‘Alaskan Avalanche Escape’ (K-9 Search and Rescue Book 9) by Darlene L. Turner

About the Book
Sabotage in the mountains…

Can this K-9 sniff out the truth?

After surviving a sudden avalanche, mountain survival expert Jayla Hoyt and her search-and-rescue K-9 discover that it was no accident—someone deliberately triggered the mountain explosion. To uncover the culprit, she’ll have to partner with Alaska park ranger Bryson Clarke, a man she doesn’t trust. But when the investigators become targets, can they capture the criminal mastermind…before they’re buried alive?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

K-9 Search and Rescue

Book 1: Desert Rescue by Lisa Phillips
Book 2: Trailing a Killer by Carol J. Post
Book 3: Mountain Survival by Christy Barritt
Book 4: Search and Defend by Heather Woodhaven
Book 5: Following the Trail by Lynette Eason
Book 6: Dangerous Mountain Rescue by Christy Barritt
Book 7: Wilderness Hunt by Lisa Phillips
Book 8: Alaskan Mountain Search by Sarah Varland
Book 9: Alaskan Avalanche Escape by Darlene L. Turner

About the Author

Darlene L. Turner is an award-winning author and lives with her husband, Jeff in Ontario, Canada. Her love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message. You can connect with Darlene at http://www.darlenelturner.com where there’s suspense beyond borders.

My Rating: 4 Stars!
Darlene L Turner began writing inspirational suspense a few years ago and quickly made a name for herself, winning awards and telling great stories. This one is action-packed and totally satisfying for any suspense fan. And there is a dog!! I love dogs in books. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. You won’t regret it.

My thanks to the publisher and author for a copy of this book. The opinion here is my own.
Print length

239 pages
Sticky notes

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Love Inspired Suspense
Publication date

February 21, 2023
File size

1965 KB


‘Perilous Security Detail’ by Elizabeth Goddard

About The Book
With threats on all sides…

Secrets can prove deadly.

Narrowly surviving an intentional hit-and-run, Sawyer Blackwood hires his unexpected rescuer to guard his niece. Bodyguard Everly Honor will do anything to protect a child, even if it means working with her ex. But, as attacks escalate, how can she accomplish her mission to keep them safe when Sawyer is keeping secrets from her…and she’s concealing the truth about her own past?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Honor Protection Specialists

Book 1: High-Risk Rescue
Book 2: Perilous Security Detail

About the Author

With over one million books sold, Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling, award-winning author of over fifty romance novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, THE CAMERA NEVER LIES–a 2011 Carol Award winner. Four of her six Mountain Cove books have been contest finalists. Buried, Backfire and Deception are finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and Submerged is a Carol Award finalist. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to home school her children and fulfill her dreams of writing full-time.

To get book news sign up for her newsletter at her website: http://elizabethgoddard.com

  1. Print length 222 pages
  2. Language English
  3. Sticky note sOn Kindle Scribe
  4. Publisher Love Inspired Suspense
  5. Publication date February 21, 2023
  6. File size 1953 KB
  7. rhttps://amzn.to/40mg2Yr

My rating: 4 stars

Talk about non-stop action. Elizabeth Goddard starts off with a bang and it doesn’t let up until the ending. i enjoyed it very much.
My thanks to the author for a cooy of this book. The opinion here is my own.

‘The Maid of Ballymacool’ by Jennifer Deibel

About The book

Brianna Kelly was abandoned at Ballymacool House and Boarding School as an infant. She has worked there since she was a wee girl and will likely die there. Despite a sense that she was made for something more, Brianna feels powerless to change her situation, so she consoles herself by exploring the Ballymacool grounds, looking for hidden treasures to add to the secret trove beneath the floorboards of her room.

When Michael Wray, the son of local gentry, is sent to Ballymacool to deal with his unruly cousin, he finds himself drawn to Brianna, immediately and inescapably. There is something about her that feels so . . . familiar. When Brianna finds a piece of silver in the woods, she commits to learning its origins, with the help of Michael. What they discover may change everything.

Fan favorite Jennifer Deibel invites you back to the Emerald Isle in the 1930s for this fresh take on the Cinderella story, complete with a tantalizing mystery, a budding romance, and a chance at redemption.

About the Author

Jennifer Deibel is a middle school teacher and freelance writer. Her work has appeared on (in)courage, on The Better Mom, in Missions Mosaic Magazine, and others. With firsthand immersive experience abroad, Jennifer writes stories that help redefine home through the lens of culture, history, and family. After nearly a decade of living in Ireland and Austria, she now lives in Arizona.

My Rating: 4 Stars
I really enjoyed this book. Well written with good characters and a very interesting plot, it kept my attention through out.
Brianna works so hard at Ballymacool House, rarely getting time off and hated by the headmistress. She can’t understand why the woman is so antagonistic toward her. I couldn’t wait to find out what all the mystery was about. I was not disappointed at all. Very nice indeed.

My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book. The opinion here is my own.
Print length

344 pages

Sticky notes

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Publication date

February 21, 2023
File size

8067 KB


‘Fraser’ (Minnesota Marshalls # 1) by Susan May Warren

About the book
Fraser Marshall is pretty sure his career as a Spec Ops fighter is over. Yes, he’s gone into private security, working for Jones, Inc, but his last gig ended with him wounded and taken captive. And those wounds just won’t heal. The last thing he wants to do is stick around his family’s winery pressing grapes. But what choices does he have?
The answer comes via a panicked phone call from his kid brother, Creed.
Help, Fraser. I’m in over my head…
Yeah he is, because he’s run away with a princess, with her bodyguard hot on the trail. And said bodyguard, Pippa Butler is going to hunt them down, no matter the cost.
Even if she has to join forces with a bossy, arrogant former American SEAL. But Pippa has her own set of lethal skills, and if Fraser gets in the way, she’ll leave him on the side of the road. Still, maybe he’s not a terrible side-kick. He is handsome, and he makes her laugh…
No, no, bad Pippa! She has no room for a man—an American—in her life. And Fraser hasn’t ever considered slowing down. Even if Pippa has him wondering if there is a different future ahead.
But there’s more to the story than a Romeo-and-Juliet runaway romance. Princess Imani has seen a murder, and the perpetrator isn’t going to let her get away. Will Fraser and Pippa find the couple first?
And if they do, can they work together to keep them safe?
It’ll be tough if their hearts get in the way…
Dive into book one of the epic, romantic, globe-trotting suspense of the Minnesota Marshalls!

The Minnesota Marshalls
Book 1: Fraser
Book 2: Jonas (coming soon)
Book 3: Ned (coming soon)
Book 4: Iris (coming soon)
Book 5: Creed (coming soon)

About the Author

Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I’m a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I’m an adventurer — having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that’s why my characters can’t sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another — they’re too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories.

Here’s my “Official” Bio.

With over 1 million books sold, critically acclaimed novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA and Carol award-winning author of over seventy-five novels with Revell, Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic-suspense, thrillers, rom-com and Christmas novellas.

With books translated into eight languages, many of her novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers, were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award.

Of her books, Publisher’s Weekly has written, “Warren lays bare her characters’ human frailties, including fear, grief, and resentment, as openly as she details their virtues of love, devotion, and resiliency. She has crafted an engaging tale of romance, rivalry, and the power of forgiveness.”

And Library Journal adds, “Warren’s characters are well-developed and she knows how to create a first rate contemporary romance…”

Susan is also a nationally acclaimed writing coach, teaching at conferences around the nation and winner of the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year award. She loves to help people launch their writing careers and is the founder of Novel.Academy and http://www.LearnHowtoWriteaNovel.com, a writing website that helps authors get published and stay published. She’s also the author of the popular writing method, The Story Equation.

My Rating:5 stars!

Susan May Warren is an automatic buy for me and when I saw she had a new book out, I immediately preordered. Warren begins a new series here, another set of those fantastic Marshalls, and she is in fine form once again. I loved the well crafted characters, the plot, the settings, well, just everything. And the spiritual themes never fail to minister to me. I can’t wait for the next one.


‘The Last Chance Cowboy’ (Colorado Cowboys 5) by Jody Hedlund

About the book
With danger drawing ever closer, their only hope of saving their futures lies in each other.

As a midwife, Catherine Remington is successful in bringing new life into the world, but she’s failed one too many times in finding true love. When she’s accused of a murder she didn’t commit, she’s forced to flee to Colorado to honor a patient’s dying wish by delivering a newborn infant to his father.

The repentant prodigal Dylan McQuaid is finally back in Fairplay. As sheriff, he’s doing his best to prove to the town he’s a changed man and worthy of their trust. When a woman shows up with an infant son he didn’t know he had, Dylan is left with only complicated choices on what to do next.

Having grown attached to Dylan’s son, Catherine doesn’t want to part ways with the infant, but what she doesn’t bargain for is how easily she’ll fall for the charming sheriff, or how quickly the past will catch up with her and put their love and lives in danger.

About the Author

Jody Hedlund is the best-selling author of over forty books and is the winner of numerous awards. She writes sweet historical romances with plenty of sizzle. Find out more at jodyhedlund.com.

Print length

352 pages

Sticky notes

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Bethany House Publishers
Publication date

February 14, 2023
File size

10155 KB

My Rating: 5 Stars!

Jody Hedlund brings her wonderful series to a close and I loved every minute of it. She is such a good author and equally at home in many genres. I am a huge fan and her very first book sits on my shelves. We get Dylan McQuaid’s story here, and see all the other family members in cameos. The story grabs you from the beginning and doesn’t let go till the end. Recommended.

My thanks to Bethany House for a copy of this book. The opinion here is my own.

‘Counterfeit Hope’ (Hidden Hearts of the Gilded Age, 2) by Crystal Caudill

About the book
Trapped by their pasts, is there hope for a future?

When Secret Service operative Andrew Darlington is brought in to support a US Marshal case involving counterfeiters in rural Indiana, he thinks it’s simply the next rung on his climb to the top of his career. But liars can only climb so high–and Andrew is keeping a dangerous secret he doesn’t ever want to get out. When he clashes with the criminal family that took over the town of Landkreis and killed the Marshal he was sent to assist, his past life is in danger of being exposed.

Widow “Lightning Lu” Thorne has only one goal: escape the clutches of the Thorne family with her son. Her decision to be an informant and testify against the Thornes looked like the perfect answer. Until the Marshal ended up dead. Now the tether keeping her tied to her felonious family is tightening, and a forced marriage to someone else in the Thornes’ clutches threatens to kill any hope of escape.

Andrew and Lu find themselves on the same team–unwillingly. They each believe the other to be the enemy to their future plans. And even if they could learn to work together, the secrets they hold could shatter all hopes and dreams. Despite the encouragement of the local preacher, they’re not even sure God can be trusted–much less other humans. Can either of them escape their past–and the family that is willing to kill their own when they smell betrayal?

On the heels of her smashing debut, this second entry in Crystal Caudill’s historical series maintains the excitement that readers of Michelle Griep, Liz Tolsma, and Elizabeth Camden will love.

About the Author

Crystal Caudill is a tea-drinking, book-hoarding, history nerd. Her award-winning stories are ripe with history, danger, love, and hope. When not writing, Crystal can be found playing board games with her husband and boys, caregiving for loved ones, hiding in a book, drinking copious amounts of hot tea, or connecting with readers. You can connect with her at http://www.crystalcaudill.com or by joining her newsletter crew at bitly.com/CaudillNews.

My Rating: 5 stars

This is a wonderful addition to Caudill’s series. I enjoyed it so much. The plot was very well done and the characters well fleshed out. I love when a book pulls me in quickly. As usual, the author’s spiritual themes are powerful. Hard to put down, this book will resonate after the last page is turned.

My thanks to Kregel Publications for a copy of this book. The opinion here is my own.

  1. Print length 328 pages
  2. Language English
  3. Publisher Kregel Publications
  4. Publication date February 14, 2023
  5. Dimensions 5.5 x 0.82 x 8.5 inches
  6. ISBN-10082544741
  7. https://amzn.to/3XNUUst

‘The Mercy Tree’ by Sharlene MacLaren

About The Book
It’s 1955, when scandalous affairs are never talked about, divorce is rare, a wife is a “homemaker” more often than not, and every Christian home displays its family Bible front and center. Certainly, a well-respected pastor in the conservative city of Muskegon, Michigan, would never be caught in the middle of a heinous secret that could ruin his career and break up his beautiful marriage and family. Or would he?

When Henry Griffin was stationed in occupied Japan in the mid-1940s, he met Rina Hamada, a Japanese woman who fell head over heels for him. Despite having a young wife and baby daughter waiting at home in the States, Henry had too much to drink one night, and one thing led to another… He knew it was wrong. He struggled with guilt and expressed his resistance, but she professed her love and continued to pursue him.

Now, ten years later, a letter from Japan arrives and threatens to upend Henry’s world. What to do and how to tell his wife are just the beginning of his troubles. Tough questions about faith, redemption, and preserving his reputation bring us here, under the shade of The Mercy Tree.

About the Author


Born and raised in west Michigan, Sharlene attended Spring Arbor University. Upon graduating with an education degree in 1971, she taught second grade for two years then accepted an invitation to travel internationally for a year with a singing ensemble. In 1975, she married her childhood sweetheart. Together they raised two lovely, wonderful daughters, both of whom are now happily married and enjoying their own families. Retired in 2003 from 31-years of teaching, “Shar” loves to read, sing, travel, and spend time with her family, in particular, her wonderful, adorable grandchildren!

A Christian for 45+ years, and a lover of the English language, Shar has always enjoyed dabbling in writing–poetry, fiction, various essays, and freelancing for periodicals and newspapers. Her favored genre, however, has always been romance. She remembers well the short stories she wrote in high school and watching them circulate from girl to girl during government and civics classes. “Psst,” someone would whisper from two rows over, and always with the teacher’s back to the class, “Pass me the next page.”

In recent years, Shar felt God’s call upon her heart to take her writing pleasures a step further and in 2006 signed a contract for her first faith-based novel; thereby, launching her writing career with Through Every Storm. With a dozen books now gracing store shelves nationwide, she daily gives God all the praise and glory for her accomplishments. 

Shar has done numerous countrywide book-signings, television and radio appearances, and countless interviews. She loves to speak for women’s organizations, libraries, church groups, women’s retreats, and banquets. She is involved in Apples of Gold, a mentoring program for young wives and/or mothers, and is active in her church as well as two weekly Bible studies. She and her husband, Cecil, live in Spring Lake, Michigan with their beautiful white collie, Peyton and their rag doll cat named Blue.

Awards and Accolades:

2006 Through Every Storm – American Christian Fiction Writers” Book-of-the-Year (now Carol Awards) finalist

2007 Loving Liza Jane – Road to Romance Reviewer’s Choice Award

2008 Sarah, My Beloved – Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award (3rd Place)

2008 Sarah, My Beloved – Road to Romance Reviewer’s Choice Award

2009 Courting Emma – Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award (3rd Place)

2010 Hannah Grace – Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award (2nd Place)

2011 Abbie Ann – Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award (3rd Place)

2011 Tender Vow – Retailers’ Choice Award Finalist

My review: 5 stars!
‘Lord, what am I going to do?’

Sharlene Maclaren takes her readers on a journey in which they find just how much grace God has to pour into the lives of His children. A well-loved pastor’s past comes back to haunt him in a way he never expected. What will his church think? What will his wife think? And how in the world is he going to keep moving in the light of this revelation?

MacLaren shows us exactly how we can trust and depend on God in the most difficult of times. Times when we don’t even know which way to turn, or who to trust, or how to even function. This one will minister to the reader in a deep way.

My thanks to the author and publisher for a copy of this book. The opinion in this review is entirely my own.
Print length

407 pages
Sticky notes

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Whitaker House
Publication date

February 7, 2023
File size

3587 KB


‘Cold Light of Day’ (Missing In Alaska) by Elizabeth Goddard (Author Interview & Giveaway)

About The Book
Police Chief Autumn Long is fighting to keep her job in the quiet Alaska town of Shadow Gap when an unexpected string of criminal activity leaves her with a wounded officer, unexplained murders, and even an attack on her own father. Despite her mistrust of outsiders, she turns to Grier Brenner, a newcomer who seems to have the skills and training Autumn needs to face this threat to her community.

Grier is in Alaska for the same reason so many others are–to disappear–when Chief Long enlists his help. He emerges from the shadows and proves his mettle, but his presence in her life could be a deadly trap for them both. If his secret is exposed, all will be lost. And he’s not sure even Autumn could save him.

As the stakes rise and the dangers increase, Autumn and Grier must rely on each other to extinguish the deadly threats.

About the Author

With over one million books sold, Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling, award-winning author of over fifty romance novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, THE CAMERA NEVER LIES–a 2011 Carol Award winner. Four of her six Mountain Cove books have been contest finalists. Buried, Backfire and Deception are finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and Submerged is a Carol Award finalist. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to home school her children and fulfill her dreams of writing full-time.

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or Twitter: http://twitter.com/bethgoddard

My Rating: 5 Stars!
Wow! Talk about an exciting read. Elizabeth Goddard has a sure fire winner with this one. No doubt about it at all.
I knew when I first saw the cover of this book months ago that it would be good.

Godard sets her book in Alaska and the locale is very interesting and beautiful. Add in a small town police force with a woman police chief who suspects someone is watching her, then toss into the mix a stranger who came to town months ago but has become like one of their own, but is oddly secretive and you have all the ingredients for a great read.

‘Sometimes it felt like the bad guys always won.’

I was immediately drawn into the book from the first page. I love when that happens. The characters came alive for me, even secondary ones. Goddard ramps up the suspense from page one and does not let up. The intensity of the suspense was powerful and attention grabbing. I was completely captivated throughout. When I wasn’t reading, I was thinking about how soon I could get back to my book.

Well written with a mind boggling suspenseful ride, this one is Elizabeth Goddard’s very best! This is a book I am proud to have on my keeper shelf! Well done!

My thanks to Revell for a copy of this book via Net Galley.


Publication date

February 7, 2023


Folks, I am absolutely tickled to have Elizabeth Goddard as a guest on my blog! I was so excited when she agreed. AND she is going to give away a copy of Cold Light of Day! (Due to postage costs, the giveaway is only available to folks in the contiguous US. ) So, read on and at the end I’ll tell you how you can win a copy of this amazing book.

Elizabeth, I am so happy to host you today. I’ve come up with, I think, some pretty good questions, so let’s get started. And thank you so much for giving away a copy of your book.

1.  Were you a reader as a child? Yes! I was an avid reader early on. My mother planted that seed in me. I would spend summers reading and, if I loved a book, I would read it again– two or three times more– that same summer. I think most, if not all, writers were avid readers in their early years. J

2.  When did you know you wanted to write? Back to my mother again—she planted THAT seed in me as well. I was in third or fourth grade, probably, when I’d written something she loved, and she said she was going to send it to a publisher. I have always believed that she never sent it, but recently it occurred to me that perhaps she sent it, but the publisher rejected the piece. After all, I was so young! Maybe Mom just didn’t want to hurt me with the news. That writing seed has been there for decades, lying dormant, if you will, until I was in my early thirties. I retired from corporate America to stay home with my first child, and it was then I started looking at writing for publication. I always wanted to be a writer, but I never took that dream seriously until in my thirties.

3.  How did you choose suspense? Funny story. I actually started out trying to break into the historical romance genre, or really, what I called historical romantic suspense. I loved reading Bodie Thoene’s WW2 novels. Then I shifted to fantasy—for the Christian market—though at that time, publishers weren’t looking for it. But that’s how I met my agent (Steve Laube), so it’s all good. Eventually my first book to publish was a contemporary romance, and the story had elements of mystery and suspense. Growing up, I loved reading gothic romance novels by Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney, etc. Over time, I realized that most of my stories had mystery and suspense elements, and then I started writing for Love Inspired Suspense. It takes time to grow as a writer and find your voice and I feel like I’m in a good place writing romantic suspense.  

4.  What does a writing day look like for you? My writing days are pretty chaotic. I start my day on the computer reading emails and reviewing all the marketing and promotion and social media, and then shift to whatever deadline is next—whether that is writing a first draft, editing, or responding to my publishers’ edits, or galleys or articles I need to write for publicity. I juggle back and forth and try to get it all done. This year, I’m trying something new, which is to read my Bible first, write on my book next, then exercise. Everything else is secondary. I hope and pray I can stick to that schedule. I’m trying to add writing into my life, as opposed to finding a way to HAVE a life. Ha!

5.  Do you plot the book completely before you begin writing or do you just let it flow as you begin? I wish I could plot the book completely because that would make for much faster writing. Like most writers my writing style falls somewhere on the spectrum between plotting and pantsing. I usually have a loose idea of the general story, but I have to start writing before I can know the details, including plot points.

6.  I love the Alaska setting for this book.  How did you come to choose this state?  I love the Alaska setting too, so that’s a huge part of it.  I think it was back in 2012 that I was working on a proposal set in Texas, and I was living in Louisiana at the time. It was so incredibly hot. I wanted to be somewhere cold—even if just in my head—so I decide to shift my proposal to Alaska. I love mountains! I focused on Southeast Alaska and that’s how I came up with my six-book series called Mountain Cove for Love Inspired Suspense. That series was one of my best-selling series and recently I had been thinking about writing a series in Alaska for Revell. I was working on Deadly Target and researching podcasts when I came across a podcast called Missing in Alaska, and I knew I had to write this series. Fortunately, my Revell editor was on board with it.

7.  How much research goes into each book? An absolute TON of research. Every book. I try to learn everything I can about every detail. I read books and blogs and watch YouTube videos and talk to experts. I try to cover every single aspect to make sure I know what I’m talking about.

8.  What would you like to see readers take away from the book? Cold Light of Day has a lot of different themes like doing right and not wrong, walking with God and seeking justice. I think in this day and culture, it’s a good reminder that we need to seek the truth and stand by it. I hope readers find a story they can enjoy to the fullest and then when they’re done, they still think about the characters and the message.

9.  Can you give us a hint about the next book in the series? I’m very excited about book 2 in Missing in Alaska. Shadows at Dusk is about the bush pilot, Carrie James, whom you met in Cold Light of Day and her romantic interest, the hero, is Detective Trevor West from Critical Alliance. Though I had a LOT of fun writing Shadows at Dusk, it was a tough story to write because it’s not your typical romantic suspense. I love to shake things up and offer a different kind of story every time, if possible. I’ve already turned that in and should be getting edits in February. Today I just started writing on book three which is Nolan Long’s story!

10. Anything else you’d like to add?

Yes! I hope that readers will subscribe to my monthly newsletter so they can stay informed about upcoming releases. The subscribe button is on my website at https://elizabethgoddard.com I also hope they will make sure to visit the Missing in Alaska Series website at https://missinginalaskaseries.com  to learn more about Cold Light of Day and how to pre-order, but also how to get their hands on the special free goodies that Revell has created!

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‘Solid As Steele’ (Steele Guardians) by Susan Sleeman

About The Book
He lost his memory…
Mackenzie Steele has been instrumental in keeping Steele Guardians afloat, working long hours for months. Nearing burnout, her family encourages her to take a vacation, and she reluctantly agrees. She needs solitude and quiet, and a vacation rental home in the Oregon desert is just the ticket. But she’s no sooner unpacked her bags when a man lands on her doorstep. A man who can’t remember his identity or why he’s there. All they know is that the name Owen seems familiar to him.
But will finding it bring a killer to her doorstep.
Mackenzie shouldn’t trust this man, but something about his earnestness draws her to him, and she agrees to help him determine his identity. When her rental home is bombarded with bullets, she knows she’s accepted a task that could turn deadly, and she should walk away. But by this time, her deepening connection with the stranger keeps her firmly rooted at his side, and she can only pray that she won’t regret her potentially life-altering decision.


Edge of Your Seats Books, Inc.
Publication date

February 1, 2023

Genre: Inspirational suspsense

About the Author

SUSAN SLEEMAN is the bestselling author of over fifty romantic suspense and mystery novels with more than one million books sold. She writes romantic suspense novels that are clean with inspiring messages of faith. Readers love her series for the well-drawn characters and edge-of-your-seat action. She graduated from the FBI and local police citizen academies, so her research is spot-on and her characters are real.

In addition to writing, Susan also hosts TheSuspenseZone.com. She has lived in nine states but now calls Oregon home. Her husband is a retired church music director, and they have two beautiful daughters, two special sons-in-law, and two amazing grandsons.

To learn more about Susan’s books sign up for her monthly email that includes exclusive excerpts, giveaways, and other goodies. http://www.susansleeman.com/susans-newsletter/

Or stop by any of these locations on the web.

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Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Susan-Sleeman/e/B003ANF6Z8

Review Site – http://www.TheSuspenseZone.com

My Rating: 5 Stars!
Susan Sleeman is a favorite of mine for inspirational suspense and just continues to be that as I read more. She continues her series with MacKenzie Steele’s story. MacKenzie is on vacation when she finds a body on her porch one morning. Yikes! And it just gets better from there on. There is more than one storyline going on here and I loved every single one. I am sure you will, too. Sleeman knows her stuff when writing crime dramas and this suspense lover is totally satisfied reading one of her books.
My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book. The opinion here is my own.


‘Expired Return’ by Lisa Phillips

About the book

Pepper stood up. “How dare you.” She could spit fire at him right now. She’d loved and supported Victory since the day she was born. “You know nothing about me.”

“What’s this?”

Pepper whirled around at that voice. Heart. Breaking. She loved that gruff, commanding voice more than anything else in the world.

He wore a look a lot like Aiden’s. Blank, which she knew—or hoped—had to do with protecting his heart because he still cared for her. Except he probably hated her.

Donaldson sat back in his chair. “Allen.”

Former police officer Allen Frees had both hands on the wheels of his chair. He wore a fire department uniform of slacks and a white shirt. Emblems. A badge. His life of service hadn’t ended when he landed in that chair after a building blew up over his head.

As far as she’d been able to tell, it barely slowed him down.
She’ll give everything to protect her family.
He always knew she was the one.

Veterinary tech Pepper Miller lives a quiet life in Last Chance County. She’s watching her niece until her sister shows up…if she ever does. When Victory’s father demands he take over her care, Pepper knows something has gone wrong. With a new drug in town, and her sister embroiled in a dangerous bargain, it’s up to Pepper to protect the people she loves.

Even if it costs every secret she’s ever kept.

Fire Department liaison Allen Frees lives with the injuries he sustained as a police officer in a raid gone wrong. He’s put his life back together but getting the truck crew and engine squad to succeed might be his toughest assignment yet. When Victory is nearly kidnapped at a community event, Allen steps in to help Pepper keep her niece safe. The one thing he couldn’t fix was the love he lost, but he isn’t going to let Pepper walk away this time.

No matter what walls he has to break down.

Last Chance County returns in this blazing new series from Sunrise Publishing.

Last Chance Fire and Rescue
Book 1: Expired Return
Book 2: Expired Hope (coming soon)
Book 3: Expired Promise (coming soon)

About the Author

Lisa Phillips is a USA Today and top ten Publishers Weekly bestselling author of over 50 books that span Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line, independently published series romantic suspense, and thriller novels. She’s discovered a penchant for high-stakes stories of mayhem and disaster where you can find made-for-each-other love that always ends in happily ever after.

Lisa is a British ex-pat who grew up an hour outside of London and attended Calvary Chapel Bible College, where she met her husband. He’s from California, but nobody’s perfect. It wasn’t until her Bible College graduation that she figured out she was a writer (someone told her). As a worship leader for Calvary Chapel churches in her local area, Lisa has discovered a love for mentoring new ministry members and youth worship musicians.

My Rating: 4 stars

This one is certainly action-packed and suspenseful. I enjoyed the fast pace and the plot. I hadn’t read the other books in this series by Lisa Phillips in the Last Chance line, and I really felt as if I were missing something. However, it was a good read for a suspense fan. The author does not play around when it comes to creating an edge-of-your-seat read.

My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book. The opinion here is my own.

  1. Print length 297 pages
  2. Language English
  3. Sticky notes On Kindle Scribe
  4. Publication date January 31, 2023
  5. File size 4178 KB
  6. Page Flip Enabled