13 September 2022

Forged | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


The one missing person he can’t find

is the one who matters the most.

Private Investigator Jax Rodriguez has been searching for his brother, Diego, for twenty years. When he stumbles upon another lead, he makes an agonizing decision—he will follow this last trail until it grows cold, and then he will marry the woman he loves and abandon his quest once and for all.

Artist Mikayla Grant is terrified of losing another person close to her, but she has to let Jax go after his brother. Given the secrecy surrounding Diego’s disappearance, clearly Jax is heading into danger. When all contact with him is abruptly cut off, can Mikayla trust that God’s promise to never leave or forsake Jax will be enough to bring him safely home, or does she need to take matters into her own hands?

As Jax attempts to survive the dangerous streets of Caracus, Venezuela and then face the myriad of unknown threats in the El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico, he is not the only one following his brother’s trail.

A ruthless drug lord bent on revenge is using all his resources to discover the truth about what happened to Diego. If Jax can’t stay one step ahead of his pursuer, then he, like his brother, could disappear and never be heard from again.

Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date: September 5, 2022



Jax swiped away the last of the moisture beneath his eye with his thumb. The other man winced. “I truly am sorry for your loss. I loved him too. Diego was an extraordinary man.”

Extraordinary? That seemed a strange adjective to apply to a drug dealer who’d likely met his end during a deal gone bad in an alley somewhere. Jax contemplated the man. He was tall and lean, with hazel eyes and, somewhat surprisingly, blond hair cut short in a military style. With his wire-rimmed glasses, he resembled an academic more than a drug kingpin, but appearances could be deceiving. “Do you know how he died?”

The man’s features hardened slightly. “Those kinds of questions are dangerous.”

Which wasn’t a no.

“If you hope to leave Puerto Rico alive, you won’t ask any others.”


Sara Davison is the author of four romantic suspense series—The Seven Trilogy, The Night Guardians, The Rose Tattoo Trilogy, and Two Sparrows for a Penny, as well as the standalone, The Watcher. A finalist for more than a dozen national writing awards, she is a Word, Cascade, and Carol Award winner. She currently resides in Ontario with her husband, Michael, and their three mostly grown kids. Like every good Canadian, she loves coffee, hockey, poutine, and apologizing for no particular reason.

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(2) winners will receive a paperback copy of Forged and a $25 Amazon gift card.

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight September 12, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 19, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. thanks for being on the tour, Hallie!

  2. I love reading a good romantic suspense.

  3. Thank you for sharing this excerpt, the book sounds wonderful

  4. This sounds like an excellent read.