They were caught in the crossfire between danger and desire…
HE’S A NAVY SEAL SUSPECTED OF MURDER
SHE’S HIS LOVER, AND THE CHIEF INVESTIGATOR
Chris Waldron, an elite U.S. Navy SEAL, is used to getting out of tight spots. But all his years of training can’t prepare him for the crisis he now faces. When a mission to rescue a kidnapped ambassador and his wife goes tragically awry, an FBI hostage negotiator is killed and Chris finds himself at the center of the ensuing investigation. Leading the charge is the blistering hot special agent and onetime lover who has re-ignited their mutual attraction.
Jamie Michaels is determined to keep things professional with Chris Waldron this time. But seeing him bruised and battered in that hospital bed has rekindled all those feelings she thought she’d left behind during their brief, passionate encounter in Africa. Now Jamie must keep her craving for danger at bay as she spearheads a search for the truth that just may blow Chris’s career to bits-and put them both in the crosshairs of an unseen enemy.
The jpgs of these books do not do the covers justice – all the writing is raised and the print is neon – HARD TO HOLD is neon orange, TOO HOT TO HOLD is neon-yellow and HOLD ON TIGHT is neon pink and they look so cool all together. Waxcreative played with the jpgs a little so you could get more of a feel of how bright and eye-catching the lettering is.
Welcome to the new site! I just adore it – and everyone at Waxcreative – for doing such an awesome job! It’s everything I wanted and I love the new look and I’m so excited to finally share it with you all.
I’m also excited to share the covers for Hard To Hold (aka Jake’s book) and Too Hot To Hold (Nick’s Book). And yes, I know they’re up on the site already but that doesn’t mean I won’t show them off here too. Chris’s cover is done except for tagline and quotes, and I’ll be able to show Hold on Tight soon. For now, you’ll have to content yourself with these two.
HARD TO HOLD
available September 29, 2009
And holding on for dear life…
The Special Ops hero feared nothing -until he met a woman too hot to hold…
Lt. Jake Hansen has survived some of the riskiest missions known to man. But now the wounded Navy SEAL faces his toughest job yet: Smuggling Dr. Isabelle Markham out of Africa without triggering an international incident. Not easy to do when the gorgeous hostage happens to be a senator’s daughter —and about as easy to resist as an oasis in the desert…
If it weren’t for Jake, Isabelle would still be halfway across the world, where rebel forces left her for dead. The Special Ops warrior may have saved her life, but she doesn’t need him to protect her now. Tell that to the ruggedly handsome hunk in full battle fatigues who’s just been assigned Isabelle’s personal bodyguard. Close quarters aside, Isabelle won’t let Jake anywhere near her heart — until danger throws them together again…and nothing in the jungles of wildest Africa could prepare them for a passion this wild. This crazy. This hot….
TOO HOT TO HOLD
available November 24, 2009
Together, they’re an explosion waiting to happen
He’s an elite Navy SEAL living a risky double life. She’s the gorgeous reporter hot on his trail.
Nick Devane’s life is one big, classified secret. Until Kaylee Smith busts his covert world wide open, threatening to blow his cover. Digging around where she doesn’t belong could get them both killed…especially when the beautiful journalist uncovers top-secret information that could set off a global disaster if it falls into the wrong hands. Nick can’t let that happen, even if he has to battle deadly mercenaries and an irresistible attraction that is all consuming…
Kaylee didn’t expect her search for her missing ex-husband to lead to this sexy and dangerous SEAL. Now she’s teamed up with Nick on a mission that takes them into deepest Africa–and into the middle of a massive government cover-up. With rogue agents hot on their trail, Kaylee’s going to unearth all Nick’s secrets. Before they both vanish without a trace. Before the passion burning between them sets off an explosion no one may survive…
So, I still haven’t keyed in any longhand stuff into the computer – instead, I wrote 10 more pages by hand. *sighs*
In doing some procrastinating research, I came on this really cool list compiled by readers of Romantic Times Magazine – I’ve seen it listed under a few different titles, like the 1001 Best Romances or the 1001 Romance to read before you die…and Coming Undone is on it!!! OMG – that was really awesome to see – my very first book on a list like that.
And speaking of the Blazes, there’s a great offer on eHarlequin for an Ebook copy of Beyond His Control, bundled together with a Leslie Kelly and a Tori Carrington story – they’re calling it the Best of Blaze 2008.
Oh, and Risking It All has an Italian translation now as well – look at the pretty cover!!
This was cool to find – Coming Undone on HQ Italy:
I hope I get an actually copy of the book – that’s always a crapshoot. I got sent a copy of the German edition but not the HQ Brasil copy of Risking It All. And I want them all, you know?
So, let’s see what else. Oh, I had author photos done today – it wasn’t as bad as I thought (have I mentioned that I hate having pictures taken? In family vacation photos, you’ll find tons of Lily and Zoo and Gus, but none of me. *shudders*) And the photographer was fantastic – she came to the house and she made it really fun. And my friend – and fabulous professional make-up artist – was on-hand. Once she gets her website up *hint, MaryBeth!* I’ll post a link for those of you who live in my area. I can’t recommend her enough – or, after today, Susan Woog Wagner. 😉
Gus, of course, posed like a champ. Maybe I can get him hired out for commercials, since I’m always telling him he really needs to get to work. I’ll post some of the choices of pictures as soon as I can – they’re mainly for my media kit and my new website from Waxcreative, which I can’t wait for!
Now, I’m exhausted. And have much writing to do before I sleep. And the Real Housewives of Orange County is on…after American Idol. And the Rock of Love Bus episode I missed is on now. Damn that TV…
New York Times Bestselling author Stephanie Tyler writes what she loves to read — romantic suspense novels starring military heroes and paranormal romance novels novels starring warrior heroes, all complete with happy endings. Her alter-ego is SE Jakes and she also co-writes as Sydney Croft. She lives in New York with her husband, her kids and her crazy Weimaraner, Gus.