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It’s here, it’s here! Check it out. Book Two of the Witch-in-Training series, If Witches Were Horses, is available now.
Today I’m visiting Dawn’s Reading Nook, Dawn Roberto’s home away from Love Romance Café. SEARCH & RESCUE my contemporary military romance that takes place in my hometown of Mobile, AL and the deserts of eastern Afghanistan is featured there.
For Army Ranger Captain Taylor Jackson and college coed Lexie Carter, it’s love at first sight. Young Lexie’s non-traditional family, however, isn’t exactly pleased with her choice of a military officer a decade her senior. Her middle-aged guardians, former Green Berets, know quite a bit about the problems of military service. Lexie’s guardians were in the Army and gay when gays were discharged with little recourse. My special feature at the Reading Nook today is “A Very Short History of Gays in the Military.” There’s also a blurb and excerpt. Check out my post at Dawn’s HERE.
I’m pleased to announce that Secret Cravings has contracted Todd and Ely’s story, a nontraditional Christmas story–ELY’S EPIPHANY.
SEARCH & RESCUE is available from Secret Cravings Publishing. Click HERE to read excerpt/buy.
Thank you to Celia Breslin for tagging me in to the Next Big Thing Blog Hop. Check out her gorgeous website HERE featuring original artwork in the header and her new release Haven, my current read. Here are my questions and answers about my new contemporary military romance, Search & Rescue, for the blog hop.
1: What is the working title of your book(s)?
Search & Rescue
2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
The story just popped in my head demanding to be written while I was in the middle of NaNoWri Mo. Never did finish that story.
3: What genre does your book come under?
Search & Rescue is a contemporary military romance.
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
The hero is an almost-thirty, battle hardened Army Ranger – maybe Chris Hemsworth from the Avengers. The heroine – Kirsten Dunst. I’m not very good with this.
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
After escaping captivity in Afghanistan, Army Ranger Captain Taylor Jackson carries out a frantic search and rescue for his missing fiancée, Lexie Carter.
6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
Search & Rescue was recently published by Secret Cravings Publishing.
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Less than two weeks. Didn’t need to do any plotting, they story was already there.
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
None that I know of, but it’s not my usual genre.
You can read an excerpt or buy Search & Rescue at Secret Cravings Publishing or Amazon.
Now I’m tagging Champagne author Graeme Brown with his edgy paranormal, The Pact HERE.
Today I’m celebrating the RELEASE DAY for SEARCH & RESCUE, my first contemporary military romance. Search & Rescue is my first novella published by Secret Cravings Publishing. I used my experiences as a military dependent and a nurse in the U. S. Army Reserve to write the story. Here’s the blurb:
Not every search ends with a rescue. One look at Captain Taylor Jackson at a college Career Day and wealthy coed Lexie Carter knew he was The One. In six months they’re engaged and the wedding set for after graduation. When Taylor was reported killed in action in Afghanistan two months before their wedding, Lexie was devastated, her hopes for a family of her own crushed. Can she survive a future without Taylor or will she succumb to her grief?
Army Ranger Taylor Jackson falls hard for young Lexie Carter. He introduces her to passion and she teaches him to love. While on a mission in Afghanistan, he is captured by insurgents. When Taylor finally escapes and returns home on what should have been their wedding day, Lexie has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Can he find her in time to rescue her from her fate?
Search & Rescue is an erotic military romance that is rated four flames by the publisher because of the subject matter – language, wartime violence, and sex. There’s a bit of humor, also, because Lexie’s guardians (two former Green Berets) aren’t exactly happy when she brings Taylor home. Read an excerpt or buy HERE or click the cover. Rita Bay
SO excited that today is release day for The Aegis, a vampires vs Light Warriors paranormal romance, from Champagne Books. Check out the cover by Petra. Click the cover to read a blurb or buy.
Melinda Kildare, antiquarian and rare book dealer extraordinaire, returns to her shop after an estate sale with a massive, sealed barrel. Too late, she discovers that the Aegis medallion that traps her head-first in the bottom of the barrel is the bait used by a family of vampires to capture and enslave women of power.
Light Warrior Damian Sinclair who has battled the Dark Ones for centuries answers Melinda’s call—the Call of a lifemate. While protecting her from the Dark Ones who pursue her relentlessly, he introduces her to passion, love, and her heritage as a Shield Bearer of the Light.
Will they find happiness as they unite to fight the Dark Ones or fall victims to the Dark forces ranged against them?
“The Aegis” Champagne Books, April, 2013
“Her Teddy Bare” Champagne’s Carnal Passions, May, 2013
“Search & Rescue” Secret Cravings, July, 2013
“Finding Eve” Champagne Books, September, 2013
“Into the Lyons’ Den” Champagne Books, 2012
“His Obsession” Siren BookStrand, 2012
“His Desire” Siren BookStrand, 2012