Yukon Justice by Dana Mentink: Book Review, Tour, and Giveaway with Celebrate Lit.
About the Book
Book: Yukon Justice
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: October 26, 2021
Sabotage on a family ranch…
Newfoundland Ella and her Alaska State Trooper partner is on the case.
When her estranged uncle attempts to sabotage her family’s reindeer ranch, K-9 team assistant Katie Kapowski heads home to help save it—and becomes his target. With their rocky past, Alaska State Trooper Brayden Ford and his furry partner are the last team Katie wants assigned to protect her. But with the ranch under siege, they must work together…or risk falling victim to a killer.
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Katie and Brayden make an interesting pair for this book. I thoroughly enjoyed how their past kept them from being friends right away, and they had to work through their misconceptions and problems while dealing with Katie’s uncle. The suspense was impactful and I never knew what might happen next. Add in Brayden’s Newfie, Ella, and the trio is complete. The heroism in Yukon Justice made my heart soar, even as it pounded in fear that this case would be the one that got away. I loved learning about reindeer and how Aunt Addie might not be the mother Katie wanted but her gruff exterior hid a heart of gold. There is a clear faith message in the book that never felt forced but also never hid. A perfect mix of suspense, romance, and faith. I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is the Publisher’s Weekly and Amazon bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, 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
Up on the housetop, click, click, click, down through the chimney with good St. Nick. Does anyone know that line from the famous Christmas song? I’ve been singing it for years but only recently did I learn that the clicking is a real reindeer phenomenon. Those reindeer ankle joints make a clicking sound so they can find the rest of their herd if they are separated in a blizzard. It’s just one of the many things I learned about reindeer while researching to write Yukon Justice. In the novel, Katy has to take over running her aunt’s reindeer ranch and protect it from threats by a dangerous intruder. I had the pleasure of “Zoom” interviewing the owner of the Running Reindeer Ranch in Fairbanks, Alaska! Jane helped me learn all kinds of interesting things about reindeer. How much do you know about these critters? Take my quick three question trivia quiz to test your knowledge!
- What’s the difference between caribou and reindeer? They are the same animal but caribou are the wild variety and the domesticated version are called reindeer.
- Do males or females grow antlers? Both! Reindeer are a type of deer and the only species where the female grows antlers as well as the males.
- How come kids put out carrots for Santa’s reindeer? Good question! Carrots are not, in fact, part of a natural healthy reindeer diet. The animals don’t even have front teeth! A much better treat would be willow or birch leaves, or their favorite food…lichen, which they find by scraping the snow away from the ground with their hooves.
So how did you do? If you want to know more about these amazing creatures, snag yourself a copy of Yukon Justice!
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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card and an eBook copy of the book OR signed copy of the book (U.S. Only)!!