Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Elite Guardians

Cover ArtIntensity. Skill. Tenacity.
The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have it all.

When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians to protect his son. But when Wade's bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap.

Olivia's skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade's stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him--including Olivia. But in her mind, even more dangerous than the threats to her life is the hold her handsome client has on her heart.
Publication: February 2nd 2016
 by Revell  

My Thoughts:

Today is release day for Always Watching!!!
 Yes, I'm excited because this means the adventure begins.

With this being the first book in a new series it gives you the background of the developing the Elite Guardians agency.   
  Three, young women involved in different forms of law enforcement meet each other in Athens, Greece while attending bodyguard school. After graduation they formed their own company, Elite Guardians, and as the business grew other agents have been hired.  The Elite Guardians is a group of strong women who put their lives in danger to protect others.  Their clientele ranges from someone famous, like a musical star or politician, to just someone feeling they need protection, but also they are contracted through the mayor of Greenville, South Carolina to assist the police when needed.  As a result of this they carry law enforcement powers where they can investigate or arrest should the need arise.  

 This book cover is different from any of Lynette Eason's previous titles. It is  beautiful and gives you a glimpse of how intense this story will be. 

Behind the cover video:

 From page one I was pulled into this adventure.  It opens with one of the Elite Guardians and their client, Wade Savage, being attacked in the parking lot of his radio show and the edge of your seat suspense begins.   Olivia Edwards steps up to take on the protection detail.  Olivia and Wade are very strong, well developed characters that have real issues.  Olivia grew up in foster care after her parents were killed in an accident, then her foster sister was killed during a mob attack and lastly she has drifted away from God.  Wade brings his own issues- his mother was killed by a stalker when he was very young, his first wife drove off a cliff after a night of drinking, he is also raising their daughter who has severe panic attacks and then his friend and soon to be fiance` committed suicide with not apparent reason.  
As the story progresses Olivia and Wade find things more complicated than they ever imagined. Not only has the stalker upped thier game, but the attraction between Olivia and Wade is heating up.  The stalker seems to have intimate knowledge of not only Wade's life, but also every step he takes and is attacking everyone close to Wade.  

This is a fast paced story that flows effortlessly and kept my attention.  In fact when I looked at the clock and it said 1 am I was still turning the pages.   The characters and setting are detailed and perceptive.  The author's ability to weave words together to bring her characters to life is amazing.  
This book is considered a suspense with a mild romance and it is, but it is also much more.  It gives us several messages of faith also.  It reminded me that no matter what struggles you face that God is always with you and that you must trust in God in all things.  
This is a book/series that I would recommend to anyone who loves suspense or a good, clean read. 

* I received this book free from the publisher  and author .  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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Meet the Author:

Lynette Eason 
Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice series and the Deadly Reunions series, as well as No One to Trust, Nowhere to Turn, and No Place to Hide in the Hidden Identity series. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She has a master's degree in education from Converse College and she lives in South Carolina.

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In August 2016, Without Warning, the second installment in this series will be released. Here's a look at it's cover:

Without Warning 


I received two copies of Always Watching and would love to gift one to someone in which I will pay for the postage.  If you are interested in the opportunity to win this book comment here which book you are most excited about that will be released this month. 
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To be included in the giveaway remember you must leave your email in the comments so I will be able to get in touch with you.This giveaway will run until February 19, 2016.


  1. Thanks for the giveaway, Katrina, and what a great post!! Just love that Behind the Cover video, very cool :) i took one look at this bookcover and knew I had to get a copy and your comments only confirmed that, sounds like such a great book!!

    I'm most excited about these books for February:
    Charity's Cross by MaryLu Tyndall (loved it)
    Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey
    The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
    Light of the Last by Chuck Black
    The Tethered World by Heather FitzGerald

    I'm already following your page and visited it now, love the profile photo you have of the bookshelves! I need a room like that :) Also visited Revell's page and now following them as well for the additional entries.

    Happy reading and blessings to you!

  2. Kara, thank you for your kind words. I agree I love the cover and honestly it really gives you just a hint at the intense story. This is a great story and wonderful start for a new series. The characters found a place in my heart right away.
    I just finished, last night, Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey. You will love it. She, Lynette and Dee Henderson have a collaboration coming out in May, Sins of the Past. I am looking forward to reading it.
    I wish I had a room with bookshelves like that also.lol
    Thank you for stopping by and happy reading.

  3. This is a great giveaway! I am most excited to read Always Watching. I absolutely love all of Lynette Eason's books and am excited to delve into the world of this new series! I am also looking forward to reading Maggie Brendan's A Sweet Misfortune. Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity!


    1. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, Lynette has a way of pulling you right into the story. I love reading her books. There's so many great books coming out. I think one of the things I really like is how many first books of a series are being released. If I said that correctly.lol
      Thank you again for stopping by. Good luck.

  4. Three of my most anticipated Christian Contemporary romances released or will release this month. One of them was a surprise early release. They are Amish Sweethearts by Leslie Gould, You're the One that I Want by Susan May Warren, and Change of Hearts by Courtney Walsh. Change of Hearts wasn't supposed to release until March 1, but it available to ship on Amazon right now. Amish Promises (book 1 in Leslie Gould's new series) was one of my favorite reads of 2015. Two romantic suspense books that I have been looking forward to are (of course) Lynette Eason's, Always Watching and Dani Pettrey's, Cold Shot. I am so excited for the female focused series.

    Katrina, I was already suscribed by email and following you and Revel on FB. I made sure to add you to my Twitter. Thank you for the giveaway. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

    1. Terrill, those are some great choices. I asked this question to see if maybe I was missing any being released that I would want to read. Thank you for letting me know about Change of Hearts by Courtney Walsh. I need to pick it up. It's really great that it's already released. The same thing happened with Step by Step by Candace Calvert. As a reader I love it when this happens. If you looked through my blog you will see I've read and review Cold Shot. You will love it. I, like you, love the female focused series, but I also like it when the women are shown in strong roles like with Olivia Edwards in this story.
      Thank you for stopping by. Happy Reading. Good luck in the giveaway.

  5. I hope I am not too late!! I am looking forward to reading If I Run by Terri Blackstock and of course this new one by Lynette Eason! Anything suspenseful calls my name!


    1. Aubrey, thank you for stopping by. I have to admit my favorite genre is suspenseful romance. I am also looking forward to If I Run also. Lynette has a great collaboration with Dani Pettrey and Dee Henderson coming out in May and I am really looking forward to reading it. Again thank you for stopping by. Happy Reading