Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TORRENTS OF DESTRUCTION - Robin Caroll - One Free Book

Welcome back, Robin. I know you speak at various conferences and meetings. What do you have coming up?
I’ll be at ICRS, signing copies of my latest Samantha Sanderson book in the Zondervan booth on July 1st at 11:00am. I’ll also be at the ACFW conference in September.

If you were planning a women’s retreat, what would be the theme for it?
Living in His grace. I’m really aware of His grace for us these days. His extraordinary grace in our everyday lives.

Who would you want as speakers and why?
I’m a huge follower of Joyce Meyer because her teaching helps me personally apply Biblical truths into my life.

Where would you hold the retreat and why?
 Oh, on a cruise ship. To the Caribbean.

I’d sign up for that retreat in a minute. Do you read print books or ebooks? Or a combination of the two?
I read both. As I get older, my eyesight is making it a little harder for me to read, so I’m finding I read more often on my Kindle so I can make the font bigger.

That’s an interesting title. How did you come up with it?
Torrents of Destruction was taken straight from the Scripture reference of the book, PSALM 18:4-6. This book was inspired after my husband and his friend, Wade, went on a rafting trip on the Gauley River. Hearing about their adventure and watching their video…well, I knew I had to use it as a setting.

So what is the book about?
As a white water rafting guide, Katie Gallagher must battle the forces of nature on a daily basis. When sabotage becomes apparent on a weekend rafting trip, Katie must determine who she can trust—and who has their own agenda. Hunter Malone has a mission on a business adventure trip on the Gauley River, a mission that didn’t include a spunky guide who could handle the class-five rapids better than he’d ever imagined. But can she handle the truth?

Please give us the first page of the book.
Thunder crashed over the West Virginia sky. Clouds cast eerie shadows, foreboding and ominous. Katie Gallagher quickened her pace down the gravel path. The approaching storm interfered with her determined strides. Shadow, her Blue Heeler and ever-present companion, trotted at her side.

She pushed into the store with Shadow on her heels, headed to the counter, and dropped onto the stool. She flipped to this evening’s appointment log and grabbed a pencil from the holder, rolling it between her thumb and forefinger.

Her elder brother Gabe’s soft smile enhanced his tanned face. “Your group should arrive after seven tonight. Ready?”

Katie’s gaze moved to the bank of windows across the front of the store. Lightning flashed in the bright afternoon sky over the Gauley River. While no rain pelted the area yet, foul weather would arrive soon enough.

Gabe adjusted the display rack of wetsuits a fraction of an inch, then hobbled back to study his handiwork, dragging his walking cast.

She scuffed the toe of her sandal against the tile, letting the shoe slip to the floor. “I still don’t see why Christian can’t take this group. I need to run the projection numbers for next month.”
Seemed like as of late, their younger brother constantly shirked his duties.

“We’ve been over this.” While Gabe didn’t sigh aloud, the implication was clear.

“But you and I aren't the only Gallaghers working Gauley Guides. Dad left the business to all three of us.” She let out an exaggerated breath and tapped her pencil against the cash register. “I hate baby-sitting power executives who think they can tame the river.”

“It’s not like I asked to have my leg broken, Katie. I’d do it if I could.”

And he would. Gabe carried the brunt of the responsibility for the family business. Good thing he had such broad shoulders. Katie didn’t envy his load.

Guilt circled her heart, but the tight knot of irritation wouldn’t let loose of her nerves. She had a stack of bills she needed to figure out how they were going to pay, and she wanted to check out the new equipment they’d just received. Besides, she yearned for some solitude after last weekend’s trip with a group of rowdy college kids. “Christian’s better suited for these guys.”

I can’t wait until my copy arrives to see what happens.How can readers find you on the Internet?
www.robincaroll.com and follow me on facebook: facebook.com/author.robincaroll and twitter: robincaroll

Thank you, Robin, for sharing this book with us. You know that I love your books.

Readers, here’s a link to the book.

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Cindy W. said...

I would really love to win Robin's book. I love her work. Thank you for the chance to win.

I live in Indiana.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

Brenda Arrington said...

This book sounds action packed. Would love to win it and have a copy of my own.

Melanie Backus said...

Throwing in my hat for this one, Miss Lena!

Melanie Backus, TX

Deanna Stevens said...

Dee from NE would enjoy reading this one! toss me in please :)

Melissa M. said...

Sounds exciting!

-Melissa M. in TN

Mary Preston said...

It is a great title. Interesting inspiration for the story too.

Mary P


Loraine Nunley said...

This sounds like one in need to put on my TBR list. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!
Loraine in TX

Beth Gillihan said...

Sounds like an exciting read! Thanks for the chance to win!

Beth in Montana

GrandaddyA said...

Sounds interesting!
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Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
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Lourdes said...

Love the interview and a cruise sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway would love to win.

Lourdes Long Island, NY