to my Christian romantic suspense book
review page, this month featuring . . .
Stone. As a new mother, she decided to try her
hand at writing children's books but soon learned she preferred writing
for the adult market. Doing some research, she discovered that romance
commanded "the biggest chunk of the fiction market." So,
she "read across the different Harlequin lines and settled on
romantic suspense. I enjoy writing about characters falling in love
while their lives are in jeopardy."
first novel, Random Acts, finaled
in the unpublished, inspirational category of the Daphne du Maurier
Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. "I went on to publish
that book with Samhain Publishing."
(Love Inspired Suspense, July 2015) is her fifth
novel published by LIS.
Attacked as she prepared for her gift shop's grand opening,
presses the silent alarm and escapes onto the street. Breathing hard,
she wonders, what did her attacker mean by, "Where is the package?"
Special Agent Johnny Rock grabs
Ellie as she bursts through the front door of Gifts and More. Back
in town and working undercover on an important case, he can't believe
she is a party to the crime he hopes to solve, but she is definitely
involved in some way--and in danger. How can he ensure her safety
and discover the truth when his past as a lawman nearly destroyed
is a real page-turner! Be prepared to follow
Ellie and Johnny through baffling suspense and the intricacies of
overcoming their barriers to love. This is an up-all-night novel.
says, "When I wrote High-Risk
Homecoming, I initially thought I'd like to do something
with white-collar crime and center the book around crime in the art
world. However, as the story developed, the art shop turned into a
gift shop, and white-collar crime turned into drug dealing. Sometimes
the kernel of an idea turns into something all together different."
The setting is
a fictional town she called Williamstown, NY, modeled it after one
of her favorite villages near Williamsville, NY, where she lives.
"I like fictionalizing towns because it allows me the freedom
to make stuff up."
next inspirational romantic suspense is Plain
Threats, also with Harlequin's Love Inspired Suspense line.
It will release in September 2015. "This is my third book set
in the Amish town of Apple Creek, NY. The first two are Plain
Pursuit and Plain Peril."
Fisher's life was turned upside down when her husband was accused
of murder and died in prison. Now, more than a year later, someone
is reminding the Amish widow that all hasn't been forgiven. But Rebecca
isn't about to pay for the sins of someone else's past. So when the
threats escalate and her rebellious stepson starts keeping secrets,
Rebecca turns to former army ranger Jake Burke for help. She knows
the Englisher is an honorable man, but being around him rattles her
traditional community. Before long, Rebecca senses Jake is the only
person she can trust with her safety
and with her fragile heart.
more about Alison Stone and
her books, go to Alison