Book Series Spotlight: Elite Guardians Collection

Elite Guardians JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for the Elite Guardians Collection by Lynette Eason, Kate Angelo, Sami A. Abrams, and Kelly Underwood, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Dive into the exciting ignition to the Elite Guardians Collection.

Driving Force

Title: Driving Force

Series: Elite Guardians Collection #1
Authors: Lynette Eason and Kate Angelo
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: March 22, 2022 
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
He’s the last client she wants to protect…
Elite Guardians bodyguard/former sniper CHRISTINA SHERMAN has protected uncooperative clients before—but this time, well her client is bossy, headstrong and occasionally eats off the floor. Yes, he’s a highly trained military working dog, but certainly her skills could be put to better use, right?
Not according to former Special Forces Air Commando GREY PARKER. He needs her help to protect his dog while he undergoes an experimental surgery that could restore his ability to walk. He just needs someone to keep his canine partner safe. Most of all, Grey wants back on his feet so he can track down a deranged scientist known as The Scavenger who unleashed a nerve agent that left Grey sidelined in a wheelchair.
When an attempt is made on Grey’s life, and dead bodies begin piling up—with evidence the same toxin is responsible—suddenly Christina is tasked with keeping both dog and soldier alive…and with them, the secrets that could stop a terrorist attack. But this time, even Christina might be in over her head.

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Another edge-of-your-seat Elite Guardians thriller!

Impending Strike

Title: Impending Strike

Series: Elite Guardians Collection #2
Authors: Lynette Eason and Sami A. Abrams
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: June 28, 2022
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
Protecting him just might cost her everything…
Elite Guardian Charlie Lee knows that there is no future with the woman he loves—fellow Guardian Lizzie Tremaine. And, he gets it—as a single mom, Lizzie has to protect her daughter. But more than anything, he wants the chance to prove himself.
Then, the unthinkable happens—while working undercover, Charlie is seriously injured…and his memory of the past four years is lost. Could it be the fresh start that he didn’t realize he longed for?
Despite a friendship that’s turned flirtatious at times, Lizzie Tremaine has held Charlie at arms’ length. She’s lost all the men she’s ever loved, and is unwilling to risk her heart again. Still, she’s glad to keep an eye on him—as his bodyguard—and while she’s at it, help him put the pieces of his past together, including discovering who attacked him, and why.
But Charlie seems to have forgotten their agreed-upon professional distance—and suddenly, all the rules are off the table. She’s seeing a side of Charlie she could possibly let into her heart. Problem is, the closer he gets to uncovering his memories, the closer he gets to trouble.
It’s her heart…or his life. What will protecting Charlie cost her?

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Book three of the riveting, high-octane world of the Elite Guardians reboot!

Defending Honor

Title: Defending Honor

Series: Elite Guardians Collection #3
Authors: Lynette Eason and Kelly Underwood
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: October 4, 2022
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

She’ll have to pretend to be his wife to save his life…but what will it cost her heart?

Laila Rabbinowitz is all business. Tough and stoic, she was the perfect Mossad agent…until a terrible betrayal led to her worst nightmare. Being a bodyguard with the Elite Guardians allows her to keep her heart safe—she’ll never let anyone close enough to betray her again. And she’s certainly not going to trust anyone who doesn’t earn it.

Billionaire and former playboy Preston Whittaker walked away from his famous family after a terrible event, but then his father and brother are killed in a suspicious boating accident. Since he’s next in line to helm the family business, now someone wants him dead. Preston needs someone by his side 24/7, and the only solution is a fake marriage.

In order to keep him safe, Laila will have to convince everyone that she and Preston are in love. She’s used to putting her life on the line for a client. But what will this case cost her heart?

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Lynette Eason Kate Angelo Sami A Abrams Kelly Underwood

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Life Flight and the Danger Never Sleeps, Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master’s degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children.

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Kate Angelo is an author, minister, and public speaker from Southwest Missouri who works alongside her husband strengthening and encouraging marriages and families through their ministry. As the mother of five mostly grown children, she is fluent in both sarcasm and eye rolls-subjects she never intentionally taught while homeschooling. With her chihuahua taking up half of her desk space, she writes suspenseful stories of imperfect people who encounter hope and healing through Jesus. Kate is a tech enthusiast, coffee lover, productivity guru, accomplished knitter, avid boater, prayer warrior, and known klutz.

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Sami A. Abrams grew up hating to read. It wasn’t until her 30s that she found authors who captured her attention. Now, most evenings you can find her engrossed in a romantic suspense novel. In her opinion, a crime plus a little romance is the recipe for a great story. Sami lives in Northern California, but she will always be a Kansas girl at heart. She has a love of sports, family, and travel. However, a cabin at Lake Tahoe writing her next story is definitely at the top of her list.

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Kelly Underwood‘s favorite things are reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She was born in New Hampshire, but don’t ask her about snow, because she’s been a Florida girl since she was twelve. She writes book reviews for her blog and is an active member of the Central Florida chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers. She’s a sucker for a good suspense novel, the kind you have to read cover-to-cover until the mystery is solved and the bad guys are in handcuffs. If you’re looking for her, she’s probably on her back patio with a Kindle in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. Visit her at

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How do I craft my stories? Well, you could call Sami’s method a hot mess. Lol! 

I am learning how to plan more because publishers want a synopsis, but if I could do it my way, I’d have a concept in mind, then sit down and write. I just heard multiple people groan. 😊  I love the creative flow that comes from not having a specific direction for the story. You never know where it might go.

However, now that I have contracts to fill and proposals to write, I have modified my process. The first thing I do is brainstorm ideas. Once I have a basic premise, I find pictures of my hero and heroine and sketch out their characters. What is their problem? What happened in their past? What type of personality do they have? Basically, I get to know them. After that, I decide on a trope. Friends to more, reunion, strangers, etc. 

Once I have the characters and the idea for the plot, I pull out my trusty kill sheet. Yes, you heard me correctly. 😊 I have a list of ways to put my characters in danger. (Insert evil laugh) I’m old school when I start. I create a timeline on colored binder paper, the brighter the better. I pencil in different ways to try to take out my hero and heroine. Honestly, after that, I start writing. It usually takes me several chapters to discover who my characters really are.

I think the most interesting thing about my process, even to me, is that I don’t know who the villain is until I write the black moment scene. Yes, sometimes I have to go back and add to the character, but many times I’ve already set him or her up in the story as a possibility. The story I’m working on now, the character didn’t even exist until that moment. Sigh. Welcome to my writing life. Hehe! 

I’ve tried plotting. It never turns out well. My characters deviate from the plan, then I have all this work that no longer fits in my story. So, I’ve embraced my strange style. But I continue to tweak my process to find better ways that still work for me. Maybe someday I’ll become a plotter, but don’t hold your breath. LOL! 


(1) winner will receive a paperback set of all three Elite Guardians Collection novels, plus an Elite Guardians T-shirt!

Elite Guardians Collection JustRead Giveaway

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  1. Great post from Sami! She’s on fire with her new releases from Love Inspired! Not to mention the Elite Guardians. I’m so excited that the whole Elite Guardians series is available. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sami may be a hot mess writer but I’ve learned a lot by working with her on the Elite Guardians Collection and other projects! I’m so blessed to call Sami & Kelly my friends! We’ve got more stories from these characters coming soon so be sure to subscribe to our newsletters to be the first to hear all about it! Thank you for being a stop on the tour!!

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