Today I’m welcoming author Kaylea Cross to the blog. I love a great military romance novel. It’s no secret that there are a lot of military romance novels out there (including my own series of novellas). Kaylea’s novels grabbed my attention with the depth of character she’s created and the no-holds-barred way she ups the stakes. Her attention to accuracy with the military bits is impressive, too. Kayla has won a whole host of writing awards such as the 2010 and 2011 Heart of Excellence Awards, 2009 and 2010 Laurel Wreath Awards, 2011 Daphne du Maurier Awards, 2011 Aspen Gold Awards, 2011 National Readers’ Choice Awards, and the 2010 Epic Awards. So sit back and learn more about her novels. Then run over and buy them! Kaylea will pick a commenter at the end of the day to win a digital copy of a book in the series (reader’s choice.)
Hi, I’m Kaylea Cross, and I write military romantic suspense about hot alpha male Special Ops and Special Forces heroes. I do this because I’m a nerd who loves reading Special Ops nonfiction in between the steamy romance novels I devour. SEALs, Delta Force, Rangers, Air Force CCTs and PJs… Doesn’t matter what branch they serve in, to me they’re incredible men.
Military history in general has always fascinated me, but it’s understanding what makes someone volunteer to enter—let alone complete—the rigorous selection programs to become a member of these elite forces that really hooks me. These men are hard core about what they do, and they’re the best of the best in today’s military.
To me there’s something incredibly attractive about a man that’s willing to stand up and defend what he loves and believes in, whether it’s his principles, his family, the woman he loves, or his country. Put him in a military uniform and I’m a goner.
It’s out of my profound respect of these elite soldiers that I research and write about them. Yes, my books are romances, but I hope my readers will learn something new and exciting about the military in each and every book I write. I want to show the world how incredible these men are.
My series with The Wild Rose Press consists of five books, each featuring a hero with a different military background. In order, they go like this:
Book 1: Out of Her League features Rayne, a former Marine
Book 2: Cover of Darkness features Declan, an active duty SEAL
Book 3: No Turning Back features Ben, a former Army Ranger
Book 4: Relentless features Ben’s twin brother Rhys, an ex Delta Force operator
Book 5: Absolution features Luke (Rayne’s father), an ex-SEAL turned CIA operative
I try to show a little something about what I’ve learned from my research for each hero. It’s my hope that you’ll come away from the series with a profound respect for our soldiers and the sacrifices they make while serving their country.
If you have any questions for me or want some recommendations on good Special Ops books, just let me know! I love chatting about military men, lol.
Kaylea Cross J