Please welcome Tim Maloney from ML Buchman’s Take Over at Midnight to the virtual offices!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Tim Maloney] Smarter than you or him!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in the life of Tim Maloney?
[Tim Maloney] Alarm goes off a couple hours before sunset. Pump some iron, eat dinner for breakfast in the mess tent, brief for a flight, and preflight the Major’s bird twice, because I want her chopper to be perfect every flight. We fly at night to places I can never talk about, not with you, not with base commander, not with nobody who isn’t directly in the loop. A lot of after the flight is patching the bird and reloading the ammo, if it got ugly. Places the Major takes us, it gets ugly a lot.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us how you got your nickname?
[Tim Maloney] I picked a fight with an entire Marine squad one night. Big John says I declared I could whip the whole squad buck naked and using only one hand. Can’t say as I exactly remember that part. Well…, actually, I remember it perfectly, but there’s a level of stupid that the average guy doesn’t want to admit to. Anyway, once I got out of the can, Crazy Tim kinda stuck.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words come to mind when you think of Lola?
[Tim Maloney] Long, Lean, FlyingMachine! (That’s not one word? Sue me. On her, it is. In all the best ways.)
[Tim Maloney] The woman has no idea, not at all, just how good she is. What’s least exasperating? That she thinks I’m worthy of a woman like her.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could change one thing you’ve done in your life, what would it be?
[Tim Maloney] Everything I went and did prior to the day I joined the Army on 9/11.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave the barracks without?
[Tim Maloney] My main man, Big John. Been serving side-by-side since the day we got in, will be doing until the day we get out.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t conducting top secret missions?
[Tim Maloney] Oh man, this is a good one. We were way out in the desert in a place we could never admit to being, and our unit was reassigned off base. Just before we lifted, I convinced an entire Ranger squad we were headed off to get a load of ice cream coming out of Kabul. That squad is probably still out there waiting with their spoons at Present Arms. Nothing more fun to mess with than a Ranger.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your dreams for the future in five words or less.
[Tim Maloney] Hot missions, Lola at pilot.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
[Tim Maloney] Ha! Nailed it!
TAKE OVER AT MIDNIGHT BY ML BUCHMAN – IN STORES IN DECEMBER 2013
Name: Lola LaRue
Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 3
Mission: Copilot deadly choppers on the world’s most dangerous missions
Name: Tim Maloney
Mission: Man the guns and charm the ladies
The Past Doesn’t Matter, When Their Future is Doomed…
Nothing sticks to "Crazy" Tim Maloney, until he falls hard for a tall Creole beauty with a haunted past and a penchant for reckless flying. Lola LaRue never thought she’d be susceptible to a man’s desire, but even with Tim igniting her deepest passions, it may be too late now…With the nation under an imminent threat of biological warfare, Tim and Lola are the only ones who can stop the madness–and to do that, they’re going to have to trust each other way beyond their limits…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
M. L. Buchman has worked in fast food, law, opera, computers, publishing, and light manufacturing. It’s amazing what you can do with a degree in geophysics. His Night Stalker Series have garnered starred reviews, top picks and have even been named an NPR Best Romance of 2012 (I Own the Dawn). He lives in Lincoln City, OR, with a loving lady and the coolest kid on the planet. For more information, please visit http://www.mlbuchman.com/.
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