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Thursday, December 31st, 2009
30 Days of Treasure Hunting! – DAY 15 -MJ Fredrick!

Two weeks left to enter. What are you waiting for????

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My guest today is author Sergeant Alex Shepard is all about getting the job done. That single-minded purpose helps him forget the fact he hates the jungle as he leads his Special Forces team in search of Honduran drug lord Santiago Saldana. His quarry eludes him, but the woman left behind in the compound is the next best thing. Saldana’s mistress—an American woman who clearly puts her own pleasure over right and wrong.

Isabella Canales has been Saldana’s prisoner for four long years. Worse, he’s taken away her most precious possession. Except Alex doesn’t believe a word of it. The clock is ticking, and she’s frantic to do anything to convince him to take her home. Even agree to serve as bait to draw Saldana out.

As they push through the tangled jungle dodging bullets and ambushes, Alex fights his growing respect for Isabella’s determination—and an attraction that’s impossible to resist, whatever she’s done. But Saldana never lets go of what’s his. And betrayal is his deadliest weapon…

MJ is giving away a copy of HOT SHOT to the person who can answer this question: Which of MJ’s books won an Eppie?

Welcome, MJ!!

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The dh likes Rescue Me. I watch with him, but it makes me uncomfortable. I told the dh it’s because the characters aren’t heroic. He countered with, “They save lives, don’t they?”

Well, sure.

He continued by saying I just don’t like to think of men who do heroic jobs as not having other heroic qualities. I went to bed thinking about this and realized that wasn’t it.

The thing that bothers me is that the characters in Rescue Me don’t do the right thing. Ever. If they have two choices, they make the wrong one. Every. Time.

Yes, heroes make wrong choices sometimes. But they correct it, or they make up for it, and maybe they had a compelling reason to make that choice in the first place. Those are the characters I find sympathetic, that I can root for.

In Breaking Daylight, my January 5 release, Alex can be an ass. He has a reason for his reaction to Bella, but he’s not a nice guy.

BUT, he does the right thing. He could make the wrong choices, or even make the right choices for the wrong reasons, but he makes the right choices for the right reasons, most of the time, and the more he’s around Bella, the more human he becomes.

What are heroic qualities for you?

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