Monday, May 9, 2016

Sins of the Past : a Romantic Suspense Novella Collection

GIVEAWAY

HENDERSON, DEE
PETTREY, DANI
EASON, LYNETTE
SINS OF THE PAST : A ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVELLA COLLECTION

Secrets and lies. Danger that will never go away. Join three beloved masters of romantic suspense for novellas where the past will not stay buried.

Missing by Dee Henderson -- A Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing from her retirement community. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two soon launch into a race against the clock when they realize something dark may lie at the heart of the disappearance.

Shadowed by Dani Pettrey -- Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young Alaskan fisherman nets the body of a Russian open water swimming competitor. Another swimmer who'd been the dead woman's roommate years ago, is pulled into the search for answers as it grows more and more clear that something sinister is at play.

Blackout by Lynette Eason -- A young woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong finds herself at risk years later when the real culprit is up for parole. The loot taken that night has never been found and he believes she knows where it's hidden -- only her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety?

My Review:

A trifecta of talented romantic suspense writers! Seriously, don't you just want to swoon at this lineup? And they don't disappoint. Three compelling novellas with a central theme of 'sins of the past'. Really interesting to see how each author interprets that and delivers a page-turning read in the process.

Missing by Dee Henderson -- A close look at meticulous police work. Love the way Henderson sets the force in motion  Procedures and policy and heart. Police Chief John Graham is out of his jurisdiction upon his return to Chicago when his mother goes missing. Lieutenant Sharon Noble is in charge of the case but she's also sympathetic and willing to let him assist. Professional courtesy turns to respect and develops into friendship as they chase down clues. Henderson packs a lot of detail into this novella and I was on tenterhooks right to the end. Case solved and the hope of romance in the future. Sweet perfection.

Shadowed by Dani Pettrey -- Fans of the Alaskan Courage series be prepared to scream yourself hoarse when I let you into on a secret. There's a McKenna connection in this novella. You might say it's the beginning of it all. Ben and Libby's journey to romance is fraught with danger and intrigue in delicious Pettrey style. There's plenty of wilderness action and some near death experiences as they try to catch a murderer. Not to mention some toe-curling romance. An awesome combination for sure.


Blackout by Lynette Eason -- How's this for a spellbinding first line: "Macey Adams wished she could remember the sins that haunted her." Eason engaged my interest and kept it right to the end of this action-packed, cat-and-mouse suspense where danger lurks at every turn. Neighbour and police detective, Chad Latham is the perfect ally -- especially since he's been interested in getting to know Macey better for the two years they've lived next door to each other. Now he's beginning to understand why she has kept herself aloof from his advances. With the barriers down there's a chance for romance to flourish...as long as they can stay alive long enough!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Sins of the Past : a Romantic Suspense Novella Collection please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 15 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

47 comments:

  1. This book looks like a wonderful collection form some of my favorite authors. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!
    kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Such a powerhouse team! Good luck, Kate.

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  2. What a great team of authors!
    karenskrayonsATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I know -- you can't go wrong. Good luck, Karen.

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  3. Ooooo so excited to see this one with three of my top romantic suspense writers!! Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    momrain(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. And they all do a wonderful job of making a novella feel as satisfying as full length novel. Good luck, Loraine.

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  4. How exciting--great combo of fave authors! Thanks. huletthouse at mchsi dot com

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    1. It's fabulous! Good luck, sweetpea.

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  5. Read 2 of the 3 authors looks sweet. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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    1. I bet you'll be converted to the third by the end of the read. Good luck, Kim.

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  6. Would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity.
    debsbunch777(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome. Good luck, Debbie.

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  7. This sounds AMAZING!! My sister is also into romantic suspense BIG-TIME, so I know she'll wanna read it too!
    J.C. -Indiana-

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    1. You're so lucky you get to share your love of reading! Good luck, J.C.

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  8. Oooh, sounds like a rip roarin group of authors!!
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    1. It definitely is! Good luck, Susan.

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  9. Hi Kav,
    It looks like we are on the same reading path. I've read three of the five books your reviewing this week. I just finished Sins of the Past last night. Loved Dee's slow methodical police procedural suspense, but Dani's was probably my favorite with a return to Alaskan adventure. Whoever wins this one is in for a treat.

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    1. We're kindred reading spirits. And screeched when I discovered a McKenna in Dani's novella. LOL So much fun. Happy reading!

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    2. I had read her info that said it was a prequel, screech is right! I'm reading Her One and Ony now, so many good books I had been waiting for came out in May!

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    3. Ohhh....I am waiting on Becky Wade's new one. I need to get current with May releases. I'm sure I'm missing some.

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  10. A romantic suspense novella collection with these authors is certainly one I'd like to read. Thanks for the giveaway.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. You're welcome, Pam. Good luck.

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  11. Wow, all of my favorite authors, can't wait to read this.. sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  12. I have only read one of these authors so far...another book to add to my mile long list. 😃
    dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Yes -- a perfect read because it will introduce you to the writing style of the other two authors. Good luck.

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  13. I just found out today I won a copy of this book on Dani Pettrey's blog :-) And I'm elated to find out that her novella has a McKenna connection, haven't we been saying we'd love her to resurrect a distant cousin or something?? Well, it seems she's listened to her biggest fans....YAY!!
    Now I really can't wait for this to show up in my mailbox, three of my favorite suspense authors in one :-)

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    1. Ohhhhhh....that's exciting. I wonder if you'll read Dani Pettrey's novella first or read them in the order they appear in the book? Happy reading!

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  14. Would love to be entered! Suspense is my favorite genre and Dee Henderson is my favorite author :) But looks like a great trio of authors in this one. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Definitely an excellent line up of talent. Good luck, Charity.

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  15. Looks like a great collection! I've only read books by Dee, but I'm sure the others are great.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're in for a treat then, Patty. Good luck.

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  16. Kav, I can't wait to read Sins of the Past. Thank you for the chance.
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    1. You're welcome, Caryl. Good luck.

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  17. We have these author's books in the church library. Even if I don't win, I will be buying this book for the library.
    Janet E.
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    1. It definitely belongs in your library. Good luck, Janet.

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  18. Three of my favorites! Looking forward to this one!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. You're welcome, Melissa. Good luck!

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  19. I love all the authors, but I really want to read Dani Pettrey's! tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. You will love it, Terrill -- and the other two as well. Good luck!

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  20. All great authors! Looking forward to this one.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  21. Wow, what a line-up of writers! Add me please, I know this will be wonderful. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. It doesn't get better than this. Good luck, Merry.

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  22. This sounds like such a great book and group of authors, hope to win! Becky
    adult4becky at aol dot com

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  23. This sounds like such a great book and group of authors, hope to win! Becky
    adult4becky at aol dot com

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