Thursday, October 25, 2012

"The Night Eagles Soared" and "Burnt Yellow and Red"

Both of my books are fictional novels about a team of Green Berets jumping into Afghanistan just after 9-11.“The Night Eagles Soared” released on October 5th 2010 and in it, the team is preparing to conduct a Military Free Fall Parachute Operation.  During the flight the Team Sergeant begins to reflect how he came to be in that position, at that incredible moment in history.  He tells the story as it goes back in time revealing the evolution of a Special Forces soldier through the night I compare to the Doolittle Raid of WWII.  That is, “The Night Eagles Soared” just after 9-11.

            In the first book the team is there, although; I never introduced them.   “Burnt Yellow and Red” takes the reader on the complete mission profile through the “Battle for Kabul”.   The team is introduced as the story unfolds from the perspective of the Air Force Tactical Air Controller who is attached.  He must earn the men’s respect as he struggles to find his place and in the end, he becomes a true member of the Special Forces Brotherhood.

            As a writer, it is my goal to capture the heart and soul of our warriors.  I do this by writing from the perspective of a soldier, gained through years of experience.  I do not write from a journalistic perspective, but rather from the heart and that is why my stories ring so powerfully true.  My work has been endorsed by the Green Beret Foundation, Professional, the Special Forces Book and the SF Museum on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  I have been traveling across the country for the last four months visiting the Exchange on each installation as I go.  It is my honor to bring these books to the military audience at the Exchange and I hope you will enjoy reading the stories as much as I did writing them. 

“We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” 
~ George Orwell

God bless you, our warriors, and their families!

S. B. Newman, Author