Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Christmas Target

GIVEAWAY

MCCOY, SHIRLEE
THE CHRISTMAS TARGET

Christmas Under Fire

Security and rescue specialist Stella Silverstone returns home for the holidays to care for her ailing grandmother -- and finds herself the target of a killer. Only the unexpected arrival of the rescue team leader temporarily pulls her from the crosshairs. Once, Stella hoped Chance Miller would become more than her boss. But the widow's tragic past keeps her from giving him her heart -- or embracing the Christmas season. Now with danger lurking in every corner of her grandmother's old Victorian home and family secrets hiding in the shadows. Stella is safe nowhere but with Chance. Only he can show her the joys of Christmas and the beauty of love...he can keep her alive.

Mission: Rescue -- No job is too dangerous for these fearless heroes

My Review:

I just love this series! Somehow, even with the shorter word count, the author has managed to deliver the kind of reader satisfaction that comes from a longer romantic suspense like the O'Malley series by Dee Henderson or the Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey.

McCoy has done a great job of creating memorable characters in the HEART team -- they provide continuity to the series, while allowing each member to take at turn at shining in his/her own story. No need to have read the previous ones in order to enjoy The Christmas Target, but I sure enjoyed catching up with some old friends.

"Stella Silverstone woke like she often did -- bathed in  sweat, heart beating frantically, her body screaming  for her to run or fight." Talk about a gripping opening line and what an introduction to Stella! She wakes up disoriented as her dream morphs into reality. And the action and suspense don't let up until the very last page. Neither does the romance -- the scrumptious second chance kind that made me weak in the knees. Stella's so prickly and aloof. Chance is the exact opposite. A man who knows what he wants and isn't afraid to patiently wait Stella out. Tenderness. Desire. Commitment. The man feels it all and he isn't afraid to show it. A deliciously satisfying read from start to finish.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  The Christmas Target 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 6 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

27 comments:

  1. You know me, Kav. Suspense and Christmas and I'm there! Love your tantalizing review! Oh! Thank you!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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  2. Yay, bring on the suspense! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  3. This will be another great Christmas book! I love the suspense.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  4. So excited to see you offering The Christmas Target, it's on my wishlist. I love Shiley McCoy's LIS books, I need to catch up on this series! And I love the name Chance. Great review. Thanks for the chance to win Chance, lol.

    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    1. I did spell Shirlee correct, autocorrect strikes again!

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    2. I actually think I missed one of the books, so I have to check that. Hopefully it's still in print format. She's such a popular author they go fast. You're pun-y, Tracey. Good luck.

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  5. I really enjoy her books. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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

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  6. I just got done reading Dana Mentink's 'Abducted' and it has a similar theme I so love....second chances at love and opposite attraction between the two main characters with a past to overcome in a suspenseful read! What's not to like :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I have Abducted in my TBR pile. Trying to read the Christmas ones first but I may just have to sneak that one up a book or two. Good luck, Trixi.

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  7. I haven't read this series before. You mentioned that it has a shorter word count; it makes me think that I could read it quicker!
    Dianna

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    1. Yes, compared to the mainstream Christian fiction it's shorter. I think they call it category romance? Anyway, good luck, Dianna.

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  8. Great review! Shirlee McCoy is one of my absolute favorite Love Inspired Suspense authors, she's partly responsible for getting me hooked on the line in the first place. I love the cover on this one, kinda reminds me of a scene in one of the Nancy Drew PC games.

    Blessings!
    Jasmine
    montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. She's a definite must-read author for me too. Good luck, Jasmine.

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  9. I don't think I've read any of this author's books. The Christmas target sounds like a book I would read all in one sitting. I tend to block everything else going on around me out when I'm reading a great book! Thanks for this giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Isn't it fun to drop everything and read? Good luck, Donna.

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  10. Sometimes a shorter book is just what I need this time of year and throw in Christmas, suspense, and second chance romance--sounds great! And a new to me author! Thanks for the review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You'll be impressed, Pam. Good luck.

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  11. Sounds great. TY
    leliamae54(at)aol(com)

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  12. I just LOVE Christmas books Thanks for the chance to win iamabho (at) gmail (.) com

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    1. Me too! A mug of hot chocolate and a Christmas novel makes me happy on gray November days. Good luck, Linda.

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  13. Sounds like a good suspense. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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