Monday, June 13, 2016

The Expendables Series Is Coming

A few months ago I signed a contract for three more books, and I have been working on the first one diligently ever since. I can't tell you how excited I am about this series I've titled The Expendables. Here's a little about it.

Twelve hot British noblemen—Dare you to pick just one.

With England on the brink of losing the war against Napoleon, Lieutenant Colonel Draven asks 30 younger sons of the nobility—the best, the brightest, but most importantly, the expendable—to form a troop and conduct a suicidal mission. Against all odds, the mission succeeds, which leads to even more daring assignments for the ramshackle unit, who continue to risk their lives for their country.

After the war, the surviving 12 soldiers return to London and frequently meet at a club known as The Draven Club. The “Draven Dozen”—hellraisers before they left for war, now a group of restless renegades —must settle back into Society and the world they left behind, facing new threats to their lives and their heart.

Yes, you read that right. I'm potentially dealing with twelve heroes here! But for now I've been focusing on just one--Ewan, aka The Protector.

Here's a bit about his book, which will be out in spring 2016.

For Ewan Mostyn, 3rd son of the Earl of Pembroke, childhood was anything but sweet. Painfully slow at reading and arithmetic, Ewan was ridiculed and taunted by his family and tutors, especially his cousin Francis. So Ewan fostered the one talent he knew he possessed: his brawn. And he used it to serve those who didn’t dismiss him for his academic shortcomings. Ewan grew into a man known for his fierce loyalty to his friends. Every soldier in Draven’s Dozen wanted Ewan at his back on a mission.
But Ewan’s reputation for invincibility—coupled with his fair skin, light hair, remarkable height, and muscled physique—gives no indication that he still feels slow-witted as a dolt and fears that he’ll never be good enough. After the war, Ewan takes a position as the muscle at a gambling hell. That’s where the Duke of Ridlington finds him and offers Ewan a position as his daughter’s bodyguard.

Lady Lorraine’s plans to escape her controlling father and elope with the man she loves have been thwarted. Now the duke has insisted she endure another Season and make an effort to find a man he considers suitable.

Lorrie is none too pleased to meet Ewan, the man she considers her prison guard for the next several months. She knows he’ll prevent her from another attempt to elope with Francis, who just happens to be her bodyguard’s hated Ewan’s dangerously good looks and obviously powerful body fire her blood in spite of herself. What Lorrie doesn’t anticipate is that she’ll need all the help she can get from Ewan when an abduction attempt comes from an unlikely source—or that she’ll need and want all of Ewan, including his heart.

I'm finishing up revisions on Ewan's book, tentatively titled The Protector, now. I can't wait for all of you to read it.  But mostly, I REALLY want to see the cover!


  1. I can't wait for the new series!
    Let the count down begin!

    1. Thanks! I hope to have a release date soon. All I know is spring 2017.

  2. Wow! This series sounds amazing, Shana! Looking forward to reading it!

  3. This sounds like a yummy series. I look forward to learning more about it!