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Betrayed_600x900Hostage Rescue Team Series #9

Release Date: April 22, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-928044-14-7
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: ebook & print
Length: Novel (77,000 words)

BLURB:
Torn apart by lies and a hail of bullets…

Georgia Randall is a government-trained killer with nothing left to live for except the burning need for revenge. She’s lost everything she cared about, including the only man she ever loved, and now her past has caught up with her. Shadowy enemies are on the move, determined to silence her before she can kill her remaining targets. But when the man she’s been mourning suddenly turns up to confront her, Georgia must face the consequences of the lies she told to conceal her double life. And even if she wins him back and survives what’s coming, she knows a happy ending isn’t possible for someone like her.

Only revealing their darkest secrets can bring them back together.

Against all odds, notorious assassin Miguel Bautista clawed his way back from the brink of death. Now he wants answers. For months he’s been tormented by the devastating truth about the one bright spot in his dark and violent past: the woman he fell in love with was nothing but a lie. When he learns she’s in danger and is offered the chance to save her, he signs a deal with the devil to protect her. They already lost each other once. If any of what they shared was real, this time he’s not letting her go. But if they’re going to have a prayer at a future together they must first evade the enemies closing in on them—and fight to stay alive.

 

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EXCERPT

EXCERPT from BETRAYED (click here to read it now!)

All these months Georgia had thought he was dead. Now he was right in front of her, and it was clear he still wanted her. She’d lost so much in her life, been denied so many things, any sense of normal.

Except for that one night with him. The urge to take what he was offering was so acute she could barely breathe.

Miguel placed both hands flat on the wall on either side of her head, caging her in with his big body. So close she could smell him, feel his warmth reaching out to her. Tormenting her with the promise of what he could do to her.

His gaze dipped to her mouth briefly before coming back to hers. “Was this part of it real?” he murmured, his smoky voice a seductive caress to her over-stimulated system.

She didn’t pretend not to understand what he meant, all her senses heightened, the anticipation building higher with every heartbeat. Her eyes dropped to his mouth, the only hint of softness about him, set within the thick, dark stubble covering his lower face. Her lips tingled with the need to feel it on hers.

As though sensing her thoughts, Miguel leaned in closer, his chest and thighs barely brushing hers. She sucked in a sharp breath as another rush of heat tightened her nipples, made her breasts and the flesh between her thighs ache with the need to feel his hands and mouth on them.

“Was it?” His voice was a husky, seductive murmur. “Because it felt damn real to me.”

Yes, it was real, she wanted to blurt out. Only her ingrained sense of self-preservation kept her from saying it aloud. This was crazy. He was a weakness she couldn’t afford.

He leaned in until only a breath of air separated their lips. Tension poured off him in tangible waves. She gazed into his eyes, felt herself get lost in those dark depths.

“It’s never been like that for me before,” he admitted. “Tell me that part wasn’t a lie, at least.”

It had been the most incredible night of her life. And she couldn’t bear him thinking it was all a lie. But she didn’t dare say it aloud.

Drowning under the weight of his gaze and the longing she heard in his voice, the last of her resistance crumbled. Dying for his kiss, unable to take it any longer, Georgia plunged her fingers into his hair and leaned up to cover his mouth with hers.


 

NEWS


  • April 2016Disavowed is a finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence!
  • September 2015 — Danger Close wins the Write Touch Readers’ Contest!
  • August 2015Hunted wins in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence!
  • August 2015Hunted is an Aspen Gold finalist!
  • June 2015 – Rekindled and Hunted are Colorado Romance Award of Excellence finalists!
  • May 2014 – Ignited is a Daphne Du Maurier finalist!
  • April 2014Lethal Pursuit and Ignited are both 2014 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence finalists!
  • April 2014The Vacant Chair is a 2014 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence finalist!
  • March 2014Lethal Pursuit is a 2014 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence finalist!
  • November 2013Dangerous Attraction box set hits #21 on the NYT List!
  • November 2013Dangerous Attraction box set hits #35 on the USA Today Bestseller List!
  • April 2013 – Darkest Caress is a finalist in the NECRWA Bean Pot contest!
  • March 2013 – Darkest Caress is nominated by The Romance Reviews for best paranormal romance of 2013!
  • March 2013 – Darkest Caress is a 2013 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence finalist!
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  • October 2011No Turning Back wins the 2011 Aspen Gold Competition!
  • October 2011Relentless takes 3rd in the 2011 Heart of Excellence Awards!
  • September 2011 –  Absolution is a 2012 EPIC Finalist!
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  • May 2011Cover of Darkness is a finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier Awards!
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