Blog Tour – Deep Extraction

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DEEP EXTRACTION

An FBI Task Force Novel, Book 2

by

DiAnn Mills

Genre: Contemporary / Mystery / Christian

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

Date of Publication: April 4, 2017

Number of Pages: 413

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Cover hi res Deep ExtractionA pacemaker should have saved oil and gas magnate Nathan Moore’s life. Instead, it provided his killer with a seemingly perfect means of execution.

A bombing at one of Nathan’s oil rigs days earlier indicates his death could be part of a bigger conspiracy, a web Special Agent Tori Templeton must untangle. But her first order of business is separating the personal from the professional—the victim’s wife, her best friend, is one of the FBI’s prime suspects.

Clearing Sally’s name may be the biggest challenge of her career, but Tori finds an unexpected ally in the newest member of the task force, recently reinstated Deputy US Marshal Cole Jeffers. As Tori and Cole dig deeper into Nathan’s personal and business affairs, they uncover more than they bargained for. And the closer they get to finding the real killer—and to each other—the more intent someone is on silencing them for good.

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Praise for Deep Extraction

“Combined with intense action and stunning twists, this search for truth keeps readers on the edges of their favorite reading chairs.”  Romantic Times

“Mills many fans will devour” Library Journal

Goodreads readers praise Deep Extraction

“This was truly an amazing, suspenseful read that can be held up as an example of what good Christian suspense should be.”  

“DiAnn Mills’ writing is evocative of an excellent crime show. Sharp and to the point. Just how I imagine law enforcement work, think and talk.”

“Mills’ has captured the rush of adrenaline along with a good romance. Suspense and adventure are the real stars of this book.  Her motto is, “Expect an Adventure,” and she achieves it in this book.”

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4 Agencies You Didn’t Know Worked with the FBI

DiAnn Mills

In the research stage of the FBI Task Force series, I needed to understand what Federal agencies and law enforcement associations worked with the FBI. The various agencies have unique expertise, and when united, crimes are solved and people protected. If a crime is not under the jurisdiction of the FBI, they must be invited to assist.

Four agencies that work with the FBI caught me by surprise.

  1. Local health departments.
  2. US Marshals
  3. CIA
  4.  Tribal law enforcement

“The FBI’s Office of Partner Engagement (OPE) builds bridges, creates new partnerships, and strengthens and supports relationships between the FBI and other federal agencies, as well as with state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement; national and international law enforcement associations; and others within the broad public safety, law enforcement, and homeland security communities. The OPE serves as the FBI’s primary liaison for the law enforcement community, representing the perspectives of chiefs, sheriffs, and law enforcement associations within the FBI.”

The information helped me to create Deadly Encounter. In this story, the FBI was asked to assist Houston’s health department and Police Department to solve a potential domestic terrorism crime.

In the second book, Deep Extraction, the Houston Police Department and the FBI were currently working a crime when a murder occurred. The FBI enlisted the help of a Deputy US Marshal.

In the third book, High Treason . . . actually, I’m not going to give the federal agency who works with the FBI just yet. But it is huge.

The more I write about the FBI and their extensive work, the more I want to know more.

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DiAnn Mills headshotDiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian Fiction category for Firewall.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association; International Thriller Writers, and the Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of Romance Writers of America. She is co-director of The Author Roadmap with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.

DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.

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Blog Tour and Review – The Grave Tender

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THE GRAVE TENDER

by

Eliza Maxwell

Genre: Women’s Fiction / Psychological Suspense

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Date of Publication: April 11, 2017

Number of Pages: 248

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Blog Tour & Review – Almost a Minyan

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ALMOST A MINYAN

by

LORI S. KLINE

ARTWORK BY SUSAN SIMON

Genre: Picture Book / Jewish Traditions

Publisher: Sociosights Press
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Date of Publication: April 5, 2017

Number of Pages: 40

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Will she be the one to take Grandfather’s place? 

According to Jewish tradition, a quorum of ten adults is required for public worship. Almost a Minyan traces the story of a young girl whose father and grandfather are regular participants in the town’s minyan – until her beloved Zayde passes on.

Without him, it is even harder for her father to find enough people to make a minyan. Then one day, he brings Zayde’s tefillin to his eldest daughter. A striking new addition to the diverse books movement, Almost a Minyan shares important Hebrew terms and religious concepts through a compelling and beautifully illustrated story for children.

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PRAISE FOR ALMOST A MINYAN:

 “A warmhearted introduction to coming-of-age in a worship community.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A story of inclusion, belonging and equality. I loved the modern, egalitarian, and traditional values shared in this meaningful story. This is a wonderful modern story for our children and grandchildren!”

Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray

Congregation Shir Shalom, CT

Founder of the Women Cantors’ Network

 

“A delightful read for girls and boys alike, this poetic family tale brings a wonderful sentimentality to daily Jewish prayers. Moreover, the beauty of the illustrations contributes additional warmth to this snapshot of Jewish life. A nice addition for all libraries and all ages.”

Rabbi Jimmy Kessler, DHL, DD

Congregation B’nai Israel, Galveston

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Almost a Minyan is a beautifully told and illustrated children’s book.

As an adult without much knowledge of Judaism or its practices, I still found the terms to make sense within the context, and there was a wonderful glossary at the back of the book that affirmed the meaning of many of the words.

I think the character’s desire to be an active part of her community, her love of her family, her concern for her father, and her nervousness at doing things right are mostly universal, and translate to people of all backgrounds, making it enjoyable to anyone.

I liked how the illustrations were themed. Watching the same scene as the main character is an onlooker to watching that scene where she is a part of it is a fun comparison.

Thank you to Sociosights press for the free review copy (this does not affect my review).

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author pic KlineLori Sales Kline heralds from Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, PA, which hosts a wonderfully rich Jewish community that fueled her love for Jewish tradition, ritual and practice at home and at, “the shul.”  Following her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Texas in Austin, Lori chose to make Austin her home, largely due to the spiritual connection she felt in the close-knit Austin Jewish community.  In her spare time, Lori enjoys camping, celebrating Judaism with her husband and son, and friends. She previously authored the children’s picture book,  Josiah’s Dreams.

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Susan Simon’s illustrations feature expressive children, humor, sweetness, and imaginative whimsy. She has illustrated seventeen children’s books. Susan lives in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona, with the saguaro cactuses, the coyotes, the Catalina mountains, and her husband, D.B., a music theory professor at the University of Arizona.

As a very young child, Susan both learned from and fell in love with the goodness and beauty readable in some children’s book illustrations. Without having words for it, she understood very young the power of a picture to inform deeply. When she’s not trying to give her all to share with children that kind of quality in her own work, she enjoys walking her two beloved rescued mutts – Oatcake and Peach – riding her giant green bicycle, and playing her growly old accordion.

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Blog Tour – Bulletins from Dallas

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BULLETINS FROM DALLAS

Reporting the JFK Assassination

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BILL SANDERSON

Genre: Biography / Journalism

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

Date of Publication: November 1, 2016

Number of Pages: 280

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Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet – Book Blitz

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 7 till 13 February. You can see the blitz schedule here. Continue reading “Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet – Book Blitz”