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Throwback Thursday – Shadow Unit series

Soldier books

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

Broken cover 6x9 BOOK 1

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.”


~~~~~
Interested in more of my sci-fi? Check out An Endless Sea of Stars!
Stars cover small
“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

Stars cover small

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?

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

Throwback Thursday – Memory’s Prisoner

Memory's Prisoner final cover

For Throwback Thursday I’m showing some love to Memory’s Prisoner. This book was a big step for me. I hadn’t written anything in several years and my previous publisher had closed their doors. I challenged myself to get back in the game and find a new publisher. And I completed my goal, writing the book and landing at Dreamspinner Press. 🙂  And I’ve continued to write steadily ever since! (Available at Amazon, ARe, B&N, Kobo, Scribd and the DSP store)
MEMORY’S PRISONER:
32,700 words

BLURB:
Detectives Mitchell Reid and Joseph Valentino of the Chicago Police Department have finally moved from friends to lovers, partners on the job and off. Then an escaped bank robber with a thirst for vengeance shatters their world. The police tactical raid to recapture the convict goes horribly wrong, leaving Mitch severely wounded and Joey with a devastating head injury. They both survive, but Joey’s long-term coma and memory loss will change their lives – and love – forever.

BUY LINKS:
AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/z4oe6qh
B&N: http://tinyurl.com/zrzpxab
KOBO: http://tinyurl.com/zf74spc
ARe: http://tinyurl.com/zupscsw
SCRIBD: http://tinyurl.com/z9akm7n

Throwback Thursday – His Fragile Heart

Heart cover FINAL

For Throwback Thursday I’m showing some love to His Fragile Heart. It was a year ago yesterday that it was first published in the Finding Love anthology Carly Rose put together to benefit The Trevor Project. It’s a wonderful cause and all of the stories in the anthology had a Pride theme to them. I was honored to be asked to contribute and I’m proud of the money we raised. 🙂

HIS FRAGILE HEART:
21,361 words

BLURB:
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.

BUY LINKS:
AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/zqb2qrv
B&N: http://tinyurl.com/nf4zjwa
KOBO: http://tinyurl.com/ofrsole
ARe: http://tinyurl.com/h83h4sx
SCRIBD: http://tinyurl.com/jcstsm3