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Elle James: SEAL’S Honor (Contest)
Monday, November 11th, 2013

 Update: The winner of Elle’s swag pack is…Judy Ree!

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SEAL’S Honor by Elle James (also writing as Myla Jackson)

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Navy SEALs jeopardize their lives and hearts in a battle-torn land when they vie for the love of one sexy Night Stalker helicopter pilot

Reed Tucker doesn’t believe in commitment, not when you’re a SEAL deployed in dangerous situations that could lead to death or dismemberment. Until he tangles the sheets with one hot pilot, Delaney O’Connell. His phobia against commitment is challenged when his best friend asks Delaney O’Connell to marry him and she doesn’t say no.

As a helicopter pilot for the 160th Night Stalkers, Delaney O’Connell knows the risks of loving a SEAL. She’s ferried her share of soldiers and frogmen into and out of danger. All she asks is that Tuck own up to his love for her. When he allows his friend to ask her to marry him without staking his own claim, she’s hurt and disappointed. When his friend loses an arm in battle, she can’t refuse his hand in marriage, not when he’s sacrificed so much for his country. In love with one man, about to marry another, she’s torn. Caught in a triangle of his own making, Tuck can’t dishonor his friend by stealing his fiancé. Tuck and Delaney must come to grips with the happiness they owe themselves and the happiness of their friend who has given so much of himself.

Excerpt #1  Tuck lurked in the hallway outside the ladies room, waiting for her to emerge. When Delaney stepped out, he snagged her arm and pulled her into the shadows at the end of the hall and into his tight embrace. At first stiff, as soon as she realized who it was, she semi-melted into him, her body fitting perfectly against his. “Damn it, Tuck, you scared the crap out of me.” She batted his arm and stared up at him, her brow twisted into a tight frown. “You can’t go around grabbing me.” He grinned. “Kiss me.” “No.” “Then I’ll have to kiss you.” “What part of no—” Almost a full foot taller than the petite, perfectly packaged helicopter pilot, Tuck bent to close the distance, sealing her mouth with his and effectively cutting off her argument. Loving the feel of her warm, full lips against his, he clamped his arms around her, lifted her, wrapping her legs around his waist and spun her until her back was against the wall. He deepened the kiss, thrusting his tongue past her teeth, whipping down the length of hers in a long sexy slide. For a full fifteen seconds, she resisted, her hands pressing against his chest. Then her fingers curled into his shirt and she was kissing him back. Not gently, but like she’d gone without food for a week and was hungry for him, her mouth working over his, devouring him. God, she tasted so good, like peaches and rum. Sweet, tangy and devilishly intoxicating. When he broke for air, she leaned her head to the side. “I swore I wouldn’t do this again.” “Why?” Tuck trailed kisses down the line of her exposed neck. Tuck paused at the base of her throat where her pulse thrummed like the patter of machinegun bullets, fast, furious and adrenaline-pumping. He liked it when he made her excited. “Whatever this is between us has to end,” she insisted, even as her thighs tightened around his hips. “Why now?” Tuck slid his hand down her arm, skimming the side of her breast. The nipple beneath her T-shirt puckered temptingly. His cock hardened in response. Where she’d been all hesitant to start something physical with him, in the end, she’d flown at him like she couldn’t get enough of him. He thought once would be enough with Delaney. Once had lasted all night and through not two but three orgasms. She’d come so readily, she had to have been denying herself for a very long time.   Excerpt #2  When she emerged from the shower tent, wearing her flip flops and carrying her boots and uniform, a  shadow slipped up beside her. Before she could throw her boots at him, he slipped an arm around her waist, crushing her back against his front and clamping a hand over her mouth. “Shh. It’s me, Tuck.” He dropped his hand from her mouth and turned her to face him. “Damn it, Tuck. You can’t go around scaring a girl to death all the time.” “You were so deep in thought, I’d have startled you either way. At least this way I get to hold you in my arms for a moment.” He wore a tank top, gym shorts and tennis shoes. “How’d you find me?” “I pulled a few strings.” He bent to sweep her lips with his. “Are you mad?” “I don’t want anyone getting the idea we’re fraternizing.” He eased her into the deeper shadows between a tent and a Quonset hut made of sturdy metal. “How’s this?” She raised her arms, pressed her body into his, her damp towel, T-shirt and flight suit dangling down his back. “Better.” All he had to do was part her robe and… Tuck slid his hand up the back of her thigh and beneath the edge of her robe, cupping her naked bottom. She’d gone to the shower with only her robe and what she’d been wearing, so flustered by her talk with Lindsay, she’d forgotten clean underwear and her pajamas. Now she was glad she had. Excerpt #3 His chest tightened and before long, he had a hard time regulating his breathing. Finally, he slowed, turned and ran the opposite direction. He’d jog in the heat of the day rather than watch Ringer woo his girl. Instead, he ran sprints near the volleyball nets until he couldn’t stand it a moment longer. After a while, he walked back toward his quarters, the long way. The path that would take him back by Delaney’s tent. When he realized what he was doing, he almost turned around and headed back for more sprints. Until he saw Delaney step out of the shower tent wearing clean shorts, a T-shirt and carrying her robe, towel and toiletries in hand. That robe was the clincher. Tuck’s groin tightened on sight at how beautiful she’d been wearing it last night in the moonlight. And how naked, soft, warm and wet she’d been beneath. He sped up, determined to catch her. What he’d say when he did, he didn’t know. Tuck only knew he had to say something. This deal with Ringer was eating at him and somehow it had to stop. Before he reached her, Ringer jumped out from another path, carrying a giant  teddy bear with a big red bow tied around its neck. Delaney ground to a halt and laughed. Tuck’s gut knotted at the sound. Even her laugh was sexy. Damn. She accepted the teddy bear, hugging it close and burying her nose in the soft fake fur. Where in hell had Ringer gotten a teddy bear in the desert? Wherever he’d acquired it, Delaney was enjoying it more than Tuck liked. She leaned around the bear in her arms her lips puckered, aiming for Ringer’s cheek. Ringer turned at the last second and her kiss meant for his cheek landed square on his lips. The asshole grinned, captured Delaney’s cheeks between his palms and kissed her again. “I knew you’d taste that sweet. And that’s just the beginning.” Tuck’s fists balled and he lunged forward. Before he’d taken two steps, Delaney was shaking her head. “Cory, I don’t—” Ringer pressed a finger to her lips. “Don’t decide anything. I’m not done yet. Be watching.” Ringer left before Delaney could complete her sentence. Damn. Surely she’d been about to tell him to take a hike. After kissing her like that, she should have slapped him. Unless… Tuck stopped still in his tracks. Was it possible she could fall for Ringer? After last night? Delaney stared down at the bear. “I can’t take you to the shower.” She turned toward her tent, her gaze finding Tuck standing like a lunk in the middle of the path. Her smile immediately turned downward on the corners. She marched toward the tent, passing him with barely a glance. “What are you doing here, Tuck?” “You kissed him.” “So?” She stopped in the doorway. “Why did you let him kiss  you again?” “Why does it matter to you?” She hugged the bear closer, like a shield between her and him. Tuck wanted to rip the damned bear from her arms and tear it to shreds. “You don’t love him.” “I could learn to love him. At least he cares enough about me to share his feelings.” “Is that what you want?” He gripped her arms, the fuzz of the bear’s fake fur burning against his skin. “You want me to share my feelings? I’ll share. I’m pissed as hell.” “I don’t see why?” “You know damn well why.” “I know that you aren’t into commitment. I know from your track record that you’ve pushed away every women you’ve ever let closer than a one night stand. ” “I didn’t care about them.” “And you care about me?” “Yes.” “Enough to say three simple words?” “What words?” “Oh, forget it. We have nothing left to say. I’m done.” She ducked into her tent and closed the door behind her. “We’re not done until I say we’re done,” Tuck practically shouted, making the group of soldiers in uniform passing by at that moment turn and stare. “What are you looking at?” “Man, you need to turn down the volume. Some people are still asleep,” a staff sergeant said. Tuck wanted to tell the staff sergeant to shove it, but thought better of it. He outranked him and therefore had to set the example. And he wasn’t doing a good job of it. Which made him even madder. mjMylaElle200x300 About the Author ELLE JAMES also writing as MYLA JACKSON is an award-winning author of stories including cowboys, intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edges of their seats. With over seventy stories in a variety of sub-genres and lengths she’s published with Harlequin, Samhain, Elloras’ Cave, Kensington, Cleis Press, and Avon. When she’s not at her computer, she’s traveling, out snow-skiing, boating, or riding her ATV, dreaming up new stories. Learn more about Elle James at www.ellejames.com Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads | Newsletter Or visit her alter-ego Myla Jackson at mylajackson.com Website| Blog | Facebook| Twitter | Newsletter

38 comments to “Elle James: SEAL’S Honor (Contest)”

  1. Michelle V
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 10:11 am · Link

    Uniform Desires box set is at the top of my wish list! Seal’s Honor looks awesome and I can’t wait to read it!



  2. Elle James Author
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 10:25 am · Link

    Hi Sis! Thanks for inviting me to blog with you today. I’m really excited because it Veteran’s Day and we have so many to be thankful for. Thanks to all the men and women who’ve served or are serving in our military. You all are awesome!



  3. Laurie P
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 11:15 am · Link

    It’s on my wish list, waiting for payday.



  4. Lisa J
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 11:17 am · Link

    My copy is waiting at home for me. Congrats on the new release.



  5. kimmyl
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 11:27 am · Link

    Great Interview! Sounds like a very interesting book!



  6. Mayas Sanders
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 11:30 am · Link

    I finished the Uniform Desires box set this morning and OMG… It is a must read and I actually am doing a flash giveaway on my blog facebook page today. Thank you ladies ♥



  7. Catherine Lemanski
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 11:32 am · Link

    Enjoyed the excerpts and look forward to reading the whole story.



  8. melanie J
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 11:34 am · Link

    This book sounds awesome.. can’t wait to read it!



  9. CJ
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 11:37 am · Link

    Thanks for the chance to win. Enjoyed reading the excerpt.

    CJ
    madroad5@yahoo.com



  10. Toni Whitmire
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 12:40 pm · Link

    I just love the excerpts and can’t wait to read the story bibbiesparks@yahoo.com.



  11. jodi marinich
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 12:53 pm · Link

    CANT WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK…..



  12. Brenda crider
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 1:02 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to read this set!!!!! LOVE men in uniform! Congrats on the release day!!!! :wink:



  13. Michelle Willms
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 1:11 pm · Link

    I thoroughly enjoyed each excerpt and wish there had been more. I cannot wait to read the book. I need to know what happens. Thanks for sharing.



  14. Judy Stone
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 1:13 pm · Link

    Wow! Thanks for the excerpts and the contest. I purchased Uniform Desires today and can’t wait to read it (in my copious free time–HA!).



  15. Sabrina
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 1:59 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to read this one!! I love my military tough heros.



  16. Elle James Author
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 2:05 pm · Link

    So glad you all are enjoying the excerpts. Can’t wait to find out who wins the prize! Remember to thank our Veterans today!



  17. Fabiola Larkin
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Very excited with what I’ve read so far! I’m a fellow NaNoWriMo participant, good luck to us all!

    So far I realize that reaching the 50k goal is not the main challenge; the challenge is to actually finish the story! What do you think?



  18. Teresa Hughes
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 2:33 pm · Link

    Sounds like another great one! Can’t wait to read it!



  19. Enikö
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 2:58 pm · Link

    I have the anthology and just started reading SEAL’s Honor on my lunch break. Can’t wait to get home and read some more. Congrats on your release! Thank you for the giveaway!



  20. Michelle - Snarky Mom
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 3:28 pm · Link

    Wow. This sounds like such a painful quandary for the characters to be in! Ack! I’m assuming that this is in the boxed set – I just read the first story in it about 30 minutes to go so haven’t gotten to yours yet…but now I might do a little skipping around! I think it’s great that authors write about our military folks so that we can ALL remember what sacrifices they, and their families, make on our behalves.



  21. Anne
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 3:35 pm · Link

    I was going to just read the stories in order, but I may have to jump ahead after getting my appetite wet by the excerpts..



  22. Anima
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 3:57 pm · Link

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book from the Uniform Desires set. Loved how the heroine is a strong woman!



  23. Amber H
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 4:31 pm · Link

    Love the excerpts! I want! :)



  24. jane smolen
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 5:06 pm · Link

    Love reading about Seal’s….have the Uniform Desire book, but have not started it yet. Love all your books…both names. :wink:



  25. Elle James Author
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 5:54 pm · Link

    I’m blushing here! Thanks for loving what you’re reading.



  26. Jamie L
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 6:28 pm · Link

    This sounds awesome, I’m definitely adding it to my ‘Need to Buy’ list! Also, awesome contest. :D



  27. Jennifer Sapa
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 7:25 pm · Link

    Sounds great, bought the boxed set, now just have to make time to read it!!!



  28. Elle James Author
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 10:09 pm · Link

    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I’ll choose a winner in the morning and post it here.



  29. suzanne bischoff
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      · November 11th, 2013 at 11:39 pm · Link

    Boxed set looks great– can’t wait for SEAL’s Honor. :)
    :-|



  30. Judy-Ree
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      · November 12th, 2013 at 12:01 am · Link

    This sounds like an interesting story and though I am not normally a big fan of love triangles, I think I will give this one a try.



  31. Charlene Michael
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      · November 12th, 2013 at 12:23 am · Link

    I bought my copy during the Amazon presale. I cannot wait to read it. As for thank our military service members…..I do that everyday, not just Veteran’s day. You should see the faces of some of the older vets, when I see their license plate indicating they served in Vietnam or are disabled or have purple heart plates and I walk up to them, hand extended with a smile and a warm “thank you for your service”. Absolutely priceless!!



  32. Mary Preston
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      · November 12th, 2013 at 3:27 am · Link

    Thank you for the amazing excerpts.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com



  33. flchen1
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      · November 12th, 2013 at 2:03 pm · Link

    Such a wonderful story, Myla! Congrats!



  34. ELF
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      · November 13th, 2013 at 1:51 am · Link

    Thanks to you and your sis for your service, and thank you for the lovely boxed set, I will enjoy reading it!



  35. Marjorie Bjork-Brown
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      · November 13th, 2013 at 1:01 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to start reading Uniform Desires!! Love military Novellas!



  36. sharon chalk
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      · November 13th, 2013 at 10:06 pm · Link

    I pre-ordered the boxed set but had no idea that this story was in it,or at least that is the impression I am getting from reading the other comments,so when I finish the story Im on,Ill skip ahead to yours and if this is the story goodie,because it looks really good,if its not the same story well then Ill have to get this one separtely but thats ok because then I will have 2 good reads,like your sister,I buy a LOT of your books under both your pen names,I think that the good writer gene got an overload in your family between you and your sister.I love you both but I must admit that between the two of you I spend more money than is in my book budget,but its ok,if I have to splurge on something at least its a splurge on something that I can enjoy more than once lol !!



  37. Delilah
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      · November 17th, 2013 at 1:09 pm · Link

    The winner, chosen by random number generator, is Judy-Ree! Judy, we’ll be in contact shortly!



  38. Jamie L
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      · November 17th, 2013 at 9:43 pm · Link

    Congrats Judy