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UNFORGIVEN by Lindsay McKenna is now available!!!

August 25, 2018

A Marine who was very, very different from the rest of us…..
Warriors for the Light Book 1, UNFORGIVEN
PARANORMAL ROMANCE
REPRINTED August, 2018

Unforgiven by Lindsay McKenna

NOTE TO READERS: This 6-book series first was published under Harlequin Nocturne in 2006. If you have read these books already? DO NOT BUY AGAIN. They are the same story with no changes as the original. If you have not read this series? Then it is available in paperback (by 9.1.18) and ebook, right now. It is on all major platforms except Google.

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Plucked from the depths of hell, former military sniper Reno Manchahi was hired by the government to kill a thief, but he had a mission of his own. Descended from a family of shape-shifters, Reno vowed to get the revenge he’d thirsted for all these years. But his assignment went awry when his target turned out to be a powerful seductress, a woman who risked everything to fight a potent evil.

They had a combustible connection, yet he struggled to reveal the truth about himself–his Apache upbringing, his Jaguar pride, his death plot. Soon, Reno had to transform himself into a true hero, accept this new love and conquer the enemy that threatened them all. He had to become a Warrior for the Light….

CHAPTER 1 of Unforgiven by Lindsay McKenna

One shot…one kill. The sixteen pound sledge hammer came down with such fierce power that the granite boulder beneath, shattered instantly. A spray of glittering mica exploded into the air and sparkled momentarily around the man who wielded the tool as if it were a weapon. Sweat ran in rivulets down Reno Manchahi’s drawn, intense looking face. Naked from the waist up, the hot July sun beating down on his back, he hefted the sledge hammer skyward once more. Muscles in his thick forearms leaped and biceps bulged. Even his breath was focused on the boulder. In his mind’s eye, he pictured Army General Robert Hampton’s fleshy, arrogant fifty-year old features on the rock’s surface. Air exploded from between this thinned lips as he brought the avenging hammer downward. The boulder pulverized beneath his funneled hatred. One shot….one kill…..

Nostrils flaring, he inhaled the dank, humid heat and drew it deep into his massive lungs. The only way he felt alive was to picture Hampton on every rock face he destroyed. Revenge allowed Reno to endure his imprisonment at a US Navy brig near San Diego, California. Sweat soaked his shoulder length black hair. Droplets of sweat were flung in all directions as the crack of his sledge hammer claimed a third boulder victim. Mouth taut, Reno moved to the next boulder. The other prisoners in the stone yard gave him a wide birth. They always did. They instinctively felt his simmering hatred, the revenge that was palpable in his cinnamon colored eyes, was more than skin deep. And they whispered he was different.

Reno enjoyed being a loner for good reason. He came from a medicine family of shape shifters. The genes of his heritage was to be able to turn from human into a jaguar at will. But even with this secret and power had not protected him–or his family. What life did he have left? His wife, Ilona, and his three year old daughter, Sarah, were dead. Murdered by Army General Hampton in their former home on USMC base in Camp Pendleton, California. The lusting sonofabitch had stalked his Hungarian born wife while he was deployed to Afghanistan to hunt down Taliban. Bitterness thrummed through Reno as he savagely pushed the toe of his scarred leather boot against several smaller pieces of gray granite that were in his way. A massive black and white striated granite boulder stood in front of him. The prisoners, all military, knew he’d want the big ones. They were happy to give them to Manchahi. They wanted him to take his rage out on the rocks–not on them. Everyone avoided him because he was ‘different’.

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DON’T MISS ANY OF THESE ROMANTIC SUSPENSE PARANORMAL BOOK SERIES!

WARRIORS FOR THE LIGHT SERIES 6 romantic suspense that will keep you captured!

RANCHERS AND COWBOYS E-Book COLLECTION with Lindsay McKenna, Diana Palmer and Marin Thomas from Harlequin

February 7, 2016

RANCHERS AND COWBOYS E-Book COLLECTION with Lindsay McKenna, Diana Palmer and Marin Thomas from Harlequin

Hi Readers!

Do you love, love, love cowboy romances? I sure do! I’ve written the Wyoming Series for HQN/Harlequin, 11 books total (with Out Rider, Book 11, coming out April 26, 2016). Mark February 15, 2016 on your calendar, when this sampler goes live! You can still pre-order it, right now, too!

Harlequin has teamed up to choose three reprints of three heart-melting and romantic cowboy romances in one collection for the first time by New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, along with Marin Thomas, to share with readers

cover of Ranchrs and Cowboys collection Harlequin 2.15.16

Here’s a peek at my book in the collection, THE LAST COWBOY, HQN:

The Last Cowboy by Lindsay McKenna

The Last Cowboy

City girl. It was written all over her like a sign warning him to keep off. Sure, Slade McPherson would train her horse…With his ranch one bad day away from foreclosure, he can’t afford to turn away a paying customer. But no way is this cowboy getting involved with a woman like Jordana Lawton—no matter how pretty she looks in a saddle.

Yet everything can change in an instant. A terrifying run-in with an angry bull tilts Slade’s world off its axis, leaving him wounded and unable to compete in a race that could change his future, for good. With Jordana by his side, he just might stand a chance. But what happens when this old-school cowboy finds himself falling for a modern city girl?

Plus….

The Rancher by Diana Palmer

Cort Brannt, the heir to the Skylance Ranch empire, has women gallop into his life, but the handsome lone wolf sends them just as quickly on their way…until a pretty, vivacious neighbor appears on the range. Has the most eligible bachelor in Branntville, Texas met his match?

A Cowboy’s Redemption by Marin Thomas

Cruz Rivera is on his last chance. He can’t afford to blow it by falling for the beautiful blonde who just hired him to fix up her family’s New Mexico property. If he’s going to get back on the rodeo circuit, Cruz needs to focus. Besides, a sweet single mom like Sara Mendez can do better than someone with Cruz’s troubled past. Sara isn’t making it easy for Cruz to keep his distance. He’s a man of many secrets, but Sarah sees only good in his heart. Though Cruz knows he should move on before Sara discovers the truth about his past, he can’t leave the closest thing to a home he’s ever known. Cruz is the only man Sara wants—can he become the one she deserves?

Available February 15, 2016, but can be pre-ordered now!

The Rancher by Diana Palmer (originally published December 2012 in Silhouette Special Edition #2227 in mass market paperback).

Also includes reissues of The Last Cowboy by Lindsay McKenna (originally published November 2011 in mass market paperback by HQN)

and A Cowboy’s Redemption by Marin Thomas (originally published June 2015 in Harlequin American Romance #1551 in mass market paperback).

Can be purchased in eBook format for/from:

AMAZON:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0181WZ4XG/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_kXxzwb0BTQT5F

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

BN.COM
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ranchers-and-cowboys-collection-diana-palmer/1122955776?ean=9781459295568

GOOGLE PLAY.COM

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Diana_Palmer_Ranchers_and_Cowboys_Collection?id=wnbtCgAAQBAJ

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TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna and ARABIAN HORSES: What they have in common!

March 1, 2015

TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna and ARABIAN HORSES: What they have in common!

I’ve written a blog on two secondary characters in TAKING FIRE. If you love horses? You must read 😉

http://www.delilahdevlin.com/blog/

There’s a reason why, on the back cover of my book, there is a black Arabian mare.

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TAKING FIRE front and back cover with black Arabian horse on it. She plays a key role in the book!

TAKING FIRE front and back cover with black Arabian horse on it. She plays a key role in the book!

TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna BLOG TOUR! February 18th!

February 18, 2015

TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna BLOG TOUR! February 18th!

Join us on TAKING FIRE's blog tour 2.2-20.2015!

Join us on TAKING FIRE’s blog tour 2.2-20.2015!

Drop by these terrific blogs today!

An eye opening interview with the heroine, Sergeant Khatereh Shinwari…something you do NOT want to miss:

http://bit.ly/1yX3OQE

and

http://bit.ly/1Al8mEc
Author spotlight on TAKING FIRE, an in -depth interview giving you new, unknown information about Khat Shinwari and Mike Tarik.

Don’t miss this eye-opening interview plus excerpts

and a giveaway!

and

http://foreverbklover.blogspot.com/
with an article, “Creating the Military Romance Genre” by Lindsay McKenna
get the story behind the story of how Lindsay created it!

and

http://christine-warner.com/
Read an article “Horses and Their Role in TAKING FIRE and the Middle East” by Lindsay McKenna. She owned an Arabian breeding farm in Ohio and has featured these incredible horses in this book.

And, there is a $100 Giveaway, so sign up for it!!

Take time to drop by these blogs for lots of behind-the-scenes intel that you will find nowhere else on the Net!

Don’t miss these three connected books and ebooks!

1. ZONE OF FIRE by Lindsay McKenna: Ebooks only, all platforms. Catch up with Chief Gabe Griffin and Bay from BREAKING POINT and NEVER SURRENDER…plus, and exclusive peek of a scene from TAKING FIRE! SEAL Mike Tarik is Gabe’s best friend and was featured in NEVER SURRENDER.

Comes out 2.1.2015, Ebook only, Shadow Warriors Series, epilogue to NEVER SURRENDER, HQN, July 2014

Comes out 2.1.2015, Ebook only, Shadow Warriors Series, epilogue to NEVER SURRENDER, HQN, July 2014

2. TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, HQN, 2.24.2015, paperback and ebook, Mike Tarik’s story and how he met USMC Sergeant Khatereh Shinwari, the woman who saves his life.

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

3. ON FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, HQN, 3.1.2015, ebook only, all platforms, sequel to TAKING FIRE. Find out ‘what else” happens to Mike and Khat!

ON FIRE by Lindsay McKenna

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Lindsay McKenna BLOG TOUR for WOLF HAVEN 11.3 to 11.28

November 3, 2014

Hi Everyone!

Join me on my blog tour!!  Leave a comment!  Share with family and friends!

Join me on my blog tour!! Leave a comment! Share with family and friends!

Harlequin is putting me on a blog tour for my December release, WOLF HAVEN! Please come and follow me around the blog circuit. Add your comments from your heart, if you’d like 😉 There will be a number that have a nice, big, juicy question and answer format and interview with me on this book. I hope you can join me! Please share with family and friends!

The schedule can be found at: http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2014/10/06/pump-up-your-book-presents-wolf-haven-virtual-book-publicity-tour/

LINDSAY MCKENNA January 2014 EBOOK RELEASES!

January 1, 2014

Harlequin is going to be releasing my earliest 30 books into ebooks in 2014.  Here’s the entire list.  I intend to send you info month-by-month on them as they roll out.  And here are the new covers for them. Let me know you rec’d this?  Thanks!:

eBook schedule release of Lindsay McKenna’s first thirty books written for Harlequin starting in 1983. More information will become available at http://www.harlequin.com as the publishing eBook dates approach.  Or you can always go to my website for a lot more info at: http://www.lindsaymckenna.com.

The importance of these books is that for the first time, Lindsay’s original two series, which were not packaged as such because the publishing industry didn’t realize an author could write three books in a row that were connected with one another, will be packaged as a series. That includes the first one, Travis Trilogy; later, The Kincaid Trilogy. Be looking for them in eBooks with the following schedule:

January 15, 2014:

Available: 1.15.2014

Captive of Fate — first romantic military suspense book written for the industry
Chase the Clouds
Come Gentle the Dawn
Heart of the Tiger
Love Me Before Dawn (see below covers)

CAPTIVE OF FATE
First military romance written for Romance Industry

Captive of Fate by Lindsay McKenna is the FIRST military romance written for the Romance Industry.  She created this thriving sub-genre.

Captive of Fate by Lindsay McKenna is the FIRST military romance written for the Romance Industry. She created this thriving sub-genre.

Product Details

File Size: 1197 KB
Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Special Releases (January 15, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00H5I80H0
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

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Alanna went to Costa Rica to meet Colonel Matt Breckenridge with all the wrong motives. She had been sent to expose him, but in the end she exposed only her own heart, her own vulnerability where he was concerned.

She fell in love with the arrogant colonel, though she had no hope that a man of war could understand the softer emotions. Even so, she dared to dream of a lifetime in his arms, and dreams of love have a way of coming true.

CHASE THE CLOUDS

 

Chase the Clouds by Lindsay McKenna brings in her experience and knowledge of horses.

Chase the Clouds by Lindsay McKenna brings in her experience and knowledge of horses.

Product Details
Available 1.15.2014

File Size: 1209 KB
Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Special Releases (January 15, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00H5I80D4
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

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RANCHER TO THE RESCUE

Sam Reese always got his way. When time came to collect on a debt, he didn’t care whose toes were stepped on. He might be as stubborn as one of his own untested stallions, but he knew the value of a man’s promise.

One glance at Dany Daguerre told Sam she had no intention of honoring her ex-husband’s contract. Especially if it involved riding a spitfire horse in a proper competition. Yet Sam offered her the chance to save her ranch—if she’d share his impetuous dream of winning. A dream Sam unexpectedly found included a faithful promise of love.…

COME GENTLE THE DAWN

Come Gentle the Dawn by Lindsay McKenna incorporates some of her experiences as a volunteer fire fighter.

Come Gentle the Dawn by Lindsay McKenna incorporates some of her experiences as a volunteer fire fighter.

Product Details

File Size: 1043 KB
Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Special Releases (January 15, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00H5I80X4
Text-to-Speech: Enable

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ANOTHER NIGHTMARE OR A DREAM COME TRUE?

Though weary and frightened, hazardous-materials technician Brie Williams could still spot danger, and her rugged new partner seemed to be it. Did Linc Tanner’s macho facade hide chilling threats…or enough warmth to heat her senses to a fever pitch? If only she could trust him….

VICTIM OR SUSPECT?

Brie Williams was Tanner’s toughest assignment. Without blowing his cover, he had to expose the shady dealings that had killed her former partner. Brie’s aura of aching vulnerability made him want to bare his very soul to her, but he had to keep silent. If he conquered the darkness surrounding her, only then would their love shine like a glorious dawn.

HEART OF THE TIGER

Heart of the Tiger by Lindsay McKenna is about intrigue in the South China Sea and incorporates her experience and knowledge of Hong Kong and the surrounding areas.

Heart of the Tiger by Lindsay McKenna is about intrigue in the South China Sea and incorporates her experience and knowledge of Hong Kong and the surrounding areas.

File Size: 1076 KB
Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Special Releases (January 15, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00H5I80S4
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

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A DANGEROUS CHOICE

Language expert Layne Hamilton had vowed never to have anything to do with the CIA again. Not when “the Company” had taken so much from her.

But unlikely Company man Matt Talbot was very persuasive, arguing Layne was the only one who could help them. And if she didn’t, people would die. But the mission held its own dangers, and tested the limits of Layne’s courage, faith, passion and ultimately…her belief in the power of love.

LOVE ME BEFORE DAWN

Love Me Before Dawn by Lindsay McKenna incorporates her experience as a civilian pilot as well as seven days of research at Edwards Air Force Base.  She also flew in a "chase" plane during a test flight over this desert base.  She interviewed test pilots as well as pilots going to Test Pilot School at this base, for this book.

Love Me Before Dawn by Lindsay McKenna incorporates her experience as a civilian pilot as well as seven days of research at Edwards Air Force Base. She also flew in a “chase” plane during a test flight over this desert base. She interviewed test pilots as well as pilots going to Test Pilot School at this base, for this book.

Book Description
Publication Date: January 15, 2014

Tess Hamilton met Shep Ramsey under purely social circumstances, but it was a matter of national security that provided the real basis for their relationship. Tess was working on a prototype airplane, and Shep was the man chosen to test its wings. For months her work on the plane had obsessed her, but now Shep had entered her heart and she was facing one frightening fact: If there were even one mistake in the plane, the man she loved would forfeit his life.

Product Details

File Size: 1124 KB
Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Special Releases (January 15, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00H5I80R0
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

 

COURSE OF ACTION, HRS, November 5 ,2013 by Lindsay McKenna and Merline Lovelace

October 30, 2013

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DEAR READER

Course of Action was 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.

From Lindsay McKenna:
Out of Harm’s Way 
Hero:  Travis Cooper, PO2, US Navy SEAL
Travis is a vaunted SEAL sniper.  The last thing he expects to come through his satellite phone from the forward operating base, Bravo in Afghanistan, is a call to save a kidnapped American woman.  He’s on the Afghan-Pak border, waiting for an HVT, high value target, to cross over from Pakistan into the country where he waits and hides.   Only, his whole plan is dismantled when the call comes through.

The American woman who has been kidnapped by the Taliban, is part of a group brought in from the US to teach Afghans how to breed better horses.  Madison Duncan, 26, has disobeyed the Marine Corps captain’s warning and slips outside the Afghan home where the group has been gathered.  She’s dying to see the small, tough Afghan horses in a corral out back.  It is dusk and Madison’s common sense is swept away by her passion and love of horses.  Only…the Taliban is waiting.  And they kidnap her, riding hard for the Pak border ten miles away.

And the only person standing in their way of getting there is Travis Cooper, a Texas boy who knows horses, too.  And he’s going to have to take on five Taliban on horseback to try and rescue Madison.  And the odds aren’t in his favor:  One SEAL against five well armed enemy soldiers who have a hostage that they’d rather shoot than allow to live.
Can Travis pull off the impossible?  Can he rescue the woman without her being killed in the process?  It’s going to take all his Texas ranching experience along with his SEAL training, to pull off this unexpected op.  IF he can….   There is no US help coming even if he does manage to rescue Madison.  They are deep in enemy territory and everything depends upon Travis’ SEAL knowledge of the area to get her to safety.  What he doesn’t expect is to be powerfully drawn to the brave young woman.
USAF Combat Controllers go through the same brutal training as Rangers and SEALS.  They can ingress a target area on or under water.  They can also scale or rappel down mountains; do high- and low-altitude jumps; engage the enemy in hand-to-hand combat; treat any injuries they or another member of their squad sustains; and live off the land for weeks, if necessary.
What makes combat controllers different from any other Special Operators is that they’re also fully certified Air Traffic Controllers.  They’re the ones who call in air strikes on hostile positions, direct friendly fire, and control combat aircraft in the hot zones.  And often they do this with 500 pound bombs or mortar shells falling all around them.  You can see why I love these guys!
Merline and I truly hope you enjoy the tales of the Sidewinders!

 

Available in paperback AND ebook!

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