Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Brand New Series!

Giveaway Alert!

I’m so thrilled to be on Just Romantic Suspense! Break and Enter is my very first book and the first book in my Callahan Security series. I had such fun writing it. To be honest, it wasn’t supposed to be the first book in the series, but Alexandra Buchannan and Mitch Callahan are two very determined characters. They weren’t taking no for an answer.

Alex is the sort of woman I always thought it would be fun to be like in a way. Sexy and fun, athletic (did I mention I hate exercise?) with just a hint of badness. She’s trouble but in a good way. I had great fun discovering her. Alex loves using her talents as a professional criminal to equalize the scales of what she likes to call…romantic justice. Mitch was a total surprise to her. She never thought she would meet someone who would challenge her so much. He drives her mad.

I can honestly say I had no idea what Mitch was really like until I started writing his story. He seems all cocky with a ton of swagger, but it didn’t take long to discover it was all a cover. He really struggles with feeling like an outsider in some ways. It takes a toll and it’s what drives him headlong into Alex’s path.

I loved writing Break and Enter. I confess there were days when I was writing that I had no idea what was coming with these two characters. They are both so strong willed!

It was such fun to discover all the Callahan brothers and what makes them tick. I never know what will happen. They keep me on the edge of my seat! I hope you enjoy their stories as much as I do.

Meet Alexandra Buchannan – the woman who uses her talents as a professional criminal to equalize the scales of what she likes to call, romantic justice.

She’s the woman many of us wish we had on speed dial, at least at some point in our lives…

Your ex still has your favorite painting? He kept the bracelet he bought you for your 5th anniversary? They won’t be his for long.

But Alex’s latest job is her biggest challenge yet.

Her target just hired a new security company, and the team’s leader is as smart as he is sexy.

Mitch Callahan pushed his brothers to expand the family business into private security, and their first major client is a complete pain in the ass.

It’s no wonder the man has a target on his back, but nothing could prepare Mitch for how seductive his adversary is.

Mitch knows his ass is on the line, and he could drag Callahan Security down with him, but everything gets much more complicated as he begins to find Alex increasingly irresistible.

But their game of cat and mouse quickly explodes into a million pieces as another player enters the game -- with intentions that are far deadlier.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Fragmented Reality

All I want is to leave my past of criminal hacking behind. Oh, and ditch the blackmailer who has been dogging my every move for the last three years.
The plan: Hack my way into being part of Class Alpha, a training program for a secretive organization that rescues hostages the government can’t or won’t go after. Save the world and make enough money to pay back my blackmailer—solves all my problems, right?
The complication: Sweet, nerdy, and unbearably sexy Eric “Harvard” Physick. Harvard is my ideal man, but he’s also my instructor. Seriously a no-go, except we can’t seem to keep our hands off each other.
My blackmailer isn’t willing to let me off the hook, though, and a series of freak accidents—deadly accidents—sends Class Alpha into a tailspin. And the more I get to know Harvard, I start to realize his past is just as troubled as mine.
Am I the cause of this chaos...or is he?

About the Author:

Tonya Burrows wrote her first romance at age 13 and hasn't put down her pen since. Originally from a small town in Western New York, she suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends up moving someplace new every few years. As of now, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with The Boyfriend, a diva schnoodle, a plucky pug-mix, and #writercat.

When she's not writing about hunky military heroes, Tonya can usually be found kayaking, hiking, or road tripping across the country. She also enjoys painting and B grade disaster movies.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Gabriel's Torment

Hi, Everyone,

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

This looks like being a very busy year for me, with the release of at least 9 new books. I’ll also have original stories in a couple of boxed sets toward the end of the year. Amongst all that I’m hoping to get in a couple of vacations, one of which is the Orient Express to Venice in April. It was one of those things on my bucket list, so doubly excited about this! We are also moving home on the Isle of Man in the summer—to the house next door! The family home is now way too big with 5 of our sons having moved to England, so we’re moving into the house next door, which was originally my husband’s offices. That’s also exciting, choosing new carpets and curtains etc. So a very busy 2020 ahead!

I’m happy to announce that Friday 21st February was release day of the second book in the Romantic Suspense, Regency Club Venus series, Gabriel’s Torment (Regency Club Venus 2). As the owner of Club Venus, a gentlemen’s club where wealthy and titled men come to meet and bed the beautiful and available ladies who reside there, Gabriel Templeton believes himself to be beyond being shocked when it comes to women. Except one young lady is definitely about to surprise him. That, along with the attacks on gentlemen as they leave Club Venus, has Gabriel tormented in more ways than one!

The 3rd book in this Regency romantic suspense series, Benedict’s Challenge (Regency Club Venus 3) is now available for Pre-Order. Lord Benedict Winter knows Society thinks him cold and arrogant, and that they are scandalized he uses his physician’s skill to care for the ladies at Club Venus, as well as the poor. It was a reputation that didn’t bother him in the slightest until he meets and is attracted to Chloe, a young lady he discovers living in another gentleman’s household.     

LUCAN is the 6th and last book in the Steele Protectors Romantic Suspense series, and is now available for pre-order with a release date of 27th March. Lucan is scarred from his years in the military, inside as well as out. When he’s given the task of protecting Rachel, an art historian, he doesn’t expect her to be so beautiful and fiery. Rachel makes no effort to hide how irritated she is by his high-handed behaviour in carrying her off ‘for her own protection’, especially when he won’t explain exactly who asked him to do the protecting.

LUCAN is the last book in the Steele Protectors series but I will be announcing the pre-order of MATTEO (Dance with the Devil 1) the 1st book in my NEW Contemporary Romantic Suspense series, next month.

Also, don’t miss my 5 x FREE ebooks available with all ebook Retailers or on my Website.
Carole xx

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

The Phoenix Agency is Back!

With: Desiree Holt

Long ago, when I was first making my mark as a writer in a very small way, and when Ellora’s Cave was a thriving force to be reckoned with, I was fortunate enough to be contracted by them. After several successful titles, I was told they were creating a new imprint, The Lotus Circle, built around a fictional ancient group of women with psychic abilities, and would I write a story for them. Would I? Holy crow! Of course! I knew absolutely NOTHING about anything psychic, but I am a research addict and so I dug in. I decided that telepathy would be the ability I used because I saw so many possibilities. This was right around the time I met a former member of Delta Force and was intrigued by him.

And so ALWAYS ON MY MIND was born, the story of a romance writer and a Delta Force team leader who had known each other since high school. But she was determined to succeed as a writer, and he felt he had to give everything to Delta. That there was no room for a relationship. They had a few rare weekends together but that was it.

Until the night she was sitting at her computer, and she was startled to hear his voice in her head. His mission to capture terrorists had been blown, and he was a prisoner in the jungles of Peru. No one knew he was alive, much less where he was. She was his only connection with the outside world. Her search for help led her to a mysterious security agency that had only a telephone number, but they were her last and only hope.

And so The Phoenix Agency was born.

The first book gave birth to five more. When EC closed the doors on The Lotus Circle imprint, they asked me to retitle and “heat up” the books, which I did. And thanks to you, my wonderful, wonderful readers, you have continued to be hungry for more of these heroic men and their wives with psychic talents. I subsequently wrote a sixth one, but then five years passed. While you all kept asking me when the next one would happen, I guess I was waiting for the right story to hit me.

We had quite a run in Kindle World before they closed the doors, and I was fortunate to have many talented authors write in that series. But now Phoenix is back! The plot I needed smacked me in the brain, I have eight talented authors writing for the relaunch, and February 28 is the big day, for UNEXPECTED RISK and several other all-new stories.

Get ready by joining he Phoenix Agency Universe Readers Group because here it comes!

On launch day we will have lots of contests and prizes, including a Phoenix Agency logo you can download.

Joining UNEXPECTED RISK are the following terrific tales:

Fatal Connection by Anna Blakely
Arctic Flames by Amy Ruttan
Flash Point by EmKay Connor
Fatal Desires - G.E.A. Files (Genetically Engineered Assets) by Nicole Morgan


They served their country in every branch of the military – Army Delta Force, SEALs, Air Force, Marines. We are pilots, snipers, medics – whatever the job calls for. And now as private citizens they serve in other capacities, as private contractors training security for defense contractors, as black ops eradicating drug dealers, as trained operatives ferreting out traitors. With the women in their lives who each have a unique psychic ability, they are a force to be reckoned with. Risen from the ashes of war, they continue to fight the battle on all fronts. They are Phoenix.

Unexpected Risk

Her so-called gift put her in perilous situations…

Janet Rodman barely controlled her psi ability as an empath to teach school and hang with a few friends. She never knew when a wave of unsuitable emotions from others would assault her. She had learned to build walls to live her life but evil could break them down. A job as a private tutor kept her safe from assault…or so she thought.

He wasn’t looking for a woman in his life…

Former Marine and top tier attorney J. T. Fitzpatrick A bitter divorce took care of that. But when his friends at The Phoenix Agency called on his help to rescue a woman in danger, how could he say no? He’s unprepared for the instant attraction to Janet rodman, but he’s not looking for a relationship and tis is supposed to be a strictly business deal.

The Darkman isn‘t about to let some woman interrupt his mission in life…

His plan is working perfectly, and the bodies are piling up. He can’t let Janet Rodman screw them up. But when she disappears, he pulls out all stops to find and eliminate her. And he’ll kill anyone who gets in the way. With the chemistry exploding between them, can the former Marine keep Janet safe and destroy the killer before he destroys them?

“This guy is like a phantom.”
Dan nodded. “That’s what Brian called him, although he also called him Darkman. It feels like that’s exactly what he is. He comes and goes in the darkness. No one ever sees him, and he leaves no trace. There’s no rhyme or reason for any of these deaths. And one other thing.”
Dan lifted an eyebrow. “Yeah? What’s that?” 
“In each case that we know about, he took a souvenir. A piece of jewelry that a friend or family member says the victim always wore, even to bed. A watch. A ring. An identification bracelet. So it’s absence was picked up on right away by whoever made the formal identification.” He shook his head. “It prolongs the sensation of the crime, validates what he or she has done.”
“Sick.” J. T. lifted his water glass and took a healthy swallow as if washing a bitter taste from his mouth. ‘And you think there might be more?”
“I haven’t had time yet to do a search and Brian’s tied up with another disaster. Plus, his boss said he should ask Interpol to do the looking.”
“I imagine he’s not too happy with that.”
Dan shook his head. “The local police only want the FBI sticking their noses in if it can be proved this is part of a national crime spree. His boss says let Interpol come back to them with more international information before Brian starts wasting everyone’s time on unrelated events. They’re already swamped as it is.“
“So I’m guessing this is how you got involved.”
Dan nodded. “I owe him a big favor he did for one of or clients. I talked to my partners and they all agreed I should at least give it a shot. Hence, the trip to Tampa. I’m headed to meet Brian in the coroner’s office after this.”
“I’m also guessing it was a no-brainer,” J.T. said,” because no one was getting anywhere with this. It has to be a political hot potato, and that, apparently, is right up your alley.”
“True that.” Dan nodded. “And if there turn out to be more international incidents, the fact that we operate well in the dark is a big plus.” He paused. “And one more thing. This is very sensitive and actually makes me sick to think of it. Brian and the detective in Colorado think the killer may be former military. The planning of the mission, the precision of killing all speak to some military training.”
“God damn it.” J. T. smacked his hand on the desk. “What is it with the people who always want to blame the military.”
“For some it’s an easy answer.” Dan   rubbed his jaw. “In this case they may be right. Every kill smacks of someone trained to handle a knife in combat and swiftly and cleanly kill the enemy. I think that’s another reason Phoenix was brought in. The military angle. Someone probably thought I’d recognize the technique. Or whatever.””
“Fuck.” J. T. swallowed his anger. That wouldn’t get them anywhere. “Did you manage to find anything yet as far as Cote’s death is concerned?”
Dan shook his head. “Nada. I spent the entire day yesterday going over his home office, where the body was found, as well as the house itself and his office at the foundation. I had his desktop computer and his tablet and phone shipped overnight to Andy. We’ll see if he finds anything buried in there. Then this morning I was at the morgue checking the body. I know the local cops and the FBI went over it with a microscope, but another pair of eyes never hurts. I’m telling you, J.T., it’s a big fucking mystery. As if some supernatural being blew in like smoke and drifted out again.”
J.T. lifted an eyebrow. “I know your wives all have psychic abilities, and Phoenix uses them when they fit the situation, but this is a little off-the-wall even for you.”
Dan rubbed his forehead. “No kidding. But it’s driving me nuts. This is fourteen such murders in four years. They’re all over the place, different cities, different countries. I still believe Andy can find a pattern.”

Desiree Holt bio
USA Today best-selling and award-winning author Desiree Holt writes everything from romantic suspense and paranormal to erotic. and has been referred to by USA Today as the Nora Roberts of erotic romance, and is a winner of the EPIC E-Book Award, the Holt Medallion and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice nominee. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The (London) Daily Mail, The New Delhi Times and numerous other national and international publications.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

When a Series Comes to an End—Bring Out the Tissues

Congratulations to "Chrisbails", the winner in Nancy's giveaway. Please contact JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE to claim your prize!

I’m so thrilled to back on Just Romance Suspense. Thank you, Maureen, for having me.

My new romantic suspense, The Protector, the third and final novel of The D’Azzo Family saga, released yesterday. It’s been a long road to get to this day and I’m so thrilled readers can enjoy the complete story from beginning to the end. But, I’m in this funky mood and I can’t shake it. 

I think I just miss Nathan D’Azzo and Olivia Bennett. I created them over four years ago. As for Nathan, well, you can’t have a family without the loving, but tough as nails, big brother. He had to be in each book. And, I had to keep him close as I figured out how everything would mesh together. When I finally got the chance to bring him into Olivia’s world, well, I’m surprised he talked me.

Maybe I spent too much time thinking about this couple.  And then there’s the bit of guilt. I put them through so much, and just when I get them to this point in their relationship, I have to let them go.

Tiny Spoiler…

Tears filled Olivia’s eyes as she looked out over the crowd. This was what was missing in her life—connection, not only to Nathan and his family, but a community. Her mother would fit right in here. They both would.

“Olivia, what is it?”

Nathan’s love was etched in each feature. She tucked her arm into his and moved in close. “I’m perfect, and I didn’t know that emotion existed until now. I’m yours. Never doubt that.”
As I typed the last few paragraphs, I had tears, the big, ugly kind that makes me thankful I’m alone in my writer’s cave. Their happily-ever-after was just wonderful. What I wanted more than anything was to turn the page, add a new chapter heading, and keep them both around for a little while longer.  In fact, I miss the whole D’Azzo family, Emersyn and Alec, Tessa and Eric, Joe D’Azzo, and especially Grace D’Azzo. Grace is a mother-to-all kind of mother. I loved her strength and wisdom.

I know, I have to move on. The Protector, and my D’Azzo family, belongs to readers everywhere. And that’s why I do what I do. I love my job!

There is a light at the end of my tunnel. Last night, I had my first middle of the night three-hour-wide-awake time with my new hero. He just wouldn’t stop talking. That’s a good sign.

I left a free chapter teaser below. It is my hope you will fall in love with Nathan and Olivia, and the entire family as much as I did.

Do you have a hard time writing/reading the last book in a series? Do you also want to turn the page and continue the story for just a little longer? Let’s talk in the comments. My giveaway is a $15 Amazon card to a random commenter. Happy Reading!

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks

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