Man Down

Wings of Gold

Book 3
Tracy Tappan
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**WINNER of the HOLT Medallion for outstanding literary fiction in a novel with Strong Romantic Elements!**

**2017 Kindle Book Award Semi-finalist for Romance!**

**Reader’s Favorite Bronze Medal Winner for Romance!**


Opening lines: Jason retreated to the padded room inside his head, making the place extra-warm this time, adding blankets and all kinds of cushions in “hot” colors, like red and orange. Not that he was cold. He had been, earlier, but now he was…away…inside his brain-room.


“Wow. After reading this book, I want to go hug a SEAL. I think the best part is the appeal to many different types of readers. There is friendship, hardship, military action…hot sex, and of course an HEA that fits!”

~ Fan review



The only two survivors of a helicopter crash on Pakistani soil, Lieutenant Commander Jason “Casanova” Vanderby and Petty Officer Shane “Mad Dog” Madden barely escape the smoking wreckage of their helo and hike to a nearby aid station for help. The head doctor, Farrin Barr, has recently evacuated all staff from the facility, leaving her alone to deal with the two military men…and the terrorist horde hunting them.


Chased across northern Pakistan in a race for their lives, Jason and Farrin end up running from their own personal demons as much as from the enemy pursuing them. For Jason, being around his childhood friend, Shane, awakens unwelcome memories of an abusive past, while Farrin is haunted by a decision she made that forever changed her life.


In the midst of the chaos, both mental and physical, no one is more surprised by the attraction forming between Jason and Farrin than they are. Both have lived their lives closed off to relationships, unable to let go of the memories that haunt them. But just when they find the courage to move forward together, people from both of their pasts come back and threaten to destroy the new foundations of their love.


Content guidelines: Contains profanity and adult situations. This is a standalone novel.

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About the author

Tracy Tappan is the best-selling author of gritty romance, her novels spanning across multiple genres. Her debut novel, THE BLOODLINE WAR, won the bronze medal for romance from the Independent Publishers Book Award (IPPY), one of the largest national book contests. The second book in her Community Series, THE PUREST OF THE BREED, was a USA Book News Award finalist, and the fourth book, MOON-RIDERS, a Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner.  The third book in her Wings of Gold Series, MAN DOWN, won the Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal for Romance, was a 2017 Kindle Book Awards Semi-finalist, and won the HOLT Medallion for outstanding literary fiction in a novel with Strong Romantic Elements.


Tracy holds a master’s degree in Marriage, Family, Child Counseling (MFCC), loves to play tennis, enjoys a great glass of wine, and talks to her two Labradors like they are humans (admittedly, the wine drinking and the dog talking probably go together).


A native of San Diego, Tracy is married to a former Navy helicopter pilot, who retired after thirty years of service and joined the diplomatic corps. He and Tracy currently live in Rome, Italy. www.tracytappan.com

 

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Publisher
Tracy Tappan
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Published on
Feb 27, 2017
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Pages
424
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ISBN
9780998755601
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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This content is DRM free.
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Opening lines: Kyle rolled over on the mattress and slowly lifted his eyelids. Rumpled sheets, empty bed…


“Mrs. Tappan writes one of the best accounts of today's military fighting man/woman... The characters are so real, and the story so enthralling, that you don't want to put the book down!”

~ Fan review


Compelled to join an operation by an admiral with a personal agenda, Lieutenant Kyle “Mikey” Hammond finds himself thrust into the harsh desert terrain of northern Pakistan. Four American engineers have been kidnapped, and Kyle is tasked to work with Samantha, a civilian authority on Pakistan, whose expertise in terrorist negotiations is the hostages’ only hope. However, this is just one part of Kyle’s assignment. He’s also operating off a set of top-secret orders that could ruin his military career.


From the outset, Samantha’s negotiations with the terrorists walk the sharp edge between life and death. But she is an expert at such shrewd tactics…tactics that soon begin to mirror her personal dealings with the enigmatic Navy lieutenant. Determined to unearth the true Kyle, Samantha engages in a cat-and-mouse game with him that ends up peeling away some of her own carefully concealed layers. Once both their masks are lowered, love blossoms between them. But when the daring hostage rescue finally gets underway, a horrifying accident nearly shatters everything they’ve worked to attain. Their survival will hinge on the strength of their love…and if the man she’s certain can save the day will become the hero he’s convinced he’s not.


Content guidelines: contains profanity and adult situations.

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“If you like Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter, Lara Adrian, Larissa Ione & J.R. Ward, you have to read this new series by Tracy Tappan!”

~ Fan review


Opening line: The house loomed out of the darkness like a hulking beast, its windows black eyes, the front door left gaping wide in a permanent scream.


Dr. Toni Parthen never knew she carried a unique, supernatural gene until the night she was kidnapped for it. Imprisoned in a secret underground community, she is asked to do the unthinkable: procreate with a vampire male in order to save their dying race. Headstrong and independent, Toni doesn’t cower in the face of her new, sinister reality. Instead she incites the other captured women to mutiny. But danger lurks around another corner. A ruthless demon faction is also after her powerful DNA, and she is suddenly thrust into the middle of a bloodline war. As her world explodes into violence, her only hope of survival lies with the dark, formidable vampire who wants nothing to do with her.


A rare half-vampire, half-demon, the leader of the Warrior Class, Jacken Brun, has vowed never to allow his tainted bloodlines into the community. Already a heavy burden, this oath becomes nearly impossible to bear when Toni’s special scent and infuriating troublemaking ignite a voracious hunger in him. Avoidance is key. But when war wages around Toni, led by the man who devastated her years ago, Jacken must choose between honoring his pledge or claiming a forbidden love.


Content guidelines: contains profanity, violence, and adult situations.

“The writing is out of this world good. Ms. Tappan weaves an intricate storyline with multi-faceted characters that you can’t help but love…or hate…or hate, then love, lol.”

~ Fan review


“If you haven't already discovered the Community you are missing something truly special. The stories are brilliantly written, with great characters and exciting stories that leave you wanting more.”

~ Fan review


Opening line: Pandra Parthen crumpled to her knees with a hiss, clutching at the bloody slash in her stomach, pain burning through every vein in her body.


Tortured by a power-hungry Fey father, Pandra Parthen lashes out one fateful night and inflicts an unspeakable cruelty on Vârcolac warrior Thomal Costache, unknowingly binding herself to the vamp for life. Now she is stuck forever with a man consumed by the need for revenge. Thomal remains entrenched in rage while over time Pandra grows to want a real marriage. But when she is unable to break through his forbidding walls, she seeks to release him from their bond…and the only way she can do that is through her own death.


One of the most dangerous of the Vârcolac warriors, Mixed-blood vampire Thomal Costache oozes sex appeal on the outside while concealing darkness within. His obsessive fury is only shaken by Pandra’s imminent death, when he realizes he’s been ruled by anger for reasons far deeper than her abuse. But now Pandra is trapped where no one has ever escaped, and Thomal will have to call on all his fighting skills to save her. Dying is a given, but he’ll risk everything to get what he wants above all else: a second chance.


Content guidelines: not intended for gentle readers, this book contains profanity, violence, and intense adult situations.

A New York Times bestseller!

The Mount Trilogy continues with Defiant Queen... 


I’m his entertainment. His toy. Payment on a debt.

I tell myself I hate him, but every time he walks into the room, my body betrays me. How can I want him and fear him in the same moment?

They told me he’d mess with my head. Make it go to war with my body.

But I didn’t realize it would be complete anarchy.

I should’ve known better. When Mount’s involved, there are no rules.

I will not surrender. I will not show weakness. I’ll stand my ground and make it out of this bargain with my heart and soul intact.

But he has other plans . . .


Defiant Queen is the second book of the Mount Trilogy and should be read after Ruthless King. Mount and Keira's story concludes in Sinful Empire. 



Reading order:

Ruthless King

Defiant Queen

Sinful Empire

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"So hot and explosive, I recommend having the fire department on standby." -New York Times bestselling author Laurelin Paige



"Meghan takes us a sexy and gritty non-stop journey that kept my heart in my throat and my body primed! Lachlan Mount is the king and he is mine!"— T Gephart, USA Today bestselling author.



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"This is my new favorite series EVER!" – Candi Kane, Dirty Laundry Review



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