Wednesday, August 26, 2015



By Lillian Duncan

What do you get when you mix a retired speech pathologist with a suspense writer? DEADLY COMMUNICATIONS, of course! The series features Maven Morris, a speech pathologist (another word for speech therapist) who has a knack for getting into trouble—deadly trouble.

The second in the series, DEADLY INTENT, has just released. YAY!

After almost getting killed in Deadly Communications you would have thought Maven would have learned her lesson! But no—not her! This time trouble comes in the form of a small boy abandoned in a park—who can’t or won’t talk.

When her best friend begs her for help, Maven can’t say no. She ends up as the little boy’s foster mother… and that’s when all the trouble starts. Without giving away the plot, let me say Maven has a few surprises and shocks coming her way in Deadly Intent.

I often get asked if my stories are based on real life. And they aren’t but… sometimes real life seeps into the stories anyway. Deadly Intent is a perfect example.

As the story resolves, you’ll find an eerie similarity to a real-life event that happened in Ohio that made headlines around the world. What event you might be wondering?

Can’t tell you—it will ruin the story.

But let me tell you, I already had most of the story written before the headlines. And that’s all I’m going to say about it. It’s one of those times when real life is stranger than fiction!

To celebrate the release of Deadly Intent, I’m having a giveaway on my blog, Tiaras & Tennis Shoes at Grand prize is a $25 Amazon gift cards but that’s not all! Five more winners will get a $5 Amazon gift card. How’s that for a celebration?

All you have to do is hop over to and leave a comment on the Deadly Intent announcement. The contest ends September 26. PS. When you leave a comment, be sure to tell me what blog you read about me on. Then check back to see if you’re a winner!

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. In this case, it could be lethal!

Back Cover Blurb:

Everyone belongs somewhere. The key to happiness is recognizing that place when you get there.

Maven Morris can’t seem to find that place. A childless widow, she has no immediate family. Forced into a medical leave, she has no career. At loose ends, she hasn’t a clue what’s next for her.

Her neighbor, Paul Jordan knows what he wants—to move their friendship to a new level. Maven may not know what’s next, but she does know she has no interest in romance with anyone— not even her handsome neighbor.

When a young boy is abandoned in the city park, he touches her heart. In spite of his obvious special needs, she agrees to provide a temporary foster home for him. She has no idea the impact he will have on her life—or the danger he brings to her doorstep.



Lillian Duncan: stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem!
Lillian is a multi-published writer with several Amazon bestsellers, including The Christmas Stalking and Betrayed. She writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch or two of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us
Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.
To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit: Tiaras & Tennis Shoes is her personal blog at