Friday, July 22, 2016

PROMO TOUR: Free Falling by Sarah Cass

Book: Free Falling
Series: Holidays in Lake Point #10
Author: Sarah Cass
Publisher: Divine Roses Ink

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Ryan Detrick thrives on the control she has over her life. Her career and business are on track, as is her love life - which isn't much of one. After someone took away her control years ago, she swore she'd never lose it again. When she goes out on the town with her friend in hopes of another one night stand, she hones in on the hot new guy at the bar.

Logan Bennett gave up a life full of bad decisions the moment he learned he was going to be a dad. Years of self-control have put him in a good, if lonely place. His best friend drags him out to loosen him up. Ryan's bold approach throws him off-guard. When he takes her up on a one night stand, both of their best laid plans get thrown on their head when his daughter arrives home early.

Will they choose love? Or will fear of losing control send them running the other way?

***All books in Holidays at Lake Point are standalone reads.

What Others Are Saying About Free Falling

Every event just keeps on being better and sweeter! I would surely read this one again IMMEDIATELY after I finish reading it! ~Lisa Villeneueve 

This was another awesome installment of the Lake Pointe Holidays. ~Patricia Ann Blevins

This was a short but sweet read. ~ Sassy Beta Reading & Review

Holidays in Lake Point Series

Santa, Maybe

Deep-Fried Sweethearts

Stalled Independence

Witch Way 

A Thorough Thanksgiving

Eve's New Year 

Heartstrings & Hockey Pucks 

Luck of the Cowgirl 

Stars, Stripes & Motorbikes

Free Falling

Love For Hire

Haunted Hearts

About Sarah Cass

Sarah Cass' world is regularly turned upside down by her three special needs kids and loving mate, so she breaks genre barriers; dabbling in horror, straight fiction and urban fantasy.  She loves historicals and romance, and characters who are real and flawed, so she writes to understand what makes her fictional people tick.  And she lives for a happy ending - eventually. And enough twists to make it look like she enjoys her title of Queen of Trauma Drama a little too much.

An ADD tendency leaves her with a variety of interests that include singing, dancing, crafting, cooking, and being a photographer. She fights through the struggles of the day, knowing the battles are her crucible; she may emerge scarred, but always stronger.  The rhythms to her activities drive her words forward, pushing her through the labyrinths of the heart and the nightmares of the mind, driving her to find resolutions to her characters' problems.

While busy creating worlds and characters as real to her as her own family, she leads an active online life with her blog, Redefining Perfect, which gives a real and sometimes raw glimpse into her life and art.  You can most often find her popping out her 140 characters in Twitter speak, and on Facebook.

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CHAPTER REVEAL: Strokes of Gold by KE Osborn

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Release Date: August 5, 2016

Lust Envy Scandal Sex... A lot can happen at the Olympic Games... you just have to get there first. My name is Lacy LaBelle. I'm a swimmer, and my story is a rocky one. My life hasn't been easy, my father kicked me out at sixteen making my dreams of Gold a hell of a lot harder. But with my best friend’s parents taking me under their wing, my dreams became something to strive for. Now I've found my way to the Olympic trials, and nothing will stop me from securing my ticket to the Games. Nothing. Except, maybe my brain telling me I'm going to freeze, the girl who’s intent on seeing me fail, and not to mention the hot guy who’s taking my breath away. Everything is a distraction. Will I get my ticket to the Olympics? Will my hard work see me swim the epic strokes of Gold?  
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Chapter One
Water swirls around me as my lungs struggle for breath. My chest burns and tightens with the agony of lack of oxygen, as water surrounds and encases me, smothering my every direction. Muscles clench and cramp with the strain as I push, trying to force myself through the water. No matter how hard I propel, I can’t seem to break through and breathe the air I so desperately need. My body is giving in, my brain is struggling to keep up, as I thrust harder and harder to the edge. I’m right at the point of passing out as I fight to make it through, pushing and straining to make it to the end—just that bit further. My hand crashes against the wall, my body relaxes as my head pushes up through the crisp blue liquid, and my lungs take a deep long much-needed breath. My jelly legs stand on the bottom of the pool as my chest heaves, drawing in the quick breaths as I pant fighting for air. I’m pushing myself—I know. But as I look up at the time clock on the wall, I smile, I’ve shaved .92 off my personal best. My arm throws up into the air automatically as I let out an excited squeal. A gentle pat taps me on my head making me look up as I giggle to myself. “Excellent work, Lacy… a personal best. But if you want to qualify tomorrow you need to do even better. You can do this. Now try again,” Tuck says. I slump my shoulders and nod. He smiles and stands up as I hop out of the pool, even though every part of my body is screaming at me. I need to do this. Caroline steps up next to me and smiles wide. “Race ya!” She smirks, and it’s just the boost I need. Caro’s not only my teammate, but my housemate, and my best friend. I couldn’t get through a day without her. Her beautiful chestnut brown hair is covered by her token pink cap, and her brown eyes are covered by her goggles. Her small frame but broad shoulders make her figure stunning while her pale features and pretty face make me smile. Her age of nineteen sometimes shows through in her childlike behaviour, but I love how much fun she is. She knows when I’m falling flat, and she’s always there to pick me up, like right now. So, I nod getting into position on the starting block, and Tuck readies his timer even though the board is timing us. “Take your mark,” he bellows. I bend down into position. The bang of the firing pistol blasts and I leap forward into the water. The tepid liquid hits my body, and the adrenalin kicks in. Every time I hear the firing pistol, and when the water hits my face, I think of my favourite quote by Mia Hamm. And at just the right moment, I light the match inside of me. Sometimes it’s right at the start of the race. Sometimes it’s in the last fifty. But either way during the race, that match will be lit, and it will spark an undeniable rush inside of me. Igniting that thrill I get when I’m doing my best, that feeling of being alive and one with the water, having it flow over me, and enveloping every inch of my body as I cascade through. There’s no greater rush than knowing you’re one with one of the world’s greatest marvels. And as I swim the butterfly stroke through the pool, the rush is the same as it was the very first time I swam. And I don’t think this feeling will ever change for me. Even though my body is fighting me after so much swimming today, I understand the intense need to keep going, to improve, even if only minutely for tomorrow. My hands hit the wall, I turn and dive under, kicking my legs to push me through the water as I move back up throwing my arms over my head and down into the depths of the pool. The last fifty is where you start to tire, but where you have to really fire on all cylinders and that’s where I light the match in this swim. I grit my teeth and push as hard as I can moving my arms over my body as quickly as possible. My lungs burn, my body aches, but I keep pushing. My hands hit the wall, and I stand up in the pool taking in the deep lung fulls of air I desperately need once more. If possible, somehow I have a second wind and don’t feel as drained as my previous attempt. Glancing up at the board, I’ve shaved another .34 off my new personal best, and Caro came in just .78 after me. “Yes!” I call out as Caro slaps my shoulder and Tuck laughs from behind us. “Good work girls, you’re ready. Now get out of the pool, head home, and rest up. You have a massive day tomorrow. I want to see you back here bright and early. No excuses, Caro.” “Hey, why me?” she asks with a dirty great big smirk. “Because it’s always you,” he chides, but with his usual smile. She nods and giggles. “True… thanks, coach. See you tomorrow.” He walks away and I look to Caro, who takes off her cap and takes in a deep breath. “You ready for tomorrow?” I purse my lips and shake my head slowly. “I don’t think I’ll ever be ready. Olympic trials, that’s huge. Tomorrow could be the start of something massive for us, Caro.” She nods. “I know, but just because we’re small time girls from South Australia doesn’t mean we can’t whip everyone’s butts, and make the Australian Olympic team. We’re just as good as everyone else. Don’t forget that.” Nodding, I take off my cap letting my shoulder length blonde hair fall down, and hoist myself out of the pool. I’m only twenty, so I’m still young to be chosen for the Olympic team. This is my second time at trying out, last time didn’t go so well so I’m a little apprehensive and nervous about tomorrow. “Let’s go get changed, I need some food.” Caro laughs and nods. “Yes, burgers and curly fries.” Scoffing, I laugh. “I wish.”     We head to the foyer where Caro’s parents, Trinny and Harry and her three older brothers Ryan, Logan and Joshua are waiting. They’re so supportive of us both, they’re basically my surrogate family. My mum, dad, and sister Stacy think that my swimming dreams are just that… dreams. They don’t support me at all and think I won’t get anywhere because I failed last time. But luckily, I have the Hughes family and my coach Don Tucker to support me. They keep me grounded, and provide all the encouragement and guidance I need. I can’t help but think back to when my parents basically disowned me, and told me if I were to keep pursuing my dream it would be on my own.   I walked out of the marshalling area disappointed with myself for not making it through to the Olympics. I’d worked so damn hard. Tuck would be disappointed, so would my parents, but not as devastated as me. I’m not sure what happened but I froze in the pool. Everything became tense and my muscles just gave way. My head started swarming with all these thoughts, and I was distracted and couldn’t concentrate. I stuffed up. I failed, and I only had myself to blame. But my father would be furious after all the time and effort he’d put in to my swimming. I knew without a shadow of a doubt he wouldn’t like the outcome of this swim. Walking out the back to the holding room I saw my parents and Stacy standing and waiting. My dad’s arms crossed over his chest, his nostrils flaring and his mouth in a thin tight line. Mum was shaking her head and glaring at me. MY stomach flipped as Stacy winced. She probably had already heard how disappointed they were in me. Now, it was my turn to hear how bad I’d done. “Lacy Hannah LaBelle… you get your pathetic arse over here right now young lady!” Dad screamed out so loudly that everyone else turned back to look at him. I screwed up my face in embarrassment as I slumped into myself and my feet stepped faster to get to him before he made more of a scene. “I’m sorry, Dad. I—” “You’re sorry? Sorry Lacy? You think that cuts it? Your mother has spent endless hours bringing you to training, I’ve wasted thousands of dollars to get you here, and you can’t even do the appropriate thing and qualify for the Olympics as some sort of recognition for us? I think that’s pretty selfish of you, Lacy.” My stomach flipped, and my heart raced frantically as I looked down at the floor. “Dad, I tried my—” “I don’t think you tried at all. Personally, I think you’re pathetic, and I never should have encouraged this at all. You’re useless. I don’t care how much you love this, Lacy. You’re done!” My head shot up and my eyes welled with tears. “W-what do you mean?” I stuttered hoping he didn’t mean what I thought he’d just stated. “I mean Lacy… you suck at this. So no more. Your swimming days are done!” “No! Dad, no. I can’t stop swimming!” I yelled. Big mistake. His eyes squinted into thin lines, and his lip turned up into a snarl as his hand reached out grabbing my shirt at my shoulder and pulling me to him. “If you think you have any kind of say in this kid you’re wrong. I pay for everything, so I deem what happens. And you, you little brat, are finished. Done.” He shoved me, I stumbled back as the tears ran down my face and I started to sob. Trinny and Harry came bounding over, and Trinny pulled me into her arms. “Stay out of this, Trinny,” Dad groaned. “No John, you’re a fucking bully, and I won’t have it.” She looked down at me smoothing the hair from my face. “Are you okay, sweetheart?” I shook my head and she grit her teeth glaring at my dad. “You can’t treat her this way. She’s sixteen for crying out loud.” “I can and I will. She’s my daughter and I pay for this sport that she so badly sucks at, Trinny, and I won’t have it anymore.” “But Dad, it’s my life!” I called out in the arms of Trinny as she comforted me. “Not anymore.” “Dad… no!” He reached out to grab me, and I pushed into Trinny further as she pulled me away from him. “Don’t be a brat, kid. You’re coming home right now. We’re going to throw out all your awards and medals just so you realise you’re never swimming again.” “Jesus John, do you hear yourself?” Trinny asked. “Stay out of this, Hughes.” “Dad you can’t throw out my stuff, I want to keep swimming!” “You want to keep swimming? Fine. Then you leave our house and pay for it yourself. That’s the only way you’ll keep swimming, Lacy.” I gasped as fresh tears pricked my eyes and ran down my face. “Dad?” I murmured as Mum looked at him furrowing her brows and frowning. Trinny grabbed my shoulders and turned me to face her. “Lacy, would you like to come and stay with us? We’ll pay for your swimming to continue. You can’t give up on your dreams.” My eyes widened as my parents gasped and my breath caught. My life at home was never easy. Dad was a hard task master, and whenever I stayed at the Hughes it was always fun. This was an easy decision for me to make. “Really?” I asked. “Lacy, if you leave our house you can never step foot back inside it again.” “John!” Mum berated. He turned up his lip, stern-faced, as I looked at Stacy while she silently cried. I didn’t want to leave her with him, but I needed to escape. “Fine. Trinny if you’ll have me I’d love to stay with you.” “You’re no daughter of mine, Lacy,” Dad huffed out and then stormed off while Mum cried and shook her head. “I’m sorry, honey,” she murmured then walked away. Stacy sniffed and reached out, she hugged me tightly but didn’t say a word. Then she kissed my cheek and ran off after my angry parents. I turned to Trinny and Harry, bursting into tears. She pulled me in for a hug and held me tight. It felt more like a mothering hug than I’d ever felt in my life. “We’ll look after you, Lacy. You don’t have to worry anymore.”   I’m brought back into the here and now by Logan calling out to us. “Hey, hey, it’s the next two Australian Olympians coming right up.” He throws his hands in the air. “Shut up douche bag you’ll jinx us,” Caro replies as we walk up to them and the others chuckle. “It’s not jinxing, it’s called good juju. I’m making good karma or whatevs.” “Yeah, Nah. You’re just a dick,” Caro says rushing up to Logan and pushing his chest making him chuckle as he takes a step back. “You love me!” “No… I really don’t.” She smirks while he pulls her into a headlock and she laughs as he gives her head a scruff. “Scrag.” “Tiny dick.” “Okay, okay, enough you two.” Trinny chuckles pulling Caro from Logan’s grip and into a hug. “I’m proud of you, sweetheart.” “So am I,” Harry, her dad says, and I smile at them. “We’re proud of you too, Lacy. You got a personal best today… we saw. Well done you!” “Thanks, Harry. Hopefully, I can keep up the good times tomorrow.” “You will, sweetheart. You two are going to do amazing things. But for now, let’s get you both home, hey?” We nod as Josh comes to my side and links his arm with mine. “Great swim today, Lace. As always, you look so good in the water.” I smile and lean my head on his shoulder. “Thanks, Josh, let’s just hope I can do these times tomorrow.” “You’re gonna nail it, I can feel it.” He leans his head against mine, and we all walk to their minivan. “I made you girls kale smoothies. They’re in your fridge when you get home,” Trinny calls out as we arrive at the van. “Oh, and I provided a tub of supplements on the counter to help.” “You know we can’t take supplements that aren’t approved, Mum. We can get done for that.” Caro chuckles. Trinny shakes her head and giggles. “Oh shit! Right, of course, I forgot. They are just health food supplements. I’ll take them away, but drink your kale smoothies!” “What’s in them?” Caro asks as we all file inside the van. “Kale and water.” “That’s it?” “Yep.” I cringe, and a shudder runs down my spine as Caro looks at me and sticks out her tongue. “Sounds delicious.” “Caro… are you being sarcastic?” We all chuckle. “Yes, Mum.” “Oh, for heaven’s sake,” Trinny chides. Harry chuckles and starts the van.     We arrive at our unit and all file out into our small abode. Walking to the fridge, I spot the jug of kale smoothie and draw my lip up deciding to leave it there, and turn back around to head out to the lounge to sit with the others. Trinny walks in and smiles at me, and I think for a second she’s going to ask me about that stupid kale smoothie, but she tilts her head and places her hand on her hip. I know that stance, it means she’s going to have a heart to heart with me. I smile, leaning back against the kitchen counter and swallow hard waiting for whatever it is she has to say. “Lacy, I’ve known you going on what… six years now?” I nod. “Yeah, about that.” “I can tell when you’re nervous, sweetheart. I know how big tomorrow is for you. And I know you must be thinking about last time. But this isn’t the same. Just because you didn’t make the team last time doesn’t mean you won’t this time.” Slumping my hip into the bench, I nod. “I know, I’m working harder than ever before, but the doubt is there, you know. What if I choke again? What if… in the pool, I freeze?” She steps up to me and takes my hands in hers. “Lacy LaBelle, you’re a strong, confident, brave young woman, and ever since those trials I’ve never seen you freeze again. It’s not going to happen tomorrow. Don’t let your head get in the way. Just swim from the heart, not your head.” Nodding, I smile. “It would be nice if Mum, Dad, and Stacy would come to watch and support me. That would make me less nervous, but I know you guys will be there. You’re all the family I really need.” “Oh honey, I know your family are… well… different to ours. But like you said, you’re a part of our family, and we’re there just as much for you as we are for Caro. You’re my second daughter. You know that, right?” My eyes start to mist up, and she clears her throat. “No tears, not tonight. We save them for celebratory ones tomorrow, okay?” I giggle and nod. “Deal.” “Let’s have some dinner, and then get you girls to bed.” “Thanks, Trinny. I’d be lost without you guys.” “Like I said… you’re family, and family is here for each other. Blood or not.” She leans in kissing my forehead, and I reach out hugging her tightly. “Thanks, I really do love you all so much.” “And we love you too, sweetheart. Let’s go have some dinner, hey?” She pulls me along with her and I cuddle into her side feeling like she’s more of a mother to me than my real mum. And I’m so grateful to have her by my side tonight.     strokes og gold meme - real reality  

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Australian author K E Osborn was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. With a background in graphic design and a flair for all things creative, she felt compelled to write the story brewing in her mind. Writing gives her life purpose. It makes her feel, laugh, cry, and get completely enveloped with the characters and their story lines. She feels completely at home when writing and wouldn’t consider doing anything else.  
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BLOG TOUR: Thin Lines by Bethany-Kris

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by Bethany-Kris Donati Bloodlines #2 Publication Date: July 5, 2016 Genres: Adult, Organized Crime, Erotic Romance THIN LINES Cover

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Synopsis: Calisto Donati Calisto had never been a fan of pain, but he found it provided a certain relief. It was a high that couldn’t compete with anything else he experienced. That was why he fought bare-knuckled, why he drove fast, despite knowing he might crash, and why he still enjoyed looking at Emma Donati—no matter her current status. Pain felt good. He might have been a fool for doing so, but as long as he got what he wanted from it, he didn’t really care. When he fought, he was given release. When he drove, he was given freedom. When he looked at Emma, he was given memories. All of them brought a certain level of pain. All three might kill him someday. Calisto glanced at Emma, taking her in again when she didn’t know he was looking. He realized then that only one might actually be worth dying for. Emma Donati Emma kept her gaze on the book in her lap, pretending like there wasn’t an argument going on across the room. She had become terribly good at acting like she didn’t hear. Calisto watched her out of the corner of his eye while he argued on with Affonso. She was too focused on Calisto to care about their fight. His anger. The tightness of his jaw. Searing soul-black eyes. The two men were not the same. They might have shared blood, but their hearts were entirely different. One man never let her out of his sight when he was nearby. The other acted like she didn’t exist. This was what it was like, she realized, to be in love with someone she couldn’t have. Calisto Donati would never be hers. This wasn’t a fairy tale that would end happily. They weren’t star-crossed. They were impossible. WARNING: The first two books in the Donati Bloodlines Trilogy end on a cliffhanger, the third is a HEA. goodreads-badge-add-38px


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Synopsis: Calisto Donati She was just a woman. That’s what Calisto wanted to tell himself; that’s what he wanted to believe. Emma was nothing more than a woman. There were other women for him to want. To obsess over. It couldn’t be Emma Sorrento. Not for Calisto. She was taken. She was claimed. She was not his. In a few days, Calisto would hand her off, and that would be that. He wondered why it wouldn’t be that easy to let her go. What good had saving her done? He had simply taken her from one monster to give her to another. Emma Sorrento Emma slid on her mask. All someone would need to do was look close enough to see what was really beneath the sheer falseness of her smile. At the other end of the table, Emma found her lies staring her right in the face. He smirked. And winked. Calisto Donati was her worst mistake, her greatest shame, and the one thing she still wanted more than anything. Emma could still feel him all over her, long after his touch and kiss was gone. In thirty days, her entire world had changed—he had changed her. Emma had a feeling that if she played another game with Calisto, she would surely lose. She had already lost once. Wasn’t it enough? WARNING: The first two books in the Donati Bloodlines Trilogy end on a cliffhanger, the third is a HEA. Thin Lies Teaser 4


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Thursday, July 21, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ: A Wild Wicket Weekend by Layla Wolfe

Title - A Wild Wicked Weekend
Series - Bent Zealots MC #4
Author - Layla Wolfe
Genre - MM/MC Romance

When they do right, no one remembers.
When they do wrong, no one forgets.

HAVEN:  At forty-five, I was a washed-up racecar driver, a Daddy Dom who had searched the world over for his power bottom, his submissive.  Fuck, I was still a Prospect for the Bent Zealots MC.  That’s how I came to be in the clubhouse while most of them were raising hell at a Vegas rally.  Word came there was a stiff down on the Rez, and the Zealots were getting blamed for it.  My mission included a clownish reject from a rival club name of Mike Drop, and a mysterious half-breed who would change my life forever.  
OGDEN:  I met Haven there in the desert, standing over the disemboweled corpse of a tourist.  After I made a sleazy deal that would help solve the mystery and clear the Zealots’ name, that muscle daddy gave me a tongue-lashing of a lifetime.  Have more self-respect, Haven said.  As the bastard half-Navajo basketballer who had frittered away a scholarship, I was a bad penny.  Haven, with his powerful mastery at training and molding me, gave shape to my form.  
HAVEN:  Ogden is my forever toy, a morsel for me to savor.  He says you can’t see the future with tears in your eyes.  If we make it through this hell together, we’ll see clearly.  The club will know I’ve made my bones when I bring them the killer’s head on a platter.

Publisher’s Note:  This book is not for the faint of heart.  It contains scenes of graphic gay sex, illegal doings, bondage and discipline, sadomasochism, and violence.  It’s a full-length novel of 60,000 words rated 18+ due to possible triggers.  There is no cheating or cliffhangers, and HEAs all around for all.

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SPECIAL FORCES: Operation Alpha Kindle World Launch with Susan Stoker

better   Debuting on July 21st, 2016, the characters you have come to love in the SEAL of Protection and Delta Force Heroes Series' will be showcased in their very own Kindle World! Special Forces: Operation Alpha is an amazing world where you can read about Wolf, Abe, Cookie, Mozart, Dude, Benny & Tex, (SEALS) and Ghost, Fletch, Coach, Hollywood, Beatle, Blade & Truck (Deltas) in OTHER authors' books. So, what authors will be writing in the Special Forces Kindle World?

A BROAD range of authors, but that's how I wanted it! The stories will be paranormal, suspense, contemporary, erotic, military, NA/YA and even M/M!

So it's okay if something doesn't appeal to you...there are a lot of others you can choose from...but of course I hope you'll give them all a shot!

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Redemption for Misty Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


4A year ago Misty was kidnapped and left for dead in the floor of a dirty garage, when she was saved by the guys from Pierce Security. Since then, she’s been living with her brother to save money, while working to build up business for her coffee shop that donates proceeds to victims of violent crimes against women. But it’s a struggle.

When her over protective brother goes out of town, he leaves his Army buddy Chris, AKA, Casanova to stay with her, with explicit instructions to just keep her safe, not to get into her panties. But his heart has other plans. Chris has been in love with Misty’s picture for years. With the strong need to protect also comes overwhelming feelings of desire.

But things change when the mysterious ‘Ghost’, a regular at her shop, comes in hinting about some unseen danger. Chris and Misty learn promises are meant to be broken and consequences are worth accepting when danger threatens what you love the most.

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Protecting Maddie Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


9Levi “Hawkeye” St. John was losing his mind suffering enforced medial leave from his Delta Force team. He hated being out of the action, but a torn muscle in his thigh made him unfit for action. He assures his commanding officer he’s fine but without medical clearance he’s stuck.

Maddie Winslow became the face of courage when she talked a student out of his gun in a classroom confrontation. Her actions made her a heroine, but also plastered her face all over television and the Internet. A face that was a carbon copy of her mother’s. A face that drew the attention of mob boss Vince Ciotto. Twenty-five years ago Maddie’s parents were whisked away to WitSec after their testimony sent Carlo Ciotto to jail. Now Ciotto’s son is after Maddie. Their goal? To force her to tell where her parents are.

Frightened, with little help coming from the police, Maddie agrees to let Gretchen call her cousin who is in Delta Force at Fort Hood. Ghost can’t leave the base but, it just so happens he had someone available, and right in Tampa. Levi “Hawkeye” St. John.

Levi is grateful for anything that will get him off his ass, although he’s not sure Maddie is in as much danger as Gretchen seems to think. Hawkeye calls his friend, Grey Holden, head of The Omega Team, who has his computer ace dig deep into Maddie’s life to find the reason for the incidents. Now he has to protect her from a mob boss, get protection for her parents, and do all this while fighting a blazing attraction for the woman, an attraction that threatens to incinerate them every time they are in the same room together.

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Finding Ayva Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


3Drake Foster followed in the footsteps of his parents, joining The Fae Guard to serve and protect. With his reputation as a lethal and superior tracker, it comes as no surprise when he is called to locate an abducted young woman. However, this is no ordinary human, Éibhleann “Ayva” O’Brien is half Fae and unaware of her heritage.

But, her twenty-first birthday is fast approaching, the day she will become marked and gain her abilities. From the moment he hears her name, Drake knows she is meant to be his for eternity. He’ll stop at nothing to find her.

With the help of Ayva’s human father, a retired SEAL, and his contacts, Drake hunts the people who have stolen her away. The clock is ticking and they have no idea what danger she will face from her captors if she is exposed. Once Drake finds her, he’ll protect her from danger until she is of age and able to cross into the Fae realm. But, will that be time enough to make her fall in love with him?

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Elle James

Cowboy D-Force Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


11Fresh out of the military, John Wayne “Duke” Morrison is back in his home state of Montana, starting a new job in the Brotherhood Protectors security service. First assignment, protect film star and diva Lena Love from a stalker leaving her threatening messages. After fighting terrorists in the Middle East, Duke assumes this assignment will be a walk in the park.

Angel Carson, lovingly known as “The Angel of Death”, is a woman with a death wish. Her main claim to fame is her uncanny resemblance to Lena Love. Prior military, she’s seen combat, lost friends and now works as the stunt woman for the mega-star. When Miss Love is threatened, Angel steps in as bait to draw out the stalker on the diva’s 6,000-acre ranch in the foothills of the Crazy Mountains. To cover Angel’s back, Lena has engaged a bodyguard to watch her six and be there when the stalker reveals himself.

Unable to tell Duke she isn’t the real Lena, Angel must perform like a diva. As the stalker closes in, she reluctantly accepts Duke’s help to stay alive. In forced proximity, tempers and passions ignite, leaving Duke and Angel struggling to resist an irresistible attraction while alluding the stalker’s predatory game. When the stalker becomes the predator, the power of Delta Force brotherhood becomes a force to reckon with.

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Gennita Low

No Protection Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


13Liam McMillan, independent securities contractor, has taken a job to meet with and accompany an embedded journalist at the Iraqi-Syrian border checkpoint. Using his old SEAL connections, he catches a ride with a SEAL fire team. It's supposed to be a quick, easy job. Things get complicated when the team is hit by enemy snipers and his assignment, Fitz, turns out to be a woman.

Ella Fitzgerald is on assignment as an embedded journalist with the women Peshmerga fighters. She wants to write about the strong women who have decided to fight in place of the many men who had left their country. Ella certainly hasn't expected to be picking up a weapon to do battle herself.

Liam has left the SEALs years ago and has sworn off teaming up with anyone. Now, fighting to save his friends lives, he's discovering there is no protection from the past and with a woman strong enough to fight beside him, certainly none for his heart.

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Jordan Dane

Redemption for Avery Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


7When he sleeps, the hunt begins.

FBI Profiler Ryker Townsend is a rising star in Quantico’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, but his dark secret could cost him his career. When he sleeps, he has visions of his next case. He sees through the eyes of the dead, the last images imprinted on their retinas. His nightmares are riddled with clues he must decipher to hunt humanity’s Great White Shark—the serial killer.

While he’s investigating the shocking slaughter of a seventeen-year old girl at Big Bear Lake, the tormented soul of another dead child appears to him in broad daylight. Twelve-year old Avery Reed reaches out to Ryker—a disheveled and haunted girl, unable to speak—held earthbound out of love for her grief-stricken brother, Sam. Avery’s presence draws Ryker into a sinister conspiracy and she has a desperate message for her brother, if she can make Ryker understand.

Navy SEAL Sam “Mozart” Reed has been haunted by the brutal death of his little sister Avery when Sam was only fifteen-years old. He vowed to seek and destroy the killer who splintered his family, wiping out everything he’d ever known. Nineteen years later, his darkest wish came true when he found Hurst, her alleged killer, and stopped him from murdering one last time. But when Mozart learns the FBI has reopened Avery’s case, he fears the worst. His SEAL team may have ended the carnage of a serial killer years ago, but for the first time, Mozart has doubts that Hurst was the man who took Avery’s life. A heartless predator is still butchering young girls. Mozart’s worst nightmare is back with a cruel vengeance.

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Kathy Ivan

Saving Sarah Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


10Haunted by memories of war and strangely prophetic dreams, Gaston "Ranger" Boudreau spends his time alone in the Louisiana bayou he calls home. When fellow SEAL, Matthew "Wolf" Steel calls in a favor, Ranger can't refuse—a Boudreau always pays his debts.

Writer Sarah Sloane is in New Orleans on a mission, to find her missing sister. Unsure what she'll uncover, she needs somebody who knows the city—but more, she needs a bodyguard who can keep her safe. One sexy former Navy SEAL might be just the person for the job.

As Ranger's dreams evolve, the dangerous search for Sarah's sister becomes a race against the clock. Can they find her before it's too late, or will their quest cost more than one life?

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Kori David

Rescuing Pandora Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


8Pandora Jones is an all-American girl. Serving her country as an ambassador’s Arabic speaking attaché in Iraq, she works hard and travels the world. Until a car bombing kills her employer and leaves her fighting for her life in a country where the customs and traditions treat women radically different. Now, Pandora has information to help bring down a member of ISIS in exchange for passage back home, and the only person who can help her is a ghost from the past.

Cameron “Phantom” Caffee is CIA, an undercover operative stationed in Iraq. His goal—bring down the terrorist organization responsible for destroying his life, and ending his career as an Army Delta Force soldier. When he gets the chance to exchange asylum for valuable intel on ISIS bases, he jumps at the opportunity to finally have his revenge. But when Cam discovers his asset is a woman he thought long dead, the game changes. He joins forces with a deadly Delta Force team to rescue the woman he never stopped loving, and try to get them out of the country before ISIS can destroy them all.

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Lainey Reese

Protecting New York Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


16When New York is under attack, a Navy SEAL, a group of Doms and their feisty subs are there to save the day.

Navy SEAL Faulkner 'Dude' Cooper and his wife Cheyenne are in New York City for a working holiday, attending lectures at police conference. On the first day in town, Dude is introduced to Detective Brice Marshall and his tighknit cycle of friends, which opens the door to things Dude has been itching to explore with Cheyenne.

Namely, his urge to be Dominant, and Cheyenne's beguiling interest in the BDSM lifestyle.

Armed with the best escorts they could ask for, Dude and Cheyenne decide to dedicate their nights to exploring local BDSM clubs, delving deeper into their intense relationship and broaching heretofore uncharted emotional tides.

But when ghosts from their past infringe upon their present and threaten their personal paradise, Dude and Cheyenne must rely on the help of friends, new and old, to keep from losing what matters most—each other.

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Leigh Carman

Freeing Falcon Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


2Falcon Wilde, A-lister and Academy Award winning actor, is in trouble. Big trouble. Tangling with the mafia to study for a role turns out to be a little less fun and way more “realistic” than the actor imagined. After seeing more than he should, he's locked in a cell in the basement of the Mafioso’s New Jersey mansion. There, Falcon realizes he isn't in Hollywood and there's a real possibility he might not make it out alive.

Tucker Connelly, former CIA analyst and one-time world champion in Kyokushin karate, works at a mercenary for hire company disguised as a martial arts training facility. Socially awkward and deemed “rude” by nearly everyone he comes in contact with, Tucker is content to avoid people. He prefers to stay behind, running the computer room at the facility and hacking into terrorist organizations systems.

When Tucker’s boss decides it’s time for the young mercenary to dust off his rusty field skills by sending him to rescue the missing actor, Tucker is disgusted at having to do the menial task and calls on his old friend Tex to help out. Babysitting rich idiots isn’t his job. But when Tucker finally meets the stunning and seriously spoiled Falcon, he realizes maybe this mission isn't so bad.

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Lindsay Cross

Aaron’s Honor Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


5As a Special Forces operative, Aaron Spears treated relationships like Tangos. He’d seen the wreckage of his Task Force brothers' attempts and had no desire to put any woman through the hardship. He had one purpose – serve his country and protect his teammates. Then Celine Latimer walked into his life and turned his world upside down.

Celine Latimer thought she’d hit the jackpot when hunky SF operative Aaron Spears asked her to accompany him to the high-profile wedding of Senator Cotter’s daughter. They’d get to spend two weeks together while Aaron pulled guard duty for Caroline Cotter and Celine intended to use every spare minute, seducing the man she’d had a crush on for over a year.

The time and place proved to be more of a barrier than either of them realized. With his commander watching his every move, Aaron couldn’t afford to show any weakness. That meant ignoring Celine.

Rejected and hurt, Celine packed to leave only to be caught in a kidnapping plot against the Senator. Here she sat, in a hut in the Middle East, waiting on a rescue that may never come.

He'd sworn to protect and he'd failed. Now Aaron lived for one purpose- to rescue the woman he lost before she’s sold into slavery and spend the rest of his life making her see how much he loves her.

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Liz Crowe

Marking Mariah Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


6When a severe concussion sustained on a mission freeing hostages in Egypt equals a discharge for one-time soccer super star, Terrance "Trigger" O'Leary, he spends a year drunk, high, and in more strange beds than even he is willing to admit.

After wandering back home to Lucasville, Kentucky he's hired by his old friend, now the principal of the local high school. Honestly believing that his new job as soccer coach & PE teacher will be all he needs to "fix" himself, he launches into the effort of leaving everything about his old life behind him.

It works…for a while. Until a chance encounter at a karaoke bar turns into a smoking hot hook-up with a woman whose deep mocha skin and hypnotic singing voice turn him inside out.

A woman he's a little surprised to meet again the next day at school—Mariah Bailey, recent winner of "Singers"--a national talent competition...and newly hired head of the music department.

When terrifying, inexplicable violence rips the sleepy community apart, Trigger is forced back into action--where he must accept his feelings about Mariah --and the fact that he can't always save the day.

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Magan Vernon

Protecting Us Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


17Calder "Doc" Thompson spent his whole life preparing to be an Undersea Medical Officer for the United States Navy. When an IED took out both of his legs, he was left with a pair of prosthetics and a job he hated at the local university Student Health Services.

Ready to drown it all, he headed to Ace's Bar and Grill where he met Maya Halliwell, the beautiful new bartender with a secret. A secret that has kept her away from the water for the last four years.

Until she watches Calder step into the water and never come up.

Now both of their lives are unraveling and the only way they're able to stay afloat is if they protect each other.

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Maryann Jordan

Protecting Love Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


12Saints Protection & Investigations

A private investigation business, pulling together men from the CIA, FBI, ATF, DEA, Border Patrol, SEALS, and police, devoted to the missions no one else wants or can solve.

Patrick Cartwright only had two more months in the Army and then planned to return to Virginia. A new job with the Saints awaited and a chance to be near family. Falling in love, while still in California, was not his intention.

Evie Sinclair, raised an Army brat with more relocations under her belt than she could remember, had no desire to move again. She was settled and planned on staying that way. Falling for a soldier did not fit into her plans.

But as they investigated the theft of military equipment from Evie’s company to Patrick’s base, they searched for the truth, while Evie tried to protect her heart. When Evie is threatened, Patrick rushes to save her, vowing to protect her at all costs.

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MJ Nightingale

Protecting Beauty

Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


14John “Tex” Keegan thought his Clearwater vacation would be nothing but smooth sailing, cocktails, and baby making with his wife, Melody. Then just a few days into his belated honeymoon, the past hurtles to the present to haunt him. Tex is taken to a dark place, to a time before he lost his leg, to the time before he became a Navy Seal. The time when a raven haired Beauty suffered on his watch. And she wasn't alone. There were others. So many needless victims on his watch.

Catarina Marino has moved on with her life. Orphaned, a ward of the state, kidnapped, a sex slave, and preyed upon by a serial killer, she has been to hell and back. Though she survived it all, her past may threaten her future once more. What will happen when these two worlds collide? Retired Navy Seal, and former FBI agent Tex Keegan will come across his first case, the case that soured him on the slow wheels of justice, and tortured him for over a decade, making him the man he has become. Living through it again is something he never wanted to do. But he may have no choice.

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Rochelle Paige

Protection Crisis

Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


15A shy movie star...

Chloe Porter wasn’t prepared for her meteoric rise to fame. Raised by her grandmother after her parents died, her sheltered upbringing is a far cry from the celebrity lifestyle she’s expected to live when she wins an Oscar for her first movie role.

A former Navy SEAL…

The ink on Kael Stewart’s Navy separation papers is barely dry. The last thing he wants to do is babysit a spoiled movie star, but he can’t say no when his grandfather asks him for a favor.

And a crazed stalker…

Kael has to find Chloe before he can protect her. Scared for her life, she’s dropped out of sight in the hope that her obsessed fan will lose interest. Sparks fly when he hunts Chloe down, and Kael quickly discovers he has something in common with her stalker—an obsession with the beautiful actress. Lead to a love worth protecting.

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Shauna Allen

Awakening Aubrey Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World


1First love has never been so perfect . . . or so dangerous.

Jude Cortez is a proud soldier, a warrior who protects what he believes in and will fight to the death for what he wants. No Regrets is his life motto. Just as he’s embarking on the biggest mission of his life, he finds the one girl who’s worth giving it all up for . . . Aubrey Clemson is a proud tomboy, a fighter who will do anything to make her dreams come true. Life is to be lived and tasted and savored, and she wants it all. In an unexpected twist of fate, she’s brought along on a work trip that turns into the ride of her life.

When love at first sight turns into sexy nights, hard choices, and a life or death mission, will Jude and Aubrey fight for each other or let their future die?

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