Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Girl Gets Around


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I like writing heroines who travel a lot and pick up skills from every place and culture they visit. Many of my heroines get to have nifty hobbies based on whatever has grabbed my interest at the moment, especially if I’ve tried out a new hobby myself. For example, both my hero and heroine in Fatal Truth, the first book in the Shadow Force International series, are into yoga because I’m a yoga nut and recently went through teacher training. Author by day, yoga teacher by night—that’s me.

In my latest Shadow Force International release, Fatal Courage, my heroine is a spy who’s also a phenomenal belly dancer. She seduces the hero, a Navy SEAL, in Morocco with nothing more than her hips. A handy skill to have, don’t you think? Hips don’t lie, according to Shakira. :)

The whole basis of the story bloomed from my own experience learning to belly dance. I learned to shimmy and throw my hips out of place by a fellow yogi trainee who’s an awesome a belly dancer. I might not have the moves like she does, but I love the music, the tempo, and—let’s be honest—the costumes rock. I decided during my first lesson that Ruby had to be a belly dancer, which led to Morocco, which led to a night of passion with the hero. Sometimes, that’s how books plot themselves for me.

As a fan of in-depth research, I believe my own experiences add depth to my characters. Plus, this type of hands-on “fieldwork” is just plain fun, and although, I don’t get to blow up cars or go on night raids like many of my military heroes, darn it, I can (and do) enjoy less violent research. LOL.

Okay, readers, what do you think? Does an author’s own experiences give a story a behind-the-scenes edge? Do you like learning about different hobbies, careers, and cultures through romance stories?

Giveaway:
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Fatal Courage, Shadow Force International, Book 3

He ruined her career…

In twenty-one missions, CIA golden girl Ruby McKellen has failed only once. Thanks to Navy SEAL Jaxon Sloan, the man who stole her heart and forced her to choose between him and her partner Elliot, she’s on probation and Elliot is in prison for national security crimes. To prove Elliot’s innocence and save her damaged career, Ruby is running an unsanctioned mission—but the only way to get the proof she needs is to go to Jax with her tail between her legs.

She wrecked his heart…

Jaxon left the Navy after the mission with Ruby in Morocco went south, but that one hot, unbelievable night with her will haunt him forever. Working for Shadow Force International now, his new assignment has brought him full circle—the CIA operative Jax’s testimony sent to prison has escaped and Jax has been ordered to hunt him down. Just like in Morocco, the one thing standing in his way is Ruby.

A second chance at love could prove fatal…

When Ruby’s life is threatened and Jax stumbles on information that might prove Elliot is innocent, guilt over putting the man in prison compels him to join her unsanctioned mission. What really happened that night six months ago? Is Elliot an honorable spy or a mastermind at manipulation? Ruby is the only one who can help Jax navigate the world of undercover lies and betrayal to find the truth. 

In a battle of wills—and of hearts—Jax and Ruby must have the courage to face the truth about themselves, their past, and what it really means to betray someone you love.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

DANCE WITH ME


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DANCE WITH ME

For love or glory? The choice Sherry makes may cost her life.

When reporter Sherry Wilson-Wong wakes up in bed with ballet bad-boy Alexi Davydenko, she knows she’s crossed the line. But the dancer with the body of Apollo and the soul-piercing stare wasn’t talking, so what choice did she have? Playing his little drinking game – a shot and a kiss for every answer – seemed like the perfect way to loosen his lips. She gets her story, he gets his fun, win-win.

But his answers only lead to more questions. And Alexi wants more than fun.
Investigating into the ballet company’s shadowy secrets, Sherry learns that the beauty on stage masks ugly dealings, some of which seem to bear Alexi’s signature. But the more truths she exposes, the more lies she is forced to tell herself.

That digging up dirt on a company with ties to the Russian mob isn’t dangerous. That licking every inch of Alexi’s naked body while hunting down evidence of his guilt isn’t a conflict of interest. That with each touch, each kiss, she isn’t falling deeper in love with the very man who could destroy her.

Excerpt:
Sitting in the small bathtub in Alexi’s apartment, cradling a cold glass of vodka in her hands, Sherry finally stopped shivering.

The first thing he had done when they got there was text Minibar to bring over a flask of vodka. The second was to draw her a bath. He carefully removed her bloody, torn dress while she stood, telling him she was fine, shivering, with tears rolling down her face.

“Yes, of course you are. You are a strong woman,” he assured her, all the while tending to her like she was a child, wiping the tears and smeared makeup from her face and the sticky dried blood from her body.

She could hear him now, pacing in the kitchen and talking on the phone in Russian. His voice was angry, but controlled. Cold, like the liquid in her glass. Like the chill in her heart, under the red raised welt of the X the Russian thug had carved into her.

Was she a strong woman, she wondered? She had always thought so. Never had a problem standing up for herself, except when it came to her family. That was more complicated. But when it came down to the wire, she had, telling her parents that she was giving up a promising future in medicine for the inglorious field of journalism. She had been strong.

But this was different. No one had ever held a knife tip to her heart and looked at her like nothing would give him more pleasure than to plunge it in. No one had ever threatened her life.

Then there was Alexi.

As if he had read her mind, there he was, opening the bathroom door.

“Feeling better?” he asked.

She nodded, but her hand strayed to the X on her chest.

“Ah, yes. This. You will keep this, I’m afraid.” He sat on the closed lid of the toilet and reached down to touch the flesh around her wound, his expression grave. “The salt has done its work.”

“I’m a marked woman.” She gave him a grim smile.

“Tell me what happened. Who did this to you?” His eyes were coldly neutral, but the muscle clenched in his jaw.

She took a deep breath, feeling like she was about to jump off a cliff. “They were Russian.” She watched his face for a reaction. Nothing changed. “I … Sergei and I had a conversation this morning, after you left. I said some things that he didn’t like. He threatened me. Then those thugs attacked me at the benefit. Who knew I was going to be there, Alexi? You. Sergei. A friend of mine from the paper. That’s it.”

Alexi stood up with a suddenness and violence that made her shrink back in fear.

“No. This is impossible. I cannot believe that he would allow someone to do this to you.” He circled the X on her breast. “Unless he thought he was protecting me. Why would he want to protect me from you, Sherry?” His eyes searched hers. She had to look away.

About Hazel:
Hazel Hughes is a contemporary romance writer and urban nomad. Born in London, Hazel has lived all over the globe, from the wilds of Northern Ontario and the cornfields of Iowa to the concrete jungles of Seoul and Abu Dhabi. Currently, she is living in Western New York, writing from wherever there is strong coffee and funky beats. When she’s not laying down steamy scenes on the page, you can find her whipping up hot and spicy concoctions in the kitchen or dancing to the beat of her own drummer.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Faces of Evil Series Continues

With: Debra Webb

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The Faces of Evil Series Continues in a Chilling New Spin-Off Series from USA TODAY bestselling author Debra Webb

The Faces of Evil is one of my favorite series. I’ve written more than 130 books and somehow Jess Harris Burnett and her major crimes team just stole my heart. Even after the series was finished it seemed, I simply couldn’t put those characters behind me. I wanted more Jess and Dan!!!

So I teamed up with Harlequin Intrigue to put a new spin on the Faces of Evil. I hope you’ll grab a copy of ENVY, the prequel for the new Faces of Evil. It’s a short story and free at most ebook sellers! ENVY bridges the move from the old Faces of Evil to the new for readers who’ve followed Jess’s journey from the beginning. But don’t worry, even if you haven’t read the others you’ll love Jess and the team beginning with DARK WHISPERS. Each one will be a standalone novel you can find wherever books and ebooks are sold. DARK WHISPERS gives Lieutenant Clint Hayes his own story. Clint is as handsome as sin and a damned good cop who now works with Jess at her private investigations firm.

Clint is charged with solving the strange happenings in Natalie Drummond’s life, starting with a missing body! Natalie has suffered a traumatic brain injury and her life is just settling back down. She needs help desperately. Clint is just the man for the job. She needs his steady hand and his keen insight. What she finds is the love she has always yearned for. I’m certain you’ll enjoy the journey with these two characters. I surely loved writing their story.

Be on the lookout for STILL WATERS, the next book in the Faces of Evil series, coming in October!

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To win a digital copy of ENVY and DARK WHISPERS, respond to this question in the comments section below: I’d love to hear how you overcame an injury or loss while you’re visiting JRS today!

Thank you and happy reading!
Debra Webb

About the author: DEBRA WEBB is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 100 novels, including reader favorites the Faces of Evil and the Colby Agency series. She is the recipient of the prestigious Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense as well as numerous Reviewers Choice Awards.

In 2012 Debra was honored as the first recipient of the esteemed L. A. Banks Warrior Woman Award for her courage, strength, and grace in the face of adversity. Recently Debra was awarded the distinguished Centennial Award for having achieved publication of her 100th novel. With this award Debra joined the ranks of a handful of authors like Nora Roberts and Carole Mortimer.

With more than four million books in print in numerous languages and countries, Debra’s love of storytelling goes back to her childhood when her mother bought her an old typewriter in a tag sale. Born in in Alabama, Debra grew up on a farm. She spent every available hour exploring the world around her and creating her stories. She wrote her first story at age nine and her first romance at thirteen.

It wasn’t until she spent three years working for the Commanding General of the US Army in Berlin behind the Iron Curtain and a five-year stint in NASA’s Shuttle Program that she realized her true calling. A collision course between suspense and romance was set. Since then she has expanded her work into some of the darkest places the human psyche dares to go. 

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About Dark Whispers: Former homicide detective Clint Hayes has his first client as a private investigator: a fragile beauty he isn't sure he can trust. An injury has left Natalie Drummond with gaps in her memory, and she sees and hears things that aren't there. But she's sure she shot an intruder in her Birmingham mansion. So where's the body, the gun, the evidence? When it's clear someone is trying to kill his vulnerable client, Clint appoints himself her protector, working overtime not to fall for her. But someone is dead set that Natalie never regains her memories—or makes new ones with Clint.


                                
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Monday, August 22, 2016

WRITING ABOUT YOUR FEARS

By: Angi Morgan

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I admit that there are a couple of things in life that have always scared me: being surrounded by water and nothing under my feet. You might interpret that as drowning and a fear of heights. I’m actually okay with a solid surface under my feet, I honestly don’t like my feet dangling while I look down. I mean, I don’t like it to the point of hyperventilating. And water? I love to be on a boat, love to float, and I could swim if my life depended on it. But putting my face underwater…stand back because that brings on a full-fledge panic attack.

Which dovetails into my adult phobias: claustrophobia (it’s worsened as I’ve gotten older) and the fear of my children being kidnapped. So you can see why being submerged in water is sort of claustrophobic…right? I’ve narrowed it down to something about the hearing. I can’t wear earplugs for the same reason. Then there’s kidnapping. It’s definitely lessoned because all of my children are adults, but I remember the middle-of-the-night fear. I was approached more than once in malls and parking lots about selling my kids (they were truly beautiful). After that, I began having nightmares about them being kidnapped. Blood-curtailing scream nightmares.

Okay, I info-dumped on you. But it was necessary to talk about why writing about child abduction is so hard for me. I tackled my height fear in my second book .38 CALIBER COVER-UP. Definitely easy compared to trying to put a child at risk. And my editors want more kidnappings. Each time I go back to that fear, trying to put it into words. My hero and heroine are always a lot calmer than I imagine I would be. If I hear someone frantically calling out for their child in a store or on a playground, my heart drops. I stop breathing. My eyes tear while waiting for the all-clear.


In HARD CORE LAW I push the limits a little farther. I needed to involve the twins’ caregiver (Tracey doesn’t like the term nanny  ). Speaking with one of my colleagues, Lena Diaz, she suggested I give one of the children diabetes. That put a ticking clock into the story because Jackson needs insulin after 36 to 48 hours. A big thanks to Lena, who also read the book and verified that all references to Diabetes are correct. The reactions Jackson has in the book are some she’s experienced firsthand. 


I really hope you enjoy not only HARD CORE LAW, but all the Elite Troop series.

HE'D BREAK THE LAW TO GET HIS KIDS BACK 

The twins were all Josh Parker had in this world. So when they were kidnapped, he couldn't rely on his Texas Rangers star to get them back safely. Or involve Tracey Cassidy, the only person he trusted to care for his children. A family of criminals was asking him to break the law if he ever wanted to see his children again. But when Tracey caught wind of his plan, she knew no matter how big Josh's heart was, he had a future with his twins to look forward to. They needed their father. And this was one burden he wouldn't have to shoulder alone.

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ANGI MORGAN writes Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love. Her work is a multiple contest finalist and Publisher’s Weekly best seller. She drags her dogs –and husband– around Texas for research road trips so she can write off her camera. They now have a map with highlighted roads they’ve traveled. Every detour somehow makes it into a book.
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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Action-packed summer!

With: Cate Beauman

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I can’t believe it is the middle of August already! While I’m certainly ready to turn the temperature down on this weather, I’m sad to think we are nearing the end of summer. With all the students returning to school this month, I thought it would be fitting to supply you with some new reading material.  This weekend, and just for Maureen’s JRS followers, I’m giving away both Morgan’s Hunter AND Falling For Sarah for free!  All you mom’s out there deserve to put your feet up and enjoy a good read – it’s been an action packed summer!
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Book One: Morgan’s Hunter, the story of Morgan and Hunter.  (4.2 Stars!)

Morgan Taylor, D.C. socialite and wildlife biologist, leads a charmed life until everything changes with a phone call. Her research team has been found dead—slaughtered—in backcountry Montana.

As the case grows cold, Morgan is determined to unravel the mystery behind her friends’ gruesome deaths. Despite the dangers of a murderer still free, nothing will stand in her way, not even the bodyguard her father hires, L.A.’s top close protection agent, Hunter Phillips.
Sparks fly from the start when no-nonsense Hunter clashes with Morgan’s strong-willed independence. Their endless search for answers proves hopeless—until Hunter discovers the truth.

On the run and at the mercy of a madman, Morgan and Hunter must outsmart a killer to save their own lives.   

"-one thing I noticed right away was Hunter is smoking hot. This author captured his attractiveness well. Many romance authors have said their main character was good looking, but this was one of the very few times where I thought, "Wow. He's hot!" And let me tell you blonde-haired blue eyed guys are not my type. The author deserves some serious props here." Raven Reviewer

Book Two: Falling For Sarah, the story of Sarah and Ethan.  (4.6 Stars / Award Winner!)

Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart.  After two years of grieving, she’s found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood’s A-list and in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee…until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss. 

Sarah’s world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband’s memory.  But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won’t stop until he has what he prizes most. 

"This story, although starting sad with Jake's death, goes zero to sixty from there. A creepy, insane, psycho thrown in with HOT manly men always make for an awesome ride." Inside BJ's Head

Book Three: Hailey’s Truth, the story of Hailey and Austin.  (4.4 Stars!)

Hailey Roberts has never had it easy. Despite the scars of a tragic childhood, she’s made a life for herself. As a part-time student and loving nanny, she yearns for a family of her own and reluctant Austin Casey, Ethan Cooke Security’s best close protection agent.

Hailey’s past comes back to haunt her when her long lost brother tracks her down, bringing his dangerous secrets with him. At an emotional crossroads, Hailey accepts a humanitarian opportunity that throws her together with Austin, taking her hundreds of miles from her troubles, or so she thinks.

What starts out as a dream come true quickly becomes a nightmare as violence erupts on the island of Cozumel. Young women are disappearing, community members are dying—and the carnage links back to her brother.  

As Austin struggles to keep Hailey’s past from destroying her future, he’s forced to make a decision that could turn her against him, or worse cost them both their lives. 

"WOW. My head is in a whirl from this one. From the high intensity of Suspense, down to the oh-so yummy Romance, by far, Hailey and Austin have the hottest freaking scenes of the three books! ~ It's so good... or I'm so bad because--I hate to admit it--I reread the hotter than Hades scenes! I could read the entire novel again, and that's rare for me."  Hammy 

Book Four: Forever Alexa, the story of Alexa and Jackson.  (4.5 Stars!)

First grade teacher and single mother Alexa Harris is no stranger to struggle, but for once, things are looking up. The school year is over and the lazy days of summer are here. Mini-vacations and relaxing twilight barbeques are on the horizon until Alexa’s free-spirited younger sister vanishes. 

Ransom calls and death threats force Alexa and her young daughter to flee their quiet home in Maryland. With nowhere else to turn, Alexa seeks the help of Jackson Matthews, Ethan Cooke Security’s Risk Assessment Specialist and the man who broke her heart. 

With few leads to follow and Abby’s case going cold, Alexa must confess a shocking secret if she and Jackson have any hope of saving her sister from a hell neither could have imagined.

"FOREVER ALEXA is a book that is impossible to put down. I loved the first three books in this series, Morgan's Hunter, Falling for Sarah and Hailey's Truth, but FOREVER ALEXA is far and above my favorite in the series. That being said, I not only recommend but encourage readers of romantic suspense to give Ms. Beauman's books a try.....you will not be disappointed!!!" NicoleMD

Book Five: Waiting For Wren, the story of Wren and Tucker.  (4.6 Stars!)

Wren Cooke has everything she’s ever wanted—a thriving career as one of LA’s top interior designers and a home she loves. Business trips, mockups, and her demanding clientele keep her busy, almost too busy to notice Ethan Cooke Security’s gorgeous Close Protection Agent, Tucker Campbell. 

Jaded by love and relationships in general, Wren wants nothing to do with the hazel-eyed stunner and his heart-stopping grins, but Tucker is always in her way. When Wren suddenly finds herself bombarded by a mysterious man’s unwanted affections, she’s forced to turn to Tucker for help. 

As Wren’s case turns from disturbing to deadly, Tucker whisks her away to his mountain home in Utah. Haunted by memories and long-ago tragedies, Tucker soon realizes his past and Wren’s present are colliding. With a killer on the loose and time running out, Tucker must discover a madman’s motives before Wren becomes his next victim. 

“I loved the book, the chemistry between all the players, always love it when a man knows what he wants and goes about getting it. Of course I did cry some tears and my spine tingled not just the suspense but the intimate times Tucker and Wren spent together and not just between the sheets.”  Seawitch Reviews

Book Six: Justice For Abby, the story of Abigail and Jerrod.  (4.8 Stars / Award Winner!)

Fashion designer Abigail Harris has been rescued, but her nightmare is far from over. Determined to put her harrowing ordeal behind her and move on, she struggles to pick up the pieces of her life while eluding the men who want her dead. 

The Mid-Atlantic Sex Ring is in ruins after Abby’s interviews with the police.  The organization is eager to exact their revenge before her testimony dismantles the multi-million dollar operation for good.

Abby’s safety rests in the hands of former US Marshal, Jerrod Quinn.  Serious-minded and obsessed with protocol, Ethan Cooke Security’s newest agent finds himself dealing with more than he bargains for when he agrees to take on his beautiful, free-spirited client. 

As the trial date nears, Abby’s case takes a dangerous turn.  Abby and Jerrod soon discover themselves in a situation neither of them expect while Jerrod fights to stop the ring from silencing Abby once and for all.

“I really thought this would be a routine bodyguard/subject book, boy was I wrong. Cate Beauman's characters popped! By the end of this book (which I read in one sitting) I was exhausted but replete… From paragraph to paragraph this story shifts and changes. The betrayals and surprises come at the reader at a furious pace. And while this story revolves around a very dark occurrence, there are enough moments that will make you smile, chuckle, snort and go "awwwww." Sebella Blue

Book Seven: Saving Sophie, the story of Sophie and Stone.  (4.7 Stars / Award Winner!)

Jewelry designer Sophie Burke has fled Maine for the anonymity of the big city. She’s starting over with a job she tolerates and a grungy motel room she calls home on the wrong side of town, but anything is better than the nightmare she left behind.

Stone McCabe is Ethan Cooke Security’s brooding bad boy more interested in keeping to himself than anything else—until the gorgeous blond with haunted violet eyes catches his attention late one rainy night.

Stone reluctantly gives Sophie a hand only to quickly realize that the shy beauty with the soft voice and pretty smile has something to hide. Tangled up in her secrets, Stone offers Sophie a solution that has the potential to free her from her problems once and for all—or jeopardize both of their lives.  

“Saving Sophie is truly a beautiful story... Cate has woven a meaningful story about a courageous woman who overcomes domestic violence to build a life for herself…The author beautifully shows the readers the struggles and fears that Sophie goes through to break free. There is pain in sorrow and beauty in the tears. The heroine is broken and whole. She survives to show us that if you have the courage and the will you can overcome all odds... Saving Sophie is about abuse, courage, romance, honor and so much more.”  Rebecca

Book Eight: Reagan’s Redemption, the story of Reagan and Shane.  (4.6 Stars!)

Doctor Reagan Rosner loves her fast-paced life of practicing medicine in New York City's busiest trauma center. Kind and confident, she's taking her profession by storm--until a young girl's accidental death leaves her shaken to her core. With her life a mess and her future uncertain, Reagan accepts a position as Head Physician for The Appalachia Project, an outreach program working with some of America's poorest citizens.

Shane Harper, Ethan Cooke Security's newest team member, has been assigned a three-month stint deep in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, and he's not too happy about it. Guarding a pill safe in the middle of nowhere is boring as hell, but when he gets a look at his new roommate, the gorgeous Doctor Rosner, things start looking up. 

Shane and Reagan encounter more than a few mishaps as they struggle to gain the trust of a reluctant community. They're just starting to make headway when a man's routine checkup exposes troubling secrets the town will do anything to keep hidden--even if that means murder.

“Cate Beauman's eagerly anticipated book Reagan's Redemption the 8th book in her Bodyguards of La series did not disappoint! I have not found a book in a long time that I just could not put down. I literally stayed up until 2am reading. This book had it all, suspense, great hero, heroine, mystery, and romance. I believe Cate definitely knocked this one out of the part.”  Kindle Customer

Book Nine: Answers For Julie, the story of Julie Keller and Chase Rider.  (4.6 Stars!)

Julie Keller relishes the simple things: hot chocolate on winter nights, good friends she calls her family, and her laid-back career as a massage therapist and yoga instructor. Julie is content with her life until Chase Rider returns to Bakersfield.

Bodyguard Chase Rider isn’t thrilled to be back in the town where he spent his childhood summers. His beloved grandmother passed away, leaving him a house in need of major repairs. With a three-week timetable and a lot to do, he doesn’t have time for distractions. Then he bumps into Julie, the one woman he hoped never to see again. Chase tries to pretend Julie doesn’t exist, but ten years hasn’t diminished his attraction to the hazel-eyed stunner.

When a stranger grabs Julie’s arm at the grocery store—a woman who insists Julie’s life isn’t what it seems, Chase can’t help but get involved. Julie and Chase dig into a twenty-five-year-old mystery, unearthing more questions than answers. But the past is closer than they realize, and the consequences of the truth have the potential to be deadly. 

“This series just gets better and better! I loved Answers for Julie - as with the whole series, it's a careful balance between suspense and romance, the characters are really well developed, and the plot moved at just the right pace with a fair number of surprises thrown in!” LCF

Book Ten: Finding Lyla, the story of Lyla and Collin – (4.7 Stars!)

Principal Dancer Lyla Markovik-Avery is always on the go. Grueling practices and endless performances rule her busy days—and things are about to get more hectic. Russia is rolling out the red carpet for their beloved star, despite the string of violent terrorist attacks that have rocked the nation.
  
Bodyguard Collin Michaels’ life is falling apart. His long-time relationship recently ended. He’s trying to start over, but that’s easier said than done. Luckily, Collin has a new assignment on the horizon: keeping a beautiful ballerina safe for the next three weeks.

Collin finds comfort in Lyla’s easy friendship, but that all changes after a night out on the town. Simple feelings become complicated—something Collin can’t afford, especially when tragedy strikes and Collin realizes Lyla’s caught in the middle of a dangerous plot for revenge.
  

Collin and Lyla are forced to flee. They need to reach the border before it’s too late, but the odds are stacked against them in a country that wants them dead. With time running out, Collin formulates a risky plan that might be their only chance of making it out alive.

Book Eleven: Deceiving Bella, the story of Isabella and Reed – Scheduled for October, 2016


Meet Cate Beauman
International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards.

Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is finishing Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series.


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