Excerpt, Giveaways, Spotlight

Book Blast featuring Commander Henry Gallant by H. Peter Alesso w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

 

MediaKit_BookCover_CommanderHenryGallantCommander Henry Gallant

by H. Peter Alesso

 

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GENRE:  Sci-fi

 

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BLURB:

 

He thought Alaina loved him, but now she’s found someone else. A tidal wave of loss and grief swept over Henry Gallant, leaving him undecided about what to do next, or how to move forward.

 

Despite his sorrow, he goes on a dangerous mission to an invading aliens’ home world in the Gliese-581 star system. There he uses a neural interface to penetrate their communication network and steal a high ranking alien’s identity. Through this artifice he learns about their history and society, and discovers a way to hinder and possibly defeat them.

 

A side-effect of linking into the alien network—which was created for autistic savants—is that Gallant’s mind was stimulated and enhanced to the point where he begins to experience superintelligence abilities.

 

Upon returning from his mission, there is concern that Gallant might pose an even more serious threat than the aliens. While he struggles to fend off those who doubt his loyalty, he fights to win back Alaina.

 

This is the fourth book of The Henry Gallant Saga, but it can be read as a standalone story.

 

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Excerpt Two:

 

Alaina Hepburn strolled across the walkway, smack-dab in the middle of Halo’s well-trimmed verdant garden park, lavish with diverse foliage and a flowing water fountain glistening under a brilliant summer sun. Several bronzed statues adorned the area attracting a glanced from pedestrians as they passed while an occasional car flew overhead. However, it was Alaina’s eye-catching outfit and radiant youthful vitality that captured the most attention of those around her, not merely because she was attractive—though her blond hair, blue eyes, and well-tanned skin accented her appealing figure—and not because her behavior was so unusual so as to stir excitement. Everyone who passed offered her a warm greeting—for she was well-known to the people of Elysium. No, what attracted the curiosity of those nearby was her bearing—with shoulders back and head held high, she led one to wonder what adventure she was just returning from—or, better yet, was just about to embark upon.

 

When Gallant entered the park on his way to a meeting at the town hall, the impact of seeing Alaina again struck him like a shock wave. His reaction was unlike what might be expected from the methodical logical captain who so recently fought a battle from the bridge of the Warrior. Now he was simply a man rediscovering his lover—filled with the joy of her presence, the relief of her safety, and the sensuality of her being—the emotional tizzy seething beneath the surface was enough to cause the fringes of his vision to grow hazy, excluding all others from sight. He felt a sense of well-being flood over him, creating the desire to seize and hold her. Despite his wish to run—he walked toward her along the intersecting walkway.

 

When she noticed him, she came to an abrupt stop and turned to face him. The surprise on her face couldn’t have been more pronounced. He could only guess that her emotional state was as heighten as his own.

 

Any passerby might have assumed that they were two old acquaintances meeting casually to exchange friendly greetings, but his heart was pounding and his palms were moist. A gust of wind blew a tangled lock of his hair across his forehead causing him to swipe it away mindlessly.

 

“Henry!” she said, biting her lower lip.

 

Her exclamation was short and sharp, giving Gallant a start. As it invariably happened, he was mesmerized by her. He stammered, “I . . . I said, ‘I’d be back.’”

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_CommanderHenryGallant

 

As a scientist and author specializing in technology innovation, H. Peter Alesso has over twenty years research experience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). As Engineering Group Leader at LLNL he led a team of scientists and engineers in innovative applications across a wide range of supercomputers, workstations, and networks. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. and served in the U.S. Navy on nuclear submarines before completing an M.S. and an advanced Engineering Degree at M.I.T. He has published several software titles and numerous scientific journal and conference articles, and he is the author/co-author of seven books.

 

You can visit his Web site at: http://www.hpeteralesso.com/Default.aspx

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Goodreads Address: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/413852.H_Peter_Alesso

 

YouTube trailer for Henry Gallant Saga: http://youtu.be/2eciKOBFBSM

 

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Amazon link for the Henry Gallant Saga: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011M9O9RC/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

 

 

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Authors, Giveaways, Release Day

Happy Release Day to Hearts of Valor by various authors! w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

HeartsofValor_eBook_CVRHearts of Valor

Genre: Romance Anthology (Sweet)

Release Date: January 13, 2016

Keywords: Romance, Anthology, Sweet, military, veteran, war, POW, bravery

 

Tag Line:

 

It takes a heart of valor to survive love’s battlefield.

 

Six veteran themed romantic tales brimming with love and sacrifice are sure to show us all what it truly means to have a Heart of Valor.

 

Blurbs:

 

The PromiseLondon Saint James

 

The year Veronica turned twenty-two changed her life. She graduated from San Diego State University, married the handsome Lieutenant Carter Weis—widowed six months after the happy nuptials.

Captain Quinn Alstrom of the U.S. Coast Guard was eager to start his newest post; however the excitement had nothing to do with the beautiful surroundings of Key West, and everything to do with his best friend’s wife.

Will Quinn’s surprise arrival in Veronica’s life re-spark the fire in the vivacious woman he remembered? Or, will the memory of her fallen husband stop the two of them from finding happiness?   

 

A Manly Man Jean Young

 

Confederate POW, Braxton Bolton, had an unexpected visitor the day before his execution, when Arabella Anderson walked into his jail cell and, in front of other POWs, kissed him until he shook with desire.

 

Two years prior, she had been the Lieutenant Colonel’s prisoner. While she was tortured and raped by the other Confederate soldiers, Bolton was different. He protected her from further suffering, and the grateful young woman had come to repay his kindness.

While they became more and more intimate, she learned the story behind his kindness.

But what she learned while with her hero POW, turns the sweet girl into a fearsome warrior. One determined to save the soldier with a noble heart.

 

Hero of Her Heart S.L. Hughson

 

Nicole Taylor has loved Vincent for years. Now he’s back from serving in the Army, and she’s determined to make him see her as something other than a little sister.

 

After a heated Valentine’s date, Nicole is confused by Vince’s withdrawal. She confronts him, but no matter how hot their physical attraction, he keeps backing away.

 

Nicole helps him follow his lifelong dreams but he drifts further from her happily-ever-after plans. What will it take for him to see he is truly the hero of her heart?

 

 

Feathers T.E.Hodden

 

Kerry only wanted to do right by Christopher. To protect him from the whispers of ‘coward’ and the shame of a white feather.

 

But the war doesn’t look like a grand adventure any more. All Kerry wants is Chris home safe. But will he still be the same man she once knew?

 

Goin’ HomePhilip Lisagor

 

How will Jack be able to put Iraq behind him and return home to Leah and their two children? The green peaceful coast of Ireland is the perfect landing zone from the brown violent landscape of Mesopotamia. Jack is humping ruck along the North Atlantic coast when a chance encounter with an Irish maiden turns him all around and he hears the voice of Leah in a magical moment calling him home.

 

Promises Kept  – Terri Rochenski

 

Ever since they were kids, Joan dreamed of being Walt Herley’s wife. But, Joan’s dream is short-lived when the Korean War draft has Walt trading his groom’s suit for army fatigues. After a short celebration of their rushed nuptials, Walt is whisked away to fulfill his duty to his country, leaving Joan behind with a promise to return.

With her heart a world away, Joan struggles to keep her spirit afloat while praying for the war’s expedient end.  Fate, however, has a plan of its own, one that threatens Joan’s faith in Walt’s promise to return.

 

Purchase Links:

 

Roane Publishing: http://www.roanepublishing.com/product-p/hov-01.htm

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AGOHI6S

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01AGOHI6S

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hearts-of-valor-sharon-hugson/1123231671?ean=2940157909963

Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/hearts-of-valor

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/hearts-of-valor-2

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-heartsofvalor-1964613-166.html

iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hearts-of-valor/id1073221443?mt=11

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/606209

 

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27516559-hearts-of-valor

 

Giveaway Information:

A $20 Amazon Gift Card

 

 

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Cover reveal, Giveaways, Teaser Excerpts

Cover Reveal for Code of Honor (Code series #2) by J.R. Bryce w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

Title: Code of Honor
Series: Code #2
Author: J.R. Bryce
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance/Former Military
Coming: November 30, 2015
Mark Williams is a former Marine who needs a temporary, just for show bodyguard simply to ease his father’s mind. He hires Julie Jameson, a beautiful young woman who looks nothing like a bodyguard even though her resume indicates she’s tough as nails. She’s the perfect candidate. but he’s got a few demands of his own. First on that list: he can take his own damn bullets.

Julie doesn’t like being told she was hired because of her looks, or that she isn’t allowed to do her job. She is not just an overpriced escort with a gun, she’s good at what she does. Except as things heat up and it becomes obvious to both of them that the threat is real, Mark treats her more like part of the team despite his obvious desire to protect her. And he never treats her as an escort, despite the fact that she really starts regretting that particular clause in the contract.

Together they face explosions, flying bullets, injuries and judgement, all the while dealing with a safehouse full of her brothers, multiple government agencies trying to work together, old friends and older secrets.

The only thing either of them is sure about is that if they both survive, they aren’t letting go. All they have to do is make sure that happens.


Title: Code of Service
Series: Code #1
Author: J.R. Bryce
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Military Romance
Published: February 9, 2015
SSG Cull Dempsey returns to the town he grew up in ostensibly to help get one of his men settled after a career ending injury, but he’s at a crossroads himself. Due for retirement, tired of certain parts of his job and not knowing anything but the life he’s led for over twenty years, he doesn’t see a place for himself in the civilian world. Nor does he think he belongs anywhere near Megan Hall, a beautiful but battered woman just starting to live life on her terms. The real question he finds himself facing isn’t if he can manage a life outside the military, but if he can control himself enough to keep her safe… even from him.

Warning: Contains sexy soldiers with issues, crazy sisters, family drama, a very distressing damsel, a truly evil ex and lots and lots of smartassery.

JR Bryce (that’s me) has been writing since I could read, with varying levels of success.
Some of those early stories were not the bestsellers I hoped for at age six,
but I’ve gotten better over time. Really. I promise.
I live in my office corner with a man-eating Chihuahua draped across my lap, my real live Evil Muse mind-controlling me via electronic communication, and writing like a crazy person while my all-too-precocious spawnlings plot each other’s murders and my husband runs away in a vain attempt to save his sanity. Fortunately, the beautiful Oregon Coast has lots of things to distract him so I can get the words on paper.
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