Monday, July 22, 2013

Rita Bay is my guest today!

I'm loving this summer. I have been very lucky to have some wonderful authors come over and play on my blog.
Today I have the fantastic Rita Bay as a guest on my blog.
Woop!
I have to say Rita--I love your stories! And your heroes are simply Hawt!
I could go on but I won't I will simply step aside and let Rita do her thing.
Thank you for coming Rita. The floor is yours. *cues spot light*

 (psst. Isn't that cover yummy? *fans self*)
Thanks so much, Heather, for inviting me to visit. We share a publisher, Champagne Book Group, and I just discovered we will also share a series. "Aphrodite's Island" is a sizzling hot series of quickies in which special guests are invited to Miss A’s island to experience their most secret dreams and fondest fantasies.  South Sea Siren will join my Her Teddy Bare as one of the BDSM shorts in "Aphrodite's Island." Looking forward to reading South Sea Siren which is the sequel to your Nordic Prince which I loved.(Thank you Rita! <3 HG)
Search & Rescue, my first military romance, was released this month by Secret Cravings Publishing. This is my first book that I’ve located in my hometown, Mobile, Alabama. Unusual, too, because I write historical and paranormal.  It was fun traveling the streets and visiting places that I knew so well. No location research necessary for this book. My hero (a hometown West Point grad) and heroine (a coed at Spring Hill College) even made a trip over Mobile Bay to Baldwin County to the family condo at Gulf Shores and hooked up at the Grand Hotel and dined on some of my favorites from the menu, though I usually prefer the seafood. A short blurb and an excerpt--part of one of Taylor’s dreams about Lexie that kept him sane after he was captured in Afghanistan follows.
One look at Captain Taylor Jackson at a Career Day at Spring Hill College 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 is reported killed in action in Afghanistan two months before their wedding, Lexie is 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 in love at first sight with young Lexie Carter. While on a mission in Afghanistan, he is captured by insurgents after taking his brother’s place on patrol. When Taylor 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?
  Taylor regretted he’d volunteered for the Hometown Recruiter Assistant Program. He’d wanted a long visit with his family, but he’d been away from Mobile for too long. After graduating from Murphy High School, he’d attended West Point, been assigned to the Infantry, completed a few rotations in Iraq, and then attended Ranger School. He’d found his home there. Several challenging courses and a couple of missions later, he’d become all that he could be—a well-trained agent and killer, one of the best. He didn’t belong at a Career Day at a Catholic liberal arts college in southern Alabama surrounded by innocents.      
The girl stood up and walked across the room toward the recruiter’s table, her long golden-blonde hair swaying with each step. She was petite, but had some nice curves. Her expensive clothing and jewelry screamed high-maintenance. Not the kind of girl who sought out men like him.      
Captain Jeffries, the recruiter, smiled, mumbled his standard greeting, and held out a brochure. She walked past Art as though he didn’t exist. She only had eyes for him. She stopped inches away. A man coming that close would have been on the floor, but she was either fearless or clueless.     
She looked up a foot and more and batted her leaf-green eyes at him. “I’m Lexie. What’s your name, Captain?”    
He was speechless, captured by a pixie half his size. She would be his—and no one else’s—forever.
A kick in his ribs awakened him.
“Eat, infidel.”  
The stale bread, his usual morning fare, landed on the filthy floor beside him. Hussein, the bearded, middle-aged Afghan farmer who’d been his captor for the last two months, slammed and locked the door.
Hussein walked into the main living area. “We’ll soon be rid of the dog.”
I should mention that the book is rated  FOUR FLAMES for explicit language, steamy sex, AND battlefield violence. Didn’t say they were saints. Click HERE  to read longer excerpts or download the ebook from Secret Cravings ($2.99) or HERE to buy from Amazon.
"Her Teddy Bare" Carnal Passions, May, 2013
"The Aegis" Champagne Books, April, 2013
"Search & Rescue" Secret Cravings Publishing, July, 2013
"Finding Eve" Champagne Books, September, 2013
"Into the Lyons' Den" Champagne Books, August, 2012
"His Desire" Siren BookStrand, May, 2012
"His Obsession" Siren BookStrand, April, 2012
http://www.amazon.com/Search-Rescue-ebook/dp/B00DYB1W18/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374285829&sr=1-3
http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=651

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"Her Teddy Bare" Carnal Passions, May, 2013
"The Aegis" Champagne Books, April, 2013
"Nimue's Daughter," Shared Whispers, Champagne Books, July, 2013
"Search & Rescue" Secret Cravings Publishing, July, 2013
"Finding Eve" Champagne Books, September, 2013

"Into the Lyons' Den" Champagne Books, August, 2012
"His Desire" Siren BookStrand, May, 2012
"His Obsession" Siren BookStrand, April, 2012
Thank you again, Rita! I know I'm snapping up a copy ASAP. Wow. 
Make sure to show some love to Rita. And some to Mr. Hunky Ranger Cpt. Taylor Jackson. *winks*