Another intriguing suspense from this series... Not Dead Yet by Traci Hunter Abramson (Review & #Giveaway) #suspensebooks #romancebooks #cleanreads @celebrate_lit

Welcome to my tour stop for this new romantic suspense from a
long-time favorite author! Read my review and enter the giveaway below...

Not Dead Yet
(Guardian #6)
By Traci Hunter Abramson
Romantic Suspense
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 346 Pages
June 13, 2022 by Covenant Communications


Cassidy Edgemont has been dead for four years. At least, that is what the world has been led to believe. After becoming unwittingly entangled in a group called the Coalition, known for using fake news to generate political unrest in the United States, Cas was offered a devastating choice: stage her own death and join her rescuers, the guardians, or risk the wrath of the organization she betrayed. She chose death.

As an invisible government operative, Cas has been living in Paris with no complications—until her family pays an unexpected visit to the European city, changing everything. They think Cas is dead, and she has to keep it that way. But when a bomb is detonated nearby and fake news incites riots in the city, Cas recognizes the mark of the Coalition.

Donovan, a fellow guardian, is summoned to join her in Paris to attempt to untangle the intricate web linking Cas’s past with the recent bombings. But as the threat level escalates, Cas must again make an impossible decision: face possible exposure to her family in her race to uncover the truth or risk the loss of innocent lives.

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My Review

NOT DEAD YET was a brilliant title for this book where the heroine is supposedly dead as a cover, but has to come back alive to save her family and those she loves. For those who have followed this series, it will be fun to find cameos from previous characters and catch up on where they are in their lives. Those new to the series won't have any issues following along and meeting these characters for the first time. The suspense and mystery are weaved throughout the story while the romance between the heroine and her guardian grows. An entertaining story from beginning to end!

I always love stepping into this author's world and into this series with the Guardians. They're trained to move and carry out their missions without anyone seeing them. The heroine came on board when someone tried to kill her and she's been assisting the Guardians since then, undergoing the same training but taking on a different role than most guardians. It was interesting seeing her role mix with that of the guardian who comes to keep her safe and help her investigate what is going on. Both characters were easy to like and cheer on. I enjoyed the suspense and romantic elements throughout the story and how it all escalates to a climatic end. I had a few minor issues but nothing that interrupted my enjoyment of the book. I'm looking forward to more from this series!

In the end, was it what I wished for? I really enjoyed this one! I loved the characters and the investigation while they try to figure out what is going on and how they can stop catastrophe. Another great romantic suspense from this author and series!

Content: Some violence but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Celebrate Lit, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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About the Author

Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas for suspense novels as well as the skills needed to survive her children’s teenage years. She has gone on to write a number of bestselling suspense novels that have consistently been nominated as Whitney Award finalists. She considers shoes an optional accessory which became evident when she won her first three Whitney Awards in 2013 (Code Word), 2014 (Deep Cover), and 2016 (Failsafe.) Safe House won Whitney Awards for both the mystery/suspense category as well as 2017 Adult Novel of the Year. She added two additional awards in 2019 (Mistaken Reality – best mystery/suspense and Sanctuary – Adult Novel of the Year.) She currently lives in Virginia with her family where she enjoys sports, travel, writing, and coaching high school swimming.

More from Traci

Paris anyone? After years of restricted travel and various COVID-related challenges, I needed to spend some time back in a city I love, even if it was only as part of my fictional world. Add in my years working with the CIA, and Not Dead Yet was born.

While Not Dead Yet is technically the sixth book in the guardian series, all of these books are written as stand-alone novels, which simply visit some characters from previous novels and sometimes introduce characters that will be featured in the stories to come.

Not Dead Yet was particularly enjoyable to write, not only because it gave me an excuse to revisit my photos and memories from my most recent trips to Paris, but also because of the parallels that naturally occurred with my own life.

Cas, the main character, is the first female guardian in my fictional top-secret program of government operatives who strive to serve and protect U.S. intelligence and military personnel. When I worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, I often attended meetings in which I was the only woman in the room. Respect and loyalty had to be earned regardless of gender, and I was fortunate to work with some amazing individuals over the years. Some of those treasured work relationships come through within the pages of this book.

Another similarity to my own background is Cas’s family dynamics. She has her parents and a younger sister, which mirrors my own early childhood. Her family is often in the public eye because of their association with the media industry. While I didn’t come from the extreme wealth and fame as my character did, I do remember well what it was like to have a mom on television (The Home Hunter in Phoenix, AZ) and to have a sister working in the entertainment industry. While my sister (Tiffany Hunter) has taken over The Home Hunter in recent years, a few of her earlier positions included serving as the backstage coordinator for the Grammys as well as working as Bill Murray’s personal assistant.

Not Dead Yet blends many experiences from my past with the events of the present and the ever-present question of What if? I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Tour Schedule

EmpowerMoms, August 5

Cathe Swanson, August 6

Betti Mace, August 9

Wishful Endings, August 9

Mary Hake, August 13

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, August 15 (Author Interview)

Dee S. White, August 15

CarpeDiem, August 16

Pause for Tales, August 17

Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Traci is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon Gift Card, Signed Book, Matching bookmark, Matching pin, and Matching stickers!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Have you read any of the other books in this series or by this author? Are you a romantic suspense fan?

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