Tuesday, October 20, 2020


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Deadly Connection Blog + Review Tour 

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Deadly Connection
TitleDeadly Connection 
Author:  Jennifer Pierce 
Publisher:  Anaiah Press 
Release Date:  October 20, 2020 
Genre:  Christian Romantic Suspense 

Private Investigator, Reid Lucas, and his mentor, Joe Lockhart, haven’t spoken in years, but when Joe wants to meet in a small-town diner, Reid’s interest is piqued. Without explanation, Joe calls and tells Reid he has five minutes to get waitress, Quinn Matthews, and her son out of the diner before they’re kidnapped by the group of thugs about to walk through the diner’s front door. 

Quinn Matthews’ life is simple and safe, exactly how she likes it—until Reid Lucas walks into the diner. Now, she and her son are running for their lives, and she has no idea why. But when the father of her son shows up and dies saving them, she realizes they all have one deadly connection: Joe Lockhart. Now, she’ll have to trust the mysterious private investigator to not only save their lives but connect her past to her present so they can figure out who is after them. And why. 

As the danger escalates, unexpected feelings arise. Reid doesn’t believe he’s worthy of Quinn’s love–or God’s. And Quinn is too worried about having her heart broken again and the effect of having a new man in her son’s life. Can they let go of their preconceived notions of love and relationships, or are they doomed to just let go of each other?

Reid’s phone vibrated on the tabletop. He didn’t recognize the number. He contemplated ignoring it but decided against it. He swiped the screen and put it to his ear. “Reid.”

“Are you at the meet?” Joe’s voice boomed from the other side.

“Where are you? I’ve been waiting over an hour.” Reid let his annoyance be evident in his voice.

“I’m not coming.” The answer was clipped.

“You had me sit in this hole-in-the-wall for an hour and didn’t even bother to call and tell me you weren’t going to make it?” Annoyance turned to anger as he clenched his fist.

“Do you see the waitress behind the counter and the little red-haired boy that just ran in? Quinn Matthews and her son, JJ.”

Joe must be close by and watching if he knew the boy had just shown up.

“Yes, I see them. Along with the druggie busboy, thieving cashier, and ogling cook. What about them?”

“You have five minutes to get them out of there before men come in and try to kidnap them.”

“Five minutes! What is this? What’s going on, Joe?” His pulse pounded as adrenaline coursed through his veins. Joe couldn’t have called to have him get her out sooner. Now, the window of time was dwindling.

“There’s no time to explain. They’re here now. I’ll stall them as long as I can. Get those two out now!” The line went dead.

Great. Just great. He had mere minutes to convince that woman to grab her son and leave with him—a complete stranger. He wasn’t sure his rusty powers of persuasion would work this time, but he’d give it a shot. Joe had saved him several times, and he’d returned the favor on occasion. This was serious business, and Joe trusted him. Reid wouldn’t let him down.


Jennifer Pierce

Jennifer Pierce currently lives in Arkansas with her husband and two children. Her debut novel, Hidden Danger, is a 2019 Selah Award winner, and her second novel, Expecting Danger is a 2019 Selah Award finalist. Deadly Connection is her third novel. She also has a contemporary romance Christmas novella, Giving Grace, releasing November 13, 2020. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and River Valley Writers.

JUNE:   'Deadly Connection' is your third romantic suspense novel. Are there any other genres you would like to write in? Are you interested in writing books for children or young adults? Would you ever consider writing non-fiction? If yes, what subject would you write about?


Funny you should ask that. I have a contemporary romance Christmas novella, Giving Grace, releasing next month. I started writing in the romantic suspense genre because that is my favorite genre to read. Actually, if I’m going to be honest, I used to not like romance books. I wanted straight mystery/suspense/thriller. Then I started reading Love Inspired Suspense books and fell in love with the genre. It was natural for me to start there.

Giving Grace is my first contemporary romance story. I have to say I struggled a little when it came to the black moment. That’s usually where I kill or kidnap someone. Can’t do that with this one. I have several contemporary romance novels started. I even have two YA novels loosely noted on my laptop.

Non-fiction isn’t really a genre I read, unless it’s true crime, so I don’t know that I would ever write in that category. If I did, it would be crime related I’m sure. Or on the topic of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I was diagnosed with OCD at 13. One of the started novels collecting dust on the laptop involves a character with OCD.

At this point, I’m writing whatever God wants me to write. I am the pen in his hand.


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(1) winner will receive autographed copies of Hidden Danger & Expecting Danger plus a custom Jennifer Pierce Author tumbler designed by Fine Designs by Megan!

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  1. Thank you so much! - JustRead Tours

  2. Great excerpt! If the rest of the book is as suspense-filled, it is going to be a wild ride.

  3. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "Deadly Connection" by Jennifer Pierce.

    It's fun learning about new to me authors - especially one that lives in my own state.

    Sounds like a wonderful book and one I would greatly enjoy having the opportunity to read.
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