Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Explosive Christmas Showdown by Darlene L. Turner

Posted October 28, 2022 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, Darlene L. Turner, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance / 27 Comments

Explosive Christmas Showdown JustRead Blog TourWelcome to the Blog Tour for Explosive Christmas Showdown by Darlene L Turner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m pleased to have Darlene on the blog today to chat about her fave reads!

Explosive Christmas Showdown

SERIES: Crisis Rescue Team #2
GENRE: Christian Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: October 25, 2022
PAGES: 224

A bomber brings terror to Christmas

as the presents go tick…tick…boom.

With criminal investigative analyst Olive Wells at the center of a bomber’s dangerous game, she’ll do anything to catch the culprit—even work with her ex-fiancé and his K-9 detector dog. But with the Christmas rampage drawing ever closer, Zac Turner’s convinced the attacks are personal. Can they piece together their ties to the bomber…before another gift explodes?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

affiliate links used

BookDepository | IndieBound | Christianbook | BookBub

These Are A Few of My Favorite…Reads

by Darlene L. Turner, author of Explosive Christmas Showdown

What are my favorite reads? There are so many…that’s like choosing between your children. LOL. I’ll start where any writer would…at the beginning.

My love of reading began with Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. I couldn’t get enough of these books. My mother would often get frustrated with me as whenever it was time for chores, I’d be reading one of Nancy’s mysteries. “Come on, Darlene Lynn,” my mom said. “Get your nose out of that book and start cleaning.” This is also where my love of suspense started.

Of course being from Canada’s East Coast, I had to read all of the Anne of Green Gables books. I loved Anne, Diana, and Gilbert’s adventures. Because I’m a redhead, I wanted to be Anne. 😊

As I grew older, my reading turned into Agatha Christie and Phyllis A. Whitney books, plus many more. Don’t laugh at me, but when I read mystery and suspense books as a young girl, I dreamed of becoming a police officer. However, reality set in and that never happened. Now I only write about them. My reading habits changed a bit as an adult and I added different genres like historical, fairy tale retellings, medieval, young adult, some fantasy. Now my book shelves are filled with novels by Ted Dekker, DiAnn Mills, Steven James, Lynette Eason, Jaime Jo Wright, and so many more.

Have you had a certain book impact you? For me it was Ted Dekker’s Circle series. I loved how he wove faith into the characters in these books. I would finish reading them and then say the same word each time—WOW. So profound.

What’s on my shelf right now? I’m reading two writing craft books: The Art of Tale by Steven James and Tom Morrisey and 45 Master Characters by Victoria Lynn Schmidt. I’m doing Jen Wilkin’s God of Deliverance Bible study. For fiction I have SO many to choose from, but I’m currently reading an arc version of the amazing Jessica R. Patch’s newest A Cry in the Dark. So good!

These are a few of my favorite…reads. I believe most of you will agree that reading is the best form of relaxation.

Who are your favorite authors? I know, I know…it’s hard to narrow it down. How about your top 10?

Darlene L. Turner

Darlene L. Turner is an award-winning author and lives with her husband, Jeff in Ontario, Canada. Her love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message.

Connect with Darlene by visiting to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

Explosive Christmas Showdown JustRead Giveaway

(3) winners will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 24, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 31, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


This giveaway is hosted by JustRead Tours, not RimSP
Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

JustRead Publicity Tours

What about you? What makes you want to read Explosive Christmas Showdown by Darlene L Turner? Who are your Top 10 favorite authors?

Tags: , , , , , , ,

27 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Explosive Christmas Showdown by Darlene L. Turner

  1. Debra Pruss

    Thank you so much for sharing. This book is fabulous. It should be on everyone’s must read list. God bless you.

  2. Eva Millien

    I really enjoyed the guest post and Explosive Christmas Showdown sounds like my kind of book!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a fabulous weekend!

  3. Roxanne C.

    My first mysteries were The Happy Hollisters and Nancy Drew. In junior high I got hooked on Phyllis A. Whitney’s books. I look forward to reading Darlene’s new book because her suspense keeps my nose in the book. (

  4. Laura

    I love your list of books! Yes, it is so hard to narrow it down when there are so many good books and amazing authors out there. I feel like each new author I read is my new favorite, ha!

Leave a Reply