Okay yall. Today's author--PA DePaul--did something really freaking awesome for yall. She actually wrote a short story for the event that tells a little of the back story of her series characters! How neat is that? Check it out and leave her some comment love! And omg look at that cover?! Sexy! ~Anna
When Herding Cats & Burning Soup announced the Authors for the Holidays December event, I knew that Delta Squad, the Black Ops stars of my SBG series, had to be a part of it. New Year’s Eve is a time for looking back and making plans for the future. Bing! Lightbulb moment. What better way to accomplish my New Year’s goal than going back and discovering Delta Squad’s origins?
When we meet Delta Squad in EXCHANGE OF FIRE they are a fully functioning, extremely cohesive group of men and women who are closer than family (squabbles and all). As a clandestine Black Ops team working for the corporation SweetBriar Group (AKA SBG) the rest of the world believes is an environmental company, they’ve learned to rely on each other to the point they’re considered the best of the best…but they had to start somewhere.
Below is a short story about the final test they had to complete in order to finish their training and earn a permanent spot with SBG. I had a lot of fun going back to the beginning and imagining them learning to work together and building the trust they almost take for granted five years later. I hope you enjoy this little peek behind the curtain. Happy Holidays and Happy New Years!
Sandra Walsh was a deadly sniper for the Sweet Briar Group, a covert agency with assassins for hire, until her last mission went horribly wrong, accidentally killing an innocent girl. Knowing she’s a danger to her team, Sandra goes off the grid, becoming a Shade—an agent declared dead but secretly hiding among the living. She intends to honor her vow never to pull another trigger or have contact with the spy world again. Until she meets Casper Grady…Grady is a former Marine with a troubled past and a debt to pay. His life mission has gone from protecting the nation to helping local children and their families. The moment he meets Sandra, he knows there’s more to her than meets the eye, but he can’t help but be drawn to the mysterious femme fatale. And when Sandra’s past suddenly catches up to her, Grady is determined to protect her at all costs, no matter how dark and dangerous her secrets are.As the danger increases, so does their intense attraction. But when they’re forced to choose between each other and the people they’ve sworn to protect, their growing love might not be enough to keep them together—or alive…
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When my head is not completely absorbed with listening to very demanding characters, I can be found with my nose in a book—not only enjoying the story but studying what makes the novel work. I love action-adventure movies (if it blows up spectacularly, I'm there) and watching way too much TV. (Can everybody say “Procrastination?” To which I usually reply, “But it’s research!” Yeah, they don’t believe me either.). More times than not, my husband and Shi Tzu stand outside my closed office door wondering, “Is she still alive? Do we dare bother her? What if she’s on a roll?” Monty usually answers by scratching on the wood anyway. Gotta love a dog who doesn’t care about boundaries! Good thing he’s so cute!
Soooos! We have a huge grand prize drawing going on during AFTH2014!
Just leave PA a comment about her book/story then jump over to THIS page to enter the Giveaway Widget! I'll get her entries up as soon as possible. Got called out to an emergency USO overnight shift and the post will go live once I'm there so not sure when I'll have a couple minutes down time to do that but they're coming :D