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Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I - A Three-Book Bundle of Contemporary Romance Novellas in the Countermeasure Series
     

Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I - A Three-Book Bundle of Contemporary Romance Novellas in the Countermeasure Series

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by Chris Almeida
 
"The Bytes of Life offer an almost illicit, forbidden glimpse at what goes on when no one else is supposed to be looking!" ~Mark Woods, Author of Fear of the Dark and Time of Tides

Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume 1 Boxed set includes: Ecstasy by the Sea, Cuffed at Midnight, and Passion at Dawn.

ECSTASY BY THE SEA
The second story in the

Overview

"The Bytes of Life offer an almost illicit, forbidden glimpse at what goes on when no one else is supposed to be looking!" ~Mark Woods, Author of Fear of the Dark and Time of Tides

Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume 1 Boxed set includes: Ecstasy by the Sea, Cuffed at Midnight, and Passion at Dawn.

ECSTASY BY THE SEA
The second story in the steamy spinoff to the COUNTERMEASURE series sees Trevor Bauer and Cassandra James having just tied the knot and moving across the pond to their new digs in Ireland to begin their life as a married couple.
Unbeknownst to Cassandra, Trevor plans the perfect honeymoon getaway down to the daintiest swatch of lace. His detail-obsessed wife won't know what hit her when he sweeps her away for what will result in nothing less than a weekend filled with pure ecstasy by the sea....

CUFFED AT MIDNIGHT
In the third short story in the COUNTERMEASURE: Bytes of Life series, Trevor and Cassandra Bauer's romance continues to burn even after a near death, their wedding, working cases for the NSA, and their own personal investigation into the disappearance of Trevor's parents.
Trevor's birthday is on the horizon and Cassandra is beating her head against the keyboard trying to find the right gift. Inspiration finally hits in the form of a house-warming gift from a friend. Little does Trevor know what surprise awaits him at the stroke of midnight....

PASSION AT DAWN
In the fourth Countermeasure: Byte of Life, Trevor and Cassandra Bauer have settled into married life after facing the bumpy road to the altar. While Cassandra looks for ways to spice up their love life, Trevor questions his efficacy as a husband. His insecurities are compounded by the constant threat of Nathan Nelson, her old friend and past lover, who can't accept their marriage as final.
A brand new marriage, personal uncertainties, and a good dose of alpha geek jealousy make for a volatile mix. When a phone call spurs him to lay claim to what is his and give Cassandra the fantasies she craves, Trevor reacts like any hot blooded man would. The result is a steamy room, slippery bodies, and Passion at Dawn.

18+ GRAPHIC LANGUAGE AND ADULT SITUATIONS
**Character-driven novellas and short stories in a thrilling, romantic suspense series!

Interview with the Authors

Q - So what makes the Countermeasure Series special?
A - Countermeasure pulls in the best of Erotic Romance, Adventure and Suspense into one single series. We also aim to write about people, not characters. They are true to life and flawed, also someone you feel you can connect to and invite for a coffee just to shoot the breeze. The series has two separate, yet connected sets of books. The novels develop the bulk of the mystery and adventure in the plot. The short stories and novellas develop the characters and bare the characters' souls to you. All of their dreams, disillusions, fears are exposed in the short stories. The short stories and Novellas are also what we call Romantica. They are stories portraying a day in the life of the characters after their "I do". A mix between Romance and Erotica where you are the fly on the wall during the married couples' intimate moments. If you enjoy high heat, spicy reads involving married couples, you got to the right series.

Q - What order should I read the books?
A - We recommend you read the novels and novellas in the following order. Please note the short stories and novellas are not mandatory reads to understand the suspense arc in the novels.
- Countermeasure
- Uncharted (FREE prequel with subscription to our newsletter)
- Ecstasy by the Sea (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I Bundle Deal)
- Cuffed at Midnight (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I Bundle Deal)
- Take Me
- Passion at Dawn (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I Bundle Deal)
- Something Crazy
- To Russia with Love
- Blindsided (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume II Bundle Deal)
- Roaming Pleasure
- Payback
- Lost to Rapture (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume II Bundle Deal)
- Brazen
- Christmas Wish (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume II Bundle Deal)
- Alternate Connection

Thank you for reading!

For more information about the series and how the books connect, reading order and upcoming stories, please visit the series' official website.

Countermeasure Series Categories
- Erotic Romance
- Contemporary Romance
- Steamy Romance

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015800524
Publisher:
Éire Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
12/05/2012
Series:
Countermeasure Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
252,569
File size:
555 KB

Meet the Author

CHRIS ALMEIDA (C. ALMEIDA)
Writing had touched Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey’s lives in different ways throughout the years, but never took flight until 2010, when Chris and Cecilia met and began roleplaying online as a hobby. It was through playing fictional characters in a sort of improv written theater that writing took a central position in their lives. The transition from roleplaying to novel writing was smooth, and they attribute the ease of writing realistic characters to their ability to live the scenes through roleplay.

Chris and Cecilia have several short stories and novels published under their own label, Éire Publishing, and are vocal supporters of independent publishing. They’re currently working on the next novel in one of their series. Through all the chaos and laughter, they still hold true to their roots, bringing their favorite characters and stories to life.

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Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I - A Three-Book Bundle of Contemporary Romance Novellas in the Countermeasure Series 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
Holy cow, these are three hot books. Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I holds the stories Ecstasy by the Sea, Cuffed at Midnight and Passion at Dawn, all by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey. These hot, passionate,steamy and wonderful books are short stories about the main characters Trevor and Cassandra from the first book in the Countermeasure series titled Countermeasure. We get a glimpse into life with Trevor and Cassandra and how marriage is treating them. While the full length novels are categorized as romantic suspense in this series, the Bytes of Life are more contemporary / erotic romance (so far at least). I think you need to read Countermeasure before these three shorts because they won’t mean a lot to you without that background and history. The thing I love most about all three of these stories is that we get to follow characters I wasn’t ready to let go of from Countermeasure. We experience Trevor and Cassie’s ups and downs as newlyweds as well as how the passion between the two of them continues to grow. When they are not out hunting down hired assassins, they are spending time at home figuring out what to do with their new life in Ireland and what drives each other wild. We also get to witness common insecurities from newlyweds and how they conquer them. Chris and Cecilia know how to write hot and sexy stories. The cover of this volume fits each story exactly. The intimate scenes are very well written. The scenes and interactions between Trevor and Cassie are very respectful and sweet yet so steamy and passionate. There is no crude language (except Cassie has a way of making Trevor say the f-word when she has pushed him to his limits in a good way) or anything that makes you feel awkward. It is all very romantic and typical in that can’t-keep-your-hands-off-one-another stage of marriage. I think the stories also remind those that have been together for a long time that intimacy is a big part of a marriage and it is never to late to try new things. There are other bits and pieces of Trevor and Cassie’s life we experience in these stories that I am curious about and wondering how it will turn out in the next full length novel. Some of those things revolve around Trevor and Cassie’s relationship with her father Robert and former colleague Nathan. They definitely leave you wanting more of the series. I highly recommend these short stories to anyone that has read the Countermeasure series and would like to see what Trevor and Cassandra are up to when they are not running for their lives or fighting the bad guys.
Ariesgrl More than 1 year ago
This anthology contains three short stories that take place in between the first full length novel, Countermeasure and the second, To Russia with Love. These short stories pickup right after Trevor and Cassandra's wedding and progress through their first six months as newlyweds. This anthology provides a nice inside view of Trevor and Cassandra's new life in Ireland and how they are happily married, yet they are both still haunted by the past and worried for their future. Fans of Countermeasure will want to read this anthology. These stories are not full of suspense, but they are full of romantic trysts. Recommended for mature audiences that have read Countermeasure first. This series is amazing! I cannot wait to begin reading the next novel. This series as a whole, so far, has it all: suspense, action, intrigue and romance. Definitely a must-read series. Notes: The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. This review was originally posted on my site, Ariesgrl Book Reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Combining the 3 `shorts' that serve as filler between the main stories of Countermeasure and To Russia With Love, this anthology is NOT to be missed for fans of the Countermeasure series. Taking Ecstasy by the Sea, Cuffed at Midnight and Passion at Dawn, these shorts provide a peek into the life of Trevor and Cassie as they are between assignments and working out their own personal dynamic as a couple.  This anthology is most definitely an 18+ read, for they are lavishly and lustily peppered with erotic scenes, yet the actual “sex” doesn’t leave the reader feeling like a complete voyeur – but hopeful that the connection, the emotion, genuine passion and palpable emotions that interlock Cass and Trev could someday be yours.  These shorts both demonstrate genuine affection and set a new precedent for character development that fully integrates the entire being into the story.  The obvious caring and emotion that resides in every action and the delight in pleasuring one another throughout the stories is evident to the reader, and the bits of insight into the characters quiet moments when not on assignment are both good fillers while waiting for the next instalment but will give readers and fans of the series a bit more insight into all the characters, which will increase the enjoyment of the series as a whole.  I had received eBook copies of the 3 shorts from the author for purpose of honest review, this is a series review for the compiled edition. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.