Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Highlander’s Obsession by Vonnie Davis: Excerpt & Giveaway

Kinky Vanilla Romance is pleased to share A Highlander’s Obsession by Vonnie Davis, a romance novel releasing August 19th, 2014 from Loveswept.

In the vein of Jennifer Ashley’s Shifters Unbound series and Shelly Laurenston’s Pride Stories, Vonnie Davis introduces two wandering souls who discover that true love needs no words in this explosive, fantastical novel.


A Highlander’s Obsession
Highlander’s Beloved Trilogy, Book 1

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

Somehow able to telepathically communicate with animals, Paisley Munro has 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.


Ronan made a right onto a narrow road. In the beam of the headlights, the thin, black rutted path wrapped around what appeared to be solid rock. Mist rolled across the road like gauzy balls of vapor conjured by some secret sorcery, adding another layer to the suddenly eerie surroundings. Paisley shivered, trying to bring her thoughts back to reality from the mystical part of her soul.
Bryce shifted in his seat to glance over his shoulder, the beads in his braids jangling. “We’re almost there. Once we cross the moat.”
“The moat. Yes. I saw the lovely pictures on your website. I wish it were daylight so I could see it.” I also wish I knew what kind of animals I just heard, and what the owl meant when it said I was the answer. The answer to what?
Faint lights appeared on their left. Ronan nodded toward them. “That’s Mathe Castle. We call it Matheson Lodge now. Tomorrow you’ll see the castle is perched on granite cliffs like a queen on her throne.” He slowed to cross the bridge over the moat and, when he did, the owl soared into the fog as if his escorting detail were over. “Looks as if the bloody storm knocked the power out again. I’ll have to power up the generator.”
Paisley stared at the darkened shape, illuminated and shadowed by twin torches flanking each of the five stone steps leading to the massive doorway. Their flames danced in the wind, bouncing, twirling, and bowing.
A mountain of granite sculpted into the shape of a man—or so it appeared—stood between the rows of torches. His stance wide, proud chin jutted into the howling wind as if he commanded its force. Long dark hair billowed. Eyes blazed with arrogance. A width of plaid draped diagonally across his broad chest while his kilt flapped in the tempest.
Fascination and foreboding swept through her. Her stomach tensed. Her breathing quickened. Whoever he was, she wasn’t eager to meet him.

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About the Author

Vonnie Davis, who studied English at Penn State, likens herself to a croissant: crusty, wrinkled, flaky—and best served with strong coffee. After a career as a technical writer, she’s spending her retirement playing fairy godmother to her characters, giving them their happily-ever-afters. Six fantastic, talented kids call her “Grandma” and brighten her world in so many ways. She lives in Southern Virginia with her husband, author Calvin Davis.

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring my A HIGHLANDER'S OBSESSION today! I'm thrilled to be here.

  2. can't wait to read this! <3 Vonnie!