Tough Heroines vs. Alpha Heroes
I like tough, kick-ass heroines — I like to read them, I like to write them. However, I'm also inordinately fond of alpha males as heroes. Beta males work for me as sidekicks, as best friends and buddies. Maybe because I like my romance with suspense, with an edge — and very hot sex. So, for me, beta males don't work as heroes.
Bombshell — The Men of Sanctuary, Book Three
A one-night stand never appealed to Kailani Holokai, especially at a demolitions symposium in L.A., her first solo run. So, what are the odds that, after trying desperately to forget a volcanic romp with a nameless stranger in his hotel suite—a man who was totally her match in the sexual arena—petite, green-eyed Keko, explosives expert, would find him waiting for her at a podunk airport terminal in Maine, at the request of the FBI?
Former Navy SEAL Brian MacBride, sheriff of Catamount Lake, and Keko, the new owner of a successful demolitions company and its lead explosives expert, create sparks of the wrong kind as they struggle to avoid each other. Keko's job: to discover who hired a local recluse to build a special device—the same type of device that killed Keko's father—and why.
Can headstrong, unwilling Keko put aside her fear of a relationship with Mac long enough to discover the real plot, the plot that could rattle the nation's security at the highest level—when she can't bear to be in the same room with him?
However, being in the same bed is another story.
Joining The Men of Sanctuary
The characters in Bombshell join the cast first introduced in the erotic romance & suspense, A Strength of Arms. Our original fellas, Adam Stone and Lucian Duquesne, are a former Marine scout-sniper team, who moved to the wilds of western Maine, bought a run-down camp on 3500 acres originally built for the offspring of wealthy parents, and turned it into a paramilitary training camp, Sanctuary. Military and civilian clients come from around the globe to hone their skills, and cross-train in a Marine crucible type setting. They become entangled with a blonde, brown-eyed hellion, Lorelei Randall, an agent for the National Clandestine Services in Washington, DC. The world basically goes to hell in a handbasket after that.
Book Two, Hunting April, introduces new characters to the Sanctuary setting when our heroes, Daniel Wyndsor and Glennon Garrett, also former military men, hide our civilian heroine, April Hall, from her mob-related ex-fiance. If April wants to survive, she has no choice except to grow into a strong, self-reliant woman — and Sanctuary provides the background to do that.
There are currently eight books in The Men of Sanctuary series. Book Four, Above the Law, is undergoing edits as we speak. Tentative release is planned for early August.
The relationships at Sanctuary run the gamut from male/female pairings to menage a trois, menage a trois to male/male bonding, and male/male relationships.
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A winner will be chosen at random from our respondents, for a full-color poster of the Bombshell cover.
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A former Jersey girl, now in central upstate NY, surrounded by farmland, our own ninety acres with a 200-year-old, 12-room farmhouse. I happily write in my own office, surrounded by any number of hounds.