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About Kris Michaels
Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author, Kris Michaels is the alter ego of a happily married wife and mother. She writes romance, usually with characters from military and law enforcement backgrounds.
Kris was born and raised in South Dakota. She graduated many years ago from a high school class consisting of 13 students (yes that is thirteen, eleven girls, and two boys...lucky boys). She joined the military, met her husband, and traveled the world. Today she lives on the Gulf Coast and writes full time.
Kris is an avid people watcher and dreamer. The stories she writes are crafted around the hopes and dreams of a true romantic. She believes love is essential, people are beautiful, and everyone deserves a happy ending.
When she isn't writing Kris enjoys a full life revolving around family, friends, laughing, whiskey, and cold red wine. (Yes cold...don't judge.)
The suggested reading order of Kris' books are as follows:
A Backwater Blessing
Christmas with the Kings
Hot SEAL, Silent Knight
The Siege Part 1
The Siege Part 2
All other books are stand alone novels and can be read in any order.
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The assassin known as Flack wasn’t expecting to become the guardian of his fourteen-month-old niece. His life as an assassin wasn’t exactly family-friendly. Plus, he had no idea how to take care of a baby. How could he work for Guardian Security with a kid in tow? Flack needed help, like yesterday.
Surprises come in unexpected situations.
Addy Wilson was injured while protecting a child from an explosion. No longer able to lead her Special Weapons and Tactics team for the FBI, Addy was looking for a change, a transition until her rehab was complete and Guardian Security once again opened for applicants. The nanny position that required all her skills and had some seriously good-looking benefits was just what the doctor ordered.
Love when you aren’t expecting it is the biggest surprise of all.
When two people who speak the same work language find a common goal—sparks ignite. Yet, the feelings Flack and Addy share are threatened by the mysteries of a rare language and a man intent on exposing the undercover operatives of the world.
A career-ending injury changed his life.
Creed Lachlan was forced out of the Navy SEALs and now works as a freelance contractor for Guardian Security. His current mission is to identify the production site for emerging “dirty” bombs. His contact in Cuba wasn’t the sixty-year-old man he’d been told to expect, but a sultry beauty with a sassy attitude was hellbent on driving him insane.
Mariella Diaz was her uncle’s right arm.
She was intelligent, smart, and, unfortunately, a woman who would never inherit her uncle’s business. Her uncle sat atop the largest black-market organization in Cuba. As his niece, Mariella routinely outmaneuvered the corrupt communist regime to provide the people of her country with necessities. Her skills were why her uncle assigned her to him--the grumpy, sexy-as-sin American who aggravated her at every turn. Even so, keeping him and his team out of danger would require extra diligence.
In a game of cat and mouse played out in a deadly arena, Mariella and Creed face more perilous risks than capture, torture, and imprisonment. They risked losing each other.
The assassin known as Valkyrie uses her many charms to ensnare the unsuspecting monsters she kills. She lives among the rich, privileged, beautiful people of the world. Or so they’d have the world believe. She’s witnessed the ugliness, brutality, contempt, and greed that formed the miscreants she hunted.
A Beast, at least in most people’s eyes.
Smithson Young has been judged and used his entire life. He hides his superior intelligence under a hulking persona he’s crafted to shield himself. Life had brought him to his knees several times. Now with Guardian in disarray and his assignment over, he waits for the next blow to land, because it always came.
A Beauty and a Beast, bound together.
When her mission requires a cover, the Beauty calls upon the Beast she knows and trusts. The enemy this time isn’t just one person, it’s a global organization and it’s stronger than anyone anticipated. Can Beauty save the Beast, or will the Beast rip through the shackles of his past and take his rightful place? Only time will tell.
Doctor Ezekiel (Zeke) Johnson’s life was fulfilling. He had a practice that kept him busy, a hometown that, despite its appearances, was far from boring, and a new job working with Guardian. He was missing one thing. A woman to love and a family of his own.
A big-city problem.
For Stephanie Howard returning home came at a price. One that she was still paying. The gossips in town wanted to know everything that had happened to her since she left all those years ago. She’d never share, and she’d never stop looking over her shoulder. Her past couldn’t find her here. She hoped.
An impossible position.
Hollister isn’t a sleepy valley. What the town lacks in population, it more than makes up for in personality… but that’s not enough to save Stephanie when her past finds her. That is something she’ll have to do herself. Upended by Stephanie’s warmth and beauty, Zeke Johnson falls head over heels with her, only to land in the middle of a web of blackmail, deceit, and drug runners that have followed her to Hollister.
Andrew Hollister knew the wounds that make a person the most vulnerable couldn’t be seen. That last mission punched his ticket home. He’d survived when most of his team hadn’t.
The physical damage had mended. The mental injuries hadn’t healed as easily. Hell, they hadn’t healed at all.
Once burned, twice shy.
Genevieve Wheeler’s past was littered with betrayal by those closest to her and she’d sworn she’d never let anyone hurt her again. Her life was full of family, friends, and her flourishing business. The last thing she was looking for was a relationship with a broken, sexy, ranch hand.
Without the past, there is no future.
Just as life handed him a beautiful, vivacious reason to move forward, death came knocking once again. Facing his past was no longer something Andrew could avoid, and with Genevieve at his side, confronting the ghosts that haunted him was a battle he needed to win.
Frank Marshall’s life before he married and had a family is a closely held secret. The past should remain in the past until it doesn’t.
A love for the ages.
Never in a million years did Frank think he’d find the type of love his parents shared. Until her. Until Amanda King. The light within her warmed him in the hidden places his first wife had unintentionally frozen with indifference toward him and her disdain for life on the ranch.
A story that needs to be told.
The attack against Guardian had focused on him, his past, and his family. Now it is time to speak of distant memories, to fill in the missing pieces for the family that had laid everything on the line. This is the story of Frank Marshall, father, husband, and Guardian.
Aspen Kennedy almost died in the explosion that decimated Guardian Security’s Washington D.C. complex. When she woke in the hospital bed, survival was her mantra. But the very thing that made her who she was had been stripped from her. Plunged into the center of the New York Mafia war, she called the only telephone number she could remember and left a message begging for help. Guardian wouldn’t let this happen, that much she did remember.
The assassin known as Phoenix was adrift.
Guardian was adapting after the organization was crippled by an almost fatal strike to its heart. Phoenix knew what he had to do. Find the woman who’d uttered his code name when Guardian’s building had collapsed. He’d tracked her to the hospital where she’d been treated, and that’s where her trail disappeared.
She called him for help.
Phoenix responded, rising from the ashes of Guardian’s recent war. He headed to New York to incinerate the ones that dared to hurt a Guardian. His Guardian. He was hell on earth personified as the assassin Phoenix. The people who had Aspen were the same ones that had created him.
Fate, it seemed, had come full circle.
Scott Evers's life was on the fast track. As a SEAL Team Commander, he and his men worked hard, played hard, and had the skill set to handle any situation. Until that night. A heartbeat of hesitation during a joint operation shook Scott to his core. A hesitation he couldn’t rationalize or explain. The moment haunted him.
Ciera Gordon was free after a violent US Military operation that saved her and her son. Ready to testify against the men who had abused her and others for years, she needed the government to guarantee their protection.
The Atlanta airport was always insane, but with no one waiting for him, Scott gave up his seat in favor of a later flight when the attendant at the gate called for volunteers. A chance meeting with a woman in the USO provided him a direction and a purpose. Little did he know that trajectory would put him directly in the path of the woman and child he saw in his dreams every night.
In the Shadow World, he was the God of Death, and he was called many names. The monsters who he hunted called him Anubis. Those who saw his face died. To Guardian Security, he was a number, a surgical weapon they wielded against monstrous evil. One woman called him Kaeden Lang. Anubis never meant her to be anything except an interlude, a moment of light in the darkness of his life, a one-time escape from the ever-present haze of death. He committed an unforgivable sin—he saw her again—and again—and again. She held back the shadows that threatened to consume him.
Sky Meyers made a grave mistake six years ago. She fell in love—only to have the man she knew as Kaeden Lang disappear. Now, his daughter needed him to save her life. As the office manager for the State District Attorney, Sky accessed national databases in a desperate search for her baby’s daddy only to discover the man she knew as Kaeden Lang didn’t exist. She'd already lost the man she loved; she couldn't lose her daughter.
Other eyes noticed Sky’s search. Abruptly recalled and informed of the existence of his daughter and her illness, Anubis slipped through the shadows to help Sky—but found death threatened more than his daughter. In her attempt to find Kaeden Lang, Sky unknowingly jeopardized his Shadow World existence by alerting an enemy Kaeden Lang can’t eliminate—only Anubis can.
For the assassin known as Reaper, the chances he missed were displayed in perfect resolution every time he went back. Back to her, the only woman he'd ever loved. Back to where his life ended and then started again. The regrets had become too heavy, and he intended this trip home to be his last.
Memories–– hold no future.
Harmony Flinn had a chance to leave the drudgery of her small-town existence. The man she loved left her long ago, and he never came back. Her life was empty except for her art. When presented the chance of a lifetime, she'd grabbed onto that hope and jumped at the opportunity. Her desire to live anywhere but where she was landed her in a world she didn't recognize with a lurking evil her past hadn't prepared her to evade.
A Collision–– of the past and the present.
Reaper's mission was simple, find and eliminate a monster. With no anchor in the past to ground him, he threw himself into his next kill. His target's trail led him to a web of illegal deals and vicious crimes that curled through Paris' underbelly. His target sat in the middle of the swirling evil that had encircled Harmony with its shadow of death. Reaper had made a deal with the devil years ago. Now, he delivered Satan's chosen for Guardian, to protect the innocents of this world. Only the innocent this time was his woman and Reaper would walk through the fire-singed sands of Hell to save her.
Chief Master Sergeant Cameron Freeland had a few job prospects but nothing that sparked much interest. And now… his flight was grounded, and he was stranded in an airport. At least, he could kill time in the USO.
A chance meeting there altered his decision, and he boarded his plane to Hope City with an interview for the job of his dreams.
Single mom, Mercy Cahill faced life and death struggles every day to protect herself and her daughter. Now hiding under a bridge in a homeless community, she needed was a break, a job, and a home somewhere her ex couldn't reach them.
Cam's new job as a special investigator took him to the cardboard cottages, where he met Destiny, the little girl with the big green eyes and her mother. Involving himself deeper with the mother and daughter was a mistake but leaving them in that place was impossible. If only Mercy would trust him, he'd give her shattered heart a home.
His most recent assignment took him to a remote area of the Andes Mountains in Colombia. He completed his assassination according to plan - more or less - but no amount of careful planning could have prepared him for the dire circumstances he found himself in. As he faded in and out of consciousness due to a life-threatening bullet wound, he knew he might not get home. He'd resigned himself to dying alone, just not this soon.
Lyric Gadson was an unwilling expatriate. She’d trade her grandfather’s farm in the foothills of the Andes for her old life in Jacksonville, Florida in a heartbeat. But, the cost of a return ticket was out of reach, and Lyric found herself maturing from carefree teen to responsible woman on a remote Colombia banana farm. When her beloved grandfather failed to return from his yearly pilgrimage to his wife’s shrine, Lyric thought nothing of packing her kit and hiking into the Andes mountains to find him. She found her grandfather—and an unconscious man near death. Her decision to stay and care for the dying man would usher in the greatest love of her life, but it could also threaten everyone else she held dear.