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Call Sign Karma by Jamie Rae ~ Spotlight

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CALL SIGN KARMA BOOK BLURB:

Love in the no-fly zone…

Distraught over the loss of her brother in a fighter jet accident, Tinklee Pinkerton decides to follow in his footsteps and prove the tragedy wasn’t his fault. But when she’s chosen as the first woman to fly the Air Force’s F-35, her plan for a life that revolves around work is thrown off course by a handsome, mysterious stranger…

Thanks to Locke’s seductive British accent, sweet nature, and one too many beers, Tink is soon inspired to throw caution to the wind and herself into his arms. She thinks maybe love can heal after all—until she discovers Locke is her superior officer. Tink has no problem risking her life in the air, but with everything on the line, is she brave enough to risk her heart on the ground?

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FROM JAMIE RAE:

As a military spouse and Air Force Veteran, this story was one that hit close to home. For my debut novel, I thought it was important to not only write about what I know but to also write about what I love.

It was my goal to give the reader a raw and honest look into the life of a not only a fighter pilot, but also to give an inside glimpse into the emotions and situations that are experienced by spouses, family members, friends and anyone who has ever loved the brave men and women who have volunteered to wear the uniform and protect our freedoms. It is often said that it is not only the soldier who serves but the entire family. I have been on both sides and I couldn’t agree more.

This is a glimpse into the opening scene where Tink relives her brother’s crash. And although she is watching it on a tablet, her pain is so deeply rooted that she feels like she is inside of the cockpit with him.

 

There was zero chance of survival—for either of us.

The thought caused my insides to twist as I stood, paralyzed staring at the blazing

inferno. I watched in shocked horror from the window of the control tower as the jet fueled flames fed on his body, still strapped inside of the cockpit.

Tonight the distant flames were from a bonfire that danced happily in celebration

of a holiday, but their flames were close enough to ignite the memories. Memories that

still fueled my nightmares. A familiar chill skated down my spine.

I slammed down the beer bottle on the table next to me and looked away from the

flames. Sweet honey lager splashed out and onto the cover of my tablet that sat on the

edge of the table.

The tablet called to me. I couldn’t help but reach for it, my shaking hand nearly

knocked over the beer bottles that surrounded it. My index finger hovered over the

screen. The damn arrow glowed as if challenging me to touch it.

Go ahead Tink, watch me one more time.

I swallowed the boulder-sized lump in the back of my throat as I accepted the

dare. My finger tapped the start button and instantly dropped me in the middle of the

nightmare that had consumed and wrecked my life.

“Altitude. Altitude. Pull up. Pull up.” The unemotional, mechanical female voice

of the jet’s warning system rang out.

Her words rattled in my head like a pinball looking for its escape. I studied the

altimeter screaming toward two thousand feet.

“Pull up,” her empty voice commanded. Each time she repeated those words, my

stomach lurched. That voice, that command, still haunted me.

I squeezed my eyes closed unable to stop from reliving that day in the tower and

how her robotic tone had sent everyone into a panic. I stood frozen, unable to do a damn

thing as the jet continued its nosedive.

My own weight crushed me as if I were being pushed down by the forces of a

hard turn in the cockpit. I gasped for oxygen, my lungs rebelling as the image of the jet

pitched down. I began counting between breaths to keep from passing out the way they

had taught us in pilot training.

Three.

The sound of calm breaths from video filled the air. The ground rushed closer as

the jet blitzed toward fifteen hundred feet.

“Pull up,” the voice repeated. “Pull up.”

Two.

I leaned forward and my lips parted as if I were going to retch, but nothing spilled out. I forced each breath to prevent me from blacking out like Colin. His calm, sleeplike breaths seeped from the tablet’s speakers, haunting me in its wavelike rhythm. I held the tablet tight in my hands. The breaths were the last sound that I’d ever hear from him.

“Pull up! Pull up!”

A giant green arrow flashed across the video. It acted as a forewarning of the jet’s impending impact. My entire body shuddered as adrenaline thrust through my veins.

I wanted to choke the aloofness from her tone. To the jet’s warning system it was

just another jet. To me, it was my world coming to an end. She may as well have tacked

the word ‘idiot’ onto her feeble attempt of a warning.

The military Humvees scrambled on the screen like cockroaches escaping the

light. I was paralyzed. I couldn’t do anything to prevent it from happening then. Why did

I still hope I could stop it now?

“Pull up!”

I closed my eyes.

It was too late.

“Pull up!”

One.

I opened my eyes. The ground rush on the display was exactly how they described

it in pilot training; the world blossomed as earth ripped through to meet you in the

cockpit.

Her vacant voice instructing him to pull up was the last thing to ring out right

before my life shattered. Everything exploded into a bright blinding haze on the screen

with a blaring detonation. The blood cooled in my veins.

I flipped the tablet cover and traced my still trembling finger along the lines of the

worn material. I had stolen the video from my father’s files the night after the funeral. I

had watched it a thousand times, each time reliving the horrors of that day.

But tonight, once was enough.

Tonight, I had to figure out how the hell I was going to climb into the cockpit and

fly the jet that killed my brother.

 

I hope you will continue the story and if you do please drop me a line and let me know if I accomplished my mission! Until then…Who is your favorite brave man or woman who wears a uniform and keeps us safe? Please share!

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

JAMIE RAE is a New Adult and Young Adult author. She writes with one goal in mind–create stories with a positive message that will stay with the reader long after they’ve finished reading.

Jamie is an avid reader and loves discovering stories with a great hook, though she will not eat, sleep, or speak until she reaches the end. The Harry Potter years weren’t pretty!! Convinced that her Hogwarts letter was lost in the mail, she keeps a watchful eye for owls hoping her children will have better luck!

In her other life, Jamie Rae is an orthodontist, and literary agent. She keeps her heart overflowing with love as a mother of three and has perfected the art of nomadic living as a military spouse and Air Force veteran. Jamie has a passion for critters of all shapes and sizes and you can often find her sneaking them into her own home or volunteering for rescues.

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Call Sign Karma by Jamie Rae ~ Reader Appreciation Blitz

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Today we are having a Reader Appreciation Blitz to spotlight the fabulous readers who have read CALL SIGN KARMA, and celebrate the fact that the book now has over 100 *5 star reviews! This is a huge milestone and Jamie Rae has a note below for the readers who helped the book get there. Some readers who were kind enough to share their favorite lines from the book are spotlighted below, and you can read an exclusive excerpt.

 

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BOOK BLURB:

Love in the no-fly zone…

Distraught over the loss of her brother in a fighter jet accident, Tinklee Pinkerton decides to follow in his footsteps and prove the tragedy wasn’t his fault. But when she’s chosen as the first woman to fly the Air Force’s F-35, her plan for a life that revolves around work is thrown off course by a handsome, mysterious stranger…

Thanks to Locke’s seductive British accent, sweet nature, and one too many beers, Tink is soon inspired to throw caution to the wind and herself into his arms. She thinks maybe love can heal after all—until she discovers Locke is her superior officer. Tink has no problem risking her life in the air, but with everything on the line, is she brave enough to risk her heart on the ground?

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Jamie Rae’s Message to Readers

As a military spouse and Air Force veteran, I wanted my debut to not only be about something that I knew and loved but to also be a story that delivered a powerful message. Your reviews and feedback have meant the world to me and I can’t thank you enough for taking a chance on my feisty, female fighter pilot. Your words have made me laugh, smile, ugly cry, happy dance, fist bump, and cheer. Most importantly they have given me the encouragement to keep writing. I love and adore each of you! In the words of Tink, “Holy hell, you rock!”

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Review Blurbs:

“Mark my words, ‘Tink’ is going to be in the hall of fame-badass character edition” -Ana (Owl Always Be Reading)

“This book had it all for me. It had heartache, romance, forbidden love and action! I had every single feel throughout the book” -Debi (Mean Girls Luv Books)

 

This is an Infinite Star Book!! One the Best Debut Novels of All-Time & Best Books of the Year! Call Sign Karma is without a doubt one the best debut novels I have ever read in my life! The Synopsis leads you to a good and even great book. However, this novel is the very definition of a masterpiece. -Mia’s Point Of View

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EXCERPT:

I put the key in the ignition and started the Jeep when the door opened. My pulse quickened and I locked eyes with my monumental mistake.
I shifted the Jeep into gear and reversed. I did not want to see him and I definitely didn’t want to be alone with him. He held a motorcycle helmet in his hand and started toward me.
“Lieutenant,” he yelled.
I put the Jeep into drive as he continued rushing toward me.
“Wait!”
Not a chance in hell. Accelerating way too fast, I peeled out of the parking lot without looking back. Adrenaline pumped through my veins. I turned the corner a lot faster than I should have and a security forces policeman flashed his patrol lights as a warning.
I slowed and drove the twenty-five mile an hour speed limit. The way my blood pumped, I could have gotten out and ran faster than I drove. I heard the motorbike’s buzz before I saw it. Locke was behind me. I wanted to slam on my brakes and see how far I could launch him into the air. He’d need his own jet to get down.
Once I got off the military base, I threw it in fifth. The motorbike had no problem keeping up with me. I pulled into my driveway, cut the engine, jumped over the door, and stormed to my walkway. He was off his bike and at my side before I made it to the porch.
“Wait!”
I ignored him and trotted up the first few stairs to the porch. His footsteps followed.
“We need to talk.”
My key sank into the lock.
“Tinklee,” he said with a thickened accent.
I swung around, resisting the urge to push his ass off my property.
“So you do realize I have an actual name.”
“What did you want me to do?” he asked with a deep-set crease between his brows. He was visibly upset. “You shocked the bloody hell out of me. Why didn’t you tell me you were a JSF student?”
“I don’t know, why didn’t you tell me you were a JSF instructor?” I questioned and threw my hands in the air.
“You didn’t tell me your name, which by the way, might have been good to know. I read the student roster. That would have saved us both from this mistake.”
I jerked my head like his words slapped me across the face. It was too late. It was out there. I knew it was a mistake, but saying it out loud cut deep.
I turned back toward the door.
“That was a daft thing to say,” he said in a gentle, caring voice. “I didn’t mean it like that. Listen, last night was incredible.”
“Just go,” I replied. I turned the key and I tried to swallow the lump wedged in my throat.
He grabbed my hand and sparked that fire that made me want to forget who he was and what it meant. My perfect stranger was back with all his tenderness. I wanted to kiss him, hold him, and not have any of the rules matter. But I knew it was impossible. He knew it, too.

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JamieRaeAuthor Information:

JAMIE RAE is a New Adult and Young Adult author. She writes with one goal in mind–create stories with a positive message that will stay with the reader long after they’ve finished reading.

Jamie is an avid reader and loves discovering stories with a great hook, though she will not eat, sleep, or speak until she reaches the end. The Harry Potter years weren’t pretty!! Convinced that her Hogwarts letter was lost in the mail, she keeps a watchful eye for owls hoping her children will have better luck!

In her other life, Jamie Rae is an orthodontist, and literary agent. She keeps her heart overflowing with love as a mother of three and has perfected the art of nomadic living as a military spouse and Air Force veteran. Jamie has a passion for critters of all shapes and sizes and you can often find her sneaking them into her own home or volunteering for rescues.

AUTHOR LINKS:
Website | Facebook Fan Page | Twitter | Goodreads

 

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Call Sign Karma by Jamie Rae ~ Blog Tour & Giveaway

 

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Today we are celebrating CALL SIGN KARMA, a contemporary romance title by debut author Jamie Rae. Be sure to check out the excerpt and contest below!

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CALL SIGN KARMA Synopsis:

Love in the no-fly zone…

Distraught over the loss of her brother in a fighter jet accident, Tinklee Pinkerton decides to follow in his footsteps and prove the tragedy wasn’t his fault. But when she’s chosen as the first woman to fly the Air Force’s F-35, her plan for a life that revolves around work is thrown off course by a handsome, mysterious stranger…

Thanks to Locke’s seductive British accent, sweet nature, and one too many beers, Tink is soon inspired to throw caution to the wind and herself into his arms. She thinks maybe love can heal after all—until she discovers Locke is her superior officer. Tink has no problem risking her life in the air, but with everything on the line, is she brave enough to risk her heart on the ground?

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EXCERPT:

It didn’t seem fair for the angel and the devil on my shoulders to gang up against me last night. I didn’t know whether to hug them or smack them. I squeezed my eyes closed and my pulse thumped loudly in my head. A low moan escaped my lips as I pulled my pillow over my face and rolled over. The rich spicy scent of his cologne lingered causing my heartbeat to quicken. I slowly peeked from under the pillow. Disappointment tugged at my belly.

Locke, my stranger, was gone, but a glass of water awaited me on the nightstand with two Tylenol, a first aid kit, and a paper airplane. It was just one night, I reminded myself. I picked it up and unfolded the note, to read:

I can’t believe I don’t know your name. Or did you tell me and I suffered from amnesia due to my head injuries? Either way you owe me a date to make up for the way you treated me last night. I’ll pick you up after work around 6:30.

Locke.

Okay, maybe two nights.

I popped the Tylenol into my mouth and downed the entire glass of water. After rereading the note, I folded it into its plane form and sailed it into the air. Ironic.

As I swung my legs out from under the sheets, I discovered an expertly dressed bandage on my foot and I wondered how he didn’t wake me. Especially since every time he touched me my body erupted like a volcano. My face lit fire as a satisfied grin tugged at my cheeks. I should hate this day. I had dreaded its arrival for so long, but I intended to enjoy this moment while it lasted.

For the first time in over a year, I felt alive. I hadn’t allowed anyone that close to me, but Locke felt different. Just the thought of him made my stomach bottom out. Feelings equaled pain and I promised myself that I would never allow my heart to be broken again after Colin’s death. I couldn’t risk losing someone that I loved ever again. Locke was danger. Serious danger.

I tugged the blankets over my head and rolled over. The sandalwood scent sent my heart into a flurrying panic.

After a shower and breakfast, I stepped into my flight suit and laced up my boots. The pain in my head was replaced by an ache in my foot. I pulled my hair back in to a ponytail, then wrapped it into a bun.

I took my phone from the plastic container. A text from Pink 1 wishing me luck again and a calendar alert that read ‘doomsday’ lit up the screen. I regretted saving the damned phone’s life. I tossed a bottle of water into the passenger side of my jeep and climbed in. The sun was shining and it looked like the Karma gods had taken pity on me and given me enough time to drive through Starbucks.

As I pressed the cup’s lid to my lips the image of Locke entered my mind. Just the thought of him reignited the feelings from last night.

Warmth spread deeper in my belly as I replayed our extracurricular activities. His strong hands on my bare skin, his soft lips pressed against mine….

The concrete walls of the base flanked by the Forty-fourth wing’s blue and gold insignia smacked me into reality. An uncomfortable tingle started at my cheeks and shot through my body as I neared the barriers that staggered the entrance. I handed my identification card to the security guard and blinked several times waiting for my dream to end.

“Have a good day, ma’am,” the young airman at the gate said with a salute.

I sharply returned his salute and realized that doomsday had arrived, but maybe it wasn’t as bad as I anticipated.

Taking a deep breath, I donned my game face. A stupid sunny smile would not win me any points among the most fierce and competitive group of guys in the Air Force. I rolled my shoulders back and stood up straight with a brief pep talk. For the next eight hours, I was a woman on a mission.

 

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

JamieRae
JAMIE RAE is a New Adult and Young Adult author. She writes with one goal in mind–create stories with a positive message that will stay with the reader long after they’ve finished reading.

Jamie is an avid reader and loves discovering stories with a great hook, though she will not eat, sleep, or speak until she reaches the end. The Harry Potter years weren’t pretty!! Convinced that her Hogwarts letter was lost in the mail, she keeps a watchful eye for owls hoping her children will have better luck!

In her other life, Jamie Rae is an orthodontist, and literary agent. She keeps her heart overflowing with love as a mother of three and has perfected the art of nomadic living as a military spouse and Air Force veteran. Jamie has a passion for critters of all shapes and sizes and you can often find her sneaking them into her own home or volunteering for rescues.

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Call Sign Karma by Jamie Rae ~ Release Day Blitz & Giveaway

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Today we are celebrating the release of CALL SIGN KARMA, a contemporary romance title by debut author Jamie Rae. Be sure to check out the teasers and contest below!

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CALL SIGN KARMA Synopsis:

Love in the no-fly zone…

Distraught over the loss of her brother in a fighter jet accident, Tinklee Pinkerton decides to follow in his footsteps and prove the tragedy wasn’t his fault. But when she’s chosen as the first woman to fly the Air Force’s F-35, her plan for a life that revolves around work is thrown off course by a handsome, mysterious stranger…

Thanks to Locke’s seductive British accent, sweet nature, and one too many beers, Tink is soon inspired to throw caution to the wind and herself into his arms. She thinks maybe love can heal after all—until she discovers Locke is her superior officer. Tink has no problem risking her life in the air, but with everything on the line, is she brave enough to risk her heart on the ground?

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BUY LINKS:

Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

JamieRae
JAMIE RAE is a New Adult and Young Adult author. She writes with one goal in mind–create stories with a positive message that will stay with the reader long after they’ve finished reading.

Jamie is an avid reader and loves discovering stories with a great hook, though she will not eat, sleep, or speak until she reaches the end. The Harry Potter years weren’t pretty!! Convinced that her Hogwarts letter was lost in the mail, she keeps a watchful eye for owls hoping her children will have better luck!

In her other life, Jamie Rae is an orthodontist, and literary agent. She keeps her heart overflowing with love as a mother of three and has perfected the art of nomadic living as a military spouse and Air Force veteran. Jamie has a passion for critters of all shapes and sizes and you can often find her sneaking them into her own home or volunteering for rescues.

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