Thursday, August 28, 2014

LAST HOPE ALASKA, by Linda Trout

Today Linda Trout tells us about her latest Romantic Suspense Novel--LAST HOPE ALASKA.

You're are going to love this!
Linda Trout

Thank you, Jackie for having me on Murderous Musings. I feel right at home among mystery writers since I also have an infinity for killing off people. On paper at least. When some of my friends and former co-workers read my first book, Grave Secrets, they couldn’t believe I’d written it.

Where did that come from, they’d ask. You’re so sweet and nice so how did you think of such a dark character?


I think everyone who writes mysteries knows there’s a bit of a dark side to all of us. It’s a matter of tapping into it, then transferring that to paper.

I love putting my hero and heroine through their paces; throwing them into dangerous places, then proceed to make it worse.

In Last Hope Alaska, my latest release from The Wild Rose Press, I’ve done exactly that. I keep throwing everything but the kitchen sink at them. Oh, wait. I think I even threw the metaphorical sink at them in the end. J  But being the romantic that I am, they had to have their Happy Ever After, even if they are a bit banged up. I suppose that’s why I write romance as opposed to straight mystery, that HEA.

In LAST HOPE ALASKA, Emily Redfern's ex-fiancĂ© learned to kill on the back streets of New York. Now, she is his target. Broke, exhausted, and a step ahead of the man she once loved, she clings to one last hope: the wilds of Alaska. The quiet safety of her hide-a-way becomes addictive as she grows to care for the man who offers her refuge.

Released from prison after a wrongful conviction, native Alaskan Sam Tarkington is determined to regain his business, repair his reputation, and rebuild his life. But when he meets a desperate and vulnerable woman, guarding secrets of her own, she tugs at his heart. She's a distraction he can't afford. Sam must choose Emily or achieving his dreams.

Like Emily's life, the peacefulness of the wilderness is an illusion as danger lurks in the distance. Does Sam hold the key to her survival or will her past cost them everything?

Thank you again for having me, Jackie. I’ve enjoyed visiting.

My books are available everywhere eBooks are sold and the print version is also available. I’d love to hear from your readers and can be reached on my website: or Like me on Facebook at



Anonymous said...

I really am thrilled to be here today with all the wonderful mystery writers!

Marilyn Baron said...

I know what you mean. I usually write women's fiction but my psychic suspense books feature serial killers and people wonder where that dark side came from. Your book sounds great. Best of luck.
Your sister Wild Rose Press Author
Marilyn Baron

Anonymous said...

I really do think we all have a bit of a dark side, it's just channeling it creatively is the trick.

Thanks for dropping by, Marilyn!

Alicia Dean said...

You do a great job of tapping into your dark side. :) I enjoy doing that as well. It's fun to explore and make characters do things we'd (probably) never do ourselves. I can attest to both of these being wonderful reads!

Judy Ann Davis said...

Can't wait to read your book. Sounds like a good read. I have family in Alaska and always like to read a book with settings from there. Good luck with "Last Hope Alaska."

MJ Schiller said...

Hi, Linda! Thanks for sharing LAST HOPE ALASKA with us. I was just wondering if you've ever been to Alaska yourself or if you just put your characters there because it is the kind of remote location you were looking for. Enjoyed your post!

Diane Burton said...

Great post, Linda. I've always wanted to visit Alaska and love getting a taste of it via books. Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Alicia, thanks for the compliment. I think. :) Yes, you do a fantastic job of tapping into that dark side in your own books. I'm really glad you like both of these books.

Anonymous said...

Judy, you said you have family in Alaska. Where? I always want to know people who have connections there.

Thank you for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I have been to Alaska...numerous times. It was a comment that a taxi driver made to me one time that resulted in the idea for this book.

I like to make my descriptions believable, even to the people who live there and I think I accomplished that with LAST HOPE ALASKA.

Glad you enjoyed the post.

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane! Thanks for taking the time to visit me here.

I'm always drawn to books set in Alaska, too. There's just something about the place that draws me in and keeps me coming back for more. :)

Unknown said...

Great interview, Linda! So happy to see this book being released!

RT Wolfe said...

Alaska? Very intriguing!
-R.T. Wolfe

Monique DeVere said...

Hi, Linda,

I love mystery and LAST HOPE ALASKA sounds very entertaining. I'm off to read more :)

Anonymous said...

Jackie and Linda,
Loved the blog AND the interview. Great job! AND I love, love, love the book.
When will the next one be out?
Susan Shay

Susan Coryell said...

Last Hope Alaska sounds like a zinger! Good luck with it and all your murderous projects. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhenna! Glad to see you here, and yes, I'm glad to see the book released, too. :D

Anonymous said...

Alaska is very interesting, R.T. And intriguing. Always something different to see and do.
Thanks for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

Hi Monique,
I hope you like what you read about LAST HOPE ALASKA. I tried to describe the region fairly well.
Thanks for visiting!

Anonymous said...

Dear smalltownworld, aka Susan Shay,
What are critique partners for if not to push you? LOL I am working on the next book, though this one isn't set in Alaska. Bummer, I know. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan C.,
I like to think LAST HOPE ALASKA is a zinger. I do have fun weaving the intrigue and suspense, and yes, murder, into my stories.
So glad you dropped by!

Jackie King said...

Linda, You've been such a wonderful guest. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Jackie King said...

Linda, You've been such a wonderful guest. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.