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Navy SEAL Zane Winters lives for the job, relying on his psychic abilities to keep his fellow soldiers alive. No woman has been ...
Navy SEAL Zane Winters lives for the job, relying on his psychic abilities to keep his fellow soldiers alive. No woman has been able to break through his tough-as-nails warrior mentality — until the day he meets a beautiful blonde who sets his soul on fire. There’s just one problem: Beth is convinced he’s about to die.
To save Zane and the other airline passengers — and to thwart the global crisis the hijacking will unleash — Beth and Zane join forces. But even amid the danger, they can’t deny the powerful force drawing them together. Is it merely attraction…or destiny?
Posted October 2, 2011
I will be the first to admit, I was very skeptical about this book. I am not normally a paranormal lover, and went in to reading it with a very closed mind. I couldn't have been more surprised when I loved it. My book pals will never believe me when I tell them, I can't wait for the next in this series. The psychic connection between Beth and Zane is wickedly awesome. Their banter and his "your mine" attitude ratcheted up the lust level for me. There was so much going on in this book. My heart broke when the SAC watched the video of his wife, and then when she put all of what had been done to her aside to help the others. I sincerely think my favorite part was when Mac blew off the bad guys balls, I gasped and giggled at the same time. My only issue with this book, was that it seemed to end rather abruptly. I am hoping the next book will pick up where this one left off, although waiting isn't my best attribute.
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Posted September 22, 2011
Loved Zane and Beth. Zane is a great alpha hero.
Can't wait for the 2nd book in the series!
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Posted May 11, 2013
There is nothing hotter than a man in a uniform :) Especially a military uniform. Ok, I'm bias, that was my life for 12 years, being surrounded by men in uniform everyday...torture. Forged in Fire was the perfect story for me, and bonus...it was a little bit paranormal, jackpot!. This story has strong alpha males, intense realistic action, and a heart stopping love scene. Trish did such a great job with her descriptions and knowledge of the military, the fight scenes, the descriptions and use of weapons, it made it all believable. Her characters were not invincible but heroic and strong, and that pulls you into the story. You actually worry for the safety of these characters she has created. Not only is it easy for you to fall into the story and feel like you are there with them, but the intense bond that these characters have makes you wish one of them was sitting there next to you. This book was non-stop action from beginning to end, so be prepared to never put you book down for a minute. Forged in Fire is a great beginning to a fantastic series. I cannot wait to read book 2. *Hey Trish? Might your characters be based on real life people? Just ah, let me know, I got some vacation time saved up :)* ENJOY!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 28, 2013
Posted November 8, 2012
I LOVED this book! I had been in a reading rut until coming across Trish McCallan's "Forged In Fire" while browsing for books online. Once I started reading "Forged In Fire" I didn't want to put it down. I found this book to be an exciting and well written Military Romance (with a believeable touch of paranormal) that kept my interest from beginning to end. I really enjoyed Zane and Beth's story and can't wait to read more about Ms. McCallan's characters in her next book Forged In Ash.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 13, 2012
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Posted November 27, 2011
Zane Winters and his SEAL teammates are schedule for a flight to Hawaii to attend a friends wedding, unaware that their flight is going to be highjacked.
Beth Brown has never believed in psychic abilities but her beliefs are put into question when she comes face to face with the man she watched die aboard the flight the night before in her dream.
Without any proof to back them up, Beth and the SEAL team must find a way to stop the flight and save the lives of those aboard.
Trish originally posted a first teaser scene prior to publishing on a site I'm part of. I was hooked from that first scene. I couldn't wait to get my hands on the full thing and find out if it lived up to the first pages and boy did it. I mostly read Young Adult because I love it and also because I write in that genre but I love any story as long as it's good.
I couldn't put the book down! The tension starts in that very first scene and doesn't let up. The action is awesome and makes one wonder if maybe Trish is hiding some navy SEAL training of her own. The romance is just the perfect amount to make you really care for the characters without getting in the way of the action or being overly mushy. Don't get me wrong. I love a good romance. Trish delivers the perfect balance of action, suspense and romance with Forged In Fire. I can't wait for the next one in the series!
*Just an FYI if you didn't get from the fact that this book begins with a dream of a hijacking that ends the life of all the passengers, there is brutality in this book, including rape that, though isn't described in detail, a loved ones response to it is. The response is handle incredibly well and almost too true to life. If your squeamish about violence consider yourself warned.
Posted November 17, 2011
While waiting for the flight that would take him and his friends to Hawaii for a wedding, Zane Winters experiences a vision that rocks his entire world. A vision he hopes to keep from coming true. While his psychic abilities have never failed him, he also knows that things can sometimes go awry depending on the outcome of certain events.
When a leggy blonde crosses his path, Zane's instincts are thrown into limbo. Every part of him clamors to make her his, something he's never experienced until now. Yet this fact doesn't exactly deter him from what he needs to do. Realizing that she's a key witness to the events that have been set into motion, even if he can't quite understand how that came about, his protective instincts make him all the more determined to keep her by his side.
Recognizing the men that she saw within her dreams, Beth Brown begins to wonder if their being at the airport at the same is more than just a coincidence. While she's never believed in premonitions, she knows that something has brought her and Zane together when the things she's dreamt of begin to come true. She also has a hard time denying the fact that she's very much attracted to him.
As she and his group band together to thwart the hijacker's plans, they inadvertently set into motion a chain reaction of events that leave them all wondering whether they'll make it out alive. Even more disturbing is the fact that someone seems to know what they'll do next. Despite this, they're determined to do their best to keep the terrorists from achieving their goal, while trying to keep all the innocent souls involved safe.
I was hooked from the moment I started reading. Totally loved how Trish made the action and suspense flow throughout the book. I know that some have said that they felt the romance aspect of the book left a lot to desired, but in all honesty, the way she built up to that aspect made it all the more intense and so much sweeter.
This book wasn't really about the romance, but rather about a group of friends that band together no matter what's thrown at them at any given moment. The romance was more of a bonus. I'm looking forward to reading more of Trish's books soon. She's got a great flair for writing. Enjoyed it immensely!
Posted November 9, 2011
Lt. Commander Zane Winters is waiting to board a flight with two other team members to Hawaii when he has a vision of their deaths. Use to his strange psychic abilities, everyone is on instant alert, especially when a strange woman approaches them with a crazy tale about a dream, hijackers and all their deaths. But what really catches Zane¿s attention is the instant and complete pull towards her and the knowledge that this woman is the soul mate he has been waiting a decade for. When Beth Brown wakes up from a bloody nightmare she blows it off as a bad dream until the things that played out there start happening to her. Then when she recognizes the three men that she watched die in her dream, Beth knows that she must do something to stop that plane from taking off. Teaming up to stop the hijackers Beth, Zane and his team discover an intricate plot of kidnapping, blackmail, murder and a complex scheme that reaches far beyond the people set to board the plane. But with when highest officials seem to be compromised, who can they trust to help them end it? Forged in Fire is a fabulous romantic suspense with sexy SEALs and a psychic twist that I absolutely loved! The plot was fast paced and intense, with nasty evildoers, mysterious villains pulling the strings, and a country wide conspiracy. Dark, gritty and not at all a light romance, this novel played out like an action movie. Well written, the scenes and characters were brought to life on the pages. I loved hero and heroine, Zane and Beth. Zane is the total package in alpha hero and with a paranormal twist to his heritage that added an extra dimension; though I would have liked to see more of the history behind his and his family¿s abilities. Beth doesn¿t start off as a butt kicking heroine, but she is determined and does not back down to anything that comes her way, including an over-bearing psychic male. The romance between these two was slow to build which lent it believability but once things started heating up, whoa baby! My heart was pounding and I was gasping for air like a fish out of water! The secondary cast plays important roles throughout the story, deeply entwined in the plot, and each of them intrigued me. I can¿t wait to see what happened next with Cosky, Rawls and Mac! The only thing that made me want to throw my Nook across the room was the ending. It ended EXTREMELY abruptly. I didn¿t believe it was the end at first, I thought I was missing something. The author left a major cliff hanger, you are literally left dangling off the jagged edge and I really wanted to get some quality time between Beth and Zane, after such a crazy adventure I think they deserved it and would have leveled out the romance better since there was a notable lack of it. Besides that though, Forged in Fire was a superb read that I¿d recommend to any romantic suspense fan!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 3, 2011
I LOVED this book, plain & simple! No fancy adjectives or flowery words are needed to describe it, just know that if you read, you'll love it too. :) The story is intense, action-packed and will keep you on the edge of your seat page after page. The cast of characters is just yummy (SEALs, hello?!) and the set-up for the next books leaves me wanting tons more.
Zane is a member of a SEAL team on their way to a wedding. While waiting in the airport for their flight Zane has a vision of death when he touches two of his platoon members. Then his soul mate, Beth, shows up and tells them about her dream. From there, the action starts and NEVER stops!
The cast of characters that Ms. McCallan introduces us to is amazing. Even though this book is centered around Zane & Beth, the remaining secondary cast plays an equally important role. Their development and involvement are crucial to this book and future ones. They work as a team and you become invested, interested and intrigued by them. You want to know about them, and their future! From Cosky to Mac to Amy - they don't disappoint.
The story is gritty, sometimes dirty (no not gutter) and the bad guys are really bad. The measures that the SEAL team have to take are not pretty, but you're doing a fist pump & saying "Hell Yeah" when they do them. If you want a cutesy military story where nobody dies, bleeds or gets hurt (which is not real-life)- then this is not the story for you. I cannot stress enough how much I loved it <3
The book was advertised as paranormal romantic suspense. While it did have mind-reading & communication elements, as well as, a psychic character - that was it. If you're looking for mythical creatures or supernatural beings, you won't find any. However, if you are a fan of Romantic Suspense, then you won't be disappointed.
Kick-A** story that everyone needs to read and a series that will definitely be on my must read list!
Posted October 9, 2011
Zane Winters, and his two fellow elite SEALs Rawls and Cosky are on their way to a friend's wedding in Hawaii, being on leave isn't easy and Zane can't shake the feeling of foreboding. But a playful bunch sets off his psychic visions, he gets two quick flashes, his partners, dead, in the plane. And to top that few minutes later he sees her, a woman who's magnetic pull ignites everything territorial and possessive in him - his brothers and father have found their soul mates the same way and now... here she is, his.
Beth Brown isn't going to Hawaii, but here she is anyway, events of her dream have started coming true, but the most disturbing, a plane full of people slaughtered by hijackers she can't just sit and wait to see if it happens... she has come to the gate to see if she recognizes any people from her dream. And suddenly there they are, the three big guys. Suddenly the dream is true, and she has to find a way to stop it.
Beth decides to try and convince the three men to hear her as she heard other call Winters a Lieutenant in her dream, hoping they are military. And Winters convinces her that they should play lovers to not attract attention of the hijackers, but Beth feels there's bit more to his touches and embraces than just acting.
Before you can spell SEALs things get out of hand and time is against them as they have to a way to protect Beth's dream from getting her in jail, fight to try and get a step ahead of the hijackers, and find out just who they can trust and who is compromised, and it all becomes more dangerous when they realize this is about something much more sinister than just hijacking a plane, there is an agenda and they've yet to discover what the hell it is.
I loved this book! McCallan's writing is fast-pace and exciting, you don't want to skip any of it! She built a story world with compelling villains, torn victims and sexy SEALs and not forgetting the main couple - I love books where the man knows exactly what he wants and isn't afraid to be little scheming to get it, especially when it's a woman. Zane was all this! He's hot, seductive, possessive and yet so genuine with his desire to be with her for the rest of his life. I loved that Beth wasn't the dumb woman getting in the way of people who know how to do their job, she had her own strengths and Zane had his, she didn't go busting in anywhere and getting herself in trouble for the hero to save - I loved that! Go smart girls!
The story flows so easy, you want to keep reading, and even when the POV goes to the villains from Beth and Zane you don't want to miss it. As multiple POV, this book is a success, I especially loved Mac's POV even though he despised women he still did the most heroic thing in my book, in this book when he took out "the driver" ( you'll know what I mean after you read the book ).
I could easily keep gushing how great this book was and what little things I loved, what scenes and what moments were superb, but that would ruin the book for you so I won't, but just know that there were all those things!
This book is perfect for readers of romantic suspense, good old suspense and those who like their books to have a little twist of supernatural. This was just my kind of book, filled with action, thrills and romance, this one I will definitely go back to when I want a sexy thrill ride with a trio of hot SEALs!
Posted November 21, 2011
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Posted November 15, 2011
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