Title: Romancing the Alpha Box Set
Author: Zoe York, Ruby Lionsdrake, Zara Keane, Anna Hackett,
Ember Casey, Anna Lowe, Sadie Haller,
Lyn Brittan, Lydia Rowan, and Leigh James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 7, 2015
HOT NEW adventure romance super bundle. Spice up your summer with 10 never-before-published action-adventure romance stories by bestselling authors. Kick butt and fall in love with sexy Navy SEALs, treasure hunters, mercenaries, and more. Let the adrenaline flow!
When Navy SEAL Cade Duncan partners up with Mel Vincent for an endurance race, he doesn’t expect to tumble into a romantic fling in paradise—or to be so pissed with the beautiful woman when he finds out she’s been keeping secrets.
Ruby Lionsdrake — THE PIRATE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER
When firefighter and mercenary Marat Azarov rescues a beautiful slave woman from a life of certain torment, he gets more than he bargained for.
Zara Keane — HER TREASURE HUNTER EX
When underwater photographer Katy Ryan embarks on a secret mission to salvage priceless jewels from the wreck of the RMS Lusitania, she’s pissed as hell to be be pitted against Dex Fitzgerald, her super sexy treasure hunter ex.
Anna Hackett — AMONG GALACTIC RUINS
When astro-archeologist Lexa Carter discovers a map to an old Earth treasure, she’s thrilled about a treasure hunt to a dangerous, desert planet—but not about being saddled with head of security, Damon Malik. She thinks he’s arrogant. He thinks she’s a trouble magnet. But when the hunt turns deadly, they’ll have to trust each other just to survive.
Ember Casey — THE DEVIL’S SET: JACKSON
Charlotte knows she’s in trouble the moment Jackson North shows up at her door in the middle of the night. She always suspected her ex had secrets, but she never thought those secrets would lead her on a wild treasure hunt through Croatia’s islands—or throw her back into the arms of the dangerous man who once broke her heart.
The last thing archaeologist Julie Steffens needs is a gang of armed mercenaries after her for a crime she didn’t commit. And the last rescuer she wants is Seth Cooper, the sizzling vacation fling who disappeared from her bedside two months before. But right now, she needs a way out — and Seth’s sailboat is it.
Sadie Haller — TAINTED PEARL
The last person Biddy expects to greet her at the start of her secret four-week eco-activism island adventure is a red-blooded alpha male, and the irresistible camera operator proves to be a big, bad complication she’s unable to resist.
Lyn Brittan — THE DUKE OF AMBRA
When treasure hunter Kent Avery ends up partnered with Swedish military officer Elena Haaland in search of a stolen Russian artifact, he’s not expecting love. Guns? Sure. Fist fights? No problem. But love? Well that’s the one danger he’s just not prepared for.
Lydia Rowan — ULTIMATE ESCAPE
A bad breakup sent Nola Bailey to Vietnam. Instead of cold cocktails and sandy beaches, she finds the irresistible Duarte Cruz and trouble. Cruz thinks she’s up to no good, but if she convinces him she’s not—and dodges the flying bullets—her ultimate escape could end with love.
Matthew Riley is determined to leave his dangerous mercenary lifestyle behind. But when he takes what’s supposed to be a relaxing vacation to the Yucutan Peninsula with his wife Meredith and their friends, he discovers that he can’t afford to leave his job behind, in more ways than one…
“Fall Back” by Zoe York–Ms. York is a new-to-me author, and based on this offering I’ll definitely be reading her again.
“Fall Back” is the story of Melissa Vincent, a girl raised by a single mother who has become leery of men and relationships and is determined to complete a Hawaiian endurance race as a last tribute to her mother who died of breast cancer several years before.
Cade Duncan, an “alpha male who wants to take care of everything”, is a Navy SEAL and a friend-of-a-friend of Mel’s. He’s attracted to her and stays charming in spite of her prickliness and the six-foot-thick walls she’s put up around herself. He manages to get himself invited along on her race, since it’s a team event and Mel is short a team member. He does a manful job of trying to resist Mel’s charms and remains respectful of her boundaries even while trying to convince her to tear them down.
In other words, he’s one heck of a hero.
Of course resistance is futile, and before they head back home they’re in a relationship. Clear evidence that Mel and I are sisters at heart and why we both think Cade’s the perfect hero:
Waking up sucked.
“We can sleep in tomorrow, right?”
He just laughed at her.
“That was a serious question. If we’re dating now, you need to understand how I feel about mornings.”
“It’s really cute that you think someone could spend one night with you and not figure that out.” He sighed. “A bigger issue is going to be you realizing that I’m an unrepentant morning person.”
“Uhm, hello? Painfully. Obvious. But you get out of bed so quietly. I’ve decided this means I just have a human coffee maker now. I embrace your morning personhood.”
See what I mean? Can we clone him, maybe? 😉
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Zoe York is a busy working mom of two young boys, wife to a very understanding soldier, and creator of modern, sexy, small town contemporary romances. Her debut novel, What Once Was Perfect, started the popular Wardham series, and her first military romance, Fall Out, was released as part of the international bestselling SEALs of Summer super bundle.
She lives in London, Ontario and is currently chugging Americanos, wiping sticky fingers, and dreaming of heroes in and out of uniform.
Lyn grew up wanting to live like her heroes, James Bond and Indiana Jones. She wasn’t totally successful and never had to shoot her way out of a hotel bedroom. She’s still coming to terms with it. Awards and woot-woots include: Amazon Sci-Fi Romance Best Seller, ARe Best Selling Author, 2013 and 2014 SFR Galaxy Award Winner.
Zara Keane grew up in Dublin, Ireland, but spent her summers in a small town very similar to the fictional Ballybeg.
She currently lives in Switzerland with her family. When she’s not writing or wrestling small people, she drinks far too much coffee, and tries – with occasional success – to resist the siren call of Swiss chocolate.
To listen to her talking about the Ballybeg series and her plans for future books, check out the Audio Files page
Anna Hackett passionate about action romance. I love stories that combine the thrill of falling in love with the excitement of action, danger and adventure. I write about people overcoming unbeatable odds and achieving seemingly impossible goals. I like to believe it’s possible for all of us to do the same.
My parents are to blame for my insatiable need to mix action and romance. When I was young, I raided my mother’s romances and my father’s action adventure thrillers. I love being exhilarated and left just a little breathless. I love car chases, explosions and spaceships…and of course when the boy wins the girl. Oh, and I’m a sucker for that moment when the team is walking in slow motion, shoulder-to-shoulder heading off into battle. After reading, watching or writing an awesome action romance story, I’m left energized and feeling like anything is possible. I aim to give the same to my readers.
I love hearing from fellow action romance lovers!
EMBER CASEY is a USA Today bestselling author living in Atlanta, Georgia in a den of iniquity (or so she likes to tell people). When she’s not writing steamy romances, you can find her whipping up baked goods (usually of the chocolate variety), traveling (her bucket list is infinite), or generally causing trouble (because somebody has to do it). Her first contemporary romance, His Wicked Games, was published in June 2013.
Anna Lowe is a middle school teacher who loves dogs, sports, and travel – and letting those inspire her fiction. Once upon a time, she was a long-distance triathlete and soccer player. Nowadays, she finds her balance with yoga, writing, and family time with her husband and young children.
Anna started reading romance in spite of herself (because tomboys don’t read romance – right? Wrong!) and has enjoyed reading and writing in the genre ever since. Two of her favorite romance authors are Kristan Higgins (for sweet love stories) and Rosalind James (for the combination of a New Zealand setting and sports). She’s a fan of capable heroines like Rylee Adamson (by Shannon Mayer, who mixes action, fantasy and romance). On any given weekend, you might find her hiking in the mountains or hunched over her laptop, working on her latest story. Either way, the day will end with a chunk of dark chocolate and a good read.
Sadie Haller is a Canadian writer living a somewhat nomadic life with her husband and fur-babies. She enjoys travelling and experiencing different climates and cultures, but there are times when she questions her ‘whither thou goest, my love’ attitude, particularly when it involves navigating some spectacularly convoluted European bureaucracy.
Lydia Rowan is a writer of (mostly) romantic words. Lover of all things horror. She makes the two work. Contemporary Romance with a Dash of Spice.
Leigh James writes steamy contemporary romance, with a healthy dose of action and adventure. In addition to writing, endlessly re-watching Pitch Perfect and scouring the house for leftover Halloween candy to eat, Leigh is a wife and the mother of three little boys.
She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire’s Journalism program and earned her J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law in Boston.
She lives with her husband and children in New Hampshire.
Before Ruby was old enough to talk, her parents took her to the drive-in theater to see Star Wars, and she has early memories of watching Buck Rogers and Star Trek reruns with her mom. It was probably a foregone conclusion that she would become a lifelong science fiction fan.
She started the Mandrake Company series in part as an homage to some of her favorite sci-fi television shows and in part because she was having a hard time finding the kind of science fiction novels she likes to read: space-based adventures with humor and heart (maybe some naughty bits too). If you’re looking for the same, please check out the Mandrake Company books.