Saturday, November 7, 2015

1 Year Publiversary Sale & Triple Review... Sheila Kell's H.I.S. Series

Will the choice he makes mean certain death to the woman he promised to protect?

Standalones HIS Desire & HIS Choice


HIS Desire

When FBI Special Agent Kate Ross is injured in a drive-by shooting, Hamilton Investigation and Security, Inc. (H.I.S.) leader Jesse Hamilton, believing she is the target of a killer seeking revenge against him, pulls the full force of H.I.S. into action to protect her.

Kate doesn’t believe Jesse, the only man to make her seethe one minute and lust after him the next, when he approaches her with a note from the Facilitator stating someone he loved would die shortly, and he knows in his gut it’s Kate. After a second attempt on her life, she can no longer fight his protection or her attraction to him.

After making a mistake that cost his wife her life, Jesse vowed to never love again, but Kate stirs something in him that puts his protective instincts into overdrive. Keeping her alive and out of his heart is more difficult than he expected. Then he makes a decision that could cost Kate her life. Is history due to repeat itself?

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HIS Choice

AJ Hamilton never expected his life to spiral so low. Tangled up with Baltimore's largest crime boss, The Magician, he is ordered to threaten a bothersome reporter. His attraction to Megan Rogers was as unexpected as was their heated encounter. AJ tries to warn her off. When she doesn't heed his advice, he's forced to protect her from herself. After witnessing something that puts their lives in danger, he kidnaps her.

When AJ saves Megan from the clutches of certain death, they must go on the run to stay alive. Tensions are high and their passions flare as they fight to stay one step ahead of The Magician. As they put their plan to expose him into action, AJ is forced to make a choice. But no matter the option he chooses, he may not be able to protect her or their hearts.

*Due to the sexual content, this book is recommended for mature audiences only*

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~~Barb's 5* Review~~

Holy. Hell. Hot. Men. With. Guns. 

Okay, now that that's out, I need to thank Hot Tree Promotions and the author, Sheila Kell for gifting me a copy of HIS Desire. This is my first Sheila Kell novel, funny enough though this book has been in my Amazon cart for months. No lie. It was kismet! Men and guns, I was sold. 

This story has a lot of players, and when I say that I don't mean it as a bad thing. Quite the opposite. It kept things from dragging and feeling like they were in a rut. I love the characters and the interactions between them. Each one has a specific role but they all fit well. It's like a jigsaw puzzle that's dumped on a table and you have to sort from piece to piece and put them together from the outside in. 

This puzzle starts with Kate Ross, AJ Hamilton and Jesse Hamilton. Late and AJ are FBI agents. They work together and are really good friends. Jesse, who happens to be AJs big brother and Kate's least favorite person is a retired FBI agent and the big man on campus at Hamilton investigation and Security. You know the kind of place that you call when you want stuff done right and by any means necessary. (Laughs) Uh, lots of sexy men packing heat. What's not to like, right? Makes ya wanna go be a damsel in distress... well it might to some but not to Kate. To Kate Jesse is no more than a bossy, pain in the arse. If she only knew. He did that just to rile her up... Poor girl. I wonder if she's not secretly blonde. Just saying. 

Add in a drive by shooting, to which Jesse happens to be there to save Kate and the start of this novel starts off with a bang, (no pun or dirtiness intended, this time...) a threatening note and.... BOOM! Kate is now under protective which Jesse is in charge of her every move. Girlfriend can't even piss without someone knowing where she is going. Fun part is, Jesse is always bossy and Kate is determined to not let him boss her around. She is a trained FBI agent after all. Though… she kinda loses that battle a few times. Jesse learned FAST how to get her to do what he needed and wanted even if it game him a migraine to do it. (laughs)

Gotta love a hard headed woman and a hot tempered alpha male going at it (and no not in that way you dirty people) and only coming to the same conclusion. Kate had to do what Jesse said or she would die. Accident after accident kept her in hiding and she would have to put her ultimate trust in Jess, his brothers and H.I.S. to keep her safe. If anyone could, it would be them. And with things heating up it’s only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose... again.

~~Emily's 4* Review~~

First off, many thanks to Hot Tree Promotions and Shelia Kell for providing a copy of HIS Desire in exchange for an honest review.

FBI Agent Kate Ross cannot think of anyone more annoying, or more annoyingly attractive, than her partner’s brother, Jesse Hamilton. As the owner of a private security firm, he has freedoms that she and her partner AJ just don’t have. When he walks into a case of hers and hands her the evidence that the man she arrested was innocent, her blood boils. Jesse was a former FBI Agent as well, and knows exactly the limitations that the Bureau places upon their agents. He also knows that it annoys the life out of her when she is wrong, so that’s just more fun for him.

But the fun comes to an abrupt end when Jesse finds that he has been targeted by a deadly assassin known only as the Facilitator. (How very 70’s bondish for a villain's name, I love it)

Thanks to his need to tease and flirt with Kate, the Facilitator has marked her for death, thinking that she is important to him. She is minorly wounded in a driveby shooting intended for him, and Jesse takes responsibility for her security from there on out. Kate has other plans, and has the dubious honor of being one of the most hard headed characters I’ve encountered in a book this year. Jesse is just as hard headed as Kate is, and their arguments make for an entertaining, if sometimes frustrating read. 

Kate is convinced that she is not the target, and urges Jesse to consider that his young daughter is the one in danger. Jesse had protected his little girl to the best of his ability, but remains firm that Kate’s life is in danger. As much as Kate would love to prove him wrong, mounting evidence soon reveals that he is right. Kate and Jesse must work together to find out why the Facilitator is stalking them. Before long, sparks fly, both between Jesse and Kate and as the killer creeps ever closer to his main goal.

~~Jessica's 5* Review~~

Holy Amazeballs…. Now you won’t normally hear that from me when it comes to a book that is written in third person but I have to say that this book may have slightly changed my opinion on this POV. First off big thanks to Hot Tree Promotions and Sheila Kell for allowing me the chance to read this book. Who doesn’t love a little action, a little romance and a big mystery in a story they read. From the moment this book started to the last page I found myself questioning what was going to happen.

I was sold on this book when I read the blurb and realized I was going to get to read about hot sizzling brothers and their protection services… Excuse can I be protected? I think the big bad boogey man is after me. Help! Help!

Like it or not our main heroine Kate, in the story, found herself in a position where she needed some extra special protection when an attempt on her life is made in a drive by shooting. Jesse our delicious main squeeze took it upon himself to personally look after Kate until the mysterious Facilitator is found. Kate at first was dead set against Jesse watching over her because one minute she hated Jesse but the next she was instantly attracted to him. Once our dynamic duo lit their spark it was hot hot hot!! I had to keep checking over my shoulder at work to make sure no one reading what I was reading.

I loved this book and when the ball finally drops and figure out what is actually going on your mouth is gonna hang wide open! I loved every minute of this story once the ball started rolling. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen in the next book of the series.

“This book was difficult to put down, it had me on the edge of my seat and the chemistry between Megan and AJ is HOT! It's well written, gripping and will have you reading late into the night. Great book, great story and a great ending.” Author Kacey Hamford

(HIS Desire)

“Good morning, Kate.”
“Good morning, Mr. Hamilton.” She forced a bleak, tight-lipped smile.
“So, we’re back to Mr. Hamilton.” He hadn’t missed her obvious examination and approval. She couldn’t completely hide it, even with her anger. There was definitely something between them. Something that had to be resolved. In the bedroom.
He knew she was a relationship kind of girl, so he would be upfront with her. There would be only sex, could be no relationship. His heart and soul had been ripped apart when he’d lost his wife. He refused to let himself get close to anyone because he wouldn’t go through that again. Even Kate couldn’t change that.
“On your way to the office?” He kept his voice calm, and his gaze steady. He had to break through the invisible barrier she’d erected between them.
Kate nodded. “Yes.” She surprised him by asking, “You?”
“Me? I’m meeting with someone at the coffee shop.”
She nodded and sipped her coffee.
A glint over her shoulder caught his eye. His smile faltered. Fuck.
Tires screeched in the distance, and Jesse’s heart clenched. He grabbed Kate’s arms and pulled her to the ground just as the car neared and gunfire erupted.

Sheila has been an avid reader since she was young, believing in fantasy worlds, women sleuths and happily-ever-after. Instead of writing as a career, she followed in her father's footsteps and joined the U.S. Air Force. After 12 years, she left the military as a disabled veteran then spent 12 years in higher education executive leadership. After reading her first romantic suspense novel, Sheila finally knew what she wanted to write. She has since retired to fulfill that dream. When not writing, she reads or spends time with her family. She lives in north Mississippi with three rescue cats.
“This book had me teetering on the edge of my seat, completely enraptured in the story and characters.” BookLover Book Blog

Tour-wide prizes:
1 set of signed paperbacks – HIS Desire and HIS Choice (US only)
1 signed paperback of HIS Desire (US only)
1 signed paperback of HIS Choice (US only)
2 x $5 Amazon gift cards

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