JustRead Blog Tour & Giveaway: Night Watch by Susan Sleeman

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Night Watch JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Night Watch by Susan Sleeman, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Night Watch
Series: Night Hawk Security #5
Author: Susan Sleeman
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: August 2021
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Everything points to suicide or accidental death…

Underwater crime scene investigator, Kennedy Walker is shocked when her mother dies and the police rule her death a suicide or an accidental overdose. Her scientist-mother was on the verge of a scientific breakthrough, and Kennedy knows her mother would never end her life, but the detective won’t listen. Kennedy moves back to her hometown and commits to finding her mother’s killer and finishing her work.

And she must prove them wrong.

Kennedy digs deeper, garnering the killer’s focus, and he puts her in his cross-hairs. She can’t give up on such an important project, so she swallows down her unease over the tumultuous breakup with Erik Byrd in college and hires Nighthawk Security, not only to protect her, but to help find her mother’s killer. It takes only one look for both of them to know their feelings for each other haven’t gone away. With so many people counting on her to complete the project, giving in to old feelings is a distraction neither she or Erik can afford, and they both need to keep watch. Especially in the darkest hours of the night, when the killer comes out to play.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Susan Sleeman

Susan Sleeman is the bestselling author of over fifty novels with more than one million books sold. She writes romantic suspense novels that are clean with inspiring messages of faith . Readers love her series for the well-drawn characters and edge-of-your-seat action. She graduated from the FBI and local police citizen academies, so her research is spot-on and her characters are real.

In addition to writing, Susan also hosts TheSuspenseZone.com. She has lived in nine states but now calls Oregon home. Her husband is a retired church music director, and they have two beautiful daughters, two terrific sons-in-law, and two adorable grandsons.

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MY REVIEW

Night Watch
By Susan Sleeman
Book 5 in the Nighthawk Security series
Rating: 4/5

Clean, thrilling and suspenseful romance that gets your heart pumping and eyes flying over the pages! I’ve read the author’s work in the past but it’s been a minute and I have not read any books from this series until now. I loved the series and will definitely be reading the books I missed. I love the family aspect so much! The books can be read as standalone without any confusion (except I know some of the couples who get together now).

Kennedy Walker has a secret as to why she dumped Erik Byrd all those years ago without any explanation. When he comes back into her life after the mysterious death of her mother, Kennedy doesn’t want to keep him in the dark. Meanwhile Erik still has feelings for her but after another bad relationship experience, he is determined not to ever get married or be in a relationship again. Can Erik keep Kennedy safe from the unknown people or person that wants to kill her without giving in to his feelings for her? With the help of his family at Nighthawk Security, will Erik and Kennedy find some closure?

I love series about families. Add in some romance and suspense and you’ve made me a fan! I enjoyed all the family dynamics and antics. I’m impressed with the world building and must read some more. There’s a couple brief scenes regarding faith but nothing too preachy. I usually prefer a little bit more regarding faith but it doesn’t take away from the story.

Highly recommend if you enjoy romantic suspense with lots of family dynamics that make things interesting.

My thanks to the author for providing me with an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. No positive review was expected and no compensation received.


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Hostile Intent by Lynette Eason

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About the Book

Title: Hostile Intent
Series: Danger Never Sleeps #4
Author: Lynette Eason
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: August 3, 2021

Ava Jackson entered the military shortly after high school, but her mother’s illness has forced her to request an early discharge. She already lost her father while deployed, and there’s no way she’s going to let her mother die alone. But after a visit to the nursing facility where her mother lives, Ava is attacked walking back to her car. Fortunately, FBI Special Agent Caden Denning arrives in time to help fight off her attacker.

Caden reveals to Ava that she may hold the key to the murders of three families, and he needs her help before anyone else is harmed. The hits show a pattern, and clearly the killer has an agenda. But if Caden and Ava can’t discover what it is, Ava may be next on the hit list.

Bestselling author Lynette Eason concludes her latest suspense-filled series with a bang as secrets are revealed and the guilty are brought to justice.

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About the Author

Lynette Eason

Lynette Eason is the best selling, award winning author of almost forty books including the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, the Hidden Identity Series and the Elite Guardians series. She writes for Revell and Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line. Her books have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists. She has won several awards including the 2013, 2016 and 2017 Carol Award in the Romantic Suspense category. She’s also the recipient of the Christian Retailing’s Best 2017 Award. She placed in the top ten (out of thousands of entries) in the James Patterson 2016 co-writer contest. Her Stolen Past was recently made into a Lifetime Movie Network movie and will air February 2nd, 2018. Lynette teaches at writing conferences all over the country. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Romance Writers of America (RWA), Mystery Writers of America (MWA), International Thriller Writers (ITW), and Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of RWA as well as the Kiss of Death (KOD) chapter. Lynette can be found online at http://www.lynetteeason.com and http://www.facebook.com/lynette.eason and @lynetteeasonon Twitter.

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My Review

Hostile Intent
By Lynette Eason
Book 4 in the Danger Never Sleeps series
Rating: 4/5

Lynette Eason does it again! She has this uncanny ability to keep the reader’s attention and weave this intricate plot regarding secret pasts and the people involved. This book can be read as a stand-alone but would be more enjoyable if read in order. 

Ava has a secret that she’s never shared with anyone, but when she discovers she’s on the radar of someone who is killing whole families in different states, FBI agent Caden is not willing to risk her safety. With the help of some friends (introduced in earlier books), Ava and Caden must race against time to uncover the truth and save each other. Can Ava handle working with her childhood crush? Can Caden ignore his budding feelings for the mysterious Ava? Will she ever be able to trust him?

As someone who has enjoyed the previous books in the series, I was not at all surprised that I continued to enjoy this book. It jumps right into the villain’s head and then switches perspective throughout the story. Faith is mentioned briefly in parts but is not preachy. The action and attention-to-detail is top notch and you can tell the author did her research. 

Highly recommend if you enjoy Christian romantic suspense with lots of mystery and action. 

My thanks to the author and publisher for providing me with an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. No positive review was expected and no compensation received. 

An Engagement of Sorts by Alene Wecker

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About the Book

Title: An Engagement of Sorts
Author: Alene Wecker
Genre: Regency Romance
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: August 9, 2021

Much to her mother’s dismay, spirited Anne Fletcher spent her youth seeking her father’s approval by hunting and riding. More comfortable in breeches than ball gowns, Anne sees the freedoms she once enjoyed slowly taken from her in the name of fashioning her into an eligible young lady. When her parents try to force her into marriage, Anne makes a desperate attempt to salvage her last vestige of independence. If she is to marry, she will do so on her own terms. 

Anne strikes a deal: if she cannot secure a man for herself, she will agree to marry the husband her parents approved. She soon finds herself in the last place she would ever choose—that stifling parade of etiquette, the London Season. Anne’s plan is in motion. Now all she needs is a man willing to masquerade as her fiancé.

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About the Author

Alene Wecker (Author of An Engagement of Sorts)

Debut novelist Alene Wecker stumbled into the profession while trying to entertain herself during a banal bout of bedrest. But the characters in her head wouldn’t leave her alone until she gave them space on the page. She hopes you will be as entertained by her character’s antics as she was.

As a mother, voice teacher, and opera singer, she must have a penchant for fun but poorly-paid professions. She likes to pretend that her experience and master’s degree in vocal performance come in handy as she describes debutantes who, like herself, speak several languages and are frequently forced to display their mediocre skills at the pianoforte.

Alene lives in a century-old, Craftsman-style home in Lehi, Utah, with her husband, six children, and a prankster of a ghost whom she has affectionately named Casper.

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My Review

An Engagement of Sorts
by Alene Wecker
Rating: 4.5/5

I love finding new authors who write beautiful and witty stories about love and its many mishaps. Alene Wecker does it all with hilarious aplomb and I can’t wait to read more from her. I enjoyed the story so much that I purchased the ebook for myself! 😉

As someone who enjoys reading about strong female leads, especially in times where women were regarded as the “weaker sex”, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the main character, Anne Fletcher, was so relatable and passionate and never felt like she fit in the way her mother wanted her to. She preferred to ride and hunt with her father and brother. When Anne is sent to London for her first “season” she must do her best to find a fiancé to prevent herself from marrying her best friend (who she loves as a brother), Will Skinner, the local country vicar. When the flirtatious Mr. Thomas Paling continues to call on her and frustrate her, she must learn to hide her feelings about him. When faced with past trauma, Anne must find a way to rescue her friends from an evil man and Mr. Paling offers to help her. Can she and Mr. Paling work together to obtain the evidence to put an evil man behind bars? Can Anne continue to deny what’s in her heart?

The author weaves a clever and hilarious story about two people who are flashy and passionate and don’t fit the mold that society dictates. I feel like everyone has felt like they didn’t fit the mold at one time in their lives. The characters are so relatable and adorable and I just loved this romantic comedy. Though predictable, I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of the story and would love to read more. Anne’s vibrant personality was so lively and endearing. I found Mr. Paling to be so endearing and passionate. The way that he believed in Anne was so inspiring and beautiful.

“Do not change who you are because of me. You are a rushing waterfall so loud it deafens all else. Your beauty is in your raw power. Stop trying to tame yourself into a tinkling fountain.”

Highly recommend if you enjoy Jen Turano and Esther Hatch’s writing with feisty heroines and hilarious banter and happenings.

Content: Clean read but some instances of predatory behavior toward women.

My thanks to the author and publisher for providing me with an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. No positive review was expected and no compensation received.


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The Sultan and the Storyteller by Lichelle Slater

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About the Book

Title: The Sultan and the Storyteller
Series: A Villain’s Ever After #2
Author: Lichelle Slater
Release Date: August 20, 2021

For thirty-nine nights, the sultan of Zunbar has chosen a new wife.
For thirty-nine dawns, they are pronounced dead.

When Sultan Zayne summons my best friend to be taken as his newest victim, I can no longer pretend to be blind and volunteer in her stead. My only plan–weave a story each night and hopefully learn why he would kill in the first place.

As I unravel the tapestry of lies, I learn there’s more going on inside the gilded walls of the palace than anyone in the land could ever realize. I’ve woven myself into the story, and if I don’t pull on the right thread, it’s not only my life at stake but my heart.

The Sultan and the Storyteller is one of twelve short novels in A Villain’s Ever After, a collection of standalone stories featuring villainous twists on some of your favourite classic fairytales. Read the series in any order for magical adventures . . . and fall in love with villains as you’ve never seen them before. Who said villains can’t have happily-ever-afters?

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About the Author

Lichelle Slater

Personal dragon trainer, lover of glitter, writer of fantasy.

Lichelle Slater is a USA Today Bestselling author and was nominated as Best Debut Author at UtopiaCon in 2017 for “Step Right Up.” She was also nominated in 2020 for Mind-Blowing Fantasy of the year with “The Siren Princess” and Unforgettable Book of the Year with “The Beast Princess” at Penned Con.

She currently lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her adorable King Charles Spaniel, Perseus, and works full-time as a special education preschool teacher.


My Review

The Sultan and the Storyteller
By Lichelle Slater
Rating: 4/5

As someone who enjoys fairytale retellings, I was super excited to read A Villain’s Ever After story based off of 1001 Nights – I’ve never read a retelling of that story before and it did NOT disappoint.

Shahira is the eldest daughter of the vizier who has to hide and contain her magic. She is a storyteller who can infuse her magic into her stories and make them come true. When her best friend’s life is threatened by becoming the next bride of the Sultan, Shahira decides to volunteer in her stead. 39 brides lost is enough and Shahira won’t allow the murderous sultan to continue when she has the power to stop him. When she realizes that there’s more to the story, she and the sultan must learn to trust each other and discover where the evil shadows come from before it’s too late.

Beautifully written characters against a lavish backdrop create such a thrilling story with magic and romance and mystery. Since this book is only the prequel to a new series by Lichelle Slater, I look forward to reading more.

Highly recommend if you enjoy fairytale retellings with magic, romance and mystery.

My thanks to the author for providing me with an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. No positive review was expected and no compensation received.