K. Lyn Kennedy

Author of Multigenre Romance

No Goodbyes in Heaven

No Goodbyes in Heaven
No Goodbyes in Heaven is the dramatic sequel to Heroes Never Die.

For years, Stephanie has kept her location a secret, but she knows that Tareef will never rest until he brings her to justice. Tareef’s day for revenge comes when Stephanie is taken hostage in an intricate plan to lure her out of hiding, but now her family is at risk of being executed as well. Her husband, Brian, must turn to his rival, Kyle Robertson, for help even though he knows that Kyle is still in love with his wife. When Kyle learns that Stephanie deliberately kept a secret from him that would have changed the course of their lives, he is devastated. Kyle is faced with the decision of choosing between saving millions of lives from a deadly sarin gas attack, or saving Stephanie. Hearts are broken, lives are restored, and Stephanie finds out the hard way that there are No Goodbyes in Heaven.

Excerpt:
“Hello, Stephanie,” Kyle said in his cool Virginian accent. “It’s been a long time.” He was as handsome as ever, with blonde hair combed back over his head, his thick layers highlighting warm shades of brown. His full mouth framed a charming smile, and his wire rim glasses made his blue eyes look even more intelligent than he already was. Stephanie stared at her very first love, her hero, the man who had broken her heart, the man who had caused so much pain, the man who had risked everything to save her. Kyle smiled at her and looked deeply into her blue eyes, as though nothing had changed between them. “You’re even more beautiful than I remember. I’ve missed you, Stephanie. Admit it. You still love me. I can see it in your eyes.”

“I’m just surprised. How did you get past the security gate?”

“Really, Stephanie?” he questioned as though he had been insulted. “I can’t believe you need to ask.”

Suddenly she felt incredibly stupid for asking. He was Kyle Robertson, after all, and nothing seemed to be impossible for him. “You made it to the White House, Kyle. I always knew you would be the President one day.”

“You always did believe in me.” His warm smile suddenly faded and his face filled with sentimental regret. “But you were supposed to be there with me. I still want you, Stephanie.”

Stephanie curled her lip with disgust. “Forget it, Kyle. I hardly want to be forced to start a regimen of antibiotics. And when Brian finds out you let yourself in, he’s going to be furious with you.”

“What’s he going to do…give me an embolism?”

Stephanie wondered why he would accuse Brian of such a thing. “What’s that supposed to mean?”

“I thought you knew. Forget I said anything.”

“I know this isn’t a social call. Brian and I saw the news yesterday…along with the rest of the world. And what about me? I’m scared, Kyle.”

“You should know by now that I won’t let anything happen to you. I already have your home under surveillance, and no matter where you go, someone will be watching you. I promise we will find them before they find you.”

“Oh, please…you can’t even find the terrorists who bombed Midlands Hospital.”

“Come on, Stephanie. We knew who bombed Midlands Hospital within an hour after it happened.”

“Then why haven’t any arrests been made?”

“It’s complicated. Do you remember Abdullah’s son, Barraq…the one he took to George Town? You told us he was five years old at the time, and that he wanted to touch your blonde hair. Meet America’s newest terrorist. And he’s working with Tareef’s son, Tamir. Both Barraq and Tamir are Saudi princes. Our hands are tied.”

“What about Tareef? He’ll never rest until I’m dead.”

“I’m working on a long term solution.”

“And in the meantime?” she asked, her eyes wide with fear.

“In the meantime, you’re safe. I know you won’t admit it, but deep down in your heart you know you trust me, and I know you love me, too. Dig deep, Stephanie. It’s all there. Just once, I want to hear you say it…say you still love me.”

Stephanie shook her head. “Why don’t you leave the same way you came in and slither on out of here?”

“No Goodbyes in Heaven,” the dramatic sequel to “Heroes Never Die,” a romantic suspense/thriller novel by Lois Sanders, is a must read and available from Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, All Romance ebooks, Google and Coffeetime Romance. Buy it in print (paperback) from Amazon. Our website is http://www.beautobeau.com.

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November 22, 2014 Posted by | Apple, ebooks, love stories, political thriller | , | Leave a comment

GENERATIONS: Birth of an American Aristocracy

Generations: Birth of an American Aristocracy

An epic novel of wealth and fame, politics and adulterous romances, murder and intrigue, along with family secrets that each generation swears to take to the grave.
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An idealist, Jack Gilbert travels to California where life’s events make him a witness to and participant in the intrigues and brutality of war. Involved in espionage, he becomes an adulterer, a secret he vows to take to his grave. Following the war, his life of love, politics, and growing wealth compromises his idealism, and as each new generation of Gilberts emerges, there is little realization that the family’s wealth has come at great expense to others. But greed, like a moving train, is hard to stop.

Excerpt:
Joshette unlocks the door and leads Jack inside. She shows him the files where the documents are kept and Jack quickly begins taking pictures. In a few minutes he is ready to leave, but Joshette hears noise outside of the office. “It’s the janitor. He will open the door, turn the light on, and begin to clean.”

She begins to undress and tells Jack to quickly remove his pants and jacket. She sits on the desk and parts her legs. In the ambient light, Jack sees a smile on Joshette’s face as she says, “Do you need some help, or can you perform under these conditions?”

Jack silently and quickly complies, as the door to the office slowly opens. When the janitor sees them, he immediately exits and closes the door.

Joshette asks, “Are you going to finish?”

Jack lowers her onto the desk and the passion is immediate. He puts his arm under her head and pulls her gently closer to him.

Afterward, they go to the Colonial Hotel for dinner and drinks, but are relatively silent. Jack breaks the silence, “What happened goes far beyond our duties…”

Joshette interrupts, “You don’t need to make an excuse for my behavior. We did what we had to do to get out of a situation. Afterward, I wanted sex.”

“These are strange times in North Africa.” He kisses her gently on the lips and walks to his car. Struggling with his adulterous conduct, he attempts to justify what is happening on the war.

Jack’s son David is born in 1950, on the day the Korean War begins, the first military action of the cold war, and as the war drags on, Jack becomes wealthier and wealthier. When it ends, some five million soldiers and civilians are dead, and Jack feels a degree of responsibility for the deaths. It is, after all, some of his businesses that manufacture weapons for war.

Years later, Jack’s son David departs for the second military action of the cold war – Viet Nam.

*****

The bush is thick, and David and the others slow down for fear of being ambushed. David’s buddy Freddy continues on and is quickly lost from view. After a few minutes David moves ahead alone to search for him. He moves silently, and sees movement in the bushes. He sees Freddy on his knees over a dead Viet Cong. He appears to be cutting his head off. David looks around, sees no one, then speaks just loud enough for Freddy to hear. Freddy stops what he is doing and motions for David to come over. Looking at the dead Viet Cong with half of his head cut off, David says, “What in the hell are you doing?”

Freddy has a surprised look on his face as he replies, “I’m killing the enemy and making an example of him to any other Viet Cong who comes into this village. When I remove his head, I’m going to put it on a pole as an example of what will happen to the next Viet Cong.”

David is stupefied at Freddy’s words. “What you are doing is a death sentence for the people of this village. When Charley sees that head on a pole he will think the villagers did it, and they will kill everyone in the village to set an example to everyone who opposes them.”

Freddy doesn’t respond.

David wonders if Freddy is a psychopathic killer or if he really believes the only solution to winning is to kill every one of the enemy. “You are always the first to go after Charley, but they never seem to survive once you get to them.”

Freddy smiles back. “Why would you want to capture scum like that? I don’t take prisoners, unless I’m told to.”

“But you seem to enjoy killing them.”

“I do enjoy killing them, and I hope this war never ends.”

Several days after they return from leave in Saigon, they are on a patrol and as usual, Freddy is in the front of the shooting. He is unseen, and right behind him is David. David sees the Viet Cong firing at Freddy and Freddy firing back. Freddy is shot and bleeding out from a wound that severed the main artery in his leg. David takes a towel and puts it over Freddy’s leg to apply pressure, but he is hesitant about applying enough pressure to stop the flow of blood. This is his chance to prevent Freddy from committing another atrocity.

Freddy can feel that no pressure is being applied. He looks up at David, smiles and says, “Welcome to the club.”

“GENERATIONS: Birth of an American Aristocracy”, a gripping steamy historical romance novel by Jon D. Zimmer, is available in the Apple iBookstores, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Kobo, Sony, Google Play, Bookstrand, All Romance ebooks, and Coffeetime Romance. Our website is http://www.beautobeau.com.

January 31, 2014 Posted by | Apple, ebooks, erotic romance, historical romance, love stories, political thriller, sensual romance | , , , | Leave a comment

Heroes Never Die

Romantic Suspense/CIA Thriller

Romantic Suspense/CIA Thriller

Kyle Robertson is a CIA operative, and crushing the enemy is what he does best. A jilted ex-lover, he lost his ladylove, Stephanie, to a Major in the Armed Services, but he knows that if he waits long enough, payback time will arrive. When war breaks out and Major Brian Fairchild receives orders to ship out, Kyle is given a dangerous and deadly order that, if executed flawlessly, will make him a hero in the eyes of the President. Blackmailing someone into carrying out the plan without divulging the secrets of the mission is his top priority, and Stephanie is the ideal choice. The young woman’s journey to exotic places leads to intrigue and terror when she discovers that she has been set up, and she finds herself engaged in a fierce and deceptive battle in which the prize is life.

Excerpt:
“Hamid is anti-Western, and he lives behind a shield of armed guards, so getting close enough to make the hit presents a challenge. He is deeply entrenched in tradition, but he has one weakness.”

“And that is?” Barry questioned.

“He has a fascination with beautiful women.”

“I’m turning this job over to you, Kyle, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s impossible.”

“Not impossible,” Kyle replied with cool confidence. “Just a challenge.” Crushing his enemy was what Kyle did best. He leaned back in his chair with his arms folded behind his head to scheme the operation. He unlocked the drawer to his desk and pulled out a framed picture of Stephanie. He looked into her beautiful face and smiled triumphantly. You made a big mistake when you married Brian. Finally, the time was ripe and in his control.

******

“What’s going on here?”

“You’ve been set up, ladylove.”

“What are you talking about?”

“We need your help to carry out a dangerous operation. As I’m sure you already know, Saudi Arabia has closed its air base to our military. We need the base in order to put an end to this war, and we have every reason to believe that the Crown Prince would agree to let us occupy the base if given the ruling power. But first we need to take the king for a ride. That’s where you come in.”

“I really don’t have the time.” She headed for the door.

“Let me ask you something,” he called after her. “Did Brian make it to Turkey as scheduled?”

Stephanie’s steps came to a chilling halt. Everything suddenly made sense. Kyle was the one responsible for Brian receiving orders to Turkey. She swung around to face him.

“You’re much too beautiful to be standing there with your mouth hanging open,” he taunted her. “That’s one of the reasons you’re so perfect for this job – you’re a tantalizing beauty, and you’re an expert marksman, or should I say markswoman? You’re a crack shot.”

Stephanie’s skin sizzled with fierce anger. “So you’re the one responsible for taking Brian from me.”

“My sweet little Stephanie,” he said as he tossed back his head and laughed. “Sometimes you can be so naive. It was so easy to arrange for Brian’s timely departure. Think how easy it would be to arrange for his timely death.”

Stephanie’s insides screamed with alarm.

******

With jet-black hair, penetrating dark eyes, and a full rugged mouth, the king looked as commanding as his royal robes. She wondered if he could see the fear in her eyes.

“You are very beautiful,” he said. Stephanie didn’t like the hungry look in his eyes. “Come to me,” he ordered.

Stephanie stared at him, not knowing what to do. He was making a pass at her, and unless she wanted to jump out of a moving train and die of thirst in the desert, there was nowhere to run. She cautiously rose to her feet. He reached for her hand and pulled her down to his lap.

“Twice I have tried to kiss you,” he said as he ran his fingers through her hair. “And twice you have slipped away from me. I will not let you get away this time.”

“You’re flirting with me,” she said, pretending to be shocked to fend him off.

“No, I am all finished flirting.” He folded her body back into his arms and kissed her.

Stephanie wriggled out of his arms and jumped to her feet. Abdullah rose to his feet, reached for her arm, and turned her around to face him. “Why did you pull away from me? Surely you know by now how much I want you.”

Stephanie had to think of something fast.

“Heroes Never Die”, romantic suspense/political thriller by Lois Sanders, is a must read for anyone who loves a good CIA/spy novel. This exceptional book is available in the Apple iBookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo ebooks, Bookstrand, All Romance ebooks, Google Play and Coffeetime Romance. Buy it in print (paperback) from Amazon. Our website is http://www.beautobeau.com. For the iBookstore U.S. link, click on the Cover Above.

November 1, 2013 Posted by | Apple, drama, ebooks, love stories, passion, political thriller, seduction, sensual romance, spy thriller | , , , | Leave a comment