Thursday, May 24, 2018

Find Your Way Home to Safe Harbor – Where Nothing is What it Seems

Congratulations to "Johanna S.", the winner in Connie's giveaway. Please contact JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE to claim your prize. Thank you to all who participated!

A sense of home. A place to belong. Those can be hard to find if you’re an orphan. But foster sisters Sasha, Eve, Cat and Blaze found that and more at the Safe Harbor Marina when Sal and Rosa Martinelli took them in when they were teenagers.

But now they’re adults, and the sisters are discovering that danger and deadly secrets lurk beneath the friendly smiles, towering live oaks and picket fences in this sleepy Florida coastal town.

DEADLY MELODY, the latest story in the Safe Harbor series, is available now and tells Cat’s story.

Home is where the heart is. The danger, too . . .

The Martinellis were the closest thing to family Cat Johnson ever had. That’s why she ran—to protect them from her threatening past. The orphaned child of classical musicians, she’s been lying low in Nashville, and performing at the No Name Café. When Cat reluctantly agrees to attend the wedding of her beloved foster sister, the plan is simple: make a quick appearance at the Martinellis and then disappear again. Instead she’s thrust headlong into a nightmare.

After a wedding guest is murdered, Cat’s past descends with a vengeance. So does handsome and inquisitive Safe Harbor cop, Nick Stanton, who will stop at nothing to uncover the town’s secrets. That means exposing Cat’s as well. The more intimate Nick’s feelings for Cat become, the more driven he is to find out what she’s hiding.

As things in Safe Harbor take a terrifying turn, Cat realizes that the man she’s afraid to trust might be the only one she can turn to.

Here’s what early reviewers are saying:

“Mann is an exciting storyteller. Deadly Melody is the perfect combination of romance and suspense. I loved Cat and Nick. You will too. Not to be missed.” —Rachel Hauck, New York Times bestselling author
“Mann’s book will take you on a wild ride. The main character is intriguing, well-drawn, and brave. The romance is sizzling and the danger is palpable. A must-read for fans of romantic suspense!” —Christy Barritt, bestselling romantic suspense author
“An engaging story that has it all—mystery, suspense, and a nice dose of sweet romance!” —Cindy Kirk, bestselling author of the Good Hope series

Buy a Book & Help a Child

Since the heroine of DEADLY MELODY is a musician, I’ve teamed up with the School in a Cart in Manila, Philippines, to support their street children’s band. Being part of something and learning to play an instrument is really helping these street children stay in school and get an education--their best hope to break the poverty cycle. I’m donating all my pre-order and first week’s royalties (via to make a difference in the lives of these children. Will you help me help them?

The other Safe Harbor books: (Each story stands alone)

TANGLED LIES (Book 1) starts with Mama Rosa’s 60th birthday party and her request that Sasha, a boat captain, find out what really happened to Rosa’s biological son, who disappeared when he was 3. Sasha has no idea how to do what Mama asks, but it doesn’t take long to realize there are those in Safe Harbor who will stop at nothing to see that their secrets stay buried--forever. Add in bad-boy Jesse Claybourne and his unwelcome return to town and he and Sasha will have to work together to stay alive.

HIDDEN THREAT (Book 2) brings environmentalist Eve back from DC when a local baby falls deathly ill in Safe Harbor. She suspects someone is poisoning the water in town and she’s determined to get to the bottom of it. Her suspicions lead her straight to Cole Sutton, her high school crush and top suspect for poisoning the water. Sparks fly as these two try to work together—and stay one step ahead of a killer. (The e-book is on sale on Amazon for only $1.99 until 5/31)

To enter the giveaway, comment and tell me where home is for you. I’ll give away a signed print (US) or e-book copy of DEADLY MELODY to one lucky commenter.

Connie Mann is a licensed boat captain and the author of the Safe Harbor romantic suspense series, as well as Angel Falls and Trapped. 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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Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST May 25th. Due to GDPR regulations you no longer need to submit your email address in the comments. If you have been selected as a winner your name will be posted at the top of the post. You may then contact to claim your prize. Your email address will be shared with the author/publicist providing the giveaway. 


  1. Home for me is in eastern NC. I have lived here for 46 years. I was born in western NC and lived there for 20 years, I still consider that home too.

    1. Hi Connie, NC is such a lovely place. No wonder you are glad to call it home. I've only visited, but it's so beautiful there. :)

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I hope you'll give it a read and let me know what you think. :)

  3. Home for me is far Western Kentucky

    1. Johnna, another beautiful corner of our country! :)

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    1. Oh, what a great response. Yes, exactly. :)

  5. Home is where my family is - in the Northeast and overseas.

  6. "Home" is a hard thing to define. My home where I was raised was in Northern New York state on the shore of Lake Champlain and in the Adirondack mountains about 30 miles from the Canadian border. I married anAir Force man and we had several homes until his retirement. We settled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in NE TN. I guess it is now home. I have lived here longer than anywhere else in the world. As long as we have been together, where we are isn't as important as being together is.

    1. Patricia - what an exciting life you've lived. But how fabulous that where you are isn't as important as who you're with. :)

  7. Mary C - Love that home is where your family is! :)


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