Spotlight & Giveaway: A SEAL Always Wins by Holly Castillo

Posted February 27th, 2020 by in Blog, Spotlight / 31 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Holly Castillo to HJ!

Hi Holly and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, A SEAL Always Wins!


Please summarize the book for the readers here:

Navy SEAL Phantom thought he could handle anything. Stopping a dangerous threat in a foreign country? Child’s play. Rescuing individuals from a pirate attack at sea? He and his team wouldn’t even break a sweat. Facing a strong, intelligent woman who may hate him for a mistake he made? His world came to a screeching halt. Elena is the best quarter horse trainer in all of south Texas, and he needs her to keep him connected to the community and surroundings for his undercover assignment. Only problem—he fired her.
Fortunately for him, Elena loves the horses at Phantom’s ranch and she agrees to return. Elena is thrilled to be back, but the feelings stirring each time she’s near Phantom make her crave more from the strong, driven cowboy. When Phantom uncovers a human trafficking ring bringing victims through their town, he joins the Joint Task Force in Mexico with a few members of his team to end it. He tries to keep Elena out of his thoughts, but the passionate night they had together before he left for the mission has left a brand on his heart and mind.
When the mission takes a dangerous turn, Elena is the only one with the knowledge to save the large group of people being held against their will. While Elena will do anything to help, she must decide if her heart will forgive Phantom from keeping his role as a Navy SEAL secret from her, or if she must walk away from him forever.

What advise would you give your characters before the opening pages of the book…

Be ready for intense passion, secrets, suspense, mystery and mental challenges with answers to save the day!


What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

True love is many things—desire, hope, dreams—but to have True Love, both the heart and the mind must agree.



Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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Book Info:

She manages to surprise him in every way that matters…

Elite Navy SEAL Enrique “Phantom” Ramirez is trained to expect the unexpected, but his growing feelings for brilliant horse trainer Elena Garcia catch him completely off guard. Phantom needs Elena’s help to maintain his SEAL team’s cover—more critical than ever now that they’ve identified a conspiracy of mysterious power brokers in both Mexico and the U.S. But how can he get her to train the ranch’s quarter horses without revealing who he really is? And without revealing his need for this woman whose indomitable spirit has captured his heart…

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Meet the Author:

Holly Castillo lives on an eighty-acre ranch, surrounded by cattle during the day and hearing the howl of coyotes by night. She has endless inspiration for her writing. Holly’s romantic suspense series about heroic Navy SEALs is set in her own backyard of south Texas. She lives with her husband and two children just south of San Antonio.
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31 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: A SEAL Always Wins by Holly Castillo”

  1. Mary Preston

    The mind boggles. I have no knowledge of how intelligent any of the TV or movies stars are. I’d pick Chris Hemsworth – it’s the yumminess.

  2. Pamela Conway

    I really don’t know! The men on Chicago Fire come to mind though, Casey & Severide.

  3. Debra Branigan

    I’d use Keanu Reeves as a base. Add a bit of Brad Pitt and Pierce Brosnan and see what I have.

  4. laurieg72

    Pierce Brosnan good looks
    Chris Hemsworth’s body/athleticism
    Paul Newman’s blue eyes and charitable acts
    Sean Connery accent and charm and intelligence

  5. dynal roberson

    So if you combined Thor, White Wolf and Nomads bodies with Stark and Banner’s Minds Then throw in Hawkeye’s snark…

  6. Lori R

    I have no idea because after the initial looks it’s their personality that is more important to me.

  7. Jana Leah

    I’m not really sure of a specific star, but I do know that having a sense of humor & being kind, smart, & a hard worker are important.

  8. Linda Herold

    The body and face of Joe Maganiello with Paul Newman’s blue eyes and Cary Grant’s sense of humor!

  9. Patricia B.

    I am old. It is hard to think of the current group of actors, many who are the age of my children. I guess mine would be a blend of Mark Harmon, Tom Selleck, and Sam Elliott.

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