The SEAL's Return by Patricia Potter (Blog Tour Launch Interview & Giveaway)

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Book Tour Launch for
The SEAL's Return
By Patricia Potter

Author Interview

1. What is your motivation behind The SEAL’s Return?

It’s the fourth in my Home to Covenant Falls series about veterans – men, women and even animals – who return home from the battlefield. The first, I thought, would be a stand-alone book about Josh Manning, a troubled and guilt-haunted Ranger returning home with a military dog as damaged as his new owner. It was inspired by a story in the New York Times about military dogs who came home with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Josh’s best friend, the dog’s handler, died saving my hero’s life and left him a cabin in a small Colorado town. The cabin and the town – along with the town’s lady mayor – helped them both heal.

When I finished Josh’s story, I didn't want to leave Covenant Falls. I had fallen in love with the town and its quirky and good hearted citizens. I simply wanted to live there. Since I couldn’t do that, the next best thing was to revisit it.

Other stories started forming in my head.

Josh’s cabin was left to another veteran, this time a chopper pilot. He was followed by a battlefield surgical nurse. 

And then it was time for my Navy SEAL, the fourth in the series. I’ve always wanted to write a book about a Navy SEAL. The training is the most difficult of any service and they do extraordinary deeds.   My SEAL is Jubal Pierce, and he’ll always be one of my favorite heroes. Half of his life has been in the SEALs. His total identity is being a SEAL. When a mission gone bad leaves him physically unable to continue as a SEAL he is lost and rudderless.

It takes a troubled kid, a buckskin Quarter Horse named Jacko and a lady doctor to make him realize he still has something to offer.

2. What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?

That they respect the military and reach out with a helping hand and understanding heart. And that love can often conquer even the greatest obstacles.

3. Do you have a favorite scene that you can share with us?

I think it’s when Jubal helps with the birth of a colt:

To Jubal, it was a miracle. Life beginning. He’d seen so much life ending, often in terrible ways. “It was . . .” Jubal stopped, unable to express the feelings surging through him. The colt and mother together touched him as nothing else had.

Jubal swallowed hard. An odd tug pulled at his heart. And a rare indecisiveness. He knew a lot about survival and weapons and killing. Not so much about something so new and innocent. . . For the first time he could remember, Jubal was at peace in his world.

4. If you could sum the book up in one sentence, what would you say?

You never know when you’ll find your home.

5. Share something about you that is unique – maybe about how/where you write.

It’s probably not unique to most writers, but curiosity is a compulsion with me. I’ll start researching one subject – how much money does a Navy SEAL make? – and end up hours later following the Yellow Brick Road to quite different topics. Google is, quite simply, my downfall.

The SEAL's Return
(Home to Covenant Falls #4)
by Patricia Potter
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
February 1st 2017 by Harlequin Superromance

This is the home he never expected…

With a terrifying ordeal behind him, former navy SEAL Jubal Pierce was supposed to stay in Covenant Falls, Colorado, for only a day or two. That's it. He's not prepared to put down roots here—no matter how intriguing the town's new doctor happens to be. Not to mention Dr. Lisa Redding's teen brother is on a troubled path that's all too familiar. Suddenly Jubal finds himself entangled in the community and with deep, unfamiliar feelings for Lisa. But maybe a little detour is just what a warrior needs to find his true purpose…and true love.

Tour Schedule

February 19th:

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About the Author

Patricia Potter is the USA Today Bestselling Author of more than fifty books. She has received numerous writing awards, including RT Storyteller of the Year, its Career Achievement Award for Western Historical Romance and its Best Hero of the Year Award. She is a seven-time RITA finalist and three-time Maggie Award winner. She has served as president of Romance Writers of America. The SEAL’s Return is her fourteenth book for Harlequin.

Prior to writing fiction, she was a reporter for the Atlanta Journal and president of a public relations firm.


Tour Giveaway

- 1 winner will win a $25 Amazon eGift Card
- 3 winners will win an ebook of THE SOLDIER'S PROMISE (book 1 in the Home to Covenant Falls series)
- Open internationally
- Ends February 14th

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