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FATAL MISTAKE - Susan Sleeman - One Free Book

Dear readers, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Susan if you haven’t found her before. And this book is a wonderful, strong suspense novel. I’m reading it right now, and it is really keeping me guessing. I like that. Often I figure out a suspense novel by the time I'm in the middle of the book. I’m way more than halfway through and still wondering.

Welcome back, Susan. How did you come up with the idea for this story?
I love to look at the current news headlines and then ask a what if question to create a twist that makes the topic interesting and compelling, and that’s exactly what I did with Fatal Mistake.

If you were planning a party with Christian authors of contemporary fiction, what six people would you invite and why?
I would invite other authors who write romantic suspense so I could talk to them about the market and also share how thankful I am that there are other authors writing in the same genre. So that would include authors such as Elizabeth Goddard, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason, Dee Henderson, Lisa Harris, and Irene Hannon.

I love the books written by all of these authors. Now let’s do that for a party for Christian authors of historical fiction, what six people would you invite and why?
Well, this is embarrassing. I don’t read historical fiction so other than you, Lena, I can’t name any authors in that genre. I’d love to have dinner with you though, if I am ever in Texas again! J

And I’d love to have dinner with you. I do hope you will be at ACFW conference this year. After missing three in a row, I’ll be there. It is so close to where I live. Many times, people (and other authors) think you have it made with so many books published. What is your most difficult problem with writing at this time in your career?
My biggest problem is finding fresh and new ways to put a heroine in danger. You can only try to put them in harm’s way so many ways, and after twenty-five plus books, it’s getting challenging. But it’s also fun in that it causes me to be creative and look for new things. For example, in the new series I am working on right now, I start with the heroine being cornered by a bucking bull in a rodeo arena. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be researching rodeos and the cowboys who participate in them, but it’s been very interesting. I even got my daughter to watch a bucking bull rider series on Netflix with me. Now she wants to go to a rodeo.

Tell us about the featured book.  
Fatal Mistake is book one in my White Knight’s series. The series features an FBI Critical Incident Response Team that includes experts in crisis management, explosives, ballistics/weapons, negotiating/criminal profiling, cyber crimes, and forensics. All team members are former military and they stand ready to deploy within four hours, anytime and anywhere to mitigate the highest-priority threats facing our nation. Each book also features a story ripped from today’s headlines. In Fatal Mistake, the FBI agent must protect a woman who can identify a terrorist bomber all the while trying to catch the bomber.

Here’s the back cover description for Fatal Mistake:
Each day could be her last...but not if he can help it.

Tara Parrish is the only person ever to survive an attack by the Lone Wolf bomber. Scared and emotionally scarred by her near death, she goes into hiding with only one plan—to stay alive for another day. She knows he's coming after her, and if he finds her, he will finish what he started.

Agent CalRiggins has had only one goal for the past six months—to save lives by ending the Lone Wolf's bombing spree. To succeed, he needs the help of Tara Parrish, the one person who can lead them to the bomber. Calputs his all into finding Tara, but once he locates her, he realizes if he can find her, the Lone Wolf can, too. He must protect Tara at all costs, and they'll both need to resist the mutual attraction growing between them to focus on hunting down the bomber, because one wrong move could be fatal.

Please give us the first page of the book for my readers.
Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Thursday, April 28
7:50 p.m.
He was coming for her, and he was close.

He’d parked on the driveway and would soon head for the pump house, taking long strides. Spaced evenly, methodical, as she knew Mr. Perfectionist would take, his footsteps rustling over dead grass, bringing him closer.

At the door, he would twist the rusty knob. Step inside. Spot her. She could almost hear his thoughts when he did.

I was sloppy. Now she knows. Do I let her live? Kill her? How can I dispose of the body?
The body. Ha! Her. He was going to kill her. She’d grown up with him. Lived next door for years, but he had no choice now. He had to know she wouldn’t keep quiet about this…this what? She didn’t even know what to call it.

She swept her gaze over the rough-hewn table, pausing at neat piles of white blocks covered in green cellophane. Explosives—military grade, like she’d seen in briefings in her job as a government translator. The blocks sat solidly among triggers, wires, pipes, and items she couldn’t identify. Items for a bomb. Maybe several bombs. Pages and pages of diagrams, maps, and other papers were scattered beside the equipment.

Recent television news stories raced through her brain. Explosions on the first of every month. The destruction. Chaos and confusion. Nothing more than burned-out shells left behind. Death. Muslim women. Always women.

Oh my gosh! Oren. Her childhood best friend was a killer. A terrorist. The Lone Wolf Bomber. No…no. Couldn’t be, right? But the evidence…

His car door slammed in the distance, the echo reverberating through the quiet.

He’s coming.
She had to escape, but how? The only door and window in the tiny building led to the path he’d take.

Readers, see. I told Susan’s writing is wonderful. Now, Susan, how can readers find you on the Internet?
To learn more about me readers can stop by any of these locations on the web.
My Website -   http://www.susansleeman.com
Twitter -       http://www.twitter.com/susansleeman   

Thank you, Susan, for sharing this book with us.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Fatal Mistake - Christianbook.com
Fatal Mistake: A Novel (White Knights) - Amazon paperback
Fatal Mistake: A Novel (White Knights) - Kindle

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BRIDES OF BLACK HORSE MESA~TEXAS - Patricia Pacjac Carroll - One Free Ebook

Dear Readers, Patricia Pacjac Carroll is a dear friend of mine. She’s a very popular author on Amazon. Most of her books are westerns, and I love them. I think you will, too.

Welcome back, Patty. Why did you become an author?
I have stories that attack me and want to be told. I believe the Lord gave me a gift and I love it.

If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
This my dream job.

If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
Well, I love the old West, but to be honest, I am totally spoiled in the time that the Lord has placed me in. Not sure I would be happy without electricity and computers and AC. 

Amen to that, Patty. What place in the United Stateshave you not visited that you would like to?
Alaska.

Me, too, that and Hawaii. How about a foreign country you hope to visit? 
Israel

What lesson has the Lord taught you recently? 
Humility.  And that is an ongoing lesson. Lol

I became haughty and would tell people that if you gave me a name or place~ I’d come up with a story. And then one foggy night, I needed a story to put in an anthology for Christmas and proceeds to go to a charity. Well, friends gave me a name, a place, and my mind was blank. There was no story. It was due at noon the next day. I went to bed sad. I could not come up with a story. And I was a bit shaken. I boasted about being able to come up with stories, and I’d hit a dry well. But GOD, He got hold of  me and told me the stories are His. I woke up at 5:30 AM and had a picture of a cowboy on a horse pulling a Christmas tree and knew I had a story and that wasn’t even where the story started. And I did. I wrote the story and turned it in before noon. God is good.

Yes, He is. Please tell us about the featured book?
Brides of Black Horse Mesa is a collection of three mail-order bride novellas. I love these books. The characters surprised me at every turn. It all starts when the oldest of three brothers decides he needs a wife. Wait until you read Greta’s solution to her predicament at the end of her story. Tom and Maggie start their story off in a crazy twist that leads to Matt’s story. I hope you’ll enjoy these stories. I sure had a fun time writing them.

I am eager to read them. Please give us the first page of the book.
Greta’s Story
Iowa
1867
Greta Pederson lifted the beaten plant and groaned at the sight of the bug infested squash. Gone. What the insects hadn’t eaten, last night’s hail had ruined. They were finished. She dreaded going into the little farmhouse to tell Grandpapa.

She stretched her back. The letters in her pocket crinkled, reminding her of the possible escape from their dire circumstances. Perhaps her grandfather wouldn’t be so set against the idea of leaving the farm. She brushed the dirt from her hands, fished the first letter from her pocket, and opened it.

Wanted: A respectable woman twenty years to twenty five. Must not be ugly. Blonde hair a plus. Must know how to cook good and be friendly. I have a good ranch. Come west to Texasand Black Horse Mesa. Ask for Chase Logan.

She stuffed the letter back into the envelope. She’d already written to Chase and told him she’d come, and he’d quickly sent her the money for the travel fares. Dreading what she had to do, she trudged to the ramshackle two-room house.

Opening the door, her heart sank at the sight of the old man sitting in the rocker. Gently, she nudged him. “Grandpapa, we need to talk.”

Waking, he rubbed his eyes and stared at her. “Henny?”

She shook her head. Poor man more often than not drifted to the other world her Grandmother had passed into. “No, it’s me, Greta.”

“Ah, I see better now.” His eyes brightened. “What is it my little Greta girl wants?”

“I’ve made up my mind. I’m going to Texasto Black Horse Mesa and marry Chase Logan. I’m taking you with me.” Shocked that she’d included him in her plans, she knew that was the only thing she could do. She couldn’t leave him alone.

I know my readers will love this story, too. How can readers find you on the Internet?
For more information about Patricia PacJac Carroll, please contact
email  …………..pacjaccarroll@aol.com
Books by Patricia PacJac Carroll (They are also on Kindle Unlimited) http://www.amazon.com/Patricia-PacJac-Carroll/e/B008R9JCN2/ 
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Readers, here’s a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
Brides of Black Horse Mesa~Texas: Books 1-3

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UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES - Dan Walsh - One Free Book

Bio: Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of 18 novels including The Unfinished Gift, The Discovery, andWhen Night Comes. He has won 3 Carol Awards (finalist 6 times), 3 Selah Awards and 4 of his books have been finalists for RT Review’s Inspirational Book of the Year. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Word Weavers International, Dan writes fulltime in the Daytona Beacharea. He and his wife Cindi have been married 40 years. You can find out more about his books or follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads or Pinterest from his website at http://www.danwalshbooks.com.

I love both types of Dan's books. Welcome back, Dan. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
Well, let’s see…I’ve been married for 40 years to the only woman I’ve ever loved. We have 2 grown children, both married, and 3 grandchildren. Way back in high school, I thought I would be writing novels for a living. Life took me in a different direction. I wound up experiencing a call to ministry and, after years of study and preparation, became a pastor at age 28. I pastored the same church for the next 25 years, but never lost my love of fiction (although I only read novels, didn’t write a thing). Around year 22, I began writing a Christmas novel, called The Unfinished Gift. It’s a long story, but that novel became the catalyst for an eventual shift over the next few years from pastoring to writing fulltime. I “made the leap” in 2010 and now, with my newest novel, have written 18 novels. How did you become interested in writing? It happened in 11th Grade. After almost flunking Chemistry, I took a semester of creative writing and discovered, not only did I really like it, but I was pretty good at it. Every paper I turned in got an A+. After the class was over, the teacher pulled me aside and said I was one of the most gifted writers she’d ever had. Then she added, “You could be a writer if you wanted to.”
    
What compelled you to write a book on this subject?
Unintended Consequences is actually Book 3 in my Jack Turner Suspense series. What compelled me to write it? Keeping the series going, because I love writing it. It’s got all the things I love in a book series. Not just as a writer but as a reader, too. Great characters, a multi-layered plot that combines history with the present, romance, unexpected surprises, and a decades-old family mystery.

What is the main theme or point that you want readers to understand from reading your book? Are there any other themes present in the book? Unlike my more inspirational novels (the ones I’m probably better known for writing), this series doesn’t really have a strong spiritual theme. I’d put it more under the heading of good, clean Christian entertainment. I love reading suspense/thriller stories but secular books in this genre, though often having great plots, also have immoral bedroom scenes and main characters who swear a lot. I wanted to write similar exciting stories but put credible, likable Christian characters in the lead roles.                                  

Are there some specific lessons you hope readers will learn and apply to their lives after reading your book?
Maybe in an indirect way. Because the main characters are credible believers, I’m sure people can learn lessons from the way they handle the various levels of adversity they encounter throughout the story. Plus, since I write relationally-driven books, there is a lot of give-and-take on the relational side of things, as well.

How does the book intertwine with God’s call on your life and how you are currently serving Him?
I’m not sure it does, except in a general way. That is, to write stories that, while entertaining, also encouraged clear Biblical values.

Do you have a favorite Scripture verse?
That’s a hard one. I’d feel more comfortable saying, I have a hundred favorites. Or else, several favorite verses for different situations.

When you are not writing, what do you like to do? Do you have any hobbies?
I like reading. We love spending time with our kids and grandkids. Since we live in Florida, we really enjoy going to the beach. Recently, my wife and I are taking up metal detecting as a hobby.

As we close, is there anything else you would like to add?
Two things that I’d like my readers to know (and future readers). First, even though Unintended Consequences is Book 3 of a suspense series, I write all my series-novels so they can be easily read as a stand-alone (don’t have to be read in order). And second, I really do enjoy writing both kinds of books, suspense and inspirational (my more “Nicholas-Sparks type” books). I plan to keep writing both, going forward. In fact, I’m now going to start researching Book 3 in my Forever Home series (the one where Rescuing Finley is Book 1).

Where can my readers find you on the Internet?
Probably the easiest way is to go to my homepage at www.danwalshbooks.com. There you’ll find buttons to connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. They can also sign up to get my Newsletter. I don’t send many out, but I always let my Newsletter friends get the latest updates on new books or great book deals. People can also email me at dwalsh@danwalshbooks.com.

Thank you, Dan, for sharing this book with us.

Readers, here’s a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.


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