Heather Long has a long running series called Always a Marine. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. What started as 5 books introducing Mike’s Place and the men and women going on 1Night Stands has blossomed into a much loved series that fans don’t want to see end.
This time Heather gave us 5 books centering around different holidays of the season. The last Holiday book releases today. You’ll have to wait until next year for more Marines!
Serving overseas is a lonely duty?
Captain Charlie Sparks faces an impossible task?assigned to a security detail for the sister of a fallen Marine. The last thing Charlie wants is this beautiful woman in the middle of a base in Afghanistan no matter what holiday she plans to help them celebrate. But no one asked for his opinion, and worse, she?s everything he adores in a woman and more?
Mourning what might have been is a terrible burden?
Jana Grimaldi had a plan?a plan to help her brother when he came home, but his death in Afghanistan left a hole in her heart and a desperate desire to?do?something. With the help of Congressman Sparks, she heads to Afghanistan to bring Thanksgiving to the men and women who served with her brother. Nervous and uneasy, she finds an unexpected?and familiar ally in Captain Sparks?
Not all wounds heal?
Charlie was one of the first people to reach out to Jana, communicating via email when her brother died?but coming face to face in the lonely desolation of the holiday connects these two wounded souls?
Can Charlie and Jana find hope amidst the heartbreak this Thanksgiving?
Tormented by the question of ?what if???
Home for Hanukkah, Sergeant Isaac Janko has never forgotten the baby his girlfriend gave up for adoption years ago.??But he didn?t realize how angry he still was?.
More than time separates them?.
A chance meeting at Temple brings?Zehava Elbaz face-to-face with the first and only man she?s ever loved. She sees a deep and hidden pain in him, one she blames herself for?
An invitation to Hanukkah brings them together?.
The two must confront their pain and loss. They have only eight days to face their past, and win each other?s trust, but it is a time for healing, reconciliation and miracles?
He used to believe in magic?
Kaiden Nelson looked like every other Marine, only most of his guys didn?t grow up in a family of nudists, celebrating the wheel of the year and the lunar cycles. His buddies wouldn?t name him a witch, either. But after more than a decade at war, Kaiden isn?t sure he can?or even wants to lay claim to that calling anymore. He?s got too much blood on his hands and he?s tired?tired of war, tired of fighting, some days?he?s tired of living. When he?s sent on leave for the holidays, he?s unsure if he can ever really go home again.
She?s a candle in the night?
Rowan Harper lives in two worlds, the mundane where she handles tech issues for a major corporation and the pagan where she celebrates the sabbats and esbats with her coven. Like so many in the region, she keeps her beliefs private. It makes life more bearable from others who would judge, and she likes nothing better than the great sabbat retreats the coven takes to the sprawling lake house. It?s a time where she sheds the shackles of everyday life and embraces the divine.
The wheel turns?
When Kaiden turns up at the coven Yule, his Circle of family and friends are eager to welcome him. He feels unworthy of the open warmth and shies away to the darkness, but Rowan refuses to leave him in the shadows. Can the inexorable pull of one woman help him face down his demons as they hold vigil against the longest night of the year?
Rebel with a holiday?
Ryan Edward Brun?Rebel to his friends?has always loved Christmas. Whether raising money for Toys for Tots, delivering presents dressed up like Santa Claus or driving his platoon crazy with Christmas ?surprises.? He never lacked for Christmas spirit?until he lost his legs to an IED.
Operation Good Cheer?
No?l Torres has watched over Rebel for months, holding his hand when he wanted to give up, and bullying him when he got lazy. But with Christmas right around the corner and decorations filling every room in their wing of Mike?s Place, the barren oasis Rebel surrounds himself in breaks her heart. He won?t call his family, he?s not sending out cards, he won?t pull any pranks?she decides to get this Marine back into the holiday action.
An elf on a mission?
With the help of some kids, a few good Marines, and Santa Claus and No?l is determined to give Rebel a very Marine Christmas?
She never stopped grieving?
It?s New Year?s Eve, and thirty years since Brenda Connors buried the only man she ever loved. Every year on the anniversary of his death, she finds herself in the hospital, suffering from chest pains. No matter how expected, it always takes her breath away. This year?this year she wants it to be different and takes the advice of her best friend and would be sister-in-law to sign up for a one-night stand. It seems ridiculous, just a year shy of her fiftieth birthday to try and seek happiness she long since gave up on. She never imagined a stern faced Marine with talent for making her laugh?
He doesn?t know what the future holds?
Married to his career and facing forced retirement, Major Tom Baxter doesn?t see much of a future for himself in civilian life. A poker game with the son of an old friend earns him some unwanted advice, but it?s advice he can?t get out of his head. He signs up for a one-night stand, to discover what life on the outside might have to offer. The last thing he expected was an elegant soul with a streak of mischief?
Ringing in a new beginning?
Can Tom and Brenda make every second of their countdown to midnight count, lest old Marines be forgot?