Thursday, October 27, 2022

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE EXPLOSIVE CHRISTMAS SURPRISE ~

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--  'EXPLOSIVE CHRISTMAS SHOWDOWN'  --
AUTHOR DARLENE L. TURNER
 
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NOTE FROM JUNE:  IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A FAST-PACED, ROMANTIC SUSPENSE STORY TO READ THIS AUTUMN--YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE! SEE MY REVIEW BELOW TO LEARN MORE!  πŸ˜€

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Explosive Christmas Showdown JustRead Blog Tour 

 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Explosive Christmas Showdown by Darlene L. Turner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Explosive Christmas Showdown Title:   Explosive Christmas Showdown 
Series:   Crisis Rescue Team #2 
Author:   Darlene L. Turner 
Publisher:   Love Inspired Suspense 
Release Date:   October 25, 2022 
Genre:   Christian Romantic Suspense

A bomber brings terror to Christmas

as the presents go tick…tick…boom. 
 
With criminal investigative analyst Olive Wells at the center of a bomber’s dangerous game, she’ll do anything to catch the culprit—even work with her ex-fiancΓ© and his K-9 detector dog. But with the Christmas rampage drawing ever closer, Zac Turner’s convinced the attacks are personal. Can they piece together their ties to the bomber…before another gift explodes? 
 
  From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.
 
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 EXCERPT:

“We need to search the rest of the floor, just in case—” Their chiming cell phones interrupted Zac’s words.

Olive’s senses heightened at what she guessed was about to happen. She read the text.

She glanced at Zac.

His eyes widened as he checked the joint text.

There were more bombs in the building, and it was up to them to find them.

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MY REVIEW:
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A well-constructed, fast-paced story with a holiday theme . . .

This is the first book I have written by this skilled suspense author, but it definitely will not be the last!

From the first sentence in the story to the last, this book keeps readers on their toes and actively engaged. The action is almost nonstop, and there is an edgy atmosphere around everything that happens in the story because of the creepy villain—the Jingle Bell Bomber.

The main characters, criminal investigative analyst Olive Wells and Constable Zac Turner, are three-dimensional characters intent on finding 'JB', as the bomber likes to be called, no matter what it takes. And it takes a lot of backbreaking detective work, patience, and courage to track down the killer before he kills anyone else. Olive is required to overcome many fears in this story, and she grows a lot as an individual as time progresses.

Zac's K-9 detector dog, Ziva, is my favorite character in this story. This well-trained canine officer is a highly-qualified bomb detector as well as a search and rescue veteran. She is highly-intelligent, intuitive, and loving. She senses when her human friends are in need of some comfort or assistance, and I felt her presence in the story took the emotional side of the story to a higher level.

The faith element in the story is strong and positive. Christians who are struggling with their faith find support and encouragement from those surrounding them. The rekindled romance between the two lead characters is realistic and filled with ups and downs. The story is completely clean in language and content.

I received a copy of this book from the author through JustRead Publicity Tours. All of my opinions and thoughts shared here are solely my own.

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PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookDepository | IndieBound | Christianbook | BookBub


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Darlene L. Turner

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.

Connect with Darlene by visiting darlenelturner.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(3) winners will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Explosive Christmas Showdown JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 24, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 31, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE SECRETS EMBERWILD ~

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~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE ~

--  'THE SECRETS OF EMBERWILD'  --

AUTHOR STEPHENIA H. MCGEE

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The Secrets of Emberwild JustRead Takeover Blitz

Welcome to the Takeover Blitz for The Secrets of Emberwild by Stephenia H. McGee, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

🐎🌼🐴 ~ Note from June:  Isn't this a beautiful cover? I love horses, and this picture perfectly captures the bond between a trainer and her horse.

The Secrets of Emberwild Title:   The Secrets of Emberwild 
Author:   Stephenia H. McGee 
Publisher:   Revell 
Release Date:   October 4, 2022 
Genre:   Christian Historical Fiction

A gifted trainer in a time women are not allowed to race, Nora Fenton prefers horses to men. They're easier to handle, they're more reliable, and they never tell her what to do. After her father's passing, Nora is determined to save her struggling horse farm, starting with entering her prize colt into the harness races at the 1905 Mississippi Fair. If she wins, she may have a chance at independence. But when a stranger arrives and starts asking disconcerting questions, she suspects he may have other motives than unseating her in the training job that is rightfully hers.

Silas Cavallero will do whatever it takes to solve the mystery of his father's death--even if it means training an unwieldy colt for Nora, who wants nothing more than to see him gone. But when mysterious accidents threaten their safety and circumstances shrouded in secrets begin unlocking clues to his past, Silas will have to decide if the truth is worth risking ruining everything for the feisty woman he's come to admire.
 
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EXCERPT:

Arrow snorted and pranced. The stallion, two years old last month, was as high-strung as he was beautiful and brimmed with potential. A few more weeks of training and he’d be ready for his first qualifying race—just in time for the fair.

She hoped.

If only she could work with him longer each day. Father’s insistence that a woman had no place training horses hadn’t waned as his illness worsened, and the stable hands still thought they were doing her a favor by thwarting her efforts. Mother, for her part, seemed to think it her duty to carry on Father’s archaic ideals with a fervor. As though doing so would smother Nora’s modernized way of thinking and suddenly turn her into the pristine lady they’d both somehow failed to produce.

Nora swatted a thick seed head. She’d show them. Her methods worked faster and better than any of the stable hands’, but none of them would admit it.

She smirked. They wouldn’t have a choice if she got Arrow ready on her own.

If she could prove to Mother that women were capable of more than just tending home and hearth, then perhaps she could convince Mother to entertain her other ideas for the farm. Father wouldn’t get better, and they needed to prepare. Arrow was the key to her independence.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stephenia H. McGee

Stephenia H. McGee is the award-winning author of many stories of faith, hope, and healing set in the Deep South. When she's not reading or sipping sweet tea on the front porch, she's a writer, dreamer, husband spoiler, and busy mom of two rambunctious boys.

Connect with Stephenia by visiting stepheniamcgee.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.
 
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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a print copy of The Secrets of Emberwild and $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!

The Secrets of Emberwild JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight October 19, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on October 26, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

~ WEDNESDAY FEATURE THE SHIFTING CURRENT ~

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'The Shifting Current' by Dani Pettrey
 
An elusive killer. A false identity. A deadly maze of lies.
 
Special promotional preorder pricing for the month of October  = ebook is only $0.99
 
Link to Purchase:  https://amzn.to/3CkJgLU 
 
Series:   Coastal Guardians novella
Publisher:   Gracie & Johnny Inc.
Release Date:   May 2, 2023
Genre:   Christian Romantic Suspense
 

 
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An elusive killer. A false identity. A deadly maze of lies.
 
When Coast Guard Investigative Service Special Agent LOGAN PERRY’s beloved grandfather is murdered, Logan races to his hometown of Cauldron Creek, New Mexico, to investigate the murder. His teammate and friend, EMMY THORTON, insists on joining him. Not a good idea—not when he loves her, but carries a secret that he knows will tear them apart.
 
Emmy knows Logan will pursue the investigation no matter the cost, and she won’t let the man she loves plunge into a dangerous situation alone. She needs to be at his side, even if he believes friendship is her only reason for joining him.
 
What looks like a robbery gone wrong rapidly shifts, drawing Emmy and Logan into a dizzying maze where nothing is as it appears. Every lead slips through their fingers as threats against them grow deadlier at each turn. Having only each other to rely on, their love for one another deepens, but will they live long enough to admit their attraction to each other?
 
They’re in the killer’s sights. One wrong move puts their future together and their lives on the line. 
 
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