Monday, September 21, 2015

Betrayed-Trail of the Sandpiper Series by Tina Pinson

It's the summer of '42. The world is at War and Japan's Imperial Army is moving across the island of New Guinea.

After their mission is attacked Justine is left with seven children to lead to safety through enemy lines. She leads them to a cave and goes back for her husband when she is taken captive. Upon her escape with the help of a friend, Virginia, she starts back for the children and runs into Lt. Tyler Merrick. She hopes he will help her. But he's drunk and doesn't believe there are children. He thinks Justine is the rogue spy he been sent to find.

Justine goes for the children and returns to an even angrier Lt. Merrick. He wants to tie her up. She hopes to win his trust. Because, if they can't stop fighting one another, they will never get off the island alive.


"Who are you?" he bellowed in a tongue foreign to most Americans. "Why are you here? Who is the Sandpiper?"
The roar echoed through the chambers of her brain like mounting thunder. She understood him clearly, but was not about to let slip that she knew Japanese. She valued her life. Or considering the malevolence in his eyes, what little there might be left of it.
Lowering her eyes in contrition, she feigned stupidity. Hazarding a peek every so often, she tried to watch him unnoticed.
His eyes narrowing, he cupped her neck and gruffly clutching her face, stuck his nose near hers and yelled the questions once more. "Who are you? Who is the Sandpiper? Why are you here?"
Evidently, he thought she understood him.
His fingers pressed her windpipe making it hard to swallow. A wicked grin tripped the corners of his lips. He grasped her neck tighter, and shook her none too lightly. "Who are you? Who is the Sandpiper? Why are you here?"
Feeling like she might break, she drew a long shuddering sigh. But she didn't look at him. She didn't answer. She offered a meager shrug instead. The tormentor responded with a deep, guttural growl. She glanced up in time to see his hand rear back. Before she could duck, before she could even flinch, his hand cracked hard against her lips, leaving her dazed and tasting blood and tears.

About The Author

Award Winning author Tina Pinson resides in Mesa, Arizona with Danny, her husband of thirty plus years. They are blessed to have three sons, and nine grandchildren. Tina started her first novel in elementary. Her love of writing has caused her to seek creative outlets be it writing poetry, songs, or stories. She also loves to doodle and enjoys gardening.
It is her prayer that her stories, though fiction, will transport you to worlds beyond and touch your spirit and give you a closer insight to yourself and God.

In the Manor of the Ghost, Touched By Mercy  To Carry Her Cross  Black Rain Then There Was Grace, Black Rain, Christmas in Shades of Gray and the Shadow Series; When Shadows Fall, Shadowed Dreams , To Catch A Shadow  and This Shadowed Land are available through Desert Breeze Publishing and major retailers like Amazon, Barnes and Noble and CBD. Then There Was Grace took First Place in the Epic Awards for Contemporary Fiction and Christmas in Shades of Gray  was a finalist in the Epic Awards for Paranormal Fiction. Her newest release Betrayed - Trail of the Sandpiper Book #1 placed third in the Genesis in 2003.

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Tina Pinson is giving away a copy of Betrayed. To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice—once on each Spotlight post for the author. Please note: The giveaway is for U.S. addresses only.


Caryl Kane said...

BETRAYED sounds intriguing. I would love to read this novel.

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dtopliff said...

This subject, time, and setting fascinates me on many levels. My father was on a US Navy subchaser during WWII & I've written a book about it that's nearly finished. I'd love to win and read yours. Keep up the good writing.

Kim Amundsen said...

Like the excerpt.kamundsen44(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Library Lady said...

What a great book for both men and women to read. It would be a wonderful addition to our church library.
Janet E.

Deanna Stevens said...

Great excerpt! I think I'd like this one..
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Tina Pinson said...

Hello Caryl,

Thank you so much for stopping by.



Tina Pinson said...

Hi dtopliff,

What your father did sounds intriguing. I find WWII very interesting. Sad how time marches on and some of what happened is forgotten. Thank you so much for stopping in.



Tina Pinson said...


Glad you liked the excerpt. It's one of my hubby's favorites. He calls this character GI Justine.

Thank you for stopping by



Tina Pinson said...

Hello Library Lady,

Can I just say I how much I love the Library. I could get lost there. Funny you should mention how the story would be good for men and women. Hubby likes this series. As I mentioned he calls Justine -- GI Justine. He gets to talking about the story and Justine becomes a mighty warrior, well she is sort of. I think he see Rambo-etta, but I see her more as a mama bear.

Thank you for dropping in.



Tina Pinson said...


Glad you liked the excerpt. I hope everyone has the opportunity to read this story. I know as the writer I say that for all my books. But I do like this character and the WWII back drop. I hope others like it too.



Anonymous said...

sounds like a great book! Shelia Hall sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tina Pinson said...

Hello Anonymous… Sheila,

:-) Glad you stopped in. I hope you have a wonderful day.



Bonnie Roof said...

Enjoyed the review and excerpt of 'Betrayed'. I haven't read any of your books, Tina, and would love to start with this one. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

Bonnie Roof said...

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Connie said...

I always appreciate being able to read an excerpt. Betrayed sounds fascinating. Thanks, Tina, for sharing.
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