Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Meet the authors of Dangerous Pursuits!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I’d like to introduce you all to the authors of the upcoming anthology, Dangerous Pursuits: 15 Stories From Today's Most Popular Mystery and Suspense Authors!

This collection is now up for preorder for only .99 cents at Amazon, B&N, Apple, and Kobo. Dangerous Pursuits releases October 15th

Each month I will be introducing several of the authors in the collection.

Today, I’d like you to meet, Shirlee McCoy, Cara Putman, and Sharee Stover. These ladies each have new books out this month and I will be giving away an e-book copy of one of these authors’ new releases to one person. 

New York Times best-selling author Shirlee McCoy loves books. She loves reading them. She loves writing them. She loves sharing them with family, friends, and total strangers on airplanes and in doctors' offices. It's no surprise that she loves being an author. Her first book was published in 2004. Since then, she's written more than 55 novels. Her books have appeared on the New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, and USA Today bestsellers lists. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and volunteering as a member of Chesapeake Search Dogs - a non-profit organization dedicated to finding the lost and missing and bringing closure to their families. A former teacher, she takes pleasure in helping others pursue their writing goals and enjoys sharing her knowledge with aspiring authors.

She enjoys hearing from readers and writers. You can email her at shirlee@shirleemccoy.com or catch up with her life and writing at www.facebook.com/shirlee.mccoy1.

Shirlee’s new book is Evidence of Innocence.

Here's the blurb: 

She was wrongly accused…and now she’s searching for the dangerous truth.

Finally exonerated after fifteen years in prison, Kinsley Garrett’s determined to find her father’s true killer—even if it makes her a target. Staying alive means relying on police chief Marcus Bayne’s protection, but she won’t trust him…or anyone. Not after the way everyone turned on her following her arrest. But as Marcus risks everything to shield her, can Kinsley keep him from burrowing into her heart?


Since the time she could read Nancy Drew, Cara Putman wanted to write mysteries. In 2005 she attended a book signing at her local Christian bookstore. The rest, as they say, is history. There she met Colleen Coble. With prompting from her husband, she shared her dream with Colleen. Since those infamous words, Cara has been writing award-winning books with the count currently at 35 published and more in the works.

In addition to writing, Cara is a mom of four, attorney, lecturer at a Big Ten university, active in women's ministry, and all-around crazy woman. Crazy about God, her husband, and her kids. She graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers!), George Mason Law School, and Purdue University's MBA program. You can learn more about Cara’s books at caraputman.com. And if you'd like a copy of her legal suspense novella, Dying for Love, simply connect with Cara here: caraputman.com/contact/, and she’ll send you the link.

Cara’s new book, Trial By Fire, comes out on June 11th.

Here’s the blurb:

Her mother's house was first. Then her brother's. County prosecutor Tricia Jamison is sure she's next on the arsonist's list. But who is after her family? And why does every fire throw her in Noah Brust's path?

Noah can't forgive Tricia. Her failure to protect him on the stand the previous year meant his father's reputation was ruined. Yet every time the firefighter is near her, he's drawn to her again. The vulnerability she hides under her confident veneer surprises and moves him. Torn between Tricia's safety and his own bitterness, Noah belatedly remembers the first rule of firefighting: don't get burned.

Colorado native Sharee Stover lives in Nebraska with her real-life-hero husband, three too-good-to-be-true children, and two ridiculously spoiled dogs. A self-proclaimed word nerd, she loves the power of the written word to transform, ignite and restore. She writes Christian romantic suspense combining heart-racing, nail-biting suspense and the delight of falling in love all in one. When she isn't writing, Sharee enjoys reading, crocheting, and long walks with her obnoxiously lovable German Shepherd. Visit her at www.shareestover.com.

Sharee’s new book is entitled Cold Case Trail

Here's the blurb: 

Following the clues could be the last thing they do…

Temporarily working in the cold case division was supposed to mean less danger for state trooper Trey Jackson and his injured K-9 partner, Magnum—until they thwart an abduction. Now he must protect profiler Justine Stark, even as she blames him for her friend’s death ten years ago. Can he right past wrongs by finally solving the murder…and making sure Justine lives to find closure?

Be sure to comment with your email address to be included in the drawing. I will select one winner and announce their name next Wednesday, June 16th!

Crisp Days. Cold Nights. Dangerous Pursuits.

The chill of fall brings with it a hint of peril in Dangerous Pursuits, a clean and Christian suspense anthology featuring some of today’s most popular female authors.

Start your fall off right with 15 gripping tales of Clean and Christian suspense from today's most popular ladies of mystery and suspense. Join Mary Alford, Lisa Harris, Therese Heckenkamp, Cynthia Hickey, Gina Holder, Ronie Kendig, Dana R Lynn, Shirlee McCoy, Dana Mentink, J. Carol Nemeth, Cara Putman, Sharee Stover, Terri Reed, Alana Terry, Lenora Worth on a dangerous journey filled with mystery and suspense that will keep you turning pages until the very. Last. One.

Just .99 cents until October 12th.

Thank you all!

All the best...
Mary Alford


  1. I'm looking forward to this book. I've already pre-ordered it.

  2. Thanks for the spotlights of these 3 fantastic authors! It's always fun to learn more about favorite authors and new-to-me ones. These books sound wonderful!
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  3. I loveeee these three authors! Their stories just keep getting better and better!

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  5. Love all these amazing Authors and their Books! Sarahbaby601973(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. And the winner is...Winnie! Winnie, I will email you shortly. Thank you all for joining me. Stay tuned next month for more authors from Dangerous Pursuits.