• Book Tour & Giveaway,  Piper J. Drake,  Release Tour Celebration

    Release Tour: CONTRACTED DEFENSE

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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.


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    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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  • Laura Griffin

    Cover of Night (Alpha Crew #3)

    Cover of Night (Alpha Crew Book 3) by [Griffin, Laura]Cover of Night

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    Series: Alpha Crew Series

    Print Length: 166Pages

    Publication Date: September 4, 2017


     

    Sparks fly when a journalist and a Navy SEAL cross paths in Thailand in this third entry in the thrilling and sexy Alpha Crew series from New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin.

    Journalist Karly Bonham is on her first overseas mission, covering the new United States ambassador to Thailand, when she is taken hostage by terrorists, with only her wits and courage to keep her alive–until help arrives in the form of Navy SEAL Ethan Dunn.

    As part of an elite SEAL team called Alpha Crew, Ethan has been on countless harrowing missions, but he knows this one is different the instant he meets Karly—the sexy young reporter who somehow managed to escape the terrorists’ clutches. Ethan is impressed by her, especially when he learns she has intel that could be the key to a successful rescue op. Ethan knows working with a civilian raises the stakes on an already dangerous mission. But with the clock ticking down, he enlists Karly’s help to thwart a vicious plot and bring a terrorist mastermind to justice.

    Featuring Laura Griffin’s signature “heart pounding, nerve-jangling suspense, combined with sizzling sex” (Fresh Fiction), Cover of Night is a fast-paced, romantic thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome, is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which serious physical harm occurred or was threatened. Goldberg, J., MD. (2016, February 27). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Retrieved September 12, 2017, from http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/post-traumatic-stress-disorder#1

    In Laura Griffin latest book in her Alpha Crew book #3, Karly Bonham a journalist who’s covering the new United States ambassador to Thailand has witnessed the after math of a terrorist attack. With only her wits and courage would keep her from being the next casualty.
    When help arrives in the form of Navy SEAL Ethan Dunn, it has become Ethan duty to keep Karly safe.
    Cover of Night hits on a topic that few of us has experienced. But our men in Blue, or military knows all too well. Even though this book talks about PTSD it isn’t the main theme of the book. Cover of Night is a military adventure story full of intrigue and romance.
    I love the adventure, I just hated the way the story ended. When I finally got into the story I turned the page just to find that I was at the end.
    All in all Cover of Night (Alpha Crew) was fun and well written. I started this series from the beginning and each book can be read as a stand-alone title.
    I would recommend this title or series for any reader into military romantic suspense


    Books In This Series

    At the Edge: Alpha Crew Part 1 by [Griffin, Laura]

    At the Edge: Alpha Crew Part 1

    Edge of Surrender: Alpha Crew Part 2 by [Griffin, Laura]

    Edge of Surrender: Alpha Crew Part 2

    Laura Griffin

    Biography

    Laura Griffin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty books. She is a two-time RITA Award winner (for the books Scorched and Whisper of Warning) as well as the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award (for Untraceable). Booklist magazine calls Laura’s popular Tracers series “the perfect mix of suspense and romance.”

    Laura got her start in journalism before venturing into the world of romance fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she is working on her next novel. Visit her website at http://www.lauragriffin.com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LauraGriffinAuthor

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  • Book Tour & Giveaway,  Piper J. Drake

    CONTRACTED DEFENSE – Pre-Order Blast!

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    9781459290518

    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


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

    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.

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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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  • Release Tour Celebration,  Shannon McKenna

    My Next Breath (The Obsidian Files #2)

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    A relentless rebel supersoldier must seduce a mysterious beauty in his quest to rescue his brother, but gets more than he bargained for when their passion rages out of control… and releases a monstrous killer hellbent on their destruction…


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    My Next Breath (The Obsidian Files Book 2) by [McKenna, Shannon]My Next Breath

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    Series: Obsidian Files

    Print Length: 293 Pages

    Publication Date: August 29, 2017


    Zade Ryan. Rebel supersoldier. Nearly superhuman. On a desperate quest to rescue his missing brother Luke by any means possible. To do it, he must seduce the elusive Simone Brightman, inventor of the ingenious and deadly tech used to capture Luke and hold him prisoner, location unknown. Zade will do whatever it takes to get close to Simone. Her mysterious beauty and highly sexual allure have him at a disadvantage, but time is running out . . .
    Simone is fighting battles of her own, on her own. Until Zade—six foot four of sinewy muscle and lethal combat skills—rescues her from street thugs and leaves her breathless. His smoldering black eyes and overpowering sensuality—and his seductive invitation to spend one wild, unforgettable night with him—prove too tempting to resist. Their passionate encounter unleashes scorching desire that neither can control—leaving them vulnerable to their enemies who watch from the shadows and wait. And when they are lured into a trap by a monstrous killer hellbent on their destruction, they must fight with every weapon they have to save Luke, and each other.
    Because one night together could never be enough—and they might not live to have another . . .

    My Next Breath is the 2nd installment in Shannon McKenna series The Obsidian Files. I am learning these books must be read in the order of publication. If you read the first book. Then you will know that Simone was the woman with Noah when he first glanced upon Caro.
    Well, now we will learn Simone story. Simone is the inventor of the tech that captured Luke in Right Through Me. Matter effect she is the inventor of almost everything that is being used against Zade and his fellow super-soldiers. However, she is unaware that the tech she builds is being used for something totally than what she invented them for.
    But she will come to find out with the help of Zade Ryan, a Rebel who is out to find his brother and if possible take Obsidian down along the way.
    I am so into this series. My Next Breath just like Right Through Me was fast paced, and intense romantic suspense. Some characters from the previous books make appearances, the chemistry between Simone and Zade was truly hot. After finishing reading My Next Breath, I am so ready for the 3rd book.

    Obsidian Files Series:

    Right Through Me (The Obsidian Files Book 1) by [McKenna, Shannon]

    Right Through Me (Obsidian Files #1)

    My Next Breath (The Obsidian Files Book 2) by [McKenna, Shannon]

    My Next Breath (Obsidian Files #2)


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    Damn, now he’d lost the sound thread again.  He reached for it—listening harder . . . yes. Rubber boot soles on the wet pavement. He’d know that little squeaky-squeak song anywhere. He’d memorized its exact rhythm and pitch.

    Less than a block away now. He was already getting a whiff of her. Warm, female smells. He seriously dug that honeysuckle shampoo. Couldn’t wait to sniff it at close range.

    He stepped out of the shadow of the awning. Raised his hand to signal the men waiting down the street. One raised his hand in response. They were ready. She was an easy target, parking an almost new Audi on a badly lit street like this.

    His heart raced as his augmented sensory processor kicked into high gear, as if revving for combat. Which was overkill. He didn’t need an ASP jolt for this. The Obsidian researchers had wired him and rewired him during the Midlands experiments on their quest to produce the ultimate, relentless war machine. The data that speed-scrolled over his field of vision whenever he was stressed was a constant reminder of how they’d changed him. Permanently.

    But he ignored it. He’d stolen himself back. He and all the rest of the Midlanders. He was more than what Obsidian had tried to make of him. Fuck them all.

    Tonight—for her—he needed to be funny, smart and unthreatening, for starters. And good in bed, if he got lucky. Past experience suggested that he would. It was bad form to get cocky about it, but whatever. A guy could hope.

    In fact, he quivered with hope. Watching Simone for two whole months had kept him perpetually half-hard. It wasn’t like she was doing anything sexy. On the contrary. She mostly just sat there on the bed, cross-legged in a thick snarl of wires and cables, surrounded by screens, dressed in leggings and a sweatshirt. Braless. Eyes narrowed with ferocious concentration as she typed so fast and hard the detached wireless keyboard bounced against the mattress.

    He was in a groove with surveillance monitoring. Forget sleep. Pill-induced or natural, it wasn’t happening while he was watching that woman. And after their escape from Obsidian’s research facility at Midlands, he’d sworn never to inflict sentinel sleep on himself again. Constant vigilance turned the strongest into short-circuited robots. It didn’t matter how skillful he was at alternating his brain hemispheres, resting one while using the other and blah-blah-di-fucking-blah.

    He was good at it, yeah. And so? He was good at a metric fuckton of unspeakable things. That didn’t mean he would ever do them again.

    But he’d do any number of unspeakable things for a chance to know what happened to his brother. Watching Brightman prance around in her underwear was no chore. She was so damn pretty it just turned his head around.

    She was almost upon him. His ASP processor sent a fire-hose of data scrolling wildly up both sides of his field of vision. His senses sharpened to a level beyond painful. He hadn’t expected this. Bullshit timing.

    Her footsteps echoed in his ears, boom-scrape-squeak. Her soft breathing, the quick and steady drum of her heart. He smelled the warm mix of her hand lotion, her wool coat, the leather of her boots, the swish of her long skirt, the brush of the tights between her thighs. He smelled the coffee she’d had not long ago and a hint of the vanilla flavored creamer she’d lightened it with. Whiffs of the perfume she used to wear back in her corporate days wafted out of her purse like little ghosts.

    He also smelled the festering mouth-breathers who waited across the street.

    His heart thudded loudly. In a few seconds he’d see Simone in the flesh. The mysterious ex-fianceé of Noah Gallagher, Zade’s friend and fellow Midlander rebel.

    A woman who might or might not hold the key to the last possible clue that could lead him to his brother.

    Or to his brother’s bones.

     That thought stabbed through him like a thin blade of ice just as Simone Brightman rounded the corner and hit his line of vision.


    More about the author

    Shannon McKenna

    Biography

    Shannon McKenna is the NYT bestselling author of sixteen action packed, turbocharged romantic thrillers, among which are the stories of the wildly popular McCloud series and the brand new paranormal series, The Obsidian Files. She loves tough and heroic alpha males, heroines with the brains and guts to match them, villains who challenge them to their utmost, adventure, scorching sensuality, and most of all, the redemptive power of true love. Since she was small she has loved abandoning herself to the magic of a good book, and her fond childhood fantasy was that writing would be just like that, but with the added benefit of being able to take credit for the story at the end. Alas, the alchemy of writing turned out to be messier than she’d ever dreamed. But what the hell, she loves it anyway, and hopes that readers enjoy the results of her alchemical experiments. She loves to hear from her readers. Contact her at her website, http://shannonmckenna.com, like her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorShannonMckenna/ or join the newsletter by signing up here: http://shannonmckenna.com/connect.php.
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  • Sheryl Nantus

    Hard Run (Delta Force Brotherhood)

    Hard Run (Delta Force Brotherhood) by [Nantus, Sheryl]Title: HARD RUN
    Author: Sheryl Nantus
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    Series: Delta Force Bortherhood
    Genre: Military Romance
    Publisher: Entangled
    Print Length: 270 Pages
    Release Date: August 28, 2017


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     For fans of Maya Banks’ KGI series, prepare to meet the men of the Delta Force Brotherhood, a sexy new contemporary series where kicking ass and living hard is just how they roll.

    When Skye Harris shows up on the Devil’s Playground’s doorstep asking the Brotherhood for help with a gang taking over her hometown, it’s time for Finn Storm to step up. The bikers might be tough but he’s tougher – and armed with Brotherhood tech and a warrior’s heart he’s going to get the job done, no matter what or who stands in his way.

    The one weak spot in his plan is in his heart––Skye gets under his skin like no other woman has and she’s not going to let him take all the danger on his shoulders alone. But when she’s caught in the crossfire Finn has to decide whether to follow his heart or his carefully crafted plan to not only clean up the town but heal his soul.

    What would you do if the person you care for is beaten and left in a coma? Who would you go to for help?

    Skye Harris was put into a predicament that she must ask the same questions. But in her case the help that she needed come with the assistance of the Brotherhood. A group who specialize in the help that Skye needs that the police refused or their hands were tied in giving.

    Sheryl Nantus will capture readers in her thriller of revenge and betrayal. What drew me in was the Synopsis of the book. But what had me tuned in until the very last page was the characters. Even though the book was about Finn and Skye the whole cast of characters will leave you asking for more.

    I didn’t have the pleasure of reading the 1st book in Sheryl Nantus’ Delta Force series. So, Hard Run being the 1st title I read by this author. Hard Run felt like a stand-alone title. Going through the book I didn’t feel like I was lost in the going on with the characters. Though I am drawn to reading the first book to see how the Devil’s Playground was formed.

    Books in the Delta Force series:
    Hard Play
    Hard Run



    Sheryl Nantus

    Biography

    Sheryl Nantus is an award-winning romance writer published by Entangled, St. Martin’s, Samhain, and Harlequin’s Carina Press.

    When she’s not writing about hunky heroes, she is sipping tea, playing board games and writing haiku.

    A total fangirl at heart, she met her husband through an online fanfiction community and currently lives in Pennsylvania.

  • April Hunt

    Hard Justice (Alpha Security, #3)

    Hard Justice (Alpha Security) by [Hunt, April]Title: Hard Justice
    Author: April Hunt
    Series:  Alpha Security
    Genre: Military, Romantic Suspense
    Publisher: Forever
    Print Length: 352 Pages
    Release Date: August 29, 2017


    As the first female operative at Alpha Security, Charlotte “Charlie” Sparks has her work cut out for her. Sure, she can wrestle a man to the ground and hit a target at 200 yards with the best of them. But sometimes, being surrounded by all that testosterone can drive a woman to distraction-especially when that distraction is six-and-a-half feet of cocky, confident, Alpha-trained muscle.

    Ex-SEAL commander Vince Franklin has been on some of the most dangerous missions in the world. But pretending to be Charlie’s fiancé on their latest assignment in Miami is his toughest challenge yet. Vince and Charlie are like oil and water; they just don’t mix. And when their fake romance generates some all-too-real heat, Vince learns that Charlie is more than just arm candy. She’s the real deal-and she’s ready for some serious action.

    This would be my first title that I read by April Hunt. And going by what I read from Hard Justice that was a lack on my part. Hard Justice the third title in the “An Alpha Security Novel” was great. The synopsis didn’t really do this book justice to the way this book was written.
    Hard Justice has a place for all readers to enjoy; sexy characters, a strong will woman capable of taking care of herself, but a strong alpha male standing by her side…. just in case. We can’t forget the action & adventure with a load of romantic suspense thrown in for good measure.
    Not knowing how Alpha Security come about was the only think troublesome. But again, that was my error and not the Authors. This book read like a stand-alone, but I had to order the others in the series because this story was too good just to read only this one.

    Meet the rest of Alpha Security

    Product Details

    Heated Pursuit (Alpha Security#1)

    Holding Fire (Alpha Security) by [Hunt, April]

    Holding Fire (Alpha Security #2)


    April HuntBiography

    April blames her incurable chocolate addiction on growing up in rural Pennsylvania, way too close to America’s chocolate capital in Hershey, Pa. She now lives in Virginia with her college sweetheart husband, two young children, and a cat who thinks she’s a human-dog hybrid. On those rare occasions she’s not donning the cape of her children’s personal chauffeur, April’s either planning, plotting, or writing about her next alpha hero and the woman he never knew he needed, but now can’t live without.
  • BLITZ,  Noelle Adams

    THE PROTECTORS – Pre-Ordered Blitz!

    Pre-order PROTECTING THE GIRL NEXT DOOR & PROTECTING THE MOVIE STAR
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    Protecting the Girl Next DoorTitle: Protecting the Girl Next Door
    Series: The Protectors Book #3
    Title: Protecting the Movie Star
    Author: Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase
    Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military
    Release Date: August 30, 2017


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    like women, and I like adventure. I always have. The last thing I want to do is settle down with the girl next door and live a boring, domestic life. So I have no idea what I’m doing here, posing as a first-grade teacher.
    It’s the most ridiculous undercover security job I’ve ever had to work. Corralling a bunch of six-year-olds while I try to do my job and keep anyone from knowing how clueless I really am. I manage to fool everyone. Except Kristin.
    She’s an actual teacher, and she’s determined to find out what I’m really doing here. She doesn’t trust me, and her daughter doesn’t like me. And the worst part is that I’m starting to like them. A lot.
    So now, instead of being the tough guy, I’m stuck with rowdy children and Christmas pageants and falling in love. It’s not the way I thought I’d spend Christmas.

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    Protecting the Movie StarTitle: Protecting the Movie Star
    Series: The Protectors Book #4
    Author: Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase
    Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military
    Release Date: August 30, 2017


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    The story of my life isn’t pretty. I come from the wrong side of the tracks. I’ve been a criminal. I’ve been homeless. I almost killed my father, and I might be responsible for the death of my best friend.
    I should not be wanting Evangeline.

    Her life story is the stuff of dreams. She’s America’s sweetheart – beautiful, talented, and famous – and she doesn’t want anything to do with me. I’ll protect her from a stalker since it’s my job, but that’s all I’m allowed. No touching, no lusting, no falling in love. I’m all wrong for her, and she’s completely off-limits.

    But I’ve never been good about following the rules.
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    Other Books in the Protectors Series

    PROTECTING HIS BEST FRIEND’S SISTER
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    PROTECTING THE ENEMY
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    About Noelle Adams:
    Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

    She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

    If you’d like to contact Noelle, please contact her at noelle.s.adams@gmail.com. Or connect with her on TwitterFacebook, and Goodreads.

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  • Liliana Hart

    The Darkest Corner (Gravediggers Book 1)

    The Darkest Corner (Gravediggers Book 1) by [Hart, Liliana]THE DARKEST CORNER

    The Gravediggers Series, Book One

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    Publication Date: May 23, 2017

     


     

    New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Liliana Hart’s first book in her sexy, suspenseful Gravediggers series, THE DARKEST CORNER, features an elite group of mysterious men who might be dead to the world, but are also tasked with saving it—and no one can ever know.

     The Gravediggers aren’t exactly what they seem. They’re the most elite of the world’s fighting forces—and all they have in common is that they’ve been betrayed by the countries they’ve died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families.

     Sometimes the dead do rise…

     Deacon Tucker is a dead man walking. A former black ops agent, he was disavowed and stripped of all honor before being recruited as a Gravedigger. But his honor and good name no longer matter, because no one knows he’s alive, and he’ll never get the recognition he deserves. His mission is simple: save the world or die trying. And for God’s sake, don’t ever fall in love. That’s a rule punishable by death. The kind of death a man can’t be brought back from.

     Tess Sherman is the only mortician in Last Stop, Texas. She has no idea how Deacon Tucker ended up in her funeral home, but she’ll eat her hat if he’s only a funeral home assistant. Deacon is dangerous, deadly, and drop-dead gorgeous. And she knows her attraction to him can only end in heartache.

     Deacon is on a mission to stop the most deadly terror attack the world has ever known—what’s known as The Day of Destiny—a terrorist’s perfect day. But when he discovers Tess has skills he can use to stop them, he has to decide if he can trust her with secrets worth dying for. And most important, he has to decide if he can trust her with his heart.

    In the event, you were pondering what your next book you ought to peruse. At that point, I have a book for you. It’s Liliana Hart most recent book. Book one in her new series The Gravediggers. Not to give a ton away, in light, of the fact that I am infatuated with this book and can’t what to peruse the other titles. The principal book The Darkest Corner began on a high note. These men are utilized to give it their everything, except now they are put under a magnifying glass when to their nation, their military and even they’re families accept they’re dead. Some approve of their new life, however, others not really. The Darkest Corner was a quick paced, very much created story with intriguing characters. This is one book and possibly the whole series that I may…. could read again and again.

    I will recommend this book for all reader enthusiast who loves dark romances with a load of drama and mystery.

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    CHAPTER ONE

    The Darkest Corner (Gravediggers Book 1) by [Hart, Liliana]

    ISBN: 9781501150036

    Price: $7.99 Paperback

    There was something about the time between three and four o’clock in the morning. When people with good intentions were tucked safely into their beds. When those without them crept into the alleyways like rats. And when warriors got shit done.

    For Deacon Tucker, that meant it was time to get dirty.

    The rain slapped against Deacon’s face like tiny daggers. Lightning flashed—followed by sharp cracks of thunder—and the smell of ozone, wet dirt, and urgency lay heavy.

    Deacon pushed his shovel deeper into the soggy ground, the muscles in his back straining as he lifted a mound of dirt and tossed it onto a pile over his shoulder. The four other members of his team did the same, each one stripped down to nothing but black cargo pants and combat boots, covered in a thick layer of mud. They worked in silence, an unspoken communication and familiarity between them.

    The cemetery was old. It was a place where the oldest headstones told stories and the newer ones told a person’s worth. It was where generations of those who shared blood now rested—a place for the elderly who had lived long and full lives and the young who had been taken too soon.

    Heavy iron gates closed it off from the public after dark, and towering oaks had been planted in rows some hundred years earlier. Gnarled roots made the ground uneven, cracking the drive that snaked between the rows of headstones.

    They worked by flashes of lightning and the sliver of moon that peeked around thunderheads. Everything was cast in shades of gray—from the pale marble of the headstones to the silver shimmer of water droplets as they collected on leaves and rained down on them. Black trunks speared menacingly from the ground—the branches creeping over them like bony arms.

    The clank of metal on something solid made Deacon stop and look up at his brother in arms.

    “I’ve got something,” Axel said, letting his native Australian accent slip through. He pounded the tip of his shovel a couple of times against the top of the coffin.

    Deacon nodded. “Let’s get him uncovered. He’s been here two days already. He doesn’t have much longer. Grab the chains,” he instructed Colin.

    Deacon returned to the task at hand, doubling his efforts to clear the mud and water rapidly filling the hole. It was fortunate the casket was waterproof and had a rubberized seal around the lid. The rain had come steady for more than twenty-four hours, and changed their original timeline of removing Levi Wolffe from the ground the night before.

    A man’s life was at stake, and Wolffe had already been through more than most. It was going to be traumatic enough for him to wake up in a different country, surrounded by faces he’d never seen before, and unsure whether he’d been captured by the enemy. Fishing through the lies to get to the truth would take time.

    Deacon knew exactly how Levi Wolffe was going to feel.

    “Fuck me, this is a never-ending battle,” Axel complained. “There’s no way we’re digging this thing all the way out of the muck.”

    “All we’ve got to do is uncover the handles on the sides,” Deacon said. “We’ll let the Bobcat do the rest.”

    “Got it, mate.” Axel tossed his shovel out of the hole. “Give me a boost, will you?”

    Deacon steepled his fingers together to make a sling and braced himself against the casket so he wouldn’t slip. They were close to four feet down into the hole, but with the rain and mud, getting out wasn’t going to be easy. Axel put his hand on Deacon’s shoulder and his foot in the sling, and then grabbed for Dante’s hand as he was boosted up.

    The casket was an upper-end model—they had to be, for what they were used for—made of glossy oak and brass. Colin tossed Axel the chains, and he looped them through the handles on each side, using a carabiner to hold them together.

    “Elias is ready to roll with the Bobcat,” Axel called out, extending his arm to help Deacon out of the hole.

    Deacon was two hundred and thirty pounds of solid muscle and a couple of inches over six feet. His boots and knees couldn’t find purchase in the mud, and his grasp of Axel’s hand was slipping. He finally grasped Axel’s arm with both hands, hoisted his feet onto the coffin, and used his legs to push off, launching himself out of the grave.

    Axel moved out of the way at the last second, and Deacon flew right into the pile of mud they’d dug up. He heard the snickers from Dante and Colin and took a fistful of mud in each hand as he got to his feet, launching it at them in quick succession. Elias’s howls of laughter could be heard from inside the Bobcat.

    “They’ll both be out for vengeance now,” Axel said, lips twitching in as close to a smile as he ever gave.

    “I hope so,” Deacon said. “I’d hate for things to get boring around the office.”

    The rain was coming down hard enough to rinse some of the mud from his torso, and he lifted his face to the sky to wash it from his cheeks. The thong tying his hair back had come loose and dark strands clung to his face. Thoughts of a hot shower and a beer were becoming a priority. Right after getting Levi Wolffe out of the ground.

    “It was my understanding that Winter wasn’t bringing any more of us in,” Dante said as they hooked up the chains to the Bobcat and moved back out of the way. His accent was English, but he had the Italian genetics of his namesake. Dante was as refined and suave as any man Deacon had ever known. His clothes were always tailored, his haircuts expensive, and his knowledge of the finer things in life unparalleled. Standing in the pouring rain, covered in mud, was probably grating on him immensely.

    “That’s what she said, but who the hell knows what her plans are.” Deacon had been wondering the same thing. “She only tells us what she thinks we need to know.”

    “Which isn’t a bloody thing,” Dante said.

    It was a sore spot for certain. Deacon had served his country for most of his life. He’d been recruited by the CIA during his third year of college, the high scores on his aptitude tests and his skills for languages having alerted interested parties. His course in life had been clear from the moment that recruiter had left him. He’d gone on to get a master’s degree and the necessary field training, which he’d also shown an exceptional aptitude for. In twelve years of covert ops, he’d never had a sleepless night after completing a mission. He’d gotten the job done. Until Eve Winter had gotten ahold of him, and everything he’d thought he’d been fighting for was turned on its head.

    He didn’t like being kept in the dark. He understood the hierarchy of a rank structure and the necessity of secrets. You couldn’t survive in the CIA without that understanding. But his handler had once told him, “Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.” Deacon had never been a fool.

    Eve Winter had saved him, and for that he was grateful. He’d never be anyone’s pawn again. But here he stood, in a cemetery in the middle of the night, digging up a man who was about to have his entire life turned upside down.

    Elias reversed the Bobcat, and mud spewed beneath the wheels as the chains drew taut. Inch by inch the casket was dragged out of the grave. The rain was relentless, the thunder a continuous rumbling growl. And the men stood in the middle of it, like marionettes on a string, doing the bidding of people who sat warm and comfortable and safe in their homes.

    Once the casket was free and the chains unhooked, Deacon, Axel, Colin, and Dante got two to each side and lifted. Their boots slurped and sludged as they made their way to the black panel van that was owned by the Last Stop Funeral Home. A magnetic cling with the funeral home logo was attached to each side of the van.

    The whole setup was bizarre, and Deacon had wondered more than once if he really was dead, only to be caught in limbo between one world and the next. But several years had passed since his own revival, so he guessed he was here to stay.

    Until The Directors decided he wasn’t.

    They slid the casket in the back of the van and slammed the doors shut.

    “Poor bastard,” Colin lamented, shaking his head hard enough that water droplets flew into the air. “He has no clue what he’s about to get into. That the life he knew is over.”

    “Dead men don’t talk,” Deacon said.

    “Yet here we are.” The anger in Colin’s face was palpable. His eyes blazed with hatred for the government machine that had confined him.

    “Save your anger, Col,” Axel said. “What’s done is done. It’ll get easier over time.”

    “Is that what you tell yourself as you watch your wife from afar? As you wait for her to find someone new to take your place?”

    “Enough, Colin,” Deacon said. “We all do what we have to do to cope. Our only focus right now should be getting this poor bastard back to headquarters.”

    Elias used the Bobcat to push dirt back into the hole, and the others tossed their shovels and other equipment into the back of the van. The burial site for The Gravediggers was at the far corner of the cemetery, next to a thick copse of trees and two plots of unmarked headstones where paupers had been buried more than a century before.

    The Shadow crew would send a team to make the area look untouched. By the time they were finished, sod would have been laid and all traces of mud tracks would be gone. They specialized in cleanup. The Shadow was never seen. They did the work and provided the resources for The Gravediggers. The Gravediggers couldn’t do their jobs without The Shadow.

    Colin and Dante climbed in back with the casket and closed the doors from the inside. Deacon took his place behind the wheel and Axel got in beside him. Elias drove ahead of them in the Bobcat, returning it to the storage shed where they kept the lawnmowers and other cemetery equipment.

    Deacon backed the van around the curve and then put it in gear, navigating his way out of the twisting turns of the cemetery. He idled behind the menacing, black iron gate, waiting for Elias to open it once he parked the Bobcat.

    “As soon as we drop the new guy, I’m heading home for eight hours of uninterrupted sleep,” Colin said.

    “We’ve got a ten o’clock briefing,” Axel told him.

    “This is how many fucks I give,” Colin said, his hand popping between the space of the driver and passenger seats, his thumb and forefinger pressed together. “What’s she going to do? Kill me? Oh, wait. I’m already dead.”

    Deacon exchanged a concerned look with Axel. Colin was the newest recruit, but he wasn’t adjusting like the rest of them had. His anger was manifesting, and his attitude was deteriorating. Not qualities Deacon wanted to see in a man who was supposed to watch his back.

    “I can’t be the only one who’s tired of being dicked around by that frigid bitch,” Colin pressed on. “Does Eve Winter have your balls in such a stronghold that you’ll listen to her lip service without question?”

    Axel’s eyes hardened. “There’s a chain of command, mate. We’ve all been in the game long enough to know it. We’re here for a purpose.”

    “Except it’s not my country I’m fighting for,” Colin said. “Just like you’re not fighting for yours. We’re all goddamned traitors.”

    “Bullshit,” Deacon snapped, his temper finally pushed too far. “We’re fighting for every country. There are times to ask questions, once you know the right questions to ask. But foaming at the mouth because shit isn’t the way it always was doesn’t do a damned bit of good for anyone. Be smart, Col. If you think Winter won’t cut you off at the knees and bury you alive, you’re mistaken.”

    “Easy for you to say. You’re the golden boy. The first that was handpicked. And you know The Directors personally. You have a voice.”

    Deacon rolled his eyes inwardly. That was an illusion, but one that he had no intention of disputing, for the innate sense of power and authority it gave him among the other men. The Directors thought he was as dead as the president and the director of the CIA did. Eve Winter might report to The Directors, but that didn’t mean she didn’t have her own cards up her sleeve. Deacon also knew the fact that everyone but Eve Winter thought he was dead made him very, very expendable.

    Elias hopped in the back and slammed the door, and Deacon took off. The tension in the van was thick enough to choke on, and it seemed everyone would be better off with a little bit of sleep and space.

    The cemetery they used as an extraction point was a good twenty-minute drive from Last Stop, where their headquarters were located. The location was strategic, just as everything else about their existence—or lack thereof—was. The Gravediggers might be the heart and soul of the operation—the men who did the dirty work—but dozens more worked in The Shadow, making sure the billions of dollars that never showed up in any government expense report were well spent. It wasn’t cheap faking the deaths of elite agents all over the world and transporting them to the United States under cover.

    They’d been driving down side streets, staying off the main road, for a few minutes before Axel let out a low whistle. “Shit. You seeing what I’m seeing?”

    Deacon let out a slow breath. They were almost to the county line. And just on the other side of it was the town that had become his prison, ironically named Last Stop.

    Truth be told they all enjoyed playing the good Samaritan. It broke up the monotony of training and typical missions—and by typical he meant dangerous as fuck, because Eve didn’t send them on jobs that other agencies could do. And every once in a while, jumping into the fray and being the hero reminded them of the men they’d been once upon a time. Before their armor had been tarnished.

    It wasn’t the wisest move interfering in a job so close to home, but they all shared one thing in common—the need for risk in their day-to-day lives. Some would call them adrenaline junkies, but it was more than that. It was a trait all those in special ops had in common. It was the difference between turning down the dark alley just for the hell of it and moving past it safely.

    They looked for risk in all things. Even sex. The rush of fucking in a crowded room and wondering if someone would see, or taking sex to its limits with the tightening of a belt around a slender neck. Risk was risk. And tonight the risk was an armed robbery.

    Deacon grinned. “Yeah, I see them.”

    He lifted his foot off the accelerator, but didn’t hit the brakes. He didn’t want to scare them off.

    “What’s going on?” Elias asked, sticking his head between the seats.

    “Burglary in progress,” Deacon answered.

    “Oh, good. We’re cutting it close as it is. It’s almost five o’clock. Sun will be up in another hour.”

    “Are you suggesting we let them go?” Axel asked, his voice even, as if he didn’t care one way or the other. But Deacon knew Axel was the one who’d been left with the most humanity—the most compassion—of all of them. Only a man who felt deeply would still cling to his wife, after all, even though she thought he was dead.

    “Of course not, mate,” Elias said, mimicking Axel’s accent. “But you know Winter will be pissed if she finds out. The mission comes first. Always. No distractions. And right now, our only mission is getting Levi Wolffe back to headquarters.”

    “In or out?” Axel said, his voice hardening.

    Elias sighed. “You know I’m in. But she’ll find out. She always does.”

    “Fuck her,” Colin said dismissively.

    “Very mature,” Deacon said. “I’m telling you, brother, one day she’s going to hand your ass to you on a platter.”

    “I’m French,” Colin said. “I’ve never met a woman I can’t handle.”

    The others hooted, and Deacon just shook his head. The French had never met a woman like Eve Winter. He wasn’t really a hundred percent sure she was even human.

    “Let’s make it quick,” Elias said. “We’ve still got to send the van off to be detailed. The sexy Miss Sherman is bound to notice all the mud inside one of her transport vans.”

    “Stop calling her that,” Deacon growled. “It embarrasses her.”

    “Hey, it’s not my fault she can’t see what a package she is. I wouldn’t mind helping her discover it, though. All that freakin’ red hair. Drives me crazy when she sticks those pencils in it to get it out of her face.”

    Deacon gritted his teeth and shot Elias a look that told him he’d better shut up or he’d end up with a fist in his face, but Elias’s crooked grin mocked him in the rearview mirror.

    “I can’t imagine how she’s managed to keep her distance from you as long as she has,” Dante said smoothly. “You’re so charming.”

    “You’re in America now,” Elias told him. “Women like straightforward men. I’m amazed the British have managed to populate the country as long as it takes you to make your move.”

    “There’s nothing wrong with romance,” Dante said. “Besides, I haven’t had any problems with an empty bed since I’ve been here.”

    “It’s that accent,” Elias said. “Puts the rest of us at a disadvantage.”

    “Or maybe it’s just that I have manners.”

    “If you blokes don’t mind,” Axel said, interrupting their argument, “our new friends are armed. And since we’ve already agreed to deviate from the mission, maybe we can take care of business and get the hell out of here.”

    “Visual on two suspects,” Deacon said before things could escalate. “Weapon visible.”

    “Thanks, Grandpa,” Elias said. “Lord, the two of you need to loosen up. It’s like we’re in that movie with all the retired spies.”

    “I liked that movie,” Axel said. “I could still kick your ass when I’m in my fifties.”

    Elias snorted. “In your dreams, mate. I was a SEAL.”

    “In other news,” Deacon broke in, “the homeowners are either contained inside or they’re dead.” Sometimes he felt like he was the only adult in the room. An unusual feeling considering the level of expertise the five of them had.

    “Let’s hope everyone is still alive,” Elias said. “Dead bodies are a pain in the ass to deal with.”

    “There you go. Always looking on the bright side.” Deacon pressed his foot on the accelerator. “Picking up speed. In and out, boys. Clean and easy.”

    “I’d rather just kill them,” Colin said. “It’s not like we’re going to wait around for the police one way or the other. The world doesn’t need any more scum.”

    “Maybe you’ll get lucky, bro, and one of them will shoot at you first,” Elias said. “Maybe it’ll knock that stick out of your ass.”

    Deacon heard the familiar sound of magazines being checked and loaded from the back, along with a lot of smart-ass comments he blocked out. The two males loading the big-screen TV into the maroon minivan were barely older than teenagers. Hell, they were probably using one of their mother’s vans to transport the stolen goods.

    “Hang on,” he called out and made a hard left into the driveway of the house that was being robbed. He flicked on his brights at the last second, and it came as enough of a surprise to the amateur burglars for both the boys to drop the TV and put their hands up to shield their eyes. He turned the wheel hard, mud spewing up and hitting the windshield, and then the back doors flew open and all hell broke loose.

    “Down on the ground!”

    “Drop your weapons!”

    Deacon and Axel pushed open their doors to join in the fray. Two rounds were fired off in rapid succession, one hitting the open back door just a few inches from Deacon’s head, the other burying itself in the mahogany casket.

    Elias didn’t hesitate to return fire, hitting the shooter in the thigh. Deacon breathed a sigh of relief. They really didn’t want to deal with the mess of a dead body. And it wouldn’t put anyone in Winter’s good graces.

    The shooter tossed the gun to the ground and went down, pressing his hands down on the wound. He was crying and making a racket, so Elias chopped him in the back of the neck to get him to shut up.

    “What the hell kind of person shoots a casket?” Elias asked the other boy, who stared back at him wide-eyed, his hands raised.

    “I . . . I don’t know,” the boy answered.

    “I think that was a rhetorical question,” Deacon said, binding the boy’s hands behind his back with a zip-tie he’d pulled out of his pocket, and then making sure the other one wasn’t in danger of bleeding to death before tying him up too. It didn’t look like the bullet had hit anything major, so he left him where he was and pulled out his phone to call the local cops.

    Axel and Colin had gone inside to check on the homeowners, and they were back out within a couple of minutes.

    “They’re alive,” Axel said. “Tied up and sitting in the bathtub.”

    “Bloody lucky,” Dante said.

    “For us or them?” Elias asked.

    “Both.”

    Deacon disconnected the phone. “Cops are on the way.”

    “Anyone want to look inside the casket and see if our new teammate is still among the living?” Elias said it jokingly, like he did most things, but they all knew if anything happened to The Gravediggers’ newest recruit, Eve Winter would make them wish they were all dead.

    Axel hopped into the back of the van. “I don’t suppose anyone has a casket key?”

    “There’s one in the toolbox behind the driver’s seat,” Deacon said. “Tess keeps an extra there in case of an emergency.”

    “I can’t imagine many people understand the true meaning of a casket emergency,” Elias said.

    “Yet, here we are,” Deacon responded dryly, checking his watch. They might have another five minutes before the cops showed up. They needed to move quickly.

    Axel found the key and shone his flashlight at the tiny hole at the other end of the casket, where the key was supposed to be inserted. It worked like a crank, and he spun it several times to loosen the lid.

    They all gathered around and used their flashlights. And then Axel very carefully opened the top half of the casket where the bullet had gone in, and they all peered inside.

    “This never stops being creepy as shit,” Elias said. “Pale motherfucker. He looks dead to me.”

    “He’s supposed to look dead,” Deacon said. “He’ll get some color back once the serum starts to work. Speaking of the serum, go ahead and administer it to him. I don’t like how long he’s been underground.”

    “I don’t see where the bullet entered the casket,” Dante said.

    “Thank God for hardwood,” Axel said, using the casket key to push inside the tiny bullet hole from the outside. “It didn’t go through.”

    Metal hit metal. Deacon really hadn’t wanted to have a confrontation with Eve over the death of one of her men. It had become hard enough lately to hold his tongue. She was a stone-cold bitch, and was entirely unapologetic about it. The job—the mission—always came first. Over her men and certainly over the life of everyone else. Anyone was expendable. The only thing that kept him from going rogue was the fact that she did have to answer to The Directors, so someone was holding her in check.

    Who the hell knew? Maybe if he had to answer to The Directors, he’d be a stone-cold son of a bitch too. What he did know was that the lines blurred a little more every day. Sometimes he wondered if they really were the good guys.

    “Let’s move,” he said. “I hear sirens.”

    Deacon got behind the wheel once again. The others closed the back doors, and he was reversing out of the driveway and heading toward the funeral home before Axel got back into the passenger seat.

    “You know,” Axel said. “Our first worry was what Winter would’ve done if that bullet had hit her new recruit.”

    “And?” Deacon asked.

    “What we need to be worried about now is what Tess is going to do when she sees that bullet hole in her van. That redhead’s got a hell of a temper she keeps repressed.”

    For the first time that night, Deacon smiled. Maybe he was as bad as Elias, because suddenly all he could think about was seeing the sexy Miss Sherman in a full temper, and he wouldn’t mind it one bit.

    Liliana HartABOUT THE AUTHOR:

    Liliana Hart is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than forty titles, including the Addison Holmes Whiskey and J.J. Graves Mystery series. Since self-publishing in June 2011, Liliana has sold more than four million ebooks. She’s hit the #1 spot on lists all over the world, and all three of her series have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. Liliana is a sought-after speaker who’s given keynote speeches and self-publishing workshops to standing-room-only crowds from California to New York to London. Please visit her at lilianahart.com, facebook.com/lilianahart, and twitter.com/liliana_hart.

    Look for Gone to Dust (Book 2) June 20th!

     

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  • Heather Long

    When Danger Bites (Bravo Team WOLF #1)

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    Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC

    Publication Date: May 08, 2017

    Print Length: 300 pages


    Buttoned-up Corporal Kaitlyn Amador is dangerous on every level. As a human, she poses a threat to Marine Captain Jax Raymond’s special Force Recon unit. Though the team has a reputation among the other recon units, only their commanding officer knows their secret. As a woman, the danger posed is entirely different. Jax can survive the temptation for only so long before his wolf takes over and pursues what it wants.

    Military intelligence specialist Corporal Kaitlyn Amador is the first woman in the Marines to be assigned to a recon team. And everyone’s watching her. Her mission? Not only prove herself worthy of her place in the group, but uncover the mystery of why Bravo Team is so successful. A mission that gets more difficult every time she’s near Jax…

    When Danger Bites shows you that even the shadowy part of the government want a piece of the action when they learn the existence of shifters. to keep their pack safe from annihilation a band of wolves must join the services.
    Captain Jax Raymond’s special Force Recon unit, is known as one of the best. Now the MIS wants to know their secrets. So, they send in MIS Corporal Kaitlyn “Kat” Amador to infiltrate the Force Recon unit to uncover the mystery of why Bravo Team is so successful.
    Romance took a back seat in the 1st title in Bravo Team Wolf. All focus was on building the back story of this elite band of men. Which was totally okay, because without a backstory this series will never take off. Not to say that there wasn’t chemistry between Jax and Kaitlyn. That is what made this storyline work because normally I would complain that there wasn’t enough romance and that is what this genre is about…. Right! But the slow building of their growing attraction made it seemed somehow more real than having them confess their love from the beginning.
    Initially, it was Jax training Kat to become part of the TEAM, but it really turns out it was Kat teaching Jax that not all women need a rough bunch of men to protect them.
    All in all, I liked When Danger and looking forward to seeing where this series is heading.
    I would recommend this book to readers whose into shifter, and military romance.

  • Lora Leigh

    For Maggie’s Sake

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    Genre: Military

    Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

    Publication Date: December 13th, 2016

    Print Length: 97 page

    Characters: Joe, Maggie

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    Sinful pleasure and forbidden desire rule in #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh’s story For Maggie’s Sake, previously published in the anthologies Real Men Do It Better and Taken, now exclusively in e.

    Maggie Chavez is in protective custody with a member of her former lover’s SEAL team. Joe, her ex-lover, thinks Maggie is hiding information from him about a powerful drug lord and the deaths of some SEALs. He intends to seduce her and get the information before she can sell it back to the drug cartel. But the desire crackles between them and their attraction is undeniable. How can Joe use her and leave her, when all he wants is to hold her close and never let go?

    When Maggie moved on from Joe, she thought she found the perfect man. Until she married him. Then all secrets were revealed. Her late husband was the best friend of Joe. Then if that wasn’t bad enough her late husband was also in the bed of the Mafia. Worst yet is when her late husband died, he had everyone believe that Maggie knew everything about his dirty dealings. Joe, was the only one who believes that Maggie is innocent and now it’s up to him to prove it.

    For Maggie Sake is a second chance at love novella. With well-developed characters and steam from every page. Lora Leigh know how to captivate an audience from the first words and never let you go until the characters has spoken their last words.

  • Sharon Hamilton

    SEAL’s Code (Seal Brotherhood #10)

    File Size: 2452 KB
    Print Length: 225 pages
    Publisher: AL Publications
    Publication Date: June 30, 2015

    Danny Begay has tried to drive out the voices of his ancestors for most of his young life, but the life springing from his Navajo roots will not die. He is summoned back to Arizona to visit his dying grandfather, one of the original Navajo Code Talkers. Ashamed he has disappointed his hero grandfather he buries himself one more time in the arms of a stranger before he goes back to his home in Northern California.

    Luci Tohe teaches at the reservation school, safeguarding the health of her ailing mother and little sister’s future, at the temporary expense of her own. She doesn’t expect the young Dine warrior she meets to be anything but a distraction from her loneliness. She knows she will dream about their hot encounter for years.

    Danny cleans his life up, joins the Navy and becomes a SEAL, where he becomes the man he knew he was destined to become. Between deployments, he goes back visit the girl he cannot get out of his mind. The reservation has become a dangerous place for Luci’s family and soon Danny is embroiled in not only saving Luci, but her whole family as well.

    My Review: It becomes clear what these men and women in the military go through to protect us. So to you the men and women in our armed forces, Thank you for serving.

    Now in Sharon Hamilton latest book SEAL’s Code she introduce us to the Navajo Code Talkers. A group of Navajo who turned the tide and won the WWII.  Danny Begay grandfather was one of these brave warriors.

    Danny Begay didn’t know what to do with his life. He is summoned back to Arizona to visit his dying grandfather, one of the original Navajo Code Talkers. Ashamed he has disappointed his hero grandfather he buries himself one more time in the arms of a stranger before he goes back to his home in Northern California.  Danny decided enough was enough. To honor his grandfather Danny decided to become a SEAL.

    What I enjoy about this book it shows the ordeal Danny had to go through to become a member of the elite group. Which it could have been a plot of it is own, which shows how engaging it was.

    Once Danny had achieved his goal he goes back to visit the one women he could forget. Just to find that Luci and her family was in a dangerous situation that will take all his skills and help from his team to overcome.

     

    Pick up your copy today of SEAL’s Code

    OVERALL RATING

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  • Laura Griffin,  Uncategorized

    Edge of Surrender: Alpha Crew Part 2

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    • Print Length: 114 pages
    • Publisher: Pocket Star (March 28, 2016)
    • Publication Date: March 28, 2016
    • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc

    The scorching-hot romance between Emma and Ryan that began in At the Edge: Alpha Crew Part One concludes in Part Two of this sexy, suspenseful adventure!

    Ryan had one job: keep Emma safe at all costs. But after a night of passion, Emma takes off and Ryan soon realizes he’s not the only one looking for her. Can he figure out who’s after the beautiful government aide, and why, before she falls into the wrong hands…if she hasn’t already?

    Emma’s fighting to get justice for her fallen comrades, but she can’t do it alone. She needs Ryan’s help, but that means trusting him–and dealing with the out-of-control desire blazing between them. Can there be any future for a marked woman and a man trained to kill? She hopes they live long enough to find out…

     

    My Review: Even though I liked the first book, this book didn’t live up to my expectations. I think it was how Emma was portrayed in Edge of Surrender. She was more mature compare to how she was in this book. It got to the point that I wanted to kill her.

    I can understand wanting to get justice for her friends/associates, however getting upset enough to run away from the one person you know could help and would even die for you was beyond stupid. I could say I started to like Emma again by the last chapter, but not a little too late.

     

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  • Laura Griffin

    At the Edge: Alpha Crew Part 1

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    • File Size: 2426 KB
    • Publisher: Pocket Star (March 7, 2016)
    • Publication Date: March 7, 2016
    • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
    • Language: English

     

    When Emma Wright’s government plane goes down over the Philippine jungle, she’s forced to survive alone until an ultra-elite SEAL team goes in after her. As the leader of Alpha Crew, Ryan Owen is no stranger to challenges, but he’s never tackled anything quite like this sexy, smart, and resourceful woman. The mission is to get Emma home safely, but danger is everywhere, and Ryan’s unexpected desire for Emma could be a deadly distraction.

    Back home in California, Ryan’s mission is over—but Emma’s has just begun. She knows her plane crash was no accident, and she’s determined to uncover the truth about what happened—even if her quest for answers puts her at risk. Torn between duty and desire, Ryan searches for a way win Emma’s heart while protecting her from an invisible enemy who wants her dead.

    The thrilling conclusion to this Alpha Crew romance is just weeks away!

    My Review: Dive into Part One of this heart-pounding romantic suspense story. When Emma Wright’s government plan crashes she finds herself forced to survive alone until one evening Ryan Owen   an ultra-elite SEAL whose mission was to bring home any survivors. Ryan and his team wasn’t expecting to find any survivors, but was amazed when they found Emma Wright alive.

    At The Edge title for this book was well named, because it does have you on the edge of your seat. The chemistry between Ryan and Emma out of this world hot. It also helped that Ryan was every bit the alpha.

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    OVERALL RATING

    Golden starGolden starGolden starGolden starGolden star

     

  • Sharon Hamilton,  Uncategorized

    TRUE BLUE SEALS: ZAK: True Navy Blue SEAL Brotherhood Series

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    • Print Length: 191 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: AL Publication (February 20, 2016)
    • Publication Date: February 20, 2016

    Zak and Amy are destined for each other. After successfully passing the BUD/S training, and helping to stop a San Francisco terrorist attack, Zak goes to the arena of war with the rest of his SEAL Team 3 buddies, to return a changed man. Amy will have to negotiate the pain in her heart as she works to discover the man she loved going off to war is still the man of her dreams, and only if she can convince Zak he still is that man.

    My Review: My first Seal book written by Sharon Hamilton was SEAL Brotherhood: Lucas, so when I had the opportunity to read True Blue SEALs Zak it was with great hope that I would enjoy this book just as much as the first.  And I just have to say….WoW, Sharon Hamilton really knows how to capture her audiance. I really felt close to Zak and Amy and when Zak was injured and his career with the SEALs become uncertain it was Amy who become the strong one in the relationship.

    I would seriously recommend this book to anyone.

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    OVERALL RATING

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  • Sherrilyn Kenyon,  Uncategorized

    Born of Betrayal (The League Series Book 10)

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    • Series: The League: Nemesis Rising (Book 10)
    • Hardcover: 512 pages
    • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (November 3, 2015)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1250042976
    • ISBN-13: 978-1250042972

    Years ago, family loyalty caused Fain Hauk to give up everything he loved: His military career. His planet. His fiancée. Even his name.

    Now decades later, everything has changed. He’s built a new life out of the ashes of his old, and he’s vowed to never let anything threaten his loved ones again.

    But when old enemies align themselves with new ones, he’s caught in the middle of a brutal war. And when fate throws his former fiancée back into his world and she has her own agenda that includes taking his head for what he did to her years ago, more than just his life is at stake. The fate of the Ichidian universe and that of his brothers-in-arms hangs in the balance. Winner take all.

    It’s kill or be killed, and never has the battle been more fierce…

    My Review:

    What can I say about this book…WOW! Then that doesn’t even describe Sherrilyn Kenyon newest installment in her League:Nemesis Rising series. Born of Betrayal had your emotions going big time. When I read Tayln’s story Born of Defiance I knew I must pick up a copy of Born of Betrayal to see the backstory of Fain and Galene. Their story was unhappy on so many levels. Fain and Galene were to be married when, Fain had to play the playboy to save Gaylene life, it was either to pretend to have an affair or watch Galene suffer with him, while unaware that he was soon to be a father.

    Now decades later, Fain is back stronger and ready to claim what was his long time ago. Maybe Fain should have asked first. Because Commander Galene Batur doesn’t seemed so ready to forgive or forget that the man that she loved went and had an affair and later married a human Omiria.

    As a single parent myself, I found Galene struggle to raise her son alone knowing that her life will be difficult amidst all the biases in her culture very admirable.

    When Commander Galene was offered the promotion of leading a fleet of men to battle the League whose sorn duty is play dictator to the galaxy, she gladly accepted the task. However, no one told her that a flame from the past the one man to truly break her heart would be part of the promotion which was a task all of its own.

    I don’t normal give out spoilers but….yep she blasted him, right through the heart. But fortunately he was wearing his good armor.

    Born of Betrayal was an excellent blend of action romance, and scenes that will have you reaching for the tissue box. So be worn that Sherrilyn Kenyon Born of Betrayal will have you cheering for the underdog and leaving you panting for more.

     

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    OVERALL RATING

    Golden starGolden starGolden starGolden starGolden star

    Quotes from Born of Betrayal

    “War’s lips quivered as tears welled in his eyes. He fisted his hands in Fain’s braids for comfort. ‘It’s Vega…she done threw me out and locked the door. She said she don’t want no man around her ever again and that so long as I have a penis, I can’t come in anymore. I like my penis, Paka, but I love my sister. Do I really have to choose between them? I mean, I guess I’ll choose my sister, but I’d really like to keep them both if I could.”

     

  • Piper J. Drake,  Uncategorized

    Extreme Honor (True Heroes)

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    David Cruz is good at two things: war and training dogs. The ex-soldier’s toughest case is Atlas, a Belgian Malinois whose handler died in combat. Nobody at Hope’s Crossing kennel can break through the animal’s grief. That is, until dog whisperer Evelyn Jones walks into the facility . . . and into Atlas’s heart. David hates to admit that the curvy blonde’s mesmerizing effect isn’t limited to canines. But when Lyn’s work with Atlas puts her in danger, David will do anything to protect her.

    Lyn realizes that David’s own battle scars make him uniquely qualified for his job as a trainer. Tough as nails yet gentle when it counts, he’s gotten closer to Atlas than anyone else-and he’s willing to put his hard-wired suspicion aside to let her do the same. But someone desperate enough to kill doesn’t want Lyn working with Atlas. Now only teamwork, trust, and courage can save two troubled hearts and the dog who loves them both . . .

    My Review: I am going to start off and say that this book was good could have been better but for what it’s worth it was a good book to alleviate boredom. I plot means to the book was there I enjoyed that part of the book. Lyn being sent to help Hope’s Crossing kennel with Atlas whose handler died in combat. We think that dogs could just move on from one owner to the next without any cares in the world. Well with Extreme Honor Piper Drake shows that a canine who’s a service dog can go through the same type of emotional disorder just like a human.
    What I didn’t like about the book was the chemistry between Lyn and David these two just didn’t click for me. I don’t know maybe I got to attached to what was happening to Atlas and the mystery surrounding him that I didn’t give Lyn and David bounding chemistry a chance.
    Would I read another book in this series? This would be a most definitely. Even though the chemistry between the two main characters didn’t capture my attention the storyline about Atlas carried my attention continuously until the end.
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    OVERALL RATING

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  • Sharon Hamilton

    Cruisin’ For A Seal (Brotherhood Series #5) Book Review

    Cruisin’ For A Seal book #5 of the Seal Brotherhood Series, was excellent from start to finish. When Mark and several of his brothers from Seal Team 3 boarded a cruise ship to bury a fallen brother’s ashes at sea, they thought it would be a routine thing. Until, terrorists took control over the ship. That is when the real action started.

    What I really enjoyed about this book that some of the other books in this genre would not have, is the women are not helpless female they too get on the action especially Sophia Negri who was a dancer aboard the cruise ship hired for the entertainment and destine to meet and fall in love with Mark.

    If you haven’t read the others this series you really don’t have to. All of the books in this series are stand alone. However, to get the most out of the story you really should try to read the Seal Brotherhood Series in order.

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  • Misc

    Hot Alphas Book Review

    I don’t normally start my review out with a overview, matter of fact I never started  out this way. However, with this book I found myself drifting from the norm.

    This book contains four books by New York bestseller Lora Leigh, Laurelin McGee, Shiloh Walker, & Kate Douglas

    In Erin’s Kiss by Lora Leigh, ex-Marine Turk has become Erin’s sworn protector. The target of her CIA-operative brother’s foes, Turk is the only port Erin has to cling to in a storm. He promised her brother long ago never to touch her-but how can he resist a woman who aches to be with him as much as he burns for her?

    In misTaken by Laurelin McGee, Jaylene’s an independent woman who’s never had a man tell her what to do. But when her smolderingly hot and mysterious neighbor introduces her to a few new rules in the bedroom, Jaylene must learn to relinquish control…if she is to run wild with passion…

    In Burn for Me by Shiloh Walker, Tate and Ali have long desired each other. Too fearful of their demons, they refuse to give in to the heat that blazes between them. But passion cannot be denied for long, and sometimes true love really can conquer all…

    In Tangled by Kate Douglas, Nate shows he shouldn’t fall for his coworker, Cassie, at Tangled Vineyards. New at the vineyard, Nate cannot jeopardize the position he’s worked so hard to achieve. But Cassie’s tempting body and sparkling smile prove too much to resist–and he’s willing to risk it all just to have one more taste

    All these books has in common are strong males who wants one thing a very strong an willing women. These story was all very enjoyable you can’t go wrong.

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  • Sharon Hamilton

    SEAL Of My Heart Book Review

    I had the pleasure of reading Seal of My Heart. The characters where well written and the story line had you from the characters first glance. Kate Morgan is engaged to the son of a wealthy wine family. However, no matter how wealthy one is, money can’t buy you happiness. This is what Kate found when on her trip to visit in Portland she was seated next to elite soldier Navy SEAL Tyler Gray.

    Tyler Gray was planning to spend a quiet weekend home before deploying to North Africa with the rest of his SEAL Team 3, when he met and was instantly attracted to Kate Morgan. Unable to act on this attraction they decided to keep in touch.

    The Seal of My Heart reminded me of Romeo and Juliet just with a happier overtone; especially, when you add a strong controlling family, and a hard nose fiancé thrown into the mix.

  • Sharon Hamilton

    Seal’s Promise Book Review

    Seal’s Promise was an interesting read from start to finish. Special Operator T.J. Talbot was a fun loving clown of a guy. Until, the last mission went astray and his friend with his last dyeing breath had T.J. promise to take care of his wife and unborn child. It was a promise that T.J. refused to break.

    Shannon Moore was excited and actually waiting for the return of her husband when the knock at the door turned her life upside down. However, with the life she carries as a reminder of her dead husband she fights to get balance back in her life, even more so when T.J. shows up to make sure that she does.

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