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#TeaserTuesday EMBRACE THE NIGHT Military Romance

EmbracetheNightIt was difficult for me to write EMBRACE THE NIGHT. The Army hero, Zack Taylor, is a below-the-knee amputee and imagining how he would feel as he returns to civilian life was tough. I also did a good amount of research to learn about how Zack would do some of the activities he used to do before he was wounded in battle.

It was also rough to handle the heroine, Samantha Whittaker. You met Samantha in ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE and she is as wounded as Zack, but just in a different way.

In EMBRACE THE NIGHT, these two find the strength to deal with their physical and emotional wounds through the power of love. I hope you’ll check out this new novella in the TAKE A CHANCE military romance series.

I’m happy to say that this story is also part of the awesome HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO box set that’s specially priced at 99 cents and also available through Kindle Unlimited.

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You can click here to read the EMBRACE THE NIGHT excerpt if you cannot see it below.

#TeaserTuesday One Night of Pleasure

One of my favorite stories is ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE. I loved Mark and Bridget and how they get together. I’m happy to say you’ll see more of them in EMBRACE THE NIGHT (early Summer). What I liked best about the story is Bridget discovering her sexy side, but even better, finding out that Mark loves her strength and courage more than her outer beauty. Mark is a smart man! LOL!

So here is an excerpt for you from ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE.

You can purchase ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE at these retailers:

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#TeaserTuesday ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE Excerpt

one night of pleasureHappy Teaser Tuesday! Today I’ve got an excerpt for you from ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE, the next novella in the Take a Chance series.

This was a tough novella for me to write since I knew when I started that it might not have the kind of happily-ever-after that some readers might want. But as the story developed, I knew that these two characters were not only meant to be together, but to have something wonderful and unexpected happen at the end of the story! It made me tear up a bit and smile, and I hope you’ll feel the same way.

Without further ado . . . ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE.

Blurb

She wasn’t the kind of woman who wore fancy dresses or did one night
stands. . .

Bridget Sullivan preferred her Army uniform and work boots to elegant evening gowns. Getting all done up for some fancy Memorial Day gala wasn’t in her plans, but it’s hard to resist the thought of seeing handsome retired Navy Captain Mark Smith again. It also means spending time with the cadre of ex-military friends who have made her return to civilian life a little easier to handle. But when Mark presses for more, will she break her rigid rules for one sexy night?

The only thing he likes better than a woman in uniform is seeing her out of it . . .

Especially if it’s sexy Staff Sergeant Bridget Sullivan. Since meeting Bridget a month earlier, Mark Smith has been attracted to the gorgeous woman who seems intent on hiding her beauty and her courage. Bridget’s determination to make it in a usually male world, from her choice of the Army to her current construction job, intrigues Mark. When Bridget sheds her muddy jeans and sneakers for sexy high heels and a slit-to-there dress, Mark is more than willing to help her explore her new feminine side. But can one night of pleasure lead to more?

Please click here if you cannot see the excerpt for ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE!

ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE is available at these e-tailers

ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE is specially priced at 99 cents until April 1!

Amazon: http://bit.ly/AMZUSOneNight
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/AMZUKOneNight
Amazon CA: http://bit.ly/OneNightAMZCA
Nook: http://bit.ly/OneNightBN
Kobo: http://bit.ly/OneNightKobo
iBooks: http://bit.ly/OneNightiBooks

#WriteWed Inspiration for ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE

One Night of PleasureIn Stay the Night you meet both Mark Smith and Bridget Sullivan, the hero and heroine of One Night of Pleasure (now available for pre-order).

This is part of the Take a Chance series, so I wanted to do a story about two people who stepped out of their comfort zones and reached for something that they didn’t think was within their grasp.

In Bridget’s case, it’s about allowing herself to explore her feminine side and a possible relationship with retired Navy Captain Mark Smith. Bridget doesn’t normally throw caution to the wind and do one night stands, but she’s tired of being alone and if she’s not getting the signals wrong, Mark is interested.

Mark Smith seems to have the perfect life. He’s sexy and successful. He has a thriving company and a lovely beachside home. A home that’s perfect for a family, but Mark thinks that a wife and family are something he can never have. But if he were to dream, it would be a woman like Bridget at his side. Strong, courageous and beautiful Bridget.

Here’s the official blurb for the book:

She wasn’t the kind of woman who wore fancy dresses or did one night
stands. . .

Bridget Sullivan preferred her Army uniform and work boots to elegant evening gowns. Getting all done up for some fancy Memorial Day gala wasn’t in her plans, but it’s hard to resist the thought of seeing handsome retired Navy Captain Mark Smith again. It also means spending time with the cadre of ex-military friends who have made her return to civilian life a little easier to handle. But when Mark presses for more, will she break her rigid rules for one sexy night?

The only thing he likes better than a woman in uniform is seeing her out of it . . .

Especially if it’s sexy Staff Sergeant Bridget Sullivan. Since meeting Bridget a month earlier, Mark Smith has been attracted to the gorgeous woman who seems intent on hiding her beauty and her courage. Bridget’s determination to make it in a usually male world, from her choice of the Army to her current construction job, intrigues Mark. When Bridget sheds her muddy jeans and sneakers for sexy high heels and a slit-to-there dress, Mark is more than willing to help her explore her new feminine side. But can one night of pleasure lead to more?

I hope you’ll take a moment to check out One Night of Pleasure. It’s available for pre-order at the following retailers:

Amazon: http://bit.ly/AMZUSOneNight
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/AMZUKOneNight
Amazon CA: http://bit.ly/OneNightAMZCA
Nook: http://bit.ly/OneNightBN
Kobo: http://bit.ly/OneNightKobo
iBooks: http://bit.ly/OneNightiBooks

#WriteWed #Military Heroes in the Coast Guard

US-CoastGuard-Seal.svgI’m in the midst of writing ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE which features sexy retired Navy Captain Mark Smith and veteran Army Staff Sergeant Bridget Sullivan. If the Sullivan name is familiar, it’s because you met Bridget’s younger sister Maggie in ONE LAST NIGHT. It’s also familiar because you meet both Mark and Bridget in STAY THE NIGHT, Rafe and Elena’s story.

One thing I always think about while writing one of these novellas is how I can give you a quick intro to some of the characters you might see in a future book. In ONE NIGHT OF PLEASURE you’ll get to meet Lieutenant Commander Samantha Whittaker who is now in the Coast Guard and veteran Seabee Zack Rodriguez.

Why the Coast Guard (and I promise you’ll see more about the Seabees in another Write Wednesday post)? Well, I happened to be rescued by a very charming Coast Guard vet when I was stranded on a hotel balcony during an RT Convention in Orlando. To this day we both smile whenever we see each other and recall that very interesting (and embarassing) incident. You see, my friends and I had gone out there to have a glass of wine on a beautiful day. As we powershut a very recalcitrant sliding glass door, the security bar came loose and came down perfectly, trapping us on the balcony.

Luckily our hero walked by and seeing our dilemma, called for hotel security to come free us. He then graciously offered to get us some more wine as well. LOL!

So in his honor and to honor the service of our Coast Guard veterans, I thought it was time to highlight that branch of the military in one of the upcoming TAKE A CHANCE series novellas.

So here’s a little bit more about the Coast Guard, my Write Wednesday inspiration for EMBRACE THE NIGHT (late spring 2015), my story with Samantha and Zack.

Did you know the Coast Guard just celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the act to create the Coast Guard? You can click here to read more about the Coast Guard Act. However, the Coast Guard has been around since 1790. The 1915 Act was really more of a change of name of the service.

During times of peace, the Coast Guard is part of the Department of Homeland Security (as of 2003). During times of war, the Coast Guard is part of the Navy. Coast Guard heroes like Douglas Munro, a Medal of Honor winner, have saved countless lives during both peace time and war.

The Coast Guard is one of five military branches. Its motto is “Semper Paratus” in Latin which means “Always Ready.”

The Coast Guard does have an academy which is located in New London, CT. You can get more facts by clicking here.

And now here’s a look at the Coast Guard in action! If you can’t see the video below, click here to see the Coast Guard in action in Texas!

Coast Guard Emblem Photo Credit: By U.S. Government [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons