Friday, July 24, 2015

Deadly Stain Book Tour. Plus an interview with the Author!

About The Book


TitleDeadly Strain Book 1: Biological Response Team Series
Author: Julie Rowe
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: June 15, 2015
Pages: 260
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: eBook, PDF  

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Book Description: 

Book one of Biological Response Team Series

Major Grace Samuels, a trauma surgeon deployed to Afghanistan, spends her life helping her fellow soldiers overcome disease and combat injuries. But her own wounds are harder to heal. Wracked with guilt over the death of a fellow soldier, she finds comfort in her only friend and appointed bodyguard, weapons sergeant Jacob “Sharp” Foster.

Sharp feels more for Grace than a soldier should, more than he wants to admit. When the team discovers a new, quick-to-kill strain of anthrax, he tries to focus on the mission to find its source. He knows he can help Grace defeat her demons, but first they must defeat the deadly outbreak.

Sharp is Grace’s most loyal ally, but in close quarters, he starts to feel like more. She can’t watch someone else she cares about die—but she might not have a choice. The closer they get to finding the source of the strain, the closer it gets to finding them.

Author Interview

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

My intended audience is readers who are looking for a slightly difference military romance, one including the spectre of bioterrorism. If you’re looking for a thrilling story with unexpected twists and turns Deadly Strain is for you.

Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?

My publisher, Carina Press, provided the artwork and I think the artist (I’m sorry, I don’t know who specifically created the cover) did a fabulous job. The cover model featured on the cover is an excellent match to the image in my head, and his thousand yard stare is amazing! I also love the “Biological Response Team” logo the artist created. So cool! I’m putting it on some fun swag I’m creating for the next Romantic Times conference in Vegas next year. J

Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book.

The biological pathogen featured in the story, Anthrax, can be found naturally in soil around the world. Wild and domestic animals can be infected by coming in contact and/or consuming Anthrax spores. Most cases occur in developing countries, but isolated cases still pop up in developed countries. People can become infected by eating the meat of an infected animal, by coming in contact (open wounds for example) with spores or breathing in spores. Anthrax spores can survive in soil for decades and still be deadly. My editor tells me that my thoughts on bioterrorism are terrifying.

What can we expect from you in the future?

The next book in the Biological Response Team series, Lethal Game, comes out in Oct and the third book will be released in February next year. Both books feature difference pathogens. I wouldn’t want anyone to get bored. J In between these full length novels I’m also self-publishing an anthology and a boxed set of my own short stories.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

A review of the story would be awesome! I also love hearing from readers, either on Facebook or Twitter. J

About The Author


Julie Rowe’s first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the North West Territories and northern Alberta, where she still resides. She loves to include medical details in her romance novels, but admits she’ll never be able to write about all her medical experiences because, “No one would believe them!”.

In addition to writing contemporary and historical medical romance, and fun romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing and Carina Press, Julie has short stories in Fool’s Gold, the Mammoth Book of ER Romance, Timeless Keepsakes and Timeless Escapes anthologies. Her book SAVING THE RIFLEMAN (book #1 WAR GIRLS) won the novella category of the 2013 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. AIDING THE ENEMY (book #3 WAR GIRLS) won the novella category of the 2014 Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence. Her writing has also appeared in several magazines such as Romantic Times Magazine, Today’s Parent, and Canadian Living.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting the tour. - Kathleen Anderson, PUYB Tour Coord.


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