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#ManCandyMonday Taron Egerton

This cutie first caught my eye in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Great movie if you haven’t seen it yet! Then he did an amazing turnaround and played Eddie the Eagle in the movie with that name. He was unrecognizable. Up next for Taron, voicin Johnny in Sing and the Billionaire Boys Club (2017) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).

Will be looking out for him in the movies! Hope you enjoyed today’s Man Crush Monday!

Taron Egerton

#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?

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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

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#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

#TeaserTuesday FIGHT THE SHADOWS Free Read

FighttheShadowsI’m really excited to be part of the launch of CJ Lyons Shadow Ops Kindle World. It was really interesting to jump into this world of covert ops and write a fast-paced suspense and emotional romance.

Today’s teaser is a sexy encounter between Warrant Officer Patricia Morales and Staff Sergeant Rick Sanchez, two of the newest members of the Special Threats Response team that is the heart of the Shadow Ops world.

Blurb

He had never given up hope of finding his wife’s killers . . .

Marine Staff Sergeant Rick Sanchez had survived two tours of duty and returned home to join the New York City Police Department. He’d found something besides his calling at the Police Academy: he found the love of his life. When his wife is killed three years later by gang thugs, Rick feels betrayed by the police department that calls it a drug deal gone bad and claims his wife was dirty. He quits the force and vows to get to the truth, but he doesn’t foresee the danger coming at him from both the street gang and a pint-sized warrior who threatens to steal his heart again.

She had clawed her way out of the barrio and hated being drawn back into that life . . .

Patricia Morales had worked hard to build a better life for herself outside the crime-ridden section of New York City where her family had settled after leaving Honduras. It wasn’t easy, especially after her father was killed in a car accident. But she’d joined the National Guard and found a way to a better life for her family. Deployed as part of Joint Task Force Empire Shield, she hopes to one day help her half-brother out of the gang life. When her half- criminal activities may involve a possible terrorist threat, Patricia must face her past and deal with her attraction to a man determined to send her half-brother to jail for a murder he didn’t commit.

Excerpt

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

There are seven authors who have action-packed stories in the Shadow Ops world. Each book stands alone, so you don’t have to worry about reading all of them to get the complete story. You can check out all the stories at the links below:

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

#WriteWed The 12 Sexy Heroes of the Dangerous Passions Box Set & Flower Show

Today’s Write Wednesday inspiration is a sneak peek at the heroes of the Dangerous Passions Box set. They’re alpha and in command. Ready to take on the fight and find love along the way!

Dangerous Passions eBook box set is now available and you can get the Dangerous Passions Box Set at the following e-tailers!

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You can click here if you can’t see the Sexy Heroes video below!

And now for something kinder and gentler! LOL! I mentioned I was going to the Philadelphia Flower Show yesterday and we had a blast. The theme was Hollywood and in particular, movies from Disney, Pixar and their related companies. The show was lovely this year and here are some photos for you. You can click here if you cannot see the Philadelphia Flower Show photos below.

Day 10 Dangerous Passions – 11 by Kylie Brant

Today we take a look at one of the more sinister stories in the dangerous passions box set. Kylie Brant takes tells us the story of a woman who escaped from the clutches of a wicked villain and to take him down once and for all. Her name was… “11”.

Mia Deleon escaped against the odds only to discover that no one would believe her-11 by .@kyliebrant Dangerous Passions http://bit.ly/DPAmzUS #DPBoxSet

Blurb

Eleven. For three long years that’s what she was called by The Collector, the sexual sadist who enslaved her.

Five years after escaping from The Collector Mia Deleon stops hiding and teams up with security expert Jude Bishop to track her former captor. Jude’s efforts to help Mia are complicated by the growing attraction between them. Because their race to trail the sexual sadist brings Mia ever closer to the man determined to see his collection finally complete….

A spec ops transporter for STORM Corps takes on drones, bad guys, and car chases on the coast of Italy—and falls for a beautiful scientist whose curves are far more dangerous than the road!

Dangerous Passions eBook box set releases March 3rd for the special price of $0.99! Preorder today!!

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Teaser

“Mia?” He pushed open the door, took a step inside the small space. The flimsy shower stall’s curtain was closed. His hand rose midway in the air to open it. Then he heard a slight sound behind him and immediately realized his mistake. Cool steel kissed the side of his throat.

“I had a little time to think while you were gone. And I decided that you owe me some answers.”

“Not bad.” Jude’s tone, damn him, held a tinge of amusement. “I wouldn’t have guessed you were that fast. You opened the window, and hid inside it, right? Behind the shade?”

“I’m the one with the questions, remember?” Mia increased the pressure against his throat. He wasn’t taking her seriously, but he should. There had been a few others in recent years that had underestimated her, to their regret. Right now she was half convinced he’d sold her information to Four and the demon that had enslaved them both. Paranoia was running high, warring with reason.

“I’m not fond of knives.” The humor had vanished from his voice. “Normal enough reaction, after someone tried to peel my face off with one.” With the speed of a striking snake his hand came up to clamp her wrist, while he pivoted toward her. Anticipating his move she pulled away, kicking his half bent knee while he was turning and danced out of reach.

“Nice move.” The compliment was delivered with almost clinical detachment. “You shouldn’t attempt to use a knife in close proximity with someone so much taller. It’s too easy to be overpowered, and you’re limited by your shorter reach.”

“Am I?” Her tone was derisive, her gazed fixed on his. “And yet here I am, still armed.”

“Only because I’m more interested in eating than in hurting you.” He started for the door. Stopped when she deliberately stepped in his way.

“As I said, you have some explaining to do.”

He spread his arms. “You want to slice me up? Go ahead. Aim for a major artery. Any other place and you risk the chance that I just take it away and use it on you.” A moment ticked by. She didn’t move. “No? Then I’m going back into the hall to get the food I left out there. We can eat while we talk.”

She let him go because she didn’t doubt that he’d return. Either because he didn’t take her seriously, or because he was that confident of his own defensive abilities. Probably both. Still wary, Mia lowered the knife to her side but didn’t put it away. She wasn’t without defensive moves of her own.

He reentered the room, stopping to relock it before striding to the bed, paper bags in his hands. She watched as he removed boxes from the bags, spreading them across the bed before he rummaged for plates, chopsticks, napkins and plastic silverware. He knelt in front of the bed and nonchalantly filled a plate, as if used to having an armed woman standing near him, only degrees away from doing him harm. Given his personality, maybe it was a common occurrence.

“There’s no way Four found me without help.” Her stomach growled, a reminder that she hadn’t eaten since breakfast. But she made no move toward the food. “I was too careful.”

Jude sat on his haunches, plate balanced in one hand while he expertly wielded chopsticks with the other. “You must have screwed up. Left a trail.”

The accusation had her fingers curling more tightly around the hilt of the knife. “Or you sold my information to her.”

He paused, the chopsticks midway to his lips. “Why would I do that?”

Mia jerked a shoulder. “The same reason people do anything. Money. Greed. Sex. Power. Pick one.”

“None of the above.” He continued eating, working around the different dishes he’d served on the plate. “You got complacent. It happens when people are on the run for too long. You must have let something slip to the wrong person. Made a phone call that could be traced. Left a cyber trail.”

She could have told him that complacency and carelessness set in only when people began feeling safe. Mia doubted she’d ever experience that particular emotion again. “Seems a lot of work when all she’d have to do is go to you. If you didn’t sell the information outright—and I’m not convinced you didn’t—maybe she hacked your computer files.”

He laughed at that, seeming genuinely amused. “Not a chance. And if she had she wouldn’t have found the information she was looking for there. You think I leave evidence that I provide services that some narrowly focused on the law might consider illegal?”

He had a way of setting her teeth on edge. “You’ll forgive me if that, coupled with your professed skepticism about my past doesn’t fill me with confidence.”

“I didn’t say I didn’t believe you. Exactly. I’m reserving judgment for the time being. Forget about that. All that matters right now is that I’ve found a fisherman who has agreed to get us to the Philippines. With any luck we can be back in the States in a few days.” He finished eating, then disposed of the garbage before stretching out on the sagging bed. “We have hours before we meet the boat. Don’t forget to close and lock the window.”

Mia gaped at him, vaguely insulted. He was sleeping? With an armed pissed off suspicious woman in the room? “You do appear to enjoy living dangerously.”

“If you were going to use that knife on me, you’d have done it already.” He didn’t bother opening his eyes. “And whatever doubts you might have, I’m your best chance of getting out of the country.”

Her fingers tightened around the hilt of the knife, but doubt filtered through her. Mia didn’t trust any man, but she distrusted Jude less than most. He didn’t have to like her. Or believe her. She just needed him to get her out of the country alive.
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#TeaserTuesday Into Danger by Gennita Low

Day 8: Into Danger by Gennita Low

Welcome back! Today, we’ll be dancing in the shadows with Gennita Low’s award-winning sexy spy thriller, “Into Danger”.

Track down the world’s most glamorous assassin in @Gennita’s “Into Danger”! Dangerous Passions http://bit.ly/DPAmzUS #DPBoxSet

Every intelligence operative in Washington D.C. knows her name … but little else.

A tough Navy Seal with a reputation for efficiency, Steve McMillan has heard all the stories about the “world’s most glamorous assassin.” But nothing prepared him for the goddess in tight black leather who now stands before him. Marlena is his new assignment — his superiors in the shadow world of secret missions want him to get information and then turn her over. McMillan is the consummate professional, but dealing with this beautiful enigma is playing with fire. To trust her would be crazy — as crazy as following his burning desire for her to its passionate conclusion.

Because there’s something beyond the yearning in her eyes and the inviting softness of her lips. Dark clouds are circling around Marlena Maxwell, drawing Steve along with her into a lethal game of deception and betrayal. And perhaps the deadliest mistake they could both make would be to fall in love …

Into Danger is the winner of RT Book Reviews’ Best Romantic Intrigue.

Dangerous Passions eBook box set releases March 3rd for the special price of $0.99! Preorder today!!

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Teaser

. . . Steve McMillan liked kissing women.

Which was not what he should be thinking about right now. He looked across the room at his target. She was a lot taller than he’d expected; dressed in black leather, she made a striking figure standing against the bar, calmly sipping a drink. She didn’t look like she was waiting for someone. Her stance was relaxed, her smile a little bored. One or two men had approached with interested smiles, but she had sent them away with a few words.

In the dark corner of the bar, he’d been watching her for almost an hour now, and her patience seemed endless, because she hadn’t glanced once at her watch or looked around at the patrons. She didn’t fidget with her dark auburn hair. She didn’t make small conversation. She didn’t smoke. Once in a while she would turn around and lean back on her elbows to watch the baseball game in progress on a giant TV screen above the bar.

At exactly an hour later, she finished her drink, picked up the small suitcase by the bar stool, and walked off. She didn’t look back, so she missed the appreciative glances admiring her long, leather-encased, shapely legs. Steve stood up and followed. It was dark and cool outside. He pulled on his jean jacket as he looked around for the woman. She was nowhere to be seen. He turned the corner, keeping to the shadows.

He was a trained operative. He knew not to show his training. So he allowed her to have the advantage for now.

Movement. Speed.

He was pinned hard against the wall, and a husky voice, whiskey-laced, drawled in his ear, “It’s been an hour, sweetheart. If you plan to make a move, you mustn’t make a lady wait.”

Steve angled his head sideways, and the light out of the windows was just enough for him to make out her face. Her eyes gleamed back, no fear in them. Her lips were temptingly close and perfectly shaped.

There were kisses that stole. And there were kisses that gave away secrets. Steve wondered which kind would persuade a hired assassin to reveal who her target was.

 

Her strength didn’t surprise him. After all, everything he had profiled about Marlena Maxwell showed a woman who knew how to take care of herself. What caught him by surprise was how his body responded to her. From his table watching her, he had appreciated her tall, sultry beauty, but up close and personal, the appreciation became a growing private interest.

What’s the matter?” she asked, when he didn’t say a word. “Don’t you like it when a woman comes after you?”

It depends on what she’s after,” Steve answered.

Oh? Like what?”

I don’t mind a lady after my body,” Steve said dryly, “but I do draw the line if it’s my dead body.”

She pushed an elbow hard against his lower back, forcing him to buckle against the wall. “Let’s not bicker over details. It would save me time if you introduce yourself,” she said, still in that husky drawl, “and I hope you don’t mind. I have to make sure you aren’t armed, sweetheart.”

Damn, but the woman’s elbow was sharp. The hard stucco of the building cut into the side of his face. “No problem,” Steve assured her. “Look all you want.”

She slid a hand into his jean jacket, checking for secret pockets. Then her hand glided down his chest to his jeans, obviously knowledgeable about the places a man could hide a weapon.

Lower,” Steve suggested, reckless desire spurring him now, “and you might find something loaded.”

There was a pause. Her eyes looked into his for a moment, then she took up his challenge. And went lower.

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