Operation Zulu ~ Pt. 2: Out of Nowhere Sneak Peek

I won’t waste time chatting when I know what you’re here for.  Here’s your sneak peek of Operation Zulu ~ Pt.2: Out of Nowhere!!

Sneak Peek

Coughing, Téya rolled, agony squirming through her as she fought for air. It was then she saw the booted feet. Followed the black pants up to a black shirt. Corded muscles. And a face of fury.

She hadn’t hit a wall.

The man who’d followed her hit her.

He grabbed and yanked her up off her feet.

Blinded by pain and groping for air, she struggled to think. Then oxygen flooded back. She swung her arm back then aimed for the side of his throat.

He blocked and nailed her with one of his own.

Again unable to breathe, she dropped to her knees, straining for air. Feeling her temples pound. She wobbled to her feet.

But the man shoved her forward.

Her head hit the wall. Bounced off. Stars sprinkled across her vision. Téya braced herself, then threw her head backward.

But he deflected. Moved away.

She stumbled backward, her feet pedalling too fast. She flopped onto the ground. Anger lit through her. She’d been one man’s punching bag already this month. Not happening

again. In that split second, Téya took in her surroundings. His position. She swung her legs to catch his.

He hopped back—and laughed.

Indignant, she flipped onto her feet.

His punch nailed her jaw.

She spun, gritting her teeth and tasting the blood his hit caused. His hits came again. And again. Driving her back. . .back. . .

Water!

She heard it now—the river. Heard the lapping against a wall or rocks. Smelled it. Felt the dampness. He was going to knock her into the water, no doubt hoping she was unconscious.

Team Zulu

Oh my goodness!!!  Now I can’t wait for Part 2!!  If you haven’t checked out Operation Zulu, you can get ‘Overkill: The Beginning’ for FREE!  Just click the banner below and strap in for this high-stakes, action-packed serial adventure!!

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Do you Zulu?  What have you thought so far?  Are you as eager to get your hands on Part 2 as I am?

~Sarah

 

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Operation Zulu: Overkill by Ronie Kendig ~ A Review

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They hoped it would never happen and now it has.  The call has come in.  They are desperate to save the rest of the team, but can they make it on time?  What prompted the new attacks after such a time of quiet?  How can they get in front of this threat and prevent another disaster?

I love the dynamics of Ronie Kendig’s new team.  They are still haunted by the past, yet trying to move on.  Someone doesn’t want them moving on.  Someone wants them dead.  Each of the characters has an amazing story to tell and I can’t wait to hear them all!  There are some interesting dynamics floating around and I love how Ronie is building the mystery while still revealing so much.

Desperation and panic drip from the pages.  In the first instalment of this five part serialization, Ronie will pull you in with heart-stopping action and pulse-pounding twists.  It will leave you not wanting to put this episode down and dying for the next!!

I can’t wait for the next episode!

You can get this episode FREE!!  Go HERE!!

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Ronie Kendig

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Rapid-Fire Fiction website.

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~Sarah

 

My Thoughts on Storm Chasing

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A sweet storm I caught last year!

Okay, these aren’t ALL my thoughts on storm chasing, but here’s a few that were brought on by this article that someone posted on Facebook today.

Feel free to check out the article.  It’s a long read, but it’s an interesting one.  I don’t mean interesting good.  I just mean interesting.

http://www.examiner.com/article/storm-chasers-battle-accusations-of-bad-behavior-as-chasertainment-come-of-age

So, I have a TON of thoughts about this article. They are MY thoughts though and don’t reflect the thoughts of anyone else in, or out of, the chase community. I’m sure that not many people will read through all my comments but I feel inclined to put them here anyhow. In defence of the many awesome chasers I know! (Also, I reserve the right to be corrected and to reword at any time!)  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this!!

First of all, I have gotten to know many chasers in the past 2 years. Some have the most sophisticated equipment and some have a laptop and their gut. These are all fantastic people. Like a photographer, each has their own style. Some get right into the action and some are happy being a mile away. If you have the right gear to get into the storm, safely, then go for it. If you don’t. Don’t do it. I think this article unfairly paints those who have the technology to get into a storm as sensationalists and thrill-seekers with no scientific desire. The people I know who can, and do, get into these storms are some of the most scientifically geared folks I know. They desire the data. Whether they get it better than those outside the storm, I don’t know. My scientific mind is limited to how to create a volcano in a jar.

Secondly, it doesn’t matter how many chasers do the right thing. How many of them follow the rules. Stay away from the storm. Help in search & rescue and call in warnings. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE IDIOTS! The morons who get out there… Sure, they’ve watched but not SEEN what most chasers do. They are the ones who give chasers a bad name. The ones who drive into the circulation of a storm and then panic because they had no idea what they were getting into! The video, should they survive, would be posted everywhere and people would say ‘They are idiots, but wow what a video!’. Then more and more people head out to get their 15 minutes of fame. This is not the fault of the real storm chasers and spotters. Stop blaming them for the actions of idiots.  This article seems to paint most chasers with a very broad brush.  Ego-maniacs, thrill-seekers and just generally irresponsible people.  Most of the chasers I’ve had the honour of meeting are not those people.  I think the author of this article set out to make chasers look bad.  Which is disappointing because we need chasers out there.  We need them to call into whoever the weather authority is in that area and get the warning out.  If we make chasers look like idiots, why would the public not just say ‘oh, it was called in by one of those ego-maniacs trying to make a name for themselves’.  Then they don’t pay attention.  That is NOT what we need.  When it comes to severe weather, we NEED people to pay attention.  Sometimes it’s a matter of life or death.

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Some awesome storm structure and a rainbow that rolled by my house a few weeks ago. Thankfully I was able to snap a picture.

While, I found a lot of this article annoying considering the people I know. I agree that chasers need to be careful in what they say and in what they post. This is HUGE! Something that I am still learning. I was commenting to a chaser friend this morning that I feel a bit like a puppy. I’ve just come out of this cage of fear and I can’t help but hop and skip around and take in this amazing vista. Where before I would run for the basement, now I am out on the deck. The storm winds call to me and the dark clouds no longer send me running but instead fill me with adrenalin and excitement. However, I have seen (and know) that these storms can be so deadly. I never want to see a home destroyed, or lives ended. I am still needing to learn to contain my excitement over a good storm and consider those who are affected. I never want to give chasers/enthusiasts/spotters a bad name because of my actions or words.

Lastly, this has just enforced in me that when (I say when because it’s something I want so much) I get out there and begin spotting/chasing, I am going to do it for myself. I will call in anything I see in the hopes that the public will be aware of what is going on and take any action necessary. However, I don’t want or need any publicity. Seems like most of the publicity just makes for crappy rivalries and criticism. It seems selfish to say it… and I’m sure that I’ve fought this statement when it’s been said about other chasers… but I want to do this for me. The beauty and unharnessed power of a storm draws me. If, along the way, my own journey into this draws others out of their fear… awesome.

So, how about you?  What are your thoughts on the article?  If you’re a storm-enthusiast, I’d love to hear what you thought.  If you fear storms, I’d love to know what kind of impression this article left on you about chasers in general.  I’d love to hear from some of you chasers as to how you felt about the article.  Let’s talk about this.

~Sarah