Claire, an unconventional Guardian angel sent to save a sexy Brazilian-born painter from killing himself, discovers Daniel has been preyed upon by a powerful dark angel posing as his best friend and agent.
Although successful in saving Daniel’s life, Claire is in danger of losing her own when attraction to her handsome charge blooms into a forbidden love. The dark angel offers her what she’s only dared to dream about – an eternity with Daniel.
Will she sacrifice her soul, or sacrifice a lifetime with a man she knows she was created to love?
The World Keeps Spinning Around
I’ve told the story how, when I was about 3 or 4, my mother and father moved into a big house in Oakland (the McArthur freeway took the house when it was built), that was ½ acre, but seemed like a whole city block to me. The two-story house had two bedrooms downstairs, where my mom and dad and little brother slept. Upstairs were three other bedrooms and two side attic doors, where I used to worry demons lived. Later we would take on boarders to fill the two gabled bedrooms that looked over the busy street, but my bedroom was at the back and overlooked my mother’s beautiful garden. The view from my writing desk will some day resemble this, as the hill was filled with hydrangeas, roses and lush flowering plants and filled the entire glass pane of the windows there.
I had a bunk bed, and liked to take turns sleeping on the top bunk and then the bottom. At the bottom I would make a fort with other blankets, or sheer nightgowns I’d steal from my mother’s room. I pretended I was in a harem many long afternoons. The view of the green foliage was huge from the lower bunk.
The top bunk gave me sort of a sense of security, as I could look down on everything and feel I guess a little safer from pirates or gremlins or other such things as might frequent the attic spaces. One of the things I’d look down on would be the little table in the middle of the room that held my record player.
I think I was 3 when I was given this RCA record player, along with some sets of .45 records, Snow White and Cinderella being my favorites. I liked Snow White because of the handsome prince that awoke her from the witches curse. Cinderella I related to because I was alone up in the top part of the house, and I could easily feel how Cinderella used to sit and dream about her Prince Charming coming to rescue her.
I was given other books as well, including some Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales, and other Mother Goose things, Little Red Riding Hood and The Gingerbred Man. When I was to turn the page, there would be some sign, like little Gus the mouse saying “Gus Gus Gus GusGus,” for Cinderella.
I was told by my father to only touch the little red button, only put 3 or 4 records on the turnstile, and only then to adjust the volume button on the side. I think my Little Red Riding Hood records were bright red, others were turquoise, but most of them were standard black .45s.
It didn’t matter how many times I played these albums and listened to the narration, I would cry at all the right places, and get angry with others, or jump for joy. I think I became addicted to romance and the Happily Ever After way back then when I was 3. The beauty of the spoken word or a story I loved came to me and filled me with wonder, hope and the clear sense of a beautiful, loving destiny. I just knew the Happily Ever After was going to be my story some day.
These are cherished moments. My storyteller and favorite pirate prince, J.D. Hart, send me this YouTube video of the exact copy of my record player. Listen and enjoy. And then listen to his narration, my grownup version of that little attic room, where I get to don my headsets, listen, cry at the sad parts and jump for joy at all the happy ones, just like those days many years ago.
Except now I get to share them with you.
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Heroes With Heart AnthologyPublished: Feb 9, 2014 Genre: Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
Anthology of 8 Navy SEAL novellas by New York Times, USA Today and award-winning bestselling authors: Marliss Melton, Gennita Low, Teresa Reasor, Elle James, Delilah Devlin, Stephanie Tyler, J.M. Madden and Sharon Hamilton.
Code of Silence by Award-winning Internationally Bestselling authorMarliss Melton: Navy SEAL Vinny DeInnocentis has no idea his news reporter wife is keeping secrets. With her hard-won reputation for rooting out corruption, Ophelia can’t let a little thing like her unexpected pregnancy get in the way of exposing Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor for the liar he is. But will her quest to publicize the truth — and her shocking discovery that her target is far more dangerous than she imagined — cost her more than she ever thought she’d lose?
Seal My Destiny by New York Times and USA/Today Bestselling AuthorSharon Hamilton: Back from a horrible tour, Navy SEAL Luke Paulsen has a chance encounter with a woman who begins to unthaw his troubled soul. Deciding he’s too damaged, he begs off further entanglement, but then meets her again a month later at a family wedding, where the unavoidable attraction pulls them together as never before. Will their love be enough to heal them both for a chance at a Happily Ever After?
Holding On by New York Times Bestselling author Stephanie Tyler: (a novella set in the Hold series – originally published in SEAL of My Dreams) Jamie Michaels is an FBI Agent, married to a Navy SEAL…and about to give birth while her husband’s deployed. Navy SEAL Chris Waldron’s been on some impossible missions before, but getting home in time for the birth of his son might prove to be the toughest–and most rewarding mission of all.
Warrior by Bestselling author Gennita Low: On a covert operation with his SEAL team, Lucas Branson bumps into his love interest, Kit Ling Harrison, who is overseas with her media team interviewing victims of war. Things get interesting when he and Kit end up on an unexpected road trip. Chasing vehicles, avoiding RPGs, singing silly songs, and falling in love ensue.
SEAL’s Desire by USA Today Bestselling author Elle James: Back from deployment, Navy SEAL Remy LaDue’s planned Valentine’s Day date with NCIS agent Mitchell Sanders runs amuck when he finds her undercover as a sexy stripper at a local lounge. Remy and his team join forces with Mitchell to find a missing woman and discover a human trafficking organization in the darkest heart of Virginia Beach.
SEAL’s Lost Dream by USA Today Bestselling author JM Madden: Former Navy SEAL K9 handler Joe Flynn lost his dog in the war and doesn’t want anything to do with animals, but every stray in Denver seems to head his way. Luckily for him, the luscious veterinarian Willow James doesn’t mind taking care of everything he finds. She even seems willing to take him on with all his ghosts, but is he ready to let them go for her?
Breaking Free by Bestselling author Teresa Reasor: When her brother Brett is attacked and left for dead, Zoe Weaver and Lieutenant Adam ‘Hawk’ Yazzie work together to discover if one of his SEAL teammates is responsible for his injuries. But will loyalties forged on the battlefield prove more binding than the truth? Or their love?
Mutiny’s Bounty by USA Today Bestselling author Delilah Devlin: Interested only in experiencing an adrenaline-packed adventure first-hand to give her credo when she books her clients’ adventure vacations, Lace McElhannon finds more excitement than she can handle when she meets and falls into bed with ex-SEAL Dex Haygood.
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So good to be back home. Life is full. I’m loving the fullness of it. I’m loving the special place I get to occupy. Love the stories I get to tell.
While waiting for my new iPhone on Friday, I met a man from Hong Kong (who bought us all cappuccinos while we waited) who told us some fascinating details of his life. I met another woman who grew up in Boston. I met a couple from South Africa who happened to be touring the wine country on vacation and decided to spend one day of it waiting for a phone.
Thursday night I spoke at the Petaluma Writer’s Forum. Carolyn and Jackie took me to dinner beforehand, making me feel like a real rock star. In the audience I saw old friends and met new ones. I saw faces of people I hadn’t seen in several years, who just came out to hear me speak, which surprised me. I remember critiquing with some of them, listening to them guest read or discussing plot and story and writing journey with them. My son took some videos we’d like to use snippets of in the future.
On Friday I got a Navy SEAL coin from my friend Anne. Taking it with the Trident card she sent me to the framer’s Monday to have mounted and saved, next to the Plank I got from the Navy SEAL/UDT Museum in Florida. Can’t wait to go back there next month and say Hi. Pay homage to the souls remembered there. Cry a little, take more pictures and see what’s new, and yes, probably make another donation.
Saturday I met with four friends in San Jose, working on a project to bring a popular writer’s course to the Bay Area. I’d not been to the Wagon Wheel Saloon before, and enjoyed the pictures of the “brothel” in the back. The coins in the case were priceless. I’ve now found a new passion when I go antiquing. Something new to go look for: brothel coins and pictures.
I’m also letting a new story take hold of me, as I finish SEAL’s Promise. This one is about an older couple, a secondchance story, about finding love after the death of a spouse. I’d gotten the idea some time ago when I discovered, by accident, an old friend of mine from college had built a new house, and I turned this into a bed and breakfast inn, relocating it to the Oregon coast. I’m not forcing this story, just writing tidbits as they come to me. Like I discussed at lunch on Saturday, I’m enjoying a little bit of a slow down to enjoy being home, and letting the stories come to me organically, instead of forcing them. Writing what I love and not worrying about anything I don’t.
Which is why I love being an Indie writer. I get to do the things I want to do. I get to let the fullness of the emotions take me away to places I don’t go on a regular basis. Actually watch TV for the first time in about 3 weeks last night. Got caught up in 4 episodes of Outlander. Okay, now I have to re-read that series. Again. Maybe I can get past book 6 this time…
Here’s a poem my heroine composed, which is how I’m kind of thinking of my hero, who is coming to me from the fog. I’m getting in touch with what he thinks and feels, what excites him, what possibilities he has in his personality. How the two of them play off each other as they fall in love. I love writing this part of a love story, how they get together. Trust me, they do get together!
Thank you for stopping by today! I wish you all a wonderful week to come.
Since SEAL of My Heart released on July 10, reviews and feedback coming in has been wonderful overall! This summer was filled with new releases, and I’m so happy that SEAL of My Heart is getting such positive feedback.
About SEAL of My Heart:
Kate Morgan is engaged to the most eligible bachelor in Sonoma County, the son of a wealthy wine family in Healdsburg, California. On a flight to visit her sister in Portland she is seated next to a young hard-bodied elite soldier who ignites her insides in a strange attraction she cannot deny.
Navy SEAL Tyler Gray plans to spend a weekend home before deploying to North Africa with the rest of his SEAL Team 3. But the conversation with Kate has him rethinking his future.
The encounter has both of them feeling fate has stepped into their lives and altered their course. Unable to just say goodbye as lovers, they agree to carry on a correspondence. Kate becomes the girl Tyler wants to come home to while she is pressured by her family to reconsider her broken marriage plans.
Family secrets are revealed from the past regarding a young Marine and Kate’s mother which brings both heartache and a sense of clarity as old loves are unearthed. From the grave, a Marine’s love letters from the past affect the new love between Kate and Tyler in the present. And when Kate’s life is endangered, will Tyler be the man to save her without sacrificing his own?
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Please give a warm welcome to the lovely Ella Jade who is stopping by the blog today to celebrate her awesome new release of Tessa’s Temptation.
I’m thrilled to announce the release of Tessa’s Temptation. This hot, steamy, full length novel will heat up your sheets!
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What happens when the siren becomes the tempted?
College student Tess Burke is on the verge of eviction. Her life changed when her dad was in a bad car accident. He’s been in the hospital for months and making little progress. Desperation is setting in. They’re about to lose everything.
Successful architect Chase Carlisle has made a name for himself among the rich and famous. His work keeps him busy, leaving little time for a social life. When an old family friend contacts him and asks him to care for his vibrant, sassy daughter, Chase feels obligated to take…
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