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Have you met this Hottie? – Introducing Kathy Jackson from Desire Unleashed by Layne Macadam

TD Hassett:    You’re not Kathy Jackson. (Eyes spring wide and goofy grin appears on face as gorgeous hunk walks into the room and sits down)

Shane:            No. I’m Shane, Kathy’s husband, or Ice if you prefer. Kathy’s been throwing up all morning, and sends her apologies, so I’m here to fill in, if you don’t mind.

TD Hassett:    No not at all, it’s great to have you, but poor Kathy. All morning you say, so is there anything special you’d like to share?

Shane:            Kathy said you wanted to talk about her stalker. I tell you, I almost had heart failure when I realized that SOB had her. I would have killed him too, for what he did to her, had Frosty not been there to stop me.

TD Hassett:    Nice sidestep Shane. So tell us, is that when you first realized you were in love with Kathy.

Shane:            Nah, I was truly a dumbass and fought it all the way. We broke up you know. The guys and I were deployed on a rescue mission to Cambodia, and that’s when I realized I couldn’t live without her. I took a bullet, but the minute I was released from hospital, I wanted to put things right between us, but she’d left town. Wolf helped track her down and flew across country with me. I was still not fully recovered you see, so the guys thought I needed a minder. When we got to her house, and I saw the old boyfriend through the window, I thought I’d lost her. Worst moment of my life.

TD Hassett:    You and your team were pretty tight, but I hear you’re no longer a SEAL.

Shane:            That’s right, and we’re more than just tight, we’re family. When I took a medical discharge they voted to keep the team together. Frosty resigned, followed by Havoc, and Hawk, encouraged by Wolf.

TD Hassett:    Wolf otherwise known as glamour boy. I hear Layne intends to write his story next.

Shane:           Yeah, well, I wouldn’t hold my breath. He goes to a lot of trouble keeping his private life private, so she’d better have a rethink on that one.

Book Title:    Desire Unleashed

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Blurb:

When schoolteacher Kathy Bellamy moved from Louisiana to Coronado, she didn’t expect her secret dream or her worst nightmare to become a reality.

Kathy longs for the fairytale. An old-fashioned girl saving herself for the right guy, after one date with Navy SEAL Shane Jackson, she trashes her values and willingly tumbles into the sack without a thought for the consequences.

Confirmed bachelor and relationship cynic, Jackson has no room in his life for a permanent woman. Temporary liaisons are all he is up for. Cocky and self-assured, he believes he can pick a like-minded player at a glance. So when he discovers Kathy is the complete antithesis of what he believed her to be, he is thrown into a tailspin.

But before long and way out of his comfort zone, he finds himself knee deep in a relationship he can’t quite seem to end.

Kathy’s love life is evolving parallel with a nightmare. The object of a maniac’s obsession, when she throws caution to the wind and acts out of character, her actions are seen as a betrayal by her stalker that demand retribution in blood. Abducted at knife-point, and taken to a secret location, can Shane, who is the ultimate predator, find and rescue her before it’s too late.

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Author Bio:

I live with my husband, two dogs and a cat on the beautiful east coast of Australia.  I have a full-time job and a degree in history.

I’ve always been an avid reader, and I love a happy ending, so writing romance seemed a natural progression for me.  But as I sat at the computer one day staring at a blank screen it all seemed rather daunting.  Once I finally started tapping on the keys though, the words kept flowing and before I knew it I’d written my first book.  I write contemporary romance, and sci-fi.  I’m currently working on Desire Denied, Book 2 in the Desire Series.  I have ideas for an historical romance in the future, and with thoughts of a Wolf shifter germinating in my head a paranormal romance is not outside the realms of possibility either.

When I’m not writing you might find me in the kitchen creating culinary delights, some dishes of course do turn out better than others!!  I guess my love of history has fueled my other passion which is travel, and I have been fortunate enough to have seen lots of this wonderful world we live in.

Website/Social Media Links:

http://www.laynemacadam.com

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Love, Valentine’s Style –

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The magic of Valentine’s Day comes alive in a very special holiday anthology of never-before published novellas by award winning and Amazon bestselling authors. This box set is available only at Amazon!

 

Civil War Valentine by Haley Whitehall
Charlie Bristol comes to Seattle to set up a traveling Valentine’s Day exhibit. The director of the museum surprises her with a package of Civil War valentines from an anonymous donor. She is touched by the heartfelt messages. Does such powerful love still exist?

During a nap she dreams she’s alive during the Civil War and meets Elliot Lowery, the author of the valentines who mistakes her for his fiancée Charlotte. She and Elliot negotiate the murky waters of wartime romance. When she wakes she’s still under the dream’s spell and Valentine’s Day love is in the air. Can love work some miracle time and death cannot overcome?

 

Excerpt:

 

He stepped through the door, the heat from his muscular frame making her heart race. His eyes swept her body, pausing at her breasts before perusing lower. “That is sure a salacious dress you’re wearing,” he said, a glint in his eye. “It is the right color, though.”

 

It wasn’t that short. “This is one of my favorite dresses. It has long sleeves…” She glanced down and stopped abruptly. Of course this dress would seem risqué to a man from the 1860s. A blush crept up her cheeks. Why hadn’t her dream fixed that glaring detail?

 

“It looks more like a nightgown,” he said, his eyes heating.

 

Well that wouldn’t do. “Give me a minute. I’ll go change.” After she was properly attired, she could enjoy the company of her tall, dark mystery soldier. Charlie headed into the hallway. “Stir the stew,” she called over her shoulder. She didn’t want their Valentine Day’s meal to accidentally burn.

 

Where was the bedroom? She opened the first door she came to and saw a small bed and a chest of drawers. Lying on the bed was a burgundy and white checkered skirt and matching bodice. It was very feminine. She held up the bodice and looked in the mirror above the chest of drawers. She’d always liked to play dress up when she was a kid. She’d acted in a few plays when she was in school. This evening she was playing the part of a Civil War lady. She might as well enjoy it.

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Bio:

 

Haley Whitehall lives in Washington State where she enjoys all four seasons and the surrounding wildlife. She writes historical fiction and historical romance set in the 19th century U.S. When she is not researching or writing, she plays with her cats, watches the Western and History Channels, and goes antiquing. She is hoping to build a time machine so she can go in search of her prince charming. A good book, a cup of coffee, and a view of the mountains make her happy. Visit Haley’s website at http://haleywhitehall.com.

 

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