Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Marriage, Mobsters, and the Marine: A #Romance #Novel by Kryssie Fortune

Kryssie Fortune writes the sort of hot sexy books she loves to read. If she can sneak a dragon into her paranormal books she will. Her paranormal heroes are muscular werewolves, arrogant Fae or BDSM loving dragons.

Kryssie likes her contemporary heroes ex-military and dominant. Her heroines are kick-ass females who can hold their own against whatever life - or Kryssie - throws at them.

Kryssie's pet hates are unhappy endings, and a series that end on a cliffhanger.

Her books are all stand alone even when part of series. Plot always comes before sex, but when her heroines and heroes get together, the sex is explosive and explicit. One review called it downright sensual.

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Abigail Montgomery, a small-town schoolteacher with zero self-confidence, longs for the loving family she never had.

Each month she attends a masked BDSM club, but her next visit will be her last. If she doesn’t marry within the next year, her military brother won’t inherit Montgomery Hall. Desperate, she advertises for a husband.

Jared Armstrong, a former Marine sharpshooter and occasional Dom, needs $125,000 to get his family out of a hole. His solution - to marry Abigail Montgomery for her money. His only regret is his wife won’t accept his spanking lifestyle.

Soon, Abigail dreams of making their marriage real, but she promised Jared a divorce two-years after their wedding. Can they share some Christmas magic as their relationship faces extortion threats, a kidnapping, and an attempted murder? Or will Jared walk away and break her heart?

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From Zero to Superhero – Well…US Marine

Run at over six miles per hour for twenty-eight minutes? You have to be kidding me.

How about 50 or more crunchies in less than 2 minutes? I’d be laid on the floor crying.

If you want to become a US Marine, though, the recruiters expect this and more.

Marines need to be strong, tough, and smart. Above I’ve talked about minimum standards. To achieve a top score, a candidate must manage a 3 mile run in 18 minutes, perform 100 crunchies in 2 minutes, and do 20 pull-ups.

That means running at 10 mph for eighteen minutes.

Just getting through that lot would kill me.

Training starts as soon as the recruit gets on the bus to the base. A drill instructor acquaints them with Military law and tells them they are now subject to it. Once they disembark, they line up on yellow footsteps painted on the floor. Here, they learn to stand to attention and have their uniforms issued. Next step, military haircut.

The recruits are issued with their rifles, have medicals, and vaccinations where needed. The whole receiving process takes about three days—usually without sleep, then the recruit faces the Initial Strength Test.

To pass, a male recruit must complete at least three pull-ups, 45 crunchies in two minutes, and run 1.5 miles (2.4 km) in 13:30 minutes or less. The female recruits must hold a “flexed arm hang” (hanging on a bar with their arms bent) for at least 12 seconds, complete 45 crunchies in two minutes, and run 1.5 miles in 14 minutes and 30 seconds or less.

All without sleep. I’d be a wreck.

The training only intensifies from there, with drill instructors constantly harassing the recruits to ensure they can cope with battlefield stress.

The recruits learn about teamwork, weapons, and fighting. One of the worst things a drill sergeant can yell at them is that they should have joined the navy instead.

Twelve weeks later, if you can meet the physical and mental challenges, you’re ready for the passing out parade. Only, for a Marine, it’s a passing out run past their families while shouting out Marine Cadences. They circle the base and assemble on a parade ground.

Once the ceremony is complete, the Marines are granted on-base leave to show their families around. After one last march the following morning, the recruit gets ten days leave.

I’d need ten years to recover from this.

If the recruit survives all this, he’ll get yet more training before he’s assigned to a platoon.

No wonder the Marines claim theirs is the toughest service to enter.

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