Hello my lovelies! I’m going through some growing pains, but trying to truck along, so as you see, we have Kaylea Cross as the GA&AG author for October. (And ACK how is it already October?!)
Lethal Pursuit by Kaylea Cross
The latest book in my Bagram Special Ops series is out now, and I’m so excited about this third installment! I wanted to write a series of books that feature both men and women currently serving in Afghanistan, and Lethal Pursuit is the most pulse-pounding of all.
The heroine in this story, Lt. Maya Lopez, is badass, plain and simple. She’s Air Force Security Forces, and damn good at what she does. Due to the difficult past that shaped her she doesn’t trust or let people in easily, but what happens in the book forces her to dig deep and confront her inner demons, while bonding with the hero under the most horrific circumstances as prisoners of war. The result is emotionally wrenching, and makes their fight for a chance at happily-ever-after so satisfying. I love how strong Maya is, and how Jackon, the delicious Pararescueman hero, has to learn how to let her fight her own battles. *sigh*
Security Forces Lieutenant Maya Lopez is right at home in a war zone: she’s been fighting all her life. A hard-won commission in the air force has brought her to Afghanistan, and if she plays her cards right, she could end up with an FBI job. It won’t be easy, but that just makes her more determined.
Jackson Thatcher is a protector in all senses of the word. A pararescue jumper with Southern-boy charm, he easily captures Maya’s interest, but her trust is another story. He’s sexy, strong and caring, but she makes it clear she’s no damsel in distress. She’s never relied on any man, and she’s not about to start now.
When Maya and Jackson become pawns in a radical warlord’s deadly game, they find themselves on the run and must depend on each other if they want to make it out alive.
“I can’t wait to be inside you,” he said in a low voice. “Show me where your room is.”
The words made her breath catch. Gathering her rattled composure, she got off the bike, her legs surprisingly shaky. Up at her room, she unlocked the door and stepped inside. He followed, sliding past her as she closed the door and turned the dead bolt. She reached for the sliding chain with unsteady hands, dropping it twice with a metallic rattle against the door before she finally got it in place. Jesus, she’d never been more turned on in her life, yet it felt like she was on the verge of another panic attack.
She sensed him approach from behind, then the heat of him licked along her spine. She had only a second to tense before his hand closed over hers where the chain attached to the door. His long fingers wrapped around hers, trapping them against the wood. He pressed his chest against her back, the hard ridge of his erection nudging the top of her buttocks. She drew in a startled breath when he bent to nuzzle the delicate spot where her neck met her shoulder, sending a cascade of shivers through her. His warm breath brushed over her bare skin in an intimate caress, and her knees wobbled.
“Just turn around and give yourself to me,” he murmured against the top of her shoulder. “That’s all you need to do.”
I’m giving away a digital copy of Lethal Pursuit, or the winner’s choice of my backlist, plus a $10 e-gift certificate to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble. To enter, just tell me what you love about military romances. I hope you love Maya and Jackson’s story!
Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her family. You can find Kaylea through her website, Twitter, Facebook, and her blog.
Y’all know the deal! (And Happy Fall, my friends!) <3
whew! hot teaser there, kaylea! i don’t read many military thrillers, but i love how your heroes and heroines are both tough and vulnerable. and you keep me on the edge of my seat flipping pages almost faster than i can read them. i’m looking forward to this one, too.
Thanks, Nora! I particularly love this story. Both lead characters are two of my very favorites I’ve ever written :).
Congratulations Kaylea on Lethal Pursuit! I love a badass heroine. They are fun to read since they keep their heroes guessing. I love the excitement of military romances and reading about the special type of people that are in the military.
Thank you, Maureen! I think you’ll really like this one then–but there are parts of the book that won’t be easy to read. Makes the characters dig down deep to their very cores.
I love how the hero is tough as nails but also soft, sweet and sensitive toward their female.
Me too! I love it when a big bad alpha falls for his woman. Jackson isn’t a badass alpha, but he can be when the situation calls for it. He’s a unique B+ alpha 🙂
I actually had growing pains as a teenager – no fun.
Hi Kaylea, LETHAL PURSUIT looks like such an exciting read.
Military Romances bring out the testosterone – not mine. Heroes to swoon over.
Oh, yes, military heroes to swoon over! And Jackson is one of my very favorites, right up there with Rhys and Luke from my first series.
The just so brave , hot and good people , whoo thanks
Yes! And selfless. They sacrifice so much for the rest of us.
like the action
Me too. I like it when the action pushes the characters to dig deep.
They always have such great action and suspense. Plus the sense of honor and caring that comes out.
This sounds delicious, Kaylea! I love how military romances give us the chance to humanize and appreciate the hearts and minds of those who serve and sacrifice. Thanks for sharing about Lethal Pursuit!