Monday, March 25, 2024

IT'S LIVE! Safe Now - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2 is LIVE!

Safe Now, Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2 is officially live! 

Some secrets can’t be kept.

Some people can’t be protected. 

Some brothers can’t be stopped.

I can't wait for you to meet brothers Steve and Nick in Safe Now, my follow-up novel to Wayward Guilt. 

Safe Now introduces a new character, Steve Cook, who has always taken care of his little brother, Nick, both growing up and again, after Steve is honorably discharged from the Marines. Their story takes you all around the Midwest, from St. Louis to Chicago, Iraq, and Afghanistan, back to the Midwest to Detroit, and finally, to Grant's Crossing, Ohio, where Steve is finally able to settle down with his new, found family. Scroll down for links to for more details. 


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Official blurb below.
Growing up in a small town outside St. Louis, Missouri, Steve and Nick Cook struggle to balance their own aspirations with their strict parents’ desire to mold their sons into a picture-perfect and obedient family. 

But when Nick is outed, their parents make life worse for both. Steve promises to get his little brother somewhere he can live without fear, even if that means delaying his own dream of becoming a Marine. 

When fate intervenes, Steve takes Nick far from their childhood home to live with extended family. Believing he is safe, Steve finally enlists and serves multiple deployments in the Middle East.

With Steve fighting for his country, Nick risks the only safety he’s ever known to set out on his own. When Nick disappears, Steve vows to do what the local authorities can’t—setting out on a new mission that takes him across the Midwest, from Chicago to the seediest neighborhoods in Detroit and Columbus, to find him. 

Now, living in a community of friends who don’t hesitate to share his burdens and with a family willing to share his pain, can Steve complete one more mission and save his brother before it's too late? 

*****

No part of Safe Now was created by generative AI. This was 100% my own creation. CW: Domestic violence, religious homophobia, violence, interrupted sexual assault, brief drug use by a tertiary character.

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Thanks, and happy reading! 

 - Heather 


Haven’t yet read Wayward Guilt, Heroes of Grant’s Crossing Book 1? No problem. Click here to find it in print and digital on Libby / Hoopla or online wherever books are sold - including Target and Walmart!  Happy reading! 





Sunday, March 24, 2024

COUNTDOWN: 1 day to go for Safe Now - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2

"We'll take care of your dad." Steve wasn't sure what he meant by that, but he had plenty of ideas, some of which were even legal. 


1 more day to go until Safe Now - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2 hits the shelves. Pre-order your copy today! 


*****

Some secrets can’t be kept. 

Some people can’t be protected.

Some brothers can’t be stopped.

Growing up in a small town outside St. Louis, Missouri, Steve and Nick Cook struggle to balance their own aspirations with their strict parents’ desire to mold their sons into a picture-perfect and obedient family.

But when Nick is outed, their parents make life worse for both. Steve promises to get his little brother somewhere he can live without fear, even if that means delaying his own dream of becoming a Marine.

When fate intervenes, Steve takes Nick far from their childhood home to live with extended family. Believing he is safe, Steve finally enlists and serves multiple deployments in the Middle East.

With Steve fighting for his country, Nick risks the only safety he’s ever known to set out on his own. When Nick disappears, Steve vows to do what the local authorities can’t—setting out on a new mission that takes him across the Midwest, from Chicago to the seediest neighborhoods in Detroit and Columbus, to find him.

Now, living in a community of friends who don’t hesitate to share his burdens and with a family willing to share his pain, can Steve complete one more mission and save his brother?

*****

No part of Safe Now was created by generative AI. This was 100% my own creation. CW: Domestic violence, religious homophobia, violence, interrupted sexual assault, brief drug use by a tertiary character.


Wayward Guilt - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 1: https://books2read.com/u/38WRM7

Picture not mine. Edits are.

Thanks, and happy reading! 

 - Heather 


Haven’t yet read Wayward Guilt, Heroes of Grant’s Crossing Book 1? No problem. Click here to find it in print and digital on Libby / Hoopla or online wherever books are sold - including Target and Walmart!  Happy reading! 


Saturday, March 23, 2024

COUNTDOWN: 2 days to go for Safe Now - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2

 "You two talk. I'm going to take off and be grateful you weren't in my jurisdiction.


2 more days to go until Safe Now - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2 hits the shelves. Pre-order your copy today! 

Add to your TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/153463380-safe-now

*****

Some secrets can’t be kept. 

Some people can’t be protected.

Some brothers can’t be stopped.

Growing up in a small town outside St. Louis, Missouri, Steve and Nick Cook struggle to balance their own aspirations with their strict parents’ desire to mold their sons into a picture-perfect and obedient family.

But when Nick is outed, their parents make life worse for both. Steve promises to get his little brother somewhere he can live without fear, even if that means delaying his own dream of becoming a Marine.

When fate intervenes, Steve takes Nick far from their childhood home to live with extended family. Believing he is safe, Steve finally enlists and serves multiple deployments in the Middle East.

With Steve fighting for his country, Nick risks the only safety he’s ever known to set out on his own. When Nick disappears, Steve vows to do what the local authorities can’t—setting out on a new mission that takes him across the Midwest, from Chicago to the seediest neighborhoods in Detroit and Columbus, to find him.

Now, living in a community of friends who don’t hesitate to share his burdens and with a family willing to share his pain, can Steve complete one more mission and save his brother?

*****

No part of Safe Now was created by generative AI. This was 100% my own creation. CW: Domestic violence, religious homophobia, violence, interrupted sexual assault, brief drug use by a tertiary character.

Newsletter: https://www.hmsbrown.com/p/newsletter-sign-up.html

Wayward Guilt - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 1: https://books2read.com/u/38WRM7

Picture not mine. Edits are.

Thanks, and happy reading! 

 - Heather 


Haven’t yet read Wayward Guilt, Heroes of Grant’s Crossing Book 1? No problem. Click here to find it in print and digital on Libby / Hoopla or online wherever books are sold - including Target and Walmart!  Happy reading! 


Friday, March 22, 2024

COUNTDOWN: 3 DAYS TO Safe Now - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2

"I hope you rot in here. But if you don't, I swear I will go to the ends of the earth to keep him from you."


3 more days to go until Safe Now - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2 hits the shelves. Pre-order your copy today! 


Add to your TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/153463380-safe-now

*****

Some secrets can’t be kept. 

Some people can’t be protected.

Some brothers can’t be stopped.

Growing up in a small town outside St. Louis, Missouri, Steve and Nick Cook struggle to balance their own aspirations with their strict parents’ desire to mold their sons into a picture-perfect and obedient family.

But when Nick is outed, their parents make life worse for both. Steve promises to get his little brother somewhere he can live without fear, even if that means delaying his own dream of becoming a Marine.

When fate intervenes, Steve takes Nick far from their childhood home to live with extended family. Believing he is safe, Steve finally enlists and serves multiple deployments in the Middle East.

With Steve fighting for his country, Nick risks the only safety he’s ever known to set out on his own. When Nick disappears, Steve vows to do what the local authorities can’t—setting out on a new mission that takes him across the Midwest, from Chicago to the seediest neighborhoods in Detroit and Columbus, to find him.

Now, living in a community of friends who don’t hesitate to share his burdens and with a family willing to share his pain, can Steve complete one more mission and save his brother?

*****

No part of Safe Now was created by generative AI. This was 100% my own creation. CW: Domestic violence, religious homophobia, violence, interrupted sexual assault, brief drug use by a tertiary character.

Newsletter: https://www.hmsbrown.com/p/newsletter-sign-up.html

Wayward Guilt - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 1: https://books2read.com/u/38WRM7

Picture not mine. Edits are.

Thanks, and happy reading! 

 - Heather 


Haven’t yet read Wayward Guilt, Heroes of Grant’s Crossing Book 1? No problem. Click here to find it in print and digital on Libby / Hoopla or online wherever books are sold - including Target and Walmart!  Happy reading! 


Thursday, March 21, 2024

COUNTDOWN: 4 DAYS TO Safe Now - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2

"I don't know how to help him." 


"We do. And we can." 

4 more days to go until Safe Now - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2 hits the shelves. Pre-order your copy today! 

Add to your TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/153463380-safe-now

*****

Some secrets can’t be kept. 

Some people can’t be protected.

Some brothers can’t be stopped.

Growing up in a small town outside St. Louis, Missouri, Steve and Nick Cook struggle to balance their own aspirations with their strict parents’ desire to mold their sons into a picture-perfect and obedient family.

But when Nick is outed, their parents make life worse for both. Steve promises to get his little brother somewhere he can live without fear, even if that means delaying his own dream of becoming a Marine.

When fate intervenes, Steve takes Nick far from their childhood home to live with extended family. Believing he is safe, Steve finally enlists and serves multiple deployments in the Middle East.

With Steve fighting for his country, Nick risks the only safety he’s ever known to set out on his own. When Nick disappears, Steve vows to do what the local authorities can’t—setting out on a new mission that takes him across the Midwest, from Chicago to the seediest neighborhoods in Detroit and Columbus, to find him.

Now, living in a community of friends who don’t hesitate to share his burdens and with a family willing to share his pain, can Steve complete one more mission and save his brother?

*****

No part of Safe Now was created by generative AI. This was 100% my own creation. CW: Domestic violence, religious homophobia, violence, interrupted sexual assault, brief drug use by a tertiary character.

Newsletter: https://www.hmsbrown.com/p/newsletter-sign-up.html

Wayward Guilt - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 1: https://books2read.com/u/38WRM7

Picture not mine. Edits are.

Thanks, and happy reading! 

 - Heather 


Haven’t yet read Wayward Guilt, Heroes of Grant’s Crossing Book 1? No problem. Click here to find it in print and digital on Libby / Hoopla or online wherever books are sold - including Target and Walmart!  Happy reading! 


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

COUNTDOWN: 5 DAYS TO Safe Now - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2

"You're not going there tonight as a firefighter, Steve. You're going there as a Marine."

5 more days to go until Safe Now - heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2 hits the shelves. Pre-order your copy today! 


Add to your TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/153463380-safe-now

*****

Some secrets can’t be kept. 

Some people can’t be protected.

Some brothers can’t be stopped.

Growing up in a small town outside St. Louis, Missouri, Steve and Nick Cook struggle to balance their own aspirations with their strict parents’ desire to mold their sons into a picture-perfect and obedient family.

But when Nick is outed, their parents make life worse for both. Steve promises to get his little brother somewhere he can live without fear, even if that means delaying his own dream of becoming a Marine.

When fate intervenes, Steve takes Nick far from their childhood home to live with extended family. Believing he is safe, Steve finally enlists and serves multiple deployments in the Middle East.

With Steve fighting for his country, Nick risks the only safety he’s ever known to set out on his own. When Nick disappears, Steve vows to do what the local authorities can’t—setting out on a new mission that takes him across the Midwest, from Chicago to the seediest neighborhoods in Detroit and Columbus, to find him.

Now, living in a community of friends who don’t hesitate to share his burdens and with a family willing to share his pain, can Steve complete one more mission and save his brother?

*****

No part of Safe Now was created by generative AI. This was 100% my own creation. CW: Domestic violence, religious homophobia, violence, interrupted sexual assault, brief drug use by a tertiary character.

Newsletter: https://www.hmsbrown.com/p/newsletter-sign-up.html

Wayward Guilt - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 1: https://books2read.com/u/38WRM7

Picture not mine. Edits are.

Thanks, and happy reading! 

 - Heather 


Haven’t yet read Wayward Guilt, Heroes of Grant’s Crossing Book 1? No problem. Click here to find it in print and digital on Libby / Hoopla or online wherever books are sold - including Target and Walmart!  Happy reading! 


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Upcoming NPR Interview - April 20 at Ohioana Book Festival

Are you planning on coming to the Ohioana Book Fest on April 20? You can buy some books and then go home to celebrate 420 day!


P.S. Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2 - Safe Now drops tomorrow! Pre-order your copy today! https://books2read.com/u/3Jn15P

In the meantime - check this out! It's official, and I can talk about it: I'm going to be interviewed by NPR! 

Here are the details from Ohioana Library.

To write a book is a remarkable achievement, but to get it published and on bookstore and library shelves is no easy task! 

H.M.S. Brown and M.C. Jeter will join host Doug Dangler for a live recording of Craft — the Show, WCBE’s weekly podcast at the Ohioana Book Festival. They will discuss the triumphs and tribulations of writing and publishing their first novels, and you can join them, from 3:45pm to 4:30pm, in Meeting Room 3A!
Podcast & Festival details:
📚 April 20, 3:45pm to 4:30pm in Room 3A (podcast)
📚 Meet 120+ authors and illustrators from 10:30am-5pm
📚 Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library
📚 FREE!

More festival details at https://www.ohioana.org/programs/ohioana-book-festival/

#OhioanaBookFestival #BookEvent#Podcast #LiveEvent #Fiction #Debut 

I hope to see you there!


Thanks, and happy reading! 

 - Heather 


Haven’t yet read Wayward Guilt, Heroes of Grant’s Crossing Book 1? No problem. Click here to find it in print and digital on Libby / Hoopla or online wherever books are sold - including Target and Walmart!  Happy reading! 



Monday, March 11, 2024

SAFE NOW - COVER REVEAL - Pre-order today!

What could be better than a cover reveal and a blurb reveal all rolled into one?  


 

“Anything for you, little brother. Anything for you.”

 - Steve Cook in Safe Now, Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2

 


IT'S ALMOST HERE! I'M SO EXCITED! My second book, Safe Now, Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 1, hits the shelves at the end of this month! HUZZAH!


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Scroll down for the official blurb, and let me know what you think of the gorgeous cover for Safe Now! You can pre-order your copy now before it hits the shelves on March 25.

 

⭐️ ⭐️ Safe Now, Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 2⭐️ ⭐️

 

⭐️ Brothers

⭐️ Small town

⭐️ Homefront

⭐️ Marines

⭐️ Found Family

⭐️ Firefighters

⭐️ Part of a trilogy, reads as a standalone

 

⭐️ Click here to pre-order 

 

⭐️ Click here to add to your TBR


⭐️ Sign up for my newsletter 

 

⭐️ Release date: March 25, 2024



⭐️ Official Blurb ⭐️ 

 

Some secrets can’t be kept.

 

Some people can’t be protected.

 

Some brothers can’t be stopped.

 

Growing up in a small town outside St. Louis, Missouri, Steve and Nick Cook struggle to balance their own aspirations with their strict parents’ desire to mold their sons into a picture-perfect and obedient family.

 

But when Nick is outed, their parents make life worse for both. Steve promises to get his little brother somewhere he can live without fear, even if that means delaying his own dream of becoming a Marine.

 

When fate intervenes, Steve takes Nick far from their childhood home to live with extended family. Believing he is safe, Steve finally enlists and serves multiple deployments in the Middle East.

 

With Steve fighting for his country, Nick risks the only safety he’s ever known to set out on his own. When Nick disappears, Steve vows to do what the local authorities can’t—setting out on a new mission that takes him across the Midwest, from Chicago to the seediest neighborhoods in Detroit and Columbus, to find him.

 

Now, living in a community of friends who don’t hesitate to share his burdens and with a family willing to share his pain, can Steve complete one more mission and save his brother? 

 

No part of Safe Now was created by generative AI. This was 100% my own creation. CW: Domestic violence, religious homophobia, violence, interrupted sexual assault, brief drug use by an unnamed character.

 


Haven’t yet read Wayward Guilt, Heroes of Grant’s Crossing Book 1? No problem. Click here to find it in print and digital on Libby / Hoopla or online wherever books are sold - including Target and Walmart!  Happy reading! 



Thanks, and happy reading! 

 - Heather 


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