Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Of course not!

Congratulations to "Mary P.", "Bn100" and "Janet K.", the winners in Cindy's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I am so thrilled and honored to know that everyone loves and enjoys reading Into the Crossfire, Book #1 of the First Force Series. “An adrenaline rush of a thrill ride!”~Jersey Girl Reviews posted on Amazon.  “I loved this book. It had it all, action, love, and revenge.” ~K. Sowards said. 

I’d like to thank all the readers/reviewers who were kind enough to leave a comment about the book, and I find that everyone absolutely loves Jack Haliday, the handsome, sexy, dark-haired Navy SEAL—as do I! He’s got it all: great looks, great sense of humor, and a great sense of family. That said, I’ve had some reviews stating that To the Breaking Pointe was good but not the same as Into the Crossfire.

Um, of course not.

Each of the story lines from the First Force series follows one of the nine operatives through a dangerous mission that leads him or her to the love of their life. Don’t worry, Jack Haliday is in every one of the books! He’s an important member of team First Force, not to mention a main character. I would never leave him out, and he is featured in two of the books: Book #1 Into the Crossfire, which introduces you to Jack Haliday and team First Force, and Book #2 Into the Dark—coming in January.

To the Breaking Pointe is a wonderful story about operative Grant Ketchum who let the love of his life, ballerina Silja Ramsay, go to follow her dreams of being a prima ballerina in Russia. Unfortunately, five years have passed and her dreams have turned into a full blown nightmare! She turns to the only man who she truly trusts to help her—Grant. As you can already see it is not the same story line as Crossfire—it has its own story filled with great suspense, wonderful romance that includes a hero to fall in love with, a heroine you’ll adore, and a villain you’ll despise!  

“To the Breaking Pointe delivers a suspenseful, intriguing and heart stopping emotional roller coaster ride with all the thrills of a Jason Bourne story.” ~Sherrie Wilson posted on Amazon. Moonlight Reader Reviews had this to say, “I found myself completely encapsulated in the story.” 

So fire up that ereader and download To the Breaking Pointe! You’ll get smokin’ hot romantic suspense, guaranteed! Will it be the same story as Into the Crossfire? Of course not! But I know this for sure: You’re gonna love To the Breaking Pointe!

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First Force operative, Grant Ketchum, let the ballerina of his dreams dance right out of his life. Silja Ramsay returned to Russia, to become the principal dancer for the Novikov Ballet Company.

Natalia Novikov has a dark secret: her ballet company is broke. Natalia forces her dancers to prostitute themselves to financial contributors at exclusive after-show parties. Silja has been kept in the dark about the parties—until an American financier offers to bail the failing ballet company out. His prerequisite: Silja must become his personal companion and fulfill his every desire. Against her will, Silja is taken to the American's mansion, but before she goes she manages to send a text to the only man who can save her, Grant: HELP!

   Now Grant is on a mission to rescue his ballerina from this powerful man's subjugation. If they survive, will he let her chasse out of his life again?  

Yekaterinburg, Russia:

A crowd had gathered in the reception room in the basement of the Mockba Theatre. The room wasn’t particularly large, yet it was quite elegant with red velvet swags hung in the archways, gilded crown moldings, and crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. A bar was set up in one corner while a violinist played softly in another.  

“It is ridiculous! An outrage! Dominik Potrovic should be included in the auction!” Ivan Belsky bit out in Russian. “A choice, that is what the contributors’ should have! We spend a lot of money at these parties!”

Natalia waved at the bartender for a glass of wine. “I have already explained this to you, Ivan. Dominik is in a relationship with our choreographer, Edvar. He is not available for the auctions.”

“Several of the dancers are married! Yet here they are—to be auctioned as the rest. I understand why Silja Ramsay is not present—she is an American, but there is not excuse for Dominik!”

“I do not understand. You always choose from the box filled with the ballerina’s shoes, not the male dancers. So why do you fuss?”

“I enjoy the girls very much. But Dominik—”

“If you are not happy with our selection of dancers, pull your bid and be on your way.”
Red-faced with frustration, Belsky let out a loud harrumph, and then stalked into the party just as Ballard Crafton rounded the corner.

“Where is Silja?” he asked Natalia as he searched through the party guests. The room was filled with men, a few older women, and most of the dancers from the Novikov Ballet Company. Only one dancer in particular was missing... Silja Ramsay.

“As always, there are plenty of lovely ballerinas here to choose from this evening, Ballard. Forget Silja for now. I will keep working to make her come around. 

“No. I am tired of spending time with ballerinas that I don’t want. I only fantasize that she is Silja. I want Silja!” Ballard said. 

About Cindy:
For twenty-six years Cindy’s life whirled around a song and a dance. She was a professional dancer/choreographer for most of her adult life and never gave much thought to a writing career until 2005. She often notes: Don’t ask me what happened, but suddenly I felt drawn to my computer to write about things that I have experienced with my husband’s Thoroughbreds and happenings at the racetrack—she muses: they are greatly exaggerated upon of course—I’ve never been murdered. Viola! Cindy’s first book series, Unbridled, was born. Currently there are five books in the series.
Cindy is a huge fan of romantic suspense series’, especially with a military ops theme. Although she isn’t one to make New Year’s resolutions, on New Year’s Day 2013 she made a commitment to write one. There are two books in her black ops series, First Force, at this time: Into the Crossfire and To the Breaking Pointe.
People are always asking Cindy: Do you miss dance? With a bitter sweet smile on her lips she tells them: Sometimes I do. I miss my students. I miss choreographing musicals, but I love writing my books, and I love sharing them with my readers.
Cindy resides on her forty-five acre Thoroughbred farm with her husband, Bill, and her Cocker Spaniel, Allister, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Find Cindy at:
Twitter: @CindyMcDonald7
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  1. Jack Haliday sounds delicious. Loved the excerpt thank you.


  2. It looks like you are having a lot of fun writing these. And, series are great.


  3. I do love writing the First Force Series, Jan. I love my characters and the time I spend with them! Thanks for the comment!

  4. The brief description of To The Breaking Pointe has me wanting to find out how Grant helps Silja out of her mess. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I win a copy so I can find out.


  5. I love romantic suspense stories. Add a SEAL or other Special Ops guy and I can't resist.

  6. I like what I see! :) Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. Interesting

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