Friday, May 23, 2014

Blitz & Giveaway "Invincible"

by Alana Albertson
Trident Code #1
Publication Date: March 9, 2014 
Genres: ContemporaryRomance,SuspenseYoung Adult 
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Synopsis: I’ll be honest with you—I'm no hero. Sure, the media tries to brand every Navy SEAL as some kind of Batman dressed in cammies. There’s even a line in one of our cadences: “Superman is the man of steel, he ain’t no match for Navy SEAL.” You've seen the movies—we’re indestructible, invincible. But that night, the one you read about in the papers … all I really wanted to do was get laid.

One harmless fuck with a Curaçao whore, no strings attached. I picked her out of a lineup—wild, dark hair, long legs and a crooked smile. After she sucked me off, I relaxed back onto the creaky, cum-stained cot, thankful for the blissful moments she gave me when I actually forgot for a second the faces of my buddies who died because I made the wrong call, the tears of the children I couldn't save, and the eyes of the enemies I slaughtered during their last seconds of life. 

But before I left, her hazel eyes peered into my soul. She whispered in a distinct Californian accent, “My name is Annie Hamilton. I'm an American citizen. I was kidnapped from a cruise ship five years ago. You're my last hope. Please save me.”

One desperate plea. This wasn’t a Hollywood blockbuster or a New York Times best-selling thriller. I knew that this time there was no room for excuses, no margin for errors. I had one chance to put the cape on and be her hero.



I’d fulfill my duty to her, keep my promise. But after that, she was on her own. There was no other way. She had a family and a boyfriend waiting for her anyway. I could never fit into her life and she could never be a part of mine. She’d have to forget she ever met me, just like I hoped she would forget all the torture she endured. And I could go back to living my life the way I liked to.


Annie’s Favorite Things


Yoga Mat

Picture of her and Pat

Drawing by her son

Her Stand Up Paddleboard – for Yoga on the water

Their dog, Trigger

Her Camera

Her Trident and Key Necklace

Invincible Play List

Invincible by Adelita’s Way

Awake by Gobsmack

Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne

Sleeping to Dream by Jason Mraz

Never Alone by BarlowGirl

Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day

Here Without You by 3 Doors Down

Far Away by Nickelback

Need You Now by Lady Antebellum

Character Casting...Disney style!

Pat – Mr Incredible


Annie- Rapunzel


Vic  Aladdin



Kyle –Hercules – first passion is fame, fortune success, but gets called to action


10 behind the scenes facts

Inspired by the disappearances of NataleeHolloway and Amy Bradley
I dated a Navy SEAL in my 20s
Wrote the blurb in a five minute blurb challenge with my friend Nicole Blanchard
Never been to Curacao
Have been on two cruises – first one with my friend and one of the workers tried to get us to go to his room – so creepy
I did know a Navy SEAL who was a former NFL linebacker
All the locations in San Diego (Lofty Coffee, The Den, Brothers Provisions, Bay Books, Leroy’s) are my favorite places
Book was emotionally draining to write
There will be two sequels, and a spinoff

Have the utmost respect for men and women in the military – my father and father in law were in the Navy, my husband is a Marine

About the Author: 
Alana Albertson is the former President of both Romance Writers of Americas’s Young Adult and Chick Lit chapters and the founder of Academe Advantage, a college admissions & test preparation company. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance and young adult fiction. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time needlepointing, dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.

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