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Guest Post: Vannetta Chapman + GIVEAWAY

6 Oct

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Thank you so much for letting me visit your blog today! Today I’d like to share with you the details of my newest release, a Christian romantic suspense entitled HIDDEN. Here’s the back cover copy: 

DANA JACOBS would rather forget the night of tragedy and violence that marred her childhood. She is now supervisor in charge of the Department of Homeland Security in Taos, New Mexico. Her team is prepared to handle any threat—biological, chemical, conventional, cyber, even nuclear. BENJAMIN MARSHALL is newly assigned to Dana’s office. Straight from a six year military deployment, he is not what Dana wants or needs. 

Ben knows God has a reason for putting him in this place at this time—to help Dana. When a local school is threatened, they open a case which leads them on a chase through the Enchanted Circle and Carson National Forest, pursuing a man filled with a bitterness Dana can understand. But her anger is different. It’s justified, it remains hidden inside, and it hurts no one. 

Can Dana face her own mortality? And when she does, can she truly understand what it means to forgive and to be forgiven? 

Doesn’t that sound fun? It is! It’s a story full of suspense, romance, and a good dose of humor, not to mention a focus on God’s grace. 


I thought for today’s blog, I’d give you a peek into my main character, Ben Marshall.

Who is your closest relative? I’m close to all of my family, though I rarely live close to them. I was in the military for a time, and now I have a new job in Taos with Homeland Security. I adore all of my family, but I’m probably closest to my grandfather. We still talk on the phone regularly.

Tell us about your job. I’m actually an explosives expert. When I applied through Homeland Security they hired me, then sent me to the Taos area. I can tell you up front that there’s no doubt that is a God-thing. My best friend is from Taos, and though he was killed in the Middle East, I hope to have a chance to spend time with his family.

Any romantic relationship? Are you kidding? There wasn’t much time for that in the military, and now I barely know anyone in my new job. Though I will admit, I feel a special connection to my boss, Dana.

Dating your boss? That sounds risky. Oh, I wouldn’t say we were dating. In fact, I think she’d rather I was in a different office. That’s okay. Sometimes God puts us in a situation for reasons we can’t fathom. I’m happy to be here and to be close to Dana. I have a feeling that we’re going to become very close—whether it’s friendship or romantic, only God knows.

Anything that you’re afraid of? That’s a funny question. Men aren’t supposed to be afraid, and I suppose while I was overseas I did learn not to fear death. After all, every person dies at some time and in some way. Our hope is in our heavenly future. However, I do admit that sometimes I’m afraid I won’t have the time I need to speak to those who are important to me. Those things get pushed to the back, but they’re important. I guess I’m saying that it’s always a challenge to keep the main thing the main thing.

And what is the main thing? Relationships. The people we love. Sharing our faith. I’m not talking about handing out pamphlets or even preaching a sermon. I don’t know how to do that. No, I’m talking about being there when someone is in a crisis of faith. As believers, I think that’s one of the most important things we do.

Favorite hobby? Anything that keeps me moving—rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, even fishing. If I’m outside, then I’m happy.


Ben Marshall is one of my all time favorite heroes. As you can see, he’s not a real bold guy. Kind of laid back. A little on the quiet side. Boyish in some ways. But when you need him? Ben’s there, and he’s not going to leave until he’s sure that you’re safe.

I’m so happy to bring you the story HIDDEN, and I pray that it blesses your heart and reminds you of the grace and love of our Father. I would love it if you would give HIDDEN a try!  You can read the first few chapters for free at Amazon and also at

Thank you for having me on your blog!

~Vannetta Chapman

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