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2 EXCERPTS! NEVER ENOUGH by Lindsay McKenna

March 8, 2017

Hi Readers!!

Check out Harlequin Junkie’s Blog today, 3.817!

There are TWO other excerpts (#3 and #4) that you don’t want to miss!

Sergeant Matt Culver, Delta Force, wants to get his fiancee away from war torn Afghanistan, hoping for down time in Hawaii, getting away from it all. But will life cooperate with him and Dr. Dara McKinley or not?

http://harlequinjunkie.com/spotlight-giveaway-never-enough-by-lindsay-mckenna/

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iBooks/Apple
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AUDIO: https://tantor.com/author/lindsay-mckenna.html
Coming shortly….be on the look out for it!

MARCH NEWSLETTER HAS ARRIVED!!! Lots of exclusive information, Excerpt #1, and more!!
http://newsletter.lindsaymckenna.com/

COMING 3.28.17!
Wind River Cowboy, Book 3, Kensington
http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/author.aspx/31757

NEVER ENOUGH by Lindsay McKenna RELEASE DAY!!

March 1, 2017

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Finally, the sequel to FORGED IN FIRE, Book 3 of the Delos series that stars Matt Culver, Delta Force operator and Dr. Dara McKinley, a pediatrician, is here!

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BACKSTORY:
NEVER ENOUGH, 3B1, is a Delos series novella and sequel to Forged in Fire, Book 3. Being Indie, it’s fun to write the “big book” and then follow it with a “Well? What happened to Matt and Dara next?” and answer my readers burning question. I don’t know a reader that doesn’t appreciate a follow-up novella or sequel. When I’ve formed a bond with the main characters and have sympathy for them, I want to know what happened after reading the book.

Sergeant Matt Culver, Delta Force, has fallen in love with Dr. Dara McKinley, a pediatrician who was visiting Kabul, Afghanistan to do charity work for children. They fall in love, but this country is dangerous to anyone who is an American. After a harrowing escape at a village in mid-Winter, Matt must keep Dara alive.

I had fallen in love with Dara McKinley because she was thrown into a violent, life-and-death environment and had no clue as to how to survive it. Except that the man she was falling in love with, Sergeant Matt Culver, would become her guide, teacher and protector.

Sometimes courage comes in moments of shock, trauma and extreme conditions. Dara is a pediatrician, finishing up her residency, and getting ready to put a clinic for the poor near Alexandria, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. But all her dreams explode when her vehicle is attacked, leaving her in the harsh winter of Afghanistan, chased by Taliban.

Matt Culver is a survivor and is saddled with a woman who has never been under such duress. He’s fallen in love with her. The challenges are enormous, not only brutal winter conditions in the mountains, trying to keep her safe and knowing odds of living through this, are next to nothing. Somehow, they survive.

Dara needs some down time to recouperate from her trauma. Matt wants to make her dreams come true, and takes her to visit Hawaii. NEVER ENOUGH picks up at this point in their relationship.

There are a couple of stops for you today, that will give you an EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from their story, a contest and my March 1st newsletter! A 3-fer 😉 ENJOY!

FIRST!
Exclusive excerpt

http://newsletter.lindsaymckenna.com/exclusive-excerpt-never-enough/

SECOND — A CONTEST
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Contest for March 1-7, 2017

http://lindsaymckenna.com/contest/

I will be hosting giveaways monthly—plus on all the major holidays! Check back often. USA only.

March 1 – March 07, 2017

(Winner announced March 08, 2017)

Winner will be announced on the Lindsay McKenna Facebook page. If you aren’t subscribed to me at this page, you’ll miss being the winner! Be sure to sign up!

Here’s what you might win:
• An autographed copy of Never Enough
• Delos Series tote bag


Go to my CONTEST PAGE. Then, just click on this link and it will take you to Rafflecopter, sign up and a number generator will choose the winner after the close of the contest! Good luck!!

THIRD!
Lindsay’s March 1 newsletter—filled chock full with information on her release of NEVER ENOUGH, and so much more!! Don’t miss this important update if you are a reader!

http://newsletter.lindsaymckenna.com

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CONTEST — Valentine’s Day — Lindsay McKenna!

February 11, 2017

Hi Readers!!
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This is so much fun having (finally) my OWN contest on my OWN website!!! I hope you agree!

I love putting on holiday contests and February has one of my most favorites: Valentine’s Day. It’s special to me because I believe that LOVE is the greatest and most healing of all our human emotions. Our heart can be filled with love, compassion and kindness toward others. My readers are like that. And I write for myself and for them.

So! A major HEART-CENTERED celebration contest!! Here’s what you can win if you go sign up! The contest starts today, 2.9.17 and ends on 2.14.17. Lucky winner will be announced on the morning of 2.15.17.

GOODIES:
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A box of chocolates! From Ghirardelli!! YUM!

Wind River Rancher, Book 2 Wind River Wrangler, Book 1, Wind River Valley series/Kensington Books. Paperback, and autographed by author!

Audiobook (Recorded Books) of Wind River Wrangler, Book 1, Wind River Valley series/Kensington Books!

A Delos Series notebook with pen

And last, but NEVER least, lots of mini-Roan bookmarks!!! These are constantly being ‘borrowed’ from you by your reader friends, family and neighbors because everyone wants to have Roan for their own!! They are very rare bookmarks….so I put in lots this time so you can give to friends and still be able to keep yours ;-). They are in HIGH DEMAND! 😉

Delos Series tote bag to put all your goodies into, or use it for grocery shopping or whatever else you want….a bag has many purposes 😉

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Go here to sign up! Good luck!
http://lindsaymckenna.com/contest/

COMING IN MARCH!
NEVER ENOUGH, 3B1, DELOS SERIES, sequel to Forged in Fire, release: 3.1.17
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WIND RIVER COWBOY, Book 3, Wind River Valley Series, Kensington Books/Zebra, release: 3.26.17
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RELEASE DAY! Snowflake’s Gift by Lindsay McKenna

February 7, 2017

Hi READERS!
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ABOUT Snowflake’s Gift:

Former Army sergeant Nick Conway returned to his Montana hometown with his retired WMD dog, Snowflake, in tow, hoping to get his life back in order. Snowflake is his touchstone, and keeps him from succumbing to the darkness that haunts him. When he meets Holly McGuire and agrees to help her deliver meals to the elderly, her inner light calls to him, but his demons hold him back from giving in to his attraction. But Snowflake takes an immediate shine to the kindhearted Holly—and he has never led Nick down the wrong path.

HOW I CAME TO WRITE THIS STORY:

Welcome to the Delos Series! SNOWFLAKE’S GIFT is a stand-alone novella. Sometimes, a character comes to me and says, “Hey! Tell my story!” I love all animals. Horses, dogs and cats are my pet favorites (sorry for the pun!)

But it’s about military vets coming home from war, too. And being a Navy veteran myself, active during the Vietnam War (but I stayed in the USA, providing rear support as a meteorologist).

And, I love uplifting Christmas stories about love and happily ever after. These are the reasons I wrote this heartwarming novella. We can all use a lift any time of the year!

Nick Conway, U.S. Army WMD dog handler, has spent years in Afghanistan saving the lives of troops. First with Dude, his yellow Labrador and then with Snowflake, an Australian shepherd. He’s released by the Army due to PTSD. Coming home is a relief and yet, he feels guilty about it. Only home for three weeks, and helping his mother out at her diner in Hamilton, Montana, his life changes for the better.

Holly McGuire is a Delos charity owner in Hamilton. She takes care of many of the elderly shut-in’s who can no longer feed themselves and need other types of services and help. At 25, she has seen a lot of tragedy, so her work to make those less fortunate a little happier, feeds her soul.

When Holly meets Nick at the dishwashing area of the diner on that fateful November day, it is Snowflake who brings them together. Broken and depressed, Nick discovers hope in Holly’s sunshine smile and dancing blue eyes. Santa Clause has a surprising gift in store for both of them. Thanks to Snowflake’s gift!

I’d love to hear from you on what you think about my Christmas novella! Don’t be shy about contacting me via my website, http://delos.lindsaymckenna.com/book/snowflakes-gift/

Please sign up for my newsletter, http://www.lindsaymckenna, (on front page) to stay up with my busy writing schedule!

Let me hear from you about the Culver Family and the Delos series. Happy reading!

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2.1-2.7.17. Winner to be announced on my FB page 2.8.17!
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NEWSLETTER by Lindsay McKenna AVAILABLE TO ALL!

February 3, 2017

Hi Readers!!!
Another dream of mine was to stop sending my monthly newsletter to people and get it on my website. That way, it was one less email in people’s box and they still had a way, if interested in my books, exclusive excerpts, contest and the latest news, could pop over to the above URL and read at their own leisure!

Here’s a “peek” at what you’ll see!
And you’ll see ALL my other newsletters in the archives as well. Spend a bit of time and noodle around 😉

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For example, I just sent out the February 1, 2017 newsletter. But now? You can see it here 😉

And…there are THREE (yes 3) exclusive excerpts from three of my combing Delos and Wind River Valley series!

February 2017
A Note from Lindsay
Upcoming Releases
Audiobook News
Podcasts
Whatever Happened To?
Exclusive Excerpt – Wind River Cowboy
Exclusive Excerpt – Snowflake’s Gift
Exclusive Excerpt – Never Enough
Contests
Reviewing a LM Book
NCO Club

http://newsletter.lindsaymckenna.com

CONTESTS!
http://lindsaymckenna.com/contest/
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Think you know everything about SECRETS by Lindsay McKenna?

December 1, 2016

Hi Readers!

Think you know everything about SECRETS, 2B1 by Lindsay McKenna?
You don’t!!!

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It’s titled that for good reason!
NOW!!! READ “the rest of the story” of how I came to create this dynamic sequel novella to UNBOUND PURSUIT!
EXCLUSIVE!

Only at USA Today/Happily Ever After blog!
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BLACK FRIDAY!!! And an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from SECRETS by Lindsay McKenna!!

November 25, 2016

Hi Dear Readers!

BLACK FRIDAY!!! And an EXCLUSIVE excerpt only for you on my next Delos series book, SECRETS, 2B2, is now available!

Find out what happens to Mark and Mattie!

Find out what happens to Mark and Mattie!


Novella, 2B2 is a sequel follow-up on “Unbound Pursuit”, 2B1, which was released on 9.29.16). This is Mark Reuss and Mattie Lockwood’s story.

If you read UNBOUND PURSUIT, you met Mark Reuss, who was a dark, secretive secondary character. He’s a man with a violent past and moves in and out of the lives of the people who love him.

Can love reveal the dark secrets he carries?

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT #4:

“Mattie couldn’t hold back any longer. She pushed her chair back and saw Mark’s questioning look as she quickly came around the table, placed her hands on his broad shoulders, and leaned down, pressing her mouth fully against his.

As she eased her lips along the seam of his, she felt his powerful reaction, his hands gripping her shoulders, holding her in place. With her eyes closed, she savored his opening mouth hungrily, just as starved as she was for him. Their breathing went from zero to sixty in a split second and she felt him trying to get a grip on himself, working through the shock that she was actually kissing him.

Tilting her head just a bit, she slid her lips across his, hearing him groan—a deep, rolling sound through his chest—and it spurred her on. This was the sound of a man being pleasured and who wanted more. Her fingers dug deeper into his shoulders, his leather vest providing a delightful, nubby texture beneath her fingertips. He smelled of pure male: the lime soap he’d used before coming over here, the scent of saddle leather, and a hint of alfalfa hay. His hands ranged from her shoulders all the way down her back, sending sparks of heat as he stoked an inferno to life within her lower body.

She smiled against his mouth as he settled his hands around her waist, pushing the chair back, not wanting to lose contact with her, then guiding her to sit down across his lap.

Oh! This was so wonderful! The last time Mattie had kissed Mark was when they were in high school. Back then, they had exchanged tentative, innocent, searching kisses, and Mattie had never forgotten them. Mark’s youthful desire had made her tremble with the need of something she had never felt, but wanted desperately to experience.

Now, she would—no more waiting for them! She lifted her hands to push her fingers lightly through his short, dark hair. Instantly, he growled with appreciation. Pushing him back into the chair, she wasn’t about to end their first kiss as adults. No way!

She was starving for the taste, the smell, the hard body that belonged to Mark. She wanted these to belong to her, starting now.
Mark obviously felt the same way about her as his arms wrapped around her body, crushing her against his chest. Instantly, her nipples hardened and his slightest movements made her cry out from the pleasure he brought her.

Now, she gloried as she felt his long fingers stroking her spine, caressing her, letting her know he loved what they were sharing. Her desire to feel all of him broke open a dam of need that had been building for so long, she was swept away, rocketing wildly out of control.

Briefly, she pulled away from his mouth, staring deep into his golden eyes, now burning with need for her. Her breath came in gasps, she slid her hands across his hair, trailing them down his corded neck and finally cupping his jaw.

“Mark, I need you. I need you so badly I hurt. Don’t tell me no. I want you to come home with me. I want to love you. I want you to love me.” Her voice, shaken and needy, dropped to a whisper. “Please? Will you?”

Mark Reuss’ childhood was a living hell. The only bright spot in his life during those dark days was his best friend, Mattie Lockwood. Her beauty and spirit called out to him, but he didn’t want to drag her down into the gloom his life had become. So when he graduated high school, he joined the Marine Corps and left his past—and Mattie—behind.

Or so he thought. Mark never forgot Mattie, or stopped wanting her. Now he’s back in town, ready to face his demons and make a life with her. But before he can set his plans in motion, Mark must suddenly disappear once again, but it means keeping secrets from Mattie. Will he once again have to let go of the woman he loves?

LINKS:
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PRE-ORDER for BN.com/NOOK readers
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/secrets-lindsay-mckenna/1124457876?ean=2940157065782

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https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/secrets-182

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SECRETS by Lindsay McKenna and an EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT #3!

November 21, 2016

Hi Dear Readers!

RELEASE DAY!!!
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My next Delos series book, SECRETS, 2B2, is now available!

Find out what happens to Mark and Mattie!

Find out what happens to Mark and Mattie!


Novella, 2B2 is a sequel follow-up on “Unbound Pursuit”, 2B1, which was released on 9.29.16). This is Mark Reuss and Mattie Lockwood’s story.

If you read UNBOUND PURSUIT,2B1, you met Mark Reuss, who was a dark, secretive secondary character. He’s a man with a violent past and moves in and out of the lives of the people who love him.

Can love reveal the dark secrets he carries?

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT #3:

“Have you missed not seeing your old house, the one you grew up in?” Mattie asked Mark. They rode side by side, he on Tank, the sorrel gelding, and she on her favorite sorrel mare, Sugar. They were now in the canyon, a short distance away from the hidden stream surrounded by hardy trees that now stood bare in the winter sunshine.

“I never miss that ranch,” he admitted quietly, catching her glance. “Not with my father Jeb still there. Most of my memories are of the Rocking L, and they’re all good ones.”

Mattie liked it when their cowboy boots touched from time to time, depending upon the swaying walk of the horses they rode. “I’m glad you have good memories, Mark. You sure deserved some.”

He lifted his black Stetson off his head and then settled it back on. “I wish like hell I could surgically remove all those bad memories.”

She considered asking him a question, and then decided to do it. Nervously, she asked, “Do you feel like you have a home, now?”

“Yes, and it feels damn good, Mattie.” They came upon the stream hidden in an alcove of bushes and wintering trees. Dismounting, Mark walked over and held Sugar’s reins while Mattie climbed out of the saddle.

“Thanks,” she said, smiling up at him. Mattie had wanted this Saturday ride and luncheon to be a celebration. It would join other recent get-togethers when they’d made some sweet, new memories. She took the reins over Sugar’s head and led her over to the stream where the horse promptly planted her muzzle into the clear water. She drank deeply, and so did Tank, who stood next to Mark.

Mark looked and felt relaxed. Sometimes, Mattie saw him withdraw from her, but he wasn’t that way now, and relief flooded through her.

“I love all the things we’re doing together these days,” she murmured, coming up and sliding her gloved hand around his upper arm. “I‘ve always wanted times like these for us—light, happy moments.”

Reluctantly Mattie allowed her hand to slip from around his denim jacket. She could feel the hardness of Mark’s muscles beneath the rough material, tightening when she slid her fingers around his arm. Her own yearning ratcheted up, wanting closeness with him as never before.

Mark cocked his head in her direction, meeting her upturned gaze. “There’s nothing I want more, either.” He smiled a little and added teasingly, “You’re just a natural well-driller. You always see deeply into people’s psyches and you dig for the real person. It’s a gift, Mattie.”

She loved it when he complimented her. “I know I ask a lot of questions—and you’re right¬—I like getting to the bottom of things.” She breathed in the faint scent of his sweat along with the soap he’d used earlier, a lime fragrance. Mark had shaved, as well. She was hungry for him, and had to stop herself from wrapping her arms around those broad shoulders of his, drawing him up against her and never letting go.

Her instincts told her Mark needed that kind of affection, too. It was something she’d sensed around him, him being abandoned early in life, that loss of nurturing, and it hadn’t gone away to this day. “

Mark Reuss’ childhood was a living hell. The only bright spot in his life during those dark days was his best friend, Mattie Lockwood. Her beauty and spirit called out to him, but he didn’t want to drag her down into the gloom his life had become. So when he graduated high school, he joined the Marine Corps and left his past—and Mattie—behind.

Or so he thought. Mark never forgot Mattie, or stopped wanting her. Now he’s back in town, ready to face his demons and make a life with her. But before he can set his plans in motion, Mark must suddenly disappear once again, but it means keeping secrets from Mattie. Will he once again have to let go of the woman he loves?

LINKS:
amazon
http://amzn.to/2bPrQNZ

PRE-ORDER for BN.com/NOOK readers
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/secrets-lindsay-mckenna/1124457876?ean=2940157065782

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https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/secrets-182

Apple/iBooks
https://linkmaker.itunes.apple.com/en-us/details/1146082927?country=us&mediaType=books&term=Secrets+by+Lindsay+McKenna

AUDIO: Tantor Media
Available 11.22.2016
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Secrets By Lindsay McKenna, EXCERPT #2!

November 20, 2016

Dear Readers
SECRETS is released 11.21.16!

You will meet Mark Reuss and Mattie Lockwood in UNBOUND PURSUIT, Delos Series, 2B1, on 9.29.16!! SECRETS is their continuing story with one another!

Find out what happens to Mark and Mattie!

Find out what happens to Mark and Mattie!


Can love release the dark secrets he carries?
Darkness surrounded him. Could love rescue him…

Mark Reuss’ childhood was a living hell. The only bright spot in his life during those dark days was his best friend, Mattie Lockwood. Her beauty and spirit called out to him, but he didn’t want to drag her down into the gloom his life had become. So when he graduated high school, he joined the Marine Corps and left his past—and Mattie—behind.

Or so he thought. Mark never forgot Mattie, or stopped wanting her. Now he’s back in town, ready to face his demons and make a life with her. But before he can set his plans in motion, Mark must suddenly disappear once again, but it means keeping secrets from Mattie. Will he once again have to let go of the woman he loves?

EXCERPT #2:

“One of his most precious memories was the day Mark had met Mattie in the first grade. She had bounced into Miss Harper’s first-grade class at the Van Horn Elementary School. She wore a pair of denim overalls, and a bright-pink tee that complemented her coverlet of freckles.

Her red hair, even then, had a mind of its own. The strands were trapped in a set of girlish pigtails and the ends were tied with pink, satin ribbons. Later, he would see her unhappily try to tame that wild hair of hers, but it was curly hair, so it did what it wanted.

Mark had sat in the back of the room, choosing a desk hidden in a shadow, trying to ignore the throbbing pain along his rear where his father had struck him with a belt earlier that morning.

Magically, just seeing Mattie skip into the small classroom, he forgot his misery and pain. She was like a blinding, beautiful beam of sunlight, transporting him to a different reality. Her smile, so friendly and genuine, made him feel good inside. His attention was always on her throughout their first-grade year, but Mark was too shy to say ‘hello’ or introduce himself. After all, he was only a shadow, not a whole person.

At quiet moments, which weren’t often, he would resurrect his tender image of Mattie as a child. Then, he would visualize her today and his heart would stir, wanting her, wanting to be close to her, wanting so many things that had never been initiated. But he told himself that they were just dreams—broken dreams turned to dust.”

Darkness surrounded him. Could love rescue him…

LINKS:
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PRE-ORDER for BN.com/NOOK readers

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/secrets-lindsay-mckenna/1124457876?ean=2940157065782

Kobo.com
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SECRETS by Lindsay McKenna and an EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT!

November 18, 2016

Hi Dear Readers!

A Thanksgiving gift to all of you avid Delos Series readers!
My next Delos series book, SECRETS, is available on pre-order, and released on 11.21.16!

It is a novella, 2B2, and is a sequel follow-up on “Unbound Pursuit”, 2B1, which was released on 9.29.16. This is Mark Reuss and Mattie Lockwood’s story.

If you read UNBOUND PURSUIT, you met Mark Reuss, who was a dark, secretive secondary character. He’s a man with a violent past and moves in and out of the lives of the people who love him.

Darkness surrounded him. Could love rescue him…

Find out what happens to Mark and Mattie!

Find out what happens to Mark and Mattie!

EXCERPT:

“December 23rd
Mark Reuss was in such deep shit he couldn’t see daylight any more. His broken lower left arm ached so badly, he wanted to yell like a banshee, but the blackness of the Texas night, the biting December cold seeping into his body, made him call on all his ex-recon Marine skills to escape up the hill.

He kept his night vision goggles over his eyes as he climbed, while below him ATF, DEA, Border Patrol and FBI agents swarmed around an 18-wheeler truck. Thanks to Mark, they’d made a surprise raid on Mexican drug lord Diego Cardona’s vehicles, and now American agents were rounding up what was left of the members of his drug and sex slave cartel.

Sixty kidnapped children from Mexico had been on their way across the border in the massive trucks, all part of Cardona’s sex trafficking operation that regularly stole children from all over South America across Texas soil and taking them on to the East Coast to be sold. Now, the cartel had expanded from sex trading to running a monthly gun-and-run operation, as well. Mark, who had been sent into the cartel as an undercover agent, had set up the sting. The U.S. authorities had caught the transport, and this fortunate group of children had been saved.

His heart turned toward Mattie Lockwood. The least he could do was apologize for his abrupt behavior of two days ago. How he ached to see her, to be near her. But to do that could put her and her entire family in danger from Cardonas. The drug lord had spies in every Texas town along the border.
Mattie was his touchstone, the one person in his life he could never be without. And yet, he was again about to disappear from her life without adequate explanation. She was a trained EMT. She could help him with his injury.

And how would she react to his banging on her house door in the middle of the night? Would she even let him in? Mark wasn’t sure after the debacle of him showing up at Mattie’s kindergarten school two days ago with her friend, Tal Culver, present. More than anything, he needed Mattie. She owned his heart and she didn’t even know it. He had to get her help.”

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