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Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Convenient Risk by Sara R. Turnquist - Book Tour - Interview - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Sara R. Turnquist and her new book, “A Convenient Risk”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Sara and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


by Sara R. Turnquist

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GENRE: Historical Romance

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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?

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EXCERPT TWO:

“My son…where is he?”

Brandon’s hands grazed her elbows still. Did she dare take comfort from it?

“He couldn’t get to sleep on his own, so he’s in the room with Uncle Owen.”

“Oh.” She turned away, wishing she could pull her arms away from his touch.

He remained quiet for a few moments. “He was quite worried about you when you didn’t return for dinner.”

Amanda looked in his direction again. His features were coming into focus as her eyes took in the little bits of moonlight coming in through the window, but only in forms, no details. “He was?”

Brandon nodded. “We all were.”

“Oh?” Why would she bait him? She did not know. But the utterance was beyond her lips before she could stop it. Amanda tightened her lips to keep anything else from coming forth.

“Yes. As was I.” His voice was thick.

His confession stirred something high in her chest. Something that spindled and twisted. Something pleasant. It was but a taste, and she wanted more. But how?

“You were?” What was that in her voice? Hope? She barely recognized it.

He stepped closer to her. Heat emanated from his body. “Of course I was.”

Her head began to swim as the stirrings in her chest spread throughout her whole body, tangling and weaving into her being. Was he going to kiss her? Did she want him to?

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INTERVIEW:

Do you have any tattoos?  Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?
No, but I have always wanted one on my wrist. Perhaps a semicolon. I am a three time postpartum depression survivor and the semicolon movement really resonates with me.

Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
Something of the same. But different in so many ways. I’m a lot busier. Both with my writing career and with my personal life. I’m go, go, go all the time. And my kids are more active in things too. There’s never any down time.

How long have you been writing?
I’ve always written short stories and fanfiction, but I started writing what would become my first novel when I was in college.

What advice would you give a new writer just starting out?
Keep writing…you can’t edit what isn’t written. And have determination. You are the one that’s going to care the most about your work. Make it happen.

Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.
Part of the main character’s backstory is that she is not from Arizona (where the novel is set), she came out west as a mail order bride.

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AUTHOR BIO:


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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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Sara will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

17 comments:

  1. Sara ~ It is great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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    1. Thanks! And thank you so much for hosting!!

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  2. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  3. What is your favorite genre of book to read? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. I used to be a sci-fi girl all the way. But as I have become more interested in writing Historical Fiction, I have fallen in love with reading more Historical Fiction.

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  4. I enjoyed reading both the excerpt and interview - thanks for sharing :)

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  5. How many Amish books do you have published? Patricia wright

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  6. Judging by the excerpt, book sounds very intriguing, looking forward to reading it!

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  7. I like the excerpt!

    --Trix

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  8. I like your advice for new writers. So simple but so true. You can't become a better writer if you don't actually write!

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