Introducing Hidden Agenda by Lisa Harris + A Giveaway

I’m very excited to introduce you to Hidden Agenda, the third book in Lisa Harris‘ Southern Crimes romantic suspense series from Revell Publishing.

Hidden Agenda

Michael Hunt is alive–and on the run. Presumed dead by friends and family, the undercover assignment he’s been working for the past eight months has just been blown. With a hit out on his life and corruption inside the Atlanta police department, Michael finds himself hunted by both the cartel and the law. His only hope is the daughter of the man who wants him dead.

I had the privilege of endorsing the first book in the series, Dangerous Passages, which went on to win the Christy Award. Book 2, Fatal Exchange, also did not disappoint.

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Romantic Times Review called it “a thrill ride from start to finish.”

So I’m eager to read this final installment in the series!

I asked Lisa what inspired the series and what she’s working on now. Here’s what she had to say:

The whole Southern Crimes Series was inspired by my desire to write a romantic suspense series based around a close-knit family of cops. For this story in particular, I loved the idea of an undercover cop having to be saved by the daughter of the man who wants him dead. It brought up lots of trust issues and conflict that I had a lot of fun working with. If you haven’t read books one and two in the series, I don’t want to give too much away, but Michael’s story just had to be told!

While Hidden Agenda will be the last in this series, I just turned in a book to my editor that will kick off my next series with Revell, and I’ve just started writing book two. While I can’t say much yet, it’s another fast paced romantic suspense series that deals with a missing person task force and a heroine (and romance) that I can’t wait to reveal!  The first book will release in October!

Great to hear! For those who are “meeting” Lisa for the first time, here is a little more about her, then be sure to answer the blog question for a chance to receive a copy of Hidden Agenda. Lisa Photo

LISA HARRIS is a Christy Award finalist for Blood Ransom, Christy Award winner for Dangerous Passage, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic Times. She has over thirty novels and novella collections in print. She and her family have spent over a decade living as missionaries in Africa where she leads a women’s group, and runs a non-profit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry.  When she’s not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. For more information about her books and life in Africa visit her website at

Your Turn: What books are you eagerly awaiting to read in 2015?

(The recipient of a complimentary copy of Hidden Agenda will be randomly chosen from comments made before midnight EST Saturday, January 17th)

Desperate MeasuresP.S. The preorder price for Desperate Measures, the final book in my Port Aster Secrets mystery series is still under $5 at Amazon (but I’m not sure how much longer it will last)


  • I have several books I’m excited to read this year because I am new to the Christian mystery genre but I’m definitely hooked!! I’ve already read Dangerous Passage and I can’t wait to read Fatal Exchange and Hidden Agenda. I’ve also just got the first 2 books in the Port Aster Secrets series and can’t wait for the release of the newest book!!

  • Lisa Harris is a new-to-me author! I would love to read Hidden Agenda. I’m also looking forward to reading Rachelle Dekker’s The Choosing. 🙂

  • Well, you know I love romantic suspense so I’m really looking forward to Hidden Agenda too. Have read the other two and loved them. And since I am all organized this year, I’ve set up a monthly calendar of must buy releases (that far exceed my wallet) so here are some of the suspense I’m eager to get my hands on in 2015.

    Deadly Echoes by Nancy Mehl (January)
    Sabatoged by DaniPettrey (Jan/Feb?)
    Vines of Entanglement by Lisa Carter (February)
    Remember the Lilies by Lee Tolsma (Feb)
    Then Sings My Soul by Amy K. Sorrells (March)
    Protection Detail by Shirlee McCoy (March)
    Stranded by Debby Giusti (March)
    Untraceable by Elizabeth Goddard (March)
    Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon (April)
    Taken by Dee Henderson (April)
    Double Cross by DiAnn Mills (April)
    Royal Rescue by Tammy Johnson (April)
    Presumed Guilty by Dana R. Lynn (April)
    Fatal Freeze by Michelle Karl (April)
    Coastguard Courtship by Lisa Carter (April)
    Secret Refuge by Dana Mentink (April)
    No Place to Hide by Irene Hannon (May)
    Into Thin Air by Mary Ellen Porter (May)
    *Desperate Measures by Sandra Orchard* (June)
    Shadows of Landenbrooke Manor by Melanie Dobson (June)
    Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore (June)
    Covert Justice by Lynn Huggins Blackburn (June)
    Gone Without a Trace by Patricia Bradley (July)
    Midnight on the Mississippi by Mary Ellis (August)

    What? You asked me what I was looking forward to reading in 2015! And that’s just the suspense. That I know of. You should see the Historical list. And the contemporary list and the Amish list. Oy!!!!!!!!

    Happy New Year, Sandra.

    • LOL, love it, Kav! And knowing how quickly you read, I’m sure you’ll get through them all!!! Happy New Year, to you too!

  • I would absolutely love to read this book, I’ve not had the chance too read this series. I was in Barnes and Noble today and saw this book and I was going to get it but decided not too, so I am trying to see if I can win this book instead. But I love mystery books like this

  • Taken by Dee Henderson…and any other Christian romantic suspense that I can get, especially if they are won in a drawing

  • I am a new fan of Christian suspense books and am just now starting my collection. Really looking forward to reading all these books! They sound so good!

  • I have a list of books I’m interested in reading this year including your Port Aster series, Hidden Agenda by Lisa Harris, Fatal Trauma by Richard Mabry, and the next releases by Margaret Daley, Davis Bunn, Candace Calvert, Terri Blackstock, Miralee Ferrell, Hannah Alexander, Dani Pettrey, Deborah Raney, Colleen Coble, Dee Henderson, Irene Hannon, DiAnn Mills, Beverly Lewis, and Mary Connealy. There are probably some I have unintentionally overlooked.

  • Thanks so much to all of you for stopping by! Love reading through your comments. Thrilled that some of you have already started my series!

    Kav, love your reading schedule. I think I need something like that. I always have way more books I want to read than time! Determined to somewhat stay up this year.

    Happy Birthday, Danie! And Happy Reading to all of you!

  • I don’t normally read suspense, but having gotten to know Lisa through Beyond the Borders, Dangerous Passage is definitely on my list. I’ve been researching mental illness for a book I’m working on, so An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison is a must read.

  • I love reading Christian romantic suspense. My list of “want to read” for 2015 is long, so instead of listing everything I’ll say that I have the first book in the Port Aster series to read, as well as Lisa’s first book in the Southern Crime series to read. These will be my first reads for both authors, so I’m excited to start them ASAP.
    I happened to see the blog mentioned on Lisa Harris’ Amazon author page, just so you know that there is traffic to those locations that draw new people in!

  • Hi Sandra! I have many on my list! Where to begin? Deadly Devotion, Blind Trust, Perilous Waters, A.D. 30 (Ted Dekker), Check Mate (Steven James). Lisa is a new author to me and I will have to add hers to my list! Thanks for sharing her books on your blog. 🙂

  • Thank you to all who shared the books they’re excited about reading! I added in the names of those who also participated on the FB version and Goodreads version and hopped over to to draw the winner. Congratulations, Valerie! You’re our winner of Lisa’s new book. I’ll email you shortly.

Great to "see" you here today! I look forward to reading your comment.