Monday, May 14, 2018

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Light Out of Darkness

(The Waldensian Series #1)

By Donna Wichelman

Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 320 pages

April 2nd 2018 by Soujourner's Press



A prestigious art exhibition turns into a horrific spectacle when a murder sends an art curator and a professor on a hunt for a highly coveted stolen painting.



Escaping a painful past in Cleveland, Ohio, Jamie Holbrooke flees to Milan, Italy as an art curator. But her past follows her during an evening stroll along Varenna’s shoreline walk when an assailant, who looks like her dead brother, presses a mysterious riddle into her hand. Still reeling from shock the next day, she discovers her long-time paragon, Dr. Alessandro Marianni, may have a link to the enigmatic riddle. Before she can discover the answers, their colleague falls prey to an assassin’s bullet. Convinced the riddle and murder are connected, Jamie and Alessandro risk their lives to uncover why an obscure painting has caught the attention of art critics and criminals alike. At stake is a two-thousand–year-old drama, unfolding in the contemporary world of the Northern Italian Alps.



Will Jamie and Alessandro stop powerful organized crime figures before the painting is lost forever and with it a secret more valuable than the prized artwork? Will Jamie find the answers to help her reclaim her life again? She will need the courage to face her fears and the persevering faith of Dr. Alessandro Marianni to heal her wounded heart.

Excerpt —Light Out of Darkness


Jamie froze. Panic choked her throat.
She whirled around and peered down the path behind her. No one else seemed to be on the darkened walkway. Those who had hurried past her were nowhere in sight. She heard only the calm lap of the water against the shoreline and relaxed again. Wasn’t it just like the darkness to make insane fools of us all?
Coming to a stretch of the walkway where the path widened and a bench sat under another lighted lamppost, Jamie caught sight of a shadowy figure, elongated by the extended light. A tremor chased through her body. There was nowhere to go except straight ahead. She began to run, but the footfalls matched her pace. Her feet shifted into high gear.
Signorina!” A man’s strong hand took hold of her left arm from behind and dragged her to a halt. His other hand came up to muffle her scream.
Her gaze darted past him down the pathway. Dread took hold of her. Was this it? Was this the night she was going to die?
Jamie tried to turn her head away, repulsed by the rancid stench of cigarette residue on his breath, but he held her still. His cheek brushed hers, and she could feel the stubble of days-old whiskers. She writhed.
“Stop fighting me.” He hissed in accented tones. “I promise not to hurt you, but you must promise not to scream.”
At his command, she nodded vigorously. Her only hope of escape was to make him think she would cooperate.
Slowly he released her mouth and jostled her around to face him.
Jamie looked up at a man only a couple of inches taller than her five-feet-seven inches. She gasped. Though his cap shaded a portion of his face in the lamplight, she saw enough to see a likeness to one she knew very well.
A freakish fear flooded her heart. She tried to shake the eeriness. Of course it couldn’t be him! She shivered in spite of the mild night air and uttered under her breath. “Jason?”




Undaunted Valor

(The Waldensian Series #2)

By Donna Wichelman

Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 281 pages

April 4th 2018 by Sojourner's Press



For nature lovers, ski aficionados, travel enthusiasts and history scholars, the French Alps offer some of the most spectacular scenery and outdoor recreation in all Europe with its majestic mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, unspoiled forests and quaint mountain villages. People come to get away from the daily grind and rejuvenate their spirits.



But when Alessandro Marianni’s grandmother Luciana is kidnapped during a church conference in Chamonix, the same landscape becomes an ominous height to scale, and Jamie Holbrooke and her fianc√© Alessandro have difficulty distinguishing between friend and foe on the race to find her. They will have to weather a rainstorm on a mountain trail, negotiate a dangerous waterfall, outmaneuver a car chase, and defy an assassin’s gun in their search.



Will they find their beloved Luciana before it’s too late? Who will die on the way to the finish line? Who can they trust? And where will Jamie find the courage to confront her adversaries?



In this sequel to Light Out of Darkness, the answers will lie in unanticipated places and with unexpected allies and require Jamie to discover what it means to trust God with Undaunted Valor.



About the Author



Donna Wichelman was a communications professional before writing full-time. She has authored short stories, essays and articles in various inspirational publications and lives her dream writing novels and screenplays. She and her husband work with teens at their local church in Fort Collins, Colorado. They travel, bike and kayak whenever their schedules allows.


Tour Giveaway


1st Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card, Copy of the LIGHT OUT OF DARKNESS (signed print copy to US winner, ebook to international winner) + 4 oz. Tea of your choice from the Tea Source or 1 LB of Coffee from DazBog Coffee (will Add $10 to Gift Card for international gift in lieu of tea or coffee)

2nd Prize: $15 Amazon Gift Card + Copy of LIGHT OUT OF DARKNESS (signed print copy to US winner, ebook to international winner)

3rd Prize: Copy of LIGHT OUT OF DARKNESS (signed print copy to US winner, ebook to international winner)

Ends May 23rd

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9 comments:

  1. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the excerpt and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters and now my twin daughters who all love to read. We have found some amazing books for everyone. So, thank you!

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  2. I do like the execerpt, it's a nice unique book to read and relax to.

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  3. Love the cover and enjoyed the excerpt.

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  4. You can tell by the cover this is a suspense and I love these kinds of reads.

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  5. This book sounds like a really great read.

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  6. Sounds like a great read. Love the cover!

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  7. really like the cover!

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  8. Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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