Coming October 28, 2013
Research librarian Elana Fabrizzio was in the wrong place at the wrong time. While working her late night shift at the library, she overhears a man hire a mercenary to kill Keely Walsh-Maddox and other Security Specialists International operatives. Things go from bad to worse when the man kills a student and a security guard on his way out of the library.
SSI operative Vanko Petriv is in New York City on holiday and is redirected to Washington, D.C. to become Elana�s personal security. Turns out the man she overheard is the traitor SSI has been pursuing for quite a while. Her eyewitness testimony would eliminate the treacherous thorn in SSI�s side and rid the intelligence community of a traitor once and for all.
Vanko is instantly attracted to the courageous Elana and vows to make her his. Elana is surprised when she�s attracted to Vanko. Bad past experiences have made her leery of dominant men.
When another enemy from Elana�s past appears, Vanko does what is needed to keep her alive. Their burgeoning attraction is threatened from all sides, but true love weathers any storm.
Jo at Joyfully Reviewed says "Prime Selection is full of tension and suspense along with passion and humor all twirled together in a way that had me engaged from the beginning until the end."
4.5 Nymphs from Literary Nymph Reviews Only.
Blue Ribbon Rating of 5 from Romance Junkies.
4.5 Lips from Two Lips Reviews.
4.5 Stars and a Top Review from Night Owl Reviews.
Commander Nadia Petrovich, Science Officer of the Alliance Starship Galanti, has a problem, which has nothing to do with science. Her problem is Commander Huw Caradoc, the Galanti�s Chief Engineer. She and the stubborn Prime male have a growing connection he refuses to acknowledge�a bond that could drive him mad.
They are connected psychically and the bond grows stronger every day. If Nadia didn�t know it was impossible, she would suspect they were mating in the Prime tradition�a biological imperative that locates and marks a Prime�s optimum mate. But she isn�t Prime, as Huw tells her and anybody who�ll listen.
Nadia�s emotional anguish couldn�t have come at a worse time. The Prime and Galactic Alliance merger is finally under way, and the all-male Prime crews are learning how to work with female Alliance crew members. The Antareans threaten the outer arms of the Milky Way, and Prime rebels wreak havoc on the Prime home planet and elsewhere.
Despite the conflict surrounding them, Nadia and Huw will not be able to avoid their fate or their growing love. Prime selection will make the decision for them whether the timing is right or not.
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Keely Walsh-Maddox is eight months pregnant and feeling boxed in by Ren's over-protectiveness. So, when Price Teague's doctor sister, Fiona, calls and says she is in Idaho and needs a ride, Keely takes the opportunity to escape her velvet cage and drive to Grangeville to pick up the woman. She never expected to place her unborn child in danger, but that is exactly what happens when the women find themselves being pursued by mercenaries. Normally, bad guys following her home wouldn't faze Keely, she'd just turn the tables and shoot them. But this time, she is in early labor and doesn't want to mess with them. At least, she has a doctor riding shot gun.
Stormy Weather Baby(free at LSbooks.com in various e-book formats)
Less than one week after Earl Blackhawk helped Risto Smith and Callie Meyers fight off a Colombian drug lord in Osprey�s Point, Michigan, he travels to Idaho to act as Risto�s best man at his marriage to Callie. There he meets Callie�s friend, Tessa Andrews. When he�d asked Callie to find him a woman just like her, he�d been teasing � sort of. but Callie had taken him seriously and he was glad she had.
Tessa comes to Idaho with a problem dogging her heels. A cyberstalker has resurrected a past she thought deeply buried. A past any decent man, a man such as Earl, would take one look at and run the other way.
But then, Tessa has never met a man like Earl. He�s more than attracted to Tessa, feels instantly protective of her, and nothing and no one will harm her while he�s around.
Tessa doesn�t believe she deserves a happy ever after, and when Earl and some others see the damaging images her cyberstalker sends her, she runs into the teeth of a storm front and deadly peril.
Storm Front (free at LSbooks.com in various e-book formats)
What I'm Working On Now(updated 10/1/2013):
Next up is Prime #3, which is Iolyn's story. No title yet. This book will take the rest of the year to write since I am uniting Iolyn and his gemate (not an easy task) and tying up loose ends on the rebels and the Caradoc family ties to the them.
While working on Iolyn's book, I will also be working on a stand-alone--sexier--romantic suspense. The characters have been bugging me for months and I think I can turn it out fairly quickly. I can and have worked on two books at the same time; we'll see how it goes.
After those books are done, I will work on the following SSI books in this order (until it changes -- the characters have a way of messing with me):
1. Storm Warning, Book 4, Tweeter's story.
2. An Ill Wind, Book 5, Trey and Fee's story (started in Storm Front novella).
3. One of Keely's other brothers will get his book; probably Devin or Andy.
After that, it's up to the characters talking in my head to tell me who is next. :)
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Hugs to all my fans. I love you. - - Monette Michaels, 10/1/2013.
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