A New Release – and a New Lease on Life for Military Veterans!
The Soldier Series offers readers an opportunity to honor our veterans and help them when they return…
Here’s how it works:
All ebooks in the series are priced at $1.99, including Love, Me. 50% of the profits on ALL Soldier Series books will go to the One to Fifteen Foundation. Also, 50% of the profits from the sale of paperbacks in The Soldier Series will be donated to One to Fifteen, a sports program designed for returning veterans. The print version of Love, Me is priced at $8.99.
About Griffins Rugby and the One to Fifteen Foundation
Words from a Soldier’s Heart …
When I first walked on to the pitch that hot afternoon in July, I quickly found that rugby is not for the faint of heart and certainly not for the weak willed. Like the Marine Corps, rugby holds its foundation in discipline, sweat, and above all team work. Despite being sorely out matched, as my conditioning was not up to par, I was hooked. I loved the feel of breaking through my physical limits, I loved looking to my left and to my right, seeing men that would risk life and limb for me. I loved having them look at me and know the same. Rugby has been the greatest gift I ever received, and with that in mind I hope to spread the word about its wonders to all. While any man, woman, or child can reap the benefits of rugby there is a special group who could use it more than other; our veterans. The similarities between rugby and the military are countless in number, but above all it serves as life purpose for those who fancy themselves tough enough. Before I played rugby, I was a portly drunkard, with nothing in mind but my own selfish desires. Now I rest and rise under the blanket of support provided by my team. I lift and run every day, not just to better myself but to better my team. After my discharge I thought the days of brute physicality, and loving camaraderie were long gone. But by freak random occurrence I found myself on the pitch that fateful afternoon in July, not knowing how much I would affect me. Not long after I started playing the team’s founder came to me with a plan; to offer rugby to veterans. I was shocked, this Englishman who had never spent a day I uniform had seen all the similarities between rugby and the military, he had a deep appreciation for our veterans, and wanted to help them as much as I did. He proposed the One to Fifteen Program, a program that would allow veterans to play rugby cost free, while also assisting them with crucial employment networking, and above all giving them a team to fight for again. When mentioned that the program should also be named in memorial, my heart dropped. Naming the One to Fifteen Program after my close friend who was killed in Afghanistan, Adam Peak was the greatest honor I could think to ensure his legacy lived on. Like all those who wear the Griffins Badge on their chest, Adam Peak was neither weak willed nor faint of heart. I know in my heart of hearts he is smiling down from heaven, supremely content that even in death his spirit continues to live on and continues to support his brothers. Griffins Rugby is a very special squad, we’re more like a family, and with the inception of the One to Fifteen Adam Peak Rugby Foundation our family will continue to grow and fill its ranks with our countries greatest. ~ John Wangler
Juliet Evans has always been a bit of a loner, but the last few years have been particularly shrouded in isolation and silence. Apart from her daily work at the local diner, her life is spent inside the walls of her tiny apartment, just trying to survive…until the one day that U.S. Army Private Tim Collins walks into the diner and takes a seat at one of her tables. By the time the day is over her life has been changed forever. Private Collins is just a few hours away from being deployed for the first time, to a particularly violent conflict. To say he’s nervous would be an understatement. In his last day stateside all he wants is a little bit of normal. What he finds is the kind heart and sweet spirit of Juliet Evans. She is by his side until the last possible moment, the moment when he asks her to write him while he’s away, promising to do the same in return. Though Juliet is afraid to believe his promises, he holds true to them. Letter after letter after letter passes between the two of them…until one day the letters from Tim stop completely, leaving Juliet broken and grieving for the love she had found but would never truly have.
Lorraine Britt is a fourth generation Native Texan who is also immensely proud of her Louisiana heritage and solid Southern roots. As an enthusiastic lover of the written word, inspiration struck Lorraine and she began to bubble over with her own ideas. Grasping hold of her lifelong dreams, it wasn’t long before she was putting pen to paper and letting her fingers fly over a keyboard to bring her own characters to life. When she isn’t busy scribbling notes for her next idea you might find her whipping up delicious creations in the kitchen or putting miles on her car on road trip adventures. Lorraine is equally passionate about music, movies and sports. You’ll no doubt find these familiar themes woven throughout her books. Lorraine and her family currently make their home in West Texas.
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Army Special Forces Master Sergeant Eli Stevens is married to his childhood sweetheart, Katherine. She is his princess, his world. He is her first and only love, her best friend, her everything. They finally have what they’ve always dreamed of…a baby on the way. But this happy news comes on the eve of Eli and his best friend Sergeant William Bradshaw’s deployment for a special mission… A mission that Eli knows in his heart will be his last. Before Eli’s premonition comes true he tells William to watch over his family, to be a father to his child, to love Katherine. William reluctantly agrees, moving into the Stevens home to take care of Katherine. The longer he is there the more she depends on him. But she holds William emotionally at a distance, scared of the feelings he stirs inside her. And despite fighting against it he falls in love with Katherine and the child, even though feels he is betraying his friend.