Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Deadly Mountain Escape: Author Guest Post + Giveaway


Deadly Mountain Escape JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Deadly Mountain Escape by Mary Alford, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Deadly Mountain Escape

Title: Deadly Mountain Escape
Mary Alford
Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date:
January 23, 2024
Christian Romantic Suspense

Can this officer stop a trafficking ring? 

Or will deadly criminals stop her first? 

A search for a missing young woman becomes a nightmare for K-9 deputy Charlotte Walker when she stumbles on a trafficking ring and is captured. Death seems certain until she’s rescued by rancher Jonas Knowles. Together, they take shelter in the Amish community he left behind. But they can’t hide forever—not when the criminals are still after them and countless girls are at risk…  

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About the Author

Mary Alford

Mary Alford is a USA Today bestselling author who loves giving her readers the unexpected, combining unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots that result in stories the reader can't put down. Her titles have been finalists for several awards, including the Daphne Du Maurier, the Beverly, the Maggie, and the Selah. She and her husband live in the heart of Texas in the middle of 70 acres with two cats and one dog.

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Author Guest Post

An Interview with Deputy Charlotte Walker from Deadly Mountain Escape 


Welcome, Charlotte. I’m so glad you could join us today. Let’s start out by having you tell our readers a little about yourself. 

Charlotte: I’d be happy to. My name is Charlotte Walker. I’ve lived in the Ruby Valley of Montana all my life. My family owns a ranch that has been in our family for several generations. I can’t imagine living anywhere else. I get to walk out my front door and see God’s beauty everywhere. The Tobacco Root Mountains are a constant reminder that He is there with us—just like those mountains—never changing. Always watching. 

I’m a sheriff’s deputy and I head up our K-9 unit. My partner, Annie, is a bluetick coonhound who was the last dog trained by my fiancĂ©.   

I remember hearing about Ryan’s passing. He died in a fall, correct? 

Charlotte swallows several times: That’s correct. Ryan was part of the search and rescue team. He wasn’t working that day, but I asked him to assist in finding a missing woman. He lost his footing and. . .died.   

I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine how difficult that must be for you. I heard you were recently part of a rescue mission to bring down a human trafficking ring operating in Montana. You were assisted by a man who was once Amish? 

A smile crosses Charlotte’s face: That’s right. His name is Jonas Knowles, and he not only saved my life, but he brought me back from being emotionally dead.   

Do I detect a hint of admiration in your tone? Is there something developing between you and Jonas? 

Charlotte: I guess you’ll just have to read the ending of the book to find out. 

Any hobbies you’d like to mention? What do you do when you’re not working a case with Annie? 

Charlotte: I love taking walks. Climbing. Occasionally reading. 

What’s your favorite genre? 

Charlotte’s brows rise: Suspense, of course. Anything that has danger in it, and I’m all in. But it must have a happy ending. These days, I’m all about happy endings.     

I heard there was some new activity taking place at the old Christian youth camp outside of town. Wasn’t that where the human traffickers tried to kill you and Jonas. 

Charlotte: It was. Now, it’s being reborn as a place for young girls who have been victims of human trafficking to go and heal as well as other troubled youths, thanks to Jonas. 

What does the future look like for you and Annie? Jonas?   

Another smile from Charlotte: For the first time since I lost Ryan, I’m happy. I actually look forward to each day and know that whatever future comes my way it will be a blessing from God. 




Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a copy of Deadly Mountain Escape & a $50 Amazon gift card!

Deadly Mountain Escape JustRead Tours giveaway

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  1. Thank you for sharing Deadly Mountain Escape with your readers!

  2. Thank you for being part of the JustRead Publicity Tours blog tour for "Deadly Mountain Escape" by Mary Alford.

    Enjoyed reading the interview with Deputy Charlotte Walker.
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  3. Sounds like a book I would enjoy.

  4. The cover is nice

  5. How fun to have an interview from the perspective of a main character!

  6. Sounds like a great book def added to my tbr!

  7. Mary Alford has written some of my favorite books. 'Hope Island Securities' is one of my favorite book series.

  8. Deadly Mountain Escape sounds like an exciting wintery tale!

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  9. This looks like a great read!


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