22 October 2020

Deadly Connection | Excerpt + Giveaway


Private Investigator, Reid Lucas, and his mentor, Joe Lockhart, haven’t spoken in years, but when Joe wants to meet in a small-town diner, Reid’s interest is piqued. Without explanation, Joe calls and tells Reid he has five minutes to get waitress, Quinn Matthews, and her son out of the diner before they’re kidnapped by the group of thugs about to walk through the diner’s front door.

Quinn Matthews’ life is simple and safe, exactly how she likes it—until Reid Lucas walks into the diner. Now, she and her son are running for their lives, and she has no idea why. But when the father of her son shows up and dies saving them, she realizes they all have one deadly connection: Joe Lockhart. Now, she’ll have to trust the mysterious private investigator to not only save their lives but connect her past to her present so they can figure out who is after them. And why.

As the danger escalates, unexpected feelings arise. Reid doesn’t believe he’s worthy of Quinn’s love–or God’s. And Quinn is too worried about having her heart broken again and the effect of having a new man in her son’s life. Can they let go of their preconceived notions of love and relationships, or are they doomed to just let go of each other?

Publisher: Anaiah Press
Release Date: October 20, 2020


Quinn left Reid in the front room, fiddling with the antennae on the television, while she got JJ ready for bed. Once he was settled in, she made her way to the kitchen. She distinctly remembered seeing Mrs. Stevenson put hot chocolate in one of the grocery sacks.

She made a cup for herself and one for Reid, then took it to him. He was sitting on the couch.

“Thank you.” He took the cup she offered.

She sat on the opposite side of the couch and pulled her legs up under her. A black-and-white Western movie was playing on the television.

“Sorry.” He nodded at the TV. “It’s the only channel I could get to come through.”

“This is perfect.” And she meant it.

“A fan of cowboys, huh?” He took a sip from his mug.

He had no idea. “I’m a fan of anything that’s not a cartoon.” She laughed. “Ah, mom life.”

“Yep. My life revolves around cartoons, toys, dirt, and boogers. It’s nice to have some adult time.”

“Boogers?” He wrinkled his nose. The action softened the rough planes of his face. He was quite handsome.

“You have no idea.” She shrugged.

He laughed. She liked the sound of his laugh. She took a drink, and the chocolate slid down her throat, warming her from the inside out.


Jennifer Pierce currently lives in Arkansas with her husband and two children. Her debut novel, Hidden Danger, is a 2019 Selah Award winner, and her second novel, Expecting Danger is a 2019 Selah Award finalist. Deadly Connection is her third novel. She also has a contemporary romance Christmas novella, Giving Grace, releasing November 13, 2020. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and River Valley Writers.


(1) winner will receive autographed copies of Hidden Danger & Expecting Danger plus a custom Jennifer Pierce Author tumbler designed by Fine Designs by Megan!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 20, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on October 27, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  2. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "Deadly Connection". Jennifer Pierce is a new to me author, but hopefully not for long. Enjoyed the excerpt and can't wait for the chance to read the book.
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