Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SUNNY: BLOG TOUR, GIVEAWAY and ARC REVIEW "Agent I1: Tristan"


Welcome to The D.I.R.E. Agency Series Blog Tour.  Thanks for joining us.  We have quite a few goodies to share with you.  Take the time to enjoy a blurb from all three books in the series, an excerpt and review of Agent I1:  Tristan, and a giveaway from the author.  Don't forget to go all the to the end to enter the contest.  

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AGENT I1: TRISTAN

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Credentials: 
• Second generation Former Navy SEAL 
• DIRE’s top agent 
Enhancements: 
• Teleportation 
• Invisibility

Raised in the art of warfare, Former Navy SEAL, Tristan Jacobs, has always been a force to reckon with. Now that D.I.R.E. has successfully implemented his scientific enhancements, he’s a walking weapon. Unstoppable, as long as he stays focused. No relationships. When ex-BUD/S teammate, Aidan Monroe, interrupts his long-awaited sabbatical to call in a favor, Tristan reluctantly fills the simple request: take out his sister’s fiancé. One problem: Rachel Monroe - smokin’ hot, kind-hearted, and in desperate need of a protector. After the best sex of his life, Tristan’s afraid unstoppable is just a memory. Knowing Aidan’s temper, Tristan could be, too. Rachel Monroe had a plan to help her mother. Her brother ruined everything when his gorgeous, super-agent friend teleported her to some forsaken island - and his bed. She’s drawn to him despite the fact he’s a professional agent, much like the people suspected of killing her father. Now, his enemies have come to her small town, looking for vengeance. Have they found more than they bargained for? Or, does the past have its own retribution in mind? 


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EXCERPT:

Being invisible had definite advantages - slipping in and out of rebel compounds, stealing enemy technology and weapons, and listening in on private conversations, to name a few. But none, not one, was more beneficial, more gratifying, more freaking hot, than watching Rachel Monroe dress in this church, undetected.

Tristan Jacobs ducked around the full-length mirror to get a better angle. His conscience told him he should be shot for standing there ogling Aidan’s sister. His former BUD/S teammate and swim buddy, Aidan Monroe, had saved his life once upon a time, and Tristan owed him.

Or, had owed him - until last night.

Living with the ability to see himself but not be seen by others had made Tristan’s job so much easier. He could honestly say this was the first time he had used his ability for personal, unscrupulous gain. The ability to teleport from one place to another with the scan of a thumbprint on his armband, had given him a whole new spin on time management.

His lower body hummed as he stared at the bare flesh highlighted in the sunrays shining through the skylight. Rachel was a goddess. Not in the supermodel, movie starlet sense. Those women did nothing for him. She came off more as the small town, girl next door, they-know-how-to-grow-‘em-down-on-the-farm-type goddess. And damn, was she blessed.

The push-up bra she wore urged him to text his broker and buy stock in women’s lingerie. If Rachel walked into the Stock Exchange wearing that thing, she could single-handedly revive Wall Street and the nation’s economy.

Tristan stifled a groan as she slowly rolled up an ivory silk stocking and hooked it to her garter. The woman’s legs were all kinds of long, her stomach flat and smooth. Her skin held the hint of a tan – even the cheeks peeking out of her ivory lace panties were tanned.

He took a steadying breath. Don’t go there, Jacobs.

Aidan had known calling in that favor was the only way Tristan would have left his long-awaited staycation in Trunk Bay. The hothead all but ordered Tristan to help save his older sister, the saint.

Tristan whistled mentally as Rachel shimmied into her fitted wedding gown. He had never seen a saint with curves like that.

Aidan could only blame himself for Tristan standing in the bride’s room of an old, Victorian church in Podunk, Texas, watching his sister don a wedding dress she wouldn’t use. He’d told Tristan to meet him there.

Aidan was late.

“You’re doing the right thing,” Rachel told her reflection as she smoothed the lace skirt over her hips. “This will fix everything for Mom.”

Tristan frowned. No, you’re not doing the right thing. I did the right thing for you.

He’d crashed Cody Brewster’s bachelor party last night. Of course, no one had seen him there but Aidan. Tristan had seen first-hand what an arrogant ass Rachel’s fiancé could be. According to Aidan, Brewster and his father, Jock, owned nearly the entire town. Tristan had seen evidence of that in the way the men sucked up to them at the party. Gifts and drinks were expected from everyone and, other than Aidan, they had delivered.

“Hi, Mom.”

Rachel’s deep sigh and soft voice brought Tristan out of his reverie. Damn, he hadn’t heard Kate Monroe enter the room. Ogling his only friend’s sister while her mother stood by, well… even a corrupt mercenary like Tristan had his limits. He needed to get out of there.

“Rachel, you’re absolutely beautiful.” Kate rushed forward to give her daughter a hug.

The woman was the splitting image of Aidan, with her copper hair and green eyes. Rachel must’ve gotten her chocolate waves from her deceased father.

The heavy, oak door swung open. Aidan stuck in his head and looked around. “Anyone come by searching for me?”

 “No.” Kate pinned Rachel’s veil to the crown of her head. She looked over at her son. “Who would be looking for you?”

Dismissing them without an answer, Aidan pulled the door halfway shut and left.

Good boy.

With sincere regret, Tristan left behind Rachel and the hottest fifteen minutes he’d experienced in a long time. He tiptoed around the faded, olive-colored sofa, steering clear of the glass lamp on the end table.

Invisibility didn’t mean he could move through objects.


REVIEW: 
Reading this book is like watching an adult version of Superfriends, one of my favorite childhood shows.  Besides, who didn't have a secret crush on a superhero growing up? (Mine was Aquaman).  Superheroes are larger than life, have a keen sense of justice and always fight for good.  

Tristan is a former Navy Seal who is recruited by the D.I.R.E. (Defense, Intelligence and Reconnaissance Enforcement) Agency. They are a private security firm engaged in black-ops type activities.  Tristan is enhanced with the ability to become invisible and teleport anywhere.  (Really, is there any better superpower?)  

As a favor to his friend, Aidan, Tristan helps prevent Aidan's sister, Rachel, from marrying the wrong guy for the wrong reasons.  Of course, in the midst of captivity, they grow closer but there are misunderstandings and mistrust that keep them apart.  

I liked the interactions between Tristan and Rachel.  Rachel is no whimp and although she is no Sydney Bristow, she is intelligent and has a smart mouth (which she uses very well).  

Because this is the first book in a series, we are introduced to a whole host of characters with a lot of backstory.  There is a story arc that is established involving the agent from a rival agency and a guarded history between the founders of D.I.R.E. and Naylor Interests. We also have the mystery of who killed Rachel and Aidan's father?  Does it have anything to do with D.I.R.E. or Naylor?  What about the confusing evidence at the scene?  Author Joni Hahn does a great job keeping us on our toes with the various twists and turns.  There is still a lot to be uncovered and I am very excited to read the next two books. 

IN A NUTSHELL:
If you are an adrenaline junkie, you're going to like this book.  Combining superhero adventures with a scorching love story, Book 1 in the D.I.R.E. Agency, Agent I1: Tristan delivers an action packed read. 


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AGENT E2: AIDAN

Credentials: 
• Second generation Former Navy SEAL 
• DIRE’s latest SEAL acquisition 
Enhancements: 
• Electrical Conductor

Former Navy SEAL, Aidan Monroe, embraces risk. Show him a hint of danger – or a beautiful woman - and he’s all over it. The only commitments in his life: his new D.I.R.E. enhancements and finding his father’s killers. Cassandra Naylor, daughter of D.I.R.E.’s greatest foe, has one goal in mind: save her father and twin brother. However, she didn’t bank on D.I.R.E.’s superpowers, or Aidan Monroe’s irresistible appeal. Cassandra can’t ignore the scorching electricity between her and Aidan. When their passion is unleashed after a night of dangerous, life-changing events, Cassandra knows there’s no going back. Yet, giving in to her feelings guarantees her father’s vengeful wrath. While they fight their attraction for one another, traitors from the past, and death-defying circumstances force shocking revelations to the surface. Can their love overcome history and betrayal? Or, will the past rob them of any future they have together? 


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AGENT T3: D-ARTAGNAN
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Credentials: 
• Rebel son of Former Navy SEAL 
• Trained under his father 
Enhancements: 
• Time Travel

d’Artagnan (Dar) Naylor: trained by the best, disciplined by the toughest, and raised by the vilest - his father. He bought into Robert Naylor’s life of crime, until he learned the reasons behind it. Now, he possesses enhancements installed by The D.I.R.E. Agency – an organization he once called enemy. He has to stop the traitors from the past before they destroy the future. And, despite what they say, his decision has nothing whatsoever to do with retro beauty, Jocelyn Chalmers. Jocelyn wakes up in the future without a memory. All she’s certain of is the fear in her gut and her blinding attraction to gorgeous, protective D.I.R.E. agent, d’Artagnan Naylor. When close quarters prove too much for their passionate hunger, Dar knows his future is destined for hard decisions. Once Jocelyn’s memory returns, she begs Dar to return to the year nineteen forty-four and save the world. Yet, to change the past, changed the future. How can they be certain of the consequences of his actions? How can he return her to the past where she belongs after all they’ve shared? Turbulent times come to a head when the past sends its own version of destruction to the future in the midst of long-awaited retribution. Can Dar escape his past to save the future? Or, does fate have its own reckoning in mind? 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

JoniHahn
By day, Joni Hahn keeps her secret decoder ring hidden while she works as a mild-mannered HR manager and accounting generalist. 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 more exhilarating than falling in love (Other than the rear shot of Chris Evans in The Avengers - that was pretty darn exhilarating). A native Texan, she thinks cowboys are the epitome of masculinity, and that country music is the other soul music.
            

 

GIVEAWAY
Enter for your chance to win:

1) $30 gift card
2) DIRE Agency necklace 
3) signed paperback plus Tristan necklace 
4) DIRE t-shirt 
5) signed paperback of book 2 plus Aidan necklace 
6) signed paperback of book 3 plus Dar necklace


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5 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me today! I appreciate the support and your kind review!

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  2. Great excerpts. Loved the 1st book and can't wait to read book 2 & 3.

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  3. I loved the 1st book excited for the 2nd!! Just gobbled up the excerpts on here!

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