Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Susan May Warren & The Way of the Brave

Posted January 13, 2020 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance, Susan May Warren / 31 Comments

Please join me in welcoming the fabulous Susan May Warren to the blog! Today she’s giving us a sneak peek at the dossier on her hero Orion Starr from The Way of the Brave!

THE WAY OF THE BRAVE by Susan May Warren
Global Search and Rescue #1

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance /Adventure
RELEASE DATE: January 7, 2020
PAGES: 352

Haunted by the memory of a rescue gone wrong, former pararescue jumper Orion Starr has no desire to join Hamilton Jones’s elite rescue team. But he also can’t shirk his duty when the call comes in to rescue three lost climbers on Denali in Alaska.

Jenny Calhoun’s yearly extreme challenge with her best friends is her only escape from her guilt. The former CIA profiler and psychiatrist green-lighted an operation against the Taliban that ended in ambush and lives lost. When her cathartic climb on Denali turns deadly, she’ll be forced to trust her life to the most dangerous of heroes–the man she nearly killed.

Orion and Jenny will have to put their wounds behind them to save their friends . . . and their hearts.


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Dossier Subject: Orion Starr, former pararescue trooper, survivalist, age 32

Orion is used to being alone. After all, he lost his entire family, save his grandfather, when he was only fifteen. He grew up on a homestead in the wilds of Alaska, and knows how to survive in the wilderness—a skill that served him well as a member of the Alaska Pararescue team, and later in Afghanistan, where he helped rescue a team of Navy Seals. Unfortunately, during the rescue, they were ambushed, trapped and suffered serious casualties. He sustained a serious leg injury, one that ended his career. Along the way, he learned about the mistakes made by the CIA team directing the mission—mistakes that cost lives. Worse, he knew the plan was folly from the first, but was helpless to do anything but obey orders.

Now, living on his homestead, alone, the last thing he wants to do is to join a team, take orders and lose the people he loves. Which means he’ll probably decline Hamilton Jones’ offer to join his high-adrenaline SAR team. Besides, Hamilton certainly isn’t serious about adding to his team a jaded, injured has-been, right? Orion is about to discover that he has much more to offer the world, if he can just learn to forgive and trust a team again.

Notes from our interview:

I was fifteen years old when I stood on the shore of a glacial Alaskan river and watched my mother and brother drown. Our family lived in remote Alaska, and we were snowmobiling home from a grocery run. My father tried to save them.  In the end, he couldn’t…and because of it, he nearly lost us all, including himself.

We started climbing Denali to escape the demons. Somehow, every time we scaled the mountain, we healed a little bit more, became stronger. The mountain became our salvation.

And then it betrayed me.

I should have gotten used to betrayal.

Running from yet another loss, I joined the PJs. Went to Afghanistan. Fell hard for one of the female reporters embedded with our unit.

And then it happened again. Betrayal on a mountain. We went in to save a SEAL Team who’d been ambushed and got caught in the melee. But more than my body, my soul was wounded when I found out we’d been set up.

I never found out by whom. But if I ever do…

For now, I’m surviving one day at a time back on my homestead in Alaska. Hamilton Jones, my SEAL buddy thinks I should join his global SAR Team, but I’m done with that life. And sure, I miss the brotherhood I had with my fellow Spec Ops guys, but you can’t hang onto the past.

Even if the past won’t let you go.

Okay, fine. I want answers. Like who betrayed us.

And why the woman I thought I loved left me without saying goodbye.

Here’s what I know:

Following your heart is reckless…Watch out, or you will get hurt.

Especially on a mountain.

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of over 65 novels with more than 1 million books sold, including the Montana Rescue series. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, as well as the HOLT Medallion and numerous Readers’ Choice Awards, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic suspense, thrillers, romantic comedy, and novellas. She makes her home in Minnesota. Find her online at, on Facebook at Susan May Warren Fiction, and on Twitter @susanmaywarren.

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What about you? What interests you most about The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren and/or the character of Orion Starr?

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31 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Susan May Warren & The Way of the Brave

  1. Brandi

    I’ve yet to read any of her rescue series and I love the mountains, so this seems like a good place to star. ?

  2. MS Barb

    I love stories about Alaska! And, the characters in this story have a lot of “stuff” to work through!

  3. Rachel Taylor

    I think Orion is someone I would trust with my life, especially in the wilderness. He does care but is afraid to show it. When he does find the betrayer, I hope hatred doesn’t consume him.

  4. Amy M.

    I want to know who betrayed Orion’s team as well. Plus, I’d read ANYTHING Susan May Warren wrote.

  5. Debra Branigan

    I am interested in this character who has been through so much. I hear the author’s works are really excellent reads. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Alicia Haney

    What a Great sounding book, sounds intriguing and like a real good page turner! Thank you for sharing about this book! I would love to read it! Have a Great week. God Bless you.

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