Warnings Signs by Katy Lee – Guest Post & Giveaway

katyAuthor Katy Lee

As an Inspirational Romantic Suspense author, Katy Lee writes higher-purpose stories in high-speed worlds. Through her writing, ministries, and teaching, she dedicates her life to sharing tales of love, from the “greatest love story ever told” to those sweet romantic stories of falling in love. Katy and her husband are born New Englanders and love to travel with their three adventuresome children.

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Warning Signs by Katy Lee


Warning Signs, my October release flew from my fingers when I received word that I was invited to pitch a story to the Harlequin Love Inspired editors in spring, 2012.  I knew exactly the story I wanted to share.  I used to work with children with hearing impairments.  I learned to allow them to show me what they could do before I made the assumption of what they couldn’t.  Warning Signs is a way for me to pass this valuable lesson on.

In my romantic-suspense story, my heroine, Miriam Hunter, is deaf. Owen, my hero is not but the unique connection they have is that his son is.  Owen has some misconceptions of people with hearing impairments, but can Miriam change his way of thinking before she goes to jail? Or worse, killed?

I will admit while I wrote Warning Signs, I feared I wouldn’t be able to get the American Sign Language to feel real on the page.  It took work and a constant effort to read each word/sign carefully to make sure I did the language justice. After reading the Romantic Times Book Reviews magazine this month, I think I can relax now.

RT Magazine Review:

4 ½ Stars – A Keeper.   “Miriam is a strong character who is not held back by what others may perceive as a weakness. Acceptance is a key theme as Lee dispels some misconceptions regarding people with hearing impairments.”

Warning Signs is the first in a three book series that takes place on a fishing island in Maine.  I hope you will stop by the Island of Stepping Stones, where the lobster traps are always full and romance awaits even the hardest of hearts. On October 1st, I invite you to come.


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When a drug-smuggling ring rocks a small coastal town, the DEA sends Agent Owen Matthews to shut it down. A single father with a deaf son, Owen senses that the town’s number one suspect—the high school’s new principal—doesn’t fit the profile. Miriam Hunter hoped to shrug off the stigma of her hearing impairment when she returned to Stepping Stones, Maine. But her recurring nightmares dredge up old memories that could prove her innocence—and uncover the truth behind a decades-old murder. Yet Owen’s help may not be enough when someone decides to keep Miriam silenced—permanently.


Warning Signs is available for preorder now.




Also on my site you will find details to take part in the Lighthouse Photo Contest.  I hope to receive lighthouses from around the world. So please, take part!

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Book Giveaway

1 copy of Warning Signs

Open to US only

Ends 9/28/13

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  1. Brandy Gibson says:

    good luck everyone

  2. I love romantic suspense!

  3. The storyline sounds like something I would enjoy.

  4. Sounds like a great book and suspense is one of my favorite genre. Thanks.

  5. Thank you, Ladies, for stopping by. Enjoy the story!

  6. This sounds like a great read, something I would enjoy.

  7. Sounds like a good suspense with some romance, or maybe a lot :>)
    Nice banner for your web site. It caught my attention.

  8. Sounds like an exciting book with an unusual storyline – would love to read it! I’m sure it was a challenge including the sign language in your book!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


  9. Sounds like a interesting book. I love inspirational suspense and write it myself.

  10. I enjoy romantic suspense novels and have marked this one to read in the future.

  11. This sounds like my type of story, thanks.

  12. I love suspence books sure hope i win
    Shirley B

  13. eeeep cant wait to get my hands on it!

  14. I’m a fan of “series” books, and love those that give a real sense of a place. This book and the two to come sound like they fit that bill exactly. Fingers crossed!

  15. I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. What a fascinating book! A heroine who is deaf adds an interesting twist to the storyline. I enjoy reading about a character who has overcome some physical disability. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  17. Nat Holmgren says:

    Light houses are so unique. I love the stories that go with them….the lives of those who manned the lights, were guardians of the ships n shore!

  18. Love the cover, especially with the way it is over a picture of the coastline.

  19. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Katy. 🙂 Anxious to pick up your new book.

  20. I love a good book series and WARNING SIGNS sounds like the beginning of a great one! I love inspirational suspense!