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Military Heroes…

The Top Five Reasons They Are Holy-Moley-Hot

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Hey, all you romantic suspense fans out there!  Julie Ann Walker here, author of the bestselling Black Knights Inc. series.  And I’m super psyched to be on Long and Short Reviews, talking about those military heroes we just can’t seem to get enough of.  I mean, they’re hot, right?  Like two syllable hot.  As in, haw-aht!

But what makes them so lip-smacking delicious?  What is it about the military hero that automatically makes us drool like we’ve just come back from a root canal?  Well, I don’t know about you guys, but for me there are five things.  Five very specific things that… uh… shall we say, ring my bell?

So, without further ado, I give you the top five reasons why I think military heroes are holey-moley-hot…

 5.)  They use really cool lingo.

“Roger that!”  “Charlie foxtrot!”   “Watch your six!”  “Fubar!”  “On the double!”  I mean seriously?  I read that kind of dialogue and instantly my temperature jumps ten degrees.

4.)  They know how to handle their… erm… guns.

No, not those guns, you gutter-minded readers.  🙂  I’m talking about real guns.  The ones with triggers and clips and bullets.  And, perhaps it’s a throwback to earlier times when in order to survive we women needed our men to know which end of the spear was up, but for me, there’s just something fundamentally sexy about a man who has the skill and the confidence to operate a weapon.

3.)  They’re loyal, patriotic, dependable, and courageous.  Basically, they embody all things that are good and admirable in a hero.  Enough said.  😉

2.)  They’re very fit… and usually tattooed.

Now this may just be me, but one sure way to make me go weak in the knees is to show me a nice tattoo inked atop a big, bulging muscle.  Can you say, “mama likey,” boys and girls?

And last, but not least…

1.)  They look damn good in their uniforms.

But don’t take my word for it.  Just check out these photos of some of our favorite actors.  And, granted, they’re sexy without the uniforms.  But with the uniforms?  MEOW!


LAS Ben Affleck Photo LAS Channing Tatum Photo LAS Eric Skarsgard Photo LAS Jeremy Renner Photo LAS Josh Duhamel Photo LAS Richard Gere Photo






























Thanks Long and Short Reviews for having me on today!  It’s been a blast!




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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 4_1 JulieAnnWalker

Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Black Knights Inc. romantic suspense series. She is prone to spouting movie quotes and song lyrics. She’ll never say no to sharing a glass of wine or going for a long walk. She prefers impromptu travel over the scheduled kind, and she takes her coffee with milk. You can find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission. Look for the first four books in her fast-paced series: Hell On Wheels (August 2012) In Rides Trouble (September 2012) Rev It Up (October 2012) and Thrill Ride (April 2013). For more information, please visit or follow her on Facebook and/or Twitter @JAWalkerAuthor.


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  1. Thanks, Long and Short Reviews for having me on today! You’re guys are the shiznit! No doubt about it! ;-D

  2. Michele says:

    I think you nailed it when you mentioned that they are the embodiment of a hero. They have instilled in them a clear line of right and wrong – a take charge and Can-do attitude so if I was ever in a situation that was scary, I think I’d feel safe. Some situations can only be addressed by a man that won’t panic, can assess, make decisions and won’t make the other person (heroine) person feel less just because they’re not able to handle it quite as well. Sometimes, it’s a great thing to be cared for and protected, coddled even, by a confident and talented lover.

  3. Brenda C. says:

    I agree with EVERYTHING you said!!!! However you need to add a picture of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in his GI Joe uniform!!!!!!!!!

  4. Nice list of reasons

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