Susan Sleeman Speaks Up!

Susan Sleeman

Everyone’s Story welcomes romantic suspense author Susan Sleeman. Having seen Susan’s name around the web when it comes to hit reads, I was delighted to accept her invitation for an interview on her amazing blog, The Suspense Zone (see link below Susan’s feature). Now it’s my turn to host her and I’m exited that she’s with us this week. Susan speaks up on what we believe may be silence at first. And please check out her exciting  Giveaway offer on her about-to-be next release! We’re both looking forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

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BookGiveaway:

Susan is offering 1 randomly chosen commenter  1 print edition of Fatal Mistake. The winner will be announced here on Friday, May 12th between 6-7 PM EST.

** For Giveaways: it’s not necessary to insert your private email information within comments.

 

 

 

When Silence Isn’t Necessarily Silence by Susan Sleeman

 

Silence. A wonderful thing. At times, that is. When you’re trying to concentrate or you’re stressed out and need peace, you’ve likely basked in the quiet like a kitty in a ray of sunshine. But what about the times when you have prayed to God seeking His help with something important and there is no answer? What do you do then? Do you take matters into your own hands? Move forward or do you wait?

I’ve struggled with this issue in my life. I’m a type A person who likes to get things done and crossed off my To Do list. So when something I’m praying about isn’t clear, and the item sits on the list it’s almost as if it’s taunting me to act. At times I’ve caved in and acted only to find out I should have waited. Other times I wait and it still doesn’t turn out the way I think it should and so I wonder if God has actually weighed in.

So what should you do when you think God isn’t listening? My advice is to keep on praying, keep on talking to him, and don’t give up. His silence doesn’t mean he’s inactive. Stay in his word to seek answers. Look beyond what you see to what God sees. When we are in the valley, which is often the case when we are in need, we can’t see from the mountaintop like God can. He can see clearly because He doesn’t live in the valley.

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So trust that He will show you His will. After all, He doesn’t say I have a plan for you, but I won’t tell you what it is and you have to figure it out. No, in Jeremiah, He promises – For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Trust in this promise.

Because I have struggled with this area in my life, I chose it as the spiritual theme for my White Knight’s series. In these fast-paced romantic suspense books, you can see characters deal with God’s silence and how they come out the other side. In book one, Fatal Mistake, both Cal and Tara think God has been silent in their life. They question where He is in times of trouble. Though they want to call out to Him, their experience says they can’t trust Him to be there. So they go through deep agony that most people experience in times of trouble. And, boy, do they go through trouble as you can see the book’s description.

Each day could be her last…but not if he can help it.

Tara Parrish is the only person ever to survive an attack by the Lone Wolf bomber. Scared and emotionally scarred by her near death, she goes into hiding with only one plan–to stay alive for another day. She knows he’s coming after her, and if he finds her, he will finish what he started.

Agent Cal Riggins has had only one goal for the past six months–to save lives by ending the Lone Wolf’s bombing spree. To succeed, he needs the help of Tara Parrish, the one person who can lead them to the bomber. Cal puts his all into finding Tara, but once he locates her, he realizes if he can find her, the Lone Wolf can, too. He must protect Tara at all costs, and they’ll both need to resist the mutual attraction growing between them to focus on hunting down the bomber, because one wrong move could be fatal.

If you’d like to read more about the book you can download a FREE excerpt on my website.

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Author’s Bio:

Susan Sleeman is a bestselling and award-winning author of more than 25 inspirational/Christian and clean read romantic suspense books. Readers love her romantic suspense 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 thesuspensezone.com. 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.

Places to connect with Susan:

Website

Twitter

Facebook

The Suspense Zone

Pinterest

Instagram

Goodreads

Bookbub

Amazon 

 

Susan and I look forward to your comments.

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To read my interview by Susan Sleeman on 

The Suspense Zone click HERE

 

 

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