Sunday, February 2, 2014

Snippet Sunday - The Navy's Ghost - Complicated Answer

Welcome to the Snippet Sunday on the Weird, the Wild, and the Wicked, and Happy Groundhog's Day! Do you think he saw his shadow? Thank you so much for visiting. If you choose to comment today, I really appreciate it. The snippets are from my latest release, The Navy's Ghost, a military romantic suspense, though I call it my Menage a'SEALs. No paranormal critters in this one, though there's plenty of kick-ass adventure and hot sex. Just to be clear, this is a M/F/M erotic romance. You can read last week's snippet HERE.

Chief Warrant Officer Todd "Magic" Hunter came to check on Ensign Christiana "Ghost" Brickman in the hospital. She's glad to see him, but she's concerned he's found a woman to love who isn't her and that's not something she's prepared to deal with.

Her heart hitched and she shivered, shaking the IV line until it pulled at her arm. She stopped immediately, detesting the sensation of the artificial attachment to her body. What if Magic had found the woman who set his world on fire and kept it steadily burning? “You haven’t found anyone, have you?”
Magic tipped his head and scanned her face for a long, agonizing moment. Had he? Chris’s heart screamed in bitter agony, but her mind screamed in confusion. Why would it matter if Magic found a woman who claimed his soul?
Because that should be me.
“Well, now, that’s a complicated answer.” Todd dropped his gaze to their clasped hands.
Discomfort made her shift in the bed. “What do you mean?”
“You and I have been friends and swim buddies for four years now, and I count myself pretty lucky to work with you.” He met her gaze and his gray eyes filled with something unfamiliar. “But lately, things have changed and when you got hit, it all crystallized into stark relief. So yeah, I’ve found someone I’m interested in.”
“Who?” Why was she so breathless? Damn, it had to be the drugs.
“You, Chris.”

Sounds like Ghost has earned her place in his heart. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writing Warrior list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Anastasia Vitsky, SJ Maylee, Gem Sivad, Goran Zidar, Zee Monodee, Veronica Scott, and Karla Doyle.

If you're interested in more from The Navy's Ghost, here's the 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.

It's available now at Smashwords, Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Kobo Books, and Barnes&Noble. Thanks so much for stopping by and happy reading. :)


  1. Finally, yeah! Now she can't possibly kick his ass after such a declaration!

  2. Nice tension in this scene. Great snippet!

  3. Love the anticipation and the final answer of admitting she's the one. Great 8!

  4. I can't wait to see her reaction!

  5. Loved the anticipation and tension. Very nice :-)

  6. Awww...I was on the edge of my seat, waiting for the answer here! Really an excellent excerpt...

  7. Woo-hoo! I love how he tells her---no prolonging it, no subterfuge, just out with it! He's a brave man. :)

  8. That just smacked her to reality didn't it? She wasn't expecting that and either was I ! Excellent. All cards on the table now boys.

    The Murders of Polly Frisch

  9. Wahoo!! I was so hoping he'd say that. Great tension.

  10. Now how's the Navy going to look at that?


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