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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Women+military+love= Faithful Service, Silent Hearts

Faithful Service, Silent Hearts is the story of Devon James, a bright young military officer, dedicated to serving her country. She soon learns that finding love under any circumstances is difficult, but when your love is forbidden by military regulations and a relentless zealot pursues you, it can seem impossible. Following an investigation that destroyed her first lover's career and their relationship, Devon hopes her new assignment will allow her a fresh start.

She is reunited with an old college friend, and together, they form an impressive intelligence team and red-hot couple. When their assignments take them to the war-torn Middle East in the early days of terrorists targeting Americans, then things really get interesting. She returns home a decorated veteran with numerous physical and emotional scars. Devon soon discovers that the battle for her own integrity and faithful service has only begun.

Faithful Service, Silent Hearts is a book that I hope will touch readers on many different levels. It’s not meant to be the standard Lesfic romance, but don’t worry, Devon’s relationships feature prominently in driving the plot. Devon is a soldier, a lover, a friend, and above all human. We follow her from the grueling days of basic training to the terrorist havens of Lebanon. She finds love, heartbreak, makes mistakes, learns lessons, and ultimately grows to find her own personal path to integrity.

Faithful Service is a sweeping human drama about the personal sacrifices of an everyday soldier who just wants to serve her country in an honorable way. The story is set against the backdrop of one of the most significant and heartbreaking events in the military’s recent history. I tried to show what is painfully obvious to all lesbian and gay veterans and active duty personnel: Doing our duty is unaffected by our sexual orientation. We are, like all of our fellow service members, simply soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coasties. The individual we love is irrelevant to that duty.

Today, following the repeal of DADT, it’s important to remember that LGBT members of our armed forces continue to serve with distinction, but do not receive equal benefits. There is still work to be done. It is my hope that Faithful Service, Silent Hearts will help to serve as a reminder to complete the task of truly honoring LGBT heroes who have served and continue to serve our country. Devon’s story is above all a message of hope and triumph that will carry you along on a wild ride. I hope that you will take the journey with her.

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Lynette Mae grew up in Pennsylvania, the third of six children. She enlisted in the army at nineteen, and after an honorable discharge, found herself in Florida pursuing her dream of a law enforcement career. Although completely challenging and satisfying, being a cop only fueled Lynette’s true passion: Writing. Her life’s rich experiences provide endless ideas for stories and characters that are born out of the truly fascinating places she’s gone and people she’s met along the way. When she’s not working or writing, you can find Lynette running, weight training, or any number of physical pursuits. For quieter time, she’ll be curled up with a book, or just enjoying the day with her wife and their dogs.

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