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Friday, February 12, 2016

A Special Valentine Author Guest Post - Lindsay McKenna!


 
I'm thrilled to host a special Valentine guest post with romance author, Lindsay McKenna!
 
 
 
 
 
Bestselling Author Lindsay McKenna Shares a Scene from Her Latest Release Night Hawk,
 
And Shows How Love Heals All

 

I love Valentine’s Day. I wish we could have it every day the year. Why? Because in my world, I call it "all heart’s day," meaning that we treat others with compassion, not anger, not prejudice or any other dark, divisive human emotion.  

There’s an excerpt from NIGHT HAWK, when Gil Hanford, the foreman of the Triple H ranch, unexpectedly meets Kai Tiernan. Both have had their heart’s broken in the past in many different ways with one another.

"Gil put his hands on his hips, staring at her. "I’m the foreman."


Kai closed her eyes for just a moment, opened them, feeling the air sucked out of her lungs. "Y-you work here, too?" No! That wasn’t possible! This couldn’t be happening! Her mind worked at the speed of light. Her heart expanded with traitorous emotions, want- ing Gil. Again. God, she could not go there! The bastard had walked out on her after five days of the most wonderful loving she’d ever experienced with a man. Gil had left suddenly without explanation, never to return. She hadn’t seen him for four years.


Anger flowed through Kai. Gil had used her as a convenient sex partner to bury himself in to get rid of his grief. His brother Rob, a Delta Force operator with another team in Afghanistan, had been killed. Gil had seen his brother’s body to the morgue at Bagram and then looked her up."

What would you do if you had secretly fallen in love with a man and you were already a married woman?  Kai’s sense of honor and values kept it a secret and she never acted upon it and never spoke to Gil about it.
 

Gil, a year after Kai became a widow, visited her because he needed her.  HIs brother had just died in combat, and he had nowhere else to turnexcept to her.  And she opened her arms and heart to him, the buried past blossoming to life for five exquisite, beautiful days shared between them.

Until…Gil disappeared out of her life without a word, a note or reason.  Her heart was shattered once again.  Little did she ever realize that years later, this time as a civilian looking for ranch work, did she ever think she’d ever meet Gil again.  But she did…


I believe love is the greatest healer in the world, if we’ll allow it to work its magic through us.  Stories of "all heart’s day" are special to me and NIGHT HAWK is just such a tale of terrible loss and allow love to enter wounded hearts one more time…

 
 
 

Night Hawk Cover

About Night Hawk (available wherever books are sold): After losing his comrade, Sergeant Gil Hanford thought a visit to the man's widow would be the decent way to honor his late friend. But Gil found more than comfort in Kai Tiernan—he had always secretly desired beautiful Kai, but a sudden, mutual passion helped assuage their grief…until duty reared its head, removing him from her arms, seemingly forever.

Four years later, Kai is starting over at the Triple H Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Born a rancher, she is looking for a new beginning—but her new boss is unforgivably familiar. Kai has tried to move past the memory of what happened between her and Gil, even though she's never forgiven him for leaving her. But even as they begin their journey toward something new and oh-so-uncertain, a shadow emerges, determined to claim Kai for itself.

 Purchase Nighthawk here:

 



 
About the author: Lindsay McKenna is proud to have served her country in the US Navy as an aerographer’s mate third class—also known as a weather forecaster. She was the creator of the military romance subgenre and loves to combine heart-pounding action with soulful and poignant romance.

True to her military roots, she is the originator of the long-running and reader-favorite Morgan’s Mercenaries series. She does extensive hands-on research, including flying in aircraft such as a P-3B Orion sub-hunter and a B-52 bomber. She was the first romance writer to sign her books in the Pentagon bookstore.

Today, she has created a new military romance−suspense series, Shadow Warriors,
which features romantic and action-packed tales about US Navy SEALs. Visit her online at lindsaymckenna.com, twitter.com/lindsaymckenna and facebook.com/eileen.nauman. 



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My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this blog tour!

See what other bloggers have said about Nighthawk!
 
Lindsay McKenna’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, January 4th: Majorly Delicious

Monday, January 4th: The Sassy Bookster

Wednesday, January 6th: Reading Reality

Friday, January 8th: A Chick Who Reads

Monday, January 11th: Worth Getting in Bed For

Tuesday, January 12th: Bewitched Bookworms

Wednesday, January 13th: Mignon Mykel Reviews

Friday, January 15th: Read Love Blog

Monday, January 18th: Romantic Reads and Such

Wednesday, January 20th: Book Reviews & More by Kathy

Thursday, January 21st: Life is Story

Friday, January 22nd: Raven Haired Girl

Monday, January 25th: What I’m Reading

Wednesday, January 27th: Bibliotica

Thursday, January 28th: Books a la Mode

Friday, January 29th: Black ‘n Gold Girls Book Spot

Tuesday, February 2nd: It’s A Reading Thing – Cover breakdown

Friday, February 5th: From the TBR Pile

 

3 comments:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for featuring Lindsay for the tour!

gds said...

Lindsay puts much heart into her books. Thanks for hosting her today!

Dawn Morse said...

Love her books...have this one on the TBR pile