Thursday, May 24, 2012

Navy Brat Proud and True...



Hi all welcome to my blog hop stop for the 
Musa Memorial Day Hop.


Yes I am a proud daughter of a Navy man. My dad is and will always be my hero. I, to this day, remember saying goodbye to him for his deployments on the Southpac tours. 9 month deployments to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong where he lived on a big aircraft carrier and we, his family, awaited for him anxiously stateside. And yes he was on this <------ big boat pictured here the CV-64 USS Constellation or the Connie for short.

When you are young 9 months is an eternity. Okay it still is an eternity even as an adult. But he missed on birthdays, games, school plays. All in service to his country and to keep us safe. Did I miss him...hell yeah. Would I have him give up serving his country to be with us? Not in a million years.

So Dad I don't think I say it enough THANK YOU and I love you.

I raise my glass of MEAN TEA to you and to both my grandfathers who bravely served in WW2.

Now I am embarrassed to say I have yet to write a book with a navy hero. Seems like that would have been  one of my first choices for heros right?  WRONG growing up I spent too much time hearing my Master Chief father lament how Hollywood got it wrong from protocol to where the ribbons should be on a uniform to be honest I am scared stiff to write anything and have it get back to him that I got it wrong...Serious SCARED TO DEATH.

Yes you may call me a chicken the name fits so I keep it safe with my Alpha Men when I can....yeah right.

Meet Tony anything by safe....



Sometimes Love comes in a package we least expect to find it in.

Tony Sherman may be a modern day Adonis and a well-known ladies' man, but hiding beneath his carefree, playboy persona is a man who knows how to be discreet. He keeps his desire to protect all those he loves from being seen by anyone, particularly his family. Fate intervenes when he uses his charm to beg a favor from a co-worker, a women as unaffected by his charisma as she is by his looks.

Haven Pelletier is anything but the kind of woman usually found on Tony's arm or in his bed. She's mousy and rubenesque, unmoved by his Adonis appearance. But when circumstances bring them together, she sees right through his tarnished armor—to the true man underneath.

As Haven learns more about Tony, she discovers a man who might just steal her heart if she lets him. Can Tony be the knight in shining armor Haven needs? Or will the secrets in his past keep them both from finding happiness?

I am thrilled to announce that book three in the Sherman Series KILLING LUCAS has a release date of October 19th 2012.  And yes Tony and all the Sherman group will come out and play.


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15 comments:

  1. You've been on my nook but now it's official - it's at goodreads :) We will have a huge bonfire this weekend! Lots of storm brush still. Grab a chair and come over!

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  2. I'm always stunned how pilots can land on aircraft carriers. The last time I was in Charleston we took a tour of a decommissioned carrier and it just seems like not enough space to aim for.

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  3. I don't blame you a bit for being deathly afraid of approaching the subject for fear of getting any details wrong. Not a bit.

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  4. I'm of the opinion that there are some subjects you're too close to to turn them into fiction or to make them sexy. This sounds like it's one for you!

    We're going to a neighborhood cookout tonight and spending the rest of the weekend cleaning the house and yard ... and hopefully relaxing too!

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  5. Nice tribute.

    So far this weekend I have powerwashed my back patio and done some reading. Thinking about backing a blueberry raspberry pie....

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  6. A lovely post for your day and the troops.

    LOL re getting books wrong. And you're not chicken, just cautious.

    :)

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  7. I spent the day yesterday running the roads and today we clean house lol

    leanne_gag[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  8. This is one of my favorite holidays. We plant flags on the grave sites of our veterans on Saturday, then on Monday we will walk in the Memorial Day parade with the Boy Scouts.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  9. I just got back from my sons baseball tournament in Dallas TX. Woo hoo! I follow on GFC as slinkydennis FB as Rhonda Dennis and all your books on my tbr list or read list at GoodReads. Thanks so much for the awesome contest!

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  10. That is a sweet tribute to your dad. :)
    I thank him and your grandfathers as well as all others active and retired.
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
    We spent some time with my family. Since it is my anniversary today, the hubby and I are doing dinner and a movie. :)
    The blurb sounds wonderful. I have added it to my TBR. :) Thank you for the chance to read another one of your stories.
    FB & Goodreads ~ Tina Becker
    GFC ~ Tina B
    trb0917 at gmail.com

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  11. Great tribute to your Dad!

    I am house sitting this weekend for my parents and getting some much needed writing time! Quiet but good weekend!

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