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Can be read as a stand-alone if you’re new to Connor and Shawn’s adventures.

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BLURB: In the wake of the harrowing missions in India and Pakistan, Connor struggles to come to terms with causing the accidental death of a child, while Shawn tries to put Julian’s betrayal behind him.

Adding to the emotional fallout, new trials arise – the appearance of a young man from Connor’s past turned stalker may have fatal consequences for him, while Shawn must confront his former heroin addiction and break free of the hold it still has on him.

The challenges continue when a Shadow Unit undercover op in Bangladesh to shut down the pipeline of terrorists being smuggled into the UK draws Shawn and Connor into a web of lies and deceit from a man hell bent on exacting revenge on the two soldiers – demanding a life for a life.

Will Connor and Shawn survive? Or will the jungle become their final resting place?

58,400 words

Don’t miss Connor and Shawn’s previous missions in BROKEN SOLDIER and ROGUE SOLDIER, plus the holiday short story SNOWBOUND SOLDIERS! Available now!

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Hey all! I’m having a sale TODAY ONLY on my Shadow Unit ebooks!


To celebrate the release of Hunted Soldier (Shadow Unit Book 3) tomorrow, both Broken Soldier (Book 1) and Rogue Soldier (Book 2) are on sale for only $1.49 each!
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Hey guys!

I had such a horribly bad Friday, weekend and most of Monday that I had no energy to do my regular write up.

My frustration and stress level was off the charts because of our oh-so-wonderful healthcare and insurance system. Did my sarcasm come through there? I spent three days fighting with my doctor’s office and my FMLA insurance people over paperwork that should have taken five minutes to fill out, then got into an argument with my husband over it, which meant we weren’t speaking all weekend. It was just a clusterfuck all around that took until nearly 3:00 pm yesterday to get resolved.

Which was just in time for me to start my first yoga class in over two years. Boy, did I need it after all that nonsense! I like the instructor, though she can’t compare to my old one. But the class was good. A bit different, slower, than I’m used to, but I will definitely go back again next week. I felt SO much better after class. I’ve missed that feeling. Though, good gosh, I’m sore this morning! LOL!

Work is gearing up to be crazy this week. Had meetings at our other building yesterday, which required travel, then I have a four hour seminar on Thursday, again off-site. Ugh.

Getting together with a work friend tonight to go see King Arthur, which should be fun and exactly what I need to decompress.

That’s about it from me right now. How was YOUR weekend?
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 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was awesome! "Groot, put on your seatbelt!" Ha! Needless to say, Baby Groot stole the show. :-) I liked this one better than the first one. I think because the storyline was simpler, and more personal. But they were still saving the galaxy! And it was emotional, too! Tell me you all didn't tear up at the end. [sniff, sniff] And the soundtrack this time was even better than the first, too! Just might have to see it for a second time...
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Good gosh, Monday already? Why does the weekend just fly by and the regular work week just drag by? I had a lovely weekend. The weather cooperated with sunny skies and warm (but windy) temperatures. Saturday the hubby and I headed out early to breakfast at one of our favorite spots. I had Nutella and strawberry stuffed French toast that was SO yummy. Then we walked down to the French Market, our first trip of the season. We picked up lots of delicious goodies and John got some tea. Afterwards we walked over to the library. It was Free Comic Book Day, plus Star Wars Day combined. As you can see, I quite enjoyed myself and made a new friend! LOL! We chilled at home the rest of the day, where I gave my new ebook a final, final read-through and watched some TV. Sunday was the final, final edits on my book, laundry, dusting and then John and I went out to lunch and did a little shopping at the mall. Stopped and got the Mustang washed on the way back. When we got home we went for a nice walk around the lake behind our house. We passed two dads and their baby daughter, pushing her stroller. It was adorable! It was a busy, but fun and relaxing weekend. How was YOURS?
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 Happy Friday, everyone!
Got the hubby and I signed up this morning for another trip through the park district. This time we’re going to Whiting, Indiana on July 29th for their Pierogi Fest. Yum! We’re also thinking about going to the Wisconsin State Fair, too, in August.
Have kind of a busy weekend planned - on Saturday the hubby and I are going out to breakfast, then to the French Market for our first visit of the season. I love coming home with all sorts of delicious food. Then we’re off to the library, where they’re celebrating Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars Day combined, having all sorts of people dressed up in costume handing out the comics. Hope I can get my picture taken with a Stormtrooper! LOL! We’re also going to try and hit up a kite festival going on in town. Last year they had 800 kite flyers!
On Sunday we’re trying a new restaurant for lunch, which happens to be next to a mall, where I plan on doing some shopping for new jeans and gym shoes. I don’t think John knows that yet. Ha!
Have a good weekend, guys! 
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 Very excited to have received edits back on Hunted Soldier (Shadow Unit Book 3) from my super-fantastic, super-thorough editor Gina, who called it my “best book yet”. Woot! Now to buckle down and get those edits done. Connor and Shawn are eager to have their next mission published! :-)
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After several years away from the practice, I just got myself signed up for yoga again, starting on the 15th. I don't think anyone will ever be as good as my former instructor, which is why I haven't ever signed up for classes, but I'm going to try and keep an open mind. Because I truly miss the benefits yoga gave me. And my company will pay for it, so I've got nothing to lose!
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 What a soggy, dreary weekend. It started raining on Friday and it’s still raining now, Monday afternoon. It got so heavy both Saturday and Sunday nights I thought I was going to have to build an ark to get to work this morning!
So needless to say, with the weather not much was going on. John and I did go out to breakfast on Saturday morning, which turned out to be a mistake. We should have looked at the rain and stayed home! We ate at a new restaurant and it was horrible! All of the food was overcooked and dry and even the coffee tasted burnt. It was expensive, too! And they screwed up my order, after waiting 25 minutes for it. Looking around, we noticed we weren’t the only ones who left most of their food on their plates. This place won’t be around long.
Spent the rest of the weekend just vegging at the house. Got caught up on TV shows, watched the movie Arrival (very slooooow movie, but good. And Jeremy Renner is gorgeous in glasses <g>). Read a book, did the laundry, even took a nap. :-)
I received the edits back on Sunday for my new book, Hunted Soldier (Shadow Unit Book 3). Very excited about that, as it means publication draws ever closer!
And that was about it. How was YOUR weekend?
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Check out my new custom phone case! Quick - can you name all the fandoms? :-)


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Lazy, but productive weekend.

Sat in the sun and read. Sat in the sun and did story edits. Binged-watched half of season five of Chicago Fire. Scribbled down notes for a fanfic story. Did some ebook marketing in between loads of laundry. Messed around with this totally nifty new jacket I got from And completely forgot to go to the comic book store. D'oh!

How was YOUR weekend?
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Had my annual review today, which is always a massively stressful time for me. Even more so this year, because this was my first review with my new boss. But I needn’t have worried. It went very well. I found that it was much easier to talk to him than my old boss, which was great.

I’m sure it will be tougher next year, when he’ll have been my boss for an entire year and not just the last 4 months. But we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. Right now I’ve got high marks AND a raise and I’m feeling good! :-)
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Looks like I used to be quite the busy bee over on LJ for the past 11 years!



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I took a jewelry making class at the library last night where we made pendants. We had a wide variety of charms and beads to choose from. Here’s my finished creation! I’m really happy with the way it turned out. :-)

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Tomahawk, Wisconsin on Supernatural last night - HA! My best friend’s family has a house up there. I spent countless weekends there from childhood through college and I’m afraid to say I’ve never heard of Black Bill. :-) Though it would’ve been a cool thing to scare us witless during all our nighttime walks through the forest! LOL!
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Wow! First the executive producer of Chicago Justice “likes” one of my tweets. Now one of the writers did, too, plus she responded to me! Now if I could only get Philip Winchester to… :-)

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For some bizarre reason, the governor of Illinois visited our manufacturing plant yesterday to give a press conference. I'm honestly not sure why. But was on every local news channel all afternoon.

Sounds good, right? Problem is, our governor is a MORON, and now my company is associated with this idiot. I do have to laugh, though. As part of his speech he said "And I want all of your salaries to rise!".

How ironic, since our entire company has our annual reviews this month. If I don't get a raise I'm going straight to the governor!
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It’s Easter time at the office! Got my cubicle decorated yesterday. I’m ready for the Easter bunny to stop by and leave me some candy! :-)

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Welcome to my first Dreamwidth post in five years! LOL! It’s going to be strange getting used to this again after being on LJ for so long. Glad to see so many of you guys found me over here. :-)

Another Monday. Ugh. It was a nice weekend, though. We had beautiful weather, up in the mid-70’s!

Saturday was a bit of a lazy day. I spent a good part of the afternoon giving my new ebook (Hunted Soldier) a final read-through and doing last minute edits before getting it ready to send off to my editors on Sunday and my beta readers today. Got caught up on a few TV shows on the DVR and that was pretty much it.

Sunday was a bit busier. Did the laundry, went grocery shopping and the hubby and I went to Wok N Fire for lunch. He’s recently really gotten into sushi and has been trying to get me to give it a go, too. So I finally took the plunge! I had miso soup to start off with, which surprised me by being really tasty, since it had tofu and seaweed in it, two things I don’t normally eat! Then I tried a shrimp tempura maki and a crazy roll. Both of which were delicious! And to top it off, we had chocolate mochi ice cream. Again, something new for me. Ice cream wrapped in rice dough and dusted with powdered sugar? It was super yummy! Here’s the photographic evidence:

I’m looking forward to going back and trying a few different sushi rolls.

How was YOUR weekend?
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With the Russians now owning Livejournal, and their new anti-LGBT ToS in place (among other restrictions), I doubt I’ll be posting here much anymore, if at all. I’m not going to delete my journal because it will always be an archive for me. I have a very old Dreamwidth page that I may start up again. I started the import process to transfer everything over from LJ to DW last night. I'm also agt_spooky over there. (

But if you want to keep up with me, I’m on Facebook all the time, under my author name, Jamie Lynn Miller.

Here’s my page:

Most of my posts are public, so even if you don’t have an FB account yourself, you can still read what I’m up to. But I only go by Jamie over there, not Barb, if you want to leave me any comments.

It deeply saddens me that I need to part ways with LJ, that it’s been destroyed now. I’ve been here since 2005 and have made too many friends to even count. Not to mention the fantastic discussions on every topic under the sun. And I’ll miss that. Facebook is good, but it’s just not the same kind of forum that LJ is, you know?

I know a ton of people have already departed LJ in the last few days, since the new ToS was put in place, but if you’re still around and you’ve relocated to FB or Dreamwidth, please let me know so I can find you! I don’t want this crap to make me lose touch with my friends.

Love you guys!! {HUGS}}
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