Off Base

Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781488022593
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Genre: Fiction

After trading the barracks for a fixer-upper rental, navy SEAL Zack Nelson wants peace, not a roommate—especially not Pike, who sees things about Zack he most wants to hide. Pike's flirting puts virgin Zack on edge. And the questions Pike's arrival would spark from Zack's teammates about his own sexuality? Nope. Not going there. But Zack can't refuse. Pike Reynolds knows there won't be a warm welcome in his new home. What can he say? He's an acquired taste. But he needs this chance to get his life together. Also, teasing the uptight SEAL will be hella fun. Still, Pike has to tread carefully; he's had his fill of tourists in the past, and he can't risk his heart on another, not even one as hot, as built—and, okay, yeah, as adorable—as Zack. Living with Pike crumbles Zack's restraint and fuels his curiosity. He discovers how well they fit together in bed…in the shower…in the hallway… He needs Pike more than he could have imagined, yet he doesn't know how to be the man Pike deserves. Book One of the Out of Uniform series This book is approximately 73,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!

Wheels Up

Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781488030727
Release Date: 2017-11-01
Genre: Fiction

Their love is forbidden, but their hearts aren’t listening to rules and regulations… Lieutenant Dustin Strauss is a reformed man. No longer a twentysomething hell-raiser, he’s his SEAL team’s new XO—and a man with a secret. Or seven. He’s kept his bisexual identity under wraps for years, along with his kinky side and a fondness for the military-themed semianonymous hookup website Joe4Joe. His latest chat buddy is more than a sexy online distraction—they’re taking their very not-safe-for-work relationship into real time. Petty Officer Wes Lowe has a smart mouth, a take-charge attitude and an uncanny ability for making things go boom. The life of an enlisted man isn’t always enough to satisfy him, but one wild, no-questions-asked weekend with his online love comes close. When a transfer order comes in, Wes feels ready and centered. He’ll make a good impression on his new SEAL team and keep his growing feelings for Dustin on the down low. But as they log more time online and some very real emotions surface, Dustin and Wes struggle to pretend they’re just a harmless fling. And when his commander introduces Dustin to his team’s newest member, they’re in for the shock of a lifetime…and a crushing disappointment: their difference in ranks means even a friendship without sexual contact could end their navy careers for good. With their hearts on the line, Dustin and Wes may not survive their next mission, let alone find a way toward a future together. This book is approximately 77,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

Squared Away

Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781488081323
Release Date: 2018-04-01
Genre: Fiction

In the wake of tragedy, SEAL Mark Whitley rushed stateside to act as guardian to his sister’s three young children. But a conflicting will could give custody to someone else—someone Mark remembers as a too young, too hot, wild party boy. Even after six years, Mark can’t shake the memory of his close encounter with Isaiah James, or face up to what it says about his own sexuality. Isaiah’s totally over the crush that made him proposition Mark all those years ago. In fact, he’s done with crushing on the wrong men altogether. For now, he’s throwing himself into proving he’s the best person to care for his cousin’s kids. But there’s no denying there’s something sexy about a big, tough military man with a baby in his arms. As the legal details get sorted out, their long-buried attraction resurfaces, leading to intimate evenings after the kids are tucked in. A forever future is within reach for all of them, if only Mark can find the courage he needs to trust Isaiah with his secrets—and his heart. This book is approximately 80,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise! Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Deborah Nemeth

Tight Quarters

Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781488081330
Release Date: 2018-07-01
Genre: Fiction

Petty Officer Bacon, a navy SEAL and ace sharpshooter, has been on the front lines of more than his fair share of dangerous ops. Yet when a minor injury relegates him to the beta team, he’s tasked with what may be his riskiest assignment yet: the silver fox journalist he’s babysitting is the hottest, most charismatic man he’s ever encountered. Award-winning journalist Spencer Bryant may have been named one of Pride magazine’s most eligible bachelors of the year, but he’s not looking to change his relationship status. He’s a consummate professional who won’t risk his ethics or impeccable reputation by getting involved with a source. Even a sexy-as-hell military man. But while Spencer can resist his physical attraction to Bacon, he has less control over his emotions—especially when the mission goes sideways and the two men are trapped alone. Getting out of the jungle alive turns out to be easy compared to facing the truth about their feelings for one another back in the real world. And whether or not they can build a future is a different story altogether. This book is approximately 82,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

On Point

Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781488022630
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Genre: Fiction

Never fall for your best friend… Pushing thirty, with his reenlistment looming, decorated navy sniper Maddox Horvat is taking a long look at what he really wants in life. And what he wants is Ben Tovey. It isn't smart, falling for his best friend and fellow SEAL, but ten years with Ben has forged a bond so intimate Maddox can't ignore it. He needs Ben by his side forever—heart and soul. Ben admits he likes what he's seen—his friend's full lower lip and the perfect muscles of his ass have proved distracting more than once. But Ben's still reeling from a relationship gone to hell, and he's not about to screw up his friendship with Maddox, too. Until their next mission throws Ben and Maddox closer together than ever before, with only each other to depend on. Now, in the lonely, desperate hours awaiting rescue, the real challenge—confronting themselves, their future and their desires—begins. Man to man, friend to friend, lover to lover. This is book three in the Out of Uniform series. Don't miss the first two books: Book 1: Off Base Book 2: At Attention This book is approximately 78,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise! Find out more at CarinaPress.com/RomancePromise

At Attention

Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781488022623
Release Date: 2017-04-01
Genre: Fiction

Lieutenant Apollo Floros can ace tactical training missions, but being a single dad to his twin daughters is more than he can handle. He needs live-in help, and he's lucky a friend's younger brother needs a place to stay. He's surprised to see Dylan all grown up with a college degree…and a college athlete's body. Apollo's widowed heart may still be broken, but Dylan has his blood heating up. It's been eight years since the teenage Dylan followed Apollo around like a lovesick puppy, and it's time he showed Lieutenant Hard-to-Please that he's all man now—an adult who's fully capable of choosing responsibility over lust. He can handle Apollo's muscular sex appeal, but Apollo the caring father? Dylan can't afford to fall for that guy. He's determined to hold out for someone who's able to love him back, not someone who only sees him as a kid brother. Apollo is shocked by the intensity of his attraction to Dylan. Maybe some no-strings summer fun will bring this former SEAL back to life. But the combination of scorching desire and warm affection is more than he'd expected, and the emotion between them scares him senseless. No fling lasts forever, and Apollo will need to decide what's more important—his past or his future—if he wants to keep Dylan in his life. Book Two of the Out of Uniform series This book is approximately 73,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!

Status Update

Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781459290594
Release Date: 2015-12-07
Genre: Fiction

Opposites attract on an accidental road trip in book one of #gaymers, a geektastic new series from multipublished male/male romance author Annabeth Albert Adrian Gottlieb is winning at life. He's a successful video game designer with everything a man could ask for, including a warm comfy ride to Denver and a date for his sister's wedding. But he finds himself in need of a total reboot when he's left stranded at a snowy campground in Utah. Holiday plans? Epic fail. That is until Noah Walters offers him shelter for the night and a reluctant cross-country ride. Nothing about the ultraconservative geoarchaeologist should attract Adrian, but once he discovers Noah's hidden love for video games, the two connect on a new level. Soon, a quiet but undeniable chemistry sparks. Something doesn't add up, though. As the miles accumulate and time runs out, Noah must face the most difficult choice of his life. Meanwhile, Adrian must decide whether he's ready to level up. Is their relationship status worth fighting for, or has this game ended before it's even begun? Book 1 of the #gaymers series

Off Base

Author: Tessa Bailey
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
ISBN: 9781940941608
Release Date: 2015-05-22
Genre: Fiction

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan team up for a collaboration featuring two sexy contemporary romance novellas. OFF BASE: KENNA AND BECK by Tessa Bailey A welcome home he never expected...and will never forget... When Kenna Sutton is tasked with driving home newly returned Beck “True Blue” Collier, she expects the strategic Army mastermind to be a pasty number cruncher. Never at a loss for words, Kenna is nonetheless rendered speechless by the gorgeous, inexperienced and tightly-wound Army major that lands in her passenger seat. Outraged by Beck’s lack of a welcome home after seven long years overseas, Kenna takes matters into her own hands, giving Beck something he’s only ever fantasized about in his bunk. Beck has never shied away from a test of will and Kenna gives new meaning to the word challenge. One problem? Kenna’s father is the lieutenant general presenting Beck with the Silver Star and Beck is determined to treat Kenna with the respect she deserves, even if her eyes beg Beck to act out his most secret desires with her. Desires he's always been told were the work of the devil. But how long can one lonely, starving man hope to resist the woman he craves? OFF BASE: HUNTLEY AND CULLEN by Sophie Jordan Being a good girl has its drawbacks... Huntley Collier, an emergency room nurse and all-around do-gooder, is tired of living in the friend zone. Cullen Brooks was given the job of babysitting Huntley when her brother—his best friend—deployed. But their friendly coffeehouse hangouts and TV marathons leave her wanting more. When one crazy night leads to too many drinks and an explosion of long-denied lust, Huntley's dreams become a reality. And reality is one hot, wild place she never wants to leave. But only a good girl can bring down a bad boy... Known as Sullen Cullen around Black Rock, Cullen Brooks doesn’t have many friends, but Huntley is one of them ... and despite his decidedly unfriendly fantasies of the curvy blonde, she is far too sweet for his darker tastes. Keeping his hands off is easier said than done, however, when demure, little Huntley responds to his touch like the wildcat he never expected...and can't stop pursuing, despite his better judgment. But when Cullen suddenly faces losing her, will this bad boy risk it all to keep his good girl? PRAISE: “Tessa Bailey's alpha heroes will make you combust!” —Laura Kaye, New York Times Bestselling Author. “Sophie Jordan infuses all of her books with memorable characters, sharp wit, smoldering sexual tension and heart melting romance. It doesn't matter what genre of romance she's writing, if Sophie Jordan writes it I will read it.” —Jay Crownover, New York Times Bestselling Author “Off Base was an absolute PERFECT read [...] This is the kind of book that makes you get grabby hands! You NEED it on your kindle and in your hands!” —Megan Wickland, Ana's Attic “In Beck & Kenna, Tessa Bailey brings us a male virgin story. WHAT?!? Tessa Bailey the Queen of Dirty Talk is bringing a male virgin to life? Is she abandoning her signature style? Oh NO! She's inventing a brand new hero type. The Alpha Virgin! Kenna unleashes the BEAST in Beck and Tessa keeps it fun and believable. [Five stars]” —Nelle, Shameless Book Club “Cullen and Huntley burned up the sheets!!! These two short stories will set your panties ablaze!!” —Adrian, Shameless Book Club “You get a lot in both novellas, with so many hot and sweet quotes, you will find yourself squirming in your seat and holding your breath to see if they make the right decisions.” —Marissa, Shameless Book Club “The duology, Off Base, by Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan has a dirty talking, virgin hero who isn't shy about what he wants and a military hero who tries to resist his best friend's sister. These stories are two of the hottest things I've read all year. Bailey is known for her ability to write naughty, and Jordan proves that she can match Bailey on the dirty scale. Jordan's story almost made me spontaneously combust. This duology is a MUST READ!” —Jennifer, Romance Novel News

Family Man

Author: Heidi Cullinan
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 9781640800533
Release Date: 2017-09-11
Genre: Fiction

For Vinnie, in the closet at forty due to his Italian family, and Trey, busy with work, school, and an addicted mother, a sex-free relationship is easiest. But nothing is simple when family gets involved.

Loved by a SEAL

Author: Cat Johnson
Publisher: Cat Johnson
ISBN:
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Genre: Fiction

Brody Cassidy. Navy SEAL. Southern boy. A guy's guy. He likes beer, barbecue and the occasional visit to the strip club just off base. What Brody doesn't realize is that a woman from his past is about to turn his future upside down. Look for the other steamy Navy SEAL romance reads in the high action-adventure contemporary romance USA Today Bestselling Hot SEAL series written by New York Times bestselling author Cat Johnson. If you love books by Suzanne Brockmann, Cristin Harber, Lynn Raye Harris, Susan Stoker, Alison Kent, Lora Leigh and the like, pick up the free Hot SEALs series starter Night with a SEAL and dive into the world of the Hot SEALs! Explore the world of Cat Johnson's Hot SEALs Night with a SEAL (Free first in series starter) 1 Saved by a SEAL 2 SEALed at Midnight 3 Kissed by a SEAL 4 Protected by a SEAL 5 Loved by a SEAL 6 Tempted by a SEAL 7 Wed to a SEAL 8 Romanced by a SEAL 9 Rescued by a Hot SEAL 10 Betting on a Hot SEAL 11 Escape with a Hot SEAL 12 Matched with a Hot SEAL 13 SEAL the DEAL 14 Topics: Military romance, action-adventure romance, Navy SEAL romance, men in uniform, men out of uniform, friends to lovers, second chances, reunion romance, young love, connected series romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, alpha male hero, military hero

Beta Test

Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781459290648
Release Date: 2016-05-30
Genre: Fiction

Player vs. Player. Fight! Brilliant graphic designer Ravi Tandel is ahead of the game—he's just been asked to present a top secret project at a huge conference in Seattle. All systems are go…until he learns his buttoned-up office nemesis is coming along for the ride. Tristan Jones isn't really the gamer type, but he knows the back end of the video game business inside out. Together, he and Ravi will give an awesome presentation. If they survive the cross-country trip first. Tossed together in close quarters, Ravi's shocked to see Tristan's sexy, softer side emerge from such a conservative shell. He's less shocked to learn his handsome colleague's prominent family would never support an out-and-proud son. But Ravi didn't struggle through his own coming out to hide who he is now. To be together, Tristan will have to push past his fear and ultimately decide: Does he want a future with Ravi? Or is it game over before they've even begun? Book Two of the #gaymers series This book is approximately 64,000 words

Down by Contact

Author: Santino Hassell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399586309
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Fiction

Two rival football players begin a game with higher stakes than the Super Bowl in this steamy romance from the author of Illegal Contact. Simeon Boudreaux, the New York Barons’ golden-armed quarterback, is blessed with irresistible New Orleans charm and a face to melt your mama’s heart. He’s universally adored by fans and the media. Coming out as gay in solidarity with his teammate hasn’t harmed his reputation in the least—except for some social media taunting from rival linebacker Adrián Bravo. Though they were once teammates, Adrián views Simeon as a traitor and the number-one name on the New Jersey Predators’ shit list. When animosity between the two NFL players reaches a boiling point on the field, culminating in a dirty fist fight, they’re both benched for six games and sentenced to joint community service teaching sullen, Brooklyn teens how to play ball. At first, they can barely stand to be in the same room, but running the camp forces them to shape up. With no choice but to work together, Simeon realizes Adrián is more than his alpha-jerk persona, and Adrián begins to question why he’s always had such strong feelings for the gorgeous QB…

Rough Terrain

Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781488081347
Release Date: 2019-01-14
Genre: Fiction

The camping trip from hell may be the first stop on the road to happily-ever-after in Rough Terrain, the final book in Annabeth Albert’s critically acclaimed, fan-favorite Out of Uniform series. Navy SEAL Renzo Bianchi has a soft spot for Canaan Finley, and not only because the man makes a mean smoothie. He’s the first guy to get Renzo’s motor revving in a long time. But when he agrees to Canaan’s insane charade—one all-access fake boyfriend, coming right up—he never expects more than a fling. Creating a hot Italian SEAL boyfriend to save face seemed like a good idea…until his friends called Canaan’s bluff. Now he’s setting off into the woods with the very man who inspired his deception, and Canaan is not the outdoorsy type. The sparks are already flying when a flash flood separates them from their group, leaving Renzo and Canaan very much trapped…very much alone in the wilderness. Working together to come up with a plan for survival is sexier than either of them expects. But back in the real world, being a couple is bringing its own set of hazards…

The Hard Way

Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0440336058
Release Date: 2006-05-16
Genre: Fiction

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s Bad Luck and Trouble. In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, ex–military cop Reacher sees more than most people would...and because of that, he’s thrust into an explosive situation that’s about to blow up in his face. For the only way to find the truth—and save two innocent lives—is to do it the way Jack Reacher does it best: the hard way…. Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money. And Edward Lane, the man who paid it, will pay even more to get his family back. Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any amount of money and any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And then he’ll turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeance—because Reacher is the best man hunter in the world. On the trail of a vicious kidnapper, Reacher is learning the chilling secrets of his employer’s past…and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war. He’s beginning to realize that Edward Lane is hiding something. Something dirty. Something big. But Reacher also knows this: he’s already in way too deep to stop now.

Conduct Unbecoming

Author: L. A. Witt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1543071848
Release Date: 2017-03-19
Genre:

First class petty officer Eric Randall is less than thrilled about taking orders to Okinawa. Three long, lonely years on a crappy island that's thousands of miles from his daughter? Oh. Yeah. Sign him up. But as long as he's stuck here, he might as well make the best of it, so he discreetly checks out the local gay scene, where he meets Shane Connelly. What starts as a one night stand leaves both of them wanting more, but then Eric finds out Shane doesn't just outrank him, he's an officer. DADT may be repealed, but an enlisted man getting involved with an officer falls under conduct unbecoming a gentleman and could cost both men their careers. They both have kids to take care of, future civilian careers to consider, and retirements on the line. Still, they can't resist each other. They discreetly spend nights together, and their mutual desire to explore the beautiful island of Okinawa is a perfect excuse to spend days together. As long as no one asks and they don't tell, there's no reason anyone has to find out. But secrets like this tend to make themselves known... This 95,000 word novel was previously published.