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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Organized Crime, Drug Rings, A Mother Desperate to Save Her Son: Enter to Win "Secrets & Lies"

       Mystery, crime, and romance, does it get better than that? Read a little more about Janet Sketchley's book Secrets & Lies below and enter to WIN.

        A single mother must protect her teenage son—from organized crime and from himself. Carol Daniels thinks she out­ran her enemies, until a detective arrives at her door with a warning from her convict brother. Minor incidents take on a sinister meaning. An anonymous phone call warns her not to hide again. Now she must cooperate with a drug lord while the police work to trap him. Carol has always handled crisis alone, but this one might break her. Late-­night deejay Joey Hill offers friendship and moral support. Can she trust him? One thing's certain. She can't risk prayer.
       Meet the key players:
      Carol Daniels: Starting fresh in a new city, she doesn't want anyone to connect her with her
      Paul Daniels: At sixteen, he's living a double life to keep peace at home.
      Patrick Stairs: A successful investment consultant, he's been walking empty since his wife
      Joey Hill: Friendly and easy to talk to, he's the late­night deejay at Carol's favourite radio
         Four people with secrets. How many are telling lies?

Read the first page:
         Carol jolted upright, eyes wide in the dark. She searched for familiar touchstones to pull her back to reality. The faint light outlining her bedroom curtains. The red digits on her clock radio, mocking her with the hours left until dawn. The two dark rectangles on her bureau — Paul's and Keith's school photos. Her hands ached. It took a conscious act of will to release her two­fisted grip on the sheets.
         The after-images of Carol's dream burned in her imagination. Her sixteen-­year-­old son, larger than life on a brightly­-lit stage, arms raised to embrace the crowd's cheers, electric guitar draped low across his hips. An oversized brown leather jacket hung open over his faded T­shirt and jeans. Carol knew that jacket. Butter­soft Italian calfskin, steeped in beer and Old Spice, nicked and scraped here and there and with a cigarette burn inside the left cuff. Skip's jacket. Paul's father's.
         In her dream she'd stood beside her son, but Paul only had eyes for his fans. An almost palpable energy radiated from his body — the same power trip that took Skip whenever he performed. With the same cost to those who loved him.

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Janet Sketchley is the author of Heaven's Prey and Secrets and Lies, two novels of suspense and redemption. She also blogs about faith and books. Janet loves adventure stories, worship music, tea and Formula 1 racing. Like Carol in Secrets and Lies, she enjoys music and tea. Unlike Carol, Janet isn't related to a dangerous offender, has a happy home life, and has never been threatened by a drug lord. May those tidbits continue to hold true! You can find Janet online at
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  1. love reading a book that has a great sorry line and is uptlifting in faith and values( love worship music too )

  2. Pick me!! ;)

  3. This sounds like such a gripping tale.


  4. I love Christian Suspense. Would love to read/win this book.

  5. This sounds like a great read. As a mother, I know I would definitely identify with the main character.

    Les Johnson
    katja9_10 at Hotmail dot com

  6. Ruth, Stephanie, Mary, Pat and Les, thanks for your interest, and good luck! (I wish I had a copy for each of you!) Anne has extended the draw deadline until Feb. 15 because there have been other things going on too, so I'll be sending someone a book on Feb. 16 :)

  7. What an intro, Janet ! I am intrigued and look forward to a captivating read. I've added it at goodreads and PINNED IT
    Every best wish for your cont'd writing success !

  8. Thanks for the encouragement, Faith!

  9. Thank you, everyone who entered and stopped to chat. Our winner is Leslie Johnson, and there's a book on its way to her. Anyone else who'd like to read Secrets and Lies for free, you can always ask your local library to order a copy :) Or the ebook is under $5 for Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc.

    Thank you, Anne, for hosting me!