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Forged in Fire (Red-Hot SEALs #1)

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Beth Brown doesn’t believe in premonitions until she dreams a sexy stranger is gunned down during the brutal hijacking of a commercial airliner. When events in her dream start coming true, she heads to the flight’s departure gate. To her shock, she recognizes the man she’d watched die the night before.

Lieutenant Commander Zane Winters comes from a bloodline of elite warri
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 309 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Trish McCallan (first published September 4th 2011)
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
"Hope is the most exciting thing in life and if you honestly believe that love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn’t come straight away there is still that chance all through your life that it will."
- by Josh Hartnett -

3.5 stars.

Lt. Commander Zane Winters is a Navy SEAL. Zane and his SEAL buddies Cosky and Rawls are on leave and ready to board a plane. They want to attend a friend’s wedding in Hawaii. Beth Brown comes to the terminal because she had a nightmare of a deadly plane hij
Elaine Mcdonald
Aug 07, 2012 Elaine Mcdonald rated it it was amazing
Shelves: trish-mccallan
Wow!! I want to rate it a 10! This is a new author for me, but one that will be an auto buy from now on. The only negative to this book is having to wait until March to read the next book! This one ends on a cliffhanger. The suspense, characters, and romance come together to make an amazing book! I couldn't put it down!

Beth is not a psychic. After dreaming of three Navy Seals that are killed on board a flight to Hawaii, she is compelled to go to the airport to see who is boarding this plane. She
♡Karlyn P♡
A fast action romance suspense, impressive for a debut. I think fans of Catherine Mann or Nina Bruhn will especially enjoy.

Albeit a highly implausible story, it was entertaining! Lt Commander Zane Winters has a history of seeing visions of events to come. Though they are never clear and detailed, they are always accurate. So when he gets flashes of danger on the airline him and his SEAL team 7 buddies are about to board in 90 minutes, they all know to take him seriously. But just as they are pu
Beanbag Love
Jan 28, 2012 Beanbag Love rated it liked it
It got much, much better after my 22% status update. In fact, I stayed up late to finish it. Which brings me to why it lost a whole two stars (it would have lost one anyway for the clunky, tedious beginning). It doesn't actually have an ending. I suppose you might call it a cliff-hanger, but I call it a cop-out. You can keep the thread of mystery going and still end the actual story you're telling. But this one ends in a way that makes the whole story feel almost like an excerpt.

Pretty darn inf
Mar 07, 2012 new_user rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of J.R. Ward
Shelves: military
A diamond in the rough, Trish McCallan's Forged in Fire delivers submachine guns, admirable heroes, and heart-wrenching, nail-biting suspense back to the genre.

Romantic suspense novels deliver tension. Joe has to save Jennifer or Jennifer has to save Joe and the country, but most romantic suspense novels fail to deliver the other half of that coin: the practical details that lend realism to unimaginable scenes. These details also lend weight to the hero's plight and credence to his credentials.
3.5-4 Stars I did not expect to enjoy this at all except for maybe the hot men. I am not a fan of military/cop/weapon type stories. This was grabbed me by the neck and dragged me into a story I couldn't put down. I was looking for the clichés, woman does not listen to warnings gets taken away, man doesn't listen to woman gets shot, or the usually stupid woman makes stupid choice puts all in danger just because she's angry... you know it's how 95% of stories go. I was reading and seeing trouble c ...more
Jul 13, 2013 Jonetta rated it really liked it
I’ve had this book on my shelf for over a year, having downloaded it when it showed up as a Kindle freebie. Friends recommended that I give it higher priority as they thought it a standout in the genre. I really regret it’s taken me so long to get to it as the story grabbed me from the first page.

The set up
Zane Winters has some psychic abilities where he gets flash visions of the future, not enough to get a complete picture but just enough to see the horrible outcomes. Beth Brown has never had p
Jul 07, 2012 Sadie rated it it was amazing
This is why Self-Publishing is going to flourish. No one would pick this up as a debut book. Seriously, I can't think of one publisher who would take the chance on this book for so many reasons...and all those reasons are why I loved it:

Non-stop action.
One day... forget about the unneeded setup.
Lots of backstory, but none of it dumped.
And it's a cliffhanger of sorts. THIS story is wrapped up nicely, but there's *a lot* left to carry to the next book.

I have no idea when it happened, but some time
I really enjoyed this book. Sure there was a little more bloodshed than normal, and not that much romance, but I didn't mind it at all. But there was one thing that kind of didn't sit right with me and it was to do with the bonding between Zane and Beth. I would expect it from a PNR but not in a romantic suspense and I found it a little bit unbelievable. I'm really looking forward to finding more about the sub characters especially Mac and Amy's story.
Apr 07, 2012 Linzi rated it did not like it
Shelves: kindle, new-authors
This was a 4* half a book - but I am just sick and tired of authors (and publishers - but in this case it doesn't apply) publishing HALF a book. I'm also getting tired of reviewers not warning me clearly that I will invest 4 hours in a book and then want to throw my kindle across the room.

A cliff-hanger ending is one thing ... and I don't like those particularly. Are authors really so insecure they think I won't buy their second book if they ACTUALLY FINISH their first book?

Sorry rant over.

Laura (Kyahgirl)
3.5/5; 4 stars; B+

This book was a pleasant surprise. Trish McCallan is a new to me author and I will be keeping my eye on her.

Although I've seen this book mostly classified as Romantic Suspense I have a hard time putting it on that shelf because the balance was far more toward the action and suspense than the romance. There was a romantic line through the plot but there wasn't much time to indulge it because of the tense race against time to find the hostages and thwart the bad guys. I thought
Jan 07, 2014 ♥Rachel♥ rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-book
I want the next one! Review to come, maybe.
Nov 03, 2011 Alyssa rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
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I LOVED this book, plain & simple! No fancy adjectives or flowery words are needed to describe it, just know that if you read, you’ll love it too. :) The story is intense, action-packed and will keep you on the edge of your seat page after page. The cast of characters is just yummy (SEALs, hello?!) and the set-up for the next books leaves me wanting tons more.

Zane is a member of a SEAL team on their way to a wedding. While waiting in the airport for t
Feb 24, 2012 Christie«SHBBblogger» rated it really liked it
Fabulous book! I stayed up till 2am last night trying to finish this it was so amazing. Can't wait for more! *BTW, this e-book is free on Amazon right now.
Best LOL of the book:
"Look." She didn't stop walking, because she didn't want to have this dialogue face-to-face. Lord knows, the last thing they needed was face-to-face time. "I'm not interested, o.k.? I'm already involved with someone."
He stopped so abruptly she was in mid-stride when he jerked her back.
"Too bad." He caught her chin in a
I don't know what I was expecting when I purchased this book but what I got was one helluva dramatic, suspenseful, heart-stopping journey into the seedy underworld of hijackings and terrorists and the kickass men trained to thwart them. This is the book that defines the genre "romantic suspense" and anyone who enjoys a story that is one huge adrenalin rush from beginning to end will love Forged in Fire. Kudos to Trish McCallan for penning such a powerful debut novel. I'm not even a fan of the ge ...more
Sep 13, 2015 Krissy rated it liked it
Good and I liked it but I expected it to be a little steamier. But it was good enough that I plan on continuing the series. I did have one issue at the end (view spoiler) ...more
Lady Heather
I liked this story and it's characters.
A really cool spin of having the soul mates connected not only on a physical and emotional level, but that they also can read each others minds as well (their that connected). Hence, there is no worry of cheating, or wondering where you stand with one another... the intimacy has no limitations.
I look forward to reading the next installment in the series.
Trish McCallan is now one of my favotite new authors. I loved this book. This book grabs you from the very beginning and does not let go. Unfortunately I have to wait for her next book to find out what happens next. The story line was a little different than other books which made it unique, and Hell, who does't love a hot, sexy SEAL. I do!
Mar 10, 2012 Norma rated it did not like it
Annoying characters, stupid actions by said characters, steriotypical descriptions and gratuitous violence against women. I hate when I'm not warned about that. So I'll warn you. THere's rape and a lot of referring to said rapes in this. Of course the characters that were raped are perfectly fine.

Stupid book. Don't read it.
Jul 22, 2015 Ashleyjo rated it really liked it
Well, hell, fire and SEALS! FanFingTastic! Thank you NyQuil for sparking this book!


This book hooks you out of the gate before you even know what hit you!

• Immediate meaningful action that keeps a steady pace throughout the book.

• A group of yumm'o SEALS that are as witty with their banter as they are lethal with their fists.

• A female lead that thinks with her brain, not her vagina. You know that character you're screaming at 'don't go with the bad guy; scream, bitch, scream?' Yeah, our girl
4.5 stars!

I think Forged in Fire would make a great kick-ass, action-suspense-military movie featuring today’s top action stars a la Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Jason Statham.

I’ve had this book on my Kindle app for a while and I’m so glad I finally decided to start reading it. A sure sign a book is a hit with me is when I want to keep reading even if it is well past my bedtime. When I should have been getting some well needed shut-eye I was gnashing my teeth at a critical point during a hostag
Oct 20, 2011 Sharon rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Forged in Fire is the first book in the Forged series by Trish McCallan.

When Beth Brown dreams in detail of a number of people being gunned down on a hijacked flight to Hawaii, she puts herself on the waitlist in the hopes of stopping what is sure to be a disaster. She is surprised to find everyone involved in her dream waiting to board so does what she feels is best although might make her sound crazy and approaches the man she saw being shot dead on the plane.

♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Beth has a dream about a terrorist attack on one of the planes belonging to the airline she works for. In her dream, she sees all of the coach class killed. Deciding to see if her dream rings true, she takes a vacation day, books a standby flight on that plane & enters the gate. She sees several people she recognized in her dream.

Zane & part of his Navy SEAL are waiting in the airport to board a plane headed for Hawaii to attend a friends wedding. Zane has a vision when he touched his fr
**2.5 stars**

Forged in Fire is a messy mix of PNR and Romantic Suspense that needed the reader to suspend disbelief way too much for it to work out. Am I to believe that post 9/11, some villains will resort to hijacking a plane to get their hands on some people? What happened to old fashioned kidnapping?

Sadly for the villains, their "fool-proof" plan was foiled by the psychic dreams/visions of our hero and heroine who happened to be fated mates. Even though their assertions are pretty crazy, th
Yesenia Gonzalez
I liked how zane saw the future and how beth saw the event in her dream. the twist and turns,even if they did get their happy ending it did not solve the question about the attacks.
Holy mother of God, I'm finally done.

It took me days, days, to finish this relatively short book. The problem I had with it initially, was the pacing. The book started with the heroine having a nightmare where everyone on an airplane dies at the hands of six terrorists. Her morning continues and she has sort of a Groundhog Day-esque experience where she realizes she dreamt everything already. Thinking she's out of her mind for even considering the fact that she might've had some sort of psychic
5 "Action Packed" Stars 。:.゚ヽ(*`)ノ゚.:。

Love, love, loved this!! Wow, that was a rollercoaster ride reading this book!

The thrilling suspense was fantastic!

I don't have time to give this book the review it deserves (mainly for selfish reasons cuz I want to quickly get started on book 2 - sorry). Well, if anything, I'm honest right - ha!

So, we've got a Paranormal Romantic Suspense Thriller that is super duper good.

The paranormal aspects don't overwhelm the book like a say a shifter book would. It's
Caz Malpas

I started listening to this book as it was free to read and listen to. That and I just love a book cover with man in a white vest, holding a gun with a yellowey orangey back ground!

I thought it would be hot navy seal comes to save damsel in distress! It wasn't like that at all, in fact it was more the other way round.

I personally preferred the story that surrounded the H and h as opposed to their own actual love story. But I loved Zane and cant wait to rea
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
I have the audio of this book and the narrator is Angela Dawe, one of my favourites, so IMO she did a fantastic job.

This is a great romantic suspense and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great read with a Navy Seal hero. There is a touch of paranormal with the hero being somewhat psychic and also the "soul mate" troupe - which some people may or may not like. I don't necessarily mind it but where this book fell a little short for me was in the romance aspect. It relied too hea
My first thought by the time I completed chapter one: What the heck was I thinking leaving this gem to languish in TBR land so long???!!! My second was: Why is the next installment not available until 2014? Why isn't she writing right this minute and every minute until it's done? And my third was aarrghh! I forgot we had a power outage and neither of my readers was fully charged. Curses! Loudly!

I don't know if it was my mind set at the time or if the book is as I good as I think it is. I was im
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“For a moment she was convinced she was still dreaming. That she’d fallen asleep while reading one of JR Ward’s Brotherhood of The Black Dagger romances and had inserted herself into a dream based on the book. Any moment now he was going to start growling Mine Mine Mine and let loose with some spicy bonding scent. Or flash a massive set of fangs.” 16 likes
“And this is the library,” Mrs. Simcosky said, leading Beth into a generous room with a fire flickering in a river rock fireplace. “Or, as Mason liked to call it, my love den.” She drifted to one of the floor to ceiling book shelves and trailed her fingers down a bevy of colorful spines. “He used to call my books ‘the other men’.” 12 likes
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