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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wingmen Warrior's Tour - "Grayson's Surrender" & "Taking Cover" (Catherine Mann)

See how it all started with the first two books in Catherine Mann’s RITA Award winning “Wingmen Warriors” series!
See below to learn how to win a free book!

Grayson’s Surrender (Wingman Warriors #1) and Taking Cover (Wingman Warriors #2)
by Catherine Mann
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Age category: Adult

GRAYSON’S SURRENDER”: Flight Surgeon Grayson Clark and NGO worker Lori Rutledge shared a passionate summer full of promise and ultimately heartbreak. After his turbulent childhood, Grayson knows well he’s ill-equipped to offer Lori the security she craves. But Grayson can’t escape Lori’s allure when they’re paired on a military rescue operation to an overseas orphanage. When one heart-tugging orphan charms her way into Lori’s life and Grayson’s heart, Lori and Grayson discover a new understanding of family – and a free-falling surrender to love.

Excerpt from Grayson’s Surrender:
“Nice patch there, Major.”

The words fell from her lips with a light Southern drawl, whiskey warm and just as potent.

Gray glanced down at his sleeve. Anything. Anywhere. Anytime.

The insinuation crackled along the humidity-laden air. Gray let his gaze slide back to her. “Wanna test the motto out?”

Lori laughed, husky, if a bit tight. “Same old gray.” Her chin tipped. “Been there. Done that. Lost the T-shirt.”

His arms folded over his chest. “You left it at my place.”

She laughed again. The great husky laugh of hers that rolled right into him. Just as fast, she had his hormones bombarding the defenses of his reason. Of course sex, great sex, incredible anything, anywhere, anytime sex, had never been their problem. But the minute they’d set their feet on the floor….

My thoughts on "Grayson's Surrender":
Ok- I loved it!  The tug of war between Grayson, our hero and Lori, our heroine is one filled with sweet romance and hot, steamy encounters! Grayson has a commitment phobia and all Lori wants is to settle down.  Will they come together?  Will Madga, a young child that touches both their hearts, help.   This is a touching and realistic story about two people in love that struggle to come to terms with their feelings.  Grayson is a great guy!  It's no wonder Lori falls for him.  And, Lori, she's a kind, gentle person that is exactly what Grayson needs.  This is a must read! Thank you, Ms. Mann, for a wonderful story!  Enjoy!

“TAKING COVER”:  Battle lines are drawn when Flight Surgeon Kathleen O’Connell temporarily grounds Captain Tanner Bennett from flying combat. No way does Tanner plan to watch his crew from the sidelines. Not that he has a choice, thanks to by-the-rules Kathleen and his ground duty assignment to investigate a crash. When Kathleen is teamed with him in the investigation, they’re both diving for cover as they battle an attraction ready to detonate!

Excerpt from Taking Cover:
He twisted in the chair. Looking. Finding. Her.

Kathleen stood silhouetted in the doorway.

His chair thudded to the barroom floor in a teeth-jarring landing. No flight suit for her tonight. She'd changed.

Man, how she'd changed.

Leather pants molded themselves to her every curve. They sealed over her trimly muscled calves, up her thighs to cup that bottom he'd been trying not to watch all day. Her hair flowed in a fiery curtain around her face, brushing the collar of her satin shirt. Scorching his eyes from across the smoky room.

She leaned over the bar to place her drink order. Her blouse inched up, baring a thin stripe of skin along her back.

Twelve years.

Twelve years hadn't dimmed the memory of how soft, how warm, that skin had felt beneath his hands...

My thoughts on "Taking Cover":
This story starts off strong and gets better and better!  Both Kathleen and Tanner are strong, smart and independent individuals that are ordered to work together to investigate an accident. While working so closely together, an old spark reignites and they grow closer too.  I liked that the relationship grew and got stronger with time, not rushed. Tanner is great - despite hardships in his past, he still is positive and loves to laugh.  Kathleen is vulnerable and not thinking too highly of herself, having believed her ex-husbands words.  Watching their love grow and blossom is a beautiful thing!  Again, Ms. Mann has done it!  Don't miss any of the Wingman Warriors stories!

You can buy "Grayson's Surrender/Taking Cover"at:

***This 2-in-1 is available in print only. If you wish to order the books digitally, they must be ordered individually.***

Top 10 Military Songs
From Catherine Mann

“Anchors Aweigh” and “Marine Hymn
(Songs I remember singing in music class as a kid.)

The US Air Force Hymn” aka “Lord, Guard and Guide the Men Who Fly
(This was sung when my husband and I got married.)

A Soldier’s Wife” by Roxie Dean

I Won’t Back Down” – Johnny Cash version of the Tom Petty song

Soldier Boy” by The Shirelles
(Blast from the past!)

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by the Andrews Sisters
(Makes me think of my grandparents & WWII generation.)

This Land Is Your Land” by Woodie Guthrie

I’m Already There” by Lonestar

American Soldier” by Toby Keith

God Bless the USA” by Leigh Greenwood
(Still gives me goosebumps whenever I hear it!)

Question for commenters: What’s your favorite military and/or patriotic song?

About the Author...
 USA Today bestseller Catherine Mann and RITA Award winner, Catherine writes contemporary romance for Berkley, Harlequin, and Sourcebooks, With over two million books in print in more than twenty countries, she has also celebrated five RITA finals, three Maggie Award of Excellence finals and a Bookseller’s Best win. A former theater school director and university instructor, she holds a Master’s degree in Theater from UNC-Greensboro and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts: Theater (with minors in both English and Education) from the College of Charleston. Catherine and her flyboy husband live on the Florida coast where they brought up their 4 children – and still have 5 four-legged, furry “children” (aka pets). Catherine is an active volunteer with her local Humane Society, serving on their Board of Directors and fostering puppies and special needs dogs (she stopped counting at a hundred). She recently checked off a major item on her “bucket list” by completing the hands-on training for the Florida State Animal Rescue Coalition. Catherine enjoys hearing from her readers and can be found online daily.  To receive an autographed bookmark, send a SASE to: P.O. Box 6065, Navarre, FL 32566

You can find and contact Catherine here:

This is my stop during the Wingmen Warriors blog tour by Catherine Mann. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs the whole month May, weekdays only. You can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours:     So far the Wingmen series contains 14 books:

Here's your chance to win!!!

Chosen winner will get to choose from one of the two books below!  The winner can choose either "Rescuing Christmas" or "Love Bites", which are both anthologies which feature a short story written by Catherine Mann.
Comment on this post letting me know which book you'd like if you win and a winner will be drawn at random from the comments on May 31!  
Winner will be posted on May 31!
Be sure to follow Cat's Reviews so I can contact you if you win! 

Choice 1:
Love Unleashed by New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster
Smookie and the Bandit by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson
Dog Tags by USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann
Mane Haven by Jules Bennett
Molly Wants a Hero by Virna DePaul

Choice 2:

Holiday Haven by Vicki Lewis ThompsonAll Ben Rhodes wants for Christmas is to be left alone. And yet, in a fit of Christmas-cheer-induced insanity, he agrees to help beautiful shelter director Tansy Dexter find homes for all her rambunctious animals. Little does he know that the one truly in need of a loving home this season…is him.

Home for Christmas by Catherine Mann
Shelby Conrad has had more than her fair share of silent nights. But even though her husband, Tech Sergeant Alex Conrad, is coming home in time for Christmas, Shelby isn't sure he's in time to save their marriage. Can a road trip to deliver three shelter dogs to their new homes teach the couple that the most precious gift of all is hope?

A Puppy for Will by Kathie DeNosky

Will Parker hasn't exactly had all his hopes and dreams met, but work has filled the gaps in his life. Or so he thinks…until an energetic and large Saint Bernard foster puppy and Will's cute neighbor Macie Fairbanks introduce him to the best thing about Christmas and life—unconditional love.(less)


  1. Battle Hymn of the Republic
    Riding with Private Malone
    If You're Reading This
    Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning

  2. Nice reviews

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  3. Congrats to bn100! You've won a copy of "Love Bites". Please check your email for more details! Thanks for visiting Cat's Reviews!