Quantcast

Bane by Brenda Jackson….Blog Tour Stop & Excerpt

image002-188x300

About Bane
Series: The Westmorelands (Book 2413)
Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Harlequin (December 1, 2015)

New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson’s last Westmoreland bachelor is a navy SEAL on a mission to protect the woman who got away…

After five years, navy SEAL Brisbane Westmoreland is back home on his ranch and ready to reclaim the woman he left behind. But when he tracks her to Dallas, he’s in for a shock.
Crystal Newsome isn’t ready to forgive Bane for saying he loved her then vanishing from her life. Only now the beautiful chemist needs his protection. As their own irresistible chemistry takes over once again, can Bane keep Crystal safe and convince her they can have the second chance they both deserve?

Book Links:

Amazon  |  B&N  |   BAM


Read on for a sneak peek of BANE,

the latest title in bestselling author Brenda Jackson’s Westmoreland series

Prologue

“You wanted to see me, Dil?” Brisbane Westmoreland asked, walking into his eldest brother Dillon’s home office.

The scenic view out the window was that of Gemma Lake, the main waterway that ran through the rural part of Denver the locals referred to as Westmoreland Coun­try. For Bane, this was home. This wasn’t Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria, which meant he didn’t have to worry about booby traps, enemies hiding behind trees and bushes or the boat dock being wired with explosives set to go off the second someone stepped on it. West­moreland Country was a place where he felt safe. All in all, he was glad to be back home.

Thanksgiving dinner had ended hours ago, and keep­ing with family traditions, everyone had gathered out­side for a game of snow volleyball. Now the females in the Westmoreland family had gathered in the sitting

room to watch a holiday movie with the kids, and the men had gone upstairs for a card game.

“Yes, come on in, Bane.”

Bane stopped in front of Dillon’s desk. He knew Dil­lon was studying him with that sharp eye of his, taking in every detail. And he could imagine what his brother was thinking. Bane was not the same habitual trouble­maker who had left Westmoreland Country five years ago to make something of himself.

Bane would be the first to admit that a lot in his life had changed. He was now military through and through, both mentally as well as physically. Since graduating from the naval academy and becoming a navy SEAL, he’d learned a lot, seen a lot and done a lot…all in the name of the United States government.

“I want to know how you’re doing,” Dillon inquired, interrupting Bane’s thoughts.

Bane drew in a deep breath. He wished he could an­swer truthfully. Under normal circumstances he would say he was in prime fighting condition, but that was not the case. During his team’s last covert operation, an en­emy’s bullet had nearly taken him out, leaving him flat on his back in a hospital bed for nearly two months. But he couldn’t tell Dillon that. It was confidential. So he said, “I’m fine, although my last mission took a toll on me. I lost a team member who was also a good friend.”

Dillon shook his head sadly. “I’m sorry to hear that.”

“Me, too. Laramie Cooper was a good guy. One of the best. We went through the academy together.” Bane knew Dillon wouldn’t ask for specifics. Bane had ex­plained to his family early on that all his covert ops were classified and linked to national security and couldn’t be discussed.

Dillon didn’t say anything for a minute and then he

asked, “Is that why you’re taking a three-month mili­tary leave? Because of your friend’s death?”

Bane eased down in the leather armchair across from Dillon’s desk. When their parents, aunt and uncle had gotten killed in a plane crash over twenty years ago, Dillon, the eldest of the Denver Westmorelands, had ac­quired the role of guardian of his six brothers—Micah, Jason, Riley, Stern, Canyon and Bane—and his eight cousins—Ramsey, Zane, Derringer, Megan, Gemma, the twins Adrian and Aidan, and Bailey. As far as Bane was concerned Dillon had done an outstanding job in keeping the family together and making sure they each made something of themselves. All while making Blue Ridge Land Management Corporation, founded by their father and uncle, into a Fortune 500 company.

Since Dillon was the eldest, he had inherited the main house in Westmoreland Country along with the three hundred acres it sat on. Everyone else, upon reach­ing the age of twenty-five, received one hundred acres to call their own. Thanks to Bailey’s creative mind, each of their spreads were given names—Ramsey’s Web, Zane’s Hideout, Derringer’s Dungeon, Megan’s Mead­ows, Gemma’s Gem, Jason’s Place, Stern’s Stronghold, Canyon’s Bluff and Bane’s Ponderosa. It was beautiful land that encompassed mountains, valleys, lakes, riv­ers and streams.

Again, Bane thought about how good it was to be home, and safe here talking with his brother.

“No, that’s not the reason,” Bane said. “All my team members are on leave because our last operation was one from hell. However, I’m using my leave for a spe­cific purpose, and that is to find Crystal.”

Bane paused before adding somberly, “If nothing else, Coop’s death showed me how fragile life is. You can be here today and gone tomorrow.”

  

Don’t miss BANE by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson
available December 2015 wherever Harlequin® Desire books and ebooks are sold.

www.Harlequin.com
Copyright ©2015 by Brenda Streater Jackson

Giveaway: 

unnamed-31

Click HERE

About the author:

A New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling and award-winning author of more than seventy-five romance titles, Brenda is a recent retiree who divides her time between family, writing and traveling with her husband.

Connect with Brenda
Website | Facebook | Twitter

Comments

  1. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: