AUTHOR KENDALL MCKENNA – BACK TO SCHOOL BLOG HOP

BacktoSchool Blog HopHello! My name is Kendall McKenna. I’m an author of M/M Erotic Romance novels that feature U.S. Marines. Welcome to my blog!

You probably found your way here for the Back To School Blog Hop. I’ll keep my post short and sweet, with a few pics of pretty men, just for fun. I’ll be giving away an e-book at the end of my post.

I don’t have any clear memories of my ‘back to school’ days, and I went straight through college without pausing, so I never ‘went back’. I don’t have kids, so no funny stories about the end of summer and the relief of the new school year! It took me awhile to figure out what I could post about ‘back to school’. Then it came to me; Corey Yarwood, the main hero in my book, The Final Line, returns to one of his Marine Corps training schools as an instructor. Corey’s entire story arc is about his realization that, in all aspects of his life, he’s no longer a student. He’s become a teacher and a leader.

TheFinalLineEventPicThe Final Line is the second book in The Recon Diaries. Corey makes short appearances in the previous stories, but he’s young and has a case of hero worship for another Marine in the stories. They’re all Recon Marines, and Corey is a highly trained, very competent Recon Marine. But up until the events in The Final Line, he still views himself as a kid with a lot to learn.

All Recon Marines go through BRC – Basic Recon Course. Many of them attend other specialized training schools. Corey himself has gone through Jump School. After the events of the previous two books of The Recon Diaries, Corey has earned himself a promotion and a position as an instructor at BRC. Corey goes back to Recon school as a teacher.

737663_411723715571044_1878207044_oAs the plot unfolds, Corey remembers his experiences and his performance while he was a student at BRC. He’s now viewing those memories through the filter of his current position as a teacher. As the story progresses, Corey begins to feel less like a clueless student, and more like a highly skilled Marine who has knowledge and experiences to share.

Corey Yarwood 4Corey went back to school as an instructor, but learned something significant about himself as a Marine. As the story concludes, the lessons Corey has learned transfer themselves to his personal life. He learns that the men he admires consider him an equal. Corey has become the kind of Marine, and the kind of man, he always tried to be.

If you’d like to learn more about Corey, the man he loves, and the Marines he serves with, you check them out here, at my website.

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Kendall McKenna

Kendall mckenna love & dog tags Kendall McKenna is an author of M/M erotic romance novels. Kendall McKenna’s first work of fiction was written at the worldly age of nine, and was a transformative work that expanded on the story told in a popular song of the time. She tried her hand at vampire and cowboy fiction, winning high school poetry and short story contests along the way. It wasn’t until she discovered the world of m/m erotic fiction and found her stride with cops, Marines and muscle cars, that she felt inspired to share her stories with readers who enjoy the same things. Putting herself through college by working in a newly-created HIV testing clinic in her local Department of Health, introduced Kendall to the gay and lesbian community. Understanding and empathy has made her a lifetime advocate of GLBT issues. A brief bout of unemployment gave Kendall the time and focus she needed to finally produce a novel worth submitting for publication. Her first novel, Brothers In Arms, introduced the world to her authentic military stories and characters. Kendall was born and raised in Southern California, where she still lives and works. A non-conventional relationship has kept her happy for the last decade. Her four dogs enjoy it when she writes, as she sits still long enough for them to curl up around her.

29 Comments:

  1. Would love to read,it sounds great.

  2. Looks fantastic!

  3. The books look and sound fantastic!

  4. Tracey Steinbach

    I think I mighta drooled a bit… Twice. 😀

    steinbachtracey@yahoo.com

  5. Thanks for the great pix!
    Urb
    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  6. I had to wipe the drool from my keyboard over this one. Awesome post! Thanks for participating.

  7. Would love to read Corey’s story. Thanks for being part of the Hop!

    strive4bst(AT) yahoo(Dot) com

  8. Love the series!
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

  9. Thanks for the drool-worthy pics and the hop!

    emmasmom AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  10. This series is new to me, Kendall, but I love the premise and look forward to reading more. Thanks for being part of the hop and sharing with all of us!

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

  11. Thanks for participating and offering the giveaway! Thanks for sharing your books.

  12. Thanks for being part of the hop! I can’t get over the sexy man on your cover! 😉
    OceanAkers @ aol.com

  13. Thanks for participating! 🙂

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