Hidden Steel / Making the Rules -- Action Romance by Doranna Durgin
HIDDEN STEEL/MAKING THE RULES Action-Romance Set:
Award-winning author Doranna Durgin has over 30 published novels (MMPB, trade, and hardcover) and another 19 short pieces. Two of her backlist action-romances are combined in this discounted boxed set of strong heroines in action, and the men who are strong enough to love them. More
HIDDEN STEEL ~ MAKING THE RULES
Clever, strong, high-action heroines formed the backbone of the former Silhouette Bombshell lines from which these books came--a taste of Alias, Buffy, Xena, and Covert Affairs, including heroes who are strong enough to capture these wild hearts.
"HIDDEN STEEL is a pulse-pounding suspense...Full of mystery and interesting characters, HIDDEN STEEL will grab readers from the beginning and is a book you don't want to miss."
--Jennifer Bishop, Romance Reviews Today
Steve Spaneas doesn't have a clue.
Who'd have thought that the woman who stumbles her way into his gym, looking and acting so very much like a street person off her meds, is really a CIA case officer whose memory has been obliterated by experimental drugs used by some very bad people?
And seriously, who'd have thought that her attempts to untangle the few clues she's got would lead him right into her world of spies and counterspies, death and deception--and holy cow, stockpiled nuclear weapons?
But Steve had better figure out who he trusts--his years of experience on the streets, or the heart of a gritty woman determined to reclaim herself--and he'd better figure it out fast. Because suddenly there's a body out behind the gym, surveillance teams lurking, and a series of unsavory goons following the trail of a woman temporarily named Mickey right through his life.
"Mow your lawn, finish doing the wash, and walk your dog BEFORE starting this book!" -- B&N Reader
"Another trademark Durgin, full of realism, deft strokes of humour (and pop culture), plenty of sizzle, compassion, action, and a heroine you not only believe, you want to be. Grab this one." --Julie Czerneda, Stratification series
MAKING THE RULES
A Stand-Alone Book from the Hunter Agency series (also available in eformat via booksellers)
"I've been a Doranna Durgin fan for years, and she consistently delivers all the things I like in a book...she doesn't disappoint in this, her first self-published book, either." --Karen Gould, B&N Reader
Kimmer Reed is a Hunter Agency operative, a street foundling escaped from an abusive family and raised to be code-name Chimera--a fierce, savvy loner with a natural gift for reading people. Now on her first assignment with the one man she trusts--the one man she can't read--she finds herself overseas in the Basque countryside, framed for the theft of the very antiquity she has been sent to guard and doubting her ability to work with a partner at all--never mind the man she loves.
Rio Carlsen, former CIA field officer who left the agency with scars both physical and emotional, joins Hunter Agency field operations with reservations--and only because his partner is Kimmer. Now he's caught in the schemes of a woman from Kimmer's past. Political terrorism, antiquities theft, and revenge--this woman wants it all, and she's on her way to getting it.
Framed, cut off from the agency, and tangled in Basque Nationalist splinter terrorist groups, the biggest challenge Kimmer and Rio face is coming to terms with their pasts and with each other--so they can live through the day on the way to saving it.
"Great story, great characters, great author!" --Natski, Smashwords Reader
About Kimmer & Rio in BEYOND THE RULES:
"Doranna Durgin's BEYOND THE RULES is action-packed from start to finish. Kimmer is so strong that readers won't doubt for even a minute that she'll come out on top in the end. And Rio is a hero any woman could love." --Romantic Times, Four Stars