Monday, April 25, 2016

A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton

by Andrea Renee Cox

“We must pray for peace but strengthen our arms for battle.”
A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton

The sequel to The Wood’s Edge has left me breathless. Despite a few explicit words used within its pages, A Flight of Arrows is stunning and exquisite, threaded with turmoil and sorrow and redemption and much love. It is a story that will most assuredly stay with me for a long time after turning the final page.

One thing I really admire about this book is how Ms. Benton placed each scene in the perfect order. Time and time again I found myself amazed at how this scene had to come at that time in order for this other scene to make sense when it came around. Everything was woven together so seamlessly and completely, leaving me weeping through the last several chapters.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Be My Guest: Lynette Eason

by Andrea Renee Cox

One of my favorite suspense authors has stopped by the blog today. Hope you enjoy this fun interview with Lynette Eason!

An Interview with Lynette Eason

Andrea: Always Watching is a fantastic start to your new Elite Guardians series. How did you come up with the idea to feature a team of female bodyguards?

Lynette: Thank you so much! I appreciate that. I was reading a book about a male bodyguard and started doing the “what-if” game. What if there was a female bodyguard for a male? How would that play out? Would my heroine come across too “male”? Would the hero come across too wimpy? Once I started creating the characters, I soon realized that as long as my hero was as strong as the heroine and not overshadowed by her—and what most people assume is a career for mostly males—then the story could be great and the readers would fall in love with the characters.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Swoon Worthy Heroes

by Andrea Renee Cox

What makes a hero swoon worthy?

Is it his dashing good looks? His upstanding moral code? What about his willingness to lay down all in order to fight for what’s right?

A hearty yes! to all, if you ask me.

But is there something that runs a little deeper than all of that?

Monday, April 4, 2016

Grace Wins

by Andrea Renee Cox

“For you are saved by grace through faith, and
this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift”
Ephesians 2:8 (HCSB)

Grace has been on my mind lately. The need to receive it. The call to give it out.

According to, grace is “mercy, clemency, pardon.” It could also be said that grace is giving someone the benefit of the doubt. The most important definition of grace I’ve learned through personal experience is that it is receiving kindness and compassion when you don’t deserve it at all (or giving kindness and compassion to someone who doesn’t deserve it at all).