Hot Target!


Today!!!! Hot Target, my eHarlequin online read, begins!!! This story is FREE and it’s a blast!! I promise. I had so much fun writing it, it should have been illegal. Hot Target is a PAX prequel–whether you’ve read The Beast Within or not, it’s more than an introduction to the formation of the PAX League. It’s a stand-alone, fast-paced, fun read all by itself. And it’s FREE, DID I SAY THAT? Here’s the scoop:

Dedicated to its charitable mission, Diamond Chavez joined the PAX League and found herself halfway around the world feeding hungry children on a third-world Pacific island. But when rebel guerrilla terrorists blew up the village where she worked, she escaped to a small West Virginia mountain town to start over–with one of the surviving children. Emotionally and physically scarred, she hid away from the world, but the world has come calling in the form of one lean, mean PAX agent, Quinn Monroe. She’ll have to learn to trust again–and imagine the unimaginable–that the PAX League she once knew has grown into something new and powerful, a covert under-core dedicated to preventing terrorism across the globe. And the child she saved could save the world because the explosion that blew up the village has imbued her with a power Diamond can barely believe. If she dares. And there’s not much time, because the terrorists want the child’s secrets—and Diamond is in the way.

Every Monday between now and mid-September, an installment of Hot Target will go up at eHarlequin. There’s also a readers’ discussion thread here. I’d love to hear what you think!

Also, hey, if you won a copy of The Honeymoon Man during my Extravasuzannza recently, Alyssa at Alyssa’s Book Blog (fabu reader blog) posted a discussion of the book on her blog here. It’s kinda fun reading a review of one of my older books. And if you’re wondering why The Honeymoon Man was written under the name Suzanne Dye…. Once upon a time not so long ago, if you wrote for more than one publisher you sometimes ran into contractual issues. I published four books under my maiden name, Suzanne Dye, for Precious Gems before I was able to work things out and subsequently wrote more Precious Gems (and other books) for Kensington as Suzanne McMinn. My mother read my first Precious Gem, Operation: Baby, and exclaimed, “You finally write a book under the name WE gave you and it’s TRASHY???” Wait! Before you yell at my mother. My mom was kidding–she is the biggest supporter of my writing and is one hundred percent responsible for my fixation with romance novels since she put a romance novel in my crib (almost). But I think Operation: Baby was just a TAD hot for her, LOL. And now you wish I’d give away copies of too-hot-for-my-mother Operation: Baby. Hey, maybe soon I will……


  1. Katie says:

    Family support is GREAT – and so is teething on romance novels! More power to your mom!

  2. Melissa says:


    Giveaway? How soon? :wigglebrow:

  3. Mary says:

    How much fun is all this? Great. I’m so excited.

  4. Toni Anderson says:

    Looks great–love the heroines name ๐Ÿ˜‰

    My granny weaned me on Mills and Boon–love her!!

  5. Nicole says:

    Gotta love the things that mothers have said to their children.

    Story looks good! I’ll have to meander over to eHQ and read it soon.

  6. Estella Kissell says:

    Family support is always good. I read your older books and enjoyed the immensely.:yes:

  7. Jill says:

    Hot Target is GREAT!

  8. mary beth says:

    Going to read Hot Targer now. LOL Suzanne’s mom.

  9. Amelia says:

    What a thrilling start to Hot Target! Thanks for giving us this background story on the PAX league. Cannot wait to see what happens next Monday!

  10. Michelle says:

    tee hee I love free stories! I’m getting ready to start your newest release! I’m excited! *grin* Have a great Monday, Michelle

  11. Melissa Marsh says:

    My grandmother got me started on romance – the old Harlequins and Silouettes. My mom is the one that put a stop to me reading the juicy historicals, darn it (but only for awhile :grin:) I don’t know if she’ll want to read my current novel!

  12. Kelly says:

    Woo, sounds like a terrific read, Suzanne! Will be sure to check it out. LOL, about your mom! And how wonderful she’s so supportive. =)

  13. Cheyenne McCray says:

    Cool, Suzanne! This’ll be awesome!

  14. Robyn says:

    Let’s hear it for Mom’s!!!
    You are one busy gal, Suzanne.:bananadance:

  15. Jillian Beane says:

    Exciting start to Hot Target. Can’t wait to read the rest of it!… Is it Monday again, yet?:wigglebrow:

  16. Joely says:

    Ack!! Suzanne, how could you torture us like this? You know I read The Beast Within in a night, and now I have to wait a whole week to get the next chapter?? :shocked:

  17. Alyssa says:

    You are really testing my willpower. I cannot wait a week between installments, so I’ll have to wait until the final installment in September to read it. Ack!

    Glad you enjoyed my discussion of The Honeymoon Man.


  18. Shari C. says:

    Wow! Hot Target sure got my attention. Love Chapter 1, but what a tease to make us wait until next Monday for what is going to happen. I am definitely going to have to work on my patience as right now 7 days seems like forever.

  19. Cynthia says:

    Oh, wow, Suzanne! Didn’t know your eHQ read was starting to day. I’ll be sure to pop in and check it out!

  20. Saundra M says:

    Heading over to read the first chapter now.. Aren’t moms great? My mom always said she named me after a character in a romance novel. :bananadance:

  21. Carol says:

    I love the beginning to Hot Target! I don’t want to wait until the middle of September to finish it! I want to read it all now!!! :hissyfit:

  22. Marcy says:

    Wow! You really hooked us on the first chapter! And you’ve left so many questions unanswered! Arrrgh! :wall:


  23. Suzanne says:

    Heh heh heh.:mrgreen:

  24. Tori says:

    Hot Target really rocks, Suzanne!!! And your mom is way cool. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. BJ Deese says:

    LOL on your mom. I’ll check out your eharlequin read. I love those things. Thanks for letting us know. Have a great week.

  26. Danica says:

    LOL what a cool mom!

  27. Gladys Paradowski says:

    I loved The Honeymoon Man and recommended at Recommended Reads. I don’t always admire both the hero and “heroine” of a romance book, but I did in that one. I have also already shared the book with someone else to read it.

    I imagine there are a lot of family members (especially Moms) shocked by what their daughters write in romance books, especially erotic romances. Ha!

  28. ruby55 says:

    Lots of exciting news and comments. Will comment more. Have to do some things before midnight–if I last that long after only 3-4 hrs sleep in more than 36 hours.:zzz:

  29. TeresaH says:

    Yay! Headed over to read Hot Target!

  30. Ashley says:

    Wah! I WANT MORE! You can’t leave us hanging like this! ๐Ÿ™‚