Hey Book Lovers! I am very happy to welcome back to BLI an author I discovered recently but who charmed me so much with one book (The Officer Says “I Do” ) that she became a favourite of mine instantly. Please give it up for Jeanette Murray, who as part of her blog tour celebrating the release of The Officer Breaks the Rules, the 2nd book in her Semper Fi series, is here today to tell you about her favourite fictional military heroes, yum! (And of course if you share with us your favourite fictional military heroes you could win a copy of The Officer Breaks the Rules).
Top Five Fictional Military Heroes
1. Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, played by Chris Evans. I mean, even before he got jacked up, he was a total hero. Throwing himself on that grenade (that was a dud but he didn’t know) in absolute sacrifice? Sign me up.
2. William Mason, footman-turned-private from Downton Abbey, played by Thomas Howes. *spoiler alert if you haven’t seen Season Two* You have his wonderful devotion to the family and especially to Daisy, the kitchen maid for whom he quietly pined for. Then you have his desire to actively serve his country and willingness to aide Captain Crawley. And his heroic acts on the battlefield, sparing Matthew’s life but taking his own, and still wanting to marry Daisy so she was taken care of before he died. Oh, William. Gone too soon.
3. Captain William Lennox from Transformers, played by Josh Duhamel. I mean, does this one really need to be explained? Josh. Duhamel. There. I explained it.
4. Captain John Miller in Saving Private Ryan, as played by Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks is just…he’s Tom Hanks. And so, wherever he leads, I shall follow.
5. Lt. Daniel Kaffe in A Few Good Men, played by Tom Cruise. Ah, pre-couch-jumping, non-crazy Cruise. He was fantastic and passionate and excellent to look at in his whites. And this movie is full of great quotable lines.
Book #2 in the Semper Fi series
Captain Jeremy Phillips believes in doing his duty…both as a son and as a friend. This means that he should obey the “friend code” and stay away from his best friend’s little sister. Too bad Madison O’Shay doesn’t believe in his code and is ready to break all of the rules
As a Navy nurse, Madison is finally stationed next to the man she’s been dreaming about for years. And she’s ready to launch a full-scale attack to show this thoughtful, handsome Marine that they belong together.
Read my review of Book #1
Sourcebooks has offered a paperback copy of The Officer Breaks the Rules by Jeanette Murray to a US/CAN resident and we at BLI would like to offer a copy to an international reader as well!
All you have to do is share with us some of your favourite fictional military heroes (either in books or movies/TV shows).
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)
Please be sure to include a valid email address in the comment form (need not be in the actual body of the comment).
This giveaway is open worldwide!
Giveaway ends on 2 February 2013 and we will announce the winner on Sunday.