Hello and welcome!
I met my next guest recently and he left a big impression. He is tucked away in my heart sigh… I want one…
What is your full name?
Michael Graham Rose, ma’am.
Do you have a nickname?
Just Mike, though Henri calls me Lionheart. he gives me this cheeky grins and I hope I am not drooling
What is one word best describes you?
Aside from Lionheart? That’s difficult. Hmm… let’s say protective.
Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Nothing fancy. Cargo pants, an old t-shirt that says “I Like Big Guns” but the lettering is a bit faded. Looks a wee bit like, “I Like Big ’uns”. he gives a toothy grin and I can’t help but laugh
Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Och aye, I’d have none other than Amy Jarecki write about my uncompromising, opinionated self.
What makes you laugh out loud?
Henri in the kitchen. That woman is an ace at many things, but give her fire and food and it’s never pretty.
What is your favourite dessert?
There’s nothing better than an old fashioned Scottish bun with raspberry filling. Mmm. he licks his lips
I have to check them out, I love anything raspberry.
What is your favourite drink?
That would be a wee dram of Tulibardine Whisky. Aye, straight up ’cause anything else would spoil the taste.
What is your greatest fear?
Dunna tell Henri, but I’m a bit squeamish with heights.
Aaaah I remember the jump from the cliff, I still shudder thinking about it.
What is your favourite colour?
I’d have to say blue—the colour of Oban Bay on a sunny afternoon.
What do you wear when you go to sleep?
he leans back and rubs a hand down his massive chest What do you reckon I wear, lass?
I reckon… nothing? The way he says ‘lass’… I am melting…
What is the perfect romantic date?
That would be eating takeaway Chinese in the whirlpool bath in my townhouse, overlooking Oban Bay. Candles, good wine, and…ah…you can read about it in Chapter Thirty-Four.
I did and it was very romantic … and hot 😉
How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I’m a Scot. I’m a spy and an SAS officer. That means I cannot be tickled. Just dunna touch me on the flank…especially if you want to keep your nose in the middle of your face.
What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Jasmine, yes that’s it. Heady jasmine reminds me of Henrietta Anderson, wild and untamable.
When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
The woman. I’m a man. big shrug What can I say? Women are interesting. I walk into a room, the first thing I do is ensure there’s no threat. The second? Scan for females.
Do you have somebody in your life now?
Och aye I do. Eagle Eyes pinned me down for life in BODY SHOT. That woman is a hellcat through and through.
And a good match for you 😀
What is one word best describes her?
Exotic. Badass. Hell, that’s two…so shoot me.
Errr… I think not. I rather not get into Eagle Eyes’ crosshairs LOL and I agree, I really like her!
Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Aye, all the books in the series are stand-alone. HUNT FOR EVIL is book one and establishes ICE, the International Clandestine Enterprise located 45 meters under a glacier in Iceland. Mine is BODY SHOT, book two, but not number two. If you ask me it’s the best in the whole series. Next will be MACH ONE, releasing January 2nd, with Aussie pilot Luke Fox and the mysterious Mia with no last name. I’m anxious to discover the trouble Fox dives into when he’s sent to Mexico to destroy the evilest drug cartel on the planet.
I am looking forward to “Mach One”. Thank you Mike for chatting with me, hugs to Henri. I really, really like her, so take good care of each other.
Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoyed the chat.
As Mike mentioned, he hails from Body Shot, book 2 in the ICE : International Clandestine Enterprise series by one of my fave authors, Amy Jarecki. Check out his picture shared by Amy 😉
She has every right to feel venomous resentment…
Convicted of a murder she didn’t commit, sniper Henri Anderson suffers two years of hard time before she’s given a choice—accept an unknown assignment offered by a seedy foreign dignitary or head for home. The decision took all of two seconds. At least that’s what she thinks, until a mysterious Scottish man shows up and offers a deal sweet enough to tempt a saint.
But has the rugged blue-eyed closer met his match?
Annoyed that ICE is wasting his time by sending him to Utah to recruit a talented soldier who has already turned them down, secret agent, Mike Rose, has no intention of failing. He’s a tough guy with more persuasion in his hard stare than most people manage with an oration. Disarmed by a woman who’s not only tenacious, she’s downright stunning, Mike tempts Henri with something even a hardened Delta Force sniper can’t refuse. And once she’s hooked, Mike thinks he’s done—can go back to covert ops working alone. But Henri isn’t a woman who’s easy to forget. And when she’s snared by the clutches of the very man who framed her for murder, the big Scot will sell his soul to save her.
The ICE series is quite different from the Highlander stories I listened to from the author and so worth reading/listening to.
You can read my 5-star review for Hunt for Evil audiobook here.
My review for Body Shot audiobook:
Overall 5 stars; Performance 5 stars; Story 5 stars
The first book in the series was a 5-star listen, this one is too and so much more. Maybe because Mike picked my interest in book 1, and Mr. Froomkin brought him to life with passion, his Scot brogue is to die for *sigh* his voice is so versatile it was a pleasure to listen. Kept pressing rewind on some scenes 😀
Ms. Jarecki pairs Mike, an Alpha male with a warm heart and Henri, a fearless, determined woman and they do get their HEA, the journey is exciting, suspenseful, mixed with some hawt scenes.
This will go onto my relisten list for sure.
I can’t wait for book 3!
MACH ONE, book 3, is releasing on January 2, 2017.
Just looking at the mysterious and stunning woman brings trouble.
But former Australian Airforce pilot Luke Fox isn’t the type to shirk away from a challenge. When ICE sends him in undercover to take down the most notorious drug cartel in Mexico, he’s not planning to encounter tempting and complex Mia. Further, Luke believes the woman to be part of the drug lord’s gang…until he uncovers the truth.
Intrigued by the cartel’s new pilot, she takes reckless risks.
Kidnapped when she was a child, Mia has lived her life in fear under the roof of a cold and heartless tyrant. Though she knows the punishment for her curiosity, she cannot help but seek to learn more about the new man who is so different from the others–and he’s the only one who’s not afraid to talk to her.
As forbidden romance sizzles, they face the most dangerous challenge of their lives.
Luke must complete his mission, but the stakes have just quadrupled. Shocked by the brutal truth, he refuses to end it without taking Mia with him. As the enemy closes in, all seems lost. Who saves whom in his fast-paced, heart-stopping struggle of good against evil?
Preorder links found here.
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If you missed my chat with Ms. Jarecki check it out, and I also had a chat with a few other hunks: Hugh in September 2016, William in July 2016, Calum in July 2015
To start you on the journey into the series, Ms. Jarecki is giving away to everyone who reads this blog a free copy of HUNT FOR EVIL, can be downloaded thru InstaFreebie by clicking on this link. HAPPY READING!
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