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The Weekly Recap – 2/22/19

The Weekly Giveaway is Back!

Each Wednesday on my Facebook page I’ll announce a giveaway for a new romance book – be sure to enter and discover new authors and old favorites!

 

 

Win an eReader and 30 books!

I’m part of a fun giveaway from BookSweeps! You can win my book COVERT EVIDENCE, plus books from authors like Jacki Delecki, Natasha Knight, Elisabeth Grace, and more. Plus, you’ll also get a brand new eReader if you win, just for following me and other great Romantic Suspense authors on BookBub.
This giveaway ends on February 28th, so make sure you hurry and enter!
Good luck!

Enter the contest by clicking the picture or here:
bit.ly/romsuspense-feb2019

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A New Release from Annika Martin

I’m always happy when Annika Martin has a new book!

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Never beg. Never grovel. Nice guys wind up in the friend zone.

I wrote the book on scoring with hot women – literally.

Now my style empire spans the globe and my bank account is as well-endowed as I am.

Then she walks in.
My high school nemesis.
The one who inspired the most important rule of all – Love ruins a man. Just walk away.

Will I break my own rules, or will my rules break me?

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Colombia and hippos – oh, my!

 

 

 

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The Weekly Recap – 2/15/19

Toni Anderson’s New Release!

🎉🎉🎉Yay!!! Another Toni Anderson book is out today!! Go forth and one-click!! 🎉🎉🎉

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Hostage Negotiators can talk themselves out of anything—except falling in love.

FBI Supervisory Special Agent Dominic Sheridan is an accomplished expert in the Crisis Negotiation Unit. Practiced, professional, used to dealing with high-stake situations under tense conditions, Dominic is a master at manipulating people. Everyone, that is, but the headstrong rookie agent bent on destroying her fledgling career.

As a child, Ava Kanas put her life on the line when the mob executed her father. Now someone has killed her mentor, the man who inspired her to become an FBI agent—and she’s the only one who recognizes it was anything but a tragic accident.

When another agent is murdered and Dominic nearly dies, it becomes obvious a serial killer is targeting the FBI. Together Dominic and Ava search for clues in the investigation, all the while fighting a forbidden attraction that will complicate everything, especially when the predator sets their sights on Ava.

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Have you checked out the BOGO Sale?

Have you checked out the BOGO FREE ebook sale yet? Over 900 books by 48 fabulous authors are included in the sale!

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It’s super easy to redeem – just put 2 books included in the sale in your cart and boom! One book will be free.

You can browse the sale by country:
US: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/p/bogofreeromanceus
AU: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/p/bogofreeromanceau
NZ: https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/p/bogofreeromancenz
UK: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/p/bogofreeromanceuk
CA: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/p/bogofreeromanceca

By genre or author:
https://www.bookbingedeals.com/februarybogodeals

And you can also browse this fabulous catalog that highlights some of the 900+ books in the sale!
http://bit.ly/FebBogoDealsCatalog

Want to know what books I have in the sale? Check out my deals page: https://www.bookbingedeals.com/rachelgrant-bogodeals

Don’t have a Kobo device but still want to take advantage of this amazing sale? No problem! All you need to do is download the free Kobo reading app (available on the Google Play store or via the link below) for your iPhone, android phone, tablet, or computer — whatever device you want to read on. We’re talking some huge savings here folks. 900+ deals this month alone! And next month, there will be a whole new set of bestselling authors bringing you more incredible BOGO savings.

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Concrete Evidence is FREE

Concrete Evidence is FREE everywhere.  Tell your friends!

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A year ago she lost everything.
Now she wants revenge…

Accused of stealing artifacts from a five-hundred-year-old shipwreck, underwater archaeologist Erica Kesling is determined to clear her name. She’s concealed her past and taken a job certain to give her access to the buyer of the missing antiquities. She’s finally closing in on her goal when she’s distracted by a sexy, charismatic intern who makes her want something other than revenge.

But Lee Scott is no intern. He’s looking for the lead conspirator in an international artifact smuggling scheme, and Erica is his prime suspect. He’ll do whatever it takes to win her trust and get her to reveal her secrets, even seduce her.

As Erica and Lee struggle to conceal their real agendas, the one thing they can’t hide is the attraction that burns hot between them. When Erica’s quest puts her life in jeopardy, Lee must choose between old loyalties and a woman he never expected to fall for.

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Come See Me in February and April!

On February 23rd I’ll be at the Kitsap Mall Barnes and Noble signing books!

If you live near Silverdale, WA I hope you’ll come say hello!

 

And from April 26-28th I’ll be in Wisconsin at the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend!

Screenshot_2019-02-15 Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend 2019

I will be in Brookfield, Wisconsin April 26th – 28th for Barbara Vey’s annual Reader Appreciation Weekend. Join me and dozens of other authors for books, parties, and prizes. Keynote speaker is award winning author/actress Meg Tilly! Have lunch with an author and get a tote bag filled with books and other goodies sent by authors, plus a chance to win door prizes and other treats. Tickets are still available (but hurry as this event usually sells out): barbaravey.ticketleap.com/barbara-vey-reader-appreciation-weekend-2019/

 

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We all found the humor in this Valentine’s Day story!

 

 

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The Weekly Recap – 2/8/19

A Buy One Get One Sale!

Check out this amazing BOGO FREE deal! You can get 12–you read that right, a full dozen!–of my books in this Buy One Get One FREE coupon sale, and, while you’re at it, grab about 900 more books by fabulous authors like Molly O’Keefe, Jennifer Bernard, and Kimberly Kincaid!

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Available in the US, AU,NZ, UK, and CA!

Author Violet Duke  also included the international links:

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Join a Book Club and read Silent Evidence

Have you joined the Facebook group Addicted to Danger yet? This month’s book club read is SILENT EVIDENCE. 😍 Join the group to be a part of the discussion.

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Don’t miss this amazing deal!

Read for FREE on Nook

Did you know that you can get HUNDREDS of first in series books–including TINDERBOX–for FREE at NOOK?
☆★☆ NOOK Book Bash ☆★☆ Find Your New Favorite Series! Hundreds of FREE first-in-series books!

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Choose a series at http://littl.ink/BookBash, then use code NOOKBASHFREE to get the first book free and code NOOKBASH25 to get the second book for 25% off!

That’s right – after you download TINDERBOX for FREE you can then go back and use a *second* coupon code to get CATALYST for 25% off!!

Don’t have a NOOK? Download the *free* NOOK reading app for your smartphone or tablet at http://littl.ink/NookApp.

IMPORTANT: Coupon codes work ONLY on BN.com. They will NOT work on a NOOK device or inside a NOOK app, only at the online store.

COMPLETE COUPON RULES
• Must be redeemed on BN.com, not on a NOOK device or app.
• No limit on the number of titles in a cart, BUT only one coupon can be redeemed at checkout
• If there are two coupons, you cannot combine coupons at checkout
• Separate coupons must be used on separate checkout transactions

STEPS TO USING B&N COUPON CODES
1: Visit BN.com on your desktop or device (coupons cannot be redeemed on a NOOK device or inside the NOOK app)
2: Add featured ebook(s) to cart
3: View shopping cart
4: Apply Coupon Code below the Order Summary. Please note:
• Coupons cannot be combined at checkout
• To use different coupon codes, you must checkout applicable titles separately, free books in one transaction and 25%-off books in another transaction*
5: Complete check out
6: Purchased books will auto-sync to your NOOK library
7: Access your NOOK library from your desktop, NOOK device, or the free NOOK app

HAPPY READING!!!

 

Have you downloaded this FREE Boxset yet?

Get ten steamy romantic suspense novels for FREE for a limited time!

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Fast Kill – Kaylea Cross
The Dying Room – Author Debra Webb
Hot Ice – Lynn Raye Harris – Official Fan Page
Lethal – Ann Voss Peterson
Cruisin’ for a SEAL – Sharon Hamilton – Author
Montana Dog Soldier – Elle James
Protected by a SEAL – Author Cat Johnson
Love’s Tempting – Author Maryann Jordan
Cold Pursuit – Toni Anderson-Author Page
Incriminating Evidence – Rachel Grant

☆★☆ FREE ☆★☆

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The Weekly Recap – 2/1/19

Come See Me on February 23rd!

On February 23rd I’ll be at the Kitsap Mall Barnes and Noble signing books!  If you live near Silverdale, WA I hope you’ll come say hello!

 

Read for FREE on Nook

Did you know that you can get HUNDREDS of first in series books–including TINDERBOX–for FREE at NOOK?
☆★☆ NOOK Book Bash ☆★☆ Find Your New Favorite Series! Hundreds of FREE first-in-series books!

RACHEL

Choose a series at http://littl.ink/BookBash, then use code NOOKBASHFREE to get the first book free and code NOOKBASH25 to get the second book for 25% off!

That’s right – after you download TINDERBOX for FREE you can then go back and use a *second* coupon code to get CATALYST for 25% off!!

Don’t have a NOOK? Download the *free* NOOK reading app for your smartphone or tablet at http://littl.ink/NookApp.

IMPORTANT: Coupon codes work ONLY on BN.com. They will NOT work on a NOOK device or inside a NOOK app, only at the online store.

COMPLETE COUPON RULES
• Must be redeemed on BN.com, not on a NOOK device or app.
• No limit on the number of titles in a cart, BUT only one coupon can be redeemed at checkout
• If there are two coupons, you cannot combine coupons at checkout
• Separate coupons must be used on separate checkout transactions

STEPS TO USING B&N COUPON CODES
1: Visit BN.com on your desktop or device (coupons cannot be redeemed on a NOOK device or inside the NOOK app)
2: Add featured ebook(s) to cart
3: View shopping cart
4: Apply Coupon Code below the Order Summary. Please note:
• Coupons cannot be combined at checkout
• To use different coupon codes, you must checkout applicable titles separately, free books in one transaction and 25%-off books in another transaction*
5: Complete check out
6: Purchased books will auto-sync to your NOOK library
7: Access your NOOK library from your desktop, NOOK device, or the free NOOK app

HAPPY READING!!!

 

 

Two New Releases to Read

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Daphne Foliot has always known she’ll be married off to a man who, like her, descended from one of King Arthur’s fabled knights. That doesn’t mean she wants to be, even if it is her beloved father’s wish. Raised without a mother, she owes everything to the man who encouraged and funded her education and supports her dream of becoming the first female member of the Order of the Round Table. But when she suspects her chosen husband is a traitor to the Order, she plans to expose his treachery, regardless of their extraordinary mutual attraction.

Heir to the thirteen treasures of Britain, Gideon Kersey vows to do anything to protect his family’s legacy from a secret society bent on exploiting the items for personal gain, including marry a woman he doesn’t love. Except she ignites a passion he was certain died with his first wife, and when the truth behind the Order’s objectives threatens everything Daphne knows, Gideon must fight to save her—and any future they hope to share.

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Molly Boyd’s entire world unraveled when tragedy turned the man she loved into her greatest threat. Her ex-husband’s death has left her pregnant and alone, struggling to put her shattered life back together—and her confusing feelings for his best friend aren’t helping matters. For years Jase has been a solid, steady source of comfort and friendship. Now she can’t stop seeing him as something more. And just as she’s wrestling with her shifting feelings, a new danger from her ex’s past threatens everything—including her and her unborn child’s lives.

But she’s always been the one.

Jase Weaver is an expert at unrequited love. Years ago he stood by and watched his best friend marry the woman of his dreams, and he’s endured his suffering in silence ever since. But when Carter’s self-destructive tailspin threatened Molly, Jase stepped in to make her safe. And when Carter died, Jase stepped up to be her rock. Now he can’t stay silent any longer. He’s wanted Molly forever and it’s time she knows it. So when a new threat against her emerges, Jase will put his own life on the line to protect her, no matter the cost.

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Grab this FREE Boxset before it’s gone!

Get ten steamy romantic suspense novels for FREE for a limited time!

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Fast Kill – Kaylea Cross
The Dying Room – Author Debra Webb
Hot Ice – Lynn Raye Harris – Official Fan Page
Lethal – Ann Voss Peterson
Cruisin’ for a SEAL – Sharon Hamilton – Author
Montana Dog Soldier – Elle James
Protected by a SEAL – Author Cat Johnson
Love’s Tempting – Author Maryann Jordan
Cold Pursuit – Toni Anderson-Author Page
Incriminating Evidence – Rachel Grant

☆★☆ FREE ☆★☆

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As the article states, the recent death of Retired Capt. Rosemary Mariner is “a huge loss for our nation. Rosemary was a remarkable person, an incomparable aviator and a badass. RIP, Captain. We stand on the shoulders of giants like Rosemary Mariner.”

 

 

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The Weekly Recap – 1/25/19

 

Grab this FREE Boxset before it’s gone!

Get ten steamy romantic suspense novels for FREE for a limited time!

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FEEL THE HEAT

Fast Kill – Kaylea Cross
The Dying Room – Author Debra Webb
Hot Ice – Lynn Raye Harris – Official Fan Page
Lethal – Ann Voss Peterson
Cruisin’ for a SEAL – Sharon Hamilton – Author
Montana Dog Soldier – Elle James
Protected by a SEAL – Author Cat Johnson
Love’s Tempting – Author Maryann Jordan
Cold Pursuit – Toni Anderson-Author Page
Incriminating Evidence – Rachel Grant

☆★☆ FREE ☆★☆

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Incriminating Evidence – Rachel Grant
An archaeologist finds an unconscious man in the Alaskan wilderness, only to discover he’s the wealthy CEO and senate candidate she blames for her brother’s murder. Now she and the former Army Ranger must work together to find out the truth about his abduction and her brother’s death.

Fast Kill – Kaylea Cross
Opposites attract as a female DEA agent and a DEA FAST member aid in the fight against a merciless drug cartel.

Hot Ice – Lynn Raye Harris
Garrett “Iceman” Spencer didn’t join the Army’s elite Hostile Operations Team to babysit a spoiled rich girl, but when his superiors insist on assigning him to a senator’s daughter as her security detail, he has no choice. Keeping Grace safe is his main objective—but resisting his desire for her may prove more difficult…

Lethal – Ann Voss Peterson
He gave up the woman he loved to focus on hunting psychopaths for the FBI. Now a killer he helped convict is on the loose, and this monster knows just how to get revenge…

Montana Dog Soldier – Elle James
Prior service Army Dog Handler Joseph “Kujo” Kuntz and his dog, Six, team with a female FBI agent to locate and neutralize a terrorist training camp.

Protected by a SEAL – Cat Johnson
Rick doesn’t know who he hates more—the spoiled actress he’s hired to protect or the stalker trying to kill her. But he only wants to take one of them to bed…

The Dying Room – Debra Webb
As Birmingham’s Medical Examiner, Dr. Sylvia Baron spends her time unraveling the secrets the dead keep, but can she protect her own deep, dark secrets?

Cruisin’ for a SEAL – Sharon Hamilton
A SEAL’s one night stand with an Italian beauty is threatened by a terrorist takeover of their cruise ship. What does this SEAL and his Team buddies do? They save the day, and 3000 lives, of course!

Love’s Tempting – Maryann Jordan
A detective with scars and a woman with secrets in the path of a murderer. Can he save her before she becomes the next victim? Can two scarred people be tempted to let love in?

Cold Pursuit – Toni Anderson
A single mom and her son escape with their lives after a terrorist attack on a US mall. When the boy is targeted for death, an FBI agent helps the mother and child disappear. But can he keep them safe when the players are more powerful than he ever imagined?

 

A New Release from Lynn Raye Harris!

If you love reading military romance you probably know Lynn Raye Harris and her Hostile Operations Team!  HOT JUSTICE is Book 14 in this outstanding series.

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She’s searching for justice. He’s searching for peace.
What they need is each other. They just don’t know it yet…

Dean “Wolf” Garner is the kind of guy who loves hard and leaves fast. From the moment he rescues reporter Haylee Jamison in the Guatemalan jungle, he can’t stop thinking about the dark-haired beauty. His life is too complicated for romantic entanglements though–and not even a woman like Haylee can convince him otherwise.

Haylee wasn’t supposed to be in the drug cartel’s compound, but she was captured while on a mission of her own: find the trail of fake opioids entering the US and halt the operation. Back home in DC, Haylee can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous military operator who rocked her world for one steamy night before leaving. But when she uncovers a conspiracy and finds herself in danger, there’s only one man she trusts to keep her safe.

It’s easy for Wolf to risk his life to protect Haylee and give her the justice she desires. The hard part is taking a chance and admitting what’s in his heart before it’s too late.

Before he loses the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

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SILENT EVIDENCE  – the newest Evidence book!

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The man of her fantasies is finally hers. Sort of…

Two things haunt forensic anthropologist Hazel MacLeod: the bones of victims of genocide she examines for her work, and former SEAL Sean Logan’s rejection. But within days of moving to her cousin’s estate to take a much needed break, she finds herself faced with both.

First, she’s called in to examine a mass grave in Virginia, then, her politician cousin receives a threatening letter and insists Hazel needs around the clock protection–from none other than Sean Logan. To make matters worse, because the threat to her is classified, Hazel and Sean must pretend to be lovers to hide that he’s her bodyguard.

Sean has spent years trying to avoid his boss’s sexy cousin, but now he’s guarding her twenty-four seven and even bringing her as his date to a romantic destination wedding. As the heat between them intensifies, Sean can’t lose sight of the danger that brought them together. But when bullets start flying, new questions arise. Are the senator’s political rivals really behind the threat, or is someone trying to silence Hazel from speaking for the dead?


“This is the thinking reader’s romantic suspense, and it’s dynamite.” – USA TODAY
🎉❤️🎉❤️🎉❤️🎉

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This week we were fascinated to learn about the Black Mambas, a group of brave, fierce women and men who are working to save rhinos from poachers in South Africa.

 

 

 

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The Weekly Recap – 1/18/19

Feel the Heat: 10 Steamy Romantic Suspense Novels

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Alec Ravissant 😍 is always the hands down favorite when I poll readers to ask who their favorite Evidence Series hero is, and now for the first time, you can get Alec and Isabel’s story ❤️ FREE ❤️ along with 9 more steamy romantic suspense novels!!

FEEL THE HEAT

Fast Kill – Kaylea Cross
The Dying Room – Author Debra Webb
Hot Ice – Lynn Raye Harris – Official Fan Page
Lethal – Ann Voss Peterson
Cruisin’ for a SEAL – Sharon Hamilton – Author
Montana Dog Soldier – Elle James
Protected by a SEAL – Author Cat Johnson
Love’s Tempting – Author Maryann Jordan
Cold Pursuit – Toni Anderson-Author Page
Incriminating Evidence – Rachel Grant

☆★☆ FREE ☆★☆

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Incriminating Evidence – Rachel Grant
An archaeologist finds an unconscious man in the Alaskan wilderness, only to discover he’s the wealthy CEO and senate candidate she blames for her brother’s murder. Now she and the former Army Ranger must work together to find out the truth about his abduction and her brother’s death.

Fast Kill – Kaylea Cross
Opposites attract as a female DEA agent and a DEA FAST member aid in the fight against a merciless drug cartel.

Hot Ice – Lynn Raye Harris
Garrett “Iceman” Spencer didn’t join the Army’s elite Hostile Operations Team to babysit a spoiled rich girl, but when his superiors insist on assigning him to a senator’s daughter as her security detail, he has no choice. Keeping Grace safe is his main objective—but resisting his desire for her may prove more difficult…

Lethal – Ann Voss Peterson
He gave up the woman he loved to focus on hunting psychopaths for the FBI. Now a killer he helped convict is on the loose, and this monster knows just how to get revenge…

Montana Dog Soldier – Elle James
Prior service Army Dog Handler Joseph “Kujo” Kuntz and his dog, Six, team with a female FBI agent to locate and neutralize a terrorist training camp.

Protected by a SEAL – Cat Johnson
Rick doesn’t know who he hates more—the spoiled actress he’s hired to protect or the stalker trying to kill her. But he only wants to take one of them to bed…

The Dying Room – Debra Webb
As Birmingham’s Medical Examiner, Dr. Sylvia Baron spends her time unraveling the secrets the dead keep, but can she protect her own deep, dark secrets?

Cruisin’ for a SEAL – Sharon Hamilton
A SEAL’s one night stand with an Italian beauty is threatened by a terrorist takeover of their cruise ship. What does this SEAL and his Team buddies do? They save the day, and 3000 lives, of course!

Love’s Tempting – Maryann Jordan
A detective with scars and a woman with secrets in the path of a murderer. Can he save her before she becomes the next victim? Can two scarred people be tempted to let love in?

Cold Pursuit – Toni Anderson
A single mom and her son escape with their lives after a terrorist attack on a US mall. When the boy is targeted for death, an FBI agent helps the mother and child disappear. But can he keep them safe when the players are more powerful than he ever imagined?

 

SILENT EVIDENCE – have you met Sean and Hazel yet?

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The man of her fantasies is finally hers. Sort of…

Two things haunt forensic anthropologist Hazel MacLeod: the bones of victims of genocide she examines for her work, and former SEAL Sean Logan’s rejection. But within days of moving to her cousin’s estate to take a much needed break, she finds herself faced with both.

First, she’s called in to examine a mass grave in Virginia, then, her politician cousin receives a threatening letter and insists Hazel needs around the clock protection–from none other than Sean Logan. To make matters worse, because the threat to her is classified, Hazel and Sean must pretend to be lovers to hide that he’s her bodyguard.

Sean has spent years trying to avoid his boss’s sexy cousin, but now he’s guarding her twenty-four seven and even bringing her as his date to a romantic destination wedding. As the heat between them intensifies, Sean can’t lose sight of the danger that brought them together. But when bullets start flying, new questions arise. Are the senator’s political rivals really behind the threat, or is someone trying to silence Hazel from speaking for the dead?


“This is the thinking reader’s romantic suspense, and it’s dynamite.” – USA TODAY
🎉❤️🎉❤️🎉❤️🎉

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A New Release from Julie Moffett

Julie Moffett – Author has a new book out and I can’t wait to read it!

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Geek girl Lexi Carmichael thought getting engaged would mean calmer days ahead. But when Slash’s past brings up more questions than answers, she’s not going to let anything–or anyone–drive them apart.

Getting engaged is supposed to be a fun, exciting time in a girl’s life. But things are never that easy for Slash and me. Instead, someone is threatening to expose Slash’s past–a past so secret, even I know very little about it.

Before I can get used the weight of Nonna’s antique ring on my finger, he’s on his way to Rome…and we’re farther apart than we’ve ever been. Still, I have no intention of sitting at home and letting him take on the Vatican by himself.

With a little expert-level hacking, I learn Slash is keeping secrets from me. Big ones. Dangerous ones. In fact, the more I dig into Slash’s past, the more I discover things about him I never knew–things that eventually pit us against each other.

From Rome to the Amalfi coast to the highest levels of the Vatican, we both race to discover the truth. No matter what I find, we’re officially a team now, so I won’t let him face this alone. Even if I don’t know if our relationship can survive it.

And don’t miss the rest of Julie Moffett’s Lexi Carmichael Mysteries: No One Lives Twice, No One To Trust, No Money Down, No Place Like Rome, No Biz Like Showbiz, No Test for the Wicked, No Woman Left Behind, No Room for Error, No Strings Attached, No Living Soul and No Regrets, available now from Carina Press!

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The Weekly Recap – 1/11/19

SILENT EVIDENCE (Evidence #8)

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Two things haunt forensic anthropologist Hazel MacLeod: the bones of victims of genocide she examines for her work, and former SEAL Sean Logan’s rejection. But within days of moving to her cousin’s estate to take a much needed break, she finds herself faced with both.

First, she’s called in to examine a mass grave in Virginia, then, her politician cousin receives a threatening letter and insists Hazel needs around the clock protection–from none other than Sean Logan. To make matters worse, because the threat to her is classified, Hazel and Sean must pretend to be lovers to hide that he’s her bodyguard.

Sean has spent years trying to avoid his boss’s sexy cousin, but now he’s guarding her twenty-four seven and even bringing her as his date to a romantic destination wedding. As the heat between them intensifies, Sean can’t lose sight of the danger that brought them together. But when bullets start flying, new questions arise. Are the senator’s political rivals really behind the threat, or is someone trying to silence Hazel from speaking for the dead?


“This is the thinking reader’s romantic suspense, and it’s dynamite.” – USA TODAY
🎉❤️🎉❤️🎉❤️🎉

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Flashpoint Series is a Best Pick of 2018!

Linda, a reviewer at the Reading Between the Wines Book Club, has named the Audible versions of the Flashpoint Series as one of her Best Picks of 2018! I’m thrilled, as I think the narrator,  Greg Tremblay is incredible.

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https://www.readingbetweenthewinesbookclub.com/2019/01/lindas-picks-for-best-of-2018.html

FLASHPOINT SERIES – SIZZLING MILITARY THRILLERS

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A New Release from Cristin Harber

I can’t wait to read Cristin’s latest release!

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A man loses the woman he intends to marry.

A woman loses her best friend.

Retired Army Captain Liam Brosnan and US Marshal Chelsea Kilpatrick are forced to question what they know about a murder that forces them together. Uncertain connections from Liam’s military career rope them into a cloak-and-dagger investigation that offers more questions than answers.

Being duty-bound while in the throes of grief is a dangerous mixture. They struggle with unexpected sparks of passion and question their loyalty to a woman they loved while a murderer closes in on his next target.

Will the explosive solace Liam and Chelsea find in one another lead to a love neither expected? Or will it blind them to looming danger and death?

THE SAVIOR is a standalone romantic suspense novel.

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Nature is weird and wonderful!

You never know what you’ll find on my Facebook page!

 

 

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The Weekly Recap – 1/4/19

Happy New Year!

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SILENT EVIDENCE available in Paperback!

SILENT EVIDENCE (Evidence #8) is now available in paperback from Amazon!

It will be available in paperback from Barnes & Noble soon – I’ll keep you posted on my Facebook page as soon as the link is live.

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Two things haunt forensic anthropologist Hazel MacLeod: the bones of the victims she examines for her work, and former SEAL Sean Logan’s rejection. But within days of returning home to take a much needed break, she finds herself faced with both.

Fake relationship ✔︎ Bodyguard ✔︎ Destination Wedding ✔︎ Bones (lots and lots of bones) ✔︎ Explosions ✔︎

“This is the thinking reader’s romantic suspense, and it’s dynamite.” – USA TODAY
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Release Week Celebration Giveaway

To celebrate the release of SILENT EVIDENCE, I gave away a $50 Amazon gift card on my Facebook page.

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A New Release from Jenn Stark

My friend Jenn has a new release in her Wilde Justice Series!  If you read urban fantasy grab this one.

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Not all who wander are lost. 

As Justice of the Arcana Council and an experienced artifact hunter, Tarot-reading Sara Wilde prefers to track down the missing on her own. With her latest case, unfortunately, everyone’s dying to help her out.

Determined to locate the Lost Queen, a witch destined to fulfill a dark and twisted prophecy, Sara finds herself corpse-blocked at every turn. Not even the electric, provocative, and deeply powerful Magician of the Arcana Council–whose newest arcane pursuits test Sara’s emotional and sensual boundaries–can help her find her mark.

Worse, Sara isn’t the only hunter on the case. From the shadowy labyrinths of Budapest to the ancient churches of Moscow to the glittering lights of Los Angeles, the world’s most powerful male witches are gunning for the Lost Queen, demanding her as their rightful consort. Right before they end up dead, each more gruesomely than the last. There’s definitely a pattern here…and one Sara needs to break, before her own mercurial Magician becomes the prophecy’s next target.

Better hope you don’t find what you’re looking for when you hunt The Lost Queen.

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The Most Popular Post of the Week

These organic burial pods captured our imagination and triggered some interesting discussions.

 

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A KaT Fight Ensues over Laura K. Curtis

The Kiss and Thrill blog, where this was originally published, will soon be disappearing, and I am republishing my Kiss and Thrill posts here to keep a copy. This one is from April 2015.

 

In the 3-1/2 years since Kiss and Thrill launched, the 9 of us who banded together to create the blog have become family—we exchange emails about business, craft, and plotting. We cheer each other on and talk about our families, our struggles, and our successes. I’d be a wreck without my KaT sisters. But our deep and supportive bond only goes so far when one of the KaTs invites an author I adore to the blog. Then it’s time to bring out the claws…

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It wasn’t pretty, but I won. But then, I’m not afraid to fight dirty, while Carey and Manda are too nice to resort to blackmail and bribery.

What did I win? The chance to put Laura K. Curtis in the Inside the Actors Studio hot seat!

I devoured Laura’s debut novel, TWISTED, and just neglected my family for the weekend (and a holiday one at that) because I couldn’t put down her latest release, ECHOES.

ECHOES has everything I love in romantic suspense–a hot, hard-edged, former military hero, and a smart, strong, determined heroine who must work together to unravel a complicated, intense mystery. The romance is sexy and fun and moves at a pace that is true to the characters and situation.

ECHOES is set on St. Martin/Sint Maarten, an island I visited for an archaeological project many years ago, which made the book that much more fun for me to read, but you don’t have to have visited the French West Indies to enjoy the lush setting.

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It is my absolute joy to be the one who introduces our Kiss and Thrill readers to Laura by subjecting her to the Inside the Actors Studio Questionnaire:

What is your favorite word? Sussurant.

What is your least favorite word? Moist.

What turns you on? Intelligence combined with humor.

What turns you off? Prejudice of any kind.

What sound or noise do you love? The sound of waves on the beach.

What sound or noise do you hate? The sound of an animal in pain.

What is your favorite curse word? Fuck in all its glorious forms.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I’ve had a number of professions over the years, from teacher, to bartender, to record saleswoman, to glass bead maker. I loved them all for different reasons. I’m not sure what else I’d like to do for a career. There are a number of hobbies I wish I had time to pursue, but not for careers. I guess if I had a chance to go to culinary school, I’d like to be a professional baker.

What profession would you not like to do? Sanitation worker. I have a touch of OCD and that would really not work for me.

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? “Fuck.” Or, if I can’t have that, “Here, go play with all the dogs you’ve had over the years.”

I laughed out loud at the last answer. We share an affinity for the same curse word, and I think I want to steal Laura’s response if I’m ever subjected to the quiz again.

Thank you so much, Laura, for joining us today!

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Who is she?

A single photo of herself as an infant on a beach, taken before the date on her birth certificate, throws everything Calliope Pearson knows about herself into question. Hoping to find answers, she takes advantage of her job as a travel writer to make a reservation at the Caribbean island resort in the picture.

Resort security chief Mac Brody distrusts Callie on sight. After all, she looks exactly like his deceitful missing wife, Nikki, who owns half the resort. But when Nikki’s found dead, Mac’s facing murder charges, and he’s sure that Callie must hold the key to proving his innocence.

The deeper Callie and Mac dive into the mystery of her past, the more bodies surface. And they’ll have to learn to trust each other, or become victims of a dark danger neither could’ve imagined….

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LauraKCurtis-websizeLaura K. Curtis has always done everything backwards. As a child, she was extremely serious, so now that she’s chronologically an adult, she feels perfectly justified in acting the fool. She started teaching at age fifteen, then decided to go back to school herself at thirty. And she wrote her first book in first grade. It was released in (notebook) paperback to rave reviews and she’s been trying to achieve the same level of acclaim ever since. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and a pack of wild Irish Terriers, which has taught her how easily love can coexist with the desire to kill.

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Lena Diaz admits to stalking Teresa Medeiros!

The Kiss and Thrill blog, where this was originally published, will soon be disappearing, and I am republishing my Kiss and Thrill posts here to keep a copy. This one is from March 2012.

Does tweeting “I love GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART by Teresa Medeiros” over and over count as stalking? Maybe. Read on for more details about Lena Diaz, her new release SIMON SAYS DIE, and her stalking problem.

Today is an exciting day for us here at Kiss and Thrill, because SIMON SAYS DIE, by our very own Lena Diaz, is being released today in ebook (you can also order it in paperback if you prefer, but you have to order online).

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I am super lucky to be the Kiss and Thrill team member who gets to interview Lena, because it meant I got to read an advance copy.  Gwen, Krista, Carey, and the rest of the Kiss and Thrill team can suck it…I got to read Lena’s book first!

There is so much to love about this book.  Pierce, who was kicked in the heart by Madison but still drops everything to help her when he realizes she is in danger.  Madison, who doesn’t know whom to trust or what to believe.  She reacted in fear by pushing away the one person she cares about the most.

SIMON SAYS DIE is a reunion story with two strong-willed protagonists who have to find their way past old hurts.  It’s also an intense suspense with a scary killer who is a master manipulator.

Rachel:  I usually start out by thanking my guest for joining us, but since you are one of us, instead I’ll say, I hope you don’t mind being in the hot seat.

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Lena:  Rachel, can I just take a second and congratulate you again on being a 2012 Golden Heart®  finalist? I’m so thrilled for you!

Now, back to this post. Thank you so much for your kind words about Simon Says Die. I’m so glad you liked it! And I don’t mind being in the hot seat. It’s an honor to be interviewed by you. And if you ask really hard or embarrassing questions, hey, I’m willing to return the favor and interview you some time. (Insert evil laugh here.)

Rachel:  Thanks Lena – it’s an honor to be a finalist and I’m thrilled our own Sharon and Diana also finaled in the same category, but today is about YOU! 🙂

This is your second book, and Pierce and Madison both appeared in HE KILLS ME, HE KILLS ME NOT.  Were you burning to tell Pierce and Madison’s story from the start, or did those characters jump out in the writing process and demand their own book?

Lena: First, let me emphasize that even though these books have some shared characters, you do NOT have to read the first one to understand and enjoy the second one. They each stand alone, by design. With that being said, the idea of writing Pierce and Madison’s story didn’t occur to me until the end of HKMHKMN (can I pick long titles or what?) The scene is where Pierce is speaking to Amanda, and Madison comes up in the conversation. It was literally while I was writing that scene that I started thinking that maybe Pierce and Madison should have their own story. Then my agent mentioned it, and I decided that must mean I really should write their book. I was halfway through writing SSD when HKMHKMN came out. Immediately readers began asking me when Pierce and Madison’s book would come out. Thankfully, I was able to tell them there would indeed be a book featuring those two characters. I think I may have had a mutiny on my hands if I hadn’t written this book!

As I write this blog post, there have been several reviews already on SSD (really good reviews, yay!) A couple of those reviews mention Pierce’s brothers, introduced in SSD, and that they should have their own books. I never really planned on writing more books for the brothers, although I do have a novella (basically a short story) idea for one brother and another character from SSD and may write that sometime. We’ll see. It depends on reader reaction and what next big idea strikes me I suppose.

Rachel:  I wondered if you were planning sequels for Pierce’s brothers too!  You realize you’re never going to get to write outside of this series unless you stop introducing yummy characters.

Okay, moving on to some of my favorite questions, what published author (any genre) turns you into a total fangirl?  Is there a particular book or is this based on their entire body of work?

Lena:  I’m a total fangirl of so many authors. It’s embarrassing, but for some reason when I actually meet ‘big’ name authors who are my idols, my hands start to shake, my face flushes, and my brain takes a vacation. I have actually forgotten my own name when speaking to one of my author-idols. Why? I think it’s because the characters and stories those people created mean so much to me. When I read a book that I love, the people in that story stick in my mind and become family to me. I mean, seriously – you are never going to convince me that those sexy, Dark Hunters Sherrilyn Kenyon writes about aren’t real.

When some friends and I were at the Atlanta Romance Writers conference and we invited some other attendees to sit with us for dinner, I was totally okay and acted like a normal person. Really, I did. Until I found out one of those people at dinner with us was Susan Carroll, the author of The Bridefinder, one of my most favorite books ever. God bless her that she didn’t run or call the police when I literally jumped to my feet and let out a little squeal of surprise when I realized who she was.

For me, it’s all about the characters, the stories. I go nuts for authors because their stories mean so much to me – just ask Teresa Medeiros. As you said in the title of this blog post, I’m practically her stalker. I tweet about her book Goodnight Tweetheart all the time. I love that book so much that I just can’t help it. But, hey, did you notice she just became a 2012 RITA®  finalist for that book??? Obviously I’m not the only stalker…I mean…fan of that book! (Congrats on the final, Teresa!)

I’m also a fan of Julie Garwood, Linda Howard, Brenda Novak, Karen Rose, Roxanne St. Claire…and on, and on, and on. I’ve met all of the women I just named, many times in some cases. I admire these women because I love their books, they’ve made such an incredible mark on our industry, and they are classy. They always treat their readers with respect, no matter how crazy I…er…I mean…the readers…act.

Rachel:  I think turning into a blithering idiot when you meet an author is pretty awesome praise.  The only thing better might be fan fiction, which brings me to my next question, have you ever written fan fiction, and if so, what work was it based on?  If you haven’t, what would you be tempted to write fan fiction about?

Lena:  Yep, that’s me. Blithering-idiot. Gee, thanks Rachel (grin). I’ve never read any fan-fiction and am not that familiar with it. I’ve heard some people really enjoy it, and that some authors have even had their start by writing fan-fiction. I can certainly understand the appeal of wanting your favorite characters to live on and continue to have more stories. And if someone liked my world-building and characters so much that they wanted to continue writing more stories for my characters, that’s kind of cool. It tells me my stories had a big impact on those people and touched them emotionally. And, really, there can be no bigger compliment to an author than that.

Rachel:  Tell us one guilty pleasure.

Lena:  Grey’s Anatomy. It’s killing my productivity right now. My daughter put it on TV on Netflix a few weeks ago and got me totally hooked. I had to go back and start watching the entire series – we’re talking like seven or eight seasons. I’m literally stuck in the middle of a Grey’s Anatomy marathon/illness right now. I’ve quit struggling against it because I’ve finally realized the only cure is to just give in and watch the entire series. Hopefully I’ll finish in a few days. Then I can move on!

Rachel:  A TV marathon sounds like fun!  I’m sure you can justify it as research, right?  There, no more guilt. 🙂

What is the strangest weapon you’ve used to kill off a character, either on or off-scene?

Lena: Ha! Thanks for the no-guilt card. I’ll play that card. 🙂 Hmm. Strangest weapon I’ve used to kill a character? Probably something I used in Simon Says Die, but I can’t tell you what that is because it would be a spoiler. In my first book, He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not, the weapon was an ordinary knife. Nothing strange about that, really. What was strange was the three-day ritual the killer had, and his use of roses and thorns. But again, I don’t want any spoilers so I can’t go into that either. Let’s just suffice it to say that I don’t focus a lot on the murders in my books. I focus on suspense – that ever-present feeling of danger, of wondering what’s going to happen next. The murders usually happen off-page, and if they are on-page it’s very brief – no horror stuff in my books. Again, it’s all about suspense. Whether you know who the villain is or not, the point is to keep you on the edge of your seat wondering how the hero and heroine will overcome the bad guy, and how they will overcome whatever is keeping them apart and find true love that will last a lifetime.

Rachel:  I love edge-of-your-seat reads and SIMON SAYS DIE delivers!  What do you want to tell us about this book?

Lena:  Thanks! Edge-of-your-seat is a huge compliment. Both of my books are psychological thrillers that focus on the suspense element, but SIMON SAYS DIE is a bit more twisty. There are so many secrets between the characters, and enough surprises that the reader will (I hope) question what they think they know as they read the book. Neither of my books are mysteries, but I try to make readers wonder what’s the truth and what’s a lie. My goal is to keep the tension high and make them wonder how the characters can possibly survive and how they will ever overcome all the terrible things life throws at them and somehow end up in a happy, committed relationship.

While I loved writing this story, I’ll admit it was rather difficult to write Madison’s scenes. She has an incredibly strong, independent personality and is quite snarky at times. Keeping her sympathetic but true to character without her coming off as unlikeable was a balancing act. Hopefully I succeeded in showing her motivation, why she acts the way she does, so the readers will empathize with her.

This story also has more humor than my first one. I don’t write comedies, not at all. But Madison’s act-first-think-later personality gets her into some crazy situations. There are some places in the novel where I laughed out loud writing it. Hopefully my readers will enjoy those scenes as well. Okay, now for the official back cover blurb below.

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Simon says: I’m watching.

Madison McKinley knows someone is stalking her. The police tell her she’s imagining things, and they’re too busy trying to find the “Simon Says” killer to investigate. But day by day, hour by hour, Madison’s terror grows stronger, and not even the return of FBI Special Agent Pierce Buchanan into her life can calm her fears. Besides, how can she ask Pierce for his help after the way she ended things between them?

Simon says: I’m coming.

Pierce still wants Madison’s love, and his drive to protect her is more powerful than ever. He believes she’s in danger, even if the cops don’t. Finally, as more people start dying and the evidence mounts, the police turn their attention to Madison—as a suspect. Was Pierce a fool to trust her again, or are they both   caught in a complex game that neither will survive?

Simon says: Die.

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