SMJ w/Day 6 of Christmas Countdown

CHRISTMAS TREATS FOR SOME

MILITARY PERSONNEL!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to post this quick before I have to go run errands. I have a LOT of errands today, so I’ll post more later. At least, I hope to get back and post more later.

I know, I said I’d post about decorating the tree I brought home yesterday, but I had something very important to do last night and I wanted to share that first. My ‘uncle’ Karl is floating out in one of the oceans somewhere with other U.S. sailors. I told Mom and Sandra thought it would be a great idea to send them some stuff. Mom told the people at her office at Henderson Management and they offered to help. I mean REALLY help. IMG_1013 (1)Look at everything they donated to our cause! I guess you can understand what I was doing last night. That’s right. I was boxing all this stuff up. I’m certain all the sailors will enjoy the treats.

We alsoSMJ addressing Christmas cards for sailors got a list of some military personnel and worked up cards to send. I had to pose for a bunch of pictures and then we picked out four of them for the card. I hope the people like them. To the left you’ll see me addressing envelopes, oh and there’s a shot of the card, too. Do you have any idea how long it takes to address envelopes to almost 200 different people? I definitely had writer’s cramp after that endeavor, but it was worth it. I knoSMJ stuffing envelopes with Christmas cards for sailorsw the silly pictures of me will give a chuckle to a lot of folks who can’t be home with their families for Christmas.

To the right, you’ll see me stuffing the cards into all those envelopes. It took more than one cup of cocoa to wash all the yucky taste off my tongue after sealing them. Then again, I’d do just about anything for a cup of cocoa, wouldn’t you?

So, here’s the final pic for now. What do you think of that stack? Huh? Pretty good work, don’t you think? Okay, I’ll admit, Mom and Sandra helped a little.

Well, now you can see why I’m getting a late start today. I slept in after all that work last night. One of the errands I have to run is trying to mail everything. Hopefully, the lines aren’t too long aSMJ with stack of Christmas cardsnd the mail people won’t think I have too much to send. If they let me, I’ll post pictures of sending them off later.

Have you sent cards or treats to some military personnel? Leave a comment letting me know so we can share the love all over!

Until then, have a great day!
SMJ

Meet the Characters from Colorado Skies

Harlan5Let’s start with the hero from my newest release.

Name:  Harlan Granger

Real or Fictional – Harlan is a fictional character,  although he’s very real to me.

When and where is the story set? This is a contemporary novel. Harlan comes from Bluff’s Corner, Colorado. (also fictional)

What should you know about Major Harlan Granger?

He is the oldest of four children (2 brothers & 1 sister). He had a great childhood and his parents are still alive. He always wanted to be a soldier and became a Major in the U.S. Army. He spent time in Afghanistan and was recently discharged. That is a fact that bothers him almost as much as the fact he could be paralyzed at any moment. However, his biggest problem is keeping the reason for his discharge a secret now that he’s home. An soldier takes care of others, he doesn’t deal well with pity.

Or, he thought that was the biggest problem. It turns out his brother’s neighbor, Rilie is making him remember he’s not a monk. With paralysis hanging over his head, he can’t do anything about it. Can he?

Throw in someone causing trouble for his brother’s bar and Rilie, and Harlan’s tension level goes through the roof.

All Harlan wants is to repair his parents’ home that was damaged in the flood, save his brother and Rilie, and quietly disappear before the shrapnel in his back ends life as he knows it.

If you would like to read more about it, click on this link: CO Skies Excerpts.

Harlan’s Haven was released on Veteran’s Day, November 12th, 2014. A portion of all sales will be donated to Hope for the Warriors in honor of all of our veterans.

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Now, let’s have some fun with another author. I’m tagging a fellow romance writer, Margo Bond Collins. TAG – You’re it, Margo!  Next week, Margo will post a blog about one of the characters from her book, Sanguinary.

Margo Bond Collins is the author of urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and paranormal mysteries. She has published a number of novels, including Sanguinary, Taming the Country Star, Legally Undead, Waking Up Dead, and Fairy, Texas. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. Although writing fiction is her first love, she also teaches college-level English courses online. She enjoys reading romance and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them—and sometimes fight them.

Website: http://www.MargoBondCollins.net

Blog: http://www.MargoBondCollins.com

Book: Sanguinary by Margo Bond Collins

Buy Link: Kindle: http://amzn.to/1xVED46 ; Nook: http://bit.ly/1zEXXlC ; Kobo: http://bit.ly/1xVEGwO ; iTunes: http://bit.ly/1tinCei

 

 

1st Chat with the Masters Men

We’re starting our visit with the Masters men during the celebration week of our country’s independence. So, what better way to kick it off than to chat with a member of the Armed Forces, Major Dos Masters.

I’m pleased to introduce our guest this week, Major Dos Masters from Her Master Defender.

Thank you, Sandra.

Hello everyone. SDos Mastersince I’m not sure if everyone has read my story, Her Master Defender yet, I’ll give you a little background on myself. After a mission to take down a drug lord went horribly wrong, I placed on medical leave and sent home to recover. However, I found little time for relaxation and recovery, when someone tried to break into my neighbor’s business and later her home. I scared them off before they got inside her house, but couldn’t leave her there without protection. The only choice was to bring her and her mammoth dog to my cabin for the night. I thought combat in the desert, and fighting drug lords was hard. Those had nothing on the week that followed my meeting Copper Kerrigan. As we tried to figure out who was targeting her, I found myself fighting more than bad guys.

I’ll be visiting until July 7th and then you’ll meet my brother Tres. I look forward to your questions; however, don’t be surprised if my answers are short, after all, I’m the triplet who prefers to keep to himself. I don’t seek out the limelight so this will be a challenge for me.

You can post your questions or comments on Twitter (#MastersMen @SandraSKerns), or here in the comments section below. I know I said the answers might be short, but to be honest, I’m starting to get a little anxious to see if anyone will ask anything.