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About Elle James
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Elle James, spent twenty years livin' and lovin' in South Texas, ranching horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus. A former IT professional, Elle is proud to be writing full-time, penning intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edge of their seats. Now living in northwest Arkansas, she isn't wrangling cattle, she's wrangling her muses, a 7 pound Parti Yorkie and a 4 pound Yorkie. When she's not at her computer, she's out traveling the world or riding her ATV, dreaming up new adventures in stories.
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Collette McCallick has been fighting an uphill battle since getting pregnant at 16. After years scraping by, raising her daughter, she’s finally at a point she’s pursuing her nursing degree. Going to school full time and working part time leaves her teenaged daughter home alone more than she cares for. After her new trailer park neighbor, a quiet Delta Force soldier, comes to their rescue with his plumbing skills, she’s hopeful that someone in her neighborhood can check in on her daughter while she’s away.
When Collette’s daughter disappears from a church parking lot, Collette turns to the Delta Force soldier for help, knowing the longer the teenager is missing, the less possibility of finding her alive. Together, they follow a trail of clues and discover a passion neither wanted nor can deny.
Former Green Beret Lorenzo “Enzo” Ramos is highly trained in mountain and arctic operations. He made a mistake early in his Special Forces career by falling in love with a general's daughter. They had a passionate, short-lived romance that ended when the general’s daughter told Enzo she didn’t want to see him anymore.
For Gabrielle “Gabby” Ryan, her passionate affair with Enzo left her pregnant. Her father, the general, threatened to have Enzo kicked out of Spec Forces if Gabby saw him again. She broke up with Enzo to save his Army career. Years later, Gabby’s father is murdered, and her four-year-old son is taken and held for ransom. Her only hope is her son’s father.
Gabby reunites with Enzo to save the son he didn’t know he had. As they race through the snow-covered Rockies to find their boy, they discover a plot that endangers so many more and a love that never died.
Kinsley Brothers is a take charge, Physician Assistant and devoted big sister. When her brother gets caught up in a radical survivalist group, she pulls up stakes and moves to Colorado to rescue her sibling from the dangerous and charismatic leader of the cult. In over her head, she gladly accepts an offer of assistance from the Brotherhood Protectors.
Assigned to aid and protect Kinsley, Sawyer has his job cut out for him with the headstrong woman who is used to doing things her way. To get her brother out, they must infiltrate the cult’s mountain hideout. The ticking timebomb they discover will take the entire team to diffuse.
After her singing partner is killed in a bus crash, Sunny Daye joins the USO. What better way to punish herself for surviving than to put herself at risk in a country full of conflict? When attempts are made to kidnap her, she’s given a choice…leave the country or accept another bodyguard for the remainder of her tour.
Enter Dash, the cocky, irreverent Delta Force soldier who seems to show up at the best/worst times to save the day.
Okay, if she has to have a bodyguard, she has a few rules he must follow:
One - Hands off
Two - No kissing
Three - No falling in love with the talent
With a grin and a wink, Dash agrees to her terms. But then Dash has never met a rule he wasn’t willing to break.
To Delta Force soldier Doug “Dawg” Masters, being a Delta Force Operator is his life. He’d never consider marriage or children because his job is too dangerous, taking him far away too often to make a home or raise a family. When his buddies start pairing off, Dawg’s satisfaction with his life dims. Maybe he should give love a chance. Only the woman he has in mind has him at arm’s length…except for that one scorching night in her arms.
Army nurse Beth Drennan broke up with her doctor fiancé because he was more interested in doing good for everyone else but them. After he postponed their wedding for the second time, she broke up and moved on. When a one-night stand with a sexy Delta rocks her world, she second guesses her initial engagement. A request to assist in a humanitarian mission in Africa with her ex-fiancé gives Beth the opportunity to determine if dumping him was the right decision, or if what she feels for the Delta might just be the heat she’d been yearning for.
When Beth is kidnapped, Dawg and his fellow Deltas are given the mission to extract the kidnapped medical staff and return them to the States. Beth faces an enemy who wants her for her skills and will kill her when she’s no longer needed, a fresh proposal from her ex-fiancé and the red-hot passion of a man who makes her burn to her very core.
Jake Cogburn lost his leg, his career, his brotherhood and his will to live when he stepped on that IED in Afghanistan. Back in his home state of Colorado, he’s determined to bury himself as deeply as he can in a bottle of Jack Daniels until the pain in his leg and his heart is so numb he can no longer feel.
No man left behind
Hank Patterson refuses to let his buddy, Jake, slowly kill himself with alcohol. Hank’s plan to expand the Brotherhood Protectors into Colorado will only work if he can hire the best men for the job. He wants Jake and sends fellow Coloradan, Kujo, to pull Jake out of an alcohol-induced haze to work for the team. Hank’s contact has a place they can set up operations while flying under the radar—a flailing dude ranch, run by a former Marine Gunnery sergeant and his feisty daughter.
Rucker Juliet Tate is as unconventional as the name her father gave her upon her birth. After her mother died when RJ was only a baby, she was left in the capable hands of her taciturn Marine father to be raised tough and ready to accept any challenge. Including adopting a Military Working Dog with only three legs. Retraining the dog to live in a civilian world is practically a fulltime job. She’s up for it, until she witnesses a meeting she shouldn’t have seen and is thrown into the path of a killer who wants to wipe her memory, by erasing her from existence.
Jake’s first assignment as a Brotherhood Protector is to stick to the rebellious daughter of the owner of a dude ranch and make certain she doesn’t fall victim to the person gunning for her. Meanwhile, RJ fights to keep from falling victim to the love blossoming in her heart over the young Navy SEAL who dogs her every footstep. Even her German Shepherd likes the SEAL better than RJ. And worse…she finds herself falling for the cranky, one-legged frogman. Her challenge is to live long enough to see where these feelings take her.
Series Description: Fighting men, chosen for their skills, recommended by their peers and trained to protect, guard, extract and rescue, these men are the elite, the strong and perfect for their civilian assignments. Former military, special operations men, use their combat and intelligence skills to assist those in need. Brotherhood Protectors, the brainchild of Hank Patterson in Montana, has set up operations in the mountains of Colorado.
Until he meets a nurse who’d risk her life for someone she doesn’t know…
After her mother died of a broken heart, nurse Nora Michaels joined the Army to do something to help others and to escape her sad memories. Deployed to Afghanistan, she hopes she’s making a difference, especially when she treats a cranky wounded soldier who just might be more broken than she is.
When the local orphanage where she volunteers is overrun by Taliban, Nora and the little orphan girls are kidnapped and taken into the hills where they are to be sold to sex traffickers.
They need a miracle to save them.
Rucker and his team receive intel on the location of the nurse and children taken from the orphanage. In an operation to save them, Rucker and Nora are separated from the others and must traverse enemy territory to find their way back to safety. Along the way, they learn to rely on and trust each other, discovering a passion they never expected to find in the harsh hills of a war-torn country.
Emily Strayhorn, a therapist working with military PTSD patients, is being stalked. When she seeks help from the Brotherhood Protectors, Cage is assigned to be her bodyguard until they can determine who is threatening her.
As danger escalates Cage takes his duties 24/7. Together they overcome barriers to their hearts and find the enemy threatening their lives and love.
Josephina Angelica Barrera-Ramirez or JoJo, as her friends call her, prefers to be left alone with the work she does on the machinery and vehicles of the Lost Valley Ranch. Suffering from situational amnesia brought on by an attack she sustained during a deployment to Afghanistan, she’s touchy about being touched and doesn’t take flak from anyone. When she becomes the target of a killer, a former Green Beret is assigned as her bodyguard. Forced to have the Green Beret around, her distrust of men is challenged and the wall around her heart crumbles.
When danger threatens, Max and JoJo must fight their own fears to defeat evil while losing the battle of their hearts to win a future together.
Living next door to Blade has its perks, but mostly is the bane to bartender Sophia Phillips’s existence. With an unfortunate crush on the man, she knows she doesn’t have a chance. He’s not into long-term romantic relationships, and she’s not his type. Stuck in friend zone, she convinces herself she’s content. Until Sophia wins a trip for two to Cancún and offers to share it with her best friend and neighbor, Blade.
After back-to-back deployments, Blade jumps at the chance to go on a stress-free vacation with a friend. It's all margaritas and beaches until they land in the middle of a Mexican drug cartel. Their cozy beach vacation heats up along with a passion neither expected.
Kylie Adams loved Mac but chose to pursue her love of journalism first. Years later, she’s wondering if she made the wrong choice. A successful war correspondent in Afghanistan, she’s on the cusp of wanting more out of life than a career. Tagging along on an extraction mission with the Army, she ends up killing the brother of a high-powered Taliban leader. This action earns her a price on her head. Assigned a protector until she can get out of the country, she’s pleased that it’s a Delta Force soldier, her first love, Mac.
Together they navigate a war-torn country and their own feelings for each other. If they live through the terror, they might buy themselves a second chance at love.
Note: A shorter version of this story was released in the Danger & Desire Anthology. It has been expanded with added scenes for your reading pleasure.
As the daughter of a Turkish mother and the American ambassador to Turkey, Layla Grey, knows her place but refuses to stand by and do nothing about injustices toward women in her mother’s country. Hosting dignitaries by day, she runs covert operations at night to free women captured to be sold into the sex trade. Having a bodyguard assigned to her cramps her style and she chafes at the constraints.
After her enemies compromise her cover, all hell breaks loose, and Layla’s life is on the line. Bull is forced to go rogue in order to get Layla out of the country alive.