When a year ends, I often reflect on happy times I spent with family and friends, remember with much love those who are no longer here, and ponder ways to improve myself personally and professionally in the upcoming year. I am looking to the New Year with much anticipation and excitement. I plan to publish two more books in the Navy SEALs of Valor series for my beloved readers and spend more quality time with the people I love most.
To kick off the New Year, several authors (Hunter Jones Teresa Noelle Roberts Sherri Hayes Gale Stanley Jacintha Topaz Jade Onyx Christina Mandara Elodie Parkes Amber Lea Easton Dakota Skye Glenda Horsfall) and myself are posting some “A Year for Magic” excerpts. The excerpt I’m sharing with you today comes from my November 18, 2014 release, CZECH MATE – Navy SEALs of Valor 2. I always enjoy reading how lovers meet, so I’ll share the scene where Air Force Captain Baylee Stiles meets Navy SEAL Nathan Brooks. So sit back and enjoy the romance, hot sex and happily ever afters that all of us have for you today.
Captain Baylee Stiles is attacked by a mysterious gunman at the Bagram Air Force Base Exchange. She’s blindsided by attraction when Navy SEAL Nathan Brooks risks his life to rescue her. Battling to fight down her feelings and protect herself from her painful past, Baylee puts up a bristly front as they team up to track down the gunman.
Women rarely hold Nathan’s attention for longer than one night–until he smashes into Baylee. Not only does he feel raging attraction for the beauty with the platinum blonde hair, he also finds her fiery temperament intriguing and a challenge. When Nathan is ordered to take medical leave, he decides to meet up with his best friend and SEAL teammate Darryl, and his new love, Olivia, in Prague. But only if he can persuade Baylee to join him.
In this excerpt, Baylee Stiles has been captured by an armed gunman at Bagram Air Force base…
“What’s the matter with you? Are you deaf? If you want to live, you’ll move your ass.”
“I’m going.” Baylee took a hesitant step forward. All at once, a wall of muscle darted in front of her, obscuring her view of her attacker’s dark, menacing eyes. The butt of the pistol slid away from her rib cage and her assailant groaned. Her first thought was how large and strong her rescuer appeared and then her second was how rock solid his body felt as it struck her and knocked her to the ground.
She gasped for breath and tried to push herself out from beneath the suffocating weight of her rescuer’s muscular body. A single shot rang in her ears before the gunman’s running footsteps grew more distant on the tile. ”Ugg,” she groaned, the sound of her voice muffled by the man’s body. Every rib felt bruised and battered.
“Are you all right, Miss?” The man had a crisp accent that sounded distinctly East Coast. As her terror subsided, she became acutely aware of her rescuer’s proximity She felt every contour of his body—the ridges of his chest, his firm shoulders and even his thick muscled thighs.
As she gasped for breath, his scent tinged her nostrils. Cinnamon aftershave. Mint toothpaste. Sweat. “Yeah, I’m fine, other than the fact that I can’t breathe.”
“Sorry for knocking you down, but I didn’t have many options available.” The man pushed up on his hands before rolling away from her, sitting on the floor beside her and studying her as if trying to assess the damage.
She raised her head and stared at the handsome man, hoping her gaze wasn’t too wide-eyed. Talk about shock and awe. The Trident on his duty uniform provided all the evidence she needed to know that her rescuer was a Navy SEAL. He had lively steel blue eyes, coal black hair and his broad jaw line was dusted with a dark five o’clock shadow. She cleared her throat and blinked away her view of his mesmerizing eyes. A wave of dizziness assaulted her. She blinked a few times but the gorgeous man was still there. “I may have a bruise or two, but I’m okay. Did that man get away?”
The man’s thick dark brows tipped inward and his gaze drifted toward the door. “Yes, he fired off a round and ran. I would have pursued him, but I wanted to make sure you were okay first.”
Baylee pushed up on her hands and knees and looked up at the stunning man, who had risen to his feet and towered over her prostrate form. The top button on his uniform had come undone, revealing wisps of dark chest hair. Everything about the man’s features from his immense muscular frame to his dark hair, thick brows and blocky facial features screamed strong, masculine and sexy. She cleared her throat and willed herself to concentrate.
If you’re ready to immerse yourself in the whole story, you can download Czech Mate – Navy SEALs of Valor 2 on Amazon for 2.99 ( or borrow for free from Kindle Unlimited)
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