Friday, October 26, 2018

Called to Protect by Lynette Eason

by Patricia Bradley

Last night I was up reading Called to Protect until 2 a.m.! And I really needed to get up early. But I just had to finish Lynette's latest book. Suspense readers, this is one you do not want to miss! Here's the back cover copy:

For the past year, Chloe St. John has been working as a K-9 cop with her German shepherd partner, Hank. After being dumped by her fiancé for another woman, Chloe has decided that Hank is just about the only male she likes. She's over the whole romance thing and focuses her attention on doing her job. Because a serious case of human trafficking with connections to her missing cousin just landed in her lap.

When US Marshall Blake MacCallum's daughter goes missing, he's ordered to kill the judge he's protecting and tell no one about his daughter's disappearance or she will die. Blake races against the clock to rescue his daughter while Chloe and Hank are asked to be a part of the task force assembled to bring down the traffickers. Chloe finds herself attracted to the silent, suffering man, but thanks to her previous bad judgment, she wonders if she can trust him. And can Blake trust himself around this firecracker of a woman?

I had the opportunity to sit in on a workshop Lynette conducted back in September about plotting vs pansting, and we had a blast. Lynette pretty much writes by the seat of her pants. She plots out some of the details, but not all. 

I am amazed at how she weaves the different threads through her story. In Called to Protect, Blake MacCallum is protecting a federal judge who is trying to get legislation passed to make jail sentences harder those convicted of human trafficking crimes and someone is trying to kill him. 

Chloe St. John comes from a family of police officers and she can hold her own with anyone, especially when she has her K-9 partner. And Hank really comes in handy while dealing with human traffickers.

The stakes are always high in Lynette's books, but when Blake's daughter is kidnapped, and he receives a text ordering him to kill the judge or his daughter will die, the stakes jump sky high. Now you see why I had to stay up and finish the book. 

Called to Protect is a fast-paced read with lots of twists and turns, so when you pick it up, make sure you fasten your seat belt!

I'd love to give away my copy of Called to Protect, but I can't part with it! What I will do is give away a $10 Amazon or B&N or CBD gift card and you can purchase your own copy. :-) A name will be chosen by Random dot Org next Friday night. Just leave a comment and tell me if you prefer ebooks or print. 

If you can't wait until next Friday, you can pick up a copy of Called to Protect at Amazon or B&N or CBD.

AND I'm also reviewing Called to Protect over at my blog and if you hop over there and leave a comment, I'll enter you in a drawing for a copy of my latest book, Justice Betrayed!

72 comments:

  1. I love reading both your books and Lynette Eason's!

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  2. I love the suspense novels! You know it’s a good one when you stay up to late reading. Thank you for the review!
    perrianne (DOT askew (AT] me (DOT) com
    Perrianne Askew

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    1. I literally could not stop, Perrianne! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Yes, I love Lynette's books too! I love curling up with a good book in my hands and reading for hours. :)

    eclitton [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Elizabeth, I only get to read at night, just before I go to sleep. So if I get caught up in a story, I end up staying up way late. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Your books are so suspenseful I cant put them down. I love Lynettes too. You have so many good authors in your genre and I dont have to worry about reading anything bad in the books.

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    1. Valarie, thanks. That's one reason I read Christian suspense - so I don't have to worry about anything bad in the books. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I've been rereading my books by Lynette Eason because I'm waiting for this new book. =)
    cluedn {at} embarqmail {dot} com

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    1. Tammy, I must get Oath of Honor read. I have it, but somehow it got pushed back on my TBR table! Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. I both your and Lynette's books! They also keep me up all night to finish! I keep telling myself just one more chapter but I just keep going to the end! I can't to read Mind Games and Called to Protect!

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    1. Thank you, Beverly! I know that "just one more chapter" thingy! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. This is a MUST Read! Thanks for your post!

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  8. I love inspirational suspense and Lynette Eason writes some of the best! I recently had a Eason binge read and Called to Protect lead off. It's a good picture into the evil of human trafficking and the heartaches of those trying to fight it. Thank you Lynette for such a potent read!
    -- Kimberly Boxmeyer

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    1. This was a very intense book for sure, Kimberly. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I really like print books because I love the smell but I also have several e-books b/c you can carry around a lot more books at once. :) thanks for a chance to win.
    Lela, paralegal7@hotmail.com

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    1. The main reason I like ebooks is what you said, Lela! The only problem is I keep buying and haven't read the ones I have. lol

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  10. I totally like print books better, but I do have a Kindle and read a bit here and there on it.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I totally understand, Patty. With a print book, you don't have to worry about the blue light from the reader keeping you awake. :-) Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Shelia, it's a great book! Thanks for commenting.

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  12. I would love to read this book as it sounds so exciting. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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    1. Good to see you here, Faith! Thanks for commenting.

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  13. I love this series! Full of suspense and just the right amount of romance. I love reading from my Kindle because the next great book is just a click away.

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    1. Yes, Misty, it's a great series. Now I have to go back and read the first one!

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  14. Thank you for the giveaway! I've really enjoyed reading the Lynette Eason books I have read so far...but I have a lot of catching up to do!

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    1. Good to 'see' you here, Colleen! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  15. I read the novella in Cost of Betrayal and am looking forward to the other books in the series. Definitely print books!

    Linda - rayorr@bellsouth.net

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    1. Oh! I have to get that novella, Linda! Thanks for reminding me.

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway. Haven’t read Lynette Eason in a few months.....time to rectify that!

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    1. Hi Mindy and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  17. I prefer print so I can share with friends! Love Lynette's books as well as yours! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Print is always my favorite, but I do read ebooks, Joan. Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. I enjoyed this post and your blog post. Print is my preference. I read a few ebooks but it's not the same. Called to Protect is an exciting, suspenseful story.

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    1. I can go either way, Edward, depending on the circumstances...like for travel I enjoy using a Kindle. For bedtime at home, I prefer a print book. Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. Maybe this will be a Lifetime movie like Her Stolen Past! I like printed books so I can reread then pass them on to my Mom and friends ��

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    1. That is a plus for a print book, Shannon. And I hope it's made into a movie, too!

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  20. Enjoyed the review. Regarding authors, both of you are my favorites! Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to enter a giveaway! Would love to win a print copy! krautter12ATbresnanDOTnet

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  21. Both your books causes me to sleep less than I normally do. I set timers at workers when I am on break so that I know I am I have limited time. I love print books but I am seeing the benefits of ebooks when I travel and space in my house.

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    1. Absolutely Sonnetta about the space in my house...that's why I give away books in my library--I don't have any room to put another book! Thanks for stopping by.

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  22. Great review Patricia! It definitely makes me want to read Lynette's book.
    Thanks for sharing and I am still a lover of print.

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  23. I prefer reading e-books. I am a suspense junkie and have enjoyed both yours and Lynette's books. Thanks for the review.

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    1. You are a rare reader, Dawn. Most people tell me they prefer ebooks. I can go either way. I have found myself trying to turn the page in on an e-reader. lol

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  24. Sounds like a must read! Thank you for sharing! I love to hold a good book in my hands!

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    1. Yes, Melanie, it is a must read! Thanks for stopping by.

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  25. Sounds like a great book! I read both print books and ebooks.
    eldora2193@comcast.net

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    1. You're like me, Linda! :-) A good story is a good story!

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  26. like print and ebooks

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Another print and ebook reader~ thanks for stopping by.

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  27. I enjoy suspense novels! Thanks for the fabulous review!
    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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  28. Print is my favorite! But, I read both. Thank you
    isisthe12th(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I do like the way a print book smells, Linda. Thanks for stopping by.

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  29. How fun! I'd love to win. I prefer print because it's easier on my eyes, but I have a Kindle and use it often.
    whthomas13 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Winnie, I find the e-reader a little easier because I can make the print bigger. Thanks for stopping by.

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  30. I have a Kindle & a Kobo, but I still prefer paperbacks. :) Lynette's book sounds great! Thanks for sharing!
    rw620 AT aol DOT com

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  31. I much prefer paperback for two reasons....it’s much easier to write reviews, and I donate them to my church library after I read and review.
    Gail H
    tumcsec(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I agree about the reviews, Gail...and donating the books to the church is a great idea. I've donated a few, but our librarian keeps our shelves stocked! She's the best. Thanks for stopping by.

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  32. I like print better because then I really believe I own them. I like to look at them on my shelves. Ebooks are ok because I can read on the excercise bike or while eating breakfast or lunch.
    Love Lynette’s books and yours, too, Pat!

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    1. Paula, I can understand that. I always buy print craft books so I can mark them up. But I can read on my Kindle while on my exercise bike or the cross trainer. Thanks for stopping by.

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  33. I definitely prefer print books! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. I'm commenting on both sites, Patricia! I have a copy of both books, so the Amazon gift card would be perfect to choose another great suspense book :-)

    Thanks for the review of Called to Protect. Lynette Eason is a must-read author for me :-)

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    1. Oh, and I prefer print books. Nothing like the feel of a real book and the pages flying through your fingers!

      teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. And our winner, chosen by Random dot Org is....Perrianne!

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