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Guest Blogger: Shelli Stevens (Contest)
Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Hello all, and thanks to Delilah for letting me blog here today!

So sometimes when an author writes a story they have a playlist of music they listen to. It can vary depending on what they’re writing (genre, heat level, etc.)

I tend to go back and forth. Sometimes a list demands to be made for a book, sometimes not. Sometimes I listen to rain meditation music because I can zone out and just type. Tonight I’ve turned off everything because we’re having a windstorm and I love the sound of the wind whistling through the tree branches.

My most recent book out is a Command and Control, a novella from Samhain. It’s the second book in my Holding out for a Hero series. The series follows three brothers in a small town, all who’ve chosen heroic careers to go into, and they’re journey in finding love.

My hero in Command and Control is Trevor. He’s my army guy. He’s a war veteran, and he has some serious baggage. This book didn’t really have a playlist, it had a song. Hammerhead by The Offspring. I kind of stumbled on it and really loved it. It worked for my hero. It was his song. It showed his frustration. His anger. His struggles. (Disclaimer: The end of the song gets kind of weird and there’s debate on whether this song is about a soldier, or more of school shooters type of thing. I went for soldier. I tend to just skip that little last bit of the song.)

Anyway, that’s a little peek at Trevor and this book. Leave a comment and I’ll have Delilah draw a winner to receive an ebook off my backlist!

14 comments to “Guest Blogger: Shelli Stevens (Contest)”

  1. Lisa J
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      · January 20th, 2011 at 10:22 am · Link

    I’ve been reading quite a few military/cop/hero stories over the past few months. I’ll have to add your series to my reading list.



  2. Brandy W
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      · January 20th, 2011 at 10:38 am · Link

    I admit I’m super picky about military guys in books. Being raised in the military setting, living it myself and now back to being a dependent I have pretty strong feelings honed from years of living this life.

    I’ll check it out though. I like to give them a chance.



  3. Sherry S.
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      · January 20th, 2011 at 11:07 am · Link

    I love reading books about military men and women. I love JoAnn Ross, Marliss Melton and Lindsay McKenna . This sounds like it will be a very good series to read.



  4. Ilona
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      · January 20th, 2011 at 3:34 pm · Link

    As an ex Army brat and the wife of a soldier I love books with military heroes. This one sounds expecially interesting with the comment about serious baggage :D



  5. Jane
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      · January 20th, 2011 at 4:53 pm · Link

    I love stories about reunited lovers.



  6. Tamara
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      · January 20th, 2011 at 5:16 pm · Link

    There is just something about a man in a Uniform.



  7. Estella
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      · January 20th, 2011 at 5:17 pm · Link

    I loved Trevor!



  8. elaing8
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      · January 20th, 2011 at 7:15 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to read this book. Love the cover.



  9. Lisa
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      · January 20th, 2011 at 9:35 pm · Link

    This book is in my tbr file and I can’t wait to read it. The first page drew me in..



  10. Diane Sadler
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      · January 20th, 2011 at 9:42 pm · Link

    Aw! I love military stories.



  11. Jen B.
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      · January 20th, 2011 at 10:30 pm · Link

    I have Command and Control on my Kindle. I really want book 1 because I love to read in order. :-P



  12. Danielle Gorman
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      · January 20th, 2011 at 10:45 pm · Link

    This book looks really good and I would love to read it.



  13. savonna
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      · January 21st, 2011 at 2:58 am · Link

    I’ve always felt like everyone has a individual soundtrack to their life. I’m going to check out Command and Control. It sounds really good!



  14. SarahM
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      · January 21st, 2011 at 5:54 pm · Link

    I love reading books about military men! I’ve got this one on my wishlist :-)

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