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March 9, 2019

Cover Reveal: Stranded with Ella, Military Men #4

At long last—a new addition to the Military Men series.

The Military Men series features three NZSAS soldiers who met during training and became close friends. There is love, adventure and a good dose of humor in the first three books. The heroes are all military men and their heroines are equally strong with a side of sassy determination.

I’m really excited to show you the latest cover in the Military Men series. Stranded with Ella features Dillon Williams (Summer’s brother) and Ella Liddington-Walsh, a woman with pink hair and a love of vintage clothing.

And NEWSFLASH, there’s a giveaway to celebrate my cover reveal. Scroll down for details!


Military Men, #4

Release Date 20 March 2019

Stranded with Ella by Shelley Munro

Here’s an excerpt from INNOCENT NEXT DOOR that introduces Dillon and his brother to the reader. Note: There are a few F-Bombs in this particular excerpt.

“Summer!” a masculine voice hollered. The angry sound echoed and bounced off the walls in a too-familiar manner.

“Oh, no,” Summer muttered. Somehow, she didn’t think closing her eyes and pretending she was asleep would solve this one.

Nikolai slithered from the bed and pulled an ugly-looking gun from under the bed.

“Don’t go. Did you lock the bedroom door?”


“Summer!” The second voice sounded a shade deeper but just as angry.

“Shit, there’s two of them,” Nikolai said, and he grabbed his jeans and yanked them on.


Nikolai cast her a strange look, but the thump of heavy boots outside the bedroom forestalled his questions.

“Don’t come in!” Summer shrieked. “I don’t have any clothes—”

The door burst open and crashed against the bedroom wall. Two huge men paused at the threshold, and the four of them stared at each other with varying reactions.

“Fuck,” Nikolai said in a fierce undertone.

Summer nodded.

Yep, this was a situation that called for a stronger word than “shit”.

She tugged the covers up to her chin and considered crawling right underneath to hide. She thought about it for all of two seconds and cast away the cowardly idea. Someone needed to referee. She was the lone candidate.

“What the hell are you doing?” Dillon, her oldest brother, roared. He balanced lightly on his toes, his biceps bulging beneath his T-shirt. His dark hair stuck up, appearing as ruffled as his temper.

Josh, her other brother, folded his arms across his broad chest. He didn’t smirk but the glint in his baby-blue eyes said he wanted to. “Oh, it’s obvious what they’ve been doing,” he drawled, confirming her supposition. The louse thought this was funny.

“Tarei.” A pulse throbbed at Dillon’s temple, and he looked as if he wanted to haul Nikolai from the room and beat him to a pulp. “Jake said Summer was here. Didn’t expect you too.”

“Sex,” Josh added helpfully.

Summer swallowed despite her best efforts to keep her anxiety contained. Her week just kept getting better. Murder, a little sex, and a fistfight chucked in for good measure. She had it all. Who needed to read the Sunday tabloids?

“I don’t want to think about my sister and sex in the same sentence,” Dillon snapped.

“Especially with him.” Josh shifted his weight and clenched and unclenched his fists. The ever-present humor in his baby-looking face riled Summer. Time to take control.

“Out,” she snapped, trying to ignore the fine tremor of nerves that shook her limbs.

“Fine.” Dillon glared at Nikolai. “He can come with us.”

“I don’t think so,” she returned sweetly. If they laid one hand on Nikolai, so help her… She would Tae Kwon Do her two soldier brothers. “Nikolai stays with me.”

Dillon and Josh exchanged a glance.

Summer narrowed her eyes. “He stays with me. He’s seen me dress before.”

“I don’t think they want to hear that, sweetheart.”

“Fuck, no.” Dillon jerked his head toward the door. “Out, Tarei. You’re coming with us.”

“You do know Nikolai?” Summer glanced from brother to brother. Their hard faces gave away little, but she guessed they weren’t telling her something big. Fine. She’d worm the information from Nikolai the minute she got rid of her brothers.

Summer sat and made a show of grabbing the covers. The sheet slipped dangerously close to flashing her nipples.

“Aw, Summer!” Josh said, starting to back away. He grabbed his brother’s arm and yanked.

Dillon resisted until Summer made another move. “The kitchen in five minutes,” he ordered. “A second longer and we’ll come back and drag you out.”

Her brothers exited the room, their remarks to each other peppered with enough swear words it was a wonder her mother didn’t make an appearance with her bar of soap.

The Giveaway:

One reader will win a paperback copy of Enemy Lovers, a cute plus Kiwi, and an olive soap that comes complete with an Evil Eye good luck charm all the way from Greece. (It’s the bar of soap Summer needed for her brothers!)

The giveaway is open to all readers including International. Complete the rafflecopter below with at least one of the options and you’re in the draw!

Stranded with Ella Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Dawn Roberto

    Love the cover.

    • Shelley Munro

      Thanks, Dawn.

  2. Julie Touchstone

    I think it’s great!

    • Shelley Munro

      Thank you!

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  4. Kathleen Bylsma

    I love this cover….it’s much more creative than most!

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  5. Diana Page

    The cover is awesome, but I love the snippet you gave us with the brothers barging in : Perfect !!

  6. Angel Crum

    Love the cover!! Congrats!

    • Shelley Munro

      Thank you!

  7. Kim Smith

    Nice cover, but maybe a flash of pink for her hair?

    • Shelley Munro

      Not this time. It’s just the hero for this series.

  8. Mary Kirkland

    Stranded With Ella has a great cover. I really like the name, Nikolai. That was a fun excerpt. Her brothers are not to happy. lol

    • Shelley Munro

      Thanks so much, Mary. Yes, I love the family ties in this series. Nikolai and Summer get their revenge in Stranded with Ella.

  9. Irene Talbert

    Damn! That’s a hot cover.

    • Shelley Munro

      Thanks, I love it.

  10. Joyce

    Great cover.

    • Shelley Munro

      Thank you!

  11. Leah Rowe

    I absolutely love the way the Trees cast shadows over His Face to look like War Paint!
    I too would like to see a hint of Pink (somewhere) on the cover; although, I don’t see where exactly to put it. Unless she’s peeking from behind/the shoulder, & you just barely see the tippy top of her head. That could work.
    But definitely Not in the Trees, as she’d cast a shadow too!
    Even if you don’t add any pink… It’s Amazing as IS!! Great job, IT!

    • Shelley Munro

      Thanks. LOL – with this particular series only the heroes are shown on the covers and that’s why there is no pink.

  12. Debra Shutters

    Love the cover & thanks for the chance :)

    • Shelley Munro

      Thanks! You’re very welcome.

  13. Alice Nieuwendijk

    Sounds great

    • Shelley Munro

      Thank you!

  14. Sharon R Yarrell

    I love the cover. The male is hot.

    • Shelley Munro

      Thank you! I think so too, and he is Dillon to a T.

  15. Tamara Kasyan

    Love the cover! It really makes me want to read to find out the story behind it

    • Shelley Munro

      Thank you! Not long to release day :-)

  16. Mary Preston

    The cover is hot. I LOVE IT.

    • Shelley Munro

      Thanks so much, Mary.

  17. Sue MacKenzie

    awww look at the itty bitty kiwi, so cute, thanks for doing this giveaway, I’ve seen more of them since I moved to Aussie than when I lived there hmmmm

    • Shelley Munro

      He’s cute, isn’t he?

  18. Kate Sparks

    He is a scary looking guy. But in a good way.

    • Shelley Munro

      He is. I love the cover.

  19. Angela Guilherme

    I really like it! I wouldn’t mind getting stranded with that guy…

    • Shelley Munro

      LOL – me either.

  20. Karen Fisher

    The cover is really good. Looking forward to reading is.

    • Shelley Munro

      Thanks, Karen :-)

  21. Lindsey

    Very sexy!

    • Shelley Munro

      Thank you!

  22. Jean Craven

    I like it very much. very pretty

    • Shelley Munro

      Thanks, Jean. I like it a lot as well.