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Title: Beneath the Surface 
Series: Dive Team Investigations, Book 1
Author: Lynn H. Blackburn
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense

After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change. She thought she’d left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present. She reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for help.

Ryan finds satisfaction in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff’s Office dive team. When the body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in Lake Porter, the investigation uncovers a possible serial killer–one with a terrifying connection to Leigh Weston and deadly implications for them all.

Dive into the depths of fear with an exciting new voice in romantic suspense. Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn grabs readers by the throat and doesn’t let go until the final heart-pounding page.



Lynn H. Blackburn is the author of Hidden Legacy (Love Inspired, June 2017) and Covert Justice, winner of the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel. Blackburn believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. She’s passionate about CrossFit, coffee, and chocolate (don’t make her choose) and experimenting with recipes that feed both body and soul. She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with her true love, Brian, and their three children.

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I had to laugh when I first read this quote. Coming from the South and living in a small town with no fewer than four BBQ joints, I felt that a common love of a beloved meat, either pulled or sliced, could indeed be the start of a wonderful relationship. My husband and I have been a couple for 38 years — 5 dating and 33 married. While we are still just as opposite as the day we met, we do share a love for any kind of smoked meat, with pork at the top of the list. My husband is an outdoors kind of guy. He loves working in the yard, hiking, biking, kayaking . . . you get the picture. Me? Not so much. I am a typical bookworm. My preferred outdoor activity is sitting by the pool with a good book. But we’ve made it work. Yes, our love of smoked pork adds to our married bliss, but it is really our shared love of God and family and our shared values of honesty, integrity, and respect for others, that keep us together. The whole BBQ experience is only the vehicle for relaxed and open conversation. Between the sauce and the meat, we talk about our day, solve all the world’s ills 😉 , and grow closer and closer. So while Leigh and Ryan, may not be able to build a firm foundation only on smoked pork, it is a fine start. Now they just need to agree on the sauce — spicy or sweet, mustard or vinegar-based. Well, they (and we) may just have to agree to be opposites!

Part of my husband’s lunch yesterday. LOL!

You can read my review of Beneath The Surface HERE.




(3) Winners will win:

  • (1) Print copy of Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn
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April 23
Create Explore Read – Author Interview
A Baker’s Perspective – A Day with Special Agent ___

April 24
Savings in Seconds – Quote Hightlight
Grace in Our Moments – Guest Post from Author

April 25
Christen Krumm – Guest Post from Author
Among the Reads – Beneath the Surface & the Power of Prayer

April 26
Blooming with Books – Character Profile
Fiction Aficionado – Did you know this about diving investigators?

April 27
Remembrancy – Photo Tour of Carrington
Stories by Gina – Quote Highlight

April 30
The Christian Fiction Girl – Quote Hightlight
Daysong Reflections – Underwater Investigations & Evidence

May 1
Worthy 2 Read – Quote Hightlight
Kat’s Corner Books – Beneath the Surface with International Adoption

May 2
All of a Kind Mom – A Character Like Me
Robin’s Nest – Quote Hightlight
Edits & Reviews by Leslie – Food Beneath the Surface

May 3
By the Book – Quote Hightlight
Cafinated Reads – Quote Highlight

May 4
Book by Book – Playlist
Pacific Northwest Bookworm – Cookies Beneath the Surface

8 Responses to “Beneath The Surface Blog Hop”

  1. Kay Garrett May 3, 2018 at 8:42 am #

    Thank you for your review and for being part of the book tour for “Beneath the Surface” by Lynn H. Blackburn. The more I read about the book the more I know I’d very much enjoy reading it. Had to laugh along with you on the pulled pork comment. My husband and I are also opposites, married 35 years this year and totally work together.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. JustRead Tours May 3, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    LOL. I love this! HOW FUN!! HAHAHAH. I agree, that quote (and quite a few in the book) had me chuckling hard. Thank you for being a part of the tour!

    • rbclibrary May 3, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

      Thanks so much for including me!

  3. Merry May 3, 2018 at 10:32 pm #

    O enjoyed the quote. I laughed because I am making pulled pork this weekend. My husband and I are complete opposites too. We have our faith and love of family in common. We compliment each other. Opposites do attract!

  4. Lynn H. Blackburn May 3, 2018 at 10:32 pm #

    LOL! I LOVE that you picked that quote!! So much fun! Thank you!

  5. Faith Creech May 3, 2018 at 11:37 pm #

    Thanks for your review. Book sounds good!

  6. Carrie May 4, 2018 at 1:36 pm #

    haha! i love this post! This quote made me laugh out loud when I first discovered it in the book too 😀


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