Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Author Robin Caroll - TORRENTS OF DESTRUCTION - Free Book

I'm really glad to have Robin with us today. She's the president of American Christian Fiction Writers, and the national conference will be next week. She's a very busy lady.
By the way, if you live anywhere near Minneapolis, be sure to come to the public booksigning at the Mall of America on Saturday, September 20, from 1 - 3 pm. 126 authors will be in the Best Buy rotunda, the courtyard by Bloomingdales, and in the corridor between. You'll get to meet a lot of special people.
Welcome, Robin. Why did you become an author?

I grew up being a reader and loving to get lost in a story. Writing has always been a vital part of who I am.

If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?

To be on the Publisher’s Clearing House Prize Patrol! :D

Then you could bring my millions to my house! ;-) If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?

Definitely back in the antebellum times. But I would’ve hated the corsets and hoop skirts.

I always told my husband I was born out of my time. I always loved wearing long dresses, even before the maxis came in. What place in the United States have you not visited that you would like to?

Hmmm…that’s a hard one. I think I’d like to visit New York, just to say I did. :D

I haven't been to New York, but I've been to Washington, DC. I think every American should go and see all the monuments and memorials to our counntry's history. How about a foreign country you hope to visit?


What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?

What HASN’T He taught me recently? LOL Seriously, He deals with me daily on life lessons. But most recently? Forgiveness, even when it isn’t asked for.

That's a hard one.
Now, Robin, tell us about the featured book.

TORRENTS OF DESTRUCTION is a book that I got the idea of when my husband returned from a white water rafting trip on the Gauley River in West Virginia. As I watched the video, I kept thinking “what if” such and such happened. This book was the answer to my “what if” game. Raging rapids aren't the only thing causing turbulence in the lives of a river rafting guide and an undercover FBI agent ... catching criminals is as dangerous as the undercurrent of attraction they have for each other.

I can hardly wait to read it. How can readers find you on the Internet? but to order to order the book, visit

All right, Readers, leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy, but check out both Robin's website and the Underdog Press site.


windycindy said...

What a fun interview! I wouldn't mind being on the Publisher's House Prize Patrol either. Her book of suspense centered around the river rafting with the guide and FBI agents sounds like a very good book. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

Jo said...

Publisher's House Prize Patrol does sound like a neat job. I did work as a temp a few times for Publisher's Clearing House many years ago and it was fun! This book sounds like a great book. Please senter me in the drawing.


Eileen Astels Watson said...

I'm curious, Robin. On the Underdog press page it says it is for pre-published, but I've read your Steeple Hill books so I know you're published. Was Torrents of Destruction written and sold to Underdog before you got the SH contract?

Wishing you all the best, Robin. Great interview here and on your site, too.


WK said...

wow what a great and fun interview. Sounds like a great book Robin. I can't wait to read it!

When will get a new Love Inspired?


WK said...

I forgot to leave my email addy:
highlandlovesong at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

What a fun interview! Torrents of Destruction sounds like an excellent read. Please enter me in the contest! Thanks!

Deborah Piccurelli

Cherie J said...

Wonderful interview! Would love to be entered in the drawing since this book sounds so good!

Robin Caroll said...

Hi, all! Thanks so much for reading my interview. Lena's always so much fun because she asks the coolest questions!

Eileen--Torrents is a book of my heart, but too long for SH's guidelines. I didn't want to cut any parts out of the book, so I needed to go with a publisher who published single title length books. Thus, Underdog arrived on the scene! :D

Wendy--the last two books in the bayou series, by SH Love Inspired Suspense, are scheduled for release next year. Bayou Betrayal in January, and Blackmail in July. I also participated in a Love Inspired Suspense continuity, writing the 2nd book in the WITHOUT A TRACE series. My book, Framed!, releases in February of 2009.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a great book. I would love the chance to read it. My email address is shryackmom[@]charter[.]net

Cheryl said...

I would love to win a copy of your book. Please enter me in the contest. My email is shryackmom[@]charter[.]net

Mary said...

Torrents of Destruction sounds very exciting, so please include my name! I enjoyed the interview and Robin's site; her bayou series sounds really good also!

Abi said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. I love mysteries.

Anonymous said...

Great interview. Can't wait to read the book. Please enter me in the drawing!

lilac grandma said...

Sounds like a really good read. Thanks for the interview!

Smilingsal said...

This sounds like a good one to read! smilingsal55 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Martha A. said...

What a fun interview and what an interesting sounding book! I love wearing long dresses too!
please enter me!

Pammer said...

Great interview ladies!

I was privileged enough to read this book when it was a rough draft and it was great then. I can't wait to see the finished version. I'm so excited that Underdog chose it to be their first published book!

Please enter me in the drawing as well.

See you guys next week!


stampedwithgrace said...

wow, this sounds so exciting! thanks for sharing :)

Carly said...

Wow! that looks like a great book. Please enter me.

Carly said...

Wait, here's my email

Alyce said...

My husband keeps trying to talk me into letting him take my two small kids rafting with him (in kayaks) and I tell him he's nuts! :) I also have my own list of "what-if's."

This sounds like a great book!

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I have played the what if game so many times so I can see how that would have influenced you. I'm not sure if I could do the long dress thing though. Was there an era where they all wore jammies? lol That would be my pick!

Anonymous said...

Fun interview Lena does ask some great questions :-) Love to read this book I like finding out about authors I'd never heard of and congratulations Robin you're the newest one on that list :-)

artist4christ -@- cyberhaus -.- us

Brittanie said...

I love Robin's books. Enter me please. :)
treewaterduchess (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lucie said...

Please enter me in the drawing for "Torrents of Destruction". Loved the interview - and how she came up with the idea of the book! Genius!


LucieInCA [at] aol [dot] com

Maureen said...

I liked the interview and the book looks exciting.

Carolynn W. said...

Sounds like a really good book!! Thanks for the chance to win:)

Deborah said...

Great interview! Torrents of Destruction sounds like a really good book. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!