It’s Phoenix Agency Day! At last!
Friday, February 28th, 2020

Eight new Phoenix Agency stories by 8 authors (including me!)

In case you don’t remember or did not know the background of Phoenix, here you go.

They served their country in every branch of the military – Army Delta Force, SEALs, Air Force, Marines. We are pilots, snipers, medics – whatever the job calls for. And now as private citizens they serve in other capacities, as private contractors training security for defense contractors, as black ops eradicating drug dealers, as trained operatives ferreting out traitors. With the women in their lives who each have a unique psychic ability, they are a force to be reckoned with. Risen from the ashes of war, they continue to fight the battle on all fronts. They are Phoenix.

The original members of Phoenix are Dante ‘Dan’ Romeo, Eric ‘Rick’ Latrobe, Mike D’Antoni and Troy Arsenault. Cole Martin became the sixth partner when they opened Lone star Phoenix, based in texas.They were all friends for years and formed Phoenix when they finished their military tours. Mark Halloran came into the circle much later. In Book One they rescue him from a terrorist camp, he leaves the military and joins them as the fifth partners. In the beginning the Phoenix Agency had been just the four of them—Dan Romeo whose idea it was, Troy Arsenault, Rick Latrobe and Mike D’Antoni. They hadn’t even had an office, just a phone number with an answering machine. They flew low under the radar, taking missions that no one else would touch and excelling at it. Phoenix was a high risk, international security company, for all intents and purposes. They didn’t advertise. They had no website. Contracts were by referral only. In the five years since Phoenix was formed it has grown and expanded, now handling everything from protection to hostage rescue to black work for the government to corporate security and training. It has successfully completed a number of high security missions and their bank account has grown accordingly. They can afford the best and they get it, in everything. Cole Martin became the sixth partner when thye added Lone Star Phoenix.

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You’ve never seen manners like this!
Friday, February 21st, 2020

 A Matter of Manners


Jeremy Wyles believes himself sterile. He’s also a sadist and fears no lady would agree to marry him. When a woman shows up on his doorstep, pregnant and claiming to be his wife, he’ll do whatever is necessary to ensure his dukedom has an heir. A loveless marriage in name only seems the perfect solution, but his disobedient duchess stirs his desire for discipline…and something more.

Irish rebel Kathleen “Katy” Brennan only seeks recompense from the husband whose cousin married her by proxy and left her with child. The bargain he offers is tempting. He’ll claim her baby as his own, and she can become the grand lady she’s always imagined. There’s just one condition she’s not sure she can live with. The delicious-looking duke refuses to touch her…ever.

Can Jeremy put aside the wicked urges that rule his life, or will Katy’s rebellious spirit destroy his tenuous control?



Katy stared as realization crawled through her.

Alfred had seemed confused when she asked for George. He’d said the duke would see her. He’d called this man Your Grace.

The determination and courage that had held Katy together burst like a poorly blown glass bubble. She swayed and reached out. What now? If George wasn’t the duke who was he? Would George even be able to help her?

“Forgive me.” A firm, gentle grip latched onto her elbow and guided her to a nearby chair. “That was badly done.”

He eased her into the chair, then lowered himself to perch across from her. Unlike at home, his chair didn’t creak or wobble. A strong, tanned hand reached out and claimed hers. Stunned, she stared as he massaged her icy hands and frowned at her tattered gloves. Shame rushed up, but the heat felt good.

He had nice hands with strong fingers. Not soft and pale like George’s.

Katy blinked and sat up straighter.

Just because George wasn’t who he claimed to be didn’t mean she was any less a lady.

“I asked to see George.” Somehow, the words came out calm and confident with none of the disquiet thrumming through her.

“George is my cousin. I’ve sent for him. He’ll be here soon.”

“George isn’t the duke?”


Kathleen squeezed her eyes shut. Things had become much more complicated.



Meet the author

Terry Graham has been imagining love stories since she began playing with Barbie and Ken. In high school, she read Barbara Cartland along with Dickens, Austen, Asimov and everything else she could get her hands on. After two careers, as a chemist and a computer programmer, she retired to try her hand at writing. Terry lives in upstate New York with her cat Amber. She’s divorced with a grown son who makes it all worthwhile.






What is greater than a soldier’s honor
Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

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He’s the hero of A Soldier’s Honor

Heros’ name, rank and serial number: Brandon Falcon  Lieutenant 296-35-19

Branch of the service:  Navy SEALs


What is his most heroic trait?

He follows through on a promise either personal or mission.


What kind of woman is his perfect match?

Brandon doesn’t have a particular kind of women. Though if pressed he’d say he liked blonds. He would love to meet an intelligent, loving woman who can accept him as he is. He sees himself as scarred by war and thinks of himself as ugly inside. The perfect woman would see those scars, not give a damn and love him anyway.


A Soldier’s Honor

Redeem his honor, save her life… and find everlasting love.

A botched rescue operation leaves Navy SEAL, Brandon Falcon, one chance to salvage his good name: rescue a medical missionary from rebel forces, drag her kicking and screaming through the jungle to the extraction point, while searching for his best friend who went MIA during the last mission.

Dr. Mira Phelps has one goal—discover a way to help children maimed by war. She’s sneaks into Honduras following a coup…desperate to find the Blue Spider Orchid, purported to have miraculous healing powers. The brawny SEAL who rescues her is ready to leave the country, quickly— she must convince him to help her find the life-saving orchid.

Pitted against desperate men, unable to trust anyone, the red-hot passion sparking between Mira and Brandon threatens to bring them to an explosive end–before they discover a lasting love.




Author bio

Evelyn Timidaiski is a Golden Palm winner, Winter Rose finalist, and author of a new series, Brandon’s Brigade. Her sense of adventure, deep rooted values, and love of romance enliven her fast-paced novels. Ms. Timidaiski lives in Mississippi with her two pups where she writes Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Fantasy. When she isn’t painting or taking nature photographs, you will find her at her computer, crafting her newest novel. She loves to hear from readers. You can visit her online at her website. or on Facebook.

We asked Evelyn why she likes writing military heroes, and she said:

I’ve always loved military and police stories. I suppose I’m a sap for the Honor and Duty thing. We al need to know someone is out there taking care of the monsters so we can live our lives.


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It’s all about Second Chances
Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

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Second Chances


Alana Lorens


Hero’s name, rank and serial number :  Kurt Lowdon, First Sergeant,  # 13286664

Branch of the service:  ARMY

What is his most heroic trait? Determination—whether it’s building a desk, a military mission, helping a friend, or pleasing his lover, he’s on board 100% until the job is done

What kind of woman is his perfect match?    He’s happiest when he’s needed—so a woman who is smart and capable, but can also be vulnerable and allow him to do what he does best



When Inessa Regan gets a pink slip, laid off from her law firm at the age of 42, without prospects she’s sure her life is over. She hides from the world, until her neighbor brings her a client, a young Iraq war veteran dying of cancer.

Kurt Lowdon only wants to make sure his affairs are in order should the worst happen, but meeting Inessa gives him encouragement on the road to recovery. His quest to help her realize her self-worth leads them into dangers they never expected, as horrors from the war and long-hidden family secrets come back to haunt them.



Alana Lorens has been a published writer for more than forty years. Currently a  resident of Asheville, North Carolina, she loves her time in the smoky blue mountains. One of her novellas, THAT GIRL’S THE ONE I LOVE,  is set in the city of Asheville during the old Bele Chere festival. She lives with her daughter, who is the youngest of her seven children, two crotchety old cats, and five kittens of various ages.


Alana, why do you like writing military heroes?     I like mine because he’s not only an alpha male— this story finds him in a place where all those traits that got him through the Iraq War have failed him–he has to depend on someone else to get him through. Then he comes right back and saves her, too.


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My Past, Your Future
Monday, February 17th, 2020

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My Past, Your Future by Gabbi Grey

Deerbourne Inn Series


Hero’s name and rank : Corporal Elijah Freeman

Branch of the service: Army – Massachusetts 54th, 1863 (died in the second battle of Fort Wegner)

What is his most heroic trait? Belief all men are equal

What kind of man is his perfect match? During the war it was a fellow black soldier.  In present day it’s a History Professor.  A sexy red-headed Scotsman.


My Past, Your Future Blurb

Callum MacLaren, a professor from Scotland, visits Willow Springs, Vermont during the Winter Solstice to study and explore the rich history of St. Joseph’s Cemetery. His encounter with a sexy soldier in a tattered Civil War uniform is a captivating puzzle, and the more he learns, the deeper his attraction.

A hundred and fifty years ago, Elijah Freeman was killed during the Second Battle of Fort Wagner and woke up in Willow Springs, the only home he’d known. Alone, he roams the town, unable to leave or interact with a single soul until an intriguing Scot addresses him. Even stranger, the man can see him, hear him, and touch him–a sizzling caress that leaves Elijah aching for more.

But will Elijah return to his ghostly form when the magic of the solstice fades, or is Callum’s love enough to keep him in the land of the living?




“Why do you think you’re in Purgatory? That’s what you believe, aye?”


“Or some form of it.” He removed his cap, scratched his head, then put it back on. “I figure if

this were Heaven or Hell there’d be other dead people. Of course, I believed there’d be other dead people in Purgatory as well. The word just…fits.”


“I hate to be so direct, but what did you do?” And wasn’t that just the question he’d been

dreading? A sense of self-preservation held him back. What if the truth drove Callum to judge him  and find him wanting? What if he repulsed the man? No, better to skirt the truth and keep this new companion as long as possible. “I did something that was against the laws of both nature and man. I believe that’s why God has punished me.” Honest, if not the whole truth.


“In a time of war I suspect all men—and women these days—do things they’re not proud of.

Things they wish they hadn’t been forced to do. War is, by its very nature, a battle to survive. You didn’t survive, obviously, but if you died trying… I mean, was it that bad?” Even as he said the words, Callum brushed them off with the flick of his hand. “Obviously it was, but you were at war. If all soldiers kill people, why were you singled out for punishment?”


“I did something dishonorable. It has kept me from being with the person I most want to be with. I think…” He’d had a long time to reason this out. “I believe that, although I shouldn’t have done what I did, there were, if you will, reasons for it.” He tried out words he’d heard before. “Extenuating circumstances.” Big words to be sure. “Enough to prevent me from going directly to Hell, but not enough to protect me and send me to Heaven.” To be with Cornelius.


Callum’s green eyes shone with empathy. “You must have loved the lady in question.”


“What?” The one word came out sharper than he’d intended.


“You said the person you most want to be with. I think…” His gaze darted around. When he looked back at Elijah, it was focused. “I think I see true affection in your eyes.”


Oh, that. “The person I loved.” Might as well tell the whole honest tale. “I was a sodomite. I loved a man. When he died, I picked up my rifle with the bayonet and entered the fray, determined to kill as many enemies as possible. I also recklessly put myself in the line of fire. It took only one shot from a rifleman to take me out.”


Meet Gabbi Grey:  Gabbi Grey has written a lot of words and is now sharing them. She writes contemporary, gay, sweet, and dark erotic BDSM romances. She firmly believes in happy endings.


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Why do you like writing military heroes?  When I heard about the Deerbourne Inn series, I knew I wanted to participate.  It took me several months to work out the plot of the story. I wanted to tell the story of a ghost, and having a Civil War soldier was perfect.  Elijah was born into slavery, but he and his father escaped through the Underground Railroad.  His father died, and Elijah was raised as a free black man.  When the Civil War broke out, he waited impatiently to join the army.  Upon Lincoln’s declaration of the Emancipation Proclamation, black men were allowed to join the army, albeit in segregated units.  Elijah fought, and died, to bring freedom to black people everywhere.