Pamela Clare March 2015 AOTM

Pamela Clare discusses the I-Team...

 

What inspired you to create your sexy, thrilling I-Team series?

I began my writing career with historical romance. That was very natural for me as a history lover and student of archaeology. While I was writing historicals — the first book took me seven years to complete — I was working fulltime as an investigative reporter, opinion columnist, and newspaper editor. We did serious investigative work, and this, together with my opinion pieces, led to a lot of hate mail, death threats, and two stalkers.

One afternoon I was talking with my agent about the week I’d had at the newspaper, where I was working on an investigation of a cement plant. I mentioned offhand that a state official had called me to tell me he thought I might be in danger. I wasn’t afraid; it wasn’t the first time something like this had happened. I just mentioned it the way you might tell a friend about getting cut off in traffic by another driver.

My agent got very quiet, and she said, ‘You know, you ought to write romantic suspense, because you live it.’

I said, ‘Yeah — except for the “romantic” part.’

I started putting stories together in my mind, but never having written romantic suspense or even read it, I wasn’t quite sure how to pull it off. About a year later, I sat down to write the manuscript that became Extreme Exposure, and I had a blast with it.

I’ve had a wide range of experiences as a result of being a journalist, and the I-Team series has given me a place to put those experiences, even the bad ones. I’m pretty sure I’m one of very few romantic suspense authors who’s spent time at crime scenes, stayed behind bars as an inmate, or seen a corpse whose head has been shot off. In that sense, writing these stories has been therapeutic for me.

 

Have you always wanted to be a writer? What do you love most about your job?

I knew by the time I was 9 years old that I wanted to be a writer. I read my first novel — Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry — and the world around me disappeared entirely. By the time I finished the story, I felt like I’d lived another life. I marvelled at the magic that the writer had created for me, and I knew I wanted to do exactly that for readers one day. I became an avid reader, but my goal from that day forward was to write books that sweep readers away.

 

Have any of the romances between your heroes and heroines in the series surprised you, or have you always known who’s meant to be together?

The heroines come first — they’re all reporters — so I create the heroes for them. (Wouldn’t it be nice if we do could that in real life?)

I start with the investigation that gets the heroine into trouble, then imagine who she might meet in the process of that investigation. Out of those possibilities comes the hero. The heroes do surprise me, however, because they come with their own backstory, their own pain and grief and other issues. I never know what those are going to be until I start developing their character. They end up feeling very real to me.

 

Do you have the most fun creating your heroes or your heroines?

I love creating the heroes. Every hero is a chance to make the reader fall in love, and there’s an element of fun for me in creating a character I know will titillate my readers. I also enjoy putting myself inside the male mind. What a strange and wild place to be.

 

Do you have a favourite hero or heroine from your books or by any other author?

I love Aragorn/Strider from the Lord of the Rings novels by Tolkien. He is the ultimate selfless hero. I blame most of my romantic notions on him.

I love all my heroes for different reasons, but I will admit to having a soft spot for Julian Darcangelo from Hard Evidence, the second I-Team novel.

I love knowing that something I’ve written has touched another person and lives in their heart long after they’ve finished reading the story. When I hear from readers who learned something or who made it through a difficult period in their lives, in part because they were able to escape into my stories, I feel so gratified and happy.

 

You write both historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense – do you find that you approach these differently or do they have a lot in common for you?

Oh, great question!

Writing a novel, regardless of the genre, involves certain things — characterization, plot, dialogue. All of those pieces have to come together for me whether I’m writing a historical or contemporary romantic suspense. In that sense, there’s really no difference.

The biggest difference is the research. With historicals, I’m using books from the library, online sources, and interviews with experts — curators, archaeologists, scholars. I try very hard to be historically accurate with vocabulary. No 18th-century hero or heroine is going to speak or think the way we do, and part of creating their state of mind is by knowing the vocabulary. The OED is my best friend. Every time I write an historical novel, I look up hundreds and hundreds of words to check their etymology to find out when they came into use.

Contemporary romantic suspense involves a very different kind of research. The journalism side of it I have down. That was my job for 20 years. But if I have an FBI agent or a deputy US marshal, I really have no idea what their lives are like. If I were to rely on what I think is accurate, I’d be wrong more often than right.

For example, Holly Bradshaw’s story involves a hero who is a CIA officer. He’s a paramilitary operator. We laypeople all use the term ‘CIA Agent’, but an agent is very different from an officer. An agent is someone who is recruited by an officer. They don’t work directly for the CIA, but rather provide intelligence in a quid pro quo kind of arrangement. Whereas officers work for the Agency. I didn’t know about the distinction until I researched the subject and interviewed a former CIA officer.

The trick with contemporary romantic suspense is that there are living people who have the jobs and do the work I’m describing in the stories. If I get it wrong, they will know. So the need for accuracy and detailed research is paramount. It’s so easy to get caught by a small detail.

I really enjoy talking to people who’ve done the work I’m describing. I’ve spoken with Navy SEALs, a former US Marshal, police, a CIA officer, and others. I once had a long conversation with a former military EOD man (bomb squad) who told me how to build bombs. He drew detonation switches on his napkin so that I could understand how to set them off with a cell phone. Not your average coffee shop conversation. I’m sure people sitting around us were a bit nervous, but it was all for fiction.

I also take the weapons these heroes use seriously. People who aren’t familiar with firearms make a lot of mistakes when writing and talking about them. I’ve made it my business to shoot the weapons my heroes and bad guys fire, including an AK-47, a Navy SEAL issue SIG P226 — you name it. This past week I got to fire a Ruger MKIII with integrated suppression (a built-in silencer) that was specially built for government agents and Special Operations guys like SEALs to use for covert killing. It’s very, very quiet.

People think contemporary novels are easier to write than historicals, but in terms of achieving accuracy, they’re probably more complicated.

 

We can’t wait for the next Pamela Clare novel! Can you give us a hint of what’s to come?

I have loved Holly Bradshaw since I first started this series. I’m excited to be working on her book right now. I can tell you that the hero, Nikolai Andris, is a CIA paramilitary operator who is sent to keep her under surveillance after she begins dating a billionaire art dealer from the former Soviet state of Georgia who is not what he seems to be. You can only imagine what Nick hears while listening to Holly talk about her sex life with her friends. But when Nick fears her life is in danger, he disrupts her date by drugging her and killing the art dealer.

Holly wakes up in bed with a dead man.

And the story goes from there.

 

Who are the authors you read for pleasure?

I love Dickens and Tolkien. They’re my two favourites. I also love Mika Waltari, a Finnish author who writes fabulous historical fiction. When it comes to romantic fiction, I have so many favourites — Cindy Gerard, Tara Janzen, Kaylea Cross, Norah Wilson, Nora Roberts, Monica McCarty… I’m forgetting so many!

 

If you could take only three essentials with you to a desert island what would they be?

I’d take Tolkien’s books, an iPod filled with music, and Raylan Givens (from Justified).

 

Who would be on your dream dinner party guest list, dead or alive?

Oh, fun question!

I would love to have Mozart, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Tolkien, Shakespeare, Da Vinci, Van Gogh, and Marie Curie at the party. And then there’s David Gandy, Alexander Skarsgard, Chris Hemsworth, and Timothy Olyphant. I guess there would be a lot of artists and a lot of very sexy men.

 

What are your guilty pleasures?

I gave up watching television a long time ago to free more time for real life. But lately, there are a handful of programs that have crept in via the Internet or Netflix to eat up my time. Downton Abbey is one. The Danish program Borgen is another. (I lived in Denmark for a few years and speak fluent Danish.) I also love Justified and Castle. If Firefly hadn’t been cancelled (curse Fox!), I’d be watching that. Also, I’m a lifelong Trekkie. I grew up watching the reruns on television — Kirk, Spock, Bones and the crew.

 

There’s so much interest and excitement around romance fiction right now. What do you think that romance readers are looking for in the romances they read today?

The reasons are probably as varied as the people — women and men — who read them. I think escape figures into it. We see so many terrible things on the television news and in newspapers these days. It’s thrown in our faces 24 hours a day. Many of us work long hours and face long commutes to and from the office. It’s only natural to want to find a way to leave the real world behind for a while.

I’ve gotten so many letters from readers who tell me that my books have helped them through hard times — the death of a loved one, recovery from an accident or illness, even the attacks on 9/11. (One of my readers is a survivor of those attacks.)

We all need comfort in this life, and the happy endings that romantic fiction provides give us comfort. Most of all, they give us hope that the world is a good place and that the good guys will win. Romantic suspense in particular delivers that, I believe — the feeling that good can prevail.

I believe that good can and will prevail, so it’s not all fantasy.

Thanks so much for the wonderful questions! I’m delighted to be able to share my stories with UK readers, and I hope they’ll come to love the heroes and heroines as much as I do.

 

Pamela Clare's I-Team series begins with EXTREME EXPOSURE, HARD EVIDENCE and UNLAWFUL CONTACT, available now!

Look out for NAKED EDGE, BREAKING POINT and STRIKING DISTANCE, on sale 2nd April, and the MacKinnon's Rangers series in May!


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Extreme Exposure: I-Team 1 (A series of sexy, thrilling, unputdownable adventure)

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Fans of Suzanne Brockmann, Maya Banks, Christy Reece, Julie Ann Walker and Cindy Gerard will adore Pamela Clare's expertly plotted romantic suspense series, which sets the pages alight with sizzling chemistry. For tension, thrills, romance and passion take a spin with the I-Team.

In the years since her child's father left her, Kara McMillan has kept men at bay. The hard-boiled journalist has vowed never to become vulnerable again, however lonely she feels. With his dangerous good looks, charm and power, Senator Reece Sheridan could have just about any woman he sets his piercing eyes on. But he's intrigued by only one: gutsy, sensual reporter Kara, who promises to be every bit the firebrand in bed that she is in print. But this is no fling. A sudden political scandal - and attempts on Kara's life - threaten to drive them apart. Yet maybe adversity will draw them into a bond even more intense than their steamy embraces...

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USA Today bestselling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service and the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award. She writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Visit Pamela's website www.pamelaclare.com or connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-Clare/167939496589645 or on Twitter @Pamela_Clare.

A DAZZLING TALENT: As a former journalist the mystery and suspense elements of Pamela's stories are exceptionally well researched and expertly plotted, but she also writes beautifully crafted characters with sizzling chemistry and deep emotional bonds. She has received high praise for consistently delivering tension, thrills, romance and passion in her novels.A BIG-HITTING GENRE: Romantic suspense is a core genre in romance with authors like Suzanne Brockmann and Maya Banks consistently hitting the New York Times bestseller lists with their new books. It's only a matter of time until Pamela Clare follows suit.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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Hard Evidence: I-Team 2 (A series of sexy, thrilling, unputdownable adventure)

By Pamela Clare

Fans of Suzanne Brockmann, Maya Banks, Christy Reece, Julie Ann Walker and Cindy Gerard will adore Pamela Clare's expertly plotted romantic suspense series, which sets the pages alight with sizzling chemistry. For tension, thrills, romance and passion take a spin with the I-Team.

After the murder of a teenage girl, investigative reporter Tessa Novak has her sights set on the mysterious man seen lurking near the crime scene as the culprit. That man was Julian Darcangelo, an undercover FBI agent, closing in on the trail of a human trafficker and killer. Tessa's accusations could blow his cover, and he wants her off the case. But just as Tessa has made Julian a target of interest, she is now a target of the killer. And, as they are forced to trust each other, their physical attraction escalates as intensely as the threat from a ruthless murderer who wants to see both of them dead...

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The second sensational novel of thrilling romance from Pamela Clare and her electrifying I-Team.

USA Today bestselling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service and the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award. She writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Visit Pamela's website www.pamelaclare.com or connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-Clare/167939496589645 or on Twitter @Pamela_Clare.

A DAZZLING TALENT: As a former journalist the mystery and suspense elements of Pamela's stories are exceptionally well researched and expertly plotted, but she also writes beautifully crafted characters with sizzling chemistry and deep emotional bonds. She has received high praise for consistently delivering tension, thrills, romance and passion in her novels.A KEY GENRE: Romantic suspense is a core genre in romance with authors like Suzanne Brockmann and Maya Banks consistently hitting the New York Times bestseller lists with their new books. It's only a matter of time until Pamela Clare follows suit.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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Unlawful Contact: I-Team 3 (A series of sexy, thrilling, unputdownable adventure)

By Pamela Clare

Fans of Suzanne Brockmann, Maya Banks, Christy Reece, Julie Ann Walker and Cindy Gerard will adore Pamela Clare's expertly plotted romantic suspense series, which sets the pages alight with sizzling chemistry. For tension, thrills, romance and passion take a spin with the I-Team.

Taken hostage by a convicted murderer while reporting at a prison, Sophie Alton has no idea that the man holding the gun to her head is the bad boy who was her first love in high school. Condemned to life without parole, Marc Hunter finds himself with no choice but to break out of prison after his younger sister disappears with her baby. Though he regrets what he has to put Sophie through, he can't let anything get in the way of stopping the corrupt officials who are set on destroying what's left of his family. But being near Sophie rekindles memories for both of them. And, as the passion between them heats up, so does the conspiracy to put both of them in their graves...

Sexy. Thrilling. Unputdownable. Take a wildly romantic ride with Pamela Clare's I-Team: Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence, Unlawful Contact, Naked Edge, Breaking Point, Striking Distance, Seduction Game.

The third sensational novel of thrilling romance from Pamela Clare and her electrifying I-Team.

USA Today bestselling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service and the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award. She writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Visit Pamela's website www.pamelaclare.com or connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-Clare/167939496589645 or on Twitter @Pamela_Clare.

A DAZZLING TALENT: As a former journalist the mystery and suspense elements of Pamela's stories are exceptionally well researched and expertly plotted, but she also writes beautifully crafted characters with sizzling chemistry and deep emotional bonds. She has received high praise for consistently delivering tension, thrills, romance and passion in her novels.A KEY GENRE: Romantic suspense is a core genre in romance with authors like Suzanne Brockmann and Maya Banks consistently hitting the New York Times bestseller lists with their new books. It's only a matter of time until Pamela Clare follows suit.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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Naked Edge: I-Team 4 (A series of sexy, thrilling, unputdownable adventure)

By Pamela Clare

Fans of Suzanne Brockmann, Maya Banks, Christy Reece, Julie Ann Walker and Cindy Gerard will adore Pamela Clare's expertly plotted romantic suspense series, which sets the pages alight with sizzling chemistry. For tension, thrills, romance and passion take a spin with the I-Team.

The day Navajo journalist Katherine James met Gabriel Rossiter, the earth literally moved beneath her feet when he saved her from a rockslide. So she is crushed when she recognizes her rescuer among the law enforcement officers throwing her and her friends off Mesa Butte, land they consider sacred. Gabe swore he would never again lose himself to a woman. But the attraction he feels to Kat is undeniable. And, appalled by his orders, he's determined to get to the bottom of events at Mesa Butte. But asking questions can be dangerous - almost as dangerous as risking one's heart. Soon Kat and Gabe's passion for the truth - and each other - makes them targets for those who would do anything, even kill, to keep Native Americans off their sacred land...

Sexy. Thrilling. Unputdownable. Take a wildly romantic ride with Pamela Clare's I-Team: Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence, Unlawful Contact, Naked Edge, Breaking Point, Striking Distance.

Pamela Clare is a remarkable storyteller

Romantic suspense at its bestPamela Clare is a dazzling talentPacked with action and raw, sexual tension, Pamela Clare...brings readers...edgy suspense, meaty subject matter, and intense emotionsThe fourth sensational novel of thrilling romance from Pamela Clare and her electrifying I-Team.

USA Today bestselling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service and the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award. She writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Visit Pamela's website www.pamelaclare.com or connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-Clare/167939496589645 or on Twitter @Pamela_Clare.

A DAZZLING TALENT: As a former journalist the mystery and suspense elements of Pamela's stories are exceptionally well researched and expertly plotted, but she also writes beautifully crafted characters with sizzling chemistry and deep emotional bonds. She has received high praise for consistently delivering tension, thrills, romance and passion in her novels.A KEY GENRE: Romantic suspense is a core genre in romance with authors like Suzanne Brockmann and Maya Banks consistently hitting the New York Times bestseller lists with their new books. It's only a matter of time until Pamela Clare follows suit.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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Breaking Point: I-Team 5 (A series of sexy, thrilling, unputdownable adventure)

By Pamela Clare

Fans of Suzanne Brockmann, Maya Banks, Christy Reece, Julie Ann Walker and Cindy Gerard will adore Pamela Clare's expertly plotted romantic suspense series, which sets the pages alight with sizzling chemistry. For tension, thrills, romance and passion take a spin with the I-Team.

While investigating border violence in Mexico, journalist Natalie Benoit is taken captive. Alone in the hands of ruthless killers, she needs every ounce of courage she possesses to survive. Chief Deputy US Marshal Zach McBride has endured a week of torture and interrogation at the hands of a bloodthirsty drug cartel. Hearing Natalie's cries spurs his survival instincts. With her help, Zach overpowers their captors and they flee. But past loss and tragedy leave each reluctant to follow their hearts, even as the passion between them reaches breaking point. Now they must fight to stay ahead of the danger that hunts them as forces more powerful than they can imagine conspire to destroy them both...

Sexy. Thrilling. Unputdownable. Take a wildly romantic ride with Pamela Clare's I-Team: Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence, Unlawful Contact, Naked Edge, Breaking Point, Striking Distance, Seduction Game.

The fifth sensational novel of thrilling romance from Pamela Clare and her electrifying I-Team.

USA Today bestselling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service and the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award. She writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Visit Pamela's website www.pamelaclare.com or connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-Clare/167939496589645 or on Twitter @Pamela_Clare.

A DAZZLING TALENT: As a former journalist the mystery and suspense elements of Pamela's stories are exceptionally well researched and expertly plotted, but she also writes beautifully crafted characters with sizzling chemistry and deep emotional bonds. She has received high praise for consistently delivering tension, thrills, romance and passion in her novels.A KEY GENRE: Romantic suspense is a core genre in romance with authors like Suzanne Brockmann and Maya Banks consistently hitting the New York Times bestseller lists with their new books. It's only a matter of time until Pamela Clare follows suit.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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Striking Distance: I-Team 6 (A series of sexy, thrilling, unputdownable adventure)

By Pamela Clare

Fans of Suzanne Brockmann, Maya Banks, Christy Reece, Julie Ann Walker and Cindy Gerard will adore Pamela Clare's expertly plotted romantic suspense series, which sets the pages alight with sizzling chemistry. For tension, thrills, romance and passion take a spin with the I-Team.

TV reporter Laura Nilsson spent eighteen months in an Al-Qaeda compound after being kidnapped live on air. Two years later, she's still wondering why. No mission in Javier Corbray's career as a Navy SEAL affected him the way Laura's rescue did. And he wants her more than he's ever wanted anyone. As Laura and Javier's passion ignites, so does Laura's need to discover the mystery of her past. Especially when she learns that her abduction was not random - and that she's still a target for a killer with an impenetrable motive. Now Javier will have to rely on his skills to keep the woman he loves from being struck down before she dares uncover the truth...

Sexy. Thrilling. Unputdownable. Take a wildly romantic ride with Pamela Clare's I-Team: Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence, Unlawful Contact, Naked Edge, Breaking Point, Striking Distance, Seduction Game.

The sixth sensational novel of thrilling romance from Pamela Clare and her electrifying I-Team.

USA Today bestselling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service and the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award. She writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Visit Pamela's website www.pamelaclare.com or connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-Clare/167939496589645 or on Twitter @Pamela_Clare.

A DAZZLING TALENT: As a former journalist the mystery and suspense elements of Pamela's stories are exceptionally well researched and expertly plotted, but she also writes beautifully crafted characters with sizzling chemistry and deep emotional bonds. She has received high praise for consistently delivering tension, thrills, romance and passion in her novels.A KEY GENRE: Romantic suspense is a core genre in romance with authors like Suzanne Brockmann and Maya Banks consistently hitting the New York Times bestseller lists with their new books. It's only a matter of time until Pamela Clare follows suit.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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Seduction Game: I-Team 7 (A series of sexy, thrilling, unputdownable adventure)

By Pamela Clare

Fans of Suzanne Brockmann, Maya Banks, Christy Reece, Julie Ann Walker and Cindy Gerard will adore Pamela Clare's expertly plotted romantic suspense series, which sets the pages alight with sizzling chemistry. For tension, thrills, romance and passion take a spin with the I-Team.

CIA Officer Nick Andris wants revenge. His last mission failed after a Georgian arms smuggler killed his lover. He's been tailing a woman for three weeks hoping she will lead him to his target. But there's a problem with the intel. Holly Elise Bradshaw is nothing more than an entertainment writer with a love for sex and designer clothes. Clearly someone at Langley made a mistake...

When Holly finds herself in trouble, the only weapons at her disposal are her brains and her body. But they won't be enough to handle the man who's following her. He's going to turn her world upside-down.

Sexy. Thrilling. Unputdownable. Take a wildly romantic ride with Pamela Clare's I-Team: Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence, Unlawful Contact, Naked Edge, Breaking Point, Striking Distance, Seduction Game.

The seventh sensational novel of thrilling romance from Pamela Clare and her electrifying I-Team.

USA Today bestselling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service and the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award. She writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Visit Pamela's website www.pamelaclare.com or connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-Clare/167939496589645 or on Twitter @Pamela_Clare.

A DAZZLING TALENT: As a former journalist the mystery and suspense elements of Pamela's stories are exceptionally well researched and expertly plotted, but she also writes beautifully crafted characters with sizzling chemistry and deep emotional bonds. She has received high praise for consistently delivering tension, thrills, romance and passion in her novels.A KEY GENRE: Romantic suspense is a core genre in romance with authors like Suzanne Brockmann and Maya Banks consistently hitting the New York Times bestseller lists with their new books. It's only a matter of time until Pamela Clare follows suit.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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Surrender: MacKinnon's Rangers 1

By Pamela Clare

Pamela Clare brings her expert plotting, sizzling chemistry and thrilling adventure to her sweeping MacKinnon's Rangers series, in the grand tradition of The Last of the Mohicans, perfect for fans of Maya Banks, Monica McCarty and Zoe Archer.

They were a band of brothers, their loyalty to one another forged by hardship and battle, the bond between these Highland warriors, rugged colonials, and fierce Native Americans stronger even than blood ties.

Iain MacKinnon had been forced to serve the British crown, but compassion urged him to save the lovely lass facing certain death at the hands of the Abenaki. He'd defied his orders, endangered his brothers, his men and his mission, all for a woman. But when he held Annie's sweet body in his arms, he could feel no regret. Though he sensed she was hiding something from him, it was too late to hold back his heart. In love and war, there are times when the only course of action is... Surrender.

Be swept away by the other sexy MacKinnon's Rangers in Untamed and Defiant. Or take a wildly romantic ride with Pamela Clare's I-Team: Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence, Unlawful Contact, Naked Edge, Breaking Point, Striking Distance, Seduction Game.

Pamela Clare is a remarkable storyteller

Romantic suspense at its bestPamela Clare is a dazzling talentPacked with action and raw, sexual tension, Pamela Clare...brings readers...edgy suspense, meaty subject matter, and intense emotions

The first in the breathtaking MacKinnon's Rangers series.

USA Today bestselling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service and the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award. She writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Visit Pamela's website www.pamelaclare.com or connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-Clare/167939496589645 or on Twitter @Pamela_Clare.

A DAZZLING TALENT: As a former journalist the mystery and suspense elements of Pamela's stories are exceptionally well researched and expertly plotted, but she also writes beautifully crafted characters with sizzling chemistry and deep emotional bonds. She has received high praise for consistently delivering tension, thrills, romance and passion in her novels.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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Untamed: MacKinnon's Rangers 2

By Pamela Clare

Pamela Clare brings her expert plotting, sizzling chemistry and thrilling adventure to her breathtaking MacKinnon's Rangers series, in the grand tradition of The Last of the Mohicans, perfect for fans of Maya Banks, Monica McCarty and Zoe Archer.

They were a band of brothers, their loyalty to one another forged by hardship and battle, the bond between these Highland warriors, rugged colonials, and fierce Native Americans stronger even than blood ties.

Though forced to fight for the hated British, Morgan MacKinnon would no more betray the men he leads than slit his own throat - not even when he was captured by the French and threatened with an agonizing death by fire at the hands of their Abenaki allies. Only the look of innocent longing in the eyes of a convent-bred French lass could make him question his vow to escape and return to the Rangers. And soon the sweet passion he awoke in Amalie had him cursing the war that forced him to choose between upholding his honor and pledging himself to the woman he loves.

Be swept away by the other sexy MacKinnon's Rangers in Surrender and Defiant. Or take a wildly romantic ride with Pamela Clare's I-Team: Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence, Unlawful Contact, Naked Edge, Breaking Point, Striking Distance, Seduction Game.

Pamela Clare is a remarkable storyteller

Romantic suspense at its bestPamela Clare is a dazzling talentPacked with action and raw, sexual tension, Pamela Clare...brings readers...edgy suspense, meaty subject matter, and intense emotions

The second in the sweeping MacKinnon's Rangers series.

USA Today bestselling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service and the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award. She writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Visit Pamela's website www.pamelaclare.com or connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-Clare/167939496589645 or on Twitter @Pamela_Clare.

A DAZZLING TALENT: As a former journalist the mystery and suspense elements of Pamela's stories are exceptionally well researched and expertly plotted, but she also writes beautifully crafted characters with sizzling chemistry and deep emotional bonds. She has received high praise for consistently delivering tension, thrills, romance and passion in her novels.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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Defiant: MacKinnon's Rangers 3

By Pamela Clare

Pamela Clare brings her expert plotting, sizzling chemistry and thrilling adventure to her sweeping MacKinnon's Rangers series, in the grand tradition of The Last of the Mohicans, perfect for fans of Maya Banks, Monica McCarty and Zoe Archer.

They were a band of brothers, their loyalty to one another forged by hardship and battle, the bond between these Highland warriors, rugged colonials, and fierce Native Americans stronger even than blood ties.

Major Connor MacKinnon despises his commander, Lord William Wentworth, beyond all other men. Ordered to rescue Wentworth's niece after the Shawnee take her captive, he expects Lady Sarah Woodville to be every bit as contemptible as her uncle. Instead, he finds a brave and beautiful lass in desperate peril. But the only way to free Sarah is for Connor to defeat the Shawnee warrior who kidnapped her - and claim her himself.
Torn by tragedy from her sheltered life in London, Lady Sarah is unprepared for the harshness of the frontier - or for the attraction she feels toward Connor. When they reach civilization, however, it is she who must protect him. For if her uncle knew all that Connor had done to save her, he would surely kill him. But the flames of passion, once kindled, are difficult to deny. As desire transforms into love, Connor will have to defy an empire to keep Sarah at his side.

Be swept away by the other sexy MacKinnon's Rangers in Surrender and Untamed. Or take a wildly romantic ride with Pamela Clare's I-Team: Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence, Unlawful Contact, Naked Edge, Breaking Point, Striking Distance, Seduction Game.

Pamela Clare is a remarkable storyteller

Romantic suspense at its bestPamela Clare is a dazzling talentPacked with action and raw, sexual tension, Pamela Clare...brings readers...edgy suspense, meaty subject matter, and intense emotions

The third in the magnificent MacKinnon's Rangers series.

USA Today bestselling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service and the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award. She writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Visit Pamela's website www.pamelaclare.com or connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-Clare/167939496589645 or on Twitter @Pamela_Clare.

A DAZZLING TALENT: As a former journalist the mystery and suspense elements of Pamela's stories are exceptionally well researched and expertly plotted, but she also writes beautifully crafted characters with sizzling chemistry and deep emotional bonds. She has received high praise for consistently delivering tension, thrills, romance and passion in her novels.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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Ride The Fire

By Pamela Clare

Pamela Clare brings her expert plotting, sizzling chemistry and thrilling adventure to a sweeping historical romance, perfect for fans of Maya Banks, Monica McCarty and Zoe Archer.

Sometimes survival isn't just about staying alive... Widowed and alone on the frontier, Elspeth Stewart will do whatever it takes to protect herself and her unborn child from the dangers of the wilderness and of men. Though her youthful beauty doesn't show it, she is broken and scarred from the way men have treated her. So when a stranger wanders onto Bethie's land, wounded and needing her aid, she takes no risks, tying him to the bed and hiding his weapons before ministering to his injuries.

But Bethie's defenses cannot keep Nicholas Kenleigh from breaking down her emotional walls. The scars on his body speak of a violent past, but his gentleness, warmth, and piercing eyes arouse longings in her that she never imagined she had. As Nicholas and Bethie reveal to each other both their hidden desires and their tortured secrets, they discover that riding the flames of their passion might be the key to burning away the nightmare of their pasts.

Be swept away by the Pamela Clare's sexy MacKinnon's Rangers in Surrender, Untamed and Defiant. Or take a wildly romantic ride with her I-Team: Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence, Unlawful Contact, Naked Edge, Breaking Point, Striking Distance, Seduction Game.

Pamela Clare is a remarkable storyteller

Romantic suspense at its bestPamela Clare is a dazzling talentPacked with action and raw, sexual tension, Pamela Clare...brings readers...edgy suspense, meaty subject matter, and intense emotions

The dazzling historical romance from the author of the MacKinnon's Rangers and I-Team series.

USA Today bestselling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service and the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award. She writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Visit Pamela's website www.pamelaclare.com or connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-Clare/167939496589645 or on Twitter @Pamela_Clare.

A DAZZLING TALENT: As a former journalist the mystery and suspense elements of Pamela's stories are exceptionally well researched and expertly plotted, but she also writes beautifully crafted characters with sizzling chemistry and deep emotional bonds. She has received high praise for consistently delivering tension, thrills, romance and passion in her novels.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.