I'm excited to welcome a new author to the 2020 “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway features. Usually these follow the Mother's Day tote bag projects, but this year that is on hold. As soon as we can reschedule the authors and I will get tote bags to the three Fisher Houses. But until then, enjoy these books from the authors who will be sponsoring the 2020 Mother's Day thermal bags for three Washington state Fisher Houses—VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle, Madigan Army Medical Center at JBLM, and VA Portland Health Care System in Vancouver. They will also be participating in the big readers giveaway at the end of the project!

JACOB by Kris Michaels is in the spotlight this week. This is the first book in her The Kings of Guardian series. Here's what a reviewer had to say about Jean's contribution, Trusting His Kiss, to the box set:

“What a great new series to find!!! I have been looking for a series that would grab my attention and not let go. Boy did I find it in Ms. Kris Michaels “Kings of Guardian” series… I swear Kris Michaels series is like an amusement park full of a variety of different rides. Each book is in the same “park” but each “ride” is completely different. Kris Michaels is definitely going on my favorite author list. “—Amazon Reviewer

Here's the blurb for JACOB:

The journey to love isn’t always a path you choose, sometimes it is a risk you must take.

The CIA didn’t care if Agent Victoria Marshal lived or died in an Afghani hell-hole. Yet, she survived each torture session with single-minded determination, but human flesh has its limits. She knew her time was running short.

Jacob King led a privately funded black ops group into that Afghani village to gather intelligence. He didn’t expect to find an American woman. He admired her brave humor in the face of her agonizing injuries. This kind of tough-minded woman was someone Jacob wanted to know, so he asked her for a date…same time, next year.

He checked out of the hospital against medical orders to make that date. The bullet wound he nursed wasn’t going to stop him from meeting the woman who’d haunted his memory. The leggy, blond, bombshell in the red dress who showed up for their date blew his mind.

Bullet wounds and battle scars were something Victoria knew how to recover from, and she had just the place for this sexy-as-sin southerner to rehab. Time, proximity and their natural attraction blossomed into something neither expected.

In a world of shadows, deceit and dangerous covert missions, where people in Jacob’s line of work routinely vanish and living one more day is never a given, Jacob and his men disappear on a mission to rescue another team. To save Jacob and the men of Guardian, Victoria walks back into the profession that nearly killed her, but this time she was playing by her rules.

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What a setup! Sounds like Kris wrote a fabulous romantic suspense. I'm intrigued because so many questions from what Victoria's been doing once she returned to the states to what happened to Jacob and his men. What do you think?

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*** The winner of the gift card is Eileen AW. Please see comment section on how to claim your prize. ***

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A special thanks to Kris for sponsoring a tote bag and for donating books for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms.