Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DANGEROUS ILLUSIONS - Irene Hannon - One Free Book

Three-Time RITA Award Winner Begins Explosive
New Code of Honor Series

“Hannon is a master at her craft, and her unique way of handling suspense makes her a cut above the other writers in the genre.”
RT Book Reviews on Thin Ice

Bio: Irene Hannon is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than fifty novels, including Buried Secrets, Thin Ice, and Tangled Webs, as well as the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. In addition to many other honors, she is a seven-time finalist for and three-time winner of the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America. She is also a member of RWA’s elite Hall of Fame and has received a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews. Learn more at

Welcome, Irene. Can you please tell us about your new series?
The Code of Honor series features three childhood friends whose bond has been strengthened by time—and danger. As children, they vowed to help make the world a better place when they grew up, and each chose a career that does just that. Colin, the hero of Dangerous Illusions, is a police detective. Kristin, the heroine of book 2, runs a fair-trade shop. And the hero of book 3, Rick, joined the military but now runs a camp for foster kids. This is a group of honorable high-achievers, and I love the dynamic among the three friends.

How did you come up with the plot for Dangerous Illusions?
I wanted to start this series off with a story that had a very unusual plot twist, and I think the idea I came up with will truly give readers a “wow” moment when they realize what’s going on. I can’t say more than that without giving the surprise away!

Which character is your favorite and why?
That’s like asking a mother to pick her favorite child! Every character in this book—bad and good—has a unique story, and all of them fascinate me.

How did you choose the setting for your novel?
Since this is a book with a strong psychological suspense element versus an action/adventure novel in which the setting plays a critical role, it could have taken place almost anywhere. The book did, however, require huge amounts of research—so I chose a setting I know well, which shaved some research hours off the writing process.

What was the most interesting thing you learned while doing research for your book?
I learn a tremendous amount with every book I write. But if I shared the most interesting things I learned while working on this one, I’d give away some significant plot surprises!

What lesson(s) do you hope readers will take away from reading Dangerous Illusions?
That even in the toughest times, God is at work in our lives. I want readers to finish the book uplifted, filled with hope, and more cognizant of the tremendous power of love to transform lives.

What can you tell us about the story?
Trish Bailey is on overload trying to deal with a demanding job, an ailing mother, and a healing heart. When a series of unsettling memory lapses leads to a tragic death—and puts Trish under police scrutiny—her world is once again thrown into turmoil.

Detective Colin Flynn isn’t certain what to think of the facts he uncovers during his investigation. Did Trish simply make a terrible mistake, or is there more to the case than meets the eye? As he searches for answers, disturbing information begins to emerge—and if the forces at work are as evil as he suspects, the situation isn’t just dangerous . . . it’s deadly.

What are you working on next?
I recently turned in the next book in my Oregon coast Hope Harbor series, Pelican Point, which will be out in April 2018. That’s a contemporary romance/women’s fiction novel. I’m now fine-tuning book 2 in my Code of Honor series, which is due at the end of the summer and will release in October 2018.

How can readers connect with you?
They can visit my website at or follow me on Facebook and Twitter. I’m very active on Facebook and love to interact with readers there.

Thank you, Irene, for sharing this new book with us. I’m eager to read it.

Readers, here are links to the book.
Dangerous Illusions -
Dangerous Illusions (Code of Honor) - Amazon paperback
Dangerous Illusions (Code of Honor Book 1) - Kindle
Dangerous Illusions: Code of Honor, Book 1 - Audio

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Shelia64 said...

Great interview Irene! Shelia from Mississippi

Melanie Backus said...

Great authors write great books! Irene is definitely one of them.

Melanie Backus, TX

Vivian Furbay said...

Dangerous Illusions sounds like a very intriguing and mysterious book.

VanG said...

I love Irene Hannon’s Books and would be so happy to win a copy of this one. It sounds very intriguing. Thank you so much for the giveaway!
VanG from NC

Kay Garrett said...

Loved reading the interview and learning about DANGEROUS ILLUSIONS. It's always interesting to learn how the author came up with ideas like sittings and characters. I'd love to get started on this series with book #1. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
Kay from Mountain View, AR
2clowns at arkansas dot net

kim hansen said...

Love Irene's books. north platte nebraska

Anonymous said...

Lena what a lovely interview with Irene. I love the lesson she wants readers to get from the book. I love reading suspense novels.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Maryann from New York

Jane said...

I have seen her books on Christianbook and otherwise, but I have not yet read one. This sounds interesting. Thanks! Jane in TX

Winnie said...

Interesting interview, Lena and Irene. I enjoyed learning more about Irene and her new book. I've read a couple of her books and loved them.

Winnie T. from Utah

Sara-Meg Seese said...

I love reading the author interviews and this was no exception. Thanks to both of you for sharing with us! My mom, who is turning 84 next month and lives in New Jersey, is a big Irene Hannon fan. So I know what I'm getting for her birthday! And if course a copy for myself so we can talk about the story together.
Sara, Fort Worth TX

Caryl Kane said...

Irene Hannon is one of my go to authors! Lena, thank you for the fun interview!
Caryl K in TEXAS

Connie Porter Saunders said...

This sounds very intriguing! Thanks for sharing.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Connie from KY

Paula Shreckhise said...

Paula from Missouri. I love everything I have read from Irene Hannon! I really enjoy that she writes about where I lived in St. Louis. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway SC.

Dianna said...

Irene's books are always full of suspense. Love them!
Dianna (TN)