Thanks so much to Melissa and the ladies here for inviting me to hang out today! I absolutely LOVE the title and concept of this blog.
I’m a huge fan of military romance and while none of my books take place when the hero or heroine is actually serving, the majority of my guys have military backgrounds. Okay, I’m wracking my brain trying to think if there’s even one hero of mine who never served in any branch and I can’t think of one. Because even my paranormal guys have military backgrounds. It might be 100 years ago, but all of them wore a uniform at one time or another. So, not just the majority, but all of them! Even a few of my ladies have military backgrounds.
I get asked a lot of the same questions (hence my new faq page on my website!) and one of them is ‘Why do you write so many former military heroes?’ The answer is pretty simple.
I met and married my husband while he was in the Marines and I’ve seen firsthand how heroic men and women in uniform truly are. Not only that but I’ve seen the sacrifices their spouses and children make and I have the utmost respect for them. A military life, whether you’re the one wearing the uniform or attached to someone who is, can be difficult. Totally worth it, but still, it’s hard.
When I first started writing, it wasn’t even a conscious decision to write heroes with a military background. I wrote about the men and women I had respect for and it just developed that way and stuck. And I’ve got to say, there is something incredibly honorable and yes, sexy about a man in uniform.
In my most recent release, Breaking Her Rules, both the heroine and hero have Marine backgrounds. They both have such strong, disciplined personalities so writing about them was a lot of fun. As a thank you to the ladies here for hosting me I’d love to give away a copy of Breaking Her Rules to one random commenter. I’ll leave it open until tomorrow, 4/13/2013 at noon Central and announce the winner in the comments section so please check back.
If you don’t win a copy, Breaking Her Rules is available now for 99 CENTS for a limited time from: Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, iTunes Bookstore, Kobo Books and All Romance eBooks
Thanks again for having me!
A little about Katie: Katie has been reading romance since a young age—ever since she discovered her mom’s hidden stash. Luckily the addiction stayed with her into adulthood. She writes dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and NAL/Signet Eclipse. To learn more about her please visit, , or find her on twitter @katiereus.