Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Shadow of Mudflap...

Title:  The Shadow of Mudflap
Authors:  Christi Snow & M. F. Smith
Series:  A Foxtrot Team Novel
Release Date:  August 19, 2013

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All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Lubbock Red Cross.

To us, first responders are heroes.  But for them, risking their lives is a normal, everyday thing.


Born the baby of the family, Mudflap has always had something to prove to emerge out of the shadows of his older siblings.  He spent eight years as a Special Ops elite sniper and is now a firefighter.  But at his heart, he's just a normal West Texas good old boy who loves his beer, women and football, until the Department of Defense calls him up to say they need his skills again.


Shanae is a first responder of a different sort.  She's a trauma nurse who works on a medical evacuation helicopter team.  But while she lives a life full of adrenaline every day, it's just a cover for her real life, where she hides in the shadows and is secret agent, Shadowfox for the Lubbock Foxtrot Team (LiFT).  She's living the kind of life that most people think exists only in movies and books.

Working for two different branches of the government, Mudflap and Shanae are in a race against time and the terrorists who threaten the very heart of West Texas life, football.  They're working toward the same goal, but find themselves in a confrontation against each other and the lies they've each had to hide behind.  Can love win out in the end or will the cost be each other and their very lives?

First responders are heroes every day, but this story tells the tale of when they become even more and find love along the way.  The key is for them to stay alive so that they can complete their mission and just maybe live happily ever after.

On an ordinary day, they save lives.  On an extraordinary day, they save the country.

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Because everything about this book is set around a college football season, the book is broken down a bit differently than your normal book usually is done.  Instead of chapters, there are weeks (i.e. the weeks of the football season) and there are also sections called Halftime Texting.  These feature flirty little exchanges of texts between the hero, Mudflap, and the heroine, Shanae.  The following is my favorite Halftime Texting section from the book...

Halftime Texting

Shanae:  I have two cookies:  one is a snickerdoodle, one is a chocolate chip.

Mudflap:  Okay, that's just mean when I haven't eaten lunch yet.

Shanae:  It's a test.  If I offer you one, which one do you take?

Mudflap:  You're testing me?

Shanae:  Yes, now answer the question.

Mudflap:  I'd take the snickerdoodle.

Shanae:  Good answer, but why?

Mudflap:  I have sisters.  I know better than to get between a girl and her chocolate.

Mudflap:  Did I pass?

Shanae:  With flying colors.


Mudflap:  You weren't just teasing about the cookies, right?  I really am hungry.


As an avid reader her entire life, Christi Snow always dreamed of writing books that brought to others the kind of joy she felt when she read.  But...she never did anything about it besides jot down a few ideas and sparse scenes.

When she turned 41, she decided it was time to go after her dream and started writing.  Within four months, she'd written over 150,000 words and hasn't stopped since.

She's found her calling by writing about sexy, alpha heroes and smart tough heroines falling in love and finding their passion.  She's truly living the dream and loving every minute of it.

Her tagline is...Passion and adventure on the road to Happily Ever After.  She's loving this adventure!


Mudflap is a morning show personality for 96.3 KLLL in Lubbock, TX.  He's been on the morning show for seven years and in radio for over ten years.  He's entertained people all over the world, and has helped raise money for many non-profit agencies and charities.

Mudflap loves to see people smile and believes everyone deserves a hug.

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