Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Feed Your Addiction by Elizabeth Goddard



Your Romantic Suspense addiction, that is. I confess, I’m a literary addict and right now I’m hooked on romantic suspense, which is well and good considering I write in the genre. Ha!



That said, I want to share about my recent reads.



I just finished reading Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan. Rachel is a new-to-me author even though we share the same publisher in HQ Love Inspired Suspense. She’s an attorney who has practiced law for over a decade and by the details in her stories, you know she knows what she’s talking about. Let me just add, her stories are edge-of-your-seat romantic legal thrillers.



Deadly Proof is her debut novel with Bethany House Publishers and the first book in the Atlanta Justice series. The premise intrigued me so I picked up the book and started reading, and I was hooked. I read for a while every evening after my own writing and work is done. Once I started Deadly Proof, I looked forward to my reading time so I could get back into the twists and turns of this legal thriller.


I’m not going to give much away here. There’s nothing I hate worse than spoilers in reviews or even knowing small things about the plot. In fact, I don’t often read the back cover blurb if it gives too much away. So I’ll simply say that Rachel has weaved an intriguing high stakes, legal plotline with the right amount of romance to keeping you hooked in the story.

Here's the back cover copy:

Riveting New Series Offers Legal Suspense with a Romantic Twist

In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.

Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower's allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.

Determined not to make the same mistakes, he's intent on keeping Kate safe, but as the case deepens, it appears someone is willing to risk everything--even murder--to keep the case from going to trial.

You don’t want to miss this one.

Want a chance to win a copy of Deadly Proof? I’m interviewing Rachel on the Suspense Sisters blog, October 13th, so stop by again and you’ll get your chance.


But if you're like me and can’t wait to get your hands on a copy? Here’s the KINDLE link. That should get your going.



Up next is author Sibella Giorello. A friend recommended her Raleigh
Harmon series.  I finally read her book—The Stones Cry Out. (It won a Christy Award for best first novel.)

Oh. Wow. To think I have wasted all this time when I could have been reading this author! Raleigh Harmon is a forensic geologist working for the FBI. Her character is utterly captivating—so interesting and not your ho hum kind of character. Giorello also adds in so much detail about life as an FBI agent. I haven’t been able to stop reading the series and I’m almost done! NO. Say it ain’t so! Add to all this, Giorello's lush writing voice. I'm entertained by that all on its own. 



I’m currently reading The Moon Stands Still, Book 7 of the series, and so far the last of the adult Raleigh Harmon series. Giorello branches off into YA with her Raleigh Harmon Prequel Mystery Series and I’m sure I will read those next.



The great news for you is that you can get her first book in the Raleigh Harmon series, The Stones Cry Out, for FREE. Absolutely FREE. Get the Kindle version here, though I'm sure the book is available on other venues, i.e. Nook, Kobo, iBook.



This isn’t your run-of-the-mill free book. This is an amazing first book that will launch you into many weeks of reading enjoyment!


I hope you try these authors and I know you will enjoy them as much as I have! 

Now it's your turn. What series are you reading?

Now that my post is done, I'm digging back into The Moon Stands Still. 

Ciao
Beth




Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hot new inspy suspense!



Single mother Penny Potter has spent months in hiding to keep her toddler from his father, a rogue FBI agent turned fugitive. But he’s determined to flee the country with the child, and she can’t dodge him forever. When he corners Penny in the Montana wilderness and gets away with their son, she’s forced to trust his brother, handsome FBI K-9 agent Zeke Morrow. And Zeke must decide where his loyalty lies: with his sibling or the woman he wasn’t supposed to fall for. As the bullets fly and family ties are tested, Penny and Zeke will fight to save the boy who brought them together.

Monday, September 18, 2017

THIS WEEK ON THE SUSPENSE SISTERS!




We’re planning another great week on the Suspense Sisters. Check out our posts, our interviews, and our awesome giveaways!

THIS WEEK:




On Tuesday Dana Mentink will share What’s Hot in Inspirational Suspense and Mystery.





On Wednesday Suspense Sister Elizabeth Goddard reviews Rachel Dylan’s new book, DEADLY PROOF.

In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.

Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower's allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.

Determined not to make the same mistakes, he's intent on keeping Kate safe, but as the case deepens, it appears someone is willing to risk everything--even murder--to keep the case from going to trial.



Friday, we hear from Elizabeth again! You could win a copy of her book, DOUBLE EXPOSURE! 

Epidemiologist Tara Blackburn is investigating an illness in an African village when she hears rapid gunfire and barely escapes with her life. What she witnesses terrifies her and she flees home to the States to take refuge at a wolf sanctuary where no one will find her until she knows whom she can trust.

When Grant McCall arrives at the sanctuary to photograph the wolves, he knows Tara is wary. But he can’t reveal that he’s
working undercover to learn who’s behind the carnage in Africa. An image surfaced that exposed the truth—The epidemiologist believed dead had survived, like a ghost image in a double exposure on film exposed to light.

The killers will stop at nothing to find the woman who witnessed their crimes. But even more deadly is the illness to which she was exposed.


The Suspense Sisters! We love books!


Friday, September 15, 2017

Interview and a giveaway with Jodie Bailey!







We are thrilled to welcome suspense author Jodie Bailey! Comment to win a print or digital copy of her newest release...Christmas Double Cross!

Tell us a little about yourself and your newest book.

So this question always throws me for a loop. I’m a Jeep driving, beach loving, Carolina bred, Army wife who’s a mom, a writer, and a high school yearbook adviser (although my teaching heart lies in middle school literature). And I’m still looking for a hobby since writing is now my career. Who’d have thought? The latest book is Book 2 in the Texas Ranger Holiday series I was privileged to write with Elizabeth Goddard and Sharon Dunn. My part of the story involves Ranger Colt Blackthorn, who is protecting Danielle Segovia, a dead ringer for the sister of a ruthless cartel leader who is out for revenge. Colt believes he is responsible for his brother’s death years ago, so when Danielle’s brother is thrown into danger, Colt has to fight his own failings as well as rescue Danielle and her brother.



Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?

Colt is a Texas Ranger and a former soldier. He has a fierce protector streak that is born out of his past failings. Since his brother’s death years ago, he’s fought to keep others safe, particularly kids walking the gang line the way his brother did. He’s always kept his emotions locked up tight, but when he encounters Danielle and her brother, his whole world is tilted.



What are you working on at the moment?

I am SO EXCITED about this latest series I’m working on. It’s set in the fictional small town of Mountain Springs, North Carolina. Book one involves a female firefighter and a soldier who were once secretly married but are now divorced. They find themselves pushed back together when a killer comes after the spouses of the soldiers in his unit. These are some very intriguing characters to write, because she’s a grown child still dealing with an abusive parent, and he’s a soldier who needs to deal with childhood abandonment as well as a serious incident that nearly wiped out his team overseas. When this outside danger gets thrown at them, it blows everything in their lives wide open.



What is the hardest thing about writing?

Sitting still by myself. I can be very social. Too much time to myself and I’m trolling Facebook like my life depends on it, just to see what everyone else is up to. I’ve had to put an app on my computer that locks me out of the internet while I’m working. Sad, but true.



What is the easiest thing about writing?

Coming up with characters. I love getting to know them. They are so complex and there is so much backstory to them that never ends up on the page. It’s creating these people who have so many stories and hang ups and habits… Allen Arnold wrote an amazing blog post and prayer about what a privilege it is for writers to share in the work of creation with our Creator. That’s amazing!



Anything else you'd like to share.

If you’d like to visit, I’d love to see you at www.jodiebailey.com! You can sign up for the newsletter and get links to social media where I sometimes ask you for story input and give away prizes! Thanks for letting me hang out today! This was fun!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Changing gears...


Mid-September, a time of change. The kids are back in school, the weather is starting to change, and some of the trees are just starting to turn color.

I love this time of year best of all--and so look forward to putting away summer clothes and bringing out my sweaters!  How about you? What is your favorite season?

The fall colors are barely starting here, so I nabbed a few photos I took last year--the first in the Wauchau Valley of Germany (I think it was, anyway--we were on a long river cruise and I might be confused!) and the second in Wisconsin.


It's a time of other changes, too.  Our daughter and son-in-law have come back to the Midwest to stay with us while they house hunt, so every passing week brings different possibilities for them--though my husband and I love having them home. We hope to have them here until spring!


And, after a  lull this spring, I'm back under contract with Love Inspired.  It's delightful to look ahead to being busy, while I  begin my next three books.

So...what are you up to?  Any special plans for this fall or winter?  What is your favorite season?

If you leave a comment, you will be added to a drawing for a free e-copy of my Love Inspired Suspense, Murder at Granite Falls.



Best wishes to you for a wonderful fall!

Roxanne Rustand








Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hot new inspy suspense collection!






Avid readers of Christian romantic suspense, you’re in for a treat. From eight bestselling novelists come seven brand new novellas and one bonus reader-favorite filled with intrigue, all packed into one anthology. From Oregon to the Qumran Caves, from North Carolina to Greece, from Africa to Montana, and beyond… Get ready for suspense and romance. Fasten your seat belts, and happy reading!