Monthly Archives: October 2015

My Sexy Saturday – October 24, 2015 – From New Release Greek God, Navy SEALs of Valor 4

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. Today’s post comes from my October 9, 2015 release, GREEK GOD (Navy SEALs of Valor 4). This book delivers all the hotness and excitement of the previous SEALs of Valor books, bringing all the characters together for a spectacular event!

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First, here’s the blurb:

Meet Greek God number one, Darryl Jennings. He’s a Petty Officer First Class with DEVGRU. Greek God number two, Nathan Brooks has retired from the Navy, but still works as an operative for the U.S. Department of State. And last, but certainly not least (the man’s serious eye candy), there’s Greek God number three and SEAL Team member Karl Patterson. The three rendezvous on the Greek Island of Lefkada; not for a mission, not for routine rest and relaxation, but for a wedding.

CIA agent Olivia Simpson, former Air Force pilot Baylee Stiles and broadcast journalist, Jamie Phillips are also headed for this idyllic island on the Ionian Sea. One of these ladies is a bride-to-be. One suffers from a broken heart. And the other woman is about to be targeted by a band of pissed-off Muslim Alliance terrorists.

(Reading the previous books in this series might heighten your enjoyment of Greek God, but sufficient background on each character is provided to make this a satisfying stand-alone read)

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In this snippet, Jamie Phillips has just flown to Greece to attend a Navy SEAL wedding and is checking into her hotel room. She wanted to avoid the man she can’t cleanse from her heart, but he shows up in the lobby and she’s hoping he won’t see her. If you want to read the part just before this, take a peek at last week’s post…

The lovely brunette with Karl tossed her head back and laughed. Her thick dark hair bounced like it would if she were being filmed for a shampoo ad. Jamie wondered if the pain jabbing into her stomach would feel less intense if the woman had pockmarks on her face.

This woman’s graceful beauty fit Jamie’s vision of what a man as startlingly handsome as Karl would want. Beautiful in a no-nonsense kind of way. The woman didn’t even have to try to look good. Her short cropped hair turned under neatly just below her ears. Her lack of makeup did nothing to detract from her looks. Her soft, smooth complexion glowed with apparent health. Her hand brushed against his forearm and he made no move to pull away.

Jamie’s fingers unfurled from her clenched fists. It was as if she were instinctively reaching, imagining the pads of her fingers landing on the surface of Karl’s warm, masculine skin. She imagined the sigh of satisfaction she would feel ending this torture of so many months apart with one touch.

He wants to touch her now, not you.  Jamie’s hands trembled with jealousy. Anger at her childish reaction mingled with the surge of frustration over seeing another woman’s hands on him. I have no right to be jealous. He’s not mine now. Maybe he never was.

She wanted to cover her face and cry. Scream. Run as far from this unfamiliar hotel lobby as she could. Oh, no. I have to get out of here. “Excuse me, Miss. You had a question for me?” The front desk attendant gazed at her with curious brown eyes.

Jamie was so flustered she couldn’t remember what she’d planned to ask. “Uh, don’t worry, it wasn’t important.” She took a shaky step back from the desk before tucking her passport into the outside pocket of her small backpack.

“Wait, Miss, your key.”

If you enjoyed this snippet, GREEK GOD is available for  2.99 on Amazon and is free on Kindle Unlimited.

 

My Sexy Saturday October 10, 2015 from New Release, Greek God, Navy SEALs of Valor 4

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. Today’s post comes from my October 9, 2015 release, GREEK GOD (Navy SEALs of Valor 4). This book delivers all the hotness and excitement of the previous SEALs of Valor books, bringing all the characters together for a spectacular event!

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First, here’s the blurb:

Meet Greek God number one, Darryl Jennings. He’s a Petty Officer First Class with DEVGRU. Greek God number two, Nathan Brooks has retired from the Navy, but still works as an operative for the U.S. Department of State. And last, but certainly not least (the man’s serious eye candy), there’s Greek God number three and SEAL Team member Karl Patterson. The three rendezvous on the Greek Island of Lefkada; not for a mission, not for routine rest and relaxation, but for a wedding.

CIA agent Olivia Simpson, former Air Force pilot Baylee Stiles and broadcast journalist, Jamie Phillips are also headed for this idyllic island on the Ionian Sea. One of these ladies is a bride-to-be. One suffers from a broken heart. And the other woman is about to be targeted by a band of pissed-off Muslim Alliance terrorists.

(Reading the previous books in this series might heighten your enjoyment of Greek God, but sufficient background on each character is provided to make this a satisfying stand-alone read)

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In this snippet, Jamie Phillips has just flown to Greece to attend a Navy SEAL wedding and is afraid of the suffering she will endure when she sees the man she can’t cleanse from her heart.

“I have a qu—” Her words caught in her throat the instant she heard that familiar deep, southern-accented voice.

Warm heat climbed up her neck, sending tremors of excitement scattering through her body. Damn. She’d forgotten how overpowering his nearness felt. So intoxicating. Even with her back to him, she imagined looking into those ocean blue eyes that had stolen every ounce of air from her lungs when he’d scooped her up in his arms and rushed her out of the burning hotel in Paris. I can’t take this.

Wrenching her mouth into a smile, she whirled around to face him. Her neck and shoulder muscles tensed. What first struck her was how drool worthy he looked.

Blue jeans hugged his sturdy, muscular thighs and a black polo shirt stretched across the strong breadth of his chest making his shoulders look broader than ever. His dark hair, once trimmed close to the scalp, had grown longer and looked messy and windblown. Next, she made the irritating observation that he was speaking to an athletic and extremely attractive woman. Obviously, he’s forgotten about me.

She counted the tiles separating them to regain her composure. Eight, nine, ten. His magnetism was so potent, he felt far less distant. A whiff of his woodsy, masculine scent drifted into her nostrils. She closed her eyes, unable to stop herself from breathing him in.

That mingling of pine and cinnamon and manly sweat brought back so many memories. Memories of the nights they’d made love until dawn, the leisurely strolls they’d taken while holding hands and intermittently kissing in Luxembourg Park, and the conversations they’d had about their future.

Then genius me ruined it. The weight of their end had left a permanent empty ache inside her chest. Sometimes she found herself inadvertently placing a hand over that spot as if to alleviate that hollow pain.

If you enjoyed this snippet, GREEK GOD is available for  2.99 on Amazon and is free on Kindle Unlimited.

 

My Sexy Saturday – October 3, 2015 – from Oct 9 Release Greek God – Navy SEALs of Valor 4

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. Today’s post comes from my October 9, 2015 release, GREEK GOD (Navy SEALs of Valor 4). This book delivers all the hotness and excitement of the previous SEALs of Valor books, bringing all the characters together for a spectacular event!

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First, here’s the blurb:

Meet Greek God number one, Darryl Jennings. He’s a Petty Officer First Class with DEVGRU. Greek God number two, Nathan Brooks has retired from the Navy, but still works as an operative for the U.S. Department of State. And last, but certainly not least (the man’s serious eye candy), there’s Greek God number three and SEAL Team member Karl Patterson. The three rendezvous on the Greek Island of Lefkada; not for a mission, not for routine rest and relaxation, but for a wedding.

CIA agent Olivia Simpson, former Air Force pilot Baylee Stiles and broadcast journalist, Jamie Phillips are also headed for this idyllic island on the Ionian Sea. One of these ladies is a bride-to-be. One suffers from a broken heart. And the other woman is about to be targeted by a band of pissed-off Muslim Alliance terrorists.

(Reading the previous books in this series might heighten your enjoyment of Greek God, but sufficient background on each character is provided to make this a satisfying stand-alone read)

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In this snippet, Jamie Phillips longs for a love she has lost. She’s flown to Greece to attend a Navy SEAL wedding, afraid of the pain she will suffer when she sees the man she can’t cleanse from her heart.

Jamie Phillips stood in front of the painted tile countertop in the Nikiana Hotel lobby. Her ankles crossed, she tucked an unruly lock of hair behind her ear and fidgeted with her passport while she waited for her room key.

She stared at the desk attendant’s back as she reached into a wooden cubby to pick up a key.  It was better to notice the dress’s watermelon color and the way the slightly bunched up straps dipped into a u-shape instead of allowing her gaze to wander back to the window.

So what if the hotel is perched high on a cliff and overlooks the Ionian Sea. So what if the water is such a rich, deep sapphire, it looks too post-card beautiful to be real. So what people say the water’s cool, refreshing, and crystal clear and jumping in would probably make me instantly feel more alive. I won’t look out that window again. I won’t rush out to take a dip in the sea. I won’t allow myself to fall for this place. Immersing her senses in the romance of the Greek Islands would only intensify her longing.

The front door opened, ushering in a hot arid breeze and the aroma of jasmine and roses. Jamie defiantly breathed through her mouth. She wouldn’t inhale a nose full of that fragrant, sweet scent that brought back memories of Luxembourg Park and Paris in springtime. She wouldn’t let her thoughts linger on the love affair that had blossomed there.

She vowed not to be moved one iota by the colorful hand-painted tiles that made the floor under her feet look like a work of art or the tall decorative palms spilling out of enormous glazed pots that set an exotic, tropical vacation mood. This Greek island wasn’t an idyllic piece of paradise. It was a metal-barred prison holding her hostage to old feelings better forgotten. She longed to curl up on her well-worn couch in her Paris apartment to watch a spy movie or read a book, to hole up in a place she felt safe rather than vulnerable and out-of-sorts.

She whispered Karl’s name under her breath as a rush of nostalgia washed over her. Our love affair was such a crazy, out-of-control whirlwind.

Her nerve endings tingled as if an electric current ran through her bloodstream. Her nipples hardened as an image of her former lover naked flashed in front of her face. Sweat glistening on the contours of his wide jaw, the firm ridges of his chest, and on his tight muscular thighs. Her pulse raced as she recalled the sensual pleasures they’d shared.

If you enjoyed this snippet, GREEK GOD is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be delivered to your Kindle on October 9th.