Susan May Warren: A Writer and her Book (with giveaway)

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I fell in love with Susie May’s writing from the beginning and have read and own every one of her 50+ stories! In the past months, I devoured her Montana Fire ebook trilogy which set the scene for her new Montana Rescue series with Revell. Enjoy the interview with this talented writer, join in the fun of her Wild Montana Skies celebrations (see graphics/links below), and enter for your chance to win a copy of Wild Montana Skies via the Rafflecopter form.

The Writer

Please describe yourself in three words (or ask your best friend or family)

Passionate.  Driven.  Fun.

What’s your favourite season, and why?

Autumn. FOOTBALL.

What is the best part of your day?

I love to climb into bed at night piled with reading material and spend a couple hours reading and unwinding.

What do you miss most about your childhood?

Free time to read!  I’d spend hours diving into books.  Now I have to carve out time to read.

Which TV talk show host would you like to be interviewed by? Why?

Jimmy Fallon.  Because he’s a sweetie pie to his guests.  I find him hilarious.

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You are at a fruit market – what do you reach for first?

Red Delicious apples.  I love them!

What was the first Christian Fiction novel you read?

Redeeming Love.

What is one author and/or book you always recommend?

Redeeming Love.  :)

What book character has stuck in your mind from a book you have read this year?

I’ve been reading a lot of Outlander this year, so probably Jamie Fraser. :)

The Book

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Search and rescue pilot Kacey Fairing is home on leave in Mercy Falls, Montana, twelve years after she joined the military to escape the mistakes of her past. With a job waiting for her as the new lead pilot of Peak Rescue in Glacier National Park, Kacey hopes to reconnect with the now-teenage daughter she sees only between deployments. What she doesn’t realize is that someone else is also back in town.

Ben King has been building his country music career since the day Kacey shut him out of her life. Now all of that’s on hold when his injured father calls him home to help run Peak Rescue until he’s fully recovered. It doesn’t take long, though, to discover his father’s ulterior motives as Kacey Fairing walks into the house and back into his heart.

With Mercy Falls in a state of emergency due to flash floods, Kacey and Ben are forced to work together to save lives. But when floodwaters turn personal, can they put aside the past to save their future?

What was the working title?

‘Til There Was You

Describe your book in 5 adjectives

Gripping.  Surprising. Exhilarating. Romantic. Inspiring.

Which character took you by surprise?

Kacey.  When she first walked into the story, I didn’t realize she had PTSD from her years in Afghanistan. I have a rule for a story—everybody has to have a problem. But she didn’t really have one. When I realized she DID have one, suddenly she became broken, likeable and someone I understood.

What was the latest you stayed up working on this story?

2 a.m.  Writing the house destruction scene!!

Which character’s name was the hardest to choose? Why?

Jubal, the dog.  I had about 1000 names from a contest I ran.  I finally settled on the name Sackett from a series from one of my favourite authors (Louis L ’amour).  From there, I picked my favourite character in the series—Jubal Sackett.

What’s something that didn’t make it into the final copy?

I had to rework the scene after the concert—I had Ben going to look for Kacey, and they had a bigger altercation.  Also, I had to cut a backstory scene that enhanced Ben and Kacey’s romance…but  in the end, we kept all the good stuff!

 

Susan May WarrenSusan May Warren is the ECPA and CBA bestselling author of over fifty novels, including Wild Montana Skies, with more than one million books sold. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, as well as the HOLT and numerous Readers’ Choice Awards, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic suspense, thrillers, romantic comedy, and novellas.

She can be found online at www.susanmaywarren.com, on Facebook at SusanMayWarrenFiction, and on Twitter @susanmaywarren.

Thanks Susie May!

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Sign up to attend Susie’s MONTANA RESCUE Book Club Party where there will book chatter, fantastic prizes, and sneak peeks. Even if you can’t make the event, if you sign up you will be entered into the draw for some great door prizes!

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Reviews of Where There’s SmokePlaying with Fire, and Burnin’ For You
All Things Susie May @ Relz Reviewz
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17 Responses to Susan May Warren: A Writer and her Book (with giveaway)

  1. Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway 😊

  2. Oh my…how do you pick a favorite character when she has so so so many. Since I’m being ‘forced’ to choose :) I would say Casper Christiansen.

  3. Rafe from “Taming Rafe” is my favorite. That. Cover. Yum! But Jace Jacobsen from “It Had to be You” was a close second, because well…hockey player, hello? Also, Owen Christiansen in “You’re the One that I Want” surprisingly snuck up on me with how much I liked him as well.

  4. Hmm…I think I like all of her Montana Fire characters!!!!

  5. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I do like Grace Christiansen. There are a lot of great characters in that series.

  6. Susan is a new-to-me author. I’ve heard excellent things about her books. :)

  7. I’m kind of a sucker for the heroes of most SMW books. I’m a fan of tortured heroes, especially, like Owen Christiansen, Darek Christiansen and Jace Jacobsen.

  8. I loved Rafe, but my favorite character was Grace Christiansen from When I Fall in Love. That is still my favorite book and I love Grace and how she acts/reacts! But I really love ALL your characters! Thanks for the great interview! It’s always fun to read the “behind the scenes” of what went into writing your books!

  9. I’ve read one book by Susan May Warren and really enjoy it!! Great characters :)

  10. Enjoy all her characters.

  11. I do not have a favorite Susan May Warren character since I have never read any of her books. After reading your fun interview I am more than ready to read her books and find a favorite character.

  12. I haven’t read any of Susan May Warren’s books, so I don’t have a favorite character. Looking forward to reading her work.

  13. I have about 12 of Susan May Warren’s books including Wild Montana Skies and I think my favorite character might be Owen Christiansen, but it’s hard to pick just one.

  14. I have not had the opportunity to read any books by Susan

  15. I would love to win this book, she is the greatest.

  16. I don’t have a favorite character as Susie is a new to me author and I would love to read her books.

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