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The Epic Story of RJ and York Blog Tour: Author Guest Post + Giveaway


Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Epic Story of RJ and York by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


It’s an epic adventure across Europe, from France to Italy, to Germany and even Russia in this riveting, fun, romantic, enthralling trilogy about true love, honor, and the cost of, well, saving the world.

Title: Out of the Night 
Series: The Epic Story of York & RJ #1 
Author: Susan May Warren 
Publisher: SDG Publishing 
Release Date: August 9, 2022 
Genre: Romantic Suspense (Clean)

The romantic trilogy ignites in book one of the Epic Story of RJ and York! 

He’s not looking for trouble… 

All former spy and current national security agent York Newgate wants is to propose to the woman he loves, RJ Marshall. Then they can move to Shelly, Washington, and start the calm, safe life he’s been dreaming of for over a year. 

Too bad trouble doesn’t agree… 

Or maybe RJ simply attracts trouble because she’s just going out for coffee when she spots a wanted, known terrorist standing in the middle of a street in Paris. At least she thinks it’s international criminal Alan Martin, the mastermind behind a plot to kill the president. But he's in jail, right? Wrong. Martin has escaped, and it’s up to RJ—and York—to keep him in their sights until he can be apprehended. But chasing down Martin means following him into the darkness of whatever plot he's cooked up now. 

Will he ever outrun trouble to find his happy ending? 

So much for York’s epic proposal. Now, he just wants to escape Europe with their lives. 

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Title: I Will Find You 
Series: The Epic Story of York & RJ #2 
Author: Susan May Warren 
Publisher: SDG Publishing 
Release Date: August 16, 2022 
Genre: Romantic Suspense (Clean)

The gripping romantic adventure continues across Europe in this second installment of the Epic Story of RJ and York! 

The woman he loves has vanished… 

When RJ Marshall said she’d be right back, York should have objected. No, he wasn’t going to let her run off to Berlin, even if it was to save a little girl. Only problem—she’d told him this while he was unconscious. So really, it doesn’t count, and it’s not his fault that she’s gone missing. And, he didn’t know why he expected RJ not to chase danger into trouble. But now he has to find her before criminal mastermind Alan Martin tracks her down. 

She’s in over her head… 

RJ didn’t mean to leave York behind, but she’s on a mission to save a little girl caught in the crossfire of Martin’s terrorist plot. Now, she’ll have to find the girl and keep her safe while leaving clues for York to follow her. 

But who will catch up to her first—York, or the man with a vendetta?

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Title: No Matter the Cost 
Series: The Epic Story of York & RJ #3 
Author: Susan May Warren 
Publisher: SDG Publishing 
Release Date: August 23, 2022 
Genre: Romantic Suspense (Clean)

The riveting conclusion to the Epic Story of RJ and York! 

Her worst nightmare has happened…. 

RJ refuses to believe it, and until she has proof, she’s going to keep searching for answers. And most of all, for the man she loves, even if it means diving into the past he always wanted to keep secret. The kind of secrets that could have set York free. It’ll take a trip back to Russia, to the sketchy and dark history of York’s life to find the clues to the sinister plans of a global terrorist. And the answers that might lead her to a happy ending. 

Or has it? What if her happy ending is more than a dream? 

If RJ hopes to save her country—and find out the truth about York—she’ll have to become the high-action, Sydney Bristow spy that she always dreamed of being. But really, does RJ really have what it takes—with, or without the man she loves—to save the world? 

And if she does…what will be the cost? 

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Susan May Warren

With over 1.5 million books sold, critically acclaimed USA Today best-selling novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA and Carol award-winning author of over ninety novels with Revell, Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic-suspense, thrillers, rom-com and Christmas novellas.

Connect with Susan by visiting susanmaywarren.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


From Idea to Print: On Bringing RJ & York’s Story to Life
by Susan May Warren

“It’s time to get these two married!”

I’ll never forget the day that York stepped onto the page. I knew that RJ was stuck in Russia and needed to escape and I needed to find a hero for her. Suddenly, this dashing American, with a hint of a British accent, raised his hand and stepped into the story. York is the orphaned son of missionaries to Russia, was a marine, a secret service agent, a CIA operative and now…on his own, he was the perfect hero to scoop RJ off the dangerous streets of Moscow and secret her out of the country.

Of course, they had a few troubles along the way. But as their adventures continued, past that book, into the next, (as subplots), I knew I needed to give them their full story.

But that wasn’t enough. Because yes, they were together, and yes, they were headed to Happily Ever After, but they were both spies, of a sort. And lived dangerous lives, and maybe those lives and a happy ending were mutually exclusive.

Fans had to know. I had to know.

So, it was time to settle the question, once and for all. Enter the Epic Story of RJ and York. It started with a simple goal—for York to propose to RJ, and finally get that firm YES, I will marry you.

But of course, it couldn’t be THAT easy. Because they are still the people who have to save the world. So, what trouble could they see?

And that’s when I started noodling. I knew I wanted to take them on a crazy chase through Europe, landing in iconic places my readers might want to visit—Paris, Italy, Germany—have them experience those places even as they tracked down a killer, and of course, saved the world and each other.

But…what was the international plot? I just fishing an extensive nine-book plot (Montana Marshalls/Global Guardians), and am in the middle of another trilogy plot (Sky King Ranch), and I knew this book would land in that trilogy. So, I cooked up the perfect snack plot for those waiting for book #3 in my Sky King Ranch trilogy. I then made a list of all my characters who could possibly appear in RJ and York’s story.

Then I looked at the theme of the series, and what adventures I wanted them to have in each book, skills and epic moments. I wanted RJ to jump from a plane. I wanted York to have an epic fight on a motorcycle. I wanted a fire (of course) and maybe a jump from a cliff. And I wanted, at one point, for one of them to believe the other dead. (Because I love “coming back from the dead” stories!)

Once I did that, I looked ahead to my future series and found a character to insert into this story, just to give a taste of what’s to come.

Then, I pulled out my blank plotting sheets, created the Story Equation for each character, then put together a plotting roadmap for each story. I had every story plotted before I began.

From there, it was putting the plot into my scrivener, creating the scenes, and showing up to write them!

I am super thrilled with how the trilogy turned out. Fast paced, fun, romantic—it’s the perfect getaway to Europe in August. (IMHO).

I hope you enjoy the Epic Story of RJ and York. Will they get married?

We’ll just have to wait and see!




(1) winner will receive a paperback set of The Epic Story of RJ and York trilogy.

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight August 2, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on August 9, 2022. US only. Items may vary from image. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. fabulous post! Thanks for being on the tour, Randi!

  2. Love the guest post, The Epic Story of RJ and York sounds like my kind of trilogy and I can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a terrific day!

  3. The excerpt looks exciting with spies and romance intertwined.

  4. Thank you for sharing! Susan is one of my favorite authors.

  5. Love Susan's books!

  6. Love Susie May's books!


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