Guest blogger: Kallie Lane
Well, not really, but they do play an important role in every book I write. In Dark Abandon, there’s the wolf, Doodlebug, who risks death to protect his human. In Deadly Abandon, I have Bruiser, a Rottweiler, and his Golden Retriever sidekick named Bear. Bruiser knows who killed his mistress, but is unable to tell. In Reckless Abandon there are many animals as the story takes place at the rodeo. Bad to the Bone, a killer Brahma Bull, is one of my favorites. Then there are two search and rescue dogs. Hank is a Bloodhound who can sniff out his quarry, dead or alive. McGee, a Shiloh Shepherd, shares Hank’s skill set, as well as skydives out of planes with his handler. In Silent Deceit, we meet a hybrid cat named Tigz. Tigz is a Savannah; a cross between a Maine Coon and a Serval—a medium-sized wild African cat. He’s close to forty pounds of mean and very protective of his human, which poses a problem for everyone, including the good guys.
I include animals in my books because I’m so attached to my own. I have two Rottweiler/Shepherds and four cats. And yes, there are days I feel like the old lady who lived in a shoe!
I have two new releases this month. The first is Reckless Abandon, book 3 in the Shadow Soldier series. Here’s the back cover copy:
Filled with regret over his rocky past, Reece Morgan has no desire to go home after ten years away. But when Billie Bradshaw becomes the target of killers, he returns to defend her with a vengeance born of salvation. He charges to the rescue, only to realize she’s the bait to tempt him into the open.
Billie has a choice to make. She can risk violent death, or allow the man she considers her worst nightmare—the man she’s already loved and lost, the man who fell off the grid a long time ago, taking her heart along for the ride—to keep her safe. What could be worse? Maybe the fact he’s unknowingly brought death to her door.
As Billie and Reece follow the twisted trail of a psychotic mind, their reignited passion takes a front row seat in their struggle to stay alive.
My other release this month is Silent Deceit, a novella launching my Black Force Renegades series:
Skip McQuade doesn’t like her chances for survival, and forces her to trust him.
Together they continue the search while fighting the passion between them.
Will they find her brother and stop a killer in time?
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Thank you so much to ARRA for having me here today. I will be giving away a digital copy of both Reckless Abandon and Silent Deceit to one commenter. The giveaway closes on 2 June. UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Suzi Love.