Lets welcome Author Angel Payne!
Angel, why do you write about military romance?
The universe guides us to the most interesting places sometimes. I was actually researching the military back story for one of the heroes from my "Kinky Truth" series, Mark Moore (Permanent Marker). I wasn't sure whether I wanted him to be Special Forces or Marines. I researched both, and got deeply engrossed--not to mention astounded--by what these incredibly brave men are asked to do for their service on a daily basis.
Around that time, I had a friend who asked me to help flesh out a Navy SEAL for a project she was working on. We watched Act of Valor (which I have viewed at least a dozen more times since), and I also read No Easy Day in about 2 days flat. I guess you could say I was hooked! The mental fortitude it takes for these men to do their jobs...it just astounded me. From my own days in competitive bicycling, I have a tiny idea of what you have to do when your body screams for you to stop, and for your head to override that. NOT as easy as it sounds, believe me! That mental dedication to the causes that our country holds dear...it moves me to no end.
After Permanent Marker was released, I got a lot of mail from readers who relayed how much they enjoyed the scenes between my guys. I realized how much I enjoyed writing those pieces, too. By that time, I'd read MANY more books about the men of our Special Operations Forces, in all branches, and felt like doing my own series would be a really cool way to honor their nobility, their courage, and their daily, selfless sacrifices for us all.
I feel really grateful that I've gotten to take this journey and write these guys. They make me grateful for the freedoms we enjoy each and every day, and the code of honor that they represent in doing their job with such excellence and bravery.
#3 in the W.I.L.D. Boys Series
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Corporal Ethan Archer has just earned his sergeant's stripes, and a trip to the fun and sun of LA is just the celebration that the guys on his Special Forces team have deemed the perfect celebration. Ethan has ulterior motives for agreeing to the vacation. He can't forget a magical hour in a North Cascades forest, shared with an indigo-eyed goddess named Ava Chestain, who now calls LA her home.
Ava is a makeup artist for Bella Lanza, star of the wildly-successful nighttime drama Dress Blues. When Ethan and his buddies finagle a visit to the set, his reunion with Ava melts the months away—but their time is cut short by Bella, who’s determined to rekindle her naughty past with Ethan. His efforts to push Bella off are thwarted when the unit is called to cut their vacation short in the name of assisting the CIA on a terrorist plot to destroy the West Coast. Part of the plan? Someone has to get closer to Bella--and Ethan's the logical choice.
Though Ethan risks his career by telling Ava about the plot, her trust is an impossible gift to earn. Her passion is a different story. As his willing submissive, Ava gives him the fire his body craves, the surrender his soul needs.
As Ava gives Ethan more nights with her body, it becomes harder to hide her heart from his touch. Bella's interference intensifies her struggle against past demons, and the man who stirs them so.
When a terrifying turn of events escalates the terrorists’ plan into reality, Ethan must make decisions that will either kill or save them all--and his plan includes the necessity of Ava's trust. Can she surrender to him with everything she is, including what could be her last breath?
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Angel Payne is a book lover, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek, shoe addict, coffee-aholic, and occasional vinophile, too. She's been hooked on books since childhood but it got even worse in her twenties, when she discovered romances—the hotter, the better. Her path toward erotic romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for her college newspaper, artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, and a very, very bad try at a Young Adult novel. These days, she lives in California on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with her amazing husband, beautiful daughter and a terribly crazy dog. She has the best life ever, and never forgets to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it.
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