Wednesday, September 28, 2016

HOT SEAL RESCUE REVIEW & EXCERPT

Navy SEAL Cody “Cowboy” McCormick is in Las Vegas for a little R & R before his friend’s wedding when a beautiful blonde jams a gun in his side and abducts him from a casino in broad daylight. He could stop her, but he plays along because he’s intrigued—plus he’s convinced she’s in danger.

CIA agent Miranda Lockwood’s life is on the line when an undercover operation goes wrong. Little does she know when she sashays up to the biggest, baddest looking dude in the casino lobby that she’s kidnapping a Navy SEAL—or that she’ll be unable to resist his charm when he turns up the heat.

When the CIA labels her a rogue agent, Miranda’s faith in everything she believes in is shaken to the core. Cody’s the only one she can trust to help her find the traitor in the agency. But even though she’s forced to betray him, she can’t get over the SEAL who made her feel safe in his arms. Miranda will have to fight harder than she’s ever fought for anything if she wants his forgiveness—but Cody’s not in a forgiving mood in spite of the sparks that still fly when he’s forced to team up with her again.

When disaster strikes and they’re caught in the line of fire, Cody will do everything in his power to keep them both alive. Because if he doesn’t, he’ll never get to hold Miranda close again…



NOTE: If you read the first part of this story in SEALs of Summer 3, this is the complete book. 

Release Date: September 27, 2016
HOT SEAL TEAM SERIES #3
Military/Romantic Suspense
H.O.T. Publishing, LLC
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza’s Review:

Hot Seal Rescue is an amazing addition to the HOT series from Lynn Raye Harris. I read and loved all of the books to date in both the original HOT series and the HOT Seal series and find myself loving each book more than the last. In fact, I'm pretty sure Hot Seal Rescue is my favorite book in the full series to date...of course I don't have Mendez's book yet.

I love a strong heroine, and Miranda Jane Lockwood is the epitome of a strong woman. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad she had Cowboy in her corner from the beginning, but with everything that had been thrown at her in this story, a lesser woman would have been curled up in a ball on the floor. Miranda never stopped fighting no matter what surprises were thrown her way and I loved her every bit as much as I loved Cowboy.

I knew it would take a special lady to make Cowboy fall, and when Miranda "kidnapped" him in Vegas, I knew he had found a woman strong enough to be his. I loved them as a couple from the moment they met, even though it wasn't in the best of circumstances and things only got crazier from there. I loved neither could seem to keep their hands off the other if they were anywhere near each other. They had some of the hottest chemistry of any couples in the series, and all the couples to-date have had pretty incredible chemistry. 

I'm a fan of romantic suspense and Lynn Raye Harris totally delivers every single time on having a major mission with full-blown suspense. I had an idea of what was going in, but will admit she threw me for a loop with the twist in Hot Seal Rescue, and I absolutely loved it. I figure out so many suspense books in advance, it was nice to have a bit of a "what" moment.

I highly recommend the entire HOT series to romantic suspense fans everywhere. While I believe you know more about the characters if you read the books in order, because so many characters from other books cross over, you could still pick up Hot Seal Rescue and read it as a stand-alone and be okay. Just be prepared to go back and want to read all the other books in the series very, very soon.

Rating: 5 Stars (A)


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EXCERPT



You aren’t a Navy SEAL,” she said, her heart thumping. I dont know who you are, but you arent that.

Actually, I am. But I work for an organization that, uh, knows things. If youre involved with Conti, then youre either with the FBI, DEA, or the CIA. Contis illegal activities fall under the areas of interest for any of the three.

Crap.

So care to tell me which one it is?he finished. Might make this a bit easier for both of us.

You planning to give me back my ammunition if I do?

Depends,he said.

Miranda sighed. Her default setting was not to trust anyone, but maybe she needed to start. Not that shed tell him everything. Definitely not. But she could give him enough to relax his guard—and then she could give him the slip when she got the chance.

Or, hell, maybe hed prove to be useful after all.

“CIA,” she said. “We’re interested in the arms dealing, of course. Hes been supplying guns to ISIS and the Freedom Force, among others, for quite some time. But hes also putting assault weapons on the streets here, and thats not a good thing. Of course, thats the FBIs territory, but were cooperating on this one.

So whats your real name, Jane?

Actually, that is my real name—my middle name. My first name is Miranda.

“Miranda,” he said softly, and a shiver ran down her spine. Liquid heat took up residence in her core, spilling out into her limbs. All because of the way he said her name. What the hell was that about?

Thats right. Can I have my clip back now?

Not quite. Give me a last name.

Why do you need that?It was against her religion to share her details. Shed had that drummed into her during the years of covert ops. Trust no one.

Mine is McCormick. Cody McCormick, United States Navy. I work for an organization youve probably heard of, but Im going to bet you thought it was a myth. Unless youve ever worked with us before, and then you know.

HOT. He had to be talking about the Hostile Operations Team, but she wasnt going to be the first to speak the name. Yeah, she knew about them. Mark had done ops with them before in the Middle East. Shed once spent a rough two days in the embassy in Baghdad with a group of HOT operators. Theyd been there to extract a major whod gotten nabbed in a market and taken prisoner. But then the embassy came under attack, and shed thought for sure the major was dead.

He wasnt though. HOT came through.

And what phantom group is this?she replied, because she wasnt going to let on that she knew.

“We’re called HOT. We deal in pretty much all the shit nobody else wants to. We go where none dare.

Where None Dare. Yes, she remembered that from the team shed spent time with. They were proud of that.

For the first time, she felt a little bit of relief flowing through her. My name is Miranda Lockwood. Thats not the name Conti was supposed to know—but he does. I dont know how, but Ive been compromised.

Saying the words aloud was like releasing the pressure in a valve. She felt as if a weight was gone even though nothing had been resolved.

Wordlessly, Cody handed her the clip to her weapon. She took it and slid it home. Then she put the gun into her purse and draped the chain over her shoulder. The sense of relief washing through her was strong. She was used to staying on her guard, and she still would, of course, but his gesture meant something. He wasnt out to kill her. At least not immediately.

Thank you.

Youre welcome. Trust me now?

She shrugged. I dont trust anyone. But I believe were on the same side. At least for now.

“I’m going to help you, Miranda. Were getting out of here. Promise.

Shed love to believe him, but shed learned never to count the chickens before the eggs hatched. Thats how you ended up dead in this business.

“I’m going to need a change of clothes and a burner,she said, all businesslike.

Can you manage that?

He shot her that sexy grin again. It melted through her like a flame cutting through wax. Sunshine, I can manage anything you need.

HOT SEAL TEAM SERIES: 
Book 1: HOT SEAL (Dane & Ivy) 
Book 2: HOT SEAL Lover (Remy & Christina) 
Book 3: HOT SEAL Rescue (Cody & Miranda) 

THE HOSTILE OPERATIONS TEAM SERIES: 
Book 1: HOT Pursuit (Matt & Evie) 
Book 2: HOT Mess (Sam & Georgie) 
Book 3: HOT Package (Billy & Olivia) 
Book 4: Dangerously HOT (Kev & Lucky) 
Book 5: HOT Shot (Jack & Gina) 
Book 6: HOT Rebel (Nick & Victoria) 
Book 7: HOT Ice (Garrett & Grace) 
Book 8: HOT & Bothered (Ryan & Emily) 
Book 9: HOT Protector (Chase & Sophie) 
Book 10: HOT Addiction (Dex) ~ Coming soon! 

Book 11: HOT Valor (Mendez) ~ Coming soon! 

Monday, September 26, 2016

THE LONE WOLF'S CHILD SPOTLIGHT

Blurb:
Always feeling like the misfit in his family, Chance Quarrels had never been able to stay at the Curly-Q for long. But no matter how many times he left Silver Springs for the rodeo circuit, he always came back—not just to the ranch and town, but to Pru Prescott, the woman who’d always had his heart. And who'd borne his child without ever letting him know.

This time Chance brought trouble home with him. He was a prosecutor's reluctant witness to a crime—and the murderer didn’t want him testifying. When the killer went after Pru's little girl as leverage, Chance would stop at nothing to save her.

The Lone Wolf's Child (Sons of Silver Springs Book 2) now on pre-order. It's the second book in the Sons of Silver Springs Trilogy, but all three books can be read as standalone novels

Buy it for $0.99 through the first day of publication, October 11. Regular price $2.99.

About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Patricia Rosemoor has had 98 novels with 8 publishers and more than 7 million books in print. Always fascinated with “dangerous love,” Patricia combines romance with crime in her stories. She has won a Golden Heart from Romance Writers of America and two Reviewers Choice and two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times BOOKreviews, and in her other life, she taught Popular Fiction and Suspense-Thriller Writing at Columbia College Chicago.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

GIRL IN THE WATER PREORDER SPOTLIGHT

Blurb:
He doesn't mind breaking rules, just never his own. Rule #1: You don't seduce the woman you protect.

“Freaking amazing!” "…a brilliant story of courage, hope, and love…” "…fun, fast-paced, and emotionally satisfying…"

After the death of his wife and twin sons, Army vet Ian Slaney is a shadow of his former self. On the path of self-destruction, only his best friend's disappearance in South America pulls Ian back from the ledge. He rushes to Brazil, only to discover that his friend was murdered. The single lead in the case is also the single biggest obstacle--Daniela, a mysterious beauty very much in need of protection, with a host of secrets hidden in a dark past. As the two of them track down clues and try to untangle an impossible case, they draw the attention of all the wrong people, and danger follows them back to the US.

Ian wants the murderers. Daniela wants Ian to acknowledge the hot sparks of passion between them. But convincing Ian to set aside his protective instincts proves more difficult than teaching a water buffalo to tap dance.

TAKE YOURSELF ON AN EPIC ROMANTIC ADVENTURE to another world, with a spellbinding story about love and hate, honor and evil, hope and justice set against the exotic backdrop of the teeming Amazon rain forest.




GIRL IN THE WATER
Excerpt:

A couple of boats had been dragged up on the flat of the riverbank. Nobody around. Ian sat in the shade of the largest boat and pretended to be watching the barges and tugboats going past him.

He stole a glance at the house, hoping to spot Finch. Nothing there, but something rising out of the water maybe thirty feet from him caught his attention.

At first, he thought it might be a caiman—South America’s version of an alligator. Caimans were native to the area, although, he had no idea if they lived in this part of this particular river.

But instead, out of the river, rose a young woman.

She seemed to be struggling with…an anaconda?

When the shiny black, long body wrapped around hers, Ian moved, ready to dive into the water to help her, but she had the upper hand and dragged the wriggling beast toward shore with a triumphant smile, and he could see that she had a giant eel.

He couldn’t take his eyes off the thing. The eel stretched as long as the woman was tall, over five feet. They wrestled in the mud, the scene stunningly primal and elemental.

She had a piece of rag tied around her small breasts, and another around her slim waist, covering only the private parts of her body. She was the most stunning sight he’d ever seen, long dark hair streaming down in wet rivulets. A goddess risen.

A goddess in mortal struggle.

His western sensibilities pushed him to run and help, but the woman and the eel and their battle seemed somehow the spirit of the Amazon itself, and he felt like an interloper. He felt that he couldn’t take the woman’s triumph away from her.

And she did win, dragging the eel to shore, grabbing a rock the next second and smashing the eel’s head. The eel was still squirming when, with the same, sharp-edged rock, she gutted the thing, dumping the insides back into the river. She was not a peaceful goddess.

She washed the eel efficiently, then picked up the carcass and carried it, staggering under the weight, up the tall, steep bank, and in through the back door of the house Ian had been watching.

Ian’s chin might have dropped a little. Or a lot. In fact, he felt as if his chin just hit his lap.

Who on earth was she?


Dana Marton Author Bio:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Dana Marton has thrilled and entertained millions of readers around the globe with her fast-paced stories about strong women and honorable men who fight side by side for justice and survival.
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