Guest post by Jeanette Murray + Giveaway

Filed in featured , Giveaways , Guest Post , Jeanette Murray , The Latin Lover Posted on January 22, 2013 @ 7:00 am 20 comments

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

Chris Evans as Captain America

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.

William Mason in Downton Abbey

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.

Josh Duhamel as Captain William Lennox

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. 🙂

Tom Hanks as Captain John Miller

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.

Tom Cruise as Lt. Daniel Kaffe

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.

Find out more about Jeanette and her books at her website / Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads.

The Officer Breaks the Rules by Jeanette Murray

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

Buy at AmazonBook Depository – Kindle store


 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.

Good Luck!

About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • JessS January 22, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Oh I’m not really sure! I don’t really watch a lot of military movies/tv shows, though I will agree with Chris Evans as Captain America, so loved him!
    And I’m international so thanks.

  • Cris January 22, 2013 at 7:44 am

    I love this series– it’s not often that you come across a military contemporary romance, rather than a military romantic suspense! I want my own Captain O’Shay 😛

    Chris Evans, Josh Duhamel, and pre-crazy Tommy are all excellent choices for yummy military heroes, but for hotness factor, I have to add in Channing Tatum as Captain Duke Hauser in the G.I. Joe movies. The movies may be meh at best, but two words: Magic Mike. Sadly, with clothes on.

  • Dian Setyarini January 22, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I love Josh Duhamel in movie and heroes from Suzanne Brockmann’s book and from Maya Banks KGI’s series. 🙂

  • laurie goudge January 22, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Oh I’m not really sure! I don’t really watch a lot of military movies/tv shows, though I will agree with Chris Evans as Captain America, so loved him!
    And I’m international so thanks.

  • Maria D. January 22, 2013 at 9:08 am

    This is a tough question …lol
    Well, I like Iron Man because he’s so mouthy ….lol
    I also like the Incredible Hulk – he’s such a tortured hero
    I like Raylan Givens from Justified – he cracks me up

    That’s just a couple of the ones I like. Thanks for the giveaway

  • erinf1 January 22, 2013 at 11:32 am

    thanks for the fun post and congrats to Jeanette on the newest release! I’ve always loved Suzanne Brockmann’s Seal Team 6 series and Josh Dumahel does cut a fine figure doesn’t he 🙂

  • Susan T. January 22, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Great post. In all the military romance suspense that I’ve read, I can picture Josh Dumahel, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pine or Chris Even in those books.

  • Melanie S. January 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I’ve yet to read book 1, but it is already on my bookshelf and I’m just waiting for a friend to find the time so we could reat it together.

    Some of my favorite military heroes can be found in series by Lora Leigh and Maya Banks 🙂

    Btw, I’m international…

  • Jane January 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I love the military heroes in JoAnn Ross’ High Risk series and Catherine Mann’s Elite Force books.

  • Diane Sallans January 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Love Suzanne Brockmann’s SEALS and Channing Tatum in GI Joe

  • Michele Hayes January 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful post! I loved Chris Evans in Captain America and The Avengers, but Channing Tatum in GI Joe was pretty tempting too…

  • Victoria Zumbrum January 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I love Captain America, Thor.

  • Readsalot81 January 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I’m going to say Leroy Jethro “There’s no such thing as an ex-marine” Gibbs. 😀 Or as Abby once called him, “The Silver Haired Fox” .

  • bn100 January 22, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    the characters from the JAG show

  • Mary Preston January 23, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett in Hawaii Five-O is very yummy!! Especially when he is in his Naval uniform.

  • aurian January 23, 2013 at 5:02 am

    The most handsome one of them all is not in those pictures. Lt. Harmon Rabb from JAG. I can look at him for hours, that slow smile of his, and that uniform that looks so good on him. He is strict, he fights for justice, no matter how high up he has to go to bring the bad guys down. What more do you want?

  • Alina D January 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I can’t wait to read this book! Some of my favorite military Heros from movies or tv are Channing Tatum, Chris Evans, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Mark Harmon, Josh Duhmal, and Ben Affleck! So many hotties! But I must say my all time favorite military hero is my own personal Marine, my sexy hubby 🙂

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  • Kimh January 31, 2013 at 3:21 am

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  • QuenKne January 31, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I thought this answer was going to be easy but that after reading the previous posts they have made it harder for me. So lets see, Lt. Harman Rabb (JAG), Channing Tatum (Dear John movie), Mark Harmon (NCIS). – and others. But probably my most favorite military hero is Richard Gere in ‘An Officer and A Gentleman’. It’s Richard Gere, need I say more?!

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