Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Susan May Warren & The Epic Story of RJ and York series

Posted August 4, 2022 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance, Susan May Warren / 12 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Epic Story of RJ and York by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Susie May here on the blog today to share a recipe from the series!

It’s an epic adventure across Europe, from France to Italy, to Germany and even Russia in this riveting, fun, romantic, enthralling trilogy about true love, honor, and the cost of, well, saving the world.

OUT OF THE NIGHT by Susan May Warren
SERIES: The Epic Story of RJ and York #1
GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Clean)
RELEASE DATE: August 9, 2022
PAGES: 196

The romantic trilogy ignites in book one of the Epic Story of RJ and York!

He’s not looking for trouble…

All former spy and current national security agent York Newgate wants is to propose to the woman he loves, RJ Marshall. Then they can move to Shelly, Washington, and start the calm, safe life he’s been dreaming of for over a year.

Too bad trouble doesn’t agree…

Or maybe RJ simply attracts trouble because she’s just going out for coffee when she spots a wanted, known terrorist standing in the middle of a street in Paris. At least she thinks it’s international criminal Alan Martin, the mastermind behind a plot to kill the president.

But he’s in jail, right?

Wrong. Martin has escaped, and it’s up to RJ—and York—to keep him in their sights until he can be apprehended. But chasing down Martin means following him into the darkness of whatever plot he’s cooked up now.

Will he ever outrun trouble to find his happy ending?

So much for York’s epic proposal. Now, he just wants to escape Europe with their lives.


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I WILL FIND YOU by Susan May Warren
SERIES: The Epic Story of RJ and York #2
GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Clean)
RELEASE DATE: August 16, 2022

The gripping romantic adventure continues across Europe in this second installment of the Epic Story of RJ and York!

The woman he loves has vanished…

When RJ Marshall said she’d be right back, York should have objected. No, he wasn’t going to let her run off to Berlin, even if it was to save a little girl.

Only problem—she’d told him this while he was unconscious. So really, it doesn’t count, and it’s not his fault that she’s gone missing. And, he didn’t know why he expected RJ not to chase danger into trouble. But now he has to find her before criminal mastermind Alan Martin tracks her down.

She’s in over her head…

RJ didn’t mean to leave York behind, but she’s on a mission to save a little girl caught in the crossfire of Martin’s terrorist plot. Now, she’ll have to find the girl and keep her safe while leaving clues for York to follow her.

But who will catch up to her first—York, or the man with a vendetta?


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NO MATTER THE COST by Susan May Warren
SERIES: The Epic Story of RJ and York #3
GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Clean)
RELEASE DATE: August 23, 2022

The riveting conclusion to the Epic Story of RJ and York!

Her worst nightmare has happened….

RJ refuses to believe it, and until she has proof, she’s going to keep searching for answers. And most of all, for the man she loves, even if it means diving into the past he always wanted to keep secret.

The kind of secrets that could have set York free. It’ll take a trip back to Russia, to the sketchy and dark history of York’s life to find the clues to the sinister plans of a global terrorist. And the answers that might lead her to a happy ending.

Or has it? What if her happy ending is more than a dream?

If RJ hopes to save her country—and find out the truth about York—she’ll have to become the high-action, Sydney Bristow spy that she always dreamed of being. But really, does RJ really have what it takes—with, or without the man she loves—to save the world?

And if she does…what will be the cost?


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by Susan May Warren, author of The Epic Story of RJ and York

I love Tuscany. I’ve been to Italy a couple times, but no where has grabbed my heart like Tuscany, with its rolling green hills striped with lush vines, cloistered cites crouching on hilltops, the endless blue sky, and the sense of deep history embedded in the stone buildings. But most of all, the food. Oh, the food. Every kinds of pasta, fresh vegetables, seafood, yummy cheeses, tangy balsamic vinegar and…wine. Oh, the wine. Robust, delicate, fruity, chocolaty—so many different varietals and tastes, and I fell in love with wine and food pairings.

During our first trip, we scheduled a day with a chef, learning how to make homemade pasta, foccacia and a Bolognese sauce. We laughed, got flour all over us, and drank chianti.

But most of all, we learned how to cook like an Italian. We’re still not great at it, but since then, my hubby and I have tried to perfect a simple Italian dish—Aglio e Olio. (Pasta with garlic). Easy, delicious, our favorite way to eat it is as a side dish to a tangy steak, fresh shrimp or grilled chicken. (and don’t forget the caprese salad!)

I served this dish to York and RJ, on a stopover in Tuscany during their romp through Europe, in my upcoming series, The Epic Story of RJ and York. (I think they loved it too!)

Here’s how to make it.


1 lb spaghetti noodles (you’ll want dried, so you can cook to al dente. If fresh, do not overcook!)
3 cloves garlic
½ cup fresh extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbls chopped Italian parsley
½ lemon, zested
Freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano
½ cup pasta water

How to make:

Bring a pot of water, generously salted, to a boil. Add the noodles, bring again to a boil, then shut it off, lid it and set a timer for 10 minutes. (perfect every time!) Do not remove the cover.

Mince garlic and add it, with the olive oil and warm in a skilled until the garlic is a golden, about 8 minutes.

Drain the pasta, reserving ½ cup water. Add the pasta to the skillet, and enough pasta water to make it creamy (stirring it all into the garlic and oil). You don’t have to add all the ½ cup—just enough to make it not dry. Turn off heat. Add the parsley and lemon zest. Then add the parmesan (optional—it’s just as delicious without it). Season to taste.

And that’s it! Easy, right? It serves about 4-6 people, depending on serving size.

Pair it with a nice white (e.g. a pinot noir, or a vouvray, or even a Moscato) if you’re having seafood.

Or, with a chianti, or cabernet sauvignon for steak.

Or better, just go to Tuscany.


Susie May

PS. Find more about our travels to Italy, France and especially the Epic Story of RJ and York at

Susan May Warren

With over 1.5 million books sold, critically acclaimed USA Today best-selling novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA and Carol award-winning author of over ninety novels with Revell, Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic-suspense, thrillers, rom-com and Christmas novellas.

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(1) winner will receive a paperback set of The Epic Story of RJ and York trilogy.

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight August 2, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on August 9, 2022. US only. Items may vary from image. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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12 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Susan May Warren & The Epic Story of RJ and York series

  1. Amy M.

    York quickly became a favorite ‘book boyfriend’ in the Montana Marshall series and that’s saying something since all those men were right up my rigid-hero lovin’ alley.

  2. Anne

    This series sounds captivating, unforgettable and extraordinary. The story and the locales are fascinating.

  3. Eva Millien

    Delicious sounding recipe and The Epic Story of RJ and York sounds like my kind of read! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a fabulous day!

  4. Janet Estridge

    We have Susan’s books in the Church Library.
    Our readers are anxiously awaiting her new books and
    so am I.

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