Monday, July 25, 2011

Dora Hiers' Journey's End

After a successful auditing career, Dora left the corporate world to be a stay-at-home mom to her two sons. Eventually, needing something more to fill her days, she started writing heart racing, God-gracing books.

Dora belongs to the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Carolina Christian Writers.

You can find Dora online at
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her website,, and on facebook.

Journey's End

Devastated after the brutal murder of her husband, Chelsea Hammond vows never to love another lawman. Intent on rebuilding her shattered life, she turns her focus to helping troubled teens. But when an angry father bent on retaliation, threatens her, Chelsea must turn to the one man she never thought to trust: Deputy U.S. Marshal Trey Colten.

Trey wants only to protect Chelsea, but she blames him for her husband’s death. Trey can relate. He blames himself, also. As danger lurks, Trey begs Chelsea to heed his warnings. He let down one Hammond. He won’t let down another—especially one who now holds his heart.

When Chelsea is snatched from her home, can she put aside her fear and trust Trey with her life? Can she forgive him for destroying her past and let him help to rebuild her future?

Where one journey ends, another begins…

Here's an excerpt of Journey's End:

“I suppose I should have been a vet.” Chelsea stroked the dog’s fur from his head all the way down his back, careful not to touch his wounded leg.

“Maybe. But I don’t think you’ve wasted your energy or your talents as a guidance counselor. Teenagers can’t seem to resist you, either.”

That produced a full-fledged smile in his direction. Way to go, Colten!

“Remember that natural charm I warned you about?”

He threw back his head and laughed. “Yes. And after a few days in your presence, I’m inclined to agree with you.”

He pulled into the veterinarian’s parking lot and glanced her way, surprised to see her grinning. “What?”

“Saved by the vet.”

Her words hit him like a piano dropping ten stories. She was flirting with him.

He took his time walking around to her side of the truck. He opened the door and leaned in, planting his hand on the seat next to her shapely legs. His face hovered inches from hers while he savored the way her wavy hair cascaded down her shoulders, the lips that curved in that always graceful way, and the eyes that spoke everything his heart wanted to hear.

Her eyes closed, and her lips parted slightly.

Trey snapped out of it. He couldn’t do this. He was on the job. She didn’t know the secrets he knew, the truth about her husband.

Her eyes startled open. As much as he wanted to partake and enjoy, he couldn’t. He touched a silky curl framing her face and ran it through his fingers. “You need to know that right now I’m working. But there will come a time, soon, when I’m not.”

You can watch the book trailer for Journey's End here.

You can purchase Journey's End from Amazon.

Dora is giving away a copy of Journey's End. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


Tracy Smith said...

This sounds like a really good story. I would love to read it.

Countrysunset40 (at) aol dot com

Thank you for hosting this giveaway. Have a great day!

cjajsmommy said...

Another book I want to read now! Please enter me for a copy.

Judy said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Sounds like a great read. I haven't read anything by Dora so I'm looking forward to reading, Journey's End.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Dora Hiers said...

Good morning, ladies.

Tracy, I love your email addy! Who doesn't love to watch sunsets?

Hey Cjajsmommy. You sound like me! I've gotten to where I only download books because I want to read them NOW. I don't want to wait until I get to the bookstore.

Hi Judy. I appreciate your kind words. Thanks so much.

lgm52 said...

Sounds like a great "emotional" read!

Diana Flowers said...

Please enter me! Sounds like a really good book and I love the cover!

Marianne said...

Another book i want to have...Thanks for the post and interview Esther and Dora. i really enjoyed it. Also, thanks for the chance to win Journey's End. mitzi_wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com

Dora Hiers said...

Thanks so much, Patty & Esther, for hosting me today. I appreciate your hospitality. Love your site and your name ~ Barn Door Book Loft! So cool.

Dora Hiers said...

Hi lgm52. JOURNEY'S END definitely ranks high on the emotional scale! Do you like roller coasters? Plenty of action, too.

Hey Diana. The cover is fabulous, isn't it? Love it! Thanks for entering.

Hi Marianne. Thanks so much for your kind words.

I appreciate your encouragement! Best wishes to win.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great book that I would love to read!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great book that I would love to read!

ann said...

This book sounds like a great read that I enjoy.
enter me please

amhengst AT verizon DOT net

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Pam K. said...

Christian fiction that is also suspenseful sounds like what I'd like to read. I think I'd very much enjoy reading "Journey's End."
Please enter me in the giveaway.
Thanks for making us aware of this book and this new (to me)author.


Dora Hiers said...

Hi Joy. (Love your signature: Splashes of Joy!) Hey Ann. Hi Linda. Hey Pam. Glad you entered the giveaway. Thanks for your kind words and the encouragement! Best wishes to win.

PriviesAndPrims said...

Please enter me too!

priviesandprims at yahoo .com

Dora Hiers said...

Hey Doreen. Thanks for your interest in JOURNEY'S END! Best wishes to win.

Jo said...

This book sounds great and one that I definitely would love to read. Thanks for the giveaway.


Courtney said...

This excerpt sounds so great!! I love a bit of mystery and romance and I can't wait to read this!! Thanks for the giveaway!!


karenk said...

please count me in ... thanks!

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Rita Garcia said...

You've hooked me, now I really need to read the book!

Teresa Mathews said...

This sounds like really great book, Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Amy said...

Hi. This sounds like a great book, kind of emotional though. Please enter me.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

Meredith said...

Sounds great..emotionally charged!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

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