Stone Hard Seal by Sabrina York, a book from Hot Alpha SEALs : Military Romance Megaset

Breaking with tradition a bit (mostly because I didn’t have the time to read all before release) I am presenting a review for one of the twelve SUPER hot, heavy on the alpha, testosterone fueled, military hero romances here today.  Book is live to buy your own copy – so run, don’t walk – to get it.

Today I spotlight Stone Hard Seal  from Sabrina York.  Read on to find out about this title, and more about the collection….

Book Review: 

I’m normally not someone who will rush out to grab the next ‘military hero’ romance, but the collection that contains this story looked too good to miss. Time constraints meant that I only had time (against my usual habit) to read one of the stories, and since I am already a fan of Sabrina York’s writing, choosing her story first was a no-brainer. 

A mission to save hostages from Somali pirates off the western coast of Africa is the set up for the mission.  Teams were dropped onto the island under cover of a moonless night, Ryder (Stone) Maddox and his team are instantly in the thick of a rescue.  This isn’t an ordinary rescue, among the party is Lily Wilson, a powerful senator’s daughter and Susan Brandywine, the daughter of the team’s commanding officer.  Ideal targets for ransom, were these pirates of the ‘normal’ Somali pirate variety.  But, they are a renegade band: untrained, undisciplined and utterly despicable.

Stone happens upon Lily in one of the huts, and the team is set to spirit the captives away. Instantly attracted to the petite young woman, Stone is struggling between his attraction and the memory of his own father’s death as a SEAL and his mother’s dissolution into depression and a half-life.  He knows that his chosen life is not one for a relationship, and Lily is most certainly a relationship girl.  Not a night, or a weekend, or even a week – but a full-on relationship, and he is unwilling to risk his heart or subject another to the dangers that his missions entail.

I adored Stone, with his alpha protectiveness and determination to get Lily to safety, even as he worried about and for his team.  His history after his own father’s death on a mission was tragic and completely explained his reluctance to get involved.  Even more amusing was Lily’s refusal to spend time with him without asking questions, pushing and prodding for answers with a determined jut of her chin.

Lily was far less the coddled complaining princess than I expected, although she had been rolled in cotton wool from her birth, and not experienced much difficulty, she was determined and complaint-free through a grueling ordeal.  It didn’t hurt that she was funny and stubborn, and unwilling to let Stone get away with half-answers or silence.  Together the two were super steamy and incredibly sexy: their attraction was palpable and the inclusion of both Stone and Lily giving voice to their innermost feelings as they finally connected gave readers a reason to cheer them on for a happy ever after.  But, Stone’s own reluctance to commit will run against the pint-sized brick wall of will that is Lily, and only reading to the end will tell you who wins.

And, filled with her lighthearted moments in the middle of all the action, York again brings a lightness and joy to her characters that define them, often better than words. “She smacked him. It was like being batted by a kitten.”

An action-packed and fun read, a great addition to any collection.

Stone Hard Seal by Sabrina York, a book from Hot Alpha SEALs : Military Romance Megaset

Title: Hot Alpha SEALs : Military Romance Megaset
Author: Anne Elizabeth, Cat Johnson, Cindy Dees, Cristin Harber, Delilah Devlin, Elle James, Gennita Low, J.M. Madden, P.T. Michelle, Sabrina York, Sharon Hamilton, Teresa Reasor
Published by: Hot Alpha Authors
Format:eBook
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 1440
Rated: five-stars
Heat: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

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12 New York Times, USA Today or Award-winning bestselling Hot Alpha Authors brings you this Military Romance Megaset for your reading pleasure: 

THE KISS OF A SEAL by Award-winning Author Anne Elizabeth — Jessa Grainger’s world is rocked by the kiss of a SEAL, SO-1 Link Tyler. It wouldn’t be a problem for an ordinary person, but being a Navy Consultant working on the Amphibious Base as well as being engaged to a SWCC man make the situation very sticky. 

Night with a SEAL (Hot SEALS #1) by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Cat Johnson —When navigating military red tape begins to present more challenges than the enemy, it makes SEAL Jon Rudnick question his future. So does Alison Cressly, the one woman he can’t get out of his head. 

HOT BAYOU SEAL by Award-winning author Cindy Dees — SEAL Ford Alambeaux is a busted up SEAL on his way out of the teams. Trina Zarkos is being tossed out of SEAL training like every other female candidate…until they’re thrown together on a way off-book mission to see if she can play with the big boys or not. 

DELTA: RETRIBUTION by USA Today bestselling author Cristin Harber — Fallen Navy SEAL and Titan Group’s Delta recruit Trace Reeves wants nothing more than a one-night stand to forget that his twin brother was killed-in-action. But when his one-time fling becomes his high value target, the lines blur between her rescue mission and saving himself. 

WATCH OVER ME (An Uncharted SEAL story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Delilah Devlin — Deke Warrick’s unsanctioned detail is to keep tabs on a congressman’s niece while she vacations in the Caribbean. He’s determined to keep his distance, from the beautiful Nicky Martir—until she’s snatched from their hotel room. 

SEAL'S OBSESSION (A Take No Prisoners story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elle James — Mission: Halt pirate activities off the coast of Honduras. SEAL TEAM 10's Jack Fischer goes undercover as a deck hand on a medical boat where he finds himself falling for the dedicated Dr. Natalie Rhoades. 

The SEAL (a Sex, Lies & Spies novella) by USA Today bestselling author Gennita Low — Mari Lords is tasked by her father to steal the seal that is an important clue in a round-the-world treasure hunt called The Game. When her opportunity comes during a party, she finds another kind of SEAL, Angel Marcello. 

UNBREAKABLE SEAL by USA Today bestselling author J.M. Madden — Maxwell Tate fights against a psychotic dream world, until he no longer knows what’s real. Lacey Adams knows she can’t save all of her cases, but can she salvage the unbreakable SEAL? 

MISTER BLACK A Billionaire SEAL Story, Part 1 (In the Shadows) by Award-winning author P.T. Michelle —He is Black: a deadly enforcer and masterful seducer. I am Red: a justice bleeder and willing participant. When our secrets converge in a passionate encounter, stepping out of the shadows just might be worth the risk. 

STONE HARD SEAL by Award-winning author Sabrina York —When Ryder “Stone” Maddox’s meets Lily Wilson—a senator’s daughter who is definitely off-limits—he’s determined to keep his distance, despite her irresistible allure. But Lily has plans of her own…to put his heart of stone to the test. 

SEAL’S PROMISE by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Hamilton —Navy SEAL T.J. Talbot, SEAL Team 3's bad boy, makes a deathbed promise to protect and care for his fallen buddy's wife and child. The only problem is, she hates him. 

BREAKING TIES (a SEAL Team Heartbreakers story) by bestselling author Teresa Reasor — Navy SEAL Oliver Shaker is blindsided when he learns that not only does his wife, Selena, have a life-threatening illness, but she’s also pregnant, stretching their marriage to the breaking point.

A copy of this title was provided via Self-Purchased for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

 

About Anne Elizabeth

I write stories for both teens and adults. My PULSE OF POWER comic book world was created in high school. I wrote several short stories as part of an assignment and then continued to grow and add volumes to my world through college and graduate school. When the first graphic novel released I was enthralled by the visual aspects. Now, the series is blooming with the main storyline and off-shoot journeys. As my heroine Tia, would say, “Power up! Destiny is a choice.”

In the romance realm, I have written sweet romance and spicy titles. My newest book, A SEAL FOREVER releases in 2014. ONCE A SEAL released in 2013. A SEAL AT HEART released in 2012. As a Navy wife, I’ve tried to make the stories as authentic as possible while maintaining a romantic fictional storyline. My husband who is retired from The TEAMS was a great help and this book as well as all future volumes are dedicated to Our Men and Women in Uniform.

About Cat Johnson

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Cat Johnson writes contemporary romance in genres including military and western. Known for her unique marketing and research techniques, she has sponsored pro bull riders, owns a collection of camouflage and western footwear for book signings, and a fair number of her consultants wear combat or cowboy boots for a living. For more visit CatJohnson.net

About Cindy Dees

Cindy Dees started flying airplanes while sitting in her dad’s lap at the age of three and got a pilot’s license before she got a driver’s license. At age fifteen, she dropped out of high school and left the horse farm in Michigan where she grew up to attend the University of Michigan.

After earning a degree in Russian and East European Studies, she joined the U.S. Air Force and became the youngest female pilot in its history. She flew supersonic jets, VIP airlift, and the C-5 Galaxy, one of the world’s largest cargo airplanes. C-5

She also worked part-time gathering intelligence. During her military career, she traveled to forty-two countries on five continents, was detained by the KGB and East German secret police, got shot at, flew in the first Gulf War, met her husband, and amassed a lifetime’s worth of war stories. Cindy has turned many of her experiences into novels of military romance and suspense.

Cindy’s hobbies include professional Middle Eastern dancing, Japanese gardening, and medieval reenacting.

Winner of a Golden Heart and Holt Medallion for writing, Cindy is a two-time winner of the prestigious RITA Award for Romance Fiction, two-time winner of RT Book Review’s Best Harlequin Romantic Suspense Novel of the Year, is a Romantic Times Lifetime Career Achievement nominee, and a Waldenbooks best selling author.

About Cristin Harber

Cristin Harber is a USA Today bestselling romantic suspense and military romance author. Fans voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was #1 romantic suspense, #1 military romance, and a USA Today Top 100 bestseller.

She lives outside Washington, DC with her family and English Bulldog.

About Delilah Devlin

Delilah Devlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with a rapidly expanding reputation for writing deliciously edgy stories with complex characters. Whether creating dark, erotically-charged paranormal worlds or richly descriptive westerns that ring with authenticity, Delilah Devlin “pens in uncharted territory that will leave the readers breathless and hungering for more…”

About Elle James

Elle was born on Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Washington to parents who taught her the value of hard work. She grew up as a military brat moving from place to place, alas, only stateside in lovely places like Glasgow, Montana, Abilene, Texas and various places in California and Washington. Elle got her creative streak from her talented artist mother, her tenacity from her wonderful father and her inspiration from her writing buddy and delightful sister, Delilah Devlin.

As a former member of the Army and Air Force Reserves, Elle's traveled across the United States and to Germany, managed a full-time job, and raised three wonderful children, Courtney, Adam and Megan. She and her husband, Cleve, have even tried raising exotic birds in the Texas Hill Country. Ask her and she'll tell you what it's like to go toe-to-toe with an angry 350-pound bird!

At home in Northwest Arkansas, Elle is busy writing tales of murder and suspense for Harlequin Intrigue, Romantic Suspense and Nocture. Her first Harlequin, BENEATH THE TEXAS MOON, was released in March 2006 and was a Romantic Times Top Pick for the month! She 's written numerous stories since and is now writing SEAL heroes. Stay tuned for more from Elle James!

About Gennita Low

Jenn, as everyone calls her, likes to keep things simple. That's why she runs a roofing construction business, teaches, writes and does her own business taxes eight days a week. She considers herself a multi-cultural and well-rounded person. Workers leave her alone when she starts yelling at them in Chinese and Malay. She also studies German and Russian because she can't pronounce French very well. The most boring and interesting thing she ever did was translating documents from various languages into English, giving her an opportunity to see many countries. Having traveled extensively in her twenties, she now spends her thirties quietly with six noisy dogs.
Shameless Promotion: Jenn was a RWA contest slut, having finaled in and won a bunch of them including the Marlene, the Merritt, and Indiana's Golden Opportunity. She is also a three-time finalist in the RWA Golden Heart contest before she became published. She would love to hear your comments about her books. She has been known to give away bookmarks and stuff to those who praise her.

AND, if your roof leaks, she can probably give you some advice!

About J.M. Madden

I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay at home writer, which I dearly love, and I recently added the title USA Today Bestselling author to my moniker.

I was a Deputy Sheriff in Ohio for nine years, and I found myself tapping that experience as I wrote Second Time Around, my very first book. No, I didn’t tackle and cuff my husband, although there was that time in K-mart… Anyway, it was quite a change going from writing technical reports with diagrams, witness statements, inventories, etc., that would stand up in court to writing contemporary romance. I’ve always written, though, and it was always a dream to do something with that huge, leaning stack of spiral bound notebooks.

I’ve now published 13 books, with many more on the way. I thank you so much for taking an interest in my work!

Stay tuned! There’s a lot more coming!

About P.T. Michelle

P.T. Michelle is the author of the YA/New Adult crossover series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, and the romance series: BAD IN BOOTS, KENDRIAN VAMPIRES and SCIONS. She keeps a spiral notepad with her at all times, even on her nightstand. When P.T. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.

About Sabrina York

Sabrina York is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and a 2017 RITA® Nominee for her Historic Romance Susana and the Scot, as well as an author of over twenty-five novels, which range from sweet and snarky to scorching romance.

Check out Sabrina’s books and read an excerpt on Amazon or wherever e-books are sold. Visit her website to check out her books, excerpts and contests. Get the Free Teaser Book, and don’t forget to enter to win the royal tiara!

Join Sabrina’s Street Team on FACEBOOK

About Sharon Hamilton

Sharon’s award-winning almost-erotic Navy SEAL stories of the SEAL Brotherhood, have consistently made best sellers lists and review sites. Her characters follow a spicy road to redemption through passion and true love. Her SEAL Brotherhood Series continues with books 5, 6 and 7 all releasing this year, as well as audio versions currently completed for the first four of the series. She has been an Amazon top 100 author in Romantic Suspense since last fall.
Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany are not like any vamps you’ve read before, since they don’t have to go to ground and can walk around in the full light of the sun. Honeymoon Bite, Book 1 of the Golden Vampires of Tuscany Series was recently named the #1 Gothic Romance by Amazon. It is now available on Audible.
Her Guardian Angels struggle with the human charges they are sent to save, often escaping their vanilla world of Heaven for the brief human one. You won’t find any of these beings in any Sunday school class.
She lives in Sonoma County, California with her husband, and two Dobermans. A lifelong organic gardener, when she’s not writing, she’s getting vera vera dirty in the mud, or wandering Farmer’s Markets looking for new Heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers..

About Teresa Reasor

My name is Teresa Reasor. My husband, Danny, and I have been married for thirty-eight years. We have three grown children and now have a new son-in-law and a new daughter-in-law.

I'm a writer, an artist, a teacher and I also sing. And I do have other hobbies including painting, making jewelry, singing, crocheting, quilling, making cards, and traveling.

I’m loving retirement and this full time writing gig. BEST JOB EVER. And I feel blessed every day that I can get up and do my thing. It’s a hard job. I spend 12 hour days from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. doing it. But it’s not a burden. I’m so blessed. And I thank God every day that I’m able to do what I love 24-7 if I want to. And I may yet do another remake.
Maybe grandma will be on my horizon. Or some other wonderful thing. But writer and author will always be in the mix.
And I’m busy on the next SEAL TEAM project. A novella-novel Building Ties starring Brett and Tess from Book two of the Heartbreaker series.

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