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Something Savvy, something Red, White and Boom! Writing a Military Anthology by Sharon Hamilton

We all needed another deadline like a hole in our heads. We thought at times we were crazy. Heck, other people told us we were crazy. But we didn’t listen to any of them. And some of us had to push our deadlines back a little. Not so as to be really bad, just a bit of tweaking here and there. The rest of us hyperventilated and scolded our dogs, who didn’t listen. Well our husbands haven’t been listening for decades.

Unlike some of the great writer stories about authors coming together with the choir singing and twinkle lights descending from upon high, we just jumped into the swamp and put together what I think is the best anthology I’ve ever read. And we’re releasing it on Veteran’s Day. Today. And it’s all about veterans. To our knowledge, this is the ONLY ANTHOLOGY RELEASING ON VETERAN’S DAY.

Most of our group has served this country’s military, or had a very close family member who did: not a grandfather, but husbands, sons, and fathers. Generations of family members who have proudly served this country. Served so we can run around and do all the crazy things at RT and RWA and other conferences we can’t mention. So we have the freedom to publish wonderful stories about heroes and heroines and the power of love over evil.

Three of the stories are about SEALs. One is about a wounded warrior and how he finds that the hero still remains within himself, regardless of his disability. If for no other reason than to say thanks or learn how to write about these great heroes, you should buy this book. How’s that for a shameless plug?

I have found a huge readership dying for these stories. Why? Because they are the ordinary guys with no special powers except dogged determination and the code of honor that puts everyone, especially innocents, in front of their own needs. They don’t just dress up in tights and “transport”—no offense there, because I write them too—or mind meld to change a situation into something of their choosing. They shed blood like we change our clothes, and don’t expect any tickertape parades.

In an age where there is a real lack of heroes, I love the idea of giving women (and a few men) exactly that: sweet dreams and the fantasy love of a lifetime, and just because we love them, we become better people.

There is no other thing on the planet I’d rather do. Give us a break and tell all your friends about our all-military anthology.


Smiling Sharon in RedSharon Hamilton’s award-winning spicy Navy SEAL stories in the SEAL Brotherhood series, have consistently made best sellers lists and review sites. Her characters follow a sometimes rocky road to redemption through passion and true love.

Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany are not like any vamps you’ve read before, since they don’t go to ground and can walk around in the full light of the sun.

Her Guardian Angels struggle with the human charges they are sent to save, often escaping their vanilla world of Heaven for the brief human one. You won’t find any of these beings in any Sunday school class.

She lives in Sonoma County, California with her husband, and two Dobermans. A lifelong organic gardener, when she’s not writing, she’s getting very, very dirty in the mud, or wandering Farmer’s Markets looking for new Heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers.



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Infatuation by Melissa Schroeder

To prove her love and save her man, she has to go above and beyond the call of duty

SEAL Francis McKade never acted on his feelings for his best friend’s sister. All that changes at a wedding in Hawaii, but the next morning, he’s called for a mission-one that leaves his world in shambles.

Months later, Kade shows up in her bar a changed man. When he pushes her to her limits in the bedroom, Shannon refuses to back down. One way or another, he’ll learn there’s no walking away from love—not while she still has breath in her body.


SEAL’s Honor by Elle James

Two Navy SEALs jeopardize their lives and hearts in a battle-torn land when they vie for the love of one sexy Night Stalker helicopter pilot

 SEAL Reed Tucker doesn’t believe in commitment, until he tangles the sheets with one hot pilot, Delaney O’Connell. His phobia against commitment is challenged when his best friend asks Delaney to marry him.

As a helicopter pilot for the 160th Night Stalkers, Delaney knows the risks of loving a SEAL. When her lover’s friend loses an arm in battle, she can’t refuse his marriage proposal when he’s already lost so much. In love with one man, pledged to marry another, she’s torn.

Tuck and Delaney must come to grips with the happiness they owe themselves and the happiness of their friend who has lost so much.

SEAL the Deal by Sharon Hamilton

A SEAL’s nightmare of a promise given at his sister’s deathbed gives him the woman of his dreams

Special Operator Nick Dunn gets the call he has been dreading since before his last deployment. His sister is in her final stages of cancer. He  drives up to Sonoma County from Coronado to help her shut down her failing nursery business and tie up her final affairs. He must work with his sister’s best friend he only vaguely remembers from his past. But boy has she grown up.

Devon Brandeburg has created a small financial fortune through her success in real estate. Her career is her main focus, but a closely guarded secret is her total lack of experience with men. After all, who needs them? Especially when their testosterone-stuffed egos suck all the air out of the room, like Nick’s does.

Nick’s sister requires two things of the both of them as her dying wish.
 What starts as a deathbed promise turns out to be a hot affair neither one expected. Nick becomes Devon’s teacher in her journey to womanhood. As she comes alive in his arms, the student brings the teacher something he’s never allowed himself to want, and now knows he needs.

Dangerous Liaisons by Delilah Devlin

A pampered travel agent escapes through the jungle with an undercover DEA agent when a drug lord mistakes her for a rival’s daughter

After surviving a week of anti-terrorist training in a Central American jungle, Maya Cordoba is ready to kick off the mud from her designer boots after she hijacks her sexy driving instructor. Instead, she finds herself staring down the barrel of an AK-47and being kidnapped! Mistaken for a rival drug lord’s daughter she knows if they learn she’s not who they think she is—she’s dead.

Rescue comes from ex-marine and undercover DEA agent, Angel Rickman. He promises to get her out as long as she does everything he tells her to. Together, they make a mad dash through the jungle with the drug cartel’s army on their tails.

Her Forever Hero by JM Madden

When the boss’s pregnant, unwed daughter needs rescuing, disabled Marine Grafton Parks proves he’s still a hero

Kendall Herrington is drawn to her handsome new security guard, prosthetic hand and all. The man is totally wrong for her, but on a lonely Christmas night, she gives in to her body’s demands, regret setting in on the morning after.

Former EOD Marine Grafton Parks knows Kendall is resisting admitting she’s pregnant and that the board won’t allow an unwed, pregnant female to run the multi-billion dollar Herrington Corporation. Even if she is the boss’s daughter.

As they struggle to come to terms with each other, an unexpected danger threatens their lives. Will they survive long enough for him to be…Her Forever Hero?

Cinderella Liberty by Cat Johnson

A weekend liberty leads to unexpected passion between a Marine and his best friend’s sister, but he must survive seven months in Afghanistan to get back to her

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John “Crash” O’Malley has two goals. Enjoy his liberty in New York City, and survive his deployment to Afghanistan. What he didn’t plan on is Trish. A guy can’t have a one-night stand with his best friend’s sister and then abandon her at midnight when his liberty ends, but starting a new relationship days before shipping out would be crazy.

Crash doesn’t realize his friend’s displeasure over him breaking the ‘no sisters rule’ is nothing compared to what the insurgents have in store for them in the Helmand Province. Now, Crash’s new objective is to get home alive and make Trish his.





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