Covert Danger Author Interview & Giveaway!

About the Book

Book: Covert Danger

Author: Jerusha Agen

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Release Date: September 22, 2022

A K-9 protection team. An assassin. Only one can survive.

An assassin is on the loose in the Twin Cities, aiming to kill FBI witnesses the Phoenix K-9 Security and Detection Agency is hired to protect. Rogue CIA agent Amalia Pérez and her protection K-9 must get the edge on this deadly opponent before he kills her childhood best friend—the only man who knows her true identity.

Investigative journalist Michael Barrett can’t believe his eyes when the woman he’s spent years searching for walks back into his life. But he soon fears the woman he loved is lost forever beneath the secrets Amalia wears like armor.

As the assassin closes in, Amalia will risk anything to keep Michael safe—anything except believing in the God he trusts. When the layers of deception become as dangerous as bullets, can Amalia and Michael uncover the truth in time to stop the assassin from completing his lethal mission?

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About the Author

Jerusha Agen imagines danger around every corner but knows God is there, too. So naturally, she writes romantic suspense infused with the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. Jerusha loves to hang out with her big furry dogs and little furry cats, often while reading or watching movies. Find more of Jerusha’s thrilling, fear-fighting stories at

More from Jerusha

Covert Danger was especially fun and challenging to write because it was the first time I’ve written a book with a heroine who is two people. At least, that’s what it seems like when you start to read Covert Danger.

Amalia Pérez is a security specialist at the Phoenix K-9 Security and Detection Agency in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She has two K-9 partners—Raksa, a German shepherd protection and search and rescue K-9, and Gaston, a Newfoundland water rescue dog.

Amalia doesn’t talk much about her past, even to her fellow co-workers at the Phoenix K-9 Agency. But her past comes crashing into her present in Covert Danger.

First, Michael Barrett shows up as a witness Amalia is assigned to protect. Trouble is, Michael is her former childhood best friend. And he knows she used to be someone else.

When an assassin arrives on the scene, gunning for Michael, another piece of Amalia’s secret past threatens to hijack her present. Because he’s an assassin that eluded her once before, on her last mission as a CIA operative.

So what is an author to do with a heroine who has two identities? A heroine who is determined her old self is gone forever?

Well, this author dug into the truth.

Thanks to years of running and years of deception before that, Amalia is buried in lies. As Michael points out to her, she doesn’t even know what the truth is anymore.

Sound familiar? Our culture is flooded with lies right now. Lies that grow more and more sinister as people abandon reason completely.

Rampant relativism—the “it’s true for me” mentality—has morphed into outright rejection of all real truth. Worse, it’s also turned into drastic efforts to pressure everyone to identify right as wrong and wrong as right.

Calling good evil and evil good is where we’ll all end up if we abandon the truth. Which is one reason why Amalia’s story—a search for truth and right amid deception and evil—is so important.

God taught me more about truth and deception as I took on the challenge of writing Amalia’s and Michael’s story. And He used this story to make my foundation in the truth stronger, strong enough to withstand the onslaught from our culture and from within.

Even as Covert Danger takes you on a thrilling ride of action and romance, I hope this story helps you find and hold onto the truth like never before.

Author Interview

  • Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

I’ve been hearing from readers more and more! I absolutely love hearing from my readers. I especially love the messages from readers who were impacted in some way by my writing.

Some readers tell me my characters helped them see how they could better be like Christ or live out their faith in certain circumstances. Others have shared they were encouraged by reading about someone they could resonate with because of similarities in their pasts, who then overcame the problems of that past in the story. And other readers have shared how the Lord used my story to make them realize a truth that opened their eyes in a life-changing way.

It’s an incredible gift and rare privilege to be used by the Lord to encourage or challenge someone in their walk with Christ.

  • How do you overcome writer’s block? Do you have any advice for others in finding their process to overcome it?

Writer’s block can take place at different stages in the writing process, but one way to eliminate the common block writers experience in the drafting stage is to first plot out the story. Outlining my novels in advance not only makes my writing much faster and nearly eliminates the need for revisions, but it also eliminates the possibility of writer’s block in the drafting stage. Thanks to my outline, I always know what to write next!

  • How did you come up with the title for your book?

All the titles in the Guardians Unleashed Series are two words with the second word being “Danger,” so that narrowed down my choices. Then deciding on Covert Danger was easy because the heroine in the novel, Amalia Pérez, is a rogue CIA agent on the run. Her life is cloaked by webs of deception and secrets that put her into greater danger than she ever expected.

  • What’s your favorite writing snack, drink, and/or music?

I always keep chocolate close at hand when writing, along with a mug of hot water, and movie soundtracks coming through my headphones. And more chocolate!

  • Is your writing space pristine or organized chaos?

At the moment I’m doing this interview, I’ll have to admit it’s neither. More like disorganized chaos! I’m trying to do better with that, though, since I’m otherwise an organized person. I know the cluttered workspace adds a subconscious burden at the back of my mind since I do prefer organization over chaos. That said, my writing space has been cluttered and chaotic when I’ve written most of my novels, so maybe the clutter isn’t hurting me after all. 😊

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Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 16

Simple Harvest Reads, October 17 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

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Guild Master, October 19 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, October 19

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 20


To celebrate her tour, Jerusha is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card, a signed paperback of Covert Danger, a Covert Danger tote bag, notebook, and keychain, plus more swag!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. This looks like a great thriller. Great interview. Thanks for hosting this giveaway today.

  2. Thank you for sharing your interview, bio and the book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading Covert Danger

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