Lena Diaz and Angi Morgan have a lot in common. They're Unsinkable Sisters, both 2010 RWA® Golden Heart finalists, are celebrating the release of their third books, both won the Daphne du Maurier (unpublished) and both have U.S. Marshal stories out in February: DANGEROUS MEMORIES & THE MARSHAL'S WITNESS (click on the title for an excerpt).
So Angi and Lena thought they'd compare Marshals in a fun way.
EXCITING !! So exciting they decided to share a blog today and talk about their heroes!
U.S. Marshals make great heroes. What's not to love about a man who's willing to die for someone? Criminal or innocent witness, Marshals put their lives on the line protecting people every day. And of course, in Angi and Lena's stories, Levi Cooper and Ryan Jackson are sexy protectors doing just that. Levi has known Jolene for several years, but Ryan has just been assigned Jessica Delaney. Reading these similar--yet completely different--stories should be lots of fun.
Remember that old tune MY DOG'S BIGGER THAN YOUR DOG? by Tom Paxton? Well the fun "sharing" became a very fun "comparison." LOL
So Angi, why don't you start us off …
Well, I never claimed to be a song writer, but here goes.
My guy's bigger than Lena's guy,
My guy's bigger than yours,
My Marshal's bigger
and he chases big bad men,
My guy's bigger than yours.
So not a song writer.
Size DOES matter Angi and I assure you my guy is the PERFECT size!
My guy’s tougher than Angi’s guy,
My guy’s gorgeous too,
My Marshal’s a former Green Beret (top that Angi!),
And a much better lover!
My guy’s tougher than yours.
A better lover, Lena? I don’t think so. One kiss rocked my heroine’s world for four years. LOL
Our train's faster than your car,
Our running's faster than yours,
We have sirens,
and murder and lots of guns,
Our train's faster than yours.
Just remember to smile while you’re reading this and think of the tune. LOL
Faster isn’t necessarily better, darlin’. Remember that better lover line above? Ha!
Our explosions are louder than yours are,
Our guns are louder than yours,
My heroine’s in trouble,
So my hero’s there on the double,
My Marshal’s bigger, tougher, louder than yours!
And he has stubble. Who can resist stubble???
Can anyone resist stubble? Angi?
My Marshal's …umm. My Marshal's…well, darn. UNCLE.
I give up since I'm making my Marshal sound, well… (grin)
Marshal Levi Cooper is committed, loyal, dedicated and--of-course--gorgeous (did you see how cut he is on the cover?). He's the go-to guy in the Denver office. A work-a-holic who longs for more when he meets Jo. Deep down he knows his Sunday afternoon check-ins on the Atkins duo are more than routine visits. And then his witness, Jo's father, goes outside the program and is murdered. Levi vows to protect Jo no matter what and hates hurting her by dredging up buried memories. IF she remembers, he'll lose her to WITSEC. If she doesn't…she'll be killed. DANGEROUS MEMORIES was a cool story to write and I can't wait to hear from readers about their impression of Levi.
(Thank goodness she cried Uncle because I was so there, ready to cry off!)
Okay, Marshal Ryan Jackson would totally look cut on my cover if it weren’t for the long sleeves he’s wearing. But he’s smart enough not to wear short sleeves in the Smoky Mountains when it’s late fall. But come on, look at his face! He’s HOT. What I love the most is his sense of honor and justice. And since the heroine is a former criminal, it takes a LOT for him to move beyond his distrust of her and to allow himself to see past the crimes to the real person, and to understand why she made the choices she made. But even before that, because of his deep sense of honor and duty to the witness he’s sworn to protect, he risks explosions, fires, bullets, and bears to save our lovely heroine! I’m excited to see what readers think about THE MARSHAL’S WITNESS and my sexy, honorable hero.
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LENA DIAZ is a romantic suspense author. Her debut novel, HE KILLS ME, HE KILLS ME NOT, released by Avon Impulse in 2011. The story was a finalist in the 2010 RWA Golden Heart and won both the 2009 TARA and the 2010 Daphne du Maurier awards.
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Angi Morgan writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Angi has been a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier.
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WHAT DO YOU THINK about our Marshals? Or can you add a verse to the impromptu song?