Monday, October 10, 2016

RELEASE DAY for BREAKING OUT!!

It is October 10th and it is RELEASE DAY for Breaking Out!! This book has been a journey. I've been working on it for five months and I'm so thrilled it's out and my dear readers can finally read it.


An Excerpt: 


God, he hated working with explosives. The other guys loved blowing shit up. He couldn’t feel the same way. Being the medic of the team, he’d dealt too many times with the carnage left behind after IEDs ripped guys apart. Seeing the aftermath had made him wary. The C-4 they were using to bring down the building wasn’t what spooked him. The stuff could burn like a log if he set it on fire, but it wouldn’t blow up until he added the blasting caps he was carrying… In fact, just one of those blasting caps could do significant damage and set off the entire cache in his pack.
He dragged in deep breaths to stifle the rush of anxiety. Sweat rolled down his sides. As soon as they returned to base, he’d email Patricia and feel better. The thought steadied him, and his hands only shook a little while he set his supplies out and paused to check the stability of the stacked crates in his way. Moving them would take too long and be too noisy.
He rested a booted foot on one of the wooden boxes and shifted his weight atop it in increments. The lid gave a little, but seemed strong enough to support him. He tucked the hated blasting caps into one of the many pockets in his BDUs and laid the bars of C-4 atop the crates. He climbed the first tier. The lid of the top box wobbled, and he eased it aside. It was packed with rifles. How many were in the room?
And what else might there be?
They were sitting on top of one huge IED with the fuse in their hands. He reached into his front pocket for his cell phone and took a quick pic of the interior of the crate, then another to document the crates in the room. Satisfaction blocked out some of his anxiety while he mashed several blocks of plastic explosive along the weight-bearing wall behind the boxes.
Working quickly, he linked the explosives, embedded the last blasting cap, and hooked it to the timer, finishing the circuit. He glanced at his dive watch. The clock had to be set at just the right second so they’d all go off at once. The steel supports of the building created too much interference for them to use a remote to set off the explosion. This would give them time to bug out and be long gone before the building collapsed.
Clicks on his com system signaled his team members, first Hawk, then Bowie, exiting the building. Need to get a move on.
The sound of voices outside the door sent an electric charge through his system, and he jerked his sidearm free. With the stacks of crates in the room lining the walls, there was nowhere to hide. If they opened the door, they wouldn’t see the charges, but they’d damn sure see him.
Gingerly, he stepped down off the boxes, placing one foot, then the other, on the floor. Even the rustle of his clothing sounded loud. The voices receded. He snagged his pack, which still held his med kit and other supplies, and slipped it onto his shoulders, grabbed his assault rifle, and sidestepped to the window.
If all hell broke loose, he’d take his chances outside the building, away from the explosives. Every bump of the wooden frame as he raised the window sounded like a sonic boom. He slid, legs first, out the window, then lowered himself to the ground.
The crunch of the sandy grit beneath his boots grated as loud as an avalanche. He froze and waited while he scanned the area. The buildings around him seemed to lean in, waiting, watching. Nothing moved, and he sneaked from shadow to shadow, away from the building and back to his position across the street, just catty-corner to the structure’s fa├žade. It wasn’t until he was under the cover of a broken masonry wall that he signaled his all clear on the com.
Derrick Armstrong, aka Strong Man’s signal followed a few seconds later.
Fifteen seconds passed, then fifteen more. Cutter. Where the hell was Cutter? Shit!
Derrick broke radio silence. “Cutter’s a no-show.”
Every nerve in Doc’s body went taut, prickles of concern racing over his skin, all his attention on the building. How the fuck could Strong Man’s voice be so calm?
His commanding officer, Lieutenant Hawk Yazzie, replied over the com, quiet, controlled. “Cutter, come in, over.”
Silence.
“Last location, over?” Hawk asked.
Derrick’s tone remained flat. “Ground floor. I thought he was right behind me.”
Greenback, Oliver Shaker, the teammate protecting their back door cut in, “Five minutes.”
A slight movement diagonal from his position drew Doc’s attention. He focused on the spot, and the NVG-green illumination picked out a shadow shuffling along the side of the building just behind some scrub. A guy with a Boonie hat hiked himself up over the edge of the window, his hat fell off, and his hair, light in color, shone in the odd, greenish glow. Was it Cutter? Why the fuck was he going back inside the building?
“I’m going back in for him, over,” Hawk’s decisive voice cut through the silence.
No. If it was Cutter climbing inside the building… Maybe… Why the fuck would he go into a building set to explode? Was it Strong Man? If it was, why hadn’t he acknowledged he was entering the building?

He needed to say something to rescind Hawk’s decision. He needed to break radio silence and see if it was Derrick. He needed to fucking do something.

Here's blurb and the links in case you decide you just have to have the book: 


Navy SEAL Zach O’Connor was dumped while he was deployed on a high-risk mission, and the fallout from the breakup nearly cost him his career. Never again will Zach allow his feelings to make him lose sight of what really matters. Not even when his attraction to Piper Bertinelli makes him long for the very thing he’s vowed to avoid.

Violence and heartache have nearly shattered Dr. Piper Bertinelli’s life, and the last thing she needs is to be attracted to a military man scheduled to deploy. Though all Zach wants is a distraction instead of a commitment, Piper is unable to resist the charismatic Naval officer. He makes her feel safe, something more seductive to her than him being a SEAL.

When an overzealous policeman from Piper’s past comes after her, Zach has to make a decision: walk away from the woman who's cracked the shell he built around his heart, or stick by her and possibly risk his career.

And there are other hurdles to face: the family who drove Piper away, but whose secrets may hold the key to understanding why her father was killed.  And someone who’s a greater danger to Piper’s life than an angry cop. The man responsible for it all.  

More News 

October 19th  I'll have a novella titled Have Wand, Will Travel releasing. It's part of Robyn Peterman's Magic and Mayhem Kindle World. I loved writing this. It starts out in my own imaginary town of Superstition Kentucky and moves to Robyn's Assjacket, West Virginia.  It's funny and snarky and I'm totally in love with my vampire hero.  


I'll be sending out another newsletter later with an excerpt and links, but for now here's the blurb:

A soul-sucking wand, a witch, a vampire and a hellhound.  ‘Nuff said. 
  
Private detective and gifted witch Zaira O’Shea has built her reputation on her ability to always find her relic, magical device, or man. When the Witches’ Council hires her to find and return a stolen wand, she can’t refuse, and she’s eager to recover the device. Until the clues lead her to a vampire with fallen-angel good looks, and talents that don’t require a bite to lead her into temptation.

History professor and vampire Christophe Bakas has brushed off his cat burglar skills to steal a powerful wand for the Vampire Council, but only because they are holding his uncle hostage. When he meets Zaira, he hopes he’s found someone who’ll help with the rescue. But from their first teleportation he’s hooked on more than her flying skills.

The more they learn about the wand, the more Chris and Zaira believe neither council can be trusted with the dangerous device. With both councils closing in, they’re forced to go on the run. Only the vacationing Baba Yaga can make sure the wand isn’t used to destroy the careful balance between witch and vampire kind. If they can find her.

Assjacket, West Virginia here they come. 


There will be other books about these characters at a later date. I'll keep you posted.

Here are some of the other ladies involved in this October Magic and Mayhem release. Each has written a kickass novella for this.


More News!!

My friends Marliss Melton and KaLyn Cooper have both released books recently. Both write SEAL Romance like I do so I thought I'd share their releases with you.  

Marliss Melton 



Here are the blurb and links in case you want to check it our. Love her guy. And the story has military war dogs in it like mine. 


Master Chief Rusty Kuzinsky has thrown his heart and his savings into preparing a warrior’s retreat. Never Forget is a special place for SEALs to find solace and to heal after grueling operations like those he endured his entire career. Just as his first guests are due to arrive, a military war dog suffering from PTSD lands in Rusty’s lap, requiring attention he simply can’t spare.

NCIS Special Agent Maya Schultz has her hands full raising a teenage son while investigating crimes taking place within the military. When Rusty offers her son a summer job caring for his new dog, practical Maya can’t tell what’s more dangerous—the crazy dog or her attraction to a man who witnessed her husband’s death ten years ago…and claims to see him, still.   

But when danger threatens Maya’s remaining family, Rusty’s special gift and his unhinged dog become her only defense against a suspect who’ll do anything to avoid going to prison. With time running out and life or death at stake, Maya has to choose whether to follow her head as she has always done or to trust her heart this time.  

KaLyn Cooper 

Here's a short excerpt: 

“Hello, Kat.” Those two words, soft and seductive, hit her like a jet blast, searing and overpowering.
She wanted to run to him and have him hold her like he should have done when they buried Ty.
She wanted to smack the shit out him because he hadn’t been there when she needed him most.
She wanted to cry in his arms and have him comfort her.
She wanted to cut him to the core with her words and actions, making him hurt as much as he’d hurt her.
In the wave of reactions, Katlin realized that she had overwhelming emotions for the first time in three years. She felt…something…everything…as sensation poured into the void that had been left cold and empty far too long. Since the day they had stood in Arlington Cemetery and said goodbye to the man who had been best friend to both of them. The man she had loved, and trusted, longer than he had deserved.
She should have known Alejandro’s mere presence would do that to her. Standing casually before her was the only man who could infuriate her to violence one second and stir her passion to the edge of orgasm in the next.
Stunned by internal war, she stood there.
Speechless.
And naked.

Blurb and Links: 


Women in SpecOps? Never…until he sleeps with the most lethal woman in the world. 

Alex Wolf would never believe that women could handle Special Operations, especially someone like Kat with her soft skin, feminine curves and party-girl attitude. When he discovers her real job, he wants to protect her from the terrorists who would kill her, and make her his forever. 

Katlin Callahan spends weeks, sometimes months, hunting the most dangerous men on earth as the covert Ladies of Black Swan team leader. Between missions, the only man she wants in her bed makes her heart pound and her body zing. Losing her heart, and focus, could get them both killed. 

Unrelenting Love is the first book in KaLyn Cooper’s Black Swan series. Each romantic suspense features one of five, active duty women secretly trained in SpecOps. If you like the action-packed stories of Susan Stoker, Gennita Low and Sharon Hamilton, you’ll love this series. 

Buy this sizzling hot romance and meet the Ladies of Black Swan today! 

Thanks for swinging by to check out our news. 
HOOYAH!!
Teresa Reasor  


5 comments:

Christoph Fischer said...

That's a great excerpt and one that shows how compelling your series really is.
I'm very excited about your new story, breaking into new genre shores. Best of luck with the release. I'll make sure to download it on release day!

Katherine Pym said...

Best of luck on your new release. Sounds like a great read.

Teresa Reasor said...

Christoph and Katherine. Thanks so much for commenting on the blog. I so much appreciate those who do. And I'm thrilled that you liked my excerpt, Christoph the whole book is like that.

Teresa Reasor

chad schimke said...

Good luck with the book. Looks interesting!

Teresa Reasor said...

Thanks very much Chad. Thanks for commenting!
Teresa R.