Love, Me: a New Military Romance by Lorraine Britt – and a Chance to Give Back to Military Veterans!

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Title:  Love, Me

Author:  Lorraine Britt   

Series: The Soldier Series, #3

**Although part of a series, each novel may be read as a standalone**

Genre:  Adult Contemporary Romance, Military Romance  

Audience: 18+

Release Date:  January 18, 2015

A New Release – and a New Lease on Life for Military Veterans

The Soldier Series offers readers an opportunity to honor our veterans and help them when they return…

There is something very special about Lorraine Britt’s soldier series. It’s more than a collection of standalone love stories – it’s a celebration of soldiers, a tribute to the lives they live, and a passion of the author’s. RIGHT NOW, it’s also YOUR opportunity to honor our military veterans and help them transition back into life at home.

Here’s how it works:

All ebooks in the series are priced at $1.99, including Love, Me.  50% of the profits on ALL  Soldier Series books will go to the One to Fifteen Foundation.  Also, 50% of the profits from the sale of paperbacks in The Soldier Series will be donated to One to Fifteen, a sports program designed for returning veterans. The print version of Love, Me is priced at $8.99.

About Griffins Rugby and the One to Fifteen Foundation

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Griffins Rugby is a Rugby Club that values the commitment and sacrifices of our Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans. The transition back from the combat zone to everyday life can prove to be a challenge, with issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) a major concern. Griffin’s Rugby Club is a program that develops squads of veterans that play competitive matches, giving our former soldiers an environment where they can experience all of the benefits of sports – a sense of connection and purpose, a place to relieve stress through physical and mental exercise, and a place to simply have fun – without bearing the burden of additional cost. Participating in rugby requires discipline, hard work, structure and teamwork – not so different from military training. Your team becomes your family.

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Words from a Soldier’s Heart …

When I first walked on to the pitch that hot afternoon in July, I quickly found that rugby is not for the faint of heart and certainly not for the weak willed. Like the Marine Corps, rugby holds its foundation in discipline, sweat, and above all team work. Despite being sorely out matched, as my conditioning was not up to par, I was hooked. I loved the feel of breaking through my physical limits, I loved looking to my left and to my right, seeing men that would risk life and limb for me. I loved having them look at me and know the same.

Rugby has been the greatest gift I ever received, and with that in mind I hope to spread the word about its wonders to all. While any man, woman, or child can reap the benefits of rugby there is a special group who could use it more than other; our veterans. The similarities between rugby and the military are countless in number, but above all it serves as life purpose for those who fancy themselves tough enough. Before I played rugby, I was a portly drunkard, with nothing in mind but my own selfish desires. Now I rest and rise under the blanket of support provided by my team. I lift and run every day, not just to better myself but to better my team.

After my discharge I thought the days of brute physicality, and loving camaraderie were long gone. But by freak random occurrence I found myself on the pitch that fateful afternoon in July, not knowing how much I would affect me. Not long after I started playing the team’s founder came to me with a plan; to offer rugby to veterans. I was shocked, this Englishman who had never spent a day I uniform had seen all the similarities between rugby and the military, he had a deep appreciation for our veterans, and wanted to help them as much as I did. He proposed the One to Fifteen Program, a program that would allow veterans to play rugby cost free, while also assisting them with crucial employment networking, and above all giving them a team to fight for again. When mentioned that the program should also be named in memorial, my heart dropped.

Naming the One to Fifteen Program after my close friend who was killed in Afghanistan, Adam Peak was the greatest honor I could think to ensure his legacy lived on. Like all those who wear the Griffins Badge on their chest, Adam Peak was neither weak willed nor faint of heart. I know in my heart of hearts he is smiling down from heaven, supremely content that even in death his spirit continues to live on and continues to support his brothers. Griffins Rugby is a very special squad, we’re more like a family, and with the inception of the One to Fifteen Adam Peak Rugby Foundation our family will continue to grow and fill its ranks with our countries greatest.     ~ John Wangler

 

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Juliet Evans has always been a bit of a loner, but the last few years have been particularly shrouded in isolation and silence.  Apart from her daily work at the local diner, her life is spent inside the walls of her tiny apartment, just trying to survive…until the one day that U.S. Army Private Tim Collins walks into the diner and takes a seat at one of her tables. By the time the day is over her life has been changed forever.

Private Collins is just a few hours away from being deployed for the first time, to a particularly violent conflict.  To say he’s nervous would be an understatement.  In his last day stateside all he wants is a little bit of normal.  What he finds is the kind heart and sweet spirit of Juliet Evans.  She is by his side until the last possible moment, the moment when he asks her to write him while he’s away, promising to do the same in return.

Though Juliet is afraid to believe his promises, he holds true to them.  Letter after letter after letter passes between the two of them…until one day the letters from Tim stop completely, leaving Juliet broken and grieving for the love she had found but would never truly have.


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Lorraine Britt is a fourth generation Native Texan who is also immensely proud of her Louisiana heritage and solid Southern roots. As an enthusiastic lover of the written word, inspiration struck Lorraine and she began to bubble over with her own ideas. Grasping hold of her lifelong dreams, it wasn’t long before she was putting pen to paper and letting her fingers fly over a keyboard to bring her own characters to life. When she isn’t busy scribbling notes for her next idea you might find her whipping up delicious creations in the kitchen or putting miles on her car on road trip adventures. Lorraine is equally passionate about music, movies and sports. You’ll no doubt find these familiar themes woven throughout her books. Lorraine and her family currently make their home in West Texas.

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The Passions of Honor (#1) – $1.99

Passions-coverArmy Special Forces Master Sergeant Eli Stevens is married to his childhood sweetheart, Katherine. She is his princess, his world. He is her first and only love, her best friend, her everything. They finally have what they’ve always dreamed of…a baby on the way.

But this happy news comes on the eve of Eli and his best friend Sergeant William Bradshaw’s deployment for a special mission… A mission that Eli knows in his heart will be his last.

Before Eli’s premonition comes true he tells William to watch over his family, to be a father to his child, to love Katherine. William reluctantly agrees, moving into the Stevens home to take care of Katherine. The longer he is there the more she depends on him. But she holds William emotionally at a distance, scared of the feelings he stirs inside her. And despite fighting against it he falls in love with Katherine and the child, even though feels he is betraying his friend.

Can they find their way through the nightmares to give in to what is between them? Or will the past come back to haunt William in more ways than one?

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Landry Phillips and Madeline Ponder were lifelong best friends. They had seen each other through every day of their young lives, until Landry joined the Marines and was deployed to Afghanistan. Madeline waited, and worried, until the one late night phone call she had prayed she would never receive. In that one instant their lives changed forever. Could Madeline help Landry find his way through the darkness that threatened to swallow him whole? Or would he be lost to her before he realized she had truly been his from the very beginning?

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Lieutenant Colonel David “Deuce” Wilcox’s last mission began the same any as other, until a fierce battle in the badlands of Afghanistan left him badly wounded. Awakening in a hospital in Germany, Deuce realizes his life is about to change in ways he cannot begin to understand. While healing from his wounds, his wife Isabel, the love of his life, joins him in Germany. Now a civilian, he is offered a job running a very successful black ops organization funded by back channels of the U.S. Government. 
  
Isabel is introduced into a sexual explosion of wealth and privilege funded by the new direction her husband is taking. Drawn by sheer stimulation and sexual energy, she begins to visit exclusive BDSM clubs. Eager to move from voyeur to participant, she must find a way to convince Deuce to accept this new and exciting chapter in her life. How can she convince Deuce this is the correct path for them both? 
  
Deuce will have to figure out how to handle an international black ops firm during the upcoming war with the Republic of Iran all while trying to understand his wife’s new and exciting sexual desires. To succeed, he will have to re-invent himself throughout this thrilling and sexually explicit story. 

 

 

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D.L. McCleary is a freshman author who writes erotic and BDSM based military fiction. D.L. lives with his wife in the northern Maryland area. Although he was never in the military the action scenes as part of the military fiction are breathtaking and the BDSM scenes are true to life. D.L. left the busy business world to write full time and is working on several books in multiple genres. He is also attending University Of Maryland pursuing a degree in Cyber Security.

 

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Title:  Love, Me

Author:  Lorraine Britt

Series: The Soldier Series, #3

**Although part of a series, each novel may be read as a standalone**

Genre:  Adult Contemporary Romance, Military Romance

Audience: 18+

Release Date:  September 1, 2015

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Juliet Evans has always been a bit of a loner, but the last few years have been particularly shrouded in isolation and silence.  Apart from her daily work at the local diner, her life is spent inside the walls of her tiny apartment, just trying to survive…until the one day that U.S. Army Private Tim Collins walks into the diner and takes a seat at one of her tables.  By the time the day is over her life has been changed forever.

Private Collins is just a few hours away from being deployed for the first time, to a particularly violent conflict.  To say he’s nervous would be an understatement.  In his last day stateside all he wants is a little bit of normal.  What he finds is the kind heart and sweet spirit of Juliet Evans.  She is by his side until the last possible moment, the moment when he asks her to write him while he’s away, promising to do the same in return.

Though Juliet is afraid to believe his promises, he holds true to them.  Letter after letter after letter passes between the two of them…until one day the letters from Tim stop completely, leaving Juliet broken and grieving for the love she had found but would never truly have.

 

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Juliet called out to Tim just as he reached the first step of the porch.  “Tim!” she said, pushing the door open a little further and stepping onto the landing.

Tim stopped, turning back towards her, looking at her curiously.  “Yes, angel?”

“Just remember, I’ll be here, waiting for your letters and waiting for you when you return,” she said, drawing a small, but playful smile from him, brightening his blue eyes.

He turned back fully towards her, crossing the porch in one step, wrapping his powerful arms around her once more, holding her close.  His lips pressed to hers in one last kiss, full of hope and promise, full of need and passion, full of all that was to come.  Finally when their lips parted, he murmured softly against her lips.  “I won’t forget, angel.  Just remember to wait for me.”

And with that he was gone, down the steps, through the gate, disappearing further down the street.  Juliet watched for as long as she could see him, but he never turned back to see her.  By the time she stepped back inside her door her eyes were full of tears, but her heart was full of something she wasn’t sure she’d ever had before…hope.


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Photograph of author Lorraine BrittLorraine Britt is a fourth generation Native Texan who is also immensely proud of her Louisiana heritage and solid Southern roots.  As an enthusiastic lover of the written word, inspiration struck Lorraine and she began to bubble over with her own ideas.  Grasping hold of her lifelong dreams, it wasn’t long before she was putting pen to paper and letting her fingers fly over a keyboard to bring her own characters to life.  When she isn’t busy scribbling notes for her next idea, you might find her whipping up delicious creations in the kitchen or putting miles on her car on road trip adventures.  Lorraine is equally passionate about music, movies and sports.  You’ll no doubt find these familiar themes woven throughout her books.  Lorraine and her family currently make their home in northeast Texas.

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The Passions of Honor (#1)

Passions-coverArmy Special Forces Master Sergeant Eli Stevens is married to his childhood sweetheart, Katherine. She is his princess, his world. He is her first and only love, her best friend, her everything. They finally have what they’ve always dreamed of…a baby on the way.

But this happy news comes on the eve of Eli and his best friend Sergeant William Bradshaw’s deployment for a special mission… A mission that Eli knows in his heart will be his last.

Before Eli’s premonition comes true he tells William to watch over his family, to be a father to his child, to love Katherine. William reluctantly agrees, moving into the Stevens home to take care of Katherine. The longer he is there the more she depends on him. But she holds William emotionally at a distance, scared of the feelings he stirs inside her. And despite fighting against it he falls in love with Katherine and the child, even though feels he is betraying his friend.

Can they find their way through the nightmares to give in to what is between them? Or will the past come back to haunt William in more ways than one?

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Always Faithful, Always Yours (#2)

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Landry Phillips and Madeline Ponder were lifelong best friends. They had seen each other through every day of their young lives, until Landry joined the Marines and was deployed to Afghanistan. Madeline waited, and worried, until the one late night phone call she had prayed she would never receive. In that one instant their lives changed forever. Could Madeline help Landry find his way through the darkness that threatened to swallow him whole? Or would he be lost to her before he realized she had truly been his from the very beginning?

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