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Dana Mentink: Suspense, Oz, and a Giveaway, Oh My

Help me welcome Romantic Suspense author Dana Mentink to the blog this week! We had a nice chat about life, writing, and her upcoming March 28 release, Targeted in the Desert. She’s offering a copy of the book and a Starbucks gift card as a giveaway. Paperback for US winner or ebook for an international winner.

Be sure to keep scrolling to the comment section and join the conversation by March 28 for a chance to win!

Comment on this author interview with @DanaMentink by March 28 for a chance to win her #romanticsuspense novel Targeted in the Desert. #LoveInspired #giveaway #amreading


Join the conversation. Do you read Romantic Suspense? What do you love about it? What did you want to be as a child when you grew up? Do you have any questions or comments for Dana?

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post and leave a comment by March 28 for a chance to win Dana’s book!

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Targeted in the Desert by Dana Mentink

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Family secrets have Felicia Tennison, and the sister she never knew existed, on the run. Someone is after them, and Felicia will have to turn to someone she never wanted to see again for help—her ex. Sheriff Jude Duke vows to protect them as they race to uncover why the little girl is a target. But the search to find the answers could cost them their futures.

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Desert Justice Series

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

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 and Poisoned Pen Press.

Connect with Dana: Website / Newsletter / Facebook / YouTube / Instagram / Twitter / BookBub / Amazon

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As a Jesus girl for more than thirty years, Deena Adams understands how important hope is to daily life, which fuels her passion to inspire others through hope-filled fiction based on true to life stories. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and is a multi-award-winning writer, an active ACFW member, and ACFW Virginia president. Connect with Deena through her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • Cherie J

    I love suspense because it adds that extra bit of excitement to a story. You’re on the edge, wondering what is going to happen next. Growing up, I wanted to be a ballerina. By the time I was a teen I realized that wasn’t going to happen since I lacked the talent. I finally settled for a stable future and studied Business Management in college.

    • Deena Adams

      Hi, Cherie. I agree with you about the extra excitement suspense brings to a story. I enjoy trying to figure out “who did it.” Business Management is a far cry from ballerina, but I’d say you made a wise choice. I’ve always excelled in endeavors revolving around administration and organization. I loved all the business classes I took in high school. I got married right after I graduated so I never made it to college, but I probably would have majored in some kind of business degree. Looking back, I wish I had gone to school for creative writing. 🙂

  • Maryann

    Dana’s books always keep me turning the pages.
    I love reading romantic suspense. I love reading how the heroes and heroines are dealing with many obstacles and threats along the way but somehow they manage to develop a relationship with a hopefully happily ever after.
    As a child I dreamed of being a teacher or nurse.

    • Deena Adams

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, Maryann! Yes, if a romance can develop or flourish during all that mayhem, they’re meant to be together, right? LOL

      Did you become a teacher or a nurse?

  • Paula Shreckhise

    I love Dana’s books. She has an awesome Facebook page and videos that make me laugh. Her dog Junie is a rascal and her turtle is fun too.
    Would love to add this to my collection.