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What’s a superheroine to do when her super soldier ex turns up alive after more than fifteen years?

Lyndsey Daniels doesn’t have much time to walk down memory lane before she and Ian Fox find themselves thrown together to investigate the mysterious deaths of ten young men in the Canadian wilderness. How do the hearts of such seemingly normal, healthy men just…stop?

With the hint of an evil spirit in the wind—and a whole lot of butterflies—there’s no telling what Lyndsey and Ian are dealing with, including their own extensive baggage. Though sixteen years is a lot of life to live, there’s one thing they can’t deny: their attraction is as intense as ever. But is it just a spark that will burn itself out, or is it true love bringing them back together? When the force they’re hunting turns its sights on them, the leap of faith required far exceeds the powers of either of them. But worrying about their future might be premature because one wrong move and they might not make it out alive.

In Book One of the Butterfly Ops trilogy, Lyndsey and Ian reconnect fifteen years after seeing each other for what each thought was the last time. That the spark is still there is undeniable—but is it enough to get past the secrets and lies that tore them apart the first time around? With old tensions rearing their heads as new challenges arise, what at first seems to be a sure path back to trust and happiness is rockier than it seems.

Note: this is Book One in a serial trilogy. Book Two will be released in Spring 2019; Book Three will be released in early Summer 2019. Books should be read in order.

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“I read Jen Doyle’s first book and was blown away by her story telling ability. But that book (and every other book she’s written since) was contemporary romance, so I had no idea how she would do writing Urban Fantasy/Superhero/Military/Romance. Spoiler alert…she NAILED IT!!” ~ Smitten With Reading; 5 stars

“One of my favourite reads of 2018.  … I knew going in that this book would be a hodge-podge of genres. It’s not just paranormal but with an urban fantasy feel and a strong second chance romance storyline. … It should have just said ALL THE THINGS YOU LOVE, it was just missing puppies.” ~ JayneChanger; 5 stars

What’s a superheroine to do when her super soldier ex turns up alive after more than fifteen years?

Lyndsey Daniels doesn’t have much time to walk down memory lane before she and Ian Fox find themselves thrown together to investigate the mysterious deaths of ten young men in the Canadian wilderness. How do the hearts of such seemingly normal, healthy men just…stop?

With the hint of an evil spirit in the wind—and a whole lot of butterflies—there’s no telling what Lyndsey and Ian are dealing with, including their own extensive baggage. Though sixteen years is a lot of life to live, there’s one thing they can’t deny: their attraction is as intense as ever. But is it just a spark that will burn itself out, or is it true love bringing them back together? When the force they’re hunting turns its sights on them, the leap of faith required far exceeds the powers of either of them. But worrying about their future might be premature because one wrong move and they might not make it out alive.

In Book One of the Butterfly Ops trilogy, Lyndsey and Ian reconnect fifteen years after seeing each other for what each thought was the last time. That the spark is still there is undeniable—but is it enough to get past the secrets and lies that tore them apart the first time around? With old tensions rearing their heads as new challenges arise, what at first seems to be a sure path back to trust and happiness is rockier than it seems.

Note: this is Book One in a serial trilogy. Book Two will be released in Spring 2019; Book Three will be released in early Summer 2019. Books should be read in order.

Additional information

Language

English

Publication Date

September 24, 2018

Publisher

NYLA

Manuscript Word Count

118,023

Manuscript Page Count

392 pages

2 reviews for Butterfly Ops: Book One (Butterfly Ops Trilogy #1) (epub)

  1. jendoyleink

    “I read Jen Doyle’s first book and was blown away by her story telling ability. But that book (and every other book she’s written since) was contemporary romance, so I had no idea how she would do writing Urban Fantasy/Superhero/Military/Romance. Spoiler alert…she NAILED IT!!” ~ Smitten With Reading; 5 stars

  2. Aerin (verified owner)

    It was long enough ago now that I don’t remember which author page Jen Doyle did a takeover on, but I was lucky and won an EdenBooks gift card from her. Of course I used it to buy the first book in her trilogy and I saved the rest, in case I wanted more of the set.

    I haven’t read a lot of sci fi romance, because I’ve found the majority of it to be alien males needing to breed with human woman for . Fair enough if you need a handy hook to write some straight up smut, but not something I need a steady diet of. The Butterfly Ops takes a more robust stab at the genre, although to be fair it’s probably more solidly in the contemporary fantasy arena, since it features vampires, super heroes, and a host of folks with assorted mental powers. But the appearance of government forces mucking about with genetic alteration pulls it to the sci fi side, at least to me.

    Sadly, the writing in the first book doesn’t quite live up to the promise of the concept. It’s slow. “I almost didn’t make it passed half way” slow. There is a whole lot of bait dangling and far too much inner character angst, while nothing much actually happens. As an editor, I would have cut out a couple of chapters at least. Fortunately, it picks up in the final third; not a lot but enough to get to me to finish it. This is definitely in the range of an epic length book broken into three parts for consumption, not a series. There’s no great cliffhanger, nothing is resolved, it just kinda stops.

    Leaving aside their inclination to sit and steep in their own angst, the main characters are reasonably appealing. Or at least, they have potential. And that’s why I’ll likely read Book Two. I want to see if these two can reach their potential. Once they muster up some courage and get a few pokes from friends, they finally start acting like mature adults and talking to each other!! And that’s why I’ll likely read Book Two. I want to see if these two can reach their potential. And I want to see their damn mission actually get started! They make it through a whole book without doing a single thing about the problem that’s brought them together. Irritation is not a reliable motivator when it comes to books, but in this case, it seems to have worked.

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