Thursday, April 20, 2017

DEA FAST Book #2: Fast Kill

Dear reader,

I'm excited to announce the release of DEA FAST Series book #2, Fast Kill.  You met DEA Special Agents Logan Granger and Taylor Kennedy in Falling Fast, and now it's time for their story. I love the slow, intense burn between these two during the build-up, and the conflict between Taylor and the villain. Hope you will too! 

Release Date: April 20, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-928044-21-5
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: ebook & print
Length: Novel (75,000 words)

The past has come back to haunt her.
Having battled long and hard to put her painful past behind her, DEA Special Agent Taylor Kennedy has done everything in her power to make a new life for herself. She never dreamed that same past would suddenly show up on her doorstep one night, or that its reappearance would threaten everything she’s built for herself. Faced with the unthinkable, she’ll have to make the agonizing choice between her trusted childhood friend, and the man who’s managed to steal her wary heart.
And the consequences could be fatal.
FAST Bravo member Logan Granger knows Taylor was hurt badly by something in her past. He never expected to fall for a straight-laced, uptight forensic accountant, but Taylor has managed to redefine his definition of sexy, and now he wants to uncover all her secrets. Though they’re opposites in almost every way, Logan is determined to break through her barriers and show her just how good things can be between them. Then their worst nightmare is realized when Taylor becomes the target of the merciless Veneno cartel, and Logan will risk everything to save her—including his life.

Taylor stared at the closed bathroom door, her skin tingling all over and her pulse thudding in her ears as the hiss of water started up in the shower. She wanted him. Why was she still standing here?
You are worthy.
Refusing to get lost in her head and ruin the moment by overthinking it, she walked over and grasped the doorknob. It turned easily under her hand, releasing a cloud of steam as she eased the door open.
At the sight before her, her lower belly did a slow, delicious somersault.
Logan stood under the spray facing away from her, the broad expanse of his muscled back and shoulders on display above the tiled half wall of the shower. His head was tipped back, the muscles in his arms and back flexing as he ran his hands through his wet hair.
Her mouth went dry as she devoured the sight of him with her eyes.
He stilled, as though he sensed he was no longer alone. Lowering his hands, he half-turned to look at her. Taylor couldn’t breathe, couldn’t look away as their gazes connected and locked. He stood absolutely motionless while the water cascaded over his naked skin, watching her.
Waiting to see what she’d do.
Kindle US
Kindle UK
Kindle AU
Kindle CA
iBooks (should be live any time now)
As of today I'm at the 60% mark in the draft of book #3, Stand Fast (featuring Zaid and Jaliya, who you'll meet in Fast Kill), and already thinking about what will happen in book #4. In other news, after some major hiccups and unforeseen delays in production, the audio editions of the first 6 books of my Hostage Rescue Team Series should finally be releasing this winter. Phew! 
Happy reading!
Kaylea :)

Sunday, April 2, 2017


Alert! Until April 9th, the 3rd box set of Hostage Rescue Team books is on sale at all vendors for just $1.99. That's the final four books: Seized, Wanted, Betrayed and Reclaimed, for under $2.

Grab it while you can. Buy links HERE.

Happy reading!

Kaylea :)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Never Surrender: The Next Bagram Special Ops Story

Dear reader,

I'm so darn excited to announce the release of this next Bagram Special Ops story! I've been waiting a long time to write something more for this cast of characters, especially Ace and Ryan, so I hope you'll love Never Surrender as much as I do. If you haven't yet read the Bagram books, or Liliana Hart's MacKenzie stories, don't worry, as Never Surrender can be read as a stand alone. 

Back by popular demand, Ace's spunky grandma threatens to steal the show in this story. She's modelled after my own dear late grandmother, who was such a character in her own right that I felt the need to forever immortalize her in a book. (And the piano story? That's all too real, I'm afraid. My sweet sixteenth birthday party at a fancy restaurant.)

The Bagram crew meets Liliana Hart’s MacKenzies
As the Bagram crew assembles at a guest ranch in Montana to celebrate the wedding of two of its own, everyone expects a fun week-long vacation enjoying some much-needed downtime together. But in the picturesque foothills bordering the ranch, a hidden danger lurks.
When the guys stumble upon evidence of a domestic terrorist cell during the bachelor party, it puts everyone directly in the crosshairs of a lethal enemy determined to remain unseen, unleashing a wave of danger every bit as deadly as what they faced back overseas. Then a shocking revelation from the past comes to light, and it may be the key to winning the fight. Now they must come together as a team to eliminate the threat, before they wind up gathered for a funeral instead of a wedding.
There are five books in this collection, each by a different author. I hope you'll check them out.

In other news, if you haven't yet read all the Hostage Rescue Team books, the final box set is on sale for 1.99 for a limited time. This set includes books 7-10 of the series: SeizedWantedBetrayed, and ReclaimedGrab it at this amazing price while you can! 

Last but not least, the next book in my DEA FAST Series is due to release late next month. Fast Kill features Logan and Taylor, two special agents with extremely different job description. Opposites attract big time in this one. Can't wait for you to read their story! 

Happy reading!

Kaylea :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New Year, New Series: DEA FAST Series, Book #1

Dear reader,

I'm thrilled to announce the launch of my brand new DEA FAST Series with book #1, Falling Fast. This series will focus on the 7 members and team leader of one of the DEA's Foreign-Deployed Advisory and Support Teams, FAST Bravo. FAST Bravo's story begins with Jamie and Charlie, whom you met in the final book of the Colebrook Siblings Trilogy (Easton's Claim).
Release Date: January 24, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-928044-20-8
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: ebook & print
Length: novel (65,000 words)
She’s putting herself in harm’s way to make a difference. 
Having grown up in a household of elite, overprotective male Marines, Charlie Colebrook is savoring her hard won independence and avoiding a serious relationship that could tie her down. As a computer forensics expert for the DEA she might be a civilian rather than an agent, but she’s far from helpless, and she’s hungry to prove herself. So when her boss asks her to take on a dangerous undercover assignment that could expose the key money launderer for the biggest, and most lethal drug cartel in the Western hemisphere, Charlie seizes her chance. There’s just one catch: the man assigned as her partner is the only man she wants…and he won’t settle for less than everything she has to give.
Now he’s the only one who stands between her and a ruthless cartel. 
DEA Special Agent Jamie Rodriguez has tried like hell to ignore the explosive chemistry he has with Charlie. Not simply because she’s his best friend’s sister—but because with her, he wants all or nothing. As a member of the agency’s elite FAST Bravo unit, he’s got the skill and experience to keep her safe. Now that he’s assigned to protect her on this op, he’ll do it at all costs, even if she tempts him as no other woman ever has. But the final op tests them both to the breaking point, and when things go to hell, it will take everything they’ve got to survive the deadly trap set for them.
Nook (coming soon)

Right now I'm about halfway through the draft of book #2, Fast Kill. I'm excited for you guys to meet this new cast of characters!

Also, we are less than two months away from the next instalment for the Bagram Special Ops crew. Never Surrender releases March 21st and focuses on Ace and Ryan—with a spotlight shining on Ace's one-of-a-kind grandma, because she's awesome.

Until then, happy reading!
Kaylea :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Coloring

"Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."
--The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss

(wreath picture from Johanna Basford's "Johanna's Christmas", Max drawn by me)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Blindsided: A Titanium Security Christmas Novella

I'm thrilled to bring you my first ever Christmas story today. Blindsided is about the Titanium Security team. This is no fluffy holiday story, however, so get ready to do some nail biting as I bring the team together for a roller coaster of a reunion. I hope you'll hold your breath, cry and laugh along with this cast of characters I've missed so much.
It’s a Titanium Christmas reunion…
Grace and Alex Rycroft have just moved into their newly renovated house in upstate New York and they’ve invited the whole Titanium Security crew to celebrate an early Christmas with them.
But not all is merry and bright.
Unfortunately things don’t go as planned. When the unthinkable happens at a veteran’s charity event in the middle of Manhattan, the team must pull together to take down the attacker and rally around a wounded teammate in the tragic aftermath. With one of their own left fighting for his life, it’s going to take a Christmas miracle to pull him through and make the holiday season bright.
(*Note: This novella is a final wrap-up of the Titanium Security Series and is not meant to be read as a stand-alone.)

In other news, a lot of you know I'm all finished with my upcoming novella for Liliana Hart's MacKenzie Family release next March. Never Surrender is about the Bagram Special Ops crew, focusing on Ace and Ryan…and Ace's dear grandma. She is an absolute hoot, and modeled after my own darling late grandma. I had SO much fun writing this one! Can't wait for you to read it.

Last but not least, yesterday I finished up the draft of Falling Fast, the first book of my new DEA FAST Series, which will release in late January. It features Charlie and Jamie, and picks up right at the end of their part in Easton's Claim, the final book of the Colebrook Siblings Trilogy. Now I'm on to the next one.

That's all the news for now! Wishing you all a safe and wonderful holiday season, from my family to yours.

Lots of love and happy reading,

Kaylea :)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Easton's Claim: Final Book of the Colebrook Siblings Trilogy

Dear reader,

I'm thrilled to announce that book three of the Colebrook Siblings Trilogyreleases today. Hard to believe we're already at the last book, but I hope I've saved the best for last. The chemistry between Piper and Easton is scorching. 
ISBN: 978-1-928044-18-5
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: ebook & print
Length: short novel (60,000 words)
She needs a fresh start somewhere else.
Piper Greenlee is desperate to get out of Sugar Hollow. After her ex-husband’s notorious scandal and their subsequent divorce, her life and reputation are in tatters. Not to mention the disturbing feelings she’s started to have for a longtime friend recently. She’s ready to leave all that behind, start over somewhere far away and reinvent herself.
But the past isn’t done with her yet. When it lands on her doorstep this time, the consequences could prove fatal. She has no choice but to turn to the one man in town she knows can protect her…the man she’s not ready to face her true feelings for.
He’ll fight to convince her she’s already home.
DEA FAST agent Easton Colebrook has loved Piper for years and been forced to stay silent. It killed him to stand back and watch her marry the wrong man, but now that her divorce has been finalized and she’s had time to heal, he’s making his move. The problem is, she’s determined to see him only as a friend, and worse—Wyatt’s little brother.
When he arrives home after another rotation in Afghanistan, Easton is ready to put his plan into action. Then he learns that Piper is planning to move halfway across the country, forcing him to act immediately. Before he can tell her how he feels, her ex drags her into a potentially lethal situation. Easton steps in, vowing to protect her at all costs. But in order to finally claim the woman who’s owned his heart for as long as he can remember, he and Piper will have to outsmart a deadly enemy hell bent on exacting his revenge.
I've recently completed my Bagram Special Ops novella (Never Surrender), but it won't release until March. I can't wait for you guys to read it! Unlike most of my books, there are a lot of lighthearted moments in this one that balance out all the angst and action. Not surprising since both Ryan and Ace's grandma are center stage. I just love her, she's such a hoot to write about.

Right now I'm wrapping up edits for my Titanium Security Christmas novella (Blindsided, due out in late November), and I've begun to plot out my upcoming DEA FAST Series. I've fleshed out the cast of characters somewhat, and if all goes well there will be 9-10 new books from this series. Yay! I'm starting with Charlie Colebrook and Special Agent Jamie Rodriquez, who you'll meet in Easton's Claim.

In non-writing news, hubby and I are heading down to Baton Rouge, Louisiana next month to attend Writer's SWAT Academy, put on by Liliana Hart and her awesome hubby, Scott Silverii. We get to learn all kinds of tactical stuff from former law enforcement and military peeps, and you can bet what I learn will appear in the pages of my upcoming books. I hate flying with the passion of a thousand burning suns, but this was just too great an opportunity to pass up, even for an aviaphobe like me :).

Last but not least, I'm finally on Instagram! If you're on it, look me up.

Happy fall and happy reading!

Kaylea :)