Forget Me Not

texasholdem_cover (2)WINNERS!  WINNERS!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  My lucky winners from last weeks blog are:

Lyndsey Orr – A copy of The Cop Who Stole Christmas

Phyllis Laatsch – ARC of Texas Hold ‘Em

Clara – $50 Visa Gift Card

Email me at christie (at) christie-craig.com with your delivery information and I’ll get your prizes to you.  Congratulations!

Today I bring you another wonderful author and the opportunity to win more books just in time for the holidays!  Let me introduce Heather Ashby, author of Forget Me Not, a part of the Love in the Fleet Series.

OK, Heather, if your book were an ice cream flavor, what flavor would it be?

Snickers Mocha S’mores– Forget Me Not provides plenty of snickers when Sky Crawford, an ADHD Navy pilot, repeatedly shoots off his mouth before loading his brain. Fortunately he’s always focused when he climbs into his MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, commonly known as a “Romeo.” That makes Sky a Romeo Pilot who’s a Romeo pilot. Talk about branding. Mocha Snickers S’mores is Slow Churned, just like the sexual tension in this story, and All Natural, just like the heroine, Daisy Schneider. S’mores? Once you get a taste of Sky Crawford, you will definitely want s’more. And the Mocha part? I’ve heard you’ll need the caffeine for staying up late to find out what happens when Sky and his crew take on drug runners in a Counter Narco-Terrorist interdiction.

 Yummy!  Gimme three words to describe your book.

Hot, Humorous, Harrowing – What could be hotter than a Navy pilot in a flight suit trying to woo a reluctant heroine? And what could be funnier than Sky Crawford when he trips over the thoughts in his head and says the wrong thing at the right time or the right thing at the wrong time. However, this story is also filled with pathos and suspense as Sky deals with his PTSD and Daisy grieves for her lost pilot husband. Throw in a firefight at sea, and both Sky and Daisy will face their worst nightmares.

Love it!  Now, tell me, what is your favorite thing in the world?

My first grandchild. I’ve been blessed with two books and a grandson coming out in 2013! Heather Ashby babyInterestingly, we found out he was on the way the same week my publisher expressed interest in my “Love in the Fleet” series. The baby was born the same week the first book, Forgive & Forget, launched. He arrived at my house for Thanksgiving vacation within the hour of the first printed copies of Forget Me Not arriving on my doorstep. (It’s been rumored Baby Boy is the real brains behind the series. Here’s a photo of him devising a plot twist.)

I can totally relate! Now, I have to know.  What scene was the most fun to write?

The opening scene where Sky and Daisy meet at her Veterinary Clinic. Sky blurts out one faux pas after another while trying to hit on the lovely, elusive Dr. Daisy. I set out to write an opening chapter that would grab the Golden Heart® judges’ attention. Apparently, it worked. Either that or Sky sweet-talked them, which wouldn’t surprise me in the least. Forget Me Not was a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist under its original title: Cat On A Hot Steel Flight Deck. Finaling in the Golden Heart® was my ticket to publication. Because this author leans toward the ADHD side of life—and since I love high, dry, and wry humor—I delight in writing Sky Crawford, who appears in all four books in the “Love in the Fleet” series.

That all sounds great!  Can’t wait to read it!  Can you tell us a little more about it?

forget me notSuffering from Peter Pan Syndrome and survivor guilt, Navy helicopter pilot and renowned playboy, Brian “Skylark” Crawford, swears he’ll never marry, uncertain he deserves happiness—besides there are too many hot chicks to choose from. War widow and veterinarian, Daisy Schneider, swears to love only animals after her Marine pilot husband is killed in Afghanistan—but work fails to ease her loneliness or the guilt that she might have saved him. Between one stray, matchmaking cat and a fiery battle with drug runners at sea, the fur flies as Sky and Daisy learn valuable lessons about life, love, and second chances.

Available at Amazon: http://alturl.com/wb6ru

Great!  Thanks for being here, Heather!  Now, two lucky commenters will win a copy of Forget Me Not . . . what is your favorite thing in the world?

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Heather Ashby militaryHeather Ashby is a Navy veteran who taught school and raised a family while accompanying her Navy husband around the United States, Japan, and the Middle East. In gratitude for her Army son’s safe return from Afghanistan and Iraq, she now writes military romance novels, donating half her royalties to causes that support wounded warriors and their families. Her debut novel, Forgive & Forget was voted “Best of 2013” by Suspense Magazine. She lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida with her husband and 3 rescue cats.

 www.heatherashby.com

Twitter: www.@HAshbyAuthor

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31 thoughts on “Forget Me Not

  1. Thank you for inviting me to “Laugh. Love. Read.” today, Christie. I love your blog and I’m excited to be a guest. Thanks for letting me share Sky Crawford with your readers on FORGET ME NOT’s launch day!

  2. Congratulations, Heather!! I can’t wait to read book two. You are really soaring and identifying your book to an ice cream is a great idea. [Good question, Christie. Keep flying ’cause that’s what Firebirds, do.

    • That ice cream question really threw me for a bit!! But it ended up being fun to write. I should have left that as the question for the day. If YOU were an ice cream flavor, what would it be? And yes, Firebirds DO fly. Hope your writing is going well. Write On!

  3. Congratulations, Heather. I am so happy for you and can’t wait to read the second book. I loved the first, so I have no doubt I’ll adore the second!

    And my favorite thing in the world is actually two things–my twins who just turned fourteen. A boy and a girl who every day make me laugh and help me see the world in ways I never imagined. 🙂

  4. Congratulations Heather. What a delightful post. My favorite thing is my two grandchildren and two more expected this Spring.

  5. Great interview Heather.My favorite thing in the world is my family. And love how your grandson has been your “lucky charm” for book shipment arrivals.Maybe the storm is a cousin of the Firebird.

    I loved Sky in your first book, so I’m thrilled his story was next. Off to snag a copy. All the best.K

  6. “Hot, Humorous, Harrowing”

    What perfect description for this book! So thrilled I had the opportunity to beta-read this fun, fantastic story! (Please don’t enter me in the drawing, Christie. I already have a copy.) Many congrats, Heather, on the launch of “Sky’s Story”…and book #2 of this fabulous series!

    • Thanks, Laurie. Yeah, I toyed with a lot of choices for those three words. I HAD to have HOT and I had to have HUMOROUS, but it’s not a funny book, so I worked overtime to find just the right H word to show the tension and suspense. Thanks so much for reading this book ahead AND for being an officer in the Sky Crawford Fan Club…sweetheart 🙂

  7. One thing I love in the world all those kids who call me Aunt Kathleen.. No better sound in the world to me… love them all..

  8. Loved the first book and will downloading the second to my kindle tonight. Let the Snicker Mocha S’mores fest begin!

    Major congrats!!!!

  9. Sky definitely leaves an impression from page one. 🙂 Great blog and great answers. Love the cutie plotting partner. Congrats on another awesome release, Heather. So fun to watch you soar.

  10. Thanks, girlfriend. Yeah, the plotting partner is pretty darn cool. Actually, he trumps all the rest of the good news this year 🙂 Sooooo excited for you in your “new job.” Now you’ll REALLY be able to say, “Write On!”

  11. I loved Forgive & Forget and have been waiting for Forget Me Not. I’m going straight to Amazon. Also going straight to the leftover Halloween Kit Kats, as that’s the closest I can get to SnickersMochaS’Mores without going to the store. Congratulations on your second release!

  12. My favorite thing in the world is seeing kindness everyday! Heather donating half of her proceeds is amazing and truly wonderful.

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