Sunday, August 31, 2014

NEW RELEASES from the Authors of Hot Alpha SEALs: Military Romance Megaset

Labor Day Greetings to everyone. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far. I thought I'd take the opportunity to fill you in on what the group of authors who released Hot Alpha SEALs:Military Romance Megaset have been up to since the anthologies release.



Since I'm writing this blog I thought I'd go first. Breaking Ties my SEAL Team Heartbreaker Novella with Oliver 'Greenback' Shaker and Selena is of course in the megaset.  I've just released Book 4 of the SEAL Team Heartbreakers Series Building Ties . 



Here's the blurb: 
Navy SEAL Brett 'Cutter' Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelly, has been injured in a car bombing. At Homeland Security’s demand, he’s rushed home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. One may offer the key to her attacker.

On top of the emotional and physical upheaval of the bombing, Tess has been offered the journalistic opportunity of a lifetime at the Washington Post. If she accepts the job, she and Brett face living on opposite sides of the country. With their wedding two weeks away, she has temptations to face and tough decisions to make.

Serving as her security detail, Brett sees Tess’s remarkable investigative reporting skills in action, and acts as her sounding board and partner. He’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her happiness, but more, he wants to keep her safe. Because there’s a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.
In case you're interested here are the links:

Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/1qx0WpB

Sharon Hamiliton has just released  SEAL of MY HEART (Book 7 of her SEAL Brotherhood Series) in audio. 



Here's the blurb:  

Kate Morgan is engaged to the most eligible bachelor in Sonoma County, the son of a wealthy wine family in Healdsburg, California. On a flight to visit her sister in Portland she is seated next to a young hard-bodied elite soldier who ignites her insides in a strange attraction she cannot deny.
Navy SEAL Tyler Gray plans to spend a weekend home before deploying to North Africa with the rest of his SEAL Team 3. But the conversation with Kate has him rethinking his future.
The encounter has both of them feeling fate has stepped into their lives and altered their course. Unable to just say goodbye as lovers, they agree to carry on a correspondence. Kate becomes the girl Tyler wants to come home to while she is pressured by her family to reconsider her broken marriage plans.
Family secrets are revealed from the past regarding a young Marine and Kate’s mother which brings both heartache and a sense of clarity as old loves are unearthed. From the grave, a Marine’s love letters from the past affect the new love between Kate and Tyler in the present. And when Kate’s life is endangered, will Tyler be the man to save her without sacrificing his own?

Sabrina York has been a busy lady.  She has work out in two anthologies right now besides Hot Alpha SEALs.  Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After  (Pets for Vets Charity Bundle) contains Heartbreak On A Stick. 

This Pets for Vets charity bundle is available for a limited time at a discount of $1.99. 

Presenting a contemporary romance bundle of 16 novels with happily-ever-after endings, including previously published readers' favorites and brand-new material. 

They’re all hometown heroes, guys from small towns who’ve made a name for themselves, big or small, who’ve withstood the odds and risen to the challenge, who are heroes in their own right. 

Sabrina's also got Whipped in the Brought to His Knees anthology.


Over 800 pages of hot and erotic stories, all by bestselling authors. This limited edition boxed-set is available until October 19, 2014. Hurry, pick up your copy today! 

The Alpha male. Strong. In control. Letting no one and nothing rule him...until he meets the one, and all bets are off. The world tilts, the bed rocks, and suddenly that tough guy finds himself Brought to His Knees--in more ways than one. 

This collection of ten hot to erotic novellas and one short erotic novel will take you on journeys of lust, love, and adventure, leave you breathless and quite possibly in need of a cold shower. 

Cat Johnson's  latest  Saved by a SEAL(Hot SEALs book 2) is up for preorder at Amazon. So get on over there and push the button. It's guaranteed to be HOT. 




Here's the blurb:

Zane Alexander was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but the rebellious bad boy traded it in for a Navy SEAL trident.

Now, Zane's teammates are depending on him to get the startup capital they need to open their security company and he's gambling on his skills at covert operations. For a million dollars, he'll fake interest in Missy Greenwood, the Senator's daughter his father wants him to date in exchange for the investment.

But when Missy is kidnapped and Zane and his team are sent to Nigeria to rescue her and the schoolgirls being held, bullets as well as sparks of attraction start to fly. There's no more faking when both the danger and the emotions are all very real.

Author's Note: Saved by a SEAL is a stand-alone love story. It is Book 2 in the Hot SEALs series but can easily be read and enjoyed alone. Night with a SEAL (Book 1) is available now in eBook and paperback. Audiobook coming soon.


Gennita Low has just released Hunter: Crossfire (Book 2) in audio. So if you like to listen to books in the car, (which I do) you need to check this out. 


Here's the blurb:

Hawk McMillan, SEAL commander, is on a lone mission. To get close to Dragan Dilaver, a Kosovo kingpin involved in drugs and arms-rafficking, Hawk helped him escape from Asia and return to his former country of Yugoslavia. Now Hawk has to discover where certain weapons have been dropped for Dilaver over the diverse regions of Montenegro, Macedonia, and Albania - not an easy task for someone unfamiliar with the territory.
In order for the operation to succeed, he needs a tracker and the only available person is CIA contact agent Amber Hutchens. Beautiful and smart, Amber has made a life for herself in Velesta, Macedonia, and she is more than capable of assisting Hawk in finding the cache of hidden weapons. Despite the danger of exposure and torture, they risk everything in their mission to strike down Dilaver and his ruthless gang - even their love.

So now you're all caught up on what the Ladies of HOT ALPHA SEALs have been up to since the July Release. Hope you'll visit the links I've provided and check out all our work. 

I'm busy on SEAL Team Heartbreaker book 5 BREAKING OUT! This will be Doc's story. Haven't got a blurb yet. But I'm plotting and writing in the midst of a house remodel. OMG! But that's a story for another time. Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day holiday!!!
Read on,
Teresa Reasor 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW RELEASE!!! BUILDING TIES AVAILABLE AUGUST 25TH



The next full-length book, Book 4 of the SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers Series will be Building 
Ties.  Building Ties will be out August 25, 2014.  



Here’s the blurb:

Navy SEAL Brett 'Cutter' Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelly, has been injured in a car bombing. At Homeland Security’s demand, he’s rushed home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. One may offer the key to her attacker.

On top of the emotional and physical upheaval of the bombing, Tess has been offered the journalistic opportunity of a lifetime at the Washington Post, and is torn between her love for Brett and the need to prove herself to her father, a famous war correspondent. If she accepts the job, she and Brett face living on opposite sides of the country. With their wedding two weeks away, she has temptations to face and tough decisions to make.

Serving as her security detail, Brett sees Tess’s remarkable investigative reporting skills in action, and acts as her sounding board and partner. He’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her happiness, but more, he wants to keep her safe. Because there’s a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.


BUILDING TIES EXCERPT: 
Brett woke. Instead of steel girders supporting the roof, the ceiling hung low and smooth overhead. Realization clicked. He was home. Thank you, Jesus. He breathed in the scent of orange blossoms and hardened in a rush. Tess curled tight against his side and he half turned to tuck her closer and nuzzle her neck.
Tess’s eyes opened and she smiled.
Her fingers brushed his jaw in a caress. Jesus he’d missed her touch, her body, Her.
The phone rang on the nightstand across the bed from him. She started to turn toward it.
“Let it ring,” he urged.
Obnoxious and persistent, it rang again. “It may be the police officers in the building. They’ve been calling to check on me.”
He released her with a sigh. Her movements stiff, she rolled away from him to reach for it.
Whoever was on the other end of that line was officially at the top of his shit list.
He stared at the slender length of her back. Two nickel-sized spots of dried blood stained her white T-shirt at shoulder blade level. Fuck. While he listened to her end of the conversation, he struggled with the emotions the sight had triggered. Concern for her hit him in the solar plexus, then rage overtook it.  When guilt kicked in, he ground his teeth. He should have been here for her.
She hung up and rolled back to him. “That was a detective I’d contacted before my car blew up. He’s been waiting his turn to interview me. He’s on the way here.”
“Of course he is,” Brett said dryly.
Tess laughed, then snuggled up to him. “We’ll make up for lost time later.”
He brushed her temple with his lips. “After I’ve put something on your back, Tess. You’re bleeding and your shirt has stuck to it.”
She sighed. “It’s just a little road rash.”
Brett drew back so he could look into her face. He smoothed her hair from her cheek. “How many times have you pampered me through little nicks and bruises since we’ve been together?”
“Nicks and bruises? Nicks and bruises? Jesus, Brett. It was a bullet hole.
The indignation in her expression, triggered the urge to laugh and he bit his bottom lip to suppress it. If he laughed, she’d punch him. “It wasn’t exactly my fault I got shot, honey. I didn’t know Moussa was up on the cliff with a sniper’s rifle while we were surfing. We didn’t even know he was in the country until then.” He jerked the conversation back to the point he wanted to make. “What I’m getting at is, I want to be there for you, like you were for me. Isn’t that part of being a couple? Being married people?”
Her expression cleared and softened, her sherry brown eyes misting. “We’re not married yet.”
“That doesn’t mean we can’t practice the together ‘in sickness and in health’ part.” He leaned forward and kissed her, because in that moment she looked so freaking beautiful he couldn’t not kiss her. “You don’t have to hide your injuries from me. It only makes me feel like more of an asshole for not being here for you when you needed me.”
She ran her fingertips up and down his forearm in a comforting caress. “You wouldn’t have been able to do anything if you had been here.”
“Maybe not, but I’m here now, and you might as well use me.”
“Use you?” One perfectly arched auburn brow went up.
He couldn’t suppress a grin this time. “For whatever you need, honey, but I was thinking a body guard, driver, and corpsman.” He wiggled his brows. “And your own personal love machine.”
Tess laughed. She ran the fingers of one hand over his close-cropped hair, moved in and kissed him. “I never laugh as much with anyone as I do you. But that is one of the cheesiest things I’ve ever heard you say.”
“What about your, ‘I’ve handled your weapon, and now I want to touch your gun’ comment?”
Tess chuckled. “As I remember, you were all for having me handle your gun.”
“Yeah. Want to do it again?”
She dropped her gaze to his chest and ran a fingertip down between his pectoral muscles to the thin line of hair that bisected his abs.  His muscles clenched in response and his cock stood at attention.
“I’ll even oil it if you want me to,” she breathed. “But you’re going to have to wait until after Detective Buckler has his interview.”
“Do you sense a theme happening here?” Brett asked. “Later, later, later.”
Tess laughed. 


Thank you so much for your continued support and your wonderful reviews. I appreciate them so much!!!

Read on,

Teresa Reasor




Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW RELEASES!!!!



Hello to all my wonderful readers!!! I hope you’re having a wonderful summer.
I thought I'd send out a quick announcement. 

The first three books of my SEAL Team Heartbreakers Series are now available in a box set on Amazon for $6.99. Please share this newsletter and let any friends who might be interested know. Right now the box set is only available on Amazon, but that will change and it will be available at all distributors soon.





The next installment of my SEAL Team Heartbreakers Series Breaking Ties is coming out. Breaking Ties is a novella about Selena and Oliver ‘Greenback’ Shaker.




Here’s the long blurb:
Navy SEAL Oliver ‘Greenback’ Shaker is used to making sacrifices in service to his country. Yet he’s blindsided when he returns from a training rotation and learns his wife, Selena has struggled with a terrible secret in his absence—a secret which might require a sacrifice he’s not prepared to make.

Faced with a life threatening illness, Selena wants to follow the same code of strength and perseverance her husband does as a SEAL, but she can’t go it alone. She needs a team, led by her husband, to see it through. But in Oliver’s line of work, his military duty must come first.

Still reeling after her first diagnosis they then learn Selena is also pregnant. Now with two lives hanging in the balance, the emotional and physical toll stretches the ties that bind their marriage to the breaking point. But true to the SEAL code, Oliver never gives up. And Selena proves valor doesn’t just live on the battlefield, but in every person’s heart.

Breaking Ties will be included in the Hot Alpha SEALs: Military Romance Megaset.






The megaset is set-up for preorder now on Amazon and will be released on July 22, 2014. I’m so thrilled to be a part of this bundle and to have worked with such a wonderful group of authors. And we had to shorten the blurbs for the websites at the distributors so you’ve gotten the full-length blurb for mine. Here are the shortened versions.

THE KISS OF A SEAL by Award-winning Author Anne Elizabeth — Jessa Grainger’s world is rocked by the kiss of a SEAL, SO-1 Link Tyler. It wouldn’t have been a problem for an ordinary person, but being a Navy Consultant and working on the Amphibious Base as well as being engaged to a SWCC man made the situation very sticky. But, what could she do? Link’s kiss woke something inside of her and he has singlehandedly changing her entire world.

NIGHT WITH A SEAL (Hot SEALS #1) by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Cat Johnson — Ten years in the Navy taught SEAL Jon Rudnick one thing—he’s not afraid to risk life and limb for his country. But when navigating military red tape begins to present more challenges than the enemy it makes Jon question his future. So does Alison Cressly, the one woman he can’t get out of his head.

HOT BAYOU SEAL by Award-winning author Cindy Dees — Ford Alambeaux is a busted up SEAL on his way out of the teams. Trina Zarkos is being tossed out of SEAL training like every other female candidate…until they’re thrown together on a way off-book mission to see if she can play with the big boys or not. Will either of them—or their hearts—survive the hottest op ever?

DELTA: RETRIBUTION by USA Today bestselling author Cristin Harber — Fallen Navy SEAL and Titan Group’s Delta recruit Trace Reeves wants nothing more than a one-night stand to forget that his twin brother was killed-in-action. But when his one-time fling becomes his high value target, the lines blur between her rescue mission and saving himself.
WATCH OVER ME (An Uncharted SEAL story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Delilah Devlin — When Deke Warrick accepts an unsanctioned detail to keep tabs on a congressman’s niece while she vacations in the Caribbean, he expects the only dangers he’ll face are sunburn and a rum hangover. Determined to keep his distance, his resolve is challenged by a chance encounter with the beautiful Nicky Martir—and then shattered when she’s snatched from their hotel room.  

SEAL'S OBSESSION (A Take No Prisoners story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elle James — Tasked with finding and eliminating the source of terrorist pirate activities off the coast of Honduras, SEAL TEAM 10's Jack Fischer "Fish" goes undercover as a deck hand on a floating medical boat where he finds himself protecting and falling for the beautiful and dedicated Dr. Natalie Rhoades.

THE SEAL (a Sex, Lies & Spies novella) by USA Today bestselling author Gennita Low — Mari Lords is tasked by her father to steal the seal that is an important clue in a round-the-world treasure hunt called The Game. The item is currently in the possession of a member of a secret society near St. Augustine, FL. Her opportunity comes during a party until she crashes into another kind of SEAL, named Angel Marcello. Ooops. Suddenly, Mari finds herself the hunted.

UNBREAKABLE SEAL by USA Today bestselling author J.M. Madden — Maxwell Tate fights against a psychotic dream world, his sense of reality warped until he no longer knows what’s real and what’s not. Lacey Adams knows she can’t save all of her cases, but Max appeals to her more than any other. Can she salvage the unbreakable SEAL?

MISTER BLACK by Award-winning author P.T. Michelle — We all have someone who crossed our path and fundamentally changed us.  My person is MISTER BLACK. I didn’t know him by that name when I first met him, but the impression he left behind was just as powerful as the name I call him today. He is Black: a deadly enforcer and masterful seducer. I am Red: a justice bleeder and willing participant. When our secrets converge in a passionate encounter, stepping out of the shadows just might be worth the risk.

STONE HARD SEAL by Award-winning author Sabrina York — A hostage rescue mission turns Ryder “Stone” Maddox’s world on its ear when he comes face-to-face with his greatest fear: A woman he cannot resist. But he has to resist Lily Wilson. He’s vowed never to fall in love. Besides, as the daughter of a senator, she is definitely off-limits. Lily sees things differently. Irresistibly drawn to this hot, hard SEAL, she is determined to prove they belong together…and that her man does not have a heart of stone.

SEAL’S PROMISE by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Hamilton Special Operator T.J. Talbot, raised in a string of foster homes and nearly tossed from the Brotherhood, is forced to make a deathbed promise to care for his best friend’s wife and baby. At home, Shannon Moore wants nothing to do with the community or anything that reminds her of her fallen SEAL husband, until fate steps in to show her she is still connected and needs the love of this flawed warrior who shares her grief.

BREAKING TIES (a SEAL Team Heartbreakers story) by bestselling author Teresa Reasor
— Navy SEAL Oliver Shaker is blindsided when he returns from a training rotation and learns that not only does his wife, Selena, have a life-threatening illness, but she’s also pregnant. The emotional and physical toll stretches the ties that bind their marriage to the breaking point. But as a SEAL, Oliver never gives up. And Selena proves valor and courage don’t just live on the battlefield, but in every person’s heart.

The next full-length book of my SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers Series will be Building Ties.  I expect Building Ties to be out the end of August, first of September.  When I have a more definitive date, I’ll put out the word.


Here’s the blurb:

Navy SEAL Brett 'Cutter' Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelley, has been injured in a car bombing. At Homeland Security’s demand, he’s rushed home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. One may offer the key to her attacker.

On top of the emotional and physical upheaval of the bombing, Tess has been offered the journalistic opportunity of a lifetime at the Washington Post, and is torn between her love for Brett and the need to prove herself to her father, a famous war correspondent. If she accepts the job, she and Brett face living on opposite sides of the country. With their wedding two weeks away, she has temptations to face and tough decisions to make.

Serving as her security detail, Brett sees Tess’s remarkable investigative reporting skills in action, and acts as her sounding board and partner. He’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her happiness, but more, he wants to keep her safe. Because there’s a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.


Thank you so much for your continued support and your wonderful reviews. I appreciate them so much!!!

Read on,

Teresa Reasor







Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hot Alpha SEALs an Anthology

I've been working on a collaborative anthology with a wonderful group of writers and our efforts are about to be published. The presale button is up and running at Amazon!!!  And  I wanted to share the cover and the blurbs for all the stories in the anthology.





Here are the blurbs!! I know you're going to be knocked out of your shoes. These are great!!

THE KISS OF A SEAL by Award-winning Author Anne Elizabeth — Jessa Grainger’s world is rocked by the kiss of a SEAL, SO-1 Link Tyler. It wouldn’t have been a problem for an ordinary person, but being a Navy Consultant and working on the Amphibious Base as well as being engaged to a SWCC man made the situation very sticky. But, what could she do? Link’s kiss woke something inside of her and he has singlehandedly changing her entire world.

NIGHT WITH A SEAL (Hot SEALS #1) by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Cat Johnson — Ten years in the Navy taught SEAL Jon Rudnick one thing—he’s not afraid to risk life and limb for his country. But when navigating military red tape begins to present more challenges than the enemy it makes Jon question his future. So does Alison Cressly, the one woman he can’t get out of his head.

HOT BAYOU SEAL by Award-winning author Cindy Dees — Ford Alambeaux is a busted up SEAL on his way out of the teams. Trina Zarkos is being tossed out of SEAL training like every other female candidate…until they’re thrown together on a way off-book mission to see if she can play with the big boys or not. Will either of them—or their hearts—survive the hottest op ever?

DELTA: RETRIBUTION by USA Today bestselling author Cristin Harber — Fallen Navy SEAL and Titan Group’s Delta recruit Trace Reeves wants nothing more than a one-night stand to forget that his twin brother was killed-in-action. But when his one-time fling becomes his high value target, the lines blur between her rescue mission and saving himself.

WATCH OVER ME (An Uncharted SEAL story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Delilah Devlin — When Deke Warrick accepts an unsanctioned detail to keep tabs on a congressman’s niece while she vacations in the Caribbean, he expects the only dangers he’ll face are sunburn and a rum hangover. Determined to keep his distance, his resolve is challenged by a chance encounter with the beautiful Nicky Martir—and then shattered when she’s snatched from their hotel room.  

SEAL'S OBSESSION (A Take No Prisoners story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elle James — Tasked with finding and eliminating the source of terrorist pirate activities off the coast of Honduras, SEAL TEAM 10's Jack Fischer "Fish" goes undercover as a deck hand on a floating medical boat where he finds himself protecting and falling for the beautiful and dedicated Dr. Natalie Rhoades.

The SEAL (a Sex, Lies & Spies novella) by USA Today bestselling author Gennita Low — Mari Lords is tasked by her father to steal the seal that is an important clue in a round-the-world treasure hunt called The Game. The item is currently in the possession of a member of a secret society near St. Augustine, FL. Her opportunity comes during a party until she crashes into another kind of SEAL, named Angel Marcello. Ooops. Suddenly, Mari finds herself the hunted.

UNBREAKABLE SEAL by USA Today bestselling author J.M. Madden — Maxwell Tate fights against a psychotic dream world, his sense of reality warped until he no longer knows what’s real and what’s not. Lacey Adams knows she can’t save all of her cases, but Max appeals to her more than any other. Can she salvage the unbreakable SEAL?

MISTER BLACK by Award-winning author P.T. Michelle — We all have someone who crossed our path and fundamentally changed us.  My person is MISTER BLACK. I didn’t know him by that name when I first met him, but the impression he left behind was just as powerful as the name I call him today. He is Black: a deadly enforcer and masterful seducer. I am Red: a justice bleeder and willing participant. When our secrets converge in a passionate encounter, stepping out of the shadows just might be worth the risk.

STONE HARD SEAL by Award-winning author Sabrina York — A hostage rescue mission turns Ryder “Stone” Maddox’s world on its ear when he comes face-to-face with his greatest fear: A woman he cannot resist. But he has to resist Lily Wilson. He’s vowed never to fall in love. Besides, as the daughter of a senator, she is definitely off-limits. Lily sees things differently. Irresistibly drawn to this hot, hard SEAL, she is determined to prove they belong together…and that her man does not have a heart of stone.

SEAL’S PROMISE by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Hamilton Special Operator T.J. Talbot, raised in a string of foster homes and nearly tossed from the Brotherhood, is forced to make a deathbed promise to care for his best friend’s wife and baby. At home, Shannon Moore wants nothing to do with the community or anything that reminds her of her fallen SEAL husband, until fate steps in to show her she is still connected and needs the love of this flawed warrior who shares her grief.

BREAKING TIES (a SEAL Team Heartbreakers story) by bestselling author Teresa Reasor
— Navy SEAL Oliver Shaker is blindsided when he returns from a training rotation and learns that not only does his wife, Selena, have a life-threatening illness, but she’s also pregnant. The emotional and physical toll stretches the ties that bind their marriage to the breaking point. But as a SEAL, Oliver never gives up. And Selena proves valor and courage don’t just live on the battlefield, but in every person’s heart.

Happy Reading,
Teresa Reasor 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

My Muse's Musings: Where did STEAMPUNK come from?

My Muse's Musings: Where did STEAMPUNK come from?: Steampunk is a genre inspired by a mixture of the real industrialization of Victorian and Edwardian England and the science fiction literatu...

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Spring Into Romance Blog Tour

Author and friend Morgan Hannah MacDonald asked me to participate in this blog tour. She writes two different series of some of the most heart stopping suspense books I’ve ever read. Her Spirit Trilogy includes SPIRITS IN THE TREES and SPIRITS AMONG US. Book 3 will be out soon.  And her Thomas Family Series includes SANDMAN AND NIGHTSCREAM.  You can check out her blog at:  http://forromanceloversonly.blogspot.ca


What I’m working on right now.

I've just release my SEAL Team Heartbreakers Box Set: Books 1-3 on the first day of May. It's $6.99.  So you get three books for the price of two.

Currently I have three projects going at once. But I’m concentrating most of my energy on my next SEAL TEAM Heartbreaker book,  BUILDING TIES.  It’s a novel about Tess Kelly and Brett Weaver.  They’re getting married, but of course they have some issues to put to rest before they walk down the aisle. One major one is to find out who blew-up Tess’s car and why.  And they are also dealing with some emotional issues. Tess has been offered a job with the Washington Post, her dream job, but Brett of course is a SEAL and he’s based in Coronado. A long distance relationship isn’t what either one of them want. But Tess is going to have to make some decisions. And Brett is going to have to deal with the knowledge that as much as she loves him, she’s tempted by the job and if she passes it up there may be moments of resentment that lingers in their relationship.

Here’s a sneak peak at the cover:  



How does my work differ from others in the genre?

I believe I incorporate more actual battle scenes in my books than most authors who write Navy SEAL romance. And I try and write realistically the way things really are for the families they leave behind when they’re deployed and when they return home. There’s an adjustment period that always follows. For couples there’s usually a tug of war at first, because the wife is used to being in control and now hubby’s home and thinks he’s in charge. It takes a while for them to find a working rhythm again, emotionally, psychologically, and intimately. There’s some stress involved.

Why do I write what I do?

I write Military Romantic Suspense (Navy SEAL) because I think military men are hands down the sexiest guys on the planet. They’re alphas, buff, strong mentally and physically, driven, disciplined, and they float my boat.  Forgive the pun.  And the second reason I write what I do is because it comes so naturally to me. I seem to understand how military guys think and I know a little of the lingo. If you used it all, no reader could understand what the characters are saying because the military has so many acronyms in their vernacular. A few go a long way into making things realistic.  And then I enjoy research about my guys. Really love it. I can get lost in it for days if I allow myself.

How does my writing process work?

I usually start out with the first chapter and the inciting incident because that after all is going to change my character’s lives forever and throw them deep into some kind of conflict. Then I have some idea how things need to end. And whatever comes between I work out so I’ll have a direction to travel with my characters. So I’m kind of a plotter and a pantser all wrapped up together.

I have interview sheets I fill out for my characters so I can get to know them before I start writing.  And there’s room on there for an image if I find someone on line as my visual inspiration.

Then I fill out my storyboard. I don’t do a detailed outline on the board but a very loose one that includes my Stairway to Suspense.
1st step: The hook (the Call to Action.)   
2nd step: The decision that turns the story.
The decision or choice the heroine/hero makes that turns the story in the direction it will travel. This choice is based on some character flaw that guides the character’s motivation for the choice.  
Romantic call to action.
3rd stepThe choice creates obstacles to solving the situation.
First Kiss
4th stepAnother choice, More problems, situation worsens.
First Time They Make Love
5th stepMore choices ,more obstacles.
The more choices a character makes, the more obstacles will fall into his/her path. 
Gray Moment
6th stepThe climax.
The greatest obstacles are faced and the greatest attempts are made to overcome the situation created in the hook.
Black Moment
7th step: The resolution.
It’s short, sweet, and should tie up all the loose ends and leave the reader feeling completely satisfied. 
Romantic Resolution
I don’t know where I got the stairway so I can’t give credit where credit’s due, but this is the one thing I use every time I write a story. I keep a copy printed out to remind me of the steps I need to make during my writing so I’m constantly looking for ways to up the stakes and drive in more conflict.

Then I just get down to it and start writing.
Because I usually write in braided plots, without the storyboard to keep me straight as to point of view and kind of a brief outline of the story, I would probably forget to add things or drop the ball on tying up all the loose ends. And I’m such a visual person, it helps me to picture everything that is happening physically and emotionally to my characters.


The next three authors participating in the Blog Tour are:  

Amy Durham



After spending every work day with classrooms full of tweens and teens, then going home to three boys of her own, two of whom fall into the tween/teen category, you'd think that Amy Durham might like to leave the world of teenagers behind. Not so!
Instead, she spends her spare moments - which sometimes consist of waiting twenty minutes for her oldest kiddo to get out of band practice - with her laptop and a multitude of teenage characters trying to navigate their way through the twisted, difficult road of adolescence.
Amy Durham is a wife and mother, an author, a teacher, an avid reader, and a musician. If she wasn't writing books, she'd be a celebrity chef!
To find out more about Amy you can visit her website: www.amydurham.com 
Her Latest release is DUSK.  
Taryn Raye: 

Author Taryn Raye pens contemporary and historical romance, just a tiny butterfly scribbling stories of love, transformed and given wings to fly. Author of the historical romance, Castaway Hearts, available on Amazon, B&N & Turquoise Morning Press and the upcoming contemporary romance, Love By Design, the 1st book in the Love by Series.

http://tarynraye.blogspot.com/


and 


Michele Stegman 




Michele Stegman is a multi-published author with a lifelong love of history. She lives with her husband, Ron, in an 1840's log cabin full of antiques. She spins, weaves, makes her own soap, and dabbles in art. Her daughter calls the place Pioneer Village!
Her love of history shines through in her historical romances.
Michele can be reached at Steman14@yahoo.com, at her website, www.MicheleStegman.com , or at www.Facebook.com/MicheleStegmanAuthor.
They are all three wonderful writers and I hope you'll check out their blogs and their books!!!

Read on,
Teresa Reasor