Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I a very lucky girl today because I get to host one of the most talented writers I know, talking about one of her most favorite topics! If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Vonnie Davis or, heaven forbid, read her work, I'm gonna come right out and peer pressure you (like the of kind peer pressure your mother always warned you about) to read her recently released Santa Wore Leathers! I promise you will be a fan of Vonnie's work before you get to "the end"! Don't believe me? Keep reading and be sure to check out the excerpt below!

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I’m so thrilled to be on your blog today to talk about a subject I adore: Men. I don’t care if they’re wearing suits, a tuxedo, flannel and jeans, a uniform or next to nothing. There’s nothing like a well-muscled man, well, except for maybe a group of well-muscled men like the firemen at a certain station in Clearwater, Florida.

These men are the focus of my next couple stories for HarperImpulse, beginning with my Christmas novella, Santa Wore Leathers. The hero in this story is Dan “Wolf” Wolford, an ex-SEAL who serves double duty at the fire station as both fireman and head of the Marine Rescue Unit.

Wolf recently moved into a townhouse on Seashell Lane. His first morning there, he’s captivated by his next-door neighbor, Becca, playing in her backyard with her German shepherd. Over the next few days, Wolf unwittingly attracts her attention too. So much so that she makes him the new topic of her blog.

There’s only one thing on Becca Sinclair’s Christmas list this holiday season – her very own column in the local paper. And if she can build a huge blog following, her wish just might come true.
Enter Dan “Wolf” Wolford aka the man-whore next door and the new star of Becca’s popular, post-divorce blog about men. A Navy SEAL turned commander of the Florida Marine Rescue Unit, Wolf’s the very definition of the word alpha – and with an endless rotation of women on his doorstep, this hunk on a Harley has Becca and her female followers all hot and bothered!

All Becca wants for Christmas is her newspaper column, right? But when she finds herself the target of Wolf’s irresistible attentions, her snarky comebacks become less and less convincing and, suddenly, she’s not so sure anymore…
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Wolf strode to her townhouse, rang the doorbell and waited.

Finally, her door opened, and he was greeted with a scowl.

“What?” She tugged the lapels of her short white silky robe together.

“I…ah…” His gaze snagged on all those ample curves showcased by the slinky material. I…ah…”

“You said that already.” She fisted a hand on her hip.

Einstein cannonballed around Becca with something red clamped in his jaws. He streaked across the grass, his strong muscles propelling him as he circled both of their yards.

“Get back in here!” Becca pointed into her house.

Einstein loped across the grass and shrubbery, ignoring his owner’s command.

Maybe if he acted the hero and returned the pet to its owner, he’d gain a few brownie points. “Stay here. I’ll get him.” Wolf took off after the dog. Seeing he was being chased only made Einstein run faster. Wolf followed him twice around the yard in front of Becca’s house. The dog leapt over a flowerbed and stopped, his head lowered, shaking his prize, his hind end elevated, wiggling in excitement.

“Give me that.” Wolf stepped to the right around the flowerbed. The dog trotted to the left. In a quick move, he sprinted to the left and the dog dashed to the right. “Think you’re smart, don’t you?” He could have sworn the dog smiled. Wolf leapt across the blooms, hoping to grab the smartass canine. Once he’d grabbed the collar, they rolled, and Einstein yelped. Wolf grimaced as he, too, rolled across a low-growing cactus and into the trunk of a palm tree. “Dammit.”

The dog whined and dropped the fabric to lick and bite at the prickly thorns in his groin.

“Easy now, Einstein.” Wolf cooed as he slipped his Swiss army knife from the front pocket of his jeans.

“What’s wrong? What’s going on? What are you doing with that knife?” Becca tugged on the hem of her short robe and glanced up and down the street as if she thought to run out into the yard.

“Stay where you are. He’ll be fine. He’s got some thorns in his hide.” Wolf removed the tweezers stored in a slot of the knife and began extracting the offending needles. “We can’t have an awesome fella like you in pain now, can we?” He worked as quickly as he could. “One more, big guy, and then you’ll be fine.” The dog licked him several times. “Yeah, I like you too. Let’s keep what I’m about to do just between us, shall we?” He ran his fingers over the affected groin area, keeping his attentions on the dog’s reactions. “Looks like we got them all.”

“What in blue blazes are you doing to that dog? Are you performing some kind of ‘beasty-wildy’ on him?” Mrs. Minelli, his neighbor, punctured the air with her cane, her white eyebrows arched in question.

He fought the urge to laugh. “No, Mrs. Minelli. I was taking out thorns.”

She cocked her head to the side, her cataract-clouded eyes widened. “In his penis?”

I told you that excerpt was awesome! Here's where you can get your very own copy of Santa Wore Leathers!
BARNES & NOBLE ~  http://bit.ly/1846Aau
Please visit Vonnie at her blog: http://www.vintagevonnie.blogspot.com
Or follow her on Facebook: Vonnie Davis.
She tweets under VonnieWrites, if you care to follow her in the twitterverse.



Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thanks for having me, hon. I'm always thrilled to visit your blog.

AJ Nuest said...

Thank YOU for visiting, Vonnie! I finished Santa Wore Leathers and absolutely LOVED the story! Great, great read for Christmas!!

Mary Morgan said...

Hooked and double hooked! Love the title, excerpt and the cover. All the best, Vonnie! :)

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thank you AJ. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it.

Mary, I'm happy my post hooked you. Well, the pictures and the cover and the excerpt. I hope you'll read Santa Wore Leathers.

Arial Burnz said...

The fabulous Vonnie Davis does it again!! Great job, hon, and gratz on the new release! Wishing you much success! :D

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thank you, Arial. You the sweetest.