Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hostage Rescue Team #2: Targeted

In just a couple weeks, the second book of my Hostage Rescue Team Series will be out! It features Tuck and Celida, who you first met in Marked.

Right now I'm working on Bauer's story (Hunted) and enjoying its setting of New Orleans. I've always wanted to set a book there, and the heroine suits that town so very well.

Here's the blurb for Targeted. Can't wait for you all to read this one!

They were partners once
After an attack on the job that nearly killed her, Special Agent Celida Morales is determined to salvage her reputation in the FBI and get back to the career she loves.  Domestic terrorism has left its mark on her—literally—and now she’s more determined than ever to leave her mark on it. But when a hostage situation takes an unexpected turn she’s confronted with the realization that she may not only lose the hostages, but  also the only man she’s lost her heart to.

To be together again, this time they’ll have to risk it all

Hostage Rescue Team assault team leader Brad Tucker has always wanted Celida but professional conduct and her unwillingness to commit stood in the way. For more than a year he’s been juggling the increasing demands of his job and personal life, but after Celida was almost killed, none of those reasons matter anymore. Tuck knows it’s time to claim her and he’s ready to lay it all on the line. Then an op turns deadly and it’s a race to bring down a well-trained enemy bent on settling an old score, a man who doesn’t care how many innocent people get in his way.

Monday, June 30, 2014

New Release: Marked

Yay, it's summer! Here in North America, just in time for Canada Day and the Fourth of July, the first book of my new Hostage Rescue Series is out! This one features sexy FBI Special Agent Jake Evers, whom you might remember from the Titanium Security Series.

When danger lurks behind a familiar face…
Successful architect Rachel Granger loves her job and her life, but when a terrorist on the FBI’s most wanted list targets her, there’s only one man she can trust. She hasn’t seen Jake in years but her former college friend told her he’d always be there for her and she definitely needs him now. Even though her feelings for him go far deeper than friendship and just being around him risks her heart, she would do anything to keep those she loves safe from a madman bent on unleashing hell.
Only one man from her past can help
FBI Special Agent Jake Evers made the biggest mistake of his life when he let Rachel slip through his fingers over two years ago. It doesn’t matter that he hasn’t seen her since then—if she needs him, he’ll be there. When he learns that she’s the target of a domestic terror cell, he’ll do everything in his power to keep her safe. He’s never gotten over her and won’t risk losing her again now that she’s reappeared in his life. But the threat is more widespread than they realized and now it’s a race against time to keep her and scores of innocent civilians alive.
Buy Links:
Kindle UK
Nook (coming soon)
Kobo (coming soon)
iBooks (coming soon)
This series will have at least four books, but possibly more. Unlike my previous series, each book will focus on a separate operation with its own unique villain/crisis. I'm working on book 2 of the series right now and hope to release it in late summer. 
Hope you enjoy Jake and Rachel's story!

Also, for those of you who have asked, there are two Bagram Special Ops Series books currently available in print: Deadly Descent (book 1) and Danger Close (book 4, which I self published). The remaining two books in the series are only in digital and audio formats right now, but I'm crossing my fingers and toes that my publisher, Carina Press, will put them out in paperback format one day as well.
Happy reading!
Kaylea Cross

Friday, May 30, 2014


Singed (book #2 of my Titanium Security Series) is on sale right now for just $0.99 at all digital retailers until June 6th! If you follow me on Facebook you'll already know that Gage is my favorite hero of the Titanium Security Series, so i f you haven't read this one I hope you'll pick it up!

Blurb: She walked away from him once… Struggling to live with her decision to walk away from the only man she ever loved and watching helplessly while her brother succumbs to his battle with severe PTSD, NSA analyst Claire Tierney’s life is at an all time low. The final hit comes when she accesses classified information at work that might get her fired. Instead, she’s assigned to a joint taskforce charged with hunting down a Taliban assassin planning an attack on American soil, and finally has something productive to focus on. Until she meets the rest of the team and learns she’ll be working with the last person on earth she wants further contact with; her ex. She knows letting him go was the biggest mistake of her life, but just when she thinks things can’t get any worse, new intel points to the assassin’s intended target. Her.

This time he’s not letting her go…
As a former Special Forces Master Sergeant and second-in-command of his Titanium Security team, Gage Wallace can handle anything, except being forced to go through life without Claire. When she abruptly walked out on him six months ago, his whole world caved in. It’s clear she’s still determined to keep her distance, but when she’s named a possible target of the very cell they’re trying to dismantle, Gage will stop at nothing to ensure she’s safe. When tragedy destroys Claire’s defenses and the explosive desire between them ignites once more, this time he’s not letting her go. Too late they discover that the danger confronting them is far greater than anyone ever realized, and it’s a race against time to stop a terrorist from unleashing hell on them all.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Share & Win Giveaway Contest!

Time for another Share and Win Giveaway!! DANGER CLOSE, the next book in my Bagram Special Ops series is out now!

How the giveaway works: Each time you spread the word about DANGER CLOSE being on sale and let me know, it counts as an entry to the giveaway. 
Ways to share:
Contest open until Monday May 4, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM Central.

How to enter: Just post a note in the comments section stating what you’ve done to be entered. You can share on multiple days. For all you tweeters, please use the hashtag #BagramSpecialOps so I can log your entries from twitter. It's as simple as that to enter! (Please include your email address so I have a way to contact you if you are a winner) 
*NOTE: only TWO tweets each day are counted as entries. I certainly appreciate the others but to keep from flooding people’s tweet streams, I’m limiting it to two.
One winner: $10 Amazon or BN eGift card
One winner: $15 Amazon or BN eGift card
One winner: $20 Amazon or BN eGift card
One winner: $25 Amazon or BN eGift card
One winner: $30 Amazon or BN eGift card
Once I’ve organized all the entries, the random winners will be drawn and announced here within a week of the contest closing. As always, if you have any questions please ask! Thanks for helping me spread the word about my newest release!

If you need sample tweets:

Love romantic suspense? Danger Close by @kayleacross only $2.99! #BagramSpecialOps #kindle
Love romantic suspense? Danger Close by @kayleacross only $2.99! #BagramSpecialOps #Nook

Danger Close, new book in #BagramSpecialOps series by @kayleacross out now for only $2.99 #kindle
Danger Close, new book in #BagramSpecialOps series by @kayleacross is just $2.99 #Nook
Sexy alpha hero! New book in #BagramSpecialOps series by @kayleacross only $2.99 #kindle
Sexy alpha hero! New book in #BagramSpecialOps series by @kayleacross only $2.99 #Nook

If you need retail links:
Barnes & Noble:
The rules: Open to all readers, 18 years or older, who are legally allowed to participate in such a contest as allowed by their local laws. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations
. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the contest sponsor, Kaylea Cross. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Winners will be randomly chosen and notified via email after the conclusion of the contest. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email notification before they forfeit their winning. If winners do not leave an email address, contest sponsor is not responsible for winners’ failure to leave a suitable way to contact them and winner forfeits their winning if they don’t respond to announcement post within 48 hours. Open until May 5, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM Central.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Danger Close Is Live!

Woohoo, Danger Close is officially out in the wild! I can't wait for you to read Erin and Wade's story. It picks up right at the end of Lethal Pursuit and quickly moves stateside. I hope you enjoy the change of scenery, and Wade is a hero unlike any I've written before, so he holds a special place in my heart.

Purchase Links:

Danger Close will also be available at Kobo and iBooks shortly.

I'll be running a "share and win" contest soon and doing some giveaways on Facebook as well, so stay tuned for more details!

Until then, happy reading.

Kaylea :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Danger Close

I've got everything booked now in the publishing process, so it looks like Danger Close will be uploaded to the various distributors on April 30th, and then it's just a matter of the file appearing in the online sites. Woot!

Since our fabulous trip to Oahu, during which a very generous reader took TWO DAYS off work to show us around and take me to all the military bases on island, I've been super busy puppy training. PJ is a great little guy but of course the training and housetraining are taking up tons of my time right now. He's even got a perfect little heart marking on his right shoulder--I take this as proof that he was destined to belong to a romance author!

Right now while I'm waiting for edits to come back for Danger Close, I'm slowly working on a novella for Jake Evers (the Fed you met in the Titanium Security Series), which will launch the new series I'm starting that will feature members of the FBI's fabled Hostage Rescue Team (HRT).

I'm also doing up mini box sets for both the last two books of the Titanium Security Series and the last three books of my Suspense Series, so look for those to release within the next month.

Hope all is well with you!

Kaylea :)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cover Reveal and My New Furbaby

Some of you might not be aware yet, but I'm finishing up the next book in the Bagram Special Ops series and hoping to put it out in late April.

This fourth book will feature Erin and Sandberg, and it will be focused more on the romance and much, much less on the military detail than I have in the previous books of the series. In fact, the book begins at Bagram but takes place mostly stateside. I thought it was time for a change and it works with the story arc so I'm happy with the change of scenery.

Here's the gorgeous cover for Danger Close:

Also, I'd like to introduce you to PJ (that's short for Pararescue Jumper, of course).

He's an eight week old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, but in this picture on the first time I got to meet him, he's six weeks old. I've been bugging DH for ten years to allow us to get a dog, and both our boys desperately want one as well. They've asked Santa for a dog the past three years running, they keep asking for one as a birthday gift, and they write about a dog in their homework assignments. It's time!

DH and I had a really bad experience with our last dog a decade ago, which is why it's taken so long for him to agree to this (even though he's made it clear he wants nothing to do with the dog, so this is all on me).

Anyway, I'm beside myself with excitement and can't wait to bring him home at the end of March when we get back from vacation. The boys have no idea I've bought a puppy, so I'm just going to surprise them and bring him home on the 25th. I can't wait to see their reactions!

Kaylea :)