October 11, 2009
Doing my thing on Goodreads this morning, updating reading statuses, rating and adding books to Mt. TBR I stumbled upon a series that just made my heart rate go sky high...Unsuspecting I saw a thumbnail of the following cover

Turn up the heat with the lastest romantic thriller from bestselling author Nina Bruhns. "An awesome,
sexy story" -- Allison Brennan

and I was immediately compelled to type in Nina Bruhns in google, go to her website and.... *cue the drooling, pounding heart and emerging of the romantic suspense addict within*

Because just drooling over a cover doesn't equal me hitting the buy-button I had to read the blurbs and the excerts and by the time I read the excerpt of book number two I was totally sold on this PASSION FOR DANGER series. Needless to say the buy and pre-order button has been hit, and hit hard!!

Book one of the series came out in August:

A disillusioned black-ops hero is kidnapped by his ruthless former employers and forced to go on a suicide mission back to the scene of his worst betrayal—-but an innocent woman is caught in the trap and sent with him, forcing him to choose: her life, or his vengeance.

KYLE “KICK” JACKSON is a bona fide bad-ass. The product of a rough childhood and a youth spent proving how tough he was, Kick was the perfect CIA black-ops operative. Right up until the fateful mission that left his best friend dead and Kick in the hospital for months. They were betrayed…from the inside. Now his former bosses will stop at nothing, including kidnapping, to get him back to complete his mission.

Unfortunately, there is a complication. A big one.

LORRAINE “RAINIE” MARTIN is a fiercely dedicated ER nurse—-a vocation decided upon when her parents were killed in a brutal carjacking. But the impenetrable fortress of safety she has erected around herself and her heart do no good when she finds herself stranded in the unforgiving desert, dependent on a dangerous man without mercy for her very survival…and the only way home is to confront her worst fears.

EXCERPT: Shoot to Thrill

And books two and three are lined up to release respectively in December 2009 and April 2010:

A kick-ass Yankee cop and her special-ops Cajun guide search the Louisiana swamp for a deadly virus, but succumb to a fever of a very different sort.

Mysterious deaths stalk the bayou. No-nonsense Louisiana State trooper Tara Reeves reluctantly enlists the aid of Marc Lafayette, a too-sexy-for-his-own-good Cajun heartbreaker, to guide her on her search for evidence so she can bring down those responsible. But the source of the deaths is more dangerous than Tara could ever imagine. A foreign terrorist cell, plotting an attack on U.S. soil, is testing a deadly biological weapon in the remote wilderness of the swamp.

But the terrorists aren’t the only ones with secrets…

What Tara doesn’t know is that her sexy guide is part of a covert special ops team sent to destroy the terrorist threat, and Marc is not happy about having to babysit a nosy cop—even one as temptingly beautiful as Tara. But as they search the Louisiana swamp for a deadly virus, they succumb to a fever of a very different sort. Both of them know that love and work don’t mix, a harrowing showdown with the enemy will make their steamy passion boil over…and change their lives forever.

EXCERPT: If Looks Could Chill

Eight months ago, Dr. Gina Cappozi and CIA black ops commando Captain Gregg van Halen were lovers --until Gregg committed the ultimate betrayal. Left in the hands of terrorists and to do the unspeakable or die, Gina vowed to kill the man she once loved.

She knows that Gregg lives in the shadow world of violence and darkness. She knows that he's watching her every move. What she doesn't know is that Gregg isn't the only one following her–or that he still cherishes her.

When Gina's burning need for revenge leads her back to the one place she can easily lure Gregg–his bed–she rediscovers another, more irresistible need. Now, with the threat of enemies at every turn, Gina and Gregg realize that the power of betrayal and revenge is nothing compared to the power of love.

EXCERPT: A Kiss To Kill

I know there are a few cover lovers out there who'd buy these ones based on the covers alone, because even I am tempted to pet, lick and drool all over these ones...But even if you're not a romantic suspense reader/lover...you would, wouldn't you? *wink*


Leontine said...

oh yes...oh, oh yes!! These covers are very good. Look at all that muscle action clad in denim. ffeewww this definitely spices up my sunday afternoon LOL

I recognize the first cover from an RT magazine quiz and while my inner cover hussy is in bliss I think it will remain at that LOL I love the titles of the books too, very catchy...still, there is so much still on my suspense shelves which you recommended that I will give those a go first ;)

Enjoy the reads Pearl!

Bella said...

Those covers are delicious! I'm tempted to go down to the bookstore just check them out :)

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

Yeah, these covers would definitely catch my eye also. Good find for you! Don't you just love it when you stumble upon something like this unexpectedly?

Marissa said...

Drooling over covers, love the sound of this series, great discovery Pearl!

Jill D. said...

Okay. Yep, I can't totally see why these covers caught your attention. They definitely caught mine too, LOL! I will want to know what you think of them :)

SusiSunshine said...

Wow, these covers are great. Story doesn't sound bad either. Great discovery you made there.

Smokinhotbooks said...

If I could I'd do that wolf whistle, you know with the two fingers in the mouth? Alas tis not a skill I posess. Covers=Nicccce :)

Anonymous said...

I must say, I've been staring at these covers...GORGEOUS!! I'm so horrible, on my wedding anniversary I'm ogling other men *shakes head in shame*

Pearl said...

Oh Barbara! You bad girl *lol*

You know, my hubby always says: "You can look at those bare chested males all you want but in the end it's me who you end up in bed with at night."

And he's absolutely right

Erotic Horizon said...

I have read her before - but not this series she has an exciting voice..

I love the cover on these and from the blurb these sound like a killer series (no pun intended)


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