The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Welcome my good friend, Vonnie Davis!!

Mona Lisa’s Room
by Vonnie Davis



You won’t believe this email. I’m sitting in a French safe house, eating caviar and drinking champagne with handsome government agent, Niko Reynard. He’s wearing nothing but silk pajama bottoms and mega doses of sex appeal. I’m in big trouble, little sister. He’s kissed me several times and given me a foot massage that nearly caused spontaneous combustion. I'm feeling strangely virginal compared to the sexual prowess this thirty-year-old man exudes.

When I came to Paris for a bit of adventure, I never imagined I’d foil a bombing attempt, karate-kick two men, and run from terrorists while wearing a new pair of stilettos. I met a German musician, a gay poet from Australia, and the most delightful older French woman.

Don’t worry. I’m safe…the jury’s still out on yummy Niko, though. The more champagne I drink, the less reserved I feel. What an unforgettable fortieth birthday!



Suddenly, screams followed by loud thumping and books falling filled the bookstore. Niko sprinted in the direction of the high-pitched shrieking, gun in hand. He bounded up the steps and rounded the corner. “Aly! Aly! What the hell.”

He skidded to a halt. One of the well-dressed men he saw entering the store earlier was on the floor, books covering most of his body. His companion was staggering, holding his hands over his eye and screaming like a banshee as blood ran down his face.
In the corner stood a pale and trembling Aly, her frightened blue eyes dominated her face.     “They…they grabbed me! Said they’d kill me if I resisted. I…I karate kicked them.” She swallowed, obviously trying to gain control. “Kung…kung-fooed the hell out of them, too. And…and…”—she pointed to the screaming man still on his feet—“I think I poked his eye out with one of my stilettos.”
Niko ran a hand down his face, keeping it over his mouth to hide the smile. What a piece of work. He wanted to laugh. He wanted to hug her. And damned if he didn’t want to shake the daylights out of her for stepping out of his sight. Hadn’t he told her to stay with him?

“You okay?” Niko’s gaze swept over her, looking for injuries. He fought the urge to pull her to him and embrace her until her trembling stopped. Frankly, if he were honest, his nerves weren’t the greatest right this moment, either. When he heard her scream earlier, cold fear did a free-fall straight through his system.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Vonnie Davis holds a degree in English with a concentration in technical writing from Penn State. She is retired and has traded in her technical writer’s tailored clothes for the feather boa of a romance writer. Her debut novel, Storm’s Interlude, was awarded the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit in two categories: Best book by a Virginia author and Best Mainstream Single Title. She lives in southern Virginia with her husband, who is also a writer.


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Vonnie will be awarding a $25.00 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $20.00 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn host. 

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 


  1. Based upon her email to Gwen, Aly is having quite an adventure...and it sounds like it's going to get a little bit more adventurous with Niko! YUM.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks for hosting me, Rachel. Being on your blog is always great.

    Catherine, yes, things do get very yummy between Niko and Alyson. Quite!

  3. Hi Elizabeth, you are a new-to-me author so it will be fun following you around during your tour.

    Sounds like this book is a lot of fun. Gotta love a woman who can run from terrorists wearing red stiletto shoes!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    1. Karen, you are in for a treat if this is your fist book by Vonnie! Make sure you look out for "Storm's Interlude" too :)

      Rachel x

  4. I look forward to seeing you, Karen. I live in south central VA, so we aren't too terrible far apart. Thanks for leaving a comment.

  5. Wow, what a way to spend a 40th birthday! Sounds like it is going to be a fun story, thanks for sharing

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  6. This sounds really fun!


  7. A great blurb. It says come explore further.


  8. A stiletto is a great weapon.