Lost to Rapture: A Contemporary Romance Novella in the Countermeasure Series

Lost to Rapture: A Contemporary Romance Novella in the Countermeasure Series

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"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

**You can also find Lost to Rapture in the Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume II Anthology

An anniversary to remember...

In the sixth installment of Countermeasure Bytes of Life, it's been a year since Trevor and Cassandra Bauer tied the knot. A year filled with adventure and surprises. Now, in celebration of their first anniversary together, Trevor takes Cassandra to his hometown where memories abound. Will she help him face his demons and create new joy filled memories to enrich the existing ones?

**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

Q - Why should I give these books a try?
A - Because the Countermeasure Series books take you on a fast, fun and thrill-filled ride that will leave you wanting for more from all of our characters. Readers who are not skirmish about adult scenes and language appreciate the books greatly.

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
- Erotic Contemporary Romance Series
- Racy Romance
- Hot Contemporary Romance Short Story
- Erotic Contemporary Romance Short Reads

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016260624
Publisher: Éire Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Series: Countermeasure Series , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,100,936
File size: 534 KB

About the Author


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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Lost to Rapture: A Contemporary Romance Novella in the Countermeasure Series 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
The books in the Countermeasure series keep getting better and better. We are really getting to know the characters on a deeper level which is so incredibly awesome. Lost to Rapture by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey is the 6th Countermeasure: Bytes of Life short story. It centers around the one year anniversary of Trevor and Cassandra and oh boy is it lovely. And so sweet, sensual and emotional. Trevor and Cassie are such a phenomenal love story. In Lost to Rapture, Trevor is trying to figure out the best place to take Cassie for their one year anniversary. It quickly dawns on him that taking her back to his hometown of Sligo is the perfect place. As you can imagine, emotions are high since it is the first time Trevor has been back since his parents have disappeared. How will he handle it? Well, with Cassie by his side, you know he will have a great support. The true love that Trevor and Cassandra share is really demonstrated in Lost to Rapture. The patience and understanding they have for one another, their playfulness as well as their continual passion for each other are all evident in this story. I love watching Cassie give up more control the longer she is with Trevor. She trusts him with her heart and therefore the decisions he makes. I am not sure two people can love each other more. It really is lovely to witness. While Ecstasy by the Sea, Cuffed at Midnight and Passion at Dawn, three other shorts in the Bytes of Life series show the hot and wild side of Trevor and Cassie as the newlywed couple who can’t seem to keep their hands off one another, Lost to Rapture shows more of a deeper emotional connection between the two. Their intimacy is just as exciting and sensual but at a different level in my opinion. Bottom line, if you have read the other books in the Countermeasure series and adore watching Trevor and Cassandra, you really need to read the heartwarming story that is Lost to Rapture.
Ariesgrl More than 1 year ago
Trevor and Cassandra have been married for one year and Trevor has decided to take them to his hometown of Sligo, to celebrate. Haunted by the memories of his parents, he hopes to make new memories with Cassie that will over-power the questions racing in his mind. Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey have written a majestic short story in their Bytes of Life series. The rich details will overwhelm readers’ sense and make the feel as though they are in the depths of Ireland’s splendid scenery. Fans of this series will rejoice as they are reunited with the overpowering chemistry between Trevor and Cassandra. Trevor’s inner turmoil over the mystery of his parents will wreck havoc on readers’ emotions. Another must read from this fantastic writing duo. The Countermeasure series is like the proverbial buried treasure hidden in the world of literature. This series spans multiple genres with exquisite details, sweltering romance and riveting suspense. I have loved each new adventure and highly recommend this series to those looking to lose themselves in an excellent series. Notes: The authors provided a copy of this book for me to review. This review was originally posted on Ariesgrl Book Reviews.
kimamhill More than 1 year ago
Wow...I don't even know what to say. How shocking it is that I am speechless! I love all the books in the Countermeasure Series and the Bytes for Life. This is my favorite Byte. The romance was hot and intense and the story line was just amazing! But I am not surprised! Chris and Cecilia are very talented authors! I highly recommend this book to anyone!
gaele More than 1 year ago
In another installment to the Bytes of Life addendum to their Countermmeasure Series, Almeida and Aubrey have provided fans of the series with more insight, a few clues, and reinforced the love for the series and the characters of Cass and Trev.  For new readers to the series and the shorts, this one will provide all the highlights of the full series, while introducing a love story that is as palpable as it is romantic.  Starting with a quotation from Yeats, “It is love that I am seeking for, But of a beautiful, unheard-of kind  that is not in this world”. The entirety of the depth of love between Cassie and Trevor is wrapped up in those simple lines, and while Trevor is making little strides to share more of his now painful memories of his past, we see that Trevor could settle for nothing less than the unheard of love, for that was the sort of love he experienced growing up.  If you are contemplating a series that has it all: romance, action, mystery and above all characters that will come to life and poke at you as you read – Countermeasure and it’s Bytes of Life are certainly it.   Try this byte out, and see if the characters don’t move or excite you. You will be glad you did. I received an eBook copy from the authors for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.