Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Lynette Eason & Acceptable Risk

Posted August 5, 2020 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Lynette Eason, mystery/suspense, romance / 31 Comments

Y’all know I’m a big fan of any book by Lynette Eason, so I always have to rein in my fangirl a bit when she stops by the blog 😉 Today I’m delighted to welcome her back to chat about her new romantic suspense, Acceptable Risk!

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Collateral Damage and Protecting Tanner Hollow, as well as the Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master’s degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children. Learn more at

You can also connect with Lynette on Facebook and Twitter.

Danger Never Sleeps #2

GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
RELEASE DATE: August 4, 2020
PAGES: 320

For one journalist, the story of a lifetime is hitting too close to home

Sarah Denning is a military journalist with the Army in the Middle East when she is taken hostage. When former Army Ranger Gavin Black is asked by his old unit commander–Sarah’s imposing father–to plan an extremely risky rescue, he reluctantly agrees and successfully executes it.

Back in the US, Sarah is livid when she’s discharged on a false psychiatric evaluation and vows to return to the Army. Until she learns of her brother’s suicide. Unable to believe her brother would do such a thing, she puts her plans on hold and enlists Gavin to help her discover the truth. What they uncover may be the biggest story of Sarah’s career–if she can survive long enough to write it.


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Hi Lynette! Welcome back to the blog!

Q: What is the first book you can remember that captivated you as a reader?

Lynette: One of the first mysteries I ever read. It was a Nancy Drew book.

Carrie: i love that! Nancy Drew was definitely one of the first for me too.

Q: Who are some authors/books that have influenced your writing (and/or spiritual) journey?

Lynette: There have been way too many to list, but a sampling would be Dee Henderson, Gayle Roper, Terri Blackstock, Colleen Coble, Lee Child, James Patterson and more.

Carrie: I spy several of my faves in that list too!

Q: Why do you love writing romantic suspense?

Lynette: I love all things law enforcement and I love a good mystery. Combining those allows me to do mega amounts of research (also a favorite) and hopefully come up with a story that readers will love.

Carrie: …and we do love them!

Q: In Acceptable Risk, which character was most difficult to write – Sarah or Gavin – and what made it difficult? 

Lynette: Sarah was probably more difficult than Gavin. Mostly because she came from a dysfunctional family with a father she couldn’t relate to—or even like. My father is the greatest and I love him dearly. Whenever I have to write about characters with hard childhoods, it’s hard for me to relate. Gavin came from a loving home and had a good relationship with his parents so he was a bit easier to write about.

Carrie: I have the same kind of father as you do, so I bet that would be difficult to put yourself in Sarah’s shoes as you write.

Q: Can you share 3 to 5 behind-the-scenes facts about Acceptable Risk?


The compound where Sarah was held captive is a real one. I just renamed it.

The drug I used in AR is a real experimental drug. It’s still not approved by the FDA and I made up my own side effects to go with the story.

I brainstormed this story with Colleen Coble, Carrie Stuart Parks, Voni Harris, Robin Carroll, Pam Hillman and Karen Solem at a brainstorming retreat in AZ. I couldn’t do what I do without brainstorming buddies.

Carrie: so cool! And I totally want to crash that retreat. I’ll be your reader guinea pig 😉

Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Acceptable Risk?

Lynette: I want them to be so engrossed in the story that they can’t put the book down until they finish it. If they lose sleep, I’ve done my job.

Carrie: Mission accomplished!

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.

Lynette: I’m working on Book #4 in the Danger Never Sleeps series. This is Caden’s and Ava’s story and I’m having a lot of fun writing it!

Revell is offering a print copy of Acceptable Risk to TWO of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) 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 Acceptable Risk and/or my Q&A with Lynette Eason?

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31 responses to “Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Lynette Eason & Acceptable Risk

  1. I really like Lynette’s books – I’m reading Collateral Damage… I like the continuity of the characters – being able to look forward to reading the next ones.

    Lynette’s books seem very real to me.

  2. Melissa Andres

    I love Suspense novels and Lynette’s books, so I’m really looking forward to this one!

  3. Haley Resseguie

    I love all of Lynette Eason’s books. She does a wonderful job of reeling you into her story while keeping you on the edge of your seat! I enjoyed Collateral Damage and can’t wait until I get Acceptable Risk!

  4. Roxanne C.

    Lynette’s romantic suspense novels are hard to put down. Acceptable Risk won’t be an exception, either.

  5. MS Barb

    I enjoy meeting the characters in Lynette’s books! And, I want to know more about Sarah’s false psychiatric military discharge!

  6. Joan Arning

    This definitely sounds like something you can’t put down. I’ll plan on an all-nighter when I read it!

  7. Sandy Klocinski

    Lynette Eason’s books are really awesome! She does a marvelous job. Hope everyone is staying safe

  8. Lynn Brown

    I like that she wants to find out the truth about her brothers death. It sounds good. Thanks for the chance.

  9. Diana Hardt

    I liked the blurb. It sounds like a really interesting book. I also read Nancy Drew books years ago and I still have some of them. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Megan H

    Can’t say I’ve come across a military journalist before.
    Crazy rescues and trying to uncover the truth stories always draw me in!

    Laughing at the part where Lynette says can’t put the book down until finish it.
    If they lose sleep, I’ve done my job.

    • Trixi Oberembt

      I have a few of Lynette’s books on my shelf , so you can never have too many right? 😉

      I love getting to know authors a little bit more through blog posts like this one. Thanks for sharing about “Acceptable Risk” and the chance to win a copy, Carrie!

  11. Becky D.

    I read my very first Lynette Eason book this month, ” Collateral Damage”. She moved the suspense genre into one of my favorites. I look forward to this next book, and another late night of reading. Thank you so much for sharing the interview!! 📚🥰

  12. Debra Branigan

    I love Lynette Eason’s books. She keeps you on the edge of your seat with the suspense. I enjoyed Collateral Damage and can’t wait until I get Acceptable Risk.

  13. IRENE

    Love romantic suspense & Lynette’s stories are always great! Lots of good elements here… military journalist, hostage taking, rescue, Dad’s military, suicide, a false psychiatric exam… Wow! And that’s just what you told us!

  14. Hesper Fry

    I really like romantic suspense stories! The book sounds very interesting being set out the Middle East being a military journalist.

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