Never Surrender

(A MacKenzie Family Novella)

by Kaylea Cross

New York Times bestselling author Kaylea Cross dives into Liliana Hart’s MacKenzie family with NEVER SURRENDER…

As the Bagram crew assembles at a guest ranch in Montana to celebrate the wedding of two of its own, everyone expects a fun week-long vacation enjoying some much-needed downtime together. But in the picturesque foothills bordering the ranch, a hidden danger lurks.

When the guys stumble upon evidence of a domestic terrorist cell during the bachelor party, it puts everyone directly in the crosshairs of a lethal enemy determined to remain unseen, unleashing a wave of danger every bit as deadly as what they faced back overseas. Then a shocking revelation from the past comes to light, and it may be the key to winning the fight. Now they must come together as a team to eliminate the threat, before they wind up gathered for a funeral instead of a wedding.

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An Exclusive Interview With Kaylea Cross:

~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog

This collection is always a fan fave and I loved reading your novella! What was your first thought when Liliana invited you into the project?

Excitement! I was thrilled that she would think of me for this project, and I’d been itching to write another story about my Bagram crew, so this was the perfect opportunity for me.

How did you choose your characters?

Ace and Ryan are by far and away the Bagram Special Ops readers’ favorites. Ryan is just so alpha and sarcastic, and Ace is headstrong. They strike sparks off each other just by being in the same room. And then there’s Ace’s grandmother, who is closely modeled after my own dear late grandma. She was a hoot and a half, that one, so it was really fun to include more of her antics in this story.

Was it difficult writing in another author’s book world?

I wondered if it would be, but luckily I didn’t find it hard. Declan MacKenzie is my favorite of Liliana’s characters, and because of his job, he fit right into the plot for Never Surrender. I enjoyed introducing him to my Bagram crew.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

Cobalt blue! It’s my favorite color; I find it both soothing and strong.

What’s the last thing you watched on TV?

Heh. A History Channel documentary on SEAL Team 6 (a misnomer, since the unit’s actual name is Naval Special Warfare Development Group—DEVGRU). Yes, I’m a geek. I regret nothing. *wink*

What’s up next on your writing schedule?

Currently I’m working on book 3 of my DEA FAST series, Stand Fast. This one is set over in Afghanistan, where the DEA targets the flow of opium out of the country. It’s a high-stakes story with lots of intense action.


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and family.

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