My favorite scene is SWIMMING IN THE PACIFIC.
Lights from the buoy and boat filtered down, and Kerry could see the surface of
waves above them. The eerie light permeated the kelp bed, catching the creatures
inside unawares. A unique forest full of sea life skittered around, tickling her
and making her giddy as they passed by. There was such a humbling feeling of
grandeur in the ocean. You could know everything and nothing, but witness it all
Her fingers touched the tall stalks of giant kelp—Macrocystis pyrifera—as they
wavered in the ocean current like corn stalks in a strong breeze. She slid her
fingers along part of their length. This stuff was harvested throughout the
coast and used in a variety of products. It was so big here, she wondered if
anyone knew about this particular prize cache. She certainly wasn’t going to
Diving down, she felt along the rocky bottom and recognized bull kelp. A soupfin
shark swam by, its tail touching her briefly. She wondered what else lived
beyond the light.
Water is my favorite compound. I developed a love of swimming at a very early
age and feel a very strong connection. My husband and I enjoy the outdoors and
doing things together adds an extra dash of joy. When we've snorkeled in the San
Diego area, we've seen incredibly beautiful sights, and though it's extremely
picturesque I always have to remind myself to keep my swimbuddy in sight and be
aware of danger. Everything from stingrays buried in the sand to rather
aggressive Great White Sharks can take me by surprise. Having my husband, a
retired Navy SEAL, as a swimbuddy really comes in handy as he signals me to stay
calm and still, and to let him react to danger. I've learned a lot from him, and
as beautiful as the ocean is...I will always probably need to remember to watch
my periphery vision for the unexpected.
I chose the above quote from my book to share some of the beauty and magic of
the Pacific Ocean. I think it's cool that there's this fabulous kelp, which is
being used to heal and feed people, in addition to the plethora of ocean
resources and incredible sea life. Do you like to swim in the ocean or a pool,
or have you ever being snorkeling or scuba diving? Has danger ever taken you by
West Coast SEALs
With over two decades of experience, Navy SEAL Leaper Lefton is bringing his
expertise to young and impressionable SEAL trainees in BUD/s. As an instructor,
he knows he must prepare them for all kinds of situations—and there’s a perfect
opportunity for hands-on training when he spots a woman in danger in rough
water. Kerry Hamilton, a marine mammal veterinarian for the U.S. Navy is beyond
grateful when Leaper saves her from the rough seas, and their attraction is
instant. But after everything Leaper has been through, can he truly love again?
And is Kerry willing to give him the chance?
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New York Times bestselling author Anne Elizabeth is
an award-winning romance author and a popular comic creator. With a BS in
business and MS in communications from Boston University, she is a regular
presenter at conventions as well as a member of the Author’s Guild, Horror
Writers Association, and Romance Writers of America. Anne lives with her
husband, a retired Navy SEAL, in the mountains above San Diego.
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