Lightning Always Strikes Twice by Patricia Marie Warren
Wyatt Richmond has been appearing in her life just when she needs rescuing. Now it is U.S. Marine Captain Audrey Justice’s turn to be the rescuer. It’s a matter of life or death and Audrey must use all her skills as a JAG officer and a woman to save her combat Marine from a court martial and himself.
Digital Release, November 11, 2011 … Print Release, November 21, 2011
I can’t describe the excitement I had, from a writer’s perspective, when an editor for Turquoise Morning Press extended an invitation for me to submit a story for the “in-house only” anthology, Men in Uniform: A Tribute. It is an honor for me to be included with these writers who work hard at perfecting the craft and weaving the art of writing romance.
From a personal perspective, this book is near and dear to my heart. I am the daughter of a retired United States Marine, SgtMaj Wayne A. Shelden, who served for 30 years. I am the wife of a retired United States Airman, SMSgt Steven T. Warren, who served for 22 years. And I am the mother of an active duty United States Marine, LCpl Steven R. Warren, currently serving and deployed in the big, ugly place. I am aunt and sister-in-law to more brave men who serve and have served.
My story is dedicated to these amazing members of my family and all those who serve – you are my heroes!
Audrey and Wyatt’s story is based on a true incident that happened during the Vietnam War to my father. There are circumstances that require our fighting forces to do things they could never imagine themselves doing during normal life. But there is nothing normal about war. I won’t spoil the story, but please be assured that I do not take lightly the seriousness of war or the effects it has on our fighting men and women both during and after they serve in war zones.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects more than just the warrior. Families can be torn apart. Our responsibility to our military reaches much farther than wearing red on Fridays. We must reach out and be a comfort to those who serve overseas and here at home. Please read here for more information.
I do wear red every Friday to show support for my son and all U.S. military serving worldwide. I take every opportunity to tell people why I wear red. Talking about our troops is the very minimum I can do. Praying is the most important.
More from the authors of Men in Uniform: A Tribute ….
Jennifer Johnson http://jennfrancesca.blogspot.com/
Margaret Ethridge http://www.margaretethridge.com/?page_id=54
Jennifer Anderson http://musingsfromthepeanutgallery.blogspot.com/