On His Six – New Release Military romance

I’m a little embarrassed. You see, I had a new book come out last week and I never even blogged about it. There are days…weeks even…when there’s so much to do that I simply can’t get everything done. And last week was one of those weeks.

But…hopefully the tardiness of this post won’t diminish your excitement. It certainly hasn’t diminished mine.

On His Six, the latest book in the Away From Keyboard series of military romantic suspense novels, is now available to purchase on Amazon!

Every book is special to me. But this one…I don’t know how to express how special this book is. And I’m a writer. This should be my stock-in-trade, right?

Check out the blurb, and then I’ll try to explain.

On His Six

Can broken be beautiful?

Ryker McCabe. Former Special Forces. Survived fifteen months in an Afghan prison, tortured within an inch of his life. His scars—and his fears—keep him alone. Disconnected from the world. From his team. From any hope of redemption.

Until he meets her.

Wren Kane. Hacker extraordinaire. Desperately searching for her brother. When police find his body in a drug den, she knows there’s more to his death than an overdose. He’d promised he was clean. And then, she finds the message he left her.

Wren’s prepared to go it alone. Until she runs right into Ryker. He’s the biggest, baddest man she’s ever seen. And he’s willing to risk his life to fulfill her brother’s dying wish. But how can she trust him when he won’t let her in?

When danger comes for Wren, Ryker jumps into action. No one hurts his little bird. Except maybe him. Because if he can’t share his heart, he could lose her forever.

Inspiration for On His Six

A few years ago…I broke. It’s not important why. Nor is it completely my story to tell. But I broke into so many pieces, I wasn’t sure I’d ever be able to put myself back together again.

Except…I’m a survivor. It’s in my DNA. I don’t know how to give up, and I don’t much like being told I have to. So…I didn’t. Piece by piece, I figured out how to make my broken pieces into something…new. Something beautiful. Sure, I bear the scars. Yes, I still often feel broken (or at least fragile). But I survived. I taught myself how to use a power sander. How to fix a dishwasher. How to do so many things I didn’t think I’d ever be able to do.

Ryker and Wren’s story? Well…there’s a lot of me in there. Particularly in Wren. She suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. Just like me. She’s smart, but she often lacks confidence. Just like me. But in the end, she’s insanely capable and determined. Just like me.

Ryker… oh, Ryker. He’s so damaged I had to write him in very small pieces. He wouldn’t talk to me for a long time, but once he started…well, he wouldn’t stop. And now…he’s a part of me.

Pick Up On His Six Today!

You can find On His Six on Amazon and Goodreads.

 

 

On His Six is a standalone, slow burn, dark military romance with several potential triggering scenes, including drug use and the brief threat of sexual violence.

All of the books in the Away From Keyboard series are standalone romances featuring a different couple, but past couples and characters do occasionally play active roles in future books.

On His Six Cover Reveal

Patricia D. Eddy reveals the cover for her latest military romance, On His Six. The story of a scarred and broken man and a woman who made a promise she simply can’t break, On His Six will be released on October 9, 2018.

On His Six

Am I a good man? A monster? A hero?
Maybe I’m nothing. Maybe the biggest piece of me died the day I decided to live.
To escape.
I gave up on redemption.
Until I found her. A light in all my darkness.
My little bird.
I don’t want to love her.
But maybe I have no choice.
One look, one touch, one taste, and I’m gone.
Lost in her light.
I’m broken in all the wrong places.
Wren sees my flaws and calls them beautiful.
Is that it?
In the end…are we all beautifully broken?

Excerpt

Ryker

The elevator doors snick open, and I pull out my phone as I shoulder my way through a small crowd milling around the building’s information desk. The device clatters to the ground as something slams into me, and I see only red curls and a heart-shaped face with big, pale green eyes.

“This is becoming a habit.” I’m done with Boston—and with this day—and a rough edge creeps into my tone. But I steady her with an arm around her waist. “Are you all right?”

“Wh-what…are y-you…doing?” Honeysuckle twists out of my grasp, her hands balled into fists at her sides.

“Just making sure you’re not going down.” I bend to scoop up my phone, taking a quick glance at the screen to verify it’s still intact. When I return my gaze to her, she’s backing away warily, glancing at the revolving door to the street like it’s a fucking lifeline.

“Hey. It’s okay. I’m not following you. Stalking you. Whatever. I was just leaving.”

Her brow scrunches, and as she processes my words, those eyes darken with streaks of amber. “Get over yourself.” She shakes her head, bringing another whiff of her sweet scent to my nose. “Men. Not everything’s about you.”

Shock steals my continued apology, and instead, I frown. “Then what’s got you so worked up that you run into me twice in fifteen minutes? Because where I’m from, we watch where we’re going.”

“You seriously expect me to tell you?” A little feminine snort wrinkles her nose. “It’s none of your business, jerk.” She starts to stalk towards the elevator, but then turns back to me. “Wait. You’re not…like…a new client, are you? Second Sight?”

“No,” I say bitterly. “Look at me, sweetheart. Do I look like I need help? I fix problems for other people. Even if I was searching for someone to fix my problems, Dax wouldn’t give me the time of day. Not anymore.” She flinches, and I’ve hit a nerve with something. Dax, probably. “I take it you know the guy?”

“He’s…my boss.”

“Lucky you. I used to be his boss. He was a lot nicer back then.” I run a hand over my bald head. “Sorry. I shouldn’t…I don’t know him at all these days. He’s probably the boss of the year.”

She takes a step forward, those eyes no longer wary, but curious, and I can’t look away. “You…fix problems?”

“Yeah. Sometimes.” Studying her, I notice the dark circles and swollen lids. The tiny lines of strain and exhaustion around her mouth. She wears no make-up, and she toys with a green pendant hanging low between her breasts. Short, unpainted nails. No rings. Just a single purple and green beaded bracelet around a slender wrist. “You have a problem?”

A single nod, and she takes another step closer. “I…I’m Wren. Wren Kane.”

“Ryker McCabe.” I offer a hand, and her cool fingers curl around mine. “You want to get a cup of coffee and tell me about your problem, Wren?”

At her nod, I gesture towards the lobby door. “Pretty sure I saw a shop on the corner. They any good?”

“Passable. And quiet.” Wren pulls her jacket tighter around her shoulders and meets my gaze. Uncertainty swims in her eyes, and her chest stutters as her respiration rate hitches up.

“I won’t force you, sweetheart. You can change your mind.”

There’s that term again. Sweetheart. Why can’t I stop with it?

With a shake of her head, she looks at the revolving door. “I promised him. And I can’t…it’s the last thing he ever asked. Dax won’t help me. You shouldn’t either. But—”

“Dax won’t help?” I snort. “Then I’m in. Come on, Wren Kane. Coffee’s on me.”

About the Author

Patricia D. Eddy is the bestselling author of sixteen military, contemporary, erotic, and paranormal romance novels. She writes beautifully broken characters who are, according to one reviewer, “all painted with Technicolor threads” and “as real and authentic as anyone you’ll ever meet.” Happy-ever-afters guaranteed, though occasionally her characters need to work pretty darn hard to get there.

When Patricia isn’t writing, she and her husband are the human minions of three cats. Patricia lives in Seattle, Washington, where it doesn’t rain anywhere near as much as people thing. But shhh. That’s a secret. You can find all of Patricia’s books here.

Introvert problems: The time I went to a conference and hid from my hero

Are you an introvert? If you are, this story should make you cringe and nod along. At the beginning of November, I went to a writing conference in Las Vegas.

At the beginning of November, I went to a writing conference in Las Vegas. To put things into perspective: I love to travel. However, circumstances conspired to keep me home-bound for all of 2017. When 20BooksVegas opened for registration, I leapt at the chance to go.

Unfortunately, I’m an introvert. I’m a very social one, but all that means is that when I’m around people, it’s often exhausting. I also have occasionally crippling social anxiety.

Fear is a powerful emotion. Fear of rejection. Fear of humiliation. Fear of looking like a silly fangirl… Add social anxiety to that and wow. Pass the bourbon?

On day 2 of the conference, I had the chance to meet one of my heroes. Lindsay Buroker self-published her novels before most of us even knew what self-publishing was. The Emperor’s Edge is one of the best steampunk series I’ve ever read. The first book is free. You should check it out.

Lindsay spoke at the conference. But when she was done, instead of going up to her and introducing myself, I chickened out. Then I kicked myself all night. The next day, I popped an anxiety pill and screwed up the courage to go talk to her, but as I got up, five or six people surrounded her, and there was no way I was going to go introduce myself then. By the time the next session was over, she’d left.

If I had the chance right now, I’d march up to her, shake her hand, and thank her for inspiring me to publish By the Fates, Freed. She showed me just by writing and publishing amazing books, that I might be able to do the same thing. And then…she started blogging and podcasting about how to do just that. So, thank you, Lindsay. One of these days, I’ll work up enough courage to tell you this in person.

Speaking of nerves…I’m hard at work finishing up In His Collar. I have to send the book to my editor in ten days, and well…writing time has been a little hard to come by. But I’ll push through, and I can’t wait to share Nicholas’s story with you.

The price for All Tied Up For New Year’s goes up very soon.

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The next book in the Restrained series is almost here. You’ll love sexy Greek bodyguard Milos and shy jewelry designer Elora. What dark secret does Milos hide under all those muscles? If Elora lets him in, will she be able to overcome the pain of her past?

All Tied Up is available for pre-order for the special low price of $0.99 for just a few more days. On November 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. PST, the price goes up to $3.99.

 

By the Fates, Fulfilled — Prologue

When we last left the world of By the Fates, Raven and Ealasaid…well, they’d found themselves in a bit of trouble. I ended By the Fates, Fought on a cliffhanger, fully intending to bring you the last book in the series only a few months later.

And then…life happened. I couldn’t write the story. For a while, I couldn’t get the characters to talk to me. I think they were as upset at me leaving them in a cliffhanger as readers were. Then, I got sick. Then…other things happened.

However, finally, Raven and Ealasaid are about to get their next book. So today, I want to bring you a sneak peek of what’s coming on October 31, 2017. Here’s the prologue of By the Fates, Fulfilled.

Preorder By the Fates, Fulfilled 

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Trying to do something special

This week (October 9-14, 2017), I’m trying to do something pretty special. I’m making a run at the USA Today Best-Selling Books List with my BDSM Romantic Suspense, In His Silks.

I don’t know if I can get there. While no one knows the exact number of sales needed to hit the list, conventional wisdom says it’s somewhere north of 4,000 copies sold, with AT LEAST 500 of those copies coming from iBooks or Nook.

I’m working a couple of angles here. First, I have a BookBub coming on Tuesday, October 10th. BookBub is a daily newsletter that sends out free and discounted books to its members. They say that listing an erotic romance with them for $0.99 will generally yield around 2500 sales. Okay, that’s partway there.

As for the rest…well…I’d hoped to arrange a boat-load of advertising this week. Unfortunately, in trying to prepare for this feat, I decided I needed to give In His Silks a fresh edit. And, as it turns out, I’m a MUCH better writer than I was when I originally published the thing. As I only had 10 days lead time from the date BookBub accepted me until the ad, I spent every single waking minute (and probably a bunch of minutes where I was at least half asleep) re-editing the book. I didn’t change the story at all, but just tightened up the language and removed a lot of repetition. Anyway…all that work meant I was staying up until 2 a.m. every night for over a week. I worked every spare minute I wasn’t at my day job or taking care of the house.

That’s where you come in. I would love your help. And while I’d love it if you’d purchase In His Silks, that’s not actually what I’m asking for. 🙂

You can help by sharing the word. Particularly with anyone you know who uses iBooks or Nook. I’ve attached a whole bunch of tweets, images suitable for Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest, and two YouTube videos to this blog post. Download, share to your heart’s content.

Do you have a book club that reads erotic romance? Pitch the book to them and suggest they download it now when it’s only $0.99.

Know anyone with a highly engaged Twitter or Instagram following? Ask them to share and then have them tag me. Or have them share any of my posts over the next few days. Go to my author page on Facebook and share the images or the videos or the posts from there.

Of course, if you’d like to buy the book, I certainly won’t say no. But I hate hitting my friends up for that sort of thing. I figure if my books interested you, you’d probably already have purchased them (and many of you have). But if you’ve been on the fence about this one for a while, now’s the time! Particularly if you can use iBooks or Nook.

Thank you for reading and sharing. I won’t know if I made the list until October 18th, but I’ll definitely share either way. And if I don’t make it, well…I think I can definitely say that this will be the closest I’ve ever come. And you know what that means? It means the next time I do this, I’ll be successful for sure.

I love you all!

Facebook Cover Photo

Download this image and place it as a Facebook cover photo in any groups or pages you might have (or your own cover photo).

Instagram Post 1

Download this image and share it to Instagram. Here are a couple of different options for what to write.

Buy best-selling erotic suspense #InHisSilks now for only $0.99. On #ibooks, #nook, #kindle, and #kobo. #UnstoppableForces #amreading #amreadingromance #eroticromance #romanticsuspense #romancebooks

Or:

Want a new, steamy read? #InHisSilks is only $0.99 on #ibooks, #nook, #kindle, and #kobo. Link in @patriciadeddy’s profile. #romanticsuspense #unstoppableforces #romancebooks #amreading #eroticromance #smartandsexybooks #oneclick #eroticromancenovels

Instagram Post 2

You can use the same text from above, or try these variations.

Love steamy #eroticromance? #InHisSilks is on sale now. Buy on #ibooks, #nook, #kindle, and #kobo. #UnstoppableForces #amreading #amreadingromance #romanticsuspense #romancebooks #steamyreads

Or:

Who says #eroticromance can’t be smart and quirky? #InHisSilks is only $0.99 on #ibooks, #nook, #kindle, and #kobo. #UnstoppableForces #romanticsuspense #romancebooks #amreading #eroticromance #smartandsexybooks #oneclick #eroticromancenovels

YouTube

Here are two book trailers you can share on Twitter or Facebook.

Twitter

Here are a few pre-written tweets (with images) you can send out. Just save the image here then add it to your tweet.

Pick up a new #steamyread for only $0.99 on http://apple.co/2g6OZPp

Pick up a new #sexyread for only $0.99 on #Amazon. http://amzn.to/2gqyY44

Love ? Best-selling In His Silks only $0.99 on #amazon. http://amzn.to/2gqyY44

Love #FiftyShades? You’ll love In His Silks. Only $0.99 on Nook. http://bit.ly/2yU0g9P

Love ? Best-selling In His Silks only $0.99 on http://apple.co/2g6OZPp  

Facebook

For Facebook, the best thing is probably just to share the book links and let folks know that the book is on sale. Remember, iTunes and Nook are the most important links to share. But you can also share any of the images here on Facebook.

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