Welcome to THE COST OF BETRAYAL Blitz with JustRead Publicity Tours!
~ About the Book ~
Title: The Cost of Betrayal
Authors: Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: 4 September 2018
Genre: Novella Collection / Romantic Suspense
Faith will be tested. Trust shattered.
Three bestselling romantic suspense writers reunite for novellas of deadly betrayal.
Dee Henderson – “Betrayed”
After serving six years of a twenty-year sentence for a murder she didn’t commit, Janelle Roberts is finally freed. But the truth is still waiting to be discovered, and a murderer is still at large. Janelle needs to be somewhere safe with someone she can trust. She may not survive another act of treachery.
Dani Pettrey – “Deadly Isle”
Tennyson Kent is trapped on the isolated island of her childhood by a storm surge, and she is shocked when the typically idyllic community turns into the hunting grounds of a murderer. Cut off from any help from the mainland, will she and first love Callen Frost be able to identify and stop a killer before they become the next victims?
Lynette Eason – “Code of Ethics”
When Detective Isaac Martinez lands in the ER with a gunshot wound, he pulls through thanks to trauma surgeon Ruthie St. John. But as the witness to a crime and possible corruption, Martinez is at risk from someone intent on silencing him–and those around him–forever. When he barely survives another attack while recovering, both he and Ruthie must flee, trying to outrun deadly killers while locating the evidence they need to end the danger.
~ Excerpt from Deadly Isle by Dani Pettrey ~
He worked fast, and as silently as possible. He needed to ensure Tennyson didn’t smell the gas until it had a chance to fill the basement and hit the blazing pilot light, which she was thoughtful enough to keep flickering by her use of hot water above.
He surveyed the space around him and smiled when his flashlight beam landed on the red velvet Christmas tree skirt in a clear plastic storage tub.
Now to be extra quiet . . .
He crept to the storage tub, opened it, bunched the skirt in his gloved hands, and ever-so-carefully climbed the basement stairs, wedging it into the space between the mudroom door and the floor. Even with her presence in the kitchen—a mere room away from the mudroom—filling the crack would give him the time needed for the gas to fill the small space. And then it was good-bye Tennyson Kent. All his troubles would disappear in an explosion’s brief but deadly blast.
Teni pulled the kettle from the burner and switched off the dancing flames. Pouring the hot water over the dark chocolate Godiva cocoa powder she’d emptied into her favorite I moose wake up travel mug, she scalded her hand on the kettle and, jerking in response, managed to splatter chocolate cocoa all over her light gray shirt.
Great. She dropped the kettle back on the burner and held her hand under running cold water until the burn chilled, though a blister was already forming on the heel of her palm. Switching the water to hot, she yanked a dish towel off the stove handle, dampening it in the steaming water, hoping to use it to dab out the stains dotting her favorite shirt before they set.
Lightning struck with a house-shaking clatter, illuminating the tree line outside her kitchen window.
A chill reverberated up her spine.
Was that . . . a man’s silhouette? Had Jared returned?
Thunder rumbled in her chest.
Lightning crackled again, this time zigzagging across the black night sky, again clearly illuminating the forest and a fleeing silhouette.
She swallowed. Someone was definitely out there. Grabbing her sidearm and flashlight, she shimmied into her raincoat and rushed outside, flipping on the porch light as she went.
The metal flashlight was cool in her still-burning palm as she raced for the tree line. She took one step across the forest’s threshold and an explosion rent the air, quaking the ground and propelling her toward the trees in a rush of fire.
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~ About the Authors ~
Dee Henderson is the author of numerous novels, including Taken, Undetected, Unspoken, Full Disclosure, and the acclaimed O’Malley and Uncommon Heroes series. Her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, such as the RITA Award, the Christy Award, and the ECPA Gold Medallion. Dee is a lifelong resident of Illinois.
Dani Pettrey is a wife, mom, grandma, and the author of the Chesapeake Valor series, and the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, a Christy Award nomination, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing’s Best Award, among others.
She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves—the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of her characters’ faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson.
Author Image: © Michael Pettrey Photography
Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Oath of Honor and Called to Protect, as well as the Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and the Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master’s degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children.
Author Image: © Mary Denman
~ Tour Giveaway ~
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~ Tour Schedule ~
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