Brandon’s Bliss: A SEALs of Honor World Novel by Dale Mayer
(Heroes for Hire Book 13)
Release Date March 6, 2018
Brandon, the newest member of Levi’s team, heads to Africa and Bullard’s aid. Bullard purchased a new holding and went missing within a few days of his arrival.
After working for Bullard for five years, Kasha knows most of Levi’s team. Brandon is new to her though, but not for long. He is instrumental in planning her boss’s rescue and seems to always be at her side in the ensuing days as they determine the mess Bullard has accidentally stepped into – a gun running deal gone wrong, the holding coming under attack. Emotions, heightened by danger, run strong as Brandon positions himself instinctively at Kasha’s side.
She doesn’t need Brandon’s protection but loves being with him. Yet if they want a future together they have to find a way out of this mess before they join the bodies stacking up outside…
Kasha stood inside the open garage as they barreled forward, coming to a screeching halt. She stared at the occupants for a moment and then her face lit up. “Levi and Ice. Man, the bodies drop every time you show up.”
Ice hopped out, but she was still battle ready, fully armed and spinning around, looking for more enemies. Kasha watched as Ice swept her way back outside to see if any of the men who had been shot were on the move. Levi smiled at Kasha and raced out behind Ice. Two other men were in the back of the vehicle.
She nodded and said, “Rhodes, is that you?”
“Hey, Kasha.” Rhodes pointed to the guy beside him as they got out and said, “This is Flynn.”
She smiled at the second man who returned a lazy grin—the kind deadly to all women—before he and Rhodes disappeared behind Levi and Ice, all checking the outside perimeter of the fortress.
That was it. She was once again alone in the garage. She made her way to the open door and took a quick look outside. Four dead men were on the right, and she had no idea how many were around the corner. She couldn’t leave with the garage open, with her friends still outside, with the cabinets full of weapons. Nor could she leave Bullard without a front line of defense. She waited.
Finally Ice returned, laughing and talking to Levi at her side. She walked over and gave Kasha a hug. “Not exactly the nicest greeting in the world. Please tell me Bullard’s okay.”
Kasha smiled. “Bullard is Bullard. Our cook pulled a gun on him. Unfortunately for her, Bullard decided he’d had enough of being attacked.”
“Did he kill her?” Levi’s tone was casual, but his gaze was not. It was extremely intent and world-weary.
“No, he shot her in the hand.”
“That’s what I would have expected,” Ice said casually. She walked toward the door. “This is a hell of a place you’ve got here.”
“You mean a hell of a place Bullard’s got here.” Kasha looked back at the open doors. “I don’t really want to leave the garage door open.” She pointed to the cabinets. “Every one of these is full of weapons.”
Levi and Ice opened the padlocks up and started to whistle. “Wow. Look at that firepower.”
“I know. That’s what we mean. Arms dealing. Maybe an arms depot is more like it.”
The garage filled as everybody but Harrison came in. She glanced around and asked Brandon, “Where’s Harrison?”
“He’s standing guard on the rooftop in case anybody else comes out of the woodwork.”
She nodded. “That’s smart.” With everybody laughing and greeting each other, she closed the big garage doors under Ice’s watchful eyes. Kasha then led the way to Bullard who was now sitting and looking more alert than she had seen him since his return.
Tahlia, on the other hand, was tied to a chair, looking like she could faint from the pain.
Ice walked over to Tahlia and looked at the hand. She didn’t say a word to the woman. She turned to Bullard and said, “Have you got someone coming to collect her?”
Bullard nodded. “What passes for law enforcement in the area is on its way.”
Ice nodded. “She’ll need a medic.”
“Hey, I patched her up. You want to help her, go right ahead. But she needs surgery, and her hand is still likely to be useless.”
Ice didn’t say anything. She turned her back on the woman and walked over to Bullard. He grinned and opened his arms as she stepped in for a hug. Kasha watched in quiet amazement. Bullard had had several relationships since she’d known him, but nothing compared to what he had had with Ice.
Kasha then glanced at Levi and saw he was unconcerned. He was watching all the computer equipment as the security cameras showed various scenes from around the holding.
About the Author:
Dale Mayer is a prolific multi-published writer. She’s best known for her Psychic Vision Series. Besides her romantic suspense/thrillers, Dale also writes paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in different genres.
To go with her fiction, she writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system.
She has recently published her Career Essentials Series.
All her books are available in print and digital format.
And then there’s her poetry…
As I walk forward on my path to the future,
I choose laughter, love, and light as my sutures,
stitching together my lifetime of choices,
as the essential fabric of my being rejoices
in the love, friendships, and faith that follow
the steps I take as I flow into my tomorrow.