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Raw Power


Jackie Ashenden - 2018
    Now they fight for you. To find the people lost in the shadows, you need the men who live in them. The former soldiers of 11th Hour are unaffiliated, unacknowledged, and definitely illegal. They protect the innocent, destroy the guilty--and capture hearts along the way . . .Rugged, skilled, and hard-bodied, Jack King's whole life was the Marines until an injury left him discharged from active duty. But he finds a new purpose when he's recruited by a special unit that employs ex-military to do very special jobs. Yet he's not impressed when his first assignment is babysitting the pretty, perfect daughter of a politician--especially when she's far from the angel she appears to be . . .Callie Hawthorne hates politics, and she hates playing the part of a senator's goody two shoes daughter even more. It only gets worse when her father decides she needs a security detail 24/7--and the bodyguard happens to be the most insanely hot guy Callie's ever seen. Still, she's not going to be ordered around just because of some half-assed threat to her father. . . . But when it turns out her dad's no angel either, Jack has to kidnap Callie in order to protect her. And as danger closes in, he'll need all his considerable talents to keep them both alive. The greater challenge will be to keep his hands off her . . .Praise for Jackie Ashenden's Dirty for Me"An intense scorcher of a story that is sure to delight fans and win her a legion of new devotees. . . . Unforgettable." --RT Book Reviews, Top Pick "Tension and heat pervade the frequent sex scenes . . . Readers will eagerly anticipate future installments in the series." --Publishers Weekly "Explosively sexy." --Heroes & Heartbreakers

Before the Mission Begins


Christi Snow - 2013
    24 hours to say goodbye to his twin sister.Instead he found her. A girl that was nothing like the one he thought he knew.They have 24 hours. 24 hours before he deploys on an extremely dangerous mission. 24 hours together in a freak West Texas snowstorm. 24 hours that will have to get them both through the awful next year.When the resident good-girl decides to take on the visiting bad-boy, 24 hours is all it takes to change their lives forever.This is the story of the 24 hours that no one knew ever occurred…until now.The timeline of this novella is set before the When the Mission Ends trilogy occurs, but this book is actually meant to be read between Book #2, Operation: Endeavor, and Book #3, Operation: Endurance.

Identity Crisis


Rochelle Paige - 2015
    With only two weeks to go before her manuscript is due, she heads to a remote cabin in the Smoky Mountains with no internet or cell service.An ex-military security specialist...Blaine West is halfway around the world when he gets a frantic message from his childhood sweetheart. She needs to lay low for awhile so he puts her in touch with someone who can help her until he can get back to town.A dead body...When Blaine arrives at the hotel where they were supposed to meet, he learns the body of a local author was discovered that morning but there's no sign of his old flame.And a case of mistaken identity...Delia returns home completely unaware that the police believe she's been murdered. With Delia alive and his ex still missing, Blaine has the skills and connections to find out exactly what happened and keep Delia safe.Lead to a passion that burns out of control.

Defending Danielle


Shauna Allen - 2016
     As part of an elite United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance team, he’s done it all—covert intelligence gathering, national security threat elimination, Black Ops. But when their most recent mission goes bad, Drew and his team are brought back stateside to run security detail for Virginia senator George Lytle when the Mexican drug cartel that kidnapped his daughter threatens retaliation. The last thing Drew wants is to be pulled from an Op to babysit a pretentious senator and his spoiled daughter, but he is prepared to do his job. The only upside is getting to see his old friend, Cookie, as he and his team of Navy SEALs are honored at a benefit gala for rescuing the senator’s daughter. Little does Drew know that the threats are viable, and not only are he and both teams about to face down a drug lord hell bent on revenge, but his past is about to catch up with him when Senator Lytle’s intern is none other than Danielle Jackson, the awkward girl who crushed on him in high school as she tutored him in physics . . . only the ugly little duckling has blossomed into a smokin’ hot swan. As sparks ignite between them, Drew suddenly has no idea who’s more dangerous—the ruthless drug lord he’s trained his whole career to face, or the sexy blast from his past he could’ve never prepared for, but would now die to protect. ***Susan Stoker’s Navy SEALs combine with my United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance team in an explosive new love story as part of the exciting Special Forces: Operation Alpha World!

Sizzle and Burn


Alexis Grant - 2011
    Mia Santiago has fought long and hard to become an expert in weapons technology. But her successful career didn't come without sacrifices, namely Ryan Mason, the only man she's ever loved. When she and Ryan chose their careers over a relationship together, she thought their goodbye was for forever. So running into him at a conference is both a dream come true and a disturbing distraction—how can she focus on presenting her research when the man who's haunted her dreams for years is suddenly close enough to touch?Losing Mia is Ryan's one regret in a lifetime of dangerous risks, even if he knows the work he's done around the world as a member of the military's elite fighting unit, Delta Force, has saved countless lives. Now he has to keep Mia from the terrorists bent on using her research for catastrophic violence—and bent of kidnapping her and inflicting unspeakable harm upon the one woman he's never been able to let go. But outrunning danger isn't easy when the fire between them can't be put out. And this time, their future together is a matter of life and death…

Target of Mine


M.L. Buchman - 2017
    Buchman comes an exciting collaboration… -a Night Stalkers 5E / Titan World romance- The Night Stalkers 5E (5th Battalion, E Company) flies again, going where no one else dares to venture. NAME: Nikita Hayward TEAM: DEVGRU (SEAL Team 6) MISSION: To prove her worth NAME: Drake Roman TEAM: Night Stalkers 5E MISSION: To enjoy the ride Nikita Hayward earned her place on DEVGRU and she proves it every day. Being female? Not a factor. Fighting alongside the very best? Absolutely where she belongs. Drake Roman flies with the most elite helicopter company, the 5E, because they fly out to the limit. And when the time comes to fly past it? His helo and his minigun lead the way. When the two of them join on a mission into the unknown, then they discover who lies precisely at the center of that Target of Mine!

VeriSEAL


Marliss Melton - 2010
    Libby Granger, professor of British Lit, is flattered by the attentions of the new graduate assistant, Bruce Kimball. Not only is Bruce young and virile, he's a decorated veteran, a former Navy SEAL. However, four months into their relationship, the inconsistencies in Bruce's war stories prompt Libby to consult with the authentication service VeriSEAL, where she is stunned to discover that Bruce Kimball of SEAL Class 232 perished in a helicopter crash three years ago. Who, then, is the man claiming to be Bruce Kimball? Libby must entrust her fate to the appealing VeriSEAL director, Lt. Cmdr. Todd Lawson. As Todd deepens his investigation, he discovers Bruce's true name; he is Mark Earnest, a BUDs/SEAL drop-out, also from Class 232. Earnest has devised an elaborate charade to exact vengeance on the man he believes responsible for his failure, Libby's brother, Commander Daren Granger. Todd tries to warn Libby via cellphone, but it's too late. Mark Earnest has her in his clutches at the top of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, and he has no intention of letting her go.

COLE


Glenna Sinclair - 2016
     Peter was an amazing first lover. He was gentle, kind, generous, respectful…everything I’d ever dreamed of in a man.  He promised to take care of me, and with his family’s billions, I knew he’d be able to.   But now he’s dead.   And I’m alone, about to have his baby.   All I want from Peter’s family are answers – about Peter’s death, about the creepy bald man who’s been following me, about the other half of my child’s family. Oh, but if you ask his brother Cole, I’m just some greedy gold-digger trying to profit from Peter’s death.   Cole might have his brother’s handsome face and blonde hair, but…well...he’s kind of an asshole. Where Peter was sweet, caring, and charming, Cole is military-rigid, angry, and judgmental. He keeps offering me help in this condescending way, like I can’t take care of myself just because I’m broke and pregnant.   Well, I might not have much, but I still have my dignity. And I don’t need any help from a jerk like him…no matter how hot he thinks he is.   Cole   Amber is beautiful, smart, funny…and carrying my brother’s baby. I really don’t know what Peter saw in this girl. I guess she’s pretty gorgeous, but she’s just some random, small-town nobody. And looking at the state of her life (dead-end job, ratty apartment, multicolored rustmobile), I have to wonder if she hasn’t had her eye on my family’s money for a long time. I know what Peter would do…but I don’t feel any need to rush to her rescue. I mean, my sister wants me to keep Amber safe from her mysterious stalker, but that’s it. I swear. I’m not going to be drawn in by her big doe eyes and lovely face – and definitely not by her stubbornness and sharp tongue. But yeah…I’d say keeping an eye on her is going to be harder on me than I thought.

Brooks


Riley Edwards - 2019
    One look at her scarred flesh tells the tales of her time in captivity. But it’s not only her skin the bears the marks her failures, doubt and a healthy dose cynicism now clouds her vision. She has also mastered the fine art of deception. In her line of work it is a necessity. 
 Former Navy SEAL Brooks Miller is living the good life working as a mercenary. Employed by the highly sought-after Z Corps, a private, special-ops company, there are no shortage of contracts sending him around the world. He lives wild and free with nothing tying him down—just the way he likes it. 
 When the Gold Team’s latest mission takes them to Bahrain, Brooks thinks it will be a quick in and out. That’s until he walks into a shitstorm and comes face to face with the woman who’s about to turn his world upside down. There was something working behind her intelligent eyes, and it looked a lot like pain. Not the physical kind, the emotional aftermath of heartache. And when she tries to hide behind snark and sass he decides on the spot he wants to know more.
 Tatiana doesn’t have time for games. She’s on the hunt for the man who left her life in ruins. Brooks has something else in mind, something more, something far more permanent than the no strings fun Tatiana is offering. He had her right where he wanted her until the hunters become the prey and their world explodes. It will take more than the Gold Team to bring down a Saudi Prince out for blood. Their only hope is the one and only, king of all things cyber, John “Tex” Keegan. Can Tex get search and rescue team to them in time, or will it be a recovery mission? 
*Brooks: Book 1 in the all new Gold Team series features Susan Stoker’s new Legacy SEALs. *

Breaking Silence


Elle James - 2020
    Long-term relationships are out of the question.Until he meets a nurse who’d risk her life for someone she doesn’t know…After her mother died of a broken heart, nurse Nora Michaels joined the Army to do something to help others and to escape her sad memories. Deployed to Afghanistan, she hopes she’s making a difference, especially when she treats a cranky wounded soldier who just might be more broken than she is.When the local orphanage where she volunteers is overrun by Taliban, Nora and the little orphan girls are kidnapped and taken into the hills where they are to be sold to sex traffickers.They need a miracle to save them.Rucker and his team receive intel on the location of the nurse and children taken from the orphanage. In an operation to save them, Rucker and Nora are separated from the others and must traverse enemy territory to find their way back to safety. Along the way, they learn to rely on and trust each other, discovering a passion they never expected to find in the harsh hills of a war-torn country.

The Last Execution


Jerrie Alexander - 2013
    To love, she must learn to trust.Homicide detective Leigh McBride's first assignment with the FBI brings her face-to-face with a past she's tried hard to forget. And when her temporary partner, a cynical ex-marine, lights a fire in her she thought long-extinguished, her darkest secret is threatened.Scarred both physically and emotionally, Special Agent J. T. Noble is a man of few words. He prefers to keep people at a distance--until he meets Leigh. He's attracted to her strength and drawn in by her secrecy. But in their line of work, secrets can be deadly.When the killer they are hunting aims his vigilante justice at Leigh's past assailant, the fine line between right and wrong blurs. To heal the past--and find their future together--Leigh and J. T. must learn that only through trust and forgiveness can love grow.

Till I Found You


Michelle Fernandez - 2019
    With the overload of work, there’s no time for romance, nor does he want it. His rule—don’t mix business with pleasure. Until one assignment puts that rule to the test. Chloe Channing is not to discover his undercover role as her protective detail from an unknown psychopath. But as their days pass together in tropical paradise, it becomes difficult to keep his desire from compromising everything. Including her safety.All Chloe wants is to remember, but so much of her memory was lost after her assailant left her unconscious. On a summer trip with friends at her family’s estate in the Bahamas, she yearns for the quiet respite from a previous heartbreak and her tortured nightmares. She never expects a man like Julian to help her find emotional peace and physical healing. But as she falls deeper, her flashbacks slowly come together, and they include glimpses of one handsome, mysterious, yet all-too-familiar face: Julian’s.Is Chloe’s mind playing tricks on her again… or has she met this man before?Even if Julian could let go and risk it all, could he ever forgive himself enough to fall in love again?

The Mission Begins: At the Edge and Edge of Surrender


Laura Griffin - 2017
    As the leader of Alpha Crew, Ryan Owen is no stranger to challenges, but he’s never tackled anything quite like this sexy, smart, and resourceful woman. The mission is to get Emma home safely, but danger is everywhere, and Ryan’s unexpected desire for Emma could be a deadly distraction.Back home in California, Ryan’s mission is over—but Emma’s has just begun. She knows her plane crash was no accident, and she’s determined to uncover the truth about what happened—even if her quest for answers puts her at risk. Torn between duty and desire, Ryan searches for a way win Emma’s heart while protecting her from an invisible enemy who wants her dead.EDGE OF SURRENDERRyan had one job: keep Emma safe at all costs. But after a night of passion, Emma takes off and Ryan soon realizes he’s not the only one looking for her. Can he figure out who’s after the beautiful government aide, and why, before she falls into the wrong hands…if she hasn’t already?Emma’s fighting to get justice for her fallen comrades, but she can’t do it alone. She needs Ryan’s help, but that means trusting him—and dealing with the out-of-control desire blazing between them. Can there be any future for a marked woman and a man trained to kill? She hopes they live long enough to find out…

Siren in the Wind


Louise Dawn - 2018
    Her ordered existence keeps her hidden, knowing interference could ruin her plans for retribution. However, nothing can stop the dark winds of the past, from sweeping through her future.He's hunting...Mobile Intelligence Team Leader Erik (Max) Andersen is searching for a suicide bomber, and Abigail Evans is his prime target. He'll do whatever it takes to win her trust, even seduce her. 
But Max knows that the truth is rarely straightforward. Soon, it becomes clear that Abigail is hiding a barrage of secrets. Secrets that lead to a powerful enemy, who’ll do anything to see her dead. As a Tier One Operator, Max’s skills are put to the test as he races across Southern Africa to save everything he cherishes most. Fans of Adult Military Romantic Suspense will enjoy this action-packed romance, filled with steamy mystery and alpha heroes.

Black and Blue


Cynthia Rayne - 2018
    West had to choose between serving his country and being the parent his young daughter deserves. He’s missed too many milestones already and refuses to waste another second. He’s formed Black Star Security with his military buddies, and they’re gonna kick a little @ss. For a price. Sometimes you need a second chance Deputy U.S. Marshal Annie Foster accidentally got her partner killed during a routine prisoner transport. Now three dangerous felons are roaming the Kentucky countryside, and it’s all her fault. Black Star Security is hunting the fugitives, and Annie’s assisting them, even though she’s devastated by the mistake she made. But she didn’t count on West, a big, bad alpha male who’s an intoxicating mixture of ruthless and tender. Will they capture the escaped convicts? And will West and Annie take a chance on each other?