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Contracted Defense in Print!

Contracted Defense by Piper J. Drake

The post title says it all. CONTRACTED DEFENSE joins the Safeguard novels in Print in 2018!

Back in June, I was able to share the news that HIDDEN IMPACT and DEADLY TESTIMONY were picked up by Harlequin’s Direct to Customer (DTC) program. This meant subscribers to the program would be receiving print copies.

Print editions will be available on some third-party dot-com retailers, including Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com, for those who are not subscribed to the DTC program.  Now, I’m happy to say that readers will be able to order all three of the Safeguard novels and receive those print copies they’ve been requesting!

Check each book’s page for added links to order the print formats. I’ll be updating those as they become available!

Thank you, readers, for wanting the Safeguard novels in print and ebook formats. It’s because you’re out there and buying my books that these became available. <3

Haven’t read CONTRACTED DEFENSE yet? Here’s the blurb…

Time is running out and the enemy is at the gate.

Adam Hicks may be the rookie at Safeguard, but he’s no novice in the field. Retired from active duty after multiple tours and back fresh from a brief rest in New Zealand, he’s itching to return to action. But the challenge he hoped for arrives in an unexpected form: his sexy yet stern new partner.

The last thing Victoria Ash wants is to work with the new guy—especially one as gorgeous as Adam. His relaxed attitude about their first “easy” assignment together—setting up a private home defense network for a reclusive client—doesn’t impress her. Easy usually means trouble. She’s proved right when Adam discovers that the multiple incursions on the physical and cyber security systems aren’t just glitches. They’re under attack…and there’s a traitor in their midst.

As tension mounts, so does the attraction between Victoria and Adam. They must protect their client and the research he’s desperately trying to keep secret. Working together, they have to find the mole before their defense measures, in the fortress and online, are compromised and the deadly secrets they’ve sworn to protect are revealed.

Safeguard Novels to release in Print!

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Great news! One of the most frequent requests I receive from readers is for the Safeguard Novels to release in print. I am very happy to announce that Harlequin’s Direct to Customer (DTC) program, Reader Service, has selected HIDDEN IMPACT and DEADLY TESTIMONY for their upcoming Suspense shipments, in January 2018 and February 2018, respectively! Reader Service sends a monthly shipment of 3-4 books to readers who have signed up or subscribed for the service.

What does this mean?

What if I’m not subscribed to Reader Service, can i still get the print books?

Yes! Print editions will be available on some third-party dot-com retailers, including Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.  Readers will be able to order and receive those print copies they’ve been requesting. I’ll be updating the pages for both HIDDEN IMPACT and DEADLY TESTIMONY as soon as the pre-order links are available.

(Print release will not be in brick & mortar bookstores at this time. Readers will need to order online to have the print book shipped to them. Seems odd? the publishing industry is complicated and there are so many nuances to releases!)

But what about CONTRACTED DEFENSE?

Won’t that be available in print too? We need the complete series!

It is ultimately up to the folks at Harlequin. I would be absolutely delighted to see CONTRACTED DEFENSE also chosen. Choices have not yet been finalized beyond February 2018 but the best support readers can provide is pre-ordering HIDDEN IMPACT and DEADLY TESTIMONY in print to let Harlequin know the series is in demand. You can also pre-order CONTRACTED DEFENSE in digital format. It releases this September in ebook!

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Hidden Impact – Release Day!

CARINA_1115_9781459290211_HiddenImpactYay! It’s release day for Hidden Impact, my debut romantic suspense. I’m so excited to see this book out in the world. Here’s hoping you all enjoy it!

Purchase the eBook:

Amazon KindleKoboGoogle PlayBarnes and Noble NookiBook

Available now from Carina Press!

To celebrate, we’ve got a blog blitz scheduled this week in addition to the blog tour scheduled by the Carina Press team. Every blogger on this blitz has unique behind-the-scenes insight into the writing of Hidden Impact.

Monday 11/9

Happily Ever Chapter

Mikky’s World Of Books

mignon mykel : reviews

Splashes Into Books       

Majorly Delicious

Just Books & Rainne’s Ramblings             

RoloPoloBookBlog

Moonlight Rendezvous

Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets

NIkkis Books Books and more Books

My midnight fantasies

Tuesday 11/10

Majorly Delicious

Jen’s Reading Obsession

Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!

Wednesday 11/11

Pretty Sassy Cool.

Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions

Evermore Books

The Sassy Bookster

Read Your Writes Book Reviews              

Ellesea Loves Reading

Nicole’s Book Musings

Deluged with Books Cafe

Lisa’s Louisiana Home

Thursday 11/12

Loves 2 Read Romance

Books & Bells

Just Us Book Blog

Joyfully Reviewed

deal sharing aunt

Going from Nobody to Somebody            

LeAnn’s Book Reviews

 

Friday 11/13

jbiggarblog

Book Loving Pixies

Bound By Books Book Review

T&L Book Reviews        

Read-Love-Blog

Alpha Book Club

Tantos Livros Tão Pouco Tempo

Em & M Books

JB’s Book Obsession      

The Book Quarry

Those Crazy Book Chicks

Cover Reveal: Hidden Impact

mast_logoHeroes and Heartbreakers is revealing my cover for the first Safeguard novel from Carina Press!

Check it out…

http://www.heroesandheartbreakers.com/blogs/2015/04/cover-tuesday-exclusive-reveals-from-madeline-hunter-lauren-layne-katie-rose-and-piper-drake

Also, don’t miss the link to the interview with Carina Press Editorial Director, Angela James! 😉

Name Changes: Centurion Corporation to SAFEGUARD

Last fall, I announced my very first contracted romantic suspense series: The Centurion Corporation.

I’m happy to say I’ve turned in the manuscript for the first book on time and have been working with the awesome teams at Carina Press to prepare for the launch of the series in fall of this year. As a result of all our brainstorming, we’ve decided to re-title the series and the books. (This happens fairly frequently in the publishing world.)

I’m super excited about the new series name and the new book titles. What do you all think?

Series Title: Safeguard

Book 1: Hidden Impact
Book 2: Deadly Testimony
Book 3: Contracted Defense

And as a fun bonus, here’s an unofficial blurb for the first book. 😉

Military veteran turned mercenary, Gabriel Diaz doesn’t want to get emotionally invested in missions anymore. Been there, done that, almost died. 

When Maylin Cheng asks him to help her find her missing sister, Gabe tells her to invest in a private investigator…or a memorial service. But he can’t stand by and watch Maylin be run down by a hit and run driver either. As he looks further into Maylin’s story, there’s too many red flags about her dilemma and her missing sister for him to ignore. 

Plus, the dark beauty has gotten under his skin further than he wants to admit. The sparks flying between them have ignited a hunger neither of them is able to extinguish regardless of their dubious futures. 

Only one thing is certain: without the help of Gabe and the Centurion Corporation, not only will Maylin never find her little sister, but someone out there will have their hands on the brilliant mind behind the research that could create the next level of biologic warfare.

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