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“Okay, I also got in trouble at work last year for telling one of the other managers to go fuck himself, but 
 wasn’t my fault either. He was totally harassing one of the lesbian women I work with. Calling her a dyke and shit like that. That’s just not cool. I mean really, in today’s day and age that crap is totally uncalled for. So I told him off, explaining how a dyke was actually an artificial wall used to regulate water levels, and called a levee here in the States. Okay, I probably also used some other not-so-nice words as well, but he turned around and complained to HR about 
, when 
 was the one being an asshat. I was sent home for a week, paid, while an investigation went on, but was called back after only three days because Ginger totally told HR what a dick Peter was and that I’d been defending her and since everyone in the office backed Ginger, they ended up letting Peter go and not me.”

Mackenzie paused, biting her lip. Shit. She’d done it again. She tried to finish her thought quickly. “So, I’ve never really been in trouble, or even been around any cops, other than the charity thing each year, so I have no idea what’s legal and what’s not, so I’ll tell you what I did, if you promise not to arrest me. I’m claiming ignorance here.”

“What’d you do, Mackenzie?” Dax asked with no rancor in his voice.

“I took a picture of your ID and sent it to my brothers and best friend so if I end up dead in a ditch somewhere tonight they’ll know who it was that took me out. I totally planned on deleting the picture when we got home, though. It’s not like I was gonna put it on the Internet for someone to make a fake ID from or anything.”

“Good for you.”


“Yeah. But you know, that name could be totally fake. If I 
 want to kill you and dump your body and your brothers or friend checked me out, they might not ever find me if I used a fake name.”

“Damn.” Mackenzie liked this guy. “So what should I have done instead?”

“Called the Ranger Station and checked me out. Told them you’re about to go on a date with a man that claims to be a Ranger and that you have a badge and you want to know if it’s legit or not.”

“I totally was going to do that!” Mackenzie exclaimed excitedly.

“Why didn’t you?” Dax asked curious.

“Well, because it felt like a shitty thing to do . . . not trust you when you gave me your ID without giving me crap about it.”

“Do it now.”


“Do it now. Call. Check me out.”

“But you’re standing right there. And I believe you.”

“Do it.” Dax’s voice was unrelenting.

“Oh, all right. Jeez.”


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Justice for Mackenzie


Daxton Chambers, a member of the oldest and most distinguished law enforcement agency in the state of Texas, could never understand why people kill. But this new case, where someone was kidnapping and burying women alive, was a whole new level of depravity. As a Texas Ranger it was his job to keep San Antonio safe, but whoever this was, always seemed to be one step ahead of him.


Mackenzie Morgan lived what she considered a normal life. She worked at a non-profit agency, hung out with her best friend, had an annoying, but loving, family, and had a tendency to ramble when she was nervous. She wasn’t looking for a man, but when Dax storms into her life, and won’t take no for an answer, she’s all in.


Meeting Mack, and finding out just how perfect she was for him, wasn’t a part of Dax’s plan…but he’d be damned if he was going to walk away from the most interesting and fun woman he’d met in a long time. Unfortunately, anyone Dax cares about is suddenly in danger. It’ll take every ounce of knowledge he’s gained from years in law enforcement to keep Mack alive.


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SEAL of Protection Series:

Protecting Caroline

Protecting Alabama

Protecting Fiona

Marrying Caroline

Protecting Summer

Protecting Cheyenne

Protecting Jessyka
(July 2015)

Protecting Melody
(Sept 2015)

Protecting the Future (Dec 2015)


Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series

Justice for Mackenzie
(coming Aug 2015)

Justice for Mickie (Nov 2015)

Justice for Corrie (TBA)

Justice for Boone (TBA)

Justice for Milena (TBA)

Justice for Kinley (TBA)


Beyond Reality Series:

Outback Hearts

Flaming Hearts

Frozen Hearts


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Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She is quite the romantic and even met the love of her life on "Hotmail classified" before online dating and sites like even existed!

Susan has been reading romance novels since middle school and once crossed out the names of the main characters in a book and changed them to her own and to the name of her crush. She's been writing scenes for years, developing her unique writing style.

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