Tuesday, June 10, 2014

To Read or Not to Read

Susan Sleeman here. I recently went on a camping trip with my family. We rented cute little cabins in an Oregon State Park on the Pacific Ocean.

In Oregon in June, you can usually expect rain, but the weather cooperated. No rain and each day was in the low 70's with beautiful sunshine once the morning clouds burned off. However . . .

If you go to an Oregon beach at any time of year it can be chilly. It's nothing like going to beaches on the east coast where it's warm and you want to plunge into the water to cool off. Where you settle back in the warm sunshine in your bathing suit. Where you can pull out a book and simply relax and read.

Well as you can see my reading experience was totally different from what I describe. I wore heavy fleece pants, a fleece hoodie under a jacket with a hood, all zipped up tight at my neck as I huddled under the heavy comforter. I shivered until my goosebumps had goosebumps. But still, I braved the elements. Why? To enjoy the beauty that God created. To spend time with my family. And of course, to read to a good book.

I'd do just about anything to be swept away in a good book. How about you? How far would you go to read a book?



Gina Evans knows her brother was murdered—even if the police won't believe her. After catching a quick glimpse of the evidence her brother had gathered, the same criminals are after her and her baby niece. And Gina's only hope is the man she left behind.

Despite the painful memories, private investigator Derrick Justice won't fail Gina and her baby. Yet now, the woman he never stopped loving and the baby he's come to adore are in a killer's crosshairs. But can Derrick trap the cold-blooded murderer before he strikes again?

SUSAN SLEEMAN is a best-selling author of inspirational and clean read romantic suspense books. Her first book, High-Stakes Inheritance was an ECPA bestseller. Award nominations include No Way Out and The Christmas Witness for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence. Plus Thread of Suspicion was named 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Best Book Award.

In addition to writing, Susan also hosts the popular website TheSuspenseZone.com. She currently lives in Oregon, but has lived in nine states. Her husband is a realtor and they have two daughters, a son-in-law, and an adorable grandson. . To connect with Susan outside of her – Website visit any of these social media sites-

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Thanks Jackie! Hi Jackie!