#Excerpt1 “The Raygin War” by Larry Gerovac

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Author: Larry Gerovac

Genre: Science-Fiction

The Raygin War is a futuristic sci-fi story about an alien race that evolved from Carrion beetles. 25 years after first contact the aliens return with a fleet to invade human space. To stop the invasion the military puts all its hope into a single person. He’s an old school soldier who started his career as a ground pounder in the Sniper Corps. Mac has been involved in about every conflict the military has participated in. His skill as a sniper earned him the respect of every soldier who ever worked with him. He is a self-taught killer. On the battlefield he has no equal. Whether it was killing the opponent in hand-to-hand combat, killing them with a weapon, or just plain old out maneuvering them Mac was the best the military had ever seen. When the Raygin war starts Mac is forced into a leadership role he wanted nothing to do with. Will Mac’s experience and talent be enough to neutralize the alien invasion? All is not what it seems. Read the Raygin War to see if the human race will survive and remain free.

 

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Excerpt 1

All but the old mystic exited the medical facility. She turned and went back to the princess. Mahpee followed her. The ancient woman made motions in the air with her hands as she spoke in a voice so low, he couldn’t make out any of the words. She turned so quick to face him his body jerked in a startled reflex.

She was inches from his face and staring at him with her blind eye. When Nahimana spoke, he could smell the spices on her breath. “See. Her wound already heals.”

He looked at the scar. She is right, it’s no longer red and irritated. It could be a coincidence.

“Even with what you have seen, grandson of Uzumati, you still doubt?

Can the hag read my mind?

The witch grinned as if she read his thoughts. “I have glimpsed into your future. Do you want to know what waits?” She cackled at him.

He felt his heart raced. He could feel the sweat oozing out of his palms. I don’t believe all this nonsense, but – if I don’t believe why am I nervous?

Not waiting for an answer Nahimana squinted at him. He swore she touched his soul with her stare. “In time, you will betray your daughter, and leave her heart broken. You, Chief Mahpee, will become the rider of the storm. Your fate is sealed.” The old mystic turned and walked out before he could ask a single question.

What the hell did she mean? He had never betrayed anyone in his life. He would rather choose death than to betray anyone, let alone his daughter. The hag spoke nonsense. I will become the rider of the storm? Mumbo jumbo. She wouldn’t even stay to answer questions. I never want to see her again.

Hopes of keeping a lid on his daughter’s unusual birth lasted less time than it took to get back to Nokomis. Word spread throughout the Nation his tiny daughter was the warrior born princess from the old prophesies. Later in the evening the Tellers showed up at the War Council. They warned of impending doom and gave Mahpee everything he requested. For better or worse, it looked like they would be a major part of his life.

The People’s Nation broadcast pictures of the aliens and vids of the attack. A few videos from the fight were also shown in all their gruesomeness. The old war drums beat across Nokomis to let the People’s Nation know they were at war.

 

Excerpt 2

The young lieutenant’s eyes darted across the screen. Her hands trembled while she manipulated the gains to paint the best picture on the scanner. “Captain, I have an unknown target at the edge of scanner range.”

“Are you sure it’s not an electronic ghost?” The captain knew each new ship has electrical or mechanical problems to work out on her maiden voyage. The Nomad would be no different.

“We’ve run several diagnostics, sir. Everything is running at peak performance.”

“Okay Lieutenant Muween. Let’s see if it’s a bug or a real ship. Navigation, come left heading 300alpha15.”

“Aye sir. Left heading 300alpha15.”

The colonist ship’s computer locked out the new singularity drive. The ion propulsion engine activated. The Nomad started a slow turn left and ascended 15 degrees. Unless you were on the bridge, you wouldn’t realize the ship had made a turn to the left and changed its inclination. When the ship acquired the new heading, the ion propulsion engine shut down. The singularity drive started with a loud pop. Each pop represented a jump of several light years.

If it was a glitch inside the scanner, the captain figured, it would stay on the screen in the same spot. He waited for the report. At least the singularity drive was living up to its reputation. The new drive would deliver the next great step in human expansion. Picture space as a balloon. Stick your index fingers on opposite sides of the balloon and push your fingers together. The depressed area created by your fingers is a gravity well. A ship travels the small gap from finger to finger. Release the pressure on the balloon. Wham, you travel from point to point faster than light can make the same trip.

“It’s gone captain,” said Lieutenant Muween.

This was not good news. This trip should have been an easy run. Deliver the colonists to Rayne. Help get them situated and return home to Adalin for the next assignment. “Thank you Lieutenant Muween. Let me know if you see anything at all on the scanner.”

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Larry GerovacAuthor Bio

Larry Gerovac was born in the shadows of the steel mills, oil refineries, and railroad yards of the Midwestern United States. He is a Navy Veteran and a first generation American. He writes in the genre of Science, Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Horror.

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“Razor (K19 Security Solutions)” by Heather Slade

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Razor (K19 Security Solutions Book 1)

by Heather Slade

Genre: Romantic Suspense/NA/Military

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When love cuts like a knife…

K19 Security Solutions partner, Tabon “Razor” Sharp has seen his fair share of tragedy, but one thing is for certain: he never forgets a face. Agreeing to be his buddy’s groomsman means he’ll once again reunite with the enchanting and gorgeous, Ava McNamara. Unable to finish what they started last time, he’s more than ready to reignite the spark with Ava.

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“Love & Other Phobias” by Emma Nichols

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Love & Other Phobias

by Emma Nichols

Genre: Romance/Military/Sports

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For two broken people, love was the biggest fear of all.

After her brother’s suicide, Sophie built a life of solitude where she was safe from what scared her, which was practically everything. In middle school, she’d learned how easily trust could be broken, and blamed herself for her brother’s death. Then a fire in her high rise resulted in her being her carried kicking and screaming into the world, forcing her to face her painful past if she wanted a chance at a better future with the one guy she’d never forgotten.

Firefighter Cam Everett wasn’t willing to let her perish in the flames. A former Marine, he’d been trained to never leave a man behind. Unfortunately, he’d never been taught how to let go of his past and life as a civilian was empty at best, painful at worst. On a routine call to a high rise fire, he rescued her, but in order to move forward she’d need to save him too.

Their only chance of survival was each other. Their only chance at redemption was a heartbeat away.

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“All Knighter (Knight Ops Book 1)” by Em Petrova

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All Knighter (Knight Ops Book 1)

by Em Petrova

Genre: Romantic Suspense/Military

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Ben Knight has held a lot of titles—devoted son, big brother to six siblings, captain of the Marine’s Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team and his best-known gig of Louisiana playboy. But the ladies are just going to have to understand that his time’s stretched thin when he takes on the leadership of a new special ops force.

With his brothers as sidekicks.

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“Heartbreaker: A Military Romance (Warrior Series, #3)” by Laura Taylor

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Heartbreaker: A Military Romance (Warrior Series, #3)

by Laura Taylor

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Military

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Pride, determination, and sensuality collide as sculptor Bliss Rowland comes face to face with Naval Intelligence officer Micah Holbrook. He is the man who rescued her eleven years ago in the aftermath of a London terrorist attack. Following yet another terrorist incident, Micah now faces the threat of permanent blindness. Their roles are reversed. This time, Bliss is cast in the role of rescuer. Even as Micah denies his desire for Bliss, he tries to convince himself that he has nothing to offer the highly acclaimed sculptor.

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The Devil’s Dires: Dire Wolves Missions 1-4

by Ellis Leigh

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Military/Werewolves & Shifters

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“Operation: Marry Me: A Fake Married to the Marine Romance” by Emma Nichols

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Operation: Marry Me: A Fake Married to the Marine Romance

by Emma Nichols

Genre: Romantic Suspense/Military

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From the author’s newsletter:

About two months ago, my editor asked me if I’d be willing to help her friend give a really special present to her husband. When I heard she wanted me to write a romance about her husband, a retired Marine who built airplanes for fun and married a single mom, I was all in.

I mean, Enrique Velasquez was already book boyfriend material.

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A woman in danger. A Marine sent to protect her.

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From the moment I saw Maddie Weeks, I was smitten.

We could’ve had a great love affair, except for three little things:

1. It was my job to protect her.

2. She was already married.

3. I could never marry.

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Literally.

And our low key surveillance was kicked up a notch.

We needed an inside man.

Naturally, I took one for the team and assigned myself that role.

My cover?

Obviously, we’ll have to be married.

Fake married.

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“The Right to Bear Arms (Wild Operatives Book 1)” by Vivienne Savage

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The Right to Bear Arms (Wild Operatives Book 1)

by Vivienne Savage

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Multicultural/Military/Werewolves & Shifters

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After years of abuse, Daniela Reyes escapes her marriage to strike out on her own. With a rented house near the wilderness and a sexy neighbor down the road, life seems typical until she finds a black bear snoozing in her new hammock.

Despite warnings, she feeds her wild friend and watches him return day after day. Her bear is the ideal distraction from the ex who won’t let her go.

Russell Hawkins has dedicated his entire life to protecting others. When the death of his wife drives him to retire from the Army, he settles in a remote community for the peace, quiet, and privacy to be himself. As a werebear, he roams the woods with his dog, the perfect diversion from his grief — and the voluptuous divorcee down the lane.

Can a war vet with a secret and a woman with a painful past find their happy future together?

Author’s Note: Be prepared for adult language and a sexy BBW heroine. All scenes are between consenting adults.

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“Battle Scars” by Jane Harvey-Berrick

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Battle Scars

by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Military

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From the dusty plains of Afghanistan to the sleek corridors of the New York Times, journalist MJ Buckman seeks the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. What she doesn’t expect to find is a man who’s her complete opposite … and fits her perfectly.

Marine Sergeant Jackson Connor knows that relationships don’t work for men in the military. He’s living proof of that. But when a steely-eyed temptress in a flak jacket, who carries her moral cause in front of her, crosses his path, he’s furious, curious, and all kinds of in-lust.
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Can they compromise? And what does that look like in a modern relationship between two driven people?

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They’re always traveling in different directions. What relationship can survive that?

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#CoverReveal “Healing His Medic” by Nana Prah

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Title: Healing His Medic

Author: Nana Prah

Publisher: Love Africa Press

Series: The Protectors

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense. Military Romance

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Doctor Comfort Djan is looking for salvation after a tragic accident, which takes her to deprived regions where her skills heal the helpless. Until Fate thrusts her as a medic on board a West African military coastal protection ship. Proving herself to the male-only crew is nothing compared to being near one intense naval officer who has her feeling something other than her survivor’s guilt.

Commander Akin Solarin wants nothing more than to do his job, especially when his medic’s temporary replacement turns out to be a disconcerting woman who pushes all his buttons. He runs a tight ship, and doesn’t need captivating and efficient yet aloof Comfort around to keep his heart-rate in semi-permanent overdrive.

Neither can deny the attraction between them, but navigating uncharted personal waters may be the least of their problems when confronted with bold pirate attacks and other vicious unknown dangers onboard the frigate. And when Comfort’s life gets on the line, Akin knows he will do anything to save his medic and heal her battered heart in the process.

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Praise for Path to Passion by Nana Prah

“Path to Passion is a journey with a bit of mystery and suspense, some snarky humor and smexy times all wrapped up in heartfelt romance. I highly recommend it. ” ~ Felicia Denise

“Exciting and captivating.” ~ Maya Love

Praise for A Perfect Caress by Nana Prah

“Ms. Prah did a wonderful job bringing the atmosphere and ambience of Italy to life and I will admit they were among my favorite scenes in the book.” ~ Debbie Christiana

“Sweet and fun and passionate.” ~ LBAS Book Blog

Praise for the Destiny Series by Nana Prah

” Incredibly addictive and soaring with heat.” ~ Lucii Grubb

“Beautiful writing, fabulous character development, and hot and steamy love scenes! I love it!” ~ Stephanie Sakal

” Nana is entertaining and thought-provoking.” ~Diana Wilder

EXCERPT

Loosening his hold, he pulled himself back to hook a finger under her chin so she could look him in the eyes. She needed to see the truth of his words.

“No, Comfort. You’re strong. You always have been and I don’t doubt you always will be. Your ex was the weak one for expecting you to heal from the heartbreak of a lifetime without changing. For not being able to remember that everything passes. Everything. And not sticking by you until it did.”

Warm air fanned his cheek when she expelled a shuddering breath. “He had every right. Hell, I’m surprised he stayed as long as he did. We hadn’t been getting along for the year prior. We were both overworked and…”

“What?” He prodded with a small shake of her shoulder.

“I had been putting off having a baby for a while.” She lowered her gaze. “I wasn’t ready to lose the foothold I’d gotten on my career. If we’d had a child he would’ve proceeded while I’d been held back. I wasn’t ready to make the sacrifice.” She focused on him again. “I guess that makes me selfish.”

Akin smiled. “Only as selfish as anyone else, male or female, who wants to make a career for themselves. It’s just that women are expected to fall back when they have a child while men continue forward.”

Her brows bunched together. “If I didn’t know better I’d think you were a feminist.”

Free from witnesses, he released the laughter. How did she have the uncanny ability to set him free? “What makes you think I’m not?”

She raised a finger into the air, “You’re mean to women.”

“I’m mean to everyone.”

“True.” A second digit flung up. ”You don’t want female sailors on your ship.”

He grabbed her hand and laced their fingers together. How could such a small thing fit so perfectly into his?

“It’s not my rule. We’re on a pirate-seeking ship where the risk of being attacked is high. Pirates have no honor. I’d hate to think what would happen to a woman if she were ever captured during a siege.”

An icy chill stole down his spine at the thought of it ever happening with Comfort on board.

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