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Giveaway: Heart of Danger

November 16, 2012



My latest book, Heart of Danger, published by Avon Red, has just come out. It is the first book in the Ghost Ops Trilogy, about three brave men betrayed by their country who save the world, and the women with special gifts who help them.

The heroes in Heart of Danger belong to the most elite unit in the military. Ghost Ops—their pasts have been cancelled and they don’t exist. Just don’t meet them in a dark alley.

I write a lot about military heroes. First of all, I write romance, so at any rate the men are virile and brave and strong and true. They fight for what is right and have no compunction in laying their lives on the line.

For many years I was a simultaneous interpreter and I worked for all the major international institutions and I saw politics up close. I saw what’s happening in many countries in the third world up close. I have strong political opinions. I think the world is drowning in violence and greed. I think if we don’t stand up for what is right this world might actually end. Whether we bomb ourselves to death or poison ourselves to death, we are on a march to self-destruction. My protagonists feel this very sharply, too. I honestly don’t understand how anyone can read the newspaper and not be alarmed.

I enjoy researching my military heroes a lot. I read a lot of soldiers’ memoirs. Today’s military is full of amazing men and women who are very smart and very brave and understand exactly what they are getting into and still walk into the fire.

My guys are real alpha males. They are the apex of the pecking order, any pecking order you choose except maybe money. You can be an alpha male either by virtue of your money or by virtue of your strength and courage. A lot of romance heroes have more money than God. Of course a very very very rich man has a certain attraction, because he is so powerful, but just stop to think about it. He has spent a goodly portion of his life…making money. Which is nice, but as a life goal, I’m not too sure how attractive that is. Plus, I like to think—and I want my readers to absolutely believe—that this man, the hero of my book, is a man who can commit to something larger than himself.

My heroes are mostly elite soldiers from Special Forces. They have to want very hard to be a SEAL, a Ranger, a Delta operator, or in my new trilogy, a member of Ghost Ops. They have to work hard at it, and they must engage their mind, their body and their soul. People sometimes forget that these men are also supersmart. They are essentially engineers, navigators, linguists, computer experts, diplomats. While also being world-class athletes, excellent shots, experts in hand to hand combat and weaponry.

What they do requires unceasing effort for many years, many of them spent in danger. They swore an oath and by God they keet it. Their degree of commitment is so strong that I never have my heroes be actively serving. While in the service, their first loyalty is to the military. But once they are free, they have, by the very virtue of having served in elite units, shown that they are capable of unswerving loyalty, they do not give up when the going gets tough, and they can always do the hard thing.

Because, well life sometimes throws you hard things to deal with. Not just bullets but illness and financial problems and family problems.

The virtues that go into making an elite soldier can also be considered the same type of virtue that goes into making a good partner/husband.

Because, well, as I’ve said before, if he’ll take a bullet for you, he probably won’t leave you when you get breast cancer.

Lisa Marie Rice


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  1. This sounds like a great book! I love military heroes. I grew up in a military home and have many other family members and friends who server our country.

  2. I have been hearing a lot of good things about this book. I am looking forward to reading it! Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I’ve never read a military story, but I think I may start 😀

  4. I really like alpha males in the books I read and what better than an elite military man. The book sounds great and I can’t wait to read it. Heart if Danger just jumped on to my TBR list, thanks.

  5. Interesting comments. I like reading these kinds storieswith these heroes in them. However, all the books are about the elite of the corps or the “best of the best”. I would like to read a book with a regular guy in it who just volunteered to perform in the best of his abilities and returned home maybe not a hero but a regular person.

  6. Looks fantastic!

  7. Sounds amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Congratulations on the release of your book “Heart of Danger.” The cover is really hot!!! love a good romance story with a sexy military hero. I can’t wait to read it :)

  9. Sounds like a great book…can’t wait to read it!!!

  10. Great review. I’ve always said that about historicals – the men were willing to die for you. But this would be true in the genre and even more so!

  11. Sounds great love milatry Heroess hot cover

  12. This series looks like it has some amazing heroes.

  13. love learning about new books and authors I have not heard of ! The book sounds really good

  14. I’m so excited about this new series.

  15. I don’t read much in the military hero type books…but I have to say, this one sounds like a good place to start.

  16. I LOVE military heroes and the sexiness of putting your life on the line for another. The cover is drool-worthy as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Your heroes sound like fantastic examples of what we all look for, a good man who’ll stand by you no matter what. I’m looking forward to reading Heart of Danger, as well as the rest of the Ghost Ops Trilogy.

  18. Thanks for the introduction to your new series!

  19. I’ve got this one on the wishlist. Looks like a great one!!! Thanks for the chance.

  20. I love military hero’s, and this one sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. I love reading about the Alpha Military Heroes. Love your cover and Ghost Ops sounds like an amazing series. Thanks for this opportunity to win. My son is presently deployed and is in Army Special Forces. With 2 sons being career Army I don’t really like reading the newspaper at all.
    Happy Holidays .
    Carol L

  22. Sounds like a sexy and exciting concept for a trilogy that I’d love to read.

  23. Military stories are fabulous. I love reading them.

  24. I love military romance. The book sounds great.

  25. I think this sounds like a great story and I love the cover.

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