Friday, October 02, 2015

SUBMERGED - Elizabeth Goddard - One Free Book

Dear Readers, Elizabeth is another of the authors I was blessed to mentor, and I love her romantic suspense novels. I’ve really loved this Mountain Cove series set in Alaska, a place where I’d love to visit.

Bio: Elizabeth Goddard is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than twenty-five romance novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, THE CAMERA NEVER LIES--a 2011 Carol Award winner. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to home school her children and fulfill her dreams of writing full time. She currently makes her home in Minnesota with her husband and children.

Welcome back, Elizabeth. You have a lot of books out now. What is your favorite setting to use in your books?
Setting is the main inspiration to me for any story. I move around a lot but prefer wilderness and nature settings, mostly. My Mountain Cove series is set in southeast Alaska.

What do you look for when you’re shopping for a book to buy for yourself?
I love a fast-paced romantic suspense or thriller. I usually download a sample chapter before I buy, and if I’m hooked then I’ll buy the book.

Give us a little tour of the setting for this book.
Southeast Alaska is A-amazing. I created a fictional town (Mountain Cove), which I based off Juneau, Alaska. There are major mountains and waterways and caves and whales and glaciers and an ice field and one of the largest forests, and the list goes on. Think Pacific Northwest.

My husband spent over a year in Alaska when he was in the army before we met. He’s told me so much about it. He was near Juneau. What other books do you have coming out soon?
I just turned in books 5 and 6 of  Mountain Cove. TAILSPIN (You met the bush pilot in Mountain Cove. Well, this is his story.) releases in April (I think) and then Deception—Chief Winters and Jewel’s story—releases in the summer. I just started the first book in a new series set in the Wild Rogue Wilderness in southwest Oregon, where I used to live. I’m super excited about this next series.

We’ll be looking forward to them. Please give us a glimpse inside your home.
Chaos rules! Need I say more. No, really, I home school my boys, and we all work hard on that. My husband is a pastor so there are all those duties as well.

Is this novel part of a series or a stand-alone book?
Submerged is part of a series, yes, but can be read as a stand-alone.

Tell us about the story.
The reviewer at RT Reviews said this story reminded her of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It’s a fun action adventure story. My heroine is searching for her missing father, an archaeologist, in an unlikely place. Throw in a shipwreck, and the mystery begins.

Here’s the blurb:

With Christmas just around the corner, Cobie MacBride wants closure in the case of her missing father. But when a visit to the last place he was seen leads to an attack by a masked assailant, Cobie knows she's in over her head. Running for her life, she never expected to find safety with Adam Warren—the man she blames for her brother's death. Seeking answers leads them to a treasure ship, buried secrets … and deadly danger. Christmas could find them starting a new future—if they can avoid getting trapped in the perils of the past.

MOUNTAIN COVE: In the Alaskan wilderness, love and danger collide

Please give us the first page of the book.
Kessler Island, Southeast Alaska
Dread crept up Cobie MacBride’s spine. She’d never wanted to do this again. But here she was, facing her past in an attempt to gain a future. Facing a cave again, when she never wanted to see the inside of another one after the caving accident that had taken her brother Brad’s life. She was here today for an entirely different reason, and yet it was all connected.

She’d expected a yawning opening, but instead she stared at the slim crawlway into the cave, low and vertical. A muddy chute into the underworld. A trickle of water ran down the towering rock face; velvety moss covered the ground and entrance. Surrounded by the lush greenery of ferns, the cave—a product of this karst-laden land—had remained hidden on Kessler Island, one of thousands of islands, most uninhabited, in southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.

Her archaeologist father had found it and written about it in his journal. That was the only reason she was here. He had been missing for six months now and presumed dead. They’d been estranged for years, until last Christmas when he’d called and claimed he wanted to make up for the past and would be in touch soon.

She never heard from him again.

I know my readers want to know what happens next. So do I. I’m almost finished with the book I’m reading. This is next. How can readers find you on the Internet?

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Thank you, Elizabeth, for sharing this book with us. You've already introduced us to several things in Alaska. I'm ready for more.

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Submerged -
Submerged (Mountain Cove) - Amazon

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Beth Goddard said...

Thanks for having me, Lena! Let me know when you finish reading Submerged! I'll check back in for comments.


Trixi said...

Elizabeth, I am SO excited about this new installment of the Mountain Cove series!! I have book 1 & 2 and am getting ready to purchase #3...I would LOVE to add "Submerged" to it :-) You are one of my favorite LIS authors (and I have MANY). I'm glad to see this series go on for a while longer. Thank you for the chance to win a copy for myself!

Trixi in OR

Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On It said...

Wow! Elizabeth that first page was a heart pounder! I love a book that invites you in from the get go with lots of adventure ahead! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly in Arizona

Mary Preston said...

This sounds like such an exciting read.

Mary P


Terrill R. said...

The cover alone is enough to cause anxiety.

Terrill - WA

Cindy W. said...

I love Love Inspired Suspense novels and this looks wonderful. I would so love to win a copy.

I live in Indiana.

Cindy W.

Connie Porter Saunders said...
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Connie Porter Saunders said...

Elizabeth's Mountain Cove series is wonderful! Thanks for this introduction to her newest novel.
Connie from KY
cps1950 at gmail dot com

Deanna Stevens said...

this one is going in my wanted list! thanks for a chance to win a copy :)
Dee S from Nebraska

kim hansen said...

Sounds like a goodread. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom. North Platte Nebraska.

Diana Flowers said...

I love Alaskan settings! Please do count me in. :) Thank you for the interview and the opportunity to win this.


Diana in SC

Library Lady said...

My husband and I have been to Alaska and would like to go again. I enjoy reading the Love Inspired books because they are small enough to take anywhere.
Janet E.

Beth Goddard said...

Thanks for all the comments ladies, and for the encouragement from those who have already read the first three books. Good luck on the drawing, but if you don't win, I hope you'll still get your hands on the book.


kam110476 said...

Hi Elizabeth & Lena! I love Elizabeth's writing and I love the Mountain Cove series! I would love to add this one to my collection!
Kristen in OK
kam110476 at gmail dot com

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Anonymous said...

I love the Alaskan setting and this sounds like a very suspenseful read.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Maryann in NY

GrandaddyA said...

I would love to be able to visit Alaska but don't know if I'll ever make it up there. In the meantime, I try to read every book set in Alaska that I can get my hands on. I would love to win and read this book.
Edward A in VA

Brenda Arrington said...

Alaska is one of my dreams. I doubt I will visit there so I lose myself in books with an Alaska setting. Thanks for the chance to win this great sounding book.

Brenda in VA

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your amazing giveaway!!
Conway, SC.

Abigail Mitchell said...

Enter me.
Blanch, NC

Tammy G. said...
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Tammy G. said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks!
Tammy in TX

Melissa M. said...

This sounds like an exciting read!

-Melissa M. in TN

Merry said...

Treasure always leads to an exciting mystery, Submerged sound terrific.
Merry in MN