Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Tanya Stowe & Escape Route

Posted August 31, 2022 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance, Tanya Stowe / 12 Comments

Escape Route JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Escape Route by Tanya Stowe, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Tanya on the blog today to chat about her new romantic suspense (and I can’t wait to read it!)

Escape Route

ESCAPE ROUTE by Tanya Stowe
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: August 23, 2022
PAGES: 196

Exposing a gang’s leader…
is the only way out of danger

While flying above the Texas border, helicopter pilot Tara Jean “TJ” Baskins witnesses a brutal murder. Now a deadly arms-smuggling gang wants her out of the way. To stay alive, TJ must work with border patrol officer Trace Leyton—her old friend and the man who once betrayed her—to catch the ringleader. But when the search leads to Trace’s family, can TJ trust him to save her?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

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Hi Tanya! Welcome to the blog!

Tanya: Summer. I’m such a summer person it’s not funny. I love the water, beaches, lakes, rivers. I grew up water skiing and I lived on the beach. So of course, being in the water requires warmer weather. Can’t get me enough of the sun!

Carrie: I, on the other hand, am a mole who prefers to stay indoors in the a/c. I do venture out in the fall and winter though lol

Tanya: I find I’m much grittier than the standard Hallmark offerings. I like my action and adventure way too much.

Carrie: that must be why your books are full of action & adventure! They’re always so good 🙂

Tanya: Ocean. I love the mountains too but the ocean is my favorite. See above!

Carrie: yep, this answer totally makes sense!

Tanya: Ebook. I can’t hardly read the small print in print books anymore. I guess that shows I’m getting…what’s that word? More polished?

Carrie: i’m the same way – i enlarge the heck outta the font on my kindle lol.

Q: When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first?

Tanya: The romance section of course…and it’s for selfish reasons. I want to see if my books are there or my friends’ books. After that, I wander all through the store looking at covers and reading back pages. I usually spend a lot of time there. I’m fortunate. All of my family loves bookstores so I don’t get left behind.

Carrie: it’s always fun to visit friends on the bookstore shelves 🙂

Q: Characters often find themselves in situations they aren’t sure they can get themselves out of. When was the last time you found yourself in a situation that was hard to get out of and what did you do?

Tanya: My husband and I travel in a very large motorhome. It’s 45 ft long and when we hook up and tow our Jeep, it ends up being 60 feet long. Sometimes our GPS sends us into a very small areas. In Santa Fe, it sent us into a narrow, apartment complex area with construction workers, big equipment and their trucks. We had to unhook the Jeep and the workers had to move their trucks so my husband could maneuver. I sat in the Jeep and cried. Afterwards, I thought that was really funny because all my heroines are strong, “get it done” types. Apparently, I am not.

Carrie: awww ♥ haha

Q: Which of your main characters in Escape Route is most like you?

Tanya: I’d like to say TJ but after the above paragraph I may have to say I’m most like Trace. I don’t think I’d be as brave as TJ…unless my babies were threatened like Squirt and Bobby were in Escape Route. In that situation, I turn into a mama tiger and I’d be very brave and very determined!

Carrie: yes!!

Q: If Hollywood wanted to produce Escape Route as a movie, who would you want to be cast as the lead roles?

Tanya: Bradley Cooper, all around nice guy, would be Trace. Kate Hudson would make a great TJ.

Carrie: oh that would be a fabulous pairing!

Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Escape Route?

Tanya: Embrace forgiveness in all its shapes. It’s hard to forgive but if you don’t, you won’t move forward. The life God gives us is a journey. Without forgiveness, you will leave some part of yourself on the road behind.

Carrie: amen ♥

Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.

Tanya: My next new release is coming in April 2023. It’s titled Yosemite Firestorm. I think you can guess what it’s about! If you are interested in hearing updates and more info on it, please join my newsletter at

Thank you!

Tanya Stowe

Tanya Stowe is a Christian Fiction author with an unexpected edge. She is a Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling Author who fills her books with the unusual…mysteries and exotic travel, even a murder or two. No matter where Tanya takes you…on a train down a mountain or a suspenseful journey packed with danger…be prepared for the extraordinary.

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Escape Route JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Escape Route and $25 Amazon gift card.
(2) additional winners will receive a print copy of Escape Route.

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight August 29, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 5, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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12 responses to “Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Tanya Stowe & Escape Route

  1. Roxanne C.

    Escape Route is going to be an exciting book to read. I like the inspirational life message, too.

  2. Eva Millien

    I enjoyed reading the Q&A and getting to know you a bit , Tanya, Escape Route sounds like my kind of book!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have an awesome weekend!

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