Thursday, April 4, 2013


Title: Finding Mercy
Series: Evans Point #1 | Prepper Romance
Author: D L Jackson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Format: Ebook
Length: 100 pages

Buy Links: B&N | Amazon | Decadent Publishing

Book Description:

You’ll die in three minutes without oxygen, three hours without shelter, three days without water and three weeks without food. But could you live a lifetime with a broken heart?

Mercy Evans has come to Evans Point hoping to collect herself and find a way to resurrect her career as an anchorwoman for Cheyenne’s news station. Sergeant Justin Redway has come to Evans Point to try to forget his past and survive all he’s done.

One is a battle-damaged veteran, the other a desperate woman who will go to any extreme to get his story. When their worlds collide, sparks fly and old wounds open. As the chasm between the fated lovers widens, it might be too big to cross.

One town, two lovers, and a second chance at finding mercy.


Fingers pressed against his throat, feeling for a pulse.

“This one’s alive.” Someone hoisted the weight of a large chunk of wreckage from his torso. Two sets of hands slid under him. “On the count of three. One. Two. Three.”

They moved in unison, rolling him onto a stretcher.

“No,” he begged. He wasn’t alive. This couldn’t be real. Another protest gurgled from his throat and he began to convulse, unable to hold his limbs still.

“Hold him down so I can sedate him.” 

Hands grasped his wounded limbs. Bone cracked and shifted under their grip. He tried to arch up, but remained restrained by several soldiers. He yelled and thrashed. They grabbed both sides of his face, holding him still.

Justin screamed. The sound was so inhuman; if he hadn’t been the one who’d made it, he wouldn’t have believed it came from a man. A stick with a needle. Burning.

As the seizure eased, they released their hold. He turned his head toward the medic who’d drugged him. The man blurred in and out. Justin’s vision came back into focus as a burned picture of a woman and baby caught the breeze and tumbled across the baked earth next to where the medic kneeled. Justin swallowed and his eyes blurred with tears. Sanders hadn’t even gotten to hold his daughter.

“You’re going to be okay.”

Let me die. Please. Let me die. Pain rode his nerves like an electrical wire, sending jolts of agony to the tips of his fingers and toes. He opened his mouth, but nothing came from his throat. Boom, boom, boom. His heartbeat slowed as the sedative did its job.

“Get him on the chopper.”

Regardless the drug, every step the medics took hurt as they hauled him toward reprieve. Broken bones, burns, but nothing compared to what played through his head. He’d killed them all and survived to see his handiwork. Nothing could be worse than that.

About the Author:

D. L. Jackson is a writer of urban fantasy, science fiction, military romance and erotic romance. She loves to incorporate crazy plot twists, comedy and the unexpected into her worlds. As a U.S. Army veteran, she naturally adores men in uniform and feels the world could always use more. She does her part by incorporating as many sexy soldiers in her novels as she can. When she isn't writing or running the roads, you can often find her online chatting with her peers and readers. Grab a cup of iced coffee, pull up your virtual chair and say hi. She loves emails and blog visits from her readers.

I love to lose myself in a book and especially one that is well written and researched. Jackson's story about war hero, Justin Redway, puts you in the front seat as she gives such riveting detail of RPG's, ambushes, and fatalistic air-strikes meant to destroy everything in its path. The gruesome, yet very realistic descriptions may be hard to swallow for some. But her authenticity shines through and makes a very compelling read.  

Justin's decision to call the air strike that lead to the tragic deaths of his friends haunt him. And the guilt that comes with it is a heavy burden to bare. After his long recovery, he takes off for the sparsely populated town of Evan's Point in the wilds of Wyoming, where he helps an elderly rancher take care of his cattle. His story about what happened in Afghanistan remains a mystery -- one that every reporter and the media are dying to get their hands on. 

Mercy Evans has returned to Evan's Point where her grandfather, Will Mercy, runs a cattle ranch. She has been suspended and awaits the verdict of a lawsuit against Cheyenne's Nine News. She is desperate to get her position back and when she runs into Justin Redway, she sees him as her ticket to salvaging her career. 

But the attraction between the two is instantaneous-explosive-and both find refuge in each other's arms. 

Jackson paints a vivid picture with her words and puts the reader through the paces as you experience this emotional journey of forgiveness and healing. 

I look forward to reading more from this amazing author. 

This is a tour wide giveaway for 2 eBook copies of one of D L Jackson's backlist Decadent titles and 2 sets of Romance trading cards with D.L. Jackson's Decadent titles  ~ Giveaway ends 04/11/2013

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  1. Thanks so much for the lovely review.

    When I started this book, I had two goals, the first was to incorporate disaster preparedness into the story.

    The second was to paint a picture of PTSD, show that not all injuries our returning military have, are visible.

    This very much a story of healing and second chances. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    1. D.L. ~
      You are so welcome !
      And I loved the disaster preparedness theme -- made me think how I would react, what I'd do. And it was so unique.
      I am working on my own manuscript involving PTST and military hero (a Navy SEAL) and the research part is heart breaking.

      Glad that you could stop by and leave a comment. Good luck on your blog tour. Please feel free to stop by here anytime!

  2. It's a lovely story. I really enjoyed reading it!!

    1. Barbara~ Thanks for stopping by here and letting everyone know how much you enjoyed reading Finding Mercy.

    2. Thanks for coming by, Barbara.
      For those that may not know, Barbara has book 2 in the Prepper series. The Princess and the Prepper.

  3. This is great! I love tortured hero stories. :)

    1. Writery~
      I know, right? These kind of characters are so complex, so endearing, and stay with you long after you read about them.

    2. Thanks for stopping by, Writery. I'm never easy on my characters. :)
      C.S. I enjoyed our chat at lunch. It great meeting people of like minds.

  4. This book sounds amazing! I love military heroes and reading about everything they deal with, the survivor's guilt and PTSD. They deserve so much more than they ever receive from us. Thank you for sharing your story!
    Rhonda D


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