Howdy! I am so excited about my new 4 MARINES FOR HISTORY series. This series is special to me because it led me to what I need to be writing and that’s Marines. It also led me to firefighters, but that’s another story. So, while there are only four stories in this series, there will be many more Marine Raiders to come from my computer. But for now, I’m thrilled to bring you Travis, Dirk, Logan, and Sam! H
Here’s a brief look at MARSOC versus Force Recon and a look at the first three in the new series.
I’m giving away an e-copy of each of the first three books. For a chance to win all you have to do is comment with your name and which e-book you would like if you won.
For many years the Marine Corps was not a part of SOCOM (Special Operations Command), choosing to keep all factions of the Marines under Marine command. After 9/11, and the U.S. sent troops into Afghanistan and Iraq, more irregular warriors were needed for the campaigns in those areas of operation. By 2006, the Marines were prepared to stand up a special operations command, MARSOC (Marine Special Operations Command).
Immediately, MARSOC Marines adopted the famed WWII Raider insignia. It took until 2014 for the name Raider to be officially adopted by MARSOC.
Now, because they are a relatively new command, some confuse their mission with the Force Recon. Raiders and Recon are not the same. When the initial MARSOC was stood up, they pulled from both Recon Companies since these were the Marines with the capabilities necessary to quickly fill this role. However, Force Recon has since recovered and is completing its mission within the Corps.
Raiders are the Marines’ Special Operations capable command. They operate under SOCOM, like the Navy SEALs and Army Special Forces, conducting irregular warfare and training allied commands in the same. A “small lethal expeditionary teams for global special operations. With tight-knit teams of agile and adaptable operators.”
Recon operates under MAGTF (Marine Air-Ground Task Force) within the Marine Corps. They conduct missions in support of conventional operations.
Only in recent months have the Raiders adopted a brand new insignia honoring the past, present, and future Raiders.
Sophie Day never complains, is never unhappy, and always has a smile… At least that’s what the people of Bigfork, Montana see. When she gave up her dreams to take over her grandparents’ cherry orchard, she was determined to make the best life she could and do it on her own, and she has. But when her friend hires 4 MARINES FOR HISTORY to restore a historic inn, Sophie sees the one person she’d love to lean on, Travis McCabe.
Gunnery Sergeant Travis McCabe and his fellow Marine Raiders have returned to Montana after years serving their country. They’re ready for a new life in historic preservation and restoration and continuing to serve as hotshot firefighters. Their first job restoring an old inn brings him near the Happy Day Orchard and even closer to the owner, Sophie Day. Sophie’s, I can do it all on my own attitude clashes with Travis’ white knight personality. What he doesn’t want to admit is he might need rescued, too.
When threats to Sophie and her orchard heat up, Sophie and Travis will both have to let down their guards and ask for help, or risk losing each other.
You can’t run from love when you’ve been cherry picked…
A horrific tragedy has kept Missoula Smokejumper, Jessie Brynn withdrawing from the world at the inn she inherited from her grandparents. The terror also has her retreating from Dirk Tanner the one man who could bring more than the old inn back to life, but could bring reach through the embers and touch her charred heart. The problem… he’d make her face her demons first, and Jessie’s not ready for that war. When it comes to the choice of facing her past, or losing Dirk, she might just find the inner fire she believed gone forever.
Marine Raider Dirk Tanner has faced numerous tours in war zones around the world, he never dreamed he’d face his toughest battle after returning home to Montana. But he’ll give everything he has to pull Jessie Brynn from the ashes of the past and into a future with him. He and his fellow Raiders built their company 4 MARINES FOR HISTORY to preserve and restore buildings, but Dirk’s heart has a greater mission… help Jessie rebuild her life.
As the fire season rages around them, Dirk and Jessie fight for the chance to build a life together, but will their common enemy, fire, tear them apart forever.
When love flares during a Montana summer things turn Cherry Hot…
JOINING FORCES FOR JESSIE takes place at the end of CHERRY HOT, before the last two chapters. It can definitely be read as a standalone, but if you want to attend Dirk and Jessie’s wedding you’ll have to read CHERRY HOT.
After years of war as a Marine Corps Raider, Dirk Tanner has found peace. He and his fellow Marines have a thriving business, and after going through hell he and the woman he adores walked through the flames stronger than ever. His fiancée, Jessie’s inn just needs a kick start. He calls on Special Operations friends, Hunter “Cookie” Knox and Beckett “Coach” Ralston, to bring their families and spend their leave time in the beauty of Montana.
Jessie Brynn is alive after she believed her soul died two years ago on a mountain in Montana. She’s engaged to a man who knows how to keep her fire burning, and she’s accepted her calling as a smokejumper. With her first guests arriving, life is right on track.
Somewhere in the wilderness an enemy seeks revenge. They don’t just want to see Jessie dead…they want to watch her burn.
As a firestorm rips through the mountains, MARSOC, SEALs, and Delta Force will have to join forces for Jessie.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your interest in the 4 MARINES FOR HISTORY! I’m currently working on Logan’s story and loving it! Both Logan’s and Sam’s stories will be out in early 2017!