Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Christmas Conspiracy

GIVEAWAY

SLEEMAN, SUSAN
CHRISTMAS CONSPIRACY

Witness in jeopardy

It's a typical day at Rachael Long's day-care center -- until a masked gunman tries to abduct one of the children in her charge. First response commander Jake Marsh manages to defuse the situation before anyone is harmed...but not before Rachael unmasks the would-be kidnapper. Now Jake must lead a manhunt and protect Rachael from the criminal who's turned his focus on her. But the case is reawakening painful memories for Jake, and Rachael's treating emotional wounds of her own. And with danger mounting as Christmas nears, they must learn to let go of the past in order to outwit a killer...and find the peace that's always eluded them both.

First Responders: Brave men and women alert and ready for danger and love

My Review:

Sniffle. This is the last book in the First Responders series and I'm gutted! Such an awesome series I wanted it to go on forever. I've read them all except for Explosive Alliance which is out of print now. Sob! So don't dally over this one -- get it now before it's too late!

Fitting that the first and last books are Christmas stories, bringing the team full circle with a delightful round of happily ever afters. Christmas Conspiracy reads well as a standalone, however, if you've been keeping current with the series you'll be thrilled with the way Sleeman wraps this up. Great glimpses of the whole team interacting together. Love that camaraderie. They are a tight, ready-made family and I'm going to miss them all! Sob!!!

There's a great blend of intriguing suspense and hesitant romance in this story with plenty of Christmas blended in. (And the end...be still my holiday lovin' heart!!!) Rachael and Jake have emotional reasons for wanting to remain aloof and unattached. They both are determined to guard their hearts and pour their passion into their jobs which seem more like callings to them. But what they are really doing is running away from the hard stuff. Yes, even big, brave, uber-protective Jake is running scared. Loved watching their hearts shift in the midst of a trying case.

Danger, edge-of-your-seat suspense and heart-melting romance combine to make this an amazing conclusion to a fantastic series. (But I'm still disgruntled and cranky that it's over.)

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Christmas Conspiracy 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 November 27 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

25 comments:

  1. Now I have to go out and get the whole series!

    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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    1. It's a fantastic series, Mindy. Really. Truly. Good luck.

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  2. Sounds like an intense read! Thanks for the giveaway.
    visionwriter2 at gmail dot com

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

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  3. Oh wow, this sounds like a mall biter, sounds like a great read. Thank you!
    Karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I've got the first four books of this series. I'd love to have the rest.
    Elly -Indiana-

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    1. I can't tell you how much I love this series. So sad that it's over with this one. :-( Good luck, Elly.

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  5. Love her books. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Rachael was braver than I could have been in unmasking the would-be-kidnapper. I would probably have just fainted or died right then, not being able to even think what to do. I have worked in two day cares, and now it is getting to be a dangerous job because of parents who don't get along or agree who should be the custodial parent. I can hardly wait to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. I know - I'd be such a wimp too but it's fun to read about a feisty heroine and pretend I'm just as feisty. Not! And yes, schools and daycares can be a difficult place to work because of those issues you mentioned. Good luck, Donna.

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  7. That would be a nightmare to have somebody try to abduct a child! I'm sure this book will have I will want to read.

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    1. Yes you will! Good luck, rubynreba.

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  8. Suspense, romance and danger...right up my alley! I'm sure I would run screaming from the building so I can't wait to read this thriller. Thanks, Kav.
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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

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  9. I have this series so I must have this one as well. Thank you for the wonderful review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Yes, you must complete the series! Good luck, Pam.

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  10. I Really Love Christmas Books Thanks for the giveaway iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Nothing like reading a chilling romantic suspense when the snow and wind are howling around your house to add to the ambiance. :-) Good luck, Linda.

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  11. Hi Kav, I hope you are doing well? Suspense, Christmas and saving little ones just gets me intrigued every time! Jenny

    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes I am, Jennifer -- who cannot be doing well with so many wonderful books to read? Good luck!

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  12. I need to get this book!!! I really want to read this series :D
    I'm sorry you missed Explosive Alliance... you can always get it used from Amazon! I bought a lot of LI books used, because I had missed their publication. Hope you can get it!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh -- there's an idea. I hadn't thought about checking out the used books. Thanks for the tip, Samantha. Good luck.

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