Tuesday, July 11, 2017

RWA is coming up!

I'm in denial that July is here. We barely returned from S. Dakota, where I was researching my next Harlequin book, and now RWA is in two weeks. I'll be there, signing my Harlequin books to raise money for literacy. And I will also be giving away copies of Seduction, the first book in my Mating Mini series of werewolves and dragons. 

If you've never been to RWA, it can be quite overwhelming. Imagine thousands of people all gathered together and that is the conference. It's one reason I always try to get a room at the conference hotel instead of the overflow. 

Here's a few tips for surviving RWA and being more comfortable:

1. Bring a lightweight sweater. Although Orlando is, as a friend put it, "the seventh circle of hell in summer," the hotel will be icy cold with the a/c.

2. Carry a small container of eyedrops to wet your contact lenses. Hotel air is quite dry.

3. Many publishers have book signings where they give out FREE books. If you are flying, you can ship them home. Don't wait until Saturday night or Sunday! It gets crowded. Bring a rolling backpack or suitcase for the publisher signings and the literacy book signing. 

4. Dress is usually business casual, except for nights like the RITA awards. Wear comfy shoes...all that walking will wear out your feet!

5. When you first register you will get a tote with a lot of stuff. Bring this up to your room so you don't have to lug around all the material. But use the tote - it  comes in handy to stash books, handouts, cards.

6. Be sure to download and utilize the RWA app for a check on your schedule!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

New release next month!

Next month I will release Book 9 in my Werewolves of Montana series. The Mating Ritual is Gideon's book. He is the Crimson Wizard, who was once a Fae who loved true. But his only love died and he vowed to never fall in love again.

Long ago, Unseelie Prince Gideon lost Lady Eleanor, princess of the rival Seelie kingdom, and vowed to never love again. Now the immortal Crimson Wizard, the handsome, sexy and lethal Gideon loses his powers as punishment for sharing magick to restore a fellow wizard’s life. But there are greater dangers at risk, for a terrible darkness threatens the peace treaty that Gideon died to implement. Glamoured as an Unseelie Prince, Gideon is pledged in marriage to Lady Alia, the curvy and lovely daughter of the Seelie king. Their marriage will keep the fragile truce.
Princess Alia fights a battle of her own, for women are scorned and abused in her father’s kingdom. To spare her people from her father’s cruelty and save her little sister from slavery, she must assassinate her groom, which will start a war between the two rival kingdoms. But gentle-hearted Alia is falling in love with Gideon, who treats her with all the tenderness and concern she’s longed for her entire life. Little does she know she is the key to restoring Gideon’s broken heart, and helping him to stop the evil infiltrating both kingdoms and killing everything in its path…

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Upcoming books and bargains!

On May 4, BookBub will feature The Mating Challenge, Book 5 in my Werewolves of Montana series.

This is Aiden's book, and if you haven't read it yet and you adore sexy, tough alpha wolves, get it for only 99 cents!

I'm also running a special sale on The Mating Season, the book that follows. That book will be $2.99 for the month of May. 

I'm slowly but surely finishing Gideon's book, The Mating Ritual, Book 9. Anticipating a release date of June 1 for that book. 

And Navy Seal Protector, my third Harlequin romantic suspense book, will be released in October of this year. 

To check out all my books and book news, please visit my website. Happy reading! 

Friday, March 10, 2017

He can't remember who he is...

Monday, March 13 is the release of The Mating Game, Book 8 in my Werewolves of Montana romance series. In the book, Xavier, the Crystal Wizard, is stripped of his memories by the goddess Danu as punishment for giving his powers to Tristan, the Silver Wizard. His memories are most precious to Xavier. And yet he still has his powers, which makes for some very interesting problems! 

I can't imagine losing your memories - all of them - let alone when you're a 700+-year-old wizard who is both immortal and powerful. Read on for an excerpt of Xavier's book. 

The Mating Game excerpt copyright 2017 Bonnie Vanak

His eyes had darkened to storm clouds. Ciara heard sounds of disapproval and glanced around, dismayed at the staring faces. “Everyone can see us. I wish we had some privacy. Someplace natural and fresh.”
Xavier waved a hand and suddenly the pool vanished. They were emerged in a crystal-clear stream, the water up to his waist. A waterfall spilled over the side of a mountain.
“Now, we are finally alone.”
Ciara looked around, her eyes wide. “The water feels wonderful. Is this your magick? What if someone at the pool saw us vanish?”
“One of the benefits of being the Crystal Wizard. I simply created the illusion we left the pool to lie in the sun.” Then his expression turned troubled. “I shouldn’t do this. You’re my charge, and the Brehon never get involved with their charges.”
A sheepish smile touched his face. “Well, some of us have done so, but I have never had sex with one of my charges.”
“Then it will be your first time too. Xavier, I don’t want some uncaring stranger who sees only my body and what pleasure I can give him. I want someone who knows my heart.”
He looked startled. Then he placed his warm palm on her chest. A thrill raced through her at his gentle touch.
“How do I know your heart?” he asked softly.
Ciara wasn’t certain. Maybe she’d sound like a fool, but it must be said in this important moment.
“I’ve had these dreams about you lately. Powerful dreams. They fade to mist when I wake, but I remember saying one thing: ‘I give you my heart so we will always be together, even unto death.’”
He stared into her eyes, his gaze growing soft. “Those words are so familiar and dear to me, but I cannot remember why.”
“You know me, Xavier. You are no stranger to me. I know you feel it as well. I want no other for my first lover.”
Xavier’s mouth parted slightly as he stared at her lips.

“Please,” she whispered. 

The Mating Game is available for purchase through Amazon, Nook, iBooks, Google and Kobo.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

New contest with $1250 in prizes!!!


I'm participating in a multi-author contest, and we're giving away $1250 in prizes! Sponsored by Best Romance Author Giveaways, all you have to do is sign up for our author newsletters to enter for your chance at some great prizes!

Click here to find out more!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Contest! Win books and an Amazon gift card!

To celebrate the release of SHIELDED BY THE COWBOY SEAL, I'm running a new contest!

I'm giving away TWO paperback copies of my new HQ release, Shielded by the Cowboy Seal, and a $10 Amazon gift card. To enter, click here.

It's pretty easy. All you have to do is "like" my Facebook page. That's it! Contest ends Feb. 27 and is not endorsed by FB or Rafflecopter. Good luck!

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Valentine's Day next week? Already?

Ok, this is not fair. I only took down our Christmas decorations two weeks ago, as I told DH I would NOT remove them until I turned in the third Navy Seal book for Harlequin. Soon as I emailed that manuscript, down came the decorations. So I am in complete denial. It's not Valentine's Day!

Bookwise, I'm taking a short break, doing promotional things while I gear up to start Gideon's book in full steam ahead mode. A fellow author, Alison Mcmahon, is giving a great presentation on designing characters for maximum effect. I'm going. It will be a good workshop so I can really plan Book 9 of my Werewolves of Montana series.

About that book - Gideon is the Crimson Wizard, but in his mortal life he was a Dark Fae prince, and he has secrets you will learn about a little in Xavier's book, out March 13. He is a cold, remote person, but a deep, dark passion simmers within him. It will take the right person to bring it out...and he will meet his match in the heroine.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New release Feb. 1

Shielded by the Cowboy Seal is out Feb. 1! I'm quite excited about my second romantic suspense book for Harlequin. Cooper is a sexy Navy SEAL who is home on leave and has to protect a runaway heiress who needs refuge from her ex-husband. Meg hides a secret that will rattle Cooper's world once he discovers it. 

Here's a sneak peak at Shielded by the Cowboy Seal, out Feb. 1!

Copyright 2017 Bonnie Vanak

She peered upward to get a closer look at him. A thick shock of wavy dark brown hair was cropped short. He had an intense gaze, thin cheekbones and a wide mouth. Handsome, with a hint of Irish blood in those ice-blue eyes.

A dusting of black hair covered his muscled chest. Washboard abs rippled beneath smooth, tanned skin. He was mouthwatering, a prime example of masculinity. Meg stared, still struggling with the unreality that this man had rescued her from the cold and warmed her with his body.

“You’re Cooper Johnson?”

“The one and only,” he drawled. “Your host over the next several days.”

She pulled the blankets up to cover her breasts, well aware her lacy red bra provided thin covering in the chill, and her nipples had turned rigid.

From the cold. Not the pull of attraction toward this handsome stranger. It didn’t matter if her libido sat up and started shimmying.

All she had to do was think of what Prescott would do if he found her, and her heated blood turned to ice.

“Where’s Sophie?”

Cooper lifted the bottom of the blankets. Snuggled at his feet, wedged partly beneath the covers, her dog snoozed. Relief filled Meg. She tossed back the covers, climbed down the length of the bed and gathered her dog into her arms, checking her over anxiously.

“She seems okay.” Meg drew in a deep breath as the awakening Sophie licked her face.

Sheer male interest flared on Cooper’s face. He rearranged the blankets around his waist. Realizing he must have had a bull’s-eye glimpse of her rear end, Meg flushed. She clutched the dog just a little too tightly, and Sophie squirmed.

The interest faded as his expression shuttered. He scratched the bristles on his hard jaw. “You feeling okay now, Princess?”

At her nod, he flung back the blankets, displaying a pair of long, muscled legs. A dusting of hair didn’t hide a wicked-looking scar on his left thigh. Her fascinated gaze traveled upward to the black Jockeys he wore…

And the very large bulge beneath them showing a blatant male reaction.

Seems as if Cooper Johnson was equally attracted to her.
Not that she’d do anything about it. Not in her lifetime.

His mouth curved into a knowing smile as he reached down to the floor, retrieved a pair of jeans. Cooper slid into them and stood, buckling the belt.

“Had to get you warm. Can’t help the consequences. I’m a guy, and you’re a very attractive woman.”

He shoved a hand through his thick hair and the move flexed the biceps of his right arm. A tattoo of a snake writhed with the motion as well. Sailors got inked, from what she knew. And he was a Navy SEAL.

Click here to purchase! 

Monday, January 09, 2017

Happy 2017 and boxed sets

Happy New Year! I hope you have a wonderful 2017, with health, success, joy, and only good things.

I'm kicking off the New Year by finishing my third Navy Seal book for Harlequin. Temporarily titled Navy Seal Nomad, it takes place on a horse ranch in Tennessee. Soon as that is finished, I"m turning my attention to producing two boxed sets of my Werewolves of Montana series. This will make it easier to purchase all the current stories in the main series in reading order. 

I have the covers designed already by the fabulous Kim Killion. 

Release date for these boxed sets is TBA. Targeting some time in February. I'll post more when the date is firm. 

Next release is Shielded by the Cowboy Seal on Feb. 1, and in March, Xavier's book, The Mating Game.