It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Explosive Christmas Showdown (+ guest post)

Posted December 18, 2022 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, Darlene L. Turner, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2022, mystery/suspense, romance / 25 Comments

Explosive Christmas Showdown

Welcome back to our annual blog series spotlighting (over 60 again this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads!

The countdown is really on now – only SEVEN DAYS until Christmas!

Continuing through just after Christmas, I’m going to spotlight several Christmasy releases from 2022. Most days will have more than one post, just FYI. So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)

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.


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christmas stillness

by Darlene L. Turner, author of Explosive Christmas Showdown

If you were only allowed to listen to one Christmas song (gasp!), what would it be? Which song stands out from your childhood memories? Brings the most emotion? Wraps Christmas up for you with a beautiful bow?

That’s an easy one for me.

Silent Night.

For a number of reasons.

It talks about why we celebrate. This is a season of sharing and being with family, but most of all it’s about celebrating Christ’s birth. On a silent night and in a humble manger, Jesus was born. The perfect gift so that we can have eternal life. All we need to do is accept that gift. So simple.

It was my dad’s favourite. And soon became my mom’s. I remember going to our Christmas Eve services and at the end we would light the candles as we sang Silent Night. Today, it’s hard to sing this song without tears forming. I can picture both of my parent’s faces, beaming behind their candles singing from their hearts.

The hush of the song makes me want to be silent. This is such a busy time of year! We rush to get our shopping, wrapping, baking, etc. done before the big day. Then when the 25th comes, we’re too tired to enjoy it. When I hear this song, it makes me want to just STOP and be silent. Let’s take some time this season to just be still.

Love’s pure Light came thousands of years ago on a still and silent night. What a perfect setting for a perfect gift!!

Merry Christmas everyone! Have a precious time with your family and friends.

What song would you choose as your one Christmas song? Share with us.

Darlene L. Turner is an award-winning and best-selling 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. You can connect with Darlene at where there’s suspense beyond borders.

Darlene L. Turner is offering a print copy of Explosive Christmas Showdown to one of my readers! (US/CAN 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 Explosive Christmas Showdown by Darlene L. Turner? What song would you choose as your one Christmas song?

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25 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Explosive Christmas Showdown (+ guest post)

  1. Diana Hardt

    My favorite Christmas song is Jingle Bell Rock. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Donna E H Durnell

    ooo, to choose just one. . . . I have to go with you, Darlene. It has to be “Silent Night.” There are other songs I expect to hear and sing at Christmas, but I don’t believe any captures the truth, the fullness, the emotion, the feeling as “Silent Night” does.

  3. Toni Stevens

    O Holy Night. For reasons similar to your Silent Night. It pulls me right in to the heart of Christmas.

  4. nancy reynolds

    I love O Holy Night! It brings tears to my eyes every time. Thanks for the chance – sounds like a great book.

  5. Betty Curran

    When I was in high school our French class learned O Holy Night in French to perform for our Christmas program. I’ve loved that song for so long and I can only sing it in French. I keep forgetting the English words.

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