Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The Bagram Special Ops Series by Kaylea Cross + Giveaway

As part of the Romance and Me Reading Challenge since June is Military Romance month, as a special treat I wanted to introduce you all to the wonderful author whose novels made me discover this romantic sub-genre, please give the warmest welcome to Kaylea Cross! If you haven't read any military romance yet pick up Kaylea's books, you'll get hooked, trust me, I speak from experience ;-) 

Bagram Special Ops Series
by Kaylea Cross

Thanks so much to Stella for having me here today! I write mostly military romantic suspense, but my latest series is very special to me. The Bagram Special Ops series will be a trilogy that follows three AFSOC (Air Force Special Operations) heroes and three female military heroines, all stationed out of Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

The first book, Deadly Descent, features an Air Force Pararescue Jumper (PJ) and a female reservist medevac helicopter pilot. If you’ve never heard of the PJs before, you are missing out. These guys are totally swoon worthy. They go into harm’s way to save lives at the risk of their own, and they take that responsibility very seriously. I got to meet a recently retired one who’s been very kind in helping me with research questions, and I’ll admit I have quite a crush on him now. PJs are the quiet bunch of AFSOC. They are brave, selfless and dedicated men that deserve our heartfelt respect and admiration. *shiver*
Book two is currently being re-titled, so I don’t officially know what it’s going to be called yet. It’s about an Air Force Combat Controller (CCT) and a female gunship pilot. Together these two characters are a killer combo, literally and figuratively. I can’t wait for you to meet them!
I’ve just started book three, about another PJ and a female Security Forces officer. It’s going to be a very intense book, full of action and emotion and it involves a POW theme. It promises to be quite a ride!

This trilogy came to be because I wanted to write a series of books based in a warzone that highlighted what our military personnel currently face in combat. It seemed like a good idea at the time. I’ll admit it’s been tricky trying to work out how to handle the romantic relationships between my characters. All my heroines are officers, and all my heroes are enlisted. Fraternization is a big no-no, so that’s a definite roadblock! I’ve done the best I can with that aspect, while trying to ensure I’m not offending anyone in the military. But, having the books set in an active warzone allows me to write some very exciting, and I hope realistic combat scenes.
One of my favorite things about this series is the research I’ve been able to do for each story. As a civilian I won’t ever be able to get things right all the time, but it’s my hope to get things right most of the time. At the very least I want to showcase what some lesser known groups in the military are doing out there, in the hopes that my readers will understand the sacrifices they make for the rest of us. When you read one of my books, I hope you learn something new about our men and women in uniform and come away with an even greater respect for them.

I’m giving away a copy of Deadly Descent to a commenter. Would love to chat about military romance and their heroes/heroines!

Happy reading,
Kaylea Cross

Kaylea Cross is an award winning author of edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense. A Registered Massage Therapist, Kaylea is an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dancer and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband.

You can find Kaylea through her website, Twitter, Facebook, and her blog.

Book #1 in the Bagram Special Ops series

Devon Crawford is an officer; Pararescueman Cam Munro is enlisted. Dev flies medical evacuations; Cam jumps into danger zones to save lives. Dev wants to return home from Afghanistan with her heart untouched; Cam will do anything to win the woman he loves.

Reaching for happiness in a war zone is the last thing Captain Devon Crawford plans, but she can’t ignore the feelings she’s hidden for so long. Cam’s sexy charm and wicked kisses weaken her resistance, but she’s too afraid of losing him to give in.

When Dev’s helicopter and crew are shot down and set up as bait by notorious warlord, Cam risks it all to save the team. What he doesn’t know is that the trap is set for him…

Buy it at Amazon 


Kaylea generously offered a copy of Deadly Descent to a lucky commenter, just leave a comment to Kaylea either about her series, the military romance sub-genre, military heroes or heroines in books or films, or any other topic you'd like to discuss!

There's a second chance for you to win a copy of Deadly Descent or any of Kaylea's backlist books  if you submit the link to your review of a military romance HERE.

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 1 July 2012!

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