Monday, April 29, 2013

Promo Post: Operation Endurance by Christi Snow (me)

A year and a half ago, I set out on a journey to tell the story of the lives of six characters that lived in my head. Yesterday, the final story in that saga released....
Operation: Endurance
Book #3 in When the Mission Ends series

Story Description:
They had a single night of passion before he deployed on a risky mission.
18 hours on a mission gone very wrong was all it took to shatter all their hopes and dreams.

The hero: 
He survived 6 months of captivity and torture, kept alive by dreams of her.

The heroine: 
She thought he was dead and moved on only to have her world fall apart once again.

Two people who have been hurt more than any two people should ever have to suffer. Can they find redemption and healing with each other or will another threat shatter what’s left of them?
A tortured hero.
A grieving heroine.
A serial rapist who won’t give up.

Warning: This book features graphic sexual violence which some readers could find disturbing. 

The last book in the series. *sob* A year and a half ago when I set off on this journey, the final book seemed so far away. As my first series, I learned some lessons along the way. 

  1. For instance, it's NOT a good idea to set up a series where story descriptions for the subsequent books are spoilers for book #1. *gah* What was I thinking? LOL!
  2. Colombia, the country is NOT spelled the same as Columbia the university. HUGE oops in book #1. Luckily, I've only had two book readers point that out. Either I'm not as dumb as I felt after realizing it, or else you all are REALLY, REALLY sweet readers. I'm thinking it's the latter reason.
  3. Leave the publishing schedule open. OMG, getting this final book out by the pub date just about killed me. BUT I set up my publishing schedule before Book #1 was even done...LOL...Lesson Learned!
  4. Buy a couple of cases of tissues when writing the final book. I knew I was attached to these characters, but I cannot even tell you how many times I sat at my laptop sobbing while typing the scenes in this book. I've easily read this book 35-50 times, I STILL tear up when reading certain sections of it.
So how about a quick excerpt? 

This scene is why I love these characters so much...they all have  such a great relationship together. This scene takes place with all 6 characters from the series. This is the night before Jake and Cassie's wedding and they are all about to head out to their respective bachelor/bachelorette parties....

“So where are you girls headed tonight?” Jake nuzzled along the back of Cassie’s neck while he waited for her answer.
Penelope, seeing that Cassie was distracted, answered, “Oh, we have the same kind of game plan that you all do.”
Jake’s head snapped up. “What do you mean?”
A frown marred Colton’s forehead.
Penelope flipped her hair. Uh oh, that was never a good sign. “Well,” she said, as if she were talking to a small child, “it’s the night before the wedding. If I understand it correctly, you all are going to a strip club.” She exchanged a glance with Julie and Cassie.
Chris wasn’t sure if they were in trouble or not, but this sure didn’t feel right. Suddenly he had ice flowing through his veins. All the men had frozen.
Penelope smiled sweetly. “We’re doing the same. There’s an all-male review club down by the Depot that I’ve heard great things about. We have reservations there.”
“Oh, hell no!” Chris exclaimed, shocked. He was as surprised as everyone else at his outburst, but seriously, this was their plan for the evening? Why weren’t they going to that nice girly wine bar they all liked so much? They couldn’t want to go watch guys strip, could they? He looked at Colton and Jake and could see they felt exactly the same way.
Cassie took a step out of Jake’s embrace toward Chris. She put her hands on her hips. “And why the hell not? If you all can go to a strip club, then why can’t we?”
“Because…” he sputtered. He had no idea. He just knew that they couldn’t do that. It was wrong. No way in hell should the girls go out to watch other guys wave around their dicks. But he could see from the angry looks on all three of the girl’s faces that his argument wasn’t going to win him any fans.
He turned for reinforcements from the other two guys, but they’d already seen the girls’ reactions and obviously sucked their balls inside their body cavity, because there wasn’t any help coming from them. He looked at the two of them and muttered, “You have got to be kidding me. You two are whipped.” He turned back to the girls who were moving toward the front door, and gestured toward their purses. “Take care of those. Someday, these guys will want their balls back so don’t misplace them while you’re out ogling someone else’s junk.” He gave another disgusted look toward Colton and Jake and stalked toward the kitchen. He needed something stronger than champagne if he was going to make it through this night.

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The Series:
Book #1... Operation: Endgame

Book #2.... Operation: Endeavor

Novella (to be read between book #2 and #3)...Before the Mission Begins

1 comment:

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

Happy Release Week! WOOT WOOT! :)