Saturday, April 17, 2010

I AM IN LOVE WITH RENEGADE!

Nik stole my heart.
I'm finishing the edits on Renegade, and I have to say, I think this is the BEST Elite Ops book yet. I think its even better than Wild Card, and that one was my favorite of all favorites.

Here's a little peek.

RENEGADE
Elite Ops 5

His jaw ached at the force of his teeth grinding together. His hands flexed deliberately around the hand grips of the motorcycle handle bars as he turned toward town and the shop he knew Mikayla would still be working in.
Creating dreams. That was what she did there.
She created dreams in the form of dresses for both the innocent as well as the jaded. In each stitch of each design that she created herself, she lived her own dreams.
Dreams of romance and adventure, dreams of candlelit nights and passion.
And he knew, in a back room of her own home, she was creating her own dream. The first fragile form of a white gown that she would one day wear as she walked down the aisle herself.
He’d seen it when he had slipped into her home. His fingers had touched the fragile lace of the underskirt she had begun as his eyes had memorized the sketch on the table.
Mikayla was creating her wedding gown. A creation of satin and lace, of beads and ivory. A gown she would wear for the man who would claim her heart forever.
Nik couldn’t allow himself to be that man.
There was a part of himself that clenched in fury at the thought of any other man claiming that place in her life, though he knew it was a place he could never claim himself.
Damned if he did, damned if he didn’t.
His job here was to find out why Mikayla Martin was lying about what she had seen.
His opinion was, if she was lying, then she was the best damned liar he had ever laid his eyes on. Or simply a woman he wanted more than he had ever wanted any other woman.
The potential for destruction was only growing.

38 comments:

Kathryn Barrett said...

I can't wait to read this book but I loved Maverick the best so far!!!!

Nini said...

Hot damn!

Anita McCaskey said...

Thanks for the excerpt! I love the Elite Ops series.

kash said...

I LOVED Wild Card, n you're saying this is gonna be better than that? I can't wait. Btw, I loved Black Jack too, just felt like the story ended too soon.

Jami_Kay said...

I can't wait to read it. Your character's always work so well and make my heat smile. A true talent you have.

Booklover1335 said...

It would take a LOT to surpass my love for Wild Card. Wild Card, Loving Lies, and Sarah's Seduction are my all time favs (in that order) so for you to say that it could be even better....well, I have a feeling I will be in booklover heaven. If I could get my hands on an ARC then I would be in booklover bliss :) Have a good one!

Jeni said...

Can't wait!! Besides the Breeds Series this one is a close second, then The Bound Hearts Series. I don't know Wild Card is still my favorite, just something about Bella and Noah(Nathan). Talk about a forever love. Any chance on Jordan ever taking the leap?? I thought Jonas was bad!!! Keep up the GREAT work!

Clarice said...

Can't wait! I must say, I'm very curious on how his story is gonna unfold, because so far among all the Elite Ops series, Wild Card is still my favorite. Didn't like Black Jack much because the story seem to revolved more on Night Hawk's Past instead of Black Jack's. Would you also be doing a book about Jordan and Tehya after Renegade? Because those two is just an explosion waiting to happen! Thanks Lora for bringing us into your wonderful world!

Elessa said...

O my god! I'm dying... About Nic! Oh my god! I want it immediately! About Nic? Damn it! I am russian and I am really looking forvard it!

And yes I can't imagine something better than WILD CARD. I ADORE this book! I was groaning like a wounded beast as I read this THE BEST story I've ever read in my life!!!!

Heather B. said...

Oh sounds good. I am just finishing up Black Jack and I finished Lion's Heat last week. Both great reads.

Wild Card and Killer Secrets have been my favorite books so far in the SEALs and Elite Ops series. I can't wait for Nik's book.

Rainz said...

I can't wait for this. Have been loving all the Elite Ops and Breeds series.

I am still waiting for Lion's Heat in amazon kindle book. Do you think it will be available soon?

I'm dying here :)

Linda S said...

Wild Card was my favorite Elite Ops, so now I"m really excited about Renegade! Nik has always been an intriguing background character, so I was already looking forward to learning more about him.

Ayonali said...

Never picked up this series. Maybe I should. Heard good things, but started the breed series instead.

Mary G said...

Wow Lora
I wrote to you that Wild Card took my breath away & that Maverick was right up there. I can't imagine outdoing those although Black Jack
is next to read so that could be it. looking forward to your next stories.

Terri said...

I love them all! Keep 'em coming! :)

Pefectly Devine said...

Better than Wild Card???? What? I can't wait! If you have written it then I have read it and the Elite Ops are my fav, right after the breeds!! MMMMMMMM!!! I really like all of the correct terms too. Navy wife and a Special forces army brat! I have my mom and sister hooked too! See you for RAW 2010!!! My first soooo excited!

Alisa Jordan said...

I LOVE ALL THE BOOKS BUT MAVERICK WAS THE BEST TOO ME. NOW IF RENEGADE CAN BET THAT THEN IT MUST BE REALLY GOOD. I CAN'T WAIT TO READ AND I AM SO DYING FOR YOU TO WRITE JORDAN BOOK. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HE WILL DO TO GET HIS WOMEN.

tankerswife said...

That was awesome! And OMG, the heroine has the same name as my oldest daughter! You even spelled it same. LOL. That is way cool, I can't wait to tell her. Although she's only 14 and won't be reading the book, she'll still find it cool.

Steph89 said...

Ah i cant wait to see Renegade come out. I've been waiting for Nik's story since he appear in Wild Card. and on how on the other books it explain some parts of his past. Can't wait to kow what happend to his family. August come sooner... I love all the Tempting Seals & Elite Ops Men... they Hott. and the breeds are WOW!

cslade said...

Maverick was also my favorite but can't wait to meet another Elite Ops member, truly, this series is an addiction for me. Should there someday be a group to talk it through, I will join. :)

Raquel said...

I loved Wild Card. I think it is your best Elite Ops, Lora. But the way you wrote about Renegade really got my attention. Love, love and inspiration for you... from your Brazilian fan.

SNAG61 said...

I have read this whole series so I will certainly read Renegade. Can't wait!!

Stacy Wilcox said...

Better than Wild Card?! Is that even possible?
I am always impressed at the accuracy in the details of your stories. As a Spec War Navy wife, it is truly appreciated.
Like so many other fans, I hope Live Wire will have his story told as well!
I love every page your pen touches. You write 'em, I'll buy 'em!

Foretta said...

WOW I have to read it to believe it. Wild Card is my all time fav book. I still get teary eyed and sentimental when I read him in the other ops books. LOVE HIM!! Can't wait to read Nik. Waiting with bated breath for Jordan. He is going to be a lot of fun to read. I can't wait to see what the other ops do to him. LOL Really hope you plan to write his HEA.

Mai Christy Thao said...

Okay Lora, you've just upped the ante. You can NOT make a comment like that and have it go unnoticed. It's going to take a lot to take on Wild Card, which ranks somewhere at the top of my all time favorite Lora Leigh books. Now I can't wait for Renegade to come out. Thanks for the excerpt!!

Elizabeth said...

and when is this coming out?

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Iamurpet said...

Lora - you liked Wildcard the best? I am surprised. I thought that you liked Micah - Maverick more. I should say that personally nothing was as good as Maverick. I loved the book. With breeds series - it was Dawn's Awakening that I liked the best and Nauti Deception in the Nauti Series. I am starting to think if its the whole idea of the struggling woman rising up who I like most :)

Every time I finish one of your books I just cant wait for the next one to come out. Any plans of a new book in the bound hearts series soon?

crazycraftylady said...

OMG. I love ALL your books. I must agree that Wild Card is my fav in this series. My favorite series is the Nauti series. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. I cannot wait for this book to come out. What am I saying, I can't wait for any of your books to come out. I wish you could right faster. lol. Thank you for all your stories.I'm glad your at a happy place right now in your life. Keep it that way. :)

Jeni said...

Hey lora any chance of another Men of Summer book??? I'd love to see what happens with Jazz and Zach, and how Slade and Jessie are....

britt said...

Wild Card was the first book of yours I picked up. LOVED it so much that I've now read ALL of your books. Besides Wild Card, Maverick was my favorite Elite Ops story... both had me weeping one minute and hot as hell the next. So good! The SEAL series was incredible. The Nauti series was so amazing I moved onto Bound Hearts (HOT), LOVED Loving Lies (and am dying to hear Jazz and Zach's stories) and finally got to the Breeds. WOW... that series (Breeds) is absolutely the best paranormal romantica out there. Can't wait to read Jordan & Tehya's story. Thank you for writing so many engrossing, emotionally-charged, completely steamy and romantic books. You're my favorite author and I read a book a day. Keep 'em coming!

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Shan said...

Whoa, how can any book top Wild Card? Lol, that is impossible! Wild Card was th best of th best! Maverick was alright :P I'll be reading Nik's story soon, hopefully. That damned library keeps a loong reserved list :) You are loved here in NZ, Lora. x

BernadetteM said...

I enjoyed Renegade very much. I hope that Jordan and Teyha(?) story is next. Bella and Nathan's story is my favorite. Can't wait for Styx's Storm in October. Hope you write more about the Coyotes, (Anya's story is my favorite) Would love to read about Ashley, Sharone and Emma. Any plans for a book with all the Elite Ops together,say like someones wedding? Would be great to see how all the couples are doing.

tanya.maried said...

I started reading your series a few months ago. I've finished the SEALS Series and the Elite Ops Series and just started the Nauti Boy Series. But I must put in a request. How about a book to round off the Elite Ops Series and take care of Jordan Malone?!! I would love to read how he's broken! Love ya girl!

edith said...

I love your tempting seals, elite ops and bound hearts series will you be doing one Killian Reece?

Nise said...

Just finished reading DEADLY SINS are you going to start on Crowe story next. I just love the Callahan boy's. But understood why the grandfathers treated them the way they did, it's because they love them and didn't to loss what was left of their daughter. That was the only way to keep them safe.

Nise said...

Can't wait to read Crowe story, hope it will be out soon.