Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Death Valley Hideout by Dana Mentink

About the Book

Book: Death Valley Hideout

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Christian fiction

Release date: April 26, 2022

Running from a murderer

with only the desert as refuge…

Placed in WITSEC while his brother testifies against a terrifying criminal, Tony Ortega must guard his young niece and nephew from the hit man hunting for them. Death Valley local Willow Duke’s hideout might just be the difference between the little family’s life or death. When bullets start flying, can they thwart a killer long enough to survive and become a family for real?


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About the Author

Dana Mentink is a USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author as well as a two-time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, and the recipient of a Holt Medallion. She’s written over fifty titles in the suspense, lighthearted romance and mystery genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming, and Poisoned Pen Press. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)


More from Dana

Wooty woo! We’re back in Death Valley again! So excited about this fourth book in the series because Papa Bear and I have actually returned to this amazing place. (Our previous return trip was stalled for a while due to the virus that shall not be named!) People have asked me, “Why do you love Death Valley so much?” I can only respond that you just have to go there to understand. Is it the vastness of the place? The enormous topographical variety? Maybe it’s the profound quietness that permeates the national park and environs. Then again, it might be the panorama of nighttime stars. (Death Valley National Park is a certified International Dark Sky Park due to its limited light pollution.) Could it be the tenacity of people who live there and survive the one hundred twenty plus degree temperatures in the summer? And how about those animals? The Death Valley pupfish is a teeny little endangered fish that lives in precisely one spot on the globe (Death Valley) and only two places within that range, Salt Creek and Cottonball Marsh. Imagine that! So why set a six book series in Death Valley? Because there’s no more hostile and incredible place I can think of. I hope you will enjoy taking a fictional trip with me there too. Enjoy the adventure, reader friends!

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Life, Love, Writing, April 24

For Him and My Family, April 24

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Bizwings Blog, May 1

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Labor Not in Vain, May 3

Through the Fire Blogs, May 3

Pause for Tales, May 4

A Good Book and Cup of Tea, May 4

To Everything There Is A Season, May 4


To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize package of the first four books in the series-Framed in Death Valley, Missing in the Desert, Death Valley Doublecross and Death Valley Hideout (Paperback for U.S. Only) and a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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


My Review

Death Valley Hideout is the fourth installment from Dana Mentink’s Desert Justice series. I have had the pleasure of reading the previous three books of the series and was excited to have the opportunity this one. I was far from being disappointed. Even though it is part of a series, I believe each one can be read as a stand alone. This time around readers get to know Willow Duke and Tony Ortega. The two get themselves into more than could have ever imagined. There is heart stopping action and danger. The twists at times made me feel as though I was on a thrilling roller coaster. I never knew what was going to happen next. I was often trying to predict at how it would turn out and found I was once again wrong. I was left on the edge of my seat until I read the very last page. I could not put it down from start to finish. It was a quick read but full of mystery and suspense that I love to read. 

I am giving Death Valley Hideout a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy reading clean romantic suspense. They will not want to miss this one or the other books from Dana Mentink’s Desert Justice series. 

I received a digital copy of Death Valley Hideout from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. This sounds like a good suspense series, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

  2. Enjoyed your review of the book!

  3. This sounds like an interesting story!

  4. Thank you for sharing your excellent review Dana Mentink is an exceptional author.

  5. I image reading this book will be like riding the rollercoaster, the whip, and the scrambler at different points of the story.

  6. I like the cover and Death Valley Hideout sounds like an exciting and thrilling read for me! Thanks for sharing it with me! Locks, Hooks and Books, for sharing your review! Have a wonderful day!

  7. My brother would like this book.
    Thanks for the contest.

  8. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Looking forward to reading the story.