“Packed with action and raw, sexual tension, Pamela Clare’s Striking Distance
brings readers the edgy suspense, meaty subject matter, and intense emotions fans have come to expect from this talented author.”—Cindy Gerard, New York Times
bestselling authorPraise for Pamela Clare’s Novels
“Romantic suspense at its best”—The Romance Studio
“Pamela Clare is a remarkable storyteller.”—Fresh Fiction
“Pamela Clare is a dazzling talent.”—Lori Foster, New York Times
"Pamela Clare is a fabulous storyteller whose beautifully written, fast-paced tales will leave you breathless with anticipation.”—Leigh Greenwood, USA Today
"An exciting, fast-paced romantic suspense thriller…Action-packed.”—Midwest Book Review
From the Author
(I-Team 6) was a challenging book to write and involved some of the most interesting research of any I-Team book I've written to date.
I strive always to write stories that feel authentic. Although Laura Nilsson, the heroine in this story, is a broadcast journalist, a career I can easily relate to, Javier Corbray, the hero, is a Navy SEAL. That is far beyond my experience and knowledge.
I took a look at broadcast journalism, which is different in many respects from the world of print journalism that was my home for 20 years.
I also spent serious time learning about work of EOD teams -- explosive ordnance disposal teams, known as "bomb squads" -- with the help of an EOD expert. I wanted to know how they operate, how risky their job is, and how they would deal with the scenario in the story. That meant learning to see things from the point of view of not only the EOD guys, but also the bomber. Is it wrong that I was amused by the looks we got in the local coffee shop when he asked me, "OK, so what are you trying to blow up?"
Most fascinating of all, I was able to work over a period of almost two years with a decorated active-duty Navy SEAL, learning about his life as a special operator. I learned not only a new language -- I have a SEAL-speak dictionary that is eight single-spaced pages -- but also got some insight into the way special operators think. This was invaluable in helping me create the hero's character, not just his actions, but also the core of who Javier is on the inside.
I have never met a more humble person than this SEAL or anyone more willing to help. I dedicated Striking Distance
Be sure to check out First Strike
, the prequel novella to Striking Distance
, which is available on Kindle for 99 cents (ASIN
: B00G150GO8). First Strike
tells the story of how Laura and Javier meet and the weekend of no-strings-attached sex that binds them together.
I hope you enjoy both stories!