Cold Case Giveaway and Release Day!

Hey friends!

Today kicks off with the first book in my newest Cold Case Investigators series, Cold Case Takedown! You can purchase it at your favorite online retailer or anywhere Harlequin books are sold such as Walmart, Barnes &Noble, BAM etc… 

I’m a cold case fanatic, an armchair detective if you will, much like my heroine Georgia Maxwell in CCT! Are you intrigued by cold cases? Follow them on podcasts, buy books on them, watch documentaries? Me too! So in honor of this new cold case series, I’m giving away ONE COPY of

Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection

Discover the fascinating true crime stories of JonBenét Ramsey, the Black Dahlia, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft, the Amber Alert case, the Cleveland Torso Murders, and more—a must-read for murderinos, armchair detectives, and online sleuths of all kinds!

From mystifying heists to shocking murders, Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection features case file facts, fascinating details, and chilling testimonies of the world’s most famous cold cases. Written for true crime junkies who love to speculate on the facts and theories surrounding their favorite cases, this book reads like you’re having a conversation with a friend or listening to your favorite crime podcast. Each chapter delves deep into the facts, while also illuminating the many theories surrounding these mysteriously fascinating cases:

– The Zodiac Killer
– The disappearance of Natalee Holloway 
– The murder of JonBenét Ramsey
– The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist 
– The Kingsbury Run murders, aka the Cleveland Torso murders 
– The Black Dahlia murder
– The Freeway Phantom murders
– D. B. Cooper’s airplane heist
– The Amber Alert case (the death of Amber Hagerman)
– The Golden State Killer
 

Giveaway is paperback U.S., kindle abroad. 18+ to enter. 

 

 

 

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Giveaway: Cold Case Takedown 10 print copies

Hey everyone!

Last year I didn’t have a single Love Inspired Suspense novel release because I had taken 2019 off for some other things unrelated to writing. But I gotta tell you, it was great to get back to the land of fiction in 2020–I needed the escape, as I’m sure many of you did and found it in reading or writing yourself.

And all the work in 2020 is coming to fruition in 2021 which means you’ll have 3 brand new books to scarf down in April, August, and December. This Cold Case Investigators series was one of my favorites so far (I say that about every series at the time).

The series follows the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Cold Case Unit (MBI) and tells their stories of struggle, faith, romance, and high-impact danger!  They’ll battle things like clinical anxiety and panic disorder, gender bias, guilt, shame, feelings of uncertainty and no control. You’ll see villains who are less diabolical (though cut-throat all the same) and more motivated by feelings you and I could be motivated by if we didn’t have faith and hope but acted on greed, unhealthy desires, and desperation. 

And all books will take place in small fictional towns in Mississippi, although I admit to modeling Book 2 after where I live! 

April kicks off with Cold Case Takedown which is unit chief Colt McCoy and podcaster Georgia Maxwell. It’s a story about battling fear and clinical anxiety. It’s about faith and prayer and even medication–because some anxiety needs treated as much as high cholesterol! And it’s about giving grace to those who suffer with anxiety/panic that aren’t spiritual in nature but medical. It’s also about small town corruption in regards to football. Everybody down south knows football is king! Friday Night Lights, baby!

So to celebrate, I’m giving away 10 signed paperback copies of Cold Case Takedown to 10 people! EEEK! And just a little ahem…authors truly do love reviews because it helps push the book out into the big book world to be seen by others. Even if it’s “I really liked this book and these characters!” Early reviews can be posted on Goodreads too! But Amazon makes ya wait until Release Day, just saying.

Now, feel free to enter for a chance to win 1 out of 10 copies and share this post so your friends can enter too! Share the love, y’all. 

U.S. Only;  18+

 

 

 

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway 2020!

Hey friends! It’s that time of year again when I get to team up with some of my favorite authors to bring you the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway where the prizes build each day and the grand prize consists of all the books and a $100 Amazon card! 

So without further ado, on the 8th Day of Christmas author, Jessica R. Patch gave to me…

Cold Case Christmas!

Secrets lie buried in ice…

One of them can kill her.

Home for Christmas after her long-missing mother’s body is found, nothing will keep Nora Livingstone from uncovering the truth about the cold case. Especially not Deputy Sheriff Rush Buchanan, whom she once loved and left. Even when threats become attempts on her life, Rush can’t dissuade her—but he will protect her. Because someone is determined to bury the truth…or bury Nora.

 

And you’ll also receive books by:

12/1      Liz Johnson – www.lizjohnsonbooks.com/giveaways

12/2      Jill Kemerer – http://jillkemerer.com/blog/

12/3      Sarah Sundin – http://www.sarahsundin.com/blog/

12/4      Sarah Ladd – https://sarahladd.com/giveaway/

12/5      Tari Faris – https://www.tarifaris.com/blog

12/6      Katherine Reay – https://katherinereay.com/events-and-promotion/

12/7      Lindsay Harrel – https://www.lindsayharrel.com/blog/

 

 

 

 

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A Honey of a Christmas

Honey for the Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each one of you!

Warmly,

Jess

P.S. Don’t forget to stop by Sara Ella’s IG tomorrow to see what new prize will be added!

Fuel Your Faith Not Your Fear!

Hey gang!

I’m writing a new book for a proposal I’ve sent to Love Inspired Suspense. I guess writing it is a step of faith. 🙂 Since we’re talking about faith–my heroine has faith but she struggles with a lot of fear about the future and all kinds of things that can happen in this world. So many bad things have already happened. I put together a playlist of worship songs that I think Georgia Maxwell needs to hear–songs that tell her story and would fuel her faith and to help her battle fear.

 

 

And it happens to be a timely message. We are still living in uncertain times. There’s a lot of fear and anxiety. While concern is legit, I don’t think paralyzing fear is! 

I thought I’d share the Spotify playlist I’ve been listening to for weeks while I work through this story.

Since I’m the author I already know she’s going to overcome it and rise up stronger than ever. God is our Author and Finisher of our faith and He knows how our story ends as well…in victory in Christ. We’re coming out of this stronger than before! 

If you listen to the playlist (or follow it if you’re on Spotify) I’d love to hear which song meant the most to you. Answer in the comments or find me on Facebook and let me know! 

Warmly,

Jess

My Free Gifts to You

Hey friends!

Right now it seems like everything is upside down as we grapple for a new kind of normal. Extroverts are not doing okay. Introverts have some social breathing room, but everyone is uncertain of what is ahead and that can be a scary time.

Let me encourage you: “Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.” Psalm 90: 2 NLT

From beginning to end, You are God! That gives me such comfort and hope. That tells me that God was there at our beginning–and before. He’s in the middle. And in the end. He’s in control and He’s good.

There’s a lot of speculation on why all this is happening. The enemy’s tactics. God’s judgment. I don’t know. What I do know though, is that these circumstances don’t change the faithfulness and goodness of God. I know He is with us. He’s ahead of it. And this gives us, yet again, another opportunity to trust Him. To take Him at His Word. To return to Him if we’ve been away awhile. To reach unbelievers, who do not have the hope we have, with the gospel message in a myriad of online ways. 

Is it just a trial and tribulation? Maybe. But I know that Jesus has overcome the world and given us the promise that through them He will be with us.

Is this the end? I don’t know. Maybe. But in the end, all is restored and made new, including us. And we’ll be with Him forever.

I take comfort in the promises. And I’m praying for you out there who are fearful. I’m praying for you out there who have legitimate concerns like what to do with your children while you have to work because you’re essential personnel, or how you’ll pay your bills because you’re not working right now. How will you tackle educating your children, supplying for your family, and providing for their needs.

God is with you. This is the time for the church to rise up and take care of people. I trust somehow, some way, God will get you what you need when you need it. That’s what I’m praying.

Me? What can I do? Not a lot but encourage you and offer you some escape, some entertainment, some laughs, a little romance, and some hope through two of my books that I’m making free through March 25th. 

If you haven’t read them, snatch them up. If you have, share the free deal with your friends and family. And know I am praying for you!

Warmly,

Jess

 

Unleashing Love is FREE right now! For a limited time. Click Here to purchase.

A Messed-Up Match is also FREE right now! For a limited time. Click Here to Purchase.

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day 6!

Hey friends!

Welcome to the 6th Day of Christmas!

 

I’m so happy to be with you again this year.

The prizes are building, and today’s winner will receive ALL of the below! 

Recovered Secrets by Yours Truly!

and…

A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson

The Governess of Penwythe Hall by Sarah Ladd

Her Last Chance Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe

The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay

You Belong with Me by Tari Faris

It’s not too late to enter in the Rafflecopter giveaway below by following some of your favorite authors on social media and signing up for their newsletters. We draw a new winner every day, and on December 12th, we’ll give away a $100 Amazon Gift Card in addition to all the other great prizes!

 

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And don’t forget to stop by Kristy Cambron’s tomorrow to see what prize is added then.

Merry Christmas to all! 

 

**If you’re looking for Christmas reads, both of my Christmas novellas are only .99 cents!

A Honey of a Christmas

Hope Under Mistletoe

Recovered Secrets Giveaway!

A blank memory. A new life.

But her borrowed time just ran out

Two years after Grace Thackery washed up on a small-town Mississippi riverbank, she has the first clue about the life she doesn’t remember: someone wants her dead. And while search-and-rescue director Hollis Montgomery’s determined to protect her, the secrets of her past are darker than they expected. Can the bond between Grace and Hollis survive her true identity…and an assassin?

Today marks my 10th book with Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense! Happy Release Day! To celebrate, I’m giving away 5 paperback copies to U.S. 18+ only.

Recovered Secrets was one of my favorite books to write. What a kick-butt heroine and a hero who isn’t intimidated by her strength and skill!

Enter for a chance to win below!

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Killer Friends Photoshoot and Killer Exposure Giveaway!

Y’all! How many of you love getting together with girlfriends for a Girls’ Night Out with some of your killer friends? They’re just the bestest ever. Wild and crazy and up for all sorts of mischief. Me too! And so does my good friend Emily Shuff. We got together and decided to do something super fun for you and a group of girlfriends to make the next Girls’ Night Out even more fun.

That’s right! We’re partnering to bring you a spooky/suspenseful photoshoot. In fact, we’ll be heading out on a location scout in just a few weeks to find the perfect (and safe) place for the photo session! We’ll be posting some video snippets of our scouting day for you to see!

In Killer Exposure, my heroine is a crime scene photographer and the hero is a storm chaser, capturing all sorts of wild weather on film. It’s set in a small Alabama town and a local carnival! Some of the scenes take place in spooky settings! So we wanted to bring photography and suspense together to give y’all a fantastic fun night! One captured on camera that you can talk about for years to come!

What does this giveaway include?

The winner receives an Online Gallery of 45+ images. All edited images are available for download! You and your girlfriends can get together and do whatever you want with the images!

Each participant receives a signed paperback copy of Killer Exposure. This would be a great night out with your bookclub gal pals as well!

*Maximum group size 20 people.

Where will this photoshoot be located?

The shoot will be in the Memphis or Northwest MS region (Desoto County, Tate County, Marshall County). The winner will be notified privately by email of the location.

Anyone can enter but the winner is responsible for transportation to the photoshoot site. Want to drive from Arkansas? Well, come on. Alabama? Roll tide! If you do not have transportation to the region, a new winner will be drawn. So be sure you can get yourself here!

When is the photoshoot?

The winner has FOUR dates to choose from for the Killer Friends photo session: Friday, July 26th, Saturday, July 27th, Friday, August 16th, or Saturday, August 17th.

*If the winner can’t make any of these dates, they will be forfeit and a new winner will be selected.

The photo session begins at 6:30 p.m.

Just think of all the fun possibilities! Come to the photoshoot then on to dinner, maybe try an escape room…endless ideas to make this night a blast.

Check out Emily Shuff Photography on Facebook! Her work is top-notch. And she’s so much fun!

Emily Shuff @EmilyShuffPhotography on Instagram

And check out Killer Exposure! 

Enter for a chance to win and share the post with friends for added chances!

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P.S. I know I’ve used way too many exclamation points but I’m just so excited to be doing this with my friend Emily!

Good luck, everyone! Thanks for entering for a chance to win.

Killer Exposure & a Killer Giveaway!

Another book is about to emerge into the world tomorrow, kicking and screaming. Okay, the characters are kicking and screaming–some due to a killer trying to wrestle them to death and some emotionally being forced forward.

Sometimes, I think we all try to move forward emotionally even if we’re kicking and screaming. Because staying in the past. Living in the past. It simply isn’t rewarding. It’s like spinning wheels in mud.

But enough of the heavy.

How about a giveaway? Yes! I’m so excited about Killer Exposure.

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I’ve always wanted to try my hand at a secret baby trope. How do you make one super believable? Can I? Lord, help me! And I think it worked out pretty believably.

Also, I love weather disaster movies and plots. It creates extra tension and raises the stakes. It’s sinister in itself. So I threw in a tornado. Cold Case Christmas is set with a blizzard as a backdrop. And the next book, Recovered Secrets (September 2019) will be set along the banks of the Mississippi and floodwaters prove deadly! In fact, let me be the first to share with you the cover for it!

One of my favorite movies (yeah, I know most of it is unbelievable but isn’t that what fiction is for? To stretch the imagination–to imagine!) is Twister. It’s an oldie but a goodie. I love the idea of storm-chasing, so yep, my hero is a storm chaser and he’s really good at capturing it on video and in still shots.

Throw in a small town carnival, a killer on the loose, and romantic thrills…well I’d say you’re all set for one wild, action packed ride! Just don’t get on the Ferris wheel. Trust no ride at this carnival. (Or any really lol)

So here it is. I’m giving away 5 signed paperback copies of Killer Exposure. U.S. ONLY. 18+ Enter the giveaway below!

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I hope ya’ll have a KILLER of a day!

Much love,

Jess

10 Weeks of Romance Giveaway!

Welcome everyone! I am super excited to share this big news!

Ten of some of the best authors in the inspirational and sweet romance genres are hosting a 10 Weeks of Romance Giveaway to celebrate a new Resort to Romance series! And I’m honored to be a part of it.

Here’s the series premise:

It’s Matchmaking Week at an all-inclusive resort on a private island in the Bahamas. Each guest has been expertly paired and is here to enjoy one full week with their match. While there’s no money-back guarantee on the paid trip, the participants are guaranteed to find love!

Each week beginning Tuesday, February 19ththrough the week of Tuesday, May 7th, a new book by a new author in the series will release, and you have the chance to win one, some, or the grand prize which includes all ten novellas plus a $150 Amazon gift card!


Here’s how it works:Register at the rafflecopter below. We’ll randomly select a winner each Tuesday. And the great thing about this giveaway is the books build with every author’s new release! That means your entries roll over each week all the way up the grand prize.

This week’s prize is: A Meddled Match by Jill Kemerer and my book A Messed-Up Match!


A Kindergarten teacher with fears to overcome.
An infamous blogger and magazine writer with a cynical view.
And one romantic week that will bring second chances.

Neeley Valentine has spent nearly all of her savings to participate in a matchmaking week on Joy Island in the Bahamas. But she’s not looking for a love connection so much as someone who will force her out of her comfort zone.

Pax Cannon is known to the online world as the Love Curmudgeon, and he’s ready to prove in one of his biggest articles yet that matchmaking weeks are a joke and men should run as fast they can from them.

When one of the resort’s rules is broken, bringing these two together, neither are prepared for the unexpected twists and turns that will school them on the subject of love. 


Be sure to stop by Susan L. Tuttle’s blog next Tuesday to see what book is being added to the giveaway.

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