KGI Series

 About the KGI Series

The Kelly/KGI Series centers around a military family. There are six Kelly brothers, all of whom served in different branches of the military. When the idea for this series came to me, the first question that always pops into my mind is where? For me this answer was immediate. I lived in Paris, Tennessee for several years and spent many a day on Kentucky Lake and in the Dover area. For me, it was the perfect place to base the stories.

The Kellys are a lot of fun to write. They’re loyal, hard working, fiercely competitive and family is the most important thing in their lives. Marlene Kelly is the matriarch of the large family and has a penchant for collecting “strays” as her sons tease her endlessly over. Over the years she’s added “adopted” family members to the fold and she incessantly mothers them all. Her most recent addition to the Kelly clan has her sons up in arms, but Marlene didn’t raise six rambunctious sons by being a wimp!

The first book in the series, The Darkest Hour, finds the Kelly family in turmoil after the death of Ethan Kelly’s wife a year before. Rachel was much beloved by all the Kellys and Ethan hides a dark secret about the state of his marriage before her fateful mercy mission to South America—the one she never came back from. Now on the one year anniversary of her death, he receives startling information. She’s alive.

 KGI Series Reading Order

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 Reader Questions about the KGI Series

 KGI Series Characters

The Darkest Hour

Rachel Kelly

Physical Description: Brown eyes. Brown hair.

Job: Middle school teacher

Home Town: Dover, TN

Fun Fact: She was taught self-defense by Garrett and Van

Romantic Connection: Ethan Kelly

HEA: The Darkest Hour, book 1 in the KGI Series

Ethan Kelly

Physical Description: Black hair. Dark blue eyes.

Job: KGI

Background: Former SEAL

Home Town: Dover, TN

Romantic Connection: Rachel Kelly

HEA: The Darkest Hour, book 1 in the KGI Series

No Place to Run

Sophie Lundgren

Physical Description: Blue eyes. Blonde hair.

Job: Assists with the DV foundation

Fun Fact: Her family members have been on Most Wanted posters.

Romantic Connection: Sam Kelly

HEA: No Place to Run, book 2 in the KGI Series

Sam Kelly

Physical Description: Lean. Light brown hair. Square jaw. Light blue eyes.

Job: KGI - co-founder

Background: Former army

Home Town: Dover, TN

Romantic Connection: Sophie Lundgren

HEA: No Place to Run, book 2 in the KGI Series

Hidden Away

Sarah Daniels

Physical Description: Long chestnut hair. Freckles on nose. Deep green eyes.

Job: Assists with the DV foundation

Home Town: Alabama

Fun Fact: Her brother's connections make life…interesting.

Romantic Connection: Garrett Kelly

HEA: Hidden Away, book 3 in the KGI Series

Garrett Kelly

Physical Description: Biggest of the Kellys. Black hair. Blue eyes.

Job: KGI - co-founder

Home Town: Dover, TN

Fun Fact: Favorite word starts with an F

Romantic Connection: Sarah Daniels

HEA: Hidden Away, book 3 in the KGI Series

Whispers in the Dark

Shea Peterson

Physical Description: Petite. Blonde hair. Pale skin. Blue eyes.

Job: Assists with the DV foundation

Powers: Telepath

Romantic Connection: Nathan Kelly

HEA: Whispers in the Dark, book 4 in the KGI Series

Nathan Kelly

Physical Description: Brown hair. Brown eyes.

Job: KGI - Team leader

Background: Former army

Home Town: Dover, TN

Romantic Connection: Shea Peterson

HEA: Whispers in the Dark, book 4 in the KGI Series

Echoes at Dawn

Rio Bezerra

Physical Description: Long, dark hair, dark eyes. Dimples.

Job: KGI - Team leader

Home Town: Born in Rio de Janeiro, moved to US as a child

Fun Fact: Part of Titan for 10 years

Romantic Connection: Grace Peterson

HEA: Echoes at Dawn, book 5 in the KGI Series

Grace Peterson

Physical Description: Tall, dark skin, long raven hair. Blue eyes.

Powers: psychic ability heals wounds

Romantic Connection: Rio Bezerra

HEA: Echoes at Dawn, book 5 in the KGI Series

Shades of Gray

PJ Rutherford

Physical Description: Brown hair. Green eyes.

Job: KGI sniper - Team Steele

Fun Fact: First woman on her former SWAT team

Romantic Connection: David Coletrane (Cole)

HEA: Shades of Gray, book 6 in the KGI Series

David Coletrane (Cole)

Physical Description: Muddy blond hair, goatee. Blue eyes.

Job: KGI sniper - Team Steele

Background: Former SEAL

Fun Fact: Afraid of snakes

Romantic Connection: PJ Rutherford

HEA: Shades of Gray, book 6 in the KGI Series

Forged in Steele

Jackson Steele

Physical Description: Ice blue eyes. Muddy blond hair with lighter streaks. Dove tattoo on left shoulder.

Job: KGI - Team leader

Fun Fact: Father was an ambassador

Romantic Connection: Maren Scofield

HEA: Forged in Steele, book 7 in the KGI Series

Maren Scofield

Physical Description: Wears glasses. Blonde hair. Blue eyes

Job: Doctor

Background: Rescued by KGI from a hostage crisis in Africa years ago.

Romantic Connection: Jackson Steele

HEA: Forged in Steele, book 7 in the KGI Series

After the Storm

Eve Hanson

Physical Description: Blond hair. Dark eyes.

Job: Assists with the DV foundation

Romantic Connection: Donovan Kelly

HEA: After the Storm, book 8 in the KGI Series

Donovan Kelly

Physical Description: Dark hair. Green eyes.

Job: KGI - co-founder, medic/tech

Home Town: Dover, TN

Fun Fact: Co-founded a foundation for domestic violence survivors

Romantic Connection: Eve Hanson

HEA: After the Storm, book 8 in the KGI Series

When Day Breaks

Eden Sinclair

Physical Description: Long blond hair. Aquamarine eyes. 5’10.

Job: Model

Background: Unexpected connection to Hancock

Romantic Connection: Daryl Swanson “Swanny”

HEA: When Day Breaks, book 9 in the KGI Series

Daryl Swanson “Swanny”

Physical Description: Dark hair with some gray. Scars on left side of face and torso.

Job: KGI

Fun Fact: Loves to cook

Romantic Connection: Eden Sinclair

HEA: When Day Breaks, book 9 in the KGI Series

Darkest Before Dawn

Honor Cambridge

Physical Description: Blonde hair. Brown eyes. Pale skin.

Job: Relief worker

Home Town: Small town in Kentucky

Fun Fact: 10 Speaks over 20 languages

Romantic Connection: Guy Hancock

HEA: Darkest Before Dawn, book 10 in the KGI Series

Guy Hancock

Physical Description: Green eyes. Appearance changes depending on the job...

Job: Former leader of Titan

Fun Fact: Listed as dead in all databases

Romantic Connection: Honor Cambridge

HEA: Darkest Before Dawn, book 10 in the KGI Series

Brighter Than the Sun

Zoe Kildare

Physical Description: Natural red hair, dyed blonde. Baby blue eyes. Freckles on nose. Very curvy.

Fun Fact: Attended UT with Rusty

Romantic Connection: Joe Kelly

HEA: Brighter Than the Sun, book 11 in the KGI Series

Joe Kelly

Physical Description: Brown hair. Brown eyes.

Job: KGI - Team leader

Home Town: Dover, TN

Fun Fact: He asked Rachel out before she started dating Ethan.

Romantic Connection: Zoe Kildare

HEA: Brighter Than the Sun, book 11 in the KGI Series