Wednesday, 7 September 2016

The Stranger - Anna Del Mar - Blog Tour & Review

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The Stranger by Anna Del Mar 
Series: The Wounded Warrior #2 
Release Date: August 22, 2016

The Stranger Final Cover

When a mysterious stranger is your only hope...
The scars of the past have left their mark, both physical and emotional, on former military pilot Seth Erickson. Off-grid in the far reaches of the bitter Alaskan wilderness, he wants only to be left alone with his ghosts. But he can’t ignore a woman in need—beautiful, stranded and nearly frozen with fear.
Summer Silva never imagined that the search for her missing sister would leave her abandoned on a wintry back road, barely escaping with her life from a cold-blooded killer for hire. Now, hiding out in the isolated cabin of the secretive wounded warrior who saved her, Summer knows she must do what she fears most. Putting her trust in a stranger is all she has left.
All defenses are down
After a fiery first night together, Seth and Summer are bound by a need as powerful as a Bering Sea superstorm—and vulnerable to enemies just as fierce. For Seth, reawakened by desire, there is no sacrifice too great, no memory too dark, to keep Summer safe. But murder and treason lurk everywhere and Summer may not survive Alaska’s ruthless winter.

4.5 Stars
The Stranger was my first time reading anything written by Anna del Mar.  Although it's the second book in the Wounded Warrior Series, it can defineltly be read as a stand alone.  The Stranger is Seth Erickson and Summer Silva's story.  Both these characters are not only interesting, but are incredibly complex and intriguing. 

Summer is an incredibly strong heroine.  She's reliable and dependable the glue that holds her family together, so when her sister goes missing in Alaska she drops everything to find her.  She is willfull, stubborn and has a hot temper. 

Seth is a wealthy, brooding, wounded, distrutful alpha male.  Seth is incredibly intelligent, an engineer, a savy businessman and a pilot.   He's a loner, who craves the isolation that is afforded by living in the Alaskan wilderness.  Seth was wounded in battle and struggles with his past.  He's both scarred on the outside and the inside.  

Summer struggles to trust others particularly males, but a series of events has her putting her trust in Seth.  They work together to find her sister, outwit Seth's family and keep Summer out of harms reach. 

I really enjoyed the intrigue, suspense and mystery of this story line.  The chemistry between the pair was both entertaining and engaging.  The loves scenes were incredibly well written much like the rest of the book.  This book tends to be quite a series read, but there were a few lighthearted moments that had me laughing out loud, generally where Astrid and Louise were included in the story line.  I really enjoyed The Stranger, and cannot wait to experience more of Ana's work in the future. 

  • What comes next in the Wounded Warriors Series? Maybe you can give already a super brief chracter introduction?

So after The Asset and The Stranger, I just penned The End of my newest romantic suspense, the third novel of the Wounded Warrior series, tentatively entitled The Game Warden. For research, I went to Africa. Africa! I know, someone had to make the huge sacrifice. Right?

In The Game Warden, Jade Romo, an ex-marine turned YouTube photojournalist travels to Africa and faces the ruthless poachers who want her dead and Matthias Hawking, the game warden determined to capture her heart.

I also write an erotic romance series which pushes the boundaries of my romantic suspense by ramping up to maximum heat. I call it my naughty series for my naughty readers. Following on the May release of At the Brink, To the Edge is out in November. The story goes something like this:

To learn about kink, Clara Luz had to learn the ropes, but she never expected to be so compromised she’d need rescuing by none other than Noah Blake, the first man she ever loved, the ex-Navy SEAL who almost destroyed her, the wounded warrior determined to reclaim Clara’s heart and fight for redemption to the very edge of sexual obsession.

I can’t wait to introduce Jade and Matthias and Noah and Clara to my readers.

Thanks to Anna Del Mar, 5  lucky winner will receive the following:

$25 Amazon Gift Card
2 eCopies of The Stranger
2 eCopies of The Asset

About Anna Del Mar

Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who defy the limits of their broken bodies to protect the women they love. She is the author of The Asset (Carina Press), the first novel of her Wounded Warrior series and three other novels scheduled for release during 2016.
A Georgetown University graduate, Anna enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and the sea. Writing is her addiction, her drug of choice, and what she wants to do all the time. The extraordinary men and women she met during her years as a Navy wife inspire the fabulous heroes and heroines at the center of her stories. When she stays put—which doesn’t happen very often—she lives in Florida with her indulgent husband and two very opinionated cats.