Tempting the Fire cover!

In case you haven’t seen it yet over at Writeminded and LIST, here’s Sydney Croft’s beautiful new cover!

TEMPT updated copy

August 2010


Shockwaves shoot through the Agency for Covert Rare Operatives (ACRO) when horrific video surfaces from the Brazilian rain forest. A team of Navy SEALs has been nearly wiped out by something sinister and superhuman. Now ACRO agents Sela Kahne and Marlena West head to the world’s most unforgiving jungle in pursuit of a mythical monstrosity with a taste for human blood. And the only path that will take them to the creature runs through two men, each hiding his own dark secret.

Sela is an expert on cryptozoology with a sideline skill that could prove invaluable: when she makes love to a man, she engulfs his innermost thoughts. Teamed with Marlena, Sela makes contact with the lone SEAL survivor, Chance McCormack. Meanwhile Logan Mills, the man who rescued Chance, leads his private company on a hunt that has nothing to do with saving lives. Soon, Sela will put her supernatural charms to work on Logan, determined to extract information about the creature they are seeking. But in this sweat-drenched realm of danger and deception, Logan is more than just a passive target. He has the power to lead a highly-trained seducer into a jungle without any rules, without any limits—and no end to the heat.


There’s also a brand new Sneak Peek up for TOO HOT TO HOLD!!!

Mammoth Book of Special Ops

Sydney Croft has a story in the upcoming Mammoth Book of Special Ops – this is the British cover – they usually change it for the US version.  The short story is called, Code Word: Storm, and it’s about Annika and Creed!  It takes place between ACRO books 1 & 2 in the timeline.


Trisha Telep

23 passionate stories of hard-hitting love  

Stirring romance featuring the heroes of the Navy SEALs, Delta Force, Air Force Pararescue, the Green Berets, the Army Rangers and other special forces: men and women who live and fight in extreme danger to preserve our freedoms, defenders and protectors of all we hold dear.

This collection includes the work of bestselling romance writers such as Shannon K. Butcher and Stephanie Tyler and Larissa Ione, writing as Sydney Croft. Sydney Croft’s special forces couple, Annika and Creed, work for the Agency for Covert Rare Operatives (ACRO), all of whose members have special powers, while Shannon K. Butcher’s hero is an ex-Navy SEAL. But these fighting men and women have a gentler, protective side; hard-edged weapons when on active duty, they can be caring lovers, of special forces teammates or the civilians they protect


What is LIST?  Well, it stands for Larissa Ione and Stephanie Tyler  (and of course, Sydney Croft is there as well) and it’s the name of the new fan forum that will officially launch today, June 9th.  It’s the brainchild of a wonderful person who approached us and asked where our forum was and would we mind if she started one for us.  Of course, we were honored and so Lo began her work.

June 9th is actually a perfect day to officially launch LIST (well, perfect for me – Larissa is currently driving from Virginia to Wisconsin and will be back online within a week or two) – perfect, because today is the day that my galleys for Hard To Hold (aka Jake’s book) are due.  Galleys are the final step before a book is published.  So that’s pretty much kismet for me, even though Lo, the fabulous creator / admin of LIST, didn’t know anything about that.  But I’m a huge believer in signs, so to me, this works perfectly.

LIST is a forum, so you’ll have to register, but there’s so much to do there – people to meet, greet and chat with about everything from the latest movies to how to create a banner.  There are also forums about the books and a place to ask Larissa and me questions (we to try to pop on as often as we can.)  But really, it’s just a great place for readers to hang out and have fun!

So come on over and check it out, because they’ve done such a fabulous job putting everything together!!!