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Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

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Some years ago I became enchanted with sifters, mostly due to the wolf I met and was able to watch and observe. The wolf had been injured and was unable to return to the wild and so a man with a lot of land had a permit to keep him. Observing this magnificent animal live was an incredible experience and inspired me to write my first shifter series – The Sentinels. Eight men and women who ran a security agency and were highly successful because they were able to shift when the circumstance called for it.

I chose to set the first story, THE EDGE OF MORNING, in Maine where I grew up and is a state I still hold in my heart. What is it about? A woman named sierra, a shifter named Luke, and he danger they faced together.

 

The cabin in Maine her grandfather left her is the perfect place for Sierra Hart to take a good long look at her future. She’s just quit her job and ended yet another relationship. Surrounded by five thousand acres of pristine forest, the place  gives her the solitude she need. The only other sign of life is a gorgeous silver wolf hanging out at the edge of the clearing. When Luke Spencer knocks on her door, she has no idea he’s going to fulfill all of her erotic fantasies. But can she ask for his help when the lumber people become more aggressive or will he turn away because of the secret he’s hiding?

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By evening, when the sun had dipped well past the horizon, the temperature had dipped along with it. Sierra built a fire in the huge stone fireplace and warmed some cider. She was about to stretched out in front of it on the thick cushion s she’d tossed on the floor when a knock sounded on the heavy wood door.

Now who? But this time I’m prepared. And tomorrow I’m getting a chain to go with the deadbolt.

Who’d have thought she needed it way out here?

She picked up the loaded handgun from the table where she’d left it and held it behind her back with one hand. Flipping on the porch light she opened the door with her other hand, barely cracking it two inches.

“Yes?”

“I think I’m lost.”

The voice was like melted chocolate, deep and warm and enveloping.

Sierra opened the door a little wider, looked at her visitor and every bit of saliva in her mouth dried up. The man on her porch was well over six feet, lean and broad shouldered. Dark brown hair with traces of silver dusted his shoulders and framed a starkly masculine face—high cheekbones, square jaw and unusual amber eyes. A long-sleeved black T-shirt and well-worn jeans clung to well-defined muscles.

Holy shit!

After three tries she found her voice, and then it came out sounding like a squeak. “Lost?”

“Yes. I’ve been hiking in the woods, and I probably got disoriented. Listen, I promise I’m not an escaped murderer or a rapist on the loose. It’s safe to let me in.”

Clutching the gun behind her back, she swung the door wider and he stepped inside. Up close his presence was even more overwhelming. She felt surrounded, all her breath trapped in her lungs, her legs suddenly shaky. She backed up until her legs hit the table behind the couch where she carefully placed the handgun.

The thick, dark eyebrows rose questioningly. “Were you planning to shoot me?”

She wet her lips with her tongue. “Only if I needed to.”

He grinned, a smile that somehow reminded her of the silver wolf. “I’m certainly glad you didn’t need to. I promised you I’m harmless.” He held out his hand. “Luke Spencer.”

Gingerly, she reached out to shake hands. “Sierra Hart.”

 

 

 

One hot cowboy, one feisty woman, mix well and…..sizzle!!!!!!
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Take one feisty female and one burned-out cowboy, mix well and watch the flames ignite.

Stranded in Mesa Blanco, Texas, with no money and no prospects, Emily Proctor hires on as the cook at the Lazy Aces Ranch.

Two problems—she can’t cook and owner Wyatt Cavanaugh is so hot she nearly burns herself just standing near him. Trying to keep her hormones under control is a problem when Wyatt seduces her into his bed and teaches her the real meaning of erotic love.

Now proper Emily finds herself shockingly addicted to the BDSM games he likes to play, her body craving the bondage and domination that push her thermostat past the point of combustion, even though she suspects she’ll wake up and find it’s all turned to ashes…

Excerpt:

He set his mug down and leaned across the table, touching her free hand. The skin sizzled beneath his fingers. “I’m trying to figure out how to do this and not have you shoot me with my own gun.”

Emily stared at him. “Do what? Holy hell, Wyatt, what’s going on here?” 

Wyatt’s face was dead serious, but heat blazed in his eyes. “The minute I saw you in the Blue Belle in those shorts and top I’ve been so hard it’s almost painful to walk. Don’t you wonder why I stay gone from the house so much? I don’t trust myself to keep my hands off of you.”

Emily had just taken a sip of her coffee and she spewed it out onto the table. Flushed, she jumped up and grabbed the dishtowel from the counter and began mopping up the mess. She couldn’t look at Wyatt. She was afraid he’d see what she really wanted reflected in her eyes. “Sorry.”

He reached over and pried the dish towel from her hands. “I’m guessing this is a shock to you.”

“Shock?” She didn’t know what to say. That wasn’t the half of it The thought wrapping her legs around that hard muscular body and feeling his cock inside her made her tremble with anticipation. “You could definitely say that.”

“So is this a good shock or a bad shock?” His voice had a slight edge to it.

“I don’t…I just…”She dropped into her chair. “Are you serious?”

“As a heart attack.” He crossed his legs, resting one ankle on the opposite knee. “But we have a real big problem here.” He paused. “Assuming you’re even interested.”

What was she supposed to say? No? She’d sound like a prig. Yes? Actually, totally yes? She’d sound like a slut. Finally she asked, “What’s the problem?”

“I didn’t think people worried about sexual harassment out here in the boonies.” She tried to make a joke out of it, but she was still stunned to find out he had the hots for her.

His face tightened. “I may be a horny cowboy but I respect a woman until she gives me a reason to think otherwise. The last thing I want to do is have you tolerate my advances because you think you have to. To keep your job.”

Emily dropped her eyes and busied herself sipping from her mug. The coffee was cold and bitter but it gave her something to do while she tried to pull together her scattered wits. “So, if I said I was interested would that make a difference? And not because I want to keep my job.”

Wyatt was watching her with heavy-lidded eyes. “I’d want you to think very carefully about it. I’m not offering anything here except my bed and my body. No hearts and flowers. Nothing long term. That’s not who I am. And if it burns itself out and you feel uncomfortable here, I’ll make sure you’re set up in town with a place to stay and a job. Until you and your friends are able to leave.”

“Did I give you the impression I was asking for anything?” she shot back. “And you don’t have to worry about giving me anything. Look, maybe you’re right and this isn’t such a good idea after all.”

Wyatt must have moved faster than the speed of light, because in a millisecond he was out of his chair, had pulled her from hers and was devouring her mouth as if he’d been starved for it forever. He nibbled at her bottom lip, licked around the edges of her mouth then plunged his tongue inside with possessive forcefulness.

Emily’s knees weakened and her body seemed to lose all its strength. She clung to him, the heat of his body searing through her and his tongue lighting every nerve in her mouth. Her nipples throbbed and the pulse in her womb did a jungle dance. She was drowning in sensory overload. If this was a dream she didn’t want to wake up.

His arms tightened around her, pressing her breasts against the hard wall of his chest. One of his long legs insinuated itself between hers and he rubbed his thigh against her heated pussy through her clothes. She was melting, so liquid she didn’t think she could stand without his arms holding her.

When he broke the kiss his eyes burned into hers.

“You want this as much as I do,” he breathed against her mouth.

“Yes.” It came out as a whisper. “Yes, I do.”

He lifted her into his arms and strode through the kitchen to her rooms, through the sitting room into the bedroom. Hysterically she thought how glad she was she’d made the bed that day. Having sex in a messy room took the edge of things.

Wyatt stood her on the floor beside her bed and with fingers that shook slightly unbutton her blouse and slid it from her shoulders.  His eyes fastened on the swell of her breasts and he traced the slope with the tip of one finger.

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Cold Blooded-the latest from NYT Best seller Toni Anderson
Sunday, June 10th, 2018

I am SO excited to host  New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson and Introduce her latest book… 

To celebrate, she is giving away a copy of the book (print for US and Canada/ ebook for international winners).

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Meet journalist Pip West and FBI Special Agent Hunt Kincaid, fighting an impossible attraction and invisible enemy.

Disgraced investigative journalist Pip West is devastated when she discovers her best friend’s body face-down in a tranquil lake. When cops and federal agents determine that her friend overdosed then drowned, Pip knows they’re mistaken and intends to prove it. 

Special Agent Hunt Kincaid doesn’t trust journalists and has no patience for Pip’s delusions, especially since her meddling could reveal why the FBI is interested in her friend’s last days. The dead scientist worked at the cutting edge of vaccine research and might have a connection to a new, weaponized, vaccine-resistant anthrax strain that just hit the black market.

Pip is thrown off her game by grief and her unexpected attraction to the handsome federal agent. Hunt battles the same unwelcome pull, determined to resist the heat that threatens to consume them both. But the more Pip digs, the closer she gets to both the sexy FBI agent, and to a bioweapons terrorist who’s more than capable of cold-bloodedly sacrificing anyone who gets in his way.

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Hypnotically sexy and mind-blowingly intense! Cold Blooded grabbed me by the heart and wouldn’t let go until the gasp-worthy end. It’s everything I love, love, love in a romantic suspense!” ~NYT bestselling author Annika Martin

I will read anything Toni Anderson writes. Her heroines are always strong and smart, heroes their swoon worthy equals, the romance sizzles and the suspense top-notch! Perfect for Laura Griffin fans.” ~Rachel Grant, bestselling author of the Flashpoint series.

This 10th book in Cold Justice series was just as great as the previous books. Everything I expect in an RS novel was in here. There was who-dunnit mystery that heavily laced with suspense, and hot romance complete with its own drama yet not overwhelming.” ~Goodreads Review.

Cold blooded shows this clever author at her best.” ~Goodreads Review.

Emotional, intense and consuming.” ~Goodreads Review.

 

 

June is a hot sale month for The Phoenix Agency
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Kindle Press is running specials in 4 of the 6 Phoenix agency books, during June. These are the books that created the environment that was used to establish The Phoenix Agency Kindle World. It began with JUNGLE INFERNO, rescuing Capt. Mark Halloran, the man who became the fifth partner. Each subsequent book wive the stories of the four original members who, like Phoenix, rose from the ashes of war to defend and rescue people.

***Note:

Although as of July 17 all Kindle Worlds will disappear from Amazon, along with the books written for those Worlds, both The Phoenix agency and The Omega Team will live as part of the stable of Decadent Publishing. Watch for the relaunch July 20.

I love this series so much, and I loved doing the research as I wrote the stories. If you are new to Phoenix (or just don’t have all the titled) here is your chance to get them at a bargain price.

June 1-30

Extrasensory (#2) and Freeze Frame (#4) will be on sale for only $1.99.

Extrasensory

Mia Fleming has battled for control of her precognitive skills most of her life. Sometimes they work,sometimes they don’t. But her visions about Carpenter Techtronics are so vivid, she resorts to sending anonymous emails to the company. Dan Romeo, senior partner at the Phoenix Agency, is putting his skills to work helping his friend, Scott Carpenter, track down the person threatening his company. He can’t believe it’s Mia, who makes him think about off-the-charts sex—until bodies begin falling. As Mia’s visions escalate, so does the chemistry between her and Dan, along with an unexpected emotional connection. When an attempt is made on Mia’s life and she is almost killed, Dan and his team must race to find the culprits before they can strike again—or put Mia down for good.

 

 

 

Freeze Frame

Katherine “Kat” Culhane was a highly sought after remote viewer, but her gift was beginning to splinter, and just at a time when she needed it the most. Her sister Mari, along with Mari’s employer and his family, have been
kidnapped. But Mike D’Antoni, a partner in the shadowy Phoenix Agency, is suddenly back in her life and could be the only person to help find the hostages. The chemistry between them is just as hot as it ever was, but they parted on very bad terms. Can they put the past behind them as they race to find and rescue the hostages? And what will happen when it’s time to say goodbye again?  

 

 

 

From June 9-June 16 the following books will be on special for just 99 cents!

Feel the Heat (#5)

Summer Cahill lives as quietly as she can, protecting her ability as a psychic healer. But danger brings Troy Arsenault into her life—along with scorching sex and intense emotions. Resisting him isn’t even a question, in or out of the bedroom. He protects her from the evil stalking her even as he teaches her what erotic sex is all about. When she’s kidnapped, his world is turned upside down and he employs all the resources of The Phoenix Agency to rescue her. He won’t rest until she’s back safely in his life—and in his bed for the rest of their lives.

 

 

 

 

 

Formula For Danger (#6)

Running back to Texas after an emotional disaster in San Francisco, J. L. Mitchell, microbiologist, is throwing herself into the development of a new, drought-resistant grain. Little did she expect to reconnect with Cole Martin, who rings al her bells, or to discover that her formula was at risk of being highjacked. As her work progresses, so does her relationship with Cole. When she is kidnapped, he brings all the recourse of The Phoenix Agency, where he has just become a partner, into play, hoping they will be in time.

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Things you may not know about Memorial Day
Monday, May 28th, 2018

Today we celebrate and ho or those who have died in the service of our country over many generations. The president will lay a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument guarded 24/7. A baler, somewhere, will sound the familiar notes of Taps. I’m sure I’ll cry, because I usually do.

But what do we really know about Memorial Day?

  1. One of the first known public tributes to war dead was in 431 B.C., when the Athenian general and statesman Pericles delivered a funeral oration praising the sacrifice and valor of those killed in the Peloponnesian War.
  2. On May 1, 1865, more than 1,000 recently freed slaves, accompanied by regiments of the U.S. Colored Troops (including the Massachusetts 54th Infantry) and a handful of white Charlestonians, gathered in the camp to consecrate a new, proper burial site for the Union dead.
  3. In May 1868, General John A. Logan, the commander-in-chief of the Union veterans’ group known as the Grand Army of the Republic, issued a decree that May 30 should become a nationwide day of commemoration for the more than 620,000 soldiers killed in the recently ended Civil War.
  4. In April 1886, the Ladies Memorial Association of Columbus, Georgia resolved to commemorate the fallen once a year—a decision that seems to have influenced John Logan to follow suit.
  5. It didn’t become a federal holiday until 1971.
  6. Officially known as Decoration Day for more than a century, it was changed by Federal Law in 1964, and subsequently to the 4th Monday in May.
  7. The raising of the flag on Mt. Suribachi in WWII has become an iconic symbol of the men and women who fight for us.

 

 

So today, whether you have a family member in the military, or a friend, or just know the contributions of our military, let’s honor those who have served, those who have died, and this who continue to serve our country.

 

And take a minute to check out two of my favorite books Iive written about the military, from the series Strike Force, about a Delta Force Team.

 

 Unconditional Surrender

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