Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Red, White, and Blue

Found via Google Images
As you may have noticed the underlying color scheme of our books and websites are Red, White, and Blue. That stems from our patriotic nature. David McKoy and I are participants in and have defended the American Dream. Upon entering the military, we swore to protect the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic. 

As I grew older and wiser, I discovered how little I knew back then. In more recent years, it has become obvious how little the people who are supposed to uphold the Constitution really know about it.  Maybe they do know but choose to ignore it. Like our fictional character Howard E. Lyons, they desire to alert it to their will. 

Granted there are those who do stand up for the liberty and freedom of all Americans. They fight against the tyranny. Because of a friend introducing me to Kris Anne Hall, I learned that our Founding Fathers used words like 'shall not be...' to make it clear what their intentions were with this document. The Bill of Rights was not an afterthought but a way of making it clear for all to see what our Rights as American citizens were and ever shall be. 

The 4th of July is about another document, the Declaration of Independence. This was sent to King George, stating again what our grievances were. It also stated that despite peaceful attempts to redress these grievances, they were ignored by the king.  The king did not follow the mandates laid out before him. There were documents such as the Magna Carta that had been disregarded. 

In our books, we show how out of control the government can get. Enter in our patriotic group of former military special forces who went on to join the CIA as Special Operatives. On one of their missions, originally sanctioned by the CIA, things go wrong. Next thing they know they have been disavowed. They fight to get home. When they finally make it back- the presidency had been usurped. Life as they knew changed forever. All this and more happen in book 1 - Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning)

Book 2 - Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Wings of Eagles) finds them in their new roles fighting to preserve their city against attack. 

Novella - Genesis: Call Sign: Wrecking Crew Slice of Life shows more of their personal lives and how they all came together. The ending of it works its way into our upcoming book - Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Scimitar Brotherhood). - Since our novella is exclusive to Amazon KDP select program, you never know when it might be available at a reduced price. <wink>

For our fellow Americans, Happy Independence Day week. For our global friends and neighbors, have a great one!

Lynn Hallbrooks
author/owner with David McKoy
Call Sign Wrecking Crew LLC

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Book Review of If Only by Norma Budden



Preface

We all make choices every day. Most are relatively simple, what we want to wear for the day or what we want to eat. Others are much tougher.
Sometimes we make unilateral decisions without discussing it with our significant other. That can be a good thing, like picking a nice place for dinner. We do it based on mutual likes or wants. At times, even with the best of intentions, a unilateral decision can be heart-breaking.

Review


If Only
If Only by Norma Budden
Norma Budden Author of If Only
Author Norma Budden
If Only by Norma Budden, is a Christian Paranormal Suspense book. The heart of which is choices. 
Many are the ones made by Demi. When she was much younger she made a decision without consulting anyone. Now as an adult, she comes face-to-face with the consequences of her actions. She is desperate to put right what she now realizes was a wrong. She discovers she needs help.
After trying to avoid the inevitable, she turns to the one person who would share her goal, David. When she explains the situation, he realizes that he also has a vested interest in setting things right. This seemingly simple act sets a series of events into motion which change their lives and puts their loved ones in danger.
In the midst of their venture, there is a spiritual connection that reaches out to David. Will this benefit or hinder him?

Lynn's Thoughts

I love this story. Maybe because I can relate to the big decision that Demi had to make. I've made a few tough, life changing decisions in my lifetime. If I'd have to guess, many people have done this as well. 

I was drawn into the drama that surrounds the main characters. I kept wondering will things work out. I won't tell you what happens. I will tell you that if you don't have an aversion to tragedy and want to know if they set the wrong - right then I highly recommend investing yourself in this story.

Warning

Some people may have an adverse reaction to some tragic events portrayed in this story.

Disclaimer

By the time you read this post, the book will have been out for almost two weeks. Just the same, I was provided an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion. 

This post is part of the blog tour for If Only by Norma Budden.

"Bestsellers" to Ms. Budden, her books, and this tour.

Lynn Hallbrooks
Author/Owner of Call Sign Wrecking Crew, LLC
along with David McKoy





Tuesday, February 10, 2015

On Love and CSWC series

Often times people associate love with romance. That can be true. There is also love of God, country, family, and friends to name a few. Inside Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning) you will find all of the above. 

Storm Warning
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Just because someone is a highly trained military special operative does not mean they are immune to romantic love. They just approach it differently. This kind of love could be a chink in their armor, so to speak. After all when you are out in the field fighting to save your country, you don't have time for walks on the beach or candle light suppers. So what do you do? You compartmentalize - put up a wall around that aspect of your life - and do your job. You don't show your emotions, not even to your teammates. Maybe on your downtime but never on the job.

Team Wrecking Crew has a spiritual leader, Deano. He is more than that though, he is out there fighting alongside everyone. Many times before they go into battle, he will pray for their safety. So even though the team may not walk in Jesus' shoes, they have faith that He is on their side.

Love of country is no more evident then when they arrive back to the United States and discover the changes. They are all honor bound to right the wrongs and restore order from the chaos. 

This team is more than co-workers, they are more than friends, they are brothers and sisters in arms. This family is like any other, they have their disagreements. I warn you though, if you mess with one, the others will find a place beside them. Each taking their turn kicking your rear.

Wings of Eagles
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Genesis
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As their adventures continue into Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Wings of Eagles) and Genesis: Call Sign: Wrecking Crew Slice of Life, you learn even more about their love for one another, God, and their country. 

If you haven't already done so, we encourage you to read this series, get to know these characters, and enjoy learning more about them in our upcoming novel. Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Scimitar Brotherhood) will pick up after the ending of Genesis. It promises to show the reader even more about the life and times of team Wrecking Crew. Will they continue to kick butt for God and Country? Stay tuned to find out.

Lynn Hallbrooks
David McKoy