My Alaskan Adventure
Anna del Mar
I was flying over the tundra in a sputtering single engine four-seater when I conceived The Stranger. It was my third trip to Alaska and my husband and I were on the way to Coldfoot, Alaska, population 10. Why we wanted to go out to the middle of nowhere had to do with our thirst to see more of the magnificent land we’d discovered in our travels. We wanted to check out the pipeline and visit Gates of the Arctic National Park, to drive the Dalton Highway and feel the Tundra beneath our feet. Above all, we wanted to bask in the vastness of Alaska, in the contrasts of a terrain that can reward you with infinite views or challenge your spirit with its cruel, ruthless beauty.
From my Alaskan adventures, The Stranger was born. The Stranger is the second novel of my Wounded Warrior Series, a collection of stories that feature strong heroines fighting to make their mark in the world and the brave, hot, sexy alphas who will protect the women they love with all they’ve got. One cool aspect of the series is that you can read it in whichever order you’d like in order to meet an extraordinary brotherhood of unforgettable heroes. Whether you pick up my Amazon best seller, The Asset or The Stranger, you’re in for the full journey.
The Stranger begins with Summer Silva. When her sister runs away with a guy she met on the internet, Summer, a warmth-loving Miami architect chases her reckless sibling to Alaska and finds her life in danger from more than the elements. Only a stranger, a wounded warrior who is also an Alaskan tycoon with a quarreling family as complicated as her own and no time for a lady in distress—let alone one with a troublesome secret—can save her from disaster. Together, two strangers from different worlds and opposite spectrums of the thermometer must unravel the intrigues that threaten their lives to chase after a new dream, in majestic Alaska.
The Stranger is a hot romantic suspense story that will take you away on a grand adventure. Alaska is the third protagonist and the hidden character running the show. Against this stunning background, romance acquires a new meaning, an enduring commitment to survive and thrive in one of the last wild places on earth.
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Here’s a first review of The Stranger. And it’s an awesome one!
The Stranger by Anna del Mar
Author Email: Anna@annadelmar.com
Book Title: The Stranger
Name: Anna del Mar
Author Location (for press releases) Florida
Name of series and book number in series: The Stranger, A Wounded Warrior Novel, Book Two
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary romance, SEAL romance, Military Romance
Publisher: Carina Press
Date of Publication: August 22, 2016
Number of pages: 323 pages
Word Count: 110,000 words approx.
Formats available: Epub, Mobi
Cover Artist: Carina Press
Ex-military pilot Seth Erickson is fighting his own demons, but when he finds Summer Silva, a beautiful, warmth-loving, Miami woman stranded in the frozen wilderness, he’ll do everything in his power to keep her safe from murder, treason, and the ruthless Alaskan winter.
Back Cover Blurb:
When a mysterious stranger is your only hope…
The scars of the past have left their mark, both physical and emotional, on former military pilot Seth Erickson. Off-grid in the far reaches of the bitter Alaskan wilderness, he wants only to be left alone with his ghosts. But he can’t ignore a woman in need—beautiful, stranded and nearly frozen with fear.
Summer Silva never imagined that the search for her missing sister would leave her abandoned on a wintry back road, barely escaping with her life from a cold-blooded killer for hire. Now, hiding out in the isolated cabin of the secretive wounded warrior who saved her, Summer knows she must do what she fears most. Putting her trust in a stranger is all she has left.
All defenses are down
After a fiery first night together, Seth and Summer are bound by a need as powerful as a Bering Sea superstorm—and vulnerable to enemies just as fierce. For Seth, reawakened by desire, there is no sacrifice too great, no memory too dark, to keep Summer safe. But murder and treason lurk everywhere and Summer may not survive Alaska’s ruthless winter.
A Wounded Warrior Novel. This book is approximately 110,000 words
When her sister runs away with a guy she met on the internet, a warmth-loving Miami architect chases her reckless sibling to Alaska and finds her life in danger from more than the elements. Only a stranger, a wounded warrior who is also Alaskan tycoon with a quarreling family as complicated as her own and no time for a lady in distress—let alone one who walks on her sleep—can save her from disaster. Together, two strangers from different worlds and opposite spectrums of the thermometer must unravel the intrigues that threaten their lives to chase after a new dream, together, in majestic Alaska.
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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, military heroes who defy the limits of their broken bodies to protect the women they love. 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 lives in Florida with her indulgent husband and two very opinionated cats.