April 8, 2013

Tour Stop + Giveaway: Surrender by Stephanie Tyler

Section 8, 1
Stephanie Tyler
April 2, 2013
Contemporary Romantic Suspense

For former Navy SEAL Dare O’Rourke, Section 8 was legendary. The son of one of its missing members, he grew up in the shadow of its secrets. All he knew was that it was a cabal of operatives discharged from branches of the military and reassigned to extremely dangerous, off- the-books international missions. And that their handler was as shrouded in mystery as the missions themselves.


Now the handler of Section 8 has given orders to kill any remaining members, along with their families. Dare must save his long-lost half sister, Avery, whom he was never meant to meet. Determined to fight for their lives and find their missing father, Dare and Avery bring together for one last mission those who are in danger because of their relationship to Section 8—to avenge their families and to survive.

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“Why should I believe you?” he demanded.

“Why shouldn’t you?”

He didn’t answer that, told her instead, “You need protection.”
She hadn’t realized S8 had been unable to provide that any longer. Adele had been her last hope, and whatever she’d put in place to keep Grace off the grid was wearing thin. 

Something dangerous was bound to happen.

“I was supposed to move a few months ago,” she admitted.

“Why didn’t you?”

“I’m supposed to build something and then leave it every six months for the rest of my life.” She stared at him. “That’s as bad as being imprisoned by my father.”

“You’d be alive.”

“You know that’s not living.”

“Some people would take it any way they could.
Some people would fight for survival,” Dare said fiercely.

“Some people . . . or you?” she asked, and he pulled back with a muttered curse. Instead of answering her further, he told her to go goddamned shower and get out of the wet clothes. 
She knew she needed to get warm and dry, did as he said, all the while knowing he was right on the other side of the partially open door.

The steam escaped the bathroom door, swirled around Dare like a goddamned tease. When he walked by, he could barely see the outline of Grace’s naked body through the frosted shower door, but he’d seen enough to feel like a dirty old man.

“What the hell am I doing?” he asked himself out loud.

Saving your sister. Avenging your father. Saving himself too, but that mattered to him a hell of a lot less than the first two.
Avery didn’t deserve any of this. Maybe Grace didn’t either, but sometimes sacrifices had to be made, and there was always collateral damage involved.

He’d learned that from a very early age.

And while he had made a call about Marnie, it wasn’t to the police. He wasn’t alerting anyone about anything. Instead, he’d asked his own voice mail to make arrangements for Marnie’s body and clean up.

Later he’d ask Gunner to help him out.

He stitched his arm up quickly, put on a T- shirt to cover the gauze so Grace wouldn’t see. Thought about telling her what he’d found at Marnie’s but decided against it for now.

The water shut off and he heard the shower door open and Grace moving around. Then she came toward the open door, saying, “Dare?”

She peeked out. She wore a heavy towel wrapped around her, her bare shoulders dotted with water droplets. She smelled like lavender and hibiscus and sunshine, her hair wet and tumbling over her shoulders.

He handed her some of his clothes to borrow— a T-shirt and some shorts that would be huge on her— plus a pair of socks.
He glanced down at her toes and saw that her nails were painted a deep plum color that suited her. She had sexy toes. And they weren’t retreating.

“I won’t try to escape again. There’s nowhere for me to go— you know that already.”

He met her gaze. Her eyes held an honesty that nearly broke him.

“Then why run?”

“To know I can.”

New York Times Bestselling author Stephanie Tyler writes what she loves to read - romantic suspense novels starring military heroes and paranormal romance novels novels starring warrior heroes, all complete with happy endings. She also co-writes as Sydney Croft. She lives in New York with her husband, her kids and her crazy Weimaraner, Gus.

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  1. I love paranormal... I'm not much into suspense cause I find it not that interesting... But it does depend on what book we're talking about... =)

    Thank you!!!

  2. I'm more of a romance/suspense reader

  3. Love Stephanie Tyler books ! Happy Reading All !

    Joelle From

  4. I haven't read any S Tyler books yet. I am enjoying Maya Banks KGI series at moment. This one looks like a series for me and it's # 1! I love paranormal, but lately I have been diving into Maya Banks, Joan Swan and rather enjoying all that manly suspense romance :)


  5. I prefer paranormal or fantasy but for a soak in a bathtub this might be interesting. Thanks!


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