Elite Guardians Collection ~ Series Review with Giveaway

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, 

Elite Guardians Collection #1-3
By Lynette, Eason, Kate Angelo, Sami A. Abrams, and Kelly Underwood

The Elite Guardians Collection is a series spinoff of Lynette Eason's five-book Elite Guardians series. The Elite Guardians are bodyguards who are almost all women. This series focuses on other members of this team who were not the main characters in the original series.

Using Lynette Eason's original series as a guide, three new authors have added their voices to create new and unique characters and stories for this new series. So those who loved The Elite Guardians and wanted more, this is a delightful way to get it as three new authors add their unique take and blend it into the world Lynette Eason has already introduced us to. Now it isn't necessary to read the original series first unless you'd like the backstory to flesh out your understanding of who is who and how they all fit together.

Elite Guardians (EG) / Elite Guardians Collection (EGC) series in chronological order
Always Watching (EG-1)
Without Warning (EG-2)
Moving Target (EG-3)
Chasing Secrets (EG-4)
Dark Prophecy (EG-4.5)
Driving Force (EGC-1)
Impending Strike (EGC-2)
Defending Honor (EGC-3)

Driving Force
Elite Guardians Collection #1
By Lynette Eason and Kate Angelo

Christina Sherman never thought she'd be hired to provide protection to a dog. But Boss isn't just any dog - he is a highly trained national asset and the only thing capable of stopping a chemical warfare attack in America. Grey Parker will do anything to keep his partner safe, including higher private security for round-the-clock protection. He's about to undergo an experimental surgery, and the only way to ensure Boss's safety is to hire the woman he just witnessed saving the governor from a dangerous, potentially deadly attack.

The chemical agent that could bring America to her knees and destroy her should not be taken lightly. Grey has been working for years to stop the coming attack, and bodies are starting to be discovered as the mastermind begins to make his moves.

As the mastermind begins his attack, he seems bent on removing the only threat to his plan - Boss. But to get to Boss, he'll first have to stop Christina, Grey, and the Elite Guardians. But how do you stop someone who is always one step ahead of you while taunting you with what will happen next?

Can Christina and Grey outsmart a mastermind before it is too late? Time is against them in this fast-paced Romantic Suspense. Driving Force is the first book in the new Elite Guardians Collection that builds on Lynette Eason's Elite Guardians series. This is a not to be missed book that you won't be able to put down once you start reading it. And really, how can you go wrong when there is a dog involved, and not only involved, he is a hero!

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.

Impending Strike
Elite Guardians Collection #2
By Lynette Eason and Sami A. Abrams

Charlie Lee is the only guy in the Elite Guardians, and he has no problem with that. His friendship with his partner Lizzie Tremaine is what it is, but if things were different, if he were different, he wouldn't mind something more. But he has his work and his special undercover assignment from the mayor to help bring done the growing drug threat.

Lizzie has been keeping a secret, one she fears could get her ousted from the Guardians if the truth ever came out. But she's protected her secret for years and can't see herself ever revealing her greatest weakness. When she misses a call for help from her best friend she fears it is her fault. If Charlie pulls through she'll just have to keep more distance between them, after all, she doesn't want another good man's blood on her hands.

An unexpected attack costs Charlie four years of memories and the threat of a deadly upcoming attack has been lost along with everything else. Can Charlie remember before it is too late? And can Lizzie keep him alive long enough for his memories to return?

Impending Strike is the second book in the Elite Guardians Collection and it keeps the action going full speed as the Guardians deal with a threat to their own while trying to uncover why Charlie was attacked. What did he hear or see? And is his cover still intact? Though this is part of a series this thrilling read can be read as a standalone if you have not read the other Elite Guardian books - though reading one can never be as satisfying as reading them all. Excellent reading if you want something that takes you out of your day-to-day normal. This is one you won't want to put down.

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.

Defending Honor
Elite Guardians Collection #3
By Lynette Eason and Kelly Underwood

Laila Rabbinowitz does her job, and if she has to say so, she does it well. With incidents from her past, she doesn't trust anyone (not completely), and if given a choice, she'd rather work alone, calling upon her Elite Guardian teammates and coworkers only when absolutely necessary. 

When Laila is assigned a protection detail to Preston Whittaker, she is less than thrilled to be stuck with the billionaire playboy with a tabloid history to make almost anybody cringe. After five years of incognito silence, Preston is back to bury his father and brother. And there are fears that the boating accident might not be so accidental and that a killer has Preston in his sights.

When fears for Preston's life prove true, Laila needs to be with him 24/7, and the only way to accomplish this is by posing as his wife. The paparazzi are about to have a field day with Preston back in the Whittaker fold, with secrets in his past to unearth, and an unknown wife on his arm.

As you can imagine, if you've read any of the previous Elite Guardian books, this case is about to prove not only eye-opening but life-changing for those most closely involved in it. Secrets long-held are about to be discovered but are any of them motive enough to kill over? The only way to find out is to discover who is behind everything. Now Laila and Preston just have to live long enough to stop a killer and know where the fake stops and the real begins. 

This is the third book in the Elite Guardians Collection and can be enjoyed easily without first reading the previous books, but you'll want to go back and read the others later. Just saying you'll want to know what some of the backstory references are to. 

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.


Dive into the exciting ignition of 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.

Connect with Lynette by visiting lynetteeason.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

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.

Connect with Kate by visiting kateangelo.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

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 bestinsuspense.com 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 kellyunderwoodauthor.com

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(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. Thanks for the great reviews!

  2. These sound amazing!! But how could they not with such awesome suspense authors?? Loved your reviews :-)


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