Explosive & Sexy
Today I am excited to host the wonderful Anna Del Mar here at the Bookworms with her new sexy and romantic series The Wounded Warriors. And I have an exclusive excerpt form the First Kiss (woho) for you from the first book in the series The Asset and a Giveaway sponsored by Harlequin! Don’t miss it 🙂
The Asset by Anna Del Mar
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Anna del Mar’s explosive, sexy debut novel in the Wounded Warrior series, perfect for fans of Lisa Marie Rice and Lora Leigh—the story of a woman desperate to escape her dangerous past and the navy SEAL who would lay down his life to save her
Ash Hunter knows what it is to run. A SEAL gravely injured in Afghanistan, he’s gone AWOL from the military hospital. Physically and mentally scarred, he returns home to his grandmother’s isolated cottage—and finds a beautiful, haunted stranger inside.
Like recognizes like.
Lia Stewart’s in hiding from the cartel she barely escaped alive, holed up in this small Rocky Mountain town. Surviving, but only just. Helping the wounded warrior on her doorstep is the right thing to do…it’s loving him that might get them both killed.
Soon, Ash realizes he’s not the only one tormented by the past. Pushing the limits of his broken body, testing the boundaries of her shattered soul, he’ll protect Lia until his last breath.
Exclusive Excerpt : First Kiss
Teaser Scene # 1:
“Lia,” he said. “I need to know. For sure.”
His eyes gleamed under the flashlight’s beam. The scent of him rose above the smell of ashes and soot. His face gave nothing away, but his intensity ratcheted up. I was suddenly very aware of him, of how close he was, of how much closer he got to me when he leaned over, until the glow became a tiny circle reflecting the minute creases on his leather jacket.
His mouth found my lips without trouble. His lips brushed against mine with exquisite gentleness and yet the contact struck me like a jolt. The glimmer reflected in his eyes became my only point of reference. Then I closed my eyes and needed no light, because even with my eyes closed, he lit up my world.
It shouldn’t be, couldn’t be. The flashlight fell out of my hands. It clanged on the ground, but I didn’t care. He deepened his kiss, savoring my mouth, lending me a taste of his body by way of his tongue and challenging my resolutions. He never touched me. He did nothing to prevent me from bolting and yet I couldn’t move. My feet melted into the ground. I had a vision of my body combusting from the heat flaring in me, bursting into ashes, joining with the soot clinging to the walls.
I don’t know how long he kissed me. Seconds? Minutes? Hours? But I knew the exact moment when the kiss ended. My body went dark. Total outage. All the light in the world died when his lips broke contact with mine.
He left me gasping for breath. The sound of our ragged breaths echoed in the cellar.
“Jesus,” he rasped.
“Ash, I can’t—”
“Lia?” He kissed me again, another delicious, brain-melting event. “I know what you mean to say, about the danger and all of that? But it is what it is.”
He bent down, picked up the flashlight from the floor and, after turning it back on, pointed the light in the direction of the stairs. “There’s nothing I can do about this. I won’t apologize and neither will you. Go on. Before I kiss you again.”
I didn’t stop running until I was back in the truck, whole, hale and safe—well, maybe not exactly safe, not considering my circumstances, and especially not safe from my newest worst enemy: myself.
About Anna Del Mar
Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who defy the limits of their broken bodies to protect the women they love. She is the author of The Asset (Carina Press), the first novel of her Wounded Warrior series and three other novels scheduled for release during 2016.
A Georgetown University graduate, Anna enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and the sea. Writing is her addiction, her drug of choice, and what she wants to do all the time. The extraordinary men and women she met during her years as a Navy wife inspire the fabulous heroes and heroines at the center of her stories. When she stays put—which doesn’t happen very often—she lives in Florida with her indulgent husband and two very opinionated cats.
Blog Tour Schedule
Check the other Tour Stops as Anna wrote some exciting posts for this tour!
Monday, February 22nd – Books and Things Guest post
Wednesday, Febraury 24th – Blushing Reads Review with short Guest Post
Friday, February 26th – The Book Cellar Interview
Monday, February 29th – Curling Up With A Good Book Guest Post
Wednesday, March 2nd – Book Briefs Guest Post
Friday, March 4th – Supernatural Snak Interview
Monday, March 7th – Sassy Book Lovers Review with short Guest Post
Wednesday, March 9th – Happy Ever After Book Reviews Review with short Guest Post
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eCopy of The Asset
I hope you liked the excerpt and are now even more excited to read this amazing story!