Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A Convenient Risk - Historical Romance & a Contest #HistoricalRomance #Contest


Please give a warm welcome to Sara R. Turnquist. Sara's here to tell us about her historical romance A Convenient Risk. She's also hosting a great contest!

Read on for details...

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One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.


A Convenient Risk
by Sara R. Turnquist

GENRE: Historical Romance


BLURB:

He never imagined her heart would be so hard to reach.

Forced into a marriage of convenience after her husband dies, Amanda Haynes is determined she will never love again. Not that it bothers Brandon Miller. He needs her husband’s cattle ranch and life insurance policy. She needs financial stability and long-term support for her son and herself. But she never expected to care so much about the running of the ranch.

Butting heads over the decisions of the ranch, adding to her frustration and grief at her loss. Her wellbeing is soon threatened as their lives become entangled with Billy the Kid and his gang. What has she gotten herself into? What kind of man has she married? Is there any way out?



Excerpt:

A strong arm grasped Amanda, catching her upper arm and dragging her onto the horse. As soon as she was solidly on the animal, she grabbed ahold of Brandon as tightly as she could.

They took off. The bull pawed at the ground, making all manner of grunting noises, but as if by some miracle, he ran off to the left. All of this happened as if time had slowed.

The horse continued to push forward. And as they neared the edge of the fence, Brandon urged the horse to go even faster. Were they going to break through? What would happen to the cattle with the fence destroyed?

But as they approached the fence, the horse leapt. Amanda gripped Brandon impossibly tighter. Jolted when the horse landed, her teeth chattered.

Only then did Brandon slow the horse. He then placed a hand on her upper arm and pushed.

She released him.

He sucked in a deep breath and expelled it.

Had she been holding him too tightly? Her face warmed.

He took hold of her shoulders. “Are you all right?”

She nodded, and though their faces were but a breath apart, she was not quite able to meet his eyes, fighting tears in her own. Only then she found herself staring at his bare chest. Jerking her head away, she averted her gaze.

“Do you realize what could have happened?” His voice rose.

She nodded, still not able to meet his eyes. The force of his emotion hit her. Was he so concerned after her?

“I would have had to shoot that bull.”

What? Eyes wide, she tilted her face up to look at him.

“That bull is worth half my herd.”

So he was only worried about the cattle. Not her. His precious cattle.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW

What are four things you can’t live without?

My laptop, my family, my tablet (with my downloaded books), and my phone

What is your favorite television show?

Probably “The Big Bang Theory”…such a fun and funny escape from the daily stuff.

If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?

My first reaction was Elizabeth Bennet because she gets her Mr. Darcy in the end – true love overcomes! But then I thought about her crazy family that she has had to deal with…but then I remember Jane and what a sweet sister friendship they have….I think I’d have to go with my first instinct…crazy family and all…everyone has one.

What have you got coming soon for us to look out for?

A sequel to my debut novel “The Lady Bornekova”. It is called “The Lady and The Hussites”. I know my readers have been waiting and watching for this book for quite some time. They will not be disappointed as their favorite characters return and work to overcome challenges as the Hussite Wars settle over the Czech lands.

What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?

“Riveting Your Reader with A Deep Point of View” was one of my favorite craft books. And two authors – Joanne Bischof and Melanie Dickerson have influenced my desire to write in a deeper point of view. They really draw the reader in to the character’s thoughts and feelings. It’s amazing.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Sara is originally from Middle Tennessee. After a short stint in Memphis, where she earned a degree in Biology and began a career as both a Zoo Educator and a Sleep Technician, she then followed a dream to work for a large zoo in Orlando, FL as an Educator. Once she and her husband started their family, they moved back to Middle Tennessee where they currently reside. Sara and her husband now enjoy a full life with their three beautiful and very active children. She enjoys many creative outlets – singing, piano, drawing, drama, and organizing anything. And even though she has enjoyed her career as a Zoo Educator, Sara's great love of the written word continued to draw her to write. She has always been an avid reader and, for many years, has been what she terms a “closet writer”. Her travels and love of history have served to inspire her to write clean Historical Romance. Sara has made several trips to the Czech Republic. Her time among the Czech people and the landscapes of the country inspired her and greatly influenced her work on her debut novel, The Lady Bornekova, set in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Sara is also the author of The General’s Wife, Off to War, Hope in Cripple Creek, and A Convenient Risk and a member of ACFW.


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