Wednesday, February 17, 2016


It is my pleasure today to introduce three lovely ladies who have donated 100% of all author proceeds from this boxed set to help Disabled Veterans get service dogs through AMERICA'S VETDOGS. Lindsay McKenna, Chris Keniston and Susan Stoker have joined forces to give back to the military veterans who have given so much to our country. First, here's a little about...

America's VetDogs
America's VetDog's Mission: To help those who have served our country honorably live with dignity and independence. 

America’s VetDogs® is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves the needs of disabled veterans from all eras who have honorably served our country. VetDogs provides guide dogs for individuals who are blind or have low vision; hearing dogs for those who have lost their hearing later in life; service dogs for those with other physical disabilities; facility dogs as part of the rehabilitation process in military and VA hospitals, and PTSD service dogs to help mitigate the effects of PTSD in an effort to provide the emotional and physical support needed. 

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by Lindsay McKenna

Lia Cassidy left the Army scarred physically and emotionally after a vicious attack by two fellow soldiers. She turns to helping others, working at a Delos Home School Charity in Costa Rica that aids abused women and children. But when the deadly drug lord, La Arana, attacks the school, Lia finds herself on the run for her life. The only person she can trust is the ex-SEAL sent to protect her. 

Cav Jordan is strong, honorable and gorgeous…and intrigued by Lia. He knows she has suffered pain in her past, and he is determined to break through her barriers and earn her trust. But as Cav slowly chips away at the walls Lia has built, ghosts from her past threaten to destroy their fragile relationship.

by Chris Keniston 

Former navy diver Nicholas Harper likes his new world as captain of a dive boat in Hawaii. Powerhouse attorney Kara Lynn O'Conner's world revolves around her small Texas town where life is easy and safe. Six-year-old Bradley Cooper is about to change everything. 

by Susan Stoker 

Matthew “Wolf” Steel hated flying commercial. Luckily his job as a Navy SEAL meant he didn’t have to do it very often. He’d been unlucky enough to be assigned a middle seat on the cramped jet, but fortunately for him, the woman next to him was willing to switch seats with him. Hoping for a relaxing flight, Wolf was pleasantly surprised at the good conversation and sense of humor the woman had as they flew 36,000 feet over the countryside.

When Caroline boarded the plane to Virginia to move across the country for her new job she never expected to be seated next to the hottest guy she’d ever seen. She also never expected he’d be so easy to talk to. She knew he’d never be interested in talking to her if he hadn’t been trapped in the seat next to her, but it was a nice way to spend a long plane ride.

Neither Wolf nor Caroline were prepared for a terrorist hijacking of their plane, but if Caroline thought that would be the last time she’d see, or need, Wolf, she’d be sorely mistaken. 

LINDSAY McKENNA is the pseudonym of award-winning author Eileen Nauman. With more than 145 titles to her credit and approximately 23 million books sold in 33 countries worldwide, Lindsay is one of the most distinguished authors in the women's fiction genre. She is the recipient of many awards, including six RT Book Reviews awards (including best military romance author) and an RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award. In 1999, foreseeing the emergence of ebooks, she became the first bestselling women's fiction author to exclusively release a new title digitally.


New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author~ Susan has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.


CHRIS KENISTON A native New Yorker, this USA TODAY Bestselling Author was on her way to Australia when she fell in love with North Texas. Little did she know the balmy seventy-degree October days would turn into fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk heat in August! Twenty years later, she started scribbling short stories about her favorite TV shows, giving them lives more to her liking - and the elusive happy ending. Not long after, a dear friend dragged her to a local writers’ meeting. After winning multiple writing contests and making the finals in the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart contest, she now spends her days, and nights, writing contemporary romantic fiction with lots of emotion, plenty of surprises, and, of course, the happily ever after. 
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ANGI: Can you tell us about a real-life hero you’ve met?
LINDSAY: There is a group of Americans who are kind, generous and self-aware, who truly do care about their neighbor next door or across the street.  The volunteer firefighters who risk their lives for us.  We need more people like this.  I realize readers may want something more dramatic, but these are my everyday “unsung” heroes and heroines of our great country.  I meet these people every day and I’m grateful they are there for their community as well as in my life.
SUSAN: This is such a tough question, because I firmly believe many "average" people are heroes. Yes, I've met some amazing military men and women, but the police officers that keep us safe and run to our aid when we need it. The 911 operators who help countless people through awful situations over the phone. The firefighters who will get up at 2am because you fell and can't get up. The nurses in the hospitals, or even the random nurse who happens to be on a flight when someone has a heart attacks and comes to help. People who are sick, but keep going through their lives and living them to the fullest. There are so many amazing stories I've heard by so many people, I'd hate to pick just one.
CHRIS: After 9/11 I met the window cleaner who had saved the lives of all the people trapped in an elevator by using his squeegee to cut through sheet rock.  A humble man who explained it had taken more than one tool to accomplish the hard task and that the group had escaped the tower minutes before the collapse.

ANGI: What's your most favorite thing to do in your state?
LINDSAY: Hiking in the Grand Canyon, in the Red Rock country of Sedona, Arizona, which is 8 miles south of where I live. 
SUSAN: Texas can be HOT, so it makes it tough to do a lot of outdoor activities (especially in the summer!), but Fredericksburg, TX is one of my favorite spots. Hiking, camping, and just imagining the history that took place there is amazing.
CHRIS: Explore. Texas is huge so there are different climates, terrain, and traditions to be found. A day trip could land me by a hillside lake, life-size dinosaur park, or maybe a cattle round up. If there's an entire weekend to explore, Texas is overflowing with options: Fredericksburg and it's German culture, Big Bend State Park and it's grand canyons, or the white sand dunes of Monahans Sandhills State Park in west Texas. 

ANGI: What’s your favorite meal?
SUSAN: Pasta! I love almost any kind of noodle!
CHRIS: That's tough. I'd say it's a toss-up between lobster and homemade lasagna.

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: What’s one thing from your bucket list?
LINDSAY’S GOTTA ANSWER: Returning a third time to Machu Picchu, the sacred Incan temple complex that sits in the jungle highlands of Peru.  I’ve set many a book there in the past and it’s one of my favorite haunts….filled with everyday magic, beauty and awe-inspiring photographic vistas.  I’ve already spent a total of six weeks down there in this South American country over the years.  Can’t get enough of it!
SUSAN’S GOTTA ANSWER: I'm knocking Antartica off my list this year, so the next thing I want to do is go dog sledding in Sweden, and then spending a night in the Ice Hotel up there.
CHRIS’S GOTTA ANSWER: LOL. Mine is so long. I will be crossing Whitehaven Beach in Australia off my list in March. The Greek Islands is next on the list though I wouldn't turn down a visit to the Great Wall of China.

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~Angi Morgan
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CHRIS, LINDSAY & SUSAN are giving away a $15 gift card to digital book vendor of choice to USA commenters. INTERNATIONAL readers can have any author digital book of their choice.
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CHRIS, LINDSAY & SUSAN WANT TO KNOW: Who is one of your favorite heroes from a book, a movie, or real life?


  1. Nice to have you ladies here at GLIAS. It's lovely that you're donating to America's VetDogs. Thanks for that!

    1. Good morning Angi ! It's a pleasure to be here with the GLIAS gals ! thanks for asking us !

  2. For books I'm stuck on Ghost right now (Rescuing Rayne). In movies, I'm a sucker for the old black and white ones so I'd have to go with Captain Blood (Errol Flynn). For real life, it would have to be my husband. He's stood by me for 20 years with no complaint and that takes A Lot! Just downloaded the book to my Kindle, thank you ladies for what you do!

    1. Oh I LOVE Errol Flynn movies - I have to agree I'm a sucker for those old black and white movies too ! :)

  3. Hi all you lovely readers!
    It’s so great to meet all of you here at this wonderful blog website! I sincerely hope you enjoy SAVED BY A SEAL! Your purchase can help us get a service dog to a wounded military vet! Chris Keniston, Susan Stoker and myself are thrilled to be here today with you. If you have questions? Please ask us. :-) Warmly, Lindsay McKenna

    1. Ditto! This has been an exciting project to work on and we're so excited to be able to give back to the men and women who have served our country! Ask away folks :)

  4. Thank you, Angi, for all your hard work and lovely words you’ve given our anthology, SAVED BY A SEAL. You are helping Chris Keniston, Susan Stoker and myself to work toward the purchase of a service dog for a deserving wounded military vet. Warmly, Lindsay McKenna (and Chris Keniston and Susan Stoker) ;-)

    1. I completely believe in this !! As a dog lover and as a witness to the triumphs our military men and women make with these dogs. Thank you !!!

  5. Thank you for helping the veterans with service dogs.

    1. Thank you ! I saw a video not long ago of a commercial in Holland about Veterans with PTSD needing service dogs - I knew then that I wanted to find a way to help our veterans and was thrilled when this opportunity to donate my proceeds came along !

  6. What an awesome thing you ladies are doing...donating the proceeds of your anthology. I had someone gift me a copy and can't wait to read it. And I don't think I could pick just one hero!

    1. I know what you mean - I have a long list of favorite heroes!

  7. Thank you all for the great giveaway, you authors rock
    Love the donations going to our vets. I have several active service members in my family currently.
    FYI- the yellow follow button missing? Not there I spoke with Bert in author central on 2/15. They are not sure when it will be fixed.
    Thank you again
    Aline P

    1. Thank you for the update on the follow button - I will ask about it too ! and thank you to your family for their service !

  8. My favorite hero will always be my Grandpa! Not only did he fight for our country in WW, he also was there for me my whole life no matter what! He was more a father to me than my own father was. I lost him 2 yrs. ago the day after Easter and I miss him ALL the time!!

    1. I had one of those grandpas - so sorry for your loss but so thankful the memories that will always be with us ! :)

  9. What a wonderful post! Y'all are so very awesome!
    My hero has to be my husband. He saved me from the very lowest in my life. He has protected me and brought into the greatest, loving family who have accepted and loved me unconditionally.

    1. That is so nice to hear - I love husbands who are real life heroes! :)

  10. My hero in real life is my dad. He was a good, hard working man.
    My hero in the movies was Rhett Butler, love him.

    1. Rhett was quite a character ! Dads do make great heroes :)

  11. My fav hero is definitely my dad... growing up and seeing what he did for our community as a police officer and volunteer firefighter... he even went back into a fire to save a friend and fellow firefighter that was down, getting burned... a true hero in my eyes.

    1. It is so cool how many people have their dads and Gpas as their heroes ! And yes - your dad sounds wonderful - The men who serve in any capacity usually are :)

  12. I have several heros and they've all serve and have served in our Military.

    1. And the women who wait behind deserve praise as well ! :)

  13. I have several heros and they've all serve and have served in our Military.

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    1. thank you ! - We truly appreciate the boost for a good cause

  15. I usually just love the hero I am reading about at the time.