Monday, July 8, 2013

Get #Ignited with Kaylea Cross!

Welcome Guest Author
Kaylea Cross
to the blog!
See below for her giveaway!

Very happy to have my friend Kaylea Cross on the blog today sharing her new super hot Titanium Security romantic suspense series. I'm turning the place over to Kaylea today, so take it away...

A big thank you to Laura for hosting me here today! I’m thrilled to announce the launch of my new Titanium Security romantic suspense series with the release of Ignited and Singed. The series will have at least four books, each featuring a hero with a different military background. Because hello, you know I love my military heroes!

Ignited features former Navy SEAL Hunter Phillips, and came about because of the story of teenage Taliban shooting victim Malala Youssef and her courageous fight for girls’ education in the tribal region of Pakistan. Since I’m a Board and committee member of a non-profit post-secondary scholarship foundation, her story really touched me and I knew I had to write a book highlighting the issue.

Singed just released this past week and features ex Army Special Forces master sergeant (AKA the Team Daddy) Gage Wallace. It’s a reunion/second chance story which I’m a total sucker for, but it also highlights the very serious epidemic of PTSD and suicide cases among our military vets today.

Book three, Burned (coming out later this year), focuses on an ex FORECON Marine, and the fourth book will showcase a former Marine Scout/Sniper. I love showcasing little tidbits about my military characters’ backgrounds, so I hope you’ll learn something new and interesting with each story.

Ignited Blurb: 
When her father is murdered by a Taliban cell in the tribal regions of Pakistan, Khalia Patterson reluctantly steps into his shoes to carry on the legacy of Fair Start Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to furthering the education of girls. There she meets Hunter Phillips, the ex-SEAL and head of her Titanium security team, and quickly learns that coming to Pakistan might prove to be a deadly decision.

 Battling demons of his own, Hunter grudgingly leads Khalia’s protective detail as a favor to his boss. From their first meeting it’s clear she’s going to be trouble, and that the cell that killed her father is hell bent on taking her out as well. Keeping her alive is one of the toughest assignments he’s ever faced, yet through one harrowing situation after another she continually impresses him with her strength and inner courage. Even though he fights his feelings for her, it’s a losing battle. And when the job is over, he doesn’t know how he’ll let her go.
 *word count: 83,000 (novel)*
Available now for $2.99 at:

Singed Blurb: 
She walked away from him once…

Struggling to live with her decision to walk away from the only man she ever loved and watching helplessly while her brother succumbs to his battle with severe PTSD, NSA analyst Claire Tierney’s life is at an all time low. The final hit comes when she accesses classified information at work that might get her fired. Instead, she’s assigned to a joint taskforce charged with hunting down a Taliban assassin planning an attack on American soil, and finally has something productive to focus on. Until she meets the rest of the team and learns she’ll be working with the last person on earth she wants further contact with; her ex. She knows letting him go was the biggest mistake of her life, but just when she thinks things can’t get any worse, new intel points to the assassin’s intended target. Her. 

This time he’s not letting her go…

As a former Special Forces Master Sergeant and second-in-command of his Titanium Security team, Gage Wallace can handle anything, except being forced to go through life without Claire. When she abruptly walked out on him six months ago, his whole world caved in. It’s clear she’s still determined to keep her distance, but when she’s named a possible target of the very cell they’re trying to dismantle, Gage will stop at nothing to ensure she’s safe. When tragedy destroys Claire’s defenses and the explosive desire between them ignites once more, this time he’s not letting her go. Too late they discover that the danger confronting them is far greater than anyone ever realized, and it’s a race against time to stop a terrorist from unleashing hell on them all.
 *word count: 57,000 (category)*

Available now for $2.99 at:
Barnes & Noble (coming soon)
Kobo (coming soon)
iTunes (coming soon) 

I’m giving away a digital copy of Ignited (or winner’s choice of my backlist) to a commenter here on the blog, contest ending Friday July 12th at 5 pm EST.
**I’m also hosting a Twitter party tomorrow (July 9th) from 7-8 pm EST. Follow #Ignited on Twitter or pre-register here for a chance to win more prizes! Would love to see you there.

Any questions for me? Would love to chat with you about the series.

Happy reading,
Kaylea Cross

Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her family. You can find Kaylea through her website, Twitter, Facebook, and her blog


kreynolds0805 said...

Kaylea, congratulations on the new book. I have been looking forward to Gage and Claire's story since getting to know a bit about them in Ignited.

Denise A. Agnew said...

Kaylea, just finished Ignited. Awesome book. Looking forward to Singed!

Denise A. Agnew

Timitra said...

Hi Kaylea, when you're writing a romance suspense does the news/current world events play a part in plotting the story?

CMD said...

Congrats on the new release! Read IGNITED when taking a break from reading science papers to prepare for my doctoral dissertation defence, and just started SINGED now that I'm forever free of that pesky dissertation. The perks of being a Dr., eh? :)

How many books are you planning for the Titanium Security series? (Absolutely love it, so the more there are, the better :D). And the Bagram Special Ops series? Stoked for September and Jackson & Maya's story... I swear, I want to take them both home because they're so awesome :).

Kaylea Cross said...

kreynolds, thanks! Gage is definitely one of my favorite heroes so far, right up there with Luke :).

Hi, Denise! *waves* Thanks so much for stopping by. Glad you liked Ignited! Singed is much more character focused/driven, but I think that's a nice change of pace after Ignited.

Timitra, yes!!! All the time. I'll take little snippets of what I've learned and formulate ideas that way. Or sometimes I think, "What would have happened if..." and start that way.

Dr. Cris, hi!!! Hope you're enjoying your new title :). Yes, there will be at least four books in the Titanium series, and the third and final book of the Bagram Special Ops series (Lethal Pursuit) comes out September 16th.
I may do a spin-off series for the Titanium books later on. I want to do a story for Alex, since I love writing about older heroes :).

erin said...

Congrats Kaylea on the new release! Sounds fantastic :) What is the one thing that you have to have/do while writing?

Melissa Limoges said...

Woohoo! I can't wait to read this series. Congratulations on your new release, Kaylea! :D

Kaylea Cross said...

Hi, Erin! Thank you. The one thing I need when I write is QUIET. When my boys were really small I used to be able to write through anything but now I can't do that anymore.

Thanks, Melissa! Hope you enjoy it :).

Rhonda D said...

This sounds like an amazing series. I will definitely be checking it out. Thanks for sharing with us today!
Rhonda D

Laura Kaye said...

And the winner is... Timitra! Thanks so much!

Kaylea Cross said...

Thanks, Rhonda! Hope you enjoy the series.

Kaylea Cross said...

Congrats, Timitra! Please contact me at to collect your prize.

Timitra said...

Thank you Laura and Kaylea! I sent you an email Kaylea.