You might have noticed that KindleWorlds by Amazon has shut down and the authors have received the rights back to their books. Everyone is doing something different with the books and I chose to edit a bit and re-release. RIMSHOT'S HARD TARGET is now available wide (rather than just on Amazon US). This is not a new story so much as a changing the publisher and the cover. If you've already read it, drop by and leave a review. If not, grab a copy of the second book in the Bad Boys of Beta Squad series.
In this snippet, we start in Chief Petty Officer Kevin "Rimshot" Stanton's POV, and he's describing his father, Senator Stanton, to his squadmates. Chris, Retro, and Magic have their story in THE NAVY'S GHOST, which is now available in paper.
Kevin shook his head. “It was an election year, and he lost. The old man is still on a rampage and he might not consider us family, but he’s thorough when it comes to looking for his possessions.”
Chris limped over to them, pushing between Retro and Magic. “Did I hear you right? Does your father consider your sister one of his possessions?”
Old anger churned in Kevin’s gut as he nodded. “Yeah. To him, that’s all women are good for. They’re meant to look elegant on your arm and be brood mares. Hell, he values his quarter horses more than he did my mother or sister.”
Chris’s expression hardened. “Sounds like a real charmer.”
“Yeah, well, he was a senator and a career politician. Charm is woven into his suits.” A grin washed quickly across his lips. “But he never convinced my maternal grandfather. I think Granddaddy saw right through his sweet talkin’. That’s why he left the bulk of his money to me and my sister. Senator Stanton can’t touch a cent of it.”
The ingenuity of his grandfather still made Kevin laugh. The old man had watched his daughter’s marriage with suspicion that only grew over the years. He made it very clear he wanted all the money meant for his daughter to go to her children. He’d always had time for Kevin and Bethany. Besides his sister, Granddaddy had been the only other family member cheering Kevin’s choice to join the SEALs.
Nothing like a missing family member to mess up your world. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list, the Snippet Sunday Facebook group, and the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. A few of my favorites are, P.T. Wyant, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Jessica Subject, Kathy Griffith Karysa Faire, and Iris Blobel.
Here's the blurb for RIMSHOT'S HARD TARGET:
Navy SEAL sniper Kevin “Rimshot” Stanton has had one thing on his mind for months: Find his sister. When a retired teammate suggests calling a private investigator specializing in missing persons, he takes a chance on the woman he’s lusted after since a friend’s wedding. He hopes she won’t mind mixing business with pleasure, because he wants more than just her professional expertise.
Jaime Hensen isn’t the kind of woman to settle down. She likes the wham-whir-thank-you-sir lifestyle. But the night she spends with Rimshot makes her want more. Too bad he’s a glacier outside the bedroom. She throws all her concentration into the job to ignore the hurt.
When Jaime’s investigation gets too close to a mysterious company hiring only women, she’s kidnapped and Rimshot suspects they’ve taken his sister as well. He’ll need every skill in his arsenal to save them.
Rimshot has one shot to get love right, and he’s not about to miss.
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