2021 Carol Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Virginia Vaughan & Killer Insight AND Texas Holiday Hideout

Posted September 6, 2021 by meezcarrie in 2021 Carol Awards, Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance, Virginia Vaughan / 17 Comments

Hello again! Through September 11th (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of chatting with all of the 2021 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m continuing with Virginia Vaughan and her short novel Carol Award finalist books Killer Insight and Texas Holiday Hideout! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE and you can follow along with the posts HERE.

FYI – There will be 2-3 posts per day, many of which are offering a giveaway, so make sure you catch them all!

Covert Operatives #4
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense

RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2020
PAGES: 224

From profiling criminals

to being hunted by a killer.

Asking FBI agent Lucy Sanderson to profile the Back Roads Killer is the only way Bryce Tippett can prove his brother is innocent—unless Lucy becomes the next victim. When someone begins stalking her just as she arrives in town, it falls to the single dad to protect her. But as clues lead in unexpected directions, can they uncover the truth…and survive to expose it?


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Cowboy Lawmen #2
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense

RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2020
PAGES: 224

When her identity’s exposed,

hiding on a lawman’s family ranch is her last hope.

After her mother is killed, Melissa Morgan’s shocked to learn she’s spent her life in witness protection. Now it’s US marshal Miles Avery’s job to keep her and her little boy safe. And with a mole in his agency, the only way to evade the killer is to hide Melissa on Miles’s family ranch…and pretend she’s his wife for the holidays.


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I asked the author…

What do you most want readers to take away from killer insight and Texas holiday hideout?

Thank you so much for having me on the blog and chatting with me today. I was asked what one thing I wanted readers to take away from my books. I immediately thought about the saying on my website. The enemy has one mission in the life of a believer—to stop her from moving forward. But God has a plan, too. A plan to give you hope and a future. (Jer. 29:11). This is the overriding theme behind all my stories, including my two, Carol Award finalists, Texas Holiday Hideout and Killer Insight.

I am blessed this year to have two books final in the Carol Awards, but both books answer the same question—what do we do when our lives are turned upside down? When your mother is murdered and you learn your entire life has been a lie (Texas Holiday Hideout). Or when you have so much confidence in your own skills as a criminal profiler that you fail to see the catastrophic events happening right under your nose (Killer Insight). Life is hard and both of my heroines are dealt blows that changes their lives forever. Their futures seems bleak…until they learn to put their faith in God and allow His plans to unfold. Whether it is the enemy at the door or the consequences of our own bad choices that derail our lives, God’s plans are bigger and greater than our troubles. His promise of hope and a future shines brightly.

Virginia Vaughan is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of inspirational romantic suspense. Blessed to come from a large, southern family, her fondest memories include listening to stories recounted by family and friends around the large dinner table. She was a lover of books even from a young age, devouring gothic romance novels and stories of romance, danger, and love. She soon started writing them herself. A former investigator for the State of Mississippi, Virginia utilizes her criminal justice background with her love of writing to transform words into powerful stories of romance and danger.

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Virginia Vaughan is offering a print copy of Killer Insight (or ebook if outside the US) to one of my readers! (US only for print. 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 makes you want to read the short novel Carol Award finalists Killer Insight and Texas Holiday Hideout by Virginia Vaughan? Or, if you’ve read them already, what did you love about them?

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