Monday, November 19, 2012

Winners of my blog's Blog Hop Contest!

Because there were so many entries, I decided to award three prizes from my personal blog for the Blog Hop contest.

Congratulations to Sharon Stogner, Heather Schrock and Lauren B, who all won autographed copies of my first Draicon werewolf book, The Empath!

Keep watching this blog for future contest news. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Romance titles that will never make it

Thank you everyone who entered the Heating Up The Holidays with Rock*It Reads Blog Hop contest! The contest is closed as of midnight, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. This week, I'll be announcing the winner from my blog who will win the copy of The Empath.

In the meantime, here is an oldie, but goodie, blog post from the past. Enjoy!

Romance titles that will never make it

I should be working, but I'm imagining romance titles that will never make it...

The Sheikh & the Tired Prostitute

The Cowboy’s Secret Moody Teenager

Are you my mommy’s sperm donor?

The Bride’s Significant Other

My Sexy Transvestite

Lady Tweedle’s Bunions

The Boring Marquess

A case of herpes to remember

Kiss of the Used Car Salesman

Truck Driver in a Kilt

The Rake & the Hoe

Highland Engineer

The Pirate who never Bathed

The Chinless Duke

The Virgin in Menopause

And last, but not least…

Vibrator of my dreams

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Heat up the holidays CONTEST!!!

Welcome to the Rock*It Reads Heating Up the Holidays Blog Hop. There are 15 stops on the blog tour. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater your chances of winning the grand prize, a $75 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble or Amazon, and a huge collection of books from the authors of Rock*It Reads. Smaller prizes will be available at each stop along the way.
Good luck, and have fun!


If you like hunks for the holidays, I invite you to take Etienne for a ride... a sleigh ride, that is!  Etienne is an Alpha werewolf, the sexy eldest Robichaux brother of my Draicon werewolf novels.

In Taken by the Alpha Wolf, which is a prequel to my Draicon series, Etienne hunts down his future mate to protect her from drug dealers, and to claim her at last in the flesh. Taken is available on Amazon for only 99 cents. 

Here's an excerpt: Copyright 2011 by Bonnie Vanak

“There she is.”
   Crouched down, Etienne Robichaux peered through the thick trees at his target. On a narrow path cutting through thick brush of the Florida Everglades, the sleek white wolf nosed through the bay head.  
            A thicket of cocoplum, red bay and wax myrtle provided excellent coverage. Overhead the March sun was brilliant and warm, no clouds in the sharp blue sky.
            Perfect day for an abduction.
            Green camouflage pants, an olive T-shirt and jungle boots protected his body against branches and sharp sawgrass. Etienne ran a finger along the bandana covering his light brown hair. Hunkered down beside him also in camouflage, his two younger brothers studied the prey.
            Three Draicon werewolves on recon… for another Draicon wolf. The image would’ve amused him, had the situation been less grim.
            “You sure that’s her?” Alexandre wondered.
            “I know her scent, could pick it up in a garbage chute.” He drew in a deep lungful of  the delicate fragrance of fresh raindrops on lilies cutting through the swamp’s more earthy smells.
            Gabriel shook his head. “She may fight you.”
            “Doesn’t matter. The intel said they could come after her at any time.” Etienne’s pulse raced.               Getting caught in heavy crossfire during the Lebanon op had been nothing compared to hearing that news. Hell he could take all the tight situations threatening his ass when he’d been a U.S. Navy SEAL and retained his usual calm, tight control. None of them compared to the gut-wrenching fear of losing Cindy.
            Before even having her, so to speak.  
            “Her father,” Alex began. “You warned him, tried to reason with him?”
            Etienne snorted. “Wouldn’t listen to me. Damnit, it was like talking with a rock. This is the only way. I’m taking control.”
            Alex looked up, his lean face tight.
            “Screw it, mon frere. Go for her,” Alex said, growling.
            Gabriel’s eyes flashed amber, signaling the emergence of his wolf. “Do it.”

To enter the contest, leave a comment and tell me what you like or don't like about Alpha males. One person commenting on this blog will win a paperback autographed copy of The Empath, my first novel in the Draicon series. And everyone who comments will be entered into the Heating Up The Holidays contest, eligible to win the grand prize of a $75 gift certificate!

Leave a comment below to enter for your chance to win!
Don't forget to visit the other authors on the Blog Hop for more chances to win!
Kris Kennedy Bonnie Vanak Erin Kellison
Sharon Page Lila DiPasqua Elisabeth Naughton
Norah Wilson Jennifer Lyon Monica Burns
Vanessa Kelly Mia Marlowe Joan Swan
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