Tuesday, February 02, 2010

DELIVER US FROM EVIL - Robin Caroll - Free Book

Robin, I'm so excited about this new direction your writing is taking. Since you’re being published regularly, what new avenues will your future books take?

I’m very excited about this series from B&H Publishing, the Pure Enjoyment line. These books are longer books, allowing me, as an author, to delve deeper into the plot and issues. But not to worry, all my currently contracted books are romantic suspenses, with hints of mystery.

What conferences will you be attending this year? Will you be a speaker at any of them?

Since I’m the ACFW Conference Director, naturally I’ll be at that conference. Last year I taught at other conferences, but with my deadlines and schedule, the only conference I’m planning on attending at this time is ACFW’s.

If you were in charge of planning the panel discussion at a writing conference, what topic would the panel cover, and who would you ask to be on the panel, and why?

Personally? I’d like a panel regarding the changing trends in the industry. I’d ask publishers, editors, and agents to sit on the panel and share their insights and thoughts.

How important is it to you to be active in writing organizations?

VITAL. I can’t imagine journeying in the publishing industry without the benefits of writing organizations.

Where in the community or your church do you volunteer?

Since I still have small children at home in elementary school, I tend to concentrate my efforts in that arena.

And a very worthy arena that is. I remember the days. Who are the five people who have made the most impact on your life, and how?

Jesus Christ, first and foremost, for being my Lord and Savior. Without Him, I am nothing. My husband…because he inspires me daily with his strength and faith and unwavering support. My mother…because she’s such a strong woman who instilled in me such a love of family. My children…because once we were blessed with them, my entire life changed. Each day, I learn something new from them. It’s amazing. My closest best friends…because without them, I think I’d go crazy. They love me despite my flaws and are such encouragers and supporters.

If you could write the inscription on your tombstone, what would it be?

Ahh…hmmm….well, I guess what I’d like to see most is this: “She lived her faith and loved well.”

Tell us about the featured book.

Deliver Us From Evil is truly a book of my heart. I watched a special on child trafficking that made me sick, yet I couldn’t stop watching it. As a mother of daughters, my heart ached at the atrocity these children live through. And while it sickened me, I knew I had to write a story to expose the horrors, as well as show justice can be served if people get involved.

Deliver Us From Evil is about a beautiful yet tough woman working in a beautiful yet tough setting, Brannon Callahan is a search and rescue helicopter pilot for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Strong faith and a decorated history of service have kept her one step ahead of on-the-job dangers, but there’s no precedent for what’s about to happen. After a blizzard takes down a small helicopter carrying U.S. Marshal Roark Holland (already haunted by a recent tragedy), Brannon must save him in more ways than one and safeguard the donor heart he’s transporting to a government witness on the edge of death. Otherwise the largest child trafficking ring in history—with shocking links from Thailand to Tennessee—will slip further away into darkness along the Appalachian Trail.

Wow, tell us more. Please share the first page with us.


Where was backup?

Roark Holland squinted past the harsh streetlight glare to the vehicle that’d arrived only minutes ago. A van parked in a darkened part of the street. Parked at the curb of the old building housing the Pugsley family in Witness Protection. The family Roark needed to move to another safe house.

The family’s cover had been blown. With the Pugsley’s whereabouts known, their enemy would seek the total annihilation of anyone who could identify them, namely Mr. Pugsley.

Roark glanced in his rearview mirror. Still no team.

A light flipped on inside the van, just for a fraction of a second. But in that heartbeat, Roark took in the black jackets. The guns.

Grabbing his Beretta 98 in one hand, he pressed the transmit button on his radio with his other. “Demott, we have movement on the street. Where’s my backup?” He wasn’t prepared to go in alone—no tactical equipment, no comm, no extra ammo.

“Stay put, Holland. Team’s ETA, less than five minutes.”

The van door slid open.

“No time to wait. I’m going in.” Roark’s grip tightened on the Beretta.

Three men, decked out in black, stepped onto the road.

“Wait, Holland. Don’t go in without backup. That’s an order.”

You can't leave us hanging there. I need my copy of the book! Where can my readers find you on the Internet?

http://www.robincaroll.com/  is my official website. From there, readers can find my blogs, follow me on twitter and facebook, as well as sign up for my newsletter.

Thank you, Lena. It’s always a pleasure to visit your readers via your blog.

And thank you, Robin, for taking time out of your busy schedule to give us this glimpse into your life and your new book.
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Deborah M said...

Sounds like a very exciting book and I'm sure the subject was hard to write about. This is something that most of us don't even think about during the day. Please sign me up.
Deborah M.

Robin Caroll said...

Deborah, the research was sickening and yes, writing certain scenes wiped me out emotionally. I hope that the book, while entertaining and showing a glimpse of God's love and mercy, will also help raise awareness of the modern day slavery occurring under our very noses.

Casey said...

Looks like a good book. Please enter me. :)

Anonymous said...

Please enter me.

Merry said...

Deliver Us From Evil sounds captivating. Please add me to the drawing. Thanks!

Robin Caroll said...

Thanks, everyone. This is truly a book of my heart!

Mark said...

Sounds like a great book - I'd love to win it

Cherie J said...

Enjoyed the interview. Please enter me. Thank you!

Little Lady said...

count me in on the drawing! sounds awesome.


Virginia said...

Sounds like a really great read! Please enter me! I have never read your books before and I would love to read it.


Sheila Deeth said...

Wow. Sounds quite a tale.

Anonymous said...

please count me in....thanks


Robin Caroll said...

Thanks, everyone. I really hope this book not only is an entertaining read and shows a glimpse of God's love and mercy, but I also hope it raises awareness of this modern travesty.

Robyn said...

As another PTO mom, I thank you for sending your volunteer efforts to school.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

Amber S. said...

I would appreciate a chance to win this book! Thanks so much! :)

Julia said...

Please enter me. Sounds like one that will keep me up at night.

Megan said...

Robin - Thanks so much for opening our eyes to a current and devastating tragedy, right under our noses. I pray this gets the word out. Thanks for writing!

and thanks Lena, for the interview :)

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

Jackie Smith said...

Would love to read this one.....please enter me. Thanks!!!

Nancye said...

Please enter me in this contest. Thank you!

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Carla said...

Please enter me.

Brenda said...

Please enter me!

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Kristi said...

I really want to read this book - more so since I got to read a little of the prologue (I even featured it on a Waiting on Wednesday post on my blog!) Thanks for the giveaway!

The Bookworm said...

I would love to win! Thanks so much for the chance! :)


Esther said...

This sounds like a very good book. Please enter me in the book drawing. Thanks! Esther

Francesca Ivy said...

Child trafficking is such a serious problem these days. Having a child of my own, I can't imagine such tragedy besetting a child and his/her family.

I know you put so much hard work researching about this book and I think it came out wonderfully as it serves its purpose of creating awareness for everyone.

I would love to win this book.


Carole said...

I'm glad to see the horror of child trafficking addressed in Christian fiction and can't wait to read Deliver Us From Evil. I appreciate the chance to win a copy.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Cíntia Mara said...

I love the first answer Robin gave. By her description, her books look very good! romantic suspenses, with hints of mystery...

"Deliver us from evil" looks like a book interesting and different.

Please, enter me in your draw.
God bless you!

Lady Araujo said...

Sounds great. Please, enter me.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

Brenda said...

Please enter me in the contest! It sounds like a great book!
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Marla said...

Definitely sounds like my kind of book. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!


Carman said...

This sounds like a cool book! Please enter me. :)

raspberrygirl said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

The Unsell Family said...

Please enter me.
Thank you,
~Jen Unsell

Sarah R said...

Sounds interesting. Please enter me in the drawing.

Jo said...

Child Trafficing is such an awful thing and yet it is so big because it brings in so much money. Unbelievable to our uncaring,unfeeling people are for these precious children. Our church has recently gotten involved with a organization that is working to stop child trafficing and would love to read the bok.


twifanheather said...

This looks like a really good book!

Cindy W. said...

Wow! I love the book cover and would love to be entered for a chance to win a copy!

God Bless you,
Cindy Woolard