Thursday, November 1, 2012

WELCOME!


Welcome to SUSPENSE SISTERS! Nine of the top authors in inspirational suspense have banded together to bring readers and writers information about the romantic suspense / mystery genre. You’ll find articles, interviews, contests and all kind of surprises in the upcoming months. During the week, the SUSPENSE SISTERS will take turns blogging about exciting things in the world of suspense and mystery. And every Friday we’ll present “Guest Friday,” with interviews and articles by acclaimed authors, editors and agents. Our very first guest interview will appear on November 9th and features DEE HENDERSON! After a break from writing, Dee has returned with a dynamic new novel, FULL DISCLOSURE. You’ll not only get a chance to hear from Dee, but you’ll also be entered into a contest for a copy of Dee’s book!

But first things first.  Let’s meet the SUSPENSE SISTERS!

They are:

 Margaret Daley

Sharon Dunn

Lynette Eason

Elizabeth Goddard

Nancy Mehl

DiAnn Mills

Jill Elizabeth Nelson

Gayle Roper

Roxanne Rustand

To celebrate the beginning of this remarkable blog, we’ve decided to offer you an incredible list of prizes that you can win! This contest will run from today, November 2nd, through next Thursday, November 8th. All you have to do to win is to become a follower of this blog AND leave us a comment telling us why you love inspirational suspense and mystery! We’ll pick and post the winners the evening of the 8th. Now, for a list of prizes!

Grand prize: $100.00 Amazon gift certificate

A $25.00 Starbucks gift card along with The Chase and Attracted to the Fire by DiAnn Mills

A $20.00 gift card for Barnes and Noble

Suspense book gift pack #1: Inescapable by Nancy Mehl, Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson, Submerged by Dani Pettrey, Betrayal on the Border by Jill Nelson, Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden, The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzman, Danger on the Mountain by Lynette Eason. (7 books)

Suspense book gift pack #2: Betrayal on the Border by Jill Elizabeth Nelson, Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson, Submerged by Dani Pettrey, Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden, The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzman. (Five books)

To Catch a Thief series and Betrayal on the Border by Jill Elizabeth Nelson

Inescapable and the Harmony Trilogy by Nancy Mehl

Oregon Outback, Freezing Point and Treacherous Skies by Elizabeth Goddard

Hidden in the Everglades and Saving Hope by Margaret Daley

Murder at Granite Falls, Second Chance Dad, Duty to Protect, and When He Came Home by Roxanne Rustand.

When the Smoke Clears, When a Heart Stops and Danger on the Mountain by Lynette Eason.

*Individual prizes:

Inescapable by Nancy Mehl

Betrayal on the Border by Jill Elizabeth Nelson

Betrayal on the Border by Jill Elizabeth Nelson

Betrayal on the Border by Jill Elizabeth Nelson *(Already won!)

Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson

Submerged by Dani Pettrey *(Already won!)

Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden

The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzman *(Already won!)

Danger on the Mountain by Lynette Eason

The Chase by DiAnn Mills *(Already won!)

Treacherous Skies by Elizabeth Goddard *(Already won!)

We already have one winner! DANI guessed all of the SUSPENSE SISTERS! Dani's won copies of: BETRAYAL ON THE BORDER by Jill Elizabeth Nelson, SUBMERGED by Dani Pettrey, THE BREATH OF DAWN by Kristen Heitzman, TREACHEROUS SKIES by Elizabeth Goddard, and THE CHASE by DiAnn Mills! Congratulations, Dani!

There are still lots of prizes! Lots of excitement! Please share SUSPENSE SISTERS with your friends and family!

The SUSPENSE SISTERS look forward to getting to know you. We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know us better too!

*Prizes will be mailed only within the continental United States and to Canada.

 

 

 

 

330 comments:

  1. Hi. I love Christian suspense...and I am glad to see a few names here that I have never read. Please sign me up.
    Kris

    kristine(dot)morgan(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Kris, I'm always glad to find new suspense authors. Love to read suspense. Welcome.

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  2. Working on my first Christian suspense novel...35 years of policing so I have plenty of stories...I just need to learn more about communicating them...I have read much of your work and look forward to learning more here.

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    1. Wesley, good luck with your first novel. I have a friend who is a police officer and loves to write. Welcome.

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  3. I enjoy trying to figure out what is going on and would live to see insight from the authors

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    1. I hope we can give some good insight. Welcome.

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  4. Hello, Kris, Wesley,and CE2. We're so happy you stopped by our blog. Hope you guys win something! You've come to the right place, CE2, if you're looking for insights from suspense writers. That's why we're here--to engage you in our writing process--and have fun along the way. Welcome to our blog. Feel free to check out the Facebook page, too. We hope for quite a bit of chatter there.

    Here's the link for your convenience: http://ow.ly/eVFLR. You might have to copy and paste it into your browser, as I doubt it will appear as a clickable link in a blog post response. :-)

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  5. I am very excited to see the exciting events unfold on this page. You've mentioned two of my favorite authors, some I've only recently begun reading, and some who are brand new! I'm putting everyone on my to read list! :)

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    2. I hope we are the go to place for you for suspense authors and books. Welcome.

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  6. I read everything... but romantic suspense is my favorite genre. Very excited about this blog! (Now I'm off to subscribe) :-)

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    1. Look forward to interacting with you, Lynn. I read a lot of types of genres but suspense is my favorite. Welcome.

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  7. I love a good mystery....something to keep you on your toes and keep the pages turning!

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    1. That's why I read and write suspense--it keeps me turning the page. Welcome

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  8. I love inspirational suspense and mystery! I have always loved trying to solve mysteries; whether it is reading a book or watching a mystery on t.v. I love to try to guess how it ends. I do love a good cry so if there is an inspirational message that brings me to tears, all the better! I think in this world today we need Hope and definitely Inspiration! (And Good News!)

    Blessings!
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Judy, you and I sound so alike. I love to solve crimes and mysteries. Welcome.

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  9. So glad to see you all here! We're very excited to get this site going! We have so many wonderful things planned. Articles and interviews for readers and writers! We welcome your input and look forward to getting to know you!

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  10. I'm assuming by "following" the blog, you mean linking up with Google Connect? Or something else?

    I was never a big fan of suspense until I got to know DiAnn. But I respect her writing and now have caught myself reading other suspense too. :)

    www.natalienyquist.com

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    1. DiAnn is such a good writer and I've enjoyed reading her stories, too. Welcome.

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  11. Hi, I love the Love Inspired Suspense because I am an avid reader. I really get frustrated with all the sexual content out there. You give something to us that our children can read along with us and something morally sound for them also. Continued blessings to all you ladies. deb37beny@comcast.net

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    1. Deb, I'm with you. You don't need all that sexual content to tell a good, riveting story. Welcome.

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  12. I agree with Kris....a few new authors to me. I can't wait to download them all. :) I love Christian suspense and how I feel after I read them. My spirit feels so much better after reading these books than non-Christain books. THANK YOU!

    Liz

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    1. Liz, I want to walk away from reading a book, even a suspense, feeling uplifted, too. Welcome.

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  13. Natalie - Yes. Up toward the top of the blog and on the left is the Google Friend Connect. You can follow us through that.

    And everyone - don't forget to leave us an email address or a Facebook link so we can contact you if you win!

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  14. So glad to find your new blog and FB page. I just followed you here and liked your FB page. I love to read suspense/mystery/thriller books and especially those in the Christian Fiction side. I enjoy them because I don't have to worry about language or adult type situations. Have read several books of a couple of your authors but many are new to me so looking forward to getting to know you. Thanks for the giveaway!

    clariail1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I'm looking forward to getting to know you, too, Cindy. Welcome.

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  15. Some of these books i have read and every one of you do such a woodhull job writing. Thank you for clean inspirational reading. so happy to see Dee Henderson back!!!!!Good bless you all!!

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    1. I'm thrilled to see Dee Henderson writing again, too. Welcome.

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  16. Why do I love inspirational suspense and mystery? Hmm...let me see...
    Well, I have always loved suspense and mystery in general, but as a Christian had a hard time finding "good" books. So I turned to inspirational because it fit my niche!
    I also like inspirational suspense and mystery because I write it. Without reading, I wouldn't grow in my writing :)

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    1. It's nice meeting you, Megan. I love writing it, too. Welcome

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  17. I love mysteries , as they make my mind active and alert, plus just give me the thrill of reading and escaping from the world. I LOVE Christian fiction of all sorts, as it is clean , and always has a meaning which I can apply to my life.

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    1. Whoops, forgot my email, k_hanns@yahoo.com.

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    2. Glad to meet you here, Karla. I've always loved mysteries too. The very first book I wrote was a mystery. That was way back in the sixth grade. Not a shred of the manuscript yet exists, and the world is grateful!

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  18. Great comments so far. I agree that finding "good" fiction that is "clean" can be tough. That's why I love Christian fiction. When I sit down to read, I know I won't have to deal with things I don't want to put into my head. And Christian fiction has some great writers! IMHO, it has improved by leaps and bounds over the last decade or two.

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  19. I love suspense and mystery books, and am thrilled to be able to read good Christian stories that incorporate this into the plot. Looking forward to the blog comments.

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    1. Linda, I hope to see Christian suspense/mystery grow. Welcome.

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  20. Excited to see this new blog! I love to write suspense because it's a chance to show how God's light can shine in darkness. May God bless your work here.

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    1. Amen about showing God's light in the darkness. Welcome.

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  21. I can already tell I'm going to love this site. Such fantastic authors ~ I'm in awe! Thank you for the fun!

    Why do I like inspirational suspense/romance stories? I love being able to pick up a novel, read it, and relate to the characters. I like being able to set the same novel down and not worry if my children were to pick it up. I'm a firm believer in if my children can't read it or watch it, we don't need it. :)

    New follower of this fantastic blog. Again, thank you for the fun. I look forward to reading more from y'all!

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    1. Amanda, that's what I love about writing my stories--many generations in a family can read them. Welcome.

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  22. Glad you're here, Amanda! And thanks for being a follower! We have some great things planned. Next Friday we'll have an interview with Dee Henderson! (And we'll have some books to give away!)

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  23. Hi, Linda! And hi, Larry! Glad you're here. But...I'll be watching you, Larry. You'd better behave...(Grin)

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  24. I've enjoyed suspense stories since my Nancy Drew days. I like reading suspense so I can "live" an exciting crimesolving life all on the comfort of my sofa.

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    1. I loved Nancy Drew as a child and the only place I want to solve a crime is on my sofa. Welcome.

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  25. Good morning everyone! That's right, I slept i this morning. Having my coffee and checking emails. So glad for all the comments. Thanks for joining us. This is going to be the best!

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  26. Don't forget to check out our Facebook page too. We'll be talking to folks there as well. You can find it here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/SuspenseSisters?fref=ts

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  27. Okay, that should have been "I slept IN this morning." I don't think I have to add that I need another cup of coffee.

    Let me ask you a question--why do you love romantic suspense?

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  28. This is brilliant. As a manager of a Christian Bookstore I love reading all the suspense and mystery books (it's my favourite genre). I have many customers who come in asking for recommendations on new and interesting books. This is a fantastic way for me keep up with writers and pass on any news to my customers. I am so happy to see this page. :)

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    1. So glad you are here and hope you find more books to recommend to customers. Welcome.

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  29. So fun! I love inspirational suspense/mystery because I can't put them down. :)

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    1. So many suspense/mystery books keep you up through the night finishing them. Love that. Welcome.

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  30. The same here--I can't leave the characters hanging in the middle of life and death situations. I have to keep reading!

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  31. I love inspirational mystery and suspense because life isn't always pretty, pink and safe. The best ones show how God takes someone in the absolute worst circumstances and loves them through it. Gets me every time.

    Looking forward to following this blog and these wonderful authors!

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    1. Hi, Angie. Great to "see" you here. We're really excited about the possibilities of connecting with readers on this blog and the Facebook page.

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  32. I have been reading mysteries since I was a teenager! I have read all of Dee Henderson's books and am very excited that she has a new one. I've missed her! I also have read many of the authors on this blog and look forward to becoming familiar with the others. There's just something entertaining about trying to figure out a "whodunit" that has always attracted me to mysteries and its fun to throw in a little romance to!

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    1. Hi, valri. Welcome to the Suspense Sisters blog. I'm an avid mystery and suspense reader too. Always have been. I'm with you on the thrill of seeing Dee Henderson back in print. I've missed her too!

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  33. I am an avid reader whose favorite genre is mystery/suspense. I grew up with Nancy Drew and moved on to Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers. I am thrilled to find there are Christian mystery/suspense books by the authors here at Suspense Sisters for me to discover! I look forward to reading your work that will include Christian values as well. God bless you all!

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    1. Hi, Virginia. Great to "meet" you here. We're on the same page (pun intended) about great mystery/suspense reads. I'll tell you a little secret. I not only read and write in those related genres, I also play video games along the lines of Nancy Drew.

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  34. I started my love for mystery/suspence with Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. During Brenda Novak's Diabetic AuctionI won The Chase by DiAnn Mills. I
    stared to read her other books and follow her on Facebook which led me to the Suspence Sisters. I
    love mystery/suspence as it gets the reader involved in trying to solve the mystery. Most of the authors here are new to me so I am looking forward to some very good reading experiences. Thanks to all of you for introducing the reader to more exciting reading adventure.

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    1. So glad you found us! Welcome, and good luck in the contest! We're excited to give away the prizes. :-)

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  35. I am so thrilled to have found you ladies. I recently stumbled into Love Inspired Suspense books and I love reading them. Thanks for writing such a great stories. I would so love to win anything

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  36. I love inspirational suspense and mystery! It's my absolutely favorite genre!

    Everything I read is inspirational because God is the center of my life and all I do revolves around Him, including my reading. I love being challenged, motivated, and convicted by the books I read. It's awesome when I learn something new about God and His Word from a novel!

    I love suspense because that little thrill of fear for the character is fun! My life as a stay at home mom has it's owns thrills and terrors but it isn't the same adventure that you get from a book. And I'd much rather read it than live it! LOL

    And finally, I love mystery because it's fun to be kept guessing and trying to figure it out from clues sprinkled through the book. Twists, turns, and even switchbacks in the story line... the more the merrier!!

    Throw it all together and it's and awesome read! In fact, I find them really hard to put down. Bring on the late nights!

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    1. Bring on the late nights? You are supermom! Truly! I know; I raised four kids. LOL. So glad to have you on board with Suspense Sisters. We hope we can become a go-to site for heads-up on new releases in your favorite genres and for interactive discussion. Welcome!

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  37. Welcome to everyone! Several of you mentioned Love Inspired Suspense. Quite a few of the Sisters write for that line. Lynette Eason for one, and I believe Elizabeth Goddard is another. There are some great books from Love Inspired in our drawing!

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  38. I love to try to figure out the answer before the end of the book. Sometimes I'm completely caught off guard, sometimes I know by about half-way through the book. I really enjoy the books that I can't put down, the ones that challenge me. I've been known to stay up way too late just to finish a good mystery. :)

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    1. Late nights? Yep, been there, done that. Others have mentioned the syndrome too. Must be contagious! LOL. Welcome to Suspense Sisters, Jen. Good luck in the contest! We can hardly wait to give the prizes away.

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  39. Boo! Why do I love suspense? Well first, I'd have to say I love all of you and the gift of writing you share. What a blessing to cozy up with one of your gems and make a night of reading!

    I love the journey and the unexpected. With all of you, I can pick up one of your novels and go places never traveled before for.

    I love not knowing what's coming and being at that last page and although wishing for more, I feel complete.

    Love this!! Blessings,
    Robin Prater

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    1. Robin, I love the journey and unexpected twists and turns, too, when reading suspense. Welcome.

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  40. Thanks, Robin I feel the same way about reading. The sad thing is that as an author, I don't get to read as much as I used to. Except my own writing. I'm determined to put more time aside this next year to read. So many wonderful authors out there!

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  41. I like inspirational suspense and mystery because they're unpredictable(at least they should be) and they don't have many negative aspects if they are Christian.

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Marissa. Yes, mystery and suspense shouldn't be predictable. It's funny, but as a mystery/suspense author, sometimes I know the end of a movie or TV show almost from the beginning! My husband is always telling me to hush so I don't ruin it for him! LOL!

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  42. I love inspirational suspense because I know that while I am going to get a good suspense story, I am not going to have to deal with the swear words every other word, the graphic violence or s*x scenes that so many other suspense books have! I appreciate having great Christian suspense authors!
    martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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    1. It is nice to feel "safe" when you pick up a book, isn't it? That's what I love about Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle. Pure mystery for the sake of mystery. Love to see the genre get back to that!

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  43. its good to read a nice who dun it to unwind
    meandi09@yahoo.com

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    1. That's true, Jennifer. Sometimes when I'm feeling stressed I pick up a book. Doesn't take long to forget what was on my mind and take a journey somewhere else!

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  44. Congrats to Dani, enjoy your wonderful prize!!
    Wow, thanks ladies for putting together this wonderful blog! I'm looking forward to getting to know each author here and discussing your great books (some I've heard of, most are new to me) *smile*

    I like clean suspense stories that are action packed page-turners without the language and sexual content. Thanks for the multiple giveaway chances, how fun and exciting!
    Blessings,
    Kara
    wman4jcATaolDOTcom

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    1. Glad you're here, Kara! We are planning a lot of contests and giveaways in the future as well. We plan to have lots of fun!

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  45. I like romance and Christ, and if Christian characters can't be doing what the secular characters do in a romance ... well, then they gotta be doing something. Mystery, mayhem, and staying alive is a good second choice, right?

    :-) Just trying to be cute.

    This looks like it will be a great blog. Wishing you all thousands of new readers for your efforts.

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    1. Gloria, love it--mystery, mayhem and staying alive! Welcome.

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  46. Gloria - You succeeded. That was cute. But true! LOL! Thanks for the good wishes. They're appreciated.

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  47. Greetings and Congratulations to all of you on this new blog...I read a lot of inspirational mysteries and suspense books because I adore trying to solve the crime/suspect, while reading. Also, I don't have to deal with language that I don't enjoy while reading and inspiration is always helpful in my life.
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! Glad to meet you! Inspiration is helpful, isn't it? I pray over every book I write, asking God to speak to my readers, saying what He wants to say to them. I believe He honors that. (Smile)

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  48. I am now a follower of this blog! Good deed on your part today to offer that opportunity to me, ladies.

    I enjoy inspirational suspense because it keeps me guessing, it keeps me turning pages and it keeps God in focus the whole time.

    My husband reads Christian fiction to me while we commute to and from work. The most recent book we finished was Too Close to Home by Lynette Eason. It was a daily treat to hear that story while on the road.

    Thanks for the big kick-off gift list. Best wishes for your individual successes and for the group effort.

    Blessings, Janice jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Janice, so glad you enjoyed the book. What a sweet thing for your husband to do! Glad you found your way here and happy reading!
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  49. I like the lighter suspense and mystery books cos they are lighter (not into heavy suspense.) I like the stories and the feeling of suspense. I also like that they are clean books and often have a message.

    Congrats on the new site and I am now a follower also.

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    1. Hi, Jenny! Thanks for "following" us. We promise to not lead you into any ditches! LOL! I like suspense because it has the ability to drive a story forward. Keep the reader interested.

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  50. I love mysteries and you guys are some of my favorites. I love the blog and know I will learn a lot from each of you. God bless you all.

    Glenda Parker

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  51. I love reading inspirational suspense and mystery because I love to be kept guessing. It isn't as exciting when you get just a few pages into a book, and you can already guess what's going to happen. Good inspirational suspense and mystery keeps me guessing to the last page!

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    1. We try to keep you guessing, Sue! To be honest, sometimes when I'm writing a book, I don't even know "whodunnit" until the end! LOL!

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  52. This looks like a great blog. Thanks to the suspsense sisters. I've read books by several of you and look forward to more.

    I pretty much stick to Christian/inspirational fiction because I can feel pretty confident I will not run across inappropriate "junk" that I have no interest in reading. The suspense and mystery books are great because they keep me on edge, trying to figure out the "who-dun-its" and such. The only problem is . . . it's so hard to put the books down!

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    1. I know. Suspense and mystery keep me up too late at night! Book like those make for bleary eyes in the morning! LOL!

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  53. I really enjoy Christian suspense because I know that there won't any inapproriate content. I love mysteries because I want to figure out how did it and they're exciting to read. I love edge-of-my-seat books but they are hard to put down and then I stay up late because I have to find out what happened. Christian inspirational suspense is encouraging and its nice to be able to read a good book when so many now are full of junk and stuff that shouldn't be so explicitly graphic. Suspense is the best.

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    1. Well, you're in the right place then, Hannah! Suspense is our specialty! LOL!

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  54. Fabulous prizes! Love these type of books, because I can get a riveting ride, as I watch mysteries solved...all from my couch. Congrats on the new blog!

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    1. They are great prizes, aren't they, Linda? I wish I could win them! LOL!

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  55. Love these prizes, and LOOOOVE all these authors! Thanks so much for this opportunity! :)

    I love inspirational suspense because I love books that make me think, keep me on edge, and moreso, characters that I can love and a great story! The fact that they're clean with no junk yet kept real is a MAJOR selling point to me. :)

    Thanks so much again! And congrats on this blog!

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    1. Thanks, Mikal! That's our job. Keeping you on edge! LOL! Glad to meet you.

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  56. I love inspirational suspense & mystery books because the story grabs me from the beginning and keeps me guessing until the end. I look forward to reading books from all the Suspense Sisters. Great blog!

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  57. I love to be kept guessing! Some story lines make me really wonder about the authors! LOL How do you come up with these ideas? Do any of your family members get nervous around you? :) Good suspense keeps me on the edge! Throw in a little romance and it's even better! ;)

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    1. Do you mean that family members get nervous because they're afraid we'll use them in our stories? LOL I can't speak for the other Suspense Sisters, but I haven't used any family members or friends in my stories, but sometimes they can definitely spark ideas.

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    2. Oh no! Are they afraid to close their eyes at night? Do they fear making you mad? What kind of ideas do they spark? HMMM AND I LOVE to read it! What does that say about me? You ladies come up with some scary and unique ways to murder people! :) I sit in awe of how you think of those things. Awe and a bit of trepidation! :)

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    3. OH and just so you know

      email kaskaggs at fourway dot net

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  58. I guess what I like best about inspirational suspense is how the major characters are lead to face their fears and invite Christ into their lives. Rarely does this genre lead to preachiness..
    But rather to a relationship with the Living God! I love these books, the characters and their adventures!

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    1. Amen. Thank you for bringing that up. We try hard not to be "preachy." I find that simply presenting "real" characters that face the same challenges we do, opens the door to showing the reality of Christ in our lives. THAT speaks more than trying to stick a sermon into your story.

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  59. I love a really good inspirational suspence book. I want to be able to feel as though I am there with them watching everything unfold. Make sure it includes a romance and some inspiration from the bible.
    Reading is a way for me to relax in the evenings when my husband is working.
    CherylB1987@hotmail.com

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    1. I find that reading works best when my hubby is gone. He doesn't "get" that interuppting me can throw me right of the story. He's a doll, but I think men and women are differnt in their approach to getting lost in a good book. Now...let me try to interrupt him when his favorite team in playing on TV! LOL!

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  60. I love to find and read an inspirational and encouraging thriller that teaches you as well intrigues you. :) I can't get enough of them!

    Reading is my way to enter a unique world, to discover new people, and to actively go an amazing adventure! This is my daily retreat and my treat to myself.

    amccalli(at)gmail(dot)(com)

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    1. I totally agree with you. Reading a good book IS an amazing adventure, and it's even better when nuggets of truth are embedded in the story and enrich our lives. That's the unique benefit of Christian fiction. Thanks for following our blog. We hope to enrich your life with our books.

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  61. I love Christian suspense, mainly because they are good clean reads, in some way the authors weave God into their books, and in addition I read a book that either keeps me on my toes and I can't put it down, or it scares the life outta me but I still have to keep reading!
    And I enjoy reading and writing reviews for my blog, and I've reviewed books for a number of you sisters at www.splashesofjoy.wordpress.com

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    Joy
    ibjoy1953 at yahoo dot com

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  62. I enjoy Christian Suspense because the good Christian fiction in any genre there is a message that seems just right for me at the time wrapped up in a great story. With Suspense you get a mystery to boot. What isn't to like.
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  63. I love inspirational suspended/mystery because it makes you think on so many levels. It reaches into your soul and begs you to dig deeper. I love the faith element, too because it :eschew me that God doesn't give up.

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  64. please enter me in the contest! what wonderful prizes! Rhonda
    rhonda_nash_hall@comcast.net

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  65. Suspense is my favorite genre. I love the inspirational suspense as I get mystery and action without all the swearing and explicit content. When I am done with a book, I loan it to my sister and my dad and then donate it to a nearby convent. I've stuck with the inspirational suspense since I discovered Dee Henderson and Terri Blackstock years ago.

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  66. I recently found the book the chase and fell in love the downside I have to wait a year for the next one

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  67. oh my email is country2776@gmail.com

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  68. I love many genre's of books, but for a change of pace (from romance/comedy) I love to read a good suspense novel.. all the action and mystery, I love trying to figure out whodunit!

    I love Inspired Suspense because it's clean and well written. I believe Camy Tang is the first Inspired Suspense I read... Love her now!!

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  69. Sign me up! I love great Christian suspense & am so excited to discover new writers!

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  70. Happy Saturday morning, ya'll! We're off to such a great start on this launch. We should be giving away some prizes soon.

    Question for you: What new suspense is on your nightstand right now?

    Beth

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  71. I enjoy mysteries because I love trying to figure out the puzzle before the sleuth does. I especially enjoy historical mysteries. Congratulations on the new blog. How exciting!

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  72. I'm so excited for this site! Ever since I picked up my first Nancy Drew book I've loved a good suspense. I want to get right into the story and feel what the characters feel. And...I've always like to solve a mystery!

    Thanks for doing this ladies. Looking forward to your posts.

    P.S. I recently finished the Craftsman course and had an awesome mentor...DiAnn Mills. DiAnn, you rock! :-)
    Darlene L. Turner

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  73. Thank you for this opportunity to follow your website. I just finished reading Proof by Jordyn Redwood and loved Inescapable by Nancy Mehr as well. Next up for me is Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson. I love how suspense allows you to think while enjoying an escape at the same time. My mom is now hooked on suspense as well and she used to just like light romance. Thank you again for this pleasure.

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  74. Congrats on your blog launch!
    Together my wife and I have read books from nearly all of the Suspense Sisters. It's great to be able to get the inside scoop on your suspense novels. I'm working on my fifth novel, a romantic suspense. My debut releases in February. Besides being enjoyable, I've learned a lot from reading Suspense Sisters' novels. It has impacted my writing.

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    1. Wow, H.L. That means a lot to us. When I started writing, I realized that the books I'd been reading had taught me a lot about the craft. Reading and writing go hand in hand. Keep watching this site. We'll have interviews and columns from authors, agents and publishers. Our goal is to speak to readers AND writers! Glad you stopped by!

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  75. Congrats on the new blog! I like reading Inspirational Suspense because I love suspense novels, and love them even more when I can relate to the moral values of the characters.

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    1. Amen, Rachel. Connecting with characters is key in enjoying novels. If we can't find a reason to care about the characters, we won't care about their story either. You make a great point!

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  76. Just signed up to follow your awesome new blog. This is going to be a great resource for those of us who want to learn more about this genre. My nanowrimo project is a crazy hybrid of historical and romantic suspense. So right now this genre has my full attention. Thanks ladies! The giveaways look amazing.
    mahereenie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  77. I love reading Inspirational Suspense because I love trying to figure out the story, who's the bad guy, etc., but prefer my suspense to have faith woven in. What an amazing giveaway! So excited to follow this blog.

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  78. I prefer reading Inspriational Suspense because its clean and honors the Lord.I love a good mystery and I have faith in the authors who write from a Christain view.There is hope in these stories.Glad to see a new blog about mystery and suspense..loving it

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  79. I love inspirational suspense and mystery because I don't have to worry about reading something that I considered filthy and because I like to try to figure out why the bad guy is and I like happy endings!

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  80. I love a clean, fast, satisfying read, and inspirational suspense fulfills all of those desires at once. I have also been an attorney for 14 years and am anxious to learn all that I can so that I, too, can write engaging, novel-length fiction in this genre. So, please sign me up ladies. I'm thrilled to hear of your new blog. Blessings!

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  81. I love the suspense but in a PG way! makeighleekyleigh@yahoo.com

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  82. I absolutely love all of the suspense and romance (without being inappropriate )! I look forward to reading more books by y'all in the near future!
    —Amy—
    Mamato3babies@gmail.com

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  83. Here I go trying again. ;) I live suspense & the whole idea of this.

    Ann
    pmettert @ yahoo (dot) com

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  84. I enjoy the fast pace of the writing and the fun and sometimes frustration of trying to figure out who done it and why!
    Please sign me up!
    Martha T. @CRPrairie1atimonmail.com

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  85. Love suspense. Sorry about that.
    Ann (again)

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  86. As suspense is one of my favorite genre's, I sure would like a chance to win one of the books offered. Pat Hines - pshines@Frontiernet.net

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  87. I love an adventure and these sisters of suspense are my go-to authors for an out-of-armchair experience. Congrats ladies on your new blog. Please sign me up for the contest.

    Lisa Carter
    lisa@lisacarterauthor.com

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  88. This looks like it will be a wonderful blog with great authors. Why do I like reading inspirational suspense and mystery? I know I will read a story that has the suspense and mystery elements I like without all the explicit gore, violence, and language I don't want.
    Thanks for having these great giveaways to celebrate your new blog.
    Is there a way yet to follow by e-mail?
    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  89. I have signed up to follow this wonderful site! Fabulous and generous giveaways in this contest. Thank you so much for offering opportunities to win!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  90. We have our first two winners! Shirley won a copy of Dee Henderson's new book, and Southern Gal won a copy of Jill Elizabeth Nelson's book, Betrayal on the Border! Ladies, contact me at: nancymehlbooks(at)hotmail.com with your addresses! Congratulations!

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  91. You are all among my favorite authors! I have become a follower. I love Christian suspense because I can always count on a well written suspense filled romantic story without having to worry about unwanted graphic violence or sex.

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  92. Hello fellow scribes. Just stopping by to show some love and wish you all continued literary success.

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  94. So glad to see this blog, its one stop inspy suspense shopping! I like inspy suspense because its a safe read, lots of yummy thrills without any of the grunge. I also like that I come away with more insight into God's character and/or my relationship with Him. Great luck with the blog, and I signed up as a follower!

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  95. So excited to find this blog. A great group of authors. I look forward to reading and seeing the post. Thank you thank you thank you. inspiremichelle

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  96. Yes I am a follower and I too love a good Christian fiction book....these kind of books because it keeps the reader guessing at whats gonna happen next...love it.............babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

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  97. Definitely going to sign up to follow your blog. All of the contributing authors are awesome writers! Can't wait to see what you all come up with in future posts. I'd love to be entered in your drawing! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  98. I thought I left a comment here yesterday, but I guess it didn't post. Hope I'm not too late for the giveaways!

    writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

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  99. I'm so excited for each of you, and for readers like me. I love suspense and mystery because they are literal page turners. I want to know what's next. Part of me is scared, but the curious side of me takes over. That's why I love this genre.

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  100. What do I NOT love about Inspy Suspense? I love a REAL hero. One that's willing to put his life on the line when the need arises. A true protector. Stakes that matter--more than just will they or won't they get together. I'm so excited about this new blog, and EXTRA excited about these amazing prizes.

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  101. I love Christian fiction especially suspense ones because I know they will be wholesome and nothing bad in them. I also like to try to figure out who done it but like it when it takes the whole book to figure it out. please sign me up!
    Charlotte dlphn73@hotmail.com

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  102. This blog is such a great idea! I love a good mystery, especially if it has Christian themes. I love to keep guessing right up until the end. :)

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  103. I LOVE Love Inspired Suspense and Mystery because in the process of getting caught up in solving the mystery there is also this web of relationships and romance that I am hoping works out for the best. I often find myself staying up later than I should turning the pages to see what will happen next. I am very excited about the creation and collaboration of authors on this blog. God bless all of you!

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  104. I like inspirational suspense because it's good, clean fun and a great escape now and then from life's cares. I have read many of Gayle's books and look forward to meeting the rest of you.

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  105. I love inspirational suspense books because I enjoy mysteries and with inspirational suspense I like to read a book that keeps me on the edge of my seat and not have to worry about unneccessary graphic details and ugly words.

    dowelljanet@hotmail.com

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  106. I L.O.V.E. inspirational suspense because it takes me on an adventure. I get lost for hours (days, really) reading about a life I've never had. I love following the characters and actually miss them when the book is over! Be inspired...keep the stories coming for readers like me!

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  107. We love all the great comments. Sorry we can't respond to every single one of you, but we are reading every single post. Tomorrow we'll give away more prizes. Just be sure we have a way to contact you! God bless!

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  108. I love Christian Suspense because it shows Christians living their faith where the rubber meets the road, in the midst of crisis. Plus, there's the twists and turns that just make a fun way to spend time. richnvoni@yahoo.com is my email. In case I win.

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  109. Thank you for putting the time into this for your readers! It has introduced me to authors that are new to me for more great reads! thanks again Terri Clark Terrilea@yahoo.com

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  110. It's interesting to read all the comments here. There is a love for suspense and mystery - but almost everyone also mentions the safety they feel when they pick up a novel written by an inspirational author. And that's important to us. As readers, we can focus on the story without being hit in the face with profanity or scenes that glorify immorality. As writers, we take this responsibility very seriously. It gratifying to see that you appreciate that.

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  111. Stay turned! More give aways today! PLEASE remember that you must give us your contact info if you want to win.

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  112. I forgot my email- michelle@destinationamish.com
    Love your blog!

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  113. How exciting to see all of the comments here! I'm a bit slow to chime in...we were on a cruise and got a wee bit tangled up in Hurricane Sandy, delaying our return. Then our daughter's hard drive crashed (no retrievable data) with much graduate school research on it, plus a lot of her upcoming papers. So she now has my computer,and I have been updating my old one. It's great to be be here!! Welcome to everyone, and good luck with the contest!
    Roxanne Rustand

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  114. I forgot my email address too! It's. westernaz@msn.com.
    Thanks, Valri

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  115. I am excited about this blog.. I love the read Christian suspense novels.. they always keep your toes.. I was very excited to see that Dee Henderson has a new book out- my husband bought for me as an anniversary gift (which is today)... I had the chance of meeting Diann Mills in person when she was guest author at Lifeway a couple of Christmases ago.. Some of the authors I have read (Dee Henderson, Margaret Daley, Diann Mills, Lynette Eason) I have not had the privilege of reading the others..but would like to..
    email address: mommy020305@aol.com

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  116. Some of these authors are new to me. I have read Margaret Daley on several occasions and love the style of her writing. It is good to be in at the first and I'd love to win. The inspirational aspect just adds to my love for mysteries. I am a follower and my email is spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com. Darlene

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  117. I LOVE Christian suspense. I used to only read John Grisham in high school and college, but once I met my now husband, my Mother-in-law turned me on to Dee Henderson and Terry Blackstock. I read just about everything they wrote. I love a book that captures you from the beginning and you can't put it down. I love the suspense, murder mystery, and romance all together without any of the foul language and scenes. I have now learned about Lynette Eason, Irene Hannon and DiAnn Mills, and have loved reading their work too. Thank you sooo much for starting this site. Now I have a lot more authors that I am looking forward to reading their work as well. I love to read, and Christian suspense is all I read anymore. Thank you all.
    Blessings: Gail Earwood e-mail: gailearwood@yahoo.com

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  118. Hi there, I commented yesterday and forgot to give my address: clSwalwell@gmail.com

    Would love the opportunity to win...

    In Him,

    Cheri Swalwell

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