Monday, June 12, 2017


Congratulations to "LibraryPat", the winner in Connie's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

Childhood trauma can absolutely set the course of a life—towards good or evil –depending on how the person responds. When Eve Jackson, the heroine of HIDDEN THREAT, was orphaned after her mother died from drinking contaminated water, she decided to fight back in the best way she knew how.

Eve is now an absolutely fierce clean water advocate. When she hears that a baby has been hospitalized from possible water contamination, she rushes back to her hometown of Safe Harbor, Florida, and starts flinging accusations around. She’s especially vocal in accusing local rancher Cole Sutton—who happens to be her high school crush—and the one man she could never forget.

But as she digs deeper and the danger around them escalates, she and Cole will have to trust each other enough to work together –if they want to survive the investigation.
Excerpt from HIDDEN THREAT
Eve walked out onto the porch when Cole rapped on the door.
“We brought your car back.”
“Thank you so much. I appreciate it. I could have gotten—“
“No problem.” By his expression, she knew he’d seen the article in the Gazette. Which told Eve she’d get the same warm welcome from all of Safe Harbor today.
“Don’t you ever get tired of causing trouble for people?”
“I wasn’t trying to cause—“
“If people think there’s a problem at Sutton Ranch, how do you think that will affect buyers for my livestock? Or the sale of the crops we’re growing?”
Eve thought of the calves they sold for veal and didn’t think a lack of buyers was a bad thing. But she wasn’t na├»ve. Selling calves was part of the business, an income ranchers like Cole depended on—no matter how much it horrified her. “I was just trying to—“
Cole planted both hands on his hips. “For once, Eve, I wish you would think about the collateral damage your crusading leaves behind.”
Without another word, he climbed behind the wheel of the pickup and disappeared.
Eve paced the porch for several minutes, then headed for the hospital before she exploded with frustration. She never wanted to hurt people, but she couldn’t just stop fighting for justice. Without people like her, who fought for the Glory Daughtrys of this world?

You can win a copy of HIDDEN THREAT in either print, e-book or audio. (Winner’s choice) To be entered, just leave me a comment and tell me about your favorite kind of heroine.


She’ll uncover who’s poisoning her hometown—at any cost.

An environmental crisis is the last thing clean-water crusader Eve Jackson expected in her hometown. She’s used to taking on powerful DC politicians in her fight, but when a baby in Safe Harbor, Florida, shows mysterious signs of possible poisoning, the danger hits painfully close to home, stirring memories of her own mother’s death.

Eve’s search leads her to the Sutton Ranch, now run by her high school crush, Cole. Focused on keeping the family ranch afloat as a series of deformed calves are born to his herd, Cole has no time for Eve’s crusade. But as her unwelcome questioning ostracizes her from locals, Cole’s irritation turns to intrigue—not only about the source of the poisoned water but also the tenacious, loyal, and passionate woman determined to help.

As Eve digs deeper into Cole’s operation, she sees her suspicions in Sutton Ranch may be misplaced. Yet she can’t shake the feeling that his ranch, and perhaps his past, hold the answers she seeks. When the sabotage escalates, the two must work together to uncover the culprit—if they can survive the investigation.

About Connie Mann
Connie Mann is a licensed boat captain and the author of romantic suspense novels Tangled Lies, Angel Falls and Trapped. Her latest novel, Hidden Threat, (book 2 of the Safe Harbor series) is now available from Waterfall Press. When she’s not dreaming up plotlines, you’ll find “Captain Connie” on Central Florida’s waterways, introducing boats full of schoolchildren to their first alligator. She’s also passionate about helping women and children in developing countries break the poverty cycle. She and her hubby love traveling and spending time on the water with their grown children and extended family. (Hubby says they are good at fishing, but lousy at catching.) Visit Connie online at

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HIDDEN THREAT is available in print, e-book or audio from Waterfall Press

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST June 13th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.


  1. A heroine like Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs. Smart & strong.

    janet_kerr at

  2. I like my heroines to be intelligent, independent, kick a$$ and have a great sense of humor. Basically everything I wish I was! TrishLeroy49 at gmail dot com

    1. TrishJ-Oh yes, on all of that, especially a great sense of humor!

  3. I like heroines who are strong, and independent, able to overcome a problem from their past.

  4. My favorite kind of heroine is tough but kind and clever.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

    1. Maureen--kind and clever is definitely a great combination! :)

  5. I love ones that show their personality, flaws and all.

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    1. LOL! Patience, my friend. Cat's story is coming. :)

  7. Strong and independent

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  8. smart and strong

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  9. I like a never give up heroine! This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

    mlawson17 at Hotmail dot com

    1. Martha, I love never give up heroines, too! Thank you and good luck in the drawing!

  10. I like a heroine who is independent and willing to fight for her beliefs and those she loves. She is intelligent and not afraid to let people know it. She has a good heart and a sense of humor.
    library pat AT com cast DOT net

    1. Pat, you are speaking my language! There is just something about a heroine willing to fight for those she loves!

  11. She must be intelligent, confident and true.


  12. I love a determined, maybe not super strong, but a brave, stalwart heroine who doesn't give matter what. I think there are some issues in life that take that kind of determination so that good can overcome evil. So nice to "meet" you on this blog, Connie! Romantic suspense is my go-to reading genre. Exciting and more "bang for the buck." :-)

  13. So nice to meet you, too, Janice! I love 'stalwart' as a description of a great heroine. I agree! Good luck on the giveaway. Hope you'll give Hidden Threat a read and let me know what you think of Eve. :)

  14. Thank you all for stopping by! I so enjoyed hearing about your favorite kinds of heroines. Good luck in the drawing--and happy reading!

  15. Thanks so much. I will be looking for your email.


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