I'm thrilled to welcome Tyler Anne Snell back to the blog! She writes and reads a little bit of everything but has a soft spot for thrillers, mysteries, and sexual tension. When she isn't writing or reading, she's re-watching her favorite TV series or playing video games. The first book she finished in one sitting was a Harlequin Intrigue. It taught her to appreciate the power of a good book.
Tyler lives in Alabama with her same-named beau and their mini lions.
She's always been the boss—now she's the target.
As the newest member of Orion Security, Jackson Fields had a lot to prove. But he never expected his first assignment would force him to break every rule in the employee handbook. Nikki Waters has always put her clients' protection first…until a nightmare from her past resurfaces. Now Jackson must protect his boss to keep her life's work from crumbling. She'd headhunted Jackson for his raw talent, and is counting on his determination to make sure she lives another day. He has every intention of keeping her safe—especially when his protective detail turns from professional to personal in the blink of an eye.
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They went through the lobby, rode the elevator up to the second floor and walked the length of the hallway until Jackson stopped at 44B. He pulled out his key, unlocked the door and held it open for her. Nikki slipped inside, trying to find a phrase or string of perfectly placed words to fix whatever she’d broken. It was true, Jackson Fields annoyed her to some degree and they’d gotten off on the wrong foot, but now it bothered her that it bothered her that he was upset. How could a man affect her like this in such a short time of knowing him?
The bodyguard locked the door behind her, took the bag from her hand and put it down on a small table. For the first time since the alley, he turned to face her.
“Listen, Jackson,” she started, no longer able to stand the quiet. “I’m sorr—”
Jackson grabbed her face and crushed his lips against hers. The momentum of the kiss pushed Nikki’s back flush against the door, but the man didn’t pull away.
And Nikki realized she wasn’t pulling away, either.
FUN FACTS WITH TYLER....
Tyler: So if you know me personally, or really follow any of my author social media sits, you might have picked up on two things about me. The first? I love to say “it’s fine” in almost every situation. Fun fact: I make sure to put that in every book I write at least once. Which brings me to the second thing…I love “fun facts” and often pepper them into every conversation I can! So here are the most fun “fun facts” about each of my Orion Security books, including my most recent release (as in Aug. 23/Sept. 1!) SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES!
Private Bodyguard’s FUN FACT: When I picked the hero’s name “Oliver” I immediately paired it with the last name “Quinn.” While I’m a comic book nerd, I really didn’t put together that I’d named a character so closely after the character “Oliver Queen” aka the Green Arrow. Several people have approached me about how cool it was that I named him after a comic book character! And while I actually wished I had done it on purpose, FUN FACT: I just liked the way they sounded together! Bonus fun fact: The only person I based my Oliver Quinn off of was Actor Mike Vogel! Specifically his portrayal of Barbie in Stephen King’s TV series UNDER THE DOME!
Full Force Fatherhood’s FUN FACT: Some already know this, and others have no idea so for those in the latter category let me tell you one of my favorite FUN FACTS about this series! In this book the heroine’s little girl is based off of my real-life goddaughter! From how she looked at that age, to even what she played with! Also another bonus fun fact: This book is my favorite of the series overall! The end always makes me cry!
Be on the Lookout: Bodyguard’s FUN FACT: If any of you have ever watched the show FRINGE then you might get a similar vibe at times in this book. That’s probably because I wrote it while binging the show! Also I think it helped with the creation of a completely random character that I didn’t know existed until I was halfway through the book. While the new addition wasn’t in my outline originally, I’m so glad the character demanded to be in the book! They became one of my favorite characters!
Suspicious Activities’ FUN FACT: This book made me very, very nervous. Why? Well because it follows Orion founder and head honcho Nikki Waters! If you’ve read the three books before this one you’ll see that Nikki makes an appearance in all of them (her biggest role in Full Force Fatherhood). She’s my favorite overall character for the series and I was so afraid I couldn’t do her justice. However, I was very pumped on how she came out! Since this book is the conclusion to the series (I know, I’m crying too) I wanted to make sure every character found a good ending while giving Nikki the ending she deserved! I think I nailed it! Bonus fun fact: I’m a huge CASTLE fan and wanted to make a character nod to Castle’s character Nikki Heat! And that’s how Nikki got her name!
And that’s it for my most notable FUN FACTS for my Orion Security series! I hope you enjoy SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES as much as I did, and the series as a whole!
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UP NEXT: I’m currently working on a six-book series for Harlequin Intrigue in which an Alabama Sheriff's department work together to try and protect the people within their jurisdiction while trying to protect their own hearts in the process! Due to release at the end of 2017!
THANKS SO MUCH, TYLER, FOR SHARING YOUR FUN FACTS WITH OUR READERS!! Tyler is offering signed copies of all FOUR books in the Orion Security series to ONE random North American entrant.
"What show or character do you love so much that you would base a character off of if you were a writer?"
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