Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Deadly Connection Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway


Deadly Connection JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Deadly Connection by Kathy Harris, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Deadly Connection

Title: Deadly Connection
Series: The Deadly Secrets #2
Author: Kathy Harris
Publisher: Iron Stream Fiction
Release Date: October 12, 2021
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Christian

Will they uncover the secrets between them before it becomes deadly? 

After fending off a would-be abductor, 27-year-old singer-songwriter Hannah Cassidy hides behind a car in the half-empty parking lot behind Pancake Pantry in Nashville. From there, she watches in horror as her attacker grabs another woman and pushes her into a nearby car. Within seconds, the vehicle speeds away. 

TBI Special Agent Jake Matheson may have planned a quiet day off and a date with Shannon―the only name her online profile revealed―for an introductory lunch, but after pulling into a parking space on 21st Avenue South, he hears a scream. He races to the back of the building and finds a frightened young woman bent forward and gasping for breath. 

Thrown together by uncanny circumstances and driven by the whys and what-ifs of secrets yet to be revealed, Hannah and Jake set out to find the connection between them before it becomes deadly.

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Kathy Harris 

Kathy Harris has worked as a marketing director in the Nashville music industry for more than 30 years. Her first professional writing job was freelancing entertainer biographies. Later she wrote and co-wrote news stories and columns for various music publications, eventually contributing to anthologies for Thomas Nelson, Tyndale House, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Kathy's debut novel, The Road to Mercy, was released in 2012 by Abingdon Press. Deadly Connection, her second book in The Deadly Secrets series, will release from Iron Stream Fiction on October 12, 2021. Kathy has regularly hosted music and literary guests on her Divine Detour blog since 2010.

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“How much do you know about horses?” she asked. 

He grinned. “I know the front end from the back. That’s about it.” 

She studied him. “Well, if that’s true, just remember that both sides can be dangerous, so keep your distance.” 

“Got it,” he said, taking hold of her arm to help her across the gravel-covered lot. 

“Something tells me you’re dangerous too, Mr. Matheson.” Jake stopped and looked at her. “What does that mean?”

She felt heat rise to her cheeks. “Just that you’re a gentleman. Girls like that.”

Was he also blushing, or was it the midday sun that warmed his face? 

“Even the independent ones?” he asked.

She smiled and started walking.

He took her arm again, this time with a lighter touch. “By the way,” he said, “we need to get our stories straight. I’d rather not let anyone here know that I’m with the TBI. Or that I’m here to protect you.” 

“You think?” She grinned, looked straight ahead, and kept walking. 

“Maybe just tell them I’m your friend visiting from out of town. And remember to call me by my first name.” 

She stopped and swiveled toward him. “No worries, Jake. I’ve got this. I’m not going to break your cover. I’ll just tell them we’re dating.” She laughed and walked into the riding arena ahead of him. 

(1) winner will receive a $35 Amazon gift card and an autographed copy of Deadly Connection!

Deadly Connection JustRead Giveaway 

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight October 19, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 26, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Sounds like a very intriguing book.

  2. This sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Good book for fall reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

  4. Love Christen suspense. New author to me but Ted Dekker is one of my favorites


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