Sharon C. Cooper

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Secret Rendezvous – Release Day

Secret Rendezvous is now available – and it’s FREE!

As most of you know, Secret Rendezvous is the short story prequel to Rendezvous with Danger (Book 2 of the Reunited Series). Download your “FREE” e-copy today! Right now you can download an e-copy from Smashwords (in all formats – Kindle, Nook, etc) or you can download a copy from All Romance ebooks also in all formats. FYI -Smashwords usually sends a copy to Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Sony, etc. They should be available at those sites in the next few days. The short story is also on Amazon.com, but it’s 99 cents. I’m working on getting it free on their site as well.

Below is a short blurb of what Secret Rendezvous is about, and an excerpt from one of the scenes. Once you download your free copy, you’ll also get a sneak peek at Rendezvous with Danger (Chapter One).

Blurb

Former Navy SEAL, Quinn Hamilton, is a special operative for the U.S. government and has been secretly dating CIA counter-intelligence officer, Alandra Pargas, for eight months. She’s brilliant, excited by danger, and the sexiest woman he’s ever known. Together they are a force to be reckoned with – inside and outside of the bedroom. But while Alandra is on assignment in Guerrero, Mexico, she’s captured by the country’s most dangerous drug cartel, and Quinn sets out on a black op of his own to save the woman he can’t live without.

Secret Rendezvous is the short story prequel to Rendezvous with Danger. Join me as we visit an old friend, Quinn Hamilton (first introduced in Blue Roses) and meet his love interest, Alandra Pargas.

Excerptthe excerpt below is right after Quinn finds out that Alandra is in trouble in Guerrero, Mexico.

“Damn! I can’t believe this shit,” he growled and slammed his hand against the steering wheel. This was why he hated her job, and knowing that she was in danger made him want to spit bullets. The CIA had their protocol for getting their agents out of dangerous situations, but Quinn could get into Guerrero and out before the CIA could mobilize a team.

He dug through the inside pocket of his jacket for his back up cell phone, his pulse pounding in his ears. He didn’t know what he’d do if anything happened to her. Alandra was everything he wanted in a woman. Strong willed, highly intelligent, and sexy as hell. They were perfect together. Eyes the color of honey, the face of an angel, and a curvaceous body made for loving. She was truly the total package, and he’d kill anyone who laid a hand on her.

He called a friend who owned a plane.

“Didn’t I just see you?” Terry Haines answered by way of greeting.

Quinn had run into Terry when he’d gotten off the plane twenty minutes ago.

“Yeah, man, but I have a huge favor.” He darted in and out of lanes hoping he wouldn’t get pulled over for reckless driving. “I need to get to Acapulco as soon as possible. Can you hook me up?”

“How fast can you get here?”

“Twenty minutes.”

He disconnected and speed-dialed the next person, not caring about the California hands free driving law.

“Yeah,” Cameron answered on the first ring.

“Wiz, I need your help.”

Cameron Miller earned his nickname “Wiz,” during their SEAL days for his uncanny ability to manipulate any computer or anything remotely related to a computer.

“You don’t sound too good. You okay?”

Hell no he wasn’t okay. The woman he loved more than life was in trouble and he was trying like hell to get to her before it was too late.

“I’m on my way to Mexico. Can you use your fancy equipment to trace this number?” He gave Wiz Alandra’s number, but not her name. He had yet to tell his friends he was seeing someone exclusively. Based on his bachelor for life motto, they probably wouldn’t believe it anyway. Besides, he wanted to keep their relationship quiet due to the work he did and the enemies he’d made. The last thing he needed was to have an adversary use her to get to him. “I’ll call you back when I get to the airport.”

“You got it. Anything else?”

“Yeah, call José in Acapulco. I’m heading that way and I’m going to need his help…and a helicopter.”

“Q, man, if you’re in some kind of trouble just say the word and I’m there.”

“I know, and I appreciate it. Right now I need you to stay near the phone and the computer. Let José know that this is a rescue mission. I need to get into Coyuca de Catalán once night falls and out of there even faster. I’ll call him with more details soon.”

A moment passed before Wiz spoke. “Who needs rescuing?”

“A friend.” Quinn’s hands gripped the steering wheel so tight his knuckles turned white. He didn’t want Alandra anywhere near the heartless bastards who ran drug cartels in Guerrero. He could still hear her in the background shouting out her location every so often. He not only wanted her to keep the phone on so that he could trace her location, but he wanted her to feel as if he were there with her.

Quinn blew out a ragged breath. He wanted to punch something or someone. He had to keep reminding himself that Alandra was a trained agent. She could kick ass better than some men he knew.

Wiz whistled through the phone. “Damn, this must be some friend. I seem to remember a certain ruthless drug lord who told you that if he caught you back in Guerrero again, he’d cut off your head and send it to your mother. Are you sure you don’t need me and Malik to roll with you?”

Malik Lewis, a fellow operative and another one of Quinn’s best friends, had saved his butt plenty of times, but right now there was no time to get everyone together. Besides, the less people involved the better.

“I’m good, man.” Quinn gave him additional instructions and disconnected just as he arrived at the airport.

Seconds later Alandra’s breath came in short spurts through the cell phone. She called out that she was climbing over yet another wall. He knew she heard dogs barking and yelling in the distance because he could hear them.

“They’re getting closer,” Alandra whispered. Quinn had been a part of more missions than he could count, some more dangerous than others, but this was personal. Nothing compared to hearing fear in his woman’s voice. So help me if anything happens to her…

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Well, I’m heading on vacation, but while I’m gone enjoy your “FREE” copy of Secret Rendezvous!

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October 17, 2012 - Posted by | New Release, Romantic Suspense | , , ,

10 Comments

  1. Yay! A little taste of Quinn. Enjoy your vacation.

    Comment by Delaney Diamond | October 17, 2012

    • Thank you, Delaney!

      Comment by sharonccooper | October 17, 2012

  2. Looks like a promising evening, curling up, with Quinn and a jug of sweet tea.

    Comment by Yolanda | October 17, 2012

    • Lol, Yolanda. I think Quinn and sweet tea go well together – he is pretty hot. 🙂

      Comment by sharonccooper | October 17, 2012

  3. Congratulations Sharon…and keep ’em coming! Sounds like a very intriguing read. I’ll be downloading my copy today.

    Comment by Alicia Jones | October 17, 2012

    • Thank you, Alicia! I hope you enjoy the story.

      Comment by sharonccooper | October 17, 2012

  4. Thank for sharing this with us.

    Comment by Quay | October 19, 2012

    • My pleasure, Quay! Enjoy!

      Comment by sharonccooper | October 28, 2012

  5. Hey Sharon,
    I just finished reading your short story this morning. I can’t wait to write my book review on it! And I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Lovely Blog Award. http://yawattahosby.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/one-lovely-blog-award

    Comment by yhosby | October 26, 2012

    • Hi Yawatta! Great hearing from you! I trust that you enjoyed the short story. 🙂 BTW, thanks for the nomination!! I’ll have to check out the link to learn more about it! Thanks again!

      Comment by sharonccooper | October 28, 2012


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