With: Angi Morgan
My #LOVE story this month is how grateful I am that my son has spent almost twenty years in the military and has been unharmed. My son joined and shipped off to boot camp two weeks after high school graduation. He wanted to be a Marine from the time he was fourteen and had to research an interesting career for middle school. This is giving away my age, but he’s not that far away from retiring.
I remember a phone call from when my oldest child was serving overseas in Kuwait. It’s stuck with me and continually reminds me how our servicemen do their jobs.
While he was stationed in Kuwait (2002), I knew he was a part of setting up communications for troops. What I didn’t realize (at the time) was that the microwave towers they erected were the only targets their opposition had to aim at. It all hit home on a phone call where he calmly said, “Gotta go. Incoming.”
The second “scary” phone call I received went something like, “No matter what you hear, I’m okay.” Click.
It was a phone call very early one morning from my son. He was on a training mission “on boat” as he called it. [ASIDE: I learned from my son that if you’re in the Navy, it’s a ship. If you’re in the Marines, it’s just a boat giving you a ride.] Back to my story…
Sleepy and barely coherent, we heard the words without any details. We couldn’t respond and tell him we loved him because the phone call was already over. No details. Nothing in the news–and we checked every possible source. We knew that he was out of touch from not only us, but his family stationed in Okinawa. We waited.
Several months later, he said he’d tell us what happened when it was declassified. That meant several years later learning that his training cruise had been attacked and if he’d been in his bunk… Well, he might not have made it.
My son came home unharmed, but many haven’t. As a parent, I know how much you want to help and sometimes it’s impossible to lend anything except love and support. HOMES FOR TROOPS is a way we can all contribute. I’m so glad that our HOT ON ICE anthology is donating twenty percent of proceeds to this organization and encourage you to find a way to give back to these men and women who have given so much for our country.
Cop turned PI Brooke Henderson is hired on the down-low to keep an eye on Deacon “Tripp” Sanders after his team wins hockey’s biggest title. The gig should be as easy as an empty-net goal (yes, she knows her hockey!). The anonymous letter threatening trouble doesn’t have much merit and the gorgeous hockey phenom is certainly easy on Brooke’s eyes. If only her power wasn’t in full swing and instigating trouble. The erotic pheromones she’d learned to hold in check were drawing men’s unwelcome attention…but giving her the perfect cover as a puck bunny.
Brooke might be trying to keep watch from a distance, but everywhere he looks Deacon’s eyes are drawn to the beautiful warrior like a loose puck in front of the net. Despite his annoyance that his family thinks he can’t keep himself out of trouble, can he convince this exquisite protector to stop fighting her erotic powers long enough to play his game?
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ANGI MORGAN writes Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love. Her work is a multiple contest finalist and Publisher’s Weekly best seller. She drags her dogs –and husband– around Texas for research road trips so she can write off her camera. They now have a map with highlighted roads they’ve traveled. Every detour somehow makes it into a book.
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