29 July 2020

Harmful Haven | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


Everyone has secrets…Yet not everyone has lives depending on them being kept.

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Inessa Jo Ellingson, a trained nurse, uses her home as a secret safe haven for abuse victims. When unusual incidents start to turn into threats, Inessa works diligently to protect her secret and the safety of those who depend on her.

Retired Marine Sergeant, Torian von Arx, hired to find a missing person meets the stubborn Inessa who seems determined to stall his mission. As trouble brews, he feels compelled to protect her against the secret that threatens to destroy them both.

Will they be able to trust each other in time to save the others?

Release Date: August 2020


She admired her parents and everything they had achieved. Even her older brother made something of his life. She felt like a failure. No job. On the verge of destroying the very thing her family worked hard to protect. Hiding from her troubles in her mother's pantry.

Her spoon clunked the side of the metal bowl. Scrapping the bowl for the last bit of honey mousse.

“I know you’re in there.” Torian’s voice sounded along with a knock that echoed through her small space. “You can’t hide in there forever.”

She scooted deeper into the dark corner. Tears soaked her face. She did not want anyone to see her like this.

In silence she waited. Hoping he’d walk away and leave her to wallow in her misery alone. Just like everyone else did. Just as God’s voice had abandoned her.

“I’m not leaving until your arm is patched up. Is it still bleeding? Inessa?” His voice softened as he said her name. The latch on the door jiggled. “Inessa unlock this door or I’m taking the hinges off. Inessa please. I need to know you’re okay.”


Emily Yager writes Inspirational Romance and Romantic Suspense novels set among the lakes, rivers, and north woods of Minnesota. When Emily is not writing, she is collecting plants, listening to music, searching for a new history book to explore, or dealing with the dramas of a bi-polar prima donna canine and writing puppy sidekick, Xian. She lives on the family farm in northwestern Minnesota.


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  1. Thank you so much for sharing!!


  2. Sounds like a great book. Looking forward to reading it.

  3. very nice cover, this sounds great

  4. This sounds like a really great read.

  5. Thanks for sharing about this suspenseful book!

  6. Intriguing excerpt! Thank you for sharing.