Every Saturday, a group of romance authors share sexy snippets from their published works or works-in-progress. To read some more My Sexy Saturday posts, click here. My post today comes from my work in progress, French Kiss (Navy SEALs of Valor 3).
First, some eye candy for you. Meet Navy SEAL Karl Patterson! He will be on the book cover once Anya Kelleye finishes her wonderful work. Expected cover reveal date is February 3!
In this scene, a Paris hotel is in flames and journalist Jamie rescued a small boy she heard crying after she ran from her room. Navy SEAL Karl Patterson, who is carrying an unconscious woman in his arms, is also trying to help Jamie and the boy make their final escape from the building.
When the rescuer pushed open the door to the lobby level, Jamie followed him through the opening. Jamie gasped at the sight of the raging inferno in front of them. The antique chairs that had been arranged around a wooden coffee table had been reduced to cinders. A burning beam from the ceiling collapsed in their path. Flames curled up from a rug stretched across the floor. She squinted through the smoke, trying to see an easy way to exit. But she saw nothing except smoke and raging flames. She heard a loud crack before another ceiling beam struck the floor, burning bright with yellow-orange flames.
The blond-haired boy in her arms cried out for his mother.
“Let me take him,” said the rescuer in a commanding, masculine voice.
Jamie looked up to see the muscular giant facing her, his piercing blue eyes seemed to penetrate right through her clothing, making her skin tingle and her heart race. She didn’t want to let the little boy go. He was her responsibility. But she knew it would be difficult to handle this on her own. “How will you carry them both?”
“Don’t argue. There’s no time time. Roll your way through the flames until I can come back for you, okay?”
Tears leaked from Jamie’s eyes as she released the soft bundle from her arms. It hurt to pass of a boy who reminded her so much of her little brother to a complete stranger. “Please take care of him. I feel responsible.”
For an instant, he held her gaze and warmth radiated from his ocean blue eyes. “I’ll keep him safe. Please trust me.”
The slated release date for French Kiss is March, 2015. If you’re ready to immerse yourself in the first two books in the Navy SEALs of Valor series, you can download AMALFI AFFAIR – Navy SEALs of Valor 1 on Amazon for 2.99 ( or borrow for free from Kindle Unlimited) and Czech Mate – Navy SEALs of Valor 2 on Amazon for 2.99 ( or borrow for free from Kindle Unlimited). Both of these books are also available in paperback.