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Deception Island

“nonstop action and romantic tension sizzle” – publishers weekly



“Everything I love in a romance” – Heather Graham


“a raw, dark, emotional novel” – Kat Martin

“Romantic suspense at its best” – Carla Neggers

“A keeper” – Cindy Gerard

A stolen boy
A haunted soldier
A cornered conwoman

Rafe Angelito thought he was done with the demons from his past—until his son is kidnapped. Blackmailed into abducting an American heiress, the Legionnaire soon finds himself trapped in paradise with a fiery, daring beauty who’s nothing he expects … and everything he desires. But when he uncovers her own dark secret, Rafe realizes he’s made a critical mistake—one that could cost him everything.


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A raw, dark, emotional novel of danger and intrigue that will keep readers turning the pages. | Kidnappings and pirates and romance — oh my! Brynn Kelly’s fresh new voice is sure to become a mainstay among romantic suspense aficionados! Deception Island is a keeper. | Deception Island is the perfect book for someone searching for a hero with a dark past, enough passion for any woman’s deepest desires, and an amazing code of honor. The story, and the heroine with a wild heart and a fierceness to match, make this one you’ll never forget. | Intense and exciting, Brynn Kelly’s Deception Island is romantic suspense at its best!

Kat Martin, New York Times bestselling author | Cindy Gerard, New York Times bestselling author | Sharon Sala, New York Times bestselling author | Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author


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Captivating and cutting edge! Deception Island offers smoldering chemistry, cunning twists, and a whole lot of heart. Brynn Kelly delivers everything I love in a romance. | Sexual tension, mystery, and danger crackle off every page! | Nothing short of brilliant. Crisp fresh writing, unforgettable characters, delicious plot twists. Brynn Kelly is my new favorite author.

Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author | Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author | Lena Diaz, award-winning author

About Brynn

“The romantic suspense genre just got a hot new talent” – RT Book Reviews

It took award-winning journalist Brynn Kelly only two decades to realize that all those stranger-than-fiction news reports (pirates, mercenaries, murders, conspiracies…) provided the perfect training for a new career: as a writer of larger-than-life novels.

She’s delighted that HQN Books, a Harlequin/HarperCollins imprint, is publishing her Golden Heart-nominated debut novel because it gives her an excuse to spend her days in a bubble of delicious words and fiendish plots. Secretly, though, after all those years writing about the real world, she’s terrified someone will realize she’s making it all up.

Brynn has a degree in communications with a journalism major, and has won several prestigious writing awards, including the Valerie Parv Award and the Pacific Hearts Award. She’s the bestselling author of four non-fiction books in her native New Zealand, and the mother of two young boys. In her (guffaw) spare time, she murders Italian arias studies classical singing.

She is working on a follow-up novel to Deception Island, which will also be published by HQN.

Represented by Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates.

What. A. Ride. Deception Island held me in its clutches from the very start. From the ambitious storyline to the well-crafted characters, this debut novel speaks of a promising future in fiction for author Brynn Kelly. | Rough, raw and real, with a storyline that hypnotized me and some of the best character development I’ve had the fortune of reading. | A brilliant thriller that will have you begging for more. The plot is a maze of surprising and harrowing twists and turns that lead to a dynamic conclusion. | An unforgettable premiere. | A smashing debut! This pulse-pounding romance will leave you breathless and aching for more. | Surprising twists and turns, coupled with strong, dynamic characters, makes this one a pleasure to devour. | Non-stop suspense and desire.

Harlequin Junkie | The Romance Reviews | Fresh Fiction | Debbie Haupt, The Reading Frenzy | Miranda, Joyfully Reviewed | Val, StuckInBooks.com | Jane Bowers, Romance Reviews Today


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