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5 Fact Thursday - Submission, Secrets, and the Soldier #PTSD #wedding #Labourday #Shootout

Submission, Secrets, and the Soldier is a Labour Day romance.

A standalone romance set in the small, North Carolina Town of Westhorpe Ridge.



Kathryn Johnson works as a legal secretary and financial advisor in Westhorpe Ridge, but a past case comes back to haunt her.


The first time Kathryn hooks up with Luke at a BDSM club, he has a throwback episode to his time in the Army that terrifies her.


This year, Kathryn's mother has pushed her out of her beloved involvement in Westhorpe Ridge's Labour Day Parade.


Luke moves to Westhorpe Ridge for specialist PTSD treatment, but circumstances force him and Kathryn to share an apartment.


Someone's trying to kill Kathryn.



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Kathryn Johnson is tired of avoiding scandal and playing the role of a good girl. After being pushed out of her beloved annual Labor Day parade and facing job insecurity, she decides to leave her mother's suffocating hold. But with her financial situation looking bleak, Kathryn finds herself homeless and desperate. The only option she has is to rent a small apartment that she can barely afford. Meanwhile, Luke Roberts, a soldier determined to conquer his PTSD, moves to Westhorpe Ridge for specialized treatment. He rents the last available apartment, unaware that Kathryn has already spoken to the owner. When they meet, sparks fly, but they agree to share the space begrudgingly. Their lives take a dangerous turn when someone tries to kill Kathryn. Suddenly, kidnappings, car wrecks, and attempted murder become a part of their lives, forcing them to trust each other in order to survive. As they navigate this treacherous situation, a deep connection forms between them, igniting a passionate romance in the face of danger. "Submission, Secrets, and the Soldier" is a gripping stand-alone story from the Heroes of Westhorpe Ridge series. Join Kathryn and Luke in this fast-paced and suspenseful romance as they fight for their lives and discover the true power of love.

Publisher's Note: "Submission, Secrets, and the Soldier" is a stand-alone novel that includes explicit sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.



Excerpt


No one ever came to Foster’s Mill anymore. The musty storage space beneath the house looked like it would withstand a world war, not just hold them captive. Stifling a sob, Kathryn felt as hollow as the grain store. No one would ever find them here.


A light bulb dangled drunkenly from a wire overhead. The only way out was through the metal doors, but once Farlaise closed them, it would be like being locked in a giant grave.


Jack’s smile turned cold. “Put her down there and step away. That’s it. Now, fetch the other cage. Try anything, and I put a bullet in her foot.”


Tears blurred Kathryn’s vision, but she tried to study her soon-to-be prison. At least she noted the position of the light switch on the wall. Fingers crossed, she prayed Farlaise didn’t shut off the power.


Luke returned with the empty cage, and although he waited for the next instruction, he already knew where this was headed.


Farlaise’s laugh dripped menace. “I’m happy for Jack to shoot your lady friend. In fact I’ll insist on it unless you screw yourself back in that cage.”


Luke gave him a cold stare, but he twisted his body back inside that tiny cage.


Farlaise laughed again. “Right, Kathryn Johnson, if you won’t tell me where my money is, you better hope your boss pays me back, with interest of course. You can survive in here for months. The previous owner was a prepper. If you ever figure out how to get at it, you’ll find most of the stuff’s past its sell-by date.”


Jack’s grin was malevolence and evil. “And we removed the weapons. You better hope someone pays the ransom before the food runs out. If I were you, I’d leave the bitch to starve in her cage.”


Farlaise swung the door shut with a metallic clang. The darkness felt thicker than tar. It swamped Kathryn, shattering her fragile barriers and making her shove at the bars. When they didn’t move, she screamed. “Get me out of this thing. I can’t see. Where are you? For God’s sake, get me out of here. I don’t want to die in a dog cage.”


Meet Kryssie Fortune

Kryssie Fortune writes the sort of hot sexy books she loves to read. Her paranormal heroes are muscular werewolves, arrogant Fae, seductive vampires or BDSM loving dragons.


Kryssie likes her contemporary heroes ex-military and dominant. Her Byronic and brooding Regency men are troubled survivors of Waterloo. When it comes to women, she writes kick ass females who can hold their own against whatever life - or Kryssie - throws at them.

Kryssie's pet hates are unhappy endings, and a series that end on a cliff hanger.

Her books are all stand alone even when part of series. Plot always comes before sex, but when her heroines and heroes get together, the sex is explosive and explicit. One review called it downright sensual.








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