We’re hosting the second day of the blog tour for TITAN WORLD, featuring Cristin Harber and ten authors writing in Cristin Harber’s Titan world. The second book being featured is FLIGHTPATH by Amber Addison! Check out an excerpt below.
Did you miss what Titan World is all about? Read the announcement here!
About FLIGHTPATH by Amber Addison
From New York Times best-selling author Cristin Harber and Amber Addison comes an exciting collaboration…
Being married young isn’t a thing of the past in Louisiana. And for Madelyn and Seth, it’s a way of life. Except, no one prepared them for the road ahead.
Moving to new places more times than either of them could count with new battles to fight at every stop, their road to happiness is bumpy.
Between Air Force Pararescue school, deployments, a baby, and the strain that military life can put on a family, they’ve discovered life has to fall apart in order to fall back together again.
When a terrorist attack puts Maddie’s life in grave danger, their lives definitely fall apart, and Seth knows saving her might be the only thing that saves them.
Get your hands on FLIGHTPATH and all of the Titan World books now!
A funny story for you: I’m a big fan or Cristin Harber. Not just the Titan series, all of her writing. I was actually introduced to Cristin’s writing by……..Amber Addison.
So when I found out about this Titan World project, and that Amber was a part of it, I was over the moon excited. About the project AND for Amber to be releasing her debut novella this way.
Okay, now about the book. It is set in Titan World, so there is a cameo from a Titan guy (one of my favorites too. Spoiler alert: his name rhymes with stash). But Flightpath is the story of Seth and Maddie, a young Louisiana couple who marry young. But getting married young is the least of their worries. Seth joins the military, goes to pararescue school, becomes a PJ, deploys, comes home, deploys again, and surprise: Maddie gets pregnant.
And all of that is just the first half of the book.
What happens in the second half, I never saw coming. (Spoiler alert: Despite all of the emotional turmoil, this book does have a happy ending).
First of all, military romances a special place in my heart. I have several family members who are or have been in the military including a brother in the Navy and a brother in the Army Reserves. I also had a very dear friend who deployed to Afghanistan and didn’t make it home. So while I am not or have not been a military wife, I still do understand a lot of those emotions and this book hit me pretty deep.
Prior to reading, I wasn’t very familiar with pararescue and “PJs” so I’m really glad Amber chose that angle to write about, because its not a commonly discussed topic.
I absolutely freaking ADORE this book. I was so emotionally invested in this book that at one point I actually had to stop reading because I was worried about what was going to happen and I had to mentally prepare myself. I laughed, cried and cried some more.
Addison is an extremely talented writer and I really cant wait to see where she goes next (Read between the lines: Hurry up and write more books).
Recommended for anyone who loves military romance, or just romance in general!
Read an Excerpt:
I was going to war.
My first deployment was really hard on everyone. Myself included. Maddie was about to graduate college and there was nothing I could do to stop my deployment. In the military, you don’t get to call the shots. I wanted to be there for her. I wanted to be there to hug her, to celebrate with her. I wanted to be the man I was supposed to be. But, maybe I was. Maybe the man I was supposed to be could do both. I was sure as fuck going to try. There was nothing I could do to properly portray how much I would miss her smile in my life every day. She’d never understand how much I would worry about her. I tried to tell her. I tried to show her—in some of the dirtiest ways possible—that I wasn’t going anywhere. That she was mine. I was hers. War wouldn’t tear us apart. We wouldn’t be one of those statistics. Plus, the Air Force would be in and out of this conflict in no time.
The problem with my plan was that we weren’t in and out of the conflict in no time. When I enlisted, I knew there was a chance I’d go to war. I didn’t think it was likely, but I realized it was a possibility. I wasn’t a fucking moron. I also knew there was a chance I could very well die serving my country. That was a sacrifice I decided I was willing to make without consulting with my new wife. I never asked her how she felt about it. Later, I would learn to regret never asking her opinion. She might’ve told me how much she’d hurt without me. My little copilot, having to pilot life on her own. She always did a fine job, but I know now that she always wished I was there to keep her on course.
But when I’m honest with myself? I would’ve chosen the same anyway. Saving lives? That’s a feeling I’m unable to describe. Saving kids, being the one to save my brothers and sisters at war, knowing I could save the life of an innocent civilian? That’s what I was supposed to be. That was what I was always supposed to be, even before I knew it. I just hoped I didn’t lose the only woman I would ever love over my need to do something for the greater good.
It had been nice stateside, pretending war wasn’t looming in the background. I never thought it would actually happen, not to an extent where I would need to be deployed. Wars were a thing of the past, right? But, when terrorists attacked Americans on United States soil, it was only a matter of time before we got called to serve. That whole thing happened rather quickly. I went from being a pretty carefree, happily married young man, the man that loved coming home to my wife every night and fucking her in ways that only I knew how. I equally loved holding her hand during a movie night on the couch or having her crawl into my lap and go to sleep as I played video games. Life was easy. It was good. Life was unreal.
But life got real. Shit got real. Shit got real in a real big fucking hurry.
About Amber Addison
Amber Addison is a southern mama who writes about real life love in small town USA. She enjoys writing contemporary romance that has it’s ups and downs just like the trials that we face in our day to day. Love isn’t perfect and she doesn’t pretend that it is.
Amber writes anything from swoon worthy military guys to sexy soccer players. When she’s not writing about hot guys and strong women, she’s reading or cleaning up an endless trail of toys left behind by her dogs and daughter or getting tattoos.