Tuesday, September 17, 2019

IN TOO DEEP by Lynn Blackburn, Reviewed by Kim

With this story, Lynn Blackburn has become my newest auto buy author! I am loving this series, and I can’t wait for the next book, One Final Breath, which came out on September 3rd! This team has such great camaraderie and the mysteries are so well done. There’s always a perfect amount of action, enough to keep you on your toes, but not so much that it becomes unbelievable. And, the touches of humor are perfect! I love it when authors have the ability to throw in much needed humor in the middle of some serious and tragic happenings. The faith that is sprinkled throughout is perfectly placed and so real.

Adam and Sabrina are perfect together! Sabrina’s very logical thoughts and responses cracked me up more than a few times. I also enjoyed catching up with Ryan and Leigh and seeing more of Gabe and Anissa - their story is next! If you love great romantic suspense, this is your author!

*I purchased my copy.

Back Cover Blurb:
When the dive team is called in to recover a body from a submerged car, they aren't prepared to find an encrypted laptop--or an unsettling connection between investigator Adam Campbell and the dead accountant.

Adam turns to his friend Dr. Sabrina Fleming--a professor at the local university with unparalleled computer security and forensics skills--to recover the files from the laptop. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier the investigation becomes. When evidence uncovers a human trafficking ring and implicates members of Adam's own family, he and Sabrina will have to risk everything to solve the case.

The truth could set hundreds free--but someone is willing to do whatever it takes to silence anyone who threatens to reveal their secrets. Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn invites readers back to Carrington, North Carolina, where everything is not as it seems and sinister elements lurk behind the idyllic fa├žade.

See Paula's Review of IN TOO DEEP (and BENEATH THE SURFACE), as well as Paula and Nicole's review of ONE FINAL BREATH. VISIT to enter in the drawing for a paperback of ONE FINAL BREATH!

Available in digital ebook, paperback, hardcover and audiobook:
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Monday, September 16, 2019

How Tall is your TBR Pile?

Readers usually have a TBR (To Be Read) Pile: a stack of books we're planning on getting to when we're done with whatever we're currently reading.
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I have a stack of books from RWA for my TBR pile, which now goes alongside the TBR pile I'd already compiled.

That got me wondering, how many books are in my TBR pile? (23 because I can't fit anymore in the "TBR spot." There are a few others on a shelf, and some in my Amazon cart!) I'm currently reading three books, two fiction and a non-fiction.

So how many books are in your TBR pile? Will you give me a title in the comments? (One of mine is Connie Mann's Beyond Risk.)

And...have you ever measured your TBR pile by height instead of number of books?


Susanne Dietze is the RWA RITA nominated author of over a dozen stories with Timeless Heart. Visit her on her website at www.susannedietze.com 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

DEADLY EVIDENCE by Elizabeth Goddard, Reviewed by Trixi Oberembt


One minute Tori is calmly kayaking down Wind River in Mount Shasta California enjoying the scenery and the next minute she's being shot at, and forced to go tumbling over the waterfall to escape. Now how's that for an opening scene?
Tough-as-nails FBI agent Tori Peterson isn’t afraid of anything, even when she’s faced with being a killer’s target. She’ll go galloping into danger faster than a speeding bullet with guns blazing! Except for when it comes to falling in love with ex-boyfriend Ryan Bradley again. She’d rather go down fighting the still-there attraction than surrender her heart. But if she wants to help solve her sister’s murder, she must find a way to work with the lead detective while keeping her feelings buried. Ryan, the ever protective one, has to contend with her prickly nature while taking lead of the multiple murder investigation. Still reeling from Tori leaving town—and him—to pursue a career in the FBI, is his heart too bruised to heal from the still-tender feelings?

This was action packed, adrenaline laced, with plenty of nail biting scenes. The high tension between these two shot enough sparks to light a bonfire! Goddard knows how to keep you on your toes with the suspense and romance perfectly balanced. You never know what’s coming next in this one! Prepare yourself for a wild ride all the way to the end in “Deadly Evidence”!
*I received a complimentary copy from the author and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*

BackCover Blurb:
A dangerous reunion they may not survive

In this Mount Shasta Secrets novel

FBI agent Tori Peterson intends to find her sister’s murderer, even if someone’s willing to kill her to keep the truth hidden. But that means returning home and working with the lead detective—her ex-boyfriend, Ryan Bradley. Though sparks still fly between them, Tori and Ryan must stay focused on catching a killer…before they are silenced for good.

Available in digital ebook and two sizes of paperback:
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

ONE FINAL BREATH by Lynn H. Blackburn, Reviewed by Nicole Cook and Paula Shreckhise #GIVEAWAY

“She glared at him for a moment. Oh, he made her so mad sometimes. But then he smiled. And that smile . . . That smile was the thing dreams were made of.”

With the perfect blend of romance and suspense, award winning author Lynn H. Blackburn’s highly anticipated conclusion to her popular Dive Team Investigations series will leave readers cherishing the story long after the final page. One Final Breath is an unforgettable tale of forgiveness and grace, the power of friendship, and discovering true love. Ever since I read Beneath the Surface (book one in the series), I have been eagerly waiting for my favorite dive team member, handsome and charismatic Investigator Gabe Chavez, to get his own story. One Final Breath has been my most anticipated book of the year, and it will be on my list of top 10 books of 2019. Gabe and Anissa’s story was definitely worth the wait.

One Final Breath can be read as a stand-alone novel, but to fully appreciate the deep friendship between the dive team members and their heartwarming relationships with their significant others, it is highly recommended to read the entire series. You won’t be disappointed!

In the stunning conclusion to the Dive Team Investigations series, Investigator Gabe Chavez is determined to uncover the mystery behind the seemingly random homicide of a teenage boy. As the investigation begins, dive team captain Anissa Bell discovers a link to her past and suddenly her life is in extreme danger as she becomes the killer’s next target. As Anissa and Gabe’s relationship quickly heats up after years of animosity toward each other, Anissa’s past and present collide, leaving them in the fight for their lives.

One Final Breath is highly recommended for readers of romantic suspense, especially those who enjoy books by authors such as Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason, Rachel Dylan, Natalie Walters, and Elizabeth Goddard. It is bittersweet to say goodbye to this incredible series and cast of characters, but I will treasure the opportunity to revisit old friends in the future as One Final Breath will enjoy a permanent spot on my keeper shelf.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.


“She’d been pushing him away since . . . well . . . since that first dive. She’d never met anyone like him. She knew his type. So confident. So sure. So . . . dangerous to her heart.”

One Final Breath is the third book in the Dive Team Investigation series by Lynn H. Blackburn.

We get to see what Gabe Chavez and Anissa Bell encounter to mend their relationship. This couple has had a very rocky start. Anissa is the Dive team captain and was not pleased when Gabe could not keep up with the training exercises because he was undercover. But the situation is about to change as their joint history is explained and Anissa’s background is revealed.

While at their team member’s and friend’s house on Lake Porter, the team hears a shot and a shout for help. In the darkness, they rescue a teen and keep a body from being lost in the lake. Quite an opening! The whole team and their friends work together to find out who killed a young man. The clues seem to go in different directions until they find a common thread in Anissa. Can they figure it out before she takes her One Final Breath?

The plot has you savoring every page for the twisty plot, the great romance and the way the author weaves spiritual threads throughout the story. The crossover bit with Brady St. John from Lynette Eason ‘s Blue Justice series was great! ( I finished reading them a few weeks ago).

This series makes Lynn Blackburn an author to watch. She conveys the story with believable and exciting situations. Her characters are not perfect but find their strength in God.
*A copy of this book was provided by Revel Publishers through Interviews and Reviews. I was under no obligation to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*

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Back Cover Blurb:
Revenge has no statute of limitations

When investigator Gabe Chavez had his cover blown by an aggressive reporter, the silver lining was being able to rejoin the dive team. The downside? Dive team captain Anissa Bell, a woman who both fascinates and frustrates him.

Anissa grew up as a missionary kid on the Micronesian island of Yap and always planned to return after college. But she remained stateside, determined to solve the case that haunts her--the murder of her best friend and the disappearance of a three-year-old child.

When Anissa's fractured past collides with Gabe's investigation into the tragic shooting death of a teenage boy in Lake Porter, they'll have to put aside their complicated history with each other in order to uncover the killer's identity.

Available in digital ebook, paperback, hardcover and audiobook:
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Author Bio:
Lynn H. Blackburn is the author of Beneath the Surface, In Too Deep, Hidden Legacy, and Covert Justice. Winner of the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense, and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel, Blackburn believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. She's passionate about CrossFit, coffee, and chocolate (don't make her choose) and experimenting with recipes that feed both body and soul. She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with her true love, Brian, and their three children.

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