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All he wants for Christmas is a second chance

A Saint’s Salvation

Corporal Nicholas ‘Saint’ Santiago needs to go home to reclaim the man he used to be. To be the man he was before Operation Enduring Freedom slowly hardened his heart. He needs to reconnect to the values and the reasons he is doing what he does. Saint also needs to try to forget the courageous woman he fell in love with.

Petty Officer Angelina Jones’ life changed the moment Saint saved her life. She survived the blast but now has to deal with the fact that she will never be whole. She can’t believe that anyone would want her the way she is now. Digging up her courage, Angelina moves forward hoping against hope that she can live a full life again.

Crossing paths again brings their emotions to a full boil. A coincidence that will have them both reaching for their dreams.

Amazon Universal http://mybook.to/ASaintsSalvation

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/A-Saints-Salvation

Excerpt

“Thanks. Where are you heading?” Doc settled back in her seat, putting her crutches next to her with a sigh.

“I’m heading home for Christmas. Wisconsin. What about you?” Nick moved to get out of the aisle. He was in the row behind her. Nick stood leaning over his seat to continue their conversation. Nick blinked, his attention captured as he looked down. Doc was wearing a very pretty, low cut sweater. From this angle he had a perfect view of her red lacy bra and the curvy flesh it hugged. Nick reached down and quickly adjusted himself. He’d been at attention since he hugged her.

“I needed a break. I’m visiting Chicago, heading to see a VA doctor there about a new prosthetic, before I go back home.”

“Home being where?”

“San Diego.” Doc looked up at him and glared when she saw where his gaze was. “What do you think you are doing?” She snapped her fingers in front of his nose, breaking his line of sight. Nick grinned unabashedly at her.

“Admiring the view.”

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Her Devoted Hero

Title: Her Devoted Hero
Series: Black Dawn #2
Author: Caitlyn O’Leary
Genre: Military Romance
Release Date: September 25, 2017

 

Blurb
Navy SEAL Dex Evans has a problem. His buddies think it’s a riot when they sign him up for a dating service behind his back. But who would have thought that with a profile like SailorBoy69 he’d snag a woman who was hysterically funny and gorgeous. Too bad she was also skittish as all hell. Dex fears that when she finds out his profile was a set-up, his happily ever after could sink to the bottom of the ocean.Single mother, Kenna Wright was in way over her head. She’d spent years putting her child first while ignoring her needs. So what was she thinking responding to the flirtatious email? Luckily for her, when she is stuck on a project with Dex, he’s even better in person than he’d been on his online profile. But can she believe this sexy SEAL when he says he’s looking for more than a fling?When one of her co-workers is murdered and it looks like Kenna might be the next one in the killer’s crosshairs, Dex is determined to keep her safe. But with a target on her back, it’s really hard to keep a shield over her heart.

……. Hello SailorBoy69,
SNMP stands for So Not Mary Poppins. Take it to heart. My photo is me, but it’s pretty much a fake, since it took me two hours and twenty dollars worth of product to achieve the look. If we were to meet in person, I probably wouldn’t look anywhere close to this, so soak in this picture. Actually, don’t worry, we won’t meet, but I’ll get to that.
Here’s me in a nutshell. I live in the good part of town because I work my ass off handling my full-time job as a nurse, plus a part-time gig, that’s so my son can go to school in a decent school district. Being a good mother is the most important thing in my life, so I have no earthly idea why I’m responding to your profile since I don’t have time to date. Did I mention I have a kid, two jobs and really don’t look like this?
I like the fact that you’re serving our country. That’s part of the reason I’m reaching out to you. But the real reason I’m writing, is that I’m ninety-nine point nine percent sure you won’t respond, so this is a safe letter to write. I can feel good that I’ve finally put myself out there, without enduring the humiliation of a first date, which I’ll fail at, because I’ll never in a million years figure out how to reach this level of pretty again.
But in all seriousness, I wanted to take aim for a good guy, and you’re it. I like the fact you’re in the Navy. I like the fact, that you work with disenfranchised kids. I think you’re a nice man. Hell, I don’t even care if that’s not your real picture, because responsible men do it for me. Of course in my world they’re like mythical unicorns, they just don’t exist, at least not for me. But the dream of a responsible man makes my panties damp. See I can say this safely, cause you’re not going to respond, and I’m never going to meet you.
So, that’s my story SailorBoy69. Just know that out there in this big bad world a woman thinks you’re pretty exceptional, except for the atrocious cyber name you’ve given yourself of course. Now, if you have a thought of responding, for God’s sake don’t. Remember, it’s me. I have a kid, two jobs, and I’ll look like crap, and you’ll ruin the fantasy.
― Signed, So Not Mary Poppins

 

 

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Author Bio

Caitlyn O’Leary is an avid reader, and considers herself a fan first and an author second. She reads a wide variety of genres, but finds herself going back to happily-ever-afters. Getting a chance to write, after years in corporate America is a dream come true. She hopes that her stories provide the kind of entertainment and escape that she has found from some of her favorite authors.Her Series Include:

THE FOUND

It’s a bit Paranormal, a bit Sci-Fi and 100% Action/Adventure. The characters have special abilities, that make them targets.MIDNIGHT DELTA

This is focused on a group of Navy Seals. What makes them special is their bond to one another, and the women they come to love.FATE HARBOR

This is the series that started her career, it is a Menage Series that takes place in Fate Harbor Washington. It focuses on a tight knit community who live and love and care for one another.

She loves to hear from her readers. caitlyn@caitlynoleary.com

 

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Release Day ~ Freeing Jasper

Freeing Jasper – A Black Ops Romance
* The 707 Freedom Series Book Two *
Now Live on all major retailers

 

The moment Jasper heard Emily Jenkins’ sultry voice he was transfixed. 
An instant and heated reaction that wound its way through his soul and warmed his skin. The inexplicable connection was broken as fast as it began. Emily has a son. Jasper doesn’t “do” kids. 
When her life spirals out of control, will Jasper be able to let go of his tragic past and save Emily and her son? Or has the Special Forces Soldier found his weakness – a history he cannot let go of?
Emily Jenkins lost her husband on the battlefield and was left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart while finding a way to raise her son alone.
Jasper Walker is known for being the playboy of his team. Professionally, he is a tier one assassin – a trained killer. Personally, he blows through women giving them no more than a week in his bed as he privately struggles to move on from the woman that is forever lost to him. 
When their lives collide, Jasper finds out he’s not the only one with secrets. There is more to the black-haired beauty Emily than a widowed single mother. 
The 707 is an elite team of Army Commandos. A special Black Ops team known as the 707 research and development group. They have a two-person chain of command: their Commander and the President. 

Meet the men of the 707: Lenox, Jasper, Levi, and Clark. Watch as they show us that sacrifice, commitment, and bravery are not just for the battlefield. Each man must fight to find and protect the women who are theirs. 
 
Each book is a standalone, a look into the life of a Special Forces soldier’s life and the code they live and die by. 
 
Free – A Black Ops Romance – The 707 Freedom Series – Book One
 
 

What people are saying about FREE – A Black Ops Romance…
“Riley Edwards knows how to keep her readers on the edge of their seats. This is one of the best books I have ever read about how men who serve our country give up much of their personal lives. Character development is awesome you know and care about these people.” – Amazon Reviewer VC

“First book I’ve read from this author and definitely won’t be the last. Story grabbed me from the first page and didn’t let go until the end. In fact, I was sorry to reach the end, it was captivating.” – Amazon Reviewer

“Another five star hit from Riley Edwards.” – Amazon Reviewer

Nightstalker – A Red Team Novel –  https://books2read.com/u/4DAMYO
Unbroken part 1 –  https://books2read.com/u/brglpZ
Unbroken part 2 – https://books2read.com/u/mgKQzD
The Gift –  https://books2read.com/u/4EWVYE
The Awakening – https://books2read.com/u/4DAMBD
Free – (Lenox) A Black Ops Romance – https://books2read.com/u/bP1W0Y
Freeing Jasper – A Black Ops Romance – https://books2read.com/freeingjasper
Finally Free – (Levi) A Black Ops Romance –  Coming January 2018

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Enjoy some military books on Veteran’s Day!

To those who walk the walk…

A Saint’s Salvation

Corporal Nicholas ‘Saint’ Santiago needs to go home to reclaim the man he used to be. To be the man he was before Operation Enduring Freedom slowly hardened his heart. He needs to reconnect to the values and the reasons he is doing what he does. Saint also needs to try to forget the courageous woman he fell in love with.

Petty Officer Angelina Jones’ life changed the moment Saint saved her life. She survived the blast but now has to deal with the fact that she will never be whole. She can’t believe that anyone would want her the way she is now. Digging up her courage, Angelina moves forward hoping against hope that she can live a full life again.

Crossing paths again brings their emotions to a full boil. A coincidence that will have them both reaching for their dreams.

Excerpt:

Nick quickly took advantage, pressing his hand deeper as he raised her up, her ass on his forearm. Angelina squirmed, rubbing against him. Nick bent and sucked a nipple into his mouth, teasing it through the silk. He slid a finger in and out of her heat, lightly rubbing her clit with his thumb. Angelina moaned and tightened around his finger. Pressing her close against him, Nick increased his thrusts. Nick bit her nipple and was rewarded with a cry as Angelina clamped down, drenching his hand as she came apart in his arms.

She placed her head against his shoulder, shivers running through her while her arms and legs tightened around him. Nick pulled his hand free from her warmth and licked his fingers clean, making smacking noises as he did.

“Pig.” It was so low Nick barely heard the comment. Nick chuckled as Angelina giggled in his arms.

“Did you want another glass of champagne?” Angelina shook her head and squirmed against him. Nick squeezed her to him, enjoying the feel of her, despite the tightness in his groin. “Are you ready for dinner? Or shall we just head straight to dessert?”

 

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Saints-Salvation-Santiagos-Book-ebook/dp/B01CXNWWW0/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Saints-Salvation-1-Santiagos/dp/0996797335/

https://www.amazon.de/Saints-Salvation-Santiagos-Book-English-ebook/dp/B01CXNWWW

https://www.amazon.fr/Saints-Salvation-Beverly-Ovalle/dp/0996797335/

http://www.amazon.ca/Saints-Salvation-Santiagos-Book-ebook/dp/B01CXNWWW0/

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/a-saint-s-salvation-2

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-saints-salvation-beverly-ovalle/1118637570

Apple iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1093363669

Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/304510024

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One night he doesn’t remember – One night she’ll never forget!

A Sailor’s Delight

Lee Santiago went from one mistake to the next. When a friend dies, exposing his mortality all too well Lee’s family steps in to force him to make something of himself. He can’t be a party boy all his life and if he wants to sign his life away, it will be on the dotted line. He doesn’t even have time to say goodbye. Anyway it was only a drunken one night stand.

Isabelle was always the good girl. Until that night. When the man she’d always worshiped finally noticed her. She couldn’t say no. She’s heartsick to find out he doesn’t remember it. Isabelle’s life crashes around her when the results are in. The truth comes out and she has nowhere to turn. She looks for Lee, but he’s gone.

Will he be man enough to step up and face the consequences when he learns the truth?

Excerpt:

“I’ve never seen you at a party before. I thought you were a good little girl.” His teasing voice sent thrills throughout her body.

“Today’s my birthday.” Isabelle snuggled closer to him. His body seemed to surround hers.

“So, does that make you legal today?”

Isabelle nodded vigorously then groaned. Her head swam from the movement. Maybe, just maybe she’d had a bit much to drink. Lee would take care of her though. He’d promised.

“But not legal for drinking yet.”

Isabelle pouted then sniffed.

“So what? Most of the people here aren’t twenty-one.”

“Doesn’t make it right.”

Isabelle craned her head around to look at him. Surprised at the hard note in his voice.

“But you’ve been drinking since you were in high school.”

“Again, doesn’t make it right. So, you decided to cut loose now that you’re an adult?”

The small smirk at the side of his mouth fascinated her. Somehow the tip of her finger made its way there. His lips were strong but soft, warm against the softness of her finger. The scruff around his mouth prickled her finger as he rubbed his face against it.

“Don’t play with fire, little girl.” He nipped the tip of her finger as he winked at her, sending a zing through her body.

 

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Sailors-Delight-Santiagos-Book-ebook/dp/B01I6CJAK4/

Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/ASailorsDelight

Ebook Universal: https://www.books2read.com/u/mvYYLl

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sailors-Delight-Santiagos-Book-ebook/dp/B01I6CJAK4/

https://www.amazon.ca/Sailors-Delight-Santiagos-Book-ebook/dp/B01I6CJAK4/

https://www.amazon.de/Sailors-Delight-Santiagos-Book-English-ebook/dp/B01I6CJAK4/

B&N:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1124084313?ean=2940153385617

Apple:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1132939978

Kobo:

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/a-sailor-s-delight

Other retailers:

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Tired of being in the baby sister zone, Abby is determined to make this wounded Marine realize that she is grown up and all woman.

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Love Me Forever

Staff Sergeant Liam McGregor doesn’t know what hit him. Sent home to recuperate from an IED blast, Liam is stuck in a wheelchair and is sentenced to surgery and physical therapy before he can walk again.

A physical therapist, Abby Worth has loved Liam McGregor since she first noticed boys. It’s too bad he’s her brother’s best friend. She has always been firmly put in the baby sister zone no matter how hard she tried to catch his eye.

Liam sees Abby and when she goes home with him doesn’t know how he can keep his hands off of her. She’s now old enough to touch and the fire in his blood and the combination of pain killers make him lose control. Abby can’t help but take what she’s always wanted.

Together they have to overcome their fear of being left behind to grab what they have always wanted-each other.

Excerpt:

Liam heard a light footstep as his nostrils caught the scent of flowers. He ignored the sight and scent, keeping his head tilted back as he stared upward at nothing. It was probably another nurse. They came and went, their footsteps echoing down the corridor. Most didn’t smell as good as this one, though. She slowed as she spotted him and stopped in front of him. Liam couldn’t ignore the common courtesy that had been drilled into him since birth. He lowered his head and looked into familiar blue eyes.

“Liam?”

The gasp from her lips assured him that it was indeed Abby, little Abby Worth, all grown up. He had been best friends with her brother Hank since middle school when their family had settled down on the small spread they bought just outside of town. He stifled a groan as he ignored the familiar sensations she engendered in him since she first started filling out her bikini. He’d felt like a lecher at twenty-two when he first noticed her as more than his buddy’s little sister. Thank goodness he’d only been home on leave at the time.

“Baby girl? What are you doing here?”

 

Amazon US http://www.amazon.com/Love-Me-Forever-Beverly-Ovalle-ebook/dp/B0155VUU62/r

Amazon Universal http://mybook.to/LoveMeForeverOvalle

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Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/love-me-forever-12

Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/304615939/Love-Me-Forever

inktera: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/41f004bf-bda1-4892-ad2a-3bdf82d209e6

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-me-forever-beverly-ovalle/1123529181

Apple ibooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1093363870

24Symbols: https://www.24symbols.com/book/x/x/x?id=1195390

 

Meet this Army Veteran in my erotic paranormal available on KU!

Lightning Strike 

By Beverly Ovalle

For generations Levi’s family had guarded a sacred glen in the mountains.  Still far from man this isolated area was a favorite spot of his grandfather.  Levi grew up listening to his tales and fell in love without ever having stepped foot there.

Now Levi’s family, led by his grandmother, wanted to sell the land.  With only his grandfather and Levi against it, Levi has to prove to the rest of the family why they needed to continue their guardianship.  Believing in his grandfather’s tales despite himself, Levi went armed with his camera and his well-known expertise behind the lens and headed out for proof.

Providing that proof and protecting the secrets of the glen from the world, Gaia needs to convince Levi to continue that protection.  Daphnaie, the embodiment of his every dream, is sent to show him why, stealing his heart in the process to save her world.

Excerpt:

The lightning strike had been different, but then so had the storm. Both had seemed almost alive, deliberate. Maybe his grandpa had been right after all.

Leaving her for a moment, Levi took his sleeping bag from his knapsack and laid it out beyond the fire damaged grass, making sure to unzip it to be able to put her in it. Checking her limbs, he didn’t feel any breaks. He tried not to notice how shapely those limbs were.

Ignoring his libido, Levi checked her over as he had been trained. It didn’t matter how long he had been away from the battlefield, Levi’s instincts kicked in, checking the vitals of the wounded woman in front of him. It was usually a man though, his thoughts drifting to the images he’d rather forget. Forcibly bringing his mind back to the present, Levi continued his assessment. She needed him now. An undressed female was bound to present him unexpected problems. An attractive female, as this little bundle was, presented a whole different problem that was knocking insistently at the buttons of his 501’s.

 

Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lightning-Strike-Beverly-Ovalle-ebook/dp/B0159S637G/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18692049-lightning-strike

 

From me to you! Sitting in Milwaukee

Well, in just over an hour Brew City Book Signing starts!

What better way to spend a rainy day than surrounded by books. It’s my favorite!

Our author goody bags are awesome, lots of imprints for Brew City Book Signing and inside a cozy a Spotted Cow Ale! Here I wondered where they managed to dig up perrier, lol. Since both bottles are green.

We’re at the Best Western Plus Milwaukee Airport. Like, RIGHT THERE. The airport is across the street and I’ve yet to hear one plane. This place has some good windows!

I thought I’d be able to write this morning, but no. I’m here, saying come on over! It’s Noon to 4 for $10, unless you purchase VIP tickets which are only $15. Cheap at the price! The room is full of authors ready to chat and have fun! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brew-city-book-signing-2017-tickets-26402680127

I’ve got my paperbacks for $10 and only $5 for Love Me Forever. Definitely a discount from Amazon! Plus they are autographed.

From Me to You

I’m heading into West Bend WI for the second to last signing of the season! If you don’t know, and I suppose I don’t really mention it, in my day job I’m a Postmaster. Once November hits the madness descends! A whirlwind of packages and cards and Holiday stamps. My life stops and picks up again in January, lol. For those two months nothing but the career I have spent 29 years doing happens.

I’ve tried NaNoWriMo in November a few times. BUT MY LIFE IS MADNESS by then. I’ll probably try again this year, knowing it is probably futile. I don’t have the time to go to meetings and share the spirit of camaraderie while I type my fingers to the bone. I hide in corners of my house typing away while getting up early to put in a word count. Shoveling food in during lunch hoping I don’t spill on my computer. Getting home means putting dinner on the table, corralling the granddaughter (who, praise the lord! is taking to potty training like a duck to water) and hopefully putting in a bit of a word count.

I guess I’ll have to wait and see!

Come on out and meet me while I’m happy, lol. I’ll smile again in January! (Just joking! I’m so upbeat I drive people crazy, lol.)

So I’m trying to get one of my books out before then. I just don’t know which one! It all depends on who talks louder in my head.

In the mean time, enjoy my books that are available!  https://www.amazon.com/Beverly-Ovalle/e/B00BOGT8MU/

 

Book Signing Saturday!

I’ll be at a book signing this Saturday!

Threshold’s Showcase of Authors IV
Saturday, September 23 at 10 AM – 1:30 PM
2380 W Washington St, West Bend, WI 53090

If you’re in the area, head on over to meet 30+ authors in all different genres!

I’ll have available:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m running short on copies of Stealing Hope and haven’t sent an order in for more copies. So if you want that one, I’m selling until I’m out. I have 3 copies left I believe.

I will do another printing but not sure if I’ll have any left for Brew City Book Signing on Oct. 7. They’re not even available on Amazon except in ebook. So grab them while they’re available!