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HONOR UNDER SIEGE
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HONOR UNDER SIEGE
2007 By Radclyffe. All Rights Reserved.
ISBN10: 1-933110-80-5 ISBN13: 978-1-933110-80-6
This Trade Paperback Is Published By Bold Strokes Books, Inc. New
First Edition, June 2007
THIS IS A WORK OF FICTION. NAMES, CHARACTERS,
ARE THE PRODUCT
THE AUTHORS IMAGINATION OR ARE USED
FICTITIOUSLY. ANY RESEMBLANCE TO ACTUAL
OR DEAD, BUSINESS
EVENTS, OR LOCALES
THIS BOOK, OR PARTS THEREOF, MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED
IN ANY FORM WITHOUT PERMISSION.
Editors: Jennifer Knight, Ruth Sternglantz and J. B. Greystone
Production Design: J. B. Greystone
Cover Graphic: Sheri ( g r a p h i c a r t i s t 2 020 @ h o t m
a il . c o m )
By the Author
Loves Melody Lost
Loves Tender Warriors
Passions Bright Fury
o mance s
Fated Love Turn
When Dreams Tremble
h e P
ro v in cet o w n T
a le s
Beyond the Breakwater
Distant Shores, Silent Thunder
Storms of Change H
o n o r
S e ri e s
Above Al , Honor
Love & Honor
Honor Under Siege
J u st ic e Se
ri e s
A Matter of Trust (prequel)
Shield of Justice
In Pursuit of Justice
Justice in the Shadows
Erotic Interludes: Change Of Pace
(A Short Story Col ection) Erotic Interludes 2: Stolen
Stacia Seaman and Radclyffe, eds. Erotic Interludes 3: Lessons
Stacia Seaman and Radclyffe, eds.
Erotic Interludes 4: Extreme Passions
Stacia Seaman and Radclyffe, eds.
Erotic Interludes 5: Road Games
Stacia Seaman and Radclyffe, eds.
Above All, Honor was the first book I published that real y
provoked many messages asking for a sequel. Safe Harbor
was the second. Many of you recall me saying I wasnt going to
write more of either one. This year I will publish number six
in the Honor series and number five in the Provincetown
Tales. Obviously, what do I know? Ive discovered that writing
multiple works in a universe of characters I and the reader are
familiar with forces me to stretch as a writer in ways that
stand-alones dont. Each has its unique chal enges - neither is
easier or harder or more rewarding. Just different. A series
demands both continuity and new directions - consistency and
change. We want to see more of the characters we love, but we
also demand that they grow and evolve in the face of their
personal struggles and in relationship to others.
Thank you to the readers who assured me that they really
did want to read more of these characters and the world they
inhabit. I have learned a great deal in the telling.
My thanks also go to my first readers: Diane, Eva, Jane,
Paula, and RB for insightful comments and unfailing faith; to
the editors who brought their special talents to making this a
better book: Jennifer Knight, Ruth Sternglantz, and J.B.
Greystone; and to the generous proofreaders at Bold Strokes
Books for their painstaking devotion to duty. All the credit goes
to these dedicated individuals and the responsibility for any
shortcomings to me.
Sheri, as always, says it all and constantly says it better with
To Lee, for never ever saying write it later - Amo
For Lee To The Last Word
B lair Powel walked along the oceans edge just after dawn, watching
the sky segue through a palet e of colors she had yet to capture on
canvas. Thankful y, she wasnt a landscape artist, because she feared she
would be doomed to an eternity of frustration and disappointment.
Her life held more than enough chal enge as it was, especial y now,
less than a month after the terrorist attacks on New York City and
Washington, DC. Less than a month after four men shed never met had
tried to kil her.
Sliding her hands into the pockets of her dark navy windbreaker, Blair
sheltered in the shadow of a tal , windswept dune and let the cold
sea breeze and the force of natures power drive the lingering
melancholy away. Crisp, salty air fil ed her chest, and for an instant, she
felt only the promise of a new season and the inner contentment of
being in love. Despite the horror of the last month, shed just spent one
of the best weeks she could remember in seclusion on Whitley Island.
At least two Secret Service agents fol owed her everywhere she went on
the remote, sparsely populated island of the coast of Massachuset s,
but she was out of the public eye and nearly alone with her lover. She
cherished this rare privacy and feared that pleasure was about to change.
As much as she loved the island, she couldnt just disappear. And
after the events of the last few weeks, she discovered to her surprise that
she didnt want to. Al her life shed sought anonymity. Being her
fathers daughter had forced upon her a notoriety she had not chosen,
and she had done al she could to escape the constraints it imposed.
Yet sometime in the last year, that wild, furious need to break away
had al but vanished. She wondered how much that sea change was due
to the woman who walked toward her in the gathering sunlight.
Secret Service agent Cameron Roberts, Blairs one time chief of
security and now her lover, was a few inches tal er, dark-haired, lean
and handsome. Her jaw was a lit le broader, her nose a lit le stronger,
and the hol ows below her cheekbones a lit le deeper than the dictates
of classic beauty demanded, but what Blair saw when she looked at her
went beyond beauty. She saw strength and passion, and above al ,
“Youre supposed to be in bed, she chided as Cam approached.
Cam grinned. “Bed was
“Its a hel of a lot colder out here. Blair wrapped her arms around Cams
neck and kissed her, ruf ling the short, almost wavy black hair that
ended just above her col ar. The almost casual brush of mouth on
mouth turned unexpectedly more fervent. She stroked her tongue along
the inside of Cams lip, and delved deeper for an instant before leaning
back. “Whew. Just got warmer.
“Lets see if we can get it up to August. Cam slid one arm around Blairs
waist and underneath her jacket. She stroked Blairs back and nuzzled
her neck. “Although, we probably shouldnt tamper with Greg
and Haras body temperatures quite so much.
Blair jerked and pushed away. “God, I cant believe I forgot about them. I
never forget about them. She peered over her shoulder toward the dunes
where two of her first team security agents stood with their hands at
their sides, facing out toward the ocean as if she and Cam were not
there. Of course, they had seen everything while continuously scanning
the length of beach, the water, and the air.
“Id say that lit le lapse is a very good sign. Cam brushed a strand of
damp blond hair away from Blairs cheek and resisted the urge to kiss
her again. Blairs deep blue eyes were shadow free, a rare occurrence,
and even though shed been up before dawn, shed slept through the
night. That, too, was unusual since the armed assault on Blair in her
penthouse apartment. Cam loved to see Blair
so relaxed and secure that she forgot she was being watched. She
wished she could keep that from ever changing.
“When your eyes go from gray to black like that, Blair murmured, “I
know youre thinking serious thoughts.
Cam shook her head. “No. She tugged Blair against her side
started to walk, keeping her arm around Blairs waist. “Just thinking I
“That sounds serious. Blair slipped her hand into the back pocket of
Cams jeans and squeezed her ass. “In fact, we should probably do
something about it ASAP.
Blair laughed. “Youre too
“I thought you liked me that
Blair caught Cams hands and turned to walk backwards, swinging their
joined arms lazily between them. The wind whipped her hair around her
face, and her cheeks burned with the cold. She felt wonderful. “I like
you every way you come, Commander. Hard and fast, slow and easy.
Any way at al .
“Jesus, Blair. Have a heart. Cam tilted her head in the direction of the
agents who fol owed along the invisible perimeter of their protection
zone. “They cant hear us, but theyl have a hard time pretending not to
notice if I throw you down on the beach.
“I thought you had bet er control than that, Blair
“So did I, Cam mut ered darkly. Everything shed thought shed known
about herself had abruptly changed slightly less than a year before
when shed been assigned to protect the first daughter of the United
States. Cam had fal en in love
with her the first instant shed seen her, her blond hair damp from the
shower, her sapphire eyes sparking with anger, her sensual body
blatantly seductive. Blair hadnt wanted protection, and shed done
everything she possibly could to avoid the constraints of twenty-four
hour a day observation. Shed been wild and wil ful, a beautiful feral
creature who defied taming. Cam had fought her desire, but ultimately,
she had surrendered to her heart. “You changed al that.
“Funny, Blair said, returning to Cams side and snuggling against her
was just thinking the same thing about
“I love you. Blair kissed the edge of Cams jaw. “Your throat sounds
better. Does it stil hurt?