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Tie Me Down (Kinky Security, #1)

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Tie Me Down
Cynthia Rayne
(Kinky Security, #1)
Publication date: October 8th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Know when you are beaten

Jacob “Flash” Franklin is a former Navy SEAL with many burdens. The women in his life have a way of ending up six feet under. First his sister, and then his client, the one he failed to protect. For once, Flash is sick of running. He longs to be punished for his misdeeds.

Taming the Dominatrix

Sage McQueen is a domme, working at a local Kentucky sex club. Men pay for the privilege of bowing down before her and she doles out penance, not pleasure. Flash wants Sage to discipline him, too. But she finds herself drawn to Flash. He’s holding on to a lot of pain and guilt, and she wants to set him free.

Pushing Boundaries

The fine line between personal and professional gets really blurry. Flash is an alpha male, the kind of man she usually avoids, and he’s pushing her boundaries, urging her to submit to him. But can she let go?

And what happens when a client becomes obsessed with her? Will Flash keep Sage alive, even though he’s failed before?

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Cynthia Rayne is a USA TODAY bestselling author of the Black Star Security, Kinky Security, Lone Star Mobster, and the Four Horsemen MC Series. While Cynthia was born and raised a damn Yankee in Ohio, her parents hail from Dixie, and she grew up on homemade buttermilk biscuits and southern wisdom. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, reading way too many romance novels, and drinking a truly obscene amount of coffee.

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Dagger’s Edge: A Brute Force Novel

I received this book for free from St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Dagger’s Edge: A Brute Force NovelDagger's Edge by Lora Leigh
Published by St. Martin's Press on August 28, 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Military, Romance
Pages: 304
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#1 bestselling author Lora Leigh is back--with a vengeance--in her latest novel of passion and intrigue, Dagger's Edge, featuring the men of Brute Force.

Ivan Resnova wants nothing more than to escape his hard, brutal past. Starting over is not so easy once you've been a powerful crime boss but now, instead of being punished for his alleged crimes, Ivan fears that the one woman he can't forget is in danger of paying the price.

Crimsyn "Syn" Delaney thought the danger she'd faced was over, and that she could resume her life. She never imagined it would return with a vengeance and throw her back into Ivan's world. But when an attempt is made on her life, she needs Ivan more than ever to keep her safe--even if she is in danger of falling deeply and dangerously in love. . .


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Dagger’s Edge is the second book in Lora Leigh’s Brute Force series. But a spinoff, on her Elite Ops series.

I relished in this installment of the Brute Force series. Though it’s only book #2, in my opinion, this was the best installment. It had everything that a reader of romantic suspense come to love about reading this genre. And to top it off, the male character has no shame. Ivan Resnova knows what he is, and doesn’t apologize for it. When he was first introduced in Collision Point he was this robust, secure, forceful male that took charge. That I must say carried over into his own story. Which I greatly appreciate that Lora Leigh didn’t downplay on. The same goes for Crimsyn “Syn” Delaney, she was the female version of Ivan, which made for intriguing happenstances. Both character suited each other perfectly. Being hard as nails was a requirement.

I felt bad for both Ivan & Crimsyn… the male members in their family took the word “Dysfunctional” and made it a Royal title. But then again, their whole entire life was a WTF moment. From having a first child at age 13 to finding out your father and grandfather were kingpins in human trafficking. To learn that your whole life was built on a lie.
There were so many WTF moments in Dagger’s Edge, that by the end of the book you will be saying WTH.

Nevertheless, come this fall if you’re looking to add titles to your bookshelf or eBook reader, make sure to leave room for Dagger’s Edge, a fast paced, action filled love story…you’ll be glad you did.


About Lora Leigh

Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambiance of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared.

Lora’s family and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a teenage son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora’s life is filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

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Only With You: Man Enough Novel

Only With You (Man Enough) by [McLaughlin, Nicole]

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Swerve
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Series: Man Enough #4
Print Length: 150 pages

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Wow!!! Only With You written by Nicole McLaughlin was a sweet but deep story about overcome life difficulties and past traumatization. Aiden King is a man whose major encounters has so far hinder his abilities to grow and face one of life basic needs, love with the opposite sex. He can face a man in hand to hand combat. However, he has difficulties communicating his feelings, especially to Hannah Walters. The one person he can see growing old with. He knows, in order to express his feelings, he first must overcome his past demons.

Hannah Walters a school teacher who has finally had enough of false love. Has decided to wait, if all possible, for the kind of love that you can only read about in romance books or see in movies. The kind of love where just the sound of his voice has tingles running throughout her body. After her failed engagement, shes thinking maybe that is, why they call them fiction.

This story was so surprising to me. This was a last-minute choice that I was hesitant and now I am glad that I did select to read this story.  At the beginning of this review I said that the story was sweet. It was sweet in the way that we finally got to see a strong alpha male, whose also damaged in the way that only the love of a good woman would make him whole.

This wasn’t your standard romance book. The romance was not of intimacy but of deeds, action of both characters. I liked the way the author had Hannah figured out what happened to Aiden, instead of him telling her what happened. For some reason having her figuring out that Aiden was abused as a child made more…I don’t know…shows that Hannah was more attuned to Aiden’s feelings and emotions.

By the end of Only With You, it was without a doubt that Aiden King was Man Enough to realize that being damaged was okay. That your past doesn’t always define who you are.


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In The Darkness: A Project Artemis Novel Book Blitz

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In The Darkness: A Project Artemis Novel
Anina Collins & K.M. Scott
Publication date: April 24th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

Persephone Gilmore comes from a life of privilege. The oldest daughter of media mogul Marshall Gilmore, she grew up wanting for nothing. But her father taught her more than just how to make billions, and even though she could sit by the pool and eat bon bons every day for the rest of her life, she chooses to work as an ER nurse and live on her own away from the family estate and her father’s security.

Then one night, those choices come back to haunt her.

Nick Hanson hasn’t been truly happy since he left the FBI. Life as a hired gun for wealthy clients has paid well and made him very much in demand, but it isn’t the same as the life he used to have. When Marshall Gilmore wants to hire him to rescue his daughter after she’s taken hostage by a terrorist group, he agrees, but to save her, he’ll have to go undercover and become one of them. It’s dangerous work, but he knows what to expect and he’s never been one to turn down a challenge.

What starts out as just another case turns into something much more, and Nick finds out just how much he’s willing to do to save Persephone.

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K.M. Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy contemporary and paranormal romance. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading a book, watching TV or movies, or cooking for family and friends.

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Blurb Blitz: Heart of a Seal

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They’re brothers in arms, Navy SEALS risking their lives for their country . . . and the women they love.

This is Luke Harding’s story.

Six months in a desert hellhole taught Navy SEAL Luke Harding things he never wanted to learn about life and death. Only tender memories of the beautiful brunette he met a few weeks before his deployment helped get him through the torturous days and nights. Back in the States after a perilous rescue, physically and emotionally damaged, Luke’s about to plunge into a new kind of war. In a seemingly bucolic Idaho town, Sally Duncan faces real—and unpredictable—danger.

All Sally ever wanted was a safe place to raise her nine-year-old daughter. Her identity hidden behind a façade of secrets and lies, can she trust Luke—a man she barely knows—with the truth? Even as they give in to long-denied passion, a killer with a personal vendetta is setting an ambush that will leave them praying for a miracle and fighting for the future they may not live to see.

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Screaming wasn’t really Sally’s style. The best she could do at the moment was crawl out of the reach of the enraged lunatic and hope he came to his senses.

“Go ahead. Touch her again and see what happens.” The suggestion, coming from the darkness behind Emmett’s vehicle and delivered with steel-edged composure, took her completely by surprise.

Sally swung toward the new player, forgetting Emmett for the moment. The voice was all too familiar, stirring unwelcome memories. Eyes watering from Emmett’s blow, she squinted to see the man standing in the darkness just beyond her yard.

“Luke?” Sally staggered to her feet, clenching her teeth against the sick feeling that swirled in her stomach.

It couldn’t be him. Not the man she’d fallen hard for before he deployed with his SEAL unit over a year ago. Not the man who’d refused to see her when she hurried to the hospital in Bethesda after hearing he’d been rescued from a terrorist prison. Rushing to his side because she’d thought they meant something to each other, she’d quickly learned the truth of the matter. His disregard had let her know, in no uncertain terms, that the feelings had been one-sided. That man had no reason—or right—to show up at her door.

Sally searched the shadows near the street, where the voice had originated. When she finally made out his silhouette, her breath caught in her throat.

Luke didn’t spare her a glance.

“Who the hell are you?” Emmett turned to face him.

“Does it matter?” Luke’s words contained a dangerous warning that Sally had never heard before.

As he stepped from the shadow of the SUV, his military fatigues and the duffel he carried reminded her of the homeless people who’d camped on Elk Creek last fall. A knife in a leather sheath hung at his side. His face was etched with lines of exhaustion, and he might have carried himself stiffly, but otherwise he was the same man she remembered. Light brown hair, longer and a bit more disheveled than the last time she’d seen him, always tempted her to run her fingers through it…even now.

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Dixie Lee Brown lives and writes in Central Oregon, inspired by gorgeous scenery and at least three hundred sunny days a year. Having moved from South Dakota as a child to Washington, Montana and then to Oregon, she feels at home in the west. She resides with two dogs and a cat, who are currently all the responsibility she can handle. Dixie works fulltime as a bookkeeper. When she’s not writing or working, she loves to read, enjoys movies, and if it were possible, she’d spend all of her time at the beach. She is also the author of the Trust No One romantic suspense series, published by Avon Impulse.

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Bound By Deception by Trish McCallan Book Blitz

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Bound by Deception
Trish McCallan
Publication date: March 30th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

He broke her heart. She twisted his mind. But in this game of love, nothing is quite as it seems…

Rebecca’s life is haunted by unexpected tragedies. Her lover left her when she least expected it, and her mother’s suicide took everybody by surprise. But when a recent inheritance reveals a secret, Rebecca discovers her mother’s death was actually a cold-blooded murder…

Dante “Rio” Addario swore off his irresistible ex and her web of lies 12 years ago. But the former Navy SEAL turned police detective can’t ignore Becca’s plea to re-open an old case. As he and his ex team up, they discover missing evidence, tight-lipped detectives, and the conspiracy that tore them apart over a decade ago…

With everything they believed thrown into chaos, Rio and Becca can’t ignore their reawakened desire. But if they don’t solve the case soon, the real killer may just finish the job and their love story…

Bound by Deception is the pulse-pounding third book in the Bound By series of romantic suspense novels. If you like simmering chemistry, chilling mysteries, and second chances, then you’ll love Trish McCallan’s twisty tale.

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“Grab the door,” Rio said in a calm voice, his gaze flickering toward her.

“Sure.” Becca grimaced at the faintness of her voice, wishing she sounded as calm and casual as he did. But then he was probably used to being shot at—first as a Navy SEAL, then a police officer and now a detective.

Good God, his career choices practically begged for late afternoon shootouts, followed by cruising speeds of over a hundred miles an hour.

“Becca—” He shot another quick glance at the yawning abyss along her right side.

“I know. I know. The door!” She blew out an aggravated breath.

She anchored herself in place by grabbing the edge of the seat. Without looking down at the endless ribbon of black whistling below her, she leaned outside the cruiser far enough to grab the door handle. The agony pulsing across her shoulder escalated to knife jabs and volcanic lava as she struggled to pull the door toward her. When it finally clicked into place, she groaned in relief and collapsed into her seat.

Sweaty and shaky, she looked down at her right shoulder. Had the door’s impact broken a bone? Was that why it hurt so bad?

Queasy joined sweaty and shaky when she caught sight of the moist, red fabric of her blouse. Fabric that used to be white. Her gaze dropped to her right hand and the crimson beads that dripped steadily to the floor.

A broken shoulder or arm wouldn’t bleed. Would they?

She scanned her left side again. Nothing looked bent, or broken, or out of whack. It just looked bloody. Maybe the edge of the door had sliced her skin…but she didn’t see a rip in the fabric of her blouse.

High on her shoulder, though, just below the fleshy, curve, she found a blood-soaked, frayed hole in the fabric. A bullet sized hole.

Bullet wounds bled like the dickens. She knew that from the movies.

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Trish McCallan was born in Eugene, Oregon, and grew up in Washington State, where she began crafting stories at an early age. Her first books were illustrated in crayon, bound with red yarn, and sold for a nickel at her lemonade stand. Trish grew up to earn a bachelor’s degree in English literature with a concentration in creative writing from Western Washington University, taking jobs as a bookkeeper and human- resource specialist before finally quitting her day job to write full time.

Forged in Fire, the first book in her Red Hot SEALs series, came about after a marathon reading session, and a bottle of Nyquil that sparked a vivid dream. She lives today in eastern Washington. An avid animal lover, she currently shares her home with four golden retrievers, a black lab mix and two cats.

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Callan
Sybil Bartel
(Uncompromising #5)
Publication date: March 26th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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I was trained to be a hunter. Growing up in the nation’s most infamous, violent cult, my job was simple. Track. Kill. Survive.

And that’s what I did… until our leader threatened to kill his own daughter.

Refusing to watch another senseless murder, I did what I was trained to do. I took his life, claimed his land, and set every member free, including her. I only had one goal left. Find the sister I was told was dead.

But being a hunter in the woods is a far cry from tracking a woman in Miami Beach.

I didn’t find my sister.

I found someone else.

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Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.

Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.

She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.

To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Book Boyfriend Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways.

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Hard Pursuit (Delta Force Brotherhood #3)

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Title: Hard Pursuit
Author: Sheryl Nantus
Series: Delta Force Bortherhood
Genre: Military Romance
Publisher: Entangled
Print Length: 270 Pages
Release Date: February 26, 2018

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Will their attraction to each other, withstand the secrets that must come to light?
Published by Entangled Publishing and written by Sheryl Nantus. Were swept away again into the world of the Delta Force Brotherhood. Men who are willing to put anything on the line to help anyone who is unable to help themselves. In Sheryl Nantus 3rd book in this series. It is Trey Pierce turn to put all or nothing on the line.
The only difference, this is personal. Trey spent years trying to find the person responsible for leaving him wounded and his best friend dead. Now, he might have found the person responsible. However, justice might not be sweet, when he becomes attracted and later involved with Alley Sheldon.

Alley Sheldon is a woman on a mission. A mission to find her wayward brother to save the company that has been in her families for years. This was nothing new for Alley! Though her brother was the oldest, Alley, herself was the more responsible one. But focusing on finding Vincent has become difficult when Trey Pierce was assigned her case. Getting involved with him wasn’t planned, yet she can’t deny the attraction that she feels for him.

Hard Pursuit was another exceptional story. This too like the other book that I read in this series, can be read as a stand-alone. The plot was well written, but the mystery behind the accident wasn’t a big mystery to solve.

Sheryl Nantus did a wonderful job of writing characters that you can get connected to. Even those characters that you can’t help but dislike. Hard Pursuit an exceptional story leaving us readers to wonder if a casual meeting is ever an accident.

 

 

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♦♦♦Book Blitz♦♦♦ Sin With Me (Original Sin Series, #1)

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Sin With Me
JA Huss & Johnathan McClain
(Original Sin Series, #1)
Publication date: March 6th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

Sin with Me is the first book in a four-book contemporary romance series by New York Times bestselling author, JA Huss, and veteran actor and writer, Johnathan McClain. Each full-length novel will release three weeks apart starting on March 6, 2018.

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Two broken people in a city fueled by sin.

Maddie Clayton isn’t looking to be saved. She knows the only person you can count on is yourself. Her moral compass might not point true North these days—but at least she’s still standing.

The Military taught Tyler Bell about loyalty. Being there for your brothers is the only thing that matters—but when it mattered most, he wasn’t.

She’s got a ticket straight to Hell. He’s already been there and back.

She needs to win. He just needs to stop fighting.

Some sins scar your soul so deeply, you’ll never be the same.

But this Devil in disguise might just be the angel he needs to forgive himself.

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Two accomplished writers come together to create unforgettable sexy romance. JA Huss is the New York Times bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today bestsellers list eighteen times. Johnathan McClain is a veteran actor and writer whose work, either performed or written, is probably airing on at least one of the channels on your television right now. You can contact them on their website www.hussmcclain.com or find them at their social links below.

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♦♦♦Book Blitz♦♦♦ A Hero’s Haven: Resolution Ranch

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A Hero’s Haven: Resolution Ranch
Tessa Layne
(Flint Hills Military Heroes, #3)
Publication date: February 27th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Former Navy SEAL Cash Aiken assumed he could leave behind the trauma of war and settle into life as a bodyguard. Why not? He was big, smart, and nothing ever got past his eagle eye. But a split second of inattention nearly cost the life of his asset, and cost him his job. When his old buddy Travis Kincaid invites him to come work at Resolution Ranch, an organization helping wounded vets, he clings to the lifeline and hopes it’s a chance to start over. But Cash is stunned to discover that the beautiful woman he nearly let die is hiding out at the ranch, masquerading as a stable hand.

Country Music’s Superdiva, Kaycee Starr, is done with the music biz. After a terrifying encounter with a crazed fan, she goes underground and answers a help-wanted ad in a place the paparazzi would never think to look. Prairie, Kansas. While she finds solace and healing among the horses, handsome ranch hand Cash Aiken lights her up in ways she only wrote about in songs. He’s the only person she’s met who seems to ‘get’ her.

Cash and Kaycee fall hard and fast for each other, but when their secrets are exposed, will they have the courage to trust each other? And more importantly, themselves?

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The barn door stood partially open and Cash parted it the rest of the way, stepping into the dim warmth. The sweet smell of dried clover and hay, laced with an undercurrent of oiled leather and the sharp tang of manure settled into his bones. He cherished the solace and security of the barn. He’d learned every nook and cranny the first week he’d moved to the ranch. And on really bad nights early on, working and sleeping in the barn had been his salvation. While he welcomed the addition of a desperately needed ranch hand, the thought of an interloper in his sanctuary unsettled him.

The scrape of a shovel against the floor drew his attention. Looping Samson’s lead around a post next to the tack room, he slipped down the aisle following the sound. He stopped short at the sight of a luscious heart-shaped ass bent in his direction. Of course, if the interloper looked like that

Sensations Cash hadn’t felt in ages stuttered to life. Legs for days? Check. Curves? If her ass was any indication, check. He couldn’t care less about hair color, but the sight of the thick long brown braid peeking out from under a felt cowboy hat and hanging down the owner’s shoulders launched his imagination into overdrive. Visions of winding its length around his hand and tugging, exposing a column of creamy skin danced through his head. His pulse went to the races as he watched her fluidly shovel hay into a wheelbarrow. The woman was poetry in motion. She moved with an easy grace that belied the difficulty of the task at hand. He’d shoveled hay for hours. He knew how taxing it could be on the body. Was this Kate?

CRACK!

What the fuck?

CrackCrackCrack

DUCK!” Cash shouted as he launched himself through the air at the woman, pulling her down on top of him to break her fall, then quickly rolling them over to cover her body with his.

A muffled squeak came from beneath him.

“Quiet,” he murmured into her ear, heart pounding, brain racing through a thousand scenarios of what could be going on outside. Whatever was happening, he’d protect this woman with his life. He’d failed to protect people he loved in the past, he wouldn’t fail again.

Another muffled noise came from the body squirming beneath him, and his attention was suddenly drawn to soft curves and heady perfume. “Stay still,” he ordered roughly, bringing his focus back to his surroundings. He couldn’t focus on where the attackers were with her writhing beneath him. Not when his cock was notched perfectly between her legs. She stilled momentarily, only to renew her struggle with vigor. He strained, listening for the telltale signs of an attack, scuffles, shouts, more gunshots. But, nothing.

He lifted his head, cocking an ear in the direction of the initial noise. The woman took advantage, yanking his beard so hard tears sprang to his eyes. He swung his gaze back to the firecracker beneath him and the world tilted sideways, snatching his breath with heart-stopping ferocity.

This wasn’t Kate. Oh, no. This was his worst nightmare come back to life. He opened his mouth to speak, but nothing came out. Lying beneath him, green eyes flashing fire, was the last woman he ever expected to see face to face again, Kaycee Starr.

 

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Thanks for stopping by! I write smokin’ hot contemporary cowboy and military romances filled with tenderhearted tough guys and sassy strong women who capture their hearts.

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A little about me- I grew up in Colorado in the mountains at the edge of the Great Plains. There, I met my own smokin’ hot Cowboy and we had a whirlwind romance to rival any novel. I believe in Happily Ever Afters, love fireflies, horses, and breathing clean country air. My favorite thing to do is to sit on the porch swing with a glass of Rose, listening to my Cowboy pluck his guitar!

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Shattered Souls
To Love and Serve Book 1
By Alison Mello
Genre: Military Romance
I left home a proud, strong woman, determined and eager to support my
country. But I came back a completely different person.
I’m wounded, scarred, and nothing more than an empty shell. I’ve lost
my ability to open up to those closest to me. Why? Because no one
understands. No one knows the hell I’ve been through.
Every time I close my eyes the nightmares are there, waiting, lurking in
the shadows, ready to torment me further. My only escape is the sting
of alcohol, the burn that numbs my pain. Everyone sees it as a
weakness, calls it a coping mechanism. I call it survival.
I’m a lost cause…until I meet him—a Boston cop with demons of his
own, who knows what it’s like to be haunted by his past. He
understands my pain, knows all about the nightmares, and makes me
feel less…alone.
But we are both broken, tainted by our pasts. How can we heal each other
when we’re both shattered souls?
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Alison has been writing for over a year now. Her debut book Finding Love
(October 2015) was published by Siren Publishing. Her following books
Needing Your Love (November 2015), Found My Love (December 2015), and
Fighting for Love (January 2016) were also published with Siren to
finish the Learning to Love series.
Her desire to see her books on shelves led to her next work Chasing
Dreams (April 2015) She submitted it for publication with Limitless
Publishing and was thrilled that it was quickly accepted. Excited to
reach that goal, she moved on to the next series she had in mind and
wrote Saved By a Soldier (June 2016), My Broken Soldier (July 2016),
Forever My Soldier (August 2016), and A Soldier for Bella (September 2016).
Alison enjoyed reading as a child and found her passion for it again in 2011
when E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey was released. Her love of
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same genre. In the summer of 2015, she decided to give writing a try
and two weeks later Finding Love was born. As soon as she finished
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X-Ops Exposed (X-Ops Novel)

X-Ops Exposed by [Tyler, Paige]

Title: X-Ops Exposed
Author: Paige Tyler
Series: X-Ops
Page Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: (April 3, 2018)
Genre: Mystery-Suspense

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HE LEFT TO KEEP HER SAFE
Believing he’s too dangerous to be among people, feline hybrid Tanner Howland retreats deep into the forests of Washington State—with no choice but to leave behind the woman who’s captured his heart. What he doesn’t know is that she followed him…

SHE WOULDN’T STAY BEHIND
Heartbroken and determined, Dr. Zarina Sokolov tracks Tanner into the wild. Her presence unleashes Tanner’s protective instinct—big time. Locals have been disappearing and he is desperate for Zarina to leave. As the kidnappings escalate, Tanner must embrace the dangerous instincts he fears so much. But with Zarina at his side, he’ll have to learn to control his animal impulses, or lose himself—and the woman he loves—to the beast within.

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To celebrate my 900th post to this blog. There is nothing like reviewing a military, mystery suspense romance. That was out of this world!

I have read just about all the books in Paige Tyler’s X-Ops Series, published under Sourcebooks Casablanca (April 3, 2018) without a doubt this title stands with all the rest in this series, when it comes to smoking hot romance and suspense.
When Dr. Zarina Sokolov takes a track into the forest of Washington State to find Lion hybrid and former Army Ranger Tanner Howland to offer him chances to become human again.

Tanner Howland just wants to be left alone. He once was human. But now he has become something that even he is afraid of. But when Zarina tracks him down, he may get a second chance at being human and better yet to finally have Zarina in his life forever. But, before they can obtain that chance they must first overcome hurdles. For even in the deep forest there are elements that just want to keep these two apart.

X-Ops Exposed a great suspense romance. With fast-paced action and excellent plot. Twist and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the turning of the last page.
This book like the others in this series can be read as a stand-alone. However, to get the full entertainment value I recommend you read this series in order.

 

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Review: Run To Me (Lazarus Rising Book 4)

 Run To Me (Lazarus Rising Book 4) by [Eden, Cynthia]

Title: Run To Me
Author: Cynthia Eden
Series: A Lazarus Rising #4
Pub Date: January 23, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Page Lenth: 223 pages

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RUN TO ME has everything a reader comes to expect in a romantic suspense

If you’re looking for strong characters and beyond amazing storytelling than Run To Me, would be that story. Run To Me, book #4 in the Lazarus Risings series, written by Cynthia Eden and published under the Hocus Pocus Publishing. Was one dynamic story about atonement and worth.

Jennings “Jay” Maverick has a lot to atone for. His backing of a project called the Lazarus project has come back to haunt him in spades. When the subjects of the Lazarus project escaped and some of them found their way onto his doorstep. Jay finally realized that it’s not truly safe to try to play GOD. Especially when he finds himself falling for one of those subjects.

Willow is a mystery even to those who are just like her. She has all the same strength, but she was more formidable than all the others. With her strange ability to make the people she touches, see their own fears, she is one woman that you wouldn’t want to stalk you in a dark alley.

With no memories of who she is and why someone would use her as a test subject. With the assistance of Jay Maverick, those secrets are finally discovered.  But they soon learn that not staying in the shadows has done more harm than good.

I really came to love Jay and Willow ever since they were introduced as secondary characters. And with this story, I came to love them even more. Especially, Jay. We finally learn the real reason why he funded the Lazarus project and that it wasn’t nefarious at all. Secrets were exposed, about a character that even I didn’t see coming, but the discover fit the narrative of what was being told and it wasn’t just added to push the story along.  Run To Me didn’t have flaws that I could pick up. The story had a quick pace. The sparks between Jay and Willow was felt right from the beginning. I thought that Willow character complemented Jay’s characters beautifully.

Will I recommend this title: Most definitely! Run To Me will have you on the edge of your seat. I know it did me. I can’t wait to read LIE CLOSE TO ME book #5.

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He’s used to getting what he wants…

Jennings “Jay” Maverick is a tech billionaire. He has the world at his feet, and he thinks he can buy anything…but he can’t buy her. One look at the mysterious Willow, and Jay knows that he is a goner. He wants to give her anything and everything she desires, but he’s the man responsible for the pain in Willow’s life, and getting close to her—well, that’s not going to be easy.

Her life is a nightmare that she can’t escape.

Willow woke up in one of the “Lazarus” research facilities. She now has increased strength, incredible speed, and some scary psychic bonuses. Because of the danger associated with her new gifts, she’s afraid to touch anyone. One touch from her, and a man’s darkest fears will seemingly turn into reality. But Jay isn’t afraid of her touch. Instead, he seems to…crave it. To crave her.

She can’t trust him, and he won’t let her go.

Willow knows that Jay has been involved with Lazarus in the past, but he swears he only wants to help her. She never expects the white-hot desire that burns between them, a desire that grows more with every moment that passes. Thrust together as allies, Willow finds herself wanting to put her faith in Jay, wanting to find someone she can rely on, but Jay may still be keeping secrets from her. Secrets that could get them both killed.

When darkness and danger close in…RUN TO ME.

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Review: Stay With Me (Lazarus Rising Book 3)

Stay With Me (Lazarus Rising Book 3) by [Eden, Cynthia]

Title: Stay With Me | Series: Lazarus Rising #3 |Author: Cynthia Eden

Publication Date: December 12, 2017 | Publisher: Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance


Shelly Hampton intends to spend the holidays alone in her family’s mountain cabin, but when a snow-covered stranger appears on her door-step, her plans are shot straight to hell. The man before her seems oddly familiar, and he stirs a dark need within her.

It’s soon apparent that John Smith is far more than a normal man—he’s too strong, too fast, and she could swear that he seems to read her thoughts…and know her most secret desires.

But is John a man that she could love…or is he someone she should fear? Because even as the snow fall deepens, a deadly threat is closing in on her little cabin. And soon, Shelly will be trapped on the mountain with a dangerous man…a man who swears that he has come back from the dead, just to be with her.

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Not distance nor time can keep you apart from the one you love. That is so true in this epic love story of Stay With Me, the third title in Cynthia Eden’s Lazarus Rising series, for which I am calling an absolutely brilliant love story.

Shelly Hampton has known nothing but lost every since she lost the last members of her small family…her father and brother. But with the holiday’s just around the corner, the loss is felt ten folds. Until a snow-covered stranger appears claiming that he found her. Even though Shelly is sure she never met this man before in her life…she can’t help wondering why this total stranger; twice now saved her life at the cause of his own.

Who is John Smith…really! He is far more than a normal man; he’s able to move faster than any person has the right to be and strong than a normal person. But, what separates John Smith from your normal human being, is his ability to die and come back to life. John Smith was one of the Lazarus test subjects, with his only memories is of a woman. Who is she, and is the memory of her is the only thing that he can remember of his life. Staying away from her isn’t an option when he comes to realize that she is the only one keeping him linked to reality.

Stay With Me, an intriguing love story that will captivate all readers.

Each novel in the Lazarus Rising series can be read as a stand-alone. However, to partake in this interesting adventure, I will highly recommend reading this series from the beginning.

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The Chameleon (Elite Crimes Unit #3)

The Chameleon (The Elite Crimes Unit) by [Hauf, Michele]

Title: The Chameleon | Author: Michele Hauf | Series: The Elite Crimes Unit #3

Print Length: 204 pages | Publisher: Lyrical Press

Publication Date: December 12, 2017

Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services

Genre: Action & Adventure


The Elite Crimes Unit is a covert team within Interpol that specializes in taking down the world’s top criminals—and then offering them a deal. Because sometimes a history of bad behavior can be a very good thing . . .
  Jack Angelo is clearly off his game. First, his wallet gets lifted—by a pregnant woman, no less—on the ferry to Finland. At his hotel, he’s seduced by a sexy redhead who takes him for a ride, too. And when he finally starts casing the bank he’s supposed to rob, yet another female fouls things up. All he wants is to complete this assignment for the ECU to save himself and his family. Little does he know that the women who keep interfering are actually one woman—who’s about to show him just how outmatched he really is . . .

Known as “The Chameleon” Saskia Petrovik is a mistress of disguise tasked with watching the new recruit as he meets up with his high-level crew of thieves. She has no problem getting under the covers to pull off an undercover job—especially with the man known as Gentleman Jack. But multiple identities can cause multiple problems, and in these dangerous circles, the temptation to show her true self could change a deceptive affair into a deadly one . . .

The Chameleon written by Michele Hauf is the 3rd book in the Elite Crimes Unit. The Chameleon was like I was reading a plot from of the television series La Femme Nikita (1997) Season four meets the Mission Impossible II. I found too many similarities to the two shows mentioned above that I found this book just okay. The storyline just fell flat because the male character just wasn’t what I facet a man who lived the life of a criminal would be like. There was little to no heat between the two main characters. I was hopeful that the book will get better the further along into the story I got. But all hopes were lost as I turn the last page.

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Keep Me Close (Lazarus Rising Book 2)

Keep Me Close (Lazarus Rising Book 2) by [Eden, Cynthia]Keep Me Close

Print Length: 276 pages / Publisher: Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.

Publication Date: October 24, 2017 /  Series: Lazarus Rising

Author: Cynthia Eden



Flynn Haddox is a dead man. Literally.

As a highly trained Navy SEAL, Flynn once worked covert missions for the U.S. government, but then his life was stolen away. Killed and placed in the secretive “Lazarus” program, Flynn was brought back from the dead and turned into a super-soldier. Now he has increased strength, enhanced senses, and a few psychic bonuses that he fights hard to keep hidden from the rest of the world. He also has no memory of his past…and a new, twisting darkness seems to be growing inside of Flynn.

Cecelia Gregory escaped death once. Can she do it again?

Dr. Cecelia Gregory was supposed to help the Lazarus test subjects. They didn’t have control of their emotions after the experiment, and her job as a psychiatrist was to break through the walls that the men had created. Too late, Cecelia realized that the Lazarus subjects were far more dangerous than she could ever imagine. The men came back from the dead, but some of them came back…wrong. Now one of the subjects has a dark obsession with Cecelia. The man known as Subject Five is hunting her. And he wants her dead.

One man wants to kill her, but another just…wants her.

Flynn feels a connection to Cecelia that he can’t deny. Not some sweet, innocent attraction—a consuming lust that makes him crave her all the time. Flynn knows that his feelings aren’t normal, but protecting her is his mission now. The man hunting Cecelia is just like Flynn—all the same enhancements, all the same strengths. And no weaknesses. One big difference, though—Flynn doesn’t plan to lose Cecelia. And he’ll fight his own darkness to prove his worth to her.

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A hot new mystery suspense by Cynthia Eden.

Keep Me Close book #2 in the Lazarus Rising.
When we last saw Flynn…. He escaped a facility that was holding super soldiers. Humans that were brought back to life, with the formula that was made by Elizabeth Parker. Whose story was told in Never Let Go, whereas, Never Let Go surroundings was mainly in the facility. Flynn’s story has us readers out in about.
When a murder is committed all fingers points to a serial killer. Which leads the FBI to seek out Cecelia a top-notch profiler and the psychiatrist who was hired to help the Lazarus’ test subject.
Keep Me Close wasn’t as thrilling as Never Let Go. This story was more mysterious then thrilling. If you read the first book, there wasn’t a mystery. It wasn’t about the Who did it, or Why did they. The reason and who was placed right in front of you. Whereas, this book had different players. You may think you know who, but everything or everyone may not be as what they were playing to be.
I enjoyed Keep Me Close just not as much as Never Let Go. When I reviewed Never Let Go, I did say that Cynthia Eden set the bar too high…..this book may not have surpassed Never Let Go, but it does sit comfortably at #2

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Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

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Jagged Edge (The Arsenal Book 1)

Jagged Edge (The Arsenal Book 1) by [Carnes, Cara]Jagged Edge

 

Print Length: 269 pages / Format: eBook, Paperback

Publication Date: October 17, 2017 / ISBN: 9781976028953

Author: Cara Carnes / Series: The Arsenal


 

Mary “The Edge” Reynolds is the most sought-after back office operative around-the creative genius pulling the ultimate bad-asses out of impossible situations. She’s never failed on a mission, and she’s not about to fail on the most important mission ever-keeping her newly designed security system safe. Relying on others isn’t in her nature, but the newly formed Arsenal is her only hope for escape when she’s kidnapped.

She is the Edge.

The Edge never breaks.

Never quits.

Dylan Mason and his brothers have put everything on the line to form The Arsenal. When the paramilitary arena is rocked by Edge’s capture, he’ll do whatever it takes to get the fearless operative back, but his wary heart isn’t ready to handle the vulnerable woman buried beneath the hardened shell. Getting her back was simple. Keeping her and her “security system” HERA out of enemy hands is another story.

Together they must hunt down the faction behind her capture and subsequent torture to keep HERA from becoming an unstoppable terroristic threat. What they uncover could destroy them both.

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Wow…. Jagged Edge had everything that you would want in a romance; Thrill action, Suspense, and tons of romance.
Jagged Edge by Cara Carnes is the first book in her new series The Arsenal. The thrill ride you are taking on starts right for the first chapter when you see that Mary “Edge” Reynolds is held hostage, but soon rescued by the elite team named The Arsenal lead by nonother than Dylan Mason.
You would think that this was the same kind of trope, a woman being kidnapped, a man comes and saves her and they fall in love the end. However, Cara Carnes took it to a whole new level in Jagged Edge. Mary “Edge” Reynolds wasn’t your everyday kidnapped victim. She was part of an elite team herself on top of that she was the most sought-after back office operative around. In other words, Mary was a kickass woman who didn’t let anything come between her and getting justice.
What I loved about Jagged Edge was that even though Mary was set out to be this strong person who can take care of herself and other. The story held true, Mary is suffering from PTSD. But again, Carnes didn’t over embellish it, the seed was planted and that was all she needed for when Mary has episodes, you know it was because of the PTSD.
As the story later progress you the readers will learn that this may not be just about Edge, but something entirely.
Jagged Edge was one if many stories that I will certainly find myself reading over. and over, again this Fall.
So, if you’re a reader who likes high thrilling action with a strong leading lady, then add Jagged Edge to your list of book that you must read.

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Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13. In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves traveling, photography and reading.

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Never Let Go (Lazarus Rising #1)

Never Let Go by [Eden, Cynthia]Never Let Go

Print Length: 414 pages / Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc. / Publication Date: September 26, 2017

Author: Cynthia Eden / Series: Lazarus Rising


He was more than just a man…

Dr. Elizabeth Parker didn’t like wild, dangerous men…yet she still found herself falling for sexy Navy SEAL Sawyer Cage. He was her exact opposite–a man she should definitely stay away from, a man who lived for the thrill of danger…but he was also the man she found herself wanting more than any other.

But their secret relationship ended in heartbreak when Sawyer was killed on a mission. Grieving for him, the last thing Elizabeth ever expected was to find Sawyer listed as a test subject for the top secret government project she was heading–a project called Lazarus.

For years, Elizabeth had worked feverishly to unlock the secrets of life and death, and with her Lazarus formula, she finally thought she’d made a breakthrough. Only she never expected to use Lazarus on her lover.

But the choice is taken out of Elizabeth’s hands…

Sawyer is given the Lazarus formula, and he’s transported to a remote government facility. At that facility, Sawyer wakes once more, only he’s not the same man. He’s stronger, he’s faster, his reflexes and his senses are ten times better than an average man’s. The government calls Sawyer a super soldier… Elizabeth still calls him…hers.

Unfortunately, Sawyer has no memory of his life before Lazarus. All he knows is that something about the sexy doctor awakes a primal response in him. He wants her, and he’ll do anything to possess her. Soul-deep, he feels that she was meant to be his.

Death waits in the darkness.

But something is wrong inside the Lazarus facility. The test subjects are holding back secrets, and danger seems to lurk in the air. The Lazarus subjects are super-human now, and some of those subjects have a very, very dark side. Twisted cravings drive them to the very edge of sanity. Can Sawyer keep Elizabeth safe from the madness around them…or will the growing darkness consume them both?

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What would you do if you had the knowledge to bring back the dead? Will you use that knowledge or will you let nature takes it course? Well in Never Let Go a gripping romantic suspense by one of my favorite author Cynthia Eden. We shall find out what will happen if this knowledge was a viable one.
Never Let Go is book one in Cynthia Eden new series in Lazarus Rising. This is a title that you just don’t want to pass up.
The story begins with Dr. Parker who at a young age lost everything that meant the world to her. Her parents ever since then, Dr. Parker has been working on a project for the government to battle death.
She finally found a formula that will work. But just like anything some are inpatient to test her formula. However, Dr. Parker is not so inpatient she is willing to risk life. She was certainly not willing to risk the one man she came to love. But when her lover was killed on a mission, she was beside her self when she found that her lover was listed as a test subject for Lazarus. But when one mission goes wrong, the choice was taken out of her hands.

Never Let Go a gripping romantic suspense with characters that you will just fall in love with. I just wish I could give this book more than 5 stars. This is a book that set the bar high for Keep Me Close, the next title in the Lazarus series.
I would recommend this title for any serious reader who loves romantic suspense.

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Never Let Go (Book #1) / Keep Me Close (Book #2)


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Cynthia Eden is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and Indie Reader best-seller.

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Cynthia writes dark tales of romantic suspense and sexy paranormal romance novels. She is a three-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over seventy novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

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The Guardian (A Wounded Warrior Novel)

 

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In this thrilling hot must read by Amazon Bestseller Anna del Mar, Ex-SEAL turned game warden, Matthias Hawking is engaged in a fierce battle to end poaching in Africa, but when a beautiful journalist defies the poachers, he will do everything in his power to protect the woman who has captured his heart.

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 Title: The Guardian

Author: Anna del Mar

Publisher: Anna del Mar

Release Date: October 1, 2017

Series: Wounded Warrior #3

Genre: Romantic Suspense

ISBN: 9780979968273

 

Game Warden Matthias Hawking is a decorated ex-SEAL engaged in a grueling fight against ruthless poachers in Africa. He’s short on resources and long on enemies. There’s a price on his head. The last thing he needs is the unexpected arrival of a beautiful but stubborn journalist threatening to uncover his secrets, an alpha female challenging his alpha male and getting into trouble, a hurricane wearing boots.

 

Jade Romo is a veteran of several different kinds of war. She’s survived her heroin-addicted mother, the foster care system, and the conflict in Afghanistan. Jade’s tough, confident, cynical, and self-reliant, a woman who doesn’t believe in forevers. But when she defies the poachers and lands at the top of the warlord’s kill list, she’s forced to rely on the skilled, attractive but supremely infuriating game warden who has captivated her body’s undivided attention.

 

Haunted by his past but driven by his courage, her mysterious guardian will do everything in his power to protect the woman who has captured his heart.

 

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The moment our lips met my heart struck my breastbone with a sonic boom. Every molecule in me came online. It was as if my body had been on an extended blackout and suddenly a generator had kicked in, a massive voltage surge. A switch flipped inside of me and I went from off to on, from zero to a hundred.

The kiss marked the difference between before and now, activating my will to live beyond existence’s basic functions. I was no longer breathing for the sake of surviving, but rather getting high on the heady scent of Jade, gorging on her exotic flavors, getting a fix on a woman who had proven she had all the makings of a dangerously addictive fix…for me.

Jesus fucking Christ. This wasn’t happening, couldn’t be happening, not here, not now, not with this woman. This was wrong, for the mission, for me. And yet this was also right, so right I couldn’t stop it, so pure and exquisite that it demolished the logic that usually ruled me, bulldozed right over my carefully constructed defenses and blew my shields into splinters.

I seized on her lips. I drank her up as if I had a right to flirt with pleasure and happiness. Good, so good. She tasted like chocolate and salted caramel, wholesome and true.

Her mouth responded to me, eager, passionate. Our tongues entwined in a mutual exploration that unleashed the storm within, joy and hope I thought I’d never feel again, and lust, a hunger so raw and violent that it roared through my veins and threatened to destroy not only my control, but my life as I knew it.

Images flashed in my mind, visual effects of the emotions jarring me. Jade, cool under fire. Solid. Reliable. True. Jade, calm, smart and composed as she confronted Kumbuyo. She hadn’t lost it once, not even when that son of a bitch went at her. She was as brave as they came, bold, daring, fearless. The memory of her standing half-naked under the moonlight had me throbbing with need. She was a woman built for a warrior, a warrior worth fighting for; a goddess who’d stepped out of some ancient African legend to right my fucked-up world.

But I couldn’t endanger my mission and I couldn’t betray all that had been entrusted to me. I was trained for duty, which meant I had to pull out of this catastrophic trajectory, now.

It was hard, maybe even impossible. I was trapped in the feel of her mouth. I forced myself to think rationally. This was Jade Romo for Christ’s sake, the woman who had the potential to out me and destroy everything I’d built, including the reserve. While she was here, she was also my responsibility. Another thought hit me, one that killed the joy in me. She’d been seconds away from being raped and moments away from being killed. If something had happened to her under my watch, I’d never forgive myself.

How I ripped my mouth away from hers, I’ll never know. It took all my willpower. My senses reeled. When her eyelids lifted, her eyes glittered with questions and her hand hovered over her mouth, as if her lips stung as much as mine did.

“No, negative, we’re not doing this,” I muttered, mostly to myself. “We can’t. We won’t.”

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The Asset: A Military Hero Romantic Suspense Novel (A Wounded Warrior Novel) by [del Mar, Anna]

The Asset: A Military Hero Romantic Suspense Novel (A Wounded Warrior Novel)

Anna del Mar’s explosive, sexy debut novel in the Wounded Warrior series, perfect for fans of Lisa Marie Rice and Lora Leigh—the story of a woman desperate to escape her dangerous past and the navy SEAL who would lay down his life to save her.

 Ash Hunter knows what it is to run. A SEAL gravely injured in Afghanistan, he’s gone AWOL from the military hospital. Physically and mentally scarred, he returns home to his grandmother’s isolated cottage—and finds a beautiful, haunted stranger inside.

Like recognizes like.

Lia Stewart’s in hiding from the cartel she barely escaped alive, holed up in this small Rocky Mountain town. Surviving, but only just. Helping the wounded warrior on her doorstep is the right thing to do…it’s loving him that might get them both killed.

Soon, Ash realizes he’s not the only one tormented by the past. Pushing the limits of his broken body, testing the boundaries of her shattered soul, he’ll protect Lia until his last breath.

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The Stranger: An Alaskan Alpha Hero Romantic Suspense Novel (A Wounded Warrior Novel) by [del Mar, Anna]

The Stranger: An Alaskan Alpha Hero Romantic Suspense Novel (A Wounded Warrior Novel)

Ex-military pilot Seth Erickson is fighting his own demons, but when he finds Summer Silva, a beautiful, warmth-loving, Miami woman stranded in the frozen wilderness, he’ll do everything in his power to keep her safe from murder, treason, and the ruthless Alaskan winter.

When a mysterious stranger is your only hope…

The scars of the past have left their mark, both physical and emotional, on former military pilot Seth Erickson. Off-grid in the far reaches of the bitter Alaskan wilderness, he wants only to be left alone with his ghosts. But he can’t ignore a woman in need—beautiful, stranded and nearly frozen with fear.

Summer Silva never imagined that the search for her missing sister would leave her abandoned on a wintry back road, barely escaping with her life from a cold-blooded killer for hire. Now, hiding out in the isolated cabin of the secretive wounded warrior who saved her, Summer knows she must do what she fears most. Putting her trust in a stranger is all she has left.

All defenses are down

After a fiery first night together, Seth and Summer are bound by a need as powerful as a Bering Sea superstorm—and vulnerable to enemies just as fierce. For Seth, reawakened by desire, there is no sacrifice too great, no memory too dark, to keep Summer safe. But murder and treason lurk everywhere and Summer may not survive Alaska’s ruthless winter.

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Time is running out and the enemy is at the gate.


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Title: Contracted Defense

Author: Piper J. Drake

Series: A Safeguard Novel

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: September 12, 2017

Publisher: Carina Press

Length: 70,000 Words

Format: Digital

ISBN: 9781459290518


Adam Hicks may be the rookie at Safeguard, but he’s no novice in the field. Retired from active duty after multiple tours and back fresh from a brief rest in New Zealand, he’s itching to return to action. But the challenge he hoped for arrives in an unexpected form: his sexy yet stern new partner.

The last thing Victoria Ash wants is to work with the new guy—especially one as gorgeous as Adam. His relaxed attitude about their first “easy” assignment together—setting up a private home defense network for a reclusive client—doesn’t impress her. Easy usually means trouble. She’s proved right when Adam discovers that the multiple incursions on the physical and cyber security systems aren’t just glitches. They’re under attack…and there’s a traitor in their midst.

As tension mounts, so does the attraction between Victoria and Adam. They must protect their client and the research he’s desperately trying to keep secret. Working together, they have to find the mole before their defense measures, in the fortress and online, are compromised and the deadly secrets they’ve sworn to protect are revealed.


Except from Contracted Defense (Book #3: Safeguard Series):

Adam stepped back, drawing her attention to him and tapping the dry-erase marker against the palm of one hand. “If one of us was planning an attack on this place, what would we do?”

Easy. Planning an attack was easier in her mind than planning the defense of a place. She immediately ran through any number of possible approaches to gather information about the defenses and security.

And his point hit her right in the chest. “The alarm. It wasn’t to check to see if there was an alarm. It was to time the response from the security team and local police.”

Possibly, it was to time how long it would take for Victoria and Adam to arrive on site.

Adam turned to face her. “There is an impending attack in the works. We have no idea what the scale is or even why. But Roland is not delusional.”

Suddenly, this mission was a whole lot more serious, and Adam, to her eyes, was looking incredibly dangerous.

“Let’s get back to setting up the layered defenses then.” Before she jumped him, right against the wall.

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Piper J. Drake is a bestselling author of romantic suspense and edgy contemporary romance, a frequent flyer, and day job road warrior. She is often distracted by dogs, cupcakes, and random shenanigans.

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