Title: By Sea
Series: Supernatural Renegades # 1
Author: Carly Fall
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Carly Fall
Cover by: PJ Friel
Editor: Madison Seidler
Date Published: 11 October 2014
When the mysterious Joe Smith approaches him with an incredible job offer, Brody thinks it’s too good to be true. His life-saving need and his desire to be near the ocean while earning a living are rolled into one perfect job.
Rayna Lopez lives a quiet life as she tries to climb her way up the CIA ladder, always in fear the government will learn of her family lineage. When her father asks for help getting her famous and belligerent half-sister out of trouble, Rayna reluctantly agrees to travel with her and they board a yacht where they will be protected.
Brody and Rayna realize they’ve met before, and despite a significant lack of trust between them, they face an attraction neither can deny. As they fight to keep Rayna’s sister alive, lies are revealed and secrets are told. They must both learn to trust each other, and—if they live through their voyage—figure out what to do about their whirlwind romance.
She glanced over at Brody again, and he motioned her to follow him. She caught up with him, and they swam together, the sun warming her back. When they were out of range from Margarita and Jason, Brody laced his fingers with hers.
Rayna looked up and saw they were headed for the caves. Katie had said the fish inhabiting them were different, and Rayna looked forward to the exploration.
As they entered the cave, the light waned, but Rayna caught movement out of the corner of her eye. She turned to see a thin, dark, four-foot long fish emerge from the darkness. She gasped and grabbed Brody’s arm as the fish swam out of the cave.
Rayna lifted her head, and Brody did the same.
“That was a barracuda,” he said after removing his mouthpiece.
“That thing was huge!” Rayna exclaimed, her heart still pounding with fear.
Brody chuckled and pulled her close to him, removing his mask, and then hers. “Is Ms. Hot CIA afraid of a little fish?”
Rayna laced her arms around his neck, thankful the ocean gave them such buoyancy. “Yes,” she murmured, as he peppered her neck with slow kisses.
“Don’t worry about him,” Brody whispered, his voice barely audible over the waves lapping at the rocks in the cave. “Barracudas don’t like humans. He has no desire to nibble on your toes. Now on the other hand, I’m a different story. I want to lick, suck, and nibble every inch of you. If there’s anything you should worry about, it’s me.”
Rayna laughed despite the bolts of heat coursing through her. Her heart still pounded, but she knew it was from Brody’s touch, not fear. His lips met hers in slow exploration.
“So I should actually be worried about my Captain who has promised to protect me?” she teased.
“Oh, yes, Rayna,” he whispered in her ear. “You should be very worried about what I plan to do with you.
Character Name: Brody Teller, former Marine
Describe yourself what is your worst and vest quality?
Thanks for having me, Karen. My worst quality is I tend not to trust people, especially after what the government did to me. My best quality is that once you earn my trust, I'm very loyal
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
I loved being in the military—it was my life—and my feelings were hurt when the government experimented on my unit after I'd given them everything.
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?
I don't have one thing that no one knows about, however, there are only 5 people who know about my connection with the sea and my ability to control it.
What are you most afraid of?
The government finding out where I am and coming for me.
What do you want more than anything?
To be left alone and live my life.
What is your relationship status?
I'm currently deeply in love with Rayna Lopez, super hot ex-CIA agent.
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
I'm a captain of a yacht, so it's short and t-shirts, and every now and then my uniform.
How much of a rebel are you?
Well, considering By Sea is the first book of the Supernatural Renegade series, I would say probably a ten.
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
My service to my country, even though they screwed me over.
What is your idea of happiness?
I'm on the ocean, which I love, but also need to live. I'm with the woman I love. I don't think it gets much better than this.
What is your current state of mind?
Currently, I'm relaxed and happy, but who knows what my next assignment will bring. When that rolls along, I could be a stressed out mess.
What is your most treasured possession?
I don't really have anything that is "mine," as I left all my possessions except the clothes on my back in my former life when I came to work for Joe Smith.
What is your most marked characteristic?
My ability to control the sea.
What is it that you, most dislike?
Lying and betrayal.
Which living person do you, most despise?
I don't know his name, but it is the man or woman who ordered the experiment on my unit in Guatemala. But then again, if that hadn't happened, I would never have met Rayna.
What is your greatest regret?
That I was so awful to Rayna when I first met her.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Intelligent, funny, and strong.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I used to say my ability to control the sea, but since it saved my life and the lives of Rayna and my crew, I guess I'm cool with it. Besides, if I didn't have this connection with the sea, I wouldn't have the dolphins hanging around all the time, and I'd miss them.
What is your motto?
To be alive tomorrow, I have to stay vigilant today.
She loves to laugh, thinks chocolate and wine should be considered their own food group, and wishes Christmas happened twice a year.
She is the author of the award winning and Amazon best selling series, the Six Saviors, as well as paranormal and contemporary romance.