Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thin Ice Excerpt Reveal!

Maryann Jordan
Thin Ice
Sleeper SEALs Book 7
Release Date Nov. 28, 2017

The Sleeper SEALs, are former U.S. Navy SEALs recruited by a new CIA counter-terror division to handle solo dark ops missions to combat terrorism on U.S. soil. Logan (Preacher) Bishop, retired Navy SEAL, flew tourists on helicopter rides over the mountains of Montana and occasionally rescued skiers from snowy slopes. With the threat of terrorists developing means of biological warfare, he jumped at the chance to run a mission in Alaska, monitoring the activities of a newly established ISIS cell. Vivian Sanders, a biologist with the Department of Homeland Security, was tasked with finding out what the terrorists were creating. Assigned to work with an agent on a cell in Alaska, she was stunned to find she was being paired with a security specialist and he knew nothing about their cover—living next door to the terrorists and pretending to be married. Precise in his planning and executions of missions, the impulsive Viv drove Logan to distraction and of all his missions, he was certain this one would fail. Learning to work together, Logan and Viv discover opposites do attract. But the secret Logan carries—how he is to finish the mission—is one he is afraid she won’t be able to accept. When the chemicals created by the terrorists next door threatened to be tested on a small town in Alaska, they fight to survive…both hoping their love survives the battle as well. ** Logan Bishop was first introduced in the Saints Protection & Investigation Series (Surviving Love). This book is in the "Sleeper SEAL" connected series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings. Each book in this multi-author branded series is a standalone novel, and the series does not have to be read in order. ****Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature and language that some consider crude, please be warned - for 18+ only! If you do not like alphas with heart who fall in love with strong female characters while dealing with real life issues...again be warned!!*****


Sanders? Sanders!
Logan stared, mute, for a second, not bothering to hide his surprise—and displeasure at the realization that the woman on the bed was his biologist contact.
Vivian watched the man’s stance, noting when it relaxed slightly. Though, his face registered anger and it appeared to be directed solely at her. Swallowing deeply, her voice shook as she said, “You now know who I am…I’d like the same consideration, please.”
With another glance down her body, Logan stepped back from her legs, watching as her hand moved to the bottom of her t-shirt, pulling it down to cover her sleep shorts. Glancing up, he saw the fear in her eyes. An uncomfortable guilt slid over him. An emotion he was unaccustomed to and immediately decided he hated. “Bishop. I’m Logan Bishop.”
Her large eyes popped open even wider as she exclaimed, “You’re Logan Bishop? The man I’m supposed to be working with?” Pushing up on her elbows, she stared at him unabashedly before narrowing her eyes on the weapon. “Do you mind putting that thing away before you accidentally blow my head off?”
His glower met hers as he re-holstered the gun. “When my gun goes off, I assure you, it’s not by accident.”
Scooting to the edge of the bed and standing, Vivian skirted by him, returning to the chest of drawers, where she pulled out a pair of jeans. She looked at him expectantly for a moment, but when he didn’t get the hint, or decided to ignore it, she glared and jerked her shorts down before sliding the pants over her legs and ass, zipping them. Opening another drawer, she retrieved a pair of woolen socks, slipping them on each foot.
Fully dressed, she turned to him, frustrated that the height difference had her eyes at the level of his chest. A very broad chest. Lifting her chin, she held his gaze, irritated that what met her ire was a very handsome man, rough around the edges with his chiseled jaw covered in stubble and penetrating eyes staring back at her.
“Where were you?” His voice, like his looks, was rough as gravel.
Her brow crinkled as she tilted her head to the side. “What do you mean, where was I?”
“You were supposed to meet me at the airport so we could talk about arranging our work schedule.”
“Tomorrow. I was given your arrival date as tomorrow.”
Rolling her eyes, she said, “I was told tomorrow. Sorry, if your people can’t get things right.”
At that, he bristled. “My people? Listen, missy, you’ve—”
“Missy? Oh, no, Mr. Bishop. You can call me Vivian or Ms. Sanders. Your choice. But you Missy me again, and we’re going to have problems.”
“Gonna have problems? Clue in, Ms. Sanders, we’ve already got problems. Where’s your vehicle?”
Pinching her lips together at his quick change of topic, she replied, “Parked on the cul-de-sac. It’s the Fusion. The energy efficient car next to all these gas-guzzling—” Seeing him roll his eyes, she stood toe to toe with her fists on her hips and leaned way back to hold his gaze.
Eyes flashing fire, she bit back, “What the hell is your problem? I was told to come to this house, get settled, and meet my partner tomorrow. Which, I might add, made no sense to me because you obviously have a vehicle. You didn’t need me to pick you up.”
“Settled? Get settled?” he growled, his eyes narrowing even further. “Why the hell would you need to get settled in my house?”
Blinking at his tone and his words, she stepped back, her hands dropping to her sides. “How else are we supposed to work together? I was told we would live here, pretend to be a married couple, and investiga—”
“Pretend to be a married couple?” Logan shouted, the blood rushing through his veins causing a buzzing in his ears greater than one of his helicopter rides. “Hell, no.” Turning on his booted heel, he stalked from the room, pulling out his secure phone.

About the Author:
Maryann Jordan

As an Award Winning, Amazon International Bestselling and All-Star author, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble Best Selling Author, I have always been an avid reader. In 2013 I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma's Home was created. My first novel, Emma's Home became an Amazon Best Seller in 3 categories within the first month of publishing. Its success was followed by the rest of the Fairfield Series and then led into the Love's Series. Soon, other spin-off series came along and 8 of my books have made Amazon top 100 Bestselling books. Gabe, from the Alvarez Security Series won Silver Medal and 5 Star Review by the 2016 Reader's Choice Awards. Honor Love was an award winning novel from the 2016 Reader's Choice Awards. Serial Love was an award finalist novel from the 2016 Reader's Choice Awards. Coming Home was awarded the 5 Star Review by the 2017 Reader's Choice Awards. My books are filled with sweet romance and hot sex; mystery, suspense, real life characters and situations. My heroes are alphas, take charge men who love the strong, independent women they fall in love with. I worked as a counselor in a high school and have been involved in education for the past 30 years. I have just retired and look forward to more time with family and writing! I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for 36 years and have 2 adult, very supportive daughters. When writing, my dog or one of my cats will usually be found in my lap!

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