Lisa Pietsch is a Task Force all her own 8


Thanks for having me back! Last time I was here was in July of 2009 when I talked about my love for geeks http://leahbraemel.blogspot.com/2009/07/lisa-pietsch-knows-why-women-love-geeks.html (By the way, that has not changed and I’m proud to say The Big Bang Theory is one of my favorite television shows.) I’ve been a little busy since my last visit.


A Taste of Liberty, the follow up to The Path to Freedom has been released by Sapphire Blue Publishing. Freedom’s Promise, the third book in the series has also been contracted by Sapphire Blue and I’m finishing the manuscript for the fourth story, The Lonely Road. I have some other projects in the works but I won’t bore you with the details. (Readers who are interested can check out my Works in Progress page on my website.)

If you don’t mind, I’d like to share some excerpts from my current and upcoming releases. If any of your readers care to comment, I’d be happy to share a few copies.

Leah here: I’ve also added these snippets to my Leah Braemel Excerpts blog, if you prefer to read them over there, or if you just want to read them later. But don’t forget to come back here to comment.

A Taste of Liberty
Book 2 in the Task Force 125 series

(Warning strong language)

Sarah walked into her apartment and closed the door. She pulled her phone out of her purse and dialed Vince.

No answer.

Those sons of bitches are going to answer for this.

The more Sarah thought about it, the angrier she became. 

Where the hell do they get off scaring my dates away like a couple of big brothers puffing up their chests?

She called Will.

He picked up on the first ring.  “Sarah, you okay?”

“I’m pissed.  Where’s Vince?”

“We left the club about fifteen minutes ago.  He was going straight back to his place.”

“Great.  I’ll find him.”

“Sa…”

Sarah hung up before he could say anything.  She left her apartment, stomped down the hallway and punched the elevator button.

Son of a bitch.

When the elevator didn’t show up immediately, she ripped open the stairwell door and ran down the two flights of stairs to Vince’s floor.

She banged on his apartment door like a cop ready to bust a drug dealer.

Vince opened the door within seconds wearing a casual smile.  “Hey, sweetheart.” 

A flash of pink silk caught Sarah’s eye.  She looked past Vince to see a beautiful brunette in pajamas lounging on his sofa.

Rage boiled beneath her skin.  Every muscle in her body tensed with anger. 
She glared at him but he seemed oblivious as he smiled at her.

Mutherfucker!

She didn’t try to stop herself as she threw her whole body into a hard punch to his stomach. 

Vince wasn’t expecting the hit.  He braced his hands on the doorframe, bent slightly into himself and stepped back before recovering.  His face was red and he looked genuinely surprised when he looked up.

His voice boomed.  “What the hell was that for?”

“Don’t sweetheart me, you bastard!  You get to bring women home whenever you like, but I finally find a nice guy to go out to dinner with and you and your flunky, Will, have to fuck it up?”

He shook his head and grabbed her arm.  “Now hold on a minute!”

Sarah cut him off.  “No, you hold on!”  She shook her arm free of his grip.  “Let’s get something clear here.  We may work together but my off-duty time is mine.”  Sarah turned without waiting for a response and stormed down the hall.  Behind her, she heard Vince’s door slam shut.”

Copyright 2010 Lisa Pietsch, Sapphire Blue Publishing

Freedom’s Promise
Book #3 in the Task Force 125 series

“Jason?”

Jason turned to face her. “Yeah?”

“Are we going to be able to do this?”

His eyes wrinkled with the laughter he was probably holding in. “Any monkey, even an Air Force cop like you, can mount an M-60 to a chopper, Sarah.”

Sarah found no humor in the joke today. Her shoulders sunk and she shook her head. “That’s not what I’m talking about.”

His voice dropped a little deeper when he spoke. “I know, Sarah.” He grabbed her shoulders and looked her in the eyes. “Never, ever allow room for doubt in your head, your heart or your gut. We’ve got the best equipment and people in the business right here on this little sandbar. Always remember, who dares wins.”

“Where have I heard that before?”

“Okay, so it wasn’t original but it is appropriate. It’s the British SAS motto and its every bit the truth. Have you ever heard of the SAS failing at anything?”

Sarah gulped back the frog growing in her throat. “No.”

“Exactly.” Jason shook her shoulders. “We’re the heroes, Sarah. Don’t forget it. We’re going to save Vince, kill the bad guys and then we’ll all live happily ever after.”

“How can you be so sure?”

Jason placed his hands on either side of Sarah’s head and pulled her close until their foreheads touched and their eyes were just inches apart. “Because the alternative is unacceptable and because we have this.” He walked over to the covered helicopter and pulled the tarp away from the nose.”

Copyright 2010 Lisa Pietsch, Sapphire Blue Publishing

The Lonely Road
Book #4 in the Task Force 125 series

“You enjoy this, don’t you?”

“Private jets, sable coats, the best hotels, limousines, a gorgeous bodyguard and the opportunity to kick a little ass once in a while.”  She grinned.  “What’s not to enjoy?”

A smile crept across Jay’s face and the corners of his eyes creased.  “So you think I’m gorgeous?”

She felt the familiar flush rising through her cheeks again and shrugged.  “You aren’t an eyesore.”

He picked up his paper and opened it.  “Nah, I’m bloody gorgeous.”

Copyright 2010 Lisa Pietsch, Sapphire Blue Publishing

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8 thoughts on “Lisa Pietsch is a Task Force all her own

  • joder

    I love the excerpts. They all sound so good! And I'm sssoooo in agreement with you about BBT. I'm in love with Sheldon and almost wet myself when he accepted that award and had his speech end up on youtube. And I'm thinking of moving to Sheldonopolis so I can shop at Shel-Mart.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  • Chelsea B.

    Great excerpts! And I LOVE The Big Bang Theory! Sheldon, guh, he makes me laugh! The actor does that part so well! Makes you wonder how he isn't that way in real life! I almost don't want to watch an interview with him to see how he REALLY is LOL

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