Hello, reader friends! Darlene L. Turner is chatting with us today as part of a JustRead Publicity Tours blog tour celebrating her debut novel, Border Breach, from Love Inspired Suspense!
about the author
Darlene L. Turner is an award-winning author and lives with her husband, Jeff in Ontario, Canada.
Her love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book.
She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message.
You can visit Darlene at www.darlenelturner.com where there’s suspense beyond borders or connect with her on facebook, twitter, or instagram!
What is your favorite activity or hobby not related to books?
D: I love to tole paint. This is painting designs onto wood surfaces. It’s fun and relaxes me. Unfortunately, I don’t have as much time to paint as I would like!
B: So artsy! What a creative hobby!
Do you have a favorite bookish habit?
D: I have a book fetish. I keep buying them (both paper and e-book) even though I have tons to read. My husband tells me he’s not buying any more bookshelves. 🙂
B: This is when you start DIYing bookshelves… then he’s buying lumber, not bookshelves. 😉
Share your inspiration behind Border Breach.
D: I’ve crossed different borders into the States many times and I’ve often thought it would be fun to put a female border patrol agent together with a police officer to solve a smuggling ring. When I started googling some ideas, the doda drug came up and that’s when the storyline came to me.
B: Confession: I have never crossed an international border.
What book(s) are you reading right now?
D: A Girl’s Guide to the Outback by Jessica Kate, Faith Over Fear – devotional book by Lisa Stilwell
B: Excellent choices! We all need to laugh and have faith right now!
What is your reading style?
D: My fave is paperback, but I will read on my Kindle too. Favorite place to read – on the couch in my family room.
B: Yes! I wholeheartedly agree!
What are you working on now?
D: Working on another border crossing story.
B: Ooooo! YAY!
What’s your writing style?
D: I’m a little bit of both a pantser and a plotter. I like to have a general storyline worked out before starting Chapter 1, but then let the story come to me as I write. My favorite part of the process? Setting up my characters – deciding on their backstory and picking what movie stars I picture them as.
B: Sounds like a balanced approach to me and you have a great reason to watch movies: research!
Do you have any writing quirks?
D: Love to drink coffee while I write. 🙂
B: Fueling those stories with caffeine! Thanks so much for visiting with us today, Darlene! I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the story, the first couple of chapters are action-packed!
about the book
Border Breach by Darlene L. Turner
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: April 1, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
When drugs are smuggled across the border
it’s their duty to stop the culprits…at any cost.
Forming a joint task force, Canada border officer Kaylin Poirier and police constable Hudson Steeves have one objective: take down a drug-smuggling ring trying to sell a new lethal product.
But when the smugglers come after Kaylin and Hudson, this mission becomes more than just a job.
Can they live long enough to solve the case?
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14 thoughts on “Border Breach with Darlene L. Turner q&a”
Sounds like an interesting story.
I certainly wish I had time to read it right now! What I was able to sneak in is really good!
Thank you so much my dear! – JustRead Tours
My pleasure! 🙂
Thank you for being part of the book tour for “Border Breach” with Darlene L. Turner. Enjoyed the Q& A. Always like learning more about author’s whose books I know I will enjoy.
Thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome, Lucy! I love introducing y’all to new authors!
Sounds like a great book.
Thank you for the opportunity !
Thanks for dropping by, Jessica!
Books that take us to beyond Mountie patrol…yay! ? Thanks for sharing the interview. ??☕
My pleasure, Becky! It’s nice to get a different storyline set in Canada, isn’t it?!
Great interview! I can imagine making multiple border crossings would provide great inspiration!
Thank you, Heidi! I completely agree! We’ve yet to make one but we do like to watch that Border Patrol tv show, lol!