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Kissing the Frogman by Lisa Pietsch

lisa pietsch, task force 125Book 5 in the Task Force 125 Series

Jennifer Santiago can spot a special forces adrenaline junkie from miles away and knows the score. They’re great for a hook-up but lousy in the long-term relationship department. Lucky for her she was on the rebound and one of those junkies just walked into the casino.

Brian Allen had seen combat all around the world as a Navy SEAL and a paramilitary operations officer in the CIA’s Special Activities Division. When his team is given a cushy assignment as backup in Morocco, he quells the itch for action by taking a night to relax with a beautiful distraction. When she proved even more distracting, he was happy to take the Director’s call – until he realized his big distraction was the Director’s daughter.

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Stealing Liberties by Lisa Pietsch

lisa pietsch, task force 125Book 4 in the Task Force 125 Series

With hefty bounties on Vince, Sarah and Will’s heads the team has to be creative in finding a way to do their job as well as stay one step ahead of the powerful man who wants them dead. The way they choose is creative but it is also deceptive, inconvenient and very dangerous. A new guy who isn’t at all what he seems must be brought into the fold.
What happens when people start Stealing Liberties is likely to turn everyone’s life upside down.
But that may not be such a bad thing after all.

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Freedom’s Promise by Lisa Pietsch

lisa pietsch, task force 125Book 3 in the Task Force 125 Series

When a CIA operative is captured nobody is ever sent to save him. Seasoned paramilitary operative Vince Hennessee knew the risks but the only way he could move on with the life he had planned with Sarah Stevens was to put down Nikolai Federov once and for all. What he didn’t expect was that Nikolai would find him first. Now it is up to Sarah and the rest of the American Swift team from Task Force 125 to find Nikolai and put together an armed strike force that can take out the Russian and rescue Vince before it is too late.

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A Taste of Liberty by Lisa Pietsch

Lisa Pietsch, task force 125Book 2 in the Task Force 125 Series

Sarah Stevens finally has a life.
Instead of the same old life with no man around who is worth the energy, now she has three! One she loves but cannot have, one she can have but cannot love, and another who wants her and doesn’t care if she loves him. What’s a girl to do?

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Truth is Stranger Than Fiction #Truestory

lisa pietsch, task force 125Why do people always call “Shenanigans!” on my books for the things that really happened?  #Truestory  I guess I need to work on making the truth more believable.

I was browsing through some reviews of my books the other day and was pleasantly surprised to see that all the bad ones were readers who couldn’t believe a part in the story that was based on a real life experience.  It made my day!

OK, well, it didn’t make my day to read bad reviews, but the fact they’d give me a bad review because they couldn’t believe something real in my story – yeah, that was something I could live with.  Here are just a few incidents where readers called bullshit:

lisa pietsch, task force 125How could a woman spend three books falling in love with someone only to fall in love with someone else in the fourth book? 

#Truestory People change.  Sometimes the man you meet in a whirlwind isn’t looking for the same thing – and I call it a happily ever after if you manage to part amicably and both find your true loves.

How can people who’s lives depend on their level of fitness and stamina smoke like chimneys and drink (alcohol) like fish?

#Truestory I spent years on active duty in the USAF Security Forces.  We had to run faster, jump higher, and shoot straighter than anyone else in the Air Force and we were on call 24/7/365.  lisa pietsch, task force 125We’d work fourteen-hour days (3 out of 4 of us smoking a pack of cigarettes a day) and then hit the gym after work.  After working six days, we’d get three days off and two of them involved drinking (the third day off was usually a training day or at the firing range).  Not to nitpick, but what this gentle reader didn’t understand is that my characters aren’t drinking so much they get drunk.  James Bond drank and smoked too.

Hot people want for nothing. They don’t have to engage in the social niceties that non-hot people must endure. They don’t have to wait in lines or pay their own way. 

I loved this comment for its snarkiness.  I’ve been fat and I’ve been hot.  Guess what, Kindle Reader?  #Truestory Free drinks, free meals, free clothes…there are Sugar Babies and Social Media Influencers all over the world who will back me up on this.

lisa pietsch, task force 125Las Vegas loves hot people! If you’re hot, you can call the front desk and ask for a dress to be delivered. They will sense your hotness over the phone and deliver a Versace dress!  

Again, same guy as above.  I wish he’d left his name because I’d love to have him tear apart all my books with snark like this.  It smacks of Mystery Science Theater and I get a kick out of it!  Unfortunately, #Truestory again.  Not so much the hotness thing, but Vegas is very customer centric and if you check into Caesar’s Palace and call the concierge, he’ll send up what you need and charge it to your room.  You still have to pay the bill when you check out.

That particular reader listed eight points where he called “Bullshit” on my story.  Five of them were based on real-life incidents.  That makes me smile.

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Some of my favorite characters are anti-heroes

Long story short, my books aren’t for everyone.  They aren’t formulaic romance and I write fights better than I do sex (so I don’t write a whole lot of sex).  My characters are flawed.  They aren’t perfect.  They drink, smoke, swear and kill people.  But if you’re looking for some pulp fiction loaded with anti-heroes and action, you’ll probably find something to like about Task Force 125.

If you’d like a FREE copy of The Path to Freedom, the first book in the series, send me an email HERE and I’ll send it to you!

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