Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Lisa Harris & Deadly Intentions

Posted August 21, 2019 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Lisa Harris, mystery/suspense, romance / 40 Comments

Happy Release Week to Lisa Harris & her latest suspense novel, Deadly Intentions! Please join me in welcoming her to the blog today for a chat!

Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel from Romantic Times for her novels Blood Covenant and Vendetta. The author of more than thirty books, including The Nikki Boyd Files and the Southern Crimes series, as well as Vanishing Point and A Secret to Die For, Harris and her family have spent over fifteen years living as missionaries in southern Africa. Learn more at

You can also connect with Lisa on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
RELEASE DATE: August 20, 2019
PAGES: 320

Research scientist Caitlyn Lindsey is convinced that someone is taking out her team one by one. First, a friend and research partner was killed in a home invasion. Three months ago, her boss died in a suspicious car accident. Four days ago, another partner supposedly committed suicide. And now Caitlyn herself has miraculously survived a hit-and-run. Afraid for her life with nowhere to turn, she reaches out to one of the victim’s husbands, Detective Josh Solomon.

Though initially skeptical about Caitlyn’s theory, Josh soon realizes that the attack that took his wife’s life was anything but random. Now the two of them must discover the truth about who is after Caitlyn’s team–and what their end game is–before it’s too late.

In this nail-biting thriller, award-winning author Lisa Harris will have you believing that there’s no such thing as random.


Hi Lisa! Welcome to the blog!

Lisa: Neither, not a soda drinker. 🙂

Carrie: I wish I could say that – I’m trying to like water. lol

Lisa: I love soup, especially homemade in the winter.

Carrie: mmm yes!

Lisa: Love both, but at the moment, board games. My family and I are in the middle of a Ticket to Ride phase. So much fun!

Carrie: Ticket to Ride is one of our faves too!

Lisa: I love print books, but ebooks are so practical when the nearest bookstore is ten plus hours away!

Carrie: Yes, yes they would be lol

Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?

Lisa: I would definitely want to fly. Watching birds soar above me looks so peaceful and elegant.

Carrie: I agree – as long as I am safely inside watching them #birdphobia

Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood? 

Lisa: I loved Karana from Island of the Blue Dolphins. It was one of my favorite books growing up that I read and reread!

Carrie: You know… I don’t think I’ve ever read that book, other than snippets. I need to make that a priority.

Q: If I sneaked a peek in your purse right now (which I would never do, I promise!), what would it tell me about you?

Lisa: Hmmm. . .I’m looking at my purse and what comes to mind is that I’m prepared. (For what, I’m not sure. 🙂 ) There is paper and pen, of course, for those writing brainstorms. Lots of pens actually. Hand sanitizer, lotion, Vaseline and lipstick. Wallet, tissues, and the receipts I need to give my husband. My kindle, earphones, eye mask, and ear plugs from the last time I flew. A sewing kit, Tylenol, unscented baby wipes, and a small Bible.

Carrie: Love it!

Q: Do you have the whole plot outlined before you startwriting, or do you let the characters dictate what comes next?

Lisa: I always plot out my stories as much as I can before I write. Otherwise I simply sit and stare at the screen. My husband can’t understand this, but even with careful planning, my characters still manage to surprise me, scare me, and make me cry!

Carrie: I confess I don’t really understand it either but I find it so fascinating!

Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Deadly Intentions?

Lisa: This book was very personal for me to write, as I wanted to explore faith when things go very wrong. How God is there in the pain, and can redeem even the darkest of circumstances. That isn’t always easy to see in the midst of pain, but He is still there. I love what Elizabeth Elliot had to say about pain.

“I am not a theologian or a scholar, but I am very aware of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life, I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God.” Elizabeth Elliot


That’s what I want to experience in my own life.

Carrie: That’s so true – often hard to see until hindsight, like you said, but so very true.

Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.

Lisa: Thank you so much for having me on your blog! As for right now, I’m currently finishing up another stand-alone suspense novel for Revell that comes out spring 2020 (Seems crazy to write 2020!) that I’m super excited about!

Carrie: yay!!! Can’t wait!

Revell is offering a print copy of Deadly Intentions to one of my readers! (US only) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What interests you most about Deadly Intentions and/or Lisa Harris?

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40 responses to “Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Lisa Harris & Deadly Intentions

  1. Haley Resseguie

    I just finished this book on Sunday night and it is so good! It shows that God is faithful even in our darkest moments. And at the same time, it will definitely keep you up turning pages to see what happens next!

  2. Amelia

    I love suspense books! This one is on the top of my To Read pile right now. I should be able to start it by Saturday, I can’t wait!

  3. Lisa Stillman

    Okay, it’s weird of me, but what’s in Lisa’s purse interested me. She’s the mom in the Swiss Family Robinson!

  4. Perrianne Askew

    I simply love suspense and Lisa Harris does that very well. Plus I haven’t read this one….yet.

  5. AmyJo M.

    Lisa, hopefully you aren’t too weirded-out (is that a word? LOL) but we have so much in common!!

    Your purse sounds just like mine! My friends and family complain about how heavy my purse is but then when they need something and I have it in my purse they are grateful!
    Island of the Blue Dolphins was the book that introduced me to a lifetime of reading!
    Ticket to Ride is one of our favorite family games! Found out recently that there are several different versions of it too!

    Looking forward to reading this book because mystery/suspense is my fave genre! Thanks for offering the giveaway!!

  6. Sonnetta Jones

    I enjoy this author’s work and I have been waiting for this book. I like the storyline.

  7. Lisa,
    I just LOVED this book. I got the ebook via NetGalley and bought the audio through Audible. I’m still in a bit of a book hangover a few days later. It was definitely my favorite of yours, so far! Thank you for sharing your stories with us!

  8. Carolyn West

    I love books with twists and turns and love that you are able to change the plot as you feel the need. Look forward to reading this one.

  9. Faith Creech

    I enjoy reading suspense books and this one sounds really good. I have good things about your books! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Janice Moore

    i love the books Lisa Harris writes! I love the exquisite combination of suspense, surprise and faith! Thanks for the fantastic interview!

  11. MS Barb

    I’m excited about a new book coming out in 2020 (yes, it seems strange to type that year!) I have enjoyed several of Lisa’s books!

  12. Donna B

    I love reading suspense books. This looks like a great one to add to my TBR pile! Thanks for this giveaway.

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