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 they're celebrating their buddy Bronco's retirement. Rimshot isn't having that good a time. He's the first to speak. Bethany is his younger sister.
“Nothing. Just sucks that Bronco’s retiring. He’s been in this squad longer than any of us.” Kevin didn’t say the word survived. Attrition in the SEAL ranks happened no matter how well trained they were. No one could outrun death when it came calling.
“Yeah, well, you heard his reasons. He’s been here a long time and he wants time with Lindsey.” Magic sounded a little wistful now that he had his own wife. “No one can doubt his service to his country, though, and he’s getting out before the chance is gone. Can’t say as I blame him.”
Kevin didn’t blame Bronco, either. But he did wonder what the hell the old man would do now. What would I do if I retired from the SEALs? The answer came back with blinding clarity. Find my sister.
Lt. Jim “Retro” Waters sidled up to them and scanned Kevin’s face. “All right, who needs killing and where do we find them?”
Kevin snorted. “No one needs killin’. As far as I know right now.” He raised an eyebrow. “We get new orders, LT?”
“Not that I’ve heard, but you look like someone shot your dog, so I figured I’d ask.” Retro narrowed his eyes and tilted his head. “What’s going on, Rimshot?”
Kevin shifted his gaze to Bronco and Lindsey, laughing with some other guests. He slipped into his Samurai Mask, the face he wore when killing and when he needed to secure his emotions.
“Bethany’s still missin’. No word.”
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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