Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Blue Ridge Mountain Escape: Q & A with Loretta Eidson + Giveaway


Blue Ridge Mountain Escape JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Blue Ridge Mountain Escape by Loretta Eidson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Blue Ridge Mountain Escape

Title: Blue Ridge Mountain Escape
Mountain Rescue
Loretta Eidson
Love Inspired / Inspirational Mountain Rescue Collection
Release Date:
June 27, 2023
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

The firefighter rescued her once…  

But can they outrun the dangers? 

A peaceful vacation is what Haley Gordon needs to put her troubles behind her. Instead, she finds herself fighting for her life against a raging forest fire. Forest Service firefighter Kendall Simpson vows to protect Haley—although he has questions about her story. But with the firestorm out of control and news of escaped convicts on the mountain, can Haley and Kendall trust each other enough to survive?

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Also Available

Pursued in the Wilderness

About the Author

Loretta Eidson

Loretta Eidson is an award-winning author who loves writing romantic suspense. Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Agency is her agent. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Faith Hope, & Love Christian Writers, Sisters in Crime, Heart of Christian Writers Network, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and attends the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference.

She loves chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Loretta lives in North Mississippi close to her family. 

Connect with Loretta by visiting lorettaeidson.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

Author Interview

Welcome, Loretta! Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions and giving my readers a chance to get to know you and your new book Blue Ridge Mountain Escape.  
I like to start these interviews the same way, with something fun to break the ice. Can you share 5 random facts about you that we will not find in your bio? 

Five random facts about me 

1. While riding in a safari jeep, a rhino became angry and chased after us.  

2. I visited a Maasai village in Kenya. A warrior did his wedding dance within inches of my face. I was nervous he’d kidnap me from my tent while believing I was his new bride. 😊  

3. For one year, I worked as a customer service representative at a golf bag company. 

4. I watch murder mysteries and cold case documentaries on television. 

5. Although most everyone has a pet; I am not an animal person. I owned a Golden Retriever when my children were little, but now the closest thing I have to a pet is my stuffed Snoopy. Haha!  
When did you first discover you had a passion for writing? I worked at my church as the Administrative Assistant for eighteen years. During that time, people randomly stopped by my office and poured their hearts out to me. The thought of writing stories where my hero and heroine must learn to trust God through their difficulties tugged at my heart. 

What drew you to writing romantic suspense? I’ve always loved reading mysteries and watching suspenseful movies. So, writing romantic suspense seemed the logical genre to pursue.  
What type of research went into creating this story? I Googled Forest fires and wildfire firefighters. I questioned my son- and son-in-law, who are firefighters in the city, for their input. Then I called the forest ranger station to talk to someone who could give me all the details I needed. The ranger talked with me at length and emailed me a copy of the firefighter's supplies catalog. 
If you had to describe your main character(s) in this story in just three words each, what would they be? Kendall (Hero) is determined, trustworthy and protective. Haley (Heroine) is sensitive, deep-thinking and encouraging. 

Can you tell us a little bit more about Blue Ridge Mountain Escape? A rescue story by fire fighter Kendall and his determination to save a beautiful lady from the raging wildfire. He longs to get a promotion in hopes his dad will finally be proud of him after he’d refused to carry on the family business. He learns through his near-death experiences life is too short to hold a grudge, everyone is salvageable, and love can be found in the least expected places.  

What was the most challenging part of bringing this story to life? The most rewarding? The most challenging part of this story was making sure my fire fighter’s actions were as accurate to real life as possible. Learning the difference between a fire tornado and a fire whirl and which one is specific to my story’s location was interesting.  

The most rewarding part of this story was the way the book comes to an end, where my fire fighter goes back into the fire to rescue an escaped convict. Kendall refuses to leave anyone behind, even if it means giving his life for another. 
What do you hope readers will take away from the book? Trust is earned. Bad decisions affect the entire family. There is peace in reconciliation. Prayer works. 

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. Before you go, where can readers follow along to see what’s coming next? 

Readers can follow along on my website www.lorettaeidson.com and sign up for my newsletter. They can follow me on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/loretta.eidson.7 as well as Instagram, Twitter, Goodreads, Bookbub and, of course, Amazon 


Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card!


Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight June 20, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on July 27, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Very interesting book.

  2. I enjoyed your questions for the author. I can't imagine a rhino charging at me even if I was in a vehicle.

  3. Great facts about you! I also enjoy watching mysteries and documentaries

  4. This ssounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing!


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