Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The SEAL's Angel by Petie McCarty - Review Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway

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The SEAL's Angel is the third story in the Mystery Angel Romance [MAR] series. Each stand-alone love story in the series has an angel hidden in the plot, and the angel's identity isn't revealed until the finale -- unless the reader figures it out first.

In The SEAL's Angel, Navy SEAL Sean MacKay's teammate is murdered after stealing a deadly nerve-gas formula from Syrian terrorists. Naval Intelligence believes MacKay's teammate was a traitor and shipped the stolen formula to his sister in the states for safekeeping. MacKay is given orders to find the sister before the terrorists do and to retrieve the stolen formula at all costs.

Foreclosure looms for Cory Rigatero as she fights to keep her rustic resort near Mt. St. Helens afloat after her brother deserted her to join the SEAL Teams. Cory's whole world dives into a tailspin when Sean MacKay shows up at her resort with the news of her brother's death and the wild suspicion her brother may have sent her traitorous classified documents. No way will Cory trust MacKay -- the man who once seduced her and then vanished into the night without a trace.

"Let me get that for you."

Mac's face appeared at her shoulder, his cheek close enough that if she moved her lips a very few inches she could plant a kiss there.

Now where had that thought come from? Easy, girl.

The rich smell of man, out-of-doors, and a hint of the morning's after-shave had wafted over her and had her thinking sensual thoughts like cheek-smooching. Okay, way more sensual than just cheeks as her gaze zeroed in on lips made for kissing. Lips still so soft and noticeable though surrounded by the close-clipped dark beard. Lips that easily curved into a smile capable of stealing her breath away. Lips like that had to be made for kissing. His eyes studied hers intently.

Dear Lord don't let this man read my thoughts. They'd set his hair on fire.

As though he had heard, his sexy lips curved into that breath-stealing smile.

Kiss me. Please, kiss me.

The wayward thought made her gasp in surprise.

He shifted back a few inches. "It's okay. I've got it."

Great. He'd heard. How embarrassing. She had gasped like an adolescent teen.

He straightened and pulled the bag into his arms, then dropped it into the wagon. "These are too heavy for you."

"Not really. I'd have to load them if you weren't here."

"But I am here."

His voice had gone husky, and her skin tingled. He was only inches away again. When had he moved? So quick, so silent.

His predatory-blue eyes trained on her, skimming over her face -- over her -- as though memorizing the way she looked. Or was he searching for answers to unasked questions?

Her pulse raced. Her palms grew damp.

Mac leaned closer.

She held her breath.

Second chance romance with danger at almost every turn! I enjoyed the story from beginning to end, from the characters to the setting, everything seemed to work together. The only thing that frustrated me was the back and forth between Mac and Cory. I didn't read the synopsis again before I read the book, so I had forgotten about the angel element and was pleasantly surprised with the ending. 

Petie spent a large part of her career working as a biologist at Walt Disney World -- "The Most Magical Place on Earth" -- where she enjoyed working in the land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales by night. She eventually said good-bye to her "day" job in order to write her stories full-time.

Petie is a member of Romance Writers of America, and she shares homes in Tennessee and Florida with her horticulturist husband, a spoiled-rotten English Springer spaniel addicted to pimento-stuffed green olives, and a noisy Nanday conure named Sassy who made a cameo appearance in Angel to the Rescue.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Rita! You can view the entire first two chapters of The SEAL's Angel on my web site at http://www.petiemccarty.com/books/the-seal-s-angel/the-seal-s-angel-excerpt/

  2. Thank you, Jen, for hosting my new release and for taking the time to review my book!

  3. Thanks for your support, Patrick, and best of luck in the giveaway!

  4. Terrific post! I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you very much, Betty. I'm so glad you enjoyed the excerpt! If you're interested, the entire first two chapters are available on my web site at:

  5. What draws you to this genre?

    1. When I first started writing, I thought I needed a shtick -- something to brand my writing. I always loved the "Touched by an Angel" series on TV. Unlike the TV show, I thought it would be cool to hide the angel in the plot and not reveal their identity until the finale. But these stories are "tweeners" -- not really a Contemporary romance and not really a Paranormal Romance, but a mix of the two. I'm thankful Desert Breeze took a chance on stories that straddled genre lines.

  6. Thank you for sharing this book, i appreciate it.

    1. Thank you for your support, Sara, and best of luck in the giveaway! I'll be offering autographed paperback copies in a Goodreads giveaway soon.

  7. Thank you, Goddess Fish, for a spectacular job booking and managing my tour!