Thursday, February 2, 2023

Expired Return: Author Guest Post + Giveaway


Expired Return JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Expired Return by Lisa Phillips, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Expired Return Title: Expired Return 
Series: Last Chance Fire and Rescue #1 
Author: Lisa Phillips 
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing 
Release Date: January 31, 2023 
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

She'll give everything to protect her family.

He always knew she was the one. 

Veterinary tech Pepper Miller lives a quiet life in Last Chance County. She's watching her niece until her sister shows up…if she ever does. When Victory's father demands he take over her care, Pepper knows something has gone wrong. With a new drug in town, and her sister embroiled in a dangerous bargain, it's up to Pepper to protect the people she loves. 

Even if it costs every secret she's ever kept. 

Fire Department liaison Allen Frees lives with the injuries he sustained as a police officer in a raid gone wrong. He's put his life back together but getting the truck crew and engine squad to succeed might be his toughest assignment yet. When Victory is nearly kidnapped at a community event, Allen steps in to help Pepper keep her niece safe. The one thing he couldn't fix was the love he lost, but he isn't going to let Pepper walk away this time. 

No matter what walls he has to break down. 

Last Chance County returns in this blazing new series from Sunrise Publishing. 

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | BookBub

More Books in this Series

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About the Author

Lisa Phillips

Lisa Phillips is a USA Today and top ten Publishers Weekly bestselling author of over 50 books that span Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line, independently published series romantic suspense, and thriller novels. She’s discovered a penchant for high-stakes stories of mayhem and disaster where you can find made-for-each-other love that always ends in happily ever after.

Lisa is a British ex-pat who grew up an hour outside of London and attended Calvary Chapel Bible College, where she met her husband. He’s from California, but nobody’s perfect. It wasn’t until her Bible College graduation that she figured out she was a writer (someone told her). As a worship leader for Calvary Chapel churches in her local area, Lisa has discovered a love for mentoring new ministry members and youth worship musicians. Discover the world of Last Chance Fire and Rescue at

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On Working with Sunrise Publication As a Lead Writer & Bringing Series To Life



It seems like forever ago that I started this journey with these three amazing draft authors. Now we get to watch the books release into the world and see how readers enjoy them—which is always the best part of writing!

Sunrise Publishing, if you don’t know, pairs a lead author with draft authors to create a series based in the story world of the lead author’s existing series. For me, that was Last Chance County.

The original Last Chance County series is ten books that are all Christian romantic suspense and in that series, the fire chief turns out to be a bad guy. Susan May Warren, Lindsay Harrel, and I, all agreed that a series set in the fire department would make for a great premise.

With Megan, Emilie, and Laura, we brainstormed a cast of characters for the truck engine crew, the rescue squad, and all the secondary characters we needed. We also brought in characters from the original series so the readers get to see them now (and how many kids they have). In the original series, Dean Cartwright is building a counseling center. We got to bring the Ridgeman Center to life and explore the hope that comes with reaching out and taking the hand that is offered to you on your journey to healing.

A characteristic of all the books I write is the family found in community, close friendships and the fellowship believers have with one another. This was something I found to be true within Sunrise, and the friendships that have grown there, and with each other as we brainstormed and crafted this series. Often as authors writing feels like a solitary endeavor. In the end, we all have to write our own books, that’s always going to be true—anis usually when we complain, because it’s hard!! But working together as a team on this series meant we were able to share ideas, help each other grow and spend time praying together. It isn’t always perfect, but God puts us on these paths for a reason and He brought a lot of joy to me through it.

I love pouring into people, and I get to do that with Sunrise.

Along the way, I’ve learned so much. I’m excited for this series and all that will come after it.

The fire department’s truck crew and rescue squad are a bit of a hot mess. There may or may not be food fights involved. My hope is that all the readers enjoy their journey to creating a team and the adventures they have along the way. We love these characters, and we hope you do as well.

Be sure to visit to find out more about the series and where you can buy the books. You can find me at and all the Last Chance County books at

Happy Reading!

Lisa Phillips

Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Expired Return, a $10 Amazon gift card, and sticker swag from Last Chance County!

Expired Return JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight January 31, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 7, 2023. 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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