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Chahna Seaver meets US Marines Officer and Trainer Hunter Santiago on his birthday at a club in Germany where his unit is visiting the German military for two weeks of communal training. Many women have cast their eye on the handsome military man, but he only has eyes for Chahna. She is afraid of breaking her heart, yet she is unable to resist the pull Hunter has on her…

Will their feelings for each other result in a deeper connection than just a week’s romantic affair?

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The Book's Creation


Birthday Present was my third erotic romance novel, but it was also the first featuring a US Marine officer as hero. As this was the birth of my US military hero books, it was only fitting to center it around a birthday. The hero’s birthday. His name is Hunter Santiago and he is a sexy as hell warrior whom Chahna Seaver falls for head over heels. She is trying to remain a good girl – at least for a couple of hours – but, let’s face it, which woman could resist so much bundled Marine charm? Especially when they don’t do men like this where you come from.


I love reading romance novels myself and military ones are high up on my list in that genre. Badass Marines or Navy Seals have something about them the average guy off the street just doesn’t have. They are trained warriors and which woman doesn’t like to feel safe and protected? That’s the fascination of it on which an entire subculture in the romance genre is founded.


When I wrote this book, starting it in a club in Germany, I based it partially on a memory I had of my own 30th birthday party. It was quite an eventful night. I had invited some friends to dinner at an Indonesian restaurant and thereafter I had planned to go dancing in a club at a hotel.


However, one of my friends looked a bit scruffy. He hadn’t known that the dress code was a bit more up-market and had not dressed accordingly. When the security guard at the door would not allow him inside, he was about to take his leave and let us go without him, but we decided, we would not abandon him, so we went to a different, more casual club instead.


I had great fun dancing and enjoying the time with my friends until I saw a man who was watching me. He was tall, dark, muscular and really handsome. He came over and talked to me and we got on well that evening, so we extended the acquaintance and arranged for a first date.


My birthday is at the beginning of November and my daughter Tarjani was born in the last third of August the following year. She is an absolutely stunningly beautiful young lady and moreover, very talented, intelligent and well-liked wherever she goes. I adore my children, which mother doesn’t? And being a poet, I have written a special poem for Tarjani as well, which you can find in my book of spiritual poetry, My Spirit Song.


This little tale should remind you that miracles do happen. And you mustn’t forget that you are such a miracle, too. You are awesome, divine, beautiful and lovable. You have your own unique talents and traits. There is no one like you on the entire face of the earth! See, how special and unique you are? Absolutely glorious!


And when Chahna meets Hunter in Birthday Present, she cannot believe that he would be interested in her at first because she thinks she is not good enough. She doesn’t see her own beauty as clearly as Hunter sees it. But over the course of the story, she becomes more confident and grows into her own power, doing things her way and creating a happily ever after for herself! – And so can you!

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“Come with me,” he told her. “Come with me to the States. I want you with me. I can take care of you. You needn’t worry about a job or anything. I can provide for my woman.”

“Is that a proposal?” she asked playfully.

He didn’t answer straight away until he realized, it was. He wanted to be with her forever. So yes, it was. He was asking her to marry him.

“Yes, I want you to marry me and be with me forever. I am sure. I don’t want anyone else. I want you by my side for better or worse. Will you marry me and live with me in the States?”

She raised her head, eyes large. She hadn’t expected him to say this, had she? No, it was genuine surprise that registered on her face.

“But… I love my work. I wouldn’t want to stop it. I can do it anywhere, though, so location is no problem…”

He could see the wheels turning in her head. She was at least considering it. That was something. She hadn’t turned him down outright.

“How does it work with papers? Do we need to file for a fiancée visa or what?”

“I have no idea, but I can find out. Although you could come on a tourist visa and we’ll get married in Vegas.”

She shook her head.

“I would like to have someone there who is important to you, maybe I can even get a couple of friends to come over,” she mused.

Was she so focused on the practicalities of a wedding across two continents that she had forgotten to say yes in the first place? Was she really wanting to do this and was several steps ahead already?

“Is that a yes?” he asked, his voice catching in his throat.

She looked at him bemused.

“Of course! You don’t honestly think I’d turn down the love of my life, do you?”

His jaw dropped. That easy? That simple? Of course? What kind of question was that? He cupped her face between thumb and fingers, then lowered his head to kiss her fervently. Her arms slipped around his neck and she kissed him back. Her kiss wasn’t hungry, it was loving. There was no rush in it, no urgency, but instead, a gentle calm that told him, she was sure.

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Reviews for Birthday Present

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Hot and Sexy Military Romance!

Tirza Schaefer writes literotica like no one else. She doesn't write like she uses a template for stories where everything is the same except the character's names. All of her stories are different from the other and stand out in the field by putting her characters in extraordinary situations.


In "Birthday Present," the female protagonist is Chahna. She is a beautiful, more mature German woman who heads out to a nightclub for a night of music and dancing. Chahna feels out of place at the club because the clientele all look so much younger than her. By chance she stumbles upon a United States Marine named Hunter who is out celebrating his birthday with other members of his unit.


Hunter too feels out of place, even his unit members are younger than him. When he meets Chahna, sparks fly and soon than later their clothes go flying too. The storyline is romantic and fun and the sex is so very hot and steamy. This is a great story.

Kevin Lintner, Amazon

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Just get it!! Step right up and prepare to be amazed!

This book is on fire! This is a real writer who has clearly taken the time to express a story and bring passion, lust and action. The way the author shares details on the characters was excellently written. Seriously, you will begin reading and not be able to put it down. Don't hesitate...get it!

Joyful, Amazon Reader

Sexy Military Inspired Erotica Read

As the girlfriend of a military man and an avid reader of literotica 'Birthday Present' caught my eye right away. Anything where the lead character is in the military really touches home with me, and I had a lot of fun eagerly digging into this particular read. In 'Birthday Present' Chahna is your typical skeptical-of-men woman. She doesn't want her heart broken and she has a fearful outlook on love. When US Marine Officer, Hunter Sagiago steps into her life during his deployment in Germany, though, Chahna may not be able to resist the urges of his strong and powerful pull. Hunter has already fallen for Chahna, and although he could have practically any woman he wanted, he's determined to have her.

This story is a fun read that takes place in a military setting. I can tell that the author either did a significant amount of research into the US Marine Corp, or has dated or been related to someone in the service. There were a lot of aspects of my daily life, as the girlfriend of a boy in the US Army, that I found strewn throughout the story. The German setting was a nice touch, and I liked the foreign aspect, even though the main character was an American.

Dawn Maynor, Amazon Reader

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Steamy Birthday Present!

Birthday Present is an erotic romance story featuring Chahna Seaver, who meets Hunter Santiago, a gorgeous U.S. Marine at a club in Germany where his unit is visiting the German military for a two-week training session. But will he get more training than he bargained for by meeting this beautiful girl, Chahna. Read it to find out!

Karen Bennett, Amazon

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Nice one!

In my younger years I used to go clubbing a lot and loved a hot, erotic dance with some girl. Having sex in the car outside is just the icing on the cake for a guy, really.


Not a situation in which you necessarily pursue a woman but seeing as the male protagonist was in town for just a couple of weeks, it was certainly convenient to have such a hot-blooded sexy woman at his beg and call. Falling in love was a surprise to me but not unheard of. That woman had guts moving across the Atlantic to be with the man she loves but she does and I love that the author actually described the domestic part about living together where one is familiar and at home and the other a complete stranger.


This kind of constellation is not easy and dependencies can be formed pretty quickly, so it's really cool that both took care of trying to avoid that, even though they had their differences and a full-blown argument resulting from that as well. Loved how the man made up for it, though. That was hot! I was right there with him, seeing my leading lady in front of me, desiring me... Nice one!

Tuari Eaglswing, Reader

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