(Forged in Fire Red Hot SEALs #1) [PDF KINDLE] ´ Trish McCallan

KaBOOM!: One Entrepreneur's Quest to Build Community SAVE PLAY! kThis is why Self Publishing is going to flourish No one would pick this up as a debut book Seriously I can t think of one publisher who would take the chance on this book for so many reasonsand all those reasons are why I loved itNon stop actionOne day forget about the unneeded setupLots of backstory but none of it dumpedAnd it s a cliffhanger of sorts THIS story is wrapped up nicely but there s a lot left to carry to the next bookI have no idea when it happened but some time in the last 12 15 years it became acceptable to have ROMANCE cliffhangers but no otherind Well I m excited to be reading a series where it s old school If you don t start with book one it s your own darn fa A fast action romance suspense impressive for a debut I think fans of Catherine Mann or Nina Bruhn will especially enjoy Albeit a highly implausible story it was entertaining Lt Commander Zane Winters has a history of seeing visions of events to come Though they are never clear and detailed they are always accurate So when he gets flashes of danger on the airline him and his SEAL team 7 buddies are about to board in 90 minutes they all now to take him seriously But just as they are putting a plan into action a shiver of awareness hits Zane suare on The woman meant for him aka mine mine mine has just walked into the flight lounge area What he doesn t now is that Beth is there to find him too Beth has been having dreams over the last 24 hours and much of it is coming true A warehouse fireetc really happened which means the terrorist who plan to take down a flight from Seattle to Hawaii and divert it to South America will likely come true too In her dream she sees Zane and his two officers so out of desperation she goes to the airport in hopes these men are real and can helpWhat unfolds is a fast action cat and mouse chase plenty of thrill and bloody action and finally a nice hot steamy closet scene with Zane and Beth The timeline is a uick one day but given the context of the story it felt believable We meet many interesting characters and have to guess who is the bad guy Typical yes but still fun While there are PNR elements in the story psychic visionsetc it is not a PNR You are just going to have to go with it or you ll never make it through the story I especially liked how the author used their special gifts at the end of the story no matter how implausible it really is It was about the entertainment value not the realism Several reviews have eluded to the cliff hanger ending and while it does have one I saw it as a setup for the next book At least I assume it s a setup otherwise it really was a crazy ending I don t doubt Zane and Beth get their HEA so that is not a worry I didn t feel cheated one bit by the ending so don t let it stop you from reading it It got much much better after my 22% status update In fact I stayed up late to finish it Which brings me to why it lost a whole two stars it would have lost one anyway for the clunky tedious beginning It doesn t actually have an ending I suppose you might call it a cliff hanger but I call it a cop out You can eep the thread of mystery going and still end the actual story you re telling But this keep the thread of mystery going and still end the actual story you re telling But this ends in a way that makes the whole story feel almost like an excerpt Pretty darn infuriating after slogging through the beginning getting sucked into the action and just starting to Pretty darn infuriating after slogging through the beginning getting sucked into the action and just starting to a

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for the of the charactersThere was one other thing that was just plain wrongSPOILER ALERTOne of the characters not the lead has to sit through a video tape of a woman being brutally gang raped He s being shown this tape by the woman s husband she s been abducted and the man is asking for help So when this character meets this woman face to face for the first time you would assume his first response to her would be sexual awareness right No You wouldn t think that NEITHER WOULD I It was really bizarre The guy s first thoughts on seeing this woman off screen are sexual And it s not addressed that it s an odd reaction for any other reason than the fact this particular character hates women from of course some past trauma and he acknowledges she s married What about the fact that your only exposure to her has been seeing her tied to a bed while three different men rough her up and rape her It was seriously effed up SPOILER OVERIn the acknowledgments the author thanks several people for their diligent hard work reading and rereading this book before publishing I would have thought one of them might raise a red flag on the above story line I now I would haveSo am I going to read the next one when it comes out in the summer I honestly don t Who on God's Earth do you 'think' you are?: A true story about TRANSCENDING the ILLUSION of SEPARATION know I m interested in the lead character s story in that one but if I m going to get a flipping the bird non ending again I might be of a mind to skip it Story not bad but narration was the pits Didn t really enjoy Multiple POVsVery little romance but heavy on the suspense action Main couple gets happy ending but storyline is left with cliffhanger I ll continue this serieseventually A diamond in the rough Trish McCallan s Forged in Fire delivers submachine guns admirable heroes and heart wrenching nail biting suspense back to the genre Romantic suspense novels deliver tension Joe has to save Jennifer or Jennifer has to save Joe and the country but most romantic suspense novels fail to deliver the other half of that coin the practical details that lend realism to unimaginable scenes These details also lend weight to the hero s plight and credence to his credentials For once I didn t have to suspend disbelief that a hero was military McCallan s heroesnow an MP5 from a revolver they strategize and they work as a tight unit McCallan s researched within an inch of her life I ve no doubt because I loved the detail as they discuss avenues of approach in an assault or assembling Molotov cocktails Her heroes now their stuff They re calm in crisis loyal and practical and they cuss like military too LOLRacing to save a flight against hijackers McCallan s Seals eep their eyes on the prize We don t detour into Romancelandia internal dialogue about the heroine s hotness et. Beth Brown doesn’t believe in premonitions until she dreams a sexy stranger is gunned down during the brutal hijacking of a commercial airliner When events in her dream start coming true she heads to the flight’s departure gate To her shock she recognizes the man she’d watched die the night befo. .
Forged in Fire Red Hot SEALs #1

Trish McCallan µ 8 Review

For over the last 10 yearsThe issuesGetting the appropriate authorities on board to stop and search the plane is problematic How do you explain the intel and who can you trust when it s obvious this Mesagerul kind of undertaking reuires inside help Zane is all over Beth and she s overwhelmed by his level of affection and lust Conditionseep changing rapidly reuiring on the fly strategic adjustments while still not nowing who s behind the plot just what the outcome looks like And they re holding hostages while manipulating the situationWhat worked for meWhen I read a book in this genre my expectations are that I m going to have a gnarly mystery andor an exciting suspense to go along with my romance I m even okay with it if the suspense aspect tends to overshadow the romance as I love the thrill This story took hold immediately and never let me go The tension level was so high at times I found myself almost hyperventilating having to stop reading just to calm down The pace was almost excruciating even when the situation at the airport was prolonged It wasn t predictable and I really had no clue as to where the story would land and who would be on the casualty list There were some awful things that happened to some of the good guys so no one seemed to be sacred Zane and Beth s romance worked for me even though I can take or leave the soul matepredestined partner trope Having the dual points of view gave me insight into each character s true emotional investment about the other eeping me in the light even if they were in the dark about how they felt about each otherWhat I found troublesomeThere was one character whose misogyny was almost intolerable You new there had to have been something in his past that left him embittered we were spared that information but his attitudes and behaviors were just too unrealistic for me to swallow Mac is a critical and trusted character in a leadership role and he just wouldn t have been able to get away with this we hope in a modern environment More importantly the other honorable men in his command just wouldn t have stood for it nor respected him as they obviously did It was that bad Also the psychic aspects of the story while interesting and different just weren t developed well enough for me to accept I needed a lot to understand Beth s abilities and why they suddenly manifested themselves I m hoping the next book provides a lot context and clarity for this aspect of the series It gave the story a paranormal lite edge but definitely not enough to label the story in that genre categoryThe bottom lineI really liked the story Period This Indie author was able to get me to care about these characters in a short amount of time though I ultimately paid a price for my feelings The story MOVED and the villains were scary anonymous and brutal The romance heated up gradually in spite of Zane s efforts to the otherwise and hit a steamy apex right when it should have If you like high level action and suspense with your romance you ll enjoy this story If you prefer time devoted to relationship development it might fail in that regard but I believe you ll still enjoy the book I m now okay with having delayed reading it because it didn t end neatly and the next book isn t scheduled for release until January Just be prepared for a thrilling ride Wow I want to rate it a 10 This is a new author for me but one that will be an auto buy from now on The only negative to this book is having to wait until March to read the next book This one ends on a cliffhanger The suspense characters and romance come together to make an amazing book I couldn t put it downBeth is not a psychic After dreaming of three Navy Seals that are illed on board a flight to Hawaii she is compelled to go to the airport to see who is boarding this plane She recognizes Zane and his friends immediately Now she has to figure out how to approach them without seeming like a nut For those that say this book is slow at the beginning I have to disagree I was immediately drawn into the storyZane is psychic and he has also seen his friends Death But Doesn T Have Enough Information To Do Anything but doesn t have enough information to do anything it This book is full of suspense romance and adventure I can t wait to read the rest of this series Update Disappointed to find out that the next 3 books are to be released in Dec 12 July 13 and Dec 13 I guess if I am going to finish them I will wait until they are all out I really didn t like the cliffhanger in this one I agree with one of the other reviews this story should have been finished instead of being part of the cliffhanger If this story is part of the cliffhanger you shouldn t have to wait two years to finish the story UPDATE I just reread this book because I had read that The Storyline Is Slightly Different storyline is slightly different Now there is not a cliffhanger The first book is complete I also wanted to finish this series and it has been long enough that I really didn t remember it well enough What a great find This is on KU and you can even listen free on audible which is what I didI really enjoyed this suspense story It is technically romantic suspense but certainly has emphasis on the suspense than the romance But the book caught my attention right away and I was hooked #I listened all dayI enjoyed the different take on a mate story and the paranormal aspect The heroine # listened all dayI enjoyed the different take on a mate story and the paranormal aspect The heroine pretty solid Did not do stupid things and seemed like a pretty normal chick The hero was a SEAL so a badass I liked him and his team The secondary characters were entertaining and I hope to read their booksMultiple POVs beyond the MCs normally drive me crazy but in this case it workedFor those who have read it I LOVED the scene at the end about being nauseous Safety Gang view spoilerHero was NOT a manwhoreNeither are virgins she was previously engaged to a cheaterThey forget the condom the first timeThe sex comes pretty late in the story but the steam is there and I was not frustrated by it even though I prefer sexy times in my booksHeroine is in denial but never actually pushes him awayHero is all in immediatelyStoryline has a cliffy but their relationship has very good closure hide spoile. Th Zane they discover the hijacking is the first step in a secret cartel’s deadly global agenda and that ey personnel within the FBI are compromised To survive the forces mobilizing against them Beth will need to open herself to a psychic connection with the sexy SEAL who claims to be her soul mate. ,

Cetera However some readers may twitch at the fated to be mated plot device Though psychic hero Zane Winters firmly believes in their destiny heroine Beth Brown does not and she was never convinced to my satisfaction While we see evidence again and again of Zane s nobility Zane and Beth do not take enough steps together to truly develop a relationship and Beth s resistance was a little cliche Some romance was sacrificed to awesome action writing Smart well paced bloatless Hollywood worthy action without any filler in sight but nonetheless In this one suspends disbelief as well as the rare psychic visions but these were never used in place of strategy and firepower Zane only sees ominous warnings of deaths In fact I nearly forgot about them Spy etc fiction relies on far fetched devices too don t worry including the famous Jason Bourne novels LOL Fans of JR Ward will appreciate the edge and sometimes brutal darkness to Fire although the Seals clever cruel enemy warrants much fear than the lessers Kudos to McCallan Some readers may object to the cliffhanger but the romance and the crisis resolved the only uestions remaining related to the peripheral crisis continuing and a couple coming in the second book Forged In Ice releasing this summer I appreciated that the ending wasn t trite and I ll be happy to read Ice Recommended to any action fan especially if you d like to see Seals who are Seals and no too stupid to live characters 45 stars 3 Hope is the most exciting thing in life and if you honestly believe that love is out there it will come And even if it doesn t come straight away there is still that chance all through your life that it will by Josh Hartnett 35 starsLt Commander Zane Winters is a Navy SEAL Zane and his SEAL buddies Cosky and Rawls are on leave and ready to board a plane They want to attend a friend s wedding in Hawaii Beth Brown comes to the terminal because she had a nightmare of a deadly plane hijacking and she saw Zane die on the plane She hopes that Zane is able to prevent this disaster Zane Winters is psychic He s got a few flashes and nows that something is about to go down on the plane he and his buddies are about to board Therefore he isn t really surprised when Beth tells him about her dream He believes her and he is sure that Beth is his soul mate He s got his hands fullhe has to chase the terrorists and protect his woman all at the same timeBe prepared for uite a lot of violence People are dying and there are Jimmy: The Terrorist kids in jeopardy and there s rape too And there s a lot of swearing However I have to say that nothing was written overtly graphicSLIGHT SPOILERAbout midway through the book there was a scene when Mac did something really painful and rather shocking I was stunned to the core But I had to forgive him The bad guy deserved it and I think that Mac has something really sad and painful hidden beneath his steely armor I have to confess that I am really dying here I want to read andnow really about Jace Mackenzie I hope that Mac and Amy will be an item I now that Cosky s story will be released in summer 2012 Maybe there will be enough room for Mac and Amy besides Cosky s story Darn this waiting is SO hard And let me take a wild guessRawls and Ginny will be an item tooEND OF SPOILERThe Book Took Up SPOILERThe book took up lot of pace about midway through the story The long action scene was really really good Obviously the story is lacking in the romance department But I have to admit it s ind of understandable This whole plot takes place WITHIN A FEW HOURS Zane and Beth met during an incredibly strained situation therefore one can t expect hearts and flowers Nevertheless when Zane and Beth had their get together they were steaming up the closet But you ll have to #WAIT LONG FOR THIS PARTICULAR SCENEWHILE # long for this particular sceneWhile story unfolds you will get to More scary stories for sleep-overs know a few interesting secondary characters The author left some interesting hints about a few particular men and women They could serve as future HhWhy I couldn t rate it 4 starsFinally Beth ticked me off Her mommy issues and her relationship problems sealed the deal for me This woman is in her late twenties but she acted a tad too childish for my liking She was just looking for a reason to cause a conflict Gosh usually one shouldn t look so hard for that As a rule this can t come to no good Further Zane s demeanor wasind of overkill at timesAs I already mentioned before there wasn t enough romance and the point at issue is this couldn t lead to enough relationship development I wanted uality time for Hh Unfortunately that did not happen Frankly I was so engrossed with Zane s CO Jace Mackenzie that I didn t care enough for Zane and Beth Shame on me When I wrote the above mentioned uote I was thinking ofJace Shame on me Again The uote fits the main couple though Forged in Fire was an entertaining and uite engrossing read and I m sure that all those military romantic suspense addicts will appreciate this book Naturally there s still room for improvement but the start to this series is rather promising Don t expect the usual HEA the story ends with a definite cliffhanger And I think Forged in Ice the seuel will pick up right where Forged in Fire left off I m looking forward to read the seuel I ve had this book on my shelf for over a year having downloaded it when it showed up as a Kindle freebie Friends recommended that I give it higher priority as they thought it a standout in the genre I really regret it s taken me so long to get to it as the story grabbed me from the first pageThe set upZane Winters has some psychic abilities where he gets flash visions of the future not enough to get a complete picture but just enough to see the horrible outcomes Beth Brown has never had premonitions until recently and when two of the three dreams materialized she trusted that the last most horrific one would come true They both end up at the Seattle airport departure gate she to intervene and he actually booked on the doomed flight Neither has a clue about the other but when Zane sets eyes on her he immediately realizes that she s the soul mate he was predestined to be with and has been searching. Re Lieutenant Commander Zane Winters comes from a bloodline of elite warriors with psychic abilities When Zane and two of his platoon buddies arrive at Sea Tac Airport he has a vision of his teammates’ corpses Then she arrives a leggy blonde who sets off a different ind of alarm As Beth teams up wi.