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Wanted_600x900Hostage Rescue Team Series #8

Release Date: January 26, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-928044-13-0
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: ebook & print
Length: Short novel (58,000 words)

BLURB:

She thought her past was behind her.

After nearly dying at the hands of a madman in New Orleans a year ago, Zoe Renard has worked hard to put that trauma behind her and move on. With her man at her side she’s focused on her writing career and building a future together. Things are almost perfect between them, until a series of shocking events turns her world upside down again. An unforeseen threat is looming, and it’s more lethal than anyone realizes. Only this time, hers isn’t the only life at stake.

But the nightmare isn’t over yet.

HRT member Clay Bauer never expected to fall in love again, but what he has with Zoe is better than anything he ever could have imagined. After what happened to her in New Orleans he’s ever vigilant about her safety, so when a new threat emerges he’ll do everything in his power to keep her safe. But even a former SEAL can’t protect her from an enemy he can’t see coming. And by the time he realizes the true extent of the danger, it may be too late for them all.

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EXCERPT

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

Zoe emerged from the bathroom a while later, wrapped in her favorite red satin robe, and found Clay fixing himself a sandwich in the kitchen. The overhead lights gleamed on his short, dark hair and outlined the muscular width of his shoulders and upper back that stretched the fabric of his black T-shirt.

He glanced back at her, gave her a small smile but she read him well and could see the tension in his back and shoulders.

She’d hurt him, this proud, strong man, even though she hadn’t meant to. Knowing that sliced her up inside.

Stepping up behind him, she slid her arms around his waist and pressed herself to his broad back. His muscles were taut. “I’m sorry I hurt you.” When he didn’t respond right away she continued. “Do you forgive me?”

He stayed still for a second, then set down the bread and knife and turned to face her. Setting a finger beneath her chin, he tipped her face up and looked into her eyes, the intensity of his gaze making her heart pound. “Yes, I forgive you. Know why? Because I love you. You mean everything to me. Everything, Zo, and…dammit, I thought you knew it.” He shook his head once, his gaze full of frustration. He ran a hand through his hair. “I swore I’d let it go and not say anything else, but the truth is, I can’t stand knowing you’d ever doubt me having your back.”


 

NEWS


  • 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!
  • March 2012Deadly Descent is a 2012 New England RWA  Bean Pot finalist!
  • March 2012Absolution wins the 2012 EPIC Awards!
  • November 2011Absolution takes 3rd in the 2011 Laurel Wreath Awards!
  • 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!
  • July 2011Cover of Darkness and No Turning Back are finalists in the Aspen Gold Competition!
  • July 2011Relentless and Absolution are finalists in the Colorado RWA Heart of Excellence Awards!
  • May 2011Cover of Darkness is a finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier Awards!
  • April 2011No Turning Back is an OKRWA National Readers’ Choice Awards finalist!