An Excerpt from Matty: a Navy SEAL Romance

Matty

Matty straightened and pinned his gaze on Jenna. “Has your ex been stalking you?”

The discomfort rippled through her, and she shuddered. “Not exactly.”

“Jenna,” her brother Derek prodded.

She sighed. “I wouldn’t go that far, but I guess some people might call it that.”

“What does he do?” Matty asked, his voice clipped.

“He—he sends me messages or shows up at places where he knows I’ll be. He tries to convince me to give him another chance. Go out with him to dinner or for a drink. I say no.”

“Yet, he hasn’t backed off.” Matty pointed out.

“This is only a recent thing. The marriage ended badly. A few weeks ago, he said he’s had time to calm down and come to his senses. He wants me back. He swears he’d never cheat on me again.” She grunted. “Like I hadn’t heard that before.”

“I don’t like it,” Derek said. “I’ve heard too many stories like this with the situation escalating.”

Jenna exhaled. “You’re overreacting. It’s not going to go anywhere.”

“But with the way he’s not letting you go,” Matty added, “It could escalate.”

She turned to face him and sighed. “Not you too?”

“Derek’s right. You should have someone looking out for you. I’m happy to do so.”

She scrunched up her face and placed her fingers on her temples. “This isn’t some SEAL mission.”

“I know.” Matty asked. “It’s helping out a friend.”

She drummed her fingers on the tabletop. “You can’t just act like my bodyguard just because my brother is worried about me.”

“Why not?” He shrugged. “I’m free from military responsibilities and have nothing else going on for the next few weeks while I figure out what I do next. And I’m right here in Newport.”

She shook her head. “This is crazy. Just because you’re in town—and you’re available—” Possibilities tumbled through her mind and she blurted out one of them with a wave of her hand. “What are you proposing? Like, you’d act like my boyfriend to scare Roberto off?”

The second she heard her suggestion, she bit her lip but it was too late to yank the words back. Matty’s presence after all this time turned her into a hot mess, leading her to amble without grace, spill drinks, and utter half-assed ideas. Too bad an ocean wave couldn’t break through the window and sweep her away from this conversation.

Derek’s eyes gleamed. “I didn’t even think of that. Jenna, that’s perfect.”

She bit her lip and glanced at the ice cubes in her glass. Her cheeks burned. What had she just suggested? A fake relationship with her brother’s friend? One she’d crushed on so long ago?

An uncomfortable silence followed. She couldn’t even look at Matty to witness his horror at her suggestion.

Since she’d run into Matty tonight after all this time, she’d practically been auditioning for the role of the Queen of Awkward Moments.

She grabbed her glass and gulped at the liquid as if she’d find courage at the bottom of the glass. Whether he said yes or no, both could mean trouble.

 

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*** Release Day for Matty – a Navy SEAL Romance! ***

She’s my best friend’s little sister and off limits.

I’m supposed to protect her, NOT fall in love.

Matty

Jenna: Matty is back in Newport and that means I’m in trouble. He’s my older brother’s best friend who I’ve crushed on since we were kids. The yearning returns, leaving me just as awkward as I was back then.

Meanwhile, my ex has decided he wants to get back together. Never going to happen, no matter how hard he tries.

My heart belongs to one man.

 

Matty: An IED ended my career as a Navy SEAL K-9 handler. I’m living near the sea and trying to figure out my next move when Derek asks me to look out for Jenna.

Only she isn’t his annoying little sister anymore—she’s all grown up and super hot.

But every guy knows you don’t hit on your best friend’s little sister. No matter how strong the attraction—even when you’ve agreed to pose as her boyfriend to convince her ex she’s moved on.

He’s dangerous, though, much more than Jenna realizes.

So when our fake relationship starts to feel real, I’ll protect her at all costs.

Jenna belongs to me.

 

If you like second chance romances spiced with steam and suspense, read the Anchor Me series by USA Today bestselling author Lisa Carlisle. Navy SEALs, Marines, and hometown heroes. Each encounters his most complicated mission yet when a woman from his past challenges plans for the future.

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An excerpt from my latest shifter audiobook, HEAT!

A gargoyle statue that’s more than stone…

Tracy isn’t sure why she’s drawn to a particular statue in the Goth club where she works. When her drunk ex threatens her after her shift, stone turns to flesh…

Danton shifts to protect Tracy, the woman he has longed for.

He only has 24 hours before he returns to stone. Can he convince her to spend it with him?

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Hot New SHIFTER Boxed Set Out Today!

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Dangerous Secrets and Forbidden love.

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A guarded shifter. A nerd turned rock star.

And a forbidden attraction that can’t be ignored…

Lily won’t consider a permanent relationship. That’s challenged when she meets Nico.

He’s a computer geek by day, and rock star by night. How could she resist such a combination?

She can’t. But no one would understand her furry little secret. It could be dangerous. Especially during the full moon.

Yet, she might be the one in danger…

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A vampire on the run.

A shapeshifting bounty hunter hired to capture her.

Who will outsmart whom?

Devon St. Clair, bounty hunter extraordinaire, is in hot pursuit of a thieving vampire. Vampires, he hated them. Shapeshifters and vampires didn’t mix.

But Devon wasn’t counting on spitfire Layla being his target. She’s reinvented herself as an 80s rock singer–and when he finds her, she distracts him from his mission.

The hunt is on. But, who will be predator, and who will be prey?

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*** New Release – Vince: A Marine Romance!

Vince

She has a rule. 

He has two problems. 

But can one night lead to forever?

Emma – I’ve sworn never to date another man in the military. It’s non-negotiable. Not only was I burned, but my mom, too.

Except the hot Marine I had a one-night stand with just popped back into my life as the EOD tech I’m working with.

Awkward.

Especially since Vince in real life is even more irresistible than the sexy stranger at the wedding.

Too bad it won’t work. It can’t.

But maybe my fling with a Marine can turn into friends with benefits this second time around?

 

Vince – Before my holiday break home in Newport, I’ll be spending time with Emma–the hot caterer I had one amazing night with at my brother’s wedding.

She’s full of contradictions. And I can’t resist a puzzle. Or a beautiful woman I have chemistry with. I won’t be here for long, so we can’t enjoy ourselves for a little while?

Only two problems:

 

  • I’m only around for the holidays.

 

  • She wants nothing to do with the military.

 

 

But when someone breaks into her apartment, my interest in her grows. I need to ensure she’s safe.

Can I protect Emma while shielding both of our hearts? Or will we end up casualties in the explosion?


If you like military romance spiced with steam and suspense, read the Anchor Me series by USA Today bestselling author Lisa Carlisle. Navy SEALs, Marines, and hometown heroes — each who encounters his most complicated mission yet when a woman from his past challenges his plans for his future.

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HEAT, a gargoyle shifter romance, is now in audio!

HEAT

A gargoyle statue that’s more than stone…

Tracy isn’t sure why she’s drawn to a particular statue in the Goth club where she works. When her drunk ex threatens her after her shift, stone turns to flesh…

Danton shifts to protect Tracy, the woman he has longed for. He only has 24 hours before he returns to stone. Can he convince her to spend it with him?

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*** Cover Reveal *** Angelo: A Second Chance Navy SEAL Romance!

A Navy SEAL on leave. A neuroscientist in danger.

And one dance that tangles their fate.

Catherine: A stranger has been warning me about my research for the government. My coworkers tell me not to worry, but it bothers me. I can’t let it show, though. This is my first time as a project lead. At least, a weekend wedding in Newport promises a much needed escape.

But when I come face to face with Angelo DeMarchis, that illusion shatters.

He’s the one who got away.

And he’s grown even sexier after all these years.

That’s when I realize I’m in even more trouble.

And once again, the price might be my heart.

Angelo: I’ve needed this leave for a long time, but the memories haunt me no matter where I go.

Even at a wedding–a happy occasion–where I run into a woman from my past.

Catherine has become even hotter since high school. I wouldn’t mind spending every minute I’m home with her.

There’s only one problem.

Her research has gotten her into trouble.

She downplays the warnings, but I’m not buying it.

I have ten days to make sure she’s safe.

She’s mine and I won’t let anyone get to her.

This time I’m playing for keeps.

If you like second-chance romances sprinkled with steam and suspense, read the Anchor Me series by USA Today bestselling author Lisa Carlisle. Navy SEALs, Marines, and hometown heroes — each who encounters his most complicated mission yet when he will find a woman from his past challenges his plans for his future.

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NEW in Audio! VAMPS – an Underground Encounters boxed set with shifters, vampires, and witches

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Cursed heroes. Dangerous secrets. And forbidden love…

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Escape into a hot underground club, where the statues are so much more than stone.

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New Audiobooks for the Stone Sentries Series!

Tempted by the Gargoyle (a witch / gargoyle shifter romance)

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Danger. Desire. And a forbidden attraction between a cop and shifter.

The eclipse of the red supermoon is coming. Humans hype the event as a night of passion. But, the gargoyles sense a threat.

Larissa, a police officer, wants nothing to do with the media-driven event pushing soulmates, but her friend convinces her they need a night out to move on. It will be their first night dancing since the attack. When they visit a Gothic-themed club, Larissa catches an attractive stranger watching her.

Roman, commander of the Stone Sentries, patrols from a Boston rooftop. When a blast of dark magic soars past him, he attributes it to a brunette. Something about her is different, demanding all senses be on high alert.

Is she dangerous? Or is she in danger?

Roman tracks Larissa to find out…

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Enticed by the Gargoyle (a witch / gargoyle shifter romance)

Stone Sentries (Boston) Book 1

Are the demons truly gone?

The gargoyles remain on watch.

And her friend is trapped in an incubus-induced coma.

Larissa, a Boston police officer, encountered the red-winged monsters during their rampage. The chaotic aftermath prevents rest any time soon.

And a question remains unanswered–how was she able to combat demons using nothing but her hands?

Her new lover, Roman, a gargoyle shifter, believes it’s because she’s she’s a witch. Ridiculous, right? She’s a cop, like her dad. But, normal cops don’t shoot bolts of energy at demons…

When she glimpses another supernatural threat, Larissa struggles with the vision. Is it her imagination tormenting her?

Or worse–another premonition?

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🎧 New Audiobook – BURN (a vampire vs shifter enemies-to-lovers romance) 🎧

BURN (a vampire vs shifter enemies-to-lovers romance)

A vampire on the run.

A shapeshifting bounty hunter hired to capture her.

Who will outsmart whom?

Layla Black flees London, on the run from a master vampire. She reinvents herself as Angelica, the singer of an 80s metal cover band in Boston, but her past soon catches up to her.

Devon St. Clair, bounty hunter extraordinaire, is in hot pursuit of a thieving vampire. Vampires, he hated them. Capturing Layla should be a satifsying gig that nets a nice profit.

But Devon wasn’t counting on spitfire Layla being his target, distracting him from his mission. Besides, shapeshifters and vampires didn’t mix. And more bloodsuckers are on their tail.

The hunt is on. But, who will be predator, and who will be prey?

“This is a MUST read for anyone who likes shifters, vampires, and forbidden romance.” ~ Nerd Girl Official

“When you sit down to read about Devon and Layla, clear your schedule because you are going to want read this one from start to finish.” ~ a TOP PICK from The Romance Reviews!

If you like paranormal romance and 80s rock, don’t miss BURN!

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