Thursday, June 30, 2011

I can’t tell you how excited I’ve been because my new Love Inspired Suspense Dangerous Reunion released this week. I’ve looked forward to this book’s release for a long time.
Three years ago my son, granddaughter, and I traveled to Ocracoke Island on vacation. This tiny speck of land is one of the barrier islands twenty-five miles off the coast of North Carolina and was the headquarters of Blackbeard the Pirate in the early 1700s. In fact he met his death just off shore in a bloody battle. A two-and-a-half-hour ferry ride is required to get to the island, but once there the magic of the island takes over.
I knew right away I wanted to write a book set on the island where sea oats wave in the breeze along the beaches that have been voted the most beautiful in the nation. Even while I was there I started plotting a story line. Much to my delight, however, the book I wrote turned into a three book series about the Michaels family who live on the island. Dangerous Reunion is the story of the eldest daughter Kate who is a deputy sheriff on the island.
Here's the back cover blurb:
A murderer on tiny, safe Ocracoke Island? Deputy Sheriff Kate Michaels doesn't want to believe it-until someone at the crime scene starts shooting at her. Then Nashville detective Brock Gentry shows up. Brock broke her heart years ago when he called off their engagement. Now, torn apart by a case, Brock seeks sanctuary on the island. Yet as the threats against Kate escalate-and Kate's sisters are targeted-she turns to the man she's never stopped loving. Even if their reunion is more dangerous than it ever was before.
You can watch the trailer here.
The story is packed with suspense, but the main theme of the book is forgiveness. Mark 11:25 serves as a focal scripture for the story: And when ye pray, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Although Kate has always had a difficult time forgiving others, she comes to understand true happiness depends on following what Jesus said.  
The second book in the series, Shattered Identity, features Kate's long-lost brother Scott as he helps a young woman solve the mystery of her mother’s death by supposedly jumping from the widow’s walk of the island lighthouse twenty-five years earlier. Fatal Disclosure, the third book, relates the adventures of Kate and Scott's sister Betsy as she assists a DEA agent to bring down a drug smuggling ring. Both of these release next year.

I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July, and if you want an explosive read, I hope you'll choose Dangerous Reunion.
Leave a comment, and you just might win a copy.  


  1. The books sound wonderful, Sandra! Can't wait to get my hands on Dangerous Reunion.

  2. Congrats, Sandra. Ocracoke is indeed beautiful. It was one of our favorite vacation spots. We met up with friends there a few years back, who brought along their new daughter-in-law of six months. Tragedy struck when she got caught in a riptide and drowned. It was devastating.

  3. Sounds like a great read!

  4. Your book sounds great! I'd love to read it. The book description sounds fascinating.

  5. Ooh, I love the trailer! Very suspenseful. The second and third books in the series sound just as intriguing as Dangerous Reunion.

  6. I can't wait to read this book, Sandra (as well as #2 and #3 lol)!!! I really enjoy books that have mystery and inspiration!! I have your book, Yuletide Defender, on my tbr shelf and will get to it soon!

  7. "Dangerous Reunion" looks like a wonderful read, indeed the entire series does too.



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