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Elle James: Besieged

Elle James: Besieged

BESIEGED A Special Forces soldier rescues the ambassador’s daughter who holds his heart hostage When I found out Delilah was pulling together the High Octane Heroes anthology, I knew exactly what I wanted to write. A tough military guy in a situation that was current and resonant for our nation. With the Bengazhi embassy attack fresh on my mind I wanted to depict a soldier sworn to protect the embassy staff during just such a raid. Surrounded by the enemy,…

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Researching Heroes (Prize Alert!)

Researching Heroes (Prize Alert!)

I enjoy writing about heroes, but sometimes it can be difficult writing about the world in which they evolve as heroes. Many times our hero’s occupation is can be difficult to write if we don’t do our research. In the past year, I’ve written a smoke jumper. That’s an entirely foreign world to me. Sure they jump out of airplanes to fight fires. But what do they take with them, who’s the boss, how do they work the fire? The…

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