Friday, October 21, 2016

Releasing Two Books in one Month is Tough

I love writing. It's been my life-long dream to be able to write for a living since middle school. And I love to write different genres. So far this year I've released a historical romance, To Capture A Highlander's Heart: The Wedding Night, a military romantic suspense, Breaking Out (Book 6 of my SEAL Team Heartbreaker Series) and now a paranormal romantic comedy Kindle World novella, Magic and Mayhem: Have Wand, Will Travel

I've written 235,627 printed words this year and am working on two more books. I'm about 8,000 words into Breaking Point, the eighth installment for my SEAL Team Heartbreakers Series. I don't know if the book will be a novella or a full length novel yet. Probably somewhere in between. A short novel of 45,000 words I think. And I've written the opening scene (about 1000 words) of my next paranormal the second installment for my Superstition Series Deep Within The Stone. 

My family says that I'm obsessed and I am. I write every day. Even if I'm traveling, sick, or crazy busy. Even if it's just 200 words.(Though I try to write 1000 words a day.)  I love the brainstorming, storyboarding, and character development of the whole process. And I love to have readers read what I've written.

I've been either writing or editing the last two projects Breaking Out and Have Wand, Will Travel for the last six weeks. And setting up promotional things to get the word out there so I haven't done as much writing as I'd like in the last three or so weeks.

And getting the books I write before the readers is very difficult. Especially because I write such different genres. Those people who read Navy SEAL romance don't read my historicals and those who read historicals don't read paranormals. I probably have very few people who read all my stuff. Unlike me who reads EVERYTHING.

But I'm throwing all these out there just in case you're like me and read EVERYTHING.

I've release two projects this month. Breaking Out (Book 6 of the SEAL Team Heartbreakers Series)   

Here's the blurb: 

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.


And my Kindle World Novella  Magic and Mayhem: Have Wand, Will Travel   I'm writing in my own imaginary town Superstition Kentucky first and then I travel to AssJacket, West Virginia to Robyn Peterman's town and borrow a few of her wonderful characters for the climax of my story. I had a blast writing this. And I hope to write a few more. Loved my characters and they're just waiting for another story.


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. 

This is Amazon released only so here's the link:  https://amzn.com/B01MF8NAD7


And just for good measure because I've mentioned the two I released this month. I'm putting   To Capture A Highlander's Heart: The Wedding Night out there just in case there are readers who are interested in the third project I released this year. 



Here's the blurb:
Highland warlord Gabriel Campbell plans to wed Grace MacNab, but is stunned to learn the banns have been challenged on the grounds Grace is a lady by birth. They cannot marry under the king’s law without permission. 

The man Grace fears most has come to Caisteal Sith to force her into marriage. And there are others eager to offer for her in exchange for access to the charter the king’s regent has given her, but she’s in love with Gabriel. Though she doubts the depth of Gabriel’s feelings, she’s convinced he’s still the best man to lead her clan and fulfill her heart’s desire. 

Can the two stand together to fight tradition and win? Or will their chance at happiness be forever out of reach?
Amazon Canada:  http://amzn.to/1Vdas4o           
Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/615642

If anyone has any ideas about how to promote all three of the genres don't be shy. Sing them out loud and strong. I'm all ears. And if you've read all my stories or just some of them. THANK YOU. 
Without you I wouldn't be able to do what I do. 
Read on,
Teresa Reasor 



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Magic and Mayhem Kindle World Release!!!

I'm so thrilled to be a part of the Magic and Mayhem Kindle World. It's been wonderful to be a part of this project and to work with all the great writers involved. I know most of them personally and we've all had a wonderful time.  Robyn Peterman is the very best person to work with to do one of these releases. Her world is really fun to write in and she's such a hoot! Always upbeat, always fun.
You can find all the books at her website, but I'll be putting the links on my blog as they become live, but just in case:  http://robynpeterman.com/kindle-world/


Here's the list of authors and the titles of their books and the links.
Magic and Mayhem: Have Wand, Will Travel
by Teresa Reasor
Magic and Mayhem: Witches Be Crazy (Stacy Justice Magical Mysteries Book 0)
by Barbra Annino
Link: https://amzn.com/B01M2Z1O70
Magic and Mayhem: Witch, Please (Ida May Chronicles Book 2)
by Deanna Chase
Link: https://amzn.com/B01MEGESAO
Magic and Mayhem: Witchin' Hard
by Claudy Conn
Link: https://amzn.com/B01MCVG8FC
Magic and Mayhem: Risky Witchness
by Saranna DeWylde
Link: https://amzn.com/B01M5D6E2R
Magic and Mayhem: Witchin Impossible 2: Rogue Coven (Witchin' Impossible Mysteries)
by Renee George
Link: https://amzn.com/B01MF99P0F
Magic and Mayhem: The Witch Singer (Witches of Mane Street Book 1)
by Heather Long
Link: https://amzn.com/B01MA5MZSF
Magic and Mayhem: Wicked Is As Wicked Does
by Cherie Marks
Link: https://amzn.com/B01M9CT8PC
Magic and Mayhem: To Yaga Or Not To Yaga (Baba Yaga Saga Book 3)
by Donna McDonald
Link: https://amzn.com/B01MEGSZ8L
Magic and Mayhem: Reality Shift (Southern Shift Book 2)
by H.M. McQueen
Link: https://amzn.com/B01MCVGAGG
Magic and Mayhem: Heidi: A 'Not-Quite' Hellhound Love Story (The 'Not-Quite' Love Story Series Book 5)
by Julia Mills
Link: https://amzn.com/B01MA5MZMV
Magic and Mayhem: Protecting Alabama's Kids (SEAL of Protection Book 99)
by Susan Stoker
Link: https://amzn.com/B01MDO4OKN

Magic and Mayhem: Witch In Fire
by Isabel Micheals
Link: https://amzn.com/B01M2Z2QCM
Check out the book trailer featured on USA Today HEA http://happyeverafter.usatoday.com/2016/10/19/robyn-peterman-trailer-reveal/

Of course I have to toot my own horn just a little. I loved writing Have Wand, Will Travel. Loved my characters and my Vampire is HOT!  He has real Woo-woo. 



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. 

I'll be putting the links to all these stories on my webpage for the Kindle worlds as well so you can check them out. http://www.teresareasor.com Robyn's link is on there until that happens.

Here's a Sneak Snippet from mine: 
She dropped the shielding she’d used to cage the vampire, but kept her eye on him.
He reached out to feel for the barrier and, finding it gone, stuck his hands into his pockets and relaxed. Damn him, he looked like a GQ ad. Model-gorgeous and masculine as hell. He even had a little charm. Too bad he didn’t have a pulse.
She pointed a warning finger at him. “Don’t try using any of your vampire woo-woo on me. It won’t work. I’m immune to it."
He bowed his head and flashed her a fanged smile that shouldn’t have been charming, but was. “I will keep my woo-woo to myself.”
The way he said it made it seem about something more than his ability to compel. Her cheeks burned.
“How much are they paying you to find me?” he asked.
“Five thousand dollars.”
“They may have more in mind than a thank-you, since I know about the jewelry.”
“Let me recover from one disappointment before you pile on another, will you?” It was depressing to discover your clients weren’t exactly what you expected them to be.
He smiled, and with his fangs retracted and in the soft glow of the security lights, he looked human. But he wasn’t, she warned herself.
And there was no proof what he said was true. But she would look into the Sutherlands’ finances, just in case. Dammit.
“So you’re a private detective?” he asked.
“Yes.”
“And a witch.”
“Yes.”
“You’re exactly what I need at the moment.”
Wow, the gall of some people. “If that’s a pickup line, you can forget it.”
“No. It wasn’t.”
Now she felt a little insulted.

“Not that you’re not attractive enough for me to want to pick you up, but I need a witch who’ll help me rescue someone very important to me.”

Thanks for swinging by and checking out our news. Hope to see you at the Facebook party.
Teresa Reasor 

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  


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

SEAL Team Heartbreakers: What Makes a Man a Good Lover

I'm always interested in the male perspective about things. So, I decided to ask the men of my SEAL Team Heartbreaker's Series what makes a man a good lover? Knowing they could be a little salty in their language, which doesn't bother me at all, I was braced for some graphic answers. What I got in answer to my question surprised me in some ways and didn't in others. After all I've known these guys for a while now.

We decided to do these interviews on Hawk and Zoe's sun porch. The hot tub is covered, but  just a hint of chlorine lingers. The shades are raised and a breeze wafts through the screens surrounding us, bringing with it the smell of fresh cut grass and the clematis that's blooming on a trellis just outside. I love the old fashioned metal glider I'm sitting on and catch myself setting it in motion even though I'm trying not to. I finally just give into the desire and rock while I'm talking to the guys.



Lieutenant Adam Yazzie aka Hawk from Breaking Free.
Just an aside. It's difficult to sit across from him and concentrate on what he's saying. Just being in the room with someone this gorgeous certainly boosts my libido.  Zoe Yazzie is a LUCKY lady.
 Back to Hawk:

"I know because Zoe, my wife, has scars due to a drunk driver hitting her when she was a child, that people might think that impacts our sex life, but it doesn't. I don't see the scars when I look at her.
And she definitely has physical attributes that I find attractive and–stimulating."

He flashes a smile and I have to take a breath.  Those pale gray eyes take on an intensity as he thinks things through.  He's been out in the sun and he's tan and fit. His dark hair falls over his forehead. The chiseled slope of jaw is sexy as hell.

"There are times when she just looks at me and says my name and that's all it takes. So, the question is what makes a man a good lover..." he pauses to formulate the words. "When you're able to look beneath the superficial and recognize there's something more than a meeting of bodies. There's a connection both physical and emotional that encourages you to meet your partner's needs and you get everything you want back in return."

Whoo. I'm fanning my face. A guy in touch with his emotions is sexy as hell.





Next up is Brett from both Breaking Through and Building Ties. He has the most piercing blue eyes. He's let his hair grow out and it's bleached by the sun so it has lighter streaks. He's dressed in jeans and a t-shirt that hugs his chest and shoulders just the right way. He has a little scruff along his jaw.

I need one of those battery powered fans.


"All Tess has to do is walk into the room and I'm ready. But what makes a man a good lover?" He lowers his eyes to his scuffed tennis shoes and smiles. "Tess and I have been through some dark times together. It doesn't get any darker than being accused of murder and shot by a terrorist. And she was injected with heroine by a crazed asshole and nearly died. Jesus, I really thought I'd lost her."

The emotion I read in his face grabs me by the throat and I have to blink quick to keep from embarrassing myself.

"When we first met she took everything seriously. Now when she laughs—it's the greatest sound and it—turns me on. I can't get enough of it or her. I'm gone a lot of the time, so the time we're together I really want to make her happy. So, I think what makes a man a good lover is wanting to satisfy your lady's desires more than you want to satisfy your own."

He smiles again and there's a kind of sexy humor lighting his eyes.  "It doesn't hurt that you get to reap the benefits of that selflessness. In the SEALs we learn a job worth doing is one worth doing right. So, I try to do my best in that regard every time."

I think I swallowed my tongue.




Flash is a blond too and his eyes are a darker more cerulean blue than Bretts. He's just returned stateside from a deployment and has cropped his hair short. It leaves the strong masculine lines of his face bare. He's clean shaven and I have to say he has an almost perfect jawline. Though he's not as easy to smile as the other guys, when he does it packs a punch.

I begin our discussion by saying, "I read about your difficulties with the rogue FBI agent and the cartel boss he was in bed with. I'm sorry what happened caused you to lose your place on Hawk's team."

"I am too, but I'm still a SEAL and I'm still on a team, which after everything that happened is a freaking miracle. Actually, Brett and I are on the same team now but we haven't worked together yet. I'm sure when we do, it will be just like it was back in the day. He's a fine operator."

"From what I hear, you are too."

He looks away as though the compliment embarrasses him, then grins and some of the cocky confidence, all of the guys I've met so far have in abundance, comes through.

"You want to know how a man becomes a good lover." He shifts in his seat and tilts his head. "My fiance Samantha's first husband was abusive. He didn't just beat her, he stalked her as well. She wouldn't mind you knowing that because she knows that was no shame on her. It was all on him. He was a narcissistic psychopath. He was killed when he shot through a door in an attempt to kill her and wouldn't lay down his weapon. He really believed that if he couldn't have her, no other man would."

He falls silent for a moment. "What makes a man a good lover is making sure your lady feels safe with you. Safe enough to explore what makes her feel good and safe enough that she wants to make you feel good, too. Safe enough that she allows you to try different things to please her."

When he looks up, I feel my face growing hot with a blush. And he grins again.

To cover my embarrassment, not because of what he said, but how his tone has affected me, I ask, "Does that include a little Chippendale dancing now and then?" I'm dying to know if he really did shed his uniform for her that first night out of the brig.

"Sam says I'm getting good enough to go on the road with them if I ever decide to leave the SEALs."




At five eight, Oliver Shaker is shorter than the other guys but he makes up for any issue that might cause in pure determination. It's written in every line of his well-toned body. He appears a little more self-contained than the others. Not that any of them are forthcoming with any state secrets. But he's quiet.  His warm brown eyes gleam with a look of keen interest. His close-cropped hair curls against his head. He holds his cards close to the vest. I can't figure out a thing he's thinking.

I start out by asking him how his wife Selena is doing.

"She's doing great. She's done with all her treatments and has finished the reconstructive surgery she needed. Her last check up was perfect."

"I'm so glad. It will be a real relief for our readers to hear that. And how's the baby?"

"Micah's growing like a weed and getting into everything in the house. We've had to batten down the hatches."

"I'm so glad. He's a miracle."

He nods. "That's what Selena calls him."

"Well, do you feel comfortable answering my question? This subject would be especially personal for you after everything you and Selena have been through."

"Yeah. Breast cancer is a fucking scourge." There's anger in his voice and pain.  "But we fought back and Selena won the battle." He pauses and his throat works as he swallows. "I never stopped loving her or wanting her. Even when she was bald from taking chemo and had zero energy because of the radiation. Even when she had no breasts. She was still my Selena. The hormone suppression drug she's on affects a lot of things for her. But we've learned to work around that."

"I think what makes a man a good lover is knowing that being a lover doesn't start and stop in the bedroom. It's making sure the lady you're with knows she's loved and desired before you ever hit the sheets. It's something that can be threaded through everything you're doing, whether you're just watching a movie together or cooking dinner. Making love is more than the physical act, it's the build up to it, too. A touch here, a kiss there, just listening when she talks and showing some interest in her creates a slow escalation that's well worth it."
He looks up and there's a clear conviction in his gaze. "I think foreplay is way underrated by most guys. And they don't know what they're missing."

 Wow! He's had me nearly in tears and hot as a sun-baked rock in a matter of minutes.




Corporal Callihan Crowes isn't a member of the team but he's in a relationship with Kathleen, 'Doc' O'Connor's sister. And he's an ex-Marine and gave a leg in the service to his country,  so I think he qualifies to be included in this blog.

His unusual blue-green eyes hold a cautious light as he studies me. He's done interviews with the press and even though I know him, he's still a little wary. With his scruff covered jaw and lean muscular body he's sexy as hell.

He dives right in eager to get it over with.

"What makes a man a good lover? You know I didn't have a clue when Kathleen and I first met. I thought I did, but I didn't, not really."

I'm surprised he's said that. Totally unexpected.

"I was all torn up about body image and so was Kathleen. She'd been shamed by so many people about her weight and I have my scars and the leg being gone isn't really something you can ignore."

He shoots me a cocky smile and I want to laugh out of pure joy because he's come so far.

"I have these friends. Julio and Hector. They gave me some advice about women and I acted on it, then I got so addicted to pleasing Kathleen and getting her—jump-started, I couldn't stop. Didn't want to stop."

I'm mentally fanning myself.

"I learned that my lady is a very visual creature. If I could plant a sexual idea in her  head, it just keeps churning away in there."

"And just how did you do that?" I ask.

"I shared my fantasies with Kathleen, shared the way looking at her made me feel. And I made sure she knew it was her that starred in those fantasies, that triggered those feelings. Only her."

"I'm not saying you don't need good technique to go along with all the talk, but being honest and sharing those sexual thoughts and feelings, sure ups the expectations on both sides. It kind of inspires both of you to please each other."

"So a man can be a good lover if he pays attention to detail and tells his lady what role she plays in his fantasies and desires. But then he makes it all about her. Because it should be." He smiles, a slow sexy tilt of the lips that shoots sensuality straight at me. "Then she'll make it all about him."

OMG! is all I can say.



Ensign Zach 'Doc' O'Connor is up next. And even though his book isn't out yet, (it's available for preorder and will be out October 10th)I had to include him in this blog. He swung by to use Hawk's hot tub because of an injury and I've looped him into answering my question before I clear out so he can get in.

He's very masculine. His freckles and auburn hair may make him appear boyish at times, but he's every inch a warrior.  His Irish green eyes don't miss much.

"What makes a man a good lover?" He narrows his eyes at me in thought. "Piper and I  haven't been together long. And she's had some bad luck with men. I'm not at liberty to expand on that because it's her story to tell."

"She's had some trust issues, with good reason. But so have I after being dumped while deployed and then learning the woman I was involved with, got pregnant by another man while I was gone." He looks up toward the door leading in from the kitchen. "None of the guys know that, yet. I'd appreciate it if you'd keep that to yourself until I'm ready to tell them, if ever."

"I won't say anything," I promise.

"Thanks." He falls silent for a long moment. I don't rush him because he might decide not to tell me.

"I think what makes a man a good lover is patience. Everyone's always in a rush to maneuver their way to bed and get the deed done. Hard and fast has its place too—if that's what your lady wants. But there's more to be said for long, slow, thorough kisses and just as thorough hands. You know to extend the pleasure as long as you can."

I think I've swallowed my tongue again.

Zach's and Piper's book will be out in September.

Thanks to my SEALs, Hawk, Brett, Flash, Oliver, and Zach and a special thanks to Cal for swinging by as well. They are all truly heartbreakers. Because they're already taken. Darn it.



In case you're interested in learning more about them and their ladies, My SEAL Team Heartbreaker Box Set that includes books 1-2- 3, Breaking Free, Breaking Through, and Breaking Away is on sale right now.  1141 pages of romance, suspense, and action for $4.99.



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And in case you're interested in the other books too Breaking Ties (Oliver and Selena's Story) Building Ties (A full-length Brett and Tess novel that introduces Brett's new team) And Breaking Boundaries (Cal and Kathleen's Story) here are the links to all those. And Breaking Out is available for preorder and will be released October 10th.








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Teresa Reasor