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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Goddess Fish Promotions Presents: Final Strike by Vanessa M. Knight; #ExcerptTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live, #Giveaway

Final Strike
by Vanessa M. Knight
GENRE: Romantic Suspense



Julie Connolly thought she had perfected the art of emotional eating, but ever since she learned of her father's passing, she's taken it to new heights. The bastard has figured out how to destroy her life from the grave.

Her father's proposal—abandon her son Cody, so someone else can raise him, or lose her inheritance. The outrageous condition doesn’t deserve a response but the lawyer her father hired demands an answer. Before she can tell the ambulance-chaser exactly where he can shove his demands, her worst fears come alive: Cody is kidnapped. Her only hope comes from Ben Mooring, a man she hates nearly as much as her father.

Though Ben Mooring lost his chance with Julie years ago, she and Cody still mean the world to him. He practically raised the kid for years when he was with Julie. When Cody goes missing, Ben drops everything to search for him. He might never win a spot in Julie's life again, but he can't rest while Cody is in danger and Julie needs him.

Julie and Ben join forces to find Cody, but they have to work quickly. If she doesn't find him soon, she might lose her son forever.

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Julie was so tired. She’d been woken up by screaming a couple hours ago. The sun still was barely up. Everyone was doing things but her. They were out searching, they were manning phones, and all Julie did was wait. She was so tired of waiting—and they were barely through the first day. What if it went on longer…?

No. She couldn’t think that way. She couldn’t think about Cody being out there alone. Never knowing… 

Allison’s sister Brook, her boyfriend Joe, and a group of others had been searching all day and night. And they hadn’t stopped.

“Is there anything I can do?” Julie asked Adam. “Maybe I should go out with Brook and Joe to start looking?”

Adam ran a hand through his hair. He looked exhausted. “They’re working in shifts. The night shift is combing the streets and parks and anywhere else they think he might be.” 

“Maybe you should take a break,” Julie suggested.

“You should too. Those couple hours of sleep aren’t enough.”

Julie started to protest and Adam stopped her. “I’m not trying to be a jerk here, but you’re no good to anyone exhausted. Try to get some sleep. In a few hours, we’ll get up and start all over again.”

All over again. But what if tomorrow was as bad as today? Her face must have given her thoughts away, because Adam moved closer and put his hand on her arm.

“Hey. We’ll find him. You have the FBI and the support of the Chicago PD. We’re not giving up and neither should you.”

A tear slid down her cheek as she nodded. Julie leaned into Adam and gave him a hug. “Thank you so much.”

“We’re family. There’s no thanks in family.”



Who is Vanessa M. Knight?  Well, I’m an author.  Wow.  After years and years of wanting to use those words, that is fun to say.  It’s almost as fun as supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  Did I spell that right? 


I write contemporary romantic suspense. 


I live in Chicagoland with my family and menagerie of four-legged friends.  In my mind, these lovely animals do everything as they should.  I’m the alpha, keeping peace and harmony amongst my humble servants.  In real life, they own me.  I’m the maid, here for their feeding pleasure.  Well, that and to clean up their messes.

When not catering to the needs of adorably-furry faces, I slug through the nine to five grind and head home so I can write.  Of course, that’s after I make dinner and clean the house and all the other tasks that go into family life.  So really, I work, cater to animals and my family… and then, if I don’t fall face first into bed, I write.  I love putting my characters into crazy situations and watching how they react. I hope you love reading about them.  

I love to hear from fans.  I can be found on Facebook at VanessaMKnight and at





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Vanessa M. Knight will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Thank you so much for having me here today! I hope you enjoyed the glimpse into Julie’s story.

  2. Aww...sweet excerpt! Love the line “We’re family. There’s no thanks in family.”!


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