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RELEASE DAY for “SECRET DREAM” by Lindsay McKenna! GIVE AWAY!

July 25, 2016

RELEASE DAY of SECRET DREAM by Lindsay McKenna! GIVE AWAY!

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Hello Dear Readers

At last! I’m starting to roll out the sequels to the first four books of the Delos series!

SECRET DREAM is the sequel to Nowhere to Hide, Book 1. If you read about ex-SEAL Cav Jordan and feisty Lia Cassidy, manager of a Delos Home School in Costa Rica, then you’ll be happy to know “what else has happened to them,” since the end of the book!

I’m having a 3-day Book Blast with Tastybooktours.com from July 25 through July 27 to celebrate the release of this sequel. I will be hosting, via Tasty Tours, a $10.00 Visa card giveaway! Check out all the blogs that are participating here and sign up!

http://www.tastybooktours.com/2016/05/secret-dream-delos-1b-by-lindsay-mckenna.html

Good luck!

And here’s an excerpt from the novella!

Publishing date: 7.25.16
Ebook, paperback and audio (Tantor Media, to come at a later announced date)
http://www.lindsaymckenna.com

“Steve Cassidy. Welcome, Mr. Jordan. We owe you a lot.” He gripped Cav’s hand, and choked out, “You saved our daughter, Lia’s life. Thank you…”

For a moment, Cav was stunned by the sudden kindness emanating from the farmer’s expression who was thin, wiry, sunburned and physically sinewy from the daily work he did. Gripping the farmer’s calloused roughened hand, he said, “Nice to meet you, sir. And I was just doing my job. Call me Cav?”

“Call me Steve.” He clapped him heartily on the back, still clasping his other hand. “And you’re a hero to us, son. Nothing less.” Steve released him, keeping his hand on Cav’s broad shoulder, watching Lia clinging to he mother, both of them in a tight, loving embrace with one another.

Embarrassed by such a show of emotions, Cav murmured, “Thank you, sir.”

Steve gave him an assessing look. “Just Steve will do.”
“Yes, sir….I mean, okay,” Cav stumbled. It was very different meeting people who were strangers, but this was Lia’s parents and he didn’t want to fuck this up for her. Awkwardly, he stood there, watching tears roll down Susan’s face. He wasn’t sure that Lia wasn’t crying too, such was the tight bond they shared. Obliquely, his mind leaped backward. Cav remembered the times his mother had cried. But they were tears of pain. Tears mingled with blood from her nose, a split lip or both after his father got done beating her up. How many times had Cav cried alone in his room wishing she would run away with him from his monster father?

Steve clapped him on the shoulder. “Let’s us guys go find your luggage, huh?” and he smiled a little.

Good idea! “Yes, sir—“

Steve laughed and patted him warmly on the back. “You’re staying a week with us, Cav. I’ll work that military side you out of you by then. Come on, let’s hunt up that luggage for our you and our Lia, eh?”

There was a male gruffness mingled with warmth to Steve that made Cav want to open up to the man. He had a deeply weathered face, his blue eyes the same color as Lia’s. The woman he loved had her mother’s same color of hair, her father’s sparkling, mischievous looking eyes and her smile. There was benevolence to Steve Cassidy and Cav automatically found himself wanting to be close to this man who exuded a male gentleness he rarely found in any man. “Thanks for coming to pick us up,” Cav said, noting that the baggage from their flight would be spit out by Carousel Two.

“We’ve been looking forward to seeing you two,” Steve said, standing with his hands on his hips, watching the luggage starting to be dropped off the conveyor belt. “Did you have a good flight?”

“Yes. It was quiet. That’s all I ask.”

“We don’t travel much,” he said. “With a farm, you can’t walk away from it, so I’m glad you came for a visit.”

Cav felt Steve’s genuine sincerity. He hooked a look over his shoulder, seeing Lia and her mother talking animatedly with one another as they walked toward them. Susan had given Lia her smile and her beauty, no question. He liked that the mother had hooked her arm around Lia’s waist and they walked closely, their affection for everyone to see. He knew Lia’s affection himself and already, he could see how happy she was at being home with her parents once more. They breathed even more life into her, if that was possible. Compared to the ghost of a person she was in Costa Rica months earlier, Cav was stunned at Lia’s natural radiance. She was sunshine to his darkened soul who craved her.

“Uh oh,” Steve murmured, grinning as he turned. “I’m about to get attacked.”

For a moment, the word put Cav on instant guard. But as he turned, he saw Steve opening his arms as Lia flew into them, her arms wide open, joy radiant on her face as she clung to her father. A lump formed in his throat as he watched Lia being swallowed up by the big man who kissed her hair, kissed that cheek that had that deep scar on it, his eyes only for his beaming daughter in his arms. His gaze flicked to Susan, who stood a few feet away, teary eyed, smiling, her lower lip trembling as she watched Lia with her doting father. It hurt to swallow and Cav turned away, remembering too much of the twisted and distorted family he’d somehow managed to survive. He’d never known a moment of affection from his father. Only his fist. His hatred. His anger always aimed at him.”

LINKS:
AMAZON:
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KOBO:
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iBOOKS/APPLE:
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BN.com customers will have to wait until they get it up, even though it is release day, 7.25.16. Be patient with them.

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SECRET DREAM by Lindsay McKenna — Character Letter from Lia Cassidy to you!

May 28, 2016

Letter from Lia Cassidy, heroine to all of you readers…
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Secret Dreams 1B1
Sequel to Nowhere to Hide by Lindsay McKenna
Delos Series
Pre-order: now
Pub. Date: 7.25.16
$3.99 for ebook version
Mass market paperback size: tbd

After I was attacked at knifepoint by two soldiers during my service in the Army, I was deeply scarred from the experience, both physically and emotionally. The left side of my face bore a scar that plastic surgeons could not erase, and I felt that no man would ever look at me again without turning away so he wouldn’t have to look at my hideous scar.

I left the military and I escaped from the world I knew and went to work for Delos charity in Costa Rica. I loved my job helping at their school, but once again, I found myself facing a dangerous situation. After two teachers who worked beside me were murdered by a local drug lord, I ran into the jungle, barely escaping with my life.

I quickly contacted Dilara and Robert Culver, the owners of Delos charities, and they sent a bodyguard to protect me after I refused to leave the school children. Of course I was scared, but I was even more frightened for the children. I felt I should stay and make sure our school was rebuilt. Those children loved going to school, and their parents were so grateful to the Delos school for providing an education for them. I couldn’t just walk away.

I had never expected to fall in love when Cav Jordan, an ex-SEAL came into my life. He was hired by the Culvers to protect me, and I figured he’d be like every other man—he’d see the unblemished side of my face and think I was attractive. But when I turned so he could see the long, thin scar from my cheekbone across my cheek, I knew what he would do. He’d look away and try to ignore it. But like other men, he’d probably see nothing but the scar whenever he looked at me.

But I was so wrong about Cav! He saw ME, not my scars! I couldn’t believe it. I’d had so many humiliating experiences because of them, I had given up hoping that one day a man would see past them and see me, my heart, my soul.

I fell in love with Cav because he accepted me immediately, and really wanted to know me, beneath the scars. It took some time because I didn’t make it easy, but he worked at gaining my trust, a little at a time. He was patient with me because he understood what the assault had done to me. It had taken a piece of my soul that would never return.

Cav did more than earn my trust. He brought me his heart and handed it to me. And in doing so, it allowed me to utterly trust him and give him my love in return. Best of all, after I returned to the States, we became engaged.

I so badly wanted my parents to meet this man I loved, and my father embraced him immediately. But my mother turned away from Cav. I don’t know why, but something happened between them. Cav has no idea, and neither do I, why she is resisting him so much. This is the man I love, and it pains me to see how hurt he is by her distrust and wariness.

Cav has never been anything but loving, kind and caring toward me. I don’t know what to do. My greatest wish is for us all to be a family, but if both my parents are not on board, Cav and I will live beneath a shadow that won’t go away. What on earth can I do to help resolve this unexpected setback?

PRE-ORDER:
Secret Dream, 1B1
Sequel to NOWHERE TO HIDE, Book 1
Novella
Ebook/Mass Market Paperback
Delos Series
Pre-order available now
Publication date: 7.25.2016

Ebook LINKS:
Amazon
http://amzn.to/20qs395

iBooks/Apple
http://apple.co/1XMQmPP

BN.com — to come

kobo.com —to come

Paperback (Mass market size)– to come (Createspace/Amazon)

READ THE PREQUEL: Last Chance by Lindsay McKenna
.99 cents!
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LINKS:

Amazon: USA
http://amzn.to/1TMKMJv

Amazon: UK
http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R2BK361DQNYMQS/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B011FJZG8U&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=341677031&store=digital-text

iBooks/Apple
http://apple.co/1MDSkKt

Kobo.com
http://bit.ly/1fhQIem

READ Lia’s story in NOWHERE TO HIDE, Book 1, Delos Series

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$4.99 (ebook)
Ebook links:
Amazon USA
http://amzn.to/1M9Cg6R

iBook/Apple
http://apple.co/1ylrDIq

BN.COM
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/nowhere-to-hide-lindsay-mckenna/1122788661?ean=2940151071741

KOBO.COM
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/nowhere-to-hid

PAPERBACK:

paperback/pod $8.99
Amazon USA

http://www.amazon.com/Nowhere-Hide-Delos-Lindsay-McKenna/dp/1929977077?ie=UTF8&keywords=Nowhere%20to%20Hide%20by%20Lindsay%20McKenna&qid=1462736257&ref_=sr_1_1_twi_pap_1&sr=8-1

UK PAPERBACK/Amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nowhere-Hide-Volume-Delos-Series/dp/1929977077/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1445883674&sr=1-3

AUDIO BOOK:

Tantor Media Audio book due 7.5.16
https://tantor.com/nowhere-to-hide-indsay-mckenna.html

SECRET DREAM by Lindsay McKenna available now on pre-order!

May 23, 2016

Dear Reader:
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Welcome to the Delos Series!  Secret Dream is the sequel to NOWHERE TO HIDE, Book 1 of the Delos series.
Secret Dream, 1B1
Sequel to NOWHERE TO HIDE, Book 1
Novella
Ebook/Mass Market Paperback
Delos Series
Pre-order available now
Publication date: 7.25.2016

This is Cav Jordan and Lia Cassidy’s continuing story and novella, SECRET DREAM! You met Lia in the the prequel novella LAST CHANCE, 0.5a, 7.13.2015. Their “big book”, a 100,000 words long, NOWHERE TO HIDE, is Book 1 of the Delos series. Now, their sequel, SECRET DREAM, is a 40,000 word novella.

Lia is deeply in love with Cav. All she wants is for her parents to meet and love him as much as she does. Cav, coming from a dysfunctional home, isn’t keen on the idea, not knowing what to expect. Because he loves Lia, wants her happy, he agrees to fly home to meet her farm parents from Ontario, Oregon. Cav gets a less than warm welcome from Lia’s mother, Susan. But her father, Steve, warmly embraces Cav, making him feel more than welcome. As the week stretches on, Cav seeks, in his ex-SEAL way, to ferret out what is really bothering Susan.

It’s clear to Cav that Susan dotes on her only daughter and is highly protective of Lia because of the attack upon her years earlier. He can’t blame the mother, but the tension in the household must be resolved and he’s going to try and defuse the unknown situation. Further, Lia very much wants to become pregnant. She comes from a large farm family, and yearns for a family of her own. It is her secret dream. Can Cav walk through an emotional mine field with Susan, find the source of her distrust of him? More than anything, Cav wants Lia to be happy and he’ll do anything to give her just that. He loves her so much, that he knows, somehow, his heart will find a way to make peace with Lia’s mother.

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LAST CHANCE is available on four major ebook platforms (not Google). 

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

LINKS:

Amazon

http://amzn.to/20qs395

iBooks/Apple

http://apple.co/1XMQmPP

BN.com — to come

kobo.com —to come

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
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0164EUUBE?keywords=Broken%20Dreams%20by%20Lindsay%20McKenna&qid=1451739526&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

KOBO.COM
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/broken-dreams-22

iBOOKS/APPLE
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/broken-dreams/id1041987127?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

BN.com:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/broken-dreams-lindsay-mckenna/1123193675?ean=2940157706487

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.
Cowboy Collection Harlequin
AMAZON:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0181WZ4XG?keywords=Ranchers%20and%20Cowboys%20Collection&qid=1451850747&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

KOBO.COM
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/ranchers-and-cowboys-collection

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.

iBooks/iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cowboy-justice-12-pack/id1058222689?mt=11

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