Hey, y’all! I’ve got two releases coming in the next couple of days and I’m so excited for them both. First up, tomorrow (though you may find it live sometime today on Amazon and B&N) sees the release of a 33K word novella in my Hostile Operations Team series. HOT MESS is basically about a girl who fell in love with her big brother’s best friend. But of course that best friend wasn’t interested in her at all and she had to worship him from afar.
Now, however, she’s all grown up and in trouble—and the best friend, a member of an elite military special operations team, is the only one who can keep her safe.
English professor Dr. Georgeanne Hayes has a problem. Her star pupil, an Army sergeant who works in a Top Secret government program, is missing—and someone tried to push her in front of a train last night.
Sam “Knight Rider” McKnight is used to looking out for Georgie. When they were kids, she was just his best friend’s baby sister. But Georgie’s not a baby anymore and Sam is getting some very male—and very dirty—thoughts about the girl he knows he can never have.
When someone threatens Georgie’s life again, Sam will do anything necessary to keep her safe. Even if it means spending the next few days locked up in a remote house on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with her.
Sam might be used to denying himself what he wants, but he’s about to find out that being cooped up with Georgie will push him to the limit. And maybe beyond.
Sounds fun, right? The best part of all is that this story is introductory priced for only .99!! You can learn all about the Hostile Operations Team gang, aka H.O.T., in this spicy novella – and then you can move on to HOT PURSUIT, the first full-length book in the series.
My next release is a Harlequin Presents! You can find A FAÇADE TO SHATTER right now in stores, but the ebook will be available for purchase on October 1st. This story is Book 6 in the Sicily’s Corretti Dynasty series.
Dismissed & Discarded: can he deny the forgotten Corretti?
Zach Scott wakes from nightmares to the echo of gunfire. So when he stirs from a trance and finds himself not in his fighter jet but at a party, pressed up against the soft, womanly figure of Lia Corretti, he quickly rages against her sweet pity.
For years the forgotten Corretti has hidden her pain behind a façade. So Lia recognises the shadows in Zach’s eyes. But there’s nothing familiar about the hot heat of Zach as he traps her to him. Can she lower her guard long enough to let him see all of her?
What Harlequin fails to tell you in this little summary is that Lia Corretti is a sweet virginal girl who’s been ignored and sheltered by her family – when she spends two wild nights with Zach Scott, she doesn’t expect to come away with a more permanent souvenir of their time together. When Lia realizes she’d pregnant, she leaves Sicily to find Zach and inform him about his impending fatherhood – and that’s when the sparks fly!
Zach isn’t prepared to be a dad. He’s still trying to get over the effects of the war and he’s in no shape to be responsible for a wife and child. But of course he has to man up and protect Lia and the baby from the fury of her conservative Sicilian family. In the end, Lia might just be what he needs to dig himself out of the chaos of the past.
Two stories, very different on the surface, but at their core they both contain characters trying to find themselves. Sam and Zach need to realize some hard truths about themselves. Georgie and Lia are strong and fearless when it comes to the way they feel about their men.
I love that I have two different stories for you right now! They may seem very different on the surface, but down at their core they are very much alike with heroes who are afraid to accept the love that’s staring them in the face. Because giving in to that love is frightening, especially when you think you aren’t really worthy of it. But these heroines will show them a thing or two before it’s all over!
Today, I’ll give away an ebook of HOT MESS via Smashwords and a $15 Amazon, B&N, or Kobo gift card to one commenter. Just tell me what your favorite kind of hero is. Billionaire or HOT military guy? Or does it matter? If he’s dark and broody and sexy, do you really care whether he owns a private jet or if he can single-handedly rescue you from the bad guys?
USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her stories have been called "exceptional and emotional," "intense," and "sizzling."
You can learn more at her website, http://www.LynnRayeHarris.com, or come and visit her at her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorLynnRayeHarris. Lynn loves hearing from her readers!
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