Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Elizabeth Goddard & Cold Light of Day

Posted February 7, 2023 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, Elizabeth Goddard, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance / 62 Comments

I’m so excited to have author Elizabeth Goddard here today to give us a tour of the setting for her new romantic suspense Missing in Alaska series and the first book, Cold Light of Day! I can’t wait to start this series – my inner polar bear LOVES books set in Alaska 🙂

COLD LIGHT OF DAY by Elizabeth Goddard
Missing in Alaska #1
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2023
PAGES: 331

Police Chief Autumn Long is fighting to keep her job in the quiet Alaska town of Shadow Gap when an unexpected string of criminal activity leaves her with a wounded officer, unexplained murders, and even an attack on her own father. Despite her mistrust of outsiders, she turns to Grier Brenner, a newcomer who seems to have the skills and training Autumn needs to face this threat to her community.

Grier is in Alaska for the same reason so many others are–to disappear–when Chief Long enlists his help. He emerges from the shadows and proves his mettle, but his presence in her life could be a deadly trap for them both. If his secret is exposed, all will be lost. And he’s not sure even Autumn could save him.

As the stakes rise and the dangers increase, Autumn and Grier must rely on each other to extinguish the deadly threats.


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Take a Tour of the setting for COLD LIGHT OF DAY

by Elizabeth Goddard, author of Cold Light of Day

Let’s take a tour of the stunning setting for my new series, Missing in Alaska! Book 1, Cold Light of Day, is set in Southeast Alaska also called the Panhandle, which is set off from mainland Alaska. It’s one of the most amazing and beautiful places in the world.

Southeast Alaska is considered a temperate rainforest and includes the Tongass National Forest, the largest National Forest in the U.S!


Southeast Alaska is part of the Inside Passage of waterways twisting through beautiful fjords, including one of the deepest and longest in the world!


On our tour of Southeast Alaska, you’ll see, scenic waterfalls . . .


And glaciers . . .

And mountain upon mountain upon mountain!


Along with a thousand islands.


Whale watching.

A bald eagle reserve.

And last, but certainly not least . . .  the Juneau Icefields.

See, why I was inspired to set a series (or two or three) in Southeast Alaska? This setting has everything an adventure/romance/suspense writer like me could ever want! Even small towns! For my series, I created a small fictional town called Shadow Gap set in a nonexistent fjord up near Haines and just down from Skagway.


I admit my romantic suspense stories lean toward the adventure side, but that’s because I love to showcase God’s Ah-Amazing creation. Publishers Weekly recently reviewed Cold Light of Day and mentioned the setting. “The Alaskan wilderness is a character all its own . . .” and that made me so happy! I wanted to pump my fist. Yes, the setting is always going to be a character in my books!

I hope you get the chance to read Cold Light of Day and join Autumn and Grier as they fight for truth and justice!

Elizabeth Goddard

Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today bestselling and awardwinning author of more than 50 novels, including the Rocky Mountain Courage and Uncommon Justice series. Her books
have sold over 1 million copies. She is a Carol Award and Reader’s Choice Award winner and a Daphne du Maurier Award finalist. When shes not writing, she loves spending time with her family, traveling to find inspiration for her next book, and serving with her husband in ministry. For more information about her books, visit her website at

Revell is offering a print copy of Cold Light of Day by Elizabeth Goddard 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 makes you want to read Cold Light of Day by Elizabeth Goddard? Which part of the setting tour made you want to visit Alaska on the pages or in real life?

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62 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Elizabeth Goddard & Cold Light of Day

  1. Jan S

    Every book I have ever read by Elizabeth Goddard has been spectacular! I have never been to Alaska but love to visit it in documentaries and romantic suspense stories!

  2. Roxanne C.

    Elizabeth Goddard is a wonderful romantic suspense author whose books never disappoint. The photos of Alaska are gorgeous, especially the waterfalls.

  3. Perrianne Askew

    Elizabeth Goddard does a fabulous job with suspense! I’m sure an Alaskan setting will only ratchet up the drama in the remote wilderness. It should be an awesome read!

  4. Denise Turner

    I have never read a book by Elizabeth Goddard so I am very interested in reading her book set in Alaska.

  5. Amy M.

    The Alaskan wilderness definitely lives up to its name. There’s also sorts of stories waiting to be told in the raw place. Looking forward to reading this one.

  6. Judy W.

    I have never read a book by Elizabeth Goddard
    I certainly would like to. The setting is
    intriguing. Thanks for introducing me
    to a new author!

  7. Paty Hinojosa

    Alaska sounds awesome as a setting! The snowed mountains and the whale watching! This book sounds amazing!

  8. Colleen C.

    Those pics are beautiful… my parents have visited and enjoyed it. I hope to soak in the sights one day.

  9. Maryann

    Elizabeth’s books are always filled with lots of suspense and action packed. I would love to see the fjord areas, waterfalls and whales in Alaska.

  10. Colleen Hudson

    I’m not sure why, but I have always loved books set in Alaska, and I have enjoyed all the books I’ve read so far by Elizabeth Goddard.

  11. Megan H

    I’ve been to Alaska twice on cruises … spectacular scenery.

    Secrets, deadly threats, and always love with a fave author … I’m in …..

  12. Sunshine

    I love all of Elizabeth Goddard’s books! And I would love to visit Alaska someday to see the beauty of the mountains and forests. Gorgeous!

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