Saturday, December 10, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Christmas Crime Cover Up by Dana Mentink

Book: Christmas Crime Cover-Up

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre:Inspy Suspense

Release date: November 29, 2022

From USA TODAY bestselling author Dana Mentink…

A violent attack

Isn’t the homecoming she expected.

When an ATV tries to run her down in Death Valley, animal rescuer Nora Duke knows it’s a sign she never should have returned. Now she’s stuck on Seth Castillo’s ranch until Christmas with a pregnant donkey—and a criminal desperate to silence her. Facing her past is as terrifying as uncovering a killer’s twisted plan. But can Seth convince her to stay…if they live through the holidays?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Desert Justice

Book 1: Framed in Death Valley
Book 2: Missing in the Desert
Book 3: Death Valley Double Cross
Book 4: Death Valley Hideout
Book 5: Christmas Crime Cover-Up
Book 6: Targeted in the Desert


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LOVE Inspired books are really a favorite of mine. They are short books, but packed with great stories. Dana Mentink has become my favorite Author for the LOVE-Inspired Suspense book. I recently had the opportunity to read Christmas Crime Cover-Up by Dana Mentink. It is Book 5 in the Desert Justice series.  I have read the first 4 books in this series and have been anxiously awaiting this book.

Nora Duke is an animal rescuer who loves her job. She has just returned home to Death Valley and someone tried to hit her with an ATV. She is now unsure coming home was the right plan. She returned home to help with a Pregnant Donkey Rescue and she is now at Seth Castillo’s Ranch for safety. Seth Castillo will do everything in his power to protect Nora and help her with the Rescue. Being back home brings back many family issues about why Nora left her hometown. Will Nora and Seth survive the holidays in hiding from the Criminals wanting to take Nora down? Will Seth be able to convince Nora to stay in Death Valley? 

I have never read a book by Dana Mentink that I didn't like and this one has to be one of my favorites.  The twists and turns in the book really kept me glued to the storyline. I really LOVED reading Seth and Nora's story. Seth is a GREAT character in the book and puts his life on the line to protect Nora as she is under attack. I LOVE how Nora is here to rescue the donkey, but it seems she is rescued with the help of Seth. Nora had to face her past and realize why the family issues were there. Seth also had some obstacles from his past that he took a deep look at. This book is one of Faith, Forgiveness, Romance, and looking to the future. The book reads good as a Stand Alone, but I would recommend reading from Book 1! I  HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone who loves Suspense Filled Rog romance books with a Faith aspect. AWESOME BOOK!

Dana Mentink is a USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author as well as a two-time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, and the recipient of a Holt Medallion. She’s written over fifty titles in the suspense, lighthearted romance and mystery genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Poisoned Pen Press. You can connect with Dana via her website at, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.) Her monthly newsletter features plenty of goodies, gab and giveaways.


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Well here we go! Book five in the Desert Justice series features Nora (Chief Jude’s estranged sister), a wild donkey who needs rescuing, and a crime from the past that intrudes into the present. Twisty, right? I was inspired to write this story after visiting Death Valley and learning about the feral donkeys which inhabit the region. They’re cute, visitors love them, but the burros can encounter health problems and cause environmental damage if they aren’t settled into a safe area. It’s amazing to me that wild donkeys are adept at detecting underground water sources. They dig “wells” which can benefit many thirsty animals. Fascinating, right? Hope you’ll enjoy meeting Bubbles the donkey and the helpful humans who rescue her in this novel. God bless and thanks for reading!

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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

(If the winner is outside the U.S., then he or she will receive an eBook.)

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a book that I'm certainly going to read. Dana Mentink is one of my top favorite suspense authors.

K said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a really great suspense read-- I can't wait! Thanks so much for sharing.

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