Silvia Violet’s Unexpected Trust
Y’all know that I love Silvia Violet’s books. Plus she’s a total sweetheart too (and she’s from North Carolina like me!) so you know that just means I’m a big ball of fangirl here today. Her newest book, Unexpected Trust, which is the sequel to Unexpected Rescue is out now! If you love action and hot military men, then this story is for you! If you missed Silvia’s interview for her previous book If Wishes Were Horses, you can check it out here. But today we get to talk hot military men. After the interview you can read all about the book, plus get an excerpt that you won’t want to miss. At the very bottom you can enter for a chance to win a $20 ARE giftcard!
Amanda C. Stone: Back again! Muahahaha! Ok, no. I’m too excited to have you here to pretend to be evil or anything like that. Was doing research on Navy SEALs as fun as it sounds like it would be?
Silvia Violet: Looking at all the pictures certainly was. 🙂 And I learned so many fascinating things about the rescues SEALs perform and the intensity of the training they go through.
ACS: I have massive amounts of respect for SEALs and all that they go through to train. So let’s be honest. How much of the inspiration for series was because you love SEALs and hot guys being super buff? (Or is that just me?)
SV: I love writing about men who have superhero level fighting skills and the ability to get themselves out of almost any situation. But then I also love taking these men who seem above mere mortals and showing their vulnerabilities. Big buff men are totally hot, but they’re even more attractive when they show their humanity.
ACS: I have to agree with you there. While I love hot guys (which is totally a subjective thing of course), it’s great when we see what makes them laugh, cry, and love. How many books do you have planned for this series? Or are you writing them as you get ideas for them?
SV: When I wrote Unexpected Rescue, I wasn’t planning a series, but then readers asked for Sport to have a book and now I have two more books currently planned and there may well be more.
ACS: I’m quite sure I was among the ones asking for Sport to have a story so while I want to apologize for making you write sequels you didn’t plan, I’m not sorry for this book. Will we continue to see Jackson, Addy and the other guys in future books?
SV: The next book will focus on Simon, a character you’ll meet in Unexpected Trust. The other guys will at least have brief appearances in that book, and they’ll have a larger role in book 4.
ACS: If you were a Navy SEAL (pretending that gender roles didn’t matter since they’re headed in that direction anyway), what would your awesome military nickname be?
SV: *laughs hysterically*
ACS: What? It’s not supposed to be THAT funny! Is it?
SV: *deep breath* I’m trying to get over my laughing fit at the idea of me being a SEAL. I don’t even like camping and I have terrible motion sickness. But if… I’ll go with Biscuit because I’m Southern and love to cook.
ACS: Good call sign Biscuit! *salute* While I figure out my own awesome military nickname, read all about the book.
Before you read Unexpected Trust, make sure you know where it all began. Check out Book 1 in the Unexpected series, Unexpected Rescue.
Special Agent Hugh Cranford, better known as Sport, is conducting an off-the-record investigation. He’s after Danny O’Sullivan, a spy rumored to have assisted in the ambush of Sport’s former SEAL team. Danny claims he and Sport are on the same side, and the real traitor is the man Sport is working for. But Danny is a master manipulator. He’s also the most seductive man Sport has ever met. Sport can’t help being attracted to him, but that doesn’t mean he’s willing to trust him.
In his quest to bring down a few highly-placed traitors in the US government, Danny O’Sullivan has been keeping tabs on Sport. When Sport comes looking for him, Danny decides to bring Sport in on his secret mission and into his bed. Sport may not trust Danny, but he wants him. As the two men risk their lives to complete Danny’s mission, they discover neither is as strong as they like to pretend.
He closed the box and reached for another. Then he heard the whoosh of a door opening. No footsteps followed. Someone was trying to be silent. O’Sullivan? A security guard? It might be nothing more than a routine check, but his instincts told him he was about to be discovered. He flattened himself again the wall next to the shelves.
Several seconds of silence. The hall door opened and closed again. Sport started to put his gun away.
Suddenly, the office door swung open and Danny was there, aiming a Glock at his chest. Fuck. He hadn’t heard a thing.
Why hadn’t he waited to come back here? Based on what he’d seen of the security, he could have gotten in easily after hours. He could hear his instructor at Quantico berating him for his impatience. Mr. Invincible. Mr. I’m-Better-Than-Any-Fucking-Spook. Look where that got you.
“Hello there,” O’Sullivan said. “Waiting for me?”
The Irish lilt went straight to Sport’s cock. Damn the man. “Just leaving actually,” Sport said, pushing away from the wall.
Danny shook his head. “Not yet. Get rid of your gun and then we’re going to get to know each other better.”
“I don’t think that’s a good idea, O’Sullivan,” Sport said as he dropped his gun on the floor. Danny kicked it away from him.
“Call me Danny. You’ve obviously been getting to know me already.”
“Can’t say that I have. Not much here to learn from.”
Danny walked to the desk and jerked open the drawer where Sport had seen the bug. Danny ripped it loose, dropped it on the floor, and smashed it with his foot, apparently no longer caring if whoever placed it realized Danny was on to them. “That’s better, now we can have some privacy. So tell me this, why did you bother poking around in this dusty old place when what you really want is right here?” Danny swept his hand down his body, letting it graze over his cock.
“It looked like you’d already found some company,” Sport said, keeping his face neutral. “I don’t do secondhand.”
Danny moved closer. “You’d do me. Any way you could get me.”
Sport fucking hated him, and he hated that he wanted the man under him, begging for mercy. That would be a mistake though; he couldn’t trust a word a man like O’Sullivan said. “Cut the games. Either shoot me or step out of the way so I can get back to my evening.”
Danny took another few steps toward him. Sport could have reached out and touched him, made a grab for Danny’s weapon or…. something else.
Danny reached out and drew a line down Sport’s chest with the tip of his gun. Sport didn’t flinch. Danny wasn’t going to shoot him, not that night anyway. After a while you learned to tell who was likely to pull the trigger and who wasn’t. Danny had no intention of ending things yet. He was the type who enjoyed the game far more than the outcome. He liked pitting himself against other operatives and coming out on top.
Sport could make sure he enjoyed coming on the bottom too.
Silvia Violet writes erotic romance in a variety of genres including paranormal, contemporary, sci fi, and historical. She can be found haunting coffee shops looking for the darkest, strongest cup of coffee she can find. Once equipped with the needed fuel, she can happily sit for hours pounding away at her laptop. Silvia typically leaves home disguised as a suburban stay-at-home-mom, and other coffee shop patrons tend to ask her hilarious questions like “Do you write children’s books?” She loves watching the looks on their faces when they learn what she’s actually up to. When not writing, Silvia enjoys baking sinfully delicious treats, exploring new styles of cooking, and reading to her incorrigible offspring. For a list of Silvia’s available titles: http://silviaviolet.com/books
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