Monday, July 6, 2020

Book Blast and Giveaway: A Convenient Escape (Convenient Risk Series #4) by Sara R. Turnquist

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for A Convenient Escape by Sara R. Turnquist. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $30 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: A Convenient Escape
Series: Convenient Risk Series #4
Author: Sara R. Turnquist
Genre: Historical Western Romance
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She has nowhere to go. He has nothing to lose.

Lily McAllen has known nothing but hardship and rejection. Her brother, the only person she can lean on, takes a job at the Miller ranch. Now with no ally, she is alone, confined, and vulnerable. She becomes desperate to get away…by any means necessary.

Despite his best intentions, Daniel Hayworth is drawn into a fatal mishap. He feels responsible. And is prepared to do whatever it takes to ensure Lily is cared for…even if that means proposing marriage.

Complicating matters, Geronimo and his raiding band terrorize the surrounding areas. Troubles mount and tensions challenge the growing attraction between Dan and Lily.

Will they make it to the church? Or find themselves victims of lies, disillusionment, or the ire of an Apache rebel?

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EXCERPT:
As he neared Lily, he looked up at her. Her features were difficult to read—stoic, flat. Was she angry? Hurt?

Putting off engaging her for a handful of seconds longer, Dan gripped the horse’s bit and urged the mare closer to the cabin. Once at the post, he reached for the reins to tie the mare off. But the leather straps wouldn’t come.

He looked up.

Lily had them in a firm grip.

Staring at her, he tugged again.

She let them loose.

He lost his balance and nearly fell, catching himself at the last moment.

Of all the…

Glancing toward Uncle Owen, he noticed that the man had disappeared, leaving the door open. Probably the older rancher’s hip. It bothered him from time to time. At least he hadn’t witnessed Dan’s embarrassing near-trip.

Dan looked back to Lily. She was halfway off the horse. Only…

She wasn’t making any more progress. Her body had slid off to the side of the horse, and one foot sought the ground, but it seemed as if her other foot, or perhaps something about her boot, had gotten caught in the stirrup. She clung to the pommel and she was grunting.

Serves her right.

What a terrible thing to think toward a lady in distress. Dan wished he felt worse. Should he rush to her aid? Or wait for her to ask?

Everything in him wanted to assist, but he held back. Maybe his efforts wouldn’t be well-received.

So, he waited. And watched.

She pulled herself up slightly. Then movement about the stirrup under her skirt commenced. And intensified. At last, she sagged against the animal as she cried out.

“Need some help?” Dan kept his voice steady, hoping his smile didn’t sneak into his tone and betray him.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sara is a coffee lovin', word slinging, Historical Romance author whose super power is converting caffeine into novels. She loves those odd little tidbits of history that are stranger than fiction. That's what inspires her. Well, that and a good love story.

But of all the love stories she knows, hers is her favorite. She lives happily with her own Prince Charming and their gaggle of minions. Three to be exact. They sure know how to distract a writer! But, alas, the stories must be written, even if it must happen in the wee hours of the morning.

Sara is an avid reader and enjoys reading and writing clean Historical Romance when she’s not traveling. Her books range from the Czech lands to the American wild west and from ancient Egypt to the early 1900s. Some of her titles include The Lady Bornekova, Hope in Cripple Creek, The General’s Wife, Trail of Fears, and the Convenient Risk Series.

Happy Reading!

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GIVEAWAY:
Sara R. Turnquist will be awarding a $30 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the book blast. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the book blast each day. Good luck!
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73 comments:

  1. Have you started to write your next book yet?

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    1. Bernie, yes, I have. I have started plotting and writing the next book in this series. And I am at the halfway point in the next book for my LADY BORNEKOVA SERIES. This writer never stops :)

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    2. Yay so exciting!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your great  book and for the giveaway too.

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  3. Thank you for hosting me! I would love to know from your readers...what is your favorite thing about reading Historical Romance or Historical Fiction?

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  4. The book looks amazing and I definitely need to read it. Thanks for your great generosity.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I enjoyed the characters quite a bit :)

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  5. This sounds like such a great read!

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    1. Thanks! It was such an adventure from plotting to ending.

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  6. Great giveaway and excerpt. :)

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    1. Thanks, Cali! Picking excerpts is not always easy. But this one stood out :)

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  7. What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

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    1. The most challenging is the editing phase for certain. The most rewarding is most certainly the feedback from readers.

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  8. thanks this sounds like an interesting book

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  9. Love the cover art and book description! I'm excited to read more of Dan Lily's relationship.

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! I so love these characters. And their relationship.

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    1. Interesting question, Caryl. My first love was Science Fiction. But when I started writing, for whatever reason, Historical Fiction/Romance is what came out. I love those little tidbits of history that are so fascinating and I love a good love story.

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  11. Interesting book blast, cheers to your book.

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  12. Thank you for sharing! Sounds awesome!

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  13. Love your book cover and the description of the book is intriguing. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, J.E.! Description is one of the more difficult things to write. Shrinking your book down to so few words...the struggle is real!

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  14. I love Historical everything, and this sounds so good!

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  15. Nice cover. I liked the blurb. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Great excerpt! I love cowboys.

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    1. Thanks, Judy! I never thought of myself as a girl who swoons over cowboys, but here I am...writing them in as the heroes in several stories.

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  17. Which character was most fun to write for?

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    1. Good question, Bernie. It would be Lily. She showed up in Book 3 rather briefly. Even as a very minor character, she caught my interest and I was intrigued. I had to delve deeper into her story.

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  18. I love these historical reads. I enjoyed reading the excerpt

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  19. Beautiful cover, Sara!! I enjoyed what I read about this book. I will be starting on this series ASAP!!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! My cover artist, Cora Graphics, is AMAZING!!

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  21. Love the cover for this book! Thank you for this chance to win.

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    1. Thanks, Carol! Wish I was talented enough to do that cover, but Cora Graphics gets that credit :-)

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  22. I think that the cover of your book is very attractive.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  23. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  24. Haven't read a historical western romance in a very long time.. This has made me want to read one again.. Best of luck and thank you.....

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    1. Thanks, Michele! I have never thought I was much for historical western romance. But this series idea sparked and I was hooked.

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  26. Sounds like a book I would really enjoy reading.

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    1. Thanks, laurie! It was quite the adventure to write it :-)

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  27. sounds like a fun one

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  28. Who is the most supportive person in your life when it comes to your writing?

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    1. Excellent question, Teenyluvkins! Probably my husband. He always listens to my scenes, makes time to help field my plotting craziness, and delve into the depths of my character development with me. He's so amazing!

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    1. I offered story details and some guidance on preferences and selecting models and poses. But the real work (and credit) goes to Cora Graphics. She is so talented!

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    1. Thanks, Danielle! I am blessed with a really gifted cover designer to work with :-)

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  31. this looks like a great read!

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  32. I am looking forward to reading this.

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