Advent Calendar Day 15: Deadly Descent by Kaylea Cross + Giveaway

Filed in Advent Calendar , featured , Giveaways , Kaylea Cross , The Latin Lover Posted on December 15, 2011 @ 7:00 am 22 comments

Welcome to the 15th day of Book Lovers Inc Advent Calendar. Each day we will offer you one great read in a giveaway on all 24 days till Christmas.

Today you will have the chance to win Deadly Descent by Kaylea Cross, Book #1 in the Bagram Special Ops series by romantic suspense and military romance author Kalyea Cross. I’ll start by a revelation/confession: not only was Deadly Descent a favourite read of mine in 2011, but it was also THE novel which made me discover a whole new genre: the world of military romance! (And if you think military romance equals romantic suspense you are mistaken and it is great time you discovered MR!)

I can only recommend Deadly Descent to anyone who loves thrilling action and sizzling romance, it was a fantastic read and I’m looking forward to reading the next books in the series! 😀

Release Date: 5 September 2011
Publisher: Carina Press
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon


Devon Crawford is an officer; Air Force Pararescueman Cam Munro is enlisted. Dev flies medical evacuations; Cam jumps into danger zones to save lives. Dev wants to return home from Afghanistan with her heart untouched; Cam will do anything to win the woman he loves.

Reaching for happiness in a war zone is the last thing Captain Devon Crawford plans, but she can’t ignore the feelings she’s hidden for so long. Cam’s sexy charm and wicked kisses weaken her resistance, but she’s too afraid of losing him to give in.

When Dev’s helicopter and crew are shot down and set up as bait by a notorious warlord, Cam risks all to save the team. What he doesn’t know is that the trap is set for him

The Review:

I’ve read a few romance novels where the hero was an ex-marine/navy/soldier, but Deadly Descent is as far from them as Cinderella is from Bridget Jones! Deadly Descent reads like a unique combination of action movie/documentary, the nonstop action and tension won’t let up and you’ll only catch your breath when you have finished reading it. […]

A good novel sucks the reader in and makes them forget abour real life. Deadly Descent did more than that: I sweat and chewed my nails, wrang my hands while rooting for the characters to survive enemy fire as if I were with them on the team. Deadly Descent is an amazing story and Kaylea Cross is a great new author I’ve just discovered, I’ll definitely check out her other novels!

Read the rest of the review.



Thanks to Kaylea’s generosity we have an ebook copy of Deadly Descent for one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is tell us do you have a favourite Christmas cookie or holiday dessert?

(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave a valid email when placing your comment so we can inform you if you win.

This giveaway is open to everyone!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, 31 December 2011; and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!


About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • aurian December 15, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I don’t think I have ever read militairy romance. Of course lots of romantic suspense involving navy seals and such. I’d like to discover this genre for myself.

    My favourite Christmas cookie, I buy at the market place. I am not a baker, nor is onyone in my familiy. Shaped in a star or christmas tree or such, the bottom is chocolate, the top is sugary. Love them. Buy pounds and pounds of them. Some for treating at the office, and some for home.

  • ClaudiaGC December 15, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I’d love to read this book!
    My favourite Christmas cookie is just plain gingerbread and traditional spicy Christmas cookies. Love them! I bake loads of them every year myself. It’s a lot of work but so worth it. They are gone in no time. 🙂

  • Mary Kirkland December 15, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Don’t enter me in the contest, I already own a copy. 🙂 I just wanted to say it was a great book, well worth the read.

  • Viki S. December 15, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I love a good action packed book. Thanks.

    My favorite Christmas cookie was made by my Grandma and she called them Santa cookies. They were a spicy cookie rolled in coconut and she’d make a hole in the center so that after they were baked they looked like Santa’s mouth when he said HOHOHO.

  • SarahM December 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Do I have to pick just one?? 🙂 For breakfast, we make candy cane pastries with raspberry jam and powdered sugar glaze. And for gifts, we make Kentucky Colonels, fudge, Rice Krispy treats, and peppermint bark to give away (with lots of taste-testing for the bakers 😉

    smaccall AT

  • Stephanie December 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    My favorite Christmas dessert is apple pie.

  • Yto December 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    yes, it’s called “Mandel-Weckmann”. it’s a german treat that’s only available during christmas time. it’s baked in a human form and it’s really delicious.

  • LSUReader December 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    We generally bake a lot of cookies at Christmas. My family favorite is the Congo Bar, which is a pretty simple brown sugar/chocolate chip/walnut cookie. So easy to make; so yummy to eat.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Karen C December 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    My favorite is Pizzelles, an Italian cookie (especially the chocolate ones!). I am a huge military romance fan and have had this book on my TBR list.

  • Cathy M December 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    My favorite treat are my sister’s pecan bars. Totally decadent, and addictive. It’s a good thing she only makes them once a year, lol.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  • Jen B. December 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    It’s not actually a Christmas cookie per se, but I only make it around the holidays because it is decadent! It is Sesame Coconut Shortbreads. They sound weird, I know but trust me, they are addictive! The recipe is on the Martha Stewart website or at

  • Diane December 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    A treat not a cookie but I love chocolate truffles.

    dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

  • Kaylea Cross December 15, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I love to bake, especially with my little guys. Last night we made a batch of oreo-stuffed and chocolate chunk-stuffed chocolate chip cookies. For the chocolate chunk ones, they’ve got to be served warm. If they’re room temp, we pop them in the microwave for 15 seconds to get the centers all melted. Soooo good! We’ll be sure to leave a few out for Santa this year.

    My favorite Christmas cookie is a ginger spice recipe I found years ago that includes black pepper for extra heat. Delicious!

  • Na S. December 16, 2011 at 3:42 am

    I tend to like all cookies especially chocolate chips ones or butters ones with almond flakes.

  • Filia Oktarina December 16, 2011 at 4:52 am

    I don’t have favorite cookie, i always buy them in market place. Sometimes i’m baking cake.

  • Tamsyn December 16, 2011 at 10:22 am

    For Christmas, it will have to be the Christmas cake! The one with the sponge, strawberries, cream and dark chocolate! :o)

  • erinf1 December 16, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Thanks for a great post and giveaway! I’m always looking for new romantic suspense/military themed books and this looks awesome 🙂

    I love, love, love my mom’s sugar cookies. I don’t know why they taste as amazing as they do, but I’ve never had any that come close to hers 🙂

    Happy Holidays!

  • Victoria Zumbrum December 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Christmas cookies cakes. Please enter me in contest.

  • Marissa December 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Persimmons cookies! A friend of mine turned me on to these about 20 years ago and now I make them every Christmas. (Luckily, she gave me the recipe as well!) They are wonder, soft, slightly chewy with white raisins and pecan and a little spice. Mmmmmm….

  • Pat Lieberman December 17, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Butter pecan balls.\

  • DANIELA December 21, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I don’t really have a favorite cookie, I’d love all the sweets my mom bakes.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • IdentitySeeker December 29, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I love my choc-mint or chocolate chip cookies. Strawberry Parfait is a great holiday dessert:)

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