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A Time of Fear and Loving by Alice Orr @AliceOrrBooks #RLFblog #Suspense

Alice Orr, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your suspense novel.

A Time of Fear and Loving by Alice Orr

Genre Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings) R
A hot car and a hot guy can get a girl into trouble.
Maybe that’s what Amanda Miller needs. But how much trouble is too much trouble? Dead bodies on the riverbank? A possible kidnapping? Sexy detective Mike Schaeffer might save the day. But who will protect Amanda’s heart?
Alice Orr is known for Delicious Suspense Spiced with a Love Story. She does it again in A Time of Fear and Loving.
A Time of Fear and Loving is Book 5 of the Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Series set in Riverton, New York featuring the Kalli and Miller families and the Women of West Main who will debut in Book 6. Find out more at www.aliceorrbooks.com

Where to buy this delicious suspense…

Publisher. Alice Orr Books
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Time-Fear-Loving-Riverton-Road-ebook/dp/B075FHBNK2

Alice Orr Social Media

Alice Orr is the author of 16 novels, 3 novellas, a memoir and No More Rejections: 50 Secrets to Writing a Manuscript that Sells. A former book editor and literary agent, Alice now lives her dream as a full-time writer. She has two grown children and two perfect grandchildren and resides with her husband Jonathan in New York City.
Website http://aliceorrbooks.com
Blog http://aliceorrbooks.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/aliceorrbooks
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aliceorrwriter
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/aliceorrwriter/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/256160.Alice_Orr
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Orr/e/B000APC22E

 

Maw of the Monster

On January 22, 2008, if I’d known I was being thrust into the maw of the medical monster I would have shown up with more than a plastic spatula.
It was a frigid morning when the phone rang, too early to be anything but rude. “You want me to do what?” was my equally impolite response. I’d been snuggled under my yellow comforter. Now, I was supposed to get myself across Puget Sound asap to a hospital. Not a long journey, as the crow flies, but crows don’t care that Vashon Island has no bridge and only one ferry was in service that morning.
A half hour later I was outside, hopping from one freezing foot to the other and staring at my red Jeep, covered from roof to fender with a thick coat of frost. Back in my native Northeast, I’d have been better prepared. But the Northwest was supposed to have mild winters, so a black plastic spatula was all I could find as an anti-frost device.
Many blue-fingered scrapes were required to get me on the road at last. If I’d realized how rough that ride would be, I’d have stayed under the yellow comforter. If I’d realized I had breast cancer, I never would have answered the phone.
Skip ahead to December and another anomalous Northwest winter of blizzards and deep chill. By then, we had acquired a bona fide ice scraper, the red Jeep auto-piloted to the hospital, and the maw of the medical monster had grown to a chasm over which I dangled, holding on for dear life to the nearest fang.
You’ve probably heard the urban hospital legend where the trusting patient enters with a hangnail and ends up an amputee. I’d been inserted into my personal version of that tale. I thought I was in the home stretch, ready for brand new breasts to replace the old now-absent ones. Instead, I faced the two-pronged attack of a raging staph infection and surgical procedure #8, both of which would conspire to kill me.
Flash forward again to today. The cold, the ferry schedule, the infection and the surgeries are ten years past, but this was a horror story nonetheless. One I survived with the help of faith, family, friends and a miracle or two. I pray there will never be another shocking phone call or any of what followed, for me or for you. Meanwhile, my advice is that we all arm ourselves with mammograms against this monster because a plastic spatula simply will not do.

Alice Orr – www.aliceorrbooks.com

A Time of Fear and Loving by Alice Orr

A hot car and a hot guy can get a girl into trouble.
Maybe that’s what Amanda Miller needs. But how much trouble is too much trouble? Dead bodies on the riverbank? A possible kidnapping? Sexy detective Mike Schaeffer might save the day. But who will protect Amanda’s heart?
Alice Orr is known for Delicious Suspense Spiced with a Love Story.
She does it again in A Time of Fear and Loving.
A Time of Fear and Loving is Book 5 of the Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Series set in Riverton, New York featuring the Kalli and Miller families and the Women of West Main who will debut in Book 6. Find out more at www.aliceorrbooks.com.
Genre Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings) R
Publisher. Alice Orr Books
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Time-Fear-Loving-Riverton-Road-ebook/dp/B075FHBNK2

Alice Orr Social Media

Alice Orr is the author of 16 novels, 3 novellas, a memoir and No More Rejections: 50 Secrets to Writing a Manuscript that Sells. A former book editor and literary agent, Alice now lives her dream as a full-time writer. She has two grown children and two perfect grandchildren and resides with her husband Jonathan in New York City.
Website http://aliceorrbooks.com
Blog http://aliceorrbooks.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/aliceorrbooks
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aliceorrwriter
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/aliceorrwriter/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/256160.Alice_Orr
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Orr/e/B000APC22E

 

A hot car and a hot guy can get a girl into trouble.
Maybe that’s what Amanda Miller needs. But how much trouble is too much trouble? Dead bodies on the riverbank? A possible kidnapping? Sexy detective Mike Schaeffer might save the day. But who will protect Amanda’s heart?
Alice Orr is known for Delicious Suspense Spiced with a Love Story.
She does it again in A Time of Fear and Loving.
A Time of Fear and Loving is Book 5 of the Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Series set in Riverton, New York featuring the Kalli and Miller families and the Women of West Main who will debut in Book 6. Find out more at www.aliceorrbooks.com.
Genre Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings) R
Publisher. Alice Orr Books
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Time-Fear-Loving-Riverton-Road-ebook/dp/B075FHBNK2

Alice Orr Social Media

Alice Orr is the author of 16 novels, 3 novellas, a memoir and No More Rejections: 50 Secrets to Writing a Manuscript that Sells. A former book editor and literary agent, Alice now lives her dream as a full-time writer. She has two grown children and two perfect grandchildren and resides with her husband Jonathan in New York City.
Website http://aliceorrbooks.com
Blog http://aliceorrbooks.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/aliceorrbooks
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aliceorrwriter
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/aliceorrwriter/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/256160.Alice_Orr
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Orr/e/B000APC22E

Welcome Alice Orr author of A Time of Fear and Loving – Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Book 5.

Why did you write this book?
I wrote this book because Amanda Miller’s story deserves to be told. In A Vacancy at the Inn, Book 3 of my Riverton Road Romantic Suspense series, Amanda was still hidden beneath the shroud of widowhood while her sister Bethany’s story commanded the spotlight. Now, Amanda is ready to emerge and claim that spotlight for herself, and maybe the chance to love again too. Of course, since this is a suspense tale, she will have murder to contend with as well.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love suspense and always have. That love affair began with Nancy Drew and has never cooled off for me. I especially enjoy suspense which is complicated by a difficult relationship at the center. While heroine and hero are forced to contend with dark, dangerous circumstances, they must also contend with one another and feelings that could hardly be less convenient at this terrifying time. What will happen? How will the terror end? How will the couple end up? Double trouble means double suspense, my favorite combination.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I have many favorite characters, and they all have something in common. They are thrust into situations where they must struggle against powerful obstacles to survive. They know they are outmatched by that power, but they push on anyway, not because they are superhuman, they are not. They are ordinary folks like you and me who must dig deep into themselves for the courage they didn’t realize they possessed until it is called forth by peril, especially to those they love.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on A Thing We Lost – Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Book 6. This story introduces another Riverton household, the Women of West Main, who bond together in a different kind of family from the Millers of Miller’s Inn or the Kalli clan of Kalli Corner in my previous books. Single women, single mothers, women on their own lend their hearts and minds and talents to each other’s struggles, and stumble upon handsome heroes and hideous villains along the way.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Books about the Kalli and Miller families and the Women of West Main. Riverton runs through me in as many directions as there are small town streets and rural roads in the North Country of my imagination. In each of those directions stories call out to be told.
Please tell us about your latest book.
A hot car and a hot guy can get a girl into trouble.
Maybe that’s what Amanda Miller needs. But how much trouble is too much trouble? Dead bodies on the riverbank? A possible kidnapping? Sexy detective Mike Schaeffer might save the day. But who will protect Amanda’s heart?
Alice Orr is known for Delicious Suspense Spiced with a Love Story.
She does it again in A Time of Fear and Loving.
A Time of Fear and Loving is Book 5 of the Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Series set in Riverton, New York featuring the Kalli and Miller families and the Women of West Main who will debut in Book 6. Find out more at www.aliceorrbooks.com.
Amazon Reviews of Alice’s Books.
“Alice Orr hits it out of the park. If you see her name, grab the book.”
“Kept me turning pages. So many twists of the plot kept me wondering what would happen next.”
“Anytime I see Alice Orr’s name on a book, I will be sure to pick it up. I know I am in for a great ride.”
Genre – Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings) – R.
Publisher. Alice Orr Books.
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Time-Fear-Loving-Riverton-Road-ebook/dp/B075FHBNK2

Alice Orr Social Media

Alice Orr is the author of 16 novels, 3 novellas, a memoir and No More Rejections: 50 Secrets to Writing a Manuscript that Sells. A former book editor and literary agent, Alice now lives her dream as a full-time writer. She has two grown children and two perfect grandchildren and resides with her husband Jonathan in New York City.
Website http://aliceorrbooks.com
Blog http://aliceorrbooks.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/aliceorrbooks
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aliceorrwriter
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/aliceorrwriter/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/256160.Alice_Orr
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Orr/e/B000APC22E

 

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About the Author

“Alice Orr is a brilliant writer who has a number one best seller in her pocket,” says one Amazon reviewer. Alice loves to write. Especially romantic suspense novels and blog posts. She’s been a workshop leader, book editor and literary agent. Now she lives her dream of writing full-time. So far she’s published fifteen novels, three novellas and a memoir – both traditionally and independently. Alice wrote her nonfiction book, No More Rejections: 50 Secrets to Writing a Manuscript that Sells, as a gift to the writers’ community. A revised edition is now in progress. Amazon says, “This book has it all.” And calls her novels, “Delicious well written suspense spiced with a love story.” Most of all, Alice is thrilled to hear from readers. Visit her website at http://www.aliceorrbooks.com. Alice has two grown children and two perfect grandchildren and lives with her husband Jonathan in New York City.

Interview with Alice Orr

Why did you write this book?
I’m fascinated by complicated families. You might call them messed-up families. I come from one. Many people I know come from one. The Kalli family is central to my Riverton Road series. They are definitely complicated, but they aren’t what I’d call messed-up because they’re all about love and loyalty. Vanessa (the heroine of A Villain for Vanessa) is a Kalli on one side, but she’s a Westerlo on the other. The Westerlo family is a mess in some pretty bizarre, maybe even evil ways. There’s been a murder in their midst after all. I wanted to find out how Vanessa would deal with being thrust into such a situation. Plus how she’d handle the added confusion of falling in love at the same time. Something similar once happened to me, minus the murder. Vanessa copes better than I did. Creating her and her story was my do-over opportunity.
What is your favorite genre to read?
My Suspense love affair began very innocently with reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers. I’ve been a late-night reader ever since, and danger has always felt like the natural companion for darkness. The stakes are much higher in the stories I read now than they were for Nancy Drew. I also like a love story in the mix these days. Life or death? Happiness or heartbreak? That’s what keeps me turning pages, with or without a flashlight.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
She comes from the romantic side of my bookshelf. Though there’s suspense in her story and a lot at stake too. My favorite character is, and probably always will be, Katie Scarlett O’Hara. I have no excuse for it. I know she’s a bad girl. She’s selfish and willful. She’s a liar and a man-thief. She’s also strong and determined, and she refuses to give up no matter what obstacles are stacked in her path. Not even those dirty Yankees can stop her. I love her fire and her courage most of all. Like I said, I know she’s a bad girl. But I’ve heard that good girls go to heaven while bad girls go everywhere. Maybe I just want to go everywhere, or at least imagine I have.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’ve begun to write Book 5 of my Riverton Road Romantic Suspense series. It’s called A Time for Fear and Feasting. In Book 3, I introduced a second Riverton family, the Millers of Miller’s Inn. Amanda is the middle daughter of that family. The solid, dependable daughter. Even through almost five years of widowhood, she could always be counted on as the chef at the Inn kitchen who never caused any personal heat for anybody. Now she’s ready to break away from all of that, especially from being taken for granted. A friend in serious danger gives Amanda one reason to explode out of the expected. An irresistible man named Jack gives her another.
Please tell us about your latest book.
A Villain for Vanessa by Alice Orr
A story of tangled roots and tormented love.
Two families are shaken to their roots. Vanessa Westerlo must find her roots. Bobby Rizzo is torn between Vanessa and his true roots. They are all tormented by love – past and too present. Meanwhile a man has been murdered. And that’s the most tormented tangle of all.
Alice Orr is known for “Delicious well written suspense spiced with a love story.”
She does it again in A Villain for Vanessa.
A Villain for Vanessa is Book 4 of the Riverton Road Romantic Suspense series set in Riverton, New York. This book features the Kalli family and the fortunate people who find safety and welcome at the Kalli homestead on Riverton Road. A Wrong Way Home is Book 1 of the series and A Year of Summer Shadows is Book 2. A Vacancy at the Inn is Book 3 and introduces the Miller family of Riverton Road Hill.

About the Book

Title A Villain for Vanessa – Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Book 4.
Genre Romantic Suspense
Author Alice Orr
Book heat level (based on movie ratings G, PG, PG13, R) R.

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