Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Giveaway Day 6: More Great Suspense

Okay, please don't be too jealous, but while we were in Germany, I got to read When a Heart Stops-- before it was in print. That was Lynette's gift to me :-) Now I'm going to gift one person with these two books. The third isn't out yet -- but it's a goodie! So this will give you a chance to get caught up on the series before the third releases in the spring. Both are romantic suspense ala Dee Henderson and Irene Hannon.

When the Smoke Clears: As a member of the North Cascades Smokejumpers, Alexia
Allen always takes care of the equipment that keeps her safe. So when she nearly dies in a fire due to equipment failure, she knows something is up. Ordered to take time off while the investigation continues, Alexia makes a last-minute decision to recuperate at her mother's home and attend her high school reunion. Yet trouble seems to be following her, and within hours of arriving home she's involved with murder, arson--and a handsome detective. But the conflicts ahead are nothing compared to the ghosts of her past. As she strives to remember and forgive her family history, she must also decide if the secret she's been guarding for the last ten years must finally come to light.

When a Heart StopsSpunky and outgoing, nothing much bothers medical examiner Serena Hopkins--except for the thought of falling in love again. But when a serial killer is picking off her former classmates, Serena's life becomes intertwined with her old high school crush, FBI agent Dominic Allen. Is the secret she's keeping putting her next on the killer's hit list? Can she trust Dominic with the truth before it's too late?

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26 comments:

Jasmine A. said...

I am the first?!
I think my favorite Christmas tradition is making homemade ornaments every year and looking at the ones we have made in years previous

kam110476 said...

I've read about these books on my Kindle and thought they sounded good. Can't believe I'm only the second commenter!

Fave family tradition? I come from a huge family! 3 aunts, 1 uncle plus spouses, 21 cousins plus spouses (I'm the only unmarried cousin), 17 2nd cousins w/ only 1 spouse and 1 toddler! There's enough food to feed a 3rd world country, and we do "white elephant" gift exchange which used to be gift no one wanted but now we bring stuff that we like @ $20 limit (iTunes, Amazon, Starbucks gift cards, movie passes, Craftsman tools-the guys, etc) that way there's no regifting! It gets LOUD but whereever we get together you can see and feel the love and joy from a block away! It's wicked amazing! Everyone should have a family that big who actually love each other and truly enjoy everyone!

P.S. Didn't mean to write a novel but to me there's no way to give a short answer!

Cara Putman said...

Jasmine, I love making ornaments. Such a great tradition. And Kam, my family is like that. Love white elephant exchanges, but even more love the fun of being together.

Deenie said...

My goodness my favorite tradition us now no longer because the nest has emptied this year. When my husband either going to our coming in from work would wake our kids and let them know someone had been here. That still makes my heart smile. Now it's up in time for our grandson and going to be with him. Outside of God it has always been about our children. We love watching eyes heavy with slumber light up and delight cover their faces. Just being with our family.
Love any Eason story!!!

Mary said...

A family tradition my mom started. The Sunday before Christmas we were allowed to open our stockings. As little kids, having a couple small new toys kept us occupied and not over-excited trying to wait until Christmas. Now that I'm older, I really think she was trying to keep us from underfoot, always asking how much longer until Santa arrived.
It also worked with my son.

Phyllis Kemp said...

While I don't knot this author, I would really enjoy getting to know about the through their novles. Thank you for this drawing.

Anonymous said...

Ever since I saw the cover of "When A Heart Stops", I've wanted to read it!! So glad I have the chance to win it, and it's partner!!!! =D Thank you so much for doing this!!

My favorite family tradition is blending my heritage with the new. Like, we have a mexican dinner on Christmas Eve, and we have a Russian breakfast the next morning... one of my favorite family traditions =D

- Leauphaun

Pam K. said...

My daughter and I make little peppernut cookies each year to give as gifts.
I enjoy Lynette's books so thanks for giving these two away. I'm glad to have a chance to win them.

June said...

I loved "When the Smoke Clears" and have "When the Heart Stops" in my stack of library books to read this week. Can't wait. Lynette is an amazing Suspense author!!!

Judy said...

We don't really have a tradition but after Christmas Eve service my hubby and I like to ride around and enjoy all the decorated houses and trees. Just beautiful!

Blessings!
Judy

Randi L said...

Growing up, my family always made a big outing of getting our Christmas tree. Living in the city, it meant buying it from a store, but we spent a lot of time picking out just the right one! After our parents set it up, we took time to tell the story behind each ornament we put on the tree. The majority of them were either hand made or had special meaning to us. Precious memories!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet said...

It's decorating the tree and talking about the ornaments. We get one a year for an event in the family. And put the year on it. The girls love that they remember many of the events.

bn100 said...

We like to decorate the tree together.

Anonymous said...

This books and this author are on my TBR list. They sound wonderful. I'm not jealous but happy for you that you got to read them early. Blessings and Merry Christmas, Susan Fryman

Anita Yancey said...

For us it is watching the movie It's A Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve, and through out the holidays. Thanks for having this giveaway.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

apple blossom said...

baking together

Merry said...

Our family box. We place things in it for each person to encourage them in their walk with the Lord (books, Bible studies, music, something w/a Scripture or inspirational quote, ect.), I love this tradition!

Cheri Swalwell said...

Favorite family tradition: Going to the Christmas program together before celebrating with extended family. Staying home the five of us all day Christmas and just relaxing.

Rose McCauley said...

One of our fave traditions we did with our own kids and are now continuing with our grandkids is to have them help decorate the tree, then after popcorn and hot chocolate they all sleep under the tree on sleeping bags or covers under the sparkling lights!

Marissa said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is going up the mountains and chopping down our tree! :)

Nancee said...

One of our family traditions has always been to made a time when the entire family can be together to celebrate the birth of our Lord. Family is so important to us, and with all of the expectations of other extended family members, it's important for us to have a time when everyone can come together. Thank you for offering these two books in a giveaway. I would love to win them!
Nancee
quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

Veronica Sternberg said...

My mom and I watch all the new Christmas movies plus a lot of our favorite old ones.

Sarah said...

Every year my mom gets us a new ornament for the tree. It usually has to do with in important event that happened in our life that year.

Julia said...

Christmas concert at our church.

Sarah Holman said...

My favorite tradition is spending the whole day with my family. We open one gift at a time, eat all day, and just enjoy each others company.

Cara Putman said...

Thanks so much for sharing your traditions with me. They're wonderful!

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