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Explosive Combination by KaLyn Cooper


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Explosive Combination
Prequel to Black Swan Series
By
KaLyn Cooper

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It’s hard to feel the romance when you’re being chased through the jungles of Columbia … but it won’t be for lack of trying! When an undercover CIA agent rescues a kidnapped ATF explosives expert, it’s a race against time as they try to stay one step ahead of the Colombian drug lord hot on their trail. If you’re looking for passion and adventure, you’ll find it all in KaLyn Cooper’s action-packed romance, Explosive Combination.

Separately, Harper Tambini and Rafe Silva are lethal… Together, they’re explosive.

ATF Special Agent Harper Tambini is kidnapped by a Colombian drug lord and forced to use her explosives knowledge to kill his competition before she can escape with the help of undercover CIA agent Rafe Silva.

As they make their way through the rivers, mountains, and jungles, their desire for each other detonates. But Harper reminds Rafe of his murdered fiancée and the shadow world he wants to leave.

Harper learned the hard way that men never stay, so now she doesn’t keep them around long enough to see if the sparks can light a fire that will last forever.

In their short time together, can they crystalize a relationship, or will it all blow up?

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This story starts off with a bang. Under the noses of her ATF team Harper Tambini is taken by Carlos Narváez the head of one of the drug running Cartels. Carlos’ Secundo Rafe is taken by surprise but follows orders to take her to the Narváez compound.

Unknown to Harper, Rafe is CIA and has been undercover for a long time keeping watch on his one time friend. He knows Carlos is becoming more paranoid and using his own product more and more. This scares him especially since he doesn’t know why Harper was taken. He contacts his agency and plans for her extraction and his own.

This is a favorite scene as Rafe wakes Harper after a call with his CIA boss.
Harper stirred. He crept to the bed and bent to shake her shoulder to awaken her.

She grabbed his arm and flipped him onto the bed face down, arms locked behind his back. She held a steak knife to his throat. His legs splayed, and her knee nudged his crotch.

“Harper,” he choked out in English, “I’m CIA. I’m one of the good guys. Let me up.”

She held her position, “You’re very high ranking in this organization to be CIA. How long have you been under cover?” She kept her face close to his and spoke in undertones.

Good. She wasn’t going to immediately blow his cover. “I started at the top. Narváez and I were college roommates. Now can you get off me?”

His heart beat rapidly for what seemed like forever. The cold steel at his throat didn’t quiver. He heard her sigh and the pressure of her leg at his crotch ease. She finally removed the knife from his throat and slid off his back.

I’d hoped someone was inside, but I didn’t think it was you.” She moved quickly away from him and braced herself on her knees, the knife still held in fighting position.

Rafe rolled onto his back and sat up. He rubbed where the blade had pressed, thankful not to feel any blood on his neck. “You’re good. I never saw you steal this from the supper table.” He glanced at the satisfied look on her face.

“Yes, I am good. The hardest part was to find some place under that dress that it wouldn’t imprint. Teh last thing I wanted was Narváez to strip-search me at the supper table.” She shuddered.
Explosive Combination. Locations 970-983.Kindle Edition.

As we know the best plans always go awry so, Rafe and Harper proceed to plan B or is it C through the jungle. A tense action packed story as they work their way through not only the jungle but also the attraction to one another.  Topped off with explosive (pun intended) sex.

Don’t miss book one of the Black Swan Series, Unrelenting Love. Links below.

5 Contented Purrs for KaLyn!

 

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KaLyn Cooper writes romantic suspense based in fact. Twenty-seven years as a military wife has shown her the world and the men and women who protect it every day. Thirty years in PR taught her fact can be stranger than fiction, but leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination. She and her husband live in Tennessee on their micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, quail, and a bird dog. When she’s not writing, she’s at the shooting range or on the river.

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New From KaLyn Cooper: Unrelenting Love – Black Swan Series Book 1


About The Black Swan Series

The Ladies of Black Swan were active duty military selected for a test program to prove women could be as effective as men in Special Operations. They were trained like SEALs, Special Forces, Force Recon, and Marine SpecOps. Unable to return to the military until the services allow women in those roles, these five highly-trained assassins now work for Section 7 of the Department of Homeland Security. Their mission is always to eliminate someone who has the potential to cause a Black Swan event such as 9/11.

It takes a special man, an Ubuer Alpha, to love a woman who can shoot better than they can and who looks better in a Ghillie Suit than they do. But when they capture the heart of a Black Swan, they mate for life.

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Unrelenting Love
Black Swan #1
By
KaLyn Cooper

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Katlin Callahan keeps secrets. Not just the ones involving the most dangerous men on earth she hunts as the Ladies of Black Swan team leader, but those she keeps from Alex Wolf. She’s loved him for years…as a friend and short-time lover, before life happened. Reunited after three years of silence, and celibacy for Katlin, her teammates convince her to use Alex to get back into dating. But can she use the man who makes her body zing, without losing her heart?

Alex Wolf didn’t think anything could surprise him after serving as a Marine Corps SpecOps Company Commander, but finding his former lover, Katlin Callahan, in his corporate apartment, naked, pointing a gun at him, was a shock. In more ways than one. Seeing her again, brought back memories of their college days, when they were lovers, and she was his. Now both single, again, he’s determined to make her his forever.

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I’ll start with WOW! I totally loved this book. There is nothing like 5 incredibly brave, strong women to put men in there place. In this case in more ways than one.

Katlyn is Lady Hawk, the commander of the Ladies of the Black Swan. A secret military test group, trained as special ops. Their goal is simple in theory, complicated in fact, challenging in all. Challenges her team are more than qualified to meet and do EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. As a result they have a large price on their heads, more even than the Navy Seals do.

I think Alex doomed himself right at the beginning of the book when he and one of his managers were discussing the  female who passed Ranger School. Then seeing Katlyn in the company apartment only confirms the fact that these two want each other. No matter what might happen. Even as they stop fighting it, there is her job and his. He isn’t going to like hers at all. Here is a favorite scene while they celebrate Lei Lu’s birthday.

Alex pressed his whole body against her and took her mouth with commitment. It was too much. She hadn’t been kissed like that in… years. She slowly pulled back and gentled the kiss.

When they came up for air, he hugged her tightly as they both caught their breath. He ran his hand up and down her back.

“Christ, I’ve missed you,” he said into her ear and squeezed her even tighter.

Tori and Nita walked into their VIP seating area and grabbed their drinks. Nita swatted Katlin’s outstretched legs and said, “Get a room, bitch, or share.” Katlin untangled herself from Alex and gave him a passing kiss as she sat upright on the couch. Nita fell into the space beside her. Tori threw her endless legs onto the third couch and stretched as everyone ignored Grace, who was having a private conversation with   Griffin.

“Where’s our birthday girl?” Tori asked, looking around. “I thought she was with you,” Katlin said.

Manuel, standing at the railing to watch the dancing mob, announced, “She’s on the floor with both the pro dancers. She’s having a good time. She’s on her third shot, though.”

“She’s an adult, and besides, it’s her birthday.” Nita shrugged as she licked the last drop of her pink drink. “She can deal with it.”

“She’ll just sleep in tomorrow, and we’ll be expected to drag her sorry ass out of bed sometime after noon,” Tori reasoned.

“I’ll whip up my hangover cure, and she’ll be fine within a few hours,” Nita offered.

Katlin finished her double, a needed alcoholic reinforcement. She looked at Alex and said, “Let’s go dance.” She took his hand and pulled him off the couch toward the floor of bouncing bodies. As they found space amidst the dancers, a Latin pop song started.

Katlin draped her hands loosely on Alex’s shoulders as her whole body moved to the music. He placed his hands to her hips, and they moved together as though they had been professional Salsa dancing partners for years.
Unrelenting Love-Black Swan Series Book 1 (Kindle Locations 2197-2216).

Lots of action, fun, laughter, tears and sizzling hot sex. I can’t wait for the next in this series.

5 Contented Purrs for KaLyn!

Watch for my review of Explosive Combination, Harper’s story.

 

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KaLyn Cooper

 

 

KaLyn Cooper writes romantic suspense based in fact. Twenty-seven years as a military wife has shown her the world and the men and women who protect it every day. Thirty years in PR taught her fact can be stranger than fiction, but leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination. She and her husband live in Tennessee on their micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, quail, and a bird dog. When she’s not writing, she’s at the shooting range or on the river.

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