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Throwback Thursday – An Endless Sea of Stars

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This month is the third anniversary of my m/m sci-fi book An Endless Sea of Stars, so I’m showing Lieutenant Tobias Dekker and Commander Caden Flynn some love on this Throwback Thursday. Stop by my blog to read the first chapter for FREE! And it’s ON SALE for only $0.99 at my Payhip site! https://payhip.com/jamielynnmiller

AN ENDLESS SEA OF STARS

CHAPTER ONE

 

The Florida sun shone brightly in the clear blue sky as twenty-three year old Tobias Dekker made his way down the boardwalk, adjusting the collar of one of his many colorfully patterned shirts, his flip-flops smacking against the weather-beaten wood.

 

Another day in paradise, he thought, looking up as a shuttlecraft buzzed by overhead, coming from one of the resorts, heading to the landing pad here at the marina.

 

A few more steps and Toby pulled open the door to Captain Hook’s Fishing Charter and Dive Center, taking off his sunglasses and tucking them into his shirt pocket. He ran a hand through his short blond hair, his blue eyes scanning around the interior of the shop. He inhaled deeply, a smile crossing his face at the familiar smell of the ocean that permeated even inside. Hook’s had been his home away from home throughout most of his teenage and young adult years. It meant even more to him now that he was living on the other side of the country in San Francisco and didn’t make it down here as often as he wished.

 

He made his way toward the front counter, weaving through the many tourists, both human and alien, who were browsing the scuba and fishing equipment, eager to start their ocean adventure here in the Keys. Toby couldn’t help but do a double-take at a species he’d only seen on holo vids. He hadn’t realized that the small, orange-skinned Woldun had begun visiting Florida.

 

He smiled and shook his head. It shouldn’t surprise him. So many things had changed in the last fifteen years. He’d only been eight years old in 2106 when the first alien species made contact with Earth. That was two years after manned space flight broke free of both the Earth’s and the moon’s orbit and struck out into the Milky Way. All thanks to the StarDrive engine and the Gemini prototype spacecraft. Eighteen months later astronauts had visited all nine planets and then explored nearly every corner of the Milky Way. Plans were made to begin construction of a NASA base on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons.

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Throwback Thursday – Rogue Soldier

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It’s the one year anniversary of Rogue Soldier (Shadow Unit Book 2) so I’m showing Sergeants Connor Finley and Shawn Weller some love on this Throwback Thursday. Stop by my blog to read the first chapter for FREE!

ROGUE SOLDIER

CHAPTER ONE

 

Shawn looked down at his blood soaked hands, at Connor lying motionless beside him on the rocky ground.

“It can’t end like this. Not like this…”

 

~*~*~*~*~*~

FIVE DAYS EARLIER

 

“Bloody hell!

Sergeant Connor Finley swore as he ducked behind the crate a split second before a spray of bullets slammed into it, sending shards of wood flying toward his face. This op had gone both pear shaped and sideways and he needed to get control of it. Immediately. Shadow Unit only had one chance left.

Connor began running through possible scenarios as fast as his brain could process them just as their target let loose with another barrage of automatic gunfire, the muzzle flash lighting up the night.

“Fuck!”

Connor glanced to his left as his partner cursed and hunched over behind his own crate. Despite the seriousness of the situation, Connor idly thought that someday soon he’d keep a tally of how many times Shawn Weller actually said the word “fuck” in a twenty-four hour period. Did they teach him that back in his Navy SEAL days?

Shawn’s gaze flicked to the house and back. “We need to do something,” he said. “He’s the last one left.”

Connor clenched his jaw, the muscle jumping. As if he needed another reminder. “I know, I – ” he began but cut himself off as his comm crackled to life. A split second later the gruff voice of his commanding officer was in his ear.

“Shadow One. Alpha. Send sit-rep,” Lieutenant Colonel David MacDonald demanded in his Scottish brogue.

“Shit,” Connor spat, banging his head back against the crate. He ran a hand over his face then responded. “Alpha. Shadow One. We have one target remaining,” Connor reported back. There was a long pause and Connor could picture the scowl on MacDonald’s face from where he sat at the communications desk back at the hub, five miles away.

“Need I remind you we need him alive, Sergeant?” MacDonald finally responded.

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Throwback Thursday – Burnin’ for You

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It’s Throwback Thursday and I’m at Grace Duncan’s blog talking about my fireman/paramedic #GayRomance novel Burnin’ for You, and the 14 days I spent with my local fire department doing hands-on research.
And it’s ON SALE for $1.49 at my Payhip site TODAY ONLY! (https://payhip.com/jamielynnmiller)
 

BLURB: Lucas Taylor is a hard-working New York City fireman at Station 127, dedicated to his job, even though it has brought him heartrending tragedy – the loss of his lover, Ryan, in an explosion a year ago.

Evan Singer is the new guy in town, a paramedic transferred into Station 127 from San Antonio, and he sets his eyes on Lucas from the get-go.

Neither knowing who the other is, their first meeting is explosive, a night of passion and desire that awakens something inside Lucas he never thought he’d feel again.

But when Lucas discovers that Evan is a paramedic, it all comes crashing down. For despite the feelings he has for Evan, Lucas has vowed to never again get involved with someone on the job, after losing Ryan to it.

Can Evan convince Lucas to open up his heart and take a chance on love again, despite who Evan is?

INCLUDES THE SEQUEL: WHERE THERE’S SMOKE

It’s five months later and Lucas is nearly a full-fledged paramedic. But becoming a medic means no longer being able to work with Evan at Station 127 and giving up his chance at a promotion to Lieutenant. As graduation looms, will Lucas change his mind? Then add in a young man Lucas rescues from a fire that becomes an obsessed stalker, and Evan’s altercation with a victim’s husband that threatens his career, and things turn explosive at the FDNY.

Throwback Thursday – Rogue Soldier

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It’s Throwback Thursday! Today I’m showing some love to Rogue Soldier (Shadow Unit Book 2) – it’s the perfect time to get caught up on Shawn and Connor’s past mission before Book 3 is released in just two weeks!

BUY LINKS:

AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/jpznqp3

KOBO: http://tinyurl.com/jb364ck

SCRIBD: http://tinyurl.com/jaevs8t

B&N: http://tinyurl.com/zup7ovx

 

Throwback Thursday – Broken Soldier

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It’s Throwback Thursday! Today I’m showing some love to Broken Soldier (Shadow Unit Book 1) – it’s the perfect time to get caught up on Shawn and Connor’s past missions before Book 3 is released in just two weeks!

BUY LINKS:
AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/zbbwpue
KOBO: http://tinyurl.com/job8hge
SCRIBD: http://tinyurl.com/ze6nm5l
B&N: http://tinyurl.com/zghkqyr

Throwback Thursday – Shadow Unit series

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For Throwback Thursday I’m at Grace Duncan’s blog talking about my m/m military Shadow Unit series. It’s a perfect time to find out about Sergeant Shawn Weller and Sergeant Connor Finley’s first missions before Hunted Soldier (Book 3) is published next month!

http://www.grace-duncan.com/throwback-thursday-the-shadow-unit-series-by-jamie-lynn-miller

Throwback Thursday – Broken Soldier

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It was a year ago this month that Broken Soldier (Shadow Unit Book 1) was published. With Book 3 (Hunted Soldier)  well underway, I wanted to show some love on this Throwback Thursday to Sergeant Connor Finley and Sergeant Shawn Weller’s first mission with a free read of Chapter One!

SUMMARY:

Sergeant Connor Finley and Sergeant Shawn Weller are dedicated soldiers working covert ops for Shadow Unit — a joint UK/US anti-terrorism task force.

Partners in the field and out, they had been through hell together for the last four years and made it through standing side by side. But when their latest undercover op to bring down an arms dealer plunges them into a world of drugs, sex and violence, Shawn must literally get in bed with the enemy in order to complete the mission. And Connor is forced to watch, helpless, as his partner is broken into pieces.

Will love be enough to put them both back together or will this be their final mission?

WARNING: Contains scenes of drug use, graphic sex and realistic situations

CHAPTER ONE

The first thing Sergeant Connor Finley noticed was the heat. He hadn’t been on the tiny balcony for more than three minutes and his green t-shirt was already damp with sweat and sticking to his chest and back. What he wouldn’t give to be at home in his native cool and wet London instead of Kuala Lumpur in the middle of summer. And at the Ritz instead of this crappy hotel in the middle of Chinatown.

Connor brushed a bead of sweat from his brow and leaned cautiously against the sagging railing to better overlook his surroundings. It was an assault to all five of his senses. Everywhere he looked was a riot of color – the bright clothing of the tourists and locals, the fabric awnings over the shops and the flags flying above the stalls that lined every inch of the crowded streets. He drew in a breath of air that was filled with the smells of a complex variety of cuisines from a wide cross-section of cultures being sold from the food vendors. Even up here on the fourth floor, it wasn’t difficult for Connor to hear the sounds of dozens of conversations, the honking of car horns or the shouts of the vendors trying to entice both locals and tourists alike to purchase their wares.

Behind him, Connor heard his hotel room door open and close, but he didn’t turn from his observations. He’d know the footfalls of his partner anywhere. A moment later Sergeant Shawn Weller stepped up beside him, a lit cigarette held between his fingers. Connor turned to look at his partner as Shawn leaned on the balcony railing.

Besides the fact that both he and Shawn were 36 years-old, they were a study in contrasts. Darkness and light.

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Throwback Thursday – His Fragile Heart

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It’s Throwback Thursday! Today I’m showing some love to His Fragile Heart, which was published one year ago today. Available at: Amazon / ARe / B&N / Kobo / Scribd / Google Play / iBookstore

https://books2read.com/u/mvYqMX

Do you believe in the power of love, even after death? After losing his lover in a car accident two years ago, actor Nathan Marshall wasn’t interested in another relationship. Until he meets waiter Justin Kowalski. Something about him seems so familiar that Nathan is instantly drawn to the younger man. Surprised at his capacity to love again, his relationship with Justin blossoms. But then an unbelievable truth is revealed – one that could break both their hearts for good.

Throwback Thursday – A New Beginning

For Throwback Thursday I thought I’d share a flash fic I wrote two years ago for the Queer SciFi contest. I was rather proud of this little piece, tackling both homophobia and xenophobia in only 300 words.
“A New Beginning”
The blade of the energy weapon swung downward in a deadly arc. Trey ducked and thrust forward, his weapon finding its target. The reptilian Gorgon dropped heavily at Trey’s feet, dead. Before his enemy’s body hit the ground Trey was scanning the battlefield, desperately searching for…there. There was Zane, the man he had loved for more than a decade, running toward him.
 
Love. It was why this war started a year ago, when the Gorgons arrived on Janos Prime. They said they came in peace, wishing to trade goods with the Janosians. But when the Gorgons discovered that theirs was a society where men loved men, mated and reproduced with men, everything changed. They were called “abhorrent” and “unnatural”. And the killings began.
 
The Janosians were not warriors, unaccustomed to battle. But they were fighting for their lives and the lives of the ones they loved, for their society and way of life. They refused to be defeated. They used their vastly superior intelligence against the Gorgons…and they were winning. It had all come down to this, the final battle. If their strike team was successful the entire Gorgon headquarters would be wiped out in a massive explosion.
 
Zane raced up to Trey, pulled him close, his breathing harsh against Trey’s ear, but not loud enough to drown out the screams of their friends dying around them. Then the sound they’d been waiting for. The explosion lit up the sky, shook everything to a halt on the battlefield. The Gorgons turned and ran in defeat.
 
A joyous cry went up in celebration. Weapons were dropped, men embraced one another, crying and laughing.
 
Zane looked at Trey, his light blue skin streaked with dirt and blood. “Is it really the end?”
 
Trey smiled, kissed him softly. “It is a new beginning.”


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Interested in more of my sci-fi? Check out An Endless Sea of Stars!
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“The year is 2121. While Earth has conquered exploration of the Milky Way, we have yet to develop an interstellar engine to take us beyond our own galaxy. Thus the Intergalactic Exploration Alliance and the Gemini Project were formed.
Lieutenant Tobias Dekker is fresh out of the IEA academy and determined to be assigned to the Gemini engineering team. Putting career above all else. He knows from experience that relationships have no place in the Alliance. Commander Caden Flynn is equally determined to see the Gemini prototype take flight to uncharted space. The engine is his late father’s design and he wants nothing more than to be the test pilot that breaks the next light speed barrier.
Two men dreaming of a sea of stars find that it’s instead an ocean here on Earth that brings them together. Can Cade convince Toby to open up his heart and take a chance on love and explore the universe with him, side by side?”

Throwback Thursday – An Endless Sea of Stars

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For Throwback Thursday I’m showing some love to An Endless Sea of Stars, my first foray into writing an m/m science fiction story. Though I’d call it sci-fi “lite” as it’s Earth-based and heavier on the romance instead of spaceships. 🙂

AN ENDLESS SEA OF STARS:
23,375 words

BLURB:
The year is 2121. While Earth has conquered exploration of the Milky Way, we have yet to develop an interstellar engine to take us beyond our own galaxy. Thus the Intergalactic Exploration Alliance and the Gemini Project were formed.
Lieutenant Tobias Dekker is fresh out of the IEA academy and determined to be assigned to the Gemini engineering team. Putting career above all else. He knows from experience that relationships have no place in the Alliance.

Commander Caden Flynn is equally determined to see the Gemini prototype take flight to uncharted space. The engine is his late father’s design and he wants nothing more than to be the test pilot that breaks the next light speed barrier.
Two men dreaming of a sea of stars find that it’s instead an ocean here on Earth that brings them together.

Can Cade convince Toby to open up his heart and take a chance on love and explore the universe with him, side by side?

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AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/jj6zyfv
B&N: http://tinyurl.com/z26lzvd
KOBO: http://tinyurl.com/zmm5nyz
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SCRIBD: http://tinyurl.com/jkamhe7