Monday, January 4, 2016

The Dedication

With: Janie Crouch

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Normally if I had a new series starting, as my Omega Sector: Critical Response is this month, I would want to use a blog post like this to give all the details about the books I’d created. Where the heroes and heroines are coming from and going to. The danger they’ll be facing. The villains. The explosions and kidnappings and, of course, the simmering attraction.

But today, instead of an excerpt or details about the plot or characterization, I want to talk about a part of a book I’ve never discussed before in any of my blog posts.

The dedication.
It’s dedicated to these two kids:

Those are my grandparents, Quinton and Mittie, when they were teenagers, just before they got married.

I had the pleasure of spending the last few days with them as they celebrated their 70th anniversary.

They’ve been married 70 years this month. 70.  It’s a little hard to wrap your head around, isn’t it?

So when my new series was releasing the same month as their 70th anniversary, I knew I had to dedicate the book to them. Was honored to dedicate the book to them.

To my grandparents: Mittie and Quinton King, as you celebrate your 70th(!!!) wedding anniversary this very month. All the romantic stories I’ll ever write will never compare to the true love you’ve lived in a lifetime together. You’ve taught me that marriage is 80% adoration and 20% exasperation, but no matter what, always filled with respect. Thank you for being a living example of what love is to your children, your grandchildren and your great-grandchildren. Your legacy is many things, but most importantly, is love.

This is my grandparents now:


This is them surrounding by their entire family:


They have three children, each of whom has been married to their spouse for over 35 years (my parents have been married for 45 years).

Seven grandchildren. All happily married. I’m the oldest and have been married 18 years. My youngest cousin, at 22, just got married this past summer.

Seven great-grandchildren. And I’m positive that number will multiply exponentially over the next decade.

There’s nobody in the world I’d rather be with than that group right there.  I consider myself beyond blessed to not only call them family, but to call them friends.

So my grandparents may not have lived through kidnappings and explosions and escaping from a terrorist compound (all of which can be found in SPECIAL FORCES SAVIOR) but for me and my family, they are definitely heroes.  Shining examples of true love and happily ever afters.

SPECIAL FORCES SAVIOR

He has to shut down the terrorists or lose it all. Including the woman he can't admit means everything to him.

Omega Sector: Critical Response agent Derek Waterman is hunting the architects of a lethal terrorist bombing. After weeks of chasing cold leads, he has finally found the evidence that could expose the perpetrators. But in order to take them down, he needs help from Dr. Molly Humphries, Omega's lead forensic scientist.

Shy Molly works to retrieve the data--and overcome her debilitating crush on the sexy agent. Derek carefully suppresses his mutual smoldering attraction, sure that his dark past will drive Molly away if she knows. But when Molly's kidnapped, he will stop at nothing to save her. Even if a lethal enemy will do everything to keep him from doing so.

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JANIE CROUCH’s books have been nominated for both the 2014 and 2015  Romantic Times (RT) Reviewer’s Choice Award and various other awards.  She currently lives on an American military base in Stuttgart, Germany with her hubby and four kids. Unfortunately,  ihr Deutsch ist nicht sehr gut zur Zeit. She loves travelling, adventure racing, and movies of all kinds.

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14 comments:

  1. Hi Janie,
    I checked out your Facebook page. You look busy!
    Jan

    Janet_Kerr(at)MSN.com

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    1. Thanks Jan! I appreciate you stopping by today. :)

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  2. What a great legacy, Janie!! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. That is just awesome Janie! 70 years ... WOW! It's rare to make it to 50 with people getting married later and later these days, but to make another 20 after that ... very cool!

    This is a great book everyone ... a must read! <3

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    1. Thanks Lynn! And for reading the book. :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing about your grandparents. They must be an awesome couple.

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    1. They are definitely very special people, Joan. :D I love them very much

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  5. What a wonderful dedication to your grandparents. My parents were married for 59 years before my mother passed away. I remember going to my dad's parents 50th anniversary when I was a child. We just celebrated 46 years and though we have never faced what your characters did in the wonderful Special Forces Savior, we all have had to face many things that made us strong. Keep up the writing!

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    1. 46 years, that's amazing!! My hubby and I will be celebrating 19 years this May. I'm so excited.

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  6. What a wonderful legacy Janie. Thanks so much for sharing. Sadly for me 3 of my Grandparents had passed away before I was born. I grew up with just one grandmother.. She was a librarian and she gave me so many wonderful books. We were so close, I named my daughter after her (and my Dad)

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    1. Thanks Tammy! I was very blessed to have both sets of my grandparents until I was in my late 20s. Sounds like your grandmother was a wonderful part of your life too.

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