Archive for August, 2014

ENTIRE Wyoming Series by Lindsay McKenna now available in audio!

August 26, 2014

The ENTIRE Wyoming Series by Lindsay McKenna now available in audio!

Get it at audible.com!

Narrator: Anthony Haden Salerno

FREE:
Listen to the first audio chapter of THE LONER go to:
http://lindsaymckenna.com/2014/08/audible-studios-the-loner-excerpt/

FREE!  First chapter of THE LONER in audio!  THE LONER is The Wyoming Series in HQN, features an ex-SEAL and a scrappy woman deputy sheriff who are in danger as they track two escape murderers.

FREE! First chapter of THE LONER in audio! THE LONER is The Wyoming Series in HQN, features an ex-SEAL and a scrappy woman deputy sheriff who are in danger as they track two escape murderers.

For those who like my cowboy series with Harlequin HQN, good news! The first eight books of the series are now available! The 2015 releases, titles yet to be determined, will also join the original group as audio books 9, 10 and 11. More on this later!

These books have an order and audible.com has notated each book in the series and the order that it should be read.

Wyoming Series by Lindsay McKenna, the first 8 books of this ongoing series in audio!

Wyoming Series by Lindsay McKenna, the first 8 books of this ongoing series in audio!

To view the audio books go to:
http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_1_srAuth?searchAuthor=Lindsay+McKenna&qid=1409017445&sr=1-1

SHADOWS FROM THE PAST, HQN, The Wyoming Series, Kamaria Trayhern and Wes Sheridan. End of Morgan and Laura Trayhern children’s books. Now, on to Alyssa and Noah Trayhern’s children’s stories. Morgan’s Mercenaries. Book #1. December, 2009

DEADLY IDENTITY, HQN, The Wyoming Series, Deputy Sheriff Cade Garner and Rachel Carson’s story. Book #2. December 2010.

DEADLY SILENCE, HQN, The Wyoming Series. Casey Cantrell’s story. Morgan’s Mercenaries Saga. (Casey is a twin, youngest of the Alyssa and Clay Cantrell family). Casey Cantrell and Matt Sinclaire story. Book #3. July, 2011.

THE LAST COWBOY, HQN, The Wyoming Series. Slade McPherson and Jordana Lawton story. Book #4. December, 2011.

THE WRANGLER, HQN, The Wyoming Series. Griff McPherson and Valerie Hunter story. (Slade and Griff are fraternal twins). Book #5. July, 2012.

THE DEFENDER, HQN, The Wyoming Series. Katie Bergstrom and Joe Gannon story. Book #6. November 2012.

THE LONER, HQN,The Wyoming Series, Dakota Carson and Shelby Kincaid story. Book #7, August 2013.

HIGH COUNTRY REBEL, HQN,The Wyoming Series, Talon Holt and Cat Edwin Story. Book #8, September 2013.

WOLF HAVEN, HQN,The Wyoming Series. Grayson McCoy and Sky Pascal story. Book #9. December, 2014.

WRANGLER’S SECRET, (working title) Jackson Hole, Wyoming, HQN, Gil Hanford and Kai Tiernan story. Book #10, September, 2015.

COMING HOME (working title), Jackson Hole, Wyoming, HQN, Dev Blake and Sloan Rankin story. Book #11. December, 2015.

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COURSE OF ACTION: The Rescue by Lindsay McKenna is out 9.1.2014!

August 19, 2014
Course of Action: The Rescue, is book 2 of Merline Lovelace and my series about black ops heroes!

Course of Action: The Rescue, is book 2 of Merline Lovelace and my series about black ops heroes!

Dear Reader:

Getting to write with my good friend and sister military vet, Merline Lovelace, is always a thrill. This is book 2 of 3 on our two novellas in each book series. We have three books, total, in this six-novella series.  This is Book 2.

Course of Action was an idea created by myself and Merline Lovelace for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. There will be three books, one coming out each year, 2013, 2014 and 2015, with connected stories (novellas). She is a sister military vet and been a long-time friend. I came up with a concept of us doing a novella each (35,000 words in length) on the black ops community. She was an Air Force Colonel and was the first woman to run an Air Force Base (and showed the boys how to do it). I was in the US Navy. I had a secret clearance and Merline a top secret clearance. Both of us dealt in the black ops of the secretive military side that civilians don’t get to see.

We wanted to do a sort of show-and-tell on the different black ops communities because each is different in their own, unique way. For example, if it’s got to do with ocean, the the SEALs are called from the US Navy.  There will be stories about an Air Force combat controller, US Navy SEAL, Ranger, Army Special Forces, Marine Force Recon and Delta Force. We chose to do six novellas, two stories about two of the men in each book.

 

This series will be released by Harlequin Romantic Suspense once a year.
And, we wanted a story that had threads to the other characters so we build a ‘family’ that the readers would love. Merline is a great brain-stormer and fun to work with. We came up with the concept that six young men in a West Texas town in the middle of nowhere, are football heroes. These six men played hard and played together. They called themselves the Sidewinders and had a tattoo on their upper right biceps to prove it. They went on in four years of high school to win two Texas championships; they played as a team, with heart and fierceness.

A day after graduating, Duke Carmichael, Travis Cooper, Dan Taylor, Jack Halliday, Josh Patterson and Chris Winborne, go down to the military recruiter’s office and join the military branch of their choice. And because of their mental toughness, their heart, they all end up in different black ops units in the military branch they chose.
The first two stories are about Duke Carmichael and Travis Cooper. Duke chose to go into the Air Force. Travis became a Navy SEAL.  Below are my comments about my up and coming novella in the Course of Action series stories. This book will be in paperback and eBook and will become available November 5, 2013.

In Book 2 of the 3 series, it is titled COURSE OF ACTION: The Rescue. Here’s a peek at our next two heroes who are both down in the Amazon looking up trouble! Or maybe I should rephrase that and say, Trouble hunts them up!

JAGUAR NIGHT by Lindsay McKenna brings a novella about Sergeant Josh Patterson, Marine Force Recon. When a U.S. General’s daughter is kidnapped, Patterson is handpicked to rescue her. While they trek through the jungle to safety, Aly Landon’s strength and a surprise kiss change everything.

Excerpt: http://www.harlequin.com/store.html?itemid=53531&cid=416
Review: http://freshfiction.com/review.php?id=45824

AMAZON GOLD by Merline Lovelace
US Navy Chief Charlene “Charley” Dawson deftly commands the Riverine patrol boat taking an arrogant US Delta Force Army Sergeant on a very personal op. As she and Jack Halliday penetrate deeper into the Amazon after a rogue ex-pat, they face danger…and unexpected attraction.

We hope you enjoy our second offering in this series! Do let us know!

http://www.lindsaymckenna.com
and
http://www.merlinelovelace.com/

TRAVIS TRILOGY by Lindsay McKenna 8.12.2014 — AT LAST!!

August 11, 2014
Red Tail by Lindsay McKenna is Book 1 of the Travis Trilogy

Red Tail by Lindsay McKenna is Book 1 of the Travis Trilogy

TRAVIS TRILOGY is to be released 8.12.2014!! TRAVIS TRILOGY series: This was the first series I ever wrote, to prove to my editor that it COULD be done. She scoffed and shook her head, saying it wasn’t possible. I don’t take “no” very well. I know what I can do and what I can’t do. One thing you don’t want to do is throw a gauntlet down in front of me and tell me it’s impossible. NOTHING is impossible. It’s only the limits and boundaries of our reality that make it so–or not. Red Tail was the first of three books I wrote. Book 1 Red Tail (Silhouette Desire), Book 2 Dare to Love (Harlequin Temptation), Book 23, The Right Touch, (Harlequin Temptation). So I proved to her a writer could write three books that had a theme. In this case, the Travis children. Each had their story. There was NEVER a flash put on the books. This was opening a door and pioneering, which is one of my strong points as a writer. I just had to get the publisher to accept the vision I had and knew I could create. Once I brought this to the editor’s attention, she said, “Do it again.” Okay, I did. That ended up being series #2 that was never acknowledged as a series: The Kincaid Series.

This is Book 2 of the Travis Trilogy, Matt Travis' story.

This is Book 2 of the Travis Trilogy, Matt Travis’ story.

Finally, Tara Gavin, Senior Editor of the Silhouette Special Editions line, went to bat for the concept in an editorial meeting. What came out of it was my first “official” trilogy: Love and Glory series was born: Morgan’s Mercenaries. It did have a “flash” or logo on the front of each book so readers could identify it as a series and Harlequin did support it fully. Now you know the REAL story behind all of the way 3-book series were actually created. It was done by me because I had the vision and I didn’t take “no” for an answer. Even if I had to write two earlier series: Travis Trilogy and later, Kincaid Trilogy, before Love & Glory series was embraced by the publisher—and the world. It was an instant success and globally, even to this day, is the longest running series-saga in the world, 45 books strong and still going! Further, I didn’t capitulate to an editor’s wrongheaded belief it couldn’t be done by a writer. I stayed true, first of all, to myself. Secondly, to my vision. Never take “no” as the final answer in your life. I was not only the creator of the military romance genre, but I was also the creator of the SERIES books which nowadays, seems common and completely realistic. Back in the 1980’s it was glimmer in one person’s eyes: mine. Not the publisher. Now, you get to walk the footsteps of history by reading the first REAL trilogy in the publishing word: The TRAVIS TRILOGY. I was the “little engine that could…

This is Book 3 of the Travis Trilogy and it is Cal Travis' story

This is Book 3 of the Travis Trilogy and it is Cal Travis’ story

To get lots more info on each of these books, plus my AUTHOR COMMENTS on each one, go to my website: http://lindsaymckenna.com/2014/08/august-2014-ebook-releases/ Be a part of Publishing History! Travis Trilogy — the story of the three Travis children: Storm Travis, Matt Travis and Cal Travis. RED TAIL is Storm’s story DARE TO LOVE is Matt’s story THE RIGHT TOUCH is Cal’s story to be released 8.12.2014!!

The TRAVIS TRILOGY series: This was the first series I ever wrote, to prove to my editor that it COULD be done. She scoffed and shook her head, saying it wasn’t possible. I don’t take “no” very well. I know what I can do and what I can’t do. One thing you don’t want to do is throw a gauntlet down in front of me and tell me it’s impossible. NOTHING is impossible. It’s only the limits and boundaries of our reality that make it so–or not. Red Tail was the first of three books I wrote. Book 1 Red Tail (Silhouette Desire), Book 2 Dare to Love (Harlequin Temptation), Book 23, The Right Touch, (Harlequin Temptation). So I proved to her a writer could write three books that had a theme. In this case, the Travis children. Each had their story. There was NEVER a flash put on the books. This was opening a door and pioneering, which is one of my strong points as a writer.

I just had to get the publisher to accept the vision I had and knew I could create. Once I brought this to the editor’s attention, she said, “Do it again.” Okay, I did. That ended up being series #2 that was never acknowledged as a series: The Kincaid Series. Finally, Tara Gavin, Senior Editor of the Silhouette Special Editions line, went to bat for the concept in an editorial meeting. What came out of it was my first “official” trilogy: Love and Glory series was born: Morgan’s Mercenaries. It did have a “flash” or logo on the front of each book so readers could identify it as a series and Harlequin did support it fully. Now you know the REAL story behind all of the way 3-book series were actually created. It was done by me because I had the vision and I didn’t take “no” for an answer. Even if I had to write two earlier series: Travis Trilogy and later, Kincaid Trilogy, before Love & Glory series was embraced by the publisher—and the world. It was an instant success and globally, even to this day, is the longest running series-saga in the world, 45 books strong and still going!

Further, I didn’t capitulate to an editor’s wrongheaded belief it couldn’t be done by a writer. I stayed true, first of all, to myself. Secondly, to my vision. Never take “no” as the final answer in your life. I was not only the creator of the military romance genre, but I was also the creator of the SERIES books which nowadays, seems common and completely realistic. Back in the 1980’s it was glimmer in one person’s eyes: mine. Not the publisher. Now, you get to walk the footsteps of history by reading the first REAL trilogy in the publishing word: The TRAVIS TRILOGY. I was the “little engine that could…

To get lots more info on each of these books, plus my AUTHOR COMMENTS on each one, go to my website: http://lindsaymckenna.com/2014/08/august-2014-ebook-releases/ Be a part of Publishing History! Travis Trilogy — the story of the three Travis children: Storm Travis, Matt Travis and Cal Travis. RED TAIL is Storm’s story DARE TO LOVE is Matt’s story THE RIGHT TOUCH is Cal’s story.