Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Protect and Serve - New Anthology Out Next Month

Readers have enjoyed new series in Kindle Worlds, such as Cat Johnson's Hot SEALs, and in Anthologies and Boxed Sets. It is a way for a reader to visit many different authors with a minimum of expense.

We have Protect and Serve coming out on the 14th of September. Many of these authors I haven't worked with before, and some are old, familiar favorites of mine, and many of the readers here.

My contribution will be a novella that will become a full length novel in November of this year, True Navy Blue. The new series will be called True Blue SEALs.

Here's the blurb for the novella:  Zak Chambers grows up in the shadow of a home grown hero he’s always being compared to. But even heroes can be unlucky, and when the legendary SEAL sacrifices his life overseas, Zak is moved to follow in his footsteps.

His fast and furious fling in high school, Amy Dobson, is still the wild child daughter of the local Chief of Police, doing her best to excise her demons by partying with half the male population of their town.  She barges back into his life and Zak finds he is powerless to resist her. They explosively reconnect one last time before he ships off to the Navy.

But will he arrive in time to save her from a terrorist cell?

Here are the other authors and their books:

Introducing Protect and Serve, a collection of EXCLUSIVE, NEVER RELEASED novellas from 11 amazing authors, including NYT and USA Today bestsellers! From rookie cops to special ops, this collection celebrates all that Protect and Serve. J.M. Madden - Her Secret Wish Sharon Hamilton - True Navy Blue Amity Cross - Rebel (A Men of The Underground Novella) Stacy Green - Shots Fired - A Cage Foster/Delta Detectives novella Jamie Lee Scott - Uncertain Blue (an Uncertain Novella) Allie K. Adams - Brace for Contact Hildie McQueen - Tea, Theft and Scones Cheryl Bradshaw - Dead of Night Carra Copelin - Lilah By Midnight Jenna Bennett - Overcome Danielle Stewart - Running from Shadows


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Worlds and Boxes of SEALs Oh My!

Band of Bachelors: Lucas will
debut 8/4/15
Continuing on with Cat Johnson's post from earlier this month, I was honored to be invited to be a launch author in her Kindle World series, Hot SEALs. I was really excited to be part of this project. Unfortunately, I have had to pull out. But my novella, will be released in early August anyway, but just under my name, not the World name. I wish Cat and the ladies all the success they so richly deserve! They've been super to work with.

Cat and I first worked together a couple of years ago, but last year we also did Hot Alpha SEALs, which made all the bestseller lists.

Band of Bachelors is my new SEAL Brotherhood Series. It chronicles the plight of five bachelor SEALs who are the best of the best at what they do on the battlefield, in training and in the bedroom, but totally suck when it comes to relationships. Here's a quote from Connie, (my hero's soon-to-be-ex-wife), describing her SEAL husband, Lucas Shipley:

"I got tired of being all alone and scared to death while he was overseas. And then when he came home, it was either he wanted to screw day and night, or he wouldn’t want to do anything. He’d just watch T.V. The kids would be screaming and he’d be like comatose. And the staying out late, drinking with the guys. Marcy, he was married and hanging out with all the single SEALs, and getting into trouble. He’s got these loser friends who have messed up their marriages too, bad influence on him. He didn’t like to talk about feelings, especially my feelings.  He was like, “So, join a gym, or why not take up a hobby, like quilting or gardening? I mean, really? I’m trying to raise two kids all my myself, and he’s streaking out there clear across the world from me, and doing who knows what he couldn’t talk about – Marcy it was all just too much.”

I'll be releasing this as a full length novel in September, but this novella will debut in Cat's Hot SEALs Kindle Worlds launch on 8/4/15. There is, unfortunately, no preorder button for it, but August 4th is close enough that you don't have to wait too long. To tide you over, I've got a little
audio snippet prepared by my world-class and awesome buttery-voiced narrator, J.D. Hart. I know you're gonna fall in love with Lucas, just like I have. This narration is a scene when the hero and heroine first meet.
J.D. Hart

Blurb: Special Operator Lucas Shipley thought his troubles were past him, when he discovers they’ve only just begun. Recently separated from his wife of five years, he gets some unwelcomed news.  He thought his living arrangement, with four other separated or divorced buddies from SEAL Team 3, was temporary.  Now, he understands he has to move on with his life.


Marcy Gelland is one of the smartest, most successful realtors in San Diego County. She’s hired by Lucas’ soon-to-be ex-wife to help her liquidate their joint holdings and help orchestrate a speedy departure from Lucas’ life. Based on what Marcy’s been told, Lucas deserves any amount of pain she or her client can dish out to him.

But when they are left alone together in the remote Northern California woods, they ignite a personal bonfire that threatens to burn down the whole forest.  Marcy is forced to see she has been misled.

Amidst the backdrop of hardened bachelor SEALs with their unsolicited, anti-long- term relationship advice, and a criminal gang operating nearby, Lucas must do what he’s always done and never gotten proper credit for: be the hero that saves the day.

So, Hope you enjoy my new series, starting with SEAL Brotherhood, Band of Bachelors: Lucas. Enjoy!!


Sharon Hamilton
Life is one fool thing after another.
Love is two fool things after each other.



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

More Hot SEALs Ahead from Cat Johnson

As the July weather temperatures rise, here comes another Hot SEALs release to ratchet up the heat a little higher!

PROTECTED BY A SEAL (HOT SEALS) by Cat Johnson

New Hot SEALs release from Cat Johnson

As a Navy SEAL, Rick Mann fought his way to hell and back, but he’s never faced a challenge quite like protecting Sierra Cox. She’s spoiled, she’s annoying. . . and he’s never wanted a woman more. That’s a problem for so many reasons. At the top of that list is that he needs to keep his head in the game because even though Sierra doesn’t take anything seriously, including Rick, the threats on her life are very real.

Some days Rick doesn’t know who he hates more—Sierra or the person trying to kill her. But he only wants to take one of them to bed…

eBook / Print July 21  



And if you don't have it yet, Book 1 NIGHT WITH A SEAL is 99 cents thru July 21st





Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Avenged: Latest HRT Series Release

I'm thrilled to announce that the 5th book in the HRT Series is out now! Schroder's one of my favorite HRT heroes, right up there with Bauer, so I hope you guys love him as well. (Well, he is a former PJ, and you guys know how I feel about them!)
Blurb:
When the past and present collide…
Taya Kostas is a survivor. She’s clawed her way back from the hell she was subjected to at the hands of an undercover agent working for the U.S. government. Since then she’s dedicated her life to preventing the same from happening to anyone else. Now her story has come full circle. She’s about to take the stand as the key federal witness in the biggest terrorist case the country has seen in years. But even though the man responsible for her nightmares is behind bars, the evil she escaped is still hunting her. When fate places her safety in the hands of the man who saved her life once before, together they race to stay one step ahead of a lethal enemy.
He’ll risk it all to save her. 
For five years Special Agent Nathan Schroder has been battling his inner demons, but lately it seems like he’s on the verge of losing that fight. Then Taya is suddenly thrust back into his life and in imminent danger, so he steps in to protect her. He’s never forgotten her or the way she held up under fire, and this time he’s not letting her walk away. The terrorists determined to prevent her from testifying will stop at nothing to silence her forever. She might be in official protective custody, but she’s way more than a job to Nate. When the enemy finally strikes and her life hangs in the balance, he’ll do anything to keep her safe.
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Excerpt:
He opened the door wide a few moments later and stepped aside for her to enter. “All clear.”
She passed by him and into the room, her entire body buzzing with awareness as he shut the door behind her. The room was standard, with two queen-size beds and a small bathroom. She barely noticed any of it, too caught up with having over six feet and two-hundred-plus pounds of the sexiest man on earth standing just feet away from her. The skin along her spine buzzed with an almost electric charge, her entire body aching for his touch.
But then doubt suddenly overtook her. Compared to him she was ridiculously inexperienced at this. And she could just imagine how good he’d be in bed. While she was fairly certain he wouldn’t turn her down if she threw herself at him now, she didn’t want to seem pathetic and desperate, either. It was hard not to think about all the other women who called him.
Now or never, Taya. This could be your only shot with him.
She took a deep, bracing breath, and started to turn around. Before she could, two strong hands curled over the muscles at the top of her shoulders and squeezed. Taken by surprise, she smiled and let out a little groan of pleasure as her eyes slid closed. “Oh my God, that’s exactly the spot.”
His deep chuckle ruffled the hair at her nape as his hands kneaded her stiff muscles with firm, toe-curling pressure. “It’s cuz I’ve got magic hands.”
Oh, she had no doubt of that. Just the thought of them stroking over her naked body made her wet.
She turned to look up at him and the expression on his face stole the breath from her lungs. Hungry. Focused. Watching her closely.
Waiting. A hungry panther ready to spring.
Desire shot through her, her pulse thudding in her ears. When he reached up to pull the ball cap off her head and ran his hands through her hair, she couldn’t stop the moan that spilled from her throat.
Those gorgeous, skilled hands that were equally capable of taking a life and saving one tightened in the strands, his gaze locked with hers. A heartbeat later his mouth crashed down on hers.
She’d been waiting for it, even expecting it on some level, but the heated urgency of the kiss took her off guard.
Taya gasped and grabbed hold of his broad shoulders, her fingers sinking into the hard muscle there. That coiled strength beneath her palms had carried her when she’d been too weak to go on, was protecting her even now. The sense of security combined with the feel of his mouth moving over hers, setting her blood on fire.
She pressed against the full length of him, hungry for the feel of that strength wrapped around her. He made a low sound in his throat and drove his tongue into her mouth, sending a velvet shock to the center of her abdomen and between her thighs. Her nipples were hard, achy points against the lace of her bra as they met the hard wall of his chest.
His mouth was hungry over hers, taking complete charge of the kiss until her head spun and she couldn’t breathe. Raw need roared through her, growing stronger with every throb of her heart.

*end excerpt*

Whew! Man, I loved writing about these two together.

In other fun news, both Rekindled (Alex and Grace's story, Titanium Security #5) and Hunted (HRT #3, Bauer--gah, Bauer!--and Zoe) have both finaled in the 2015 Aspen Gold contest. I'm especially tickled about Alex and Grace, since there aren't nearly enough romances out there featuring main characters their age. Love it!
Also, I'd be remiss if I didn't sent out a giant thank you to all of you who purchased the Heroes In Uniform box set. We hit the USA Today bestseller list because of you guys!








Right now I'm hard at work on the next HRT book, Cruz's story. So far he's surprising me with how he's handling his attraction to the heroine. He's uh, not shy about taking matters into his own hands when necessary ;). After that I'll write Vance's story and finally Blackwell's, but I have one or two other surprise projects I'll be working on in the coming months as well that I'm pretty excited about.

Hope you all have a safe and fabulous summer!

Happy reading,
Kaylea