Sunday, November 22, 2015

John F. Kennedy and the Navy SEALs. Thank you for your vision.

Posting early because of what today is. John F. Kennedy was the president who signed into legislation the formation of the U.S. Navy SEALs in 1962. President Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963, in Dallas Texas.

Although his presidency was mired in controversy and often criticized, he did bring us two great ideas:  We put a man on the moon. He created the Navy SEALs. For these I will forever be grateful.

Just wanted to reprint my blog of today for those who are interested in military history. We write about hunky guys. I guess today I'm a little nostalgic about the loss of life many military men and women and their families have endured over the years. Maybe I'm feeling a bit sad today about the loss of Camelot.

History marches on. We write what inspires us, and the SEALs certainly do inspire me. On a day when we are posting hunky pictures of half-naked men, I just wanted to bring some background and history, I guess a little reality, and a very quick glance at a time, not unlike today, when things seemed very dangerous. We survived, didn't we? There was a cost to this, of course, but we survived.

If you feel like it, go over to my blog today and learn more about John Kennedy and the early formation of the Navy SEALs.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Meet the Men and Women of Elite Recon #EliteGhosts #MarineRomance #NewRelease

Six novels from some New York Times, USA Today and award winning bestselling authors! Six individual novels that create one giant book! One story leading into the next into the next! This is a continuation in the hunt for Red Wolf including all the characters you love from Elite Metal!

  • Target: Tungsten – Heather Long
  • Zinc's Heart – Rebecca Royce
  • Lithium's Rescue – Sabrina York
  • Thallium's Submission – Anna Alexander
  • Nickel's Wounds – Saranna DeWylde
  • Titanium's Sacrifice – Jennifer Kacey
Elite Ghosts
For more than two years they've been ghosts. Nothing but names on empty tombstones. Men and women forced to fade into the background after being pulled from the rubble. Dead Marines saved from a fate worse than death, but ordered to stand down while their lives disappeared all around them.

Some knew it could happen if a mission exploded. Double crossed by more than just Red Wolf. But now is their time to be reborn from the flames of a Phoenix. No longer imprisoned in the shadows. A half-life between them and their future. To make things right coming back to life is their only option.

Loyalty is their salvation but damage is always more than skin deep.

A new hope. A new family. Elite Ghosts.
Target: Tungsten by Heather Long - Bradley "Tungsten" Peck. Marine. Lover. Friend. He's the man who can get anything, find anyone, and accomplish every goal. At least he was, before he lost the only woman who mattered...he won't stop until he gets her back or she puts a bullet in him.

Sneak Peek at Target Tungsten:

Monday, October 26, 2015

Band of Bachelors is here - next series in the SEAL Brotherhood Series

Happy to be able to write what I love, and feeling very humbled and grateful. I've been writing Navy SEAL stories since 2011, now with my 11th book in the series: Band of Bachelors: Lucas.

I've divided the Brotherhood into sub-sets, coming out last year with The Bad Boys of SEAL Team 3. But readers wanted to hear more about the older SEALs in my earlier books, so Kyle, Coop, Fredo, Armando and others show up and make appearances in most the other books. With the Bad Boys, this series focused on totally new men, even though there were appearances by the others, especially Kyle, their LPO. I wanted to set up a series that was completely stand alone. I think I succeeded. Some people begin the Brotherhood with Book 1, Accidental SEAL (which is free) and others begin with Book 7, SEAL's Promise. That is a three book series, ending with SEAL's Code. But there will be more.

For Band of Bachelors, I decided to have a group of 5 guys living together, all of them either divorced or single. I wanted them one by one to fall, for the right woman. These guys are a little rough around the edges. Maybe not the squeaky clean types, not bad boys, but sort of screw-ups. Not good with their spouses. Or making wrong choices in girlfriends and spouses.

Lucas starts out convinced that Connie, his wife, is going to ask him back. He made some unfortunate mistakes as far as having his picture taken with a dancer at a bachelor party, and someone posting it on Facebook, where his wife got the wrong impression and poor Lucas never got the chance to explain himself. He's convinced he will be back in her good graces. The other bachelors, perhaps more hardened, think otherwise. And they'll be right.

I also did what I've done before, incorporated some things from the news about local terrorist training camps, and the SEALs involved as far as intelligence gathering. We know (assume we know, anyway) that they wouldn't really do this in the US. But, if they did, this is my fictional story of what would happen. You know I take lots of poetic license, right?

I hope you enjoy the Sound Cloud and the YouTube trailer. I sure had fun writing Lucas and Marcy's story. Looking forward to writing more of it later, when they get married and take over cleaning up the rest of Lucas' messes. He did leave a bunch of them behind, but then, that's life. Enjoy my wonderful narrator, Mr. J.D. Hart:

Book Trailer, Band of Bachelors: Lucas

Sound Cloud snippet, Marcy and Lucas begin to spark

Sharon Hamilton is a NYT and USA/Today bestselling author most known for her SEAL Brotherhood series. She also writes a Golden Vampire and Guardian Angel series.

A lifelong organic gardener, Sharon lives with her husband in the Wine Country of Northern California, where most of her stories take place. When she’s not writing, she’s getting verra verra dirty in the mud, or wandering Farmer’s Markets looking for new Heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers.

Sharon Hamilton

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

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Next Hostage Rescue Team Book Is Here!

Cruzie's story is here! Exposed is book 6 of the Hostage Rescue Team series and I'm hard at work on book 7 right now. 

Hope you guys love Cruzie and Marisol together. I enjoyed writing this one a lot, especially the villain. Fingers crossed that I catch you off guard with the twists and turns in this one :).

Sometimes the one you were meant to be with…
Marisol Lorenzo landed her dream job as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and is working on the case that could make her career; now she’s determined to put away the most dangerous drug lord in the country. But his incarceration has opened up a lethal turf war among his lieutenants. Their enforcers are out hunting their enemies, and anyone who gets in their way. When one of them sets his sights on Marisol, she turns to a man she grew up with and has wanted for years—a member of the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team. Even though she thinks he’ll break her heart when he leaves town, it’s a risk she’s willing to take.
Has been right in front of you all along.
Special Agent Ethan Cruz is back home in Miami with his team to take down a dangerous fugitive linked to the case Marisol is working on. He’s focused on his job and not looking for a relationship, until she captures his attention so completely that he’s consumed with the need to make her his. Though he knows he should keep his distance, the explosive attraction sizzling between them makes it impossible. He’s always had a soft spot for her but now his feelings are so intense he can’t shut them off. What starts off as desire quickly runs deeper, becoming something more powerful than he’s ever known. And when Marisol winds up in the crosshairs of the most lethal enforcer of all, he’ll put everything on the line to save her.
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In other news, Danger Close (Bagram Special Ops book 4) just won the Write Touch Readers' Award! Congrats to Wade and Erin.

And, Hunted is currently a finalist in the Aspen Gold Contest, and it won the Colorado Award of Excellence Contest. Go Bauer and Zoe!!! (You guys know how much I love Bauer. *shiver*)
RekindledTitanium Security series #5 also finaled in the contest, but I guess I can't be too sad that it lost to another of my books, right?!

Happy reading,

Kaylea Cross

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Blue Star Moms

Sometimes it's better said by others. I'm a writer, and a member of this organization. But I think Lynnette says it better than I ever could.

What is a Blue Star Mother?
I was asked by a very good friend what is a Blue Star Mother?
I was like you know we are a group of moms from all branches of the Military that have children serving or have served our country. We send care packages to the troops all over the country, and we help out Veterans.
Truth is we are so much more than that…..
We are moms who have been given this title the day our son or daughter signs that dotted line, at Meps, from that moment we have to cherish this title. How do we do this? We do this by supporting our children in all ways possible, we seek out other Military families to gain support for each other, we share our pain and our joy with them, as they really understand what we moms go through since they are going though it too!
This is where the Blue Star Mom organization comes in…if you are lucky to have a group in our area we join and we ban together to help each other though the daily life of a military mom. We do this by supporting our troops, as well as our veterans. We hold packing parties and fundraisers all year long! We work for months gathering all types of items, all donated from our community. We send out 100’s of boxes to the troops all packed with loving hands from blue star moms and members of the community. We provide support to Veterans organizations; we are available to assist in volunteer efforts to help our country remain strong. We are at the Airport when a hero comes home with our banners, balloons, signs and lots of loving hugs, and telling them thank you for their service. We are at the Airport when a fallen hero comes home, only this time supporting that Blue Star family that has just be given the Gold Star family title, sharing their pain, sorrow, offering our support for any of their needs and letting them know they will not be forgotten. Thanking that family for their sacrifice. A title we all hope not to have placed on us but we know it could happen any day, any time. We are a group of moms that love our country more than words could ever express. We are a group of moms that wait by our phones diligently hoping for a call. We hide our tears and hold our chins up high when we watch our children leave to the unknown land of where they are deploying, because we want them to be strong and not worry about us… they have enough put on their shoulders. We are a group of moms that cry just reading cards or letters from our troops and at the National anthem being sung because of our patriotism. We are the group of moms that will tear you apart if you speak ill of our troops, because that’s our babies your disrespecting and mama bears have to do what mama bears do! We are a group of moms that understand sometimes we won’t see our children for months at a time; we will miss holidays, birthdays, and special events with them but know it’s their job and we have to let it go. We are a group of moms that have more red white and blue clothing then anyone on this earth…and more branch apparel then we need, yet we keep buying more because it makes us feel close to them, when we can’t see them, touch them, hug them. We are a group of moms that LOVE our title and we will go to great lengths to support our Military families in whatever the need. We are a group of moms that serve our country with pride, and we are a group of moms that understand the sacrifice our Men and women have made to serve this great country. Whether it’s our own Son/s or Daughter/s or someone else’s, the men and women who serve in our Military are all part of our family the day we become a Blue Star mom. I’m sure there is a lot more I’m missing but this is what a Blue Star mom is to me. I title I wear with pride, and hold dear to my heart.
Written by my dear friend & sister-mom, Lynnette McCallister of Sacramento Blue Star Moms
For more information or if you would like to donate or join, please contact us at

Sharon Hamilton

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Loved by a SEAL (Hot SEALs) Deploying 22 September (EXCERPT)

Hot SEALs book 6

Loved by a SEAL

(Hot SEALs) 

by Cat Johnson

Brody Cassidy. Navy SEAL. Southern charmer. A guy's guy. He likes beer and barbecue and the occasional visit to the strip club just off base, but Brody doesn't realize that a woman from his past is about to turn his future upside down.

in eBook & Print Sept 22 

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Hello, all! I'm happy to report that the next Hot SEALs book arrives a week from today. One of the things I love about writing military men is the sense of brotherhood, and how they give each other a hard time, even while being willing to kill or die for their fellow soldier. Please enjoy this all new excerpt from Loved by a SEAL below, which I think gives the reader a little peek into that mentality. And remember to sign up for new release and sale email alerts at !  
~Cat Johnson

EXCERPT from Loved by a SEAL

 “So I glance over and Rocky is literally face to face with this huge snake that I swear is looking him right in the eye, like they were in some sort of staring contest.” Thom’s recount of the story to the guys back on base got more animated with each telling, though Brody had to admit it had been pretty funny. “I swear, dude, this snake was like six inches away from the tip of Rocky’s nose.”

Eyes wide, Jon glanced at Rocky. “What the fuck did you do?” 

Brody laughed. “Probably shit his pants.”

Rocky frowned. “Did not. And let’s see how you’d react.”

Thom wasn’t about to let the story go unfinished just because Brody and Rocky were bickering. He launched into the next part, saying, “So he was in the middle of checking in at the time. So command is freaking out on the radio because all they hear is Rocky cursing and then dead air.”

Grant rolled his eyes. “I wasn’t freaking out, but I was starting to think my star team—the ringers I hand-picked and flew in just for this freaking op—had gotten ambushed.”

“Aw, we’re your stars? That’s nice.” Brody grinned, teasing Grant.

Grant cocked a brow. “Don’t let it go to your head.”

Undeterred, Thom forged ahead. “So this is the best part. Mack reaches over, as calm as anything. You know, as if this shit happens to him everyday. He snatches the snake, lops off its head with his KA-BAR and then goes back to manning his rifle.”

“It was no big deal.” Mack shrugged. “But that species is deadly so if it had bit him, that would have been a big deal.”

Rocky let out a visible shudder. “Ugh, I hate snakes.”

“We all have our little quirks.” Grant smiled.


Catch up with all the Hot SEALs HERE 

~Hot SEALs Series

Coming next to the Hot SEALs:

Tempted by a SEAL – James “Mack” MacIntyre (Jan 12, 2016)

Wed to a SEAL – Rocky Mangiano (April 12, 2016)