At this time of year, we do think about honor and sacrifice. These weeks in April are high holy weeks for several of the world’s religions, when we take stock of our roots, our commitments to each other and to something greater than our own lives.
Our world is populated with cycles of life and death, renewal and sacrifice. Every week I get letters from parents, grandparents, wives and children of men and women who have served our country through military service. They show me their pictures, tell me their stories. It has become something I never expected, but something I treasure.
I’ve also received intimate thank you letters as people remember a loved one who fell in the line of duty, or perished as the result of injuries years later.
So at this time of year, and in keeping with the spirit of renewal and sacrifice, I’m not going to sell books. I’m going to just say that I thank each and every one of you who have enriched my life, who have gone with us on this journey. I blog here because Delilah has become a good friend of mine. We’ve been lucky to work together on several successful collaborations.
The other writers I have had the priviledge of working with recently are the ladies from our SEALed With A Kiss Anthology. Thank you Marliss Melton, Teresa Reasor, Gennita Low, Elle James, Stephanie Tyler, J.M. Madden. Class act writers and good friends all. Thank you.
Thank you also for the opportunity to work with other talented authors like Zoe York, Cora Seton, Roxie Rivera, Anne Marsh, Suzan Butler, Kimberley Troutte and Jennifer Lowery on the new SEALs Of Summer Romance Superbundle. We’re doing it Navy SEAL style – with grace, honor, pooling our resources, being sisters and working toward the common good. Some of you are new friends, and it has been a great joy to work with you.
We write about heroes and heroines every day. We do it because we enjoy it. But we also do it because we love bringing these stories to you, our readers. Thank you for giving us the chance to come into your lives. Before the craziness of another launch descends upon us, I’d just like to pause and say thanks to everyone.
This weekend I’d like to reflect on the gifts we’ve been given, the prices paid so unselfishly, by being grateful and enjoying every minute. That’s what those who came before us would want us to do.
NYT and USA/Today and Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author Sharon Hamilton’s SEAL Brotherhood series have earned her Amazon author rankings of #1 in Romantic Suspense, Military Romance and Contemporary Romance. Her characters follow a sometimes rocky road to redemption through passion and true love. Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany earned her a #1 Amazon author ranking in Gothic Romance.
A lifelong organic vegetable and flower gardener, Sharon and her husband live in the Wine Country of Northern California, where most of her stories take place.
Life is one fool thing after another.
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Thank you, Delilah, again, for allowing me to post my thoughts. And welcome to anyone who is new here. You’re with family.
Hello Sharon! What a heartfelt post. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for sharing your stories with us, I love them all, especially Coop 😀 Keep writing and I’ll keep reading. You are an amazing writer and lady!
In the spirit of your post Sharon, I too would like to thank all those people who serve and the families who sacrifice so much so they can. I feel very blessed for having worked with you and Delilah on SEALed with a Kiss.You ladies are so very talented and generous.
I’m even more blessed because I get to do the thing I love most Write Every Day. And I get to write about the guys who serve. Best of both worlds.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter.
Thanks, Teresa! 😛
Eniko, dear to my heart, as always. Thank you! 😉 😀
Thank you, Sharon. That was beautiful. I too offer my gratitude to the military men and women, their families and loved ones who sacrifice daily so that my family can be safe, my children are protected. There are no words big enough but I am so thankful.
Hugs to my SOS sisters. The SEALS OF SUMMER is amazing and I am honored to take part.
Well said, Kimberley! I feel the same way. 😆
Sharon thank you today I woke up really missing my nephew. This post made me realize how many people are supporting him and all his buddies over in Afganastan. So as much as I worry about him I’m also proud that he followed a family tradition and is serving his country and keeping us safe. Although I know the little boy I love is gone in his place is a man I’m super proud of
Thank you for making me smile when I read both your stories and your posts and letting me get lost in another world for a time
Awwww, thank you Karen. That means so much for me. I just love this that I get to connect with so many great families through my books, and make such great friends such as yourself! Truly honored and love the idea it brings you a little fantasy and enjoyment, especially when you’re missing someone doing something so honorable. 😛
Nice post, wishing the ladies all the best with the boxset
Wonderful post, Sharon! I’ve enjoyed every minute of working of SEALs of Summer with you and the other fabulous authors. And thank you so much for bringing me in~I’ll never forget it 🙂
And to all the military and their families-you are truly appreciated. God Bless You All.
Thanks, Julie!!! 😛
Thank you, Jennifer. My pleasure!! 😆
You are so nice and giving. I’ve read one of your books and loved it. I have another few sitting on my Kindle ready to read.
Thank you! Hope you continue to enjoy them. I’ll for sure continue to write them. Thanks for stopping by. 🙄 🙄