Author Showcase ~ Last Dance by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Last Dance

When the prom queen is found brutally murdered, Sheriff Sharyn Howard recalls that a similar murder occurred on the night of her prom ten years ago. Her father was the sheriff of Diamond Springs and the man he sent to prison for the murder now sits on death row awaiting his execution. But, Sharyn’s convinced there are too many similarities between the two murders and that the true killer is still at large.

Her move to reopen the first case pits her against the community and her mother, who feels she’ll destroy her father’s reputation in the process. But, Sharyn is determined to discover the truth and catch the real killer before he can strike again.


Release: January 2016
Series: Sharyn Howard #1
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: JLavene
Note: This was previously released in 1999

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment below for the chance to win a kindle copy of LAST DANCE.  The giveaway will end January 8 at 12 AM EST. Good luck everyone!

About the author
Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery and urban fantasy fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. Their first mystery novel, Last Dance, won the Master’s Choice Award for best first mystery novel in 1999.

They have written and published more than 70 novels that are sold worldwide for Harlequin, Penguin, Amazon, and Simon and Schuster. They have also published hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in Midland, North Carolina with their family and their rescue pets—Rudi, Stan Lee, and Quincy.

47 responses to “Author Showcase ~ Last Dance by Joyce and Jim Lavene

  1. Love the story line, the characters sound really interesting 🙂 I would love to win a eBook copy 🙂 I have just started reading your books and have love all of them so far 🙂

  2. Doward Wilson

    Love all their work and I am happy to see this being republished as it is hard to find. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Looks interesting.

  4. Would really like to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. I love these authors and all their series, but had not read this first one yet. Thanks for the giveaway. Kuzlin at AOL.com

  6. I think it would be fun to go back and read their first book . They speak about it with fondness. Thank you for the chance to read it.

  7. Barbara Hackel

    WOW! 😮 Talk about a great start to a new series! This sounds terrific! Thanks Dru for having this featured today! Thanks to the Lavenes for the chance to win a copy. This is a must read. 🙂

  8. Sounds awesome. Need to read this one.

  9. Peggy Hyndman

    I love reading Joyce and Jim Lavene’s books. Thank you for the chance to win a Kindle copy of Last Dance!!

  10. Mary Jane H.

    Looks Like this one will be a good book.

  11. Cathy Serada

    Awesome! I haven’t read their earlier books but heard this one was coming out soon!

  12. I haven’t read any of their earlier efforts so this is exciting. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. elainehroberson

    I’ve read your earlier series and I would love to try this one. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  14. I would love to try a new series!

  15. It sounds great…I just ordered it from my library…Thanks for the heads up!

  16. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

  17. I love this writing team. I hope I win or I know what I’ll be buying.

  18. I love Joyce and Jim Lavene’s books. When this series came out I hadn’t found them yet. This said, I would love to win this book so I would be able to start this series. robeader53@yahoo.com

  19. Sounds like an interesting read with lots of “tangles” in it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Sounds like a great read. Would really enjoy reading. Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. I love all your series that you have written. Would truly love to read this one. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

  22. I love the Lavene writing team and saddened by our loss of Joyce. I heard about this first book, and am thrilled it has been rereleased for us to enjoy. Thank you for great opportunity…

  23. Kristie dilcher

    Wow sounds like an awesome read! I would love to win!

  24. This sounds like it will a twisty mystery…going page to page to find the killer….can’t wait to read it

  25. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! Happy new year! The story sounds really, really good!

  26. I haven’t read this series but would LOVE to! Thanks – and Happy New Year!

  27. New series for me thanks for alerting me.

  28. One more reason to dread proms!

  29. Yes please, I’d love to enter this giveaway. The J’s are incapable of writing a bad book.

  30. Love the J’s books! This one sounds fascinating. Thanks for the chance.

  31. Looks like a good book. Thanks for the opportunity to get it!

  32. Sounds like my type of book,

  33. Sounds great. Thank you

  34. One of theirs that I haven’t read. Thanks

  35. Missed this the first time around – happy to see it’s being re-released.

  36. Barbara Landrum

    Looks like an interesting book. Thanks!

  37. Candy Kennedy

    Thanks for the chance to win this book. I hope it’s me.

  38. Valerie Pennington

    Looks like a good book! I have been getting into these authors lately, and it would just be another joy in words, I’m sure.

  39. I’ve been looking forward to this one being available as a Kindle book. Can’t wait to read. Thanks for the chance!

  40. Jill Broussard

    This sounds very interesting. A book that I definitely would like to read. Thankyou for the opportunity!

  41. This one sounds good! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!

  42. I want to read everything yhe Lavenes have to offer.

  43. Sounds great!

  44. I love the idea of a husband and wife team of writers, and the premise for this book sounds great.

  45. This sounds like an amazing read. Looking forward to reading.

  46. Never went to my prom….maybe not a bad-miss now, huh?!?! LOL!!!!

  47. Contest is closed.