IN SAFE HANDS Releases Soon–Win Print Copies of #1-3 of Katie Ruggle’s SEARCH & RESCUE Series Now!

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Book #4 of Katie Ruggle’s Search & Rescue series, IN SAFE HANDS, comes out October 4! Get ready for its release by winning print copies of books #1-3 now–this series is fantastic!

Book 1: IN SAFE HANDS

Synopsis:

As the captain of Field County’s ice rescue dive team, Callum Cook is driven to perfection. But when he meets new diver Louise “Lou” Sparks, all that hard-won order is obliterated in an instant. Lou is a hurricane. A walking disaster. And with her, he’s never felt more alive…even if keeping her safe may just kill him.

Lou’s new to the Rockies, intent on escaping her controlling ex, and she’s determined to make it on her own terms…no matter how tempting Callum may be. But when a routine training exercise unearths a body, Lou and Callum find themselves thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who will stop at nothing to silence Lou-and prove that not even her new Search and Rescue family can keep her safe forever.

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Book #2: FAN THE FLAMES

Synopsis:

As a Motorcycle Club member and firefighter, Ian Walsh is used to riding the line between the good guys and the bad. He may owe the Club his life, but his heart rests with his fire station brothers…and with the girl he’s loved since they were kids, Rory Sorenson. Ian would do anything for Rory. He’d die for her. Kill for her. Defend her to his last breath-and he may just have to.

Every con in the Rockies knows Rory is the go-to girl for less-than-legal firearms, and for the past few years, she’s managed to keep the peace between dangerous factions by remaining strictly neutral. But when she defends herself against a brutal attack, Rory finds herself catapulted into the center of a Motorcycle Club war-with only Ian standing between her and a threat greater than either of them could have imagined.

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Book #3: GONE TOO DEEP

Synopsis:

George Holloway has spent his life alone, exploring the treacherous beauty of the Colorado Rockies. He’s the best survival expert Search and Rescue has, which makes him the obvious choice to lead Ellie Price through deadly terrain to find her missing father. There’s just one problem-Ellie’s everything George isn’t. She’s a city girl, charming, gregarious, delicate, small. And when she looks up at him with those big, dark eyes, he swears he would tear the world apart to keep her safe.

With a killer on the loose, he may have no choice.

Ellie’s determined to find her father no matter the cost. But as she and her gorgeous mountain of a guide fight their way through an unforgiving wilderness, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a dangerous man in search of revenge. And they are now his prey…

loved Ellie and George’s story! Read my review here in case you missed it 🙂

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And coming October 4–IN SAFE HANDS!

Synopsis:

It’s all come down to this…

Daisy Little has lived in agoraphobic terror for over eight years. Trapped within a prison of her own making, she watches time pass through her bedroom window. Daisy knows she’ll never be a part of the world…until the day she becomes the sole witness of a terrible crime that may finally tear the Search and Rescue brotherhood apart for good.

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I can’t wait!!! 🙂

Get ready for book #4 by winning copies of books #1-3 below–enter now, and enter often!

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Pre-Release Review! GONE TOO DEEP by Katie Ruggle (Search & Rescue #3)

Don’t miss my interview with Katie Ruggle here!

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Synopsis:

In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder…

George Holloway has spent his life alone, exploring the treacherous beauty of the Colorado Rockies. He’s the best survival expert Search and Rescue has, which makes him the obvious choice to lead Ellie Price through deadly terrain to find her missing father. There’s just one problem-Ellie’s everything George isn’t. She’s a city girl, charming, gregarious, delicate, small. And when she looks up at him with those big, dark eyes, he swears he would tear the world apart to keep her safe.

With a killer on the loose, he may have no choice.

Ellie’s determined to find her father no matter the cost. But as she and her gorgeous mountain of a guide fight their way through an unforgiving wilderness, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a dangerous man in search of revenge. And they are now his prey…

 

Review:

This book pushed buttons I didn’t even know I had.

Me usually: Beard? No thank you. Grunts instead of talking? Makes me crazy. Virgin hero over the age of 21? Puh-lease.

Me, with George: OMG, YES!

Gone Too Deep is an excellent example of opposites attracting, and a darn good mystery/suspense story to boot. Iloved Ellie and George! When she started interpreting his grunts into complete sentences in her head? Just. Too. Funny. We only see things from his POV a very few times–but boy, do those times pack a punch. Every single one made me smile (at least at some point, because a few of them were at some really intense parts of the book). Since he’s essentially non-communicative anyway, having the majority of the book from Ellie’s POV (with a few other exceptions) really worked.

And OMG. Ellie and George. Did I mention that I love them? They must show up again in future books set in the world–and not just because part of Ellie’s problem remains unresolved at the end of this one. I gotta have me more Ellie and George time. Lots of it 🙂

I gotta say, though, reading about their trek through the woods made me appreciate indoor plumbing more than ever. And I am a huge fan of indoor plumbing–ask anyone. Huge.

Now I’ve got to go read the rest of this series to catch up and be ready for Chris’s book. ( In Safe Hands ) The poor guy needs to redeem himself for the major fail he had in this one–I’m pretty sure it wasn’t all his fault (and can I just say, I knew the guy who ends up being a bad guy wasn’t on the up-and-up! I am totally going to be looking for clues in books .5 through 2 now!) but still, I’m sure he’s feeling pretty bad about it…

And not just because he’s not GEORGE. 😉

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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A Conversation with Katie Ruggle, Author of GONE TOO DEEP (Search & Rescue #3)

GONE TOO DEEP comes out Tuesday (8/2) but you can read my review now!
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Welcome, Katie! What 5 things should readers know about you?

  1. I have three chickens, to which I am abnormally attached.
  2. I am a self-admitted forensics nerd.
  3. The phrase, “C’mon! It’ll be fun!” is my Kryptonite, and it has led me into all sorts of dangerous/uncomfortable/fascinating/occasionally actually fun situations.
  4. Of all the Search and Rescue characters, George from Gone Too Deep is totally my favorite.
  5. I’m a complete pantser and have no clue where my books will end up when I start them.

I’m with you on #3—the fact that he’s the only one whose story I’ve read so far is a minor detail 😉 He’s going to be a hard act to follow!

 

Where did the inspiration for this book come from?

The setting was inspired by my real-life off-grid home in the Colorado Rockies. It was easy to write about the cold and wind and snow (and did I mention the cold?) when there was a blizzard howling outside. Character-wise, I wanted to feature first responders. After working with cops and volunteering with firefighters, I am completely in awe of their courage. They’re also a funny bunch.

Wait, it’s cold? I didn’t get that from the book at all 😉

 

How long have you been writing, and what (or who) inspired you to start?

I’ve been writing since I learned to read at age four. Once I discovered how wonderful books could be, I dreamed of becoming an author. It occurred to me a number of years ago that, in order to be published, I needed to actually finish something. I’m not sure why it took me so long to figure that out.

LOL, that is true—speaking from personal experience, DENIAL can keep you from figuring it out (or at least from admitting you’ve figured it out!)

 

What are you working on right now?

I recently finished the first book in my Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit series (out in 2017), and I just completed the final (final!) edits on the fourth book in the Search and Rescue series, In Safe Hands.

Awesome!

 

What can readers look for from you in the next year?

All the loose ends and mysteries and plot twists will be wrapped up in October, when the last Search and Rescue book, In Safe Hands, comes out. In 2017, the Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit series will be released. There will be women on the run, heroic dogs, hot cops and lots of explosions—what more could anyone ask for?

Hmmm, yeah. That’s about it. I can’t think of a single thing… 😉

 

If you had to “sell” your book in a single Tweet, what would you say?

Bubbly Ellie’s a city girl. Quiet George loves the mountains. Can these complete opposites survive the wilds—and a killer bent on revenge?

Perfect! Thanks so much, Katie!

 

About the Author:IMG_8781-1

A fan of the old adage “write what you know”, Katie Ruggle lived in an off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains until her family lured her back to Minnesota. When she’s not writing, Katie rides horses, shoots guns (not while riding, although that would be awesome), cross-country skis (badly) and travels to warm places where she can scuba dive. A graduate of the Police Academy, Katie received her ice-rescue certification and can attest that the reservoirs in the Colorado mountains really are that cold. A fan of anything that makes her feel like a bad-ass, she has trained in Krav Maga, boxing and gymnastics.

You can connect with Katie at her website, on Facebook, or on Twitter @KatieRuggle

 

About the Book:

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Gone too Deep (Search & Rescue #3)
by Katie Ruggle

In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder…

George Holloway has spent his life alone, exploring the treacherous beauty of the Colorado Rockies. He’s the best survival expert Search and Rescue has, which makes him the obvious choice to lead Ellie Price through deadly terrain to find her missing father. There’s just one problem-Ellie’s everything George isn’t. She’s a city girl, charming, gregarious, delicate, small. And when she looks up at him with those big, dark eyes, he swears he would tear the world apart to keep her safe.

With a killer on the loose, he may have no choice.

Ellie’s determined to find her father no matter the cost. But as she and her gorgeous mountain of a guide fight their way through an unforgiving wilderness, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a dangerous man in search of revenge. And they are now his prey…

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