Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Homegrown Terrorists vs. Navy SEALs by Sharon Hamilton #giveaway

SEAL My Home has just released, Book 2 of the Bad Boys of SEAL Team 3. It is part of my larger SEAL Brotherhood series. I’ve written the story of a Navy SEAL, raised in foster care, never knowing family, and finding it in the brotherhood of his SEAL teammates. Along the way, he uncovers a terrorist cell, who threatens to destroy everything he now holds dear.

 I debated a little before writing this story, since I’ve taken certain license with certain elements in the news around home grown terrorists. The fact is, there are terrorist training camps within the borders of the United States today. My hero questions why they are allowed to remain, just like the reader does. While I don’t solve this problem, I do reveal that this may become part of our social landscape in the months and years to come. The bombings and terrorist attacks so common in war-torn areas may be coming to our own shores in the not-too-distant future.

One of the traits that is most unique and the reason I love to write my SEAL stories is the fact that these warriors absolutely can’t stand bullies, or people who prey on the innocent, and are highly trained to defend them, even at the cost of their own lives. But this poses a problem when the acts of terror occur on home turf, and that’s where the story lies.

Then I threw in finding the love of his life, a near career-ending snowboard accident, and the appearance of family he’s never known, and my hero, Rory Kennedy, is suddenly ill-prepared for all these events, in spite of his training.

Here’s a short excerpt:

           Rory made fists with his hands, which caught the notice of the detectives. If both of them were missing, something was definitely wrong. Kyle’s brow was wrinkled, and he was gently shaking his head.
            “And you’ve had no contact since L.A. No phone calls or emails with his office, with this Derek guy?”
            “Absolutely, no. I haven’t checked my computer in a few days, but last time I did, nothing.”
            “Would you check it right now, please?” one of the detectives asked.
            Rory got up slowly, positioning his cane for steadiness. Kyle stopped him.
“Let me. Where is it?”
“Next to the bed.”
Rory walked slowly with his cane for support and leaned slightly into a stool as Kyle placed the computer on the eating bar. The two detectives looked over Rory’s shoulder. Scrolling through his Gmail account inbox, he found something he’d never seen before.
            It was a single line item with a subject line: Raymond Corrigan, from Raymond Corrigan’s computer. Underneath there was a single picture, which flashed slowly on the screen line by line. It was a picture of Raymond, bound and gagged, barefoot, sitting on a chair on a concrete floor of some dark warehouse. He was wearing an orange jumpsuit. On his lap was a copy of the New York Times dated today. His eyes were swollen shut with dark bruises. Underneath the picture were the chilling words:

            Proof of Life.

SEAL My Home Links

Character Interview: http://bit.ly/1Dw4Jyh
Book Trailer: http://bit.ly/1P089Om

I thank Sabrina York for allowing me to appear on your beautiful site today. One commenter will be awarded SEAL My Home in Kindle version, or any of the other books from my backlist, either Kindle, Audio or Paperback. And I will ship internationally. Just leave a comment, and Sabrina will chose a winner.

Thanks again for having me!

Sharon Hamilton is a NYT and USA/Today bestselling author most known for her SEAL Brotherhood series.

Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany are not like any vamps you’ve read before, since they don’t have to go to ground, and can walk around in the full light of the sun.

Sharon’s Guardian Angels struggle with the human charges they are sent to save, often escaping their vanilla world of Heaven for the brief human one. You won’t find any of these beings in any Sunday school class.

All of Sharon’s books are available on eBooks (most formats), print and Audible.

A lifelong organic gardener, Sharon lives with her husband in the Wine Country of Northern California, where most of her stories take place. When she’s not writing, she’s getting verra verra dirty in the mud, or wandering Farmer’s Markets looking for new Heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers.

Sharon Hamilton
Life is one fool thing after another.
Love is two fool things after each other.


  1. Thank you so much, Sabrina, for inviting me to your yummy site! Lovely! And a great blog.

  2. Replies
    1. Whoo Hoo, Karen! Making me feel pretty good!

  3. Sharon, thank you for visiting. And thanks for the giveaway!!! Our readers LOVE giveaways!!!

    1. thank you, and I'm more than happy to do it. Anytime. You get to pick the winner!!!

  4. Oh yum! Hot SEALs and a contest. What a way to start the day. Thank you! :P

  5. I havent read any of your books yet...but this has grabbed my attention.....thank you for telling us about them

    1. Julie, you can read Accidental SEAL, Book 1 of the whole 9 book series, and it's free right now on all eReader devices.

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    1. Thanks, Emily! If you want a no obligation purchase, Accidental SEAL is free right now on all eReaders. Enjoy!

  7. Hi Sharon, love your SEAL series. Thanks you the giveaway! :)

  8. My favorites are the SEAL books...but really, anything Sharon writes is a great read!!

    1. Awwww. Blushing here! Thanks and best of luck with those popsicle sticks!!

  9. Thank you for sharing! I love the Seal series. Thanks for the giveaway too!

  10. Fabulous intro, Sharon--looking forward to picking this one up!


    1. You are so welcome, Fedora. Accidental SEAL is free right now, and that's Book 1. Won't be forever.

  11. Love your books Sharon! Thank you for the giveaway!

    1. You are soooooo welcome, Jane. Glad Sabrina shared her site so I get to meet great people like you!


    Congratulations Julie Beasley!

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by to read and comment!