Alvarez Security Agency Former Special Forces brother-in-arms now working together to provide an elite security service in the southern city of Richland. Vinny Malloy, dedicated to his brothers while working for Alvarez Security, loved life the way he loved his music...loud, hard, and fast. When his friends and twin brother settled down, he continued to be devoted to his easy weekend conquests...until his next mission and he discovered that opposites can attract. Annalissa O'Brian, a shy harpist with the Richland Symphonic Orchestra was constantly being told where to perform, regardless of her desire to teach music. When her father hired Alvarez Security to escort her from a LA concert, she had no idea how liberating that decision would be...until she met Vinny. When drugs are found hidden in her luggage, Vinny and Annalissa begin a cross-country escape, staying one step ahead of the drug dealers that are after her and falling for each other along the way. Vinny had to prove to himself that he was worthy of the innocent harpist while keeping her alive at the same time. His love gave her the strength to stand on her own. Her music gave him the healing peace that had been missing.
Alvarez Security Agency Former Special Forces brothers-in-arms now working together to provide an elite security service in the southern city of Richland.Gabe Malloy, dedicated to his brothers, spent his weekends with cheap booze and easy women. When some of his friends finally settled down, he wondered if he would ever find the woman of his dreams. He just never expected to encounter her in an alley.Jennifer Lambert worked as a social worker for the city and would often take food to the elderly residents in her building. One night, in an alley behind a restaurant, she was startled by a tall, handsome man wanting to assist. Giving him the cold shoulder, she left...but dreams of him followed her long into the night.Gabe knew the independent Jennifer was a women worthy of knowing, but convincing the beauty that she needed him was the challenge. Raising her young brother plus the responsibilities of the elder center, had kept her from looking for love...but she took a chance on Gabe. Now that he found her, can he keep her safe when someone threatens her and those she loves? Calling upon his brothers, Alvarez Security races to save her before it is too late.
In the aftermath of nuclear war, the Navy destroyer "Nathan James" and its crew--including twenty-six women--searches the seas for a place where survival would be possible.
Annie Donavan's life as a veterinarian is safe. And boring. Between focusing on keeping her small, inner-city clinic running, paying off student loans, and living in the tiny apartment above the clinic she has no time for fun or dating and certainly not for anything adventurous. Then one night, danger and surprise show up in the alley behind her clinic. And Annie is in for the ride of her life. Stoney is a mystery. A man of few words but smoldering looks. She decides to take a risk and after a night of passion finds herself thrown into a world that she never knew existed. A world of drugs, danger and intrigue. Shane is a detective, who vows to keep Annie safe at all costs. Losing his heart to her is the easy part. Keeping her safe and earning her trust will prove to be his most difficult task. **DUE TO ADULT CONTENT, SEXUAL SCENES OF AN EXPLICIT NATURE, AND LANGUAGE THAT SOME MAY CONSIDER CRUDE, 18+ only, please. **NO cliffhanger, HEA, inter-connected stand alone stories in the series**
Alvarez Security Agency Former Special Forces brothers-in-arms now working together to provide an elite security service in the southern city of Richland. Jobe Delaro served proudly with his Special Forces squad, but to focus on his duties he gave up the one woman he had planned on spending his life with. Four years later, seeing his friends find love reminded him that he had never forgotten the woman whose heart he broke.Mackenna Dunn worked tirelessly with the women's center that she ran and assisting her mother who was recuperating from a stroke. She had tried to forget the man who had stolen her happiness, but was stunned to have him come to her rescue when her program was threatened by gangs.Mackenna must decide if she can forgive Jobe or hold on to the hurt. Calling on his brothers from Alvarez Security, Jobe is determined to make up for the past and create a future with the woman he never stopped loving, but...he has to keep her alive first. Will the past forever halt their chance at a future or will McKenna and Jobe finally find healing together?
A private investigation business, pulling together men from the CIA, FBI, ATF, DEA, Border Patrol, SEALS, and police, devoted to the missions no one else wants or can solve. Nathan Washington loved his job as a tracker, training his faithful bloodhounds. He had no idea that the enigmatic woman he saved two years ago—and had not forgotten—would become part of his life again. When he learned she was in danger, he joined his friends, the Saints, to find her once again. But, she was right under his nose. With her new identity, Agatha Christel devoted her time to the woman’s shelter, burying all thoughts of the handsome tracker who rescued her a lifetime ago. Meeting again, he did not recognize her, but as his feelings for her grew, so did his conflict. How could he care so much for two different women? Just as he discovered who she was, he realized how much danger she was in. Can their love survive the deceptions…or the danger that follows? **This book contains scenes that would be found in an R-rated movie. For 18+ readers only.**
I've got a secret. No one knows how I blow off steam, and that's how I like it. Most of the time, I'm happy just being part of a big family in a small town. And those times I need to get away are mine and mine alone. My secret stays safe until I meet her - the woman who simultaneously pisses me off and turns me on. She seems like a wallflower at first, but it turns out there's a lot more to her than I realized. Despite her hidden strength, she has a vulnerability I can't resist. As we open up to each other, I realize she's starting to mean everything to me. She doesn't feel the same way, but that won't stop me from doing whatever it takes to keep her safe - even if it means exposing my secret to her. I'm in way over my head, and all I can hope is that someday, she'll feel the same way about me.
Saints Protection & Investigations A private investigation business, pulling together men from the CIA, FBI, ATF, DEA, Border Patrol, SEALS, and police, devoted to the missions no one else wants or can solve. Monty Honor Lytton: former dedicated FBI agent and currently an investigator with the Saints. And his life? Boring. Until he met her. Angel Cartwright: baker and owner of Angel’s Cupcake Heaven. From the colorful stripes in her blonde hair to the decorated confections she created…she knew how to enjoy life. Their two worlds collided when her friend was murdered and it looked as though Angel was in danger. Racing against the clock to stay one step ahead of the murderer, falling in love was the last thing they expected. Now that Monty had color in his world, could he keep Angel safe before she became the next victim? *****Due to mature scenes of a sexual nature and language some may consider crude, 18+ readers only!***** This is book is a standalone, written in the Saints Series. Be warned - alpha men, strong women, suspenseful, and a sweet & steamy love story!
When Letters From Home make all the difference.Ethan Miller, an Army Apache Helicopter mechanic, was on tour in Afghanistan, biding his time as he worked hard and played hard.Brooke Thompson, a fourth grade teacher, was leading her class in a project to write to a soldier.Through the letters and gifts, Ethan grew to care for the group of children'and their teacher. Making plans for meeting after he comes home takes a back seat when the war intervenes. Can two people, who've never met, find love?
Many years ago Emma Wells turned her back on the music world and its accompanying heartache and bitter, tragic memories, but her famous grandfather’s farewell tour drives Emma from her quiet life back onto the stage and into the lime light. As she picks up her battered guitar once again, she begins to find her song writing voice. Is she beginning to heal or is her inspiration sparked by the heated gaze of the strong, sexy cowboy watching backstage? The road is the only home Hudson Scott’s ever known since he stormed out of Marietta, Montana when he was 18 years old after a blow out fight with his father. Can the sweet summer nights at the country fairs and a burning attraction to a tempting songstress teach him how to stop running and how to build a life with a woman he just might be falling in love with?
When trust is broken by loss and grief, can it ever be repaired? High school sweethearts and young lovers, Brad and Suzy had vowed to stay together forever. "I'll always be here for you. Trust me," Brad promised but loss separated the young lovers. Moving on with their lives, neither could fill the empty void nor forget their first love.Suzanne McDonald had closed herself off to dating in spite of the best efforts of her friends to play matchmaker and threw herself into her job as a veterinarian technician. Brad, now known as BJ to his friends, had focused on his career as a computer programmer for Alverez Security Agency. When a mutual friend played matchmaker between BJ and Suzanne, the two were stunned to be reunited. Her grief, still raw after all these years, had her running away once again. Brad knew he had let her leave years ago when he was a young man but now vowed to show her that they were still meant for each other. In spite of the walls she had built around her heart, Brad was determined to break them down and earn her love and trust once again.When Suzanne stumbles across evidence of organized crime taking place in her neighborhood, she puts herself at risk trying to save others. Can Brad rescue Suzy before she is silenced permanently? Can she trust in Brad's love to save her?
Saints Protection & InvestigationA private investigation business, pulling together men from the CIA, FBI, ATF, DEA, Border Patrol, SEALs, and police, devoted to the missions that no one else wanted or could solve.Cam Perez left his juvenile deliquent years behind to become an undercover detective and then accepted a job with Saints Protection & Investigations. When a friend's sister, a Red Cross nurse, was kidnapped, Cam eagerly stepped up to take on the rescue mission. The right man for the job, he was focused on what needed to be done...until he lay eyes on her. And then not only saving her life but winning her heart became the new mission.Miriam Delaro had become discontent in her hospital job, so the chance to go to Mexico to work for the Red Cross when an earthquake struck was the perfect career change. Then she and three other nurses were kidnapped by a drug cartel, who needed their services to aid the cartel's wounded. She tended the ill by day, but at night prayed for a deliverer, wondering if escape was possible. Then he came...disguised as a lowly, wounded worker.Their meeting was only the beginning. Having to escape the guards, travel by canoe in a storm, and cross miles of perilous Mexican cartel country to get to the ocean where the Saints could picked them up was their goal. Falling in love was their reward.
Jack Bryant left the Special Forces to begin his private investigation business. Pulling together like-minded men from the CIA, FBI, ATF, DEA, Border Patrol, SEALs, and police, they were devoted to the missions that no one else wanted or could solve. When the Campus Killer strikes again, Jack’s team is tasked by the Governor to find the killer, using whatever means they can. While following the trail of the serial killer, he becomes entangled in the life of the beautiful woman living next to his property. Bethany Bridwell moved in with her grandmother to take over running Mountville Cabin Rentals. She had no time for the handsome, mysterious man living next door who continued to intrude into her life...and her thoughts. Jack battled his growing feelings for Bethany, worried his life would not allow for the white-picket-fence world she deserved. But he was unable to stay away. When the trail of the Campus Killer strikes close to home, can Jack protect Bethany long enough to give her what she needs? ****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 instantly in love with strong female characters while dealing with real life issues...again be warned!!*****
Irrespective of whether we use economic or societal metrics, the Internet is one of the most important technical infrastructures in existence today. It will be a catalyst for much of our innovation and prosperity in the future. A competitive Europe will require Internet connectivity and services beyond the capabilities offered by current technologies. Future Internet research is therefore a must. This book is published in full compliance with the Open Access publishing initiative; it is based on the research carried out within the Future Internet Assembly (FIA). It contains a sample of representative results from the recent FIA meetings spanning a broad range of topics, all being of crucial importance for the future Internet. The book includes 32 contributions and has been structured into the following sections, each of which is preceded by a short introduction: Foundations: architectural issues; socio-economic issues; security and trust; and experiments and experimental design. Future Internet Areas: networks, services, and content; and applications.
Nick Stone was a dedicated FBI agent who was becoming disenchanted with the politics of his job. Bayley Hanssen's brother worked for the Saints, but when she is threatened, Nick is the one who protects her.Total opposites, sparks fly when they are together. Can he protect her long enough for their love to ignite?
Follows the author's incarceration for drug trafficking, during which she gained a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and met a varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances.