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Things Dale Mayer Would Like To See More of in Romance…

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As an author of romance and many other genres now and as a long time reader, I love the trend toward kick ass heroines. But there is a lot more room to grow there. We need to make sure these woman are as strong and compassion on the inside as they are tough on the inside. It’s because of that self confidence that a woman can be both. She can beat a bad guy to the ground to save an injured puppy because it’s important. And have heroines we can fight for is important too.

I think it’s important to understand that although I write fiction, there is power in words. How we show our main characters, how we portray the way they handle conflict, the way they step up or slide away from problems in their world is important. To not just show true characterization but also offer a way forward in real life situations.

It’s important to give the characters values that leave a positive impact on the reader and their view of the world around them. It’s a tough world out there right now. And most readers dive into books in order to escape their troubles. They don’t want to be hit over the head with someone else’s moral or ethical compass but they need to see the character’s potential. And see her struggle. See her climb up and over what nightmare has happened in her world. So that they can see their own world might get better one day too.

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Exclusive Excerpt: Tyson’s Treasure by Dale Mayer!

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Tyson’s Treasure, the eleventh Heroes for Hire book, reconnects readers with the unforgettable men from SEALs of Honor in a new series of action-packed, page turning romantic suspense that fans have come to expect from USA TODAY Bestselling author Dale Mayer.

Tyson lost his wife and child several years ago, and he knows it’s time to move on… So when his wife’s best friend barrels into his new life and he finds out she’s in trouble – as in serious stalker trouble – he steps up because he owes it to his late wife. Only he quickly finds out he wants to be at Kai’s side – any way he can.

Kai has wanted Tyson for so damn long, but from the first moment her best friend saw him first, the two were like a lock and key. When Kai sets her eyes on him for the first time in years while doing a demonstration for a new training program her company developed, she realizes her feelings haven’t changed.

But her life has changed, and she has a huge issue she doesn’t want anyone to know about. After all, she’s got a badass skill set… She can handle a stalker on her own… right?

Or maybe not. As the two delve deeper into the Kai’s troubles, they find out things are much more complicated than they seem – and much more-deadly.

Check out our exclusive excerpt below!


Kai watched Tyson walk away. He’d done incredibly well, considering he was the new boy on the block and she’d been picking on him all morning. She’d beaten the crap out of him, trying desperately to get him to hit back. But she’d forgotten about their code. Not only was it a case of not hitting or hurting a woman but also the fact they had his late wife between them. Tracy had been Kai’s best friend since they wore pigtails and took tap dancing lessons as five-year-olds.

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