Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Let Freedom Ring - #FreedomHop

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As a book lover, don't take for granted your freedom to read. In this era of technology, books are at our fingertips and reading is something we make time for. eBook, audiobooks and good old-fashioned paperbacks give readers of all types the opportunity to enjoy reading.

Which type of books do you enjoy? Is it the fingernail-biting suspense? The thrill of an erotic romance? Or the fantasy of paranormal romance? Do you like your books to take you out of this world? Or is all about the possibilities in a contemporary romance?

"So what lengths would you go for your country?"

Over the next four days, I'm posting excerpts of my book Naked Rebel.


A spy that prefers to work alone, Nick Royster’s assignment is turned upside down when his superiors sends him a personal companion. Not appreciating the need to watch someone else’s back, he attends a dinner of Salsar’s inner group. Only to learn, he has to sacrifice Rane to get the information he needs to end the war.

Rane knows the important of winning. Her family slaughtered by Salsar, this is her homeland and she plans to do whatever it takes to win her peoples’ freedom.

With everything on the line, can these two have any future together or does love and war equal heartache?


Nick walked into his office and glanced at the stack of papers on his desk. By coming in early, he could place a call to Matt without the fear of someone overhearing their conversation. The agency would require confirmation that Rane had arrived safely.
Punching in the number on his computer, he waited for the screen to light up with an old lady’s face which was a cover for his boss, Matt O’Malley.
“Well, good morning, Nick, I’m surprised to see you up at this hour.” The soft female voice coming through his speakers almost sounded like Nick’s real mother’s voice.
Nick gripped his hands against his thighs. His mother, another casualty of Salzar’s forces, would never speak to him again. No, the voice on the other end of the line would have a masculine tone if it weren’t being fed through a voice synthesizer.
“Yes, well, I wanted to let you know I’ve received your generous gift.” Nick studied the picture of the older woman and noticed her soft yellow dress. The color indicated the current alert in which the army now stood. Their forces were holding their own.
“Nonsense, you’re such a good boy. I saved some of the money you’ve been sending me every pay period.” Mom’s comment reminded him of the paycheck he’d received yesterday. At the mining camp, Salzar provided food and lodging to his workers so Nick had few places to spend his money. Their cause, on the other hand, could use the extra funds.
“You’re being too generous. Rane is incredibly beautiful and has even helped me gain an invitation to one of my boss’s parties.”
The old woman frowned and toyed with the pearls on her neck. “He’s just hoping you’ll share your new companion, but remember I bought her for you. There’s no reason to allow anyone else to touch her.”
Nick didn’t need the warning. He wouldn’t risk Rane’s life by letting Salzar near her. “He has plenty of women of his own. He doesn’t need mine. Now, tell me how you’ve been doing? Is your arthritis still acting up?”
She raised her hand and cupped them in front of her chest. The two gold rings on her middle fingers flashed on the computer screen. Her left hand in front of her right signaled him that the forces in the east were making progress. “I’m doing fine, it’s my hip that’s been acting up lately.”

Some type of scrimmage or problem was developing in the south with the Vortarian forces. Nick wondered what. With the mining camp located in the southern region of the country, they could be in trouble if fighting broke out in the area. But with their limited means of communication, Matt wouldn’t push the system unless it affected Nick directly. “I’m sorry to hear that. Is there anything I can do to make it better?”

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Have a great summer,



  1. Wonderful excerpt!

    Just hopping through to say 'Hi!' to all my fellow authors.

  2. Enjoyed the excerpt! Have a wonderful weekend!
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  3. I don't know what lengths I would go and I hope I don't have to find out.

    Have a happy and safe 4th.

  4. Great excerpt! Have a great holiday weekend.

  5. I prefer contemporary erotica but I read paranormal and scifi erotica on occasion.

    I guess I'd do what I'm physically and mentally capable of doing. I'm glad that we have a men and women that risk their lives everyday so I don't can enjoy the freedoms that I have.


    1. * I mean don't have to and I can enjoy the freedoms that I have

  6. Well, personally, I don't know what I could do. One of the hardest things ever was watching my son go into the military in 2001, he actually enlisted before 911 happened. I have watched him deploy 7 times now, 4 to Iraq and 3 to Afghanistan. He is still in the Army 13 years later. Our daughter in law served 6 years. My husband was in and my father is retired military. I thank God for all our service members.

    Kathy (

  7. I love all kinds of romance! If it's well written,.. I will read it! =)

    And I don't know what I would do for my country. I think it's best if I just stay out of the way & let the ppl that know what to do handle things. I'm just a shy, quiet gal lol. =)

    Thank you for sharing the excerpt with us,.. I enjoyed reading it. And thank you for the giveaway!

    Take care & I hope you have a happy & safe weekend! <3

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  8. Thanks everyone for responding. Come back tomorrow to read another excerpt and have a wonderful 4th.

  9. Thanks for sharing the excerpts of Naked Rebel and taking part in the hop. It's great to find new authors to read.

    Fingers crossed to win. Hope you had a great weekend!

    I am off to find out what's going on with that Fairy Fun book cover.

    skeeterlee63 @