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TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna BLOG TOUR! February 5th!

February 5, 2015

TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna BLOG TOUR! February 5th!

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! EXCLUSIVE images and sentences from TAKING FIRE. A question and answer article from author Lindsay McKenna. Don’t miss this!

http://www.romancingthereaders.blogspot.com/?zx=a404154c7d67b8bc

A guest post called “Tumbleweed Writer,” will be available. In the article I talk about how my life has led me to write about certain characters in books. Do not miss it!

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!

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

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.

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

TRAVIS TRILOGY by Lindsay McKenna 8.12.2014 — AT LAST!!

August 11, 2014
Red Tail by Lindsay McKenna is Book 1 of the Travis Trilogy

Red Tail by Lindsay McKenna is Book 1 of the Travis Trilogy

TRAVIS TRILOGY is to be released 8.12.2014!! TRAVIS TRILOGY series: This was the first series I ever wrote, to prove to my editor that it COULD be done. She scoffed and shook her head, saying it wasn’t possible. I don’t take “no” very well. I know what I can do and what I can’t do. One thing you don’t want to do is throw a gauntlet down in front of me and tell me it’s impossible. NOTHING is impossible. It’s only the limits and boundaries of our reality that make it so–or not. Red Tail was the first of three books I wrote. Book 1 Red Tail (Silhouette Desire), Book 2 Dare to Love (Harlequin Temptation), Book 23, The Right Touch, (Harlequin Temptation). So I proved to her a writer could write three books that had a theme. In this case, the Travis children. Each had their story. There was NEVER a flash put on the books. This was opening a door and pioneering, which is one of my strong points as a writer. I just had to get the publisher to accept the vision I had and knew I could create. Once I brought this to the editor’s attention, she said, “Do it again.” Okay, I did. That ended up being series #2 that was never acknowledged as a series: The Kincaid Series.

This is Book 2 of the Travis Trilogy, Matt Travis' story.

This is Book 2 of the Travis Trilogy, Matt Travis’ story.

Finally, Tara Gavin, Senior Editor of the Silhouette Special Editions line, went to bat for the concept in an editorial meeting. What came out of it was my first “official” trilogy: Love and Glory series was born: Morgan’s Mercenaries. It did have a “flash” or logo on the front of each book so readers could identify it as a series and Harlequin did support it fully. Now you know the REAL story behind all of the way 3-book series were actually created. It was done by me because I had the vision and I didn’t take “no” for an answer. Even if I had to write two earlier series: Travis Trilogy and later, Kincaid Trilogy, before Love & Glory series was embraced by the publisher—and the world. It was an instant success and globally, even to this day, is the longest running series-saga in the world, 45 books strong and still going! Further, I didn’t capitulate to an editor’s wrongheaded belief it couldn’t be done by a writer. I stayed true, first of all, to myself. Secondly, to my vision. Never take “no” as the final answer in your life. I was not only the creator of the military romance genre, but I was also the creator of the SERIES books which nowadays, seems common and completely realistic. Back in the 1980’s it was glimmer in one person’s eyes: mine. Not the publisher. Now, you get to walk the footsteps of history by reading the first REAL trilogy in the publishing word: The TRAVIS TRILOGY. I was the “little engine that could…

This is Book 3 of the Travis Trilogy and it is Cal Travis' story

This is Book 3 of the Travis Trilogy and it is Cal Travis’ story

To get lots more info on each of these books, plus my AUTHOR COMMENTS on each one, go to my website: http://lindsaymckenna.com/2014/08/august-2014-ebook-releases/ Be a part of Publishing History! Travis Trilogy — the story of the three Travis children: Storm Travis, Matt Travis and Cal Travis. RED TAIL is Storm’s story DARE TO LOVE is Matt’s story THE RIGHT TOUCH is Cal’s story to be released 8.12.2014!!

The TRAVIS TRILOGY series: This was the first series I ever wrote, to prove to my editor that it COULD be done. She scoffed and shook her head, saying it wasn’t possible. I don’t take “no” very well. I know what I can do and what I can’t do. One thing you don’t want to do is throw a gauntlet down in front of me and tell me it’s impossible. NOTHING is impossible. It’s only the limits and boundaries of our reality that make it so–or not. Red Tail was the first of three books I wrote. Book 1 Red Tail (Silhouette Desire), Book 2 Dare to Love (Harlequin Temptation), Book 23, The Right Touch, (Harlequin Temptation). So I proved to her a writer could write three books that had a theme. In this case, the Travis children. Each had their story. There was NEVER a flash put on the books. This was opening a door and pioneering, which is one of my strong points as a writer.

I just had to get the publisher to accept the vision I had and knew I could create. Once I brought this to the editor’s attention, she said, “Do it again.” Okay, I did. That ended up being series #2 that was never acknowledged as a series: The Kincaid Series. Finally, Tara Gavin, Senior Editor of the Silhouette Special Editions line, went to bat for the concept in an editorial meeting. What came out of it was my first “official” trilogy: Love and Glory series was born: Morgan’s Mercenaries. It did have a “flash” or logo on the front of each book so readers could identify it as a series and Harlequin did support it fully. Now you know the REAL story behind all of the way 3-book series were actually created. It was done by me because I had the vision and I didn’t take “no” for an answer. Even if I had to write two earlier series: Travis Trilogy and later, Kincaid Trilogy, before Love & Glory series was embraced by the publisher—and the world. It was an instant success and globally, even to this day, is the longest running series-saga in the world, 45 books strong and still going!

Further, I didn’t capitulate to an editor’s wrongheaded belief it couldn’t be done by a writer. I stayed true, first of all, to myself. Secondly, to my vision. Never take “no” as the final answer in your life. I was not only the creator of the military romance genre, but I was also the creator of the SERIES books which nowadays, seems common and completely realistic. Back in the 1980’s it was glimmer in one person’s eyes: mine. Not the publisher. Now, you get to walk the footsteps of history by reading the first REAL trilogy in the publishing word: The TRAVIS TRILOGY. I was the “little engine that could…

To get lots more info on each of these books, plus my AUTHOR COMMENTS on each one, go to my website: http://lindsaymckenna.com/2014/08/august-2014-ebook-releases/ Be a part of Publishing History! Travis Trilogy — the story of the three Travis children: Storm Travis, Matt Travis and Cal Travis. RED TAIL is Storm’s story DARE TO LOVE is Matt’s story THE RIGHT TOUCH is Cal’s story.

DEGREE OF RISK by Lindsay McKenna

February 25, 2014

DEGREE OF RISK by Lindsay McKenna is out!

Harlequin Romantic Suspense, 3.1.2014

This is the sequel to RISK TAKER, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, 2.1.2014

 

DEGEE OF RISK, March, 2014,  places Sarah in an enemy valley, far from any help.  Everyone at FOB Bravo thinks she’s died in the Black Hawk crash.  All except Ethan and the SEALs mount a rescue to find out if she’s alive or not.  And when they find proof she’s still alive, they will move Hell to find and rescue her.   Sarah is on her own, a .45 pistol to protect her against the Hill Tribe leader, Mustafa Khogani, Taliban, who knows she’s alive.  And when he finds her, she is going to be sorry she’s alive.

DEGEE OF RISK, March, 2014, places Sarah in an enemy valley, far from any help. Everyone at FOB Bravo thinks she’s died in the Black Hawk crash. All except Ethan and the SEALs mount a rescue to find out if she’s alive or not. And when they find proof she’s still alive, they will move Hell to find and rescue her. Sarah is on her own, a .45 pistol to protect her against the Hill Tribe leader, Mustafa Khogani, Taliban, who knows she’s alive. And when he finds her, she is going to be sorry she’s alive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ebook available:  3.1.2014

Paperback available:  3.4.2014

Video book trailer:

EXCERPT:
http://www.harlequin.com/store.html?itemid=50638&cid=416

 

 

CWO Sarah Benson, will brave enemy fire to rescue men or women caught in combat and are injured.  Growing up, no one came to rescue her from a hellish foster family.  And she’s damned if these brave warriors are going to be left to bleed out on the Afghan soil if she can help it.  She might never have been rescued as a child, but she can rescue these heroes and save their lives.

CWO Sarah Benson, will brave enemy fire to rescue men or women caught in combat and are injured. Growing up, no one came to rescue her from a hellish foster family. And she’s damned if these brave warriors are going to be left to bleed out on the Afghan soil if she can help it. She might never have been rescued as a child, but she can rescue these heroes and save their lives.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sarah Benson, US Army, Medevac pilot, has fallen in love with Ethan Quinn.  He’s a US Navy SEAL stationed at FOB (forward operating base) Bravo thirty miles from the Afghan-Pak (Pakistan) border.

If you have read the first book, RISK TAKER, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, February, 2014, then you are now reading the sequel.  These two characters were seminal for me in many ways.  Each had a powerful story to tell in their own right. And then, to put them together in the war and combat environment in Afghanistan, was to test every resolve they owned and believed in.

Ethan sees beneath Sarah’s courageous exterior of a Medevac pilot who will not leave those in jeopardy, to bleed out.  She was never rescued in the hellish foster home she grew up in until age twelve.  Because she was never saved, Sarah has made it her life mission to save others, never wanting them to know what it feels like to survive terror and abuse.  He is able to reach her through is poems that he writes and leaves for her at her tent.  And he’s the only male Sarah has ever, truly trusted.  And they are deeply in love with one another.

When her Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in a valley swarming with Taliban, the US Army thinks she and her copilot are dead.  But Ethan and the SEALs don’t think so.  They mount a mission to find out if she survived.   Sarah is alive and on her own.  And all she wants to do is walk the twenty miles to the closest FOB, Thunder, and find safety.  She wants to survive even though the odds are heavily stacked against her.

Ethan and his team find evidence that Sarah has survived.  But they are four SEALs in a valley of Taliban that number in the hundreds.  They must carefully track her, hoping to catch up to her and remain in the shadows, unseen by their mutual enemy.  Eventually, Sarah is captured by Mustafa Khogani, a Hill tribesman chief and leader who hate the Shinwari tribe that lives in the valley.   Sarah is put into a situation that is either going to be a replay of her foster family childhood or to allow a six year old boy to be sacrificed.

Sarah’s faith and trust that the SEALs will know she’s alive and find her, keeps her strong in a situation that deteriorates by the hour.  In less than a day, Khogani is going to take her over the border to Pakistan to be sold to a high Al-Qaeda leader who has plans for her.  She is a military woman captured in combat.  And Khogani knows the public relations coup he’s gotten by capturing Sarah.

 

 

DEGREE OF RISK, March, 2014,  places Sarah in an enemy valley, far from any help.  Everyone at FOB Bravo thinks she’s died in the Black Hawk crash.  All except Ethan and the SEALs mount a rescue to find out if she’s alive or not.  And when they find proof she’s still alive, they will move Hell to find and rescue her.   Sarah is on her own, a .45 pistol to protect her against the Hill Tribe leader, Mustafa Khogani, Taliban, who knows she’s alive.  And when he finds her, she is going to be sorry she’s alive.

DEGREE OF RISK, March, 2014, places Sarah in an enemy valley, far from any help. Everyone at FOB Bravo thinks she’s died in the Black Hawk crash. All except Ethan and the SEALs mount a rescue to find out if she’s alive or not. And when they find proof she’s still alive, they will move Hell to find and rescue her. Sarah is on her own, a .45 pistol to protect her against the Hill Tribe leader, Mustafa Khogani, Taliban, who knows she’s alive. And when he finds her, she is going to be sorry she’s alive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only the SEALs and Sarah aren’t going down without a fight….

READERS: if you write up a review, send it to me so I can send on to my editor!  Thank you.  Connect with me at docbones224@earthlink.net.

RISK TAKER and DEGREE of RISK, February and March 2014 by Lindsay McKenna

January 10, 2014

RISK TAKER and DEGREE OF RISK, HRS, February and March, 2014

February, 2014, Harlequin Romantic Suspense by Lindsay McKenna.  This is book 1 of 2.  It is a sequel.  DEGREE OF RISK comes out March, 2014, Harlequin Romantic Suspense.  Don't miss these two books!

February, 2014, Harlequin Romantic Suspense by Lindsay McKenna. This is book 1 of 2. It is a sequel. DEGREE OF RISK comes out March, 2014, Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Don’t miss these two books!

I rarely write sequels, but it looks like 2014, I wrote 2 pairs :-).  One is for Harlequin Romantic Suspense (above) and the other two pairs are for HQN.  All are from the Shadow Warriors series.

BOOK TRAILER:  http://youtu.be/cMzeNLN1Qq8

Everything about RISK TAKER and DEGREE OF RISK, the 2-book sequel, was different and entirely unique to anything I’ve written before.  But that’s what happens when the magic occurs and the author becomes powerfully and deeply into an alchemical process that can never be explained by words alone.

It was interesting to see what happened as I began writing RISK TAKER.  I got so deeply involved in the story of “Blue Eyes,” as she is called by the men at FOB Bravo in Afghanistan, that I knew 75,000 words just wasn’t going to scratch the surface of Medevac pilot, Army Chief Warrant Officer Sarah Benson’s life, her trials, challenges and her incredible courage and strength.

I also knew that because Sarah was badly damaged as a child and she’d fought her way out of it, that only a very special man would ever be able to dissolve the walls that protected her heart.  Her distrust of men is so deep.  She’s tired of being hit on at the FOB.  Sarah doesn’t see her own beauty, her glacier-blue eyes, or her passionate spirit to be a medevac pilot who makes a difference in men and women’s lives hanging in the balance.  But the men of FOB Bravo see her only in a sexual content, covet her and want her for only one thing.  She remains an untouched citadel, one of seventy-five women on the base of one thousand men.  A challenge that every man picks up.

Sarah’s whole being is wrapped up being a Medevac pilot.  She’s damn good at her job, a chief pilot, and has seen a lot of combat in Afghanistan in the last seven years.  Her life revolves around braving dangerous combat conditions in order to fly in and pick up wounded men and women during firefights.  She never endangers her crew or medics, who worship the ground she walks on because she’s passionate about saving lives like they are.  She’s garnered the name “risk taker”  in her medevac squadron because she’ll fly her Black Hawk through hell to reach those on the ground who are going to die if she doesn’t find the courage to land and pick them up–giving them a chance to live against all odds.

Sarah, who was in a life-and-death situation as a young girl from age six through twelve with a foster family, cried nightly for rescue. But it never came.  Now, she’s in control of her own life and she’s turned this nightmare experience into something positive.  She might not have ever been rescued from her personal, ongoing hell, but she can rescue those who are wounded and crying out for help now.  Sarah has turned her life inside out in the most positive of ways.  Her crew she flies with, thinks she’s an angel.  Her commanding officer hates her because her helicopter comes back riddled with bullet holes, shattered Plexiglas windshields and it costs the squadron its budget bottom line.  Never mind that she and her courageous medics have saved men and women’s lives on the battlefield.  Those wounded will live to go home to their loved ones, to their wife, their children and families.

RISK TAKER, February, 2014, Chief Warrant Officer, Sarah Benson, US Army, medevac, Black Hawk helicopter, is stationed with her squadron at Forward Operating Base Bravo.  Only thirty miles from the Afghan-Pak border, she flies dangerous missions picking up wounded men in the heat of battle.  She’s earned the nickname, “Risk Taker.”

RISK TAKER, February, 2014, Chief Warrant Officer, Sarah Benson, US Army, medevac, Black Hawk helicopter, is stationed with her squadron at Forward Operating Base Bravo. Only thirty miles from the Afghan-Pak border, she flies dangerous missions picking up wounded men in the heat of battle. She’s earned the nickname, “Risk Taker.”

Petty Officer Ethan Quinn, US Navy SEAL, is a straphanger assigned to the SEAL platoon based at FOB Bravo.  He’s been there three weeks and he’s heard of Blue Eyes. She’s part and parcel of the myths that float around an FOB among a thousand horny men.  The things he hears about her do, indeed, sound mythic.  He’s never seen her, but those that have, rave about the color of her eyes, hence her name, Blue Eyes.  And the stories that circulate alongside her beauty and eyes is her iconoclastic reserve where she allows no man near her. She’s single, the stories go.  She sits alone at the chow hall or with other women pilots, but never with a man.  When she’s in the canteen, she sits alone.  If an interested male wants to buy her a drink, she gives him a glare and warning to leave her alone.

CWO Sarah Benson, will brave enemy fire to rescue men or women caught in combat and are injured.  Growing up, no one came to rescue her from a hellish foster family.  And she’s damned if these brave warriors are going to be left to bleed out on the Afghan soil if she can help it.  She might never have been rescued as a child, but she can rescue these heroes and save their lives.

CWO Sarah Benson, will brave enemy fire to rescue men or women caught in combat and are injured. Growing up, no one came to rescue her from a hellish foster family. And she’s damned if these brave warriors are going to be left to bleed out on the Afghan soil if she can help it. She might never have been rescued as a child, but she can rescue these heroes and save their lives.

Ethan isn’t your typical SEAL.  He keeps part of himself hidden from his SEAL brothers because if they found out that he wrote poetry, they’d never, ever let him live it down.  The ruthless, constant jibbing about a SEAL writing poetry, would ride roughshod on Ethan and he knows it.  His mother was an English teacher.  She taught her three children from age six onward, how to speak, write and read Latin.  She was an accomplished poet with a number of books published.  Ethan, the oldest, got his mother’s poet gene.  She gave him a journal at age seven and taught him to write his thoughts and his feelings down in it.  He urged him to sketch and put drawings in there, too.  Ethan joins the SEALs knowing he has to keep this side of himself top secret.  Poets have no place in the alpha male world of SEALdom.

Ethan has finely developed skills in people watching and understanding, thanks to his instructive and insightful mother.  He sometimes wonders if he hadn’t been so attracted to the SEALs and adventure, if he wouldn’t have been a psychologist, instead.  He utilizes these skills every day with brother SEALs, with the stressed Afghan villagers and when necessary, with enemy Taliban prisoners.  He’s a complex man with many layers to himself.  One thing he has found out in his years as a SEAL, is he has to dump his emotions somewhere.  The things he experiences, the horror of what he sees, is too much for any human being to carry.

Ethan learns early on that allowing one’s emotions to run him, could get him or his brothers killed.  SEALs were taught to put it into a “kill box” and never open it up to feel the horror of their experiences.  To feel is to be distracted.  To be distracted is to be killed.  For him, his journal becomes his kill box.  When his brothers ask what he’s doing, he just tells them it’s kind of a daily diary of his life that someday, he’ll give to his children so they understand what he did in the Navy.  Everyone buys his somewhat honest explanation, and wanders away.   For Ethan, getting those feelings out on paper is essential to his well being.  He can’t stuff and ignore his emotions like the other men.  It’s a positive and healthy outlet for him.  It helps him be a SEAL and still be able to offload his feelings without becoming stoved up by the toxicity of suppressing them in a deep, dark corner of himself.

CWO Sarah Benson with Petty Officer 1st Class Ethan Quinn, US Navy SEAL.  Both stationed at FOB Bravo.  Sarah is saved by him when attacked by an Army sergeant.  She wants nothing to do with men for good reason, but Ethan seeks to find a way through those walls she’s put up.  Known on Bravo as “Blue Eyes,” she’s every man’s dream come true.  The color of her eyes is a legend at the FOB.  But Ethan wants more than just her outer beauty.  He wants to gain her trust to gently hold her heart.

CWO Sarah Benson with Petty Officer 1st Class Ethan Quinn, US Navy SEAL. Both stationed at FOB Bravo. Sarah is saved by him when attacked by an Army sergeant. She wants nothing to do with men for good reason, but Ethan seeks to find a way through those walls she’s put up. Known on Bravo as “Blue Eyes,” she’s every man’s dream come true. The color of her eyes is a legend at the FOB. But Ethan wants more than just her outer beauty. He wants to gain her trust to gently hold her heart.

These two characters came to me and got my full, undivided attention.  They were fascinating, heroic people and I was absolutely swept away by their story.   And their story took more than one book.  That is why I penned the sequel, DEGREE OF RISK.  Ethan isn’t your typical SEAL type of warrior.  He’s not a type A wolf, but a beta wolf.  He doesn’t have to be an ego-busting warrior.  Rather, he utilizes his inner warrior to be just as good, and sometimes, better, than his alpha male brothers.  He has insight, a lot of patience, a laser-like ability to perceive people’s emotions and why they do things the way they do.

Within the platoon, he is a vaunted Communications expert, even at calling in the heavies, the B-52, and directing them to drop their bombs.  He has confidence to burn along with intense focus.  Nothing rattles him in a firefight and he’s been in many of them.  And brother SEALs like it when he’s leading their team because he possesses an almost uncanny, psychic ability to ferret out the enemy and also use it during a firefight to save lives.  It’s easy for Ethan to be an introvert because he is one.  Many of his brothers are extroverts.  He chooses quiet over bedlam.  He needs to be alone to reorder himself to remain in balance and be the best he can be.

In the opening scene of RISK TAKER, Ethan accidentally meets the mythic “Blue Eyes” at the canteen.  Only, he knows from all the constantly circulating stories about her, that he doesn’t dare approach her.  As he comes in off a long, 12-hour patrol, all he wants is a cold beer to wash the Afghan grit and sand out of his throat.  Until he spots Blue Eyes sitting alone at a table in the corner, nursing her own beer.  He sits down at another table, and he senses the aching loneliness around her.  And when he sees her briefly lift her head, his heart is slammed with yearning for her.  He was born in Alaska and seen glacier calve all the time.  The color is unearthly and yet, that very same color is in Chief Benson’s large, beautiful eyes.  Now he understands why every man at the FOB wants her for his own.

What happens next?  Well, you’re going to have to either down load the Ebook or order the paperback.  I guarantee you, it’s one hell of a story.  Two very unique people in a very dangerous environment.  Both are lonely.  Sarah distrusts men completely. Ethan is  stunned by her beauty and that haunting sadness around her.  She is off limits to men.  But Ethan doesn’t see it that way.  He is patient and he watches her obliquely, beginning to register nuances about her on every level of himself.  Now, all Ethan needs is a chance to meet her.

DEGREE OF RISK, March, 2014,  places Sarah in an enemy valley, far from any help.  Everyone at FOB Bravo thinks she’s died in the Black Hawk crash.  All except Ethan and the SEALs mount a rescue to find out if she’s alive or not.  And when they find proof she’s still alive, they will move Hell to find and rescue her.   Sarah is on her own, a .45 pistol to protect her against the Hill Tribe leader, Mustafa Khogani, Taliban, who knows she’s alive.  And when he finds her, she is going to be sorry she’s alive.

DEGREE OF RISK, March, 2014, places Sarah in an enemy valley, far from any help. Everyone at FOB Bravo thinks she’s died in the Black Hawk crash. All except Ethan and the SEALs mount a rescue to find out if she’s alive or not. And when they find proof she’s still alive, they will move Hell to find and rescue her. Sarah is on her own, a .45 pistol to protect her against the Hill Tribe leader, Mustafa Khogani, Taliban, who knows she’s alive. And when he finds her, she is going to be sorry she’s alive.

When that opportunity unexpectedly arises, it’s nothing like what  Ethan expected…

DEGEE OF RISK, March, 2014,  places Sarah in an enemy valley, far from any help.  Everyone at FOB Bravo thinks she’s died in the Black Hawk crash.  All except Ethan and the SEALs mount a rescue to find out if she’s alive or not.  And when they find proof she’s still alive, they will move Hell to find and rescue her.   Sarah is on her own, a .45 pistol to protect her against the Hill Tribe leader, Mustafa Khogani, Taliban, who knows she’s alive.  And when he finds her, she is going to be sorry she’s alive.

DEGEEE OF RISK, March, 2014, by Lindsay McKenna, Harlequin Romantic Suspense

I hope you enjoy both these books, back-to-back, February and March, 2014 with Harlequin Romantic Suspense.  Do let me know!! Visit my website, drop me an email:  http://www.lindsaymckenna.com

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!

 

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FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD OF DANGER CLOSE BY LINDSAY MCKENNA!!

September 16, 2013
Danger Close begins the Shadow Warriors Series.  It is Book 1.

Danger Close begins the Shadow Warriors Series. It is Book 1.

Hi Everyone
Harlequin is going to offer book 1 of my SHADOW WARRIORS series, DANGER CLOSE, as a FREE download at
http://ebooks.harlequin.com/1C866D9E-AF29-404E-BA4C-BF66DC996CB1/10/141/en/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C1875049-397C-4249-9225-9E10C6255429

It will be available 9.16 through 10.15.2013

 

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BOOK TRAILER ON IT AT:

 

 

 

So tell your friends, your family….spread the word!
For those who read Valkyrie, back in 1999, this was my first ebook and it went on to become Romantic Times EBOOK of the year in 2000. It also garnered a 4 1/2 GOLD Top Pick with their reviewer.

Harlequin bought the rights to this book and I’ve made it the foundation of my new SHADOW WARRIORS series, which starts with
DANGER CLOSE, free ebook download

DOWN RANGE, HQN, December 2013, book 2

and there will be 2 books a year via HRS and HQN on this new series!!

Enjoy this GIFT to all of you 🙂

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LINDSAY MCKENNA E-BOOKS COMING 4.15.2013!!

April 6, 2013

Dear Readers

No one is happier than me to see more of my 100+ books being converted into Ebooks by Harlequin! On April 15, 2013, there will be SEVEN more released at http://www.harlequin.com. Just go to their Ebook section and type in the title and author in their search box and they’ll come up.

There are two series represented here. The first is the world famous Love and Glory series. This is the series that kicked off Morgan’s Mercenaries. If you’ve never gotten the first four original books, here is your chance. They are:

A Question of Honor
No Surrender
Return of a Hero
Dawn of Valor

The second series is known as Morgan’s Mercenaries and is about three of his men.

Heart of the Wolf
The Rogue
Commando

I hope you enjoy getting these earlier books of mine in ebook format! I’m thrilled to see them out there.

And there is more to come, so stay tuned with me here at the website, on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy reading!

Love and Glory Series, book #1.  This is Lieutenant Noah Trayhern's story

Love and Glory Series, book #1. This is Lieutenant Noah Trayhern’s story

Orders were orders, but battle-weary Kit Anderson chafed at seeking refuge from death threats in a house of her new boss, Coast Guard Lieutenant Noah Trayhern.

Noah’s cold authority masked inner demons to rival her own; his rough kindness sliced through her careful defenses. Suddenly her safe-house was under siege — from the inside! — and the danger was to Kit’s heart.

SERIES:
Love and Glory
Thrill to LOVE AND GLORY, the gripping new series as stirring past the American dream. Meet Noah, Alyssa and Morgan Trayhern, sibling bound by a tradition of family honor…and nearly ripped apart by the tragic accusation that shadows their lives–and loves! Three consecutive months of LOVE AND GLORY

1 of 4 books
Noah Trayhern’s story

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Love and Glory series, book number 2 is Alyssa Trayhern’s story.

Fresh from grueling years of pilot training, Alyssa Trayhern couldn’t believe the Navy was about to crash-land her career. But why else assign her to a copilot to cocky jet jockey Clay Cantrell? Aly vowed to defy Clay’s cruel hatred of her Trayhern name. Then rare glimpses into his vulnerable soul shook her rigid defenses…and left her longing to surrender to the heady onslaught of bittersweet desire.

SERIES:
Love and Glory
Thrill to LOVE AND GLORY, the gripping new series as stirring past the American dream. Meet Noah, Alyssa and Morgan Trayhern, sibling bound by a tradition of family honor…and nearly ripped apart by the tragic accusation that shadows their lives–and loves!

Book 2
Alyssa Trayhern’s story

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Book 3 of Love and Glory is Morgan Trayhern’s story.

Marine Captain Morgan Trayhern could risk staying in the States, yet he didn’t dare leave. Fragile, gutsy Laura Bennett had been injured saving HIS worthless skin, and a Trayhern never dodged duty. Despite the danger, he had to protect his sweet guardian angel.

To his surprise, Laura’s bulldog stubbornness matched his own, and her love implored him to unearth what he thought he’d forever buried on that blood hill seven years ago. But once he faced his entire past, could he ever count on a future?

SERIES:
Love and Glory
Thrill to LOVE AND GLORY, the gripping new series as stirring past the American dream. Meet Noah, Alyssa and Morgan Trayhern, sibling bound by a tradition of family honor…and nearly ripped apart by the tragic accusation that shadows their lives–and loves!

Book 3
Morgan Trayhern’s story

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Book 4 of Love and Glory series features the Trayhern parent’s story of Chase and Rachel Trayhern

To pilot Chase Trayhern, war was men’s business: Korea in 1950 was no place for a woman!

But when angelic nurse Rachel Mckenzie saved HIS chauvinistic hide, Captain Trayhern was forced to changed his tune….

Trapped behind enemy lines, Chase and Rachel grappled for survival. Under fire, impulsive passions ignited, blasting customary courtship. Yet, if they escaped, could a forbidden love forged in the fury of war find an honorable future in the pure light of peace?

SERIES:
Thrill to LOVE AND GLORY, the gripping new series as stirring past the American dream. Meet Noah, Alyssa and Morgan Trayhern, sibling bound by a tradition of family honor…and nearly ripped apart by the tragic accusation that shadows their lives–and loves!

Book 4
Chase Trayhern story

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Book 1 of the Morgan’s Mercenaries series and it is about Wolf Harding.

HEART OF THE WOLF by Lindsay McKenna

Wolf Harding might have left Morgan Trayhern’s mercenary business, but he was still intrigued by worthy causes. One look at Sarah Thatcher and Wolf knew he had to get involved with the lovely spitfire — for her own safety. But who was going to protect him from the tempting vixen?

Sarah realized that bruises and broken bones weren’t all lWolf had suffered in the past — his heart had been shattered as well. And if Sarah wanted to tame the wounded warrior, she had to earn his trust .. Before Wolf ran for the hills.

SERIES:
Book 1 of 3 of Morgan’s Mercenaries Series
Three fearless men who’ve been to hell and back. Now they’re about to fight the toughest battles of their lives…love!

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Book 2 of the Morgan’s Mercenaries series and it is about Sean Killian.

Soldier of fortune Sean Killian had faced many terrors, but nothing made him more wary than his latest assignment — protecting Susannah Anderson. Killian’s past had left him hardened — full of secrets and nightmares. Yet there was something Susannah that threatened to penetrate his tough shell.

Susannah had her own obstacles to overcome, but with Killian at her side, they didn’t seem as daunting. She knew he was a man who would protect her from any harm. Yet even as desire rose between them, she could feel his heart retreating. And losing Killian was one terror Susannah couldn’t face…

SERIES:
Book 2 of 3 Morgan’s Mercenaries Series
Three fearless men who’ve been to hell and back. Now they’re about to fight the toughest battles of their lives…love!

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Book 3 of the Morgan’s Mercenaries series and it is about Jake Randolph.

He was no strange to peril.

As a mercenary, Jake Randolph had faced danger and walked away unscathed. Yet, as a man, he’d confronted love — and lost much more than his heart. But his latest assignment, locating beautiful Shah SungiloTravers, reminded Jake of what was missing in his own life.

Shah had traveled to the Amazon to escape unwanted male attention. However, Jake’s determination to keep her safe was quickly wearing down her resolution to lead a secluded life. Jake claimed the jungle was no place for her, but would Shah be any safer in his arms?

SERIES:
Book 3 of 3 Morgan’s Mercenaries Series
Three fearless men who’ve been to hell and back. Now they’re about to fight the toughest battles of their lives…love!

I hope you enjoy all these releases of some of my earlier books. They are all Morgan’s Mercenaries series…the longest running family saga in the history of publishing!