Saturday, January 30, 2016




Protecting the Future (SEAL of Protection Book 8) by Susan Stoker

Date of Publication: January 12, 2016


    Wolf and his fellow SEAL team members have saved many lives, and been in even more harrowing situations, but their latest mission might prove the most difficult of all. Charged with rescuing American soldier, Sergeant Penelope Turner, from the clutches of ISIS, the men infiltrate the refugee camp where she's believed to be held. The conditions are horrific, the search nearly impossible, but Penelope herself could prove the key to their success…if the SEALs can interpret her clues.

An unforgiving desert, perilous mountain terrain, a rising body count and insurgents on the hunt…all of this and more stands between the SEALs completing their mission and returning home to their women, left to bravely deal with fears of their own stateside.

Sometimes a mission is more than one team can handle. With a little help from newfound friends, the SEALS won't stop until they've won the day. Failure is not an option.

** Protecting the Future is the 8th and final book in the Seal of Protection Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.


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About Susan Stoker

        New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.

She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

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        Caroline lay in bed with one arm slung over her husband's chest and idly ran her fingers over his nipple. They were both content and sated after making love for the second time that night.
"Do you think they'll ever find her?"
"Who, darlin'?"
"Penelope. That woman who was kidnapped in the Middle East."
Matthew "Wolf" Steel shifted under his wife and kissed her forehead lightly. "Probably not." He felt Caroline sigh as she turned her head into his chest and nuzzled farther into him.
"I can't help but imagine myself in her place," Caroline said sadly.
"Ice, I can't—"
"No, I know. It's not the same thing really at all, but every time they've shown that video of her and how she's probably being forced to say all those horrible things, all I can think of is that her tone doesn't match the look in her eyes."
"What do you mean?" Wolf asked, genuinely curious.
"She sounds meek and serious, but I swear, Matthew, her eyes look pissed. As if she's just waiting for her chance to turn around and kill all those men who are keeping her captive. And I see it because I know just how she feels. When I was kidnapped and that jerk was filming me, I was saying one thing, but deep inside felt something way different. And I was doing everything I could to send a message to you, and whoever else might watch that video, through my eyes. I know, it was stupid to think you could actually read what I wanted to say in my eyes, but inside I was thinking about how much I loved you. I was trying to tell you where I was, and I was pleading for you to come and find me. I could be wrong, but it's obvious, at least to me, that Penelope Turner is trying to say many of the same things."
Wolf turned until Caroline was on her back and he loomed over her. He braced himself up on an elbow and brushed a strand of her dark hair behind her ear with his other hand. She grabbed his biceps and looked up at him with such love, he still had to pinch himself sometimes to make sure it was real.
Three years had passed since he'd made her his wife, and every day since then he thanked his lucky stars they'd found each other. She made him happier than he'd ever been in his life.
"Yeah, I saw it back then as I watched you on tape, and I see it in Sergeant Turner now."
Caroline bit her lip, then asked, "Do you think they're…hurting her?"
Wolf kept his voice low and tried to sound reassuring. "It's hard to say. They're certainly keeping her for a reason, probably because she's small, blonde, and a woman. They want to force the world to pay more attention to them and take them seriously."
"You mean the bombing of that wedding last month didn't do it?" Caroline's tone showed her irritation.
Wolf shook his head, amazed that he could fall in love with his wife more every time she opened her mouth. He loved that she didn't take things at face value, that she felt deeply and wasn't afraid to speak her mind. "Unfortunately, no. They need something bigger than that. And kidnapping a group of Americans isn't big, not like on the scale that 9/11 was, but if they keep the U.S. distracted—and putting a beautiful, petite woman on television and making her say anti-American and anti-British things is distracting—perhaps they can work their way up to another grand gesture."
"I love you, Matthew."
Wolf smiled down at Caroline, not surprised at her change in subject. "I love you too, Ice."

About the SEAL of Protection Series

Protecting Caroline (SEAL of Protection #1)


**Protecting Caroline is a stand-alone love story. It's Book 1 in the SEAL of Protection Series.**
Matthew "Wolf" Steel hated flying commercial. Luckily his job as a Navy SEAL meant he didn't have to do it very often. He'd been unlucky enough to be assigned a middle seat on the cramped jet, but fortunately for him, the woman next to him was willing to switch seats with him. Hoping for a relaxing flight, Wolf was pleasantly surprised at the good conversation and sense of humor the woman had as they flew 36,000 feet over the countryside.
When Caroline boarded the plane to Virginia to move across the country for her new job she never expected to be seated next to the hottest guy she'd ever seen. She also never expected he'd be so easy to talk to. She knew he'd never be interested in talking to her if he hadn't been trapped in the seat next to her, but it was a nice way to spend a long plane ride.
Neither Wolf nor Caroline were prepared for a terrorist hijacking of their plane, but if Caroline thought that would be the last time she'd see, or need, Wolf, she'd be sorely mistaken.
Start the SEAL of Protection Series with Caroline and Wolf's story.


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Protecting Alabama (SEAL of Protection #2)


Alabama didn't have a good start to life. Emotionally and physically abused by her mama, Alabama spent her high school years in foster care. People let her down, time after time, and she'd learned to rely on only herself.

Christopher "Abe" Powers earned his nickname because he tolerated nothing less than absolute honesty from the people around him. Finding the bar scene stale and having watched his friend and teammate, Wolf, find the woman of his dreams, Abe was determined to find someone to share his life with too.

Alabama and Abe had no idea their paths would cross and their prayers would be answered, but like most things in life, nothing is ever as easy as it seems at first. Two words would change both their lives and they'd have to fight hard for their happy ever after.

**Protecting Alabama is the 2nd book in the SEAL of Protection Series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it's recommended you read the books in order to get maximum enjoyment out of the series.


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Friday, January 29, 2016


While at Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL next week, we are having a Twitter Party! Something fun for both attendees and those not able to make it to Daytona. I'm so excited to be a part of this party and can't wait to share all the fun times with everyone! Mark you calendar now for February 5, 2016!

Party starters (hostesses):
Bloggers: Sue (aka @DaVinciKittie) from GraveTells (@GraveTells), Jen (@Twimom227) fromThat’s What I’m Talking About, Liza (@mslizalou) from Blogging by Liza, Chelle from Literal Addiction (@LITERALADDICTN), and Jackie (@LiteraryEscapis) from Literary Escapism.

Date: Friday, February 5th from 12:45 -1:45 EST

Place: It’s both live and virtual—live for con attendees and virtual for readers who can’t be there. For those attending the conference, you can find out more details on the con website and Facebook page. Virtual fans can participate via Twitter.

Music: The party will feature streaming music on SoundCloud. Look for details and links via Coastal Magic 2016 Twitter Party #CMCParty!

Tweet at the Beach with us at #CMCparty!  All romance lovers (readers, bloggers, and authors!) are invited to join our beach-themed Twitter party hosted by authors and bloggers attending Coastal Magic Convention 2016.  This event is a great way for readers to join in the fun from home as we tweet from the beach. We hope to see your tweets at #CMCparty!

Thursday, January 28, 2016


We're celebrating the release of LOVE SO PERFECT!

Title: Love So Perfect (Lawson Brothers #5)

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 12, 2016

Cover Designer: Lindee Robinson Photography

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Star quarterback Austin Lawson’s dating life is fair game to the myriad gossip bloggers. Thanks to his most recent screw up with a social media savvy super model, he’s forced to return home so that his PR team can do damage control. To help speed things along, he volunteers at Jessamine Elementary School, never dreaming he’d find the perfect solution to his image problem in Harper Bell. Sweet as anything, she’s star struck by him and agrees to date-after-date, never suspecting the real reason he wants to be with her. But as things begin to heat up between them, Austin realizes that he wants Harper for more than just a quick fix.

Harper Bell is perfectly content as a second grade teacher in the small town of Jessamine—until she meets the one man who makes her question her lack of social life. She never dreamed that sexy, hometown hero Austin Lawson would ever notice a plain-Jane like herself. And with one hot kiss, she begins to fall head over heels for him…until she learns the truth. Austin’s been using her.

Now Austin has to execute the perfect play to win back the girl of his dreams. Or will Harper bench him permanently?

Don't forget about the rest of the Lawson Brothers!

Love So Hot

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Love So True

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Love So Irresistible

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Love So Tempting

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 About the author:

Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.

Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She's been called "one of the best new voices in romance" (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being "a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read" (The Book Queen).

When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Madlyn Robicheaux earned her reputation as the Red Queen. She crushes her opponents with a calculated ruthlessness that never loses. Jared Marshall is a distraction she doesn’t want or need. Even worse, he’s a threat. If she’s not careful, he could blow the lid off everything she’s spent ten years protecting, but crushing Jared is proving as impossible as resisting him. 

Jared Marshall hates being a lawyer, he’d rather play with his band at Trick’s or make cheesecake at his bakery. His one shot at avoiding the family firm rests on convincing the Red Queen to join Marshall and Marshall. But when his legendary charm fails, he falls straight through the looking glass where nothing is as it seems. And the chemistry that blows up between them exposes a shocking vulnerability that questions everything he’s ever believed about her. 


The Fall of the Red Queen is Book 3 in the Southern Style Series. While it can stand alone, it’s highly recommended that you read Sweetened with a Kiss first. Not a serial. Each book in the Southern Style Series features a different couple with standalone HEA. It's category style contemporary romance told in third person from the point of view of both hero and heroine. It has been professionally edited, copy-edited and proofed. Intended for mature audiences only

Release Date: January 20,2016
Southern Style Series #3
Review copy provided by author for honest review

Liza’s Review:

I really didn't want to like Madlyn Robicheaux when I met her in Sweetened with a Kiss. Even though I knew there had to be more to her story than what we were seeing, I didn't want to like her. However, the Red Queen won me over as I read her story and learned the truth.

Madlyn is a very complicated character. She comes across as a total bitch, yet there is so much depth to her character. Even 10 years after his death, she is still mourning the death of her son's father. That so didn't fit into her roll as the Red Queen. I don't know that Madlyn's layers would have been reveled to all who knew her if Jared Marshall hasn't stormed into her life. I loved Maddie and Jared together. They had smoking hot chemistry and I adored them as a couple, even as Maddie fought her attraction to Jared. 

Maddie's grandfather totally did a number on her. Seriously her grandfather was totally diabolical and I really wanted to punch him in the face once I knew everything he had done to Maddie and others in her life. Honestly it made the Red Queen more human to me to find out the steps she had taken to protect those people in her life without them knowing. The fact that she put her own happiness on the back burner for years made me see her in a whole new light.

The Fall of the Red Queen really will be a much better story if you read Sweetened with a Kiss first. I think to really see the true Madlyn Robicheaux, you have to see both sides of her character in both books. While Lexxi Callahan is a new-to-me author, I really liked her voice and look forward to reading more books from her in the future.

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