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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In response, an elite, paramilitary operation, Guardian, rose to stand between the evil men did and those whom they would make their victims. Gabriel was CEO. His goal was worthy and all consuming, but fighting on the side of angels didn’t make his nights less lonely or soothe the ache in his heart for hearth, home, and family.
He needed a courageous woman of unflinching integrity, of goodness and honor, to stand at his side. He’d given up hope of finding such a person. He thought he'd found her years ago. The sex had been combustible, but they’d met at the very birth of Guardian, when he hadn’t time for a personal life. Chalk it up to fate or bad timing.
Over the years, twenty-eight-year-old, Denver ER nurse, Anna Harriger, watched as all her friends, many of whom were former patients, found their soul mates, got married, and had children. Shoot, she’d been a bridesmaid six times. She figured she was destined to be the “crazy friend” that everyone liked but who, at the end of the day, went home to a solitary apartment. She wanted love. She wanted a family, but she refused to compromise her standards. She’d met her Prince Charming, but unlike the fairytale, after an incendiary night of sex, she’d never seen him again. Chalk it up to fate or bad timing.
When events throw them together again, each find their attraction vastly more than simply physical, but once again, Gabriel’s responsibilities pull them apart. After an absence of almost half a year, Gabriel returns for Anna, but she has vanished. He will do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to find her and bring her home, but fear dogs his efforts. Who was she running from? Why did she disappear so thoroughly? He knew his Anna. She’d have a very good reason.
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.
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.
A dead man’s plea pushes Dr. Ember Harris headfirst into a swirling mire of drugs, death and political corruption. The Cartel boss who murdered Ember’s friend will stop at nothing to get the information entrusted to her. After all, finding and killing a mere woman in order to claim the evidence should be easy. A matter of a contract, time and money. Terrified, alone and on the run, Ember reaches out to the only person she knows she can trust.
Joseph King is an assassin. He’d just unpacked his bag from an assignment he probably shouldn’t have survived. Life as an assassin comes with an expiration date. Sooner or later your competition or your target will get lucky. Out of spare lives, Joseph knows it is time to hang it up and walk away while he still can. Best laid plans, right? One phone call from the only woman he’d ever cared about successfully sidelines his disappearing act. Protecting Em will be his last mission. This time he’ll risk anything, including his life, to keep her safe. For her, he’d stroll through the sin-stoked fires of hell and gut the devil himself.
Shae Diamant’s undercover operation for the Mossad led her into the inner circle of hell. Three years’ work crumbled beneath her feet. Her alias ruined, she knew it was only time before Stratus eliminated her.
A hidden message discovered by Guardian’s elite computer specialist sends both Guardian and John Smith into action. Was this a trap to lure John into his enemy’s hands? It didn’t matter. Nothing would stop him from following that lead. That’s where he finds the woman who would change his life forever.
Adam's last mission cost him an eye, his memory, and any chance of staying with his military brothers-in-arms on Guardian's Alpha Team. He'd scraped together the remnants of his life. He’d refined, rebuilt and pushed on alone, while every night, sleep tortured him with the fleeting memory of the warm, welcome press of the soft breasts and lips of a faceless, nameless woman.
Keelee Marshall knew all about loss. She couldn't forget their brief nights of passion—but Adam had. The man she loved beyond reason had disappeared on the battlefields of Afghanistan. It seemed she would have to win his love all over again, and in Adam's ignorance, he was pushing her into the arms of a man she didn’t want and a future devoid of romance.
Love can trump the cards fate has dealt both of them. But only if the man holding the cards is a Guardian.