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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Linore Burkard, YA/Suspense novel


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by L. R. Burkard

Linore Rose Burkard wrote a trilogy of regency
Linore Rose Burkard
for the Christian market before there were any regencies for the Christian market. Published with Harvest House, her books opened the genre for the CBA. She also writes YA Suspense/Apocalyptic fiction as L.R. Burkard. Married with five children, she home-schools her youngest daughter, teaches workshops for writers, and is a writing conference coordinator. Her latest PULSE EFFEX SERIES takes readers into a "chilling possible future for America, while affirming the power of faith in the darkest of times."

Welcome, Linore. What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
My absolutely favorite summer activity is water-jogging about 100 laps around our pool and then lounging on a float doing nothing. There is no relaxation quite as sublime for me as being on the water. Growing up in Queens, NY, we had a backyard pool, and my dad had a boat that we took out on the Sound. (The Sound becomes Manhattan Bay to the west.) So I have lots of good water memories. One of my almost-finished novels, Falling In, has a lot of water-related plot content.   The title refers to the heroine's falling in love, but the cover image shows a woman's legs on a floating lounge cushion, so the double meaning is there. I had a lot of fun writing that book.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
I like to be in the mountains or at a lake. Last year, we rented a houseboat in Kentucky and had a blast. (Except for mooring the boat each night. The steep hillsides made it downright treacherous.)

Please describe yourself with three words.
Christian, passionate, Type A!

Please tell us a little about your novel, Defiance: Book Three in the Pulse Effex Series   
In this third installment of the PULSE EFFEX SERIES, foreign soldiers and fellow Americans gone rogue are just the beginning of what Andrea, Lexie and Sarah must face. Beneath the threat of nuclear strikes and guerrilla armies, the girls long for a free country in which to live--and love. Survival means resistance must give way to defiance. But can ordinary teens and their families withstand powerful forces and keep hope alive?

Where can readers find you online?
PULSE Companion website
Amazon Author Page   

Where can readers purchase Defiance?

Any parting comment?
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Linore, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Linore is offering an eBook copy of Defiance to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through June 13, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Rescue Me by Sandy Nadeau is Sonja. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

My latest book has released –Unraveled, a novella. Here is the cover and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.


  1. would love to read your new book. I am a follower.

    1. Debra, thanks for stopping by to comment. I appreciate your following my blog!

  2. Defiance sounds like a great read! I have signed up for Linore's newsletter.

    Jo, I am also a follower and receive your newsletter. Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway!!!


    1. agboss, you're welcome. Thanks for following my blog and for leaving your comment!