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SEAL In Charge – Silver SEALs Book 4 By Donna Michaels



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Retired silver fox US Navy SEAL Commanders who sign on with the Department of Homeland Security to lead missions to protect the homeland.

SEAL in Charge
Silver SEALs Book 4
By
NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
Donna Michaels

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She’s the only one to get past his guard…
he’s the only one to break down her walls.

For nearly thirty years, retired US Navy SEAL Commander Archer Malone made the Navy his home. Now he’s out and tasked by a DHS Secret Division Command to lead a hand-picked civilian team. Their mission: locate and eliminate a rogue crew chatter indicates intends to target Wall Street.

The problem: no one knows what they look like, or if they plan to rob or bomb the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
The bigger problem: one of his team members is the attractive—off limits—single mother of a Navy SEAL he once commanded.

Sandy Vickers is as good at blending in as she is at locating people. A skill she honed working for the D.A.’s office while her son was young, then for DHS after he joined the Navy. Proud of him for following in his late father’s footsteps and serving the country, she jumps at the chance to do her part too when offered a spot on a secret DHS team. Too bad the SEAL in charge is her son’s sexy former commander…the one who always leapfrog’d her pulse.

Forced proximity soon snaps their control, and they give in to their attraction. But when their location is attacked, Archer realizes the economy isn’t the only thing threatened with destabilization. Now their lives—and hearts—are on the line, and this silver SEAL is determined to keep Sandy safe, unmask and hunt down the traitor, and take out the rogue crew…before they all run out of time.

*Connected to Dangerous Curves Series*

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I love these retired SEAL commanders, they still the amazing men they were albeit with a few more aches and pains.

In this one, Silas ‘Crash’ Branson taps retired SEAL Commander Archer Malone for a DHS mission in New York. Chatter has it that a group that Archer is familiar with from a bombing overseas is planning something possibly with the Federal Reserve.

Now the DHS agent he will be working with is known to him. Sandy Vickers is the mother of a SEAL, one who had been under his command when they first met. That put her immediately in the do not get involved category.

This is a favorite scene.

During the elevator ride to the lobby with Silas, Sandy, and two other men who’d stepped on with them, Archer shifted his stance and weighed his options. His team still had an analyst, but she was also another pair of “boots on the ground.” Experience had taught him it was always beneficial to have extra.

The man in him wanted to keep her locked up and safe, but the commander in him was pleased to have an extra gun.

Halfway to the lobby, the elevator stopped, and the two men exited, leaving the three of them alone.

When the doors closed, Sandy peered around him to look at his boss. “Mr. Branson,” she said, her voice sounding softer in the small confines of the elevator, and an unexpected shiver shot down his neck. “Correct me if I’m wrong, but I get the impression you have another question for me.”

His friend’s lips twitched. “You are correct. And astute. And please, call me Silas.”

“Silas.” She smiled. “What is it you want to know?”

For a split second, a devious expression appeared on Silas’ face, reminding Archer of the old Crash persona from the past, but it disappeared so fast he must’ve imagined it. “Would you be able to take Archer back to Jersey tonight? Or should I send the chopper back for him later?”

That rat bastard son-of-a-bitch…

“I’ll make sure he gets home safely,” she replied, smile evident in her tone.

He glanced at Sandy to see for himself, and the sight of her biting her lip to keep from laughing canceled his annoyance and ignited something a hell of a lot more dangerous.

Hunger.

Was this how it was always going to be? Could he not look at the woman without wanting to strip her naked and lose himself inside her? Whoa. Where the hell had that thought come from? Damn. His attraction to Sandy was morphing at an exponential rate.

And they’d only been around each other for an hour.

He watched her smile slowly disappear, and the amusement in her eyes transform into an answering heat. Red flags immediately waved wildly in his head. Her response to him hit Archer in the solar plexus with the force of an invisible right hook.

By the time the elevator reached the lobby, two things became perfectly clear.

One—he was going to kill Silas.

Two—he had no damn defense against Sandy’s attraction to him.

If he dug deep, he could fight his own attraction to her…keep his thoughts and his hands to himself.

But not if she didn’t want him to…

When they exited the building, he buried those thoughts—deep—and shoved on his sunglasses. Sandy was doing something on her phone, so he turned to Silas and shook hands. “Give me a day or two and I’ll have a SITREP for you.”

“A’ight.” His buddy nodded, glancing up and down the street, before his gaze returned, and he released his hand. “Watch your six.”
Michaels, Donna. SEAL in Charge (Silver SEALs Book 4). Kindle Locations (470-493). Kindle Edition.

I fell in love with not only Archer and Sandy, but also the rest of the team on this mission. TJ is a hoot and Bella and Matteo well, they’re a great team and dang she’s blood-thirsty.

Lots of hold your breath action, sizzling heat and suspense.

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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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Wine and Hot Shoes – Citizen Soldier Book 6 By Donna Michaels



Wine and Hot Shoes
Citizen Soldier Book 6
By
NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Donna Michaels

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Hot Shoe:

1. Driver who has the most past wins among active drivers at a particular track; is the quickest in qualifying, and is favored to win at that track.
2. Gorgeous footwear.

This Thanksgiving, Sgt. Audrey McNeil Watson is thankful for wine. Lots and lots of wine. And her closet of hot shoes. Together, they help her deal with the return of her sexy ex-boyfriend, the now famous NASCAR Champion she left after 9/11 to join the National Guard and make a difference. Too bad he still manages to accelerate her pulse and drive her crazy.

Professional stock car racing driver, Matthew “Stone” Bennett returned home to meet with the Wyne brothers to discuss a recent encounter with their estranged brother Keiffer, to face the reality of his cousin’s suicide, and for the wedding of his buddy, Ethan Wyne.

Volunteering to draw the paparazzi away from the happy couple, he and Audrey agree to spend time together with purely platonic intentions. But he soon discovers their old flame never died, as well as old hurts and resentments. Matthew must face the pain of his past in order to sort out his future.

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Once again I read a book that is part of series and not at the beginning of it. I would have gone back to read the others first, but this is a story around Thanksgiving so the timing is perfect.

NASCAR Champion, Matt ‘Stone’ Bennett is home for Thanksgiving and also the secret wedding of his best friend Ethan Wyne. Secret to try to keep paparazzi from invading the event.

Audrey McNeil is Matthew’s ex. She left him to his racing and the limelight to go to college, but after 9/11 she joined the National Guard and served two tours overseas. She met and married a fellow soldier but he never made it back from their second deployment. Now a widow, she works with her family in realty as she finishes out her obligation to the National Guard. She runs into Matthew as she’s rushing out to meet with the girls, where Phoebe is planning to spring the secret wedding on her friends.

After Thanksgiving dinner they all meet up for the annual touch football game at the Wyne’s home.

This is a favorite scene.

“Before we play,” Ethan said, capturing everyone’s attention. “I’d like to talk about the wedding. We’re holding it in my back yard in order to keep it private.”

“Then I should stop you there.” Audrey stepped in front of him to block the happy couple from the guy taking pictures across the street. He could be there for photos of Phoebe and not Matthew.

“Why?” Phoebe frowned.

“Because of the camera already trained this way,” she replied. “I don’t know if he has one of those cone-shaped listening device things.”

“He doesn’t.” Matt stepped to her side again. “Neither does the female parked two doors down.”
Shoot. “There’s two?”

He nodded. “Been there the whole time, but they both only just have cameras.”

“Well, provided it doesn’t snow,” Ethan continued. “Like I said, we’re going to hold the ceremony at one o’clock in my back yard. We’ll have big space heaters. It’s a little more private than the resort gazebo and we’re hoping to keep the paparazzi out.”

Matthew grimaced. “Good luck. If they get wind, they can be very creative.”

Audrey shifted, and held back her own grimace. If the news got out, she could imagine the hordes of reporters descending like flies. It happened on more than one occasion when she’d traveled with Matthew the year before she left. Heck, it was one of the reasons she had left. The lack of privacy was a huge pain, but the blatant lies plastered all over tabloids were taking a toll on her parents.

Phoebe nodded. “True. We already know we won’t stop them all.”

“Yeah.” Ethan pulled his fiancée in closer. “But, we’ll cut it down to a few photos taken from the lake or the woods, not assholes rushing up and sticking cameras or phones in our faces. Now, if we could just keep them off our trail over the next few days, that’d be great. I don’t want them harassing Tyler.”

Matthew slid his arm around Audrey’s waist and pulled her in close to his side, sending a jolt of awareness all the way to her toes.

“Maybe we can help with that,” he offered. “As you can see, we already picked up a tail just by walking up the sidewalk together.”

She turned her head to frown at him. “You think they’re here because of us?”

“Yeah.” He nodded, blue gaze contrite. “Sorry, but we’re probably going to make the papers tomorrow.”

Her stomach tightened with a familiar, unhealthy tension. “Some things never change.”

“I know, but I think we can use that to help Ethan and Phoebe out.”

Ben nodded. “I see where you’re going with this. Great idea.”

The others echoed his sentiment.

Brandi smiled “So, if they think Stone Bennett is rekindling with an old flame, then they’ll keep an eye on you and off Phoebe, Ethan, and more importantly, Tyler.”

Matthew nodded. “Exactly.”

“I appreciate it, but are you sure?” Uncertainty clouded Ethan’s gaze. “I don’t want either of you doing anything that makes you uncomfortable.”

“Nah, it’s cool.” Matthew shook his head and glanced at her. “Right, Audrey?”
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As these two keep the paparazzi away, they also discover there is still a lot of chemistry between them. But the past is something that must be dealt with and it’s very painful.

The death of Matt’s cousin Greg by suicide the year before, is a hurdle Matt needs to conquer, as well as bringing the uncomfortable knowledge that his friend’s youngest brother, Keiffer, doesn’t appear to be doing well to the Wyne brother’s attention.

Rebuilding a relationship that went wrong, and resolving the misunderstandings that went with it, under the watchful eyes of paparazzi is quite an adventure. Yet they manage to keep the attention off the bride and groom during the wedding and for the honeymoon too.

Hot shoes by both definitions, and definitely plenty of heat and sizzle elsewhere. This is a wonderful Thanksgiving read!

Now I have to go back to read the rest of this series, and maybe find the one for Christmas too!

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Donna Michaels Donna Michaels

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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Kindle Worlds is Closing! Here are some of my favorite worlds and Authors within them!


 

Kindle Worlds will be gone forever
July 16th 2018!

This deeply saddens me, I have found many new to me authors by seeing them in these worlds.

It was always a place to find quick, inexpensive reads that blended with another author’s characters and settings.

I have heard that some of the World owners are going to continue them on their own and some will need to have an acknowledgement of the originating series before republishing. Yet others may go away completely. For some worlds no decisions have made as to their fate, as this news just broke.

This is a response to a reader friend from Amazon:

For five years, Kindle Worlds has been thriving, engaging writers and readers who enjoy writing in one another’s worlds, and we’re proud of the work we’ve done together. While we are closing Kindle Worlds, Amazon is constantly innovating on behalf of our authors and readers, and we look forward to continuing to do so.

As of May 17th, Kindle Worlds will no longer be accepting new submissions. Previously published Kindle Worlds stories will no longer be available for sale on Amazon.com on or around July 16th. The Kindle Worlds website will be closed on August 29th.

Rest assured previously purchased or borrowed Kindle Worlds stories will remain unaffected.

With that in mind and since the time is short until they are gone, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Worlds and Authors from them. I hope you will take the time to browse through these links and possibly enjoy them as much as I have.

I put the link I have for the main world and then covers that link to Amazon for individual authors within those worlds that I have read and enjoyed.

I would also like to thank the owners of the worlds that so many wonderful authors wanted to play in, Elle James, Susan Stoker, Paige Tyler, Desiree Holt, Sable Hunter, Millie Taiden, Carly Phillips, Robyn Peterman, Cat Johnson, Eliza Gayle, Erin Nicholas, and Roxanne St.Claire.

HAPPY READING!!!

This the first Kindle World I ventured into so I’ll start here. 

Brotherhood Protectors 

Special Forces: Operation Alpha 

Dallas Fire & Rescue 

Magic & Mayhem

Hell Yeah!!

Hot SEALs

Southern Shifters

Omega Team

Sapphire Falls

Barefoot Bay

Phoenix Agency

Paranormal Dating Agency

Dare To Love

Sassy Mates