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Spotlight on Emmy Curtis
Author Spotlight / May 5, 2017

I don’t know how many of you are old enough to remember Top Gun (am I aging myself here?), but if you like the idea of military heroes competing in the air, and getting frisky on the ground, my new series, Elite Ops might be right up your alley. Set in the world of Red Flag, an international military exercise where reputations, careers and billion-dollar contracts are made and lost, the first book of the series, ACES WILD, starts a wild ride of espionage, sabotage, and finding love in extraordinary circumstances. In the heat of the Nevada desert, the most elite military pilots in the world are about to engage in some friendly competition. Only this year, someone is changing all the rules… RAF pilot Dexter Stone has been through his fair share of sticky situations. After living through a crash in enemy territory where no one expected him to walk away, the Red Flag training exercises should be a piece of cake – assuming he can keep his mind on the mission and not on the smart mouth of his gorgeous American competition. As one of the few women in a sky full of hotshot flyboys, Maj. Eleanor Daniels…

Joanne Dannon | Writing the Alex Jackson series.
Author Guest / May 5, 2017

After many rejections, from publishers, I decided to write the book I wanted and not the book I thought publishers wanted. Keeping in mind this was just before the “explosion” of e-books and self publishing. It was a dangerous decision because I had no idea what I was going to do with the book once I’d finished it. Against good advice from a prolific, multi-published author in the romance writing industry, I went ahead and created Alex Jackson, a super star who can sing and tap-dance. My heroine, in KISSES UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT, had a best friend and I just loved writing the book. In the final wedding scene, I couldn’t let the BFF go. She had to have her own story so I wrote, WANTING MR RIGHT. I now had two books I loved, with two BFFs. Perfect. But then one day when coming home from my corporate job I thought about a character in the first book and wondered what happened to her. Sandwiched between commuters, I sketched my ideas for a third book, which became TOGETHER AT LAST. I now had three books and was very happy with them. And then it was suggested I write a…