Monday, April 30, 2012

Mystery/Adventure Series Book Giveaway

The Adventures of John and Julia Evans

ADVENTURE...SUSPENSE...ROMANCE...HUMOR...INTRIGUE! How do you qualify for a giveaway? Read the reviews below and listen to the video. Then list one thing that grabs your attention. For an extra entry, you may also click on the book cover on the side bar and read a sample chapter. For an additional entry, post this contest on Facebook or your blog. Tell whether you want a book or ebook and which book you want. Happy Reading!

Behind the Scenes: This series was inspired by one of my favorite TV shows called Hart to Hart, which featured a married couple investigating and solving crimes staring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers. The couple was madly in love: you laughed at the humor and sighed at the romance. I wanted to create something similar with a little suspense and adventure. In this series Julia is a reporter for a daily newspaper and John is a professional knife maker. Just like Hart to Hart, because of her curiosity, Julia gets herself into a bunch of trouble. Before long, she finds herself and her husband up to their necks in danger and running for their lives.

Anasazi Intrigue
The Adventures of John and Julia Evans

Stolen artifacts, a devastating flood, a snoopy newspaper reporter, and mysterious events begin to unfold in this mystery adventure novel. When a devastating flood takes out several homes in a small town, Julia realizes the story and investigation are much bigger than she thought! Julia and her husband find themselves on the run trying to save their lives while finishing the story of a lifetime. She never realized that being a reporter could be so dangerous.

Socrates Book Review: “This is the first book I’ve read by Linda Weaver Clarke and I’m already hooked. The first pages grab you right in and grab at your heartstrings as you read about the destruction caused by the flood. When Julia and John fight for their lives, readers will be on the edge of their seats for this one. There’s also romance in the mix. John and Julia’s marriage is strong and they are quite supportive of each other. Even when they have their ups and downs, it’s not for long and they get right back into each other’s arms. It’s nice to see a relationship portrayed this way. Very realistic and believable. In fact, all the characters are portrayed realistically including their three daughters. And...my Socrates Great Book Alert Award!”

Melanie Ski, Homesteading Review: “Mystery and suspense intertwined with fascinating facts about the Anasazi culture! The thing I absolutely loved most about this book was the relationship dynamics between John and Julia. Their relationship with each other symbolized to me a model of what faithful Christian marriages can look like, even 20 years after the ‘newness’ wears off. I loved how Linda Weaver Clarke used descriptions in each chapter of the ebb and flow of John and Julia’s relationship, the physical love for each other, the respect, and the learning to bear one another’s burdens. Historical suspenseful fiction, the best of the best!! Add in a strong Christian family and you have a super fantastic story!”

Mayan Intrigue
The Adventures of John and Julia Evans

The jungles of the Yucatan, Mayan ruins, looters, a mysterious artifact, and a nosey reporter are focus of Mayan Intrigue. With a blend of mystery, suspense, and Julia's curiosity, John and Julia find themselves on the run once again. The discovery of a priceless artifact soon puts Julia’s life in great danger. From valuable artifacts to shady businessmen, the Yucatan Peninsula becomes a dangerous vacation spot for John and Julia Evans.

Suko’s Notebook Review: “What starts out as a romantic trip quickly turns into a dangerous adventure among the Mayan ruins and jungles! Excitement prevails. This book is full of mystery and suspense. Linda’s writing is lively and down-to-earth; she has the ability to make you feel as if you’re in these stories, along with John and Julia, trying to decipher the truth and escape from harm.”

Socrates Book Review: “Ms. Clarke’s descriptions easily transports the reader to Mexico. You really feel as if you are part of the story. Her words flow beautifully through each page of the book. Readers learn more and more about the beautiful relationship shared by John and Julia. Their commitment to each other is stronger than ever. With each book, these two become more like friends of the readers instead of book characters. I enjoyed this very much and am looking forward to the third book in this thrilling series.”

Montezuma Intrigue
The Adventures of John and Julia Evans

Mysterious events, the search for Montezuma’s treasure, a good-looking rogue, and family secrets! When a leather parchment of Montezuma’s map is found in great-grandfather Evans’ old chest, April and the twins know this summer is going to be a memorable one. Is Montezuma’s treasure a legend or reality?

Theresa Franklin, Life’s Journey: “Montezuma Intrigue is truly intriguing. The old country and western song said, ‘You had me from hello.’ Linda Weaver Clarke had my interest from the first sentence. It is an adventure from beginning to end. Although the plot is finding the treasure, there are sub-plots that teach Christian values found in few books today. Linda does a great job of weaving these values into the story without taking away from the main plot.”

Suko’s Notebook Review: “Linda Weaver Clarke has done it again. I am charmed by her new book, Montezuma Intrigue. The mysteries continue as this author entrances us with life-like characters and electrifying adventures. The search for Montezuma's treasure is both exciting and memorable. This time, the story took me on a rugged, outdoor adventure with the Evans family in search of Montezuma's treasure, through canyons and ravines and caves, aided by an antique parchment map found in an old wooden chest in the attic. There are also a few romances, and some surprises as well, which kept my reading pleasurable and lively. I enjoyed the adventure and suspense in her latest novel, which kept me reading well into the night.”

32 comments:

Anne Baxter said...

Woo-Hoo! I'm the first to leave a comment. I would love to get a copy of one of these neat, neat books.
God Bless
Anne

Kat said...

I love the idea of suspense mixed with a great love story. The added component of an area of the world I know little about also intrigues me! I would like the first book in the series if I win! Thanks!

katsaddress AT gmail. DOT com

Linda Parkinson-Hardman said...

I'd love to read your book and I remember the hart to hart TV series fondly as I loved the adventures and scrapes they got themselves into. Anything along those lines is going to appeal to me too. I'd be happy to review the book and do an author interview on my blog afterwards too :-)

Anonymous said...

This sounds great. But I am unsure of what to do. Do i just leave a comment and hopefully receive a copy?

Cheryl said...

I have the first two, so I would love to add the third to my collection. Hope to read them over summer vacation.

Congratulations on the upcoming release.

All my best,

Cheryl

ccmal(at)charter(dot)net

michelle130 said...

Would love to win.
msuck27@hotmail.co.uk

Beth said...

Congratulations on writing such a great series Linda! I had not heard of these books before. If I win, I would love to read Mayan Intrigue. Thanks~
Beth :-)

Lexie@BookBug said...

I've been dying to read this series! Thanks for the great giveaway!
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

would love to read Mayan Intrigue, found it very interesting
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Liese2 said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

DawnM said...

These books sound great, the titles really grab the attention, and I'm adding them all to my wishlist. I've always been a sucker for Indiana Jones and I like rom suspense, so double the fun. We always watched Hatr to Hart when I was a kid. If I won I'd like the ebook version of Anasazi Intrigue please.

nat said...

Thanks so much for the chance. These sound really good and I'm intrigued.

natcleary AT gmail DOT com

Gale Nelson said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! Gale
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Sherry said...

I would love to have any of these books. They all look very good.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Joyce Shor Johnson said...

Would love a copy of Mayan Intrigue!

Margaret said...

I would love to read one of our books so I'm entering. Thanks for the giveaway!

Margaret
singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tia said...

I used to watch Hart to Hart so count me in, I would love to read these books!
nhmummab at comcast.net

bn100 said...

I like the ancient drawings. The books sound very interesting.

I read the sample chapter.

Thanks for the giveaway.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

sweety said...

I haven't got the chance to read any of these books......but i would love to read any/all of them. :)

I'm am International.So,Ebook for me,right??

Thanks for the international giveaway!!

sweety225(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Lisa And Randy said...

I would love to read one of these books. I love suspense and a good romance mixed together. This is probably one of the reasons Hart to Hart appealed to me years ago. I would love to review your books for my blog also.

BJ said...

Wonderful Giveaway Linda :0)
Thanks for the chance to win.

beejee77 at gmail dot com

tjmetz said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! The series really intrigues me and I would love to win, these are just the type of books I LOVE to read!
Jennifer
draoi7383 @ yahoo.com

tjmetz said...

I read the sample chapter, sounds fantastic!
draoi7383 @ yahoo.com

tjmetz said...

Posted on Facebook, would love to win a print copy of Anasazi Intrigue!
http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.v.metz/posts/292847637468313
draoi7383 @ yahoo.com

Kylie said...

All three of these look interesting but Montezuma Intrigue really grabbed my attention since it's a family adventure! Thank you for a lovely giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Tamar said...

They all sound great. thanks :)

tamarsweeps at gmail

Helen said...

these look great! I would love a chance to read them
helldog3 at aol.com

Kiley P. said...

I would love to win any of these.

kileypayne@hotmail.com

Nata ArtistaDonna said...

please enter me in the giveaway
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Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Congratulations, Jennifer! You are the winner of Anasazi Intrigue. Thanks, everyone, for participating in this book giveaway. Stop by often because I have a new book giveaway each week.

LAWonder said...

I too loved Hart to Hart. The photography in your videos are amazing!! I love that area and I love Indian culture past and present and always have.
The books sound absolutely wonderful and completely the type I love to read.
I am anxious to read them and hopefully win one as well as purchase one.

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Thank you LAWonder, for your sweet comments. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the videos and the spirit of my books. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Reading!