Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Meet the Most Memorable Man of Service

Thank you to everyone for sharing with us who your Most Memorable Men of Service are.  I  know my reading list is a bit longer now, just in time for swimming pool lounging. 

 THANK YOU to our contest sponsors: Be sure to check out their awesome books 
Cherry Adair:  paperback of Afterglow
Lizzy Ford: paperback of Semper Mine
Laurie Roma:  Hammer's Fall eBook
Beth D. Carter: pdf of Paper Kisses
AB McKinley:  e-books of Kilted Desire 1 & 2, Scotsmen do it Kilted Tank, Mug, Magnet, Pin, Teddy bear, Scottish biscuits ( cookies ), Scottish Tea
Linda Gillard: ebook Untying the Knot
Sydney Logan: upcoming release of ebook Soldier On

The Winner of the basket of Memorable Men books is....


Time to unveil who you voted as

 the Most Memorable Man of Service

The Kelly Brothers of KGI series
 by Maya Banks
Multiple brothers received nominations, making this a favorite go-to military romance. 
The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super elite, top secret, family-run business.

Qualifications: High intelligence, rock hard body, military background.

Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the US government can’t…
The Men of Black Ops Brotherhood by Bella Juarez
Like with #10, multiple characters were nominated from this gritty military romance.

These selfless warriors dedicated to a higher purpose. No ordinary woman could love men like those who serve as shadow warriors in the military’s BlackOps community. Undying devotion to their country, and the women they love is spun throughout the stories of the men of the BlackOps Brotherhood. They save the world from unconscionable terror, and their women save them from lonely and sometimes desperate lives

Ryan Kendall, Fighting Redemption by Kate McCarthy
This is a story about war and the cost of sacrifice. Where bonds are formed, and friendships found. Where those who are strong, fall hard. Where love is let go, heartache is born, and heroes are made. Where one man learns that the hardest fight of all, is the fight to save himself.

At nineteen, Ryan leaves to join the Australian Army. After years of training he becomes an elite SAS soldier and deploys to the Afghanistan war. His patrol undertakes the most dangerous missions a soldier can face. But no matter how far he runs, or how hard he fights, his need for Finlay won’t let go.

Returning home after six years, one look is all it takes to know he can’t live without her. But sometimes love isn’t enough to heal what hurts. Sometimes people like him can’t be fixed, and sometimes people like Finlay deserve more than what’s left.

Morgan and Henry, Love Under Two Flyboys, Lusty, Texas series by Cara Covington

The only members of the Mile High club on today's list!

When she emergency lands her uncle's new plane at their airfield, Tamara Jones reluctantly agrees to accept Morgan and Henry Kendall's help in getting the Piper fixed. She may even indulge in some fun and games with the two sexy flyboys, but she knows there's no way they could really be aiming for forever. The brothers Kendall fire her jets, but she knows better than to trust in love.

Blake Walker, Beneath the Secrets, Tall, Dark, & Deadly Series by Lisa Renee Jones
Blake shows up in 4 other novels by Lisa Renee Jones, but finally got his own book!

Blake Walker left behind the ATF when the drug cartel he was hunting cost him the life of his fellow agent, and fiancee. Now, two years later, he's working with his brothers at Walker Security, but he's living fast, hard, and wild, until he reaches the ultimate high...revenge. And he's close, so close he can taste it. He's one meeting, one woman, away from being inside one of the money laundering shells the cartel operates.

Brandon Walker, Soldier On by Sydney Logan

Losing her father in Desert Storm has left Stephanie James with a bitter soul when it comes to the military. As a college senior juggling a full course load, Steph's only goal is to graduate with honors at the end of the semester. She’s focused, determined, and a firm believer in all work and no play. Then she meets Brandon Walker at a New Year’s Eve costume party. Despite his disguise, Steph finds herself attracted to the camouflaged soldier who curls her toes with a scorching midnight kiss.

Brandon is an engineering major and ROTC student from the hills of Kentucky. Growing up as the son of a major general has given Brandon firsthand knowledge of the struggles military families sometimes face. Now that his father’s memory is fading, Brandon is even more determined to make his dad proud and graduate as an officer in the United States Army. Then he meets Stephanie, and suddenly, his focus is less on his military service and more on the pretty brunette who has stolen his heart. When he becomes aware of Steph’s resentment toward the military, he worries their relationship is doomed.

When faced with the realization that she's fallen in love with a soldier, can Steph’s wounds from the past be healed with love in her present . . . and in her future?

Patrick O'Roarke - Forget Me Never, Hell Yeah! series by Sable Hunter

Some truly lucky people experience a love so great that nothing can separate them. Distance, misunderstandings or even death are not powerful enough to stop the longing and the hunger and the desire to be together. Patrick loves Savannah. He is a Marine who faces danger on a daily basis and his greatest fear is to be forgotten. Savannah loves Patrick. Because of the circumstances of her birth, she has grown up never knowing what it is like to be touched or hugged or accepted by anyone. The haunting mists of Louisiana, the ravaging horrors of war, and the remnants of an ancient disease will try to pull them apart, until their destiny draws them together and they discover a love so perfect that it will last forever.

Jared "Hammer" Caufield, Hammer's, Breaker's Bad Boys series by Laurie Roma
I could have nominated any of Ms. Roma's characters, but Jared's definitely a winner.
Jared “Hammer” Caufield is a former Army Ranger and retired professional MMA champion that had to give up his fighting career due to a knee injury. He is a bad boy through and through, but that doesn’t stop him from craving the sweet little bakery owner, even though he knows she is too good for him…

Dev Wakefield & Drew James, Love Under Two Navy Seals, Lusty, Texas by Cara Covington
That's right, another hot book by Cara Covington

Julia Benedict fled New York City for her home of Lusty, Texas, after one unforgettable night making love under two navy SEALs. She’s fallen for them, hard. But Dev and Drew are the wrong type of men! They’re more Alpha than all the men of her family combined, and if there’s one thing Julia doesn’t want, it’s a pair of husbands who will boss her around just as her brothers have always done.

As Dev and Drew set out to court her, Julia begins to understand there’s a world of difference between bossy brothers and strong, caring lovers. But a case of mistaken identity finds Julia kidnapped. Her lovers must find her before she’s turned over to Miguel Ramos.

With Julia back home safely, the SEALs know their enemy will strike again. But as the men of Lusty gather to entrap the villain, it is the women who take the biggest stand—and the biggest risk.

and now for the
Most Memorable Man of Service

{drumroll, please}

Scott Maclaren, Kilted Desire series by AB McKinley

Author AB McKinley could not be here to accept this award because he is currently on assignment in an undisclosed location. 

One fan wrote: "The books are based on his real life as a Former SAS Solder! He is a True Hero!! He deserves to win this!"

The tough Scotsman had been a Special Forces soldier until he had been terribly injured on duty in Afghanistan. Shortly after that his wife had left him for another man while he was in the hospital. But things were starting to look up, after a freak online connection he'd met beautiful Ohio schoolteacher Katie Johnson and that's when the fireworks really started. Intense passion flared between them, a love and electricity that neither of them had ever experienced before. Scott would do anything for Katie and her children including returning to the Middle East to work a six month security contract. The money was too good to ignore, this could set them up financially for life. Their enforced separation is made harder by news that his job entails him being a personal bodyguard for the devious Britney Parnell, a young attractive businesswoman who's used to getting everything she wants. She wants Scott and wastes no time sharpening her claws on Katie. This emotional erotic romance is full of action, adventure, conflict, steamy sex scenes and ultimately betrayal.

Congratulations to all the nominees,
Happy Memorial Day to all our soldiers, men and women, who fight to protect us
and thank you to all the authors who immortalize their deeds and sacrifices. 


  1. Yay!!! Scott won!!! Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for Scott. I'm sure he would like to thank everyone also! Woohoo!!! Very, very happy!!

  2. So excited our Scott won!!!! He is a real sweetheart and a kind soul.