This morning during the RWA National Conference, I will be attending a workshop hosted by several members of the Rom Vets - veterans who write romance:
Not Every Man in Uniform Is a Navy SEAL! Developing Military Characters to Steal Readers' Hearts (RESEARCH)
Speakers: Rogenna Brewer, AJ Brower, Geri Krotow, Heather Nickodem, Jo Anne Pinney, and Taylor Reynolds
A panel of authors who are also military veterans will share information on hot military career fields besides special ops; where to research information for military characters; typical military lifestyles, including deployments; and what it’s like to be a female in today’s military.
|SEAL lounging at the beach on|
Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
In honor of military heroes, I am spotlighting a novella I recently reviewed on my brand new Kindle - Pamela Clare's SKIN DEEP:
A 47,000-word I-Team After Hours novella featuring characters from author Pamela Clare's popular I-Team series. The download also includes the I-Team short "Marc & Julian Make a Beer Run."
Broken on the inside
Megan Hunter has worked hard to get back on her feet, leaving the nightmare of her teenage years behind. The last thing she wants or needs in her life is a man. But when she is attacked by someone from her past, a scarred stranger intervenes, saving her life and that of her little girl. Looks can be deceiving, for despite the man's rough appearance, she feels safe with him. And for the first time in her life, she knows the stirrings of desire.
Broken on the outside
Nathaniel West paid a high price serving with the Marines in Afghanistan. He returned to his family's ranch in the Colorado mountains to heal--and be alone. Disfigured as he is, he has put all thoughts of sex and romance aside. But something about Megan brings him back to life, heats his blood, makes him feel like a man again. As danger pursues her, and the truth about her past is revealed, he vows to protect her -- and to heal her wounded spirit. But confronting the past is never easy -- especially when it's carrying a gun. Megan will have to learn to trust Nate to survive and to claim a passion that is much more than ... Skin Deep.
If you are not familiar with Pamela Clare's I Team Series, then run to the book store (or your computer). Pamela Clare sets the standard for romantic suspense, especially with "service" heroes such as a police sniper, park ranger, Navy Seal, and now a returning Marine. I posted my review of SKIN DEEP on Amazon at this link and Goodreads at this link. I am giving away an ecopy of SKIN DEEP to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about "service" heroes in fiction - who is your favorite from TV, movies, or books?
My favorite is Greg Gadson as double amputee Mick Canales in BATTLESHIP. BATTLESHIP will be released as a DVD on August 28 at this link.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, August 4, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 5.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Pamela and her books, check out her website at pamelaclare.com.