Monday, July 22, 2019

Release Day Excitement!

With: Claudia Shelton

Congratulations to "Bn100" and "Trish J.", the winners in Claudia's giveaway. Please contact JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE to claim your prize.

Thank you JRS for hosting me on release day of Dangerous Lies (Shades of Leverage Book 2). To say I'm excited would be an understatement. For the past few weeks, I've been losing sleep trying to get everything lined up for this special day. Now I'm ready to celebrate with a giveaway, so take a look at my contest. Hope everyone loves Mitch and Liz's story as much as I do. And, as always—the Shades Team is there to help.


To ex-Navy SEAL Mitch Granger, responsibility isn’t just a word. It’s his Code of Honor. But when assigned to protect Coercion Ten’s latest target, she challenges his authority, defies his rules, and wreaks havoc on his personal willpower. Fighting for her isn’t a problem. Giving his life for her isn’t a problem. Forgetting their world-stopping kiss? Definite problem. And if he can’t concentrate solely on keeping her safe, it may cost them both their lives.
Journalist Liz Walkert’s missing father sent her a cryptic message that she was in danger. What he didn’t tell her was why. Unbeknownst to Liz, her family has been in Witness Protection all her life. Mitch may be her bodyguard, but his protection comes close to being control, the one thing she has none of in his presence. After a kidnap attempt and a narrow escape from attacking CT forces, they both realize they’re going to need to focus on the mission and fight their attraction if they have any hope of surviving.
Each book in the Shades of Leverage series is STANDALONE:
* Slater's Revenge
* Dangerous Lies

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What others think about Dangerous Lies—

"The book drew me in from the get-go. Total book hangover – read it in one night!"…Victoria on Goodreads, 5 Star

"Action packed, loved every minute of this story. Kept me reading well into the night."…HeyerFan on BookBub, 5 Star

" Wow always love reading new authors for me, and this one did not disappoint!, read it in 24 hrs it was just that good."…Regina on Goodreads, 5 Star

"Holy amazeballs!! Claudia Shelton absolutely blow this story out of space. A great addition to a fantastic series so far."…Melinda on Goodreads, 5 Star 

Racing out of his bedroom, he crouched low, hugging the wall as tightly as he clutched his gun. Should he alert Liz? Set up his perimeter at her door? No. Right now, he had a clear lead on the intruder. Other movement might put him on the defense.
Slowly, he inched down the stairs. Heard muffled footsteps. Saw a flash of light turned on. He inched farther down. Darkness flashed as the switch was evidently thrown off, leaving only the kitchen's nightlight casting a slight glow.
The footsteps headed toward him. A loud pop cut through the air.
Mitch jumped the railing. Landed, rolled twice, stood, and aimed his weapon. "Stay right where—"
Liz's terrified expression greeted his aim as she sucked in a panicked breath. Caught in the glow of the night-light, she scrunched her arms against her sides, shielding her chest by holding her hands in front of her, one of which held a chocolate milk.
"Wha-what are you doing?" Her shaky voice matched the tremble of her body.
"I heard a sound. Thought it might be CT."
She flipped on the overhead light, which illuminated her hair dripping wet. Her oversized sleep shirt skimmed more than halfway up her thighs. "Do I look like CT?"
Redundant question. No need for an answer. He was the one who needed answers. And, to keep his eyes on her face. "What was the loud pop I heard?"
Liz bent and retrieved a bag from the floor. "I dropped my cookies."
His eyes zoomed back and forth between her and the bag of chocolate chip cookies in her hand. "What are you doing down here by yourself? I told you to let me know if you left from upstairs."
"I knocked on your connecting door, but you didn't answer. So, I opened it a crack and told you I was going downstairs. Even asked if you wanted anything."
"Well, I didn't hear you."
The side door slammed open, and she screamed as she dropped the bag again. Plus the bottle of milk this time.
Pounding footsteps raced toward them as Mitch spun to face the attack.
CT had moved in fast. Faster than he'd imagined possible. 
No Kevlar to protect him. None for his client. He'd trained for this day. Knew it would come. He stepped in front of her, his gun aimed level at the approaching danger. Whoever rounded that corner was a dead man. After that, it was anybody's guess.

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In celebration of my July 22 release of Dangerous Lies (Shades of Leverage Book 2), I will give two commenters an e-book of Slater's Revenge--the first book in the Shades of Leverage series. Winners will be selected July 29.

About the Author
Award-winning author Claudia Shelton could write her name before the first day of school, but now she writes romantic suspense, thrillers and contemporary romance. In addition, she presents workshops for readers and authors. Her debut novel, Risk of a Lifetime, released to 5-star reviews, reached Amazon's Best Sellers Romance Series Top 100 and was named one of eBooks Galore top reads for 2014. She is also a two-time nominated Daphne Du Maurier (Unpublished) finalist for excellence in mystery. Claudia is the author of the Shades of Leverage action-adventure romantic suspense series.

On a personal note, Claudia considers herself a traveler, music lover and water person. A cool drink while listening to the splash of waves is always nice—so is a mug of hot chocolate in the falling snow. Her main priority is spending time with family, friends and her two sweet, conniving rescue dogs.


Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST July 29th. 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. I loved the excerpt! Thank you for the chance to win the first book in your series. You are a new author to me, and I'm now following you on Amazon.

    1. Thanks so much, Rachael. I also do giveaways in my newsletter, so you might want to sign up there

    2. I tried to sign up, but when I hit the subscribe button my info still appears in the sign up form. I didn't receive a confirmation, so hopefully it goes through.

  2. Congrats on your book's release!

  3. This sounds like my catnip. And just how would you feel if you found out you grew up in witness protection? This is definately on top of my TBR pile.

    1. Thank you, Trish. Hope you like Mitch and Liz's story--I loved writing them.

  4. This sounds like it is going to be a fast paced, suspenseful read. The excerpt was a perfect hook.. I will be keeping my eyes open for this series.
    Best wishes for a successful release.

    1. Thank you, Patricia! If you sign up for my newsletter you'll be able to keep up on all my writing world. I also do giveaways there.

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    1. Ooops, I removed this because I messed up and replied twice to one of the posts. Do you every do things like that?


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