Tornado Hunters Set to Storm CMT

Tornado Hunters is coming

Hey all! It’s been forever since I blogged but life is crazy! I was hoping to have so many things to talk about for storm season here this summer, but it largely failed to develop. We had a few storms but nothing amazing to blog about. Sadly. Waiting nine plus months for storm season and then having hardly anything to show for it… well, it sucks. Oh well. Thankfully, my favorite chase team didn’t have the brutal season I did.

The Tornado Hunters had a very, very busy summer. Greg tells me they did around 100,000 kms for chasing this summer. Doing that in a year would be crazy. Doing that in a summer. These guys are committed to the chase!

The Tornado Hunters consists of Greg Johnson, Ricky Forbes and Chris Chittick. If you talk to any of these guys for even a few minutes, you will see the passion they have for storms and chasing.

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Chris Chittick

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From the moment that storms start to make an appearance in the US, these guys run full out until the fall. Thankfully, on occasion, there’s a bit of a break in the weather patterns and they are able to make it home for a while. I imagine that makes their families watch the weather pretty close too. Chris just married this summer and was on the road not long after.

I attribute much of the storm enthusiast (wannabe chaser) I am today to Greg’s chasing. I started watching him a few years ago and couldn’t help but be caught up in his passion for storms. I had the opposite passion. If I could go a whole summer without storms back then, I was thrilled. Now, my 180 degree spin leaves me super disappointed after a season like this.

Greg, Ricky and Chris were approached a while back about the possibility of doing a show. Of course, it was a brilliant idea and they went for it. Last year they did a few webisodes and a few pilot episodes. You can check out my review here and find the webisodes here. They were fantastic. A really gritty look at the world of storms and storm chasing. The guys, and Saloon Media, did an awesome job!

Then we waited. I say we because I was anxious waiting as well to see if the powers that be would want a whole season. I shouldn’t have doubted because the pilot was awesome! Thankfully, they fans had spoken and we got what we wanted. The Tornado Hunters were going to have their season premier in the fall of 2015. There was much rejoicing.

Fast forward to now. The summer has come and gone and we missed the live stream the guys used to have available to us, but we knew that some serious work was going into making this show the best storm show out there. I have no doubt that this season will be amazing. Greg, Ricky and Chris have put their heart and soul into this show. Blood (is that an alligator?), sweat and tears (were the wings worth it, Ricky?) went into this season and I hope that you will join the guys as they show us their life in storm chasing. Only 12 days from now, the premier will air on CMT Canada!

Check out the awesome trailer for Tornado Hunters here!

I know that a lot of you from other countries are asking ‘Will I be able to see it?’ and I really hope the answer is yes. I think that it will be available to see online at some point, but you can also contact your local TV providers and ask them to pick up Tornado Hunters for you! You could even beg them. ūüôā I know the guys would love if everyone everywhere who wanted to see it could. So, make those calls today so you can watch Tornado Hunters with us on October 18th!

You can see the pilot episodes on CMT at the following times to prepare for the season premier!

Thursday October 8

Tornado Hunters (Pilot Ep 1) 11pm ET/8pm PT
Tornado Hunters (Pilot Ep 2) 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

Friday October 9

Tornado Hunters (Pilot Ep 1) 6pm ET/3pm PT
Tornado Hunters (Pilot Ep 2) 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT

Sunday October 11

Tornado Hunters (Pilot Ep 1) 10am ET/7am PT
Tornado Hunters (Pilot Ep 2) 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT

Find Greg on Facebook and Twitter!

Find Ricky on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Find Chris on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Here’s where you can find their website!

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~Sarah

‘HAWK’ by Ronie Kendig ~ A Review

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Raptor’s communications expert, Staff Sergeant Brian “Hawk” Bledsoe is struggling with his inner demons, leaving him on the verge of an “other than honorable” discharge. Plagued with corrupted intel, Raptor team continues to track down the terrorist playing chess with their lives. Afghan pilot Fekiria Haidary is devastated when a systems glitch on her aircraft forces a weapons launch on a safe target. And when the deadly bombing separates Brian from the team, he must make an impossible choice: save his brothers-in-arms, or save the woman and children depending on him to survive a brutal snowstorm.

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I made this graphic not long ago, but I’ve felt this way since I first delved into Ronie’s military-suspense world! Hawk is possibly the most rapid-fire ever. I could not catch my breath and, once I started reading, did not want to put it down until I finally hit the last page.

Brian ‘Hawk’ Bledsoe has, in the past, been my least favourite of Ronie’s heroes. Though he only played a supporting role, I didn’t like his attitude. Numerous times I felt he deserved a good punch in the face. I wondered at Ronie’s choice to make Hawk front and center in this book. Well, as usual, I should not have doubted her. This was not only a fantastic thrill ride, I really enjoyed learning more about Hawk. This was another good reminder that I can’t judge a character by his cover. I need to learn where the character comes from to make a judgement. I came out of this book with a deep respect, and possibly a kinship, with Hawk. He is all passion and heart. While he doesn’t always direct that passion well, he learns a lot in this book and is a much richer character at the end.

Fekiria is a fabulous character. I love the depth of her right from the beginning. The struggles she faces and the danger she lives each day make you root for her from the beginning. Her chemistry with Hawk is amusing. I won’t say much more since I don’t want to wreck it for you. Fekiria is brave, bold and confident in herself. She doesn’t think that she needs help until her world starts crashing down around her.

HAWK is a one-two punch of¬†adrenalin. Each chapter will leave you guessing and dying to dig into the next. Raptor is facing a huge threat so it’s AHOD (all hands on deck). Strap on your combat boots, grab your ruck and join the team as they track down the threat!

Well done, Ronie! Can’t wait for FALCON! (Due out in May 2015)

P.S. Only downside: I miss Candyman on the team.

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Find RONIE on Facebook, on her website, on Twitter and on Goodreads!

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Get your copy of HAWK here:

Amazon

Chapters

Christianbook

Barnes and Noble

~Sarah

 

 

Meet Trace Weston: Team Leader and Hero from Operation Zulu by Ronie Kendig

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Today I have the honour of introducing you to¬†LTC¬†Trace Weston. ¬†Trace is one of the heroes in Ronie Kendig’s brand new serial book Operation Zulu: Redemption. ¬†What’s a serial book? ¬†Well, this is an awesome way to read a book. ¬†Like your favourite TV show, this book has new episodes every week! ¬†Intriguing, right? ¬†Here’s a brief glimpse¬†on this amazing series:

They never should’ve existed. Now they don’t.

In the aftermath of their first highly successful op, the first all-female special ops team, known as Zulu, discovered that innocent civilians‚ÄĒwomen and children‚ÄĒdied at their hands. Zulu was set up to take a devastating fall.

Fearing for their lives, the Zulu team vanished. With new identities and spread across the globe, they live in relative but isolated peace‚ÄĒyet still haunted by the past. Terrified of being discovered.

Five years after that horrific night, they begin to hope they might be safe and the tragedy forgotten.

Until two of them are murdered …

In the aftermath of this betrayal, Trace hid them. ¬†He’s never forgotten – never stopped being their team leader. ¬†Now his team is being targeted and he won’t stop until he figures out who had it out for his team then and who is eliminating them now!

Whoo boy!! ¬†I knew I’d like Trace from the minute he walked on the scene. ¬†All business, in command and intense. ¬†I love Ronie’s military heroes! ¬†I admit that I have yet to meet a hero of Ronie’s that I didn’t develop a bit of a book crush on. ¬†She writes an awesome hero! ¬†*cough*¬†I will not mention a certain man named Canyon, and ¬†I certainly won’t mention a book called ‘Wolfsbane’. ¬†*cough* ¬†Wait, where was I?

Trace has surrounded himself with some of the best and you can learn more about them here: (I’ll add the links as they go live)

Annie

Teya

Nuala

Boone

Sam

Now, not only can you go on a mission with this awesome team… you can get the first episode TOTALLY FREE!! ¬†Grab your gear, put on your boots and grab it HERE! ¬†Then, you can pre-order the next 4 episodes. ¬†Trust me. ¬†You want to be on this mission. ¬†It’s going to be a heart-pounding, breath stealing thrill-ride!

Learn more about Ronie Kendig and her awesome books on her website, Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads and check out her other books on Pinterest!

~Sarah

Zulu Is Here

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Today is the day I, and I hope you, have been waiting for!!  Overkill is here!

Operation Zulu arrives today and the first episode is absolutely FREE!!  YES!  FREE!!

Get your copy today at www.teamzulu.com!

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Here’s a few places you can find the amazing Ronie Kendig!

Rapid-Fire Fiction website.

Follow her on Twitter.

Like her on FaceBook. (and everywhere else, because she’s great!)

Check out her Pinterest.

~Sarah

Final Stop Before Zulu

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Today is the last day!! ¬†The last day where we don’t have Zulu in our hands! ¬†The last day where we go to bed without an adrenalin-packed read! ¬†Who needs sleep, anyhow?? ¬†ūüėČ

Tomorrow heralds the arrival of Operation Zulu!

‚ÄúThey never should‚Äôve existed.¬† Now they don‚Äôt.¬† In the aftermath of their first highly successful op, the first all-female special ops team, known as Zulu, discovered that innocent civilians‚ÄĒwomen and children‚ÄĒdied at their hands. Zulu was set up to take the devastating fall.¬† Fearing for their lives, the Zulu team vanished. With new identities and spread across the globe, they live in relative but isolated peace‚ÄĒyet still haunted by the past. Terrified of being discovered.¬†¬† Five years after that horrific night, they‚Äôve begun to hope they might be safe and the tragedy forgotten.¬† Until two of them are murdered.‚ÄĚ

I can’t wait!

With Ronie Kendig at the helm, you can be assured that there will be moments of held breath, rapid heart-beats and a gasp or two!

So, how about it?  Are you ready for this mission?

Sign up today at www.teamzulu.com for this action-packed journey!

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Here’s a few places you can find Ronie!

Rapid-Fire Fiction website.

Follow her on Twitter.

Like her on FaceBook. (and everywhere else, because she’s great!)

Check out her Pinterest.

~Sarah

Not So Covert Ops for Team Zulu

Zulu 33 days, folks!!  3 days left until Team Zulu hits the ground running!  Wait until you meet these ladies!

I hope that you’ve checked out the heart-pounding teaser on day 4!

Sign up today to keep tabs on Team Zulu and enter for a chance to win an iPad mini!

(giveaway only open to those of you who are blessed with US addresses)

Those of us without US mailing addresses, we can still sign up and get this amazing book!

I can’t wait to take this thrill-ride with you!

~Sarah

Team Zulu

Here’s a few places you can find Ronie!

Rapid-Fire Fiction website.

Follow her on Twitter.

Like her on¬†FaceBook. (and everywhere else, because she’s great!)

Check out her Pinterest.

 

 

Zulu is coming!

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HAHA, I bet you were expecting some crazy alien abduction post, right? ¬†ūüėČ ¬†Sorry, no aliens here.

Instead, it’s something WAY better than aliens!

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The fantastic Ronie Kendig is releasing a brand new book in 4 DAYS! ¬†Actually, it’s even more fun than that.

‘More fun than a book?” you ask.

This, my friends, is a serial book!

‘What’s a serial book?’ you ask. ¬†Boy, you’re full of questions! ūüėČ

Just like your favourite TV show, this book comes out in episodes. ¬†Each week a new ‘episode’ will come out for your adrenalin fix!

If you know Ronie Kendig and her Rapid-Fire Fiction, then you know that this will be a military masterpiece!

If you don’t know Ronie Kendig and have never read one of her books…. you don’t know what you’ve been missing!

“They never should‚Äôve existed.¬† Now they don‚Äôt.¬† In the aftermath of their first highly successful op, the first all-female special ops team, known as Zulu, discovered that innocent civilians‚ÄĒwomen and children‚ÄĒdied at their hands. Zulu was set up to take the devastating fall.¬† Fearing for their lives, the Zulu team vanished. With new identities and spread across the globe, they live in relative but isolated peace‚ÄĒyet still haunted by the past. Terrified of being discovered.¬†¬† Five years after that horrific night, they‚Äôve begun to hope they might be safe and the tragedy forgotten.¬† Until two of them are murdered.”

Awesome, right?!  Ready for an action-packed, cliffhanging, thrill-ride?

Sign up today at www.teamzulu.com!

You can also read the sneak peek HERE!

STAY TUNED AS I CONTINUE THE COUNTDOWN!

Team Zulu

Here’s a few places you can find Ronie!

Rapid-Fire Fiction website.

Follow her on Twitter.

Like her on FaceBook. (and everywhere else, because she’s great!)

Check out her Pinterest.