Embattled Christmas: A Lost and Found Series Novella

J.M. Madden
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Christmas at the Lost and Found Investigative Service is anything but merry this season.

John Palmer dreads the holiday. For the past year he and Shannon have been getting along like gangbusters, but as the holiday creeps closer tension invades their relationship. He’s at a loss as to how to fix it. Until he makes a risky gamble.

Chad doesn’t know why Mercy is having problems at school. Maybe with a little intervention from Santa they can get to the bottom of her situation.

Duncan Wilde runs herd on his group, putting out fires as they come along. But maybe a special Christmas present from the group will make him look at life with fresh eyes. 

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About the author

 NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author J.M. Madden usually writes compelling romances between 'combat modified' military men and the women who love them, but occasionally she writes spicy otherworldly love. An eternal optimist, she believes there is a soulmate for everyone, no matter what the situation or physical challenge. She's written 19 romances in the past three years and has plans for many more.

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J.M. Madden
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Published on
Dec 15, 2014
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Pages
80
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ISBN
9780986222825
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Military
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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Book 3

His Marine training taught him that failure is never an option regardless of circumstances. That certainly applies to Chad's need to stop Lost and Found's deranged client from using the information he gathered to stalk and abuse his ex. Falling in love with the broken woman and her sweet daughter in the middle of rescuing them is definitely not the best timing. But it's also inevitable. In Book 3 of this heart-warming military romance series, Chad will discover that protecting Lora is a much easier task than proving he’s the one man she can finally trust with her heart. 

 

Weeks of no incriminating evidence should have clued him in sooner about who was the real victim. Now Chad Lowell is wracked with guilt after the woman he’s assigned to investigate is attacked by her abusive ex-husband right under his nose. Lora and her little girl are in incredible danger, and he vows to protect them at all costs, whether the angry and hurt woman wants him to or not. His Marine training makes the protecting part easy, but nothing he does seems to make Lora want to take a chance on him or his love. 

 

Lora O’Neil left a life of abuse to make a new start for herself and her daughter. When her ex hires Lost and Found Investigative Service to track her down, she’s left reeling both physically and emotionally. The private detective that had been watching her for the past couple of months did finally come to her rescue, but does that mean she should now trust him to help her turn their lives around? The sexy former Marine makes her body feel things she thought she’d never feel for a man again, but she just can’t imagine what it would take for her to heal enough to ever say yes. 

Toni Anderson
Now you can get the first three books of the 'Her ~ Romantic Suspense' series in one box set. Features two full-length novels and one 80-page novella. 

Her Sanctuary:

Running for her life, ex-FBI agent Elizabeth Ward escapes to Montana with a new identity. She craves peace and solitude, but instead finds handsome rancher, Nat Sullivan.

Nat is trying to hold his ailing family together, while struggling to keep the ranch from bankruptcy. The last thing the cowboy needs is a beautiful stranger reminding him there is more to life than work.

But Elizabeth isn't what she seems. And when a murderer and rapist track her down to the remote ranch, they all find out about the power of revenge.

Revenge or Redemption. Which would you choose?


Her Last Chance:

Marsh & Josie first appear in HER SANCTUARY. This is their story.

Eighteen years ago the Blade Hunter found his first victim on the streets of New York City.

As a child Josephine Maxwell was attacked and left for dead. She learned the hard way that life is a constant struggle for survival. She can’t waste time pining over a man she can’t have. Now the killer has returned, and the only person who can save her is the FBI agent she deceived and betrayed six months ago.

Now he’s back to finish the job.

Special Agent-in-Charge Marshall Hayes has made it his life’s work to fight on the side of law and order, even though it cost him the only woman he ever loved. The return of a serial killer gives him the excuse he needs to force his way back into her life. But in order to catch the killer and safeguard Josie's life, he has to break all the rules and risk losing his heart again.


Her Risk To Take (80-page novella):

If only ER doc Sarah Sullivan could get the ornery cowboy she’s loved since she was a girl to cooperate, she could move on with her life, and maybe even think about starting a family. But he’s pulling away, and she doesn’t know why. What she does know is that she can’t imagine life without him. 

Ex-con Cal Landon lives in fear of the day his ugly past catches up with him and takes away the best thing he’s ever known—Sarah Sullivan. Cal would die to protect her, but she deserves better than a world-weary ranch hand. Even though it’s way past time for him to leave her family’s Montana spread, he can’t bring himself to let go. 

When Sarah proposes at Christmastime, Cal has no choice but to walk away. Then a hostage crisis hurls Sarah into a life-and-death situation, and the love that made Cal leave sends him racing back to her side, straight into danger. He will get her out alive—or die trying. 


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Similar to: Karen Robards, Nora Roberts, J.D. Robb, Jayne Ann Krentz, Julie Garwood, Maya Banks, Dale Mayer, Kay Hooper, Lisa Marie Rice, Cynthia Eden, Liliana Hart, Rebecca Zanetti, Chris Taylor, Kaylea Cross, Jennifer Ryan, Delores Fossen, Kat Martin, BJ Daniels, and Cherry Adair.

 

Book 11
 This is book 11 of the SEALs of Honor series.

High seas terror, international intrigue… homegrown problems…

Rescuing hostages on a yacht is a fairly normal mission for Brett, one of the elite SEALs, but having one of those hostages be an ex-girlfriend and her kids – well that changes everything.

Particularly now that he knows she’s single again.

Ceci had walked away from Brett and into another relationship as a way to heal. Only to end up as a widow raising two kids. She planned to stay single and secure, avoid all the heartbreak that relationships bring until she comes face to face with her rescuer…and realizes she’s been fooling herself for years.

Unfortunately safe doesn’t mean safe anymore as the situation goes from bad to worse and she realizes she might never get a chance to fix her mistake…


Books in the SEALS of Honor series:

1.            Mason

2.            Hawk

3.            Dane

4.            Swede

5.            Shadow

6.            Cooper

7.            Markus

8.            Evan

9.            Mason's Wish

10.          Chase

11.          Brett

12..         Devlin

13.          Easton

14.          Ryder

15.          Macklin

1-3.        SEALs of Honor 1-3

4-6.        SEALs of Honor 4-6

7-10.      SEALs of Honor 7-10

 

Books in Heroe's for Hire (A SEALs of Honor World Series):

1.            Levi's Legend

2.            Stone's Surrender

3.            Merk's Mistake

4.            Rhodes's Reward

5.            Flynn's Firecracker

6.            Logan's Light

7.            Harrison's Heart - July 2017

8.            Saul's Sweetheart - August 2017

9.            Dakota's Delight - September 2017

10.          Michael's Mercy - October 2017




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J.M. Madden
This is the 12th book in the heart-pounding Sleeper SEALs series! They can be read individually or as a set!

Former Navy SEAL Parker Quinn is restless and depressed since he was forced to leave the Teams after his devastating injury. Working at the Lost and Found Investigative Service, finding a purpose, has made a difference in his confidence. He understands his purpose has changed, and physically he's not the man he used to be, but the need to serve still pounds through his blood. 

When his former commander calls with a supposedly simple covert surveillance case, he's all over it. Until he discovers the surveil-ee is none other than lawyer Andromeda Pierce, a woman who destroyed his heart more than any sniper bullet ever could. 

Andromeda is prosecuting a very dangerous man, with even more dangerous terrorist connections. When those connections decide to take her out because she’s getting too close, Parker rides to the rescue, taking a bullet in the process.

Now they're on the run, trying to find a missing witness and fighting their attraction the entire way. 

Will she give him a second chance to be the man she wanted, or will she leave his heart flat-line?


Have you read the rest of the Sleeper SEALs?
Susan Stoker – PROTECTING DAKOTA – 9/5/17
Becky McGraw – SLOW RIDE – 9/26/17
Dale Mayer – MICHAELS’ MERCY – 10/3/17
Becca Jameson – SAVING ZOLA – 10/17/17
Sharon Hamilton – BACHELOR SEAL – 10/31/17
Elle James – MONTANA RESCUE – 11/14/17
Maryann Jordan – THIN ICE – 11/28/17
Donna Michaels – GRINCH REAPER – 12/12/17
Lori Ryan – ALL IN – 1/9/18
Geri Foster – BROKEN SEAL – 1/23/18  
Elaine Levine – FREEDOM CODE – 2/6/18

Book 5
WARNING- This is the fifth book in the Lost and Found series and as always, there are ups and downs. Readers need to be aware that I deal with PTSD issues, suicide, and miscarriage. But, as always, there is a happy ending!!! 

 

Duncan Wilde has avoided long-term relationships very well since his fiancée left him wounded in the hospital years ago. That one harsh lesson—that he needed to guard his heart—has stuck with him for years. Besides, he's a beat up old Marine well past his time for love. The fiery young doctor from Kansas City seems to think otherwise, though. Too bad she's so damn young.

Alex Hartfield grew up as a military brat, but she sees something in Duncan that makes her think of permanence and starting a family.  She wants someone to come home to every night and love, and he's the first man that makes her guarded heart race with hope and excitement. 

 

Now… as they try to understand the dangerous incidents going on around them, they fight to find common ground. But it seems as if fate has some tricks up her sleeve.

 

 

I urge you to read the books of the Lost and Found series in order! Each can be read as a standalone, but you get a much better experience by taking them all in.

Prequel- The Embattled Road - FREE on all platforms

Book 1- Embattled Hearts- FREE on all platforms

Book 2- Embattled Minds

Book 3- Embattled Home

Book 4- Embattled SEAL

 

 

Short excerpt- While he waited for the truck to warm he grabbed a banana from the browning bunch and took a bite. He really did need to get a few groceries at some point.

Alex came into the kitchen and he paused mid-chew, stunned at what a blow dryer and a little make-up did for her. Now, he liked the natural look as well as any man, but there was something about knowing that a woman had taken care with her appearance just for you that made a man melt. When she met his eyes, she knew he was affected and a slow smile spread her dark pink lips. Then she crossed the kitchen to him and holding his gaze, leaned down to take a bite of the banana in his hand. 

Duncan swallowed, his dick warming with arousal. 

“Hm. I usually like them a little more firm.” She winked at him audaciously, then headed out the door to the garage. 

Damn, that woman was going to kill him. Ridiculously, though, he grinned and followed her out the door. 

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