6/15/2018

The July Intrigues

~Harlequin Intrigues ~
"The Harlequin Intrigue hero is not afraid to break the rules in order to see justice done and to protect the innocent."
~It's my privilege to bring you all six of the July releases. With a special feature on Lena Diaz who is graciously donating 1 autographed copy of SWAT STANDOFF to a lucky Rafflecopter Winner. 


SWAT STANDOFF

A SWAT team vanishes.

Can two partners put aside their differences to save them?

Playing hero backfires on sexy SWAT team member Blake Sullivan. He infuriates his partner, Donna Waters, as much as he attracts her. But before they can resolve their differences, they discover that the rest of their team have been kidnapped by an unknown assailant. Now as they race to rescue the small Tennessee town’s real heroes, they share a growing mutual trust…and a hot, life-changing connection.

Tennessee SWAT
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ANGI:  Favorite thing about SWAT member Blake Sullivan
LENA: I love that Blake isn’t perfect. He’s a deliciously flawed hero and a complex character. Just when you think you understand him, you find out something new. I loved discovering what makes him tick, and why he is the way he is. His love for Donna transforms him and enables him to save his team.

ANGI:  Favorite thing about SWAT member Donna Waters
LENA:  Donna is loyal, both to her team and to the man she loves. She’s also incredibly smart. When her loyalties seem to be at odds with eachother, she finds a way to be true without compromising her principles. I love that about her.

ANGI:  Favorite thing about SWAT STANDOFF
LENA:  That it really WORKED as the wrap-up book for the Tennessee SWAT series! I wanted to ensure that every character who’d been in the series played a role in this story, without taking away from Blake and Donna as the central characters. After all, this is their love story. I’m really proud of how it turned out. I feel that it checks all the boxes, and has a really feel good, uplifting ending in spite of the turmoil that everyone goes through. I can picture the Destiny Tennessee SWAT team at their annual summer barbeques laughing and having fun even now. Who knows. Maybe one day I’ll figure out a way to re-visit them in a new series.

ANGI:  Did you find many female SWAT members in your research?
LENA:  Actually, I can’t remember ANY female SWAT team members in the research that I did. But I was more interested in equipment and techniques. The interplay of the team members was more my creation than from research. This team is unique because they’re full time detectives and part-time SWAT team members. They have dual roles because they’re in a small town with a small budget. So I couldn’t tailor the team’s dynamics off a typical SWAT team. I relied more on my own experience from having lived in rural small towns and used that blend of comaradery and “brotherhood” between the men and only woman on the team.

ANGI:  Favorite scene in SWAT STANDOFF
LENA:  I had to think about this one. There are so many fun scenes in this story. But I’d probably choose the scene where Blake and Donna disguise themselves and break into a house to try to get information to help them save the team. This was a huge turning point in the story because this was where Donna finds out there is WAY more to Blake’s past than she ever imagined. She gets a shocking, compelling glimpse into what made him the man he is now. And she begins to understand the reasons that he’s had so much trouble meshing with the team. I guess you could say it’s a scene where a layer gets peeled away and you get to see Blake in a whole new light. There are lots of moments like that in the story and I really enjoyed writing those scenes.


RANGER GUARDIAN

A Texas Ranger’s daughter has been taken.

Getting her back is all that matters.

They’ve been estranged for months, so Texas Ranger Heath Murray is surprised to be partnered with his dedicated FBI agent wife, Kendall Barlow. It’s the case of Kendall’s career—a career that has divided their marriage, though not their attraction. When their young daughter is kidnapped as a pawn, they have only each other to turn to. Saving her together is their only option. The alternative is unthinkable.


Texas Brothers of Company B

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SAVED BY THE SHERIFF
Cindi Myers

He’ll protect her back.
But will he win her heart?

Sheriff Travis Walker doesn’t blame Lacy Milligan for hating him—he jailed her for murder. But now he’s exonerated her, and the handsome lawman needs her to find the real killer. Will she overcome her hatred to help? As she relents, violence explodes—someone wants her dead. With time running out, their investigation deepens…and ignites sparks of attraction neither ever expected.

Eagle Mountain Murder Mystery
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BODY OF EVIDENCE

He'll do anything to protect this doctor's life...


Don't miss this Colby Agency: Sexi-ER novel! 
***HOT READ***



ER doctor Marissa Frasier needs the best protection after she's wrongly suspected of her ex-husband's murder. And rugged Colby Agency investigator Lacon Traynor is keeping her close 24/7, helping her find the truth--and uncovering her most vulnerable passions. But someone else wants Marissa for his own...and is about to use their desire as one killer trap.


Colby Agency: Sexi-ER

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MAJOR CRIMES




Working together would bring down a killer

But her secrets could tear them apart…

Hayley Green never wanted to see Omega special agent Cain Bennett again. Ever. He seduced her, then sent her to prison for hacking, and Hayley’s only just started piecing her life back together. Except now Cain needs Hayley’s help to catch a murderer. Their past is colliding with their still-smoldering attraction…and the only thing more dangerous than the killer is the secrets Hayley’s been keeping.

Omega Sector: Under Siege
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RULES IN BLACKMAIL

Blackhawk Security Elite Protection Services
Their business is your safety


But not hers. Former SEAL Sullivan Bishop refuses to work for Jane Reise. The JAG Corps prosecutor is hard core—and he never stopped blaming her for his brother’s death. But Blackhawk is Jane’s only hope in fending off a frightening stalker, and she’ll blackmail Sullivan to get it. Forced into her service, he soon realizes he was wrong about Jane. As bullets fly, Sullivan knows he’ll risk his life—and heart—to save her.

Blackhawk Security Elite Protection Services


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9 comments:

  1. So glad that Heath's story will be on shelves next week. Looks like a great group of Intrigues !!

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  2. So glad that Heath's story will be on shelves next week. Looks like a great group of Intrigues !!

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  3. Can't wait to read these. As to waiting to read a series? No way. I'll read them as they come with no hesitation on reading the previous ones again. ;-)

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  4. Thanks so much for spotlighting the July Intrigues, Angi. Your cover is A-MAZ-ING. I also love Nichole's cover. So sexy! I can see the angst in the characters' expressions. Can't wait to see these on the shelves.

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  5. Sometimes I wait for a series as a whole... depends on my mood.

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  6. If they are coming out close I wait, if a long time between I sometimes go ahead and read

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  7. These books are so good and I always look forward to reading and reviewing the next one! Thank you for posting this and on the rafflecoptor a few of the authors links are not working! Peggy Clayton

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  8. I always enjoy most of the Harlequin Intrigues. I don't get to read them all, even my favorite authors or series, as my book budget is severely limited. But when I come across some in a book sale I am thrilled.

    [BTW, 3 or 4 of the rafflecopter links do not go to the right place but to a page that says "Something's wrong here...
    Uh oh, Bitly couldn't find a link for the bitly URL you clicked."
    One of them I could work around, but the other 3 I haven't. Cindi's, Debra's, and Nicole's newsletters.]

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  9. If a series is 3 to 5 books long, I will wait until I have the whole series before reading them, then binge read all of them. Ongoing series like the Colby series and the spin-offs, I just read them as I get them. Harlequin Intrigues are favorites and I get all that I can.

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