Tuesday, April 16, 2013

M = Military Mistakes and a New Giveaway!

Hello and welcome back to the third week of the A to Z challenge! I suppose you'd like to know who won the book giveaway? The lucky gal's name is Lia and she won by becoming my 50th blog follower! Congrats, Lia!

But, onto the next giveaway. The next one you say? Yes, because I planned two back to back. This time you could win the fabulous "Angel Eyes" by Shannon Dittemore! Again, I reviewed it this past January. Click here for my review. Scroll down to the bottom to enter the giveaway and to read the blurb. You've got until the 30th to enter (and there are daily entries too!).

And on with the post of the day: the letter M!

This article is by Joseph Zieja.
I’m an officer in the United States Air Force, and I’ve been wearing the uniform for ten years.  I also write.
I’ve had pieces appear in Daily Science Fiction and some other anthologies across the web and in print.  So I have a tiny bit of writing clout to back up my military experience, and you can lean on that when I tell you that there are a lot of mistakes in the way that writers portray the military in their fiction.
I therefore present to you the Top 5 Biggest Military Mistakes in Fiction, According to Joe Zieja.  I’ll try my best to keep it­ to speculative fiction, since I know that’s who my audience is, but these mistakes extend to all genres.
One last warning:  I’m from New Jersey.  Hold on to your self-esteem.
1. Yes, You Should Have Thought of That Before:  Misuse of Technology
No one is as desperately misled as Hollywood when it comes to military technology.  Movies take a lot of poetic license, but they’re expected to sacrifice accuracy for the sake of explosions and entertainment.  But seriously, if you can’t make a cell phone call while driving in the Lincoln Tunnel, you probably can’t fly a satellite-controlled airplane through it.  That’s all I’m saying.
Click here to continue reading at MythicScribes.com.


"Once you've seen, you can't unsee. 

"Brielle went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She's come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can't seem to shake.
Jake's the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.
Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what's going to happen. And a beauty brighter than either Brielle or Jake has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start.
A realm that only angels and demons-and Brielle-can perceive."



4 comments:

  1. Id like to say the first thing I'd do when it arrived at my house is read it, but that would e a lie--because my daughter would take it first. :)

    For the record, I never thought about not being able to fly a satellite-controlled airplane through a tunnel So now I have a tip to make me look really, really smart net time I'm watching a movie with my family, as off the top of my head there is more than one movie that does something like that.

    Now, are there any letters left in the alphabet we have to worry about when trying to tweet, I wonder???

    History Sleuth's Writings

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    1. Congrats on winning! :D I didn't run into any other tweet landmines, did you?

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  2. I've been wanting to read Angel Eyes for a while. My library doesn't have it, so I'd love to win it in this giveaway. Thanks for running this, Anna! :)

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    1. The first thing I'll do when it reaches my house is get really excited BECAUSE I WON!!! ;) Then I'll open the package, and then read it, of course! ;)

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