Friday, September 26, 2014

Aloha to Maggie Mae Gallagher and RUPTURED

Soldiers Make Me Swoon

by Maggie Mae Gallagher

I have always had a thing for men in uniform. What woman doesn’t? Although, I think it’s more than just the uniform or the fact that the men who wear them, happen to be in prime physical condition. There’s more to it than the cut of their dress blues or how well they wear their fatigues. I think part of what makes a man in uniform so attractive is what that uniform stands for. I’m talking about the things that make up a soldier, the honor they pride themselves on, the courage they imbue against mighty foes, and the brotherhood that the military creates.

It’s not only modern soldiers who have garnered my attention but warriors throughout history. Most people don’t know that I have a master’s degree in history. One of the areas in history that I have long been fascinated with was military history. I’ve studied ancient battles, the leaders, the various tactics, from the sacking of Rome to the trenches in World War I France. I think what has always fascinated me most, were the people, the soldiers, why they fought, and in many cases died for those causes, like in the case of Sullivan Ballou in the American Civil War. His poignant letter to his wife before he entered the field at the first Battle of Bull Run still brings me to tears every time I read it.

When it came time for me to build my paranormal world, it was not a far leap or any wonder that I chose to make my heroine a soldier amidst the backdrop of Armageddon, with a ton of superb male counterparts for her to choose from. In Ruptured, Alana is from a race of super-soldiers in a future where demons have terrorized much of the globe and her squad stands as some of humanity’s last hope for survival.

What are some of the things you like about men in uniform?

US Navy sailor in period costume
aboard the USS Constitution


It has been eighty-three years since the walls between Earth and Infernus fell, and now our world stands upon the razor’s edge of extinction. Demon platoons are marching upon us. My home, one of humanity’s last bastions of existence, is under siege.

My name is Alana Devereaux. I am the resident demon detector of Cantati Forces and Platoon Commander. My job is to hunt down the vermin unleashed upon my world, and I love it. I live for the day I can kick every last demon’s ass out of this world. Except as enemy forces reign down terror upon us, the Densare Council sentences me to a fate worse than death.
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Bestselling Author Maggie Mae Gallagher doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. When she was a kid she acted out her favorite scenes, only better, with her brother and cousin. As a teenager, she wrote reams of poetry, but realized her true love lay with creating characters and stories. A former music and history major, Maggie is a total geek at her core. When she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her two furry felines. She can be reached at her website, her Facebook page, or on Twitter.

My children with a French Sailor at RimPac

Mahalo, Maggie, for sharing your admiration of military heroes!  Maggie is giving away an ecopy of RUPTURED to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Answer Maggie's question, What are some of the things you like about men in uniform?

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, September 27, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, September 28.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

My children with a Russian sailor at RimPac 12


  1. Security! I know that they will protect our country or their country.

  2. Wearing a uniform makes them look strong and capable.

  3. I love how strong and dedicated they are!

  4. I also agree that men in uniform look so strong and handsome :) Thanks for sharing!!

  5. It's a little bit of everything - their valor, commitment, dedication and they usually are in the best shape of their lives lol.

  6. I like that many times the uniform is testament to that person's character--his or her willingness to do the right thing even if it isn't the easy thing, to sacrifice when necessary, and to be brave even when that isn't what s/he's feeling!