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TRAVIS TRILOGY by Lindsay McKenna 8.12.2014 — AT LAST!!

August 11, 2014
Red Tail by Lindsay McKenna is Book 1 of the Travis Trilogy

Red Tail by Lindsay McKenna is Book 1 of the Travis Trilogy

TRAVIS TRILOGY is to be released 8.12.2014!! TRAVIS TRILOGY series: This was the first series I ever wrote, to prove to my editor that it COULD be done. She scoffed and shook her head, saying it wasn’t possible. I don’t take “no” very well. I know what I can do and what I can’t do. One thing you don’t want to do is throw a gauntlet down in front of me and tell me it’s impossible. NOTHING is impossible. It’s only the limits and boundaries of our reality that make it so–or not. Red Tail was the first of three books I wrote. Book 1 Red Tail (Silhouette Desire), Book 2 Dare to Love (Harlequin Temptation), Book 23, The Right Touch, (Harlequin Temptation). So I proved to her a writer could write three books that had a theme. In this case, the Travis children. Each had their story. There was NEVER a flash put on the books. This was opening a door and pioneering, which is one of my strong points as a writer. I just had to get the publisher to accept the vision I had and knew I could create. Once I brought this to the editor’s attention, she said, “Do it again.” Okay, I did. That ended up being series #2 that was never acknowledged as a series: The Kincaid Series.

This is Book 2 of the Travis Trilogy, Matt Travis' story.

This is Book 2 of the Travis Trilogy, Matt Travis’ story.

Finally, Tara Gavin, Senior Editor of the Silhouette Special Editions line, went to bat for the concept in an editorial meeting. What came out of it was my first “official” trilogy: Love and Glory series was born: Morgan’s Mercenaries. It did have a “flash” or logo on the front of each book so readers could identify it as a series and Harlequin did support it fully. Now you know the REAL story behind all of the way 3-book series were actually created. It was done by me because I had the vision and I didn’t take “no” for an answer. Even if I had to write two earlier series: Travis Trilogy and later, Kincaid Trilogy, before Love & Glory series was embraced by the publisher—and the world. It was an instant success and globally, even to this day, is the longest running series-saga in the world, 45 books strong and still going! Further, I didn’t capitulate to an editor’s wrongheaded belief it couldn’t be done by a writer. I stayed true, first of all, to myself. Secondly, to my vision. Never take “no” as the final answer in your life. I was not only the creator of the military romance genre, but I was also the creator of the SERIES books which nowadays, seems common and completely realistic. Back in the 1980’s it was glimmer in one person’s eyes: mine. Not the publisher. Now, you get to walk the footsteps of history by reading the first REAL trilogy in the publishing word: The TRAVIS TRILOGY. I was the “little engine that could…

This is Book 3 of the Travis Trilogy and it is Cal Travis' story

This is Book 3 of the Travis Trilogy and it is Cal Travis’ story

To get lots more info on each of these books, plus my AUTHOR COMMENTS on each one, go to my website: http://lindsaymckenna.com/2014/08/august-2014-ebook-releases/ Be a part of Publishing History! Travis Trilogy — the story of the three Travis children: Storm Travis, Matt Travis and Cal Travis. RED TAIL is Storm’s story DARE TO LOVE is Matt’s story THE RIGHT TOUCH is Cal’s story to be released 8.12.2014!!

The TRAVIS TRILOGY series: This was the first series I ever wrote, to prove to my editor that it COULD be done. She scoffed and shook her head, saying it wasn’t possible. I don’t take “no” very well. I know what I can do and what I can’t do. One thing you don’t want to do is throw a gauntlet down in front of me and tell me it’s impossible. NOTHING is impossible. It’s only the limits and boundaries of our reality that make it so–or not. Red Tail was the first of three books I wrote. Book 1 Red Tail (Silhouette Desire), Book 2 Dare to Love (Harlequin Temptation), Book 23, The Right Touch, (Harlequin Temptation). So I proved to her a writer could write three books that had a theme. In this case, the Travis children. Each had their story. There was NEVER a flash put on the books. This was opening a door and pioneering, which is one of my strong points as a writer.

I just had to get the publisher to accept the vision I had and knew I could create. Once I brought this to the editor’s attention, she said, “Do it again.” Okay, I did. That ended up being series #2 that was never acknowledged as a series: The Kincaid Series. Finally, Tara Gavin, Senior Editor of the Silhouette Special Editions line, went to bat for the concept in an editorial meeting. What came out of it was my first “official” trilogy: Love and Glory series was born: Morgan’s Mercenaries. It did have a “flash” or logo on the front of each book so readers could identify it as a series and Harlequin did support it fully. Now you know the REAL story behind all of the way 3-book series were actually created. It was done by me because I had the vision and I didn’t take “no” for an answer. Even if I had to write two earlier series: Travis Trilogy and later, Kincaid Trilogy, before Love & Glory series was embraced by the publisher—and the world. It was an instant success and globally, even to this day, is the longest running series-saga in the world, 45 books strong and still going!

Further, I didn’t capitulate to an editor’s wrongheaded belief it couldn’t be done by a writer. I stayed true, first of all, to myself. Secondly, to my vision. Never take “no” as the final answer in your life. I was not only the creator of the military romance genre, but I was also the creator of the SERIES books which nowadays, seems common and completely realistic. Back in the 1980’s it was glimmer in one person’s eyes: mine. Not the publisher. Now, you get to walk the footsteps of history by reading the first REAL trilogy in the publishing word: The TRAVIS TRILOGY. I was the “little engine that could…

To get lots more info on each of these books, plus my AUTHOR COMMENTS on each one, go to my website: http://lindsaymckenna.com/2014/08/august-2014-ebook-releases/ Be a part of Publishing History! Travis Trilogy — the story of the three Travis children: Storm Travis, Matt Travis and Cal Travis. RED TAIL is Storm’s story DARE TO LOVE is Matt’s story THE RIGHT TOUCH is Cal’s story.

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DOWN RANGE interview with Lindsay McKenna and Chief Michael Jaco, US Navy SEAL, retired, part 1 and part 2 Two youtube videos

November 4, 2013

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DOWN RANGE interview with Lindsay McKenna and Chief Michael Jaco, US Navy SEAL, retired, part 1 and part 2
Two youtube videos

There’s never been a SEAL step out to read a romance book, much less pen the Forward to it and put a quote on the back cover of it.  http://www.Freshfiction.com interviewed us and today, you will get to see both youtube videos, part 1 and part 2.   This is a first.  

Chief Jaco can be found at http://www.michaeljaco.com.  It was his book, THE INTUITIVE WARRIOR, that put me on a path of trying to find him and ask him for his technical expertise on DOWN RANGE.  I had 66 unclassified technical questions for him.  Thanks to his intrepid wife, Tracy jo jaco, who contacted me by phone and we talked and she made this meeting happen a year after I’d contacted him by email.  

 

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These two videos are worth watching and sharing.  

PART 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waskBgsc38k

PART 2:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBDTg1qxEc4&feature=youtu.be

FREE E-BOOK DOWNLOAD OF DANGER CLOSE by Lindsay McKenna!

September 18, 2013
Danger Close begins the Shadow Warriors Series.  It is Book 1.

Danger Close begins the Shadow Warriors Series. It is Book 1.

 

Some of my loyal reader, back in 1999, read my first E-book, VALKYRIE. It later went on to win the Romantic Times Best E-book of the year 2000.
VALKYRIE has just been bought by Harlequin and I’m thrilled with this acquisition.Why? Because I’m going to use this book as the beginning of a new series called SHADOW WARRIORS, which will be with Harlequin HQN. It will be book #1, and it is retitled: DANGER CLOSE.
For those who might have bought the book, I’ve done some editing. I’ve also cut down the book length and tightened it up to 100,000 words. Originally it was 130,000!
This is a story of Corporal Cathy Fremont, US Marine Corps, who volunteers in 1985 for a congressional one-year trial to see if women can handle combat or not. Cathy is a sniper-quality shooter, so Major Louise Lane, CO of the WLF (Women’s Liberation Forces created by Congress), wants to show her off to the world, to tout what women can do as well–or better–than men.
Captain Jim Boland, USMC, Marine Force Recon black ops, is asked by Colonel Mackey, to try and get one of the WLF women to tell the truth about Major Lane’s tactics. Her heavy handed leadership, running the company of women into the ground with extra patrols, puts the women at risk. Lane wants media attention and doesn’t care how hard she pushes her women. Jim is of high moral fiber and agrees to help because he sees Cathy Fremont as an overworked under dog.
Cathy is not allowed to consort with the Marines in Thailand where there is a dust-up between them and Laos. The Marine brigade is there to stop incursion of Laotians into Thai territory. When she meets Jim Boland, she trusts him and he slowly gets her trust. In doing so, Jim falls in love with her. And she with him.
Mackey is not above politics and has maneuvered Jim Boland into an impossible position: get Cathy Fremont to go to Congress, in front a a senate panel, and tell the truth about Major Lane and her abusive leadership of the women in her company.
Jim and Cathy are caught up in politics, without knowing that the players on both sides of the argument over women in combat, are willing to use them as unknowing pawns for their own gain. Their love will be tested to the breaking point. And it is only when Jim throws down the gauntlet to protect the woman he loves, that he is willing to throw away his career in order to save her.
Be sure to get the sequel to this book, DOWN RANGE, HQN, December 2013 and is their daughter, Captain Morgan Boland’s, story!

Danger Close
New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna brings us the exciting beginning of her Shadow Warriors series

Placing women in ground combat is only a test for Congress, but for volunteer Corporal Cathy Fremont it’s life…and probably death. In the exotic jungles of Thailand, she’s trapped in a hotbed of deception and abuse because the enemy she can’t escape is on her side of the battle line. One risk she doesn’t need is an alliance with a marine, but trusting intense Captain Jim Boland might be her only chance of survival.
Caught in the crosshairs of danger and political intrigue, Jim must sacrifice his hidden agenda to protect the woman who reawakens the passion inside him. But deadly corruption is closer than they think, and may destroy them both.

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