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Title: Fractured Steel

Author: T.J. Loveless

Release Date:February 15, 2014

Genre:Thriller/Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

After a bloody tour in Iraq, all Karen Barnes wants is a simple life, surrounded by horses and the mountains of Wyoming. But when a stranger tries boarding a famous horse worth millions at her stable, Karen grows suspicious that the horse has been stolen.

When her worse fears are confirmed and her life is threatened, her instinct for survival kicks in. But things are far worse than she could have even imagined when she discovers that the theft is just a coverup for espionage.

With the lives of those she cares for at stake, can she find the courage to fight one more battle, or will the violence and carnage tear her to pieces?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20453850-fractured-steel

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About the Author

T.J. Loveless has been reading and writing stories since the fourth grade. A former  copy/content editor at a medium sized pub house, she now spends her time writing and helping other authors reach for the stars through Cliffhanger Press, LLC.

She lives with The Writing Zoo, a Hubby who prefers her mood when writing, and a teenager who loves to tells stories of Mom on the floor trying to visualize “legs all akimbo” and the long, often yelling, conversations with the computer screen.

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Website: http://tjloveless.com/

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Other Books by the Author

Lucky Number Six

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Going Thru Hell

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Playlist

Theme song: The Fight by September Sky (free download: www.septemberskyband.com)

50 Ways to Say Goodbye – Train

6 Gun Quota – Seether

Absurd – Fluke

Addicted – Saving Abel

All American Nightmare – Hinder

Applause – Lady Gaga

Battle Born – Five Finger Death Punch

Battlefield – Jordin Sparks

Between the Raindrops – Lifehouse (feat. Natasha Beddingfield)

Broken – Lifehouse

Burn It Down – Linkin Park

Carry On – Fun.

Coming Down – Five Finger Death Punch

Deep – Nine Inch Nails

Demons – Imagine Dragons

Diamonds – Rihanna

Don’t Bring Me Down – Electric Light Orchestra

Drag – Black Lodge

Fallen – Volbeat

Feel This Moment – Pitbull

Firefly – Breaking Benjamin

The Fight – September Sky

Fight for All the Wrong Reasons – Nickelback

Flower – Moby

Hall of Fame – The Script feat. Will.i.am

Headstrong – Trapt

Heaven Nor Hell – Volbeat

Hurricane – Theory of a Deadman

I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift

I’m Alive – Disturbed

I’m Still Standing – Elton John

I Think I’m Paranoid – Garbage

I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons

If You’re Going Through Hell – Rodney Atkins

Immortal – Eve to Adam

Invincible – Adelitas Way

Keep Away – Godsmack

Let Her Go – Passenger

Life After You – Daughtry

A Light That Never Comes – Linkin Park X Steve Aoki

Lonely is the Night – Billy Squier

Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

Right Place Wrong Time – Dr.john

Savior – Rise Against

Sleep – Allen Stone

Smack My Bitch Up – Prodigy

Standing Outside the Fire – Garth Brooks

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson

Wake Me Up – Avicii

War is the Answer – Five Finger Death Punch

What I’ve Done – Linkin Park

Wide Awake – Katy Perry

X & Y – Coldplay

You’re Gonna Go Far Kid – The Offspring

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Excerpt #1 – Prologue

 

Stockholm Syndrome. Two words I hated, loathed and wanted erased. But here I sat, as she repeated the phrase, and insisted I had to understand their meaning in order to move forward. Stockholm Syndrome, the two words would explain everything, help me on the road to recovery.
            Memories surfaced, causing physical reactions I wasn’t going to tell the court ordered therapist. She wouldn’t understand, and it sure as shit wasn’t going to help. Trusting her wasn’t an option, and the pain from thinking about the last several months didn’t need to be spouted to a stranger.

I pretended, nodding, and acting as if I heard. She could blame Stockholm all she wanted, the situation was my fault in many respects.

Fuck them. It had nothing to do with Stockholm, but everything to do with the violent, sadistic, serial killer currently sitting in prison. The new, bright pink scars dissecting my face and trickling down my back, a father who kept secrets far too well, and a famous horse worth ten million dollars.

 

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Johnny swung the M16 and pointed it at me, “Come here, honey.” He smiled, and I held back the waves of nausea. I knew the smile, what he wanted, knew if he got me out of here, I was going to hurt.

“Stop shooting and I will.” I kept my feet planted, hoping the fear didn’t show.

He turned and shot a man trying to crawl away. I flinched as blood and thicker things spread over the floor. “You don’t negotiate. Come here, Karen. We have unfinished business.”

I took a deep breath, the smell of copper pennies and released bowels covering my nose and throat. Don’t cry, show no weakness. There are others that might survive. I took a step, followed by several more. If I managed to get Johnny and Jake out of here, they could lock down and call for help. Peripheral vision said at least seven survived. The good of the many outweigh the good of the few, or the one, I repeated in my head, remembering the line from the eighties movie, Star Trek: Wrath of Khan. I wasn’t brave like Spock, I was a coward, and couldn’t live with myself.

Standing in front of Johnny, I released a punch, sending him reeling. I grabbed his M16 as he lurched to the left, and turned it on Jake. I hesitated, seeing his beautiful eyes, a dozen years of memories flashing in front of me. Shaking my head, I pulled the trigger. His body jumped and moved, eyes wide with pain and surprise.

I turned the muzzle to a hunched over Johnny, “Look at me. For once, don’t be a coward, and face the person who is going to take your life.”

 

 
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IGI2BHS

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fractured-Steel-T-J-Loveless-ebook/dp/B00IGI2BHS

Amazon CA – http://www.amazon.ca/Fractured-Steel-T-J-Loveless-ebook/dp/B00IGI2BHS

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