Get ready for a powerful new thriller- THE TERMINAL LIST
Thursday, March 1st, 2018

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A MUST READ

I may write romance but I am a triller junkie. This one is addictive. I could not put it down.

THE TERMINAL LIST

BY Former Navy SEAL

JACK CARR

The most powerful book to hit the bookstores this year. Do not miss it!

A talented author joins the ranks of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Mark Greaney, Matthew Betley

A story so powerful it will last kong after the final words.

RELEASES MARCH 6.  PREORDER TODAY!

 

Jack Carr, a former Navy SEAL, led a special operations teams on four continents as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander and Task Unit Commander. So when he delivered a thriller about a fictional former SEAL, famed editor Emily Bestler had to sit up and take notice.

James Reece, and his creator, Jack Carr, are destined to join the ranks of ubiquitous names in the political thriller genre.

Blurb:

In TERMINAL LIST, Lieutenant Commander James Reece is compiling the most dangerous list in America; on it are the names of individuals at the highest levels of government and the military, each of whom has played a part in a treacherous, vicious plot that left Reece’s entire team dead in a catastrophic ambush and resulted in the murder of his loved ones. With nothing left to lose, he’ll target them in an equally brutal fashion, without regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law. 

On his last combat deployment, Lieutenant Commander James Reece’s entire team was killed in a catastrophic ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government.

Now, with no family and free from the military’s command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he’s learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward avenging the deaths of his family and teammates. With breathless pacing and relentless suspense, Reece ruthlessly targets his enemies in the upper echelons of power without regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law.

An intoxicating thriller that cautions against the seduction of absolute power and those who would do anything to achieve it, The Terminal List is perfect for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Stephen Hunter, and Nelson DeMille.

“This is one of the most exciting debuts I’ve read in ages,” said Emily Bestler, who first brought Vince Flynn and Brad Thor to market. “While this is a work of fiction, Jack Carr’s decades of experience as a SEAL, ranging from communications and intelligence to leading sniper teams to commanding a Special Operations Task Unit, give THE TERMINAL LIST the on-the-ground authenticity that breaks a political thriller out from the pack and certainly grabbed me from page one.”

 

 

 

 

THE TERMINAL LIST by Jack Carr

Emily Bestler Books | On Sale: March 6 2017 | 416 pages |

 

She’s sexy, former military, and dealing with the past when it smacks her in the face
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

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Day Three Military Heroes

Without Warning

Vigilance Book #2

When you don’t know how the story will end . . .

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, former Army MP, 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 . . .
Excerpt:

I know what you did.

 

Blake Morgan stared at the piece of paper in his hand, pulse accelerating, a tiny finger of ice slithering down his spine. Again. Someone had left it again. A message with the same words.

Goddamnit!

He looked around to see if he could spot whoever this was, the familiar fear gripping him, his stomach knotting. But he knew he’d see nothing. He never did. Whoever this was moved like a ghost, silent and unseen, leaving his taunting messages. If he wanted to keep Blake on edge, he was doing a damn good job of it. In a fit of anger, Blake crumpled the paper and stuck it in the drink holder of the car. He wasn’t going to let some unknown asshole frighten him. He’d faced worse than this.

He’d found the damn stupid note stuck under his windshield wiper when he went to get his car from the hotel parking garage. Anyone could have done it. Who paid attention to cars in a parking garage, anyway? And why would they? But Jesus. How the hell had someone known which car was his? It was a rental, for crap’s sake.

Wait! Were those footsteps? Was someone running toward him? Away from him? A car door slammed somewhere and an engine turned over. He looked around, wondering if he’d see someone hiding in the shadows, every nerve on high alert.

Okay, get your shit together. You aren’t a character in one of your books.

 

 

 

 

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Day 2 Military/Thriller week. Today I t’s the Marines
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

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Hide and Seek

Logan Malek distinguished himself as a Force Recon Marine. Now he carries that same dedication and the same skills to his role as a special agent with high security and covert agency Vigilance.

 

Anything can happen when you let your guard down . . .

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 . . .

 

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“Your father is missing.”

Devyn Cole tightened her grip on her cell phone and tried to make sense of what Sheridan March had just told her, as fear swept through her. Maybe she hadn’t heard right.

“What do you mean, missing?”

“The Coast Guard found the Princess Devyn drifting five miles off shore early this morning,” the Arrowhead Bay Chief of Police explained. “But there’s no sign of him anywhere. And no clue to anything in the house. We went through every inch of it. The alarm was fried, probably needs to be replaced, but otherwise the place was clean as a whistle.”

Devyn clutched the phone. “Was there anything on the boat? Something he might have had with him that could give us a clue?”

“Nada.”

“Where’s the boat now. Would the Coast Guard hold onto it?”

“In its slip at the Bayside Marina. After the Guard went over every inch of it they had one of the men on the cutter bring it back in and berth it. I have the keys.”

Devyn swallowed to ease the tightness in her throat. “When was the last time anyone saw him?”

 

 

 

It’s military/thriller week in Desiree’s blogtown! Today it’s Delta Force
Monday, February 26th, 2018

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Suspense! Romance! Military heroes!

This week I’ll be honoring all of them, and there are some special treats coming up.

Overview

Four strong men, four strong women

People who have learned that nothing good lasts

Can they make their relationships work?

They are a four-man Delta Force Reconnaissance/Sniper team whose assignments target key terrorists and eliminate them. They have just returned from three back-to-back missions, physically and emotionally exhausted and definitely in need of some really good R&R. With two weeks before they need to report back they decide to regroup at the ranch in Texas owned by one of the team members, Slade Donovan. They can spend the time drinking, hunting, riding horses and just chilling out.

But the men of this team have something else in common, too. They are all getting older, now in their late thirties, and they want something more than a temporary fix for loneliness. They want to find the right woman and settle down with her so they each have someone waiting for them when they’re home between missions.

Slade is close friends with a couple, JAG Commander Paul Hutton and his wife Melinda. The Huttons throw a party for Slade and his men the second night they are in San Antonio. A large crowd of people attends the party. Little do they realize that not just one of them but all of them will meet the woman meant for them at this gathering. For some it will be an instant connection. For others, a relationship that grows each time he returns to San Antonio. But even for them the relationship has a good foundation and keeps them grounded when they undertake their dangerous missions.

First up! Book #1 Unconditional Surrender

Had he found her again only to lose her to a stalker?

Slade Donovan and Kari Malone shared one anonymous night of hot sex. Five years later unexpected circumstances throw them together again and what’s between them burns hotter than ever. But as a member of Delta Force, Slade is wary of relationships, drawn to Kari on the one hand and hesitant on the other.

Kari has her own demons, the stalker she moved to escape who seems to track her everywhere. As the unknown stalker ramps up his game, it will take the Delta Force team to rescue her, and the danger to show them both that what they have is electric, erotic and real.

AMAZON     ITUNES     KOBO

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Big Sale! HOT ROMANTIC SUSPENSE!
Monday, January 29th, 2018

Hide and Seek

Beginning today, for seven days, my highly acclaimed romantic thriller, HIDE AND SEEK, will be on special promotion for just 99 cents.If you have not read the book yet, here is your chance to get it for the low, low price of 99 cents. Kensington Publishing and I like to be kind to your pocketbooks!

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

Hide and Seek is an emotional romantic suspense with escalating stakes, compelling and unforgettable characters, a world that feels real enough to walk into, and scintillating sex in Desiree Holt’s unabashed style. Holt savors her mystery revelations to make a truly satisfying read, but like all good things, she leaves a reader hungry for more.”

—Jordan Dane – National Bestselling, Critically-Acclaimed Author of the Sweet Justice Series

Suspense is Ms. Holt’s middle name with her books and Hide and Seek had me on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what would happen next! ~ Rosalie, Guilty Pleasures

—As this new series opens, there is a lot of action packed into this short, fast-moving adventure set in Florida. Being on the run from a drug cartel is hazardous enough, but when a family member is inadvertently caught up in the chase, the stakes are much higher. The story does not let up on intensity, and the love story that quickly develops is entirely believable.

RT Book Reviews

*****.

Anything can happen when you let your guard down . . .

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 . . .

AMAZON  KOBO  GOOGLE  B&N    ITUNES  KENSINGTON

He fixed a fresh cup of coffee for himself and carried it over to the floor to ceiling window in the living room. The sun was just making an appearance, and from the elevated site of the house he could see it cast its rays on Arrowhead Bay, the tiny body of water that gave the town its name. From his vantage point he could see the marina with its floating docks and the rows of boats in their slips. The Driftwood, the restaurant adjacent to the marina, wasn’t open for business yet but the Coffee Pot was. The little diner that served coffee and fresh pastries and breakfast sandwiches for people going out in their boats, whether for business or pleasure, already had its lights on.

The ambience of Arrowhead Bay was a big portion of why he’d chosen to live here. He could get excitement anywhere in the world, on a job or on vacation. Vigilance agents weren’t required to live here, only to show up for their assignments and at least a week of conditioning between jobs. But this place was special. Here was where he recharged his batteries and maintained his humanity, often after jobs he was afraid would rob him of it. Right now he hoped it would settle his brain and help him understand this situation with Devyn.

The rule at Vigilance about involvement with clients was a sticky wicket. Avery was very strong about that and he’d never stepped over the line. Not once. He had a well-earned rep for no involvement with anyone. Ginger Brody, the top computer expert at Vigilance, teased him by calling him Mr. Ice Box because she said he could keep his emotions locked down. Where was Mr. Ice Box now?

Gone, the moment Devyn Cole barreled her way into his life. He’d never expected to meet someone again who hit him right where he lived physically and emotionally. The way Amanda had. Same latent sexuality, same courage and determination, same…everything. And no, he wasn’t substituting. He could have done that many times before. Either fate was giving him the famous fickle finger or he was being given another chance. He wished he knew which it was.

He still remembered the feel of Devyn’s body in his hands when he lifted her from her car. The way she fit against him when he carried her away from it. The light scent of whatever she shampooed her hair with. He’d had a lot of trouble hiding the fact his cock was hard as a spike.

Control, he urged himself. Get your shit together.

The last thing he wanted to do was fall on her like some sex-starved maniac, because this was about a whole lot more than just sex.

“That’s one of the things I love about this house.”

Devyn’s voice behind him startled him. He gave himself a swift mental kick in the ass that he hadn’t even heard her come up behind him. Some bodyguard he was. He was too busy thinking of doing other things to her body besides guarding it.

She moved to his side, holding her own mug of coffee. When he glanced sideways at her his unrepentant shaft raised its head and whispered My turn. He hadn’t realized it last night but whatever she slept in was made of thin, soft material that draped her body, outlining her breasts, her hips, and her most splendid ass. He wanted to coast his hands over her, feeling every dip and swell and curve.

Holy fucking shit.

Maybe he could hit himself on the head with a hammer.

“The view.” She said it as if he was in some way mentally deficient and didn’t know what she meant.

“Yes. The view. I can see why you’d love it so much.”

“I’d come and stand here in this very spot,” she went on, “looking out toward the water. I could almost feel the sun on my skin, and smell the salty breeze from the water. And somehow for those few minutes I could make myself believe that everything was okay. That my father hadn’t turned into someone I no longer knew.”

“I’m sorry.” He didn’t know what else to say.

She shrugged then took a sip of her coffee. “Nothing you can do about it. Nothing I could do about it. He just closed himself off more and more, until there was no way for me to reach him.”

“Yet you kept coming to see him,” he reminded her.

“Yes. We’d been doing so great together and then suddenly it all went sideways. Because I kept hoping under all that remote exterior I’d somehow find my father. I didn’t realize he’d already disappeared.”

She sat heavily on the couch, placed her mug on a little side table and dropped her head into her hands. Logan wasn’t sure exactly what to do so he sat beside her, trying to take his cues from her. He was stunned when she leaned against him, resting her head on his shoulder, her face still buried in her hands. It was an automatic reaction for his arm to go around her and hold her against his body. His very misbehaving body.

She was soft and warm, and a faint scent of vanilla and jasmine clung to her. Without even realizing he was doing it he touched his mouth to her temple and kissed it softly. He tensed at once, waiting for her to push him away or jump up and ask him what he was doing. She did neither of those things. Instead she pressed even closer to him, her breath whispering across the hollow of his throat where his pulse now pounded like a jackhammer.

“Devyn, listen.”

“Listen to what? Do you have answers for me? I hardly slept last night. I kept remembering those two men and what they wanted to do. And the phone calls, from someone equally as unfriendly. Just hold me for a little while, Logan. Okay?” She looked up at him. “Can that be part of your bodyguard duties?”

He swallowed a laugh. “Honey, what I’m thinking of has nothing to do with guarding your body.”