Amazon Bestselling author Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass heroes who defy their limits to protect the women they love. A Georgetown University graduate, Anna enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and the sea. Writing is her addiction, her drug of choice, and what she wants to do all the time. The extraordinary men and women she met during her years as a Navy wife inspire the fabulous heroes and heroines at the center of her stories. When she stays put—which doesn’t happen very often—she splits her time between Colorado and Florida, where she lives with her indulgent husband and a very opinionated cat.

Book description: 

From the Amazon Bestseller author of The Asset and The Stranger, comes The Guardian. 

Game Warden Matthias Hawking is a decorated ex-SEAL engaged in a grueling fight against ruthless poachers in Africa. He’s short on resources and long on enemies. There’s a price on his head. The last thing he needs is the unexpected arrival of a beautiful but stubborn journalist threatening to uncover his secrets, an alpha female challenging his alpha male and getting into trouble, a hurricane wearing boots.

Jade Romo is a veteran of several different kinds of war. She’s survived her heroin-addicted mother, the foster care system, and the conflict in Afghanistan. Jade’s tough, confident, cynical, and self-reliant, a woman who doesn’t believe in forevers. But when she defies the poachers and lands at the top of the warlord’s kill list, she’s forced to rely on the skilled, attractive but supremely infuriating game warden who has captivated her body’s undivided attention.

Haunted by his past but driven by his courage, her mysterious guardian will do anything in his power to protect the woman who has captured his heart.


Why don’t you begin by telling us a little about your writing background? 

Well, let’s see. I write hot, smart romances about strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass heroes who fight with all they’ve got to protect the women they love. My novels are journeys of the heart combined with thrilling adventures, where passion, sex, and love heal all that is broken on the way to a happy ending.

I write hot romantic suspense like The AssetThe Stranger and my latest, The Guardian. The Guardian is the story of Matthias Hawking, an ex-SEAL turned game warden, engaged in a fierce battle to end poaching in Africa. When Jade Romo, a beautiful, fiery journalist defies the poachers, Matthias will do everything in his power to protect the woman who has captured his heart.

Tell us a bit about your latest book, and what inspired you to write it. 

The Guardian was born during a holiday in Africa. It was supposed to be a no-laptop, no-writing vacation. But I get a lot of inspiration from my trips and this one was packed with inspiration. Tanzania is an amazing country. And who could resist the magnificent Serengeti as the backdrop for an epic love story? 

Did your book require a lot of research? 

Yes, but I was lucky. I had some amazing guides as I traveled through Tanzania, so I had a great head start. 

What was your goal when writing this book? 

My goal was to write a take-me-away, panty-melting romance that would knock my readers’ socks off. I’m super happy if along the way I also help convey the need to protect the Serengeti, Africa’s amazing wildlife, and elephants in particular. Poaching is the scourge of Africa. It funds violence and terror. The amazing people of Tanzania are fighting hard to protect their resources for themselves and also for humanity’s sake. We must help and support their efforts. 

From the moment you conceived the idea for the story, to the published book, how long did it take? 

I wrote the first draft quickly after I returned from my trip. The Guardian was the type of novel that almost wrote itself. The story was so clear in my mind! But the wheels of the publishing world move slowly sometimes and I confronted several vexing delays. On the other hand, I was determined Jade and Matthias would see the light of day. I felt as if the story was too important not to tell. 

As a writer, what scares you the most? 

Not being able to write. 

Are you a disciplined writer? 

I think so. I keep a pretty demanding writing schedule. 

When it comes to writing, are you an early bird, or a night owl? 

Nothing early for me. My friends know never to call before ten. Night owl. Definitively night owl. 

Do you have a website/blog where readers may learn more about you and your work? 

Sure. My website is I can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. My newsletter delivers the latest happenings. 

As an author, what is your greatest reward? 

Your read!






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