Motorcycle Heroes and Bad Boy Assassins

Whether You Like Heroes on Motorcycles or the Bad Boy Assassin Type, Kiss and Thrill has You Covered Today.

First up, hero Bryan Fisher from EASY TARGET, the brand new installment by author KAY THOMAS in her Elite ops series with Avon.


EasyTarget HiRes1. Growing up, I lived in California with my mom until I was nine years old. When she died in a car accident, I went to live with my grandmother in Springwater, Mississippi. The reason I love Dentyne gum so much is because my mom chewed Dentyne and always shared it with me.

2. I don’t have any tattoos, and I’ve never ridden a horse. But I love to ride motorcycles and I know how to surf. Yes, my nickname is Hollywood. And no, I don’t like to talk about how I got that particular “handle.”

3. I watch The Walking Dead and DVR it so I don’t miss episodes when I’m working on AEGIS jobs.

4. I love sushi, Wylie Coyote, and Pearl Jam. I hate broccoli. My favorite dessert is Key lime pie with graham cracker crust.

5. A romantic evening for me would include driving out of town away from the city lights to stargaze. Since I grew up in the country for the most part and now live in Dallas, that’s the one thing I miss the most—seeing a star-filled night sky. I enjoy sleeping under the stars, but fair warning, I don’t own a pair of pajamas…

(Lena fans herself after that pajamas remark.)

Here’s the back cover copy for EASY TARGET.

AEGIS: an elite team of ex-military men who will do anything for their country…and their women.

Fighting to clear her brother of murder, freelance reporter Sassy Smith is suddenly kidnapped and thrown into a truck with other women who are about to be sold…or worse. When she sees an opportunity for escape Sassy takes it, but she may have just jumped from the frying pan into the fire.

Former Marine Bryan Fisher (aka Hollywood) is no stranger to dangerous situations, or to his best friend’s little sister. When he rescues Sassy, Bryan is determined to keep her safe…if he can keep his hands off of her. Because Sassy is all grown up and not at all like the girl he used to know. But he’s got bigger problems. And with enemies coming at them from every corner, Bryan and Sassy will need to work together if they’re going to survive.

Next up is Mason Hunt, a bad boy assassin from EXIT STRATEGY, the first book in my (Lena Diaz) new EXIT Inc. series with Avon.


Exit Strategy High Rez Final1. I’m a North Carolina native with two sisters–Suzie and Darlene–and a brother, Zack, who’s a firefighter. Unlike many romance novel heroes, my parents are still alive. Go figure.

2. I do have tattoos, but only Sabrina (my heroine) gets to see them. Not a motorcycle fan, but I can ride one if I have to. And horses? Yeah. I can ride those too. We ex-military, bad ass assassin types are trained to do pretty much everything in a pinch. Nickname? When Sabrina first met me, she labeled me Tall-Dark-and-Deadly, but that was before she got to know me. Now I have another nickname that she gave me instead. But like that Bryan guy in EASY TARGET, I’m not discussing it.

3. I don’t have time for TV shows. Too busy saving innocent people and killing bad guys.

4. I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Hey, protein, what can I say? Music? Country rock. Dessert? (grins and looks at Sabrina.) “Pass the whip cream, Rina.”

5. A romantic evening would include sitting on my back porch with the woman I love–Sabrina of course–watching the corn stalks waving in the field behind my house. Then a walk in the moonlight to the barn for some target practice with my Glock 22. After that? Cornfield sex. (Read the book and you’ll know exactly what I mean.)

Here’s the back cover copy for EXIT Strategy.

Lena Diaz launches her thrilling new series featuring the undercover vigilantes of EXIT Inc. with a skilled operative putting his life—and his heart—on the line for a woman in trouble

When Sabrina Hightower awakens to the sound of an intruder, she figures he’s there to rob her, murder her— or worse. She doesn’t expect to be carried off by a muscle-bound stud with male-model good looks . . . or that he came to rescue her.

Mason Hunt became an enforcer with EXIT Inc. to eliminate the bad guys—terrorists, militia groups, all those who would do America harm. But his latest target is innocent. If EXIT could lie about sultry, strong-willed Sabrina, what darker truths might they be concealing?

Going rogue in the rugged North Carolina mountains, Mason risks everything to keep Sabrina close, especially now that EXIT’s lethal assassins are chasing them down. The heat is on . . . but it’s nothing compared to the slow burn of seduction.

If you’d like to get to know Bryan better, pick up a copy of EASY TARGET.

Amazon      Barnes&Noble        kobo        iBooks          Kay Thomas’s website

Mason’s waiting for his chance to get to know you in EXIT Strategy.

Amazon      Barnes&Noble       kobo         iBooks          Lena Diaz’s website

GIVEAWAY! To celebrate the release of EASY TARGET and EXIT STRATEGY, Kay and Lena are each giving away one ebook copy of their books (winner must be able to receive the book on their Kindle or Nook from either Amazon(dot)com or B&N(dot)com.) Leave a comment for a chance to win and then check back next Tuesday to see the randomly chosen winners at the bottom of Tuesday’s post.

Join us next Tuesday when I take the Kiss and Thrill reins again and interview the amazing ANGI MORGAN!

Posted on June 30, 2015, in Author Interview, Author Spotlight, Lena Diaz, New Release and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 51 Comments.

  1. I had so much fun with this blog post. Thanks for playing with me, Kay Thomas! And congratulations on your awesome new release.

  2. Hello Romantic Suspense Goddesses!
    I LOVE how you interviewed your hot heroes, what a concept! Their voices came across loud and deliciously clear.

    Congrats to both of you on your new releases, and Lena for beginning the thrilling EXIT Inc. series. I wish you both bestselling sales and Hollywood contracts. 🙂

    Thanks again, Kay, for hosting me on your FB party a few weeks ago, that was a blast and very generous of you! Are you going to RWA this summer? Would love to meet you in person. (Lena, obviously you know I’m not talking to you, right?) 😉

  3. Loved this piece! Mason is a dream, of that I’m certain, but it’s time to meet Bryan. Sounds hot, Ms. Thomas!

    I don’t need to be entered into the giveaway, I just wanted to wish Ms. Diaz a Happy Release Day and assure K & T followers that EXIT Strategy is a must read!!! ❤

  4. Happy release day, Lena!!!! I’ve been so looking foreword to EXIT STRATEGY!! And now I have EASY TARGET to add to my TBR as well.

    • Thanks Rachel! I’m behind on my reading but I did read Kay’s first book in this series (HARD TARGET) and loved it! Had one of the most unique plot twists I’ve ever read.

  5. Congrats Lena on your big day! Kay, welcome! This is such a fun post. I loved getting to know the quirks of your heroes. And I loved both these books. Both of you really know how to write the hot alphas. I can’t wait for readers to meet them!

  6. Hi Everyone! And happy book birthday, Lena! It’s so fun to be here today to celebrate Exit Strategy and to get to know your hero. I’m very intrigued…Can I just say, he had me at “whipped cream” and “cornfield sex.” : )

    Sarah, it was lovely to meet you at the FB event, too! Sadly, no, I’m not going to RWA this summer. But I will be following the twitter feed to hear about all the fun y’all are having without me!

    Hi Carmen…thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll enjoy Bryan and Sassy’s story. I had a blast writing their characters. And I cannot wait to dive into Exit Strategy!

    Hi Rachel! So good to see again. Lena, I appreciate your kind words about HARD TARGET. Hello Carey…thank you! It’s great to be with “your people” today.

  7. Thank you so much for the back story on our hot heroes! Makes them even more lovable! I would be thrilled to have any one of them take up residence on my Kindle!

  8. Happy Release Day, Lena!!! I absolutely loved your post and hope you have the best release day ever. And I loved meeting Kay’s hero as well. Both books sound amazing and I can’t wait to read them. 🙂

  9. Happy print book birthday, Lena! I can’t wait to add Exit Strategy to my pool bag for 4th of July reading! And Kay’s motorcycle bad boy hero can come along too 🙂

  10. Happy Book Birthday, Lena! How wonderful to see your baby in print! Lovely interview and I can’t wait to also add Kay’s book to my TBR pile! Going to spread the word right now.


  11. Reblogged this on DIANA BELCHASE and commented:

    Lena Diaz’s newest book releases today and she’s celebrating by interviewing her hero among with Kay Thomas’. This is total fun with two great authors and the opportunity to win two fantastic books. Enjoy!

  12. Motorcycles definitely not my thing. They scare the bejeezus out of me. But the books sound exciting. Congratulations to all!

    • Motorcycles scare me too! But there’s something about a sexy guy on one!

    • kaythomaswrites

      BettyMay…. Only thing my mother absolutely forbade me from doing when I was growing up and living at home was riding a motorcycle. So of course I waited until I was in college to try it….I did it one time (riding on the back behind a guy I knew) And that was enough for me. : ) But I agree with Lena, there is something extraordinarily appealing about a guy riding one.

  13. These books seem interesting. Would love to read it 😀

  14. Happy release day, ladies! Kay, I’m definitely going to have to, uh, check out Hollywood. 😉 I already know how hot Mason is!

  15. Happy book birthday to both! I’ve read the other ELITE OPS books, so I must check out the newest one! And, of course, get me some Tall-Dark-and-Deadly. Heading to Hawaii shortly for a scuba diving holiday; surely I can water- and pressure-proof my Kindle to dive with it? 🙂

    • kaythomaswrites

      Hi Cris! Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I think you absolutely can water-proof your Kindle for the waters of Hawaii. Hollywood and Mason would love to join you! : ) Safe travels. That sounds like an awesome vacation!

    • Hawaii! Enjoy! And good luck water-proofing your Kindle.

  16. mandacollinsauthor

    Congratulations, Lena and Kay! Looking forward to your bad boys!

  17. kaythomaswrites

    Hi Manda! Great to see you again. Thanks for having me here today. Hope you enjoy Hollywood and Sassy’s story.

  18. Love the Five Things You Don’t Know about the heroes. Loved the first two Elite Ops books – looking forward to reading Easy Target.
    Love the Deadly Games series – can’t wait to read the Exit Inc books.

  19. Not a whole lot of wit left now…maybe nitwit! What fun it would be to win since these arte right up my alley, so to speak! 😉 Read that any way you want. BTW…Dentyne 🙂

  20. I loved reading the interviews with both heroes. I have Easy Target but I would love to add Exit Strategy to my TBR pile. Thanks for the giveaway!

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