Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Author Interview & Blog Only Giveaway - Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads

Saving Mercy
By Abbie Roads

First in a chilling new paranormal romantic suspense series from award-winning author Abbie Roads 

He’s found her at last

Cain Killion knows himself to be a damaged man, his only saving grace the extrasensory connection to blood that he uses to catch murderers. His latest case takes a macabre turn when he discovers a familiar and haunting symbol linking the crime to his own horrific past—and only one woman could know what it means.  

Only to lose her to a nightmare

Mercy Ledger is brave, resilient, beautiful—and in terrible danger. The moment he sees Mercy, Cain knows he’s the one who can save her. He also knows he’s beyond redemption. But the lines between good and evil blur and the only thing clear to Cain and Mercy is that they belong together. Love is the antidote for blood—but is their bond strong enough to overcome the evil that stalks them? 



Talking with Abbie Roads! 

When did you decide to become a writer? Why? 

In ’09 I reached a crossroads in my life. I realized I wasn’t happy and yet I had every reason to be happy. I had a great husband, a great house, two wonderful dogs, a job I loved. But something was missing. That missing piece was writing. I’d wanted to be a writer when I was a little kid, but too many things at the time made me believe I couldn’t do it.  

It wasn’t until ’09 that I got the courage to try. And believe me it took courage. I had no idea how to write a book. I mean no idea. I had to learn everything from the ground up. 

I’ve been so much happier finally following my dream. 

What are some of your favorite authors/books? 

Stephen King. He’s the master at it all. 

Thomas Harris –Author of the Hannibal Lecter series. I love these books because he takes such ugly subject matter and writes it using beautiful words.  

Tahereh Mafi—The Shatter Me Series. These are YA books. The series starts with Juliette being so damaged, yet she ultimately finds her power and triumphs. 

J. R. Ward—The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. If you love a good tormented alpha male—these are the books for you. They’re heavy in male point-of-view. All the brothers have a special place in my heart, but especially Wrath, Rhage, and Zsadist. 

Have you written a book where the ending surprised you? 

No… I write romance, so no matter what happens to my characters—terrible, horrible, awful things—I know I’m going to give them a happily-ever-after.  

Can readers find you at any Author/Reader conventions in the near future? 

I’ll be at the RT Booklovers Convention from May 1st-6th. I would love to see you all there!  

 *On Tuesday May 2nd I’ll be a part of Scrapbook Mania! It’s a super fun time! I’ve done it for a few years. Here’s the details for those of you who are interested:

Scrapbook Mania: Bling it out, go crazy, and have fun creating your little piece of RT 2017 history. All supplies included. Best of all, you'll leave with your ready-to-autograph, original RT 2017 scrapbook! No experience necessary! Tons of prizes! Lots of authors!
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 3:45pm – 5pm

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Location: LL3/Conference/Industry Level
Room: Dunwoody

*I’ll also be signing copies of RACE THE DARKNESS, HUNT THE DAWN, and SAVING MERCY at the Giant Book Fair:

Meet nearly 500 authors who will autograph books, posters and bookmarks! Bring your "keepers" and have them signed! 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 11am – 2pm

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Location: LL1/Ballroom Level
Room: Centennial Ballroom

What is your favorite scene in your new release? 

My favorite scene is one I can’t talk about because I don’t want to give anything away! But it’s toward the end of the book and is the most powerful moment for Cain—the hero. If you’ve read the book you know what I’m talking about. <wink> 

Top 3 things on your bucket list. 

Visit England.
Visit Ireland.
Visit Mt. Rushmore. 

Thanks so much for having me here today Booklover Sue! I love visiting with your readers and hope you love Cain as much as I do! 

Here’s some questions for your readers: 

Are you going to the RT Booklovers Convention? What are looking forward to the most?

What’s on your bucket list?

Who are some of your favorite authors?


Abbie Roads is a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. By night she writes dark emotional novels, always giving her characters the happy ending she wishes for all her clients. Her novels have finaled in RWA contest, including the Golden Heart. She lives with her family in Marion, OH.

A bundle of Race the Darkness and Hunt the Dawn (US only).
Leave a comment with your answer to one of Abbie Roads' reader questions and your email address.
Giveaway ends midnight April 21, 2017.


  1. Hi Book Lover Sue!

    Thanks so much for having me on today! I had a great time answering your questions!

    Abbie Roads

  2. Some of my favorite authors are Willow Winters, Abbie Roads Kristal Hollis and Anne Rice. Stephen king is also very awesome!!!

    1. Aww... I made your list! Woot! Woot! I've never read Willow Winters. I need to try her!

      Abbie Roads

    2. Hi Book Lover Sue. Some of my favorite authors are; J.R. Ward, Karen M. Moning, Donya Lynn, Rebecca Zanetti, and D.B. Reynolds ust to name a few. Abbie Roads is a new-to-me author and I look forward to reading her books.

    3. Hi Sue some of my favorite Authors are, Amy Brent,Sarah J brooks,Chance Carter,Lucia Jordan,Ali Winters.

  3. I need a stamp on my passpprt before it expires on 2 yrs and want to go to Greece and London

  4. My bucket list includes travel to Scotland, Wales, Germany, and Australia.
    Some of my favorite authors are Linda Lael Miller, Diana Palmer, Jill Shalvis, Abbie Roads, Stdney Landon, and Maya Banks.

  5. The first thing on my list is to visit Australia.

  6. Hi, some of my favorite authors are Anne McCaffrey, Eve Newton, Jean Auel, Louis L'Amour, Sherrilyn Kenyon, May Freighter, Gabriel Beyers, CL Stone, Victoria Danann, JC Diem and KF Breene. There are too many to list.

  7. Some of my favorite authors are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, J.R. Ward, and Kim Harrison. bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. Some favorite authors are Karen Moning, Hill Shalvis, David Weber, Eric Kent Edstrom, and Charlaine Harris

  9. Some of my favorite authors are Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, Sandra Hill, Alexandra Ivy, Kay Hooper, Cherry Adair, Mary Balogh, Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle, and Kathleen Woodiwiss. I started with my grandmother's-Barbara Cartland and Georgette Heyer.

  10. Thanks for the blurb and post. Your books sound amazing and look forward to reading them. My Bucket list includes making it to a readers convention. Visiting Scotland to see if there are any Highlanders of old are hanging around. :) A trip to Ireland and Italy. Some of my favorite Authors are Diana Gabaldon, Karen Marie Moning, JR Ward, Kresley Cole, J D Robb's In Death series, Donna Grant and Sherrelyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters.
    Carol L
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  11. My Bucket list would love to visit Scotland,Ireland and Australia. As far as my favorite authors Diana Gabaldon,Heather Graham,Sara Donati aka Rosina Lippi ,Tiffany Reisz,Ryan Michelle,Bink Cummings,Jordan Marie,Autumn Lake Jones,J.R. Ward,Karen Marie Moning,Sandra Hill,Roseanne Bittner,Linda Lael Miller,j. Kenner,Larissa Ione,Nora Roberts,J.D. Robbs, Nalini Singh ,Janet Evanovich,Mary Balogh,Johanna Lindsey,Julia London,Sherrilyn Kenyon,Alexis Noelle,Tillie Cole,Gerry Bartlett,Lynn Kurland,Christine Feehan,Julia Quinn,Dakota Cassidy,Maya Banks,Kerrigan Byrne,Cecy Robson,Thea Harrison,Lynsay Sands,Kresley Cole,Hannah Howell,Carolyn Brown,Karen Hawkins,Madeline Hunter, and so many more. As for Abbi's books I have read anything by you yet but purchased two books in this series and looking forward to getting to know your works.Happy Reading!

  12. Would like to go to Poland,the birth placeof my Grandparents.
    Favorite authors Victoria Dannan,Kym Grosso,Denise Grover Swank,Pepper Winters,Althea Romig,Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart,Phylis Whitney.

  13. On my bucket list would be to visit Hawaii.

  14. I'll be at the RT Convention in May! It's my first time and I'm so excited yet very overwhelmed too. The list of authors I am looking forward to meeting is way too long but some are Cherry Adair, Julia Quinn, Abbie Roads :), Lura Griffin and Julie Ann Walker! Scrapbook Mania is on my list of workshops to do so hopefully I'll make it there and will get to meet you. Congrats on taking the leap and becoming a writer. That's amazing that you did without really knowing which way to go. You are doing an awesome job, by the way! I, too, have thought about writing but haven't found the courage to take that first step yet (also no clue where to start). Maybe some day!

  15. some of my favorite authors are Stephen King, Audrey Niffenegger, Jodi Picoult, Ken Follett, James Patterson and Nora Roberts

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  16. I Love Dean Koontz, and Heather Howell, plus many other authors.My bucket List is Ireland and Spain

  17. My bucket list would be, visit Australia, have a summer house and a winter house and take my whole family on an adventure....

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  18. One of my bucket list items is to read all of the stacks of books I have. I am reading as fast as I can but they seem to multiply
    Jwisley(at) aol (dot) com

  19. Bucket list:visit Australia

  20. Bucket list:visit Australia

  21. Hi!

    Some of my favorite authors are J.R. Ward, Siohban Davis, Heather Graham, Kresley Cole, Vanessa Garden, Anne Rice & Kerrelyn Sparks!

  22. My favorite authors are: Christine Feehan,Nalini Singh,Lori Foster,Kerrilyn Sparks,Gena Showalter,Sherrilyn Kenyon and Nina Bangs.