Friday, November 9, 2012

Men and Women of the Military Blog Hop

With Veteran's Day coming up  this Tuesday, I've decided to take the time to reflect upon what that means.  While I'm not from a currently active military family, I do have the history.  Both my grandfathers served in WWII, several of my uncles served as well, along with my father who served during Vietnam.  To say it's in our blood isn't a far stretch. I even married a man who'd spent several years in the Army, which included a tour of Iraq during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  So it's no surprise that I have given into the temptation to write a story featuring men in the Armed Services.  In fact my popular Doms of Chicago have several men who served as Rangers, but retired from the service and started their own security service.   But when it comes to men in uniform I'd have to say the soldier that captured my heart and my imagination has to be Jacob.  He was a Tuskegee Airman during the Second World War.  Below is the blurb, for this book. (Warning: this is a historical m/m book featuring a hot pilot and a sexy Okinawan.)

Hours after being promoted, ‘in the closet’ fighter pilot, Lt. Junior Grade Jacob “Ace” Gordy’s luck has run out. No, his teammates didn’t find out he was gay, but having his Grumman Hellcat crash down over Okinawa after the end of WWII wasn’t the accolades he’d hoped for when he accepted his new commission as part of the Tuskegee Airmen. Now he’s alone and wounded in a remote area of Okinawa during the middle of monsoon season, without an inkling of when or even if a rescue will be attempted. When he’s found by a slender Okinawan , he can’t believe his luck. Not only does Eri speak some English but he’s also attracted to Jacob. Even as passion flares between them, what can the future hold for a black fighter pilot and an Okinawan seaweed farmer?

Now that I've done a little selfish promo for my book, here is the interesting part.  The contest! I'm going to give away a pdf copy of Ace's Desire for every ten entries I get.  Just answer this question to be entered to win. 

What you're doing to celebrate Veteran's Day? 

Just leave your answer in the comment section below with an email I can contact you at.  

Me, I'm going up to my son's school and watching the Veteran's Day concert that his high school band and choir are putting on.  It's a real big to do, we'll have peeps from the local Honor Guard, other veterans, the entire school body, parents and loved ones.  


P.S. Don't forget to stop by the rest of the peeps in this blog hop. They are listed below.


  1. It is great to learn about all the wonderful stories featuring or men and women in uniform
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  2. Veteran's day I usually go with my mom those of the family that can make and put a flag and flowers on my Father's grave. He proudly served during WWII in the pacific conflict.

  3. Dakota, I'm going to take my daughter to Applebees for their Veteran's day free meal (for me as a vet) and a yummy veggie burger for her. Two for the price of one is a good deal any day. Your story about the Tuskeegee Airman and the seaweed farmer sounds amazing. I have it on my must read list now!!

    Thanks, Cherie Noel

  4. It is great to learn about all the wonderful stories featuring or men and women in uniform

  5. I have taken the day off as my youngest has the day off as well. I will be spending the day with him and hope to show and explain to him just what the true meaning of the day is.

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  7. My husband and I both come from families who have served... his Marines, mine Army, and we couldn't be more proud if one of our boys decided he would like to serve when they grow up.


  8. We celebrate Veteran's Day every year as my hubby is a retired Coastie and I was in the USAF.

  9. Veteran's day will be/was a quiet one. I spent a lot of time catching up on my reading. I did watch some celebrations on tv which were moving. I am always proud of our men and women in harms way and pray that they come home safely.

    Dakota, I'm a great fan of your work! Thanks for the opportunity to share.

    Belinda G

  10. Took my Dad out for his free Vets meal ...
    Put an angel package together and then sent it out yesterday for an overseas solider (My family and I were Secret Santas)