Have you even been struck by love, out of the blue? By a book, or by a man (or woman)? Heck, I suppose a person could even be love struck by a food or a place. I’m not talking love at first sight, I’m talking about a person (or a book character) who is going about their every day life and suddenly they realize love is there, right in front of them. Perhaps it’s been there all along. Or maybe it grew out of a friendship or even a casual association.
That’s exactly what happens to my heroine, Maureen, in my upcoming June 19th release A Few Good Men. She’s minding her own business, sending care packages to deployed troops and receiving their thanks by email, when suddenly one email, and one soldier, stands out from the rest. And after a few weeks she realizes she may well have fallen in love with a man she’s never even met! That’s being love struck.
A FEW GOOD MEN
(a Red, Hot & Blue Novel, Book 7)
He has met the enemy…but he’s never fought desire like this.
Deployed in the deadliest place on earth, Army Staff Sergeant John Blake relies on caffeine, adrenaline, years of training and sheer force of will to get through his days. He has no problem with his tank crew passing around a sexy romance novel, but John’s a fighter, not a lover. He’ll pass. Winding up as the author’s accidental pen pal wasn’t in his plan, but there’s something about her sweet, caring emails that has him looking forward to checking his inbox.
Week after week, Maureen Mullen, aka erotic romance writer Summer Winters, has dated one loser after another in a quest to find the last decent man on earth. Now it seems she’s found him—halfway around the world. When it comes to falling for unavailable men, she’s batting a thousand.
Gradually, the emails between the war-hardened warrior and the writer of passionate prose heat up to the point of keeping them up warm and wanting at night. Soon they’re wondering if it’s possible to build something solid out of cyberspace, or if it’s just an emotional mirage that will dissolve in the heat of reality.
Warning: Contains some steamy phone calls from the war zone and one hell of a sexy first meeting between two strangers who are already in love.
UPDATE (JUNE 23, 2012) THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER OF THE DOWNLOAD FROM ME IS BARBARA! (barbbattaglia). THANKS TO ALL!
CONTEST: I will give to one lucky commenter a digital download of one of my Red, Hot, & Blue backlist (winner’s choice of one of the following: Trey, Jack, Jimmy, Jared, Cole, or Bobby).
To enter just answer the question have you ever been lovestruck?
The fine print: Blog hop contest runs from 12:01 AM June 15th through to 11:59 PM June 22, 2012. I will choose the winning commenter using random.org and contact them by email on June 23, 2012. International entries are eligible. One entry per person.