Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Giveaway * KaLyn Cooper...Explosive Combination!

It is my pleasure to welcome the lovely and talented KaLyn Cooper to my blog today! KaLyn is a Liquid Silver Books pub buddy and wonderful person and I do hope you check out her awesome new book. She has kindly offered to give away a copy today. Comment below for a chance to win it!

Explosive Combination

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Heat level: Spicy – explicit sex, violence, language

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books for eBook

Release Date: March 3rd


With A Little Help From My Friends

Okay, with a LOT of help from my friends! The debut of Explosive Combination is the launch of my career as a romance writer and I couldn’t have done it without the assistance of some of the most wonderful, kind-hearted women in the world…published romance writers.

I have written five non-fiction books and met some of the most self-consumed, aggrandizing, pompous, back-stabbing, (I’m sure I can think of more adjectives but you get the idea) authors who write what they consider the most important books on the planet.

Fortunately, I stepped out of the role of corporate public relations writer and to my amazement I was enveloped into the truly caring arms of romance writers. They unhesitatingly encouraged me and guided me through the quagmire of the publishing world. Many became critique partners, others good friends, and they showed me the light in their hearts that shines through their characters.

But my debut didn’t happen overnight and I didn’t get here alone.

A few years ago, after listening to more than 300 romance novels while I stapled up insulation, laid tile, and painted our nineteenth home, I had an epiphany. Yes, not only that tile and marble is heavy and painting over my head on a nine-foot ladder makes my shoulders ache, but I realized I preferred stories that left me feeling good, satisfied that the characters were happy with their situation and each other in the end.

So I made my decision. I was a professional writer, I could do this. I could write romance novels. While Macho Marine was working out of the country, I spent my evenings in front of the computer writing several stories. Although not the first story completed, Explosive Combination is the first published.

With the help of Deborah Grace Staley, Lori Foster who introduced me to Monette Michaels, Duffy Brown who literally wrapped her arm around me after my first crash and burn with an agent pitch, and the list of those compassionate and helpful romance authors grows every day. Today, my thanks goes to Rosanna Leo for sharing her space on the Internet, her friends and her readers with me.

It has taken two and a half years to reach this debut and I couldn’t have done it without the help of my new friends. My sincere “Thank you!” goes to all romance writers and to all the readers who enjoy our happy endings.

In Explosive Combination, Harper Tambini is kidnapped and escapes with the help of undercover CIA agent Rafe Silva. As they are chased across Colombia will time run out before they can both overcome their past and commit to the lust ignited within them both? Pick up your copy of Explosive Combination today at one of the links listed below.



KaLyn Cooper’s romances blend fact and fiction with blazing heat and heart-pounding suspense. Twenty-two years as a military wife has shown KaLyn the world, and thirty years in PR taught her that fact can be stranger than fiction. She leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination. She, her husband, and bird dog live in Tennessee on a micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, and quail. When she’s not writing, she’s at the shooting range or on the river.



Separately, Harper Tambini and Rafe Silva are lethal…together, they’re explosive.

ATF Special Agent Harper Tambini is kidnapped by a Colombian drug lord and forced to use her explosives knowledge to kill his competition before she can escape with the help of undercover CIA agent Rafe Silva. As they make their way through the rivers, mountains and jungles, their desire for each other detonates. But Harper reminds Rafe of his murdered fiancĂ©e, and the shadow world he wants to leave. Harper learned the hard way that men never stay, so now she doesn’t keep them around long enough to see if the sparks can light a fire that will last forever. In their short time together, can they crystalize a relationship, or will it all blow up?


Enter to Win a FREE copy of Explosive Combination

Comment or post here and you are automatically entered to win a free copy of Explosive Combination. LIKE and Follow KaLyn’s Facebook page, Twitter or email her to be entered. Winner will be drawn at random on March 15th.




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Harper heard the click of her door unlocking. Knowing her role as his pretend lover, she ran to the door. “Who’s there?’

“It’s me.” Rafe strolled in as if he had the right to her room, and her.

In nothing but dark silk boxers riding low on narrow hips, he was outlined in yellow by the dim hall lights. His broad shoulders filled the doorway. As he moved toward her, light caught raised pectoral muscles and flashes of well-defined six-pack abs. His swagger defined testosterone in motion. He was a specimen of pure male confidence and dominance.

He addressed the guards at the door. “Take a break. I’ll let you know when you need to come back. I’m going to enjoy my woman for a while.” He left the door open enough for his guards to watch as he claimed Harper, yanking her into his arms and covering her mouth with his.

His kiss was heaven and sin wrapped in one hard body. And he was hard everywhere.

Rafe slipped his hands around her, and she felt their heat through the thin silk of her nightgown. Intensity built quickly within her, and she grabbed his head, shoving her fingers through his silky dark curls. He pulled her forcefully against his body, but she didn’t resist. No man had ever made her feel this way so fast.

At the click of the door, Harper tried to shove Rafe back, but his solid body didn’t move. She had to get away from him before she lost her senses, so she stepped out of his embrace.

“That should get them talking.” Her voice was roughened, but she kept it low. “The whole compound will know you were in my room by breakfast.” She walked over to the nightstand and pulled a bottle of chilled water from an ice bucket. She needed to cool down, from the inside out. She cracked the seal, chugged down half of it, and then set it on the nightstand. “I’m going to bed…and to sleep.”



  1. Thank you Rosanna for hosting me here today! As I said, I couldn't have done this without the assistance of women like you!

    1. Thanks KaLyn! It wasn't long ago I was starting out myself. I am glad you're here and wish you the best on this hot release!

  2. Congratulations on the release of "Explosive Combination," KaLyn!! I prefer smart, independent, kickass heroines, so this is right up my alley.

    I liked that you shared your journey to becoming a published author. It was such a collaborative process and I wish you continued success!

    mmmazuros at yahoo dot come

    1. Thanks Michelle. In my various blogs all week I've tried to give a little glimpse into my real life since whether we know it, or like it, part of ourselves ends up in each book.

      They say to write what you know and all I know are strong women who are able to be independent when necessary yet willing to share their lives with Alpha men.

      Thanks for stopping in!

  3. Hugs, KaLyn. And when will I get to see the next book? Hmmm.

    1. Right away, now that you've asked. :)

      Thanks for dropping in Monette!

  4. I am so inspired by the network of authors who promo for each other. Marketing is one thing; it's my business, and I understand it. But best-book-friends (BFFs) are something even more important in the publishing community. With so many platforms for publishing, today's authors can contract with "the big five" for one series, have a story in a Kickstarter anthology, a serial short in an ezine -- all released in the same month. Without a network of other authors they know to help with the promo, the marketing cost could get out-of-hand. Thanks for telling us about another great book!

  5. Hi Sweetie! Love the part about how you got into writing! Oh and the book ... I can't wait to get it! BTW Did I say I loved the cover? Well, I do!!!! I just had to tell you again!

    Houston Havens