Friday, September 7, 2018

The Everyday Heroes by Margaret Daley

By Margaret Daley

For Love Inspired Suspense I'm writing a series about Texas Rangers, who are heroes. This August I have the fourth in the series out. Also I started a new series called Everyday Heroes. I finished a long series about Strong Women and had so much fun writing about women who went through difficult, extraordinary situations. I featured different professional women from a teacher to law enforcement officer to a woman running a rodeo company. Now I want to feature heroic men.

What makes a hero? I think of soldiers, police officer, firefighter and people like Rev. Martin Luther King. But heroes are more than their profession.  A hero can be an everyday man who does something heroic/extraordinary. I asked my readers what they thought made up a hero. Here are some of the replies:
“knows how to treat and take care of a woman”
“someone with honesty, integrity and a love for fellow human beings and animals”
“doesn’t need praise or thanks for what he’d done”
“kind, gentle person”
“loyal, self-sacrificing and protective”
“having faith in Christ”

Certain jobs (as I noted above) create situations where a man can be a hero. But I want to show not only those professions but others. In my first book in the series, Hunted. The hero, an ex-Wall Street financial advisor, Luke Michaels, owns a horse farm. He often is involved in search and rescues with his German shepherd, Shep. He’s camping by the river when he sees a woman being thrown off a high bridge by two men. He doesn’t think twice. He runs through the woods and dives into the water to save her. In my second book in the Everyday Heroes series, Obsessed, it is about a firefighter.

What do you think are qualities of a hero?

Texas Baby Pursuit
Blurb for Texas Baby Pursuit
On a kidnapper’s trail…
Lone Star Justice never fails
Minutes after his baby nephew is kidnapped, Texas Ranger Dallas Sanders traces the crime to a child trafficking ring hiding in plain sight. As he and local sheriff Rachel Young race to expose the sinister conspiracy, they’re determined to keep their relationship professional. But when Rachel’s infant daughter is also abducted, can she and Dallas rescue the children in time…and survive to have a future together?

Blurb for Hunted:
Murder. On the Run. Second Chances.
Luke Michaels' relaxing camping trip ends when he witnesses a woman being thrown from a bridge. He dives into the river to save her, shocked to find her wrapped in chains. As a canine search and rescue volunteer, Luke has assisted many victims, but never a beauty whose defeated gaze ignites his primal urge to protect. When Megan Witherspoon’s killers make it clear they won't stop, Luke fights to save her, but can he keep her alive long enough to find out who is after her? 

Blurb for Obsessed:
Stalker. Arson. Murder.
When a stalker ruthlessly targets people she loves, a woman flees her old life, creating a new identity as Serena Remington. Her plan to escape the madman and lead him away from family and friends worked for three years. Now he's back. With nowhere else to run, her only choice is war. Quinn Taylor, her neighbor and a firefighter with expertise in arson, comes to her aid, but will it be in time to save her?


  1. Margaret, your stories sound wonderful!!! Love the woman being thrown off the bridge. What an opening! You've got me hooked!

    I should add that I always love what you write!

  2. Great post, Margaret. Your covers are gorgeous, too. Your stories are always great. Sending you hugs. You are amazing!


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