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#ManCandyMonday Man Buns, Bad Boy Bracelets & Thumb Rings

Sometimes there is a lot of the writer in the characters they create and I’m finding that’s the case with Connie, the heroine in #2 in the #AtTheShore series. In one scene, Connie admits that she doesn’t like “Man Buns, Bad Boy Bracelets & Thumb Rings”, but finds them amazingly attractive on the hero, Jonathan Pierce. Yep, she’s falling for the Bad Boy and it’s really interesting.

So why mention this today on Man Candy Monday? Because I find myself intrigued by Wil Willis from Forged in Fire who has Bad Boyness in spades in addition to a man bun, bracelets, and rings.

Wil is an actor and writer who is also ex-military and from a military family. Wil was an Army Ranger and then served as an Air Force Pararescueman. He’s the host of Forged in Fire and has also hosted a number of other shows related to the military and weaponry. The show is fascinating and Wil is as hot as the forges on the show!

Thanks to Wil’s Facebook Fan Page for this smoldering photo!

#TeaserTuesday #BookBirthday Party for Lucky 7 Hot Heroes

Good morning! I’m going to totally tease you today by telling you that you’ll have to drop by today’s release party for Lucky 7 Hot Heroes for some teasers from my contribution, ONE LAST NIGHT, and lots of chances for giveaways, like gift cards, T-shirts and other goodies.

The party starts at 2 pm EST and I’ll be on from 3 to 4 pm! Come on by! For those not on Facebook or who can’t make it, leave a comment on this blog post with the names of some of the other titles in the set for a chance to win a T-shirt and some other goodies.

You can click here for the Lucky 7 Hot Heroes Release Party or visit this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/196540297461709/

Lucky 7 Hot Heroes Release Party

#ThriftyThursday Lucky 7 Hot Heroes and Taming the Vampire Box Sets

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For those of you have liked the NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Lucky 7 Box Sets – GOOD NEWS! We’ve assembled another collection of 7 hot heroes for you to enjoy! The set is specially priced at 99 cents and is available for pre-order. The set will release on December 13. Check out the blurb for this awesome set:

Seven New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Authors bring you seven contemporary romance novellas, starring seven hot heroes who will make you melt. Whether you love a second chance romance, an office playboy, or a former-fling staying in the cabin next door, this boxed set has a fall-in-love romance for you.

    ONE LAST NIGHT by Caridad Pineiro, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. An act of compassion leads to unexpected pleasure . . . Thrown together, Marine Lieutenant Trevor Mason and Maggie Sullivan can’t ignore the sexual heat between them. As they satisfy one set of needs, another slowly develops as passion breathes life into other emotions. Will Trevor and Maggie’s one last night together possibly lead to many other nights in the future?

    HEART TAMER by Sophia Knightly, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. Kate is the last person her ex-husband Alec expects—or wants—to see again. But this time, can he resist? In this fiery battle of love, whose heart will be tamed?

    A SEAL’S PROPOSAL by Tawny Weber, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. Being the best means making sacrifices, but do vows made at 16 hold true at 24? As a teenager, Sam Morelli joined the elite club focused on a single goal: to become Navy SEALs. Membership required a vow that once he became a SEAL, the team would be his only commitment. Eight years later, on the cusp of achieving his goal, Sam has forgotten that vow. But his girlfriend hasn’t.

    DANGEROUS CURVES by Nina Bruhns, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. He’s driving…but her curves are deadlier than the two guys trying to kill them… A spec ops transporter takes on drones, bad guys and car chases—and falls for a beautiful scientist with curves more dangerous than the road!

    TRUTH OR DATE by Susan Hatler, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. Gina Hall is done with men who won’t commit. When her friend Kristen starts a game of Truth or Dare, she dares Gina to go on a date with Ethan, who’s total marriage material. As Gina plans the going away party for office playboy, Chris Bradley, she spontaneously initiates a game of Truth or Dare with him. He dares Gina to pose as his girlfriend to help get a flirty colleague off his back. Even though Gina and Chris are pretending, their relationship feels way too real and she’s worried about making the same dating mistakes all over again.

    BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME by Virna DePaul, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. Readers have fallen in love with the Irish O’Neill brothers…now it’s time for Sean O’Neill’s story, and he’s determined to convince Juliana Madison, his college English professor, that he’s not just a younger man—he’s definitely the man for her.

    THE BAD BOY MEETS HIS MATCH by Kristin Miller, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. When lingerie-store owner Cora Brennan plans a getaway at a quaint mountain retreat, she never expects her cabin neighbor to be the playboy she spent a memorable night with in college. Desire blazes into something deeper this time, but she’s still healing from a bad breakup and he’s already set-up a first date with someone else. Can they finally admit their true feelings for each other before love is lost to them again?

You can purchase the Lucky 7 Hot Heroes collection at these online retailers:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2emafyC
B&N: http://bit.ly/2fgY6Ku
iBooks: http://apple.co/2fgYiK6
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2fgYmJQ
Additional Stores: http://books2read.com/u/bWK50x

Taming the Vampire

TAMING THE VAMPIRE is now available for download. Thanks to all of you who have purchased it and have helped make it an Amazon Kindle bestseller!

Taming the Vampire Amazon Kindle Bestseller

The anthology is only 99 cents for a limited time and best of all, these are ALL NEW stories! Not re-releases and not available anywhere except in the anthology. You can read more about the anthology here: http://bit.ly/tamingvamp

You can purchase TAMING THE VAMPIRE at these online retailers:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2bfy9Js
Kobo http://bit.ly/2by9MsM
iBooks: http://apple.co/2byaNAP
B&N: http://bit.ly/2byaGoW

#TeaserTuesday Romancing the Military Man

HEROES IN UNIFORM Romantic Suspense & Military Romance Box SetI am really excited to be in the ROMANCING THE MILITARY MAN box set. This set is available for pre-order at 99 cents and has 10 awesome romances featuring military men. It’s a mix of romance, suspense, action-adventure and sexiness. Here’s a little more about the stories in the set:

Whether it’s romance, suspense, or action/adventure–Romancing the Military Man: Ten Hot Military Heroes Boxed Set offers ten romance stories with something for everyone who craves a hot military hero. For a limited time this is your chance to enjoy books from today’s New York Times, USA Today, and national bestselling authors.

Sharon Hamilton
SEAL’s Promise

He makes a deathbed promise to care for his best friend’s wife and baby. She wants nothing to do with anything that reminds her of her fallen SEAL husband, until fate steps in to show her she is still connected, and needs the love of the flawed warrior who shares her grief.

Caridad Pineiro
Stay The Night

Sexy Navy SEAL Rafe Castillo is home after months of separation. Will Rafe stay the night with his wife Elena so they can rekindle the love they once shared?

Toni Anderson
The Killing Game

A snow leopard biologist becomes prey when Cold War secrets threaten to expose a modern-day spy ring, and an elite British soldier is forced to choose between his country and his heart.

Karen Fenech
Caught

When Elle Jameson is caught by a human trafficker, she doesn’t dare believe the man’s claims that all is not as it seems and that he will see her safely home, not even when she finds herself softening toward him, because trusting him, believing him, may cost Elle her life.

Kathy Kulig
Red Tape Protector, FLC series book 2 (stand-alone)

Black-ops agent is hired to train a secret White House society member to be an assassin or be eliminated.

Jan Springer
Christmas Lovers

Nurse Tania Sparks has always been purely professional with her injured soldiers…until sinfully sexy Connor Jordan enters her hospital.

Lisa Hughey
Still The One (Family Stone #4 Jack)

Jack Stone never got over Bliss Lee…but he can he convince her she’s still the one?

Denise A. Agnew
Saved By The Marine

Explosive danger creates a whirlwind of heat between a marine and the woman he’s just met when they’re trapped in a terrifying situation.

Adrienne Bell
Carter: The Sinner Saints #1

Sometimes a bad boy is the best man for the job.

Monique Dubois
Romance: Quickies (Encounter 9)

In Quickies (Encounter 9), Malia is introduced to the world of BDSM by a mysterious army ranger. He captivates her body and senses, but does he have a secret side that leads her into danger?

Pre-order the set

Amazon: http://bit.ly/AMZMilitaryMan
Amazon: http://bit.ly/AMZMilitaryMan
B&N: http://bit.ly/RMM_BN
iBooks: http://bit.ly/RMM_iBooks
Kobo: Coming Soon!

Blurb for STAY THE NIGHT

My contribution to the set is STAY THE NIGHT and I hope you will take a moment to check it out!

He was the kind of man that every woman would want . . .

Sexy and handsome Rafael Castillo was a star athlete and honor student. Everyone knew Rafe was going places and would make his hometown proud. Elena Martinez dreams of the day that the friendship she shares with Rafe will turn into something more. When that moment comes she doesn’t hesitate to grab it, and Rafe, with both hands.

She was the woman he’d dreamed of and whose life he’d ruined . . .

Rafe has been in love with Elena since the fifth grade when she stood up for him and stopped bullies from teasing him for being different. In the years since then, Rafe has watched Elena grow into a smart, beautiful, and desirable woman. He had hoped Elena would be a part of his future and was determined to show her how special she is to him.

Can they forget the past in order to build their future?

A fateful night of passion will change the future both Elena and Rafe had envisioned. Forced into marriage by an unexpected pregnancy, they find themselves separated by the demands of impending parenthood. Rafe enlists in the Navy Seals to support his new wife and the child who is on the way, but Fate is determined to throw them another curve. After Elena’s miscarriage and years of separation during Rafe’s tours of duty, have they grown too far apart or is love still possible between them?

Excerpt

You can also click here to read the Stay the Night Excerpt.

#TeaserTuesday Fight the Shadows #RomanticSuspense

FIGHT THE SHADOWS Romantic suspenseFIGHT THE SHADOWS is part of the Shadow Ops Kindle World by CJ Lyons. CJ has created an amazing concept around the Special Threats Response Team, a group of heroes who go in when no other agency can or will go in. The head of this unique team is Rose Prospero and she is an absolutely fascinating woman. Her second-in-command is Billy Price and he couldn’t be more different from Rose. The one thing they have in common: Their desire to protect their country from harm.

This teaser is from the start of FIGHT THE SHADOWS and you meet Rose and Billy. I loved exploring what’s happening with these characters, but also introducing my own two characters, National Guardsman Patricia Morales and former Marine Rick Sanchez, as new members of the STR team.

Click here if you cannot see the FIGHT THE SHADOWS excerpt below.

You can purchase FIGHT THE SHADOWS and the other releases in the Shadow Ops World here:

FIGHT THE SHADOWS by Caridad Pineiro
EMBRACING THE SHADOWS by Steven Savile
FROM THE SHADOWS by Jade Eby
DANGER’S DESIRE by LS Silverii
DANGER’S PASSION by LS Silverii
DANGER’S HEAT by LS Silverii
ALIGNING THE SHADOWS by Jamie Lee Scott

Please note that these are all standalone stories and do not have to be read together (except for the books by LS Silverii).

Copyright 2015 Shadow Ops World CJ Lyons Kindle Worlds & Text by Caridad Pineiro Scordato – All Rights Reserved

#WriteWed Inspiration for FIGHT THE SHADOWS

I walk to and from Penn Station every day to get to my office, weather permitting of course. During those walks, I regularly see members of the Joint Task Force Empire Shield. These soldiers are part of the National Guard and have been protecting NYC transportation centers and other key locations since the September 11 attacks. I dedicated FIGHT THE SHADOWS to them for the work that they do!

The heroine in the book is a member of JTFSE and lives on base in Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn. You don’t get to see that location in the story, however. I am hoping to do another story with Patricia and Rick in the future and maybe I’ll have a scene or two at Fort Hamilton.

Click here to see photos of the JTFSE during training sessions.

As for the hero and heroine, here is how I pictured Patricia and Rick, a former Marine and NYPD officer.
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#TeaserTuesday STAY THE NIGHT #Military #Romance

STAY THE NIGHT has to be one of my favorite stories. I loved that big strong Navy Seal Rafe Castillo is still in love with his wife after nearly five years of separation, but wondering whether she is still in love with him. I loved that Elena, Rafe’s wife, has grown and made something of herself, but still wants to fight to keep her husband even though their marriage was forced on them by an unwanted pregnancy.

I enjoyed exploring the dynamics between the two and having them find out that as different as they had both become during the five years of their marriage, their love was still strong.

So today I have for you an excerpt from STAY THE NIGHT. Click here if you cannot see the STAY THE NIGHT Excerpt below.