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In the three years since Project Dawn disbanded, the members of a special squad continue to fight the good fight. Now civilians, their squad–Circe’s Recruits–works for a private organization bent on cleaning up the mess left in its wake. Pearson Labs continues to create Circs, people who have been genetically changed. When needed, these Circs take on an altered form neither man nor animal, but something in between. Unlike Circe’s Recruits, the Circs coming out of Pearson Labs aren’t sane.

Circe’s Recruits: Roane

Pearson Labs’ Circs aren’t sane… except for Caitlyn Chase, a female Roane can’t get out of his mind.As Caitlyn matures into the female Circ she was meant to be, she sets in motion a chain of events that will forever alter her future and those of Circe’s Recruits. In the process, she’ll fall in lust, in love, and in danger as she finally finds out who she really is. Only with Roane and her newfound friends can she hope to keep the PPA at bay while they crush an agenda that may spell the end of them all.

Circe’s Recruits: Zack & Ace

Zack and Ace have been dancing around their “just friends” relationship for years. Being Circ means unavoidable intimacy when the mating heat strikes, and it’s putting a strain on their friendship. They’re finally nearing an understanding about what they truly mean to each other when they’re stunned by Kelly, the woman they’ve been lusting after for years. Suddenly she’s available to both in a way she’s never been before. Lust and love confuse the issue, until wounded emotions pull the threesome apart and Kelly is captured by the enemy. Can Zack and Ace come to grips with their differences in time to save Kelly, or will their difficulties lose them the loves of their lives?

Warning: These books contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, domination, male/male sexual practices, ménage, multiple partners, sex while in shifted form, violence.

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There are no original ideas.

I’ve written tons of notes about stories I one day plan to write, only to see my ideas already in print in another author’s book. Romance centers around love. How many ways can you write about two people falling in love? A ton, if you judge the books in any given bookstore. And if you think about it, how many ways are there to write about anything? A million, and then some. Take for example the topic of vampires. People have been writing about those particular undead since before Bram Stoker. Today we read novels from Ann Rice, Brian Lumley, and J.R. Ward, to name a few. And in each instance, the vampire is treated differently. Same basic idea treated in very different ways.

The idea of supersoldiers is not new. Government conspiracies, television shows and movies have explored the idea of the ultimate soldier. Even back in college and after, I loved romances. So when I served in the Marine Corps, the idea of a book based on super soldiers (falling in love) was a sound one. Now fast forward ten years later. There are already several books out there about military men and women, as well as supersoldiers in danger and falling in love.

But my Circe’s Recruits have been an ongoing project for some time. The idea was there. A few notes. Then a chapter. Setting the story in Cape May, where my family has vacationed or years. But I had other projects ongoing. No time to get to my idea… until a proposal I sent to Loose Id was welcomed with open arms. Having experienced the hard work in writing a series before, I decided to commit myself to this four book series with all due attention.

Circe’s Recruits: Roane was born and released in Nov, 2008. Circe’s Recruits: Zack & Ace, recently released from Loose Id this month. I’m happy to say I’ve completed the third book, CR: Derrick, and am beginning book four, about Hale. Each story stands on its own, with a broad story arc that starts in CR: Roane and will end in CR: Hale. My supersoldiers are Circs–men who change into Hulk-like beasts. They go through a mating heat a few times each month, when only another Circ can satisfy them. The stories are not sweet romances. They are at turns carnal, emotional, and downright fun. Fast and furious, the pacing moves. There’s no time for characters to sit staring into one another’s eyes. The protagonists in each novel have danger to overcome. But I’m a sucker for a happy ending, and I won’t be satisfied until each member of Circe’s Recruits finds love.

I’m giving away two copies of my books, one Circe’s Recruits: Roane, and one Circe’s Recruits: Zack & Ace. Like I said, each book stands alone, so you don’t have to read book one to understand book two. If you’d like to read more about my recruits, take a look at my website, at www.marieharte.com.

Thanks, Fatin, for the opportunity to post today. And thanks to everyone for stopping by!!


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