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Ready for a little excitement? Lisa Harris’s newest romantic suspense, A Secret to Die For, released last week! I’ll be sharing my thoughts on it soon (but a sneak peek? So far it’s really good!). I’m excited to have Lisa visiting with us again today to share about this newest story. Before we begin, let’s take a quick look at the back cover.
Psychologist Grace Callahan has no idea that she has a secret–one worth killing for. But when she finds out one of her clients has been murdered, she quickly realizes that the computer security specialist wasn’t simply suffering from paranoia.
Detective Nate Quinn has just been cleared for active duty after a bombing killed eighteen people, including his partner, and left him dealing with PTSD. His first case back on the job involves the murder of Stephen Shaw, and his only lead turns out to be an old friend, Grace Callahan–and her life is in grave danger. Someone believes Shaw gave his psychologist information before he died. Information they are willing to kill for.
With her signature pulse-pounding suspense, Lisa Harris takes readers deep into the heart of fear in this race against the clock.
Welcome back, Lisa! What inspired you to write A Secret to Die For?
It began with the question of what would happen if a psychologist knew something they shouldn’t because of one of their clients. Something that would in turn risk their life. And that was the beginning premise of this story!
That’s a great beginning, because what if it really did happen?! Why did you choose this particular setting, and have you been there?
I’m a Texas girl at heart, even though I didn’t grow up there. Two of my three kids were born there and we lived in Dallas for about seven years. Even now I’m an official Texas resident, so it’s been fun to set a book there!
I didn’t know that. How fun! What do you hope your readers take away from this novel?
This story deals with both a hero and heroine who are struggling with loss. I think that is something that we all can relate to, so I wanted to take their journey at a point where they ended up helping each other deal with those losses.
For Grace and Nate, these losses play a large role in bringing them to a place where they discover unexpected love with each other, and together they are able to help each other find peace through Him. It’s not a peace that makes any earthly sense. Instead, it’s a peace that “exceeds anything we can understand.” Philippians 4:7 (NLT) That is something I pray my readers take from this as well.
Since so many people can indeed relate to that in one way or another, that’s a great reminder and encouragement! Could you tell us a little about yourself? What is your:
Favorite color? Purple
Favorite season? Spring
Favorite writing snack? Licorice
Favorite beverage? Lemonade
Favorite animal? Lions
I’m sensing a recurring element here, Lisa… 😉 Authors are busy people. How do you juggle all of the demands on your time, so that you can maintain your sanity?
I’m not sure there is much sanity left at this point? ☺ Right now, things are extra crazy in my life. I have three kids living in three different states/countries, and my husband is in yet another country. I’m here in the US temporarily taking care of my mother, so there are definitely lots of pulls on my time and energy. I’m trying to take one day at a time, get enough sleep, eat well, exercise (trying to!) and definitely spending a lot of time praying!
Oh, wow! Taking care of yourself is absolutely important right now, and we can add our prayers as well! If you could offer a word of encouragement to an aspiring author, what would you say?
Keep writing and never give up! It’s hard, and there are sacrifices along the way, but if it’s what you feel you are called to do, then learn, read, and write, write, write!
Great advice! Thanks for taking time out of your busy days to share with us today, Lisa!
Your turn! Using the “favorites” questions above (favorite color, season, writing/reading snack, beverage, and animal), can you truthfully answer two of those with something that starts with the same letter as your first name? Can you do three?
More about Lisa:
LISA HARRIS is a Christy Award finalist for Blood Ransom and Vendetta, Christy Award winner for Dangerous Passage, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 (Blood Covenant) and 2015 (Vendetta) from Romantic Times. She has over thirty novels and novella collections in print. She and her family have spent almost fifteen years working as missionaries in Africa. When she’s not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. For more information about her books and life in Africa visit her website at www.lisaharriswrites.com
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A Secret to Die For Giveaway:
Lisa has generously offered to give away a paperback copy of A Secret to Die For. Giveaways are subject to the Giveaway Policy.