Thursday, June 29, 2017

DEA FAST Book #3: Stand Fast

Dear reader,

I'm thrilled to announce the release of DEA FAST Series book #3: Stand Fast. This story takes us back to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan and the rugged Hindu Kush Mountains, as the members of FAST Bravo go after the lethal drug kingpin terrorizing the region.

Release Date: June 29, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-928044-22-2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: ebook & print
Length: Novel (78,000 words)

To win this fight, they’ll have to make a stand. 
DEA Special Agent Jaliya Rabani has fought long and hard to gain her independence, and she refuses to let anyone threaten that. Then the one man who entices her is suddenly thrust back into her life at the most unexpected moment, throwing her carefully controlled world off-balance. With persistent determination, her fellow agent slips past her guard as the danger mounts around them. But by the time she realizes what a coward she’s been for holding back, their time is up. A traitorous enemy has finally made his move, and no one is safe from the coming storm.
Even if it costs them their lives.
FAST Bravo member Zaid Khan is tired of looking for love in all the wrong places, so the last thing he expects is to fall for someone while on deployment in Afghanistan. His team’s sexy intelligence specialist is strong, driven, and unlike any other woman he’s ever met. When the murderous drug smuggler they’re trying to capture targets her team, Zaid’s protective instincts go into overdrive. He’ll guard Jaliya whenever possible, intent on proving that they’re meant to be together. But danger is closer than they imagined, and when the faceless enemy’s shocking identity is finally revealed, Zaid and his teammates find themselves plunged into the fight of their lives.
At the moment I'm more than halfway through the draft of FAST book #4 (Strike Fast, featuring SA Reid Prentiss and SA Tess Dubrovski, who you will meet in Stand Fast). Hoping to release it in late August or early September.
Also, ever since I told PJ that Wyatt's Stand was announced as a finalist in the National Readers' Choice Awards, he's been pestering me about being on the cover of a new book. (Gah, I just knew putting him on there would swell his furry little head!)

So I suppose that means I'll have to come up with a novella of some kind for the Colebrooks in the near future, just so "Grits" can make another appearance, and then PJ can be on the cover.

I was also excited to learn that Betrayed finaled in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence. This was a big thrill, as Bautista is the only villain-turned-hero I've ever written, so it tickled me that the judges loved him so much.

The winners for both contests will be announced at the Romance Writers of America national conference this July, in Disney World. Cross your fingers and toes for us!
That's it for now! PJ and I wish you a lovely, safe and relaxing summer (or winter, if you're Down Under) full of great books and memories to cherish.

Happy reading!
Kaylea :)