Sanctuary & Heroes
- Romantic suspense
- On the run
- SEALS, Soldiers, FBI, Cops, Marines, Doctors, Paramedics
- Opposites Attract, Hate to Love, and so many other tropes!
- Happy ever after romances
How do the two series' connect?
Viktor Zavodny the explosives expert from the SEAL team in Worlds Collide (Sanctuary 7) is the hero of book 1 in the Heroes series, A Reason to Stay.
Each book in Sanctuary and Heroes is a brand new couple (apart from The Only Easy Day and Worlds Collide – Sanctuary 2 & 7 – who feature Dale & Joseph across both). Obviously, characters appear in other books than their own.
Sanctuary 1-7 is best read in order as there is an overarching storyline. Sanctuary 8-10 is best read in order as again, there is an overarching storyline.
You can start Sanctuary at book 8, but you may be spoiled for things that happened in 1-7. For best enjoyment read 1-10 in order and then go on to the Heroes series 🙂
You can absolutely start Heroes with any book you want, and you won't really get spoiled for anything in Sanctuary – Heroes is a standalone series of books. The books are all standalone stories, with some connection in characters. Sanctuary is mentioned in the books but not in a spoiler type way.
Why is Ellery Mountain on the infographic?
In the latest newsletter story (The Soldier and the Bodyguard) the main character needs protection and ends up with Sanctuary. This book will be added to, edited, and released in May/June 2022
Morgan Drake witnesses a murder in an alleyway. He is the only person who can give evidence in prosecuting the cop responsible for the crime. When the FBI safe house where he’s being held is compromised, he follows the instructions of his agent in charge and runs. Nik Valentinov works for Sanctuary, a foundation that offers witness protection when FBI security is questionable.
When Morgan's handler sends him to Nik for safety, neither Morgan nor Nik could imagine that two weeks alone in a cabin in the woods could start something more. Something way more than just trying to keep Morgan alive. Something that makes their heart race more than danger. Love.More info →
Dale MacIntyre, a former Navy SEAL, works for Sanctuary. He’s the acting handler for a member of the Bullen family’s inner circle. He’s close to obtaining the evidence he needs to prove Elisabeth Costain's death was ordered by them… until someone gets in his way.
Joseph Kinnon, an active Navy SEAL, is back on U.S. soil for the first time in months, and he’s told the tragic news that his stepsister is dead, gunned down in an alley by an unknown assailant. He’s determined to find out who murdered her…until someone gets in his way.More info →
Beckett Jamieson, AKA Robert Bullen, has been rescued by Sanctuary from a situation in which he nearly died and is left temporarily blind.
Doctor Kayden Summers is the Sanctuary operative assigned to look out for him.
It soon becomes clear Beckett is the key to evidence left by his mom. Evidence that may well destroy the Bullen family. The two men become involved in a critical retrieval situation and when bullets start to fly there is only one thing between Beckett and death. Kayden.More info →
Sanctuary witness protection has failed Josh, and Manny risks everything to save him
After evading his Sanctuary agent, Josh is determined to confront his lying former boyfriend, and discover once and for all what turned his dad into a murderer. Shamed by his father's actions, he's determined to help bring the Bullen family to justice, and he's not going to be able to do that until he confronts his past.
Manny is better at breaking code than breaking heads, but he's proud of the set of ninja-cool skills that Sanctuary has taught him. When surveillance catches images of Josh entering the lion's den, there are no other agents available, and it's up to Manny to save him.
Manny risks his life. Could it be time for Josh to risk his heart?More info →
When a snowstorm stops his friends from joining him at Sanctuary One for Christmas, Jake ends up alone. Sean has only one place to go. The original Sanctuary cabin. Neither man is prepared for the secrets that threaten to destroy Sanctuary.
Jake spends every Christmas at Sanctuary One. With the third anniversary of the day his dad died approaching, he arranges for Kayden, Beckett, and himself to meet at the cabin a few days before Christmas. A snowstorm blocks his friends in NY, and Jake ends up alone.
Sean is being hunted and the only place he can run to is somewhere mentioned in an old journal. The original Sanctuary cabin. It is no longer in official use but it would be a good place to heal and take stock of just what is going on with his life.
Neither man is prepared for being stuck together for an entire week, nor for the culmination of a case that threatens to get them killed.
It is the day after New Years and Dale is en route back to Albany in a private jet with Emily Bullen. She is coming back home after turning states evidence on her husband Senator Thomas Bullen.
What no one factored in, not Sanctuary or the FBI, was the lengths Griffin Ryland would go to in the effort to protect himself.
Joseph finds out Dale is in trouble and it is only with the help of his team of SEALs that he can make sure Dale is safe and that Griffin Ryland can't cause any more trouble.
A snowy New Years, a deserted airport and a hostage situation with people already dead and suddenly the worlds of Sanctuary and the SEALs collide, with terrifying consequences. Then, two weeks alone at a resort, falling deeper in love leave the two men with decisions to make and suddenly there is the chance to make forever a possibility.More info →
Accidental or not, Simon and Cain have to be the heroes of their own stories, just to stay alive.
Everyone wants Chicago cop, Simon Grant, dead. Armed with an address, he is on the run and heading for Sanctuary, only to end up at the wrong end of a gun. Is it possible the tall amber-eyed man holding the gun is actually going to be able to help him?
Cain Brodie is in charge of Sanctuary’s new Chicago office, C-Tower. His well-organised administration day takes an unexpected turn when he has a man wanted for murder right in his gun sights. Thrust into a situation he has no control over suddenly he needs to be the one in control.More info →
Elliot is tracking an elusive killer, codenamed Ghost, with ties to organized crime. Every time the Sanctuary team gets close, Ghost slips their grasp.
Cole has nowhere left to turn. With his father dying and his sister in danger, he turns for help to the very people trying to track him down. Sanctuary’s assistance is what he needs to punch another hole in Varga’s organization.
When Elliot and Cole meet, it isn’t just a passion that consumes them. When lust becomes something more, Elliot realizes that sometimes you can’t hold on to a ghost, and that sacrifice is often the only way to make things right.More info →
Secrets and lies threaten Brandon and Daniel’s new love.
Brandon Hoselton is running scared, finding security in his obsession with patterns and numbers. With his family threatened, he feels he has nowhere left to go, and even considers ending his life to keep them safe. Until Sanctuary, in the shape of the enigmatic Daniel Karnes, gives him a reason to stay alive and offers the possibility of a future free from fear.
Former SEAL Daniel is new to Sanctuary, tasked with watching Brandon, a brilliant geek with way too many secrets. Falling in love with quirky Brandon is easy; now he just has to make sure secrets don’t end up with them both dying.
The only way of destroying Varga is to cut the crime boss’s money, and the two men become part of an intricate take-down involving millions of dollars. But Brandon has a secret he can never share with Daniel, and their new love is at stake.More info →
Five action-adventure bodyguard stories in the bestselling Sanctuary Protectors & Bodyguards Series.
The Sanctuary Foundation - a privately funded team providing witness protection for those in danger
Morgan Drake witnesses a murder in an alleyway, and abruptly he's the critical part of the prosecution's case against the cop responsible for the crime. When Morgan's safe house is compromised, his handler sends him to Nik for safety, neither Morgan nor Nik could imagine that two weeks alone in a cabin in the woods could start something more. Something way more than just trying to keep Morgan alive and makes their heart race more than danger: Love.
The Only Easy Day
Joseph Kinnon, an active Navy SEAL, stateside for the first time in months, is determined to hunt down and kill the person who murdered his stepsister. Dale MacIntyre, a former Navy SEAL, is close to obtaining the evidence needed to put the same person in jail.
They both want the Bullen family brought to account, but one wants justice, and the other wants revenge. What happens between them, however, has nothing to do with either.
Beckett Jamieson, AKA Robert Bullen, has been rescued by Sanctuary from a situation in which he nearly died and is left temporarily blind. Doctor Kayden Summers is the Sanctuary operative assigned to look out for him.
It soon becomes clear Beckett is the key to evidence left by his mom. Evidence that may well destroy the Bullen family. The two men become involved in a critical retrieval situation, and when bullets start to fly, there is only one thing between Beckett and death. Kayden.
Adam has to work with a man who broke his heart; the same man that didn't trust him two years before and destroyed their relationship in a single day. Lee is adamant that he needs to understand why Adam betrayed the Bureau, and the Bullen case is the perfect cover to get back in his ex-lover's life.
Against the backdrop of Sanctuary and the Bullen case, the two men realize not everything they'd seen was real, and if they can stay alive, then maybe they will get a second chance at love.
Josh Headley is desperate to find answers but is forced into witness protection after his dad, a convicted murderer, turns on the Bullen family. When Manny Sullivan rides in and rescues Josh just as he's about to do something that could get him killed, the two men end up on the run and in a fight for their lives.
When Manny risks his life could it finally be time for Josh to risk his heart?More info →
“A sexy and fast-paced romantic thriller.”
It takes a Navy SEAL's training to keep them alive, but when the mystery on the mountain is solved, will Viktor and Aiden's love story survive the fallout?
Viktor left small-town Vermont to become a Navy SEAL and had no intention of tying himself down or falling in love. A succession of men and women share his bed, passion and danger are his addictions, and he's the first of his team to run headlong into trouble. When his nephew witnesses a murder, Viktor returns home to protect his family and lands in the middle of an active case led by none other than the man he left behind. He can handle getting punched out by Aiden, but teaming up with the sheriff to find a killer is not on the cards. For Viktor, love is dangerous, makes a man vulnerable, and one mistake could get Aiden killed.
Aiden never expected to find lasting love with a decorated active SEAL, but he didn't anticipate Viktor would leave his bed never to return. Even two years later, disappointment simmers below the surface, and he never wants to see Viktor again. But, when seemingly unrelated deaths draw Viktor back home, Aiden has to find a way for them to work together despite their past. With Viktor's training and Aiden's local knowledge, they partner to work the case, but Adam isn't just fighting the bad guys and mother nature; he's falling in love with a man who will surely leave him again.
What links the string of deaths in the Green Mountains? Can hate and distrust turn back to love? And if they make it down from the mountain alive, can Aiden persuade Viktor he has a reason to stop running?More info →
When the people you trusted turn on you, when you are the last one standing, should you take your secrets to the grave? Or make the murderers pay?
Former Marine Recon, Mackenzie ‘Mac’ Jackson has secrets. The things he did for his country, the things he saw, must never be spoken about. Until that is, his team is targeted. A shift in political alliances means one particular mission undertaken by Mac and his Fire Team needs to be wiped from the history books. Starting with the team itself.
Forest Ranger Samuel Larson wants to find the Marines who saved his life. He just wants to say thank you. What he can’t know is that he's walking into a firestorm of betrayal and murder.
When Samuel arrives at Mac's place he throws Mac's plans for hiding out of the window. Abruptly Mac has to protect a man who threatens his heart, only this time he can't be sure he will succeed in keeping Sam alive.More info →
Someone wants Rafe dead and the murdering drug dealer who broke his heart is the only one who can save him. How can he ever trust Deacon? And how can Deacon protect Rafe without falling in love all over again?
Undercover cop Deacon Shepherd lost everything trying to maintain his cover - the man he loved and the future he craved. He walked away and never looked back because it was the only way to keep Rafael alive. The last thing he needs is to be dragged back in that world, but an attempt on Rafael's life is enough to make him risk his heart again.
Rafael 'Rafe' Ramirez wakes up in the hospital, the victim of a hit and run. He’s stunned when the first face he sees is that of the man who betrayed him and left him for dead three years before. Witness protection had stripped Rafe of his family and friends and now it seems his sacrifice to bring his Uncle to justice was for nothing.More info →