This year, I can’t wait until Spring. It’s been soooooooooooo cold in Illinois. But meanwhile, February’s here and I have two new releases coming out this month, as well as stories in two new anthologies now available for Valentine’s Day with The Authors’ Billboard!!
First Is A Valentine She’ll Remember. Two Hearts Unbroken (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 6) is my latest wounded warrior story, and this story is slightly different from the others in that my wounded warrior is a woman, who’s been through unimaginable horror when she’s captured in Iraq.
But despite her injuries as well as deep personal issues to resolve, Sarah Benton is finally ready to move forward two years later, and Lieutenant Brand Reardon is there to pick up the slack when Sarah’s life is once again endangered.
As my wounded warrior series continues, one element that’s changed is the twist of intrigue I began weaving into the stories beginning with Two Hearts Find Christmas. But despite the serious undertones, I still enjoy adding humor wherever possible.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Sarah. Sarah, are you okay?” Mel was asking with obvious concern. “Oh, I’m so sorry. What did I say?”
But Sarah didn’t seem to have the energy to open her eyes and respond as her whole body began shaking.
Suddenly, she found herself lifted to her feet and pulled into a warm masculine embrace.
“It’s okay, Sarah,” he whispered. “Everything’s alright. You’re alright.”
Opening her eyes, she blinked. “Brand? Uh…I mean, Captain Reardon?”
“Yeah, it’s me. And I’m even a Lieutenant now. I wasn’t sure it was you, though, when I first saw you come in. You look, uh…wow, like gorgeous. Not that I didn’t think you weren’t beautiful before.”
Sarah’s mind immediately snapped back to the present as she muttered, “You thought I was beautiful?”
He wore a wry grin. “Oh, yeah. Especially after seeing those legs.”
Wrinkling her nose, Sarah backed up and punched him in the shoulder.
Although Mel still wore a look of concern on her face, she began laughing.
“Um,” Sarah began. “What are you doing here in Crystal Rock?”
He gave her a huge smile, and Sarah remembered the reason she’d tried to stay away from him, even when she was part of his team.
She’d been attracted to him, this big giant hunk of a man, and it’d made her uncomfortable thinking of Jim, who’d been waiting for her back home.
“I’m here for the same reason you are,” he answered. “Retraining wounded warriors who want to remain in active service. I’ll be the Air Force liaison.”
She shook her head in amazement. How crazy was this? She’d never thought she’d ever see Brand again.
A VALENTINE SHE’LL REMEMBER
Memorable Valentine romances to sweeten the season of love.
There is no better way to celebrate the season of love than with each of these eight heroines and that one special Valentine they’ll remember forever.
And so will you…
SWEET AND SASSY VALENTINE
If you’ve ever been struck by Cupid’s Arrow, you know Love has the power to change you and your world. If you’ve ever been in love, then you know there is no feeling more exquisite than being held by the one you love. We, the twelve authors of SWEET AND SASSY ROMANCE, dedicate this Valentine Collection to you, the Hopeful Romantic!
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
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