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Suspense – Authors Weigh In

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Though suspense is one of the best loved genre’s in both mainstream and Christian fiction, writing suspense has its own special challenges. There are many sub-genres in suspense—romantic, mystery, thriller, political, military, true crime, even medical—but there are elements and challenges that are shared between them all: Continue reading


Tension, Romance, and Twists

Rising DarknessLast weekend, I delighted in inhaling Rising Darkness by fellow Suspense Sister, Nancy Mehl.  This is the 3rd book in her Finding Sanctuary series, but I’ve found that the two I’ve enjoyed (this one along with the first) are carefully crafted, stand-alone books. The well-loved characters from past books revisited in the third enhancing the story for readers who have followed along, but Continue reading


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Author Chat with Nancy Mehl

Nancy MehlToday, I have one of the Suspense Sisters, Nancy Mehl, visiting. I just finished her most recent book from her Finding Sanctuary series, Rising Darkness. I can’t wait to share my review of that book on Thursday, but I can tell you that I have a free copy to give away to one of you. Keep reading for more information about that! Continue reading


Suspense Lovers

And you know who you are! If you love suspense, mystery, and romance, there’s a brand new release you have to get!

Rising DarknessRising Darkness is a new release from Nancy Mehl. Here’s the short version:

Romantic Suspense to Keep Readers Guessing Until Continue reading


Review: Deadly Echoes by Nancy Mehl

I tried another new-to-me author this weekend. Well, not exactly new-to-me. I know Nancy Mehl online through Suspense Sisters. I’m so grateful to her for bringing me in as the senior reviewer there.

But I had never read any of her books. Blew me away to learn she had published Continue reading