The need to protect was even stronger.
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Next up in The Omega Team
by Krista Ames
Dirk Rockwell knew when he left the Marines that he wanted to be in private security. The need to protect had been ingrained in his brain for too many years not to. Lately, however, it was really taxing his nerves. He was used to killing if he needed to, to protect his charge, not step in between a disgruntled husband and wife during a domestic dispute. When he took on the latest assignment to protect a woman who’d snapped one too many secret photographs, he’d only agreed because an old friend had recommended him. Meeting Avery proved to him that not all women needed protection equally.

Avery Hanson lived for the rush of almost getting caught. That’s why she chose freelance photography as a profession. The sticky part was when she did get caught. However, this time wasn’t like the usual quick brush with the local law where she could talk herself out of it with a slap on the hand. She’d somehow gotten mixed up in some nasty hush hush with the federal government. This time, she didn’t just need out of yet another mess, she needed help staying alive.

Without the necessary channels to cover both their asses, Dirk enlists the help of The Omega Team. But will it be enough to keep him from losing his charge and his heart?

The stakes are high and a life hangs in the balance
Friday, July 27th, 2018
Back again from The Omega Team
by Denise A. Agnew
After leaving the Navy SEALS because of an injury, Nathan “Red” McKay has found some peace working as a bartender and forgetting how useless he sometimes feels not being a part of a team anymore. It doesn’t help that Katie Slane stirs turbulent emotions and a strong attraction inside him that he’s tried desperately to resist.

Katie Slane left her stressful nursing job to assist her uncle in running his bar. Months of rubbing shoulders with drop-dead-sexy Nathan McKay has created a secret, heated yearning inside her for the ex-military man that just won’t quit. 

One dance and one kiss later, and the explosive heat they’ve tried hard to ignore between them threatens to combust.

When the Omega Team asks for Nathan’s help in discovering if Katie’s uncle is a part of the Irish mafia, Nathan’s loyalties are strained and his growing attraction for Katie is put in jeopardy. Nathan wants to believe Katie and her uncle are innocent, and lying to her is the hardest thing Nathan has ever done.

Stakes are high, and now that Katie’s life is in the balance, Nathan discovers he’ll move heaven and earth to keep her safe. 

Time is running out for the big sale!
Monday, July 23rd, 2018

That’s right. Just three dollars ($3.00).

How is that possible, you ask?

Because Lyrical/Kensington, in preparation for the release August 17 of  A DEADLY  BUSINESS, #3 in the suspenseful Vigilance series, has HIDE AND SEEK at the special price of $.99 and WITHOUT WARNING at just $.99.  This is a limited time offer,and if you have not set foot yet in the little seaside town of Arrowhead Bay and met the exciting men and women who are Vigilance agents, this is your best chance to do so.



After receiving a violent threat on the heels of her father’s disappearance from the town of Arrowhead Bay, Devon Cole fears for her life—until Vigilance, a local private security agency, steps in to shield her from danger. Although she isn’t usually quick to surrender her freedom, she has no problem stripping her defenses for her new sexy bodyguard . . .

Tortured by the painful memory of lost love, Logan Malik is determined not to fall for a client again. So when he’s tasked with watching over Devon day and night, he’s focused on doing his job. Day is no problem, but as tensions rise at night, nothing can protect them from giving in to unbridled passion . . .

“Sexy, intelligent, pulse-pounding!”
USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb on Deadly Business

Hide and Seek combines hot romance and thrilling suspense in Desiree Holt’s new sizzling romantic suspense series.”
—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of the Lucy Kincaid series




After years of hard work honing his craft, Blake Morgan is now an international bestselling author. But one thing he never imagined was that his fictional world would become all too real. When a stalker turns Blake’s latest book tour into a treacherous and nearly deadly trap, it’s time for Blake to hire protection. But the body assigned to keep an eye on him is someone he never wants out of his sight . . .

As a bodyguard for Vigilance, the private security agency in Blake’s hometown of Arrowhead Bay, Samantha Quenel has found the perfect outlet for her military experience. But her latest client is also a former high school flame, which might explain her willingness to protect Blake at all costs—even if that means staying in the same room with him, on the same bed, under the same torrid sheets . . .


“A fast-paced page-turner that makes for a quick and entertaining read.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars



Your very own shifter…for just 99 cents!
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Your very own shifter for just 99 cents but…

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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.


“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…


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.