Welcome to the spotlight for the Angel Series by Liz Borino. Below you will find all relevant information regarding these M/M Military Romantic Suspense releases by Lazy Day Publishing.
But first, please enjoy the guest post by author Liz Borino.
Ways to Ensure a Short Relationship with an Author
Hi everyone! I’m M/M romance author, Liz Borino, and since Valentine’s Day was last week, let’s talk about love. Specifically, I’ll discuss the worst ways to embark on a relationship with an author. These probably hold true for any professional creative person, but I’ll stick with authors because that’s what I know.
1. Ask them what they do all day. Please. They love this question, but you may not be prepared for the twenty-minute answer about writing, editing, promoting, and reading industry news.
2. In a related note, accuse them of not working when they’re on Facebook or other social media sites. These sites may be where YOU waste time, but social networking is a requirement of their job. It is also their best shot at keeping some semblance of sanity.
3. Tell them that you can’t wait to write a story when you “have more time”.
4. Having never read their work, or chosen genre, it’s why not make unsolicited suggestions to “fix” plot holes that they’ve been struggling with?
5. Remind an indie (or small press) author that they’d gain respect if only they got an agent/signed with the one of the “Big 5” publishers.
6. As a special bonus, if your author love interest decides to share their work with you – not for a critique, but because you asked to read it – pick apart every tiny thing. And when they get upset? Scoff that they need a thicker skin. Go ahead.
So, there you have it folks, in six simple steps you, too, can shorten your relationship with an author, or make sure it never gets that far.
“But, Liz,” you ask, “how do we lengthen a relationship with an author? We want a lifelong relationship!”
To which I can only shrug and ask you to please let me know when you figure that out. Because I would adore some clear instructions to put in my dating profile.
Disclaimer: This post is meant only in good fun and no dates were hurt in the process of collecting this information.
Liz Borino transcribes the world inside her head onto the page, and share it with the people who are stuck in the “real world” to makes their lives a little more interesting. Because in her world, heroes fall and stand up again with the help of their partners and friends. Liz’s world is littered with formidable obstacles, which her heroes overcome with a fire of courage and passion. The beauty of love between two men is celebrated. Who wouldn’t want to live there?
Title: Angel’s Hero (Angel, #1)
CIA Agent Aaron “Angel” Collins doesn’t take many things on faith. He trusts his gut, his eyes, and his husband, Jordan, an Army Captain. When his commanding officers deliver news of Jordan’s death, Aaron needs proof. The facts don’t add up, and Aaron must decide if he can trust Major General Troy Hart to assist in his quest to discover the truth.
Captain Jordan Collins is battered and disheartened in an Afghanistan prison, but definitely not dead, though he learns his own government believes he is. His only mission now is to stay alive and make it home to Angel, if he can find an ally among the enemy. But someone in the US government will stop at nothing to make sure he never leaves that prison, And Jordan must reevaluate the lines between friend and foe if he is ever to return to his Angel.
Title: Angel’s Truth (Angel, #2)
“Freeze or I’ll shoot!” Aaron yelled and aimed the gun at Jordan’s chest.
“Angel, no, please.” Hacking fluid-filled coughs broke up Jordan’s words.
“Jordan?” Aaron whispered his name as recognition painted a mural of memories of their life together on his face.
“Yes.” He coughed red into his dirty hand. “Please help.”
So begins Angel’s Truth, the sequel to Angel’s Hero.
Army Captain Jordan Collins arrives home, only to find the man responsible for his imprisonment, torture, and near-execution with his husband. Had his Angel moved on without him?
Aaron “Angel” Collins has driven his family and friends away in his quest to learn the truth of Jordan’s fate, leaving only Major General Troy Hart willing to help him. When Jordan miraculously returns, with a spirit more broken than his body, Aaron realizes Hart was really a liar with an agenda of his own. Aaron is unable to take time to heal his own emotional wounds, because he and Jordan learn Hart’s betrayal is even greater than they originally believed, threatening the entire nation. Now the reunited couple must race against time to keep a promise to Jordan’s savior and prevent Hart from bringing terrorism once again to American soil.
Aaron ad Jordan have been together for 11 years. Their relationship is one of mutual respect, adoration and loyalty. They were scheduled to work together on a mission overseas, but Aaron (Angel) was told that he was going to be replaced by another agent.
Both agree that this will be the last time they will be separated over work and are looking forward to start their ‘new life’ as soon as Jordan returns from his mission. However, their lives are turned upside down by the actions of another man who decided to get rid of Jordan so he could get his hands on Aaron.
Once again, Liz Borino delivers a great story that combines romance and an intriguing plot without one element outshining the other.
I loved watching Jordan and Aaron together. I admit that sometimes their ‘lovey-dovey’ ways had me rolling my eyes, but their bond was genuine and their love for each other palpable. My only complaint would be that I wish I could have seen more of how their connection as it developed over the years. However, Liz Borino did a great job of bringing their already established connection forth so I could overlook that minor fact.
I enjoyed the way the author went about telling the story. The use of flashbacks gave glimpses into Jordan and Aaron’s relationship and the dual POVs helped me to understand how deeply connected these two were and how their situation at the moment had affected them.
The plot was intriguing if a little over the top. But every fact and every event fell into place nicely.
In Angel’s Hero we get to experience how deeply connected Jordan and Aaron are and how committed they are to each other. We also get clues as to what is going to go wrong, who is behind it and why. It sure packed a punch with its mixture of romance and mystery.
But I admit that Angel’s Truth was my favorite of the two. I’m a sucker for emotions and this one didn’t disappoint. I loved the way the story flowed. From Aaron’s denial that Jordan was gone, his heartbreak at finally accepting his death and his surprise at seeing him again to Jordan’s determination to get back home, his anger at the man who betrayed them and his yearning to return to his Angel, the emotions both characters portrayed felt real and appropriate.
In this installment, every event and every revelation was written and placed to cause the greatest impact on the reader – be it Aaron’s acceptance of Jordan’s death, Jordan’s escape or the confrontation with Troy.
Troy. *shiver* that’s one man that gives me the creeps. Kudos to Liz for such a slimy villain.
All in all, a suspenseful military romance where a couple’s bond is put to the test and made deeper when their world is turn on its axis by an ambitious man hell-bound on keeping them apart.
*I received these titles through NetGalley in exchange of my honest opinion.