Title: Protecting Cheyenne
Series: SEAL of Protection #5 (Stand-alone)
Author: Susan Stoker
Published: May 5th, 2015
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Content Warning: Mild adult sexual content
Living in Southern California, Cheyenne was used to seeing hot military men as she went about her daily business. An anonymous encounter at the grocery store cemented her crush on one such man. He was big, built, and incredibly easy on the eyes, but it wasn’t as if he would ever really notice her.
Always in control of any situation, Faulkner “Dude” Cooper knows explosives. As a bomb expert, he’s lived through many high pressure situations. Disfigured by a bomb while on a mission, he’s used to being looked at with pity. When he’s called to a local supermarket to assist the local PD, the last thing he expects to find is a generous act of kindness performed by a beautiful, amazing woman. Enchanted by her selflessness in the face of danger and intrigued by her actions to save civilians she didn’t know, Dude’s hooked.
Dude was able to save Cheyenne from the group of thugs trying to take her life, but when the past comes back to haunt them both, sometimes having the knowledge and the desire isn’t enough to beat the countdown of the clock.
**Protecting Cheyenne is the 5th book in the SEAL of Protection Series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s recommended you read the books in order to get maximum enjoyment out of the series.
“You have no idea how much your words mean to me. I don’t even know where to start. First, I’m pissed that Caroline had the nerve to try to warn you off.”
“She loves you, she was looking out for you.”
“I don’t give a shit. It was rude. But, having said that, if she hadn’t confronted you, you wouldn’t have said what you did and I wouldn’t have been there to hear it. I think your words are gonna stay with me forever. I knew you weren’t thrilled to go over there tonight, but after we talked, I thought you were okay with it. But you weren’t were you? You did it because you thought I wanted you to. You did it for me.”
Looking at her, as if waiting for her agreement, Cheyenne gave a small nod.
“Yeah, you did it because you wanted to please me.”
Again, when Faulkner didn’t say anything else, Cheyenne nodded again, giving him the reassurance he needed. For once he didn’t demand she say the words.
“You’re into me. You said it. I heard it. All my friends heard it. I’m not letting you take it back.”
“I don’t want to take it back. I’m not an idiot, Faulkner. As much as you push me and boss me around, if I didn’t want to be with you, I wouldn’t be. If I didn’t want to be standing in your bedroom right now, I wouldn’t be here. I’m not a complete moron.”
Cheyenne was fascinated at the affects her words were having on Faulkner. She could see his pupils dilate. His fingers squeezed her biceps a bit harder and she saw him clench his teeth before he continued.
“You have no idea what I see in you.”
Cheyenne just shook her head at him.
“Jesus, Shy, it’s everything. You’re level headed, you’re loyal, you’re independent, you’re humble and shy. You’re all piss and vinegar when you have to be. You’re a walking contradiction and it turns me on so much I can’t stand it. But hearing you say you trust me? That you’d let me tie you to my bed? You have no idea what you’ve shared with me. I don’t think you even understand your own needs, or mine, but I’m going to be there to help you figure it out. You said you were mine as long as I’m interested. Well Shy, I’m interested and you’re fucking mine.”
Embarrassed, Cheyenne whispered, “Are you talking about BDSM?”
“Go sit on the bed, Shy,” Dude ordered, not answering her question and dropping his hands from her arms and taking a step back.
“Go sit on the bed. Do it.”
Not understanding, Cheyenne took a step backward. Faulkner matched her steps. Every time she took a step back, he took a step forward. She took another, then another. Cheyenne kept her eyes on Faulkner’s as she slowly backed into the room until the back of her legs hit the mattress. She sat, still looking up at Faulkner. Without thinking she brought her thumbnail up to her mouth and chewed on it. She was nervous as all hell. What was going on here?
“Not BDSM, Shy. Never that. I’m not down with labels. Who we are together is who we are. Nothing more, nothing less. But think about what just happened here. I asked you to do something and you did it. Why?”
Cheyenne thought about what he said. “I don’t know.”
“Because I wanted to please you and you asked me to.”
“Exactly. That’s what this is about. I want to please you and you want to please me. We do that by me taking charge. It’s what I need, and you submit to it so beautifully.”
Title: Protecting Jessyka
Series: SEAL of Protection #6 (Stand-alone)
Author: Susan Stoker
To be published: July 7th, 2015
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Kason “Benny” Sawyer was the last single man on his Navy SEAL team. He loved his teammates like brothers and respected each and every one of their women. They’d all been through hell and they deserved their current happiness. But seeing the love between his friends and their women made it tough to be the odd man out all the time.
Jessyka Allen had a good life, until it wasn’t anymore.
Finding herself in an impossible situation, with no noticeable way out, her job was an escape. Working at the small Bar and Grill put her in contact with some wonderful people, who Jess figured couldn’t ever understand what she was going through.
Being a SEAL, Benny thought he knew the true meaning of teamwork and friendship. But Jess would show him that everything he thought he knew about sacrifice, trust, and love, paled in comparison to what she brought into his world.
**Protecting Jessyka is the 6th book in the SEAL of Protection Series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s recommended you read the books in order to get maximum enjoyment out of the series.
About the Author:
Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She’s married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.
As Mr. Stoker says, Susan has been training to become a romance author her entire life. She’s been reading romances since middle school and writes what she loves.
She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.
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