Monday, May 09, 2011

A KILLER AMONG US - Lynette Eason - Free Book

Welcome, Lynnette. Tell us about your salvation experience.

I grew up in a Christian home with wonderful parents who taught me and my brother about the Lord. I accepted Christ when I was eight years old and was baptized into the church. Through the years, I continued to grow and learn and when I was eighteen made the decision as an adult that I wanted to live my life for Him and rededicated my life.

You’re planning a writing retreat where you can only have four other authors. Who would they be and why?

Ouch. That’s a TOUGH question. If I MUST narrow it down to four: Jeffrey Deaver for his amazing plotting brain (although I would ask him to leave his colorful language at home), Brandilyn Collins for her excellent character development and suspense building skills, Cheryl Wyatt for her humor, and Mark Mynheir for his police procedural experience. Ha!

Good choices. Do you have a speaking ministry? If so, tell us about that.

I don’t have a speaking ministry per se. I do go to different groups as requested to speak, though, when I get asked. I’m being asked more and more so that’s a blessing.

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you and how did you handle it?

I’ve had so many, it’s hard to pick just one. Usually what happens is, I’m in a group of people, lost in thought, trying to work through a plot point or something and someone asks me a question and I have no idea what the conversation has been about up to this point and I have to ask someone to fill me.

People are always telling me that they’d like to write a book someday. I’m sure they do to you, too. What would you tell someone who came up to you and said that?

I say, “The best way to do that is to start.” LOL. Then tell the person, assuming they’re interested, how I got started writing.

Tell us about the featured book?

A KILLER AMONG US. Here is the back cover copy:

What happens when the hunter . . . becomes the hunted?

Kit Kenyon is a first-rate hostage negotiator. Noah Lambert is a good detective with excellent instincts. These new partners have hardly had time to get used to each other when they are thrown into a grisly murder case. As evidence mounts up and more victims are found, Kit and Noah realize they are on the hunt for a serial killer. The problem is, he may be hunting one of them too.

With nail-biting suspense, clever plot twists, and a hint of romance, A Killer Among Us is the latest thriller from Lynette Eason.

Praise for Lynette Eason's Women of Justice series
"My friend Lynette has a hit on her hands with this romantic suspense."--Dee Henderson, bestselling author, the O'Malley series

"A fast-moving tale filled with nonstop action. No chance to catch your breath with this one!"--Irene Hannon, bestselling author, the Heroes of Quantico series

"An exciting ride with characters you will care about."--Margaret Daley, award-winning Steeple Hill romantic suspense author

"Don't read Eason's newest novel late at night!"--
RT Book Reviews

"One heck of a thriller. The suspense is high; I was turning pages so fast I had to go back and re-read."--Suspense Magazine

Please give us the first page of the book. 

“You don’t want to do this.” Detective Kit Kenyon stared past the barrel of the gun and fixed her eyes on the man before her.

The forty-four-year-old blinked against the sweat dripping into his hazy green eyes. A thick tongue swept out against dry lips, and his gaze darted from her to the door to his wife, who sat on the floor under the window weeping softly.

Melanie, his twelve-year-old daughter, winced at the harsh hand ensnaring her long brown ponytail and never took her terrified gaze from Kit.

“Virgil?” Kit pushed gently. “Right now you haven’t hurt anyone. In fact, you’ve cooperated nicely.” Except for the part where she’d asked him to end this peacefully.

But they were getting there.

“I’ve got a clean shot.” The voice whispered in her earpiece.

She tapped her fingers once against her leg. A signal that said,  “Not yet.” She didn’t want anyone dying today if they didn’t have to. Virgil Mann’s eyes were clear. No drugs in his system. And he was listening to her.

She’d been talking to him for over three hours, and it had to be at least a hundred-plus degrees in the cramped single-wide trailer. Breakfast was six hours ago and her stomach growled. Kit ignored it and the humid heat and focused on Virgil. She’d maneuvered the man into such a position where the sniper could see the two of them.

Definite progress.

Much talk along with a lot of give-and-take had resulted in the release of the two youngest children: two-year-old Jessie and four-year-old Nathan. Now she just had to get him to let Melanie and his wife, Anne, walk out of the musty smelling, breath stealing, metal box.

“She told me she was leaving me.” The words came out on a sob. Two fat tears trickled down his grizzled cheeks, and Kit felt an unwanted pang of compassion. He looked like a mad four-year-old who didn’t get his way. The gun in his hand squelched the sympathy.

Finally. For three hours, he’d ranted, raved, listed everything he’d done for his unappreciative family, but hadn’t said a word about what sparked his rage. Now they were getting to the heart of the matter. “Aw, Virgil, I’m sorry. You don’t deserve that, do you?”

Of course he did. Kit was glad the woman had gotten up the courage to do something. She just wished she’d left first and talked later.

The gun wavered. “No, I don’t. I do my best to provide for this family. She told me I needed professional help. Wanted to go to some marriage counselor. Stupid woman trying to tell me what to do. Thinks she knows best.” His lip curled in disgust.

At this, Melanie’s eyes glittered with anger. The girl opened her mouth to say something and Kit quickly intervened. “She shouldn’t have treated you like that. She’s the one who needs help, right?”

I'm totally hooked. How can readers find you on the Internet?

My website is I’m also on facebook quite a bit.
My email address is I love to hear from readers!

Thank you, Lena for having me! I always appreciate stopping by your blog. God bless!

And I love having you.

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Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

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Anonymous said...

WoW! Frist comment...... I would love to win a copy of this book.

Annette W. said...

I'd like to read this one!!

Annette in PA

Robyn said...

I'm totally hooked between the back cover blurb and the opening page. Sounds like a book I won't be able to put down.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

Lorna Faith said... the 1st page! You have me hooked from the start with your detailed descriptions and fast moving storyline. I love suspense!

Please throw my name in the hat for a chance to win this book:)

Lorna from Alberta
lornafaith at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Kari Linder said...

I can't wait to read this book! I've read the first two books in the series and have been anxiously awaiting A Killer Among Us. Thanks for the chance to win!
Kari in Oregon

Lynette Eason said...

Angela thanks for stopping by!

Lynette Eason said...

Annette and robin, I would love to hear what you think about it. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

Edwina said...

I would love to read Lynette's book - it sounds fantastic!


from Georgia

Merry said...

A hostage negotiator is an unusual occupation for a woman. I can't wait to read A Killer Among Us. Please include me!
Merry in TX

Sandy Jay said...

I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

forwhlz at gmail dot com

from Michigan

Pam K. said...

I read Lynette's book "Don't Look Back" that is also in this series. It was a great mystery/suspense book that kept me turning the pages long past my bedtime! I would really love to win "A Killer Among Us." I expect it will be just as good, if not better.
Thanks from Kansas.

Mallorie said...

I have read several of Lynette's books and have enjoyed every one! I love her storytelling!

~Mallorie in Florida

cynthia said...

Thank you for the great interview. I look forward to reading your latest book. I loved the first two in the series and can't wait for this one. Always look forward to reading your books.

I live in the San Francisco bay area.

Lynette Eason said...

Lorna, Linda and Kari, thanks so much for your comments and Kari, I hope you enjoy the third one just as much! God Bless!

Lynette Eason said...

Edwina - good luck! Thanks for stopping in. :)

Merry - thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate you taking the time.

Sandy - Thanks for popping in! Good luck in the drawing. :)

Lynette Eason said...

Pam, I love to hear that readers lose sleep because of my books! It means I've done my job well. LOL.

Mallorie - thanks so much! Appreciate you stopping in.

Cynthia - thank you so much!

Valri said...

This sounds like a great book! I've recently discovered Lynette and would like to read more! Valri Oregon

Leah said...

Oh my goodness!!
I cant wait to find out what happens!!
That first page totally hooked me!!:)

Marianne said...

I love Lynette Eason's series...would love to win this one! i'm hooked! Thanks for the interview and chance to win, Lena and Lynette.
mitzi_wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com from Peace River Country, Alberta

The Herd said...

I 'd like to win this fcr my mil!

karenk said...

please count me in...thanks :)

karenk...from PA
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

kylady717 said...

Wow! this book sound like a winner for sure......would love to win it.

Mona G./Ohio

clayfanonamission said...

Lynette is one of my very favorite authors, and this series is incredible! I would love a chance to win!

Jordan from SC

Angela Carpenter said...

Hi, would love a chance to win this wonderful sounding book.
Angela C./Ohio

Abigail said...

Would love to win this book.
Abigail Richmond
Blanch, N.C.

apple blossom said...

please include me in this giveaway thanks

i live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

scottsgal said...

sounds like a great book for summer reading! Thanks for the giveaway
Cheryl in IL
msboatgal at

Gisele said...

I too can't wait to read this book!


Shirley Thompson said...

Shirley Thompson
Hi include my name for this contest, I would love to have this book. Thanks

Shirley T/Illinois

Bakersdozen said...

I really want to read this. I live in S. California.

Cindy W. said...

Oh my oh my! I love a good suspense novel and I know Lynetee Eason creates great ones. Would love to win a copy of A KILLER AMONG US. Thank you for the chance.

I live in Northeast Indiana.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.


Jo said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds great. Have read a few of Lynette's books and loved them.

Jo from Southern Arizona

Kristie said...

I would love to win a copy. Are you the hunter or the hunted? It seems like both in this book. Who is fastest at his mission? Sometimes it's not who we would like, truth be told. I wonder about God's will in cases like that. I'm from Ohio. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Rosalie said...

I would love to read the next books.
I just read "Too Close to Home" and LLLLOOOVVVEEED IT!!!!
I'm sure I annoyed my roommates with my excitement and my OMG's but It was def hard to sit still and remain quiet.
I love the literature, the characters, and the relation to God.
I def feel that there are not enough out there who write books for Christians or if they do its not as pure.
I def wanna read the next two books in this series. I stayed up for 6 hours reading non-stop. Def Awesome and def feel blessed , inspired, and encouraged to read more and write more!!!
Must buy's indeed!