Seal Under Siege – The first chapter

I’m so excited about my new release SEAL Under Siege, book 2 in the Men of Valor series. (Even if you missed A Promise to Protect, the first in the series, you’ll still be able to enjoy this book.) It’s filled with some of my favorite things, like all my sister’s pregnancy quirks, which found their way into one of the characters. And Tristan has to be one of my favorite characters.

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Here’s a little more about the book:

When Staci Hayes is rescued from a Mideast prison by navy SEAL Tristan Sawyer, she thinks the ordeal is over. But back in San Diego, a new threat arises. Staci has information that could prevent a hit on U.S. soil, and the terrorist will stop at nothing to silence her. Tristan insists on being her bodyguard, but his constant presence makes her long for things beyond her reach. Protecting Staci is the second chance Tristan needs to put the past behind him. Yet with a spy on the naval base, anyone could be a threat. Can he offer her safety…and love?

I’m offering my blog readers an opportunity to read the first chapter free. Just click here. Feel free to leave me a comment if you read it. Let me know what you think.

Hope you enjoy!

Seven Reasons September Rocks!

I LOVE September. For many, many reasons. And this September is even better than usual. Here are 7 reasons this September rocks!

1. My brand new book, SEAL Under Siege, released this week. It’s now for sale all over. And there’s just nothing quite like seeing your book on a bookstore shelf. Next week, I’ll post the first chapter, just to tease you. 🙂 For now, I’ll just say how grateful I am for the very kind reviews so far for this book.

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2. September means the annual ACFW conference, which, for me, is always equal parts stress and excitement. It takes a lot to prepare for the conference. There are proposals to polish, one-sheets to create, and pitches to perfect. But there are also so many wonderful friends to see and favorite authors to stalk chat with. That means you, Karen Witemeyer and Jenny B. Jones. (Seriously, these ladies are lovely and such talented writers, and I adore them.) It also means I get to catch up with some of my favorite folks from the Christian publishing industry.

3. September brings the return of fall weather. At least theoretically. Nashville is trying to prove this wrong this year.

4. Football. ‘Nuff said. Also Peyton Manning and Eli Manning. (Okay, now I’m done.)

5. Barbour Publishing is re-releasing A Log Cabin Christmas Collection, which includes my novella, A Star in the Night. This New York Times bestseller has been a favorite for the last few years, and all nine authors joined together for a fun giveaway starting next week. More details coming on that soon, but here’s a picture of all the great stuff that’s up for grabs.

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6. My friend, Ruth, has a birthday this month. I adore celebrating birthdays. Even more so when it’s such a great friend.

7. September means the start of the new TV season. I’m looking forward to Castle and the final season of How I Met Your Mother, plus some new shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

What do you love about September?