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Wednesday 25 November 2015

☀☄ Elite Ghosts: Elite Warriors [2] - Various

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Elite Ghosts, a Military and MC Romance box set by (, Never Settle Publishing, 775 pages).

Six novels from some New York Times, USA Today and award winning bestselling authors! Six individual novels that create one giant book! One story leading into the next into the next! This is the second book in the Elite Warriors series; the continuation in the hunt for Red Wolf including all the characters you love from Elite Metal!

PREVIEW: Check out the book's trailer, synopsis and excerpt below, as well as details of Book One in the series, and a few quick questions with author Anna Alexander.   Read the Prologue and the first five chapters of Target: Tungsten with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Jennifer will be awarding an autographed copy of Elite Metal - Book One in the Elite Warriors Series to a randomly drawn winner (US ONLY) via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | The Stories | Trailer | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Authors | Giveaway & Tour Stops


For more than two years they’ve been ghosts. Nothing but names on empty tombstones. Men and women forced to fade into the background after being pulled from the rubble. Dead Marines saved from a fate worse than death, but ordered to stand down while their lives disappeared all around them.

Some knew it could happen if a mission exploded. Double crossed by more than just Red Wolf. But now is their time to be reborn from the flames of a Phoenix. No longer imprisoned in the shadows. A half-life between them and their future. To make things right coming back to life is their only option.

Loyalty is their salvation but damage is always more than skin deep.

A new hope. A new family. Elite Ghosts.

The Stories: Elite Ghosts

Target: Tungsten | Zinc’s Heart | Lithium’s Rescue | Thallium’s Submission | Nickel’s Wounds | Titanium’s Sacrifice |

Target: Tungsten by Heather Long

Bradley “Tungsten” Peck. Marine. Lover. Friend. He’s the man who can get anything, find anyone, and accomplish every goal. At least he was, before he lost the only woman who mattered…he won’t stop until he gets her back or she puts a bullet in him.

After Operation Phoenix went to hell, Gunnery Sergeant Bradley Peck woke to a world that believed him dead—worst the woman he loved had no idea he was still alive. Ordered to keep his silence and remain “buried” he joined his fellow “survivors” to discover what went wrong and who betrayed them all. Determined to clear Copper’s name, he’s not prepared to have her within arm’s reach and not be able to touch her. He didn’t know the definition of hell until he had to watch Copper fall in love with someone else.

Thriving as they develop their work and personal relationship, Copper and Gabriel are not prepared for the revelation that not only is Brad alive, he’s been there the whole time. Angry and hurt, Copper has zero interest in the next assignment she’s handed. Their teams aren’t the only one who’ve found out he’s alive—an old enemy has put a bounty on Brad’s head and she’s the best suited to help him disappear for the time being.

Unwilling to let Copper face her ex-lover alone, Gabriel joins them on the mission. Brad wants Copper back, but Gabriel is not backing down. Even if Tungsten can earn her forgiveness, will these two men find a common ground in the woman they both love? Orders are orders, but when danger comes gunning, Target: Tungsten may cost them all.

Zinc’s Heart by Rebecca Royce

Zinc has nothing to prove--and everything to lose.

Zachary ‘Zinc’ Daniels lost everything in Operation Phoenix—his identity, his fiancé, and even, for a moment, his very life. Bitterness, like an infection, has festered in his stomach and right or wrong he knows the one man he wants to blame for his troubles: Adam Steele. The man he considered his brother should have made sure his body didn’t get left behind for anyone to mess with. But when Steele’s younger sister, Sarah is taken prisoner by one of Red Wolf’s attorneys, Zinc will need to show he can still be the man he used to be, only ten times smarter.

Sarah Steele doesn’t usually need rescuing. She’s a CIA operative and tough as nails. When her brother and Zach died years earlier, she swore to find out what happened to them. Since she has Zach back, she intends to use the time to show him he belongs with her, always did, and that he can do better than the women he used to choose.

On the run, to keep Sarah alive, can they leave the past dead and buried? Or will the pain destroy their future?

Lithium’s Rescue by Sabrina York

He will save her…unless she saves him first.

Michelle Parsons is on the run. She has evidence of a plot that could destroy the country, but in order to stop her boss and his extremist cohorts from taking over the US Senate, she needs to get the information into the right hands. Trouble is, her contact, the only man she trusts, has been neutralized. She’s all alone. No one can help her.

No one, but the Elite Ghosts.

It’s a shame then, that when Benedict Butler—Codename: Lithium—shows up to bring her in from the cold, she doesn’t know if she can trust him or not. And when their relationship evolves into something more…he’s not sure he can trust himself either.

She does something to him, changes him. Heals him, somehow. And in the end, it’s difficult to say who rescued whom.

Thallium’s Submission by Anna Alexander

From now on the only orders he will follow are hers.

Timothy “Thallium” LaStrange is the perfect Marine, taking the phrase “live to serve” to an entirely new level as he carries out any order he is given. His mission: Protect the wife of the president of one of the most notorious motorcycle clubs before she testifies to put him away forever. When their location is compromised, Thallium is cut off from his team and must now take the lead to keep him and his charge alive. A task that becomes increasingly difficult the longer he spends with the sexy, dynamic woman who makes him want to fall to his knees in worship.

Athena knew what she risked in trying to put all of the ugliness in her life it to an end. And now that included a young, battle-scarred Marine who was the only thing standing between her and death. Thallium’s strength and honor are too beautiful to put in harm’s way, and when he admits his need to submit to her every desire, she’ll do anything in her power to protect him. Anything.

Nickel’s Wounds by Saranna DeWylde

Hell hath no fury like a Marine who’s lost her way. Beauty was once her currency, but for a woman who can’t feel anything but agony, she has nothing left. Except the vengeance that could destroy the one man whose love could teach her how to save herself.

Operation Phoenix almost destroyed Katarina “Nickel” Dupree. She may be breathing, but she’s still a ghost, a pale shadow of the woman she once was. All she has left is revenge. It’s the only thing that makes her come alive and the only thing she wants to feel, the only thing that makes the constant pain bearable. When the opportunity presents itself to deal Red Wolf a serious blow by going deep undercover into a sex trafficking ring, she takes it. Even though it’s her deepest, darkest fear—after being assaulted, it’s the monster under the bed. But it’s their turn to be afraid.

Katarina will be the name whispered on the lips of the dying as they beg for merciful death.

Marcus “Tin” Grant won’t let her go into that hell alone. A former Blood enforcer, he knows just how far she has to fall before the honorable, brave Marine he knew is gone forever. He’d had more death on his hands by the time he was seventeen than all the lives he’s taken as a member of Elite Metal. Katarina saved his life and he figures he owes her the same. He vows to catch her before she hits bottom, but finds himself rocketing past the point of no return right next to her.

When they’re forced into a compromising situation, his tenderness shows Nickel just where her wounds are. His patience teaches her how to breathe again. And just maybe his love will break the chains she’s wrapped around her heart and Katarina Dupree will save herself from the dark.

Titanium’s Sacrifice by Jennifer Kacey

Titanium. Warbucks. Commander. Brother. He is all of those things. And none of them. Giving up everything to save the men and women under his command was easy until it comes to one…last…sacrifice.

Integrity. A U.S. Marines code to live by. Doing what is right even when no one else is watching. And that’s what Titanium did. At least that’s what he thought he did when he saved the men and women entrusted to his command. Saved them from capture. From torture. Death.

But what if he made the wrong choice? What if turning them into ghosts, becoming Warbucks and creating Elite Metal was the path he should have ignored? No Marine Left Behind. But what if that creed was one he should have left dead and buried on the snow banks of Moscow? He lost everything by choosing to survive. He lost his legs, his sight, and something much more important. The respect of his men. Their loyalty. Friendship.

Earning them back becomes his only priority because he’s never known the true meaning of family. Of love. Until he chooses to make one…last…sacrifice.

Teaser: Excerpt

From Thallium’s Submission Excerpt By Anna Alexander

      A photo appeared on the screen and Thallium squinted at the image of the woman who took down an empire and felt the blood in his veins quicken.
     Sure, a woman dressed in leather chaps was a surefire way to nab his attention, and if she had been holding a riding crop in her hand, forget about it. But it was more than her apparel that made his heart pound. She was beautiful, in a 1950s pin-up girl kind of way. Black eyeliner rimmed her dark eyes, and her pouty lips were slicked with the deepest shade of red lipstick. The huge belt around her waist highlighted her hourglass figure and her black halter top made her cleavage look a mile deep. Judging by the near-perfect streak of gray that framed her heart-shaped face, he’d guess her dark hair color came from a bottle, but that didn’t matter to him none.
     No, what really had him going was her expression. More specifically, what he saw in her expression. There wasn’t a single word that could be used to describe what he saw in the depths of her brown eyes or the line of her lips, but he identified with what must have been going on in her mind when the photographer captured the picture.
     It was a look he’d seen many times in the service. That grit of determination to get the job done, even when you knew you were walking into a shit storm with little hope of making it out the other side. It was the look of the resolve you felt when you were doing the right thing, even at the cost of your own life. She had been living on borrowed time and knew it. The signs were there on her face, in the jut of her hip and the tilt of her chin, but her stance said she didn’t give a shit and nothing would keep her from succeeding.
     That show of strength in a female got to Thallium like nothing else in the world. The woman in the picture was a goddess, and in another time, another place, Thallium would have gladly fallen to his knees and worshipped her.

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The Series: Elite Warriors

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Elite Metal: Eight-Novel Cohesive Military Romance [1]

For decades the US Marines funded a top-secret unit known as Elite Recon. A deadly group of men and women sent to infiltrate dozens of countries completely undetected. Mission objectives so extreme casualties were not only probable, but expected.

The current batch of operatives had returned from hundreds of assignments unscathed…until one mission went horribly wrong. Several men lost their lives and the group disbanded. The remaining leathernecks were scattered in the wind with new identities.They were told to blend in. Be normal.Or face being forever silenced just like their fallen brothers.

Now, two years later, each living member of the group is kidnapped and given a chance to make things right. But this time they’re no longer under the thumb of Uncle Sam. A mysterious private backer who knows about their past has brought them back together. No longer are they forced to turn a blind eye to the lost and forsaken.

Duty is their salvation.

A new life. A new future…Elite Metal.

[Published 10 February 2015, 743 pages]

The Stories: Elite Metal

Bound By Steele | Chrome’s Salvation | Adamantium’s Roar | Pure Copper | Sterling’s Seduction | Platinum’s Choice | Mercury’s Poison | Forged in Silver |

Bound By Steele by Anna Alexander and Jennifer Kacey

To save his Marine brothers and sister he must accept the past isn’t dead and buried. Reuniting survivors means he is forced to first forgive…the enemy.

Steele, the man he was, died. A civilian with a new name stands in his place in the wake of death. Everything he had, lost when his undercover contact, Venus, disappeared when it counted most. In the shadow of regret,Steele is reborn from the flames of a Phoenix. To right the wrongs that destroyed his military family, he must put his trust in the hands of a mysterious backer, and the woman who led his team to the slaughter.

Not knowing who sold her out at the final hour, Alayna Devlin, spent the last two years on the run. Then the mastermind behind Elite Metal tracked her down,and offered her the chance to atone for past mistakes.To cleanse her conscience requires a baptism by fire and submission to the man who will either put the final nail in her coffin or set her heart free. The past. The future. Truth. Lies. Nothing is as it seems when two shattered hearts are finally given the chance to heal.

Chrome’s Salvation by Jennifer Kacey

A former leader of Elite Recon, reduced to nothing more than an apathetic existence. Until his girl’s life hangs in the balance…now nothing will stand in the way of him coming back to life.

Chrome had it all. Exactly what he wanted. A career in the Marines he loved, fighting alongside his brothers and sisters to protect the US from everything set out to destroy it. Then on their last mission as Elite Recon they were double-crossed…and everything went horribly wrong. Cammie needs help rescuing her siblings from the clutches of a man determined to crush everything she holds dear. But she has no one to turn to. No one to lean on when she’s trapped in a world she never knew existed.Lost in a world of pseudo-normalcy Chrome’s reduced to nothing more than existing. Day in. Day out. Nothing to live for.

Until his girl’s life hangs in the balance. Now nothing will stand in his way of coming back to life. Love at first sight is a myth. Or so Chrome thought. Everything he thinks is true disappears in the presence…of his salvation.

Adamantium’s Roar by Anna Alexander

Adamantium left Beth to what he thought was a better life, only to find she had been living in hell. Now he’ll do anything, break any vow, to claim her as his for all time.

Adamantium feels right at home being back to what he does best with his Elite Metal buddies, especially if it keeps his mind off her. Beth Bradshaw. His best friend’s girl. But when their paths cross again, he discovers Beth is in the hands of a dangerous man. Vow or no vow to his Elite Metal family, Ant will do anything to claim the woman he loves.

Pure Copper by Heather Long

Copper will do whatever it takes to get the job done, even if it means seducing and betraying the one man who really sees her.

Former Marine special forces, Sachi “Copper” James is a chameleon. She thrives on being someone else. Her mission? Identify the rat who sold her team bad intel. Gabriel Danvers, ex-CIA analyst, is a master of disseminating the details. He wants to enjoy a normal life, retired from the game. His mission? Teach classes.

When Gabriel becomes the target of Copper’s investigation, he re-enters a world of danger and deception--all to claim the passion of the one woman who’s haunted him for years.

Sterling’s Seduction by Sabrina York

When a snoopy reporter threatens the Elite Metal, Sterling will do whatever it takes to kill her story about the team. Even if it means he has to tie her to his bed.

When Sterling spots a reporter masquerading as a waitress in a dingy bar in Deep Ellum, he suspects she’s investigating the team. And that’s something he just cannot allow to happen. Too many lives are at stake. He will do everything in his power to learn the truth—even seduce her. And to stop her story from coming out? He might even tie her to the bed.

Nothing is off the table when it comes to keeping his brothers safe. Nothing. It’s a damn shame she’s everything he’s ever wanted. It’s a damn shame her touch warms his cold, dead heart.

Platinum’s Choice by Rebecca Royce

Platinum left the life he had with Rose in New York to rejoin his team and silence the nightmares from Operation Phoenix. But when Rose is forced to go on the run with Platinum’s hidden son, he will have no choice but to return to his old life and reclaim what he has ached for every day since. Red Wolf’s sniper wants to nudge Plat’s underbelly and they’re going to find out quickly how deadly he can be.

Platinum was a man of few words before he changed his name and had his sniper rifle taken away. But as Elijah, he could start over, maybe even fall in love with his hidden son's Kindergarten teacher, Rose. But Platinum is reborn when Elijah is kidnapped, so he's left with no choice but to vanish, leaving Rose to wonder about his fate, broken-hearted.

Rose has spent the last year getting over the disappearance of the man she knew as Eli. Now, alone and terrified, she finds herself on the run from a sniper while trying to hide a scared little boy from certain death.

Red Wolf's crew isn't done with Plat, and his soft underbelly is just the place to nudge. Sniper vs. sniper, Platinum will reclaim what is his. That is, if she'll even have him back...

Mercury’s Poison by Saranna DeWylde

A scarred, mad genius more monster than man must protect the beauty he's become obsessed with from a beast more terrible than himself.

Serum 17 took his face, took his kindness and took his empathy. It took, in essence, all of John Thrace leaving only the Elite Metal operative "Mercury" in his place. A man marked with a biohazard tattoo because he knows he's incompatible with other living things. Until he becomes obsessed with the seemingly innocent doctor Hazel Brewer and a chance encounter changes everything.

Hazel knows the giant scarred man won't hurt her even though she's in the business of saving lives and he'd rather take them. In fact, she's never felt safer or more alive than when she's with him. Even when a terrible biological weapon forces her into his arms for a night of hot passion she won't soon forget.

Their love could be the redemption he never thought he wanted, or something even more toxic: Mercury's poison.

Forged in Silver by Roxie Rivera

Rebel. Nomad. Troublemaker. After surviving the double-cross during Operation Phoenix, Former Elite Recon Marine Silver embraces the underworld and builds a new life as one of the world's most renowned thieves. Jewels, paintings, corporate espionage--there's no job he won't take for the right price.

Until Poppy Jones orders her ghosts to snatch him up in Budapest and haul him back to Texas to face her brand of justice...

Forced to decide between a prison cell and signing on to Elite Metal, Silver chooses the latter. Quietly operating in the background of a team that no longer trusts or wants him, he completes all the dirty little jobs that keep the team alive and flush with new intel.

But when he learns Poppy plans to infiltrate a terrorist gathering, he refuses to hide in the shadows a moment longer. In a world of secrets and lies, Poppy Jones is his bright light of truth and trust. And he'll brave the fires of hell--and the disdain of Steele and Chrome--to protect her.

Author Q&A

Why should we read this book (or series) and what sets you apart from the rest?
"Elite Ghosts isn’t just another box set. All of the stories are connected, and not only that, it’s a sequel to another set of connected stories. How awesome is that!?! And this series has it all-Marines, motorcycles, lots of sexy goodness, laughter, tears, guns, and awesome car chase scenes. What more can you want?"
Can you tell us something quirky about this book , its story and characters?
"Most people know me as the girl who writes superhero romances. Well, there are no traditional superheroes in Thallium’s Submission, but I do have several references to the comic book world sprinkled throughout the book. My favourite one is the name of the bad motorcycle club is El Vengadores, which means The Avengers. I still giggle over that one."
What's in store next?
"I’m currently working on the next book in the Sprawling A Ranch Series, which will be out sometime late spring 2016. And soon I will be rereleasing my Heroes of Saturn series (yay, more superheroes!) I’m just waiting on the covers right now. I’m so excited my warriors will be out in the world again. Sign up for my newsletter at if you want to hear about my new releases. Here are all of my links in case you need them."

About the Authors

Heather Long | Rebecca Royce | Sabrina York | Anna Alexander | Saranna DeWylde | Jennifer Kacey |

National bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them; you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.

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As a teenager, Rebecca Royce would hide in her room to read her favorite romance novels when she was supposed to be doing her homework.

She is the mother of three adorable boys and is fortunate to be married to her best friend. They are transplants from the northeastern part of the United States to the great state of Texas, specifically Austin.

She is in love with science fiction, fantasy and the paranormal and tries to use all these elements in her writing. In her world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

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Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & sexy to scorching erotic romance. Connect with her on twitter @sabrina_york, on Facebook or on Pinterest. Visit her webpage, check out her books, excerpts and contests. Free Teaser Book: Get updates, alerts and giveaway announcements from Sabrina here: And don’t forget to enter to win the royal tiara!

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Award winning author Anna Alexander is the author of the Heroes of Saturn and Sprawling A Ranch Series. With Hugh Jackman's abs and Christopher Reeve's blue eyes as inspiration, it is her mission to give superheroes their happily ever after. To give back to the writing community that has taught her so much, Anna has served on the board of the Greater Seattle RWA as chapter president and been on the committee of the Emerald City Writers Conference. She also teaches workshops on the business of writing and has been fortunate to promote the romance genre at events such as the Emerald City Comic Con and Geek Girl Cons. Learn more of Anna’s world at her website

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Saranna DeWylde has always been fascinated by things better left in the dark. She wrote her first story after watching The Exorcist at a slumber party. Since then, she's published horror, romance and narrative nonfiction. Like all writers, Saranna has held a variety of jobs, from operations supervisor for an airline, to an assistant for a call girl, to a corrections officer. But like Hemingway said, "Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it." So she traded in her cuffs for a full-time keyboard. She loves to hear from her readers and to check out her contemporaries you can find her at

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Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week.

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