With nine full-size novels from bestselling romantic suspense authors and a brand new Christmas novella from New York Times bestselling author, Rebecca York, this boxed set can’t be missed. Sexy, steamy heroes to heat you up and twisting plots to keep you turning page after page well past midnight!Grab it at the introductory price of 99 cents. That’s 10 books for less than a buck!
From sweet to scorcher, these stories are a must read. Fall in love with our sexy cops, tough military heroes, and hot CEOs. Treat yourself to an amazing reading experience by top authors of romantic suspense collected in one boxed set at a price that can’t be beat.Ignited by award-winning and national bestselling author, Kaylea Cross – Can sexy ex-SEAL Hunter Phillips keep Khalia safe from the terrorists who took her father’s life? (Scorcher)Secret Guardian by international bestselling author, Jill Sanders – Will ex-special forces hero, Ethan, save Ann in time, only to lose himself to love? (Scorcher)Deathscape by Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence recipient and Rita Award finalist, Dana Marton – Detective Jack Sullivan will do anything to put Ashley in prison for her crimes…even if he’s falling in love with her. (Sensual)Legal Ease by award winning and national bestselling author Lori Ryan – Marrying Kelly solved the problems this steamy CEO faced at his company, but will he ever be able to forgive himself for the price she has to pay? (Scorcher)The Killing Game by international bestselling author, Toni Anderson –Forced to choose between his country and his heart, British SAS Soldier, Ty Dempsey risks it all to save a wildlife biologist caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless killer. (Sensual)Fallen SEAL Legacy by national bestselling author, Sharon Hamilton – Will Navy SEAL Cooper be able to survive the loss of the woman he loves, or will his self-sacrifice be enough to keep Libby safe? (Scorcher)Three Days in Seattle by national bestselling author, Debra Burroughs – Trying to stay a step ahead of a lunatic set on revenge, Kate and Ryan are locked in a desperate race to find her missing sister and capture the madman before both women wind up dead. (Sweet)See Me in Your Dreams by Patricia Rosemoor, Golden Heart Winner and two-time recipient of the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award – Her dreams allow her to see through his missing daughter's eyes, but he thinks she’s a con woman...until she dreams of something known only to him and the girl. (Sensual)Catching the Bad Guy by national bestselling author, Marie Astor – Top-notch white collar crime investigators Janet Maple and Dennis Walker team up to solve what could be the biggest case of their careers, but will their attraction to each other get in the way? (Sensual)Bonus Christmas Novella, Christmas Captive by Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and Rita Finalist, Rebecca York – Her special sight let her glimpse the Christmases past of this international financier, but did he have a Christmas future?
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InterviewThe Boxed Set Experience
What is your favorite part about the experience of publishing such a large boxed set?
Kaylea Cross: I love reaching a new audience with my work and being able to pool our strengths/resources as a team!
Toni Anderson: Getting to know some new authors and hopefully reaching more readers. I don’t think any of us could have achieved what we have achieved without all 10 of us working extremely hard.
Sharon Hamilton: All of us have strengths and weaknesses, but together we do something better than any of us could do on our own.
When you began the project, did you imagine your anthology would go as far in the lists as it has?
Jill Sanders: Yes! When Dana and I started this project, we hoped it would get this far and we couldn't be happier. I'm so proud of all the hard work each of the authors has put towards this effort and couldn't be happier at the outcome.
Dana Marton: You bet! I believe in visualization. And if you’re going to wish on a star, might as well wish big. I always visualize #1!
Any plans for another boxed set?
Lori Ryan: I think most of us will want a break before the next one, but, yes. We’ll probably do either another big set or some smaller ones. We knew that going in and are taking notes on what works and what doesn’t. We’ll be a well-oiled machine for the next one. But, I personally want a nap first!
Toni Anderson: It’s been a lot of fun, but it is harder work than I anticipated. No plans for another box set as yet. I’ll never say never but the writing has to come first :)
Can you tell us if you’re working on any future books:
Rebecca York: I’m always working on new books. Right now I have a romantic suspense under contract to Sourcebooks. They’ve titled it Unfinished Business, but I’m hoping to change that because it’s about a killer stalking a high school reunion class. I’m also trying to decide which indie book to write next—one of my science fiction romances or one of my Decorah Security books.
Debra Burroughs: I just released The Lake House Secret, a Jenessa Jones Mystery: Book 1 last week. My next book, which will be out in February 2014, will be Book 6 in my Paradise Valley Mystery series.
Marie Astor: I am currently working on a new romantic suspense series involving betrayal, revenge, and corporate espionage. I'm still mulling over ideas that I have, so I'm afraid I can't give more details at the moment. Please join my mailing list at www.marieastor.com if you’d like me to keep you in the loop on my next book.
Toni Anderson: I have a brand new book coming out next month called Her Last Chance. It’s a follow-up to the first novel I ever published (Her Sanctuary) and features two characters from that story who get me constant reader email wanting to know what happens to them. You can sign up to my mailing list at www.toniandersonauthor.com to hear when it comes out.
Excerpt from IGNITED by Kaylea Cross:
“Almost there,” he said over his shoulder, pulling her along in his wake.
The sudden loud blare of horns made them both snap their heads to their right.
A white delivery-style truck was barreling up the first available unclogged street, right toward the tall buildings on the opposite side of the intersection a half block away. Hunter stopped walking so fast that Khalia bumped into his back. Before she could retreat a step she felt the unnatural stillness in him, a silent tension that made her jerk her head around to stare at the truck.
It was moving too fast and showed no sign of slowing down. Everyone else was staring now too. The street dead ended at the tall rows of buildings lining it, and there was no way the truck could turn the corner given its speed. Horns were still blaring as the vehicle whizzed past other traffic at breakneck speed. She watched in astonishment as it blew through the stop light and hurtled straight toward the building across the dead end intersection.
Hunter whirled and grabbed her shoulders, pushing her toward the ground. “Get down!” he yelled.
What? Too stunned to protest, Khalia sprawled flat on the pavement. The breath whooshed out of her as Hunter’s hard weight landed on her back, squashing her against the burning hot sidewalk. Someone near her screamed. A split second later she heard the loud bang of an impact, then the still air was ripped apart by a violent explosion. The force of it tore over her like a raging wind, whipped through her body like a shockwave. Her eardrums and lungs felt like they’d exploded from the pressure. For a split second the sidewalk rolled and bucked beneath them as if they were on a boat.
It took a moment for the truth to sink in. A bomb.
Her heart hammered against her ribs. Hunter was still on top of her, his arms crossed over her head and face to shield her. She didn’t dare move. People were screaming, running past them, even over them. Hunter grunted when someone stepped on him, but he didn’t budge from his position atop her. She could hear the sound of glass shattering close by, hitting the ground somewhere behind them with a sharp crash. The smell of smoke and burning wreckage was already thick in the air, as well as an audible roar that pulsed against her throbbing eardrums.
When the mass of panicking people around them began to thin out, Hunter’s weight finally lifted from her. She sucked in a shaky breath, her compressed lungs aching with the effort, and dared to lift her head. Only to witness a scene straight out of hell.
Excerpt from SECRET GUARDIAN by Jill Sanders:
“Quiet!” He tried to get her to stop screaming. If they played their cards right, the men would just assume they’d been lost in the forest and wouldn’t think they were dumb enough to slide down a two-hundred-foot cliff on their backs.
Finally, he could feel his momentum slowing and felt a little relieved. He chanced a look ahead of them and almost screamed himself. There in front of him was a great drop off. He let go of Ann with one hand and reached for anything to stop their speed.
Damn! They were heading for the edge and he had no clue what was at the bottom. “Grab hold of something,” he grunted.
She began to frantically grab hold of tiny twigs and branches as they flew by their heads. Finally, about ten feet from the edge, he grabbed a hold of a large vine and felt himself slowing. When the vine ripped out of the ground from their weight, he dug his hand into the ground as Ann held onto his waist. Mud coated his back and legs and he even felt some down his pants.
Finally, they came to a slow stop less than two feet from the rocky edge. They lay there, holding each other, breathing heavily. He rested his head back in the mud and looked up through the thick leaves to the blue sky above, thanking God they had stopped.
He heard shouting and pushed himself up, pulling her with him. He rushed to the edge and looked over and was happy to see a deep river about twenty feet below them.
“We aren’t done with the ride yet, Princess. Make sure to cross your feet when you land.” He grabbed her hand and when she nodded, they both jumped as far as they could into the open air.
Excerpt from LEGAL EASE by Lori Ryan:
As they stood looking up at the church windows, Jack wrapped his arms around Kelly from behind and pulled her close to him, resting his chin on the top of her head. He dipped his head to her neck and nuzzled her soft skin, enjoying the feel of her softness against him and the sweet smell of her. She always smelled so good to Jack and he wondered if it was a perfume or just an exceptional combination of her shampoo and innate sweetness.
Kelly tilted her head and opened her neck to him and Jack kissed a trail across the back of her neck as he slowly enjoyed the feel of her skin on his lips. Her skin was soft and warm and it made him linger to feel her more. He leisurely worked his way up to one ear where he quietly tugged her earlobe with his teeth before he caressed the same lobe with his lips to soften the bite. Kelly moaned and dipped her head, giving him better access.
Jack turned Kelly in his arms and kissed along the soft line of her jaw, then slowly worked his way to her mouth, with sweet, soft kisses. When he got to her mouth, he abandoned the gentleness and covered her supple mouth with his. Kelly responded to him, rising up on her toes to get closer to him. Her small fists closed in on his shirt and she gripped the fabric over his hard chest the way they had when he kissed her under the tree in her parents’ yard, but this time she didn’t stop, but kept pulling him closer, sending Jack’s body into overdrive.
Jack’s tongue swept into her mouth, first entering to play with the tip of her tongue, then plunging deeper. Kelly pressed her body against the hardness of Jack’s chest and torso and Jack felt her nipples brush against him sending a rush to his groin and he wanted to lay her down in the grass and feel every inch of her heated skin on his, to bury himself in her curves.
Jack ended the kiss, but held his forehead to her forehead as he caught his breath for a minute. “Sorry,” he said, his voice raw. “I forgot for a minute that we were in a public park.”
“Mm hmm,” said Kelly as if she didn’t trust herself with words.
Jack chuckled. “Maybe we should skip the show? I can always get us tickets for another time.” Kelly nodded and they turned to walk back to the car.
Neither of them noticed the dark sedan pull out from the curb as they walked away.