Thursday, March 31, 2022

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: America's Hero by Regan Taylor

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for America's Hero by Regan Taylor. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book. There's also the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card or the eBook. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: America's Hero
Author: Regan Taylor
Publisher: DCL Publications
Publication Date: February 11th 2022
Print Length: 349 pages
Genre: Paranormal Time Travel Romance
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After her F/A-18 crashes Marine Corps Major Cassie Winter embarks on a daring rescue saving both her life and that of her RIO. In the aftermath she returns to her ship and hottie actor, Austin Quinn learns of her story. Quinn is determined to tell Cassie's story with a slight twist -- he will be the hero instead of Cassie. When he arrives on her ship she wants nothing to do with him, but once she is ordered to take him on a flight something strange happens and they find themselves back in time. As they move forward to their own time and beyond the couple finds more than just adventure. He plays America's Hero, but she IS America's Hero.

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EXCERPT:
Over the whop-whop of the rotors, the CH-46 rescue helicopter reported in to the aircraft carrier George Washington’s air controller. “Calvary 1 approaching LZ.”

“Copy your traffic, Calvary 1,” the controller responded, calm and in control. The voice of assurance coming over the air was heard clearly as the CH-46 approached what was designated as the landing zone, a place that was as safe as could be—given the circumstances.

Pilot Dawg Jameson scanned the area where the F/A-18 Hornet they were searching for had been downed two days earlier. If its pilot and weapons systems officer were alive, at a minimum, they’d be badly injured. He spotted a moving cloud of dust and identified three battered trucks, loaded with men who appeared to be carrying guns. The cloud moved toward the barely visible, scattered debris. No doubt they were also headed for the crash site. Most definitely not to effect a rescue but to take prisoners—if the crew were still alive.

“Calvary 1, Base, looks like company en route, counting three trucks filled with tangos. Request fast mover cover ASAP,” Dawg radioed in.

“Base copies, fast movers en route.”

“You see anything?” Dawg asked his co-pilot and crew.

“Nothing yet, Captain,” the co-pilot’s voice crackled over the headset.

Hovering over the crash site of the downed F/A-18 the crew of the CH-46 scanned the area. Major Cass Winter, aka, Snow White, had been shot down with Weapons System Officer Keith McDonald two days before and all the wingman could provide was a general location with two chutes deployed.

One of the embedded reporters on a passing helicopter sent out to check for survivors reported seeing what appeared to be one of the jet’s external tanks. Now, with tangos approaching from the east, the 46 either had to find the crewmen in the next few minutes or get out of Dodge fast. The thwuck of two COBRA attack helicopters initially sent as cover could be heard approaching, buying the rescue crew a few more precious minutes.

“Where the hell are those fast movers?” Jameson yelled as he set down the 46.

“There! I see something in that clump of whatever the heck that stuff is over there!” Lance Corporal Adamson called out.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Regan Taylor is originally from Seaford, New York and now bucolic Marin County California. Published in both fiction and non-fiction she enjoys quiet days writing, reading with one of her cats on her lap and crocheting. She volunteers with Friends of Ferals in Marin County and considers the feral she cares for, OC, as one of her own. Her past careers include legal secretary, therapist and police dispatcher.

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GIVEAWAY:
Regan Taylor will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card or an eBook of America's Hero a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility for this giveaway.)

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49 comments:

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    1. Jae, my cover artiest, is amazing, isn't he? Did you know he also put together several DCL crossword puzzle books with CJ (and other models) in them?

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  2. I love paranormal romance. Intrigued by the time travel part.

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    1. I love time travels in books and movies. I think the first one I remember seeing was Final Countdown starring the USS Nimitz with Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen and Katherine Ross. It just fascinated me and never stopped. Aside from my own time travels -- I do fall in love with my heroes even though they're from my imagination, my all time favorite is Dream Lover by Jewel Adams. And speaking of falling for my heroes....CJ is quite the inspiration! He graciously worked with Jae to put my cover together and it is an amazing one.

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful book.

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  4. this sounds like an interesting book

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  5. Sounds like quite the unique read. Interesting.

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  6. II dream I am time traveling. Very cool

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    1. You could be! If you read some of the dream work books they do say we travel in our dreams.

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  7. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  8. David HollingsworthMarch 31, 2022 at 8:17 PM

    How did you come up with this book?

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    1. David, this is Regan even though my name comes up as Missy, one of my cats. I've loved time travels for as long as I can remember. Even before that, growing up there was a movie my dad took me to see maybe in the early 1960's about Atlantis and it just fascinated me. Over the years the stories about Atlantis just intrigued me. So what does that have to do with time travel? I kinda sometimes think because of how advanced the civilization was purported to be they may have had time travel. So as a kid the idea of time travel was something that interested me.

      My first movie about time travel as a concept was Final Countdown - the movie starring the USS Nimitz and Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen and Katherine Ross. I had a couple of copies of it because I've watched it over and over again. I love that movie and the concept of going back and this time getting it right.

      And like many in my generation, read H.G Wells and notably his Time Machine -- another movie I love as well as the book. I just got hooked on it.

      At the time I started to write it I was dating a Marine Corps pilot and he got me in to see the real life Top Gun at Fightertown USA which just added to my fascination with military jets....the sound of freedom.

      I love of history, have a fascination with the concept of time travel, and if I could have had a career doing it, flying an F-14 or F/A-18 I would have been thrilled. Too old and not the vision for it in real life, but I sure could in my imagination and writing a story about a female pilot was the way to do it. And my hero, Austin? There's a lot of Rick, the Marine Corps Pilot I dated in him. Writing fiction you get to have the ending you wanted in real life.

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  9. I just realized....my name comes up as Missy -- which is one of my cat's names -- rather than Regan Taylor. Missy had her own blog for awhile and she mainly talked about cat business.

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  10. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  11. Paranormal Time Travel Romance - this makes for an exciting read!
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  12. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  13. At what age did you come to the realization you wanted to or were an author for life?

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  14. Sounds fascinating. Looking forward to reading the book

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  15. David HollingsworthApril 1, 2022 at 9:16 PM

    You seem like a great writer.

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  16. the book sounds interesting, thank you.

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  17. Your story is about as insane as it gets- why would this strong lady stay with this egotistical jerk?

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  18. How did you decide on the cover for this book?

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  19. David HollingsworthApril 2, 2022 at 9:09 PM

    Happy Saturday!

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  20. Do you watch March Madness basketball?

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  21. How many hours a day do you write?

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  22. David HollingsworthApril 3, 2022 at 8:51 PM

    Happy Sunday!

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  23. What age were you when you first started writing?

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  24. Sounds like an incredible read.

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  25. David HollingsworthApril 4, 2022 at 8:34 PM

    What are your greatest influences?

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  26. What book has had the most influence on your life?

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  27. David HollingsworthApril 6, 2022 at 12:36 AM

    Great book!

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  28. sounds like a fun one

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  29. David HollingsworthApril 8, 2022 at 2:11 AM

    This sounds like a very good read.

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  30. How do you flesh out your characters?

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  31. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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