Archive | June 2017

5 STARS for the Shadow Unit series!

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5 STARS for the entire SHADOW UNIT SERIES from Natosha at Gay Book Reviews!

http://gaybook.reviews/2017/06/19/shadow-unit-series/

Title: Shadow Unit Series
Author: Jamie Lynn Miller
Publisher: Lulu.com
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, military ops, danger, undercover, drugs, violence, graphic
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

This is truly an incredible series. But first and foremost: TRIGGER WARNINGS FOR VIOLENCE AND DRUG USE. Jamie Lynn Miller did such an incredible job on this whole series. I was addicted to it from the begging to the end. I did not want to put any of the books down until I completed them. That is just how amazing they was.

The Shadow Unit is an elite unit made up of men and women that are the best of the best. They are all military trained in some form or fashion and they need to be because of the situations they find themselves in on almost a daily basis. When there is an op that needs the experts to be able to take the bad guy, Shadow Unit is the ones called in.

These books are based around primarily two main characters, Connor and Shawn. They are partners both on and off the field and they work together like one. If not for the help of their whole unit, they may not be as successful as they are but there is no doubt that without each other they may not make it out of the tight spots they find themselves in on a regular basis.

This two men are what pulls the other out of the dangerous situations and grounds them back into reality. If they did not have one another, they would be truly lost.

This read has a lot of danger but at the same time Shawn and Connors personal relationship with one another seems to balance the bad with the good they have together.

This series is truly an incredible read and is definitely a series that I would put on my highly recommended read list. I think that Jamie Lynn Miller is an amazing author and I truly hope there will be more books in this series in the future. Incredible read!!!!!

★ BUY LINK: https://payhip.com/jamielynnmiller

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BookQuoteWednesday! #BookQW

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It’s BookQuoteWednesday! #BookQW. This week’s word was “TIGHT”. Check out Matthew and Daniel in Darkness Falls!

UNIVERSAL BUY LINK: https://books2read.com/u/mV76n6

Available at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Scribd, Google Play, the iBookstore and Sea to Sky Books

BLURB: Matthew Tucker is a successful actor on a hit television show, his career on the rise. Life is good. What more could he want?

Daniel Westman, that’s what – his co-star and close friend for the last two years.

Matthew desires more than friendship with Daniel, though, his attraction for the other man growing day by day. So much so that Matthew gives up the safety and security of his current long-term relationship for the slimmest chance of a relationship with Daniel, feeling there’s something between them, just under the surface. And he was gambling his happiness on it.

But months go by, with Matthew suddenly afraid to go forward, to make the first move, to tell Daniel he was falling in love with him. Because if he was wrong, and Daniel was just being his natural charming self and Matthew was looking too deeply into it…he’d lose his best friend.

So instead Matthew longs for his friend in silence, until an accident on set may leave Daniel permanently blind. With his friend hurt, scared and confused, his life possibly forever altered, Matthew never wavers from Daniel’s side, no matter how difficult it gets.

His dedication brings them closer than ever before , but is it possible to find happiness, and love, in the wake of a tragedy? Or has Matthew’s hesitation cost him that chance and he’ll lose Daniel to the darkness instead?

Makin Island Sailors Show Their Pride

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Love these stories about the military and Pride. 🙂

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/239397/makin-island-sailors-show-their-pride

SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES

06.19.2017

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dennis Grube 

USS Makin Island (LHD 8)

SAN DIEGO — Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) celebrated Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month with an observance hosted by the ship’s Diversity Committee, June 19.

During the event, themed “Pride in All Who Serve,” Sailors and Marines recognized the accomplishments of the LGBT community and its contributions to the Navy.

Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Melson delivered the opening remarks.

“Pride Month shows the importance of diversity in our Navy, and how that diversity makes us stronger,” said Melson. “If you or your shipmates can’t serve while being genuine to yourself and who you are at your core, then it makes it hard to be an effective Sailor and war-fighter.”

The guest of honor, Command Master Chief (ret.) Kathy Hansen, spoke about her experiences in the Navy as a member of the LGBT community.

“I never thought I’d be able to talk to you today about LGBT pride, marry the person I love and actively serve in our military while being openly gay,” said Hansen. “There were a number of people discharged during my time simply for who they chose to love.”

Members of the ship’s Gay, Lesbian and Supporting Sailors (GLASS) association shared their personal experiences with the audience and discussed historical facts of the Pride movement.

“It has been so incredibly humbling to be a part of GLASS and serve as its president, watching it grow from a small group of five people to over 40 members,” said Fire Controlman 2nd Class Rachel Koons, from State College, Penn. “Pride is about celebrating who you are and who you love. It’s amazing to live in a time where people can celebrate who they are and have the opportunity to serve their country as an openly gay person.”

Prohibitions for members of the LGBT community to serve in the military ended September 2011, after Congress voted to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

After taking the crew through her career during “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Hansen left the audience with a final word of advice.

“Who you love doesn’t define the leader you will be,” said Hansen. “You should be true to yourself and okay with who you are no matter who you love. We, as a Navy and as human beings, should always treat everyone with dignity and respect regardless of age, race or sexual orientation.”

Canada’s Navy urges sailors to attend Gay Pride parades in uniform

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Have I mentioned how much I love Canada?

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadas-navy-commander-directs-sailors-to-attend-pride-parades-in-uniform

CANADA, June 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Royal Canadian Navy commander Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd urged sailors last week to attend “Pride” events in uniform without any special permission to show that the Navy is “diverse” and “inclusive.”

“In an effort to epitomize diversity and inclusion,” Lloyd wrote in his directives, “the (Navy) encourages attendance to Pride events and authorizes the wear of uniform to participate in or attend the parade.”

The Navy commander said that effective immediately, Navy personnel no longer had to seek permission in order to wear their uniforms in homosexual “Pride” parades.

Lloyd marched in last year’s Pride Parade in Toronto. He told Canadian Press that he issued the directives after meeting with members of the LGBTQ community, who complained to him about Navy members needing permission to wear their uniforms in Pride Parades.

“They were speaking to the fact that you needed chain-of-command approval in order to wear a uniform,” he said.

“There is no reason why you should not be able to march in that parade in uniform if you should be so inclined. … I didn’t ask permission, and maybe I was supposed to. But it’s about being inclusive,” he added.

Now, following the Navy’s lead, Army General Jonathan Vance is planning on issuing similar directives.

National Defence spokesman Daniel Le Bouthillier told Canadian Press that the military-wide directive is still being developed, but will likely look like the Navy’s directives.

“The Canadian Armed Forces recognizes that the strength of the team comes from the diversity of its people, which is why participation in Pride parades is absolutely supported.” he said.

Homosexual activists strategized decades ago that the best way to gain the public’s acceptance of their lifestyle and behaviors was to win support from corporations and all levels of public services, including police, firefighters, and military.

4.5 STARS for Hunted Soldier!

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★★ 4.5 STARS for Hunted Soldier from Carra at Making It Happen!
“Jamie Lynn has done it again—written an exciting, intense, action-packed story punctuated by passionate physical scenes that show just how deep the bond between Connor and Shawn runs.”
★★ AMAZON BUY LINK: http://amzn.to/2sJ0Ipp

4.5 STARS for Hunted Soldier!

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★★ 4.5 STARS for Hunted Soldier from Freya at Sinfully Gay Book Reviews! “As I read, adrenaline coursed through me. I was treated to a story full of action and emotion. There are twists in it, too, that caught me off guard. I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

★★ AMAZON BUY LINK: http://amzn.to/2sJ0Ipp

★★ FULL REVIEW: http://sinfullymmbookreviews.blogspot.com/…/review-hunted-s…

BLURB: The hunters become the hunted when the past returns to haunt Sergeants Connor Finley and Shawn Weller with deadly vengeance.

In the wake of the harrowing missions in India and Pakistan, Connor struggles to come to terms with causing the accidental death of a child, while Shawn tries to put Julian’s betrayal behind him.

Adding to the emotional fallout, new trials arise – the appearance of a young man from Connor’s past turned stalker may have fatal consequences for him, while Shawn must confront his former heroin addiction and break free of the hold it still has on him.

The challenges continue when a Shadow Unit undercover op in Bangladesh to shut down the pipeline of terrorists being smuggled into the UK draws Shawn and Connor into a web of lies and deceit from a man hell bent on exacting revenge on the two soldiers – demanding a life for a life.

Will Connor and Shawn survive? Or will the jungle become their final resting place?

Don’t miss Connor and Shawn’s previous missions in BROKEN SOLDIER and ROGUE SOLDIER, plus the holiday short story SNOWBOUND SOLDIERS! Available now!

5 STARS for Hunted Soldier!

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Readers are still raving about HUNTED SOLDIER (Shadow Unit Book 3)! The 5 STAR reviews keep rolling in! Can be read as a standalone if you’re new to Connor and Shawn’s missions!
★★ AMAZON BUY LINK: http://amzn.to/2sJ0Ipp ★★

#GayRomanticSuspense #GayMilitary

BLURB: The hunters become the hunted when the past returns to haunt Sergeants Connor Finley and Shawn Weller with deadly vengeance.

In the wake of the harrowing missions in India and Pakistan, Connor struggles to come to terms with causing the accidental death of a child, while Shawn tries to put Julian’s betrayal behind him.

Adding to the emotional fallout, new trials arise – the appearance of a young man from Connor’s past turned stalker may have fatal consequences for him, while Shawn must confront his former heroin addiction and break free of the hold it still has on him.

The challenges continue when a Shadow Unit undercover op in Bangladesh to shut down the pipeline of terrorists being smuggled into the UK draws Shawn and Connor into a web of lies and deceit from a man hell bent on exacting revenge on the two soldiers – demanding a life for a life.

Will Connor and Shawn survive? Or will the jungle become their final resting place?

Don’t miss Connor and Shawn’s previous missions in BROKEN SOLDIER and ROGUE SOLDIER, plus the holiday short story SNOWBOUND SOLDIERS! Available now!