May 19, 2017

News from Suz Brockmann

Hello, readers!

My plan was to send you an e-newsletter in early May, but it’s suddenly May 19th, and it’s starting to be a stretch even to call it mid-May!  (And, also suddenly, it’s full summer in Framingham, Massachusetts!)

Do or Die is currently (and temporarily!) on sale for $1.99 in all e-formats!

I wanted to get this e-news out to you ASAP because we’re smack in the middle of a flash sale for the ebook of DO OR DIE.

If you haven’t yet picked up this book-with-a-former-SEAL-hero that NPR included in their list of best books of 2014, now’s the time!

(Grab it fast, it’s only on sale for a short time!)

In other news:

1) Follow me over at BookBub, and you’ll get news about future flash-sales (hint! hint!) delivered right into your email inbox. Here’s the URL:

2) Some Kind of Hero, my next, new, full-length, full-power old-school Troubleshooters novel comes out on July 11th, in ebook and hardcover from Ballantine Books, and in audio from Blackstone Audio.

(And yes, Patrick Lawlor will be narrating the audiobook, along with the amazing Bahni Turpin!!)

Kirkus gave Some Kind of Hero a *starred* review, saying “A thought-provoking, deeply satisfying romance from a master of the genre.” (Thank you, Kirkus!!)

Here’s more (lovely!) advanced praise for the book:

“Nobody mixes suspenseful adventure and heart-melting romance like Suzanne Brockmann.”—USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen

“Nobody does it better! Some Kind of Hero is Suzanne Brockmann at the top of her game, with a story full of heartstopping action and genuine, funny, heartfelt emotion.”—New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra

“In classic Brockmann style, Some Kind of Hero does not shy away from the controversies of our times. Instead, it faces them head on, delivering a thought-provoking, high-octane love story with a hero and heroine one can’t help but root for. Prepare to be blown away.”—USA Today bestselling author Farrah Rochon

“Delicious sexual tension and a fast-paced plot made me want Some Kind of Hero to last way past the final page.”—USA Today bestselling author Megan Erickson

“Brockmann is a master at romantic suspense. Sexy, smart, and completely original, Some Kind of Hero is not to be missed.”—HelenKay Dimon, award-winning author of the Tough Love series

“The writer in me can’t believe that Brockmann keeps getting better with every book. The reader in me loves it!”—M. L. Buchman, author of The Night Stalkers series and Delta Force series

“Fast-paced suspense and a to-die-for hero! This book will be a new favorite for Brockmann fans.”—New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy

But I think my favorite piece of “advanced praise” came from Patrick Lawlor, my long-time audiobook narrator and voice of all-things-SEAL-Team-16, who finished his recording prep for the book and emailed me, channeling his inner Navy SEAL and saying “THIS BOOK IS F*CKING GLORIOUS!!!!!!!!” (Caps and many exclamation points are all his!) He also noted that his favorite scene was “the Shit Bucket of Doom.” You’re gonna have to wait and see (or listen!) to find out what thatmeans! 🙂

Here’s my website’s page for Some Kind of Hero, where you can read the cover blurb and access the pre-order links!

3) Free Fall and Home Fire Inferno (Burn, Baby, Burn!), the first two stories in my Troubleshooters/SEAL trilogy that concludes with the novella-sized Ready to Roll, is available in a special 2-in-1 edition, both in e-book and in print-on-demand.

I get a lot of mail and messages from readers who are print-only, wanting to get  Free Fall and HFI. But those stories are both short, and it would have been prohibitively expensive to create a print edition. But… a 2-in-1, a collection in which both stories appear under one cover…?  That I could do!

Here are the links for Print on Demand:CreateSpace paperback:

Amazon paperback:

NookPress paperback:  (Toggle down for the paperback edition!)

NookPress hardcover: (Toggle down for the hc!)

And for the ebook edition:Kobo:




4) Fixing Frank, the next book in my “Suzanne Brockmann Presents” line of m/m category rom-com novellas, written by Jason T. Gaffney with Ed Gaffney (AKA my son and his dad!) will be out on June 20th! Pre-order buttons are up at Amazon and Kobo!Also, check out our updated cover art for the first two books in Jason & Ed’s California Comedy series, Creating Clark and A Match for Mike!

(Scroll down! New art below!)

5) Bunch o’ upcoming appearances, both in person and online:

Monday, June 19, 2017
Big Gay Fiction Podcast
Interview with Suz Brockmann and Fixing Frank authors Jason T. Gaffney & Ed Gaffney

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 — South Natick, Massachusetts

Reading without Walls Book Club: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Location: Bacon Free Library
58 Eliot Street
South Natick, MA 01760
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Open to the public
Program: Discussion of Angie Thomas’s brilliant YA novel, The Hate U Give, led by local author Suzanne Brockmann
More info:
Note from Suz: OMG, this book was so good and important and so so so good. It’s a great book to read with your YA-aged kids, it’s a great book to read, period. After reading it, I sent a copy to my 85 year-old mother, and to my thirty-something daughter, too! New Englanders, spend an evening with me at my favorite little library, talking about an amazing book! (I’ll be downloading Angie’s list of book group questions from her website and bringing them with me, so in a sense, she’ll be guiding our discussion!)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Guest Blog at Joyfully Jay: Suz Brockmann with Fixing Frank authors Jason T. Gaffney & Ed Gaffney

Friday, June 23, 2017 — Orlando, Florida
Guest Blog at Romance University: the importance of amplifying #ownvoices authors while also including diverse characters in mainstream romance

Saturday, July 29, 2017
RWA National Conference Book Signing
“Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing (I will be one of many at a multi-author event!)
Location:  Walt Disney World® Dolphin Resort, Pacific Hall
Orlando, FL
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Note: Open to the public! Come say hi! This event will raise funds for literacy programs, so there’s a limit to the number of books you can bring with you! For more information:

Okay, readers and friends, that’s all for now!

Stay cool, stay safe, stay sane!

Please feel free to email, blog, post, tweet, and/or share any or all of my news with your social circle! (I love it when you do!)

As always, thank you so much for your ongoing support!


P.S. As we approach Some Kind of Hero’s July release, I’ll be sending out a few more e-newsletters than usual. I promise it won’t last long, and I’ll go back to writing my next book very soon! 🙂

The California Comedy series, from the new “Suzanne Brockmann Presents” line of m/m rom-com novellas!