14 February 2023

Detecting Secrets | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


Tracking the scents of the missing

might be the only way to save them.

Partnered with her air-scent dog and Sheriff Dennis Monroe, marriage and family therapist Charlotte Bradley is desperate to put an end to a black-market baby smuggling ring in Anderson County. Who is kidnapping the pregnant girls she counsels and taking their babies? As Charlotte searches for answers, she and Dennis must dodge gunfire and deadly attacks. But the sinister agenda they uncover just might include her.

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: February 21, 2023


Charlotte dropped to the ground, and Theo lay beside her, panting in her lap. She ran a hand over his head. She’d give him water and food in a minute, but first she had to catch her breath.

Dennis slipped off his backpack, strode to the entrance and peered out.

His actions sent her pulse racing. “Is there a problem?”

He turned to face her. “Other than someone trying to kill us?” He rubbed his forehead with the back of his glove. “I’m sorry. I’m usually not so grumpy.”

“I get it.” She tilted her head and studied him. As sheriff, Dennis had to be used to tense situations. So why did the man look like a rubber band ready to snap? “Did the man follow us?”

“Not that I know of.”

“Then what’s wrong? Is there something else going on that you want to talk about? I’m a good listener.”

He pursed his lips, and his chest rose and fell. The man remained silent.

Nope, he had no intention of sharing. It didn’t take a degree in psychology to figure that out.


Award-winning, bestselling author Sami Abrams grew up hating to read. It wasn’t until her 30’s that she found authors that captured her attention. Now, most evenings, you can find her engrossed in a Romantic Suspense. In her opinion, a crime and a little romance is the recipe for a great story.

She lives in Northern California, but she will always be a Kansas girl at heart. She has a love of sports, family, and travel. However, a cabin at Lake Tahoe writing her next story is definitely at the top of her list.

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


(2) winners will receive a copy of Detecting Secrets (print US only, ebook international) and a $10 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 14, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 21, 2023. 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 print. Ebook international. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.



  1. I liked the excerpt. Sounds like a good story.

  2. Thank you for being part of the blog tour for "Detecting Secrets" by Sami A. Abrams.

    Fabulous book by a wonderful author with a great cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. I am excited to read this.

  4. This will be an exciting and intriguing story.