Welcome Marliss Melton – Bestselling Author Team Twelve Navy SEALs

I am thrilled today to welcome Marliss Melton, the bestselling author of the Team Twelve Navy SEAL Series. I asked her to give us a glimpse of this outstanding series, and what she's working on now. So, Marliss, what are you up to these days?

Tens of thousands of readers read and loved my Award-winning Navy SEALs which carried them through seven books, starting with FORGET ME NOT and ending with SHOW NO FEAR. (It isn’t too late to read them if you missed out). While it’s natural for me to write about Navy SEALs (my husband is US Navy retired), I took a slight detour lately with my newest Taskforce Series, expanding to an Inter-Agency Counterterrorist Taskforce group that is headed up 

by a Navy SEAL.
In Book #2 of the Taskforce Series, The Guardian (Amazon or Barnes & Noble), FBI Special Agent Jackson Maddox goes undercover into a prisoner reintegration program believed to have ties to terrorists, only his cover is about to be blown by a bombshell of a journalist, Lena Alexandra, who keeps sticking her nose into his business. To learn more about THE GUARDIAN, read the blurb next to the book cover.
This book is currently available in Ebook format at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.com and is coming out in hardback in October, 2012.
So, what are you working on now, Marliss?
Book #3 in my Taskforce Series is THE ENFORCER, which features fun-loving ATF Special Agent, Toby Burke, who goes undercover into a militia in West-by-God Virginia to find evidence that its leader, Dylan Connelly, a former female Army officer, is guilty of plotting violence against the current administration. This 
is going to be one of my best books yet!
But, Marliss, are you going to go back to writing your Navy SEAL books?
I get this question all the time, and the answer is a resounding yes. If you were able to read my short story “SEALed by Fate” in the SEAL OF MY DREAMS ANTHOLOGY, then you’ve essentially read the prologue to what will be my next Navy SEAL book. It may be Book #8 in my Team Twelve Series, or it may prove to be the first book of a new series, altogether. (I’m thinking of doing a DEVGRU series). DEVGRU is the name given to SEAL Team Six, and we all know that they are considered the cream of the crop, the ones who got Bin Laden.
This is so exciting, Marliss. I loved the Anthology and read so many great authors there. Proceeds were donated to veteran's charities, I understand.

And DEVGRU! The professional team of the SEALs. That sounds wonderful. Can hardly wait. What else can you tell us about what you're working on?

So, now you’ve got the skinny on what’s in my head for the future.  In the meantime, though, don’t miss out on my Taskforce Series:  THE PROTECTOR, THE GUARDIAN, and THE ENFORCER.
For those of you who couldn’t/can’t get enough of my SEAL Team Twelve Series, though, I have a treat in store for you! Look for a novella coming this fall entitled LONG GONE. It is based on the secondary love story in TOO FAR GONE. (Remember Drake Donovan, the FBI special agent who fell in love with Skyler Dulay, only she had to go into witness protection and they never got their happily-ever-after?)  Here’s a peek at the cover. Look for LONG 
GONE coming this Oct/Nov, 2012.
Wonderful news. I will be one of the first to buy it when it comes out. 

Thanks for stopping by and telling us about your must-read military romances. Marliss has been generous to offer a giveaway to a lucky commenter. Please leave your email, example: SuzyQ(at)gmail (dot)com in the body of your comment. And don't forget to come back and visit with military authors next week.
Leave a thoughtful comment and you may win a free digital or paperback copy of THE GUARDIAN! 

Summary, The Guardian:
When a highly esteemed prisoner-reintegration program falls under suspicion of being a terrorist training ground, the Taskforce sends Special Agent Jackson Maddox undercover to investigate. Going by the name Abdul, Jackson fits right in, until his cover is threatened by a sexy journalist taking his picture. If his mission weren't so critical, he wouldn't mind being the object of her fixation.  But when he confronts her, the hot-as-hell bombshell denies everything before slipping through his fingers.   
Crime journalist Lena Alexandra isn’t going anywhere. One of the parolees at the program murdered her sister a decade earlier and got away with it.  Determined to send the killer back to jail, Lena secures a job at a nearby convenience store and sets about interviewing parolees for a book she’s allegedly writing. Her objective— to use her astute interviewing skills and stunning sex appeal to get the killer to confess.  Dangerous plan?  Yes, but not even the gorgeous ex-con named Abdul can derail her, not even when she finds out who he really is.
As the summer nights heat up, Jackson’s probe reveals startling evidence that could endanger the nation’s capital.  He can’t battle his desire for Lena and subdue a fanatical leader at the same time. And Lena can’t corner her sister’s killer as long as an undercover FBI agent persists in trying to protect her. As peril looms for both of them, Lena and Jackson must learn to trust each other with their secrets . . . and their lives.

What about you? Do you love a man in (or out of) uniform? What do you love best about reading military romances? Any favorite hunks?

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 23 comments
Carly Carson - September 14, 2012

I love a Type A guy so the military guy fits rigt in. I like a "can do" guy. I have a vacation home in a rural area with a convenience store nearby. One day I walk in and a big, built, seriously hot guy is working the cash register. He was so intense! NOT what I usually see there. So of course, we all (friends) start chatting about him. Turns out he was FBI undercover. No secrets in a small town. lol. I don't know if it worked because you couldn't help noticing him, which is probably the opposite of what he wanted. Of course, I needed a lot of convenience store items suddenly! Off to check out your books. They sound great!

    Sharon Hamilton - September 14, 2012

    Carly, LOL. I can just see you and "the Guy." What a great description. I have read just about everything Marliss has written, and she doesn't disappoint!

    Marliss Melton - September 15, 2012

    That is hilarious, Carly. No, they can't hide no matter how hard they try. They just ooze too much confidence to get away with it!

kaptmorgan - September 14, 2012

I have been reading your books since they came out and have all of your books so far…….my email is kaptmorgan@gmail.com …..keep them coming….

    Marliss Melton - September 15, 2012

    Thank you so much for being a loyal reader. I believe I recognize your name from my readers list. It evokes a certain sensory image, if you know what I mean! Yep, I definitely recognize your email…Do I know you any better than you're letting on?

Anonymous - September 14, 2012

Yep, you can spot those Alpha Males anywhere. They just ooze confidence and it gives them away! Thanks for your comment, Carly!

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) - September 14, 2012

Hi Marliss and Sharon! I am so honored to have been part of this blog with you! Marliss, I have read your SEAL series and loved it! I never imagined myself writing military romance, but, I am so glad I found my voice because there is nothing more exciting than writing and reading an alpha! Love 'em! Thanks for sharing with us today!

    Sharon Hamilton - September 15, 2012

    Jennifer, we've had some fun today!

    Marliss Melton1 - September 16, 2012

    Jennifer, I left an earlier reply, but don't know where it went! Of course I know you, not only as a friend on Facebook, but also because you have the same name as a former neighbor of mine! I LOVED your excerpt and orderd HARD CORE immediately. I can't wait to read it. We military authors have to stick together!

    Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) - September 17, 2012

    Small world, lol! Thanks so much, Marliss!! I remember you telling me about your neighbor with the same name now 🙂 Hope you enjoy Hard Core!! And, yes, we do 🙂

nutschell - September 14, 2012

I do not know what it is about uniforms, but I'm strangely attracted to them! :))

Happy Friday!


    Sharon Hamilton - September 15, 2012

    Great to see you here today. I agree, uniforms make me strangely attracted too!

    Marliss Melton - September 16, 2012

    Hello, Nutschell,
    which uniform looks best to you? One reader said that flightsuits are the sexiest. I have to agree that they are really sexy when the body under is sexy. There is ONE uniform that doesn't turn me on, but only because of the hat–Navy petty officers have to wear a dog dish on their heads!

Cara Marsi - September 14, 2012

Men in uniform look so capable on every level. Your stories sound terrific.


    Sharon Hamilton - September 15, 2012

    Cara, her stories are the best of the best.

    Marliss Melton - September 15, 2012

    I hope you'll give them a try, Cara. With 7 books in my SEALs series and 2, going on 3 in my Taskforce Series, you'd be happy for a good long while!

Karen Schmidt - September 14, 2012

I love a man in uniform!! I have 3 generations of military men in my family and my husband was in the service as well. There is something about a flight suit that I find very sexy! I like the strong dominant military man who has that secret soft side hidden waiting to be found. I just picked up "Show No Fear" today and can't wait to read it.

    Sharon Hamilton - September 15, 2012

    Congrats, Karen. And God Bless them for their service!

    Marliss Melton - September 15, 2012

    Well, thank you, Karen. SHOW NO FEAR is the last book in the series, but you can read them that way. If you like it, I recommend ordering FORGET ME NOT and reading them from the beginning. It's just a little more rewarding like that. God bless you and your family for serving this wonderful country. And, I have to say, flight suits are just the sexiest…why is that??

Linda - September 15, 2012

Marliss, I have read all your books and love them. Long Gone's cover is wonderful! I'd love to win The Guardian, but you know I'll buy it anyway. I've wondered what you have thought of the Mark Owens book and the two former-SEALS, gone into security who were killed in Libya this week. So much of what is happening is like out of one of your books. Your books have changed my perception of reality – and how much more I care. Lindina2@aol.com

    Marliss Melton - September 15, 2012

    I decided to send you a private reply to this question. But publically, I will say that I hope Owen has to pay some kind of retribution for revealing more than he should have. I know he's already been shunned by the Team guys, but is that enough? I would hate to see someone else come along and say even more. On the other hand, he gave me an idea for another book!

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Sharon Hamilton - September 18, 2012


Congratulations, Karen! Please contact me at: sharonhamilton2001(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who commented. I hope all of you enjoy Marliss' new book as much as I have.

And thank you, Marliss, for gracing us with your presence!!


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