Monday, December 9, 2019

Rebecca Reviews ~ Seconds to Live (Homeland Heroes #1) by Susan Sleeman + Giveaway!!!


About the Book

When cyber criminals hack into the U.S. Marshal's Witness Protection database and auction off personal details to the highest bidder, FBI Agent Sean Nichols begins a high-stakes chase to find the hacker. Trouble is, he has to work with U.S. Marshal Taylor Mills, who knows the secrets of his past, and the seconds are ticking down before someone dies.

About the Author

SUSAN SLEEMAN is the bestselling author of over thirty-five novels with more than one million books sold. She writes romantic suspense novels that are clean with inspiring messages of faith. Readers love her series for the well-drawn characters and edge-of-your-seat action. She graduated from the FBI and local police citizen academies, so her research is spot-on and her characters are real.

In addition to writing, Susan also hosts She has lived in nine states but now calls Oregon home. Her husband is a retired church music director, and they have two beautiful daughters, a very special son-in-law, and an adorable grandson.

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3.5 stars

"Help. Oh, help. . . . she'd made a huge mistake."

When one of U. S. Marshall Taylor Mills' witnesses breaks protocol and is hunted down by a vicious criminal, the tip of the proverbial iceburg breaks through the surface. Not only has Dustee's whereabouts been compromised but the notorious "Phantom" has managed to breach the entire database of the Witness Protection Program. Frantic to protect those for whom she is responsible, Taylor relunctantly agrees to join forces with an elite FBI RED team, (Rapid Emergency Deployment). However, the lead agent on the case is none other than a man she has only known in cyber-space; Sean Nichols.

Glimpsing Taylor Mills in person for the first time nearly takes F. B. I. Agent Sean Nichols' breath away. They know each other so well, and then again they don't, since their only conversations have been through various emails back and forth across the country. How interesting has this case become, when not only are the lives of dozens of innocent people at stake, but rapid fire emotions are threatening to rise to the surface as well.

As the team rushes to stay one step ahead of a deranged hacker, Taylor and Sean struggle to find a middle ground through some of the tough decisions that a high profile case demands. In the end, who may have "seconds to live"?

What an interesting story line, especially for those who have a profound understanding of technology and how dangerous criminal infiltration can be when exercised at the highest levels. The two main characters spend a lot of time in their own heads analyzing their relationship from every possible angle, which may slow the story down for some readers or it could have the opposite effect . . . . an enhanced satisfaction in the end.

I received a book from the author and publisher. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.

Senior Reviewer, Rebecca Maney

Rebecca is a graduate of Bryan College with a degree in Christian Education, and is currently serving at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina as the Director of Children's Ministry. With over 30 years of experience in her field, she has had many opportunities to use her love of reading and writing in creative ways across the generations. A wife, mother of four "nearly" grown children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca has been able to return to her love of reading and more recently reviewing, with a renewed passion for the "beauty of story". 

Rebecca is offering an extra copy of this book to one blog follower.  Just in time for Christmas!!! 


1) Sign up through GFC in the right hand sidebar 

2) Leave a comment letting us know what you most like about reading Christian Fiction 

3) Leave your email address in a non-spam format 
( jane at doe dot com)

 A winner will be drawn on December 13th. 
US entries only (lower 48) because postage is a bear. Sorry! 


  1. Love that CF offers Christian perspective in all areas of life. Thanks for the giveaway!
    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

  2. I like reading Christian Fiction because I will be reading stories that are clean with good Christian values and morals.

    I am a GFC subscriber.

    Thanks for the chance to sin a copy of Seconds to Live! ~Alison Boss


    1. It's always nice to know you can trust there not to be questionable content!

  3. I enjoy reading Christian Fiction because it's encouraging and clean.

    I'm a GFC subscriber.


    1. That's why I read it too! And I discovered some of the best storytellers.

  4. I’m signed up under, the message of hope is my favorite thing about Christian fiction, ewe_r_ merritt at yahoo dot com

    1. We all surely need to hear the message of HOPE through and in Jesus Christ!

  5. I enjoy christian fiction, because I know it won't make me blush=)

    I follow via GFC


  6. I enjoy reading Christian fiction because it challenges and inspires me.
    My favorite genre is Christian suspense, and I can't wait to read this book!
    allofakindmom at gmail dot com

    1. Oh Rosalyn, You are right on the mark! I have read many CF books that challenged me and almost all of them inspire me.

  7. Well, I didn't enter because I already have a review copy, but since you're looking for entries, I'd love to win a copy for my sister. She loves reading and I think she'd enjoy it!
    whthomas13 at yahoo dot com

    1. I'm sorry, Winnie, but the giveaway ended on the 13th. Maybe you can share your copy with your sister. :) Have a Happy Christmas!!!


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