Friday, February 1, 2013

Boots on the Ground Tour

I enjoyed the first book in this series (Canada's Finest) and so now I'm proud to host book 2, Boots on the Ground!

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.

The doorbell rang, and David told her, “Yeah, I’m awake.” He flipped the covers off and grabbed a housecoat. Why in the heck would Monica, his sergeant, be here? She wasn’t even scheduled to work today.

Ryan, his oldest, beat David to the door. “Hi, Aunt Monica!” Ryan chirped at her.
“Monica?” David asked when he saw her. She wore her red serge and was accompanied by Father Callaghan, the local pastor. David immediately had a sinking feeling.

“Ryan, why don’t you go downstairs to the rec room? Take Mandy and Kevin with you,” Monica told David’s oldest.

The boy glanced from his pseudo-aunt to his father and then dashed away calling for his younger siblings.

“Can we come in, David?”

“Yeah sure, sorry. I worked last night,” David said by way of explanation for his attire as he led them into the living room. He sat down in the chair. Monica and Father Callaghan took the sofa. “What’s this about, Monica?”

“Last night Jason was in a convoy travelling to a remote outpost in the northern district of the Balkh province.”

David felt his heart plunge. No, please God, no, not his Jason.

“The convoy hit an IED. Most of the vehicles in the convoy were completely destroyed.  Jason wasn’t killed in the blast; however he is missing in action along with another Civilian Police Officer, Ashley Cooper.”

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

Blurb Blitz:
January 21:  Long and Short Reviews
January 22:  Books Are Magic
January 23:  Christine Young Romance Writer
January 23:  STOP 2  House Millar
January 24:  Jodie Pierce's Ink Slinger's Blog
January 25:  Regina May Ross's Blog
January 25:  STOP 2  Rachel Leigh

January 28: Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
January 29: Reviews By Molly
January 30: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
January 31:  Melissa Kendall Author
January 31:  STOP 2 Wake Up Your Wild Side
February 1:  Sharing Links and Wisdom


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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  1. I'm looking forward to going back & reading this series in it's entirety.


  2. Great tour Angela, I'm looking forward to read more books with Jason and Ash!


  3. Thanks for hosting today! I hope everyone reads and Enjoys my boys :)!

  4. This sounds like an awesome story. I hope to read the rest of the series too.

  5. Boots on the ground are fabulous, I hope to see more adventure with your boys!

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  6. What terrible news to receive when you have a loved one in the military.
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  7. Wonderful tour, I love discovering new authors and books for my tbr list.

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  8. What is your favorite genre?


  9. It's been a fun tour!


  10. It's been a great tour, thank you. The book sounds great.


  11. It's sounds like a great book, many happy sales!

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