Sunday, May 26, 2019

"Act of Valor" by Dana Mentink Book Tour and GiveAway

About the Book

Book: Act of Valor  
Author: Dana Mentink  
Genre: Inspirational romantic suspense  
Release Date: June 1, 2019

A True Blue K-9 story …When airline employee Violet Griffin encounters several suspicious passengers, she’s thrust into the crosshairs of a drug smuggling operation. NYPD officer Zach Jameson and his drug detection beagle, Eddie, can tell this is no small-time threat. Someone’s gunning for Violet, and after recently losing his brother, Zach refuses to lose her, too…especially now that she’s gone from friend to the woman he’s falling for.

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"Act of Valor"by Dana Mentink is the second book in the "True Blue K-9 Unit" series. I didn't read the first book in this series but after reading this one, it and the remaining books are now added to My To Be Read List". Yes, this book can be enjoyed as a standalone. I think in book one, NYPD officer Zach Jameson's brother is killed and there is a mystery surrounding his death and in book 2,  the reader learns a little more of this but not all.

This story is about catching drug smugglers and about friends realizing they are more than just friends.

There is some humor in this story, such as characters telling other characters that act like a married couple.  The K-9 even tears holes in couches, just like real life.

I believed all readers should read this story/stories to get a new awareness of what police officers faced why doing their job. 

In this story the bad guys keeps showing up and gets away  and it seems like the statement he makes to the Vi, is true, "The cops"?....You know who wins in the end, at this game of life, I mean? The ones who don't follow the rules. Cops have to follow the rules. Me? I haven't followed any rules since I was twelve years old. Cops always lose."   This statement really made cringe when I read it because it really seems to be the way it is in some cases.  Don't you now want to read "Act of Valor" by Dana Mentink and found out if it is true in this novel?

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

About the Author

Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Barbour, and Harvest House. Dana was thrilled to be a semi-finalist in the Jeanne Robertson Comedy With Class Competition. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the nutty terrier, and a chubby box turtle. You can connect with Dana via her website at, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)  

More from Dana

Cops and killers and beagles, oh my! It was a ton of fun writing the second book in the new True Blue K-9 Continuity series. First of all, I had the honor of working with some AMAZING authors. (It’s challenging creating a world together and keeping all those details straight!) I had the privilege of following the amazing Lynette Eason, so that’s always a plus! Second, I learned all about the astonishing world of beagles! Those critters are just amazing. For instance, the original beagles were tiny, only 8 inches tall and could be carried in a pocket, which is why they called them Pocket Beagles. I need one of those! The name beagle comes from the French, which is translated “wide throat” or “loudmouth.” This is well earned by Eddie in my story, who will occasionally let loose with the trademark baying. The beagles small size, general friendliness, and ferocious scent drive, make it the perfect dog to sniff around airports and get into compact spaces. Eddie enjoys doing just that with Zach, his handler and best friend. He earns those gourmet treats that Zach bakes up for him. Best of all, Eddie was rescued from death before he became a canine cop star! It’s just awesome when you can twine fact with fiction to come up with a tail wagging suspense story! I hope you enjoy the second installment in the series!

Blog Stops

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Quiet Quilter, May 29
Remembrancy, May 30
Moments, May 31


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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away a grand prize of a print copy of the book, a beagle coloring book, and an Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


kim hansen said...

Sounds good, love the cover.

Tighefan42 said...

I love K-9 stories this one sounds great I love the cover. Thanks for the chance

TIGHEFAN42 atgmaildotcom

Carla Loves to Read said...

This was a great story, but you are so right, the fact that he kept getting away was scary, but often true. Wonderful review.