Wyatt Blog + Review Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway

Wyatt JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Wyatt, the fourth book of The Montana Marshalls series by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Wyatt by Susan May Warren 
Title: Wyatt 
Series: The Montana Marshalls, Book 4  
Author: Susan May Warren  
Publisher: SDG Publishing 
Release Date: October 2019  
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

He’s lost her twice…he’s not going to lose her again...

NHL Hockey Goalie Wyatt Marshall has everything--fame, money and a thriving career. But he’s hiding the two things that matter most...a career-ending injury, and his broken heart. He’s been in love with Coco Stanley since she walked into his life at age fourteen, a foster child for the Marshall family. She stole his heart years later, when, after a secret tryst, she returned to her home country of Russia. But she won’t let him back into her life—and he can’t figure out why.  

She’s harboring a secret that could cost lives...  

Coco Stanley is tired of living her life undercover. Or at least, with an assumed name, always pretending to be someone she’s not. And that’s not the only secret she’s harboring. If Wyatt discovers the real reason she left him, it might just destroy him. She’s resigned herself to loving him from afar...  

But when he discovers she’s in danger...  

Wyatt is horrified when he learns Coco has been shot and left in Russia, her fate unknown. There is nothing—nothing—that will stop him from finding her. So what if he’s not one of his super-heroic brothers, not a Ranger, not a SEAL...Wyatt is a hockey goalie, a special kind of crazy brave. Except, is he brave enough to face the secret Coco is keeping, or will it destroy everything he’s hoped for?  

What will it cost them to save her?  

What Wyatt and Coco don’t know is that revenge is stalking her and bringing her home just might cost them their long-awaited happy ending.  

Continue the breath-taking Montana Marshall series!
 
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Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award-winning novelist of over sixty-five novels. An eight-time Christy award finalist, a three-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.

A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: The Story Equation.

She is also the founder of MyBookTherapy.com, and Novel.Academy, a school for aspiring novelists.  
 CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram







Hi Susan! First of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to answer these questions and allowing my readers the chance to get to know you and your latest book-Wyatt- a little bit better. I always like to start these interviews with something fun… tell us 5 random facts about yourself that we WON’T find in your bio!

Oh – well, I love to Scuba dive, I lettered in football, my favorite television show is Quantum Leap, I’ve been married for 30 years and…my favorite food is popcorn.

Let’s talk writing! You published your first full length book in 2004 and have published MANY more since then. Did you always know that you were meant to be a writer? 

I always loved to write, but I didn’t think about being a full time novelist—that just didn’t happen to the average person. I did write my first book at the age of fourteen, but after that, I put it aside, except for a creative writing class in college. It wasn’t until I got to Russia and had long, cold nights with nothing to do that I started to write novels. But even then, I didn’t think I’d get published…I was shocked. And overwhelmed. And felt the awesome responsibility to tell great stories filled with truth and hope.


I am personally a huge fan of your work, and have been trying to read through some of your older series. While I love your contemporary romance (Deep Haven, Christiansen Family, etc), I must admit the suspense and adventure (Montana Rescue & The Montana Marshalls) are definitely my favorites! As a writer, is there a particular genre that you enjoy writing the most?

Thank you!!  I am definitely in my sweet spot with Epic Romance Adventure! I love suspense, romance, high action stories and while I loved the Christiansen and Deep Haven series, I am loving writing in this genre!


I love the strong family element in The Montana Marshalls series so far--- strong not only in their choices of careers, but in their faith as well. We see a similar family dynamic is the Christiansen Family. Were these families inspired by anyone in your real life?

I think I’ve tried to model them a little after my own family. I’d like to think that I’m Ingrid, and my husband is John. LOL. But seriously, what I try to do is create authentic characters, and in doing so, I pull from people I know and lessons I’ve learned.  And I dig deep into scripture and pray through all my novels, so hopefully that also spills out onto the page!

Of the novels that I’ve had the chance to read so far, The Montana Marshalls series definitely seems to be the BIGGEST. Bigger suspense, bigger romance, and of course bigger travel! What type of research went into creating this series that spans across the globe from Montana to Russia? 

I love big stories with international locations. And I’m a huge series fan, so I wanted to create a series that spanned the globe, went bigger and wider with plot and introduced a cast of characters my readers would love.  So I brainstormed BIG. I got all my sons into a room for a weekend (I fed them, I promise. And let them sleep, too. I know, I know. Thoughtful of me. I’m a kind hostage taker.) and we came up with plethora of great ideas. From there, I put it all into a series, book by book and…well, it was so fun to see it come together!

We were introduced to the story of Wyatt and Coco in the third book of the series Ford, a story that now continues in Wyatt. I am loving this style where each consecutive book is truly a direct continuation of the last, leaving me wanting more! This is quite different than some of your other series in which we see familiar characters, but can more easily be read as a standalone as well. What made you decide to go with this style in The Montana Marshalls series? 

I am binge watcher, and a binge reader! I love to dive into a series and immerse into the lives and worlds of the characters. I also hate waiting a year to read a continuation of a series…so I decided to write these fast and get them out within a year. And I wanted the stories to be like a television mini-series, with one story taking place right after the next. So, it seemed like a good idea to put the “what happens next” in the back of the book to whet the appetite for the next book. I have had some criticism because a few people said they were cliff hangers, but I do finish the main story of each character before I reveal the next book. But, it has worked to keep readers engaged. 😊

I must admit I had a little fangirl moment at the idea of having the chance to interview you, being one of my top three favorites and all! What authors would you find yourself fangirling over? (Or would be found in your ‘To Read’ pile anyway?)

WOW, thank you!!! 😊 This is a fun interview! Oh, I totally fangirled Francine Rivers---I followed her into the bathroom once to get her autograph!  I would totally fangirl Diana Gabaldon. 😊

Wyatt is certainly at the top of MY ‘To Read’ list, but in case anyone is still on the fence, what should everyone know about this book? Why will we love it? 

Wyatt is the brother we know the least about. But he has A LOT of secrets, and his own opinion of being a Marshall that might surprise readers.  However, he is every bit a Marshall hero and someone I think readers will love. And, the story returns to York and RJ, from Ford, and continues their journey…with a bit of a surprise there too! I think it sets up for a great finale, too!

Thank you again for taking the time to answer my questions. Before we go, I know I cannot wait to see what’s coming up from you! Can you give us an idea on what we can look forward to next? Any projects you are currently working on that you can share?

I just finished RJ. And I am loving how this series ends!  But in truth…there’s more! I am currently writing the Price of Valor, book #3 in my Global Rescue series. The Way of the Brave (book #1) comes out in January, and The Heart of a Hero comes out in the summer of 2020. You might also see a few familiar faces…like Hamilton Jones. It’s like the Montana Marshalls…only even bigger. Seriously. Look for more on that in a couple months!

Thanks for having me today!! 




(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Wyatt and a Montana Marshalls Magic Mug!

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