It was a delight and honor to be part of this very special Christmas book for several reasons. Harlequin chose women authors who were in the military to write these three military romance novellas you will read in this book. They include Lindsay McKenna (US Navy), Delores Fossen (US Air Force) and Geri Krotow (US Navy).
I was in the US Navy as an AG3 (weather forecaster) and had created the military genre in 1983 with Captive of Fate, Silhouette Special Edition. My other two sister writers, Delores Fossen, US Air Force, and Geri Krotow, US Navy, are also military vets, so the readers are getting the real deal. The novellas will have a uniqueness that no one else can produce because we were in the military and understand how it works from the inside out. We’re able to lend an insider’s knowledge to the novellas as a result.
Secondly, with the drawdown and our heroic military men and women finally coming home from Afghanistan, it makes our stories all the more heart-rending and poignant. Delores, Geri and myself know what it’s like to be stationed somewhere else in the world when the holidays hit. And it’s a very lonely time for everyone because of the separation involved. To be home at Christmas is the single most important holiday a military person yearns to be home for and celebrate. And so often, it doesn’t happen. The sacrifices our military people make are often and many.
To our military personnel, thank you for your service, your hours alone overseas, so far away from your home and family. And equally, let’s praise those wives/husbands and children who also make those sacrifices in different ways when their loved one is so far away from them. It’s hard on everyone. Just know that you are NOT forgotten by any of these military women vets and authors here at Harlequin. Hooyah!
There are three novellas in this November 1, 2014 release.
Christmas Angel by Lindsay McKenna
When Navy SEAL Kyle Anderson gets a call saying Anna Campbell needs him, he doesn’t think twice. On the Montana ranch where they grew up, holiday magic permeates every acre, kindling long-awaited love. But will cut trump desire?
Unexpected Gift by Delores Fossen
Tailed by a camera crew Air Force Captain Gabe Brenner returns to Texas to deliver a Christmas message to his best friend’s sister Kelly Coburn. But she’s had her own delivery: a beautiful baby Noel…Gabe’s daughter.
Navy Joy by Geri Krotow
Chief Patty Officer Ian Cairne arrives stateside for Christmas with a four-legged friend: his late buddy’s military service dog. Fortunately the beautiful town vet Wendi Cooper is willing to take this odd couple into her home—and her heart.
Please let us know how much you enjoyed our offerings!
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The "Top Gun of Women's Military Fiction," Linsday has had 115 books published under the McKenna name since 1981, most dealing with military or mercenary subjects, for several publishers: Simon and Schuster, Warner, Avon and Berkely, Harlequin/Silhouette. She is the originator of the Military Romance genre, with "Captive of Fate," Silhouette Special Edition, 1983. She has sold 23 million books worldwide and in 22 foreign languages. She proudly served in the US Navy and was a meteorologist.
2014 is a very, very busy year for me and my books. I’m currently writing two series. One is about cowboys, my Wyoming Series. My other series, is Shadow Warriors. Since I created the military romance genre back in 1983 with Captive of Fate (Silhouette Special Edition), I continue to write in this area because I am, after all, a Navy military vet.
On top of all of this, Harlequin, bless their hearts, is taking my earliest thirty books and converting them into ebooks for my readers. That schedule is also part of what you’ll see below, too. And as I said, I have a lot of books, both new and old, coming out in 2014.
First, let’s cover SHADOW WARRIORS series, about women in combat beside the men they fall in love with! We started out with DANGER CLOSE, HQN, September, 2013. This was an ebook release only. Then, DOWN RANGE, HQN, December 2013, paperback and ebook release. In 2014 my first sequel, RISK TAKER, HRS, February 2013 followed next month by DEGREE OF RISK, HRS, March, happened. BREAKING POINT, HQN, 4.29.2014 is the next Shadow Warrior’s book and is part of my second set of sequels. It is followed by NEVER SURRENDER, June 24, 2014.
Those who love stories about cowboys and have been following my Wyoming Series, will see the next book, WOLF HAVEN, HQN, December 2014, coming out. It’s a powerful book, intensely emotional, gritty and edgy. It also has some cute wolf pups that will most likely endear you. They sure did me!
Below are the Ebook releases on my earlier books folded into my super crammed schedule. There will be more on each release, plus the great new covers here at my website as their time to be released comes. Drop by for not only back cover info on each one, but also “author comments” by me about why I wrote the book or what moved me to write it. I find readers are always interested in the behind-the-scenes on why I wrote a particular book. Drop by often and get the inside scoop on these releases!
Here’s the full 2014 schedule of Lindsay McKenna books. You might want to print it out and keep it with your calendar so you won’t miss any of them. Happy Spring!
January 15, 2014 ebook releases:
Captive of Fate -- first romantic military suspense book written for the industry
Chase the Clouds
Come Gentle the Dawn
Heart of the Tiger
Love Me Before Dawn
131. RISK TAKER HRS, Lindsay McKenna, Operation Shadow Warriors series, Book 1 of 2 (sequel) Feb. 2014. Sarah Benson and SEAL Ethan Quinn. Book 3 of Shadow Warriors Series.
February 15,2014 Ebook releases:
King of Swords
Lord of Shadowhawk
132. DEGREE OF RISK, HRS, Lindsay McKenna, Operation Shadow Warriors series, Book 2 of 2 (sequel) March 2014, Sarah Benson and SEAL Ethan Quinn. Book 4 of Shadow Warriors Series
March Ebook releases: moved to 4.15.2014
My Only One
Point of Departure
Too Near the Fire
Touch the Heavens
April Ebook releases: 4.15.2014
My Only One
Point of Departure
Too Near the Fire
Touch the Heavens
133. BREAKING POINT, HQN, Lindsay McKenna, Operation Shadow Warriors series book 2, April 29, 2014. Bay Thorne, Navy medic and PO1 Gabe Griffin, US Navy SEAL’s book. Book 5 of Shadow Warriors Series
June 15, 2014 Ebook releases:
Men Of Courage trilogy
Shadows & Light
134. NEVER SURRENDER, HQN, Sequel to Dangerous Edge, Lindsay McKenna, Operation Shadow Warriors series book 2, June 24, 2014. Bay Thorn, Navy medic and Chief Gabe Griffin, US Navy SEAL’s book.. Book 6 of Shadow Warriors Series
August 12, 2014 Ebook releases:
Travis Trilogy Series
Dare to Love
The Right Touch
September 16, 2014 Ebook Releases:
Kincaid Trilogy Series
Heart of the Eagle
A Measure of Love
October 14, 2014 Ebook releases:
Women of Glory series
No Quarter Given
135. COURSE OF ACTION, HRS, series book #2 Lindsay McKenna (Jaguar Night) and Merline Lovelace (Amazon Gold), September, 2013
136. COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS — “Christmas Angel” by Lindsay McKenna, Harlequin Christmas novella with Delores Fossen, “Unexpected Gift,” and “Navy Joy” by Geri Krotow. Stories about military men coming home for the Holidays. November, 2014.
137. WOLF HAVEN, HQN, Wyoming Series, Book 9, Sky Pascal and Grayson McCoy, ex-SEAL’s, story, December 2014