Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tuesday Teaser: Agent N6: Dylan (The D.I.R.E. Agency #6) by Joni Hahn


Agent N6: Dylan
(The D.I.R.E. Agency #6)
by Joni Hahn
Released July 31, 2015

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Agent N6: Dylan McCall

Third generation Marine
Mongolian prison survivor


Third generation Marine Dylan McCall has only one goal in mind: revenge. Armed with a new, scientific enhancement, he won’t rest until he destroys Cyrus Matheson’s plans.

Geneticist Teague Hamilton wants nothing more than a healthy baby of her own. Raised in a girls’ home, she knows Cyrus’s genetic engineering technology is her only chance at gaining the family she wants.

Dylan can’t get enough of D.I.R.E.’s confident, sexy-as-hell geneticist, even though his gut tells him she’s hiding something. He won’t rest until he tames her and brings her deception to light.

When Cyrus draws Teague out of D.I.R.E.’s protective custody and takes her to the past, she uncovers lies that prove she’s never controlled her own destiny, while Dylan travels back in time to save her before it's too late.

Can Dylan rescue Teague in time, or will he lose the woman he loves forever?


    “I need to take your temperature, McCall.”
    Pulling a plastic thermometer from a package, she slipped it under his tongue without meeting his eyes. As a matter of fact, she hadn’t looked at him at all since she walked into the room.
    She took his hand in hers and wrapped a blood pressure monitor around his wrist. Her flesh felt like soft butter against his skin, her nearness throwing his healthy libido into acceleration mode. Watching the machine monitor his pulse and blood pressure, she kept her face averted, while he sat with the damned thermometer under his tongue.
    Why was she giving him the cold shoulder? He’d rescued her from Cyrus’s clones and had carried her – carried her – across crushed glass so she wouldn’t cut her feet.
    He wouldn’t think about how her fingers in his hair sent goose bumps across his nape.
    Taking the thermometer from his mouth, she looked at it before showing it to him, her gaze back on the monitor.
    “Ninety-eight point four,” she said.
    Squinting, he studied her stoic profile. She had the smallest nose he’d ever seen on a woman.
    “Yeah, so?”
    The monitor powered down before she turned the display toward him. His vitals were perfect.
    “I know you don’t trust me, McCall. I don’t want you accusing me of falsifying your test results.”
    Walking back to the computer, she entered the information, her fingers flying over the keys. That rounded backside of hers was damned near mouthwatering. How could a doctor who sat in a lab all day have an ass that pert?
    “I have every right to be suspicious,” he said. “Wouldn’t you feel that way, under the circumstances?”
    “What I would feel is irrelevant, Agent McCall.” Opening a cabinet above her head, she pulled down some medical supplies.
    He hated logical women. They made too much sense. The erratic, fly-off-the-handle type he could handle. He could dismantle their arguments with little effort. With smart women, he had to work at it.
    Walking over to the bed, she tore open a package and set a vial beside his hip. “Lay back.”
    He refused to move until she looked at him. “No.”
    Her gaze met his, disbelief lining her silver eyes. She stood less than a foot away, her mouth parted in surprise. Her top lip curved like the back end of a bow, her bottom lip plump and juicy. 
    “Do you want these tests, McCall? Or, would you rather have someone else do them?”
    The smell of peppermint on her breath drew him closer. “Why have you been avoiding eye contact? Do you have something to hide?”
    Her brows furrowed, her gaze dropping to his bare chest before looking back at the package in her hand.
    “See what I mean?” he said.
    Glancing up, she said, “What do you want from me?” She leaned in even closer, their noses nearly touching.     “Is that better?”
    His body stirred in his shorts, his lungs stuffed with down feathers. Behind those glasses blazed eyes like quicksilver, luminous and filled with ire.
    Gripping the edge of the bed, he itched to grab her around that narrow waist and pull her between his legs. Something told him Dr. Teague Hamilton wouldn’t disappoint in the bedroom.
    Damn, he should not feel aroused around this woman. Yet, for some stupid reason, her evasion freaking turned him on.
    “You need to work on your bedside manner, Doctor.” He flashed her a cocky grin.
    A slow smile blossomed on her face, a pink blush coloring her cheeks. “Would you just shut it and lay back?”
    “I rest my case.” He lay back on the bed and propped his arms behind his head. His Johnson sat at semi-erect attention, hoping she’d pay it a little notice.
    Of course, she looked anywhere but there.
    “I need an arm – unless you want me to take it straight from your jugular.” She cocked a dark, arched eyebrow.
    “All of my blood flow is in my shorts at the moment. Any chance you want to help me divert it?”
    The ire in her eyes turned to silver fire, her voice going husky. “Sounds… tempting, but I wouldn’t want you to lower your standards for a criminal.”     “I’m into bad girls… just FYI.”
    “And, I’m into bad boys. Too bad you’re one of the good guys.”


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Author interview

I'm delighted to have Joni join me to anwer a few questions for the blog. Please give her a very warm welcome ...

Hi Deanna! Thanks for hanging out with me today!!!

If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?
The D.I.R.E. Agency series revolves around a private, international security agency that gives its top agents scientific enhancements.  The first six books have enhanced heroes, but the final book will have a female super agent.  But make no mistake, romance is front and center in all of the books.  I think this latest release is the hottest of the series.

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special? (for the current book that is being promoted). 

Without giving away too much, Dylan McCall is scientifically enhanced with nanotechnology.  He’s recruited for D.I.R.E.’s team of super agents because he is a former Marine and possesses certain heroic attributes the team can use. He also has a personal vendetta against the villain in the book.  But, his greatest weapon is his sex appeal.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Trying to tie it into the timeline and storyline of the previous books, and my plans for the series finale.  Also, ensuring the nanotechnology and the genetics research were accurate.  I was lucky enough to have an Arizona State University professor talk to me and confirm some of my fictional science.

Tell us about the cover/s and how it/they came about.
The Liar by Nora Roberts

What are your current projects?
Najla Qamber Designs does my covers.  Najla was recommended to me by another author.  I told Najla what kind of mood and branding I wanted to do for the series and she nailed it right off the bat.  She is a joy to work with.  I wouldn’t use anyone else.

What draws you to this genre?
I’m a huge fan of Suzanne Brockmann’s Navy SEAL romances.  I think they are some of the most entertaining romances out there.  I’m also a big Marvel Universe fan.  My books are a combination of military romance and action adventure. I love superheroes and the integrity they bring to the entertainment industry.  In a culture where anything goes, with technology advancing at a rate faster than the speed of light, superheroes are almost a necessity. Have you noticed the lack of police heroes and shows? IMHO, it’s because they aren’t powerful enough anymore in the eyes of entertainment audiences.  Superheroes can be as big and powerful – and hot - as their creator wants them to be.

What inspired you to write your first book?
After my brother had a magazine article published and my sister published a poem, it hit me like a ping on the forehead.  Why hadn’t I tried to write something for publication?  Back in middle school, I won a school-wide essay, and in high school, I went to UIL regionals a couple of years for creative writing. It had never occurred to me to write for publication until my siblings did so.  I guess I’m a slow learner.   After trying to get published on and off for several years, I heard Lilliana Hart speak at a local writer’s group.  Her inspirational journey spurred me to indie publish.  That was back in 2013.  Here I am, six books later.

How much research do you do?
Tons! Because I strive to write science that seems like it could actually happen one day, I have to base my fiction on facts.  And with technology advancing like it is, I have to ensure that what I write is still fiction.

What is the easiest thing about writing?
Writing that rough draft, because anything goes.  It can be as ridiculous as I want it to be, riddled with grammar errors and lacking direction.  But, allowing my mind to spill out the story is an incredible high.

Do you ever get writer’s block?
Oh yes, but its always self-induced.  Right now, I’m studying Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way program to help me find greater creativity, and keep me from being my own worst enemy.

Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?
Julia’s program is incredible.  I highly recommend buying her book.

How do you relax?
What’s that?  If I’m relaxed, I’m asleep.  If there is something out I want to see, I try to go to the movies.  I also like to read. However, when I do those things, my mind keeps telling me I should be working.  So, to shut it up, I sleep.

Thank you for hanging out with me today! I hope you and your friends enjoyed learning more about the The D.I.R.E. Agency series!!

Thank you Joni, for coming round and answering all my questions. It was great learning more about you. :-)

I hope you enjoyed this interview with Joni. Be sure to check out the rest of the series too.

Other books in the series

Author Info

jsBy day, Joni Hahn keeps her secret decoder ring hidden while she works as a mild-mannered contemporary romance author. She believes the world can never have too many superheroes, and anxiously waits for the call when one will need help saving the world… or getting into his costume. Joni was born with a hopelessly tender heart and believes there is nothing on earth more exhilarating than falling in love. A native Texan, she thinks cowboys are the epitome of masculinity, and that country music is the other soul music.

Joni is a member of the Romance Writers of America and its Published Authors Network. She is a member of several RWA sub-chapters and has served in several board positions with the San Antonio Romance Authors. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, going to movies and concerts and spending time with family and friends.

Books 1 through 6 in Joni's sci fi romantic suspense series, The D.I.R.E. Agency, are available now.   Look for the epic Book 7, Agent U7: Keegan in late 2015!

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  1. Thank you so much for the chance at winning. I'm a fan of the books, (have read 1 and 2,) and would like to read the rest.

  2. Loved all the books. Can't wait for book 7.