Author: Stephanie Tyler

TEMPERANCE by Stephanie Tyler

TEMPERANCE by Stephanie Tyler

TEMPERANCE by Stephanie TylerTemperance by Stephanie Tyler
Series: Defiance #4
Genres: Contemporary, MM
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Published by Self Published

Those who survived called it the Chaos.  Earth’s atmosphere was crippled, volcanos erupted, and the land barely limped along.  A thick layer of ash covered the skies and torrential, deadly rain storms seemed endless.  In the end those who had underground hideaways were the strongest.


In post apocalyptic Chaos the Defiance Motorcycle Club and Keller’s mafia compound were able to thrive.  Other groups survived as well, like the Lords of Vengeance Motorcycle Club who recently attempted to decimate Keller’s compound and caused great loss of life before they were driven off.  Retaliation, however, was brutal.  Whispers of another group called the Nomads were reported to have psychic talents, though no one ever lived to verify their existence.


To strengthen their home bases Defiance and Keller call a truce, an alliance against all others.  Willing hostages are exchanged between them.  Keller sends one of his top men, the assassin Declan to Defiance.  The club is unaware that Declan and Rebel, one of the MC’s ranking members, are engaged in a secret relationship.  Rebel is adamant that no one can know.  His life could be in danger within the club if anyone found out.  At first they were scratching an itch, but now it’s different.  Neither will admit to love yet… Declan will be with Rebel every day, within reach.  Talk about Chaos.


Temperance sets the stage for madness in a world few are equipped to handle.  Life is cheap and love can be deadly in the fourth Defiance story.  Brutal times, intense characters, and excruciating emotional baggage Temperance delivers a dynamic tale.  Author S.E. Jakes, otherwise known as Stephanie Tyler, pens a terrific story set in a cruel future with potent characters, driving dialogue, and deadly rivals.  This complex book will keep you up reading long past bedtime.  I Joyfully recommend Temperance for her passionate cast, incredible sexuality, and a story not to be missed.

VIPERS RULE by Stephanie Tyler

VIPERS RULE by Stephanie TylerVipers Rule by Stephanie Tyler
Series: Skull's Creek #2
Genres: Contemporary
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Published by Signet Eclipse


Talon “Tals” Garrity has always been hooked on Maddie Wells. But family and other issues kept them apart in the past. Now in the process of getting a divorce, Maddie has returned to Skulls Creek, determined to find Tals. Maddie plans to find Tals and get the chance with him that she missed out on in the past. Tals has never forgotten Maddie but he’s not sure he wants to revisit the past, no matter how much he’s dreamt about Maddie over the years. Now with her soon-to-be ex-husband’s shady business deals bringing danger to Maddie, Tals is set on protecting her. But will he protect his heart or will he take a chance on Maddie?


Vipers Rule is the first book of Stephanie Tyler’s Skulls Creek series that I’ve read but I’ve quickly added the others to my must read list. Talk about missing out on a series! Tal and Maddie kept me enthralled as I turned the pages but the tease of Preacher and Rocco left me wanting more! Sexy with just the right amount of danger, Vipers Rule shouldn’t be missed.

NIGHT MOVES by Stephanie Tyler

NIGHT MOVES by Stephanie TylerNight Moves by Stephanie Tyler
Series: Shadow Force #4
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
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Published by Dell

Reviewed by Miranda

Anything can happen under the cover of darkness. Kell Roberts has walked the thin line between life and death for so long that it now feels like home. He is a soldier, a survivor, and a loner. Still, Kell cannot turn his back on the beautiful woman caught in his firefight against the drug lords of Mexico. She says her name is Teddie, but Kell senses there’s much more to her story—and it’s about to pull him into a mission he didn’t sign on for: keeping her alive.Teddie knows this lean, mean rescuer just saved her life, but the steel glint behind those soft gray eyes seem to be hiding something deep. The men after Teddie are deadly, but the man who holds her life in his hands and tempts her with his wicked touch is even more dangerous. He could make her dream about living and loving again. And if they can survive, maybe, just maybe, they can stop fighting the world and each other—and simply surrender.

Kell Roberts hasn’t been the same since his last mission. He feels like he let those he cares about the most down in the worst possible way. Now he finds himself back in the thick of things over the Mexican border. Kell and his friend, Reid, are on a mission to assassinate a drug lord when a beautiful young woman runs right into the most crucial moment of their mission. 

Teddie Lassiter watched as her family was gunned down. Now she is looking for revenge in Mexico. Teddie is tired of living a false life in the WITSEC program. After losing all the people she’s ever loved she would have at least liked to cling to her passion for photography but that was ripped away from her as well. Teddie is on the trail of those responsible but finds herself double-crossed. Now she’s on the run for her life. 

Kell and Teddie’s paths cross in the most unlikely way and now they are stuck with each other. Each have their issues with trust but they are forced to trust one another if they want to survive those hunting them. Their Night Moves better be good if they want to get out of this alive. 

Night Moves is a wild and passionate thrill-ride. Kell and Teddie absolutely sizzle in Night Moves. This is my first Shadow Force novel and I can tell you I am definitely going back to read the first three! Stephanie Tyler has filled Night Moves with intense action-packed sequences, highly emotional scenes, and a one-of-a-kind couple that will knock your socks off. I could not get enough of Kell and Teddie. Both of them have experienced such tragedies; it amps up the emotion so much you can’t help but pull for this couple. These two have much in common but have to work really hard to find common ground. I like the fact that they are not immediately attached at the hip. I feel their progression was a natural one. It’s not necessary to read these books in order but I think I would have enjoyed the portions about the rest of Kell’s team more if I had read the previous books. Ms. Tyler gets things rocking and rolling fast with her high-octane action and her sensuous couple in Night Moves.

IN THE AIR TONIGHT by Stephanie Tyler

IN THE AIR TONIGHT by Stephanie TylerIn the Air Tonight by Stephanie Tyler
Series: Shadow Force #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
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Published by Dell

Reviewed by Jo

With danger closing in, all they have is each other. Haunted by a mission he barely survived, Delta Force operative Mace Stevens still carries a soldier’s burden. Running a small bar in upstate New York, he remains a stone-cold warrior who guards dangerous secrets and stays ready for anything. Anything except beautiful, vulnerable Paige Grayson, who shows up at his door, demanding answers about her heroic stepbrother’s death under his command. Paige bears burdens, too. She’s plagued by demons unleashed by an older brother who committed mass murder before her eyes. But here in this snowy haven with Mace, she almost feels safe from the menacing promises of her insane sibling. As a nurse whose hands can read the deepest thoughts of anyone she touches, Paige knows that Mace needs her as desperately as she needs Mace. And when a faceless killer begins unleashing fresh terror, Mace proves just how far he will go to save the woman who means everything to him.

Paige Grayson lost her rock when the military informed her family that her stepbrother had been killed on a mission.  Finding out that he had been killed long before the family was told has Paige determined to find out what happened on that mission and she knows just who to contact.  The timing couldn’t be better or worse – depending on how you look at it – as long held secrets have surfaced again and she needs to get away fast.
Mace Stevens has enough trouble on his hands with trying to keep what is left of his Delta Force team together and sane.  Their last mission all but destroyed them and they are slowly regrouping.  The night that Paige walks into his bar, Mace knows that his troubles have just doubled at least.  Mace has no intention of telling Paige anymore than the military has already told her.
Danger seems to have followed Paige to Mace and the rest of the Delta team, good thing they know just what to do with dangerous situations.  Emotions are running high all over which makes the passion that Paige and Mace are avoiding even fiercer.  As the search is on for who is after Paige, several people are discovering that danger and passion can go hand in hand.  As Mace and Paige close in on what’s happening, the passion between them is only grown stronger.  When answers come from several directions, will knowing them bring Mace and Paige closer together or will it tear them apart forever?
Old murder and special gifts bring two life-battered people together in a passion that can heal anything.  Mace and Paige learn this In The Air Tonight.  Paige has spent several years trying to escape her past only to have it burst back into the headlines once again.  Not having her stepbrother to lean on makes it even worse.  Mace made a pledge long ago to watch out for Paige if it was ever needed.  I enjoyed watching as Mace and Paige finally gave in and discovered the passion that was waiting for them.  The suspense just gave that passion a spice that made it richer.  If a group of people deserved a break and some love, it has to be Mace’s Delta Team.  Seeing some of them get a step towards that was great.  Seeing Mace and Paige get the happy ending they deserved gave me such a satisfied feeling as I turned the last page over.  In The Air Tonight takes murder, suspense, psychic gifts and passion twists them all up and then tosses them out in a way that will keep you wondering what will happen next.


SEAL OF MY DREAMS ANTHOLOGYSEAL of My Dreams by Alison Brennan, Barbara Samuel, Christie Ridgeway, Cindy Gerard, Elle Kennedy, Gennita Low, Helen Branna, HelenKay Dimon, Jamie Alden, Jo Leigh, Kylie Brant, Leslie Kelly, Loreth Ann White, Marliss Melton, Robyn Carr, Roxanne St. Claire, Stephanie Bond, Stephanie Tyler, Tara Janzen
Genres: Collections & Anthologies, Contemporary
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Published by BelleBooks

Reviewed by Miranda

Honor, duty, courage, passion . . . the men of the Navy SEALs are a special breed of hero, and in these stories by eighteen top romance authors the SEALs are celebrated not only as symbols of devoted service to their country but as the kind of man every woman wants to love. They'll rescue a damsel in distress and her lap dog, too. They'll battle hometown dramas and international bad guys. When it comes to giving away their hearts, they'll risk everything. All proceeds from sales of SEAL of My Dreams goes to the Veterans Research Corporation, a non-profit fundraiser for veterans' medical research. Among them, the authors of SEAL of My Dreams have won dozens of writing awards including multiple RITAs from Romance Writers of America. Their nearly 600 published novels have sold at least 25 million copies worldwide. The SEAL of My Dreams roster includes many of the best-known authors in modern romance fiction. In addition, many have strong family connections to the servicemen and women of our nation's military, and many specialize in novels featuring heroes and heroines from all branches of service. Visit the authors at

“Coming Home” by Jami Alden
Nick DeMarco left home years ago to serve his country.  He’s avoided his hometown like the plague because of his first love Sarah Decker.  Sarah wasn’t cool with Nick joining the Navy. She wanted him to be something he never could.  After he left she moved on.  He’s been reluctant to return ever since but he can’t avoid the most heartbreaking return of all.  Nick’s homecoming is marred by the death of his mother.  She was a beloved member of the community and everyone shows up to remember her including Sarah.  Nick and Sarah have grown in many ways since they broke up.  Have they grown enough to see past all the unimportant and find the love that never died? 
“Coming Home” is a wonderful story of love lost and love regained.  Jami Alden gives the reader a brief but beautiful romance.  It’s easy to tell that Nick and Sarah still have what it takes to make a hot couple.  I would love to read more about these two!
“Baby I’m Back” by Stephanie Bond
Southern Roads Novella
Barry Ballantine lost more than his leg in Afghanistan.  He’s returning to his hometown of Sweetness, Georgia to say goodbye to a great friend.  While he waits to lay his friend to rest he seeks the help of the town physical therapist.  Lora Jansen was known as Metal Face to Barry and his friends during high school but she sure showed him.  He has trouble keeping his hands off the beauty during his physical therapy sessions.  He doesn’t need Lora complicating his life.  He has no plans to stay in Sweetness.  Barry’s not through serving his country but sometimes you can’t walk away from love.
“Baby I’m Back” is possibly the sweetest story ever!  I absolutely love this story! It’s got romance, humor and it totally made me cry!  Barry and Lora are so sweet and I think I just fell in love with the town of Sweetness! I can’t wait to visit this town again!!
“SEALed Fates” by Kylie Brant
Cort Ramsey, a Navy Seal, returned to his family’s ranch in Montana after serving his country in Pakistan.  Tending his father’s ranch isn’t exactly what he wants to do with his life but he knows things could be much worse.  Not only did he lose his leg but his brother to the war.  There hasn’t been anything that has inspired Cort lately.  Fortunately for him things are about to change.  Emma Watkins Cunningham is on the run.  Her late husband’s family wants her kids and their willing to do anything to get them.  This has Emma running to one of the last places she felt safe; the town she grew up in.  Cort knows a woman in distress when he sees one and he’s going to do whatever it takes to make sure Emma and her children are safe!
“SEALed Fates” is a sweet suspenseful treat!  Cort makes me melt! He’s such a sweetheart. When Emma and Colt kiss…phew that was hot!  Emma’s kids are adorable and so funny! I love little molly’s declaration that Colt’s not a seal because he doesn’t have flippers or a ball!  Kylie Brant has delivered a fantastic romance with “SEALed Fates.”
“Going Dark” by Helen Brenna
Chief Petty Officer Nate Griggs thought he had something special brewing with Kaley Andrews in Virginia Beach.  How sad to discover Kaley is really photojournalist Carly Danson and she was doing an undercover investigative piece on his Navy Seal team’s recent mission for a popular television show.  The fun just keeps coming when, while on a mission, Nate discovers Carly is being held captive by Somali soldiers.  She might not be his favorite person but he will do whatever he can to save her and he may just find out the real reason she used him.
“Going Dark” is a mile a minute thrill ride.  The action never stops in Helen Brenna’s “Going Dark.”  Nate and Carly are sizzling together.  Their passion for each other is impossible to ignore as they try to get out of the country alive.
“Finding Home” by HelenKay Dimon
Navy Seal Lieutenant Commander Hal Robertson is on the island of Erites to do a little reconnaissance.  The word is a revolt is coming and the American Ambassador and his people may be in danger.  Megan White is prepared to make Erites her new home.  The island is beautiful and the people have been so nice to her.  Her world comes crashing down as an attack is launched on the American contingent.  Being on the run with her own personal hero has left Megan with deep feelings for her savior.  Will she ever see him again or will her hero sail off never to be seen again?
“Finding Home” is an exciting story about outrunning the enemy and finding where you belong.  I love the scenes when Megan and Hal are sharing personal information.  They are so simple and sincere.  HelenKay Dimon’s “Finding Home” is a keeper.
“SEALed With A Kiss” by Cindy Gerard
Black Ops, Inc, Book 6.5
Luke Coulter and his wife Valentina are taking their long awaited honeymoon.  The island of Palau is a beautiful destination for some fun in the sun and some awesome diving for Luke.  A tragic accident happens that could cost Luke his life.  Val will have to face her fears and push her body’s boundaries to save her warrior husband.  Can this beauty save her Navy Seal?
“SEALed With A Kiss” is a sexy story.  Luke and Val so obviously in love share some lovely moments on their honeymoon until things go awry.  The scenes where Luke is trapped are intense and Val’s emotions are palpable.  I felt like shouting a giant YES! at the end.
“Panama Jack” by Tara Janzen
Jack Corday has been on special assignment to cover a sexy secret agents rear for a few weeks.  There is just something about this woman wearing mud and camo that gets Jack going and he has yet to learn her name.  Lani Powell has been tracking surface-to-air missiles for months and she finally has a lead but she will need Jack more than ever as the enemy closes in.  Can these two fierce warriors make it out of Panama alive?
“Panama Jack” is a funny and sexy blitz through the streets of Panama.  Jack and Lani are equals on and off the battlefield.  Tara Janzen’s “Panama Jack” is an action packed romance.
“Wrapped and SEALed” by Leslie Kelly
Tanner Bourdreau gets roped into playing Santa at the Veteran’s assisted living center by his gram.  His search for the doctor of his dreams will have to wait.  Dr. Jessica D’Angelo gazes into the eyes of Santa and is shocked to see the man she’s been dreaming of for three years. They met on the battlefield but lasting memories were made.  Can they find romance back on safe soil?
“Wrapped and SEALed” fun, flirty and freaking fantastic!  I love this sweet read! Gram left a lasting and loving impression.  Tanner and Jessica are so great I really love these two. “Wrapped and SEALed” is a great holiday romance.
“Worth the Risk” by Elle Kennedy
Jason Anders walked away from Skylark Springs and everyone in it including the love of his life, Callie Carraway.  After years of serving his country it’s time to go back and get the woman he never stopped loving.  Has Callie moved on? Is it possible for her to forgive him for walking away all those years ago?
“Worth the Risk” takes risks in the romance department.  Callie and Jason have explosive chemistry but I just wasn’t feeling how easily she folded.  I definitely didn’t like his ultimatum. This is an okay story but it’s not my favorite.
“Twenty-One Hours” by Alison Kent
A wildfire is bearing down on Crow Hill.  Teri Stokes is heading to her parents to help them pack up as much as possible.  How shocking to discover Shane Gregor her first crush and the boy that caused her greatest humiliation standing on the front lines protecting her parents home.  Shane has a lot of regrets and he’s about to start making up for them.  He’s had feelings for Teri for sixteen years and it’s time to go after what he really wants.
I’m in love with “Twenty-One Hours!”  Alison Kent hits a homerun with this delightful harrowing romance.  Shane and Teri are so steamy together they put the wildfire to shame!
“Not Waving But Drowning” by Jo Leigh
Dan Hogan is home after a rough tour.  He needs to get himself straight and he can only think of one person that might help him with that, Renee.  Renee Crocker is a true crime writer and his best friend.  She needs help with some cabin repairs and has enlisted Dan’s help but it doesn’t take long for her to figure out something is wrong with her long time friend.  Can Renee smooth away all of Dan’s worries?
“Not Waving But Drowning” is all about timing and when is the right time to fall in love.  I found this story to be one of hope and learning to lean on those you love.  It can be incredibly hard to turn your fear and worries over to another person; that kind of trust is true love.
“Her Secret Pirate” by Gennita Low
A Crossfire SEAL Story
As she is on a good will mission delivering food, Rebecca Powers and her father the Ambassador to India become trapped on a ship while pirates try to find them.  Zodenko “Zone” Zonovich and his seal team are tasked with rescuing the Ambassador and all the innocents aboard but there is only one innocent he cares about: Rebecca.
“Her Secret Pirate” is a steamy suspenseful treat.  Rebecca and Zone have enough fire between them to light the darkened ship. There are some great action sequences in “Her Secret Pirate.”   Gennita Low keeps things quick and hot in this romance.
“SEALed by Fate” by Marliss Melton
Lieutenant Sam Sasserville is on an operation he’s dubbed “Dumb Broad.”  If it wasn’t for this crazy Senator’s daughter, he would be on an important mission instead of dragging her butt out of danger.  Madison Scott lives to help others.  As an aid worker, she is sometimes the only thing standing between the innocent and rebels.  Madison isn’t happy to discover daddy’s having her pulled out of Matamoros.  Even more disturbing are the feelings her arrogant rescuer provokes as he orders her not to put herself in danger ever again.
“SEALed by Fate” is a thrilling non-stop hit! I am dying to know what happens next between this fiery couple.  “SEALed by Fate” definitely revs the reader up and leaves you wanting more! Lots of action and witty banter!
“Signed, SEALed, Delivered…I’m Yours” by Christie Ridgway
Thanksgiving with her uncle turned out to be a dangerous affair for Mandy Warner.  Chief Special Operator Josh Frye has been tasked with rescuing Mandy.  He never expected to fall in love over a little small talk while waiting out rebels with bombs.  Mandy is looking for a partner, someone to come home to every night.  Can this Seal convince Mandy he’s her man?
“Signed SEALed, Delivered…I’m Yours” is an awesome and delicious treat.  Mandy and Josh are perfect together.  Everything about this story is very intimate and I just love how it ended!
“Dog Heart” by Barbara Samuel
Staff Sergeant Thor, a combat dog, lost his partner in battle.  Now his partner’s best friend and Seal teammate, Marcus Stone, is doing whatever he can to help Thor heal from his wounds and the trauma.  Jessie, the love of Marcus’ life, always had a way with animals.  Her reaction to his enlistment was unfortunate.  Five years without her has been painful.  As Jessie works to relieve Thor’s pain, she and Marcus start realizing this may be the only second chance they’re going to get.  Can these long lost lovers make it work?
“Dog Heart” is all about love, honor and second chances.  This story spoke to me.  To be able to understand the depth of pain a soldier or combat dog may feel is enlightening.  I was rooting for Thor as well as Marcus and Jessie.  It’s amazing to say but I could feel Thor’s pain and trepidation while reading “Dog Heart.” This is a special story.
“Whirlwind” by Roxanne St. Claire
Billie Jo Taylor has been in hiding with her dog Nutmeg.  Hurricane Damien is really compromising her hiding spot.  Thankfully the antique watch she just bought is her ticket out of here but first she has to survive the storm.  Lieutenant Richard M. Stone is on a personal mission to get back a family heirloom.  This Navy Seal never expected to face down one hot-headed female, a nutso dog, a knife-wielding killer and a hurricane just to get what he came for.  This may turn out to be the mission that changes his life or ends it.
“Whirlwind” is jam-packed with intense scenes, fierce chemistry, and a crazy but lovable dog. This story is fast and thrilling.  There is such clarity in the descriptions I felt I was dropped right in the middle of the action.  I would love to read more of this couple’s story.
“Holding Tight” by Stephanie Tyler
Hard to Hold Series, Book 3.5
It is two days before Christmas and Jamie is ready to give birth to her baby boy but she needs her midwife and husband Chris.  Chief Petty Officer Chris Waldron got his midwife talents from his beloved mother.  He is trying his hardest to get his job done and get back to the states. Will he get home to his very pregnant wife in time?
“Holding Tight” is all about family and love.  This story is so sweet! Now I’m dying to go and read all of the Hard to Hold books.  I just love Stephanie Tyler’s characters!  There is nothing as beautiful as a Christmas birth! Prepare to oooh and awww.
“Letters to Ellie” by Loreth Anne White
As Ellie Winters is closing her radio show, she gets a call that takes her back to her first love. When Ellie was nineteen she fell hard for Flynn Traeborn; they were going to be together forever.  Then tragedy struck.  Flynn’s chopper went down in a routine accident.  He has been MIA for the last fifteen years.  Maddox McDonough has a tough message to deliver.  He has letters to Ellie from her dead love Flynn.  Max and Flynn were POW’s until recently.  All Max has wanted is to give closure to the woman that kept him alive.
“Letters to Ellie” is a powerful heart-wrenching story.  I was overwhelmed with emotion while reading “Letters to Ellie.”  I have been touched in a profound way by the brilliant story written by Loreth Anne White.  “Letters to Ellie” will be forever a favorite of mine!
SEAL of My Dreams is an absolutely magnificent collection of stories.  I cannot think of a better way to honor the world’s veterans and show our support.  Robyn Carr contributes a beautiful and touching forward to SEAL of My Dreams.  I do not think I have ever read anything that has given me such hope and faith in people as SEAL of My Dreams has.  The men, women and animals of our armed services should be honored and have the best care when they come home.  I love that the proceeds from SEAL of My Dreams go to the Veteran’s Research Corporation, a non-profit foundation that supports veteran’s medical research.  To the authors that make up the stunning SEAL of My Dreams I applaud you for creating such beautiful art that made me laugh and cry while stoking the fires of romance.
UNBREAKABLE by Stephanie Tyler

UNBREAKABLE by Stephanie Tyler

Unbreakable by Stephanie Tyler Series: , Genres: Fiction, Suspense Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Penguin Reviewed by Miranda THIS IS SECTION 8. A cabal of operatives with dangerous pasts teams up to work black ops missions. Their weapon: deception. Can they help one of their own before he goes too far? When Gunner agreed to help SectionContinue Reading

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