So I went to Africa on a non-writing, no-laptop vacation, to check off a bucket
list item that entailed world-class wildlife viewing. I also wanted to pursue a
life-long yearning to connect with my Caribbean-forged African heritage. Silly
me. Little did I know that Africa was about to grab me by the throat, shake
awake my soul, and capture my heart for good.
Yes, I loved the wildlife. Yes, I loved the land. The Serengeti is one of the
most beautiful, last wild places on earth and we MUST support the effort to
protect it. But it was the people I met in Africa that left the greater mark on
my soul, the extraordinary folks who challenge the odds every day to build a
better future for themselves and for humanity.
These diverse, dynamic communities face complex, difficult, sometimes
heart-breaking realities on the ground with skill, resilience, and wisdom. Their
hopes and dreams inspired the story in these pages. Their courage drives the
characters that you are about to meet.
That’s why I’m so excited to introduce you to the protagonists of THE GUARDIAN, Matthias Hawking and Jade Romo, the
sexy, fiery pair that captivated my imagination during my travels to Africa.
In the story, ex-SEAL turned game warden Matthias Hawking is engaged in a fierce
battle to end poaching in Africa. But when Jade Romo, a beautiful, feisty
journalist defies the poachers, he will do everything in his power to protect
the woman who has captured his heart.
Perhaps it was unavoidable that a setting as dazzling and magnificent as the
Serengeti would spawn an epic love story in my mind. Maybe I should’ve seen it
coming even before I boarded the long flight across the ocean. But Matthias and
Jade? They caught me completely by surprise!
Looking back, there was never a chance that I’d experience such an intense,
transformative journey and not share it with my readers. I should’ve known that
THE GUARDIAN was coming even before I boarded that
plane to Africa.
PS: Would you like to see the images that inspired many of the scenes in THE
GUARDIAN? Click here to see a few of my pictures of Africa.
Game Warden Matthias Hawking is a decorated ex-SEAL engaged in a grueling
fight against ruthless poachers in Africa. He’s short on resources and long on
enemies. There’s a price on his head. The last thing he needs is the unexpected
arrival of a beautiful but stubborn journalist threatening to uncover his
secrets, an alpha female challenging his alpha male and getting into trouble, a
hurricane wearing boots.
Jade Romo is a veteran of several different kinds of war. She’s survived her
heroin-addicted mother, the foster care system, and the conflict in Afghanistan.
Jade’s tough, confident, cynical, and self-reliant, a woman who doesn’t believe
in forevers. But when she defies the poachers and lands at the top of the
warlord’s kill list, she’s forced to rely on the skilled, attractive but
supremely infuriating game warden who has captivated her body’s undivided
Haunted by his past but driven by his courage, her mysterious guardian will
do anything in his power to protect the woman who has captured his heart.
Romance Suspense | Romance Military
[On Sale: October 1, 2017, e-Book, eISBN:
Amazon Bestselling author 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 heroes who defy their limits to protect the women they love. 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 splits her time between
Colorado and Florida, where she lives with her indulgent husband and a very
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