Monday, August 4, 2014

June's Hot New Releases Clash of the Titles Champion

Thank you, voters and encouragers, for a great Clash of the Titles, June 2014 Release Battle.

We'll begin our champion announcement with the kindness of the voters....

Comments of Encouragement for this Month's CLASH Authors:

They are all stunning... I love though how Tamara writes in the medieval time... Hard to find clean fiction in that time period :)

Heather Day Gilbert's previous novel convinced me to put any other fiction she writes inthe top level of my "to read" list, so this month's choice was easy--even though there are some other books here that are also on my list.

Anytime a book weaves a tale that crosses generations is always a draw for me.  Miranda Warning by Heather Day Gilbert offers that and a peak into WV life with a great mystery.  Love it!

Oh my goodness --too many wanna-reads in this list, not the least of which are Blind Trust, A Place in His Heart, and Lady of Eve. No fair we only get to vote for one!! ;)

A Place in His Heart is a beautiful story! So amazing that it's based on the author's ancestry.

Jolina Petersheim, I read "The Outcast" and I'm looking forward to reading your new book "The Midwife." I enjoy Amish fiction. Keep up the great work!

Best of luck Heather Gray Jackal is one of my all time favourite books!!

Rebecca De Marinois off to a good start in her first of "The South old Chronicles." I am looking forward to the second novel.

And Now, on to our Champion, with a sweet kudos to another clasher:

Sandra, Blind Trust looks intriguing, so I ordered a copy. I've already read Moon overMaalaea Bay at least 30 times. :)

Love Sandra'sromantic suspense!

Sandra Orchard, Iam looking forward to reading all the book in this series. Love the characters!  Blind Trust looks great!

Sandra Orchard is the best.  I enjoy her books and can't wait till the next one.  Blind Trust is a great book.

Sandra Orchard --Your cover is fabulous -- I can't wait to read the story.

And the winner is Sandra Orchard, and Blind Trust!


About the book:

Blind Trust
June 2014
Revell,paperback, 325 pp.
Revell, e-book,$14.99
Buy on Amazon 

Caught passingcounterfeit bills, Kate Adams races to expose the true counterfeiter beforeunwitting suspects pay with their lives, but the truth could endanger her mostof all.

Book 2 in thePort Aster Secrets series
Kate Adams had noidea she was carrying counterfeit money, and she can't believe that it camefrom her sweet neighbor. Or that it lands her in the middle of another one ofDetective Tom Parker's investigations. Determined to prove her neighbor's innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue that is far deeper than atwo-bit counterfeit operation and strikes too close to home for comfort. Asfamily secrets come to light, her world and her budding romance with Tom begin to crumble. To Kate, it's clear that she won't be safe until she uncovers allof Port Aster's secrets. But is it too late for her and Tom?

N.B. Each book in this series is a stand-alone mystery featuring Kate Adams, a herbalmedicine researcher turned amateur sleuth, and Tom Parker, Port Aster's newest detective. Together the three-book series reads as a romantic suspense, withKate and Tom's romance and an underlying suspense plot arcing the series. Forthat reason, and because book two is a spoiler for book one, we recommend the series be read in order.

A review fromBooklist:

The second of Christian romantic-suspense author Orchard's Port Aster Secrets novels, Blind Trust findsKate Adams still reeling from her friend's murder as she attempts to get herlife back in order. However, what begins as a seemingly small-time counterfeitoperation soon spirals into something much bigger, with Kate at the center.Detective Tom Parker has his eye on Kate, and not because she's a suspect. Hisfeelings for her continue to grow, as does his desire to protect her, but Kate's determination to get to the truth on her own means that Tom is oftengetting her out of trouble, rather than keeping her from it. When the actionshifts from mere counterfeiting to poisoning, theft, and decades-old secrets,Kate insists on researching her way to the facts. Orchard infuses romance withsuspense and keeps the excitement coming page after page. Readers will love theever-deepening mystery as Kate extends her investigation and finds herself andher long-dead father tangled up in an international corporate conspiracy. Will Kate be able to clear her father's name, and stay safe?     Carolyn Richard

About the Author:

Sandra Orchard is an award-winning author of inspirational romantic suspense/mysteries with Love Inspired Suspense and Revell Publishing. She is an active member of AmericanChristian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America and The Word Guild(Canada). A mother of three grown children, she lives in Niagara, Canada withher real-life-hero husband and writes full time when not doting on her younggrandchildren.  You can learn more about Sandra's books and bonus featuresat or connect at

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