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NIGHT HAWK by Lindsay McKenna, Wyoming Series, out 12.29.15!!

December 25, 2015

Hi Readers! Happy Holidays!
NIGHT HAWK is Book #10 of my popular Wyoming Series with HQN!

NIGHT HAWK by Lindsay McKenna
HQN, 12.29.15
Wyoming Series
Book 10
paperback and ebook
available on all platforms
Pub Date: 12.29.15

Blog Tour: January 4-28.2016, hosted by TLC Book Tours: 
http://tlcbooktours.com/2015/11/lindsay-mckenna-author-of-night-hawk-on-tour-january-2016/

Night Hawk cover
After losing his comrade, Sergeant Gil Hanford thought a visit to the man’s widow would be the decent way to honor his late friend. But Gil found more than comfort in Kai Tiernan — he had always secretly desired the beautiful Kai, but a sudden, mutual passion helped assuage their grief…until duty reared its head, removing him from her arms, seemingly forever.

Four years later, Kai is starting over at the Triple H Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. born a rancher, she is looking for a new beginning—but her new boss in unforgivably familiar. Kai has tried to move past the memory of what happened between her and Gil, sen though she’s never forgiven him for leaving her. But even as they begin their journey toward something new and oh-so-uncertain, a shadow emerges, determined to claim Kai for itself.

Dear Reader,
I love what-ifs because they lead me down some interesting, twisted, turning paths. In Night Hawk, you will meet former Delta Force sergeant Gil Hanford, who went into the US Army at eighteen.

Gil met and worked with Sam Morrison. Sam was married to US Army Apache combat helicopter mechanic Kai Tiernan. Gil fell in love with Kai but, respectful of their marriage, he kept his distance. It was a painful time for Gil because he saw how
unavailable Sam was to his wife, Kai. He could only sympathize with their plight.

Sam is killed in a firefight, and Gil is there when it occurs. Feeling grief-stricken, wanting to console Kai, he goes to her to offer his condolences. They end up in one another’s arms for five days, dealing with conflicting emotions. On the morning of the fifth day, Gil is ordered out on an undercover op. He thinks it’s for a few days, but it ends up being two years.
Kai is left without her husband and without Gil. She never finds out what happens to Gil. Thinking he’s used her to soothe his grief, Kai goes back to Wyoming and drifts from one ranch
to another. Few ranchers are willing to hire a woman to be a mechanic.

Finally, four years later, she ends up at the Triple H Ranch near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It’s only half a day later that she meets the ranch foreman: Gil Hanford…

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I hope you enjoy Night Hawk. All the best,

HERE’S AN EXCERPT:

“Gil put his hands on his hips, staring at her. “I’m the foreman.”

Kai closed her eyes for just a moment, opened them, feeling the air sucked out of her lungs. “Y-you work here, too?” No! That wasn’t possible! This couldn’t be happening! Her mind worked at the speed of light. Her heart expanded with traitorous emotions, want- ing Gil. Again. God, she could not go there! The bastard had walked out on her after five days of the most wonderful loving she’d ever experienced with a man. Gil had left suddenly without explanation, never to return. She hadn’t seen him for four years.

Anger f lowed through Kai. Gil had used her as a convenient sex partner to bury himself in to get rid of his grief. His brother Rob, a Delta Force operator with another team in Afghanistan, had been killed. Gil had seen his brother’s body to the morgue at Bagram and then looked her up.

Touching her brow, Kai saw his generous mouth moving into a resistant, thin line. She remembered that mouth. Far too well. The pleasure he’d given her. Kai had never known such tenderness and vulnerability in a man until Gil had walked into her life for those five days. She’d been a widow for a year. When he reappeared, he said he needed her. Silly her. She’d believed him and they had ended up in a five-day sexual feast that was the best thing that Kai had ever encountered with a man. Yet, on the sixth morning, when she awakened, Gil was gone. No note. No ex- planation. No email. No…nothing. She wished she could have forgotten him, but she never had.

And now, he was towering over her, all six feet of him, broad, capable shoulders beneath a white cowboy shirt, a black leather vest stretching across his powerful chest. His Levi’s were worn and dirty, but from Kai’s view, his strong, hard thighs were just as beautiful now as they were when they’d captured her legs and held her in place to give her the most incredible pleasure she’d ever had.  And then, he’d run. Kai had never felt so used by a man. Now, the bastard was standing there, defensive, bristling, and she could feel the energy pouring off him toward her. She was only five feet seven inches tall. She wasn’t short, but she wasn’t Gil’s height, either.

What would he do? Try to get her fired? Invent some lame excuse to let her go? Would he do that to her after what they’d shared? She searched his eyes, which were now a darker, stormy blue. Kai could feel how taut and upset he was. It felt as if they were two boxers in a ring sizing each other up, looking for weak spots, a place to get in and punch, taking the other down.”

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HIGH COUNTRY REBEL by Lindsay McKenna on August 25, 2013!

August 2, 2013
High Country Rebel, HQN, by Lindsay McKenna

High Country Rebel, HQN, by Lindsay McKenna

Dear Reader:

Publishing date: 8.25.2013

Video book trailer: http://youtu.be/–8eYGJh9dQ

Excerpt: http://www.harlequin.com/store.html?itemid=28931&cid=416

To Purchase: http://bit.ly/HighCountryRebel

Ex-Navy SEAL Talon Holt, knows all about heart rending loss. He lost his rancher father at age eleven. When his mother, Sandy Holt remarries, his foster father, Bradley, becomes a powerful and positive, loving father figure as he grows up on their family owned Triple H Ranch near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Talon leaves and joins the US Navy, becoming a vaunted SEAL. While he’s away, his foster father dies of a heart attack, leaving his mother, Sandy Holt, to run the large ranch by herself. Later, she contracts breast cancer and is forced to sell their ranch to pay her escalating medical bills. Through it all, Talon tries to be there for her, but is on deployment in Afghanistan, unable to support her as much as he wants. He sends most of his monthly pay check home to her, saving none for himself.

At twenty-eight years old, Talon is wounded and so is his combat assault dog, Zeke, on a deadly mission in Afghanistan. Both are discharged from the military, the nature of their wounds never allowing them to remain in the SEALs. Talon gets words when he’s recovering in the hospital, that his mother’s breast cancer has returned. She is nearly penniless and he must get home to be there for her; to help her. He must find a job to help earn money to pay her mounting medical bills. Yet, he’s gotten PTSD from an incident, that he can’t stand to be enclosed places like a plane, bus or train. Further, he’s been given Zeke, a Belgium Malinois, who can never do his job again because of his own war wounds. The two walk from San Diego, California to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Talon is stubbornly committed to getting home even though he’s weakened and has very little money on him. His loyal dog, Zeke, is always at his side.

Cat Edwin, paramedic and firefighter for the Jackson Hole Fire Department, driving to the Bar H during a late May snowstorm. She works there a part-time wrangler for Gus Hunter, who owns it. Griff and Val McPherson run the ranch for the eighty-four year old elder. Val is her granddaughter. What Cat doesn’t expect to find on the blizzard like conditions a mile away from the ranch, on the snow covered highway, is a man with a dog on a leash.

Little does she realize as she stops to rescue them from the blizzard, that this one compassionate act on her part will begin to change her life. She is good friends with Sandy Holt, and has never met her son, who is returning home from the military to be with his struggling mother. Gus Hunter is happy to see Talon home, offering him help from the blizzard. Zeke, his dog, is another thing all together, but the Hunter family adjusts to having an ex-SEAL combat attack dog among them. Cat is powerfully drawn to Talon, and yet, fights it. She’s got problem with an ended relationship she walked away from a year ago, but the man is now stalking her.

With help from the Hunters, Talon gets back on his feet to become a wrangler working to make money to help, once more, pay for his mother’s medical bills. He’s glad to be home to be with her, their relationship always strong and loving. What he doesn’t expect, however, is to find love for himself with Cat Edwin. The struggles, challenges and the heartbreak of coming home could weaken a lesser man, but Talon calls on his years as a SEAL. What he doesn’t realize is that Cat’s stalker is lethal. And that more than his strength and hard work as a SEAL are going to be called upon to protect her. When Cat is surrounded by danger, all Talon can think is that, once again, he will lose someone he loves. And that just can’t happen again…

If you have been reading my Wyoming Series, you will see returning people such as Gus, Val’s grandmother, Val and Griff McPherson and Cat Edwin.

For those who have been following my Wyoming Series:

Shadow from the Past, HQN, December 2009, Kamaria Trayhern’s book. Morgan’s Mercenaries Saga. End of Morgan and Laura Trayhern children’s books. Now, on to Alyssa and Noah Trayhern’s children’s stories. MM
Deadly Identity, HQN, December 2010, Lindsay McKenna.  Beginning of Jackson Hole, Wyoming ongoing series in HQN.  Book #2.  Deputy Sheriff Cade Garner and Rachel Carson’s story.
Deadly Silence, HQN, Jackson Hole, Wyoming saga-series in HQN.  Book #3. July, 2011.  Casey Cantrell’s story.  Morgan’s Mercenaries Saga.  (Casey is a twin, youngest of the Alyssa and Clay Cantrell family)
The Last Cowboy, HQN,  Jackson Hole, Wyoming saga-series in HQN.  Jackson Hole, Wyoming saga-series, Slade McPherson story. Book #4. December, 2011.
The Wrangler, HQN, Jackson Hole, Wyoming saga-series in HQN. Jackson Hole, Griff McPherson story, (Slade and Griff are fraternal twins) Wyoming saga series, Book #5 July, 2012.
The Defender, HQN,  Jackson Hole, Wyoming saga-series in HQN.  Jackson Hole, Wyoming saga-series, Book #6. November 2012.
The Loner, HQN, Jackson Hole, Wyoming saga-series, Dakota Carson and Shelby Kincaid, Book #7, August 2013
High Country Rebel, HQN, Jackson Hole, Wyoming saga-series, Talon Holt and Cat Edwin, Book #8, September 2013

I hope you enjoy this story about a returning military veteran! To stay up with my latest books, run over to http://www.lindsaymckenna.com!