Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Karen E. Ingle & With Me in the Storm

Posted February 23, 2023 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Karen E. Ingle, mystery/suspense, romance / 17 Comments

With Me in the Storm JustRead Blog TourWelcome to the Blog Tour for With Me in the Storm by Karen E. Ingle, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to host Karen today as she talks about her book!

With Me in the Storm

GENRE: Christian Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Trilogy Christian Publishing
RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2022
PAGES: 279

If she escapes her past, can she survive the storm to come?

Maddie’s California dream-turned-nightmare is a perfect storm of abuse, trafficking, and unwanted pregnancy. She sees only one way out, until a network of strangers offers a solution that could save her life and her baby’s.

But escaping back to Minnesota hinges on Chris, the fiancé she rejected for the drug dealer who now owns her. After all she’s done, is it too much to hope Chris will perform this generous act of love?

And what if love isn’t enough to protect Maddie when a deadlier storm closes in?


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by Karen E. Ingle, author of With Me In the Storm

Rule-following has always been my thing. Until now.

As a genre, romantic suspense often involves one or more of the romantic leads being active in law enforcement, the military, or some other field endowed with authority and/or power. But, in my reading experience, that keeps me at a distance from that character. I don’t have that kind of power myself. I don’t even have a family member or friend serving directly in those arenas. So, while I enjoy and appreciate those characters, I can’t see myself in their place. I’m stuck outside, observing.

When I learned the true story behind With Me in the Storm, it touched me on a very profound level. I realized I deeply value stories of heroes unaware—those ordinary people who are simply committed to doing the right thing no matter the personal cost. These are people who go about their daily lives, often wondering if they are making a difference. They are people I can fully relate to. I want to be one of those unknowing heroes. And I imagine many readers do, too.

That’s why I set out to draw others into that kind of story with me. I wanted to take readers exploring, discovering what happens when the key characters are like us: “ordinary people” who seem powerless in a dangerous situation we can’t help but care about. What’s it like to be regular folks who find out how huge a word love is?

It still scares me a little to have set aside a major convention of romantic suspense. There’s another one I’ve very nearly omitted. But if I told you what it was, I’d have to insert a spoiler alert. Suffice it to say, if a readers enjoys a slow burn romance, they’ll be simmering in this one. A traumatized woman and the former love of her life make a lot of false starts and stops on the way to deciding whether there will ever be a second chance for them.

I mean, isn’t real life like that? It’s awkward. It’s three steps forward and two steps back. It’s self-discovery and healing and taking chances—or not. And all the while, there are those cheering us on from the sidelines. Those who coach us into courage, help us find healing, and walk with us as we find our way. Without them, where would we be?

And if we can be them for someone else, so much the better.

I hope my readers finish this book having found their way to loving like such heroes—and maybe being loved by such heroes.

Even the heroes who would never give themselves that title.

Karen E. Ingle

Karen Ingle admires women’s resilience and courage that emerge when faced with a pregnancy that rocks their world. As a freelance writer, she has interviewed such women, met them, and served them. She’s also rubbed elbows with the gutsy people who care deeply enough to support women in their journeys out of dark despair into bright hope. Now Karen is weaving those true stories into the compelling novel, With Me in the Storm, and others still to come in her Rumors of Light series.

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With Me in the Storm JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a signed paperback copy of With Me in the Storm, $10 Amazon gift card, notecard, sticker, handmade bookmark, and a packet of “Maddie’s favorite hot cocoa mix”!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 20, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 27, 2023. 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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17 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Karen E. Ingle & With Me in the Storm

    • Anne, that’s exactly what I was going for–because that’s exactly how the true story behind With Me in the Storm made me feel. Thanks for helping me know I’m on track!

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