Happy Release Day: I Dream of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice + Author Guest Post & Giveaway!

Lisa Marie Rice has kindly agreed to guest post here about her work, and share her inspiration for becoming a writer in honor of her newest release, I Dream of Danger.

 

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Guest Post:

Till the End of the World

 

We romance writers tend to get pretty competitive with ourselves, always seeking to up the ante. It’s part of what makes writing such great fun. He’s a vampire in one series, then you go one better and he’s a vampire with trust issues, then he’s a vampire battling demons, then he’s a vampire who is also a shape-shifter…

I loved my last series, The Protectors. The heroes were strong, successful men who’d started out life under tragic circumstances and understood being the underdog. They dedicated themselves to saving abused women and children. Hard to top that, wouldn’t you say?

But supposed you wanted to top that? Where would you go? What’s more important than saving abused women and children? Well…you could save the world.

Aha! I thought! Wow! Saving the world is just about as important as it gets. And so Ghost Ops was born, a trilogy of novels, set in the near future, about a group of super-elite warriors, men who had no ties to the world—no friends, no lovers, no family—who were given the most dangerous tasks possible. In Book One, HEART OF DANGER, the men of Ghost Ops, ‘Mac’ McEnroe, Nick Ross and Jon Ryan are betrayed, escape court martial and set up an outlaw community in Northern California. In the meantime, really really bad guys are planning something really really bad.

The second book of the series, I DREAM OF DANGER, comes out today, July 2nd.

Nick Ross has loved and lost Elle Thomason and without her, he might as well join Ghost Ops, that deadly team of men with nothing to lose. When he finds her again, she is in deadly danger and this time, nothing can keep them apart.

Bad things are happening. Something deadly is unleashed on the world, something that can destroy it.

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In the end, my guys—the heroes and heroines of HEART OF DANGER, I DREAM OF DANGER and BREAKING DANGER (June 2014)—save the world. How cool is that?

And now how am I going to top THAT?

 

Here’s a little taste of I DREAM OF DANGER. Hope you enjoy the snippet and hope you enjoy the book!

 

He came.

She knew he’d come. Somehow she’d known.

She dreamed of him last night. She often dreamed of him, dreams so vivid she woke with tears on her face, aching for him.

Elle Thomason rose from where she’d thrown dirt onto her father’s coffin, before the two undertaker’s assistants covered it with earth and he would finally, finally be at peace—and that was when she saw him.

He was outlined against the chilly winter sun on the small hill where the chapel stood. He was only a dark figure against the dying sun, but she would recognize him anywhere, anytime.

Nick Ross. The boy she’d loved so much, now clearly a man. The dark outline against the pale winter sun was tall and broad-shouldered He’d been lean as a boy, like a young panther. Now he was a lion.

He saw her. He didn’t wave to her or nod. Neither did she. She simply watched as he walked down the small hill toward her, eyeing him hungrily. She’d waited five long years for this moment.

In all the dead years, the years of caring for her father as his mind died long before his body, she’d yearned for this moment. As everything else fell from her life, as she lost everything, as her life was taken over by the daily care of a man who no longer controlled anything about himself, the only thing left to her was her imagination. And in her mind, she went wild.

In her mind, she and Nick were together.

Her favorite daydream was meeting him in some sophisticated city. New York, Chicago, San Francisco. Even better, London or Paris. Of course, she was sophisticated herself. She’d had a number of love affairs that had taught her a lot. She was well-groomed, successful, utterly in control.

Turning around in an expensive restaurant, there he’d be.

In her fantasies she could figure out what she was—poised and successful and happy. But she could never figure out what Nick was. What he’d become. She only knew he’d be handsome and he’d love her. She couldn’t get beyond that point—that he still loved her, after all these years.

About The Ghost Ops Series:


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Title: Heart of Danger (Ghost Ops #1)
Author: Lisa Marie Rice
Publication Date: November 6th 2012
Publisher: Avon Red

Ghost Ops. A small unit of super-elite soldiers so secret only two men know of their existence. Betrayed by their commanding officer while on an antiterrorist mission, the team is massacred. Only three survive—and find themselves framed and disgraced. But en route to the court martial, they escape . . . and disappear.

Beautiful, brilliant, and determined, Dr. Catherine Young is on a mission to find a man who has vanished into thin air. Walking into a high-tech hideaway bearing an essential message to Tom “Mac” McEnroe, Team Leader of the betrayed Ghost Ops force, is the most dangerous thing she has ever done. The soldier she encounters is frightening and suspicious, but her senses reveal the man underneath: tough, honorable, and so breathtakingly masculine Catherine feels weak in his presence . . . But to surrender to Mac’s passionate desires would put her life in dire jeopardy. Catherine has a gift that enables her to see into the heart of others—and looking into Mac’s is like staring into the very heart of danger itself.

 

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16065496Title: I Dream of Danger (Ghost Ops #2)
Author: Lisa Marie Rice
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Avon Red

They are the Ghost Ops: a covert squad of super-elite soldiers. After their team was betrayed and massacred, the three surviving members went underground and built Haven, a community of misfits and geniuses. Now they’re at a crossroads, facing a new threat capable of destroying everything they hold dear.

In the second book of Lisa Marie Rice’s thrilling Ghost Ops series, the Haven team is faced with a new addition to their secret society-and a threat capable of destroying everything they hold dear.

When Nick Ross disappears from Elle Thomason’s life, she is certain she’ll never see the man she loves again—except in her dreams.

Ten years later, as a respected researcher breaking new ground in psychic phenomena, she sends a desperate call for Nick’s help. One by one, her colleagues have started disappearing . . . and Elle knows she’s next. An elite soldier, Nick never meant to hurt Elle, duty kept him away—and then she vanished. Now troubled by unusually vivid, disturbing dreams of Elle in danger, Nick will rescue the only woman he’s ever wanted and bring her back with him to Haven. Though powerful men are after Elle and her special abilities, Nick will die before leaving her side again.

 

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GIVEAWAY!:
The publisher has graciously offered one paperback copy of the first novel in the series to giveaway on the blog!

***Open To US ONLY!***
Giveaway policies:
  • To Enter: Please leave a comment indicating why you want to read this novel and leave your e-mail address.
  • This giveaway ends on July 12, 2013
  • This giveaway is open to those 13 years of age or older. 
  • All giveaway winners will be announced on the blog.
  • I can disqualify any entry as I see fit. 
  • I will use Random.org to select the winners.
  • Once the winners have been notified, they will have 24 hours to confirm their interest otherwise new winners will be selected.

Happy reading until next time!

lucy