Friday, July 18, 2014

Hot Alpha SEALs

I'm in another boxed set, and this time with a whole new group. Although some of us have worked on other projects together, this is the first project for this group. We are all seasoned military romance writers, and every story is about a Navy SEAL. It releases 7/22 but is on preorder now.

This will be my 5th Military boxed set. I've enjoyed the collaboration between other military writers, and the way we've pooled our resources. Here's what's waiting for your now:

12 New York Times, USA Today or Award-winning bestselling Hot Alpha Authors bring you this Military Romance Megaset for your reading pleasure:

THE KISS OF A SEAL by Award-winning Author Anne Elizabeth -- Jessa Grainger's world is rocked by the kiss of a SEAL, SO-1 Link Tyler. It wouldn't be a problem for an ordinary person, but being a Navy Consultant working on the Amphibious Base as well as being engaged to a SWCC man make the situation very sticky.
NIGHT WITH A SEAL (Hot SEALS #1) by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Cat Johnson --When navigating military red tape begins to present more challenges than the enemy, it makes SEAL Jon Rudnick question his future. So does Alison Cressly, the one woman he can't get out of his head.
HOT BAYOU SEAL by Award-winning author Cindy Dees -- SEAL Ford Alambeaux is a busted up SEAL on his way out of the teams. Trina Zarkos is being tossed out of SEAL training like every other female candidate...until they're thrown together on a way off-book mission to see if she can play with the big boys or not.
DELTA: RETRIBUTION by USA Today bestselling author Cristin Harber -- Fallen Navy SEAL and Titan Group's Delta recruit Trace Reeves wants nothing more than a one-night stand to forget that his twin brother was killed-in-action. But when his one-time fling becomes his high value target, the lines blur between her rescue mission and saving himself. 

WATCH OVER ME (An Uncharted SEAL story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Delilah Devlin -- Deke Warrick's unsanctioned detail is to keep tabs on a congressman's niece while she vacations in the Caribbean. He's determined to keep his distance, from the beautiful Nicky Martir--until she's snatched from their hotel room.
SEAL'S OBSESSION (A Take No Prisoners story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elle James -- Mission: Halt pirate activities off the coast of Honduras. SEAL TEAM 10's Jack Fischer goes undercover as a deck hand on a medical boat where he finds himself falling for the dedicated Dr. Natalie Rhoades.
The SEAL (a Sex, Lies & Spies novella) by USA Today bestselling author Gennita Low -- Mari Lords is tasked by her father to steal the seal that is an important clue in a round-the-world treasure hunt called The Game. When her opportunity comes during a party, she finds another kind of SEAL, Angel Marcello.
UNBREAKABLE SEAL by USA Today bestselling author J.M. Madden -- Maxwell Tate fights against a psychotic dream world, until he no longer knows what's real. Lacey Adams knows she can't save all of her cases, but can she salvage the unbreakable SEAL?
MISTER BLACK A Billionaire SEAL Story, Part 1 (In the Shadows) by Award-winning author P.T. Michelle --He is Black: a deadly enforcer and masterful seducer. I am Red: a justice bleeder and willing participant. When our secrets converge in a passionate encounter, stepping out of the shadows just might be worth the risk.
STONE HARD SEAL by Award-winning author Sabrina York --When Ryder "Stone" Maddox's meets Lily Wilson--a senator's daughter who is definitely off-limits--he's determined to keep his distance, despite her irresistible allure. But Lily has plans of her own...to put his heart of stone to the test.
SEAL'S PROMISE by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Hamilton --Navy SEAL T.J. Talbot, SEAL Team 3's bad boy, makes a deathbed promise to protect and care for his fallen buddy's wife and child. The only problem is, she hates him.
BREAKING TIES (a SEAL Team Heartbreakers story) by bestselling author Teresa Reasor -- Navy SEAL Oliver Shaker is blindsided when he learns that not only does his wife, Selena, have a life-threatening illness, but she's also pregnant, stretching their marriage to the breaking point.

Hope you'll enjoy the journey and get your fingers ordering up a great summer read. Great way to meet some new military romance authors in a bundle, without spending a bundle. The nearly 1400 pages is only .99.


NYT and USA/Today and Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author Sharon Hamilton’s SEAL Brotherhood series have earned her Amazon author rankings of #1 in Romantic Suspense, Military Romance and Contemporary Romance. Her characters follow a sometimes rocky road to redemption through passion and true love. Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany earned her a #1 Amazon author ranking in Gothic Romance.


A lifelong organic vegetable and flower gardener, Sharon and her husband live in the Wine Country of Northern California, where most of her stories take place.

Sharon Hamilton
Life is one fool thing after another.
Love is two fool things after each other.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Romance and Summer


Summer is my favorite time of the year. Not only do I love the beach, especially after the long New England winters, but I'm a beachcomber by heart. It's my all time favorite place to open a book and get lost in it for hours. How about you, where do you love to read?

Another thing I love about summer is watching the couples in love everywhere. As a writer, when I see two people with their heads together, I can't help myself. I start writing dialog to go along with their body language. My husband thinks I'm nuts. It's not just fun, it helps me develop characters along the way.

No, I don't create a character on one single person. The hero/heroine can be a combination of people I've met along the way. I like this one's tick, that one's hand gestures or personality. See a combination of traits. This week, I got back into writing again after a very tough year. I'm excited as I get acquainted with all the new characters and settings.

Ah, the setting. I'm sitting here watching a wick summer storm with lighting wider than my head. It's awesome as well as destructive. You guessed it. I think it is a great night to create a villain with a raging temper. Don't you think?

There are several reason summer is different for me. The biggest difference is I write romance in the summer. In the cold winter months I write romantic suspense and mysteries. There's nothing like a frigid night to bring out the disgruntled or betrayed. I'll leave you with that thought.

Do you read a different lighter genre in the summer?



Friday, July 4, 2014

Proud And Free

I've been reminded recently about how lucky we are in this country, for the tradition of freedom and independence. The concept of a free people is not one that is shared throughout the globe. This rare and fragile balance of power between the electorate and the people, which we don't always do correctly and attempt to mess with from time to time, is indeed something to celebrate. Even when we've gotten it wrong, we've gotten it right.

Many of our founding fathers wound up losing everything they owned, including their lives or the lives of family members. Here's a touching article about our history.

"For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor".

I hope we never take for granted these gifts handed down to us. The trajectory of the history of other nations is different compared to ours here in the United States, mostly because of the loyalty and conviction of the people who helped found our independence. We will be hated, and cursed, but we are a freedom loving people all the same. And if we err on the side of wanting others to experience what we have and so much of the world does not have, I'd rather be on that erring side.

One of the reasons I enjoy writing military romance is so that I can bring the stories of our fighting men and women to the public, helping to tell the stories I want to tell, as an independent author. I am not censored, or restrained by what someone does or does not like about my stories. I'm free to criticize and show my opinions.

But let it never be forgotten that people fought and died for that freedom, even for the right for some to vehemently protest. I for one say thank you and hope we all never forget the sacrifices of a few so that we get to live our lives, raise our families in relative safety and abundance.

I don't eat cake anymore, so to celebrate my country's birthday, I'm going to give you something non-caloric (well, I hope it heats up a few souls here and there...). Enjoy!



Excerpt from SEAL Of My Heart (releasing July 11, 2014):  

“She says there are many more sleeping in the big house. They are making bombs and packing weapons into crates. She says she was there yesterday. A group of twenty or so left this morning in a large bus.”
“Bus?”
“Municipal bus from town.”
“That’s going to be a bomb, then,” said Kyle.
“They’re going to pack it full of explosives. My guess is that’s where they’re going to put all the hostages, Tyler said.
“And then they’ll blow them all away,” Jackie said.
            Tyler heard Jackie’s comment like Kenny used to talk to him stoned behind the bleachers on the soccer field, “blow them all away.” He was struck with how matter of fact the young man was over these issues of life and death. It was in contrast to his own growing up, all the campouts and school dances with the pretty girls maturing so darn faster than his body did, the pickups he tried to fix up, the stolen kisses and make outs at the movies. He’d occasionally felt sorry for himself for not having a father for his later teenage years, and a mother to help him with advice for those girls he wanted so bad. But Jackie and all the kids growing up in Afghanistan didn’t have a chance, and didn’t even know what they were missing.

Which he figured was a blessing. And somehow, he wanted to make a difference, if he could, without losing his own life in the process.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!

NYT and USA/Today and Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author Sharon Hamilton’s SEAL Brotherhood series have earned her Amazon author rankings of #1 in Romantic Suspense, Military Romance and Contemporary Romance. Her characters follow a sometimes rocky road to redemption through passion and true love. Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany earned her a #1 Amazon author ranking in Gothic Romance.


A lifelong organic vegetable and flower gardener, Sharon and her husband live in the Wine Country of Northern California, where most of her stories take place.

Sharon Hamilton
Life is one fool thing after another.
Love is two fool things after each other.