#ReleaseBlitz “An Honest Buck (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Sealed With A Kiss Book 7)” by Margaret Madigan

Title: An Honest Buck

Series: Sealed With A Kiss #7

Author: Margaret Madigan

Genre: Adult, Romantic Suspense

Published: July 9, 2019

Page Count: 162 Pages

 

Dr. Melinda Emerson has had her fill of international intrigue. She’s eager to get back to work on a cure for Alzheimer’s, and a normal life with her boyfriend, Buck. But when her flight home from a conference in Houston is delayed, she rents a car and offers a ride to another stranded traveler, landing herself right back into the thick of danger.

Grady “Buck” McCormick is ready to propose to his girlfriend Mindy. He’s been carrying a velvet ring box in his pocket for weeks waiting for the perfect moment to do it. When his teammates give him crap for waiting, he decides he’ll pop the question as soon as she’s back from Houston. When she disappears on the way home, he’ll risk anything—even his SEAL career—to go after her.

Melinda is dragged to middle-of-nowhere Mexico by yet another Russian mobster where she tries to escape, but when he discovers his boss wants to get his hands on her for killing his brother, he’s more than happy to sell her for a profit. Meanwhile, Buck and his friends scour the Mexican desert in a frantic search to finder. They catch up in a public plaza in Mazatlán where Buck has to choose: Risk his honor and everything he’s worked for to save the woman he loves, or protect American interests and allow Mindy to be sold off to Russia where he can never follow.

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1 Excerpt © Margaret Madigan 2019

 

CHAPTER 1

Grady “Buck” McCormick sat at the table on Wolf Steeles back patio, sipping a beer with his brothers in arms, but thinking about his girlfriend, Mindy.

The little velvet box he’d carried around in his pocket for the last few weeks weighed heavier every day he waited to propose to her. He wanted it to be perfect, but that moment just hadn’t come yet. Maybe he’d have to plan something instead of waiting for it to happen naturally. But he hated the thought of some crappy, fake romantic moment.

You’ve been twitchy as hell lately, Tank said. What’s up with you?

Quentin Tank DeCoteau, a tall Native American version of his nickname, had joined Bucks SEAL team when Wiley Coyote Strickland had nearly killed himself in a motorcycle wreck and had to quit the military. Last Buck had heard, Coyote lived in Houston with his fiancée, trying to get a new protection and security business off the ground.

I’m not twitchy, Buck said, sounding defensive even to his own ear.

You do seem nervous, Wolf said, leaning back in his chair.

Wolf’s teammate Cookie nodded and grinned.

“Fine. Maybe I’m a little nervous,” Buck admitted. Reluctantly. But if he couldn’t talk to these guys, even knowing they’d give him shit to start with, who could he talk to? He just had to hold on through the shit to get to the good advice.

“Why?” Ross “Groom” McBride asked, his brown eyes and disheveled hair adding to his earnest appearance.

Instead of blurting his plans, Buck dug the ring box out of his pocket, placed it on the table, and opened it. The ring inside had been his mother’s—the one his father had used to propose—and now that his mother had been gone for a while, he’d asked his dad about using it to propose to Mindy. At first, his dad had been reluctant to let go of the ring, but he still had Mom’s wedding ring, the piece that bound them together despite being parted by death, so he’d finally warmed to the idea of sharing the engagement ring with Buck and Mindy. Buck had taken it to a jeweler and made a few changes so it would be unique to their relationship. Now all he had to do was the hard part.

Whistles and laughter filled the evening air as Buck drained his beer bottle, waiting for them to finish then start in with the shit.

“Oh, Buck,” Tank said, batting his long black eyelashes. “We hardly know each other. It’s just too soon.”

Buck waited out the roaring laughter.

“Fuck you, asshole,” he said, but couldn’t help laughing along.

“Congratulations,” Wolf said.

“Dude, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but he’s still got the ring,” Tank said. “That means he hasn’t asked her yet.”

“What’re you waiting for?” Jackson “Little Bro” West asked. As younger brother of Cory “Compass” West, team lead for another SEAL team, Little Bro hated his nickname because it meant he was constantly compared to his older brother. So of course they used it relentlessly.

“The right moment,” Buck said.

“Big mistake,” Tank said, shaking his head like Buck couldn’t have disappointed him more if he’d tried.

“You married?” Cookie countered.

“No,” Tank said.

“Then how do you know?”

“I mean, don’t ask her while she’s taking a dump or anything,” Tank said. “But trying to manufacture the perfect moment? Seems like it won’t be honest.”

“Guys who go for the big splash like skywriting or whatever are only doing it for themselves,” Groom said, agreeing with Tank’s assessment.

“Yeah,” Little Bro said. “What if she said no?”

“Never ask the question unless you’re sure the answer will be yes,” Tank said.

“What makes you such an expert?” Buck asked. Tank’s confidence usually came in measures commensurate to his size, so the rest of the team had wised up to his tendency toward hyperbole.

Tank shrugged and gulped his beer, avoiding eye contact.

The group scented blood.

“Tank,” Little Bro said, goading the man. “Answer the question. What makes you an expert in proposals?”

“Did you propose without knowing the answer and get rejected?” Groom asked.

“Hell no,” Tank said. “When I ask a woman for anything—and I ALWAYS ask—she says yes.”

More laughter circled the table.

“Then what?” Little Bro asked.

“I watch a lot of TV, okay? Bachelor. Bachelorette, that kind of thing.” The realization on Tank’s face that he would never, ever live this shit down made Buck sublimely happy.

“Like, Bridezillas?” Buck asked.

Cookie snorted beer out his nose.

“Say Yes to the Dress?” Little Bro asked, piling on.

“Married at First Sight?” Groom asked.

“Marriage Boot Camp?” Wolf added.

“The Proposal?” Little Bro asked. “It’s stupid, but on point for Buck.”

“They’re all stupid,” Groom said.

“You all laugh but listen to yourselves. You actually know all those shows. What’s that say about you?” Tank sounded defensive, and just a step short of pouting.

Buck snort-laughed. “He has a good point.”

“So what are you going to do?” Wolf asked.

“Mindy’s in Houston right now at an Alzheimer’s science convention, but I’ll ask her when she gets back. No more waiting for the right moment. I’m just going to do it.”

“Good man,” Cookie said, nodding.

“When’s she get home?” Little Bro asked.

“Her flight’s tomorrow.”

Everyone nodded, satisfied apparently that he’d soon be engaged.

“How’s she doing after the Siberia mission?” Wolf asked, alluding to Mindy’s struggle with PTSD after that mission had gone badly sideways. She’d had to find a cure for a supersoldier serum that had killed one of Buck’s teammates, and nearly killed both Buck and Wolf, and a couple others. “And your jungle vacation?” he added, referring to the debacle of a research trip that had ended in kidnapping and an epic forest fire in the Amazon.

“Better,” Buck said. “She’s just a civilian scientist. She wasn’t equipped for any of it. But she was smart enough to know she needed help, so she got it. And it’s working.”

Cookie’s nod was sober. “Good. Too many don’t get help.”

“So,” Tank said, changing the subject. “You gonna stay in the service after you’re married?”

It was a question Buck had been asking himself a lot lately, not just because he planned to propose, but because the shelf-life of a SEAL was traditionally short. If injury didn’t take a guy out, like it had Coyote, or death, like Dozer in Russia, then burnout often did. There were a lot of career SEALs, but Buck was beginning to wonder if he wanted to be one of them. He’d recognized and ignored the first signs of burnout a while ago, but he couldn’t ignore them anymore. And the last thing he wanted was to be a liability to his team, or to fuck up his new marriage.

Problem was, he’d been a SEAL so long he didn’t know what else to do. He wondered if that’s how Coyote’d felt after his accident.

“I don’t know,” Buck said. “I love the Navy.”

“But?” Groom asked.

“I love Mindy, too. So maybe it’s time to get out and do something else.”

“Like what?” Tank asked. He sounded disgusted. “Civvy life’s not easy for guys like us.”

“True that,” Little Bro said. Buck gave him side eye for his slang, and for the fact that he was barely shaving, so what would he know about being out in the ‘real’ world.

“I’ve got skills,” Buck said. “I grew up on a horse ranch.”

Tank yawned with his typical exaggeration, expressing what he thought about Buck’s upbringing. “I don’t see SEAL skills transferring to horse ranching.”

It irked Buck, but he agreed. He didn’t really want to go back to raising horses. He’d become addicted to the adrenaline of his job.

“I don’t know,” he said. “But I’m sure I can find something.”

 

 

 

Margaret grew up in the gray and rainy Willamette Valley of Oregon, but a twist of fate sent her and her family to the frozen tundra of North Dakota where she fell in love with the rugged landscape and bracing weather. Sustained by cupcakes, coffee, and cats, Margaret brings you sexy heroes, sassy heroines, and lots of heart-pounding action.

 

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★RELEASE BLITZ★ “Thaddeus (A Gold Team Novel)” by Riley Edwards

Title: Thaddeus (A Gold Team Novel)
Author: Riley Edwards
Genre: Military Romance

Release Date: July 9th, 2019
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There had been a time, I’d been happy—blissfully happy—then a single act of brutality tore Thaddeus Bench from my life. But not from my heart. I never thought I’d see him again. But I did. In a cantina in Mexico. And when he looked over at me with so much hatred in his stare, it pulverized what was left of my heart.

Emerson Pierce was my own personal hell. The agony of her betrayal still as sharp as it was the day I’d come home and found her gone. I’d spent years doing whatever I could not to think about her. To stop myself from wondering where she was and why she’d left me.

Now my team needs answers from her to stop a criminal mastermind and I can’t trust a damn thing that comes out of her pretty mouth. Emerson’s no longer the sweet girl I fell for, she’s the girlfriend of a notorious drug runner and dog fighter. Or at least that’s what I thought until her lies unravel and the truth explodes.

Nothing about Emerson was what it seemed. Nothing about our latest mission was easy. But one thing is for sure…I will save Emerson Pierce, even from herself.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Nixon’s Promise (Gemini Group Book 1)” by Riley Edwards

Title: Nixon’s Promise
Author: Riley Edwards
Genre: Military Romance/ Romantic Suspense

Release Date: June 25, 2019
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Former Navy SEAL Nixon Swagger was home.

After twelve years of service and twice as many deployments, all Nix wanted was quiet. He’d sought the solace of the land he’d grown up on and found the peace he needed to silence the noise and figure out his next move. Nixon’s stay was supposed to be temporary. He wasn’t supposed to meet a feisty, head-strong woman who made his pulse race and set his body on fire. Falling in love hadn’t been part of his plan. Taking a government contract to stop a homegrown terrorist group hadn’t been either, but when the organization threatens to attack Philadelphia, he had no choice but to accept.

McKenna Wilson was living. Every day was the same. Raising her two teenage siblings didn’t leave time for much else. Most days, she was okay with that. Then she bumped into the sexy war hero and, in an instant, her world changed. She had no idea falling for Nixon would be so dangerous. Now she was going head-to-head with the small-town’s dirty sheriff who was hell-bent on ruining Nixon and avenging a fifteen-year-old grudge. She’d lost her heart, but losing her life wasn’t part of the plan.

Nixon Swagger had learned a few things as a Navy SEAL—adapt, improvise, and overcome were among the many. In the middle of an inferno, so ominous even Dante wouldn’t buy a ticket, Nixon must adapt to his new surroundings and overcome multiple threats before he loses the woman he loves.

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Riley Edwards is a bestselling multi-genre author, wife, and military mom. Riley was born and raised in Los Angeles but now resides on the east coast with her fantastic husband and children.

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#Teaser “By Lethal Force” by Patricia D. Eddy

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BY LETHAL FORCE
An Away From Keyboard novel
Release Date – June 11

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One mistake, and Ford lost the only woman he ever loved.

Twenty years ago, Joey walked out of his life and into a nightmare. One that shattered her soul along with all hope of a normal life—the one she was supposed to have with Ford.

After throwing himself into his career as a marine, Ford moved to Boston and, along with a blind, former Special Forces soldier, started Second Sight, one of the most elite investigative and security companies in the world. He thought he was happy.

Until one phone call turns his world upside down.

On a humanitarian aid mission with Doctors Without Borders, Joey’s taken, stolen away and forced to witness a world where women are property.

Her unique skills keep her worst nightmares from coming true, but with no possibility of escape and no one to look for her, she fears she’ll soon disappear forever.

Can Ford find her before she loses all hope? Or will this be his final mission?


By Lethal Force is the fifth book in the Away From Keyboard series. Each book can be read as a complete standalone, but characters from previous books do show up in future installments.

Warning: This book contains dark themes, including references to human trafficking and sexual assault. While there is no graphic description of sexual violence, sensitive readers should be aware of these themes before purchasing.

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#Teaser “By Lethal Force” by Patricia D. Eddy

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Synopsis

One mistake, and Ford lost the only woman he ever loved.

Twenty years ago, Joey walked out of his life and into a nightmare. One that shattered her soul along with all hope of a normal life—the one she was supposed to have with Ford.

After throwing himself into his career as a marine, Ford moved to Boston and, along with a blind, former Special Forces soldier, started Second Sight, one of the most elite investigative and security companies in the world. He thought he was happy.

Until one phone call turns his world upside down.

On a humanitarian aid mission with Doctors Without Borders, Joey’s taken, stolen away and forced to witness a world where women are property.

Her unique skills keep her worst nightmares from coming true, but with no possibility of escape and no one to look for her, she fears she’ll soon disappear forever.

Can Ford find her before she loses all hope? Or will this be his final mission?


By Lethal Force is the fifth book in the Away From Keyboard series. Each book can be read as a complete standalone, but characters from previous books do show up in future installments.

Warning: This book contains dark themes, including references to human trafficking and sexual assault. While there is no graphic description of sexual violence, sensitive readers should be aware of these themes before purchasing.

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#ReleaseBlitz “The Princess and the Mercenary (Fractured Heroes Book 1)” by Victoria Paige

 

Title: The Princess and the Mercenary (Fractured Heroes, #1)
Author: Victoria Paige
Genre: Military Romance

Release Date: May 18, 2019
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It was hate at first sight.
She is the daughter of rock royalty.
He is a scarred, grumpy former Green Beret.
She thinks he’s an amoral, uncouth soldier of fortune.
He thinks she’s a limelight-grabbing goody two-shoes.
When Yara Emerson embarks on a humanitarian mission to Yemen, her company hires a security team for her protection.
Everything is business as usual until she meets Kade Spear.
Kade wants nothing to do with daddy’s spoiled princess, but he needs the cover of the humanitarian mission to hunt down a terrorist.
Wills clash.
Tempers flare.
But their unwanted attraction burns hotter than the Yemeni desert.
Trust fractures.
Friendships break.
The aid mission unravels and danger comes after Yara from every corner.
Could the man who betrayed her be her only hope for survival?

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Victoria Paige writes romantic suspense with badass alpha males and smart, feisty heroines.

Her heroes are possessive, overprotective, and frequently the obsessed, jealous type with a penchant for strong language. Her heroines are strong-willed and intelligent women who can hold their own against a bossy hero. Her books are sexually explicit and may contain dark themes, morally ambiguous choices, and disturbing situations

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#BlogTour “Letting You Go” by Jordan Marie

 

 

I met Luna Marshall when I was seventeen.
She was a force of nature that I wasn’t ready for.
She was gravity and I was caught in her pull—
Powerless while she held me in a world I was desperate to escape.

They say you never forget your first love.
I believe they’re right.
I’ll always remember the sound of her laughter.
The way she whispered my name when I touched her, and the taste of her on my lips.
I’ll remember everything.

Including the look of pain as I walked away.

 

 

“I’ve known your name since the day you walked down the hall and smiled at me, Luna. You were a freshman and so damn pretty you got my attention right away. I’ve watched you every day of every year since then. You have to know that.”
“I do,” she says, her voice dropping down into a near whisper. “But, you never spoke to me. I thought maybe…”
“Maybe what?” I ask her when she doesn’t finish.
“I thought maybe I was imagining it because I wanted it so much. I wanted you to like me.”
“You shouldn’t.”
“What?” she asks, confused.
I turn to her and she’s looking at me. In the moonlight, I can see the way her forehead crinkles with uncertainty and I think it’s cute, even if I shouldn’t. Then again, I think everything about Luna Marshall is cute.
“We don’t fit,” I repeat.
“You said that before, but I don’t understand.”
“You’re uptown, Luna. You live in a big house on a hill with a picket fence and a three-car garage.”
“So?”
“So, I live in a house that could probably fit in your garage. My dad walks to work because he had his license revoked for driving drunk. He comes home and drinks the night away. You eat dinner with your parents every night. Atticus and I fix a peanut butter or bologna sandwich because that’s what we buy from the jobs we go to after school.”
“That doesn’t matter to me.”
“It wouldn’t because you have no idea what it’s like to live the life I do. But, I know the real world, Luna and your kind and mine don’t match.”
“I think we match,” she says shyly, ignoring my warnings. She even manages to get brave and slides her hand back in mine. I want to pull away. Instead, I thread my fingers through hers.
“Your parents won’t. If you ever try to bring me to that fancy house on the hill, you’ll see.”
“I guess we’ll just have to see what happens, won’t we?” she asks.
I swallow down the unease that rises up inside of me when she smiles, her face is full of happiness that shines bright, despite the darkness. I don’t understand what just happened. She should be running the other way. Instead….
It feels like she just claimed me.

 

 

A QUIRKY WRITER GOING WHERE THE VOICES TAKE HER.
USA Today Best Selling Author Jordan Marie, is just a simple small town country girl who is haunted by Alpha Men who talk in her head 24 hours a day.

She currently has 14 books out including 2 that she wrote under the pen name Baylee Rose.

She likes to create a book that takes you on an emotional journey whether tears, laughter (or both) or just steamy hot fun (or all 3). She loves to connect with readers and interacting with them through social media, signings or even old fashioned email.

 

 

 

#ReleaseBlitz “Letting You Go” by Jordan Marie

I met Luna Marshall when I was seventeen.
She was a force of nature that I wasn’t ready for.
She was gravity and I was caught in her pull—
Powerless while she held me in a world I was desperate to escape.

They say you never forget your first love.
I believe they’re right.
I’ll always remember the sound of her laughter.
The way she whispered my name when I touched her, and the taste of her on my lips.
I’ll remember everything.

Including the look of pain as I walked away.

A QUIRKY WRITER GOING WHERE THE VOICES TAKE HER.
USA Today Best Selling Author Jordan Marie, is just a simple small town country girl who is haunted by Alpha Men who talk in her head 24 hours a day.

She currently has 14 books out including 2 that she wrote under the pen name Baylee Rose.

She likes to create a book that takes you on an emotional journey whether tears, laughter (or both) or just steamy hot fun (or all 3). She loves to connect with readers and interacting with them through social media, signings or even old fashioned email.

#TeaserTuesday “Letting You Go (Stone Lake Book 1)” by Jordan Marie

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Synopsis

I met Luna Marshall when I was seventeen.
She was a force of nature that I wasn’t ready for.
She was gravity and I was caught in her pull—
Powerless while she held me in a world I was desperate to escape.

They say you never forget your first love.
I believe they’re right.
I’ll always remember the sound of her laughter.
The way she whispered my name when I touched her, and the taste of her on my lips.
I’ll remember everything.

Including the look of pain as I walked away.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Brooks (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Gold Team Book 1)” by Riley Edwards

Title: Brooks (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Gold Team Book 1)
Author: Riley Edwards
Genre: Military Romance
Release Date: March 12, 2019
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Tatiana Jones is no stranger to the battlefield. One look at her scarred flesh tells the tales of her time in captivity. But it’s not only her skin the bears the marks her failures, doubt and a healthy dose cynicism now clouds her vision. She has also mastered the fine art of deception. In her line of work it is a necessity. 


Former Navy SEAL Brooks Miller is living the good life working as a mercenary. Employed by the highly sought-after Z Corps, a private, special-ops company, there are no shortage of contracts sending him around the world. He lives wild and free with nothing tying him down—just the way he likes it. 


When the Gold Team’s latest mission takes them to Bahrain, Brooks thinks it will be a quick in and out. That’s until he walks into a shitstorm and comes face to face with the woman who’s about to turn his world upside down. There was something working behind her intelligent eyes, and it looked a lot like pain. Not the physical kind, the emotional aftermath of heartache. And when she tries to hide behind snark and sass he decides on the spot he wants to know more.


Tatiana doesn’t have time for games. She’s on the hunt for the man who left her life in ruins. Brooks has something else in mind, something more, something far more permanent than the no strings fun Tatiana is offering. He had her right where he wanted her until the hunters become the prey and their world explodes. It will take more than the Gold Team to bring down a Saudi Prince out for blood. Their only hope is the one and only, king of all things cyber, John “Tex” Keegan. Can Tex get search and rescue team to them in time, or will it be a recovery mission?


*Brooks: Book 1 in the all new Gold Team series features Susan Stoker’s new Legacy SEALs. *

Riley Edwards is a bestselling multi-genre author, wife, and military mom. Riley was born and raised in Los Angeles but now resides on the east coast with her fantastic husband and children.

Riley writes heart-stopping romance with sexy alpha heroes and even stronger heroines. Riley’s favorite genres to write are romantic suspense and military romance.

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