Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Sami A. Abrams & Detecting Secrets

Posted February 18, 2023 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance, Sami A. Abrams / 19 Comments

Detecting Secrets JustRead Blog + Review TourWelcome to the Blog Tour for Detecting Secrets by Sami A. Abrams, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Sami on the blog today to chat about her book!

Detecting Secrets

SERIES: Deputies of Anderson County #3
GENRE: Christian Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: February 21, 2023
PAGES: 227

Tracking the scents of the missing

might be the only way to save them.

Partnered with her air-scent dog and Sheriff Dennis Monroe, marriage and family therapist Charlotte Bradley is desperate to put an end to a black-market baby smuggling ring in Anderson County. Who is kidnapping the pregnant girls she counsels and taking their babies? As Charlotte searches for answers, she and Dennis must dodge gunfire and deadly attacks. But the sinister agenda they uncover just might include her.

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.


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Hi Sami! Welcome back to the blog!

Sami: Coffee

Sami: Over

Sami: Pepsi

Sami: Ebook. I can enlarge the font. LOL!

Carrie: I feel that answer. Yep. lol

Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?

Sami: My superpower would be to work faster at all things so that I could get everything done and have lots of free time. 😊

Carrie: all the better for reading more! Can I have that superpower too?

Q: Tell me some good books you’ve read recently. 

Sami: I am absolutely LOVING Lynn H. Blackburn’s Defend and Protect series. The next one comes out in March and I can’t wait!!

Carrie: Yessss! I love that series too!

Q: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever Googled while researching a book?

Sami: Haha! That’s a good one. I’ve done all kinds of things from names of serial killers to different types of explosives. But I think the weirdest thing was the antidote for antifreeze poisoning. Yup, I’m a suspense writer.

Carrie: haha i wonder how many suspense writers are on local law enforcement radar based on their search histories 😛

Q: Which of your main characters in Detecting Secrets is most like you?

Sami: I’d have to say that Dennis is more like me. He’s very easy going until he’s not.  I can be pretty chill until someone or a situation, shall we say, pokes the bear. Hehe!

Carrie: i can identify with Dennis too lol

Q: Did you have the whole plot outlined before you started writing, or did you let the characters dictate what came next?

Sami: I am a complete pantser by nature. However, since I have to write synopsis now for my contracts, I do what I call a timeline. I write down all the different suspense ideas and I have a vague idea about my characters. It usually takes me fifty pages or so for the characters to really talk to me.

Carrie: I bet that was hard to get used to – having to do a synopsis ahead of time when you’re a pantser!

Q: What is one of your favorite quotes from Detecting Secrets & why do you love it?


“You have every right to be cautious. Just remember not to push a wonderful woman away because of fear.” (Judith)

“I’m trying to protect Amelia.” Why couldn’t people understand that? (Dennis)

“Really? Or are you protecting yourself?” (Judith)

I love this quote. So many times, we use others as an excuse and don’t own up to our own feelings.

Carrie: so very true ♥

Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.

Sami: I have two books coming out in October. The first one is an Elite Guardians novella collection with Kate Angelo and Kelly Underwood. It should release early October. The second one that will come out towards the end of October is book four in the Deputies of Anderson County series, Killer Christmas Evidence. I’m super excited for both!

Sami A. Abrams

Award-winning, bestselling author Sami Abrams grew up hating to read. It wasn’t until her 30’s that she found authors that captured her attention. Now, most evenings, you can find her engrossed in a Romantic Suspense. In her opinion, a crime and a little romance is the recipe for a great story.

She lives in Northern California, but she will always be a Kansas girl at heart. She has a love of sports, family, and travel. However, a cabin at Lake Tahoe writing her next story is definitely at the top of her list.

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

Detecting Secrets JustRead Giveaway

(2) winners will receive a copy of Detecting Secrets (print US only, ebook international) and a $10 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 14, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 21, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only print. Ebook international. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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19 responses to “Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Sami A. Abrams & Detecting Secrets

  1. Cindy Merrill

    Oh, good! I love it when a pet is included in the story plot. Dogs are great Trash detectors- they can instantly recognize someone not worthy of us.

  2. Regina

    First off, I love the dog on the cover of this book! 🙂 We used to have one that looked a lot like it named Sonny. And I really like Sami’s choice for a superpower. 🙂

  3. Roxanne C.

    I, too, would love to have Sami’s superpower—then I’d have guilt-free time to read, read and read plus do other things like crafts. Detecting Secrets does sound like a great book.

  4. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for being part of the blog tour for “DETECTING SECRETS” by Sami A. Abrams.

    Wonderful author whose books are always the greatest! Don’t you just love that cover?

    Enjoyed the interview and learning more about Sami. Yeah Pepsi! 🙂

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