Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hell or High Water: A Deep Six Novel by Julie Ann Walker ~ Review

Did you all hear?
Julie Ann Walker has a new series out...
It's sort of a spin-off from her BKI series (a favorite of mine) and it is fabulous!

Hell or High Water
A Deep Six Novel
by Julie Ann Walker


In a world on the brink…
Six men. One sunken Spanish galleon. Millions in gold and silver coins lying on the ocean floor. And a past that refuses to let the guys of Deep Six Salvage forget the Navy SEAL motto: the only easy day was yesterday…

There’s more than one kind of treasure…
The nation’s security has always been CIA agent Olivia Mortier’s top priority. But a mission-gone-wrong has begun to make her wonder if there’s more to life than risking hers.

And more than one secret at the bottom of the sea…
Only two things could make Leo Anderson abandon his hunt for the legendary lost ship, La Santa Christina, and return to the world of weapons and warfare he swore to leave behind: a capsule of enriched uranium, lost on the ocean floor, and a plea for assistance from the one woman he can’t seem to forget…

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I am a huge fan of Julie Ann Walker's BKI series, that being said, I will admit to being wary of a new series that is sort-of ~ but not quite a spin-off of that series.  All wariness aside...I have read the first book in this new series, Hell or High Water, and I am in love with it!

This gives you idea of where this series will lead us.

"In a world on the brink…Six men. One sunken Spanish galleon. Millions in gold and silver coins lying on the ocean floor. And a past that refuses to let the guys of Deep Six Salvage forget the Navy SEAL motto: the only easy day was yesterday…"

Book #1 in the Deep Six series, Hell or High Water is written very similarly to the BKI series. It has action, adventure, sexy Alpha dudes, and is written with a fun sense of humor that I just adore in Julie Ann Walker's writing.

This book introduces us to some new characters, the sexy guys of "deep Six Salvage" who are all retired SEALS, with the main focus on Leo & Olivia's story and let me tell you the chemistry between these two is off the charts hot! The background story is fun and exciting, these guys are searching for a sunken treasure ship, but of course if it's found right away we won't have much of a series.

If you are a fan of the BKI series or just a fan of fun, feisty, fabulous adventures.
You will love this book!

~A few of my favorite lines from the book~

“I swear to Christ, man. Sometimes I think you’re just a potato with four limbs.” “If you’re gonna insult me”—Bran’s grin remained in place—“at least get it right. I’m a really well-hung potato with four limbs.” “How about I go with something simpler and just call you an asshat?” “That’s Lord Asshat of Bigdicksburg to you, my friend.” Leo shook his head, sticking his tongue in his cheek because it was obvious Bran’s internal switch was flipped back to its usual devil-may-care position. In which case, it was impossible to get one over on the guy, so he might as well quit trying.

Walker, Julie Ann (2015-07-07). Hell or High Water (The Deep Six) (Kindle Location 1835).
 Sourcebooks. Kindle Edition.

“Are y’all SEALs?” she asked, glancing over her shoulder at
 Dances with Wolves and Sir Lifts-Weights-a-Lot. 

Walker, Julie Ann (2015-07-07). Hell or High Water (The Deep Six) (Kindle Location 3213).
 Sourcebooks. Kindle Edition.

“You have the worst timing, you know that? I mean, jeez, cliterference much?” “Huh?” Bran asked. “What the heck is cliterference?” Olivia grinned and winked at the men in the room. “It’s the female version of cock-blocking. You know, cliterference? Damnit, Bran. It loses its oomph when I have to explain it.”

Walker, Julie Ann (2015-07-07). Hell or High Water (The Deep Six) (Kindle Location 3634).
 Sourcebooks. Kindle Edition.

“In case you weren’t aware,” he informed her haughtily, “idiots are a barrel of laughs and super cool to hang around. That’s why they’re the rage in all the villages.”

Walker, Julie Ann (2015-07-07). Hell or High Water (The Deep Six) (Kindle Location 3806).
 Sourcebooks. Kindle Edition.

Look for book #2 early next year!

Devil And The Deep
Book #2
Release date 

Cocktail parties, political fundraisers, and charity events are Maddy Powers' way of life. But the daring man who appropriated her father's yacht a couple of months ago is still out there, somewhere, and she wants to pay him back for the scorching kiss they shared.

Behind his suave smile and ladykiller eyes, Bran Palladino carries a dark secret that keeps him from pursuing Maddy… even though he can't get her out of his head. But when Maddy is kidnapped as part of a grand scheme, it's time to put up or shut up… because Bran can't live without Maddy now


Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Julie grew up in a house full of women – she has three older sisters. As you can imagine, there was no lack of drama… or romance. Her mother enrolled her in a book club as soon as she began to read and it was the small spark that ignited her voracious appetite for the written word. Because of Julie’s early immersion in literature, she found writing came quite naturally. In high school, she won multiple writing contests and was the proud senior editor of The Tiger’s Tale – her school newspaper. During her college years, however, she longed for a challenge. “Reading and writing felt like second nature to me, so I looked for something to stretch my intellectual capabilities,” she recalls. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, Julie began teaching advanced high school mathematics. “I loved working with the students and facing the challenges of the classroom, but I longed for the occasional snow day when I could race to the local book store, buy two or three new novels, and curl up in front of the fire to read for an entire day.” It wasn’t until a fortuitous move to Chicago that Julie once more returned to her first passion. “Thankfully, my husband – my own personal hero – encouraged my decision to write full time.” Now Julie lives on beautiful Lake Shore Drive with a view that sometimes competes with her deadlines. When she’s not writing, she enjoys camping, hiking, cycling, cooking, travel, and…reading, of course!

Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning romantic suspense. Her books have been described as "alpha, edgy, and downright hot." Most days you can find Julie on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission.

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