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Thursday, February 9, 2017

NEW RELEASE--BEYOND THE FIRE BY CHERYL PIERSON-- AND GIVEAWAY

Two broken hearts find a second chance at love…if they can survive…

When Kendi Morgan witnesses an attempted murder near her home one stormy November night, she makes the only choice her heart will allow: she has to help the victim. But bringing the handsome stranger into her home traps her in the middle of a deadly drug war.

Wounded DEA agent Jackson Taylor is a man with nothing to lose and nothing to fear—until he falls for the beautiful woman who risks everything to save his life.

With his cover blown, Jackson knows he’s all that stands between Kendi and Benito Sanchez, a powerful drug cartel lord. Sanchez swears his vengeance, vowing to see Jackson and Kendi both dead.

Love comes fast when there may be only hours left…can it survive? Or will Jackson sacrifice his partner’s life—along with his own—in exchange for Kendi’s safety? Does a future exist for them BEYOND THE FIRE…


I'm so thrilled to have BEYOND THE FIRE "out there"--again. Yes, this is a re-release, but it's also been retitled. Published a few years back with another company as TEMPTATION'S TOUCH, it's now got a brand new title, cover, and edit--and it's ready to go! This story officially kicks off our MEN IN UNIFORM line with a sizzlin' hot undercover DEA agent and a beautiful divorcee who just happens to save his life!

Y'all know how I love my wounded heroes? Here's an excerpt to whet your appetite! What would you do if you found a strange man being murdered on your property? Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for a FREE DIGITAL COPY OF BEYOND THE FIRE!

Kendi Morgan thinks she's witnessed a murder, but when she comes closer, she sees the "victim" still lives...barely! Can she get him back to her house? Well, let's see...

FROM BEYOND THE FIRE:

“Think you can make it?”

He nodded, putting his hand out to her. “I’ll make it.” There was no doubt in his tone. Kendi let him hold on to her as he stood up, then slipped under his shoulder. He was taller by a good six inches, and had to lean down for support. He favored his side, his fingers absently going to his ribs on the left. Kendi wondered if they were broken.

“This way,” she murmured, taking a step. She felt his solid weight pull at her with each step, knowing he was doing his best to keep up and not lag behind. They had made it up the slippery creek bank and across the small clearing, when she felt his steps flagging even more. She slowed to accommodate him. His breath was harsh and labored in her ear.

“I don’t even know your name,” she said. The least of my worries. She felt it was important, but didn’t know why. Come morning, she was going to see he got to the hospital—one way or another. He needed more care than she could give him.

“Jackson...Taylor.” He stopped, reaching out to support himself against the trunk of a nearby oak tree. He stood for a few moments, leaning heavily against it, trying to catch his breath. “You wonderin’ what to—to put on the tombstone?”

“No,” she responded, moving close as he reached to put an arm across her shoulders once more. “Wondering who to tell the ambulance driver they’re taking to the hospital—”

“Kendi, no.” He stopped, trying to look into her face. She was immediately sorry she’d said anything. “Don’t call...911.”

“But—”

“Promise me, Kendi.”

He was so adamant, so fierce in his demand, Kendi immediately nodded. “Okay. I won’t. I promise. If you’ll—”

As if he’d read her mind, he interrupted her quickly. “I will. I-I’ll explain—” He broke off, cursing under his breath, but Kendi knew it wasn’t aimed at her. His tone was raspy with pain.

“Just a little farther, Jackson.”

He smiled, and when he spoke, she heard the amusement in his tone, though she couldn’t see his face. “Call me Jack. And don’t be so scared.” After a moment, he added, “You’re actin’ like...a girl.”

“I am a girl, in case you hadn’t noticed,” she answered sharply, but there was a hint of mirth in her voice.

“Yeah...I noticed all right.”

Kendi wanted to remark she didn’t know how, seeing as how she was dressed—in a man’s flannel shirt and blue jeans. But she closed her mouth before she said anything, remembering once more that she didn’t have a bra on. The rain had soaked the cotton flannel, plastering it to every curve of her body.

The laughter in his voice was overridden by the pain, but it was there. Kendi was certain that, even as wounded and battered as he was, nothing escaped Jackson Taylor.

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23 comments:

  1. I love your wounded men series...oops, I mean romantic suspense novels. :-) Your heroes are just yummy. Good luck with the re-release.

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    1. Thanks, Keena! LOL Let me just say...Jackson Taylor is one of the yummiest yet...you'll love him!

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  2. What an eye-candy cover! I like the font choice too... Cheryl, I hope this one takes off for you. I love this story and these characters! Best wishes.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie. Sadly, I will be losing all my reviews since the title is changed. :(((( I hope it takes off, too--I loved these characters so much, and even had people asking what happens to the other agents? LOL

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  3. If the excerpt is an example of what the reader will get, the book will be nonstop action which I love. Best of luck with it.

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    1. Vella, it really is action-packed, with some twists and turns that even I didn't see coming. LOL Thanks for stopping by today. It means a lot to hear from someone who writes such thrilling action as you do in your stories!

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  4. Looks good, Cheryl. Good luck on the re-release!

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    1. Thanks, Connie! I'm sure hoping it will do great!

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  5. Sounds wonderful! Much luck with sales. :-)

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  6. Wow! Nice cover, and I like the new title. Best wishes with this book and your new line.

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    1. Thanks, Ella! I like this title better, too--and the cover...

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  7. Yummy cover, but in the shade compared to what is inside!! Congrats

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Deborah! I really do love this story.

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  8. Another wounded man, huh? Why am I not surprised? Any idea? Congrats on a new release. Thought I had this one, but I was mistaken. So, of course, I'd love to win it. :)

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    1. Liette, it is a re-release of one that was published in 2012 under the name TEMPTATION'S TOUCH. I re-edited it, new cover, etc. VOILA! LOL So you MIGHT have it from long ago. Oh, yes, the wounded men...always...

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  9. I read this book when it first came out! Loved it. I think this is the one that got me hooked on contemporary law-enforcement romances...and made me picky about them.

    You write some evil bad guys, Okie. Well, and some hunky wounded heroes, but those bad guys... I'm beginning to worry about you. ;-)

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    1. LOL Thanks, Kathleen! Sarah McNeal always loves my villains because they're so "hate-able" and evil. LOL Yeah...okay, now I'm worrying about myself a little bit, too...

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  10. Of course the hero is wounded, it's a Cheryl Pierson romance story for Pete's sake! LOL And I'm here to tell readers they don't want to miss this story because the villain you wrote into this story is completely dark and horrible. I'm lovin' on a good villain.
    The cover is sensational. Who could miss Jimmy and those muscles. umm hmm
    This renewed edition is going to be a big success and I didn't have to look in my crystal ball to make that prediction.
    I read this story

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    1. Oh, that villain is pure evil! He is so "hate-able" LOL (kinda makes me worry about myself, Sarah!) LOL And that cover...one of my all-time favorites! Livia did a fantastic job, as always! I'm so glad you liked the story, Sarah, and glad to have it back "out there" again! Thanks for coming by! I always appreciate your support!

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  11. Thanks to everyone for stopping by and commenting for the past couple of days!

    My winner is...LIETTE BOUGIE!!! Liette, if you will contact me at fabkat_edit@yahoo.com I will e-mail you your PRIZE!!! WHOO HOO!!!

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  12. How exciting to have a re-release of such an action-packed story. I'm excited about the Men-in-Uniform line, especially for retro and historical stories. Congratulations!!!

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    1. I am, too, Kaye! Love historical and contemporary action romance about undercover cops, military guys, etc. It's gonna be great!

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