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The hotness of a wounded LETHAL WEAPON hero

There is something about a wounded hero that is just so darn HOT, don't you think? Think about the Wolverine movie -- after he lost the woman he loved, he was wounded -- and he lived for revenge. Wouldn't you love to be the woman who healed wolverine aka Hugh Jackman's heart?

Sigh....just thinking about that character played by THAT man -- is drool worthy!

In November, THE STORM THAT IS STERLING releases. Sterling is one of my favorite heroes I've written because he has a lot of that Mel Gibson LETHAL WEAPON character in him back when Mel Gibson still made wounded look good instead of bad lol! Sterling lives on the edge, inviting death, because he has some deep wounds. And he, like Wolverine, needs a good woman to heal those wounds!

From the front of the book

He was created, molded, formed from life, love, and misery…
Lethally daring and ruthlessly passionate. He invites death to his door, welcomes it with each breath he draws, each step he takes. And thus, he is danger—a volatile storm that will sweep across the calm realms of humanity and shake it to the depths of its core.
And that storm is… Sterling.

The Romantic Times review

In the second novel of the Zodius Series, Jones pens a compelling and fast-moving story that will captivate readers from start to finish. Two reunited lovers will have to fight for a second chance as the situation between the Renegades and the Zodius worsens. Love, intrigue and passion season a complicated story and will entertain even the most jaded of readers.
Summary: Sterling Jeter is the loose cannon of the Renegades; fiercely loyal he has an ‘act first- think later’ mentality but when he is reunited with Rebecca Burns he is pulled up short. Dying of cancer, scientist Rebecca has just returned from hiding in Germany to find Sterling waiting on her doorstep asking for her help. But when the Zodius attacks them in order to kidnap Rebecca, matters go from bad to worse. Now Sterling will do anything to save Rebecca and fight for their second chance. Rebecca is terrified and as she discovers new abilities based on her addiction to a new drug she will need Sterling more then ever. But as the danger closes in on them they will need to make the choice to trust each other no matter what may happen in their future.
(Sourcebooks Casablanca, $6.99 November 2011)
Sabrina Cooper

Sterling uses humor and flippant remarks to mask those wounds so I thought I'd share a few STERLINGISMS today.

"We Renegades write our own rules. The good, bendable kind that let me kick your ass all over the curb and then do it again just for fun.”

After being punched -- "Feels Good"

“You don’t know the meaning of ‘wait,’
do you?” Caleb asked.

Sterling grinned. “You wouldn’t love me if I did.”

“I’ll be taking that vial of ICE you got there in your pocket. Then you can mosey on along and take the rest of your lifetime on vacation. You know, do whatever retired drug dealers do. Play the casino tables. Watch SpongeBob for all I care. Just get the hell off my streets.”

“You’re the suit-wearing, talk-down-to-you, and then bust-your-wallet-in-the-balls, kind of asshole. I’m the dirty-boxing, back-alley kind of asshole.”

Sterling’s lips twisted with a wry taunt. “The next two bullets won’t hit the ground. Think of all those little bones in your feet blasted away by the steel force of a bullet.” He shook his head. “Ouch. That hurts just thinking about it. Even on an ICE high, that’s gonna bite like a bitch. After that, we’ll move upwards.” He pointed the gun at Mohawk’s knee. Then his thigh. Then shoved the gun toward his crotch. “About midway up is where all the fun starts. If I blow it off, will ICE grow it back? Wanna find out?”

And I just got Damion's cover! I love it! What do you think?


  1. I think Damion looks dangerous and that I wouldn't mind being endangered by him! The colours blend nicely and check out all the weapons he's packing -nicely detailed.

  2. I miss the old Mel Gibson. *sigh* Can't wait to get my hands on STERLING!

  3. And the name--Sterling--how did you ever think up that moniker? It's perfect for the real man.

  4. And PS, let me appropriate this space on our blog to send out best wishes to Sourcebooks' most recent addition to the USA Today bestseller list--Anita Clenny, author of Awaken the Highland Warrior--and some really cool sequels, right?

  5. Na lol thank you!!

    Tracy I miss the old Mel too. He was so good in his day.

    Grace Sterling was a waiter who served my table in an Austin, Texas Carrabas years ago:)

    And yes-- congrats Anita!!

  6. Hugh or Mel. What a difficult choice to make. Okay, I'll take both! And a too hot to handle cover for Damion!

  7. OHHH what great "isms" I love Sterling. And yep love LOVE Hugh and I must admit I still love Mel, warts and all. Just watched him in the Patriot the other weekend.

    I'm sooo eager for this release!!!!!


  8. WOW! Amazing covers that should fly off the shelves and right into the best seller lists. I loved the old Mel...every so often I still like a weekend marathon of Lethal Weapon. Remember Danny Glover's line, "I'm gettin' too old for this shit!" At our house we just say, "It's a Danny Glover situation!"

  9. Gorgeous covers!!

    And Mel use to be my favorite actor - I can still watch his old movies but none of the newer ones (not that there are that many).

  10. Carolyn yes I remember that line from Danny! Loved it. I remember that toilet scene from one of the movies. TOO funny. Poor Danny.

    Wendy the Patriot was so good but heart breaking too.

    Amelia -- I think Hugh would get my first vote. But then that butt scene from Wolverine is forever embedded in my mind! Yes I went there. I had to!

  11. Can't wait for the Storm that is Sterling to release! Love the cover for Damien's book too

  12. Ummmm...yes..yes...aaaannnnd...yes! I loved Michael's book and I can't wait to read Sterlings!! That cover for Damien is drooltastic.


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