Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Vacant Chair, by Kaylea Cross

I'm thrilled to announce that the blog tour for my Civil War romance, The Vacant Chair, is officially underway. This story has been a labor of love, and I'm so excited for my readers to learn all about what George Armstrong Custer's famous Wolverines and the men of the 5th Michigan Cavalry went through in the latter stages of the war. It's a full length novel, and on sale for only $2.99!

For the blog tour I'll be giving away a $50 gift certificate to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and lots of other prizes during the Twitter party on June 4th. For more information about the tour and how to enter, you can find details on my Facebook page.

Blurb: The Civil War has torn Brianna Taylor’s family apart and made her a widow. Determined to ease the suffering of the wounded crowding the Union hospitals and honor the memory of the man she loved, she embarks on a career as a nurse. But then he arrives—a patient who makes her feel alive again in spite of her resolve to stay detached.
Captain Justin Thompson understands the cost of war all too well, yet he felt compelled to fight for the Union his father died defending. Wounded at Cold Harbor and left to die at a military hospital, he owes his life to Brianna, who seems determined to guard her professional boundaries despite his best efforts to breach them. Just as he’s winning the battle for her heart, he’s forced to return to the front of a cruel war that could very well separate them forever.

Buy Links:
Amazon Kindle  
Amazon print
Barnes & Noble (Nook)

Hope you enjoy the book!

Happy reading,
Kaylea Cross

Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her family. You can find Kaylea through her website, Twitter, Facebook, and her blog.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

An Intro to the MacKenzies

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day! I posted this picture on my Facebook page and wanted to share it here as well. It’s so easy to forget why we take the day off to spend with our families. Take a minute to thank our service men and women. They deserve it. 

Thanks to all of you who purchased a pre-order of KILL SHOT last month. We raised an astounding $5,043 for The Prevent Cancer Foundation. Since the time of my last blog post, my father passed away from lung cancer, but I know without a shadow of a doubt he’d be proud to know I have such generous readers. So thank you, thank you!

If you’re new to my books, but love military suspense, I’m going to suggest you start with my MacKenzie Family series. The MacKenzies come from a long line of military men, and the youngest generation is no exception. They all served in some branch of the service and now they’ve formed MacKenzie Security, doing contract jobs for the government. The reading order is CADE, SHADOWS AND SILK, SECRETS AND SATIN, and SINS AND SCARLET LACE, and there are a lot more MacKenzie books coming. 

Here’s an excerpt from SINS AND SCARLET LACE:

Declan knew Sophia was there—he’d heard her whispered words of encouragement through the fog in his mind and felt her lips brush across his forehead.
He couldn’t seem to break free of the nightmares that plagued him. He felt as if he’d been swimming through a black, inky sea toward the light that shone at the top of the water, but just as his hand reached out to break through the surface, something grabbed hold of his ankle and pulled him down again until he was swimming through the faces of the soldiers he’d seen blown into oblivion.

He thought surely he must be dead too, because he remembered jumping into the Black Hawk with the SEALs he’d been working with, his hand grasping Lieutenant Jake Long’s forearm, pulling him up as the copter went airborne. He remembered looking into Jake’s face, pale green eyes staring back at him from a face smeared black with camo paint.

He’d still been holding onto Jake’s arm when consciousness had briefly returned. It wasn’t something he’d ever forget—the way he couldn’t hear anything but his own heartbeat when the rescue squad came to search for survivors or how he’d seen everything in sharper colors for just a few minutes. And then he thought of Sophia because he wanted her face to be the last he saw.

So much blood on his hands. It had been his meet, his op, and eight men were dead because he hadn’t been careful enough. He should have known, should’ve anticipated. The longer he worked within the covert ranks of the CIA the more his name was whispered by the men who would pay to see him dead.

It was too late to change who he was now. He was Declan MacKenzie. And he’d always be hunted. Which meant anyone tied to him would become hunted as well. He would gladly sacrifice his life for his country, but not Sophia’s.

He loved her. So much that the thought of what he had to do clawed its way through his guts, sinking sharp talons into his heart and ripping it out of his chest. But it was the only way because they would never stop hunting him.

Her voice called out to him and it soothed the ache in his chest, and he let himself tell her he loved her in his dreams. One last time. 

I hope you love the MacKenzies as much as I do!