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Come Get Swept Away on Valentine's Day

Welcome to the Swept Away Valentines Day Blog Hop!

In the Spirit of Valentines day I want to offer you some Valentine gifts from me to you.

Some Roses to show how much I love the support you have showed me through my Journey.

Some wonderful chocolate because I love chocolate and I wanted to share something I love with you. Now a glass of champagne to toast what I have worked hard towards, and you have waited for, The release of my first novel.

Published through Black Opal Books

Released February 16, 2013

This is a story about FBI agent, Jason Michaels, who goes undercover with the Irish Mob to get information on their gun smuggling ring. While on assignment he realizes they have joined forces with a known terrorist group manufacturing drugs. He searches for information to tie the two together when he finds out they have kidnapped a fellow agent and the only girl he has ever loved. Jason soon realizes their using Mercy to perfect their dosage and that his cover has been blown. He knows he has to save her so takes off a journey that will take him up against his enemies, peers and the Agency that he loves, but willing to give up to bring Mercy back to him.


She has no memory of their love…

Kidnapped by terrorists and sent into a drug-induced coma, FBI intern Mercedes Kingsley awakes with no memory of her ordeal—or the intimate interlude that left her pregnant. Convinced her child was fathered by her ex-fiancé, she walks away from the only man she has ever loved, determined to make things work with her ex, a man the FBI suspects is implicated in her abduction.

He knows the truth, but no one will listen…

FBI undercover agent Jason Michaels remembers what Mercy can’t and those memories are breaking his heart. Forced to keep his distance from his lover and their unborn child, Jason risks his life to protect Mercy from a cell of international terrorists who have vowed to get the secrets locked in her memory, no matter the cost. Can Jason convince Mercy to trust him until she remembers their past, or will he lose her to a man who will trap her in a nightmare world of darkness from which there is no escape?


An explosion ricocheted behind Jason Michael’s eyes as the pressure mounted in his head. The rush of panic consumed him. He struggled to move, tried to swallow, but nothing. His throat burned as the flames engulfed his lungs. He needed to breathe but couldn’t. Shit. He strained to make out the muffled voice, but the pounding in his ears erased all hope. His head started to spin and he succumbed to the realization, this was it, the end. He won. The flames dampened and his heartbeat slowed as the drums subsided, then the voice became clear.

“Give it to him now you son of a bitch. What were you thinking? We still need him.”

In a split second, Jason sucked in a breath, causing stabbing pains to shoot through his chest. Every muscle fiber burned as the cold blast of air shot through his lungs releasing the oxygen his body craved. He arched his back, raising his chest up to pull in more air when his head snapped to the side and the crack from his neck echoed in his ears. The pain ripped through his jaw, racing across his cheekbone. Before he could gather his senses, intense burning set his face on fire. What the hell?

The slap against his cheek stung, and his eyes snapped open. He wrenched upright, hitting his head on the roof of the SUV. His gaze darted back and forth looking for something familiar until he locked onto the ice-cold stare of the devil himself, Shaun Flanagan.

Damn, that was close. Jason could not blow his cover, even if it meant he would die as David Logan and not Jason Michaels.

“You’re finally awake, my boy. We almost lost you,” Shaun cold, emotionless laugh caused Jason’s blood to boil. “You stopped breathing, I think. It’s hard to tell with this new stuff. I hope you’re not too injured. We’ve got work to do.”

Jason’s vision blurred, but his other senses were sharp. Shaun had known exactly what the drug would do and the burn in Jason’s throat was a harsh reminder. Shaun’s sarcastic tone spoke volumes to him. He was evil and did not play by anyone’s rules but his own. Jason had spent the last two months undercover, playing their games and doing their dirty work to buddy up tight to this family. He’d earned his spot with Thomas Flanagan, but his son Shaun had issues trusting anyone, even his own father.

Jason’s anger burned inside of him, but he couldn’t afford to make mistakes, not now. He was too close. It’s time to step it up, but first the drugs had to stop. He rubbed his aching jaw with one hand, clenching his other into a fist to hide his visible shaking. He had to get control of this game before he lost everything.


14 Responses

  1. Loved the sound of your new book, best wishes for good sales. It sounds intriguing.
    That's the way I like my chocolates. You can have as many as you like without any consequences!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! Sometimes I wish I was swept away by someone's love especially on Valentine's Day. Being young, I have yet to have the opportunity. If I could choose any man in the world to sweep me away, I would certainly choose Alexander Skarsgard. He's nice, funny, polite and well educated. If I could pick a fictional man, I would choose Jamie Fraser from "Outlander." With his rough physicality, loving sensibility, and fierce passion, I know I would be happy for the rest of my life. I wish I could be swept away to New Zealand or Scotland, somewhere beautifully green and primitive.
    Enough with my epic daydreams…
    Happy Valentine's Day!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  3. My favorite Valentines memory was when I was pregnant with my twins and I was literally as big as a house or so I felt. My husband pampered me all day and cooked a nice romantic dinner for us that we shared in our bedroom since I was on partial bedrest. After dinner he gave me diamond earrings and said one for each baby. The earrings matched the bracelet he got me the Valentines before that had three diamonds on it for our three kids at the time. Now I have a diamond for each baby! That was the best Valentines and we didn't go anywhere or do anything crazy special. We just spent it together and I loved it.

  4. One of my most memorable Valentine's memories was being taken to Vegas for the first time and getting a life-changing phone call during that very special trip.

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

  5. My favorite memories include the whole family. We celebrate all forms of love on V Day not just romantic love. So a night of good food, games, and my favorite part is sitting in a circle and telling each other what we love and appreciate about each other.

    Sassychassy333 at gmail dot com

  6. My very first Valentine with my hubby I was a Junior in highschool he had roses and a huge teddy bear sent to the office…. I remember being called to the office and thinking Oh no what did I do this time little did I know for once it was for a good reason 🙂

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