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Thu
May 8 2014 2:15pm

Reader Male: To Alpha or Not to Alpha?

Hell for Leather by Julie Ann WalkerToday we're pleased to have author Julie Ann Walker at Heroes and Heartbreakers. Julie Ann is no stranger to alpha males, since she's the author of the Black Knights, Inc. series, with heroes who are “Bad-boy bikers by day and members of a special ops team by night.” How more alpha can you get? Her latest release is titled Hell for Leather. Julie Ann is here to talk about her favorite kind of hero—and persuade you to join her on the Alpha bandwagon. Thanks, Julie Ann!

Hello. My name is Julie Ann Walker. And I heart alphas. I mean, really. What's not to love? Am I right? Or am I right? But before we delve into exactly what alphas are and why so many of us are in lurv with them, let's state for the record exactly what alphas are not. They are not the jerkwads at the party wearing too much hair product and aftershave. The ones that shout about taking all comers, or bragging about the size of their cars, wallets, and/or... ahem... you get where I'm going. Bullcrap posturing does not an alpha make. A true alpha has nothing to prove because he...

1.) Is confident.

Supernatural Wink


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[There are SO many more qualities to love!]

Thu
Apr 17 2014 12:30pm
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Hell for Leather: Exclusive Excerpt

Julie Ann Walker

Hell for Leather by Julie Ann Walker

Bad-boy bikers by day & special ops team by night—these New York Times bestselling Black Knights keep you on the edge of your seat!

UNLIMITED DRIVE

Only a crisis could persuade Delilah Fairchild to abandon her beloved biker bar, let alone ask Black Knights Inc. operator Bryan “Mac” McMillan for help. But her uncle has vanished into thin air, and sexy, surly Mac has the connections to help her find him. What the big, blue-eyed Texan has against her is a mystery… but when the bullets start to fly, Mac becomes her only hope of survival, and her only chance of finding her uncle alive.

UNSTOPPABLE PASSION

Mac knows a thing or two about beautiful women— mainly that they can’t be trusted. Throw in a ticking clock, a deadly homegrown terrorist, and some missing nuclear weapons, and a man just might find himself on the wrong end of the gun. But facing down danger with Delilah is one passion-filled thrill ride…

Get a sneak peek of Julie Ann Walker's Hell for Leather (available May 5, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Damned if Mac wasn’t kissing Delilah right back…

He couldn’t believe it. And there was a large part of his brain that was screaming, what the hell, dude? It was supposed to be one kiss! Just one kiss!

Yessir, a large part of his brain was screaming exactly that. Over and over. But the rest of him? Well the rest of him was yelling something else entirely. Something that started with “oh” and ended with “yeah” and had a “hell” thrown in somewhere in the middle.

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Tue
Oct 29 2013 12:00pm
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Born Wild: Exclusive Excerpt

Julie Ann Walker

Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker

They claim they're bad-boy bikers who own custom motorcycle shop, but these special-ops guys—a mix of Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Marines, FBI and more—handle the jobs too tough for the government to tackle.

TICK...TICK...

“Wild” Bill Reichert knows a thing or two about explosives. The ex-Navy SEAL can practically rig a bomb blindfolded. But there's no way to diffuse the inevitable fireworks the day Eve Edens walks back into his life, asking for help...

BOOM!

Eve doesn't know what to do when the Chicago police won't believe someone is out to hurt her. The only place to turn is Black Knights Inc. —after all, no one is better at protection than the covert special-ops team. Yet there's also no one better at getting her all turned on than Billy Reichert. She has a feeling this is one blast from the past that could backfire big time...

Get a sneak peek of Julie Ann Walker's Born Wild (available November 5, 2013) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

She was crying.

He could hear her through the door.

Damnit! The sound of her sobs, of her quiet sniffles and tiny cries, stabbed through him like shrapnel from a car bomb, tearing apart his insides. He was a sucker for women’s tears, no doubt about it. Really, what decent, honorable man wasn’t? But Eve’s had always been particularly heartrending.  She cried with her whole body. She shook from head to toe, her tears seeming to come up from the depths of her soul.

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Fri
Mar 29 2013 2:00pm
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Thrill Ride: Exclusive Excerpt

Julie Ann Walker

Thrill Ride by Julie Ann WalkerHE'S GONE ROGUE

Ex-Navy SEAL Rock Babineaux's job is to get information, and he's one of the best in the business. Until something goes horribly wrong and he's being hunted by his own government. Even his best friends at the covert special-ops organization Black Knights Inc. aren't sure they can trust him. He thinks he can outrun them all, but his former partner—a curvy bombshell who knows just how to drive him wild—refuses to cut him loose.

SHE WON'T BACK DOWN

Vanessa Cordero hasn't been the team's communication specialist very long, but she knows how to read people-no way is Rock guilty of murder. And she'll go to hell and back to help him prove it. Sure, the sexy Cajun has his secrets, but there's no one in the world she'd rather have by her side in a tight spot. Which is good, because they're about to get very tight...

Get a sneak peek of Julie Ann Walker's Thrill Ride (available April 2, 2013) with a specially selected scene.

And he knew he was about to do something colos­sally stupid. Because it suddenly occurred to him that this was his last chance. His last chance to do something for himself. His last chance to experience something wonder­ful and pure. And, oui, he knew it was a mistake, but no matter how hard he tried, he just couldn’t seem to make himself care.

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Mon
Oct 1 2012 3:30pm

Author Julie Ann Walker on a Soldier Hero

Rev It Up by Julie Ann WalkerToday we're excited to have a very special post from author Julie Ann Walker, whose next Black Knights, Inc. release, Rev It Up, will be out tomorrow. At the end of the post, leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win a copy of the book!* Thanks for joining us, Julie Ann!

Let me tell you a little story about a mother, a daughter, and a father who also happens to be a soldier...

Picture this, if you will.  Me, sitting at my volunteer desk at the USO on Navy Pier in Chicago, doing my thing, answering the phone and the questions of the service men and women who've stopped by with their families for a day of sun and fun, when a harried-looking mother and a sullen, texting, belly-button-pierced teen come through the door.

“Go stand next to your father so I can take a picture,” the mother says, digging in her purse for a digital camera, sunglasses sliding off the top of her head and clattering to the ground. 

I look around the buzzing facility, wondering which of these handsome, uniformed men has the unenviable duty of dealing with a hormonal, pretty, and obviously bad-tempered teenage girl.

[Ah, teenagers...]