Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sweet Saturday Sample

Journey to Redemption - Inspirational Romantic Suspense - Rated PG - Releases August 1st!

Detective Morgan Reynolds thought her nightmare was over when serial killer Gerald ‘The Slasher’ Tate was sent to prison for her husband’s murder. But she was wrong. The Slasher has escaped and he’s making it even more personal this time. Tate has kidnapped her son and is giving her 72 hours to find the answers he wants or Jared dies.


Please, God…please let him be at one of his friends’. Please let him be safe!

Morgan fought off the threatening tears as she searched her bedroom, the guest bedroom, and the bathrooms before heading back downstairs.

“Afternoon, Sergeant.” Morgan froze at the familiar voice coming from her answering machine. She stepped into the living room and stared at the black box next to the phone. “Not to worry, you’re little boy is safe and sound. He’ll stay that way as long as you don’t contact your buddies down at the police station. I’ll be in touch soon.” She looked at Chase.

“Sorry. I thought maybe he’d left you a message,” he said.

“Oh no.” Her worst fear confirmed, Morgan sank onto the couch and wrapped her arms around her midsection. She struggled to fight off the nausea that threatened to consume her.

“Get me the captain.”

Morgan looked up and saw Chase on the phone. She rushed to his side, grabbed the receiver from his hand, and slammed it down on its cradle then glared at him. “What are you doing?”

“Following procedure. The faster we act, the better the chances…”

“You heard what he said, no cops.”

“Come on, Morgan, be realistic. We have to follow protocol.”

“Forget protocol. We’re talking about my son here. I’m not going to do anything that will endanger his life.”

“I know he’s your son, and I know what’s at stake. You’re a cop, Morgan. You know the first twelve hours are the most crucial. We have to call the captain and get the FBI in here.”

She shook her head. “No. No cops, and no FBI.” Her voice trembled as she spoke. “I’ve already lost my husband. I can’t lose Jared too. Please, Chase…please just trust me on this.”

I'll have a drawing for a PDF copy of Journey to Redemption Sunday evening so be sure to leave your contact info if you'd like to be entered.

Journey to Redemption will be available for purchase Monday, August 1st, in ebook and print from Whimsical Publications,, Barnes & Noble, and other online bookstores.


Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Awesome book cover! I enjoyed your sample. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Great excerpt and I love the cover. Please enter me in your drawing.

Linda said...

I parent's nightmare! Would love to win. Please enter me. Thanks.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Lindsay said...

Okay. You've got me hooked, reeled in and wanting to read more

Anne Patrick said...

Thank you, ladies! I'm glad you enjoy the excerpt:).

Anonymous said...

And my TBR list just keeps getting longer. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Very intriguing. Must read more. I do want a chance to read this! wordsprite at gmail dot com

Sherry Gloag said...

I know this is fiction, but sometimes when I read an excerpt like this I wonder how I'd react in such a situation. I so want to read more of this. Great excerpt.

sherrygloag at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I know that scared feeling when you don't know where your child is. Luckily, mine were always at a friends! Intense excerpt.

Here's mine:

Lindsay said...

Oops. My Bad. I forgot to leave my email addy
lindsay at londsaydowns

Lindsay said...

I hate this new computer. I don't think I'll ever get use to the keyboard. Let's try again with the email
lindsay at lindsaydowns dot com

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Great cover. Good luck with your new release.

Marsha Ward said...

Oh, a parent's worst nightmare! Great excerpt.

Anne Patrick said...

Thank you for the comments and well wishes, everyone!

Anne Patrick said...

Linsday Downs is the winner of my drawing. Congratulations, Lindsay! I hope you enjoy the story.

Lindsay said...

Thank you. I can't wait to read the story