Anthology of 8 Navy SEAL novellas by New York Times, USA Today and award-winning bestselling authors: Marliss Melton, Gennita Low, Teresa Reasor, Elle James, Delilah Devlin, Stephanie Tyler, J.M. Madden and Sharon Hamilton
CODE OF SILENCE by Award-winning Internationally Bestselling author Marliss Melton:
Navy SEAL Vinny DeInnocentis has no idea his news reporter wife is keeping secrets. With her hard-won reputation for rooting out corruption, Ophelia can’t let a little thing like her unexpected pregnancy get in the way of exposing Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor for the liar he is. But will her quest to publicize the truth — and her shocking discovery that her target is far more dangerous than she imagined — cost her more than she ever thought she’d lose?
Back from a horrible tour, Navy SEAL Luke Paulsen has a chance encounter with a woman who begins to unthaw his troubled soul. Deciding he’s too damaged, he begs off further entanglement, but then meets her again a month later at a family wedding, where the unavoidable attraction pulls them together as never before. Will their love be enough to heal them both for a chance at a Happily Ever After?
HOLDING ON by New York Times Bestselling author Stephanie Tyler:
(a novella set in the Hold series – originally published in SEAL of My Dreams altho) Jamie Michaels is an FBI Agent, married to a Navy SEAL…and about to give birth while her husband’s deployed. Navy SEAL Chris Waldron’s been on some impossible missions before, but getting home in time for the birth of his son might prove to be the toughest–and most rewarding mission of all.
WARRIOR by Bestselling author Gennita Low:
On a covert operation with his SEAL team, Lucas Branson bumps into his love interest, Kit Ling Harrison, who is overseas with her media team interviewing victims of war. Things get interesting when he and Kit end up on an unexpected road trip. Chasing vehicles, avoiding RPGs, singing silly songs, and falling in love ensue.
Back from deployment, Navy SEAL Remy LaDue’s planned Valentine’s Day date with NCIS agent Mitchell Sanders runs amuck when he finds her undercover as a sexy stripper at a local lounge. Remy and his team join forces with Mitchell to find a missing woman and discover a human trafficking organization in the darkest heart of Virginia Beach.
Former Navy SEAL K9 handler Joe Flynn lost his dog in the war and doesn’t want anything to do with animals, but every stray in Denver seems to head his way. Luckily for him, the luscious veterinarian Willow James doesn’t mind taking care of everything he finds. She even seems willing to take him on with all his ghosts, but is he ready to let them go for her?
BREAKING FREE by Bestselling author Teresa Reasor
When her brother Brett is attacked and left for dead, Zoe Weaver and Lieutenant Adam ‘Hawk’ Yazzie work together to discover if one of his SEAL teammates is responsible for his injuries. But will loyalties forged on the battlefield prove more binding than the truth? Or their love?
Interested only in experiencing an adrenaline-packed adventure first-hand to give her credo when she books her clients’ adventure vacations, Lace McElhannon finds more excitement than she can handle when she meets and falls into bed with ex-SEAL Dex Haygood. Fresh from protecting transport ships from Somali pirates, Dex figures his latest job will be a cakewalk, until he finds himself in deep water, swimming with sharks and trying to protect Lace when the yacht they’re sailing on is taken.
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From Stephanie Tyler’s Holding On:
A quick note from Stephanie:
This story is set approximately six and a half months from the end of HOLD ON TIGHT. So many readers asked about what was happening with the Navy SEAL brothers from the HOLD series (HARD TO HOLD, TOO HOT TO HOLD, HOLD ON TIGHT), I thought this was the perfect opportunity to catch everyone up.
This story has also been featured in the anthology, SEAL of My Dreams.
Virginia Beach 2 days before Christmas
“We’re going to be delivering this baby,” she heard Nick say, and his brother’s answer was in typical Jake fashion, “You’ve got to be kidding me with that shit.”
Jamie Michaels looked up from the book she’d been halfheartedly reading and smiled. Jake was finally home after being gone a month, and it was nothing he wouldn’t say to her face, which was one of the many things she loved about him and Nick both.
“No offense, but I do not want to be the midwife,” Jake continued. “Dude, that’s Chris’s job, legally bound and all that crap.”
She shifted to catch sight of him. He wore his jungle cammies, evidence of paint still on his face and neck.
He’d rushed, and she was grateful. She’d be more so if she heard from Chris at all over the past month. Under normal circumstances, she’d be optimistically concerned, her FBI past clouded by the fact that she was waiting on the man she loved.
The nine months pregnant part of her was a hormonal mess she barely recognized, waiting for her Navy SEAL husband to come home. Nick, also a Navy SEAL, as was Jake, had been home with her for the past week, treating her like a live grenade. If one pregnant woman could bring terror to a SEAL, why weren’t they put to better use during wartime? She contemplated this as she heard Jake continue to mutter to himself as he walked through the house.
Earlier, she’d spoken with Jake’s wife, Isabelle, who was headed back to Virginia from visiting her mother in DC. Nick’s girlfriend, Kaylee would be there shortly as well, along with Jamie’s sister, PJ and Kenny, who was the father of the three SEALs. They would all be together for Christmas—the baby’s due date—except for the possibility of Saint and one other extremely important person.
Her husband. Her midwife. Legally bound and all that crap.
She was getting cranky again. As if Nick’s radar was in tune with her mood, he called from the kitchen, “Do you want more of that soothing tea stuff?”
“No,” she snapped. Never wanted tea again in her life. “Ice cream?”
“It’s ten in the morning.”
“Never stopped you before,” he murmured.
“I heard that.”
“Meant you to.”
“Whoa.” Jake stopped in the doorway and gaped at her. “You’re goddamned huge.”
“Not smart,” Nick told him over his shoulder.
“It’s the truth,” she groaned. Her belly stuck out precariously from her slim frame. “Have you heard anything?”
Jake stared at her, his gray eyes stormy. Even if he had, he technically couldn’t share. Wouldn’t. She had to trust that everything was good and that she was in the more than capable hands of Chris’s brothers and the rest of the crew.
Since marrying Chris months earlier, she’d moved into the big house that had once been Kenny’s, where the men had grown up. There was plenty of space and it was rare that more than two of them were home at the same time.
That would change in a few hours.
“We all set for the storm?” Jake asked Nick now.
“Put in the generator last week,” Nick said.
“Going to be worse than they thought,” Jake continued.
“Hadn’t told her about that yet,” Nick muttered.
“Is that why you wouldn’t let me turn on the TV?” she asked him.
“Reading’s good for the baby,” Nick said.
She threw the book at his head and both men ducked.
“Not so good for you, brother,” Jake said.
New York Times Bestselling author Stephanie Tyler was a Secondary Ed teacher for grades ranging from middle school to college while she pursued a PhD in English Literature, all while trying to convince herself that she would get back to her dream of writing as a career eventually. When her daughter was born with serious medical problems, Stephanie found inspiration in the fighter her child proved to be—and found her own way back to writing. She’s published in a variety of genres, including romantic suspense, new adult and paranormal romance, and she also co-writes erotic paranormal romance under the name Sydney Croft. She lives in New York with her husband, her kids and her crazy Weimaraner, Gus, and they’re all cool with the fact that she’s permanently on deadline.
ABOUT THE OTHER AUTHORS INVOLVED:
My greatest blessing was to grow up overseas without any television time. Sure, I missed out on The Waltons and Saturday morning cartoons, but how many kids get to ride on the back of an elephant, eat candied ants, visit every museum and chateaux in Paris, or track tigers in northern Thailand? As the youngest of four daughters, I had the example of my brilliant sisters, who read voraciously, and I bypassed Nancy Drew to read every book in the Hardy Boys series. (That was the first indication of my fascination for male heroes). By the sixth grade, I’d discovered Victoria Holt and moved back to the United States . I wrote my first book—a wretched historical novel—when I was thirteen. Two teenage years in Houston, Texas, saw me reading Harlequin romances and writing several more books.
I’ve always been an over-achiever, with so many interests it was frustrating to have to choose just one career. I could have been an opera singer—but no. I excelled in language and for many years taught high school English, Spanish, and then Linguistics at the College of William and Mary, my alma mater.
But my first love, writing romance, remained a dream for decades. I wrote throughout my twenties and early thirties, completing more manuscripts, getting really serious with agents and publishers, etc. Danger’s Promise, a medieval romance, was finally published in 2002, becoming a RITA finalist for Best First Book. Since then, I’ve discovered that military romance is my best fit. I’ve been the wife of an Army officer, who died young, and my husband now is retired Navy.
My personal life is frankly hectic. We have six children between us, ranging in age from 8 years to 24 years old. Most of “the olders” still have one foot in the nest. But I always find time for my loyal readers, so feel free to introduce yourself to me, as I have to you.
Sharon’s award-winning almost-erotic Navy SEAL stories of the SEAL Brotherhood, have consistently made best sellers lists and review sites. Her characters follow a spicy road to redemption through passion and true love.
Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany are not like any vamps you’ve read before, since they don’t have to go to ground and can walk around in the full light of the sun.
Her Guardian Angels struggle with the human charges they are sent to save, often escaping their vanilla world of Heaven for the brief human one. You won’t find any of these beings in any Sunday school class.
She lives in Sonoma County, California with her husband, and two Dobermans. A lifelong organic gardener, when she’s not writing, she’s getting vera vera dirty in the mud, or wandering Farmer’s Markets looking for new Heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers.
Elle was born on Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Washington to parents who taught her the value of hard work. She grew up as a military brat moving from place to place, alas, only stateside in lovely places like Glasgow, Montana, Abilene, Texas and various places in California and Washington.Elle got her creative streak from her talented artist mother, her tenacity from her wonderful father and her inspiration from her writing buddy and delightful sister, Delilah Devlin.
In 2004, Elle left her successful career as an Information Technology Manager to pursue writing full time. She loves escaping into her stories, learning and growing with each character and plot. She writes because she likes to experience and evoke all the emotions from happy to sad, funny to frightening. She digs them all!
At home in Northwest Arkansas, Elle is busy writing tales of murder and suspense for Harlequin Intrigue. Her first Harlequin, BENEATH THE TEXAS MOON, was released in March 2006 and was a Romantic Times Top Pick for the month! She ‘s written numerous Intrigues since and is now writing for Harlequin Nocturne as well. Stay tuned for more from Elle James!
I was a Deputy Sheriff in Ohio for nine years, and I found myself tapping that experience as I wrote Second Time Around, my very first book. No, I didn’t tackle and cuff my husband, although there was that time in K-mart… Anyway, it was quite a change going from writing technical reports with diagrams, witness statements, inventories, etc., that would stand up in court to writing contemporary romance. I’ve always written, though, and it was always a dream to do something with that huge, leaning stack of spiral bound notebooks.
I’ve now published 13 books, with many more on the way. I thank you so much for taking an interest in my work!
Jenn, as everyone calls her, likes to keep things simple. That’s why she runs a roofing construction business, teaches, writes and does her own business taxes eight days a week. She considers herself a multi-cultural and well-rounded person. Workers leave her alone when she starts yelling at them in Chinese and Malay. She also studies German and Russian because she can’t pronounce French very well. The most boring and interesting thing she ever did was translating documents from various languages into English, giving her an opportunity to see many countries. Having traveled extensively in her twenties, she now spends her thirties quietly with six noisy dogs.
My name is Teresa Reasor. My husband, Danny, and I have been married for thirty-eight years. We have three grown children and now have a new son-in-law and a new daughter-in-law.
I’m a writer, an artist, a teacher and I also sing.
I’ve retired from my full time position as a primary art teacher after 21 and 1/2 years. I’ve retired from my position as an adjunct professor after 10 years.
I have a Masters Degree in Education and am certified in Art Education K-12 and9-12 in English. I’m a member of I’m a member of Romance Writers of America, KOD the Mystery Suspense chapter of RWA, the Smoky Mountain Romance Writers, Celtic Hearts, and Hearts Through History Romance Writers. I’ve served for four years as Treasurer of the Kentucky Romance Writers and two years as President.
I’m also the Treasurer for the Mountain Heritage Artisans Guild. And have prints and original art work that I do and sell.
My hobbies include writing, painting, singing, crocheting, quilling, making cards, and traveling.
Until recently, award-winning romance author Delilah Devlin lived in South Texas at the intersection of two dry creeks, surrounded by sexy cowboys in Wranglers. These days, she’s missing the wide-open skies and starry nights but loving her dark forest in Central Arkansas, with its eccentric characters and isolation—the better to feed her hungry muse!
For Delilah, the greatest sin is driving between the lines, because it’s comfortable and safe. Her personal journey has taken her through one war and many countries, cultures, jobs, and relationships to bring her to the place where she is now—writing sexy adventures that hold more than a kernel of autobiography and often share a common thread of self-discovery and transformation.
Delilah Devlin is a prolific and award-winning author of erotica and erotic romance with a rapidly expanding reputation for writing deliciously edgy stories with complex characters. Whether creating dark, erotically-charged paranormal worlds or richly descriptive historical stories that ring with authenticity, Delilah Devlin “pens in uncharted territory that will leave the readers breathless and hungering for more…” (Paranormal Reviews) Ms. Devlin has published over 100 erotic stories in multiple genres and lengths.
She is published by Atria/Strebor, Avon, Berkley, Black Lace, Cleis Press, Ellora’s Cave, Harlequin Spice, Kensington, Running Press, and Samhain Publishing.