26 October 2022

Explosive Christmas Showdown | Book Review + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


A bomber brings terror to Christmas

as the presents go tick… tick… boom.

With criminal investigative analyst Olive Wells at the center of a bomber’s dangerous game, she’ll do anything to catch the culprit—even work with her ex-fiancé and his K-9 detector dog. But with the Christmas rampage drawing ever closer, Zac Turner’s convinced the attacks are personal. Can they piece together their ties to the bomber… before another gift explodes?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: October 25, 2022


An action-packed Christmas story from Darlene L. Turner and Love Inspired Suspense!

The Jingle Bell Bomber is wreaking havoc on the Christmas season, and Olive and Zac seem to be the ones capable of putting an end to it. Of course, as they work together, these two must delve into their shared historyand maybe even find a way into a shared future (after all the danger is done).

I love a good Christmas story, and Explosive Christmas Showdown definitely provides some twists and turns in addition to romance. I enjoyed following this couple as they skirted danger and revealed secrets, and I am sure that any romantic-suspense lover will have with this one, too, this holiday season.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Darlene L. Turner is an award-winning author and lives with her husband, Jeff in Ontario, Canada. Her love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message.

Connect with Darlene by visiting darlenelturner.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


(3) winners will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 24, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 31, 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 sharing your review - sounds like my kind of book! :)

  2. Antoinette M26/10/22 14:58

    Thanks for the review. Sounds thrilling!

  3. This book will bring some excitement during a quiet evening during the holiday season.

  4. Explosive Christmas Showdown sounds like a book that I won't be able to put down! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Hallie, for sharing your review!

    Have a sunshiny day!

  5. I can not wait to check thus book out.