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BLOG TOUR with RUNNING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna! What’s in a NAME?

April 27, 2015

What is in a name? Read my post about how I go about figuring out a name of the hero and heroine today on my Harlequin Blog tour for RUNNING FIRE!
http://www.theromancedish.com/…/todays-special-lindsay-mcke…
Choosing Names for Characters by Lindsay McKenna

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Names are special to me as a writer. Check out today’s post on my Harlequin Blog Tour for RUNNING FIRE and find out how and why I chose the names I did for the main characters of my book!

Readers, are character names important to you? Have you ever read a book with characters whose names don’t “fit” in your mind? Do you have difficulty connecting with a character when you don’t know how to pronounce his/her name?

What does your name mean? Have you ever felt like you should have a different name? If you could re-name yourself, what name would you choose?

One randomly chosen person leaving a comment on today’s post will receive a copy of Taking Fire. (US/Canada only)

RUNNING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, Shadow Warriors Series

RUNNING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, Shadow Warriors Series

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Lindsay McKenna BLOG TOUR STOPS for RUNNING FIRE — join me!!

April 14, 2015

Hi Everyone!

I hope you’ll join me on my Blog Tour with TLC, for RUNNING FIRE, HQN, 4.28.2015!

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I love blog tours because it gives me a chance to interact with my readers. And it also gets my name and books “out there” in the vast land of the Internet.

Please go to TLC’s URL for my blog tour schedule. The reason you want too is that I create posts at some of the stops. These posts are important because it gives me a chance to elaborate on the book, a specific character or a behind-the-scenes info that you wouldn’t get anywhere else.  To get the URL’s for each stop, just visit TLC’s website below.

Come join me 😉

http://tlcbooktours.com/2015/02/lindsay-mckenna-author-of-running-fire-on-tour-aprilmay-2015/

TLC Blog Tours is sponsoring RUNNING FIRE.  Their entire list of participating blogs/websites is right here!  Join me on my tour by date and URL website!

TLC Blog Tours is sponsoring RUNNING FIRE. Their entire list of participating blogs/websites is right here! Join me on my tour by date and URL website!

Lindsay McKenna’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, April 13th: Book Mama Blog – author guest post
Monday, April 20th: Feminist Reflections
Monday, April 20th: Books a la Mode – author guest post
Tuesday, April 21st: Palmer’s Page Turners
Wednesday, April 22nd: The World As I See It
Thursday, April 23rd: Romance Novels for the Beach
Friday, April 24th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Monday, April 27th: The Romance Dish – author guest post
Monday, April 27th: Hot Guys in Books
Monday, April 27th: Booked on a Feeling
Tuesday, April 28th: My Life. One Story At a Time.
Wednesday, April 29th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Thursday, April 30th: Mignon Mykel Reviews
Monday, May 4th: Books and Spoons
Tuesday, May 5th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Wednesday, May 6th: Bibliotica
Thursday, May 7th: The Pen and Muse
Friday, May 8th: From the TBR Pile
Friday, May 8th: Written Love Reviews
Monday, May 11th: Life is Story
Wednesday, May 13th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Thursday, May 14th: Read Love Blog

RUNNING FIRE received the vaunted and rare red star (starred) review from Publisher's Weekly Magazine.  That's akin to an actor winning an Oscar.

RUNNING FIRE received the vaunted and rare red star (starred) review from Publisher’s Weekly Magazine. That’s akin to an actor winning an Oscar.

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BLOG TOUR on RUNNING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, Shadow Warriors Series

April 13, 2015

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Hi Everyone
Stick around for the next 30 days as we do a blog tour on my last Shadow Warriors Series book, RUNNING FIRE!

Publisher’s Weekly Magazine, the icon of the publishing industry, gave my book at “starred” review, which is akin to an actor or actress winning an Oscar. It IS a big deal to be singled out by PW and given the vaunted but rare red star review. And here it is!

RUNNING FIRE received the vaunted and rare red star (starred) review from Publisher's Weekly Magazine.  That's akin to an actor winning an Oscar.

RUNNING FIRE received the vaunted and rare red star (starred) review from Publisher’s Weekly Magazine. That’s akin to an actor winning an Oscar.

I wrote a post for http://www.bookmama2.blogspot.ca on WHY I wrote RUNNING FIRE. I think you’ll find it provocative. SHARE if you agree. Do let me know!

RUNNING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, Shadow Warriors Series

RUNNING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, Shadow Warriors Series

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TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna Q and A today!

March 17, 2015
Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

http://thereadingfrenzy.blogspot.com/2015/03/interview-with-lindsay-mckenna-taking.html?showComment=1426609992576#c6660363874551705865

Check out the above blog today! A Question and Answer about TaKING FIRE and my writing background. Lots of unknown goodies are revealed!

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TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna and ARABIAN HORSES: What they have in common!

March 1, 2015

TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna and ARABIAN HORSES: What they have in common!

I’ve written a blog on two secondary characters in TAKING FIRE. If you love horses? You must read 😉

http://www.delilahdevlin.com/blog/

There’s a reason why, on the back cover of my book, there is a black Arabian mare.

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TAKING FIRE front and back cover with black Arabian horse on it. She plays a key role in the book!

TAKING FIRE front and back cover with black Arabian horse on it. She plays a key role in the book!

A NEW WAY TO WRITE 3 connected books with TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna

March 1, 2015

TAKING FIRE, HQN, Shadow Warrior series by Lindsay McKenna

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

Check out Pink Hearts Blog. I wrote an insightful article for them on TAKING FIRE and the fact that there are actually THREE books involved with this one! A new way of writing!

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THESE THREE BOOKS ARE INTERCONNECTED WITH ONE ANOTHER.

ZONE OF FIRE is an ebook only, a novella. Mike Tarik, hero of TAKING FIRE is introduced there

TAKING FIRE is a paperback/ebook, 100,000 word novel and is Mike Tarik’s story

ON FIRE is a 40,000 word sequel to TAKING FIRE and takes the readers to the “next” step in the lives of Khat and Mike. It is ebook only.

Comes out 2.1.2015, Ebook only, Shadow Warriors Series, epilogue to NEVER SURRENDER, HQN, July 2014

Comes out 2.1.2015, Ebook only, Shadow Warriors Series, epilogue to NEVER SURRENDER, HQN, July 2014

and

ON FIRE by Lindsay McKenna

These three books are all connected! Please let me know if you like this new and different format!

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TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna IS AVAILABLE!! February 24th! REVIEW!

February 24, 2015

TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna IS AVAILABLE!! February 24th!

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

Check out what readers are saying about my book:

5 stars
In Taking Fire (Shadow Warriors #7) by Lindsay McKenna, Marine Sergeant Khat is a black ops warrior deep in the mountains of Afghanistan.  Few know she’s even there.  Khat has her own reasons for doing what she does, and she is determined, brave and strong.

When Khat spots a small team of SEALs unknowingly headed straight for a Taliban ambush, she gets involved. Despite her handler’s orders not to give away her position, she must take matters into her own hands to save them.  Three of the SEALs manage to get to safety, but Mike is separated from them, injured and unconscious.  Khat, who has a variety of skills important to what she is doing, rescues him, taking him into the cave she is hiding in.

Mike’s awakening in the cave is a touch of humor in the seriousness of Taking Fire, and he is mesmerized by Khat.  Scarred mentally and physically from what she has endured in the past, Mike sees beyond all that from the beginning.  As he heals enough to be transported back to base, Khat takes care of him and the two of them feel, but don’t act, on their attraction to one another.  Khat is focused on her mission, and she doesn’t believe any man will want her anyway due to her past.  There is one man who does though…and when Mike Tarik gets back to FOB Bravo, he can’t get her out of his mind.

When things start to change up for Khat and she sees more of Mike, she is torn between what she wants, what she feels like she deserves, and her mission.  Mike knows he wants to be with Khat…and he’s doing what he can to make that happen.  They are both fighting for other people, but will they fight for each other?  Or is the burden of what’s happened in the past too heavy for Khat to get rid of and take the chance on change and Mike?

Taking Fire is fast paced, was easy to follow and easy to stay involved in.  Mike and Khat are great main characters who complement each other even when they don’t realize it.  Khat is truly amazing, especially after all she has been through.  She is so focused on doing right for others though that she has lost sight of her own self care.  Mike sees this and does what he can in a subtle way to help her, but he doesn’t try to strong arm her into doing anything.  I liked how he was with her, his understanding even though he was concerned.  He wants more with Khat, and he awakens desires within her. Even as the thought of trying to have more with Mike, scares her.  They have fallen hard and fast for each other, but Khat is much more cautious.  I liked how they tried to work through this, even when Khat just wanted to run away.  The attraction and feelings between Khat and Mike happen fast, but they have so many things in common it is completely believable.

The setting for Taking Fire is all Afghanistan, and Lindsay gives great insight into military life in a plot that is powerful and very meaningful in today’s world.  Lindsay very obviously knows her subject, and this is well portrayed throughout Taking Fire from the romance to the battles they must face in the war torn country.  I love how Lindsay writes.  Her characters spring to life because of the believability she builds in them and the plot.  

Lindsay explores cultural differences and what they mean, as well as taking us into the lives of some Afghani’s, which adds a lot of dimension to Taking Fire.  The characters in Taking Fire have enough inner conflict to set them apart from other characters in this series, and Taking Fire can be read as a stand alone although I recommend the whole series.  The title of the whole series (Shadow Warriors) is so appropriate, especially for Khat and Mike’s story.

Written in dual POV’s to take us deep into the characters minds, Taking Fire is a military romantic suspense and I’d recommend it to any romantic suspense reader.
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Don’t miss these three connected books and ebooks!

1. ZONE OF FIRE by Lindsay McKenna: Ebooks only, all platforms. Catch up with Chief Gabe Griffin and Bay from BREAKING POINT and NEVER SURRENDER…plus, and exclusive peek of a scene from TAKING FIRE! SEAL Mike Tarik is Gabe’s best friend and was featured in NEVER SURRENDER.

Comes out 2.1.2015, Ebook only, Shadow Warriors Series, epilogue to NEVER SURRENDER, HQN, July 2014

Comes out 2.1.2015, Ebook only, Shadow Warriors Series, epilogue to NEVER SURRENDER, HQN, July 2014

2. TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, HQN, 2.24.2015, paperback and ebook, Mike Tarik’s story and how he met USMC Sergeant Khatereh Shinwari, the woman who saves his life.

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

3. ON FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, HQN, 3.1.2015, ebook only, all platforms, sequel to TAKING FIRE. Find out ‘what else” happens to Mike and Khat!

ON FIRE by Lindsay McKenna

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TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna BLOG TOUR! February 20th!

February 20, 2015

TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna BLOG TOUR! February 20th!

Join us on TAKING FIRE's blog tour 2.2-20.2015!

Join us on TAKING FIRE’s blog tour 2.2-20.2015!

Drop by this terrific blog today! Last day of a blog tour for TAKING FIRE! Thanks for coming along. Please SHARE with your friends!

http://www.wickedreads.org/2015/02/taking-fire-by-lindsay-mckenna-blog-tour.html?zx=5c58db950a46254f

Review of the book plus a quote and sentence from the book!

And, there is a $100 Giveaway, so sign up for it!!

Take time to drop by these blogs for lots of behind-the-scenes intel that you will find nowhere else on the Net!

Don’t miss these three connected books and ebooks!

1. ZONE OF FIRE by Lindsay McKenna: Ebooks only, all platforms. Catch up with Chief Gabe Griffin and Bay from BREAKING POINT and NEVER SURRENDER…plus, and exclusive peek of a scene from TAKING FIRE! SEAL Mike Tarik is Gabe’s best friend and was featured in NEVER SURRENDER.

Comes out 2.1.2015, Ebook only, Shadow Warriors Series, epilogue to NEVER SURRENDER, HQN, July 2014

Comes out 2.1.2015, Ebook only, Shadow Warriors Series, epilogue to NEVER SURRENDER, HQN, July 2014

2. TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, HQN, 2.24.2015, paperback and ebook, Mike Tarik’s story and how he met USMC Sergeant Khatereh Shinwari, the woman who saves his life.

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

3. ON FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, HQN, 3.1.2015, ebook only, all platforms, sequel to TAKING FIRE. Find out ‘what else” happens to Mike and Khat!
ON FIRE by Lindsay McKenna

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TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna BLOG TOUR! February 19th!

February 19, 2015

TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna BLOG TOUR! February 19th!

Join us on TAKING FIRE's blog tour 2.2-20.2015!

Join us on TAKING FIRE’s blog tour 2.2-20.2015!

Drop by these terrific blogs today!

Lindsay gives tips to writers in an article at:

http://ramblingsfromthischick.blogspot.com/

and

http://carolesrandomlife.blogspot.com/

quote and image from TAKING FIRE

And, there is a $100 Giveaway, so sign up for it!!

Take time to drop by these blogs for lots of behind-the-scenes intel that you will find nowhere else on the Net!

Don’t miss these three connected books and ebooks!

1. ZONE OF FIRE by Lindsay McKenna: Ebooks only, all platforms. Catch up with Chief Gabe Griffin and Bay from BREAKING POINT and NEVER SURRENDER…plus, and exclusive peek of a scene from TAKING FIRE! SEAL Mike Tarik is Gabe’s best friend and was featured in NEVER SURRENDER.

Comes out 2.1.2015, Ebook only, Shadow Warriors Series, epilogue to NEVER SURRENDER, HQN, July 2014

Comes out 2.1.2015, Ebook only, Shadow Warriors Series, epilogue to NEVER SURRENDER, HQN, July 2014

2. TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, HQN, 2.24.2015, paperback and ebook, Mike Tarik’s story and how he met USMC Sergeant Khatereh Shinwari, the woman who saves his life.

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015


3. ON FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, HQN, 3.1.2015, ebook only, all platforms, sequel to TAKING FIRE. Find out ‘what else” happens to Mike and Khat!
ON FIRE by Lindsay McKenna

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TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna BLOG TOUR! February 18th!

February 18, 2015

TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna BLOG TOUR! February 18th!

Join us on TAKING FIRE's blog tour 2.2-20.2015!

Join us on TAKING FIRE’s blog tour 2.2-20.2015!

Drop by these terrific blogs today!

An eye opening interview with the heroine, Sergeant Khatereh Shinwari…something you do NOT want to miss:

http://bit.ly/1yX3OQE

and

http://bit.ly/1Al8mEc
Author spotlight on TAKING FIRE, an in -depth interview giving you new, unknown information about Khat Shinwari and Mike Tarik.

Don’t miss this eye-opening interview plus excerpts

and a giveaway!

and

http://foreverbklover.blogspot.com/
with an article, “Creating the Military Romance Genre” by Lindsay McKenna
get the story behind the story of how Lindsay created it!

and

http://christine-warner.com/
Read an article “Horses and Their Role in TAKING FIRE and the Middle East” by Lindsay McKenna. She owned an Arabian breeding farm in Ohio and has featured these incredible horses in this book.

And, there is a $100 Giveaway, so sign up for it!!

Take time to drop by these blogs for lots of behind-the-scenes intel that you will find nowhere else on the Net!

Don’t miss these three connected books and ebooks!

1. ZONE OF FIRE by Lindsay McKenna: Ebooks only, all platforms. Catch up with Chief Gabe Griffin and Bay from BREAKING POINT and NEVER SURRENDER…plus, and exclusive peek of a scene from TAKING FIRE! SEAL Mike Tarik is Gabe’s best friend and was featured in NEVER SURRENDER.

Comes out 2.1.2015, Ebook only, Shadow Warriors Series, epilogue to NEVER SURRENDER, HQN, July 2014

Comes out 2.1.2015, Ebook only, Shadow Warriors Series, epilogue to NEVER SURRENDER, HQN, July 2014

2. TAKING FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, HQN, 2.24.2015, paperback and ebook, Mike Tarik’s story and how he met USMC Sergeant Khatereh Shinwari, the woman who saves his life.

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

Taking Fire, HQN, Shadow Warriors Series, 2.25.2015

3. ON FIRE by Lindsay McKenna, HQN, 3.1.2015, ebook only, all platforms, sequel to TAKING FIRE. Find out ‘what else” happens to Mike and Khat!

ON FIRE by Lindsay McKenna

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