Sunday, July 05, 2015

Dolce



This is a different kind of blog post. It's not so much about my books, releases or stuff like that. You might call it a dedication to our dog, Dolce, our "lil buddy."

Two weeks ago today, we had to put him to sleep. He had a heart condition and wasn't eating and was suffering. Trust me, it was one of the most painful, heartbreaking decisions we've had to make in a long time. We've been forced to do this with two of our other dogs who had cancer, and it never gets easier.

Dolce was one of our three rescue Shih Tzu dogs. He came to us in 2008, when a friend's friend could not longer keep him because she had to move. She loved him, was heartbroken at the idea of leaving him, didn't want him in a shelter and wanted to find a good home for him. She brought him over to us, and our other Shih Tzu at the time, Tiger, ran away from him. Tiger was scared of Dolce. Tiger was scared of everything, thus his name - Tiger!

Dolce peed on one of our chairs. His owner was mortified. We shrugged it off - "he's a dog!" So Dolce entered our lives and we were privileged to have him for 7 short years. When we had to put Tiger to sleep a year later because of cancer, Dolce was a huge comfort to us.

Dolce was the dog who always greeted us with a happy bark, and then ran to fetch a toy and bring it to us, his tail wagging furiously. Anything on the ground was game to Dolce. I traveled a lot for my day job to Haiti and other poor countries, and it was always tough leaving the DH and the dogs. They didn't like it, either. Once Dolce found my American Airlines ticket to Haiti and marched around with it in his mouth as if to say, "You're not going!"

He was a wonderful dog who loved us, loved eating, loved looking out of the window and playing with his toys. He was well-trained, never had an accident and so laid back that when Cookie and Holly, our other two present rescues, would snip at each other for dominance, you could almost see him shrug. Like, "What's the problem, ladies?"

He loved lying on the floor of our bedroom at night. When we'd go to bed, he had "his" place right in the doorway. You had to step over him in the middle of the night if you got up. Or he'd lie on "his" pillow on the floor at the foot of our bed. He was a wonderful, happy lil fellow. He was part of our family, and when it came time to make that horrid decision, we did what we had to do. I held him in my arms as the vet administered the shot, I stroked his head and whispered good-bye. And then I cried, and I've been crying on and off since.



His death, and the subsequent ill health of one of our other dogs, Holly (she has renal failure) has taken a lot of out of me these past two weeks. I've found it very hard to write anything. This weekend, I finally did drag myself out of it and wrote 8,000 words on The Mating Challenge, Aiden's book. I did it because I'm a professional author and I want to finish this book for readers who have patiently waited for Aiden's book. I did it because I need to focus on something other than grief.

I think I will dedicate The Mating Challenge to our lil buddy, who was always there in the background, patient, waiting, happy and so loyal and loving. He was the best lil guy in the world.

We miss you, buddy. Have fun chasing after squeaky toys on the other side of the rainbow bridge.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New release! Redemption in DARK & DAMAGED

DARK AND DAMAGED, our new boxed set, now available!  Only 99 cents for a limited time! We have agreed to release our stories to this box set exclusively for one month. Redemption, my story, will be available for individual purchase on July 15.

Featuring the heroes of:
LION EYES by Jennifer Ashley
BLOOD FLAME by Caris Roane
TEMPTED BY FIRE by Erin Kellison
HER SINFUL ANGEL by Felicity Heaton
THE RESURRECTION OF SAM SLOAN by Erin Quinn
REBEL'S DESIRE by Laurie London
REDEMPTION by Bonnie Vanak
RAGING DAWN by Colleen Gleason


BONNIE VANAK – Redemption (Werewolves of Montana Mating Mini #4) Robert Keynes has known more tragedy than any soul should have to bear. Years ago, a Mage—Robert’s ex-lover—cursed the alpha werewolf and his pack, resulting in the deaths of many, including Robert’s parents. Only a great sacrifice on his part stemmed the curse. But the magick that protects the pack is now waning, putting Robert’s people in peril once more.

Aurora Seville is little more than a captive; a beautiful slave given to Robert so he might produce an heir. A gifted Mage, Aurora has little chance of gaining his trust—until he discovers she bears the mark of the dragon. Mating with her could be the key to breaking the curse over his pack forever. In exchange, Robert promises Aurora her freedom…unaware the very woman capable of saving his pack could also destroy the dark secret keeping them alive.

Aurora has her own reasons to get close to the sexy wolf. The secret Robert hides could free her beloved sister. So she’ll agree to become his mate—but at what cost to both their hearts?
  
Robert and Aurora first made an appearance in my last book, Passion

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You can read an excerpt of Redemption here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Coming June 15! EIGHT new PNR stories for 99 cents!


DARK AND DAMAGED, our new boxed set, is available June 15! All new stories by Jennifer Ashley, Caris Roane, Erin Kellison, Felicity Heaton, Erin Quinn, Laurie London, Bonnie Vanak and Colleen Gleason.

Tortured alpha-male bad boys will ignite your darkest, most secret desires in these stories about vampires, shifters, dragons, fallen angels, werewolves, demons, psychic warriors and ghosts.

Featuring the heroes of:
LION EYES by Jennifer Ashley
BLOOD FLAME by Caris Roane
TEMPTED BY FIRE by Erin Kellison
HER SINFUL ANGEL by Felicity Heaton
THE RESURRECTION OF SAM SLOAN by Erin Quinn
REBEL'S DESIRE by Laurie London
REDEMPTION by Bonnie Vanak
RAGING DAWN by Colleen Gleason


BONNIE VANAKRedemption (Werewolves of Montana Mating Mini #4) Robert Keynes has known more tragedy than any soul should have to bear. Years ago, a Mage—Robert’s ex-lover—cursed the alpha werewolf and his pack, resulting in the deaths of many, including Robert’s parents. Only a great sacrifice on his part stemmed the curse. But the magick that protects the pack is now waning, putting Robert’s people in peril once more.

Aurora Seville is little more than a captive; a beautiful slave given to Robert so he might produce an heir. A gifted Mage, Aurora has little chance of gaining his trust—until he discovers she bears the mark of the dragon. Mating with her could be the key to breaking the curse over his pack forever. In exchange, Robert promises Aurora her freedom…unaware the very woman capable of saving his pack could also destroy the dark secret keeping them alive.

Aurora has her own reasons to get close to the sexy wolf. The secret Robert hides could free her beloved sister. So she’ll agree to become his mate—but at what cost to both their hearts?
  
Robert and Aurora first made an appearance in my last book, Passion

You can read an excerpt of Redemption here.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

New release! Passion!


Now available! Passion by Bonnie Vanak
After the tragic loss of his intended mate, Jake Anderson vowed to never love again. He left Aiden Mitchell’s Montana pack and sought solitude as a lone wolf in Florida. But he never envisioned falling for Molly, the intended mate of a powerful alpha’s heir. The lovely shifter with her tumbling masses of red hair sparks a passion he thought long dead. He will do anything to possess the curvy werewolf who makes him laugh and feel alive once more.

Molly Monroe longs to consummate the desire she feels for Jake, yet mating a rival pack’s heir will avert a bloody pack war. After a vicious fight nearly kills her father, Molly realizes dark magick is driving all the males to violence. Torn between loyalty to her pack and her own desires, she must join with Jake to discover what evil is turning the werewolves vicious before the darkness destroys everything she holds dear…


In other release news, Redemption, Mating Mini 4, will be available next month as part of the Dark and Damaged book bundle with all new stories by
 Jennifer Ashley, Laurie London, Erin Quinn, Erin Kellison, Colleen Gleason, Caris Roane, Felicity Heaton. Redemption is the story of Robert, Molly's uncle and pack leader of the Keynes pack in PASSION
I'm looking to release Aiden's book, The Mating Challenge, this summer (Werewolves of Montana Book 5). And also I'm going to release Devotion, Mating Mini #5. Devotion will be a departure for me, my first dragon shapeshifter book! 
Until then, happy reading! 

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Passion, coming soon!

I hope to release Passion, Mating Mini #3, in the next 10 days.  I'll let you know soon as it's ready. It's in production right now. Happy reading!

PASSION by Bonnie Vanak
After the tragic loss of his intended mate, Jake Anderson vowed to never love again. He left Aiden Mitchell’s Montana pack and sought solitude as a lone wolf in Florida. But he never envisioned falling for Molly, the intended mate of a powerful alpha’s heir. The lovely shifter with her tumbling masses of red hair sparks a passion he thought long dead. He will do anything to possess the curvy werewolf who makes him laugh and feel alive once more.

Molly Monroe longs to consummate the desire she feels for Jake, yet mating a rival pack’s heir will avert a bloody pack war. After a vicious fight nearly kills her father, Molly realizes dark magick is driving all the males to violence. Torn between loyalty to her pack and her own desires, she must join with Jake to discover what evil is turning the werewolves vicious before the darkness destroys everything she holds dear…

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

SALE! Bestselling authors books for only 99 cents on iBooks!


For two weeks only, iBooks is offering a special sale price of 99 cents for Seduction, my first Werewolves of Montana Mating Mini. I've teamed with Laurie London and several other authors to bring you an amazing collection of paranormal romance novels!




Marked by Midnight - A seductive novella of paranormal romance & high-stakes action in Lara Adrian Books' acclaimed, international hit series. (Midnight Breed #11.5)

Hard Mated - Another thrilling tale of 
Jennifer Ashley/Allyson James' collared & controlled Shifters, following rules meant to subdue their violent & animalistic natures. Humans believe they’re tamed, but are they? (Shifters Unbound #3.5)

Marked by the Vampire - In book #2 of Cynthia Eden Official Fan Page's Purgatory series, Dr. Olivia Maddox must rely on sexy vampire Shane when all hell breaks loose in the only paranormal prison in the U.S. But can she trust the vampire with her life? Or is he working his own dark agenda?

Vampire Vacation - Meet a 580-year-old female vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, & is passionate about two things: her human husband & their resort for the undead - check in to the sexy mystery that is C.J. Ellisson's VV Inn & stay awhile.

Lucifer’s Rogue - A dark, passionate story of love & redemption, Colleen Gleason's 1st book in the Draculia Vampire Trilogy tells the tale of men & women tied to Lucifer for eternity & given immortality, power, & a guilt-free life of pleasure, wealth & freedom.

Moon Kissed - In book #1 of Donna Grant's intense & sexy LaRue series, you will meet a generations old family of hunters who fight the many evils that abound in New Orleans.

Claimed by a Demon King - In Felicity Heaton's 2nd book of the sweltering Eternal Mates series, a gathering storm between rivals unleashes irresistible passion that flares white-hot, & the heat of the battle brings life-shattering realizations.

Lay Me Down - Imagine being able to fall asleep at night, only to wake in a dream world where you are lucid & in control & can be anything, do anything; but you must be careful…dreaming can be as dangerous as it is seductive in Erin Kellison's Reves (Reveler #2).

Rogue’s Passion - In book #2 of Laurie London's addicting Iron Portal series, where portals separate the modern & ancient worlds & only the Warriors of the Iron Guild know their locations, a bad boy falls for a mysterious woman & strikes up a deal she can’t refuse.

Entwined - In book #2 of Elisabeth Naughton's acclaimed Eternal Guardians series, meet the most feared of the seven warriors descended from the greatest heroes in all of Ancient Greece tasked with saving mankind from the unrest in the Underworld - & the woman who makes him feel most alive.

Viper - The oldest living descendant of Vlad III, sexy-as-sin vampire, & President of the Sons of Sangue motorcycle club defies tradition for a pretty little detective who has him breaking all the rules in Patricia A. Rasey's 1st book of the Sons of Sangue series.

Taste of Darkness - Intrigue, action, suspense & romance abound in Katie Reus's 2nd book of the Darkness series, where an ancient dragon shifter & a wolf shifter race against the clock, trying to figure out who wants them dead & who they can trust.

Awakening - In the first installment of Caris Roane's hot & steamy Rapture's Edge series, fans get to continue on in the beloved Guardians of Ascension world with a brand new standalone tale full of passion & non-stop action.

The Forbidden Life of Alex Moore - Another incredible story from Erin Quinn Books' thrilling Beyond series that will immerse you in a beautiful world of hellhounds, hunters, & change. (Beyond #1.5)

Seduction - Bonnie Vanak's BBW tale of billionaire cowboys & sexy one-night stands is sure to delight & have you wanting more of the Werewolves of Montana Mating Mini Series.


Friday, March 13, 2015

Sale! Lower book price

Hi everyone, I'm lowering the price on both Amazon and iBooks for The Mating Seduction. This is the third book in my Werewolves of Montana series. 

Lexie Walters knows she’s in big trouble. Caught trying to steal her champion horse from the sexy werewolf cowboy who purchased the mare, she’s offered a devil’s bargain. Jackson Palmer will let her ride Diamond in an upcoming barrel race if Lexie spends seven nights in his bed. Desperate to win the rodeo prize money that can save her pack’s ranch, Lexie agrees. But there’s no way she’ll become his mate, no matter how much Jackson ’s touch arouses her.

Ever since Lexie left for college Jackson Palmer has waited to capture the curvy Lupine werewolf’s heart. Now she’s back in his life and he’s determined to claim her. Only Lexie can tame his wild wolf side. If Jackson doesn’t find a mate in two weeks, he’ll get kicked out of the Mitchell pack.


Lexie will do everything to resist Jackson ’s seductive charms. But she doesn’t realize there’s a far more serious threat than losing her virginity to this powerful and determined Lupine. Someone wants to prevent her from racing, only this someone will not stop until she’s off the rodeo circuit for good…

Only $1.99 now on iBooks and Amazon!





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 Also, if you want the complete Werewolves of Montana boxed set that includes  The Mating Chase, The Mating Heat, The Mating Hunt, The Mating Seduction, The Mating Rite, and The Mating Intent, it's available!


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And a reminder about my new Mating Mini series, set within the Werewolves of Montana world. The books are in order:

Seduction (available now!)

Obsession (available now!)

Passion (coming soon!)
Redemption (available June 2015)

I'll be posting a cover soon for Aiden's book, The Mating Challenge, which I hope to release this summer. Happy reading!