Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Valerie Goree ~ Day of Reckoning ~ Wahoo Wednesday ~ Giveaway

Please welcome ...
 author Valerie Goree to Wahoo Wednesday with her soon-to-be-released book Day of Reckoning which sounds to me like a fantastic read. Oh, there's also a giveaway you don't want to miss!
Take it away, Valerie!

I’m honored to be part of Whispers in Purple. Thank you for hosting me today, Peg.

My latest romantic suspense novel, Day of Reckoning, is scheduled for release August 30, 2019. The heroine, Lela Ortiz, is a valued member of the International Retrieval Organization. Agent Ortiz’s next assignment is to locate kidnapped businessman Chuck Davenport. As a seasoned operative, she is capable of handling the case, and is therefore perturbed when the boss insists she work with Jay, the victim’s brother-in-law.

As a former Marine, Jay might be qualified to assist her, but does he have to pray at every opportunity? Although a capable agent, Lela has a troubled past, and her distrust of men has spilled over into her spiritual life. How can she do her job with Jay’s presence reminding her at every turn that she needs to reevaluate her priories?

Jay loves his sister Beth and her family and will protect them at all costs. When she asks him to work with IRO to locate Chuck, he can’t refuse. He even acquiesces to taking orders from feisty Agent Ortiz. During the investigation, he learns of Lela’s tragic past, and determines to help her overcome her cynicism.  

Sean, the Davenport’s special needs son responds to sign language. When Chuck communicates his captors demands via videos, he uses signs to convey clues. Jay interprets for Lela, and by following these leads, not only do they discover who may have kidnapped Chuck, they also uncover disturbing information about him.

About the book:

International Retrieval Organization Agent Lela Ortiz is assigned the kidnapping case of businessman, Chuck Davenport. When her boss allows Jay Vashon, Chuck’s brother-in-law to assist, Lela accepts the help with reservations, especially when Jay prays at the most inopportune times.

Jay would do anything to help bring Chuck home, even work with feisty Agent Ortiz. As Jay and Lela decipher clues Chuck sends to his son with special needs, they are forced to work in close proximity.

Can Jay break through the barrier Lela has constructed around her heart? Will Lela be able to overcome her distrust of men and God?

And Chuck? Can the pair locate him before the ransom deadline?

Day of Reckoning is a stand-alone sequel to Weep in the Night, in which IRO agent Lela Ortiz was introduced. An IRO agent in Day of Reckoning will feature in the final book in the series.

I worked with children with special needs for twenty-five years, and always include a special child in my novels. 

About the giveaway: Valerie is offering an eBook or paper copy (USA only), to one of this blog's readers, winner’s choice.To enter, just leave a comment below with your contact information (in case you're the winner). Easy-peasy. Giveaway ends one week from today on August 21, 2019. Winner will be selected via and notified by email on Aug 22.

About Valerie:

American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award winner Valerie Massey Goree resides with her husband On the beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.

After serving as missionaries in her home country of Zimbabwe and raising two children, Glenn and Valerie moved to Texas. She worked in the public school system for many years, focusing on students with special needs. Now retired, Valerie spends her time writing, and spoiling her grandchildren.

Other novels include: Deceive Me Once; Colors of Deceit; Weep in the Night. Day of Reckoning, sequel to Weep in the Night, will be released August 30, 2019.

Check Valerie’s website to learn more about her books:

Valerie loves to hear from her readers.


Purchase links: (Not available until August 30th, 2019)



  1. Valerie, thank you so much for being my guest today. I love romantic suspense stories which is probably why I write them, too :-)
    "Day of Reckoning" sounds like my kind reading enjoyment.

  2. HI Peg and Valerie! Peg, thank you for hosting Valerie, and Valerie, thank you for this giveaway opportunity. This sounds like a great story.

    I love that you include a special needs child in your novels.


    1. Hi, Patti, thanks so much for stopping by. And I apologize for the comment verification errors. I never saw them ... guess moderation isn't the best idea for this blog.

  3. The best thing about Val's books is her ability to reel the reader in. She keeps the pace of the story going and and keeps the pages turning. Plus throws some good Biblical principles in here and there. She is one of my A list writers.
    Rowland R.

    1. Hi, Rowland, welcome to Whispers in Purple, and thanks for dropping in to leave this great comment for Valerie. You're entered in the drawing unless you tell me otherwise.

  4. I’ve know Valerie since our days at Harding College (University now) together. She is like a sister to me. I have read her first three books. Looking forward to the release “Day of Reckoning “.

    1. Hi, Martha, how neat that you've known Valerie for so long. Thanks for visiting. You are entered in the drawing.

  5. We are former missionaries, too, Valerie.

    How did you end up writing this genre? I write historical fiction, and always wonder how authors arrived where they landed! Thanks.

    1. Hi, Gail, thanks for dropping in. Yes, I agree it's interesting to learn about a writer's journey. I've got you entered in the drawing.

  6. Wow! This book sounds a bit like our fav Netflix show, Designated Survivor. I would love to win a print copy. Great interview, Peg.

    1. Hey, Bonnie, thanks for coming over to see us and leaving a comment for Valerie. You're name is in the giveaway hat!

  7. This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone for visiting Whispers in Purple blog and leaving your comments for Valerie. So, it's time to announce the winner!
    her name was selected randomly using list randomizer. So ...
    Congratulations to GAIL KITTLESON!