SEAL of My Dreams

"SEAL of My Dreams" is the exquisite anthology of romantic stories that is a fundraiser for the Veterans Research Corporation. The tales are written by eighteen well-known and popular authors and focus on the heroes who have trained as SEALs and the often heartbreaking sacrifices that they have made for their country. These are poignant tribute stories that remind us that not only have some of these brave souls given their life in defense of freedom but there plenty of others who offer their own sacrifices and suffering along with these acknowledged heroes. The difficulties of being a part of the lives of those who are driven to push themselves to the limit is a recurring theme as is seen in such works as `Coming Home' by Jami Alden, `Worth the Risk by Elle Kennedy or `Twenty-One Hours by Alison Kent. There are multiple tales of the risky missions that are run without regard for personal safety and the remarkable relationships that can evolve from sharing danger with these innately protective and confident SEALs such as is seen in `Finding Home' by HelenKay Dimon, `Wrapped and SEALed' by Leslie Kelly and `Panama Jack' by Tara Janzen . The deep and abiding mutual respect that develops when countless dangerous missions are shared is depicted, particularly the fallout that occurs when a member of the close-knit team is injured or killed. That theme is explored in `Dog Heart' by Barbara Samuel, `Baby I'm Back' by Stephanie Bond, and `Not Waving but Drowning` by Jo Leigh. Several authors contributed works that fit in with ongoing series as in Cindy Gerard's `SEALed With a Kiss' which features a character from her Black Ops, Inc. or Gennita Low's `Her Secret Pirate' which fits into her Crossfire SEAL series and Stephanie Tyler adds to the mystique of her Hold SEALs with `Holding On'. These larger-than-life males utilize their hardwon skills in the domestic setting in such tales as `Whirlwind' by Roxanne St. Claire or `SEALed Fates' by Kylie Brant while `Going Dark' by Helen Brenna, SEALed by Fate by Marliss Melton and `Panama Jack' by Tara Janzen give a glimpse into the harrowing missions these men consider part of their standard assignment. Finally, `Letters to Ellie' by Loreth Anne White provides a stark reminder that not all of our brave souls return home to those who wait but there are still some whose fate remains unknown.

A must-read book not only due to the fact that it supports a good cause but because it showcases the skills of so many talented authors. Keep a tissue handy, particularly for the final emotionally draining tale. Rest assured that you will get a wonderful read with this book that explores many aspects of those heroic men whose feats inspire all of us to be better people even as they provide us with that feeling of security knowing that they are there to protect us.

Book Blurb for SEAL of My Dreams

True heroes who will win your heart.

Honor, duty, courage, passion . . . the men of the Navy SEALs are a special breed of hero, and in these stories by eighteen top romance authors the SEALs are celebrated not only as symbols of devoted service to their country but as the kind of man every woman wants to love. They'll rescue a damsel in distress and her lap dog, too. They'll battle hometown dramas and international bad guys. When it comes to giving away their hearts, they'll risk everything.

All proceeds from sales of SEAL of My Dreams goes to the Veterans Research Corporation, a non-profit fundraiser for veterans' medical research.

Among them, the authors of SEAL of My Dreams have won dozens of writing awards including multiple RITAs from Romance Writers of America. Their nearly 600 published novels have sold at least 25 million copies worldwide. The SEAL of My Dreams roster includes many of the best-known authors in modern romance fiction. In addition, many have strong family connections to the servicemen and women of our nation's military, and many specialize in novels featuring heroes and heroines from all branches of service. Visit the authors at

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2011 5.00