My short novella (21K words, approx. 80 print pages) came out today. HER RISK TO TAKE is set on the Triple-H Ranch in Montana and features Sarah Sullivan and Cal Landon (who first appear in HER SANCTUARY). It's just a small taste of life on the ranch. I made it available in print with a RRP of $5.60, which is the lowest price I was allowed to make it. One of the reasons I did a print edition was to enter it in the RITA contest (delusional, I know), and the other reason was because some readers don't read in digital and I didn't want to disappoint anyone. But I feel it's expensive for what it is. Nothing I can do about it... Sorry.
If only ER doc Sarah Sullivan could get the ornery cowboy she’s loved since she was a girl to cooperate, she could move on with her life, and maybe even think about starting a family. But he’s pulling away, and she doesn’t know why. What she does know is that she can’t imagine life without him.
Ex-con Cal Landon lives in fear of the day his ugly past catches up with him and takes away the best thing he’s ever known—Sarah Sullivan. Cal would die to protect her, but she deserves better than a world-weary ranch hand. Even though it’s way past time for him to leave her family’s Montana spread, he can’t bring himself to let go.
When Sarah proposes at Christmastime, Cal has no choice but to walk away. Then a hostage crisis hurls Sarah into a life-and-death situation, and the love that made Cal leave sends him racing back to her side, straight into danger. He will get her out alive—or die trying.
So, I give 15% of my author royalties from the book, EDGE OF SURVIVAL, to diabetes research. I'd like to thank readers for helping me donate $485 to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Here's hoping they cure this thing soon. In the meantime, everyone stay healthy!!
Dr. Cameran Young knew her assignment wouldn't be easy. As lead biologist on the Environment Impact Assessment team, her findings would determine the future of a large mining project in the northern Canadian bush. She expected rough conditions and hostile miners—but she didn't expect to find a dead body her first day on the job.
Former SAS Sergeant Daniel Fox forged a career as a helicopter pilot, working as far from the rest of the human race as possible. The thrill of flying makes his civilian life bearable, and he lives by his mantra: don't get involved. But when he's charged with transporting the biologist to her research vessel, he can't help but get involved in the murder investigation—and with Cameran, who awakens emotions he's desperate to suppress.
In the harsh and rugged wilderness, Daniel and Cameran must battle their intense and growing attraction while keeping ahead of a killer who will stop at nothing to silence her…
Come join us to celebrate the release of the third book in my Cold Justice Series, COLD LIGHT OF DAY. A few hours of fun and some excellent prizes! Guest authors include (so far) Catherine Bybee, Leah Braemel, Allison Brennan, Lori Ryan, Maureen A Miller, Julie Moffett, Kendra Elliot, Rachel Grant, Melinda Leigh, Dana Marton, Kathy Altman and more!
The Cold Justice Series features different leading characters from the FBI's BAU-4 (that deals with crimes against adults) and each book can be read as a standalone title although I'd recommend reading them in order because the backstory of the characters builds throughout the series.
A COLD DARK PLACE... "The balance is tipped more towards suspense in this story but believe me, the romance doesn't suffer and isn't forsaken. Alex is a compelling "gray" hero, straddling those ethical lines. I couldn't find a good stopping point so I gave up trying to sleep and got up in the middle of the night and finished the book."The Book Nympho.
Excerpt from COLD LIGHT OF DAY--the heroine is about to get into a lot of trouble!
To all intents and purposes, the top-secret Tactical
Operations Center—or “the Center” as agents in the know usually called
it—looked like a light industrial manufacturing facility. It was situated off
the grounds of the Marine Corps base in Quantico for purposes of safety and
Regan held up some sort of wand. Not the magic kind.
raised his arms and kept his mouth shut until the man finished running the
thing over his body. Great. Another
guy examined the limo. What the hell was going on?
come with me.” Jon strode away.
followed him through one door and then another, into a windowless room within a
room. On one of the big screens, Sarah LeMay was displayed in glorious
Technicolor as she flicked on a light switch. On another screen was a live-feed
of the same room.
the video,” Regan ordered, standing with hands on hips, watching the screens.
“The team monitoring the surveillance feeds gave us the heads up as soon as
they spotted her in there. We patched into the feed after that.”
tech pressed a button and Sarah sprang to life. She entered the fancy office,
looked around for a moment, and headed toward the desk. She hitched up her
skirts, revealing a pair of shapely legs in those spiky heels. He could just
make out the edge of black lace. The atmosphere in the enclosed space got hot
and tense as she dipped her fingers into those panties. He could only see
lingerie, but it didn’t stop his imagination taking it a step further. Sweat
burst out from his skin.
never suspected a thing.
been taking the lamp apart with deft dexterity while he’d been wondering if he
should ask her out. He’d been played. The expression on her face when she saw
the other bug was priceless, as was the realization as she glanced nervously
around the room, that there might be a camera hidden somewhere. It made him
feel a little better.
Here we go.” The tech pointed to the live screen. Four men entered the room and
started picking up objects and examining them in detail.
was only a matter of time,” Regan said with his arms crossed. He sounded
her video, Sarah reassembled everything, but Matt noticed something small catch
the light as it dropped to the floor. “She lost her earring?”
is why we don’t wear jewelry on an op.” Regan nodded. “They already found it.”
explained the henchmen taking the place apart.
watched the woman tuck the small plastic bag into her bodice with a lot more
discretion this time. He hadn’t noticed her missing earring when he’d seen her
afterward—too busy looking deep into her eyes. Asshole.
Join me and a bunch of other authors for a COLD LIGHT OF DAY Release FB party 11/17/14. Sign up today! Tons of prizes! Including calendars made by my incredible critique partner Kathy Altman, author and regular contributor to USA Today's HEA Blog. Meet Kathy, Catherine Bybee, Leah Braemel, Lori Ryan, Melinda Leigh, Rachel Grant, and a host of other authors at the release party!
COLD LIGHT OF DAY
Physicist Scarlett Stone is the daughter of the man considered to be the most notorious Russian agent in FBI history. With her father dying in prison she’s determined to prove he’s innocent, but time is running out. Using a false identity, she gains access to the Russian ambassador’s Christmas party, searching for evidence of a set-up.
Former Navy SEAL, now FBI Special Agent, Matt Lazlo, is instantly attracted to Scarlett but life is too complicated to pursue a politician’s daughter. When he discovers she lied to him about her identity, he hunts her down with the ruthless efficiency he usually reserves for serial killers.
Not only does Scarlett’s scheme fail, it puts her in the sights of powerful people who reward unwanted curiosity with brutality. The FBI—and Matt—aren’t thrilled with her, either. But as agents involved in her father’s investigation start dying, and the attempts to stop Scarlett intensify, Matt and his colleagues begin to wonder. Could they have a traitor in their midst?
As Scarlett and Matt dig for the truth they begin to fall passionately for one another. But the real spy isn’t about to let anyone uncover their secrets, and resolves to remain firmly in the shadows—and for that to happen, Matt and Scarlett have to die.