Friday, September 5, 2014

Virtual Blog Tour & Giveaway for Last Hope Alaska by Linda Trout

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Blog Tour, presented by Author’s HQ, for Last Hope Alaska by Linda Trout.  Please leave a comment or question for Linda to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  My review will post later today. 

Start From Where? By Linda Trout

Wherever you are…start from there! **

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been writing for a week, month, 10 years or more. No matter where you are, start from that point and then move forward.

In the current day and age of self publishing, you may be tempted to throw something up there willy-nilly. Yes, you’re impatient to see your name on a book cover. I know the feeling, too. Do yourself a favor and wait until you’ve had others check the manuscript for you, preferably professionals. You have to learn the craft and hone your skills before you can produce a truly unique and quality product.

No matter where we are in our writing career, there is always someone who writes better or has achieved more than you have. You aren’t competing with everyone else, though, you’re competing against yourself. Or should be.

I have a lot of sayings to help motivate myself, but I like this one the best.

Inch by inch it’s a cinch; by the yard it’s hard; and by the mile it’s impossible.

Think about it.

Then inch your way to success.

** Source: Author, Speaker Von Nash, Chapter Title: Wherever you are…start from there!, in the book, Stand Up Speak Out And Win! Published 1973

Last Hope Alaska 
by Linda Trout

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Publication Date: August 20, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 272 Pages
ISBN: 9781628303599

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About the book:

Emily Redfern's ex-fiancé learned to kill on the back streets of New York. Now, she is his target. Broke, exhausted, and a step ahead of the man she once loved, she clings to one last hope: the wilds of Alaska. The quiet safety of her hide-a-way becomes addictive as she grows to care for the man who offers her refuge.

Released from prison after a wrongful conviction, native Alaskan Sam Tarkington is determined to regain his business, repair his reputation, and rebuild his life. But when he meets a desperate and vulnerable woman, guarding secrets of her own, she tugs at his heart. She's a distraction he can't afford. Sam must choose Emily or achieving his dreams.

Like Emily's life, the peacefulness of the wilderness is an illusion as danger lurks in the distance. Does Sam hold the key to her survival or will her past cost them everything?


A retired oil & gas accountant, Linda Trout is a true romantic at heart, living with her real life hero and various dogs and cats in northeastern Oklahoma. They own ten acres of semi-wooded land, where the “wild” keeps creeping forward at a pace faster than they can keep up with. Getting lost in a good book is one of her favorite pastimes as well as riding alongside her hubby on their Harley’s.

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  1. Looks like an interesting story. There is just too little RS out there right now.

    1. Yes...but I keep finding them so I guess i'm lucky in that regard. This one is pretty good and i think you would enjoy it.

    2. Thank you, Maria. I'm glad you enjoyed my story! I know it's all subjective and what one person may like, another may hate.

    3. Hi Maggie,
      I'm glad my story caught your eye. I love RS, have to have bad guys so I can kill them off..on paper, anyway. :) I have another RS book titled Grave Secrets you might look in to. Right now it's on sale for .99 cents, but not sure how much longer that price will hold.

  2. This novel sounds captivating and intriguing. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. Glad you like the premise, Traveler. I had a lot of fun writing this book, then getting corrected on quite a bit of my wilderness scenes by a friend who lives in Alaska. LOL

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This looks totally cool, Linda! Cheers hon!

    1. Thank you, Christine! I really enjoyed putting Sam and Emily in all kinds of danger before they could find their Happily-Ever-After. :)

  4. By the inch, it's a cinch? Oh, yeah. I like that! Thanks for the words of wisdom, Linda.
    Can't wait to read your next book. (This one was great!!!)

    1. Thanks, Susan. I think we all forget to take the big projects/issues a little at a time. Otherwise they're overwhelming. Super glad you liked my book!

  5. Maria,
    Thank you so much for hosting me on my blog tour and showcasing my latest release! I sincerely appreciate it!!