Friday, October 11, 2019

No Turning Back Celebration Tour!


About the Book


Book: No Turning Back
Author: Katie Vorreiter
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December, 2016

Chronic panic attacks have stolen Livvy Fischer’s classically trained soprano voice and derailed her life. Due partly to a mix-up, partly to her crush on Pastor Lucas, Livvy joins a worship team bound for the chapel at San Quentin. But when a full-scale riot breaks out, she is separated from Lucas and the rest of her group. Survival becomes this song bird’s sole focus.

Snatched from the chapel by an inmate, Livvy doesn’t know who to trust. Tobin says he’s protecting her, but she’s been blindsided before. She struggles to put her trust in God, while all too aware that free will can wreak horrible consequences. Tobin wants her to hide and ride out the prison storm, but Livvy becomes the obsession of another inmate who is a serial killer. Will God protect her? Will Tobin?

My Thoughts:  This novel has a "wow" factor to it.  It certainly grabs the readers' attention and keeps them glued until the end.  You would never know that this is her debut novel; the story-line is well developed and the characters have the intensity to them.   

This is a novel full of emotion and action.   There are twists in the plot, just when you think the story is going one way, it takes a turn and heads in another.  

This is the story of a young woman with a gift that was basically stolen from her.  Unable to use her voice due to a traumatic experience, God takes Livvy to a very unexpected place and uses that to show her she can use her gift.   The author shows us how we can prejudge a situation or a person at times, and God will use circumstances to convict us of that.  This is a wonderful story that teaches us so much, it's full of love, not just romantic love, but God's love and shows us clearly how God has forgiven and sacrificed for us through some of these characters.  This is not a novel to miss out on. This is a must-read, and I will certainly look for novels from Katie Vorreiter in the future!

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More from Katie


Katie Vorreiter is an award-winning writer and copyeditor. She makes her home in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two children rapidly morphing into young adults, and a ridiculously adorable cockapoo. No Turning Back is her debut novel.  

I’m often asked where on earth I came up with the premise of No Turning Back. My good friend and pastor had me spellbound with his stories of taking softball teams into San Quentin, the maximum security prison for men. What a ministry! He had a few funny tales, but what stood out to me were the cautions the team was given upon entry: they had to sign a form acknowledging that in the event they were taken hostage, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation would not negotiate for their release. Say what? That got me thinking about what it would be like for a woman in such a situation. There are female corrections officers, certainly, as well as woman food service workers and volunteers in a range of capacities. But I wanted a true fish-out-of-water character, and thus Livvy was born. Because of a terrible event in her past, she’s hypervigilant about her personal security. She’s also tiny and, of all things, an opera soprano. Once I had my Livvy, I threw her into a full-scale riot at a men’s correctional facility. Poor thing. But, of course, she’s got God on her side, and he tends to tip the scales. Yet, as all Christ followers are aware, prayer, even unto the God of the universe, is not a get-out-of-jail-free card. Pun intended. We know—all too painfully sometimes—that Jesus was right when he said we’ll have troubles here on earth. God is with us through the storm and works all things together for good, but there’s no guarantee that he’ll remove the storm and it’s often hard to see the good when we’re in the middle of not-so-good. What role, then, does prayer have in the face of the free will of a person intent on evil? If you want to know the answer, read the book. Just kidding. The story is a fast, fun ride and delves into some deep areas, but I don’t pretend to answer the questions of the ages. If you like chewing on these kinds of issues—on your own or with friends­—check out the No Turning Back discussion questions on my website. Don’t worry: the story isn’t all dark. In most situations, I can’t stay serious for long, so you’ll find some humor, as well as not one but two hunky romantic options. I really hope you like it. If you want to chat, drop me a note on Facebook or on my website.

Blog Stops

Betti Mace, October 5
Remembrancy, October 6
Quiet Workings, October 8
Sara Jane Jacobs, October 10
Emily Yager, October 11
Godly Book Reviews, October 12
amandainpa, October 13
Bigreadersite, October 13
Pause for Tales, October 14
Gail Hollingsworth, October 15
Older & Smarter?, October 16
Texas Book-aholic, October 17
janicesbookreviews, October 17
A Reader’s Brain, October 18

Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Katie is giving away the grand prize of a $40 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! 


I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am  disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

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  2. Looking forward to reading this one!

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