Tuesday, 22 January 2013

$25 Amazon/B&N Gift Card Giveaway: Boots on the Ground by Angela S. Stone

Original Title: Boots on the Ground
Series: Canada's Finest #2
Author: Angela S. Stone
Publisher: Phaze Books
Release Date: November 20th 2012
Genre: Erotic Romance
Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble



Ash Cooper and Jason McCarty know they need to do one thing, and one thing alone: stay alive.
An IED attack destroyed their convoy and left them both injured in the high desert of Afghanistan and running from insurgents. They take refuge with a group of Afghan civilians, and their only hope of rescue is two satellite phones that might be damaged beyond repair.
Ash and Jason join forces with a British army nurse to survive the harsh living conditions. As days to turn to weeks, they think of home, the husbands they left behind, and the lives they want to return to.
But with food rations running short, the elders angry at them, and the hope of rescue lost, Ash and Jason start to give up, and in the end turn to each other in their struggle for survival.
EXCERPT
The concussive force of the blast blew Ash backwards out of his seat. He could feel the armored vehicle turning end over end. It took him a moment to grasp the car had stopped. He felt dizzy and disorientated, blinking a couple of times.
Where in the heck was he?
The dust of the desert started to settle, and he remembered. Civilian police, Afghanistan, patrol convoy, IED.
He started to move only to bite back a hiss of pain. His shoulder flared with agony. Motherfucker. He couldn’t tell what happened to his arm, but it hurt like a son of a bitch.
His escort and their translator were the other people in the armored vehicle, and they were still and silent. Ash cradled his arm as he started to move, his training helping him to squelch the pain. They were in one of the most volatile and insurgent-ridden districts of Afghanistan. The IED blast had to have been huge to send their armored vehicle flying, especially one five cars from the lead.
Ash glanced though the broken windshield. The force had blown them back and clear of the debris field. There were four vehicles up ahead, all burning or smoking. Ash checked again for signs of life in the other passengers around him.
He found none.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Angela S Stone is a twenty something Registered Nurse living, and working in Ottawa Canada. Her first novel, Sometimes It’s Fate, was published by Phaze books in 2011. Angela finds inspiration in real life personal events for her books, often writing about issues and she is a proud Canadian and an even prouder girl from back east. She thoroughly enjoys writing novels featuring character that live in or are from the Maritimes. She’s recently met Mr. Right and when she’s not occupied with him she can be found hanging out at her local Starbucks writing. She spends her free time advocating for minorities and persons with disabilities.
Angela has a severe learning disability called Dysgraphia. Despite this she has written several novels, graduated from university will be starting her Master’s degree in nursing. All things she was told she would never be able to do.
Angela has never met a challenge that she couldn’t overcome. She believes strongly in the philosophy of saying “I can’t” means “I won’t” and advocating for yourself. She has spoken about these topics on provincial, regional and national levels. As well has published several articles in related disability orientated magazines.
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GIVEAWAY

Angela will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card to a randomly drawn host.

Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY!  To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is COMMENT in this post!

22 comments:

  1. Great excerpt, now I want to know more! Where did you meet your Mr Right?

    galaschick78 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Gala!

      I met "Mr. Right" on a dating website (hey it's the new generation thing to do) he's tall, 6'4, blonde, blue eyes... he basically looks exactly like Jason did in my head(Now if only I could convince him to go and join the RCMP, men in uniform, YUM!)! I thought there was no way this smart, funny, adorable guy would ever go on a second date with me. Now we live together and are starting to talk about the big "M"!.

      I had given up on Mr. Right, but then he walked into my life and I haven't stopped smiling since. The romance writer in me had learned to never give up on love :)!

      I hope you enjoy the book!

      Xx
      Angela

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  2. Interesting theme for the book. Thank you!

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  3. Why did you decided on this topic for Boots on the Ground?

    lennascloud(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Lena,

      The moment I heard the term "Boots on the Ground" I knew I wanted to write a book with that title.

      The answer to your question is in the Author's Notes and Acknowledgements, but basically we lost two RCMP officers during the Haiti Earthquake in 2010. It lead me to learn more about what our police officers do abroad and after I met a couple of RCMP officers who served in Afghanistan I knew I had to write about it.

      Thanks for the awesome question!

      Xx
      Angela

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  4. Love learning about new books...thanks for the interview

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  5. Love the excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Thank you for this story. It sounds really great. Loved the excerpt.

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  7. Interesting subject. Thanks for giving us a sneak peek into the book.

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  8. Thanks to Vidya @ Books are Magic for hosting me today, and thanks for all of the awesome questions!!

    I'll pop back later today in case there are any more, but I hope everyone has a chance to pick up and enjoy Boots on the Ground!

    Xx
    Angela!

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  9. Ok, after reading your answer, I'm giving the dating site thingy a look, 6'4 blond and blue eyes sounds like my Mr Right as well, lol.

    emiliana25 at web dot de

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    1. LOL! Alas there are lots of not so great ones out there, but the really amazing ones make up for it! :)!

      Xx
      Angela!

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  10. Wow. Very intense cover. Sounds good.

    chrysrawr@yahoo.com

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  11. I love amazon! thanks for the chance!!

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  12. Good for you! I'm so glad you've met your Mr. Right. I wish you your very own HEA.

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  13. I like the cover and the excerpt sounded so realistic. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. thanks for the great excerpt and congrats to Angela on the new release! This sounds fantastic! Also, thanks for the great comments. It's so fun to "get to know" an author a bit more :) So my question... what is your favorite book/movie?

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  15. after reading your short bio i must applaud your success! you are an inspiration for all of us!

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  16. A very intense excerpt.

    I do love a positive I CAN DO IT attitude.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  17. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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