Friday, December 4, 2015

{ excerpt } FORGED IN FIRE by Lindsay McKenna

Blue Turtle Publishing | December 3, 2015 | Military Romance
DELOS, book 3


Pediatrician Dara McKinley loves her job. So how could she say no when her sister asks her to come to Kabul for a few weeks to offer medical assistance at a local orphanage? Terrified of the dangers surrounding her, Dara finds unexpected solace in the protective arms of Sergeant Matt Culver. Transfixed by the warrior with the exotic gold eyes, can Dara overcome her fears?

Matt, a Delta Force operator, has always listened to his instincts, and they have yet to steer him wrong. So when he sees the alluring blond belly dancer at Bagram’s annual holiday show, he knows without a doubt that she’s “the one.” Now he just has to convince her to take a chance on him…and love. If they survive…
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{ about lindsay mckenna } .

Lindsay McKenna lives her life as a risk taker, and it shines through the books she loves to write: romance, adventure and suspense. She started writing at age thirteen and continues to hone her writing skills to this day. She sold her first romance novel in 1981. The rest is history.

Because she went into the military, this experience became the backbone of her writing—she is credited with writing the first military romance novel (Captive of Fate, 1983, Silhouette Special Edition) and has created a thriving sub-genre within the romance field! As a New York Times Best Selling author, she has sold 23 million books and in 32 foreign languages in her career thus far. Her many experiences in the U.S. Navy are backdrop for her understanding of the military in general, and also her very successful Morgan’s Mercenaries, which is an ongoing series in Silhouette to this day! Forty-five books strong!

Lindsay has gone Indie in 2015 and has created a new family saga on par with Morgan’s Mercenaries It is known as the DELOS SERIES. There will be paperback and eBooks created under Blue Turtle Publishing, her company for her fans. Readers who love Morgan and his family are bound to fall in love with the Culver family. Delos is romantic suspense, which Lindsay is well known for. It took her five years to create and bring DELOS to her readers. It was worth the wait, but we’ll let you decide that.

Lindsay loves to hear from her readers and loves to know what they’d like to see her write next. Stay up with the latest on the Delos Series here. Please visit her Web site at And be sure to sign up for her free quarterly newsletter. It contains exclusive content found nowhere else on the Net. Plus, giveaways and other surprises, to her loyal and faithful subscribers!

{ excerpt } .

Her brows arched and she studied him in the warming silence. “At Christmas? Tell me you’ll see me often when you get home on leave for the holiday.”

“See you?” Matt snorted, his mouth curving. “Sweetheart, unless you say otherwise, I’m with you every night in bed.” Matt became serious, searching her still-dazed, fulfilled eyes. “I want those thirty days with you. Is that what you want, too?”

She cupped his cheek with her slender hand. “Are you serious, Matt?”

“As serious as I can be. Why?”

“Because of course I want the same thing.” Dara leaned up, kissing him for a long, long time, languishing in his arms, absorbing his powerful body.

Matt couldn’t believe his ears. But her kiss . . . God . . . her kiss was all fire and honey and it melted his heart, burned his soul. They parted, breathing hard, staring at one another. Dara looked so clean, so untouched by his world, yet he knew that the last few days, she’d had a large taste of it—more than she’d ever wanted. “I wasn’t sure,” he admitted slowly.

“What? Of us?”

“Yeah, us.” Matt moved his mouth against the smooth slope of her cheek, inhaling her, feeling the warmth of her skin against his lips. “The last few days have been rough on you, Dara. I wasn’t sure you’d ever want to see me again.”

She shook her head, her lips lifting as she turned just enough to allow her mouth to rest lightly against his. “And miss this? Miss you? Oh, no, nothing is going to stop me from getting to know you much, much better, Aslan.”

His heart swelled as his middle name rolled sweetly off her lips. He smiled a little, holding her glistening gaze. “You can call me that any time you want.”

Threading her fingers through his long, tangled hair, she whispered, “I love that your mother named you Lion. She must have intuitively felt or known you were going to be a true warrior.” Her voice lowered. “You were a lion out there for us. I don’t ever want to go through something like that again, but I’m glad it happened.”

He frowned. “Why?”

Dara stroked his temples, moving some of his hair behind his ear. “Because I got to see the lion in you. You’re a leader, Matt. A real one. Not just something you put on your résumé. You kept me safe out there. I saw you put yourself in the line of fire for me, urging me on, always there for me. You wouldn’t abandon me.”

Because I love you. How the words wanted to be torn out of his mouth, but Matt held on to them. “I had your back,” he agreed quietly, running his fingers through her hair, feeling its strength, appreciating how long it was, how feminine it made Dara look. “And I’d have died for you out there, if it had become necessary.”

He saw her eyes darken, saw sudden pain in them. Damn, he hadn’t meant to dredge up that experience again. Dara magically drew him out, drew out his real feelings. “But we weren’t even close to dying,” he added, cupping her cheek, kissing her, wanting to distract her from the frightening experience they had shared.

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  1. Hi all you lovely readers!
    It’s so great to meet all of you here at this wonderful blog website! I sincerely hope you enjoy Delos series, Book 3, FORGED IN FIRE. If you have questions? Please ask me. :-) Warmly, Lindsay McKenna

  2. Thank you, Mignon, for all your hard work in hosting my book. I so appreciate you being a part of my blog tour for FORGED IN FIRE , Book 3, Delos Series! Let me know if there is anything I can do for you! Just contact me. Warmly, Lindsay McKenna