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Action books with strong female (police or military type) with a hint of romance

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Initial post: Apr 21, 2011, 4:07:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 22, 2011, 5:03:01 PM PDT
lelo says:
Hi. Could anybody recommend action (or adventure) books with a strong female character? She could be a police, military, or something similar, that can shoot, fight and kick butt when the occasion calls for and doesn't take crap from nobody. If it had a little romance wouldn't mind.

- Please don't recommend paranormal or books that are of first-person narrative (don't like paranormal because they are mostly of the 1st person).

Recommendation: True Blue (2009) by David Baldacci (not great, but readable)

Posted on Apr 21, 2011, 4:59:44 PM PDT
Check out the "Liberation Front" 99 cent action/adventure novel by Steve Hirst on Kindle. Liberation Front
"Sarah Bryce receives her first assignment as lead FBI anti-terrorism investigator to infiltrate the environmental terrorist group "EcotageFirst" in Southern Utah. EcotageFirst claims responsibility for several acts of domestic eco-terrorism and recently posted serious death threats. Sarah is drawn into a world of violence and explosive revelation as she attempts to prevent a cataclysm of death and destruction. The mysterious presence of her Native American Paiute ancestry hovers above all, protecting and seeking justice."

Posted on Apr 22, 2011, 7:24:21 AM PDT
I have self published my first novel and am pleased with the results. Check it out, it is a good read (if I do say so myself, I've read it 100 times and still enjoy it :) It is called Blood & Chocolate and it is a Kelly Bloodsworth Novel, the first of what I hope is a series. It is available on Amazon as a paperback and for the Kindle at a price that is lower than the usual new release price. Check it out and/or tell your friends. Thanks.
When the extremely wealthy founder of a major candy company dies, his last will and testament leaves everything to his two children, with a condition. They must compete in a complex challenge to earn their inheritance and it's winner take all. Private Detective Kelly Bloodsworth gets involved when the game escalates into industrial espionage and murder. Kelly must overcome many obstacles as she tries to help an old friend get out of trouble while dealing with those that are prejudiced against her because she is openly a lesbian.
Thanks again for listening.

Posted on Apr 22, 2011, 7:54:58 AM PDT
JustAReader says:
Try No Greater Sacrifice:

"This book has it all: adventure, romance, archaeology, history, puzzles to be solved, some mysticism, lightening-speed travel jaunts across Europe, faith lost and found, good versus evil--it is a fun, mostly light read that was exciting and absorbing. I got a little lost in all the symbolism, and how the pieces of the puzzle all fit together, but I see this as my own short-coming, not that of the book. Renee D'Arcadia is a great heroine, honest, direct, super strong both physically and emotionally. It is great to see a male author create such a wonderful female character. Her hero, and ours, David Arturo, is strong, gentle, an almost ideal man--(with a few of the flaws most men seem to struggle with). The other characters contribute just the right tension and fullness to the story. This is a great accomplishment for a debut novel."

When terminally-ill archaeologist Renée d'Arcadia is summoned to France to take part in the reading of a will, she is plunged into a maelstrom of deceit and destruction to solve a 100-year-old mystery originating from a sinister church where nothing is as it seems. Renée joins forces with David Arturo, an ex-helicopter pilot with a troubled past, to interpret clues cleverly hidden in tombstones and classic works of literature to find artifacts scattered across Europe. Racing against time, Renée and David must overcome their inner demons to outmaneuver a network of evil bent on destroying them. What they find in each other just might provide answers to some of mankind's oldest myths.

No Greater Sacrifice

Posted on Apr 22, 2011, 12:55:36 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 22, 2011, 1:14:09 PM PDT
Lieutenant Janet Rogerton of the New Victorian Empire is the heroine in the action-adventure, future-fiction novel, TROPHY. Small press and professionally edited, it has plenty of action and a touch of romance. Check it out and read some sample chapters. Kindle is $2.99. Thanks for looking.

Paul M. Schofield, author

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2011, 3:52:12 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2011, 4:19:42 PM PDT
A Work In Progress Lelo - this book just got published and one of the main characters is a very tough woman named Tish. Might be of interest to you - exciting conspiracy thriller.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2011, 7:19:27 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 22, 2011, 7:30:05 PM PDT
Check out Daryl James: Mafia Buster. She's not a cop, but that's one tough lady. She takes down the Mafia worldwide running on pure hate for killers.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2011, 2:32:35 AM PDT
Hi LeLo! I hope I'm not to late to reply to your question? Now I know just the books I think you might like - Check
Out "J.D. Robb's" books, I really like her charaters in these books and the story line is Action, adventure, and ....
Well you get the ideal. If you decied to read her books - start with the first one - in that way you will get the feel
of all of her charaters. Let me know what you think of " J.D. Robb's" books. These books have everything you asked for and more!!!!!
Good Reading!!
Joan in Chicago.

Posted on Apr 23, 2011, 6:06:08 AM PDT
FLbeachbum says:
Burn Out is a great suspense novel that features Rachel Scott who owns a search and rescue company. It is an action/adventure story with a little romance. Similar to Sue Grafton and Lisa Gardner.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2011, 6:55:30 AM PDT
You might like MONSTER for 99 cents.


They needed a monster to get a little girl back. They imprisoned him for the way he did it. Now they need the monster again to do what he does best.

FBI Special Agent Diane Reskova waited with her team for a tracker to arrive on site in the Caribou Wilderness of California. A psychopath pursued unsuccessfully for two years by Reskova's team had kidnapped California Senator Fred Hokanson's niece, dragging her into the surrounding mountains. Hokanson recruits Jeremiah McDaniels unbeknownst to Reskova as the tracker. McDaniels, a Delta Force Colonel with CIA background, leads the FBI agents after Hughes. Ditching Reskova and her team, McDaniels saves Hokanson's niece and beheads her kidnapper, Stanton Hughes.

After an off-hand remark McDaniels makes concerning a movie while accepting blame for the Hughes' fiasco, the press label him `Cold Mountain'. Taken into custody on Reskova's orders, McDaniels avoids prison by public outcry and Senator Hokanson's intervention. With Hokanson's shadowy sponsorship, McDaniels becomes the enforcement arm of Reskova's team. With Kumar Rasheed, an Iraqi whose family McDaniels had saved during the second Iraq war, McDaniels supplies Reskova with a weapon she has neither asked for nor condones.

Funneled between America and Iraq, McDaniels stays one step ahead of American bureaucrats more interested in appearances than the safety of the country. Reskova, at first repulsed by McDaniels' methods, soon embraces both the enigmatic McDaniels and his tactics. Reskova threads McDaniels and his Iraqi comrade Kumar Rasheed into her anti-terrorism unit with murderous result. McDaniels' background and deadly skills become a point of fascination for the bewildered Reskova as her attraction to McDaniels quickly rivals her dedication to the FBI.

Posted on Apr 24, 2011, 10:08:26 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2011, 10:53:19 AM PDT
Fred Ludwig says:
You might be interested in The Dragon Twins, it involves some of those elements you're looking for. Terrorists attacks a politician's daughter, only to be saved by one of the samurai of Japan. While recovered from her wounds, the girl learns to grow up, to use a sword, find the confidence in herself to return to the world who thinks her dead, and to fight the ones who attacked her before. You can see the Prologue here:

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2011, 3:40:25 PM PDT
I don't consider these books to be paranormal although they do deal with parallel realities. The main characters are two very strong women. One in particular is the main jumper for the Parallel Reality Program on her world. She's strong and doesn't put up with any crap from any one on any world. These books are different. Give them a try.

The Line Between (Book 1)
The Next Cut (Book 2)

Posted on Apr 26, 2011, 11:17:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 1, 2011, 1:31:04 PM PDT
Inherit The Throne $0.99 Thriller

"Just like "24", only better!" "A female Jason Bourne!" -- Textnovel Readers

Some lines should never be crossed.

Living under a new identity in the tiny Northwestern tourist town at the base of Mount Hood, Melissa thought she had finally escaped her past. That is until an assassin tries to kill her and forces her back into a treacherous shadow world she vowed never to return.

That same night an unmanned robotic SUV slams into the limousine of the Vice President of the United States and detonates with several hundred pounds of explosives. Melissa soon discovers that the attack on the Vice President and the attempt on her own life are related.

And time is running out to find out who wants her dead and why she alone holds the key to saving the President of the United States.

Posted on May 4, 2011, 2:37:38 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2011, 3:08:08 PM PDT
Dark Sanctuary

When the government sends agents from it's new agency set out to disarm America, a group of people in the Appalachians don't head for the hills. They head to the belly of a deep coal mine. Action, thrilling, and controversial. It asked the question, "what if," and then provides the answers to it.

Posted on May 17, 2011, 3:18:49 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2011, 7:22:25 PM PDT
Yes, Vette Head's Not Dead has two strong female protagonists, one a military intelligence officer and the other a federal agent.

In reply to an earlier post on May 28, 2011, 5:40:35 AM PDT
M. Dove says:
a whole in the world

Strong Female Lead.

In reply to an earlier post on May 28, 2011, 5:31:30 PM PDT
Here are three series to try:
David Weber (Military SF: Honor Harrington), Sara Paretsky (PI: Warshawski), Carol O'Connell (Police: Mallory)
As always with series, best to start with the first.

Posted on May 30, 2011, 4:33:04 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2011, 12:12:09 AM PDT
Generous Enemies
The main character in Generous Enemies is a female assassin sent to kill off a rogue war lord that's set up his own nuclear armed enclave in Australia after it's been invaded. She raises hell!
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