Archive | October 18, 2013

From Me to You Friday – Tamara – The Warrior’s Challenge Series, Natasza Waters

Most of you know that I edit for Secret Cravings Publishing, because I like to pimp “my authors” I love all of the wonderful ladies I work with, but Natasza Waters has become especially dear to me. She is not only an amazing author, she is a first class person!
Her first book in the Warrior’s Challenge Series, Code Name:Ghost rocketed up the charts. Book 2 Code Name: Kayla’s Fire releases in November. It is the conclusion to the Ghost and Snow White’s love story. I am going to give you a first look at my review.

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Kayla is intent on leaving her past north of the border. Hired as a Canadian liaison by the US Navy, she finds the Coronado SEALs tough but amiable. Their Commander is another matter. With eyes like blue steel and a body carved from it, Kayla resists the hungry attraction between them for good reason.

Navy SEAL Commander Thane Austen (Ghost) treats his women like his missions: in, out and gone. Returning from deployment to find Kayla is his new tactical specialist poses a challenge, one he’s never faced. When the defiant beauty with haunted eyes becomes a serial killer’s target, the Commander has the excuse he needs to close ranks around her. Fear is a word unknown to the legendary SEAL until he realizes love can be as dangerous to a warrior as combat. Convincing Kayla to surrender to him and catching a killer is a mission he won’t fail
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Code Name: Kayla’s Fire- Coming November 22, 2013!
Blurb:
Kayla stands in the eye of a hurricane. Past and present are on a collision course, and her tactical experience won’t save her. She’s the target on a serial killer’s radar. The media brews a storm of confusion, pointing at the warriors stationed at Coronado. To catch the killer, she has to relinquish hope, and the Navy SEAL protecting her. Navy SEAL Thane (Ghost) Austen is forced to choose between Kayla and his duty. If he deploys, she’ll die. If she returns to Canada, he’ll lose the woman who cracked his armor, and exposed his heart. Her abusive past is holding her hostage. There’s two battles to be won: to light Kayla’s Fire and extinguish the Shark’s. Life broke them both in half, but together they’re whole, and he’ll walk through hell to keep her. The conclusion to Ghost and Snow White’s fight to survive in, “A Warriors Challenge” series.

Code Name: Kayla’s Fire – Tamara’s Review
Captain Thane Austen and Kayla Banks. The Ghost and Snow White… The Ghost had lost his soul long ago. Too many years of seeing the worst that humanity had to offer had encased his heart in ice. Until he met a beautiful brunette with fire in her eyes.
The fire in Kayla’s eyes came from Hell. She brought it back with her when she left. Kayla had lived through hell and survived, but that was all she did. Survive…
“Life broke us both in half, but together we’re whole. That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you with my actions. You’re my forever, Kayla.”
In Code Name Ghost, Thane and Kayla’s love began to bloom, but will the bud survive the bitter storm that is their past?
The Shark wants Kayla’s blood, PTSD wants her mind, and two men vie for her heart. Through danger and passion, mystery and evil, watch the lives of these two warriors as they search for love and peace.
Kayla’s Fire is laced with action and adventure, but the real story lies in the hearts and minds of its heroes. A gut-wrenching, emotional journey, that can’t be missed.
Natasza Waters runs your emotions through the wringer in Kayla’s Fire. Every time you think the ship of Thane and Kayla’s love is finally on the right path, wind filling the sails and pushing them forward. Another storm comes along, rocking the boat, casting them toward the rocks, throwing them so far off course, only a compass can lead them home. But, thank God, they have that compass. It’s called love, and it always points toward home.
Kayla’s fire will burn down everything in their path and one day it will be “Fair winds and following sea,” If they can just live that long…

Make sure you are prepared for Kayla’s Fire, Get Code Name: Ghost today!

New Release ~ The Wrong Woman ~ Christina Cole

Old Western Swinging Saloon Doors with a Saloon Sign Above DoorsThe Wrong Woman
by Christina Cole

Blurb:Abigail Rose made a big mistake. She fell in love with a fast-talking scoundrel who stole her money and her virginity before disappearing. Now, she hopes to hide her secret shames and make a new start as a schoolteacher in St. Paul. She boards the train in Kansas City, ready to put the past behind her and move on, but during a stop-over in Des Moines, Iowa, a man with a gun steals her away.
Will Loudon has made his share of mistakes, too. He’s got a bad marriage behind him, foreclosure of his farm is looming on the horizon, and his own brother has cheated him out of his inheritance. Will plans to settle the score and get what’s rightfully his by abducting Honey Branson, his brother’s intended bride…but he takes Abigail by mistake.
How could he steal the wrong woman? And what will he do with her now?

Teaser:
Will could not remember ever hearing a sigh quite like the one Abigail emitted. Long, weary, tremulous, and somehow filled with a range of emotion that made him want to pull the confusing woman into his arms and promise her the sun, the moon, the stars, or whatever else it would take to make her stop hurting. Knowing that he was the cause of her despair only made matters worse. He would do whatever he must, he vowed to himself. Somehow he would find a way to fix the mess he’d made of her life.
He watched as she schlumped across the room—there was no other word for it. Her shoulders sagged beneath some unseen burden, her feet shuffled slowly across the hardwood floor, and the woebegone look upon her face would have made him laugh if he weren’t so damned worried about her.
She mumbled something as she stared down at her hands, neatly folded in her lap. Her voice was barely audible, her words unrecognizable.

“How’s that again?” he asked. He yearned to go into the room, to sit on the bed beside her, and to offer what comfort he could. When he started to take a step toward her, warning alarms went off in his head. No way could he handle such a dangerously tempting situation. He forced himself to remain at the doorway.

“I said, I suppose I might as well be honest with you.” This time, Abigail looked up as she spoke. Her voice wavered, but her words came out loud and clear. “I don’t have any money. If you take me back to Des Moines, I’ll be stranded there with no place to go.”

Will scratched his jaw, the day’s growth of beard irritating him. He’d have to shave later, he thought, suddenly wondering if he’d remembered to sharpen his razor, and had he bought shaving soap on his last trip into town? And had he—

“Did you hear what I said?”

He rubbed the back of his neck, but then he nodded. “Yeah, I heard you. I’m just wishing I hadn’t.”

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About the Author

Christina Cole fell in love with words at a very young age. She’ll always be grateful to her grandfather and his patience as he taught her the joys of reading. Throughout her childhood she loved telling tales. She begged and pleaded for her mother to type them, but soon — with her grandfather’s guidance — learned to type for herself on his old Underwood.

Things have changed now. Her grandfather is gone, and so is the old typewriter, but Christina’s love for story-telling has remained strong. She now does her typing on a computer in a cozy little writing room filled with books, treasures, and a much-cherished photograph of her grandfather.
She is married, lives in the midwest, loves history, hates winter, and is happily at work on her next historical romance.

Twitter: @Kcchristinacole
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Email: KCChristinaCole@yahoo.com