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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Meet Robin Darrow from M.L. Buchman's "Firehawks" & A Giveaway

Today I have a guest post from author M.L. Buchman as he celebrates his new release, "Hot Point". He introduces us to one of the characters and there's even a giveaway! Make yourselves comfortable, ignore the dust bunnies, shove aside the cats, and enjoy!

M. L. Buchman has over 35 novels and an ever-expanding flock of short stories in print. His military romantic suspense books have been named Barnes & Noble and NPR “Top 5 of the year,” Booklist “Top 10 of the Year,” and RT “Top 10 Romantic Suspense of the Year.” In addition to romantic suspense, he also writes contemporaries, thrillers, and fantasy and science fiction.

In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, designed and built two houses, and bicycled solo around the world.

He is now a full-time writer, living on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife. He is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics. 

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Mount Hood Aviation Profile

Full Name: Robin Harrow (heroine of Firehawk #5, 2016)
Occupation: substitute Firehawk pilot (filling in for 1 season for a pregnant Emily)
Height: 5’9”
Hair Color: blond
Eye Color: blue
Age:  26
Originally from: Tucson, AZ

Describe yourself in 100 words or less:
I come from a long matriarchy of desert truck stop owners. Single women, born that way and going to die that way. I’m still not sure how discovered helicopters. Did my two tours, but six years in the Army Air National Guard was about all I could stand. The drawdown grounded me back in the states and I’m not good at sitting still. Firefighting seemed like a good way to keep my feet in the air for another season.

What is the hardest part of your job? What is the most rewarding?
Hardest part? What the hell to do when your butt is on the ground. Most rewarding? Getting to heave ten tons of helicopter across the sky—damn cool job for a girl.

When not working, how do you spend your time?
Fishing isn’t much bigger in the desert than skiing. Never was exactly the outdoor type, and while I enjoy a good book, they move kinda slow. Have any movies handy? Tom Cruise is pretty cute even if he is old.

If money was no object and you had 3 weeks of vacation what would you do with your time?
Give me a warm beach and hot man and I couldn’t give a rat’s ass where I am.



The elite firefighters of Mount Hood Aviation fly into places even the CIA can't penetrate.


Master mechanic Denise Conroy—with a reputation for being as steel-clad as the aircraft she keeps aloft—shuns useless flyboys who don't know one end of a wrench from the other.

Firehawk pilot Vern Taylor—known for unstoppable charm and a complete lack of mechanical skills—proves his talent for out-of-the-box thinking with every flight. He's a survivor and a natural-born heli-aviation firefighter.

When Denise and Vern crash together in the Central American jungle with wildfire on one side and a full-fledged military coup on the other, their newly forged partnership is tested to the max. They have each other, but not even their formidable skills combined can protect Denise and Vern from the conflagration sweeping the jungle... and their hearts.

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Series: Firehawks #10
Format: paperback, ebook, audio
Release Date:  August 4, 2015 
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  1. I just grabbed one of this authors books at the library.So I am pretty excited to try him out, but I have heard so many great things.

    1. He's a new to me author but I want to try him out.

  2. Well Robin sounds like one tough, no nonense chick. Though I do beg to differ Tom Cruise's sex appeal>

  3. Awe, I still think Tom Cruise is easy to look at! Total nut bag for brains but easy on the eyes!

    3 people I'd invite to a bonfire? I'm going all out and inviting dead people: Hunter S. Thompson, Robin Williams, and well.... I don't think I'd invite anyone else b/c we wouldn't survive these two :D

    This series sounds great! I haven't read anything yet about fire jumpers or the such but these two together sound like trouble!

  4. "Total nut bag for brains"- that made me laugh, and I agree. :D :D

    Robin Williams would have been 3 people all by his lonesome. :D Good choices. :)

  5. I love the sounds of Robin; she's definitely my kind of girl!I don't think I'm familiar with this author, I'll have to add to my list.


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