Blog Tour Guest & Contest: Kimberley Troutte

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Kimberley Troutte is a Southern California girl. She lives with her amazing hubby, two awesome sons, one old dog, a wild cat, snakes and various other creatures the man/kids/dog inevitably drag in. She has been an accountant, substitute teacher, caterer, financial analyst for a major defense contractor, real-estate broker, aerobics instructor and a freelance writer. With a B.A in Business Economics and a M.S. in Systems Management, she was destined to write romance.

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A Dangerous Vacation Became Inspiration for COMING IN HOT

By Kimberley Troutte

When I was seventeen, a friend and I decided to visit her relatives in Bogota, Colombia. Two  teenaged girls traveling alone. To Colombia. What could go wrong? Drug cartels were just starting up in those days. Turf wars, extortion, kidnappings, and battles with the government were busting out all over Colombia. I knew nothing about cartels, drugs, or the dangers of a girl traveling alone. I just wanted to see the world.

We were in Venezuela, ready to board the plane to Bogota, when I received my first body search. Eek, no one had ever touched me like that, let alone strangers. Shockingly, airport security grabbed the man in front of me, pulled a large gun out of his pants and slammed him up against the wall. I’ll never forget that.

Everywhere I turned, kind strangers protected me—a young American girl too naive to know how dangerous the world could be. I was blessed and lucky. Every time we left the house, my friend called a group of five or six young men to go with us. Flanked by guys, I still felt the danger in the air. Maybe because armed military stood on street corners and watched from roof tops.

Kidnappings, drug trafficking, and crime are nothing new in Colombia. Navy SEALs have been called in many times. In 2008, SEALs cooperated with the Colombian Military to rescue 15 hostages held in the jungles by militant guerrillas. One of those rescued was a female Colombian presidential candidate held hostage for six years. Checkout the National Geographic videos for more about this wonderful and heroic rescue: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/episodes/colombia-hostage-rescue/

My experiences in South America helped me to write COMING IN HOT. Nothing bad happened to me, but it’s easy to imagine how a trip could go terribly wrong. I know in my gut what extreme travel agent, Jenna Collins, feels when her clients are kidnapped by militant guerrillas in Colombia—the panic, helplessness, fear.  She’ll do anything to rescue the family, including hiring the one man who hates her with every inch of his lean, hard body—SEAL Lt. Commander Mack Riley.

Cue action, smoldering heat, explosions, gunfire, and five courageous SEALs…

Kimberley Troutte

http://www.kimberleytroutte.com/

COMING IN HOT is included in the Summer SEALs Military Super-bundle. Ten novellas/novels by New York Times, USA Today and award-winning bestselling authors: Delilah Devlin, Sharon Hamilton, Anne Marsh, Cora Seton, Zoe York, Roxie Riviera, S.M. Butler, Kimberley Troutte, Jennifer Lowery, Elle James.

 

SEALS OF SUMMER
Military Romance Superbundle
Print Length: 1300 pages
Publisher: SOS Ladies
Publication Date: April 21, 2014

Military Super-bundle of ten novellas and novels by New York Times, USA Today and award-winning bestselling authors: Delilah Devlin, Sharon Hamilton, Anne Marsh, Cora Seton, Zoe York, Roxie Riviera, S.M. Butler, Kimberley Troutte, Jennifer Lowery, Elle James.

IT TAKES A SEAL by USA Today Bestselling author Delilah Devlin:

When Susan heads to the Bahamas, she thinks the sexiest part of the trip is that she can count it as a tax deduction. After all, her agency has new offices in the Bahamas, and she needs face-time with her employees, who also just happen to be her best friends. However, things go quickly awry when their island benefactor comes under threat. After a night of partying on his yacht, she awakens to discover she’s stumbled into a sting operation to lure the bad guys into the open. She’s got to pretend she’s the billionaire’s trophy girlfriend, which isn’t hard when the man taking his place is a sexy ex-SEAL. When the bad guys kidnap the couple and imprison them on a deserted island, it’s up to ex-SEAL Justin to orchestrate an escape.

SEAL MY HEART by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sharon Hamilton:

Kate Livingstone’s engagement is at risk the instant she sets eyes on the handsome elite warrior sitting next to her on a plane trip to visit her sister. Navy SEAL Tyler Gray had thought he knew what he wanted in life, until he meets Kate and their obvious attraction for each other sparks something deep in his soul. What starts out as innocent letters between friends turns out to be much more. Can someone fall in love deeply just with words and letters exchanged, or is this just a pleasant fantasy that will ruin their lives forever?

SMOKING HOT by National Bestselling author Anne Marsh: When an ambush kills his teammate, Navy SEAL Tye Callahan steps in to fulfill the fallen man’s obligations. He vows to spend the summer in Strong, California, fighting fires with the smoke jumper team and looking out for Katie Lawson, his teammate’s fiancée. Now, as the summer heats up, they must decide if the chemistry burning between them might just be their second chance at living their own lives… together.

THE NAVY SEAL’s E-MAIL ORDER BRIDE by National Bestselling author Cora Seton:  Mason Hall, Navy SEAL, has fought insurgents, drug lords and terrorists, but his current mission is one for the records. Not only must he find a wife—and get her pregnant—or forfeit the ranch his family has prized for over a hundred years, he also must convince his three brothers to marry, too—before the year is up.  Who knew one city girl and three wayward brothers could put up such a fight?

FALL OUT by Zoe York:

Drew Castle is a Navy SEAL with a bad case of indifference. Until Annie Martin shows up on his doorstep, scared out of her mind, and all of a sudden, keeping her safe becomes the most important mission of his life.And this time, he’s on his own. Annie knows that letting Drew whisk her away under the guise of protection is a recipe for disaster, but he’s the only person she can trust. Drew’s strange mix of laid-back bossiness takes some getting used to, but as they escape to a Caribbean hideaway, she finds herself wondering what it would be like if they came together at a different time. As the threat is resolved, a new danger arises: one of passion, heat and desire so overwhelming neither can resist, no matter the cost.

CLOSE QUARTERS by Bestselling author Roxie Rivera:

When Navy SEAL Leland Gates runs off to his family’s secluded cabin to lick his wounds, he never expects to find makeup heiress Jamie Pearson hiding out there. His sister’s best friend swears she’s only there for a weekend of relaxation, but his well-honed instincts tell him that she’s in big trouble. Getting tangled up in Jamie’s latest hot mess—or her sheets—is the very last thing he needs, but in close quarters like these, there’s no denying the white-hot passion blazing between them.

KILLING HONOR by International Bestselling author S.M. Butler:

Returning home after a disastrous extended deployment, Navy SEAL Brody Battles struggles with nightmares and government secrets building a wall between him and his wife, Devyn, especially when a security breach compromises his identity. While they’re adjusting to being a family again, an old enemy waits in the shadows, salivating for the sweet taste of revenge.

COMING IN HOT by Award-winning author Kimberley Troutte:

For Navy SEAL Mack Riley, rescuing a family in Colombia is not as hard as seeing the admiral’s daughter again. He’d sworn a vow to steer clear of that heartbreaker. But since the family was taken hostage on Jenna’s watch, she’s determined to join the rescue team. When the admiral orders him to protect Jenna, Mack is forced to keep her as close as body armor. In the heat of battle, love Mack and Jenna deny breaches their defenses. With missiles locked onto their coordinates…can they save the family and get out alive?

A SEAL’s SONG by Golden Heart Finalist Jennifer Lowery:

Navy SEAL Jack Taggart’s plans to catch some much-needed downtime between deployments are demolished when he risks everything to rescue beautiful wedding singer, Darci O’Shea, from a band of thieves. Will the battle between their inner demons be the hardest one to fight, or will they find rescue in each other’s arms?

SEALS’s EMBRACE by USA Today Bestseller Elle James:

Navy SEAL, Ceasar Sanchez has it bad for Army Lt. McGee, a nurse at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. When a rescue mission goes bad and he ends up being medically evacuated, she’s there. Not sure whether he’ll walk again, he’s afraid to pursue the pretty nurse, not wanting to shackle her with half a man. Lt. Erin McGee is a Critical Care Air Transport Team nurse, responsible for ensuring her patients arrive alive at the next level of health care. Fighting an attraction to a sexy Navy SEAL she outranks, she resists the risk of losing her commission for fraternization. But one sensual tryst behind a supply building isn’t enough and the SEALs determination to see her wear at her resolve. Ceasar and Erin share a medevac plane ride to Germany with a critically wounded Taliban leader who could provide information to the whereabouts of four missing soldiers. Transferred to the hospital at Landstuhl, Caesar undergoes surgery, restoring movement to his legs in time to stop a hostage takeover of the ICU where Erin is in charge of the Taliban leader’s care. Together they fight to save lives and halt a Terrorist attack, while finding that love trumps rank every time.

 

SEALs of Summer Tour

4/15 Coffee Talk
4/15 For Whom The Books Toll
4/15 Monlatable Books Reviews
4/15 Night Owl Reviews
4/15 Perusing Princesses
4/15 Read More Romance
4/15  Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
4/15  Nyxx’s Nook
4/15  Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews
4/15  Sizzling Hot Books
4/15  Mythical Books
4/16  D’eBook Sharing Book Reviews
4/16 For the Love of Bookends
4/16 Inner Goddess
4/16 We Love Kink 
4/17 Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears
4/18  StarAngels’ Reviews
4/18  RomanceJunkies.com
4/19 Manga Maniac Café
4/21  Dirty Girl Romance
4/20 The Lusty Literate
4/22 Bookkins
4/23 Fic Central
4/25 The Reading Café
4/25 Two Sassy Chicks
4/26 Kristina’s Books & More
4/28 More Romance Please
4/29 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!
4/29 Romancing the Book
4/30  Snarky Mom Reads…
5/2    Book Bliss
5/4    Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
5/10 In The Pages of a Good Book
5/12  Book Monster Reviews
5/17 Book Lovin’ Mamas
5/18 Josie Cara Blog

 

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