Expect Betrayal

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Expect Betrayal by JoAnn Smith Ainsworth
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ISBN (print): 978-1-39303-469-8
ISBN (e-book):   978-1-39357-940-3

E-book released April 18, 2020, from  Draft2Digital
P-book released June 9, 2020

Distributed via Ingram.

This is the third book in the award winning Operation Delphi paranormal suspense series.

WAVES Lt. Livvy Delacourt is combing war-torn Great Britain for her family grimoire, an ancient book of protection spells. Inherited clairvoyant gifts might enable Livvy to use these spells to defend her Philadelphia headquarters from relentless paranormal attacks by Hitler’s cadre of sorcerers.

At Livvy’s side is Naval Commander Trey Drew. Trey’s mission is to keep his lead psychic and the book safe, but growing feelings for Livvy may be distracting him.

In the past, with Livvy’s paranormal talents and Trey’s practicality, the duo has proven a powerful team in fighting magical threats. Can they rescue the grimoire and protect one another from the most nefarious opponents they have ever faced?

Join this emotional journey through paranormal realms of fast-paced suspense and supernatural battles as a U.S. Navy psychic pits herself against her Nazi counterpart.

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  • “…the author blends the love story with the paranormal mystery, resulting in a thoroughly wonderful page-turner.” Carolina Montague, author of Forever Green, Forever Hunted, Forever Endangered
  • “In straightforward language, with well chosen details and not a trace of sentimentalism (okay, Livvy and Trey have soft spots for each other, but they’ve been friends since childhood) Ainsworth develops a suspense-filled, historically steeped race against time and evil.” Ana Manwaring, author, Set Up: Secrets and Lies in Zihuatanejo

What people are saying…

Ainsworth develops a suspense filled, historically steeped race against time and evil….Ainsworth certainly makes the job of psychic sound exciting, and for readers of WWII novels, she gives a riveting story of espionage and treachery set in an era of polite national determination. —Ana Manwaring, mystery author and reviewer

The story is very fast-paced suspense with plenty of twists and turns! Hard to stop reading!—Elizabeth Ubrig, reviewer

…novel was well-paced and action-oriented, which was a delight to read.—Charles Steiner, reviewer

I loved it! You’re true to your style. –Amelia Akiyama, fan club founder