Wednesday, February 24, 2016

BOOK BLAST - Saved by a SEAL by Lindsay McKenna, Chris Keniston and Susan

 Saved by a Seal Box Set

by Lindsay McKenna, Chris Keniston and Susan Stoker

Released February 6, 2016
Self-Published

From The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Saved by a Seal Box Set is a contemporary romance box set featuring the first in a series from three authors works. Each author bring to life a romance for a well deserved SEAL.

NOWHERE TO HIDE (Delos, #1) by Lindsay McKenna . . .
Cav Jordan is strong, honorable and gorgeous…and intrigued by Lia. Lia Cassidy left the service of her country because of a betrayal in the ranks that changed her life.  She sought a way to make her life mean more by dedicating her life service to those in the most need, women and children. All this changes for her when her past creeps in and makes this life difficult to continue on. 

I love Cav. There was something about him. He stood out as that one man no matter what you could trust. This was a ride in action, adventure, trust, and a little something more. 

Delos series:
Last Chance - Delos, #0.5
Nowhere to Hide - Delos, #1
Tangled Pursuit - Delos, #2
Forged in Fire - Delos, #3
Broken Dreams - Delos, #4

ALOHA TEXAS (Aloha, #1) by Chris Keniston . . .
This was an emotionally filled read with and ex-navy diver, Nick, a young bright attorney, Kara, and a small package of sweetness, Bradley. There was so much within these pages that kept me turn to the next, then the next chapter, and then I was at the end. 

Nick was the man that cut himself off from every loving again. While Kara was the young lady that had yet to really live before things changed for her. Then in walks Bradley. He changes everything for both of them. Which in turns changes things for him as well. There are a host of characters within these pages that makes for an interesting connection. 

Aloha series:
Shell Game - Aloha, #0.5
Aloha Texas - Aloha, #1
Almost Paradise - Aloha, #2
Mai Tai Marriage - Aloha, #3
Dive Into You - Aloha, #4
The Look of Love - Aloha, #5
Love By Design - Aloha, #6
Love Walks In - Aloha, #7

PROTECTING CAROLINE (SEAL of Protection, #1) by Susan Stoker . . .
Contemporary Romantic Suspense was most certainly what I got when I began the read that turned me on to a new author and  new series. I wont mislead you there are no over-the-top sex scenes. This was a romance with mild sexual scenes but sensuality was available as a substitute. 

Here we are introduced to a hot group of SEALs forming their own group of protection. We meet them all in some way in this tell of Steel's and Caroline's connection. There is romance, suspense, and action. Coming together to make for a beautiful read. 

SEAL of Protection series:
Protecting Caroline - SEAL of Protection, #1
Protecting Alabama - SEAL of Protection, #2
Protecting Fiona - SEAL of Protection, #3
Marrying Caroline - SEAL of Protection, #3.5
Protecting Summer - SEAL of Protection, #4 
Protecting Cheyenne - SEAL of Protection, #5 
Protecting Jessyka - SEAL of Protection, #6
Protecting Julie: Hot SEALs - SEAL of Protection, #6.5 
Protecting Melody - SEAL of Protection, #7 
Protecting the Future - SEAL of Protection, #8

This set purchase was well worth the cost and it is to benefit a worthy cause. I was able to connect with three new authors and have three days of pure reading enjoyment with hot military style romances. I read one each day and connect with each in a different way for different reasons. Help a worthy cause and promote your own love of reading by selecting the Saved by a SEAL box set, Today.
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Blurb
Three New York Times / USA TODAY Bestselling authors have joined forces to give back to the military veterans who have given so much to their country. Lindsay McKenna, Chris Keniston and Susan Stoker bring you SAVED BY A SEAL, a first in series box set. Join these authors and their SEAL heroes from the very beginning of their bestselling romance series.

NOWHERE TO HIDE by Lindsay McKenna Book 1, Delos Series

Lia Cassidy left the Army scarred physically and emotionally after a vicious attack by two fellow soldiers. She turns to helping others, working at a Delos Home School Charity in Costa Rica that aids abused women and children. But when the deadly drug lord, La Arana, attacks the school, Lia finds herself on the run for her life. The only person she can trust is the ex-SEAL sent to protect her.

Cav Jordan is strong, honorable and gorgeous…and intrigued by Lia. He knows she has suffered pain in her past, and he is determined to break through her barriers and earn her trust. But as Cav slowly chips away at the walls Lia has built, ghosts from her past threaten to destroy their fragile relationship.

ALOHA TEXAS by Chris Keniston Book 1, Aloha Series

Former navy diver Nicholas Harper likes his new world as captain of a dive boat in Hawaii.

Powerhouse attorney Kara Lynn O'Conner's world revolves around her small Texas town where life is easy and safe.

Six year old Bradley Cooper is about to change everything.

PROTECTING CAROLINE by Susan Stoker Book 1, SEAL of Protection Series

Matthew “Wolf” Steel hated flying commercial. Luckily his job as a Navy SEAL meant he didn’t have to do it very often. He’d been unlucky enough to be assigned a middle seat on the cramped jet, but fortunately for him, the woman next to him was willing to switch seats with him. Hoping for a relaxing flight, Wolf was pleasantly surprised at the good conversation and sense of humor the woman had as they flew 36,000 feet over the countryside.

When Caroline boarded the plane to Virginia to move across the country for her new job she never expected to be seated next to the hottest guy she’d ever seen. She also never expected he’d be so easy to talk to. She knew he’d never be interested in talking to her if he hadn’t been trapped in the seat next to her, but it was a nice way to spend a long plane ride.

Neither Wolf nor Caroline were prepared for a terrorist hijacking of their plane, but if Caroline thought that would be the last time she’d see, or need, Wolf, she’d be sorely mistaken.

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America's VetDog's Mission: To help those who have served our country honorably live with dignity and independence.

America’s VetDogs® is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves the needs of disabled veterans from all eras who have honorably served our country. VetDogs provides guide dogs for individuals who are blind or have low vision; hearing dogs for those who have lost their hearing later in life; service dogs for those with other physical disabilities; facility dogs as part of the rehabilitation process in military and VA hospitals, and PTSD service dogs to help mitigate the effects of PTSD in an effort to provide the emotional and physical support needed.

In 2013, America's VetDogs (an affiliate of and managed by the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind) became the second assistance dog school (the Guide Dog Foundation is the other) in the United States to be certified by the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.

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NOWHERE TO HIDE (Delos, #1) by Lindsay McKenna . . .
Lia had sat on the bed, fighting tears of humiliation, knowing her body disgusted men.  The same nightmare of being attacked by two assailants with knives, had jerked her awake once again.
At least, Lia thought, I can be grateful for being alive.
Since then, she’d given up thinking in terms of relationships, surrendering to the reality of a life alone, without love, and without a partnership.
She instead shifted her focus to Delos charity, a place that welcomed her hard work and her love of children. At least Lia could do some good for them by giving them her love, care and attention. And those little ones were like bright flowers, radiant under her care here in Costa Rica.
She smiled. The children were curious little things. The first time Lia had stepped into the Home School Foundation building in La Fortuna, she had tried to gird herself for the children's curiosity about her scars. But unlike men, the children were simply curious and wanted to touch them. Lia had seen their sympathy in their large, wide eyes as she crouched down, allowing them to touch her scar, to feel it, to see sadness come to their tiny faces that never lied about anything. The children had long ago accepted her as she was, and adored her because she was there for them. Her scars were never an issue; in fact, these children had seen their own share of misfortune, and it bonded them more closely with this American angel who was here to teach, love, and support them.
Finally, Lia fell into a light, restless sleep. She never slept deeply after a nightmare, and knew she’d wake up early, feeling ragged, tired and stressed out. But just the act of getting a shower, clean clothes, washing her hair and getting ready to go to the school that sat five hundred feet away from her small home, made her heart sing.
Still, her heart yearned for the right man to walk into her life. She had just about accepted that the odds of that happening were so low, there was no point thinking about it. After all, who would want a carved-up woman with a jagged scar on one side of her face? No one..
Author Info
Image result for Lindsay McKennaLindsay McKenna lives her life as a risk taker, and it shines through the books she loves to write: romance, adventure and suspense. She started writing at age thirteen and continues to hone her writing skills to this day. She sold her first romance novel in 1981. The rest is history.

Because she went into the military, this experience became the backbone of her writing—she is credited with writing the first military romance novel (Captive of Fate, 1983, Silhouette Special Edition) and has created a thriving sub-genre within the romance field! As a New York Times Best Selling author, she has sold 23 million books and in 32 foreign languages in her career thus far. Her many experiences in the U.S. Navy are backdrop for her understanding of the military in general, and also her very successful Morgan’s Mercenaries, which is an ongoing series in Silhouette to this day! Forty-five books strong!

Lindsay has gone Indie in 2015 and has created a new family saga on par with Morgan’s Mercenaries It is known as the DELOS SERIES. There will be paperback and eBooks created under Blue Turtle Publishing, her company for her fans. Readers who love Morgan and his family are bound to fall in love with the Culver family. Delos is romantic suspense, which Lindsay is well known for. It took her five years to create and bring DELOS to her readers. It was worth the wait, but we’ll let you decide that.

Lindsay loves to hear from her readers and loves to know what they’d like to see her write next. Stay up with the latest on the Delos Series here. Please visit her Web site at www.lindsaymckenna.com. And be sure to sign up for her free quarterly newsletter. It contains exclusive content found nowhere else on the Net. Plus, giveaways and other surprises, to her loyal and faithful subscribers!

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ALOHA TEXAS (Aloha, #1) by Chris Keniston . . .
Holy shit. Nick backed away from the bed until he bumped the wall behind him, his gaze steady on the frail, unconscious woman he'd once loved with everything in him. She wouldn't have done that to him. It was one thing to walk away, but to take his son? Son.


"No," he mumbled. "No." Pushed by a silent force, he turned on his heel and bolted out the door. In the hall, his gaze darted from side to side. He needed answers. Now. Just ahead he spotted the sign for the waiting room. The lawyer. She'd know.

With every step his pace quickened until he was practically running down the last strip of hallway. Gripping the frame with one hand, he flung himself through the door and skidded to a stop. A woman, maybe fiftyish with salt-and-pepper hair, wearing a dark suit, sat with her hands folded in her lap. Beside her, Kara read to a little boy.

Nick studied the child with as much neutrality as he could muster. He didn't have a whole lot of experience with little boys. Well, make that any experience, but still if he had to guess, he'd say the kid was maybe four or five years old. Five. If the boy were his, he'd be five. From where Nick stood, he saw a cute little kid with a mop of curly dark hair enjoying the story. The scene could have been any mother and son. Only he'd bet the Kona Queen this wasn’t Kara's son. He was Patty Ann's. And maybe his.

As questions of how and why circled in his head, he forced himself to remain silent, to wait for the end of the story, for the small child to raise his face so Nick could see. And then what? If paternity could be pegged at a glance, there'd be no need for DNA. Finally, Kara said the waited words, the end, and the little boy gleefully looked up at the woman and asked, "Now can I see Mommy?"

Five words and Nick felt the vise around his heart tighten another notch. Patty Ann had been his lover, his friend, his heartbreak, but she was this little boy's mommy.
He took a step forward, and all eyes in the room turned to him. Someone might as well have sucker punched him in the solar plexis. Crystal blue eyes stared up at him. The same eyes he looked at every day in the mirror.

"My God," he breathed.
There'd be no need for DNA. Anyone who had ever seen a photograph of Nick as a small child would swear in a court of law that this was the same boy.

Chris KenistonAuthor Info
A native New Yorker, Chris Keniston was on her way to Australia when she fell in love with North Texas. Little did she know the balmy seventy-degree October days would turn into fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk heat in August!

Twenty years later, she started scribbling short stories about her favorite TV shows, giving them lives more to her liking - and the elusive happy ending. Not long after, a dear friend dragged her to a local writers’ meeting. After winning multiple writing contests and making the finals in the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart contest, she now spends her days, and nights, writing contemporary romantic fiction with lots of emotion, plenty of surprises, and, of course, the happily ever after.

Chris lives in suburban Dallas with her husband, two human children, and two canine children. Though she loves her puppies equally, she admits being especially attached to her German Shepherd rescue named Gunny. After all, even dogs deserve a happily ever after.

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PROTECTING CAROLINE (SEAL of Protection, #1) by Susan Stoker . . .
Caroline leaned close to him and cautioned in a soft urgent voice, “Something’s wrong with the ice. I can smell it. It smells off, like something’s in it.”
Wolf picked up his drink again and raised it to his face. He could see Caroline wanted to stop him, but she didn’t. Pretending to take a sip he smelled it as she had… nothing. He couldn’t detect anything but the orange juice that was in the cup. He looked at her and said softly, “I don’t smell anything.”
Caroline was frustrated. She could tell Matthew wanted to believe her, but when he hadn’t noticed anything off about his drink, he was having a hard time. She looked away. Great, now he thought she was nuts. But she wasn’t. She was a chemist dammit, and this is what she did for a living. There was some other chemical in with the drink, she knew it. But how would she convince him without sounding crazy?
She turned back to Matthew, only to see him still looking at her.
“What is it?” he demanded softly. “Explain, so I can understand.”
Caroline’s respect for Matthew rose. He wasn’t sure he should believe what she was saying, but he was smart enough to give her time to convince him, and she knew she’d have to explain it in a way he could understand.
Caroline knew she had to get through to him and did her best to convince him she knew what she was talking about. Lowering her voice even further so the people around them wouldn’t hear her, she leaned into him and looked him in the eyes as she spoke. “I don’t know, but as a chemist I’m trained to pick up on the different chemical smells of compounds. I don’t know what it is, but it’s not natural.”
“Is it in mine too?” he asked her just as softly, passing his cup over to her.
She sniffed it and immediately nodded.
“Shit,” Wolf said under his breath. He believed her. He wasn’t a person to trust easily, but this woman didn’t have any guile in her at all. She’d have no reason to lie to him.

Susan StokerAuthor Info
New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.
She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.
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