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This week's post is from Surviving the Trap, book one of the Top Dog Pilot series coming in June from my personal imprint, Starry Sky Press. Today, I'm introducing Max 'Ripper' Cutter.
Series Tagline: Two top pilots, Max Cutter and Maggie Harper, like to mix a little personal with their professional life.
Book Tagline: A week of hell pushes Maggie into risking her friendship with Max by sleeping with him.
Max had always wanted to fly.
Hitting trap after trap, over and over? Sure as hell didn't qualify as flying.
More like a teeth-jarring, brain-scrambling, headache-inducing nightmare. The planes weren't designed for it. Hell, the pilots even less so. He'd never heard nor read about anything like this in the scores of military history books he devoured. What the brass hoped to prove by tying flight quals to this display of madness had to be beyond Max.
Unless they were attempting to discover which gave out first—the pilot or the plane?
His opinion? It would be a dead heat.
Planes were like women. The more respect someone showed them, the more someone dug down deep to understand how they worked and what they needed, the more that person could make them hum with satisfaction. Flying was almost as good as sex. Almost. When Max flew, an indefinable something thrummed in his blood. The precision, the instinct, the ebb and flow, the give and take of response—all of it heightened the experience. Exerting just enough control to bend the plane to his will while at the same time giving himself over. To become one with the machine.
Blurb: One week of extreme training, two top guns, and a healthy dose of unresolved sexual tension equals two pilots pushed to their limits, looking for a way to get through the hellish experience and possibly into each other's arms.
Coming in June 2014
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