Thursday, April 22, 2021

PRESENT DANGER - Elizabeth Goddard - One Free Book

Dear Readers, Elizabeth Goddard is a longtime friend. I was privileged to mentor her early in her career. She has grown way beyond my mentoring, and I love her romantic suspense novels. You will, too.

Welcome back, Beth. Let’s do some fun questions first. What song most closely resembles your life? Wow, that’s an interesting question. I don’t think I’ve ever thought about it. While I can’t say what song resembles my life, I can say without hesitation what song is currently going through my head at the moment, and is encouraging me just when I need it. “Help is on the Way,” by TobyMac. A few lines from the lyrics:

It may be midnight or midday
It's never early, never late
He gon' stand by what He claim
I've lived enough life to say

Help is on the way (roundin' the corner)

Do you have a favorite Bible verse? And why is it a favorite? Have a lot of scriptures I turn to on any given day, week, month, or year. I especially love Isaiah 49:15-16

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?

Though she may forget, I will not forget you!

16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

I love this verse because I read it at a time when I was feeling desperate, and it seemed to go straight to my heart, to my marrow—God will not forget me. The scripture is filled with so much passion and emotion. Don’t you think?

Yes, verse 16 is a favorite of mine, too. What is the one thing you wish you could go back and change in your life? Only ONE thing? Ha ha! You jest. I certainly wish I had started writing sooner.

What is the most important characteristic for a good friend to have? A listening ear.

What extracurricular activities did you participate in when you were in school? Volleyball, racquetball, tennis, French club, science club—to name a few.

What is your favorite movie of all times? There are too many movies that I love, but I think I really love the old Cecil B. DeMille version of The Ten Commandments (even though it’s not historically accurate) The movie was directed and produced by a man who believed in God, and you can sense the anointing in the movie.  

I love that one, too. Tell us about why you wrote this book. Present Danger is the first book in my Rocky Mountain Courage series. I bring together USFS Special Agent Terra Connors and Detective Jack Tanner to solve a murder mystery. I wanted to showcase trafficking of native American artifacts and in general around the globe as well as provide an entertaining adventurous romantic suspense for my readers.

Please give us the first page of the book.

Chance Carter should have known this last delivery wouldn’t go down without a hitch.
A monstrous thunderhead had popped up in a clear morning sky and now loomed directly in his path as if forbidding, or at least challenging, his approach to his destination—a lone airstrip in Nowhere, Montana. As an experienced pilot and courier for an airfreight company, inclement weather didn’t concern him as much as the troubled feeling in his chest, which he’d been trying to ignore since takeoff.

Given the cold, hard stone of unease that had settled in his gut, he’d failed miserably.

Earlier this morning, back at the FBO—fixed-based operator—the rhythm of his flight prep had seemed off. Excitement hadn’t pumped through his every movement, and the usual bounce to his step hadn’t accompanied him while he worked through his preflight checks. If that hadn’t been enough, dread had replaced the anticipation that had always filled him as he readied to climb into the cockpit of his Piper Cherokee 235, which he affectionately called Ole Blue.

Now, as he neared the airstrip, he shook off the apprehension and grabbed on to the assurance earned from years of experience and hours spent piloting.

Thank you, Beth, for sharing this book with my blog readers and me. I’m eager to read my copy that arrived a couple of days ago.

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Also available in Audiobook edition

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Caryl Kane said...

Hey Lena and Elizabeth! "Present Danger" sounds like a page-turner!

Caryl K in TEXAS

Valri said...

Lena! I love your books! Just finished reading your latest one! Thanks for interviewing Elizabeth. Her books are great too. I would love to win her current book. This series looks great!

Valri, also in Texas!!!

Beth Goddard said...

Thanks so much for having me on the blog, Lena! I look forward to responding to the comments! I hope you got your copy of the book and will enjoy it!

Sheri Andes said...

It was good to get to know more about Elizabeth and her book looks very interesting. It's been a while since I've read her work. Also going to go check out some of your work Lena and see if it fits with the genres I usually read.

Sheri A in Utah

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Goddard's romantic suspense really keeps you on your toes. I never figure out who the bad guy is. I'm always up for one of her new titles and especially a new series.
Perrianne Askew from Central Texas
perrianne (DOT) Askew (AT) me (DOT) com

Linda Stringer said...

This looks like a fantastic story! Would love to read it

Debbie S said...

Really enjoyed the interview with Elizabeth Goddard and I would definitely love to win a copy of the book.

Debbie from Pennsylvania

Joan A said...

Hello from southeast Missouri! I love everything by Beth Goddard! jarning67@hotmail(dot)com

Autumn Rowland said...

Hello from Midwest Kansas :)

Cheri said...

I'm a former Illinoisan who now lives in Wisconsin. After reading that first chapter of Elizabeth's book I can say "I like her style of writing!"

rubynreba said...

I love romantic suspense! The interview was interesting and I look forward to reading Present Danger.
Beth from Iowa

Lucy Reynolds said...

I love Elizabeth’s books and haven’t gotten this one yet. On my list. Blessings from WV.

Kay Garrett said...

Elizabeth Goddard is a wonderful author and PRSENT DANGER is an amazing book. I loved it!

Whoever is the fortunate winners is in for a real treat!
Kay Garrett from Mountain View, AR
2clowns at arkansas dot net

Jan Tomalis said...

This sounds intriguing! One more to read!

Beth Goddard said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone! said...

What a Fabulous idea this book delves into, Native American artifact trafficking. I love the world of
Art's and Native Americans are never written about
enough. Both have wonderful spiritual foundations.

I have found great enjoyment in Elizabeth Goddard
writing📚 Fascinating suspence, wonderful characters,
Gripping stories.

I live in North Carolina, the lower-middle part. Hot,hot in summers, mild winters, rainy in between🌲🌲
Enjoyable interview, thank you.

traveler said...

A captivating subject and enthralling novel. Anne in NM.

petite said...

An intriguing and wonderful book. Interesting interview. Live in NM. Pearl.

Tdstevens said...

Great interview and book sounds wonderful. Enjoy your books very much. Austin TX

Melanie Backus said...

I am intrigued by this one!
Melanie Backus, TX

Sharon Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway SC.

Pam said...

Love Elizabeth Goddard's books! She ranks in probably my top 10 suspense authors. Would love to win "Present Danger"!

Pam in OH