Book Birthday #2

book-cakeWith December 1st a sunrise away, I want to celebrate the second birthday of my second book with all of the wonderful readers who have made my career possible. On December 1, 2014 Christmas in Cancun hit the Internet via multiple e-book retailers.

christmas-in-cancun-highresIn case you haven’t read Christmas in Cancun, here’s the blurb:

Busy building a new career with his catamaran company, former SEAL Jack Girard had all but forgotten about his grandfather’s quest to find the golden Mayan goddess statues until his brother’s beautiful widow, Jillian, and adorable daughter, Addison, arrive in Cancun with the research materials. His need to complete the family quest is almost as strong as his desire for Jillian.

Between raising her daughter alone and finishing her doctorate in Mayan anthropology, Jillian doesn’t have time for a man in her life. Although, after mourning her husband’s murder for two years, she’s ready for a man her bed.

virgin_mary_subaquatica_by_holophite-d4d7cr4An underwater Virgin Mary statue and centuries-old manuscripts lead the two of them through the Mayan Riviera and directly into danger.

During steamy Caribbean nights together, will they develop the ability to move on and discover the real treasure isn’t gold?

And a few teasers:

  • “Jack, it’s nice to finally meet you. Ji…Jimmy spoke of you often.” She hated when she stuttered over his name, but she’d said it so seldom in the past two years. The initial pain she’d felt every day, the loneliness every night, had quickly been replaced with exhaustion and work. Every now and again, it would catch her off guard. Like now.
  • Jack Girard was all man, more man than she could stand to be around. He was walled by a force field of male testosterone, and she wasn’t comfortable around men to begin with, but this man…well, she gulped hard. He flat-out made her nervous.
  • His brother.   Dead.   Nothing left but ashes and memories. He closed his eyes to hold in the water that threatened to leak. He couldn’t cry. He had been a f***ing Navy SEAL. Every part of his body had been tested from his muscles to his fortitude to his brain. Every part except his heart.

Here’s what others say about it:

4.8 Rating 

“KaLyn Cooper does it again! the story line was sweet featuring a charming toddler named Addison you can’t help but fall in love with, along with a wonderful moving romance between her mom, Jillian, and her tough, hunky ex SEAL uncle, Jack.” Donna S. *****

“I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. And honestly, it was a great read.” Susan *****

snorkeling-cancun“Beautiful locations and the search for lost treasure make up this romantic suspense between two unlikely people. Jack Girard and his family have a long history of treasure hunting in Cancun. I liked how the author blended both the more ancient traditions of their Mayan ancestry along with current day traditions.” Cindy O. ****

“I absolutely loved this book! If I could give the book 10 stars I would because it was that good! I highly recommend this book as well as Ms. Cooper’s first book “Explosive Combination” and I can’t wait for the next book. She has become my new go-to author for military romance (and hot love scenes) You won’t regret getting this book. ” Teresa J. ***** 

Have I piqued your interest?

If so, I have a special present for you….

Click HERE for your FREE copy of Christmas in Cancun

or paste this link in your browser  BookHip.com/NBJQXC

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Get in the Christmas Mood

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3 Books in 1

To help you get in the Christmas mood, grab

Dog Tags for Christmas

and enjoy 3 sweet Christmas stories for the price of 1 book!

Noel’s Puppy Power by KaLyn Cooper

Tanner Hill is better at communicating with animals than women. That might be why he hasn’t had a second date in over two years. He’s also been extremely busy with his kennel that has become the premier training facility, specializing in supplying dogs to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Then again, there is this psychologist he can’t get out of his head, or his heart. 

Dr. Bailey Conrad would never allow the loss of half her right leg to an IED in Iraq to stop her. Every day at the VA hospital, she sees patients who have lost so much more to the war effort. It’s her goal in life to help as many vets as possible to find a ‘new normal’, because she knows firsthand, it’s the internal scars that can be the most difficult to heal.

Snowflake’s Gift by Lindsay McKenna 

Two veterans—one human, one canine—have returned to Montana to recover from the traumas of war. Former Army Ranger Nick Conway depended on his WMD dog Snowflake to help him navigate IEDs on the battlefield. Now he needs his best friend to help him cope with his PTSD and acclimate to civilian life. When he meets Holly McGuire and agrees to help her deliver meals to the elderly, her inner light calls to him, but his demons hold him back from giving in to his attraction. But Snowflake takes an immediate shine to the kindhearted Holly—and he has never led Nick down the wrong path.

SEAL’s Christmas Dream by J.M. Madden 

When Veterinarian Willow James’ office is broken into, it’s natural that she turn to her soul mate, former Navy SEAL K9 handler Joe Flynn, to track down the culprits. The trail leads to a notorious Pit-Bull fighting ring. It may take a Christmas miracle and a helpful nudge from an old partner to get everyone home safely. 

 

 

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Proud to Be a Military Wife

proud-to-write-military-200x550-copyAs many of you know, Macho Marine wore a uniform for 27 years. We moved back and forth across the USA and lived in Japan for a year. I am proud to be a Marine wife and extremely proud of my husband for his years in the service. 

proud-to-read-military-sqOn Friday, November 11 we will celebrate Veterans Day in the United States, Remembrance Day for my Canadian friends. This is an opportunity to say thank you to everyone who wears, or has worn, a military uniform. Show your pride by changing your FB picture to this small banner. You can find it on my Facebook timeline.       Click here for the picture.

To honor those who have served, 20 military authors have come together to honor those who have served by celebrating with our readers. Join us for the Facebook party Proud to Read Military on Friday, November 11.     Click here to JOIN.

We are also hosting a Proud to Write Military MRGA  Giveaway. There are 20 authors and 25 prizes including a Kindle fire HD 8 tablet, Amazon gift cards, and an e-book from each of the participating authors. LOTS of chances to win.      Click here to enter.

Thank you for reading my military books! 

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This is Real

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Today’s RANT may leave you upset or uncomfortable. It did me. 

I love National Geographic and have been a member for decades. They not only SHOW us the world in their magnificent pictures, they TELL us the truth about it, showing us intelligently the human side. The article below is no different.

Unrelenting Love 150 dpiAs many of you know, I do a GREAT deal of research with every book I write. Many of my recent books, especially Unrelenting Love and Claimed by a SEAL, have included Iraqi cities named in this article. Be sure to take a good look at the map included showing where the Islamic State has been and still exists. Read the first-hand accounts of how their country was taken over with promises that not only went unfulfilled, but were turned into torture and terror as brother turned against brother. and women were subjugated.

My youthful feminism reared its fervent hackles when I read about how the women in Mosul were forced to cover themselves head to toe in black, after enjoying the freedom of modern dress for decades. They were also mandated to fundamentalist Islamic interpretations and not allowed to travel without a male member of their immediate family as an escort. Can you imagine not being allowed to jump in your car and drive to the grocery store, or work outside the home? 

Men are affected too. As you’ll read, a male nurse in the article was lashed 50 times and jailed for bandaging a woman’s hand. You’ll see pictures of amputee children that will rip your heart out. 

But know…this is REAL! 

I’m Proud to Write Military Romance where I can show the devastation of war-torn countries, yet give my hero and heroine a happy ending.  After facing the horrors expounded upon in this article, all those who serve deserve to come home and get a Happily Ever After. 

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/islamic-state-isis-iraq-mosul-syria-offensive/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

Rant over.

Although, the subject is not forgotten. It will appear again in another one of my books, I assure you. 

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A Little Smoky Flavor

sm-draft5Smoke & Mirrors launched last week so I thought I’d give you a “Taste”…

Quin looked clueless, and Jonathan had no idea who any of these people were or what the hell she was talking about.

 Gwen appeared with their food and hip checked the woman out of the way. She set the plates on the table and called out to everyone, “Show’s over folks. Go back to your food and drinks.”

She turned to the woman and Gwen fisted her hands in her hips. “Bitsy, what the hell? You know better than to bring your dirty laundry into my restaurant.”

“Well, I tried to get into their office, but it’s like Fort Knox.” Bitsy opened the gigantic yellow purse and started to dig. “Besides, this isn’t your restaurant. Suze and James will be back soon.”

Gwen cocked her head. “It is mine right now, since they left me in charge.” Under her breath, she added, “Damn it all.”

Jonathan flipped the leather tab that secured his handgun in the holster at his side. If she pulled a gun out of there, he’d be ready. A glance toward the standing cops revealed they’d done the same.

Bitsy lifted her head and wagged a single key on a ring. “This fucking thing doesn’t work anymore.” The irate woman vibrated. “Because if had it worked, I would have killed that husband-fucking secretary of theirs.” She glared lasers at Quin and Jonathan.

Then Bitsy pulled a pink Glock 26 from the outside pocket of her purse.

Sound interesting? 

Here’s what others say about the Smoke & Mirrors

“…Jonathan and Gwen’s story is full of suspense, humor and sizzle. This is a fairly quick read, a perfect choice for those with limited time for reading. I loved Smoke & Mirrors…” – Deb

“This book kept me flipping pages as fast as I could read and I couldn’t put it down until I had finished it. There is comedy, intrigue and passion throughout the book…right up until the end.”  – Barbara

Buy it NOW.Only  $ 1.99

Only available on Amazon     CLICK HERE

https://www.amazon.com/Dallas-Fire-Rescue-Mirrors-Guardian-ebook/dp/B01M63FVMN

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