Teague 'TJ' Johnson loves being a smokejumper. Roaring down a fast line into the middle of a fire didn't faze him, but losing the only woman who'd ever meant anything to him did. Five years later and he could still see her just as plain as day: five-seven, toffee skin, an athletic build given to her from years of boxing, and a smile that could melt glaciers.
Erin 'Mongoose' Watford is a mechanic in her area's Forest service air squadron, The Hellcats. When they were called in to assist out in the Pacific Norwest, she ran into a man she never thought she'd see again. He looked better than ever. Standing six-one with dark mocha skin and medium brown eyes that seemed to stare into her soul, he made a most appealing and alarming package. Erin had run away from the feelings Teague had stirred within her, and seeing him again made those feelings blaze with a ferocity that rivals the very fire they are fighting.
TJ has no intention of letting Erin go again. When Erin finally accepts where her heart truly lies will she be too late to tell Teague?
Aliyah Burke lives on the East Coast with her husband. They have two dogs and a cat. A Navy wife, she enjoys hearing from her readers. If you visit her website, please don t forget to sign the guestbook. Her debut novel, A Knight s Vow, is available through online retailers or Author House. She has one book published with Red Rose titled 'A Little White Lie', and another one titled, 'An Unlikely Encounter', to be released with them 06 Sep 07.
Top-secret government operatives can't afford emotional attachments. Years ago, Beckett Hanson broke the rule and fell in love. Hard. She was a spy - like Beckett - until she went dark eight years ago. She simply disappeared. And for Beckett, that meant hardening his broken heart and being the job. Until one phone call changes everything...
Indigo Grey left her life behind eight years ago when she became pregnant. Since then, she's lived a "normal" life with her son, until a trip lands them both in some serious hot water. Now her son's life is in danger and Indigo is desperate. The only person who can help her is the man she ran away from years ago, and they're running out of time...
Ethan Jackson has been a prisoner for longer than he cares to think about. An opportunistic perimeter alarm allows for him and one other to escape. Almost recaptured, they are saved by the timely arrival of his family. Now he just has to figure out who the woman with him is and where the man behind his own kidnapping has gone.
Zahra ‘Rally’ Kidjo has a kinship with the man who saved her but her trust only goes so far. As the youngest child in the ruling royal family, she’s used to betrayal from the inside. Once brash and outspoken on her beliefs, she’s now reserved and soft-spoken.
When this horrible ordeal is over, can Ethan keep this princess in his life or will he lose her to her familial obligations?
Pharmacological student, Ayanna Barker, was working hard to give her and her son a good life. Sure, things were tight, but it was all worth it. The man who had given her her child has also given her the best night of her life...and she had never forgotten him.
US Navy pilot Lieutenant Michael Taylor loved the rush his job gave him but even that took a back seat to how he felt about the lovely Ayanna Barker, but circumstances keep them apart.
Four years later Michael sees her at a different military institution. Ayanna is more beautiful than his vivid memories had recalled her to be, but now she has a child...she has his child. Determined to be a part of her life, and his son's, Michael moves them into his home and marries her. Each day reawakened emotions burn hotter and hotter as they try and keep things under control.
But can Michael and Ayanna realise what they share is so much more than just a marriage of convenience?
Publisher's Note: This story was released as part of the Camouflaged Hearts Anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.
Beauregard Jackson has a reputation for being a ladies’ man. It’s never bothered him until an ex shows up from his past and makes his life hell. When she goes after the one woman he’s never dated but has loved truly, Beau takes action.
Shannon ‘Mino’ Tumelo spent years putting off her own dreams to work at Theta Corps. After she quit, she went back to medical school—and now she’s months away from finishing when she’s yanked back into that world.
While she and Beau work together, she struggles to fight her feelings for him, aware he’s not a long-term kind of man. Beau, however, wants to change her mind, because she’s the one he wants. Can he convince her of his love for her?
Anabelle Lee Jackson is an assassin for Theta Corps. Not much can get under her skin aside from her boss, Masters. Their bickering has been years of foreplay for her, but neither of them step over that line—though they may have come close. Until they are on an op in Russia together and they erase that line completely.
Masters and Anabelle Lee clash on everything, leading to her leaving. Will he show contrition for his behavior? Will she? Or will these two lovers only have their memories of what could have been to keep them warm at night?
Leonardo Wright has been fighting his attraction to the sexy diva that gets under his skin like no other woman. Deyon is one woman who he can't seem to resist. She is a family friend but he wants to take their relationship to another level. But he wants to do so on his terms...however when dealing with Deyon, she plays by her own rules and her passionate nature will not let him do as he wants. Take it slow and easy and build something lasting. Leo gives in and holds on for a journey that will bring him the one thing he wants more than all else—Deyon's heart.
Deyon De'clare is not prepared to wait for any man to make a decision for her. Leo wants to be involved with her...and he thinks it will be the way he wants it. He is very wrong. Whatever they have will be by both their terms—a mutual meeting of minds, body and souls. At least that is the plan if she can get the stubborn sheriff to understand that she is not a woman who does anything unless she wants too. And she does want Leonardo Wright more than she ever expected. But when one is playing with matters of the heart you have to give in to those irresistible forces.
Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.
Shelly Marie Dixon is a woman with a fearful past. Literally. She’s never able to settle in one place, all because of a man set on tormenting her. After five years of struggling to move on with her life, she goes back to another man. One she left years ago. One with the skills to help her. Hopefully, he won’t brush her aside.
Never in his wildest dreams did Adam Wilder, eldest brother and co-founder of D.A.R.K Cover, Inc, expect to find a lost love sitting in the lobby of his company. Much less, expect to find her terrified.
There’s no way he’s letting her face things alone. If it takes all of D.A.R.K’s resources, he’ll risk it. Whatever it takes to keep her safe. Problem is, will he be able to keep it professional—because one look at her and he wants to go back to how things were, way back when.
The only way that’s going to happen is if she’ll believe him when he says: Trust Me.
Joseph Meyers grew up on a fruit farm in northern Wisconsin, and planned on spending his life there until the day his father kicks him off. Over a year later and he returns because the old man has had a stroke.
Sissy Edwin has taken over the job her mother had as housekeeper for the Meyers family after she passed. As a single parent, she’s focused on two things—doing her job and raising her son, Taylor.
These two had grown up together and had a one-night stand, but now things are different. They’re not in high school and they both have goals. Joseph’s is to have her back in his life, as she woke part of him that was dead for so long, hers is to do right by her son. Do they have what it takes to keep it all at The Edge, or will everything fall apart?