Celebrating the Military Hero: It’s In My Blood
Thanks so much to the ladies here for including me as a guest blogger. I very much appreciate it.
I’ve written quite a few military characters over the years, some who left the military because of
I stumbled around trying to decide how to describe why I write so many military characters, because sometimes it’s difficult for a writer to think of their motivations. Of course military characters in novels can be wonderful heroes because of their courage, fortitude, and the possibility of significant angst. All great fodder for intriguing stories. But I think there’s a bigger connection for me personally.
I came to the conclusion that the military is just in my blood…literally. I grew up in Colorado Springs among several military bases. My father told me of his experiences during World War II and my brother served in the Air Force during Vietnam. Over the course of many years, I’ve also learned a ton about my family’s genealogy. Ancestors of mine served in the French and Indian Wars, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War (Union and Confederate), and World War II. Both of my grandfathers would have served in World War I but they had medical problems that disqualified them.
When I met my husband he was already in the army. I became a war bride when we thought he’d be deployed to the Middle East in 1991. My husband retired from the army after twenty years. So I guess I could say there’s no escaping the military, and I don’t want to escape.
So where can you find my military romances? Well, stop by my website at www.deniseagnew.com and read through all my blurbs! You’ll find military heroes in many of my books, even the stories that aren’t specifically military romance (such as Asylum II: Shadows Rise and Asylum III: ShadowsFall). Some are erotic romance and some are not.
Soon I hope to publish a trilogy of novellas that feature three brothers, all in the military and the very dangerous situation that brings them close to three special heroines. Keep your eyes peeled for that. If you sign up for my newsletter you’ll be updated monthly on every new book that comes out. You’ll also find links to my Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks for spending time with me!