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 upcoming (March 31) release French Kiss (Navy SEALs of Valor 3).
First, some eye candy for you. Meet Navy SEAL Karl Patterson! Okay, now if you can stop drooling long enough to read…He will be on the book cover Anya Kelleye designed to be revealed tomorrow (February 8) to celebrate my author interview on the Fred and Jeff Show . Listen live on FM 104.1 at 11 AM Tucson, Arizona time.
Tada, my first attempt at the blurb…
Karl Patterson and seven other SEAL Team Six men are deployed to Paris to raid a Le Marais duplex believed to be a terrorist hideout. Finding it abandoned and rigged with explosives, the sailors barely escape. After they return to their hotel anticipating a night of rest and awake to an explosion and raging inferno, Karl and his teammates realize they are one step behind the Red Queen. Not only is she still alive; she’s also hell-bent on vengeance and plans to unleash terror the city won’t soon forget.
Journalist Jamie Phillips awakes to the sound of an explosion and rushes to the window in time to see the perpetrators fleeing from the blackened skeleton of their van. Rushing to escape engulfing flames, she nearly succumbs to the overpowering smoke and falling debris, but is suddenly rescued by a drop-dead gorgeous man she suspects is Special Forces.
Attraction between Karl and Jamie burns hotter than the flames consuming the Le Marais hotel. Karl struggles to wipe Jamie from his mind and refocus on the Team’s mission. But heading to the hospital and forgetting Karl aren’t part of Jamie’s plan. Thanks to her keen journalist observational skills, she picked up on key information that just might help SEAL Team Six stop the terrorists.
And now (drum roll please)… Today’s post
When a villain with an off-the-charts creep factor is on the loose, romance is even more of a welcome respite. In this week’s Sexy Saturday post, you’ll be introduced to Victoria Denaska aka The Red Queen…This story is rife with action and suspense, but still delivers plenty of libidinous scenes that will delight my erotic romance fans.
May 13, 2014
Zero two hundred hours
A woman wearing night vision goggles swept the heavy dark curtains aside and peered out the window of her Le Marais apartment. Manic laughter escaped her lips. Several uniformed men carrying bulky weapons crept around the perimeter of a two-story house across the street.
The American government must have deemed the Red Queen’s followers to be a major threat to send DEVGRU. But the best of the best of the SEALs or not—the men didn’t stand a chance. They had erroneously concluded that the Red Queen was dead and the leaderless insurgents had lost their edge. The people who will scrape up what remains of their bodies will soon learn that I’m very much alive.
The SEAL team would raid the apartment to find it empty—well, almost empty, actually. She had planted a little gift for the American sailors that would blow them into a million bloody pieces.
She made a mock explosion sound and then laughed, thinking about her upcoming attacks that would make headlines in the next twenty-four hours.
She tugged down the hem of her tight black velvet dress, which had clung to her stockings. Her blood-red stilettos clicked across the tile floor as she walked toward the marble-topped bar. She pulled a glass from a shelf above the counter, uncapped the bottles of gin and vermouth and stirred herself a strong martini, topping off the cocktail with an olive she had plucked from a jar in the small refrigerator.
She raised the glass in the air and extended her arm as if preparing to make a toast with an invisible person. “To death,” she said in a Russian accent before tipping the clear crystal glass toward her lips.
French Kiss, now available for Pre-order on Amazon, will be released March 31, 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.