Sunday, May 4, 2014

RELEASE DAY: Embattled Home by J.M. Madden

 His Marine training taught him that failure is never an option regardless of circumstances. 
 That certainly applies to Chad's need to stop Lost and Found's deranged client from using the information he gathered to stalk and abuse his ex. Falling in love with the broken woman and her sweet daughter in the middle of rescuing them is definitely not the best timing. But it's also inevitable. In Book 3 of this heart-warming military romance series, Chad will discover that protecting Lora is a much easier task than proving he’s the one man she can finally trust with her heart.

Weeks of no incriminating evidence should have clued him in sooner about who was the real victim. Now Chad Lowell is wracked with guilt after the woman he’s assigned to investigate is attacked by her abusive ex-husband right under his nose. Lora and her little girl are in incredible danger, and he vows to protect them at all costs, whether the angry and hurt woman wants him to or not. His Marine training makes the protecting part easy, but nothing he does seems to make Lora want to take a chance on him or his love.

Lora O’Neil left a life of abuse to make a new start for herself and her daughter. When her ex hires Lost and Found Investigative Service to track her down, she’s left reeling both physically and emotionally. The private detective that had been watching her for the past couple of months did finally come to her rescue, but does that mean she should now trust him to help her turn their lives around? The sexy former Marine makes her body feel things she thought she’d never feel for a man again, but she just can’t imagine what it would take for her to heal enough to ever say yes.

J.M.’s chad! 
As traumatic as the sight of his prosthetic leg had been, her reaction to his bare chest had rocked her more. Chad was muscled but lean. Actually, he could stand to put on a few pounds. But her gaze had been drawn to his chest and abs over and over again.  Skin wrinkled over his muscles and his pectorals had rippled when he’d made a motion. There was also a tattoo on his left shoulder. All she could see from where she was standing was a dark blob. Without conscious thought, she’d crept a bit closer to him.
Maybe she felt safer with him because he wasn’t perfect. She could see imperfections down the left side of his chest and neck, and there were freckles sprinkled across his upper shoulders. And when he grinned, she could see he had a crooked tooth at the bottom front. He didn’t seem to care though. Maybe part of his appeal was that he didn’t care what he looked like. He seemed okay with the scars and superficial marks, but the amputation made him insecure.
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay at home writer, which I dearly love, and I recently added the title USA Today Bestselling author to my moniker.
I was a Deputy Sheriff in Ohio for nine years, and I found myself tapping that experience as I wrote Second Time Around, my very first book. No, I didn’t tackle and cuff my husband, although there was that time in K-mart… Anyway, it was quite a change going from writing technical reports with diagrams, witness statements, inventories, etc., that would stand up in court to writing contemporary romance. I’ve always written, though, and it was always a dream to do something with that huge, leaning stack of spiral bound notebooks.
I’ve now published 15 books, with many more on the way. I thank you so much for taking an interest in my work!

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