Passion at Dawn: A Contemporary Romance Novella in the Countermeasure Series

Passion at Dawn: A Contemporary Romance Novella in the Countermeasure Series

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Passion at Dawn: A Contemporary Romance Novella in the Countermeasure Series by Chris Almeida, Cecilia Aubrey

"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 Passion at Dawn in the Countermeasure Bytes of Life Volume I Anthology

Breaking rules and strengthening ties...

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.

**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: 2940015537789
Publisher: Éire Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Series: Countermeasure Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 588 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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Passion at Dawn: A Contemporary Romance Novella in the Countermeasure Series 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
Holy cow. This book is well, passionate. I hate to use that word since it is in the title but it is hard to come up with another term. In this byte of life, Cassandra thinks she needs to spice up their sex life and because of that Trevor worries he isn't full filling his duty as her husband. Well, when you are finished with this book you there will be no doubt that Trevor and Cassandra are not lacking in the bedroom. You could almost call this book inspiring, if you know what I mean. There are other bits and pieces of Trevor and Cassie’s life we experience in the bytes of life 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 all of the 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.
kimamhill More than 1 year ago
Grab the fire hydrant cause you are going to need it! This book is so HOT! The scenes in this book are scorching! Cassie is a very, VERY lucky woman!
gaele More than 1 year ago
Another chapter in the lives of Trevor and Cassandra, this is another ‘fill in the time between’ the longer episodes in this series. Trevor and Cassie are slowly filling out in those nuanced details that only appear when you have a long acquaintance with them. While the characters have been beautifully developed in the story, this is a ‘progressive development’ so much is left unsaid, and for the reader to discover as they travel on this journey. This story provides much more of the deeper ‘getting to know you’ pieces that both the reader and the characters need: so often we only see a piece of their individually held insecurities but never see them voiced. This story gives both Cassie and Trevor the chance to put those insecurities on the table, and lay them to rest. It’s as tightly and well written as their other stories, with a nice twist to focus these shorts to the emotional connection of the characters rather than just displaying it in their interaction and sexual activities. Not that I don’t like those scenes – always hot and urgent with a detail that creates pictures from words with little effort: but these characters are far more than just their jobs and their sex life – and this book is providing the depth that gives readers a reason to know more. Another winner in this 18+ series that is part adventure, part romance, part tech how-to and always entertaining. I received a copy of this book from author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.