The Love In Bloom Extravaganza will feature an author a day from 3/30 – 5/16/12. Daily book give aways and a GRAND PRIZE of a Nook Touch or Kindle Touch ($99 gift cert for INT) See form at end of post for details.
A glimpse at the heroes of the Shadow Soldier series…
There are seven shadow soldiers in their Spec Ops reserve unit, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to meet all of them at once. Maybe get a quick snapshot into their dangerous, very busy lives. Theo Sauvage, the soldier showcased in Dark Abandon, is my contact with the group. Theo is a lawyer and a Special Ops military reservist.
It’s a stormy day in July when Melena Salera, the heroine of Dark Abandon, plows our speedboat into Theo’s dock. Melena’s a tough little pixie with lots of skills. But driving a boat isn’t one of them. The men scramble to stop the Bayliner. They swing the bow alongside the pier before we end up beached on shore.
It seems everyone expected Melena to pass by, knew Theo would drive me back down the lake to the boat landing when my interview with her was over. Theo boards the boat and gives her a smacking kiss. Never one to pass up an opportunity, while he changes places with her in the driver’s seat I make a leap for the dock.
Theo: Hey! Hold up a minute, Kallie.
Kallie: That’s all right, Theo. I just need to use the washroom. [By the alarmed look on his face, I know something is up. No way I’m staying on the dock while the rest of the Shadow Soldiers are hustling for the cabin. Their retreat smells like a cover up.] I’ll be back in a minute.
As the gang heads up the twisting path, I run to keep up. Sully, Theo’s brother, is barking up my heels. Like the others, he’s a huge guy. Three of my footsteps probably equal one of his. The fact I’m older and smaller doesn’t help me stay ahead of him, but I do my best to beat him to the door.
Sully: Wait up. Don’t make me chase you, Kallie.
Whoops. I hear him picking up the pace behind me, but I can’t stop now. No way. Snooping is my life, and I’m about to discover some delicious secrets in Theo’s cabin. Sully grabs for me. I duck out of reach in the nick of time, race up the stairs, and I’m inside before anyone else can stop me. And trip over something that looks like a machine gun.
I fall flat on my face. Reece ‘Rocket’ Morgan and Micah Rivera scoop me up like a Barbie doll and plant me back on my feet. I’m surrounded by weaponry in all shapes and sizes.
Hunter Logan: Well, that’s just great, guys. In trots Ms. Running-off-at-the-mouth when we haven’t even packed the gear in our go bags. Jeez, Kallie, can’t you keep your nose out of our business for once?
Kallie: Um, no. I can’t. This place looks like an arsenal for heaven’s sake. Assault rifles, grenades, handguns, knives, scopes, ammo, and the list goes on. Can’t you pack for the weekend with just a couple changes of clothes like normal people? Do you really need all this stuff?
Jake (Hawke) Hawkins: Didn’t used to, Kallie. Of course, that was before you got it in your head to write about us. Blab, blab, blab. Now we have to be armed to the teeth everywhere we go. And, sure as hell, there’s always some woman who needs our help to survive. We never know what we’re going to need anymore.
Kallie: Come on guys, you can’t seriously use all this artillery every time a woman is in danger.
Oh, oh, seven pairs of eyes drill me. Seven really big men scowl in my direction. Looks like maybe they do need all this stuff when they’re hot on the trail of some murdering psychopath.
Lawrence (Law) Logan: Guess Kallie didn’t get the memo.
Kallie: Memo? What memo?
Reece ‘Rocket’ Morgan: The one that says we’re going to drag you between the covers of one of your own books and make you a part of the action if you don’t lay off on the drama and intrigue. Did you ever stop to think we need a vacation, babe? These go bags are getting real heavy.
Kallie: Okay, guys. How about we focus on your romantic relationships and forget about action in the upcoming novels? Will that make you happy?
Micah Rivera: While I can’t speak for the others, that sounds mighty fine to me.
Theo and Melena poke their heads in the doorway.
Theo: You are such a liar, Kallie. You have no intention of cutting us any slack. And we all know it.
Of course he’s right, but I’m not about to announce it—not with all those weapons on the floor. The men fold their arms across their chests and give me the stare down. Theo narrows his eyes, his gaze moving from my head to my feet, as if he’s measuring me for a coffin.
Theo: What do you say, guys. Should we bury her on the back forty and be done with her?
Melena: Quit teasing, Theo. You’re going to scare her.
The problem is…I’m not so sure he’s joking.
Happy reading everyone! Kallie
Are you intrigued?
Kallie is giving one lucky commenter a digital copy of Dark Abandon. Winner will be selected using random.org, on 4/5.
Secrets from the past reveal a truth better left buried…
A message from beyond the grave exposes Melena Salera’s life as a sham: her birth family abandoned her, and her parents are not who they claim. Now, a grandmother she never knew has left her a fortune. Melena’s only hope of uncovering the truth is her grandmother’s handsome lawyer, but Theo Sauvage doesn’t trust her.
Theo believes Melena’s grandmother was murdered and he intends to bring the killer to justice. If that means getting close to her heiress—the obvious suspect—he will. But he never expected to be so attracted to Melena.
When a near miss reveals that someone wants Melena dead, Theo and Melena must work together to find the real killer. In the crosshairs of a madman, they form an unbreakable bond—but can they uncover the truth before it’s too late?
Dark Abandon Excerpt
“Whether you like it or not, I intend to protect you. And I don’t care if you agree with my tactics or not.”
Melena’s body tightened when his lips crashed down on hers, her response involuntary. She wrapped her arms around his neck and held on, her Nikes dangling a foot off the ground. His taste roared through her while his woodsy scent enveloped her, sent her spiraling out of control. The fit was right, her body’s response so wanton, so much more than the last time his mouth closed over hers when she was flat on her back in bed this morning.
She wanted him beyond reason. Her senses reeled at his taste, his texture. The press of his body against hers made her want him more. She needed his skin against hers, his heat driving into her. He plunged deeper into her mouth and raked his teeth over her tongue while she burned out of control.
“Hey! I thought ‘hot lips’ held first prize in the lip sucking department.” At the sound of that voice, their heads shot up to see Cody gaping at them through the screen door. “Jeez, Uncle Theo, you should rent a room.”
“Get lost, kid.”
“Well that was embarrassing.” Melena managed to squeak.
Theo laughed, touching his forehead to hers as she fought to even her breathing. Thank God they hadn’t stripped each other naked before the teen appeared on the scene. They’d both lost control at the touch of their lips. She sighed with regret, guessing he wouldn’t lose focus again, not as long as someone was after her. He bent and brushed a final kiss across her mouth. Then he opened the door and nudged her inside ahead of him.
That’s when they came face to face with another pair of eyes—eyes that glared at Theo as if they wanted him dead.
WE LOVE WHEN YOU LEAVE COMMENTS…To leave a comment click on comments a page will pop up for you to leave your comment. Thank you!!
This post has no tag
~ Follow Guilty Pleasures And Never Miss Out on the Fun! ~
Follow Guilty Pleasures – Total Followers 14,040
~ Follow Guilty Pleasures And Never Miss Out on the Fun! ~
A sheikh without a country. A woman without fear. A love hotter than the Sahara…..
…a man’s need for control is tested by the one woman he’ll risk everything for
We’re part of the #OfficialFifty!
Curious for more? We’re thrilled to continue on as an #OfficialFifty member, supporting the #FiftyShades DigitalHD & Blu-ray release
She doesn’t need a hero. But a sexy Marine…that’ll work.
He’ll give her everything…if she dares to give him her heart…
~ ADVERTISEMENT ~
Sometimes the power of no is more erotic than the power of yes. Yes. Oh, yes…
Sometimes the best pleasures in life are found at the end of a person’s comfort zone
~ ADVERTISEMENT ~
Settle in for the hot McKay romance that started it all…
~ ADVERTISEMENT ~
She’s protecting his body and guarding her heart…
Come see us and a ton of great authors and bloggers!
Netgalley Professional Reviewer
Grab our button
By visiting and viewing the content of this site you confirm that you are aged 18 or above or the age applicable for viewing adult material.
Advertisers Advertising on Guilty Pleasures has no influence on which books are accepted for review and/or the outcome of any reviews posted. Guilty Pleasures does not do paid reviews and ads are not an endorsement by Guilty Pleasures.
Buy links Amazon.com links may be affiliate links. We earn a small commission on any purchases made via those links. We are not affiliates anywhere else. Copyright
Our reviews, posts and special features are copyright of Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews unless otherwise noted. So please don't take them and claim them as your own. The graphics on our site are also done by Guilty Pleasures, however we do not own any of the pictures shown*. Our pictures are posted for fun and entertainment, but we don't hold the copyright of any of these pictures. If one of these pictures is yours and you want us to take it down, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will do so immediate. *Guilty Pleasures has bought the rights to use the picture in the header and the background image.
Books reviewed on Guilty Pleasures have either been purchased by us or provided by publishers, authors or their representatives, or third party services such as Edelweiss or NetGalley. We do not receive/accept monetary compensation for our reviews.
Please be aware that many (though not all) of our book giveaways are sponsored by either the book’s author or its publisher.