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Moxie Girl Musings is about starting over from square one after tragedy impacted my young family. It's filled with stories of triumph, struggle, snafus, hopes, and dreams. Sometimes there will be features from other writers that I like and every so often I'll include an original short story, but normally I simply write what's on my mind at the time. Welcome to my unfiltered true-life story as I figure out this thing called life. http://www.amberleaeaston.com

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sometimes Heroes Fall and Take Their Loved Ones Down with Them #RomanceNovels

Welcome to the Scintillating Sunday Blog Hop where multiple authors share snippets from their novels--just a peek, a taste, a glimpse. 

An excerpt of my romantic suspense, Reckless Endangerment...

He kissed her, feeling as if he had truly come home.  Not to a house, but to a life. God, she felt good. Too good.  Too much like a dream.   

“On the helicopter, I prayed for the first time in years.” Her hands curled into the hair at his temple. “On my knees next to you, I prayed that you’d live and I didn’t give a damn how many of your friends heard me, I didn’t give a damn if I made a fool of myself. And I prayed and I prayed and I prayed for one more time, one more day with you.”

“But I’m not—”

“Do not ever tell me again what you are not.” Fingers pulled at his hair. “I know what you are.”

“I don’t want to disappoint you anymore.” The words scraped like fishhooks pulling on the inside of his throat.

“We can be whatever we want, do whatever we want, however we want.” She kissed him then as if the world were ending around them, as if the bombs were exploding again and they were hiding in the back of Marishka’s house shrouded in darkness and surrounded by chaos. 

His hands curved over her ass with a will of their own and pressed her close. He deepened the kiss, needing her warmth and passion more than he had needed any therapy—physical or otherwise. 

“Can you feel it, Michael? Can you feel that heat?”

Oh, he could feel the heat. 

From the back cover...

Sometimes heroes fall and take their loved ones down with them. Colonel Michael Cedars and reporter Hope Shane fell in love in a warzone, but then the world blew up and splintered their lives in two.

Coming home again isn't always easy. A Marine accustomed to giving orders, Michael struggles to find his role in civilian life. Wounded, he faces new battles as he learns to walk again, struggles with wartime ghosts, and questions his abilities as a husband.

Hope doesn't give up—not on the man she loves and not on her pursuit of justice. An investigative reporter, she's hot on the trail of a human trafficking ring. Danger intensifies as she gets closer to the truth, but the human traffickers know her weakness. Will Michael become her Achilles Heel? Is he still the hero she married or has he become a liability that could get them both killed?

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