Carr, Thor, Flynn and Betley—for edge of your seat political thrillers
Saturday, July 6th, 2019

I’m a romance author, so basically what I read are, well, romances, although I do love (and write) romantic suspense. But fifteen years ago I was introduced to the world fo political thrillers and since then fur actors have received a place of honor on my kindle and my bookshelves. You may think this genre is not for you but if you are looking for books that grip you from page one and never let go, read this blog. I just read two books—one a few weeks ago and one this week—that are so compelling I could not put them down.

Sometimes in life if you are very, very lucky you are fortunate en9ugh to meet people who not only have extraordinary talent but are extremely nice as well. I am one of those lucky people. And because of them I have become a political thriller addict.

In 2002 I was shopping with my daughter and daughter-in-law and in a Barnes & Noble and came across a book titled TERM LIMITS by Vince Flynn, a writer I had never heard of. But I read the blurb on the jacket, thought it looked interesting so I bought it. That began my love affair with the incredible Vince Flynn, a talent taken from us far too early. Mitch Rapp was the terrorists’ worst nightmare.

Until Brad Thor gave us Scot Harvath, a man who, like Rapp, was willing to sacrifice everything, and did, to keep this country safe. From Book #1, THE LIONS OF LUCERNE, I was hooked. Harvath, again like Rapp, puts his personal life second because the safety of this country and its citizens was paramount. I was so lucky to meet both of them, and to become friendly with Brad, to have such amazing individuals and such outstanding talent in my life.

I was sure there’d never be another hero to compete with Rapp and Harvath, until Matthew Betley came along with Logan West and OVERWATCH, a tense book with a hero who was fighting his own demons, but like the others, put country first and would do anything to protect it.

And just when I was positive the bar was raised too high for anyone else to reach, I met the incredible former SEAL, Jack Car, whose first book, The TERMINAL LIST, with its hero SEAL James Reece, kept me up all night reading.

They all have new release or have one about to come out. lethal agent, Mitch Rapp’s new story by Kyle Mills, who carries the Vince Flynn mantel onward, and RULES OF WAR. by Matthew Betley are due out shortly. TRUE BELIEVER, the next James Reece book will be out July 3o. I was privileged to receive an advance copy to read and all I can say is, “Holy s***!!! James Reece has reared his place in hero history.

And finally there is Brad Thor;s latest, backlash. Oh! My! God! This is the BEST book he has ever written. I have to hide my iPad during the day or I’d keep going back to reread parts of it and never get my own work done.

This might. not be romance but it’s everything else — danger, excitement, political intrigue. I promise, if you get these books  you will not be disappointed.

Happy Birthday, America
Thursday, July 4th, 2019

 

Today is a very important day in the history of the United States of America. Without the Declaration of Independence there would be no USA. I happen to be a veery patriotic person and love the celebration of this date. Since it’s so important in our history, I thought Id share a few facts about it with you along with some pictures of different celebration. Enjoy!

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

The Declaration of Independence itself has become one of the most admired and copied political documents of all time. It was written by Thomas Jefferson and revised by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Jefferson. The Declaration of Independence is a justification of the American Revolution, citing grievances against King George III. It is also a landmark philosophical statement, drawing on the writings of philosophers John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau. It affirms that since all people are creatures of God, or nature, they have certain natural rights, or liberties,that cannot be violated.The Declaration and the American Revolution have since inspired freedom-seekers the around the world.

In 1777, on the first anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia marked the day with fireworks, beginning the tradition that has grown over the last 200 years. John Adams, credited with suggesting “bells, bonfires, and illuminations,” for the event, would undoubtedly be thrilled and impressed with today’s pyrotechnic shows.

Fireworks, food, and patriotic music continue to be part of July 4 festivities throughout the United States, but beyond that, the observances differ as much as the locations themselves. From small towns to larger cities, citizens have created Independence Day celebrations that reflect their culture as well as their place in history. Visiting a new city during this all-American July holiday is an educational and enjoyable experience.

Fireworks, of course, are common to all, with an estimated 14,000 displays throughout the country, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association, which also indicated that 24.5 million pounds of explosives were detonated for displays in 2016. We never seem to tire of watching the sky with “oohs” and “ahhs” of surprise and appreciation.

At Williamsburg, VA, they have a noon reading of the Declaration of Independence, a special. military muster

So wherever you are today, have a very Happy Fourth of July and give thanks for our forefathers who created this great country of ours.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you love HAWT military men?
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Then welcome to Soldiers of Fortune. These suspenseful, sensual, and romantic stories are from your favorite Romance Books 4 US authors.

Check out Volume 1 and lose your heart to these heroes in uniform.

 

 

AMAZON

 

About Soldiers of Fortune:

 

Rhett Fortune settled on the small parcel of land he purchased in 1858 with his wife Clara and founded the beautiful landscape that surrounded his newly built home and what is now known as Fortune, TX. A veteran of the United States Army and as a Colonel who served with honor in the Mexican-American War, Rhett and Clara raised a large family. With sons and daughters and grandchildren to follow, their clan grew throughout the decades.

Now in the 21st Century, two of their descendants remain at the helm. Chance Fortune, a former member of the Army’s Delta Force and co-founder of Soldiers of Fortune, has an innate duty to serve and protect. Working with his brother, RJ Fortune, a former Navy SEAL and wounded warrior, they take the cases that their government won’t. And vow to protect the civilians that no one else can.

They have quietly put out the word and now, after three years, other former brothers-in-arms have contacted them bringing situations that span not only the country but the globe. On Fortune family land they have built a facility out of the public eye for their office, a helicopter, a gun range, and whatever else they might need.

They are the Soldiers of Fortune… and these are their stories.

 

Volume 1 Stories

 


ROGUE’S RETURN
 by Desiree Holt

He’s back to help a friend…

Angus “Rogue” Redford spent 12 years as a part of the 160th Special operations Aviation Regiment, otherwise known as the vaunted Night Stalkers. In that role he frequently flew the helicopter taking RF Fortune’s SEAL Team to its mission. Now a civilian, for the second time RF has reached out to him for help with a rescue.

She rattles chains and exposes dirty linen…
Liz McCallister is a special assignment reporter for a popular magazine famous for its articles on high profile people and in some cases it’s exposes. Liz is the top reporter for that, and right now she’s after the candidate running for governor of Texas. But she’s rattled one too many chains and now she’s got a target on her back.

They are no strangers to each other…
Months ago they had a hot, hot weekend together then split to follow their own paths. Now he’s back and her safety is his assignment. But what about the heat that still generates between them? And what happens when the assignment is over?

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE by Deelylah Mullin

Kyle “Rage” McKenna did everything with an attitude. A bad attitude. After serving a stint in a Special Ops unit, he freelanced his talents-for a lot of money.

When Cassandra Front finds out Rage McKenna is her partner for her next assignment, she nearly breaks the contract.

When the two meet in the field-not for the first time-sparks fly and Rage and Cass get the job done. But will the makeup/breakup sex be enough?

OPERATION UNKNOWN by Krista Ames (sensual contemporary)

Jax Benning was home. However, what he expected to be there when he arrived, wasn’t the case at all. His parents were missing. The house he grew up in was empty. Now he needed a job and a place to stay. He needed to find his parents.

The last thing Evie Jackson expected or wanted to do was get wrapped up with an ex-military man. Especially one that had issues. He seemed like a reliable person and worked his ass off around her aunt and uncle’s farm but she had reservations.

With the help of the Soldiers of Fortune, can Jax and Evie get along long enough to figure out what happened to Jax’s parents?

SACRIFICE by Nicole Morgan

Eddie Peterson gave everything for his country. What more will he be expected to sacrifice?

Eddie Peterson had been working undercover for over three years. On paper, and as far as America knew, he was a deserter, a soldier who went AWOL and abandoned his country and unit. There were only a few people in the Pentagon who knew the truth.

Marissa Rojas spent her days doing what she was told. That was the way things were done in her family. The men led, while the women followed. It was a pattern that she was growing increasingly tired of.

After years of living on the wrong side of the law, Eddie is finally close to completing his mission. But when Marissa comes in the picture, he is forced to rethink his priorities. And the lines between duty and honor will be tested.

 

LOOK FOR VOLUME 2 IN THE COMING DAYS!

 

Soldiers of Fortune..check them out…a new world begins!
Monday, June 17th, 2019

A Romance Books 4 Us World

Volume 1

Rhett Fortune settled on the small parcel of land he purchased in 1858 with his wife Clara and founded the beautiful landscape that surrounded his newly built home and what is now known as Fortune, TX. A veteran of the United States Army and as a Colonel who served with honor in the Mexican American War, Rhett and Clara raised a large family. Sons and daughters, and grandchildren to follow, their clan grew throughout the decades.

Now in the 21st Century, two of their descendants remain at the helm. Chance Fortune, a former member of the Army’s Delta Force and co-founder of Soldiers of Fortune, has an innate duty to serve and protect. Working with his brother, RJ Fortune, a former Navy SEAL and wounded warrior, they take the cases that their government won’t. And vow to protect the civilians that no one else can.

They have quietly put out the word and now, after three years, other former brothers-in-arms have contacted them bringing situations that span not only the country but the globe. On Fortune family land they have built a facility out of the public eye for their office, a helicopter, a gun range, and whatever else they might need.
They are the Soldiers of Fortune… and these are their stories.

Including:
Rogue’s Return by USA Today & Award Winning Author, Desiree Holt
Sacrifice by USA Today & International Bestselling Author, Nicole Morgan
Operation Unknown by International Bestselling Author, Krista Ames
Rage Against the Machine by International Bestselling Author, Deelylah Mullin

 

AMAZON

I think I liked this psychic ability the most-more Phoenix Agency info
Sunday, June 16th, 2019

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PHOENIX AGENCY BOOK #4

FREEZE FRAME

Okay, I’m a bit out of order here because I wanted to get on. Books #5 a d #6 while they were still on sale. THAT SALE HAS ENDED. I hope you got your copy before that.But Books #1-#4 are still on sale for 99cents until June 30, so please get one-clicking.

I think this book is my second favorite in the series because I got so wrapped up in remote viewing.

Remote viewing is a mental faculty that allows a perceiver (a “viewer”) to describe or give details about a target that is inaccessible to normal senses due to distance, time, or shielding. For example, a viewer might be asked to describe a location on the other side of the world, which he or she has never visited; or a viewer might describe an event that happened long ago; or describe an object sealed in a container or locked in a room; or perhaps even describe a person or an activity; all without being told anything about the target — not even its name or designation.

From this explanation, it is obvious that remote viewing is related to so-called psi (also known as “psychic” or “parapsychological”) phenomena such as clairvoyance or telepathy. Whatever it is that seems to make it possible for human beings to do remote viewing is probably the same underlying ability that makes such things as clairvoyance work. But remote viewing (or “RV”) differs from other, more traditional parapsychological activities in a number of ways.

I read a report issued (ssh! the CIA) on its research into remote viewing. It was fascinating as long as I could stay awake to read it. Why do government docs have to be so boring? Anyway, if you cannot sleep, try this: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP96-00788R001400320001-2.pdf

Remote viewing has been sued to locate people, identify places, locate objects. Usually the sessions are conducted in a room with low light, and the viewer has some starting point: photos of a vast area, of a person, of an object. They focus from there. In Chapter One of FREEZE FFRAME, I describe a session involving my heroine, Kat Culhane.

Like all the other Phoenix Agency books the story involves all five partners, some of the wives, helicopters, a nasty secondary character, and truly macho men with sensitive sides. I loved having Mike D’Antoni  realize that being a macho asshole had nearly cost him the woman he loves. By the way, his name is pronounced “Dan-Ton-E,” NOT Dee-Antony.”

So grab your copy while it’s still only 99 cents. The sale won’t last much longer.

FREEZE FRAME