Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Yuletide Defender by Sandra Robbins

Hi from Sandra Robbins in Tennessee where the temperature has dipped lower than we've experienced in a long time. We even had some snow yesterday which has put me in the Christmas spirit even more.

I love this time of year, and this year I have a special reason to be excited. My Love Inspired Suspense Yuletide Defender released last week. This is my third book with Love Inspired, and I have to admit I still can hardly believe it when I see my book for sale. Saturday when I was in Walmart and spied it among the other December releases, I could only stand and stare at it and thank God for blessing me so much.

As you can probably guess from the title, Yuletide Defender has a Christmas theme. The plot involves an anonymous source who tells Rachel Long, a determined newspaper reporter, he believes a vigilante is responsible for the deaths of gang members in the city. Rachel who needs a big story to advance her career decides to find out the truth. Matt Franklin, a police detective, is worried for the feisty reporter who keeps showing up in the wrong part of town and becomes her protector. The two of them find that a threatening gang war is propelling them to a showdown—just in time for Christmas.

I had a good time writing this book because I got to incorporate the suspenseful plot with the Christmas season. Sometimes the holidays and the suspense overlapped, however, when a rogue Santa Claus brought terror into Rachel's life. But as we know, in the end right has to prevail.

I hope your Christmas is peaceful and happy, and I hope Santa leaves lots of Love Inspired books in your stocking!


Rose said...

I love books that are mysteries and I love the season of winter with an added bonus of Christmas.

Jill W said...

I'll definitely be picking up Yuletide Defender the next time I'm in Walmart. It sounds like a great read! I can't even imagine the feeling you experienced when you spied it in Walmart. Congrats! I hope one day I'll be in your shoes. I have a lot to learn first. My sister lives in Nashville, she said they're expecting an ice storm on Wednesday. It's just too dang cold here in Charlotte!

Lily Sue said...

Sandra, Congratulations!! I hope to someday stand in Walmart (or any store carrying books!), and see one of my books on the shelf! I am writing my first novel and I pray daily for each word to be anointed by God and that one day I will be published. This is a lifetime dream for me. I've had a wonderful career in Nursing and Missions. God has blessed me in so many wonderful ways. I will try to find your book and look forward to reading it. Again, congratulations! God bless you! Merry Christmas!!!

Susan Sleeman said...

Sandra, I really enjoyed your post as my latest book for Love Inspired Suspense is a Christmas book, too. It's so fun that I am writing it during the actual Christmas season. The book, The Christmas Witness won't release until Dec, 2011, though.

Lily Sue said...

Dear Sandra, I looked for your book a few days ago (at Baker Books in Grand Rapids) and could not find it. The lady at the counter looked it up for me, and said they don't have it in. Can you tell me where I can find a copy, please? Thank you so much!
Merry Christmas!