling the first person’s thoughts you heard were that of a handsome-as-hell man in a kilt.” She pursed her lips. “By his thunderstruck expression, I’d say he was just as taken with you as you were with him.”

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Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Love the excerpt, Vonnie! Can't wait to read the book. Have a great day!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thanks, Dawn Marie. Gram is my skinny alter-ego, so she was lots of fun to write.

Carly Carson said...

I always love to see a Granny in a book. Not to mention a Highlander! Good luck with the book!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

We grandmas know how to add a blend of love and sass. LOL. Thanks for stopping by.

Joanne Stewart said...

Fabulous excerpt, V! I always adore your characters and I have to admit, Gram's becoming a favorite! You do quirky well!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

That's because I AM quirky. LOL Thanks, Joanne.

Angela Adams said...

That book cover is awesome!

Gemma Brocato said...

Bear-shifters and animal whisperers? What a great concept. And oh la la! That cover. I do love a man in plaid.

Janice Hougland said...

Oh Vonnie, Thanks so much for this week's Sneak Peek at A Highlander's Obsession. I'm excited about the paranormal shifter aspects of this story. The only thing I'm sad about is that I have to wait until mid-August to read it! Bwah!

Diane Burton said...

Great excerpt, Vonnie. Sounds like a great book.