Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Zone of Action


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

I’m so excited that my first military romantic thriller has burst into publication, and that I can share it with you today. Zone of Action is the beginning of what I hope will be an original take on a modern military love story, full of action plus “kissy-kissy” scenes. It’s the fifth book I’ve written, which is a milestone in the writing world, but the first thriller I’ve attempted. I promise you it won’t be my last. I’m in love with the genre, and hope you will be, too! To help you fall in love, I’m giving away an ARC of Zone of Action to one lucky person who comments on this post.
            To help reel you into this world of terrorism, betrayal, and love, I’m including an exclusive excerpt only available here on Just Romantic Suspense. But first let me catch you up to speed on the book. Former terror cell expert Audrey Jenkins uncovers her ex, Brett Gates, a higher-ranking officer in her unit, selling military secrets, and turns him in. Brett escapes, vowing to get even with her.
            When the military prisoner who once saved CID agent Cam Harris’s life in Afghanistan escapes while in his custody, Cam requests the assignment to track him down.
            His manhunt leads him to Audrey's door. His prisoner—her ex—will resurface here, he’s sure of it. The feisty woman wants nothing to do with hunting down her ex, but when a terror cell she’s all-too-familiar with launches a deadly attack on army intelligence soldiers and officers, she knows it’s Brett. Will they be able to stop more soldiers from dying, without dying themselves? You’ll have to get the book to find out.
            In the meantime, here’s an excerpt:
Crash!
The sound of glass breaking downstairs had Audrey rolling from her bed, grabbing up her Beretta along the way. Her military training kicked in as she commando-crawled across the wood floor to her bedroom door, wondering if Harris had somehow managed to break her glass coffee table.
A flurry of noise from below sent her scrambling out the bedroom door.
 “Harris!” she hissed as she reached the landing.
There were a couple of thuds like fists hitting a body, accompanied by grunts. Cameron wasn’t alone, and he was too busy to answer. Someone had broken in. Not hard to imagine who. Audrey hugged the wall as she ran soundlessly down the carpeted stairs in her bare feet. Her breathing sawed out of her mouth as adrenaline kicked in. Damn Brett.
She reached the bottom of the stairs just as a clatter of objects crashed in the kitchen. “Harris,” she shouted, announcing her presence without giving a damn. Just as she skidded around the wall leading into the kitchen, a gunshot blasted her eardrums. The picture on the wall beside her splintered into a thousand pieces, and a hot, stinging pain seared her upper arm.
“Damn you, Brett,” she roared, flattening her body against the wall, chest heaving. She gave a mental three-count, wondering if Harris was unconscious. He was too quiet. Had the broken glass lacerated him? Was he even now bleeding out in her kitchen? Or had Brett, because it could only be him, clocked the CID agent? It seemed like that was her ex’s specialty lately. Her heartbeat pounded in her ears as she braced for what she would find when she rounded the corner.
She took a deep breath, letting it out in a whoosh when she heard her back door bang open. She launched from her hiding place behind the wall in time to see Cam Harris make an impressive tackle over the threshold of her back door. Both shadowy figures crashed to the ground, half in, half out of her house.
Glass littered her kitchen floor, and she, like a total ninny, was barefoot. She raised her Beretta, but the only body she could see was Cameron’s. Brett, if it was him, kicked free of Cam’s grip on his ankle. His footsteps disappeared into the night.
Cam sprang to his feet and gave chase. Audrey swung around and raced through her living room to the front door, yanking it open hard enough that it slammed against the wall. Maybe she could head Brett off.
Leading with her gun, she ran to the sidewalk and scanned the street where Cam had pursued her home invader. Without streetlights past her row of townhouses, she couldn’t see much.

ZONE OF ACTION

Former terror cell expert Audrey Jenkins has seen enough death and destruction to last a lifetime. When she uncovers her ex, Brett, a higher-ranking officer in her unit, selling military secrets, she turns him in and returns to the simpler life she has embraced since leaving the army.

CID Special Agent Cam Harris is a career military man with a strong sense of duty. When a military prisoner who once saved his life in Afghanistan escapes while in his custody, he requests the assignment to track him down.

Cam's manhunt leads him to Audrey's door. His prisoner—her ex—will resurface here, he’s sure of it. The feisty woman wants nothing to do with hunting down her ex, but when a terror cell she’s all-too-familiar with launches a deadly attack on army intelligence soldiers and officers, she knows it’s Brett.

Helping Cam is the right thing to do. But the attraction burning between them may be the mistake that gets her and Cam killed...


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4 comments:

  1. Military romances are favorites. Most military men/women are men/women of duty and honor.My husband was in the Air Force and we both enjoyed the life. He was lucky to be in some excellent units. All were very capable and close knit groups. He was with one plane at the same base for 7 years. The people who flew those planes and their families still get together every 2 years for over 20 years now. This unit and the others my husband was in were fine people we were proud to be associated with. It isn't the life for everyone and is hard on marriages. But for us it was wonderful and good for the children. Good luck with this book and hopefully the publisher will approve it as book one of a series.
    Stay safe and healthy.

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  2. Ohhhh. That sounds good. Love military reads. Love some sexy soldiers stories. Love women in the military too. Also new to me author which I love finding someone new.

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  3. Ooh this does sound good! Loving that cover too!

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