Danny was trying to breathe through the pain of his heart slamming into his chest. Trying to clear the fog in his head, he listened to the sounds around him trying to remember where he was. His skin wore a fine sheen of sweat as he swallowed rapidly to moisten his throat. His leg hurt and the ringing in his ears made him nauseous.
Nothing but the fucking ringing in his ears. Breathe, just breathe. A sharp slap on the face had his eyes flying open looking into Lex’s face. Lex was yelling at him, but Danny couldn’t hear a word. His mouth was moving, the chords were standing out in his neck, his eyes were wild…something was wrong. Terribly wrong. Danny’s eyes darted behind Lex to see Coop and Dirks looking down at him. They wore blood and dirt and they looked scared shitless. Danny closed his eyes, think dammit think, what the fuck happened?
As his heartbeat began to slow just a little and the ringing subsided, a whirring sound caught his attention. His eyelids were heavy as though something weighed them down, and he couldn’t open them. Then he remembered, he was deaf and Lex couldn’t talk. Fuck! Did someone drug him? Danny’s heart rate picked up as he fought against the fog in his brain. Trying to sit up, he felt strong hands push at his shoulders.
“Easy Sergeant, take it easy, we’ve got you now. It’ll be fine.”
Danny looked up into dark brown eyes peering through a full face helmet. The man looked to be about his age, maybe a little older.
“It’s going to be okay Sergeant, we’re flying you to base in Kandahar and from there, you’ll be flown to Germany. Try and relax, we’ll be there in a few minutes.”
Danny looked to the man’s left and saw a pole holding several bags of liquids and tubes running down to his arm. Behind the pole, he saw the sky and felt the pitch and sway of the helicopter. He tried sitting up again, but the man gently held him in place. “You’ll need to lie down Sergeant, we’re almost there.”
Finding his voice, Danny said. “My leg hurts. What happened? Where are my men?” Danny licked his lips and looked into those brown eyes, close to the color of his own. Pleading silently to tell him what happened.
Now here's a look at PJ's new release, Designing Samantha's Love
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Rolling Thunder Publishing
Number of pages: 418
Word Count: 150,637
Nothing terrifies Samantha Powell more than starting over, but after devoting three decades to a troubled man and an unhappy marriage, Sam finds the courage to seek her own happiness. She imagines a nice quiet life filled with friends, family, and a career that leaves no room for relationship drama. Unfortunately, no one told the alluring Grayson Kinkaide.
After escaping a bad marriage of his own, Grayson realizes his soul mate is still out there and his heart is set on Sam. Their instant attraction begins a steamy affair, but the women of Grayson's past aren't ready to let him go. Grayson must convince Sam that she is the only one for him.
I am a wife of thirty years, a mother of four grown children and the grandmother of three lovely grandchildren. When not writing a new story, I can be found riding my motorcycle and exploring this fabulous country of ours. My writing revolves around people anyone would love to spend time with. No self-absorbed billionaires for me.
Earning my Bachelor's Degree later in life fulfilled a dream for me. Then, I found the courage to write and I haven't looked back. Currently I have three published books, Designing Samantha's Love, Dog Days of Summer and Rydin' the Storm Out. Danny's War will be coming soon. I also serve as the VP of Communications for WisRWA and devote a large amount of my time helping other authors slog their way through this thing called publishing. I love to hear from fans, so look me up and touch base.
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