Meet an author: Kim Turner

 

 

INTRODUCING KIM TURNER
Kim Turner writes western
historical romance, and discovered her passion of writing at the age of eight
by writing poems, short stories and journals. Kim graduated from Clayton State
University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and holds a Master’s Degree
in Adult Education from Central Michigan University. Working as a registered
nurse educator for over twenty-six years, she enjoys studying the medical
treatments of the old west as well as keeping up with the latest western movies
and television series. While she loves reading anything from highlanders to
pirates, she claims to have an unquenchable thirst for the American Cowboy when
choosing her reads. Kim lives south of Atlanta with her husband and calls her
greatest accomplishment the birth of one daughter and the adoption of another
from China-neither of which came easy. Kim is a member of Romance Writers of
America and Georgia Romance Writers and calls her critique group from Southside
Scribes the best thing that ever happened to her writing, that and a pretty
wonderful group of beta readers. Kim’s Motto: It’s All About A Cowboy and the
Woman He Loves.

My Debut Novel is Sawyer’s Rose and
it was released on March 18th 2016. It is the first in th
e series:
The McCades of Cheyenne. It is a mail order bride clashes with Sheriff story
with a lot of unusual twists along the way.
Tagline: Can a sheriff
set on avenging his father’s death find love with a mail-order-bride who has
secrets of her own?
Book Blurb
Sheriff Sawyer McCade
As if he doesn’t have enough
to handle between running outlaws out of Cheyenne, keeping his brother’s out of
trouble and avenging his father’s death, sheriff Sawyer McCade’s meddling
mother just dumped a mysterious mail-order-bride on his doorstep. One woman can
be more trouble than a band of renegades and while this one has him all stirred
up, he’d rather get to the bottom of the story she isn’t telling.
Rose Parker
Rose Parker had it all.
Until she discovers a web of danger and deceit that sends her running to
Cheyenne, posing as a mail-order-bride. Escaping the evils of New York seems
sensible until she meets the unsuspecting sheriff who didn’t ask for her, has
no intention of marrying her and won’t rest until he uncovers her secret and
sends her back home.
AAD:
I am attending the
welcome party and have a cowboy game.
I have a table at the
debut.
I also am helping
sponsor the breakfast.
I will have books for
sale at the signing.
And I will have a lot of
new swag giveaways like everyone else.

 

 

Excerpt:
“I’m a lawman, remember, and I read people very
well. I know when I’m only hearing part of a story.”
            Her
blue eyes narrowed and that too-enticing flush lit her cheeks to a bright pink.
She darted past him to look out across the ranch and then spoke. “I came here
looking for a new life. Accepting a husband is a means to survival for any
woman in the West. But getting here and finding out you didn’t send for me–”
She swung around. “Well that’s certainly a relief. I thought I was going to
step off the train in Cheyenne, be whisked to the judge and right into your
bed. Frankly, that idea was rather frightening.”
            Was
she trying to be funny? It wasn’t that the thought hadn’t crossed his mind.
Bedding her would be more than interesting, but he didn’t need a wife. Not
right now.                        “Then why are you here?”
            “I
wanted to see the West and find adventure like I told you. So why not start
here? Did you read the papers I sent?” She shook her head realizing he hadn’t.
“I suppose your mother got those.”
            He
supposed so, too.
            “I
filled in my application.” She took a deep breath, “and I realized I had
led an incredibly normal life. An only child, raised by my father, schooled in
the proper etiquette, sent to university and spoiled to the point I hadn’t
lived for myself. I am here to create a new life—my life. If you do not wish to
marry, I will find my own way, which is probably best anyway.” She stared out
across the horizon, blinking back tears.
            “You
can’t stay here alone, not in Cheyenne. I’ll get your fare paid and send you
home.”
            She
snapped around and glared at him. “I will not be returning home, regardless of
a marriage. You have no idea what I am capable of and I think that makes me
somewhat of a–thorn in your
side?” 
            Sawyer
wasn’t sure which was more annoying, her presence and will to stay or the
thoughts she made him think. She wasn’t a thorn, but damned if he’d be able to
sleep with her in the same house for any length of time.
            When
all he did was nod, a knowing smile spread across her face. “Good.”
            As
furious as he was, he couldn’t take his eyes off the sway of her hips as she
spun around and went inside. She couldn’t possibly think she would be staying
in Cheyenne as an unescorted woman. Well, he had no intention of marrying her
either and one way or the other he’d see her on a train back to New York if it
was the last thing he did.

 

 

 
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