Out of Darkness

A bride and a widow in the same day, Elisabeth’s prayers are about to be answered . . . if the CIA, international arms dealers, and her best friend don’t stand in the way.


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Elisabeth Allen gave her heart to Jesus as a little girl and to Drew Marek as a teenager. When their wedding day finally arrives, it’s the happiest day of her life—until a bomb transforms her dream come true into a living nightmare.

As Best Man at the wedding, Gabriel Di Salvo promises Drew—his best friend and CIA partner—he’ll look after Elisabeth, but he never dreams it will become necessary so soon. As Elisabeth struggles to put the pieces of her life back together without Drew, Gabe becomes her rock, and as they share their grief and begin to heal, their friendship gradually deepens into something more.

Three years later, Gabe and Elisabeth are planning a future together when he receives a shocking call from the one man who can upend his happiness: Drew. Suspecting someone at the CIA is behind his abduction, Drew refuses to come home. Instead, he asks Gabe to bring Elisabeth to him. Now Gabe just has to figure out how to let her go.

Drew and Elisabeth race across Europe, dodging international arms dealers and attempting to reclaim what was stolen from them. But years of captivity and torture have left their mark on Drew. He is no longer the same boy Elisabeth fell in love with, but he is still Elisabeth’s husband, and she is determined to build something new and not allow her relationship with Gabe to come between them.

When their enemies close in and the threat of a terrorist attack escalates, Gabe may be the only person they can trust. Drew, Elisabeth, and Gabe are thrown into a fight for their lives—one that will test their loyalties to God, country . . . and each other.


Erynn Newman is an author to watch! With an energetic and intricate plot, Out of Darkness is a deftly woven tale sure to ensnare your interest and squeeze your heart! Don’t miss this debut novel!
~Ronie Kendig, bestselling author of Conspiracy of Silence

Out of Darkness is a fast-paced, heart-wrenching, gripping romantic thriller with not one but two breathtaking heroes who will win your heart. A delightful debut novel filled with grace, hope and surprising happily-ever-afters. Read it over a weekend–you won’t be able to put it down!
~Susan May Warren, USA Today bestselling novelist and author of Wild Montana Skies

This is romantic suspense at its finest! Action, intrigue, exotic locales, unpredictable twists and a heart-wrenching love story. I was captured from the first page and could barely catch my breath until I reached the end. Whew! What a ride!
~Lynn Huggins Blackburn, Award-winning author of Covert Justice and Hidden Legacy




First Light

Happily Ever After has to start somewhere.


Drew and Elisabeth meet as teenagers, and they fall in love. Sounds like a perfect recipe
for happily ever after. But when Drew’s father is killed at thePentagon on September 11th, he finds himself spiraling into an abyss of rage. To avoid dragging the woman he loves down with him, he has to walk away, even if it means losing her forever. He joins the CIA and eventually makes things right with God, but is it too late to make things right with Elisabeth?

First Light is a series of vignettes set over the course of fifteen years, leading up to the culmination of their story in the full-length romantic suspense novel Out of Darkness.

It is a 50 page prequel novelette that ends just where Out of Darkness begins.
Now available in paperback exclusively through The Book Patch.

This is a quick read, but oh-so engaging. The writing is crisp and dynamic, and captures scenes from the story of Drew and Elisabeth from the day they meet as thirteen-year-olds right up until… well, let’s just say they’re 25 and leave it at that! This snap-shot approach to their story may sound like it would feel fragmented, but it actually felt surprisingly complete and was the perfect way to whet my appetite for Out of Darkness. Bring it on!

~Katie Donovan, Fiction Aficionado

First Light has love emanating from its pages. It sinks into the reader’s soul. The words were beautifully written. The novel was heartfelt. There are no words to adequately express just how far the novel penetrated into my very being. You need to experience First Light for yourself. A beautiful tale of God’s grace and His faithfulness.
~Julia Wilson, Christianbookaholic


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