Release DAY! Spotlight and Giveaway – Deadly Testimony by Piper Drake


Kyle Yuen’s life is in danger and Lizzy Scott will stop at nothing to protect him.

He’s arrogant, annoying and completely irresistible. They’ll risk it all to keep each other safe even if it means walking away when the danger has passed.

Fans of Marie Force’s Fatal series or Laura Kaye’s Hard As It Gets, will love this romantic suspense series from Piper J. Drake and Carina Press.

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Deadly Testimony
Safeguard Series #2
Piper J. Drake


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Kyle Yeun didn’t start out bad and he doesn’t intend to end his life while on the wrong side of the law, either. His testimony to his former employer’s environmental misdeeds has earned him a protection detail compliments of the US government. But due to a dark international conspiracy Kyle was unaware of, his former employers have made ending his life a top priority. Realizing he needs more protection than the US Marshals can provide, he turns to Safeguard after seeing the beautiful, deadly Lizzy Scott in action.

One look at Kyle, and sniper Lizzy Scott knows this isn’t going to be an easy protection job. He’s arrogant, irritating and almost irresistible. Instead of being put off by her hardened attitude, Kyle seems to thrive off the challenge. And she’s slowly giving in to his charms.

After narrowly escaping the latest assassination attempt, Lizzy starts taking dangerous risks to keep him safe. But the last thing Kyle wants is another life ruined because of his actions. He found his redemption in Lizzy’s arms and he’ll risk everything to make sure they both make it out alive. As will she, even if it means walking away from him to keep him safe.

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I love strong women and Isabelle proves herself to be one from the very first pages.

Kyle is in protective custody until he finishes testifying again his former employers. When Isabelle quickly dispenses of some goons sent after him. After doing some research he hires her as personal protection on top of the Marshall and local police already assigned to him.

The attacks on his life and the creative ways Isabelle gets them to safety had me smiling and holding my breath.

As they get to know each other as much as can be expected in the situation they are in, the attraction grows. The excerpt below holds one of my favorite scenes.

I have been to Seattle and I actually stayed in the hotel that provides the goldfish, visited Pikes Place Market and walked many of the streets described. I felt like I was back there as images popped into my brain as I read.

I had already fallen in love with this series and this latest addition just shows it will continue to grab your attention, draw you in and not let you go until the finish.

5 Contented Purrs for Piper!


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She stepped forward inside his guard and put her left foot behind his right. Seeing her coming forward, he instinctively tried to step back and get his guard back up. Nope.

She caught his ankle in an ashi harai, driving him backward and down toward where he expected his foot to be bracing his back-step. Tall as he was, he relied on his solid stance to keep his footing too much.

Instead, she threw her right arm up between the two of them and quickly swung it around in an exterior loop to place his still-retracting arm into an under armpit lock. He lost his balance and toppled, taking her with him. Which was fine.She landed heavily on top of him, forcing grunts out of the both of them. Somehow, she wasn’t even going to mind the bruises. This was more fun than she’d had in a while.

“Minx.” He was breathless now and still a little stunned.

The clothes around her throat tightened as his left hand took hold, and he pivoted his hips under her. Throwing his left leg up, she found herself in the beginning of a triangle hold.


She got her feet under her and heaved herself—and him—up until she was half-standing and slammed him back on the ground. He loosened his hold. Pivoting to her right, she released his right arm so she could get into position to secure an arm bar on his left.

Before she could manage it, he rotated on top of her. “No you don’t.”

She half snarled, half giggled. “Yes, I do.”

And she blocked his right knee with her leg, raising her hips, placing the ball of her right foot on the ground near his other knee and pushing with her right. As he came off the floor, she pulled him to the left to continue the momentum of the roll…

…and landed on top of him.

He chuckled and repeated the move right back on her, rolling them even farther until they both hit the wall, laughing.

She buried her fingers into his hair and his hands gripped the back of her neck.
They met in a kiss, hard and hot and so incredibly good. If she’d been breathing hard before, she lost everything in that kiss.

Suddenly, she didn’t care about anything but his body against hers. He wasn’t her client anymore and she wasn’t on contract. This was between them, person to person. They were safe enough for an indulgence, here and now, later they might not be. They twisted and rolled, and he was under her again as she straddled him. His hands roamed over her as she had her way with his mouth.

She let him up for air for a second as she decided whether she wanted to lick his pulse or nip at his collarbone.
Kyle’s voice rolled over her, husky and dark, sending delicious shivers down her spine. “Let’s get rid of the pants.”

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Piper J. Drake (or “PJ”) spent her childhood pretending to study for the SATs by reading every interesting novel she could find at the library. After being introduced to the wonderful world of romance by her best friend, she dove into the genre.

PJ began her writing career as PJ Schnyder, writing sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk, for which she won the FF&P PRISM award as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award.

Now, PJ is exploring the complexity of romantic suspense, incorporating her interests in mixed martial arts and the military into her writing.

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Rule: If you love her, don’t let her go.

Solitary cowboy, Trip Turner finally has a chance to correct the mistakes he made when he let the woman he loved walk out of his life twelve years ago. But now that Bre Wilson is back, will he be able to unbreak her heart?

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Billionaire playboy Jake Jericho thinks he has it all, until one phone call reminds him otherwise. Can one week in disguise reform this trust fund playboy, or will his deception destroy the only real love he’s ever known?

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Can Stefano and Roxie resist the heat flaring between them or will working together force them to face their rocky past and give them the happily ever after they deserve?

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Zeke always planned to steal her heart, but she left him on base. It’s the bottom of the ninth, and Charity is up to bat. Can she tell her two-all stars the truth or will a foul end her best chance?

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Can Savannah teach serial heartbreaker Walker to be domesticated in ten days and convince him that maybe they can have a shot at a ‘them’ or can Walker convince Savannah there can be a ‘them’ on his terms only?

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Arc Review: The Last Installment of Dante’s Circle – Prowled Darkness by Carrie Ann Ryan

Coming May 10th


Prowled Darkness

Dante’s Circle Book 7

Carrie Ann Ryan


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Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes?

Eliana Sawyer’s life was rocked from its foundation twice in as many years. She risked her heart and had it shattered into a thousand pieces when Malik left her with no warning. While she’d normally raise her chin and ignore the pain, she can’t forget what he gave her before he disappeared from her life.

Malik Ward is a prince amongst the lion shifters and knows that one day he will have to take a mate. Only, his people can never mate with humans. Under the mistaken impression that Eliana was only human, he forced himself to leave before they’d crossed a line and he broke his vow to his people. Now that he knows the truth about Eliana, however, it will take more than groveling to win back the one woman fated to be his.

While Eliana and Malik embark on a new sensuous path that might lead to disaster, the realms aren’t ready to allow the final lightning-struck human to be enveloped into their fold. The couple will have to combat those plotting against them, as well as the broken promises and heated emotions they share.

Warning: Contains a Leo with a bite that’s worse than his roar, a woman with one last chance at the life she’s always dreamt of, a flame that could extinguish with the wrong sacrifice, and the final journey in the bestselling Dante’s Circle series

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I love the Dante’s Circle series and while I am sorry to see it end there were only the seven of them that were lightening struck.

In An Immortals Song we saw Eliana be rejected by Malik before she was able to tell him she was pregnant. Now we get to see the whole story. As the book opens Eliana is out with all of the lightening struck and their mates. Very pregnant and scared she finds out that Malik isn’t human, like she thought, they all thought. When Malik shows up things get very interesting. This is one of my favorite scenes.

He hadn’t known that the one woman he’d thought he could love— the one woman, if he let himself believe, he did love— was lightning-struck.

He’d kicked Eliana out of his bed, out of his life, and had shut the door so tightly on that connection that he’d missed out on what could have been his future.

Holy. Hell. Eliana was pregnant. With his child. His cub.

His mouth went dry and his brain fogged, much like it had when he’d first heard about what Eliana could be.

He hadn’t known she was pregnant when he left. Hadn’t known when he found out that Eliana could be his. He hadn’t known until he’d walked in and almost fell to his knees. There was no doubt this was his child. Not with the timing or the way the others— and Eliana— glared at him as though he were the worst kind of person. He couldn’t blame them, but he couldn’t care about their opinions yet either.

Not until he spoke to Eliana and figured out what the hell they were going to do.

“You have a hell of a lot of nerve showing up here,” a woman with dark hair and blunt bangs said. She stood up, and Malik scented pixie on her.

Well, that made sense since pixies were some of the most cutthroat paranormals out there.

“Faith, sit down,” Eliana said, her voice strong. A hell of a lot stronger than he felt right then.

“You can’t expect me to sit down while this asshole shows up after being missing for months.” Faith waved her hand at him, and if she’d been in her full pixie form, he had a feeling her wings would have been red with anger right then.

The numerous others at the table began to speak at once. Even the babies cried or babbled in that baby language Malik had never been able to understand. His pulse pounded at his temple but he only had eyes for Eliana. He needed to speak to her, needed to explain, needed to find a way to breathe because he couldn’t quite get enough air.

“Eliana,” he whispered.

Eliana pressed her lips together and put her hands over her stomach, over their baby. He hadn’t been here, didn’t know until it was almost too late about the pregnancy, but the fact that she was carrying his cub changed everything.

The others became louder, even standing up to walk toward him. He stayed frozen to his spot, afraid to move closer and lose Eliana forever. Though, really, did he have her at all? He’d fucked up but it wasn’t his fault. He’d done what he had to do with the evidence he’d held at the time.

“Stop it,” Eliana said softly, though her voice was firm. “All of you. Sit down and take care of your babies. I need to speak with Malik. Alone.”

She made a move to stand up, and he took a step toward her, needing to help, but stopped as a tall and slender man made it to her first. The other man glared over his shoulder at Malik as he put his hands on Eliana’s arms.

“Thank you, Seth,” Eliana whispered.

Seth. This was Tristan’s mate, or at least one of them. That meant Malik didn’t have to rip the man’s arms off for daring to touch Eliana. He tried to keep his temper in check, fisting his hands at his sides and breathing through his nose. He had no right to feel this way, no right to fuck everything up once more. But it seemed the predator in him was ready to claim the woman in front of him. Hell, he’d been ready when he’d thought Eliana was human.

As lions couldn’t mate with humans, he’d walked away.

Hopefully, Eliana would listen to him, would forgive him.

But he wouldn’t grovel. He would one day be Leo and a Leo didn’t beg.

No matter what might be needed.

“Eliana, let us go with you at least,” Faith said.

“Let them be alone,” Tristan put in, his eyes on Malik. This was his friend, or at least had been at one time. They weren’t brothers, weren’t warriors together, but they had once been closer than they were now. Endless time and responsibilities had separated them, but at least the man stood for him now. “For now,” Tristan added, his eyes narrowing. “They should speak alone for now as they need to get the facts straight. But know this, Malik, if you hurt her again, you won’t just have a pixie on your heels but also the rest of us.”

“And we won’t hold back for long,” the large dragon said from the side.
Of course, Eliana was friends with a dragon. Why wouldn’t she be?

Malik had never been so wrong in his life, and now he had to make sure he didn’t lose her again. Because if he messed up, he had a feeling it would be the women at the table tearing him limb from limb, not the dragon or the fae in front of him.

Eliana pushed Seth’s hands away and picked up her bag. “Let’s talk then, Malik,” she snapped. Fire slid into her eyes and he wanted to take a step back. He’d seen lionesses in a rage before, but he had a feeling they had nothing on a pregnant Eliana right then.

She moved past him, keeping her distance, and he let out a breath before following her. He didn’t miss the glares sent his way, or the fact that the bear shifter at the table was casually sharpening his claws even in human form.

Dear goddess, this crew fought for their own like no other.
Carrie Ann Ryan. Prowled Darkness (Kindle Locations 303-350).

Malik has some explaining to do and I think some groveling would be in order no matter what he thinks. I absolutely love the way everyone stood with Eliana.

We find out why Malik left and of course we find out what Eliana becomes.

None of these matings have been easy and this one is no exception. A lively and tempestuous story. One that will have you laughing, crying, panting and more.

A perfect ending to a wonderful series! Thank you for the journey Carrie Ann.

5 Contented Purrs For Carrie Ann!


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When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born. Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.
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Next up: Black Hills Wolves #10 – A Wolf’s Promise by Cara Carnes

A Wolf's Promise

A Wolf’s Promise

Black Hills Wolves Book 10

Cara Carnes


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A woman does what’s necessary to get her man…

When Drayce Freeman rocked Kinsey Jamison’s world one passionate night and then turned tail and ran the morning after, she did the only thing a self-respecting woman would. Chase him down and prove they had the zing. Fortunately her BFF, a jaguar shifter, gave her the 411 on wolves—or most of it, that is. She’s ready to do whatever it takes to get her man—even if it means taking on the whole pack.

The last thing Drayce needs right now is the sexy human his inner wolf wants to claim showing up in Los Lobos. The headstrong, goofy female refuses to take no for an answer. Living on the fringes of a rebuilding pack is hard enough, but now he has the widow of his pack mate and a rugrat to deal with. Adding a human to the mix would be a mistake. Duty sucks.

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Wow, this story is one I didn’t see coming. Okay, so maybe I did, because I read the blurb but still.Kinsey is very outspoken, and her sparring with Ryker I found hysterical. Especially when she decides to meditate on the roof of Gee’s.

Drayce had no idea she would follow him. He only knows he left without mating her, because it was the best thing to do, the only thing to do.

Now with Kinsey here and him being told to handle it, well a lot of shit is about to hit the fan. Kinsey doesn’t like to take no for an answer. Although Drayce does stay the night with her upstairs at Gee’s no one expected what happens next. This is one of my favorite scenes.

She took the stairs two at a time, her fists pumping as she charged into the bar. He’d never seen anything sexier. Ryker raised his eyebrows when she proceeded forward until scant inches separated her and the Jago Enforcer. Jadrien stood there, unaffected by the clear violation of personal space Drayce knew Jaguars demanded. The fact he didn’t react shocked Drayce.

Jadrien leaned in. “You have a lot of explaining to do.”

“Excuse me? I think you’ve been dipping too far into the catnip, bucko.” Her voice boomed. Gee chuckled behind the bar. “Care to expand on your statement?”

He prowled a step forward, and Drayce took a protective step toward Kinsey, a feral growl rumbling from his throat. Jadrien smirked. “You have interesting tastes in bed mates.”

“Who I take to my bed is not, nor has it ever been, any of your business. Now, back to your comment about my having a lot of explaining to do. It seems you are the one who has a hell of a lot of apologizing to do. How dare you come here and charge into my hotel room and hold a knife to Drayce’s throat.”

So much for keeping the event under wraps. Ryker stood to attention and looked over at Drew. Shit, Drayce hadn’t seen him enter the fray. Not good.

“You run off, the impulsive minx you’ve always been, with barely a word to anyone, and you don’t think I’m going to be sent after you? Lauren’s been climbing the curtains, wondering where the shit you are because apparently you’ve forgotten how to use a cell phone.” Backing up a step, he lowered his voice. “You may never accept this, but as far as we are concerned, you are Jago and under our protection and rules. You had no right to traipse across country without speaking to Daniel first. Or at least me.”

She harrumphed under the heated accusation. “The only person I have to seek permission from before bedding Drayce is Drayce. So, let’s get to the real basis of this charge across the country to drag my ass back. You and Lauren’s dad aren’t happy about my refusal to consider any of your men’s pursuits.”

Tension flanked possessiveness. Drayce settled his hand on her waist. He might not have any business pursuing her, but he’d be damned if he stood back and let someone else scoop her up. Everything about his existence was pretty fucking shitty right now.

Except for her.

“I’m not airing pack laundry here, Kinsey.”

“Really? Funny. Seems like you’d already started it before I was even awake.” She crossed her arms and looked over her shoulder at Drayce. “He does crazy so good I’m thinking he’d be a perfect fit for Tricia.”

Drew chuckled along with Drayce. Jadrien grumbled incoherently and flexed his fists. “Let me guess. She’s protected as pack but not punishable as pack.” Drew smirked as he regarded Kinsey with obvious curiosity.

“Pretty much,” Jadrien offered. “I assume I’m not allowed to speak with her alone.”

“No,” Drayce snarled.

“Handle this without me,” Drew stated. He headed toward the door, but paused. “Oh, and Jadrien? If you ever enter Tao pack lands without permission again, we’ll have issues.”

The Enforcer nodded his acquiescence.

“She leaves town today,” Ryker stated.
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That’s just the beginning as Drayce’s promise comes to light. Kinsey is a stubborn one and is not above fighting for what she wants. Her man, her mate.

I truly loved this story, a stubborn wolf, an even more stubborn mate, widows and children and promises meant to be kept. All topped off by the heat of mating.

5 Contented Purrs for Cara!

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

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Release Day! Cowboy is Mine By Rhonda Lee Carver Cowboys of Nirvana Book 5

Cowboy is Mine

Cowboy is Mine
Cowboys of Nirvana Book 5
Rhonda Lee Carver


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Welcome to Nirvana. Your wish is a cowboy’s command.

An author. An injured pro football player. And hot nights in paradise. Nirvana has never been better.

Krista shows up at Nirvana, not for vacation, but she wants a divorce. Yet when she sees her husband for the first time in years, the last thing she can think about is dissolution papers and freedom. She wants to saddle her cowboy and take a ride down memory lane with her stud.

Dodge has no intention of signing those papers–at least not at the moment. Krista is as hot as a pot of oil over an open fire and he plans to show her that he has the endurance and the amazing moves as a cowboy as he had when he was a pro football player. No surprise, his wife has a thing for role playing and he’s more than happy to make his bedroom into their stage.

When a bombshell guest wants to sink her claws into Dodge’s back, Krista makes it clear, “Cowboys is Mine”…at least temporarily. She’s jealous. Dodge’ll take what he can get. He has something up his sleeve that’ll create a twist in their relationship and will put his NFL moves to shame.

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Second chances always make for a good story but this one is also unique. I can’t say that I know of anyone who has left a divorce go unsettled for 10 years, but in these circumstances I guess I understand it.

Kris wants to move on but I think she is still in love with her husband. He hasn’t signed the divorce papers and hasn’t answered any calls or inquiries whether they be from her or her lawyer.

Dodge doesn’t know why he never signed the papers. He seems to be avoiding everything ‘real life’. Working at Nirvana he has no responsibilities except the assigned chores, keeping the guests happy and himself.

One thing was clear right from the beginning. These two still have feelings for each other. The problem is that neither of them want to admit they are the lasting kind of feelings. Even though they have been in their hearts for ten long years.

A favorite scene is when they are at her cabin right after she checked in to Nirvana.

“We really do need to talk, Dodge,” she said.

“Yeah, you’ve said that a few times.” But he didn’t like what she wanted to discuss. He dragged off his hat and tore his hand through his hair, then smashed it back into place. “Can’t, not right now. I need some time to gather my thoughts.” He stomped toward he door, stopping at the threshold, then turned back to look at her. “We’ll talk later.” He raked his gaze over her, a cross between needing to leave and wanting to stay.

“I won’t leave without…”

He narrowed his gaze. “Without what?” She suddenly looked like she had forgotten what she was about to say.  “What, Krista?”

When she didn’t say a word, but her bottom lip trembled, he sucked in a deep breath. “We are still married,” she whispered.

“It would seem so.” he mumbled.

“A least our marriage license says we are. I thought I would come here, drag out the papers and demand you sign immediately. But what I’ve found is that I see why you and I always did things without thinking.”

“So, you feel like you’re still married to me?”

“I feel like I’m young again, caught off guard by a charming smile and an overwhelming, uncontrollable need buried deep inside of me..”

“If that’s the case, then I don’t see any reason why a husband can’t greet his wife with a proper hello.” He slammed the door closed and rounded the bed. Three strides and he was upon her, dragging her into his arms, hard against his chest. For a breath of time he held her gaze before lowering his mouth over hers. At first, she resisted him, pressed her hands against his chest, but then her fingers dug into the material of his shirt, clinging to him like she’d never let him go. A deep moan vibrated her chest as if she’d come to the resolution that there wasn’t any need to deny herself the pleasure. Her arms came up around his neck and she stood on tiptoe, sliding her tongue deep into his mouth. She snaked her fingers into his hair, knocking his hat to the floor and he didn’t give a shit. He didn’t care much about anything but being here, with her, and getting a sexual fix with his wife.
Cowboy Is Mine (Kindle Locations 913-929). Kindle Edition.

The physical attraction is intense and I have to say I wanted to smack Dodge silly for the way he left her later in the chapter. However he does make it up to her and me.

The sexual attraction is constant and is noticed by others at Nirvana. Imagine their surprise that Dodge is actually married.

I really loved the progression of this story. From the Dodge’s shock at seeing her,  to the agreement to enjoy the week together, to the off the charts sex, all the way to the ending.

A page turner that is most satisfactory with laughter, tears and the Cowboys from previous books as well.

5 Contented Purrs for Rhonda!

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Rhonda Lee Carver is a published book writer with a collection of print and eBooks under her wing. She is also a freelance editor. Her first book was published with Wild Rose Press in 2010.

She writes everything from contemporary to steamy to paranormal to suspense…you name it, she’s written it. Her specialty is writing men who love to get their hands dirty—hardworking, blue collar, heroes in everyday life.

When Rhonda isn’t crafting edge-of-your-seat, sizzling novels, you’ll find her with her children and husband watching soccer, watching a breathtaking movie, traveling to exotic places (with Bora Bora on her bucket list), doing (or trying) yoga, saving cats and dogs, and finding new ways to keep life interesting.

Rhonda thrives on making her readers happy. She believes life can be a challenge, but reading is a place where fantasy comes to life. Her motto: “Everyone deserves romance—one page at a time.“

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How about some Hot SEALs? My Review of: A Daye With a SEAL by Donna Michaels

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Medically discharged after a mission gone bad, Navy SEAL Gabriel ‘Hawk’ Barrett regains his sight, and when hired by GAPS and the Knight Agency, most of his self-worth. Assigned to go undercover as a gun for hire, he’s determined to do whatever it takes to complete the mission, but his restraint is tested when his buddy’s hot sister becomes mistakenly involved.

When her brother disappears, coffee shop owner Gina Daye seeks help from his former teams members, only to have the almighty Hawk turn her down. But before she realizes he’s in the middle of an assignment, she’s embroiled in the mission.

Sequestered together to avoid an international incident, the pair face down the enemy, a multitude of bullets, and even more dangerous—their long denied attraction.

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As I read through this Kindle World, I see missions gone FUBAR, but none quite like this one.

Gina Daye’s brother Cam, has gone missing. A former SEAL he works security at a museum not exactly a dangerous job. Little does she know, he is working for GAPS on a very sensitive mission as body guard to a prince. She’s hunting down SEALs who know her brother to be sure he’s okay. He’s the only family she has.

Gabriel “Hawk” Barrett’s involvement is to try to infiltrate the prince’s cousin’s organization and take it down. Thus preventing the assassination of the Prince. When Gina walks into the bar that has been designated as the meeting point, things go rapidly downhill.

Chloroformed and kidnapped by the men looking for her brother and the Prince, she is rescued by Hawk and brought to a safe house. After she wakes up and after a scuffle or two with Hawk they manage to have breakfast and some conversation leading up to this scene which is one of my favorites.

“No. It’s good. Let’s eat.” She motioned for him to sit and they spent the next half hour eating, talking about her coffee shop, and cleaning up while being civil.

It was a miracle.

Heaven help her, she liked this side of Hawk. A lot.

“I think we just broke a record,” she told him as she dried the dishes he washed.

He turned to her, a half grin tugging his lips. “Oh? For what?”

“Most minutes together without tearing each other to shreds.”

His smile turned wry. “Will wonders never cease?”

She laughed. “Who knows? I’m just glad you’re not telling me to get the fuck out.”

Shit. Why’d she say that?

Now his smile was gone, and a frowning scowl pinched his face.

“I’m sorry about that, Gina,” he said, wiping his hands before grasping her shoulders. “I was a complete ass to you in the hospital, and you were nothing but kind. You didn’t deserve my bad attitude. You deserved my gratitude. And I am grateful. Thank you for being there for me.”

By the time he finished, Gina could barely breathe. She heard the words and the sincerity with which they were delivered. Watched them fall from his mouth. Still, they were a shock to her system. In a damn good way.

She swallowed past her hot throat and lifted her hand to touch his face, finally getting to say the words she’d wanted to say back then. “You’re my friend, Hawk. Like it or not, I care about you. I’ve got your six. I’ll always have your six.”

His intake of breath hissed between them as he lifted a hand to cup her face and brush away a tear with his thumb. “I don’t deserve it.”

“That’s the problem,” she said as her tears increased. “For some reason, you see yourself as this monster, but your friends don’t see you that way at all.”
A Daye with A SEAL (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Dangerous Curves Series Book 3) (Kindle Locations 637-656). Kindle Worlds. Kindle Edition.

From here things between take a turn for the better. That is until Gina makes a critical mistake starting an avalanche of sorts. But she also has a few surprises for Hawk as well. Lots of action, plenty of twists to keep you turning the pages, and lets not forget the sizzling hot sex!

5 Contented Purrs for Donna!

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It’s all my mother’s fault.

She read to me before I could read and opened up that magical world where I still reside today. Then came television and movies. Now I had three avenues that fed my imagination…and boy could I eat! As you no doubt figured out, this lead to my writing career. I’m a NY Times, USA Today, and Amazon Bestselling Award winng author. Phew, that was a mouthful! Multi-published in e-book and print with several publishers, I certainly have a ton of voices in my head.

I’m happily married to a military man for 28 years. We have four children and several rescued cats. Michael’s been in the Army National Guard since before he graduated. The Guard has been a part of our lives right from the start. It was only natural for the military to spill into my writing. God bless the military and their families. Thank you all for your sacrifices. ♥

You already know my mom inspired my love of reading,but it was my dad who got me hooked on movies. Even now, if I had the time, I could happily go from one movie to another all day long. They are the reason I love mixed genre and why I can’t just stick to just one in my writing, although, as you can tell, I have a soft spot for cowboys and the military.

Well, that’s about it. Thanks for getting to know me a little better. Remember, keep reading to your children. The journey you’re igniting is precious. And the next time you’re at the movies, turn around. I just might be the person sitting behind you. No, not the one throwing popcorn (it’s too expensive to waste). I’m the one already imagining the sequel.

Have a great day and thanks for reading!

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