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Monday, January 6, 2014

Author Spotlight--Siobhan Muir + Giveaway

Welcome to my new Author Spotlight series on Mondays!

My first guest is the lovely Siobhan Muir. We connected on Facebook because of my Hungarian heritage and her awesome Hungarian husband, only to discover common interests in geology, sewing, and food as well. One of these days, we'll have to meet face to face! Maybe San Antonio in July, Siobhan???

Here's a peek at her latest release:

Blurb:
A SEAL is strongest with her Team…

Ensign Christiana "Ghost" Brickman is the only female SEAL to survive BUD/S training, a real Navy Jane. But when an ambush ends her career as an active SEAL, she’s free to pursue other interests. Like her two best friends Lt. Jim "Retro" Waters and Chief Warrant Officer Todd "Magic" Hunter. She's wanted them for over a year, but never dared to approach them while in the squad.

Retro has fought his dark desires since high school, certain the need to share a woman unnatural. Magic had never considered sharing before Ghost mentions it, but it solves his dilemma of choosing between his best friend and his woman. But Retro balks at Ghost’s offer to share and retreats from both when she marries Magic.

Everyone feels Retro’s loss, but he ignores the ache of their broken connection in favor of living ‘normal.’ When Ghost and the other wives of Beta Squad are kidnapped, Retro must reevaluate how much both Ghost and Magic mean to him. And he must decide how far he's willing to go to save the woman he loves, before she becomes the Navy's ghost.

Excerpt:
Copyright © 2013 Siobhan Muir
All rights reserved.

“Then you gotta wake up and talk to them ’cause they want to make sure you get the message loud and clear. Do you hear me, Ensign Brickman?”

“Yes sir.” Chris struggled, twisting her head back and forth as if shaking off a smothering hood. Sweat beaded on her forehead, sliding down the side of her face to soak the pillowcase but her eyes opened clear, fastening on Jim.

“Retro.”

“Hey, Ghost. What the hell is going on? Why are you succumbing to some measly little fever? You giving up on something?”

“Waters.” Chris shifted her gaze to Todd.

“Hey, Magic. You okay?”

Why would she talk to Todd rather than him?

Because Todd Hunter is the better man and didn’t yell at her, moron.

“Actually, no, not really.” Magic squeezed her hand. “I’m pretty damn worried about you. See, from where I’m sittin’, it looks like you’re givin’ up and that just ain’t right. If you give up, then I won’t be able to tell you how beautiful you look or how much I love you ever again. In fact, I’m bettin’ you’d miss a whole buttload of opportunities to hear how I feel if you just give up and die.”

Chris didn’t say anything for a long time, her gaze studying Magic’s face. The blond man’s expression filled with all his love for her and Jim had to blink back his tears. Damn! Why hadn’t he ever seen Todd’s feelings for Chris? Either the man was better at hiding them or he’d been too tied up in his own emotions to notice.

Shit.

“How do you feel, Magic?” she whispered at last, her expression wary.

“Well, that’s where it gets real complicated real fast.” A smile curled across Todd’s handsome face. “See, I’m pretty head over heels in love with you, Ensign Christiana, and I have been for some time now. When you got shot in the warehouse, I figured I might lose the best woman in the world, the only woman I love, and it didn’t sit well with me.”

“You’re in love with me?” Her eyes widened.

“Yes, ma’am, I am.”

“Are you sure?”

Magic barked out a half-offended, half-amused laugh. “Yes, ma’am, I’m sure.”

Her hazel eyes shifted back to Jim and he fell into her gaze. He wanted her so much it made his chest ache, but he wasn’t worthy of her. He couldn’t contaminate her with unnatural needs. But he could, and did, love her.

“What about you, Retro? How do you feel?”

“Right now, you got me nervous, Ensign.”

“Nervous about what?”

“Nervous you might leave before I could tell you I love you.” He glanced at Todd and his buddy dipped his head in encouragement. “It’s hard for me to admit after Magic gave you his declaration, but if you’re giving up on life, I’d like you to know before you go.”

Chris’s gaze shifted away, scanning the room beyond them and the new vases of flowers decorating the room. Then she refocused on the men.

“I’m still in the hospital.”

“Yes, ma’am,” Magic said.

“How do I know this isn’t a dream? The last time I talked to you two, you looked like I’d just told you I was gonna to run a marathon unarmed in Afghanistan. How do I know, with all the drugs in my system, this is real?”

“Does this feel real to you?”

Before his mind could catch up to his body, Jim leaned forward and kissed Chris. Even with the scent of fever and medicine, her soft lips damn near dragged a groan from his chest. He’d fantasized countless times of kissing her and reality bested the fantasies. He kept the kiss tender and sweet, but arousal shot through his body and stiffened his cock. Jim forced himself to pull away, to revel in the little pleasure he’d taken.

Chris sighed and a pale smile lifted her lips. “That was a dream come true.”

Jim grinned, suddenly giddy. “For me, too, Ghost. I love you, sweetheart.”

“I love you, too, Jim.”

She reached for his hand and he engulfed it in his large palm. Her skin scorched his.

“Are you gonna give up on this fight, then?” He coughed around a large lump in his throat.

“No, sir. Not if you’re waiting for me in the clear water.”

“You can count on it, Brickman. We’ll both be waiting for you.”

Even if I don’t take my share, I’ll still wait.

Siobhan is offering a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky commenter! Deadline to enter is 11:59 pm EST January 8, 2014.

Buy Links
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/383872
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thenavy039sghost-1365512-153.html
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Navys-Ghost-Boys-Beta-Squad-ebook/dp/B00H22W8TU/
Barnes&Noble:
Kobo:

Siobhan’s recent release, The Navy’s Ghost, is the first book in the Bad Boys of Beta Squad series. She has published A Hell Hound’s Fire (a free read) and The Beltane Witch in the Cloudburst Colorado series. Siobhan has also published Not a Dragon’s Standard Virgin and Queen Bitch of the Callowwood Pack through Siren Publishing, and Her Devoted Vampire through Evernight Publishing.

Siobhan Muir lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her husband, two daughters, and a vegetarian cat she swears is a shape-shifter, though he's never shifted when she can see him. When not writing, she can be found looking down a microscope at fossil fox teeth, pursuing her other love, paleontology. An avid reader of science fiction/fantasy, her husband gave her a paranormal romance for Christmas one year, and she was hooked for good.

In previous lives, Siobhan has been an actor at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, a field geologist in the Aleutian Islands, and restored inter-planetary imagery at the USGS. She’s hiked to the top of Mount St. Helens and to the bottom of Meteor Crater.

Siobhan writes kick-ass adventure with hot sex for men and women to enjoy. She believes in happily ever after, redemption, and communication, all of which you will find in her paranormal romance stories.

Website: http://siobhanmuir.com
Blog: http://siobhanmuir.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/siobhan.muir.35
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SiobhanMuir
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5760938.Siobhan_Muir
Google Plus: http://plus.google.com/u/0/118081545120488658410/posts
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/siobhanmuir35/

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to comment by 11:59 pm EST on January 8, 2014 for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card!

*skipping over to Amazon to get my copy!*
Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With A Kick!

15 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me today, Mellanie. And we'll definitely have to get together this year. :)

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  2. Awww, so sexy and sweet. Loved that kiss.

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    1. Thanks, Nara. Retro can be so frustrating, but he's a sweetheart when he puts his mind to it. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. great excerpt- looking forward to reading it

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Wendy. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  4. Hi, Siobhan and Mellanie!
    Great interview. Love the excerpt...and military heroes. Sounds like Ghost has her hands full. :-)
    Best of luck!!

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    1. Hi, Donna! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Thanks, Donna. Actually, the boys have their hands full with Ghost. She's not your typical lady. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  5. Great scene! I especially liked this exchange:
    “You’re in love with me?”
    “Yes, ma’am, I am.”
    “Are you sure?”
    “Yes, ma’am, I’m sure.”

    So military yet so cute at the same time. Wishing you much success with your new release!

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    1. Thanks, Cindy, for both the compliment and stopping by. :)

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  6. Fantastic interview!! LOVED the excerpt!! There is absolutely nothing better than a hot menage with SEALS!!! LOVE all your books!!!

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  7. Y'all really need to read this book! I was lucky enough to get to beta read it and I loved it. Even in rough draft. Go forth and enjoy the menage a'SEALs. :D

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  8. Thanks to everyone who commented! Our winner of the $10 Amazon gift card is Donna Michaels! Siobhan will be contacting you to send your prize!

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