posted on December 11, 2015 by Sharon Hamilton

Fredo: My Most Requested SEAL

by Sharon Hamilton

Fredo's SecretAlphonso “Fredo” Manuel Esquidido Chavez has been a fan-favorite SEAL since the very first book he appeared in, Accidental SEAL. He’s not as tall, and doesn’t get the girls like some of the other SEALs, although he has a “heart the size of the ocean” as I’ve said many many times. Indeed, that’s a direct quote from His LPO and many of the men on his SEAL Team 3.

Fredo is also not as good-looking as some of the other SEALs. He sports a unibrow, has a wide flat nose, rather like this Hollywood actor Luis Guzman. In fact, his is the face I see as I write these books about him. He smiles sparingly, has a dry sense of humor, and loves very passionately. The fact that he’s been unlucky in love, and then finally gets the most beautiful of all the SEAL wives or girlfriends, is testament to the fact that beauty is judged by what’s in a man’s heart, and not on his face, or in his jeans (sorry, couldn’t help it!).

Luis GuzmanFredo is an explosives expert. Doesn’t believe in eating anything green other than tomatillo sauce or cilantro. He thinks his best buddy, Calvin “Coop” Cooper is nuts for being such a health nut, drinking kale juice and eating tofu burgers. He’s passionate, as are the other SEALs to protect the innocent, and he can’t stand to see this happen, almost gets into trouble for it.

My Christmas present to my readers then, who have been emailing me for the past 3 years, asking when Fredo will have his book. Well, it’s a novella, not a full length book, but it will only have Fredo’s point of view, so you’ll get as much of him as you like.

I plan to release this before Christmas, barring any editing snafus. And I’m trying to enjoy the holidays too, but I won’t let you down! Enjoy an excerpt from Fredo’s Secret:


             He found his old friend sitting at a long table, as if they were expecting their usual cadre of regulars from Kyle’s Team. Fredo hoped Coop hadn’t invited anyone today.

            “How’s it hanging, Fredo?” Coop asked as they fist-bumped.

            “Not complaining.” Fredo motioned to their usual waitress and she acknowledged his need for a beer. Cooper sat behind his mineral water, chewing on ice and making his usual noise.

            “You know, Coop, I’m not sure your dentist is very happy with you. You gonna crack all your teeth.”

            “Nothin’ wrong with my teeth, Fredo. My great grandfather was a horse. We got great teeth.”

            “I’m not talking about how well you were endowed, I was talking—”

            “Well, that too, if you must know. But then you seen me in the shower, so this should be no surprise. So you wanna tell me why we’re talking about my dick?”

            Fredo adjusted his defense mechanism. He was going to spout off something offensive in response to Coop’s remark, as was their pattern, but he reeled himself in. Part of him was so angry he wanted to punch something. If Cooper got in the way, it wouldn’t be good.

            “Okay, well, I just came from the doctor, and he’s told me I’m sterile. I’m fuckin’ shootin’ blanks. No little zarapes or baby sombreros in my future, Coop. No father of the bride walking down the aisle shit for me.”

            “Borrow one.”

            “Borrow a sperm, you mean let Mia get a sperm from someone else?”

            “No, asshole, that wouldn’t be borrowing one, that would be making one a part of your family.” Cooper’s half smile and partial frown was hard to read. “Borrow a kid,” he said, nodding.

            “Just how the fuck do I borrow a kid? Besides, Mia wants her own kid. She wants my kid.”

            “No she doesn’t. She wants you, and if she doesn’t, she’s hopelessly crazy.”

            “I think I know my Mia.”

            “Sure you do. What I’m sayin’ is you adopt. Nothing wrong with that. Hell, I’d have done that if it happened to us.”

            “But I want my own.”

            “You honestly think you could tell which fuckin’ sperm was yours if you looked at them under a microscope? What the hell difference does it make? That’s like saying you could never love a woman because some other man got there first. That makes no sense at all.”

            Cooper did have a point. “I think in this case, I would be able to tell mine from others. Mine would be with dented heads and wouldn’t move.”

            “Dented heads, huh? What kind of a doctor showed you what your sperm looked like? That does no fuckin’ good. I’d have nightmares if they showed me that shit. Like a science fiction freak show or something.”

            “I wanted him to prove it to me.”

            “Oh. Well, then, that explains it. You dumb shit. You didn’t need to see that.”

Cooper nearly finished his mineral water, sucked on the lime until his cheeks caved in, and then chewed on ice. He looked at Fredo like a cow chewing hay, watching the cars go by and not keeping up with the movement. “I don’t care what mine look like.”

            “Yeah, well yours swim.”

sharon-hamilton-color-pressOne lucky commenter will win a copy of my latest SEAL Brotherhood full length novel, in any format: Print, Kindle or Audible. Enjoy! And if I don’t talk to you, have a wondrous and safe Christmas!

Fredo’s Secret can be purchased in eBook format for Kindle:

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Sharon Hamilton

Sharon Hamilton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author most known for her SEAL Brotherhood series.

Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany are not like any vamps you've read before, since they don’t have to go to ground and can walk around in the full light of the sun.

Sharon’s Guardian Angels struggle with the human charges they are sent to save, often escaping their vanilla world of Heaven for the brief human one. You won’t find any of these beings in any Sunday school class.

All of Sharon’s books are available on eBooks (most formats), print and Audible.

A lifelong organic gardener, Sharon lives with her husband in the Wine Country of Northern California, where most of her stories take place. When she’s not writing, she’s getting verra verra dirty in the mud or wandering Farmer’s Markets looking for new Heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers.

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33 thoughts on “Fredo: My Most Requested SEAL”

  1. jacqui haddock says:

    Ready for this book

    1. You’ll love him, Jacqi!! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Oh boy! I love novellas and cannot wait to get more than a taste. Thanks for the teaser – it was awesome!

    1. Glad you liked this teaser. Fredo is such a fun character to write.

  3. Mina Gerhart says:

    l LOVE your Seal Brotherhood! It’s about time Fredo finally got a happy ending 🙂
    I can’t wait for the book to come out. 🙂

    1. I agree, it’s a novella, but it’s all Fredo…

  4. Karen Bernard says:

    I love the whole SEAL team, but Fredo is one of my favorites. I look forward to reading this book.

    1. I know, I had more requests for him than any other character I think. Readers know what’s in his heart, not what’s in his jeans (couldn’t resist!)

  5. Kirsten Hale says:

    I love Fredo, he really does deserve his own book! He’s always got everyone’s back and is just a beautiful heart! Thanks for writing this Sharon!!

    1. Thanks so much, Kirsten!

  6. Mindy McCamish says:

    Wow Can’t wait to see where this goes.

  7. Zita R says:

    Coops right, Fredo. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. Happy Holidays!

    1. Yes, Coop’s usually right. The two couldn’t be more different, but they are good buds. The Brotherhood brought them together.

  8. Selenna says:

    good luck everyone!

  9. Gayle Latreille says:

    You can never go wrong picking up a book by Sharon Hamilton.
    Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us, Sharon! ❤❤

  10. Susan Craig says:

    Glad he is finally getting his sweetheart – hope she is worth the wait!

    1. Well, he has her already, but it’s more about just him this time, which is what everyone wanted…

  11. Fran Hanson says:

    This should be great.Waiting is hard!

  12. Ginny Prince says:

    Thank you Sharon for giving Fredo his own time in the spotlight….. can’t wait to read the whole thing!

    1. You are so welcome! I had a ball writing him!

  13. snoopyvet says:

    Damn not my poor Fredo sterile on top of his unibrow. I love this guy he’s been one of my favorites since I started reading this series

    1. LOL Karen. Yes, I love to torture my guys. But the story is about what’s inside, not um, on the outside.

  14. Cheryl says:

    He is just as i envisioned ! The actor pictured plays MaMa on Code Black and he is perfect. Mia should be a Selina Gomez !!! Thanks and Feliz Navidad

    1. Oh I am so glad. Always hate to put up actors in case he’s not who they imagined. But hey, I give readers full leeway on that! Who am I anyway??? LOL. So glad he meshed with what you had envisioned! Merry Christmas to you as well!

  15. julie says:

    I’m so pleased we will have more Fredo`s story. He and Coop definitely have the best smack talk. Wishing you all the best with it.

    1. Julie, yes, I just giggle when I write them. They are a very odd pair. Lasting relationship there.

  16. Chris Noe says:

    Sounds like a book that I would really enjoy. Thanks for the opportunity.

    1. Chris, you are entirely welcome! Best of luck!

  17. Susan Simpson says:

    Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments! The random winner of the blog prize is Karen Bernard! Karen, you will be receiving an email from author Sharon Hamilton soon.

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