Saturday, March 27, 2021

Guest Post & Giveaway: HER EVERY MOVE

By Kelly Irvin

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 352 pages
Pub Date: February 9th, 2021
Categories: Christian / Romance / Suspense

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He’s a cop trying to stop a serial bomber. And she’ll stop at nothing to clear her own name.  
When a deadly bomb goes off during a climate change debate, librarian and event coordinator Jackie Santoro becomes the prime suspect. Her motive, according to Detective Avery Wick: to avenge the suicide of her prominent father, who was accused of crimes by a city councilman attending the event.  
Though Avery has doubts about Jackie’s guilt, he can’t exonerate her even after an extremist group takes responsibility for the bombing and continues to attack San Antonio’s treasured public spaces.  
As Jackie tries to hold her shattered family together, she has no choice but to proceed with plans for the Caterina Ball, the library system’s biggest annual fundraiser. But she also fears the event provides the perfect opportunity for the bomber to strike again.  

Despite their mistrust, Jackie and Avery join forces to unmask the truth—before the death toll mounts even higher.  

Bestseller Kelly Irvin is back with a nail-biting romantic suspense where nothing is certain until the very last page.  



“A gripping story that will have you on the edge of your seat until ‘The End.’” —Patricia Bradley, author of The Logan Point Series, Memphis Cold Case Novels, Natchez Trace Parkway Rangers series  

“Explosive, tender, and races all the way through!” Jennifer Graeser Dornbush, author, screenwriter, and forensic specialist 


San Antonio joins cast of characters in Her Every Move

Guest Post by author Kelly Irvin


Beautiful, historic San Antonio is more than the setting of my latest romantic suspense novel, HER EVERY MOVE. It’s so integral to the story, the city becomes a character. Librarian Jackie Santoro is an adult collections coordinator (librarian) at San Antonio’s Central Library in downtown San Antonio. San Antonio is my adopted home. My husband and I moved here in 1989. A Kansas native, I’ve always been drawn to the city’s rich history and cultural diversity. Founded by Spanish missionaries in 1718, it is filled with iconic landmarks recognized by residents and visitors alike.

I worked downtown for more than twenty years before retiring to write full-time. I used to explore those landmarks on my lunch hour—the River Walk, the Alamo, Market Square, La Villita, Hemisfair Park. Toward the end of my career, the Central Library designed by Mexican Architect Ricardo Legorreta opened. In HER EVERY MOVE, I introduce readers to this iconic edifice that visitors may not recognize, but San Antonio residents will. The Central Library is a beautiful “enchilada red” building. It showcases fabulous artwork such as Fiesta Tower, a glass sculpture by famed sculptor Dale Chihuly. It’s filled with 80,257 volumes, including nonfiction, fiction, media, the Latino Collection, and Texana/Genealogy collection.

For the purposes of HER EVERY MOVE, another important aspect of Jackie’s job is event coordination. She assists with coordinating the Catrina Ball, a fund-raiser built around the Día de los Muertos celebration. This is a joyful day when families gather to honor and remember deceased loved ones. They build altars with mementos, favorite foods, photos, and other cherished items that represent their dead loved one.

At the Central Library each year they hold the Catrina Ball with food, music, dancing, and many altars honoring San Antonio historical figures. While the events that transpire during the Catrina Ball in HER EVERY MOVE are fictitious, the event is very real and is an important community fund-raiser. Having such a nuanced setting for a novel certainly helps enhance the suspenseful atmosphere in HER EVERY MOVE.

I love being able to incorporate the sights and sounds of this important day into the story, as well as aspects of the many culture that can be seen everywhere in the city. Fifty-six percent of San Antonio’s residents are of Mexican-American descent, 24 percent are White/Non-Hispanic, 6 percent are Black, and 3 percent are Asian. Thirty-four percent of San Antonians speak Spanish at home. It’s a beautifully woven tapestry that makes for a wonderful background for novels.

Rich settings add so much to a story. It becomes impossible to separate the story from the setting. I hope my readers enjoy this fast-paced race through San Antonio with Jackie and Avery. It might even make them want to visit—once the bomber is no longer a threat!


Bestseller Kelly Irvin is the author of 28 books, including romantic suspense and Amish romance. Publishers Weekly called Closer Than She Knows “a briskly written thriller.”  The Library Journal said of her novel Tell Her No Lies, “a complex web with enough twists and turns to keep even the most savvy romantic suspense readers guessing until the end.” The two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist worked as a newspaper reporter for six years on the Texas-Mexico border. Those experiences fuel her romantic suspense novels set in Texas. A retired public relations professional, Kelly now writes fiction full-time. She lives with her husband professional photographer Tim Irvin in San Antonio. They have two children, three grandchildren, and two ornery cats. 

TWO WINNERS each receive signed copies!

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  1. LOVE when place is also character. Thanks for the post!

  2. Thanks for highlighting Her Every Move and allowing me to wax poetic about San Antonio. I love my city!