Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Abducted in Alaska Blog Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway


Abducted in Alaska JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for the Abducted in Alaska by Darlene L. Turner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Abducted in Alaska

Title: Abducted in Alaska
Author: Darlene L. Turner
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: March 1, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Protecting a child…
could cost them their lives. 

Saving a boy who has escaped his captors puts Canadian border patrol officer Hannah Morgan right into the path of a ruthless child-smuggling ring. Now with help from police constable Layke Jackson, she must keep the child safe. But can they rescue the other abducted children and bring down the gang…all while protecting a little boy and keeping themselves alive?

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Darlene Turner 

Darlene L. Turner’s love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message.

Darlene won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense twice and an ACFW Genesis award. She’s represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. Her debut book, Border Breach, released in April 2020 with Love Inspired Suspense. She has two books releasing in 2021: Abducted in Alaska (March) and Lethal Cover-Up (August). 

Darlene met her husband Jeff at the turtle races in Ontario, Canada. She loves flavored coffee and plaid shirts. You can connect with Darlene on her website where there’s suspense beyond borders

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 Hi Darlene! Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions and giving my readers the chance to get to know you and your new book- Abducted in Alaska a little bit better!  I usually like to start these interviews the same way with 5 random facts about yourself, but since this is your second time here, can you share 5 random facts about this book?

5 random facts about Abducted in Alaska:

-       Includes lots plaid shirts

-       Wrote my brother and his wife into it as they used to live in the Yukon

-       I’ve visited Alaska!

-       Includes Siberian Huskies

-       You guessed it….LOTS of snow!

What drew you to the romantic suspense genre?

I’ve been a mystery fan ever since I picked up my first Nancy Drew book, so it was a natural decision for me to write romantic suspense.

What type of research went into creating this story?

Various survival items, child labor, Griffon helicopter, infertility, diamond mining, poisons, Yukon/Alaska. A wide assortment!

Abducted in Alaska is your second publication with Love Inspired Suspense. Was the excitement any different the second time around?

No! I still had to pinch myself to convince little ole me that this was really happening! J

Can you tell us a little bit about Abducted in Alaska?

Hannah Morgan and Layke (pronounced “lake”) Jackson have to join forces to solve a deadly child labor smuggling ring all while protecting Gabe, the boy who escaped. Their lives are in more danger the closer they get to solving the case. It’s a story about forgiveness and learning to trust in God’s sovereignty.

What do you hope readers will take away from the book?

I want readers to learn what I learned when I went through hard times. That’s there’s JOY in forgiveness. If we hold on to our anger and resentment, it will lead to bitterness. Forgiveness will unlock it and bring Joy. I’m living proof of that.

Thank you again for taking the time to answer these questions. Before you go, are there any other projects you are currently working on that you can share? 

I’m currently working on Book 4 in the Border Patrol series – this one is about the Canadian witness protection program!

(1) winner will receive a prize package including a Bible study book, swag, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Abducted in Alaska JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight February 23, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 2, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. wonderful interview. my daughter read a ton of Nancy Drew books and now as an adult she reads mystery, thrillers, suspense from authors like James Patterson, Lee Child etc...
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  2. Thank you for the interview! - JustRead Tours

  3. I enjoyed the interview, thanks for sharing

  4. Thank you for being part of the JustRead Publicity Tours book tour for "Abducted in Alaska" by Darlene L. Turner. Enjoyed reading the author interview.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  5. Definitely adding this to my list!

  6. thank you for sharing about yourself today. I love the part about what you hope readers will take away from the book. This should be what we want everyone to take away from our own lives and the way we treat others and live. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  7. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 


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