Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating today!  I have so many things to be thankful for, I never know where to start. 

1. My wonderful, supportive family is right up there without a doubt.  They're in good health (knock on wood) and spirits.  My son is doing well his first year of college, and my daughter is exceeding in her 7th grade classes and has made a lot of new friends this year.

2. I'm thankful for those who pointed me to a life of better nutrition and body building.  I'm in the best shape of my life right now thanks to TST,  Tyrone Bell and Legion Training.

3. Arsenal is at the top of the Premier League and Bayern Munich is at the top of Bundeslegue.  If the Columbus Crew had made it to the playoffs, it would have been quite the trifecta, but I'll take what I can get!

4. And saving the best for last, I'm most humbly grateful for the support of all of my friends, family and fans.  Without your encouragement I never could have quit the day job in the corporate world (which I'm now convinced was slowly killing me) and begun this new journey as a full-time writer and author.  My sincerest gratitude to each and every one of you!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Shay Savage


Otherwise Unharmed Cover Reveal!

Don't miss @savage_trainer on the cover of the next book in the Evan Arden Series!  Otherwise Unharmed will hit Amazon on December 5th, 2013!

After Evan Arden was imprisoned by the enemy for a year and a half, he returned from the desert as a military hero.  He’d suffered some minor injuries during his captivity, was discharged from the Marines with a touch of shellshock, but was considered otherwise unharmed.  Now he wonders how he ended up where he is—incarcerated in Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center for using his sharpshooting expertise to take out the neighborhood park with a high-powered sniper rifle and multiple rounds of ammunition.

Lia Antonio, the woman he rescued from the desert heat the previous year, is the only person who can bring him out of his sleep-deprived psychosis and mounting PTSD.  When she does, Evan knows he can’t just let her go again.  He’s never considered leaving the business before—who retires from the mafia?—but he’s determined to get both Lia and himself out of harm’s way.
Evan faces overwhelming forces from multiple directions as a deal to get him out of jail turns more dangerous than he imagined.  With a mob war on the horizon and the feds holding evidence over his head, Evan has no choice but to throw himself into the middle of another warzone.
In his efforts to make things right, Evan crosses the wrong man and finds himself on the business end of the crosshairs.  With his acute perception and intelligence, he tries to stay a step ahead of his former co-workers, but this time, it isn’t just his own life on the line—he’s got to protect Lia from the man who once called him son.

And a little teaser to tide you over until December...
My cheek rested on Lia’s abdomen, and I felt her hand against the back of my head, cradling me to her body. I had my arms wrapped around her center, and I held her close against my chest as I lay beside her on the small bed that reminded me too much of the one in the cabin.

I didn’t move. I only inhaled deeply to embrace the scent of her. It was her own, sweet fragrance combined with the smell of our activity from the night before. I curled my fingers around her hip, touched my nose to the skin against her belly, and I inhaled again. My fingers reached up to briefly touch the quarter on its chain around her neck. I had to pee pretty badly, but it wasn’t worth disconnecting myself from her flesh, so I didn’t.

I don’t know how long I stayed that way, eyes closed and just reveling in the sensations around me. At some point, Lia’s fingers twitched, then slowly started massaging my head, which caused me to moan out load.

Lia’s soft laugh filled my ears.

“You like that?”

“Mmmhmm,” I replied as I snuggled against her stomach and tightened my grip on her. “Feels good.”

She kept it up, slowly dragging her fingertips from the top of my head, through my hair, and down to the back of my neck before she started all over again.

“I could wake up like this every day,” I said.

“Me, too. You’re gonna have to let me up, though.”

“Why?” I protested. “I don’t want to.”

“I have to go to the bathroom!” Lia laughed.

“So do I.”

“Well, this time would be a lot worse of a wet spot than what I put up with last night, so you better move.”
Watch for more updates, a video trailer, more pictures, and more teasers as the release date approaches!