2021 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Lynn H. Blackburn & Unknown Threat

Posted October 23, 2021 by meezcarrie in 2021 The Christy Award, Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Lynn H Blackburn, mystery/suspense, romance / 24 Comments

Happy Saturday again! Continuing until October 28th (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of featuring all of the 2021 The Christy Award Finalists! Today I’m featuring Lynn H. Blackburn and her mystery/suspense/thriller Christy Award finalist book Unknown Threat! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE.

Defend and Protect #1
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
RELEASE DATE: March 2, 2021
PAGES: 352

US Secret Service Special Agent Luke Powell is lucky to be alive. Three of his fellow agents have died in unusual circumstances in the past ten weeks. Luke is devastated by the loss of his friends and colleagues, and his inability to locate the killer feels like a personal failure. He’s an expert at shielding others, but now the protectors are in need of protection.

FBI Special Agent Faith Malone is driven to succeed and confident in her ability to solve every case she’s assigned. She’s been put in charge of the investigation into the unprecedented attacks, and with Luke’s life in danger, the stakes have never been higher. But it’s hard to know how to fight back when you don’t know who the enemy is.

As more agents are targeted, Luke and Faith will have to work together to bring a killer to justice and prevent any more names from joining their fallen brothers and sisters on the Secret Service Wall of Honor.


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I asked the author…

What is one of your favorite quotes from Unknown Threat & why do you love it?


“This wasn’t the way it was supposed to be. Faith hadn’t expected adulthood to be one endless game of whack-a-mole where all she did was beat into submission every new problem that popped up—all the while, standing still. Never going anywhere. Never changing the view.”

Why I love it:

I’m always intrigued by the lines that resonate most with my readers. And this quote from Unknown Threat is the one I received the most feedback on, usually in the form of “Yes!” or “This!” or an array of emojis that included everything from laughing faces to crying faces.

We’ve all experienced seasons—some long, some short—where it feels like all we do is react to what’s happening, but we never make progress. But as Faith comes to see in Unknown Threat, and as God continues to reveal in my own life, those seasons are not forever and they are not pointless. He is always at work and even the mundane and monotonous drudgeries of daily life have a purpose in His plans for us.

There’s so much hope in that!

Lynn H. Blackburn loves writing romantic suspense because her childhood fantasy was to become a spy, but her grown-up reality is that she’s a huge chicken and would have been caught on her first mission. She prefers to live vicariously through her characters and loves putting them into all kinds of terrifying situations while she’s sitting at home safe and sound in her pajamas!

Lynn’s titles have won the Carol Award, the Selah Award, and the Faith, Hope, and Love Reader’s Choice Award. Her newest series kicked off in March 2021 with Unknown Threat, Book 1 in the Defend and Protect series.

She is a frequent conference speaker and has taught writers all over the country. Lynn lives in South Carolina with her true love and their three children. You can follow her real life happily ever after by signing up for her newsletter at LynnHBlackburn.com and @LynnHBlackburn on Bookbub, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Lynn H. Blackburn is offering a signed, print copy of Unknown Threat to one 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 makes you want to read the mystery/suspense/thriller Christy Award finalist Unknown Threat by Lynn H. Blackburn? Or, if you’ve read it already, what did you love about it?

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24 responses to “2021 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Lynn H. Blackburn & Unknown Threat

  1. I have been recently introduced to Christian books by my sister. Now I am interested in the many authors of Christian Fiction. Each book I read of this genre has me wondering why I hadn’t looked into this genre as I was searching for clean books to read, other than Cozy Mysteries?

  2. Roxanne C.

    With the threat and challenges that the two main characters face, the development of romance will be interesting.

  3. Paty Hinojosa Gómez

    I love Christian Romantic Suspense and she’s a new author to me! I’d love to read her books!

  4. Alison Boss

    Christian suspense/mystery is one of my favorite genres to read. I really enjoy reading stories that involve the FBI/CIA/Secret Service/Military, etc. Unknown Threat sounds like it has everything I so enjoy in a suspense book. I can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book!!!

  5. Mj

    I can’t wait to read Unknown Threat! The quote just pulled me in and I want to know how she deals with her whack-a-mole life!

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