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Monday, September 13, 2021

J. Carol Nemeth and Free Books!

After witnessing a murder but not seeing the murderer, innkeeper Casey Hartman is on the run with guest and DEA agent Will Kerns who is determined to keep her alive until he can determine who the killer is and bring him to justice.

This week we're talking with novelist J. Carol Nemeth, author of the Christian romantic suspense novella, Courage on the Run in the Dangerous Pursuits Collection, (Indie, October 2021).

A native North Carolinian, Carol always loved reading and making up stories since childhood, and she began writing in junior high school. 

She worked in the National Park Service and served in the US Army, where she was stationed in Italy. That’s where she met the love of her life, Mark Nemeth, also an Army veteran. They’ve lived in various locations including North Yorkshire, England. They now live in West Virginia, where in their spare time, they enjoy RVing and traveling to research for Carol’s books. She also enjoys reading and crocheting. 

Carol and Mark have two grown children, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and three amazing grandchildren, as well as a lab fur baby named Holly. 

Carol is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and is an Amazon Bestselling author. She writes Christian romantic suspense, both historical and contemporary. Filled with suspense, drama, faith, and romance, Carol’s stories will keep you turning pages until the very end.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

When I was serving in the US Army, I was given the privilege of giving a briefing to a US Army Commanding Brigadier General from the European theater while I was stationed near Pisa, Italy. I had not yet been promoted to Seargent at that time, so it truly was a privilege. His office sent me a personally signed and framed letter from that general, stating how he was impressed with my briefing. I was blown away by it. I still have that framed letter.

What a wonderful memento, Carol! Thank you so much for serving our country.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Courage on the Run.

It’s actually a novella. Courage on the Run is one novella included in the Dangerous Pursuits Collection. 

Casey Hartman checks handsome Will Kerns into Belmont Inn, her family home passed down through generations. He claims to be on vacation, but when Casey witnesses a murder, Will flashes his DEA badge and takes her on the run. His real mission is to seize a drug operation in the historical town of Belmont. 

Casey can’t believe this is happening in her little town, much less that she witnessed a murder. 

Will is determined to take down the drug ring and the man leading the operation, but can he do that while running with Casey? She wasn’t part of his mission. 

Will soon realizes this courageous young woman of faith has stolen his heart. However, no amount of love will prevent a determined killer from finding them, no matter where they hide.

What is it about Casey that will make your readers care about her?

Casey Hartman runs a bed and breakfast in the old home that’s been in her family since the early 1800s. It went through the Civil War and was used by both sides. She’s proud of her heritage and of her town of Belmont, and her home also bears the name of Belmont Inn. She believes her old home town is picturesque and perfect and the people of the town are pretty much the same. Casey soon discovers she’s been blind to the truth.

Write one sentence that tells us something about your main character as a child.

I didn’t write anything about Casey as a child, but if I were to do so, Casey would have had an idyllic childhood in this family home with all her past family members around her.

Readers, here is a visual of the exciting set of novellas in which Courage on the Run is featured:

Carol, what is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

I’m reading a series called The Brotherhood of the Black Tartan by Nicole Van. I had never read any of her books before. I saw a review by a fellow Winged Publications author for the first book and it was available for free, so I downloaded it. It was awesome.

They are not Christian books, but they are clean romantic suspense books set in the early 1800s. I’m on the fourth book now and I do recommend this series because they engage the mind. They’re set in Scotland and England and have engaging characters as well as well written settings. The author has done a great job of writing the suspense, which is drawn out through the series. I even pre-ordered the final book and I’m looking forward to reading it.

What are you working on now?

I’m writing the final book in my Faith in the Parks romantic suspense series. If anyone has read any of my books in this series, they’ll know these books are set in various National Parks. The final book will be set at Gettysburg National Battlefield Park.

Where else can readers find you online?

My webpage where you can sign up for my monthly newsletter.
My Amazon Author Page

Purchase links:

In a special pre-order offer through October 12, the entire 15-novella Dangerous Pursuits collection can be pre-ordered for 99 cents via the following button:

It is also available for preorder via the following links:

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Finally, Carol, what question would you like to ask my readers?

Where’s your favorite spot to read? (ex. front porch swing, in bed, on the couch, recliner, you name it).

Thanks, Carol, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Carol has offered to give away a free copy of the entire Dangerous Pursuits set, once it releases on October 12. To enter, click on the word "comments" below to reach the comments page, and leave your answer and your email in answer to Carol's question above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

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Linda said...

I love to read while sitting on my front porch swing watching hummingbirds and butterflies.
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Paula Shreckhise said...

My favorite place to read is on my sun porch when the weather is not too hot or cold. This sounds lopike a great novella. I look forward to reading it.

Trish Perry said...

Like you, Linda and Paula, I prefer reading outside. We have a nice patio couch in the back, and when the evening weather cools (not this time of year, I'm afraid), I love to sit out there and enjoy the back yard and the fresh air!

J Carol Nemeth said...

Linda and Paula, I remember spending time on my grandmother's porch swing reading when I was growing up. I don't have one at my house, but I have swing rockers on my back patio that I enjoy when it's cool enough to sit out. It's a great place to enjoy a good book. Thanks for commenting and best wishes!

Robin Densmore Fuson said...

I love to curl up on my recliner with a cup of hot tea. Maybe a piece if chocolate. Great interview! I'm looking forward to you new release. I'm sure it will be an attention grabber like your other books I've read.

Anonymous said...

I love to read in bed while all cozy

J Carol Nemeth said...

Thanks, Robin. I'm also a recliner reader when it's either too hot or too cold to go outside to my swing rocker on the patio. I hope you'll enjoy Courage on the Run.

J Carol Nemeth said...

Hi Anonymous! I generally read in bed for a bit before I got to sleep. They say it keeps you from going to sleep well, but not me. I sleep just fine after reading. Lol

Trish Perry said...

I'm with you, Carol--I like to read a little before bed.

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