I am excited to be part of this blog tour for a new Christian Western! Faith Blum joins us today to talk about her new release, The Solid Rock. It is about a talented detective with a mission to find his kidnapped colleague who finds himself working undercover with a heinous outlaw who has more plans than first meet the eye.
About the Book
Joshua woke with a quiet groan. As his senses woke up one at a time, he cracked his eyelids open. Sure enough, there was a silhouetted form standing at the foot of the bed. From the smell, the person was either from the brothel down the street or had recently left one.
He forced himself to breathe evenly and reached for the knife in his thigh holster. With as tough and evil a voice as he could imitate, he spoke, “State your intentions.”
Pinkerton detective, Joshua Brookings, is sent on a job that seems simple on the surface. His fellow detective has been kidnapped and his boss, William Pinkerton senses foul play. Joshua is sent to investigate Edward’s case in hopes of finding the kidnapped detective and helping solve the case that has taken over ten years to investigate.
Arriving in Cheyenne, Joshua finds much more than a simple kidnapping. Yet again, he must go undercover, something he made his boss promise never to make him do again. The only Christian in the outlaw group, Joshua falters and almost loses faith in God’s providence. Will he stand on the solid Rock or drown in the sinking sand?
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Elizabeth nodded. “The notes are on the desk. I’ll be around the house most of the day. Let me know if you need anything.”
Joshua turned to her. “Before you go, can you tell me what you know?”
Elizabeth leaned against the doorway and crossed her arms. “Father was hired by a man named Allen Reese who had informally investigated some strange outlaw activities. He has paid Father for the last ten, almost eleven, years to slowly investigate whatever is going on. Recently, Father has been preoccupied and distracted unless he’s working on the case. About a week before his kidnapping, he warned me something might happen. He knows some of the people involved, but doesn’t have hard evidence and he wants to catch them all. He also doesn’t know exactly what they are planning. He did leave a list of people we can trust if it comes to that.”
“You said the house was ransacked. Was there anything missing?”
Elizabeth shook her head. “Not that I could tell. They broke a few things and they didn’t touch my room.”
Joshua sat in the chair behind the desk. “So they were only after your father.”
“As far as I know. Father said they would probably kidnap him so he couldn’t get any closer.”
“Which means their plans for this crime must be almost finalized.” Joshua stared at the desk for a minute. “Thank you, Elizabeth. I’ll try not to bother you for a while.”
Elizabeth smiled. “Thank you for helping.”
“My pleasure. I love mysteries.” As long as they don’t involve lying or going undercover.
Faith is giving away a full set of paperback books! Fill out this form to earn entries to the giveaway. Each entry gives you one point, plus there are opportunities for bonus entries.
If you haven’t read any of my books and would like to try one for free, I am working on getting A Mighty Fortress available for free on all formats. It is currently free on Barnes and Noble, iBooks, and Kobo. If you also wouldn’t mind helping me get it free on Amazon, I would appreciate that. To help, all you have to do is grab 1, 2, or 3 of the links where it is free and go to AMF’s Amazon page, click on “tell us about a lower price” and submit a link or three. Thank you!
To celebrate her release, Faith is holding a Facebook party on March 31st from 2-4 Central time. You can join her and 3 other authors here. There will be fun, games, giveaways, excerpts, and more. Some of the giveaways will stay open through Friday evening, April 1st. Fun fact: the other three authors are all homeschool moms.
About the Author
Faith Blum started writing at an early age. She started even before she could read! She even thought she could write better than Dr. Seuss. Now that she’s grown up a little more, she knows she will probably never reach the success of Dr. Seuss, but that doesn’t stop her from trying.
When she isn’t writing, Faith enjoys doing many right-brained activities such as reading, crafting, writing, playing piano, and playing games with her family. One of her dreams is to visit Castle City, Montana someday to see the ghost town she chose for her characters to live in. She currently lives on a hobby farm with her family in Wisconsin.
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections-Tour Introduction
Writing Dreams-Excerpt and Spotlight
God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae-Spotlight
Frances Hoelsma-Excerpt, Spotlight, Interview
Tee Garner-Excerpt, Spotlight, Interview
George’s Shorts-Spotlight, Review, Interview
Karan Eleni-Excerpt, Spotlight, Review
Rebekah Lyn Books-Excerpt
Zerina Blossom’s Books-Excerpt, Spotlight
Life is a Four-Letter Word-Spotlight
In the Bookcase-Excerpt, Review
Ruth’s Real Life-Excerpt
Kelsey’s Notebook-Review, Interview
With a Joyful Noise-Excerpt, Spotlight
Melanie D. Snitker, Author-Excerpt, Spotlight
Prairie Dust Trail-Review
The Overactive Imagination-Excerpt
Reading in June-Excerpt, Spotlight
Rachel Rossano’s Words-Excerpt, Spotlight
Trust and Obey-Guest Post, Spotlight
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections-Tour Wrap-up, giveaway announcement