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September 7, 2016

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Broken Dreams is a military romantic suspense, Book 4 of the Delos Series! A stand-alone read.

LINDSAY MCKENNA 2016 PUBLISHING SCHEDULE!

January 5, 2016

Hi Readers
Well, I’ve got NINE books or novellas coming out in 2016 and you can’t possibly remember them all 😉
to make it easier on you, here’s the full schedule. I hope you find this helpful 😉 And MOST of the covers are done for them, so enjoy them too ;-))

LINDSAY McKENNA PUBLISHING SCHEDULE 2016!

WIP: Works in Progress (no scheduled release dates yet)

January

January 2, 2016
BROKEN DREAMS, (Alexa Culver and Gage Hunter story) Delos Series, Book 4
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AMAZON
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February

February 15, 2016
Harlequin: Ranchers and Cowboys Collection: The Rancher by Diana Palmer\The Last Cowboy by Lindsay McKenna\A Cowboy’s Redemption by Marin Thompson, Kindle Edition put out by Harlequin. Ebook only.
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BN.COM and iTunes/iBooks to come

 February 19, 2016:
SAVED BY A SEAL, BN1, 1st in Series books with Lindsay McKenna, Chris Keniston and Susan Stoker, Chris Keniston

March

March 1, 2016:
Harlequin: Cowboy Sampler with Lindsay McKenna (Out Rider) and other authors.

April

April, 5, 2016,
Cowboy Justice, BN2, 12-pack, “BLIND SIDED” by Lindsay McKenna, Delos Series , plus 11 other NYT and USA Today authors.

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Cowboy Justice, a 12-pack of NYT and USA Today authors penning fabulous novellas about lawmen.  Available April, 2016!

Cowboy Justice, a 12-pack of NYT and USA Today authors penning fabulous novellas about lawmen. Available April, 2016!

April 26, 2016

OUT RIDER, HQN/Harlequin, Wyoming Series, Book 11
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May
 

June
 

July

July 25, 2016
SECRET DREAM, Delos Series, Novella, 1B1 (follow-up on Cav-Lia from Nowhere To Hide)
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August
 

September

September 29, 2016
UNBOUND PURSUIT, Delos Series, Novella, 2B1, (follow-up on Tal and Wyatt from Tangled Pursuit)
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October
 OCTOBER, 2016
untitled, BN3, novella bundle with Lindsay McKenna, J.M. Madden and Chris Keniston. WIP

November
 November 17, 2016
KENSINGTON: Wind River Wrangler, Wind River Valley Series, Book 1
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December

BROKEN DREAMS by LIndsay McKenna, Delos Series, Book 4 has ARRIVED!!

January 2, 2016

Dear Readers
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At last! Gage and Alexa’s book is finally here. I has been an exciting 3 1/2 months, bringing out the first four Delos Series books to you!

Nowhere to Hide, Book 1, introduced Cav, an ex-SEAL, and Lia, who works for Delos. In this book I wanted the reader to be introduced to Delos and how/why Artemis Security came into being.
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Tangled Pursuit, Book 2, you get to meet the oldest sister, USMC Captain Tal Culver and the man who finally captures her heart: SEAL Chief Wyatt Lockwood.
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Forged in Fire, Book 3, you meet Delta Force Sergeant Matt Culver, the twin to his younger sister by five minutes, Alexa. Matt doesn’t expect to fall in love at Bagram Army Base, but when he meets pediatrician Dara McKinley, who is volunteering her medical expertise in Kabul, his life changes forever. And so does hers!
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Broken Dreams, Book, 4, meet Captain Alexa Culver. Marine Corps sniper, Gage Hunter, was broken years earlier by a harsh life while growing up. Never, in his wildest dreams would he consider falling in love with US Air Force Captain Alexa Culver. But he does. And both their lives changes in ways they could never imagine.
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Alexa Culver, US Air Force combat pilot, A-10 Warthog, has had five deployments to Afghanistan over the years. Her life is devoted to keeping the men and women on the ground, safe from the enemy. A risk take by nature, she braves everything the enemy can throw at her aircraft as she swoops danger close to save lives.

WOW! It has been a labor of love on my part to put out these 100,000 word novels about 3.5 weeks apart, but well worth it because it gives you an over view of my next military family saga, Delos. You get to meet the three adult siblings who will create Artemis Security, the Delos in-house firm to protect the 1,800 charities that are flung worldwide, to help those in need.

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Here’s an excerpt from Broken Dreams:

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“I have an idea. You have those speaker nodes that pick up voice and sounds on you?” Gage asked his team leader.

“Yeah. Why?”

Gage said, “I want to enter that cave and set them down along it, so if the women are being pushed out in this direction, we’ll know ahead of time. We can also hear others talking. I know Urdu. So do you. We’ll be able to hear what’s going on and be better able to prepare for when they come out.” He looked over at the hard profile of the LPO, Drummond. “What do you think?”

Rubbing his beard, Drummond cursed softly. “I was thinking the same thing. I was just trying to decide who to send in.”

“Send me,” Gage said, his voice firm, his eyes on his team leader. “This is mine to do.”

“I heard some scuttlebutt back at the base,” the SEAL said, “that you were sweet on Captain Alexa Culver. Is that true?”

Gage swallowed; he wasn’t going to deny it. “I am.”

“Okay,” Drummond muttered, “let’s get all fifteen of those speaker nodes set up if you can. We can use all the help and pre-warning we can get. And I want you wired up with a radio that has fresh batteries in there. We’ll have the ability to talk or click back and forth once you get into that cave. Give us the layout and anything else you find.”

“Got it,” Gage said. Relief shot through him. He wanted—no, needed—to do something! He had instinctively known that Unimog would turn and come their way. He also knew Alexa and those other women were in deep trouble—he just didn’t know how bad it was. His heart clenched in his chest as he freed his emotions for just a moment, allowing his love for Alexa to surface. He’d been fighting the feeling ever since he met her. No one fell in love at first sight. It was impossible. But he couldn’t ignore the feelings in his heart for Alexa, even though he knew it was far too early to say anything to her. They had to have time. And he wasn’t sure they’d ever get it.

Gage knew she would be changed by this experience in the caves, but he didn’t know how. He knew slave traders all too well, and he sensed that something terrible and deeply traumatic had already happened to her and the other women. He knew he would love Alexa no matter what had happened. He’d be there for her, damn it, one way or another. He’d help her get back on her feet because he was in for the long haul—if she’d allow it.

In a matter of minutes, the nodes were gathered and Drummond showed him how they worked.

“Don’t play hero in there,” he told Gage.

Gage hesitated. “I’m a sniper. I know how to stalk. If I see or hear something, I may detour, but I’ll be in radio contact with you if I do. Right now, you know we need eyes and ears in there.” He suddenly grinned, his teeth white against the blackness of the night. “Besides,” Gage said, his voice wry, “there’s no one better to do it than a Marine . . .”

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BLOG STOP DAY 3 BROKEN DREAMS by Lindsay McKenna

December 30, 2015

Hi Readers!
BROKEN DREAMS will be a controversial book, but it has all the action and romance you could want! Follow me as we move deeper into Alexa and Gage’s journey with one another!

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Excerpt:

“What can we do?” Alexa tried to steady her voice. When she was in the heavily armored cockpit of her A-10, she felt protected. Even if she made low, slow passes to strafe and destroy Taliban trying to overrun an American position, she still felt safe.
Here? In an Afghan village? She felt like a target was on her back. Gage Hunter was placing himself between her and the world around them, shielding her. A fierce sense of gratitude rose in her chest.
She wasn’t wearing a protective vest. In fact, her only weapon was a .45 pistol in a holster on her right hip. Alexa hadn’t been expecting this at all.

She heard a hollow thunk from the area around the wadi.

“Incoming!” Gage suddenly yelled into his radio, alerting the other Marines. Instantly, he turned, savagely shoving Alexa down onto the muddy soil and dropping, trying to cover her. It was an RPG, fired from a launcher by their enemy.”

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BLOG STOP, DAY 2 BROKEN DREAMS by Lindsay McKenna

December 29, 2015

Blog Stop for 12.29.15 for BROKEN DREAMS by Lindsay McKenna, Book 4, Delos Series

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“Captain Alexa Culver saw three soldiers ease from the bar, their eyes on her. She was going to say something when Marine Corps Sergeant Gage Hunter put himself right in front of her, standing there like the bristling, quiet alpha he was.

She stood near his right side and behind him. This wasn’t the first time she’d been hit on in a canteen at Bagram Army Base. As an officer, she had the rank, and Alexa was more than prepared to use it, but Gage, as if reading her mind, lifted his hand, opening it toward her.

“Let me handle this?” he asked, giving her a sideward glance.”

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December 28, 2015

Blog Stop for 12.28.15 for BROKEN DREAMS by Lindsay McKenna, Book 4, Delos Series

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“Gage Hunter tried to swallow his impatience. The SEALs had split up; he had moved with three of them to the other side of the ridge. They’d gone through the night fighting ankle to knee-deep snow. He was cold, his fingers numb, even with the protective gloves on his hands. The stars blinked above them in the night sky. It was 0400 by the time they’d gone down four thousand feet lower and onto another trail using their GPS.”

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BROKEN DREAMS by Lindsay McKenna, Book 4, Delos Series coming 1.2.2016!!

December 26, 2015

Hi Readers!
Welcome to 2016! I’ve got a BUNCH of books coming out by three different publishers (I’ve been busy) 😉
BROKEN DREAMS, Book 4 of the Delos Series, is Alexa Culver’s story. She is a USAF A-10 Warthog combat jet pilot who flies the skies of Afghanistan, keeping troops on the ground safe. She comes from a military dynasty family.

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USAF Captain Alexa Culver is not weak or incapable; just the opposite. She loves to fly. She’s been deployed to Afghanistan for four years straight. Her twin brother, Delta Force Sergeant Matt Culver, is also assigned to Bagram Army Base. And so is her oldest sister, Captain Tal Culver, USMC, who is assistant CO to a Marine sniper unit operating out of the same base.

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Broken Dreams by Lindsay McKenna
Delos Series, Book 4
Copyright 2015 Blue Turtle Publishing

Chuckling, Gage nodded. “Let me pick up the cost of the pizza, then.”
“Fair enough,” Matt Culver said, asking the bartender for a third plate.

The smell was intoxicating. Gage ordered two more beers and paid the bartender for everything. It was the least he could do for Matt. He’d been a good friend for years.

Gage’s mouth watered as he looked at the pizza. It was a triple cheese and pepperoni, and Matt was placing a big wedge on his plate. The two men began wolfing down the slices, nearly burning their mouths, but they couldn’t have cared less. Gage lost himself in the spicy-sweet taste and aroma of the salt and cheese and saw that Matt was busily attacking the rest, gulping it down as fast as he could.

Suddenly, Gage was aware of a faint, feminine fragrance. As a Marine Corps sniper, his senses were acute, and he picked up the subtle scent of almonds. Where was that coming from?

He lifted his head just in time to see a young woman stop beside their table and put her hands on her hips, grinning at Matt.

“Well! I’d better hurry up and grab some pizza, or it’ll be all gone before I can sit down!” She greeted her brother and aimed a warm smile at them both. Gage instantly put down his pizza and stood up, giving her a slight nod of hello.

Matt did the same and then pulled out the chair between himself and Gage. “Hey, Alexa, you got here just in time! Gage and I were taking no prisoners with this pizza. Have a seat.”

Gage was mute, however. All he could do was stare. Damn! Alexa Culver was drop-dead gorgeous! Never mind that she wore a shapeless desert-colored flight suit. Her red hair was almost auburn, with gold and burgundy strands mixed into the single braid between her shoulder blades. She was probably around five feet seven inches and maybe one hundred thirty-five pounds. And she was curvy in all the right places. She took off her Air Force garrison cap and stuffed it in a large pocket in the thigh of her flight suit.

Gage’s heart started a slow pound of appreciation, and he sat down, surprised. Meanwhile, Alexa sat down and scooted up to the table, grabbing a wedge of pizza.

“Gage,” Matt said, “meet my sister Alexa Culver. Alexa, meet one of the best Marine snipers I have the privilege to work with, Gage Hunter.”

Alexa turned, smiled, and said, “Nice to meet you, Gage. I’d shake your hand but I’ve got pizza in both of mine.” She laughed, holding his dark gaze.

“Nice to meet you, ma’am,” Gage said, drowning in her gold-flecked hazel eyes.

“Oh, please, drop the ‘ma’am.’” She smiled and held his gaze. “I’m Matt’s sister, so any friend of his is a friend of mine.”

Gage liked that idea. “Then it’s nice to know you, Alexa.”

She gave him a dazzling, genuine smile. “Same here.”

Although he’d picked up on the heightened male interest in the room when Alexa arrived, she seemed totally unaware of it. Her full lips closed around the pizza, her eyes blissfully shutting as she savored it.

Gage felt like a shy teenager again, awkward and out of his league, as he stared at her. And then he caught himself, snapped out of it, and resumed eating, but with less gusto. This woman fascinated him. Everything she did, everything she said.

He found he was enjoying watching Alexa eat. The woman ate like she meant it, not like a lot of women who picked through their food, leaving half of it on the plate. At the same time, there was a delicacy to her, from her long, slender fingers to the clean line of her neck. He wondered if it extended to the rest of Alexa’s body that was hidden beneath the frumpy flight suit.

He was mesmerized by her mouth, those lips of hers; she didn’t wear any lipstick, but she didn’t need any. Gage’s lower body stirred, reminding him how long it had been since he’d had a relationship. This woman, though, was off-limits. She was his friend’s sister, and that was taboo among military men. One did not go after a buddy’s sister.

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October 8, 2015

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