Here’s a chance to win a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card

Here’s a fellow author, Susan Sleeman, who’s running a great contest on her website. The prize  is a $50.00 gift card from

Go to her website and follow the directions. Basically you must read the short excerpt of her latest release, Behind the Badge, recently released from Love Inspired Suspense and answer one question. That’s it. But post your answer to the question on her website, not here. Then you’ll be entered in the drawing for the fifty dollar card. That’s it. One question. And good luck!

here’s the website: 

here’s a little bit about Susan, and the cover of her book. I hope everyone has a great week. The sun is finally shining here in Ohio. blessings, Mary

SUSAN SLEEMAN is a best-selling author of romantic suspense and mystery novels. She grew up in a small Wisconsin town where she spent her summers reading Nancy Drew and developing a love of mystery and suspense books. Today, she channels this enthusiasm into writing romantic suspense and mystery novels and hosting the popular internet website

Her books include Nipped in the Bud, High-Stakes Inheritance, Behind the Badge, and The Christmas Witness. Also watch for the first two romantic suspense books in her Justice Agency series coming from Love Inspired suspense in 2012 and featuring a private investigations firm specializing in helping those who traditional law enforcement has failed.

Susan currently lives in Florida, but has had the pleasure of living in nine states. Her husband is a church music director and they have two beautiful daughters, a very special son-in-law and an adorable grandson.

To learn more about Susan visit her website, Facebook , or Twitter.

Behind the Badge

The Morgan Brothers – Bk 2
Love Inspired Suspense
June 6, 2011
ISBN-10: 0373444478
ISBN-13: 978-0373444472


A killer is threatening the life of rookie cop Sydney Tucker’s sister-unless Sydney turns over evidence from a drug bust. But she doesn’t have the evidence. Not that the thug believes her. Now she and the sibling in her care are under the watchful eye of Logan Lake police chief Russ Morgan…but will his protection be enough?

The killer is closing in, picking off the people and places that mean the most to Sydney. A list that now includes Russ. To protect her loved ones, will she pay the ultimate price-her life?

Got any teenage girls at home?

If you do, I’ve got just the author for you (and for them). K. Dawn Byrd has a new e-book release, called Mistaken Identitiy, available both from her publisher and from Here’s the blurb for the young adult book and a few interview questions for K. Dawn.

Mistaken Identity; Eden Morgan longs for a boyfriend of her own, an impossible goal when her best friend, Lexi Branson, gets all the attention and all the guys. When they fall in love with the same guy, Eden believes she doesn’t have a chance. She can only hope that sometimes the good girl gets the guy. 

1)  How did this story come to you?  Sometimes I get the strangest ideas! I wondered what would happen if a not-as-pretty good Christian girl and her gorgeous non-Christian best friend fell in love with the same guy. Who would get the guy?

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published. I had already published several book with Desert Breeze Publishing when they opened a young adult line. I’d been writing romantic suspense and thought it would fun to try my hand at a young adult novel. It was so much fun that I’m signing a contract for a young adult mystery series that will debut in January.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.   I own two hairless Chinese Crested dogs. I love sour things….pickles, lemons, sour candy.  I used to ride a Harley, but gave it up in order to have more time to write. (My husband always wanted to stay out way too long and take the scenic route home. He still has his bike, but I don’t miss mine at all.)

4)What are you working on now and what’s next for you? I’m editing my October release with Desert Breeze. This Time for Keeps is an inspirational romance.

5)Parting comments? Thank you for hosting me! For those of you who love Christian fiction, please check my blog for weekly book giveaways. I interview 3-5 authors a week who give away their books.

 6) Where can fans find you on the internet? Links: and  I’m also on Twitter (kdawnbyrd) and facebook (K Dawn Byrd.) I am the moderator of the Christian Fiction Gathering facebook group (!/group.php?gid=128209963444) If you join this group, you’ll get reminders about the weekly book giveways.

thanks for stopping by, and anybody who leaves a comment to K. Dawn on my blog will win a free download of Mistaken Identity.  Here’s also a link for those who like to shop at

cheers, and everybody have a lovely week! Mary

I’m briefly crawling out from under my rock

Hello loyal followers of my anorexic blog…as many of you know I have been burning the old candle at both ends. And at my age, this is no easy task. My deadline for An Amish Family Reunion is July 1st and that date keeps looming ever closer. I have to tie up every loose end in this book with more characters than a Charlie Chaplin film! Wish me luck…one chapter to go, then a good go-over! BUT….you knew I wouldn’t wake you from this Rip Van Winkle sleep without a serious BUT…my fellow writing colleague has posted an interview of me on her blog. If you are a doll and post a comment, you could win a free copy of my latest book. Yes, that’s right…free. Please click on the link, read the interview and leave a comment. To the lucky one will go a free book. Thanks, and by the way…Casey is a doll!