My Chat with Elijah … again ;)

Hello and welcome!

I am so excited one my BBF is visiting again. Ever since I heard his book was coming out I was so excited and he didn’t disappoint.

Hello, Eniko. I’m Natasza Waters. Currently, my nose is buried in Dixie Under Siege, so I thought I’d ask Lt. Elijah Bach to visit with you and your readers. He’s a veteran Navy SEAL and the hero in my newest release called Cricket Under Fire.

Please welcome Elijah!

DAYUM Natasza! I know I meet him before but … DAYUM … DAYUM … where is my fan?

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Do you have a nickname?
For sure! All special operators have a team name. Sometimes, they’re off the wall and a result of a characteristic or skill. My instructor on BUD/s tagged me with the name Crux. If you read Cricket Under Fire, you’ll learn why.

What is one word that best describes you?
Depends who you ask. he says grininng Ask one of the team guys and he’ll probably tell you I’m a hard-liner. When we’re tasked on a mission, the squad wants it to go as planned, doesn’t always happen that way. As a lieutenant of Alpha Squad, I have expectations, but I know my men and their abilities. They set the bar pretty high.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Ran ten miles with Mace and Tinman this afternoon. Came home, took a shower, then slipped on a pair of drawstring sweatpants… and that’s about all. he winks

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
She gets Bravo Zulus from me. SEALs wear a uniform and fight for Uncle Sam, but we’ve all got a little good, bad and ugly inside us. The squad’s CPO Mason Briggs says it best. “We’re just blood and bone.” Until Rayne came to work at Base Command, I tended to keep my relationships short n sweet. Miss Levy changed all that.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Team guys are always yanking on each other’s chains. Gotta be that way to de-ice ourselves from warfare. During Mission: Tropic Tango, where Rayne and I partnered up, I made a rookie mistake. The guys ribbed me about it. he chuckles I deserved it.

What is your favourite drink?
I’ll drop by Breakers bar with the rest of Alpha Squad to throw back a couple brews.

What is your greatest fear?
Once I knew Rayne felt the same about me as I did about her, my fear of losing her skyrocketed. Falling in love with someone has an effect on a man. I’ve seen a lot of things overseas most people haven’t. Yeah, he shakes his head think a little fear keeps us centered. It’s natural, and maybe I’m a little obsessed of my forever gal, but I just want her to be safe.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Elijah chuckles Although not always the case, it’s not the place that makes a date romantic but the woman you’re with.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
That’s an easy one. The smell of home. There’s no place I’d rather be. Think any SEAL will tell ya that family comes first after Uncle Sam is finished with us.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Hmm, good question. Had a lot of years being a card-carrying bachelor. As cheesy as it sounds, when I saw a woman laugh or a gal with a beautiful smile, that always drew my attention. Reminds guys like us that not everything in this world is evil.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
It’s no secret Rayne Levy is the woman who stopped me dead in my tracks. Like most single guys, I had a tendency to keep things simple. When Rayne was hired by base command, Nina, her trainer, got in my face and told me to steer clear of Rayne. SEALs have high-octane professions. Takes a special woman to rein us in. From our first encounter, I had no doubt Miss Levy was special. Smart. Sweet. I loved the way she looked at life. I couldn’t ignore how she looked at me. And I sure as hell couldn’t get her out of my head. For three months, I kept my distance, then a mission brought us together. It didn’t take me long to realize Rayne was the woman I wanted to build a white picket fence with.

What is one word that best describes her?
Real. She’s down to earth. Smart. Caring. Sexy. Brave. Inquisitive. Guess that’s a whole lot more than one word, but she’s all of those things.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Think Natasza is working on Dixie Under Siege which will be the second book in A Warrior’s Passion series. Dix owns the new coffeehouse in Coronado called the Erotic Bean. Commander Josh Hunter assumed Ghost’s role at NAB, found out that someone is stalking her. Problem is years ago, Dix and Josh were engaged. I know Josh, he’ll catch the guy, but I also think he wants to mend some fences with his ex. But he’s gonna have firefight on his hands.

So excited to see you again, learned a few more things since last time. Thank you for the chat.

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I hope you enjoyed the new chat with Elijah. If you missed the last one, you can check it out here. I rather enjoyed being Cricket for a few LOL

Look at this delicious cover, and I promise you the story is too 😉

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As he mentioned, he hails from Cricket Under Fire, book 1 in the A Warrior’s Passion Series by one of my fave authors, Natasza Waters.

Military Romance – Rayne Levy’s new career is about to take an explosive turn.

Rayne’s excited about her future. Hired by NAB Coronado as a tactical analyst at Base Command, she’s up for the challenge. On her first day, she meets Lt. Elijah Bach, a rugged Navy SEAL with a sizzling reputation. His men respect him, but Rayne’s training officer warns her that the handsome warrior and proverbial bachelor is a boatload of trouble. 

Tasked on Operation: Tropic Tango, Elijah is partnered with Rayne. Her inexperience isn’t the problem. She’s intelligent, tenacious and determined to prove herself. For six months he’s struggled to keep his distance. From the sidelines, he’s watched her confidence soar. Now, they’re thrown together on a mission. Concealing his hunger is one thing. Defying the slow-burn of desire is another, but when Rayne walks too close to the flames, his control unravels, and so does his ability to resist what he wants most.

Check out the trailer

My review: 5 stars ( I wish I could give more)

It is sooo goooood to be back in this world.
I really enjoyed reading Rayne and Elijah’s story, they fit so well. Their story is suspense, adventure mixed with hot scenes and some laughs too. It was great to see again the couples from the previous series, love their close-knit group and how their ladies match their men so well, they protect their own…. together.
I am looking forward to more… and hopefully soon.

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Mach One, book 3 of ICE : International Clandestine Enterprise series

Hello and welcome!

If you remember I had a chat a month ago with Mike, the hero from Body Shot, book 2 in the ICE : International Clandestine Enterprise series by one of my fave authors, Amy Jarecki.

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The latest in the series, Mach One was released 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 blossoms, 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?

Here is my review

5 stars – I listened to the previous 2 books in the ICE series in audio and they were both 5 stars across the board. This 3rd instalment is no different.
I was looking forward to read Luke’s story and he got his hands full with Mia. Joining their journey to freedom and finally to HEA is intense. His mission in Mexico is intense and it has a few nail-biting moments. Learning about Mia’s abduction and subsequent sale into slavery and what she has to do to survive is heart wrenching. She is smart and knowledgeable in many things but immature in others.
Loved seeing the other characters from the previous books making their appearance in this one too. Well done Ms. Jarecki.
I hope there will be more stories in the ICE series, I am looking forward to more adventures.

I really hope there will be more in the series. Ms. Jarecki? Pleeeeeze!

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I hope you will give the series a chance, here are the buy links.

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My Chat with Mike

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.

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Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoyed the chat.

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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.

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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:

“excellent”
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.

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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.

Ms. Jarecki loves hearing from her readers and can be contacted through her website. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. If you do chat with her, say hello from me 😀

Other links: Amazon • B&N • iBooks • Audible • Goodreads • newsletter

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
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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!

Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Gennita Low

Hello and welcome!

Today I have a lady who beside being an awesome author, has a great sense of humour. I, along with many fans enjoy her hilarious FB posts. They really make me laugh out loud reading about her interactions with the workers in her crew, also her menagerie of pets.

Remember My chat with Hawk and his preference for strawberry edible undies? LOL

Please welcome Gennita Low!

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Gennita Low, writes sexy military and techno spy-fi romance. She also co-owns a roof construction business and knows 600 ways to kill with roofing tools as well as yell at her workers in five languages. A three-time Golden Heart finalist, her first book, Into Danger, about a SEAL out-of-water, won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Romantic Intrigue. Besides her love for SEALs, she works with an Airborne Ranger who taught her all about mental toughness and physical endurance. Gennita lives with her mutant poms and one chubby squirrel.

Read about red-hot navy SEALs and spy agencies whose deadly operatives kill and love with passion and humor!

Here are some of her book covers…

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Do you have a nickname?
I have several, some of which funny but crude . If you read my FB posts, you know one of the—Queen of Semen Makers. LOL. As you know, it’s a punny joke adopted by the construction workers.

What is one word best describes you?
Morbid. Nah, just kidding. I kid a lot.
Your fans enjoy it very much, I found myself laughing out loud many times. I almost fell off the chair when I was reading the Pawn Shop story you posted on Nov. 16 on your FB page LOL

What makes you laugh out loud?
Clowning around.

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Vanilla and almonds. I don’t know, I just like those smells in everything.

Favourite place to spend time in.
My garden.

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Saw the pics you posted, it is beautiful.

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
Not refuse—I do read it intermittently, like one every ten years. But I’m not a horror or real crime story fan.

Writing! What started it?
Reading stories started it.

If you could choose another career what would it be?
You don’t think I have enough careers?!!! Okay, maybe archaeologist. Or a game show host. Or a small-time rose grower. Or a garden designer. Just maybe a roofer.

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Audiobooks! What started them?
Just a way to expand readership. I want my books in as many formats as possible. If I could afford it, my books would be translated into many languages!
I love Kevin Foley‘s voice, great choice for your stories. Saw that “Sleeper” is out in audio, I have to get that one too.

Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
Yes, brotherhood and friendships. Each book starts with a specific emotion/emotional state.

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
I write for those who love military romance/spy romance stories with strong female protagonists. I hope my international themes, especially the main topic of female roles in different societies, open some eyes on the plight of women, but I don’t really push any agenda. I just want to highlight what I’m interested in—exploitation of women and children and what some groups are doing to help them. I do a lot of research, reading up on WHO reports as well as news articles that aren’t making the headlines and although my main focus is to write a wonderful and sexy romance, I want to also put my characters in the arena that provides moral as well as physical conflicts.

What is next in your writing?
I have several projects for Kindle Worlds, which is a fan fiction type deal with Amazon, using other authors’ worlds and inserting my own characters, with the authors’ permission. It’s a learning experience for me.

I have two big books I’m working on for myself—Virtually One and Shahrukh’s story, titled Web of Desire. Shahrukh’s book is calling to me a lot more urgently, mainly because he’s Kurdish-American and well, if you’ve been reading the news, the Kurds are in the midst of several major battles. My spy characters want to play in that world.

Thank you so much Gennita for joining me for a chat in my little corner of the blogging world. Looking forward to reading/listening to more of your stories.

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Thank you for joining me today and hope you enjoy the chat.

To keep in touch with Ms. Low and check out all her yummy books, follow the links below and if you chat with her, tell her I said hi 😀

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To start you on the journey into her book world, Ms. Low is offering an ebook copy of Dangerously Hot, book 1 in Hot Spies series.

Kissing her turns up the heat to Dangerously Hot!

While working undercover looking for his missing brother, Luke meets the mysterious Nina who appears to know more than she’s saying. Can Luke charm the sexy and dangerous Nina into assisting him?

Can they form the hottest partnership this side of Eastern Europe?

The lucky reader will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments after 3pm EST Monday, December 7, 2015. GOOD LUCK!

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