Tate by Susan May Warren (Author Q&A)

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Tate, the second book of The Montana Marshalls series by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: Tate
Series: The Montana Marshalls, Book 2
Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: SDG Publishing
Release Date:
July 9, 2019
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

What will it cost this bodyguard to save the woman he loves?

Bodyguard, Tate Marshall, has always been the family troublemaker. Maybe it’s his impulsive propensity to get into the middle of problems that don’t belong to him. But once in, he can’t stop himself from trying to solve them and that includes his recent dilemma. He’s in love with the woman he’s supposed to protect, the beautiful Gloria, “Glo” Jackson, daughter of US Senator and presidential hopeful Reba Jackson. A member of the country band, the Yankee Belles, Glo was targeted in a recent terrorist attack designed to deter her mother from running.

Glo is as stubborn as her mother, and Glo isn’t about to hide from threats, at least the kind that won’t cost her heart. Because she’s already paid a terrible price for the war on terror, and she can’t let herself love a man who might die, especially because of her.

As the campaign heats up and the threats deepen, so does the attraction between Tate and Glo. But when they’re discovered, and Tate is fired, what will he do to protect the woman he loves?
And what will Glo do to keep from losing another man to the costs of war?

The gripping second installment of the Marshall Family series.

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Have you always dreamed of becoming a writer?


I’ve always been a writer, even as a child (I wrote my first novel when I was 14!). But, I never thought that being a novelist was even remotely possible, so I resigned myself to simply writing the stories in my head…for me. Then I heard about this contest with Tyndale, and thought…what if?  So I submitted a novella and crazily enough, I was one of the winners! It still blows my mind that I get to do what I love full time!


What do you want readers to know about Tate?


Tate, oh Tate. He’s such a great guy, but frustrated with his mistakes and false starts in his life that have gotten people hurt. He really wants to be a protector like his big brothers Knox and Reuben, and is terribly in love with Glo, the woman he is tasked to protect. His worst fear is having something happen to her, like it did his last girlfriend. Tate is part cowboy, part soldier, part country music and part boy-next-door. I think my readers will love him.


If you could have dinner with a favorite author(s), who would you choose? Where would you go?


Some of my best friends are my favorite authors – like Rachel Hauck, Beth Vogt, Melissa Tagg, Tari Faris and Lisa Jordan. So I’d go with them to a seafood place in Key West and watch the sunset while drinking margaritas.


Imagine the book were to be turned into a movie. If you could pick, who would you pick to play the roles of the main characters?


Tate would be played by the handsome Scott Eastwood.

Glo would be played by cute Kristen Bell


Did you do any research for Tate? If so, what kind?

Well, I did a lot of bomb-making research for this book, to figure out how to disarm it. So, I’m probably on a watch list with the FBI or Homeland Security now. But I learned a lot about triggers and ignition and fuels and things I really didn’t never wanted to really know.


What do you hope readers take away from the book?


Second (or third, or fourth) chances are waiting for everyone, and most of all, don’t let anyone tell you who you are or tell you how to live your life. That’s a conversation between you and God. He is the one who knows you and wrote your life.  (Jer 29:11-13!)


Before you go, are there any projects you’re currently working on?

I’m currently finalizing book #3 in the series—FORD!  His story will be available in early September.


Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award-winning novelist of over sixty-five novels. An eight-time Christy award finalist, a three-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.

A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: The Story Equation.

She is also the founder of MyBookTherapy.com, and Novel.Academy, a school for aspiring novelists.

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Knox & Tate, plus 2 CDs – Kelsea Ballerini (Unapologetically) and Brett Young (Ticket to LA)

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 10, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on June 17, 2019. US only. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.

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