Friday, January 29, 2016

Susan Baganz ~ Salsa and Speed Bumps

One moment of sin leads to a path of pain ...and unexpected love. 

Stephanie’s life hits a speed bump in the wake of her boyfriend’s sin. Splitting up with him, she faces a future of difficult choices shaded in shame. She wants to do what is right but the new man in her life leaves her fantasizing about a future that is now beyond her grasp. 

Roberto finds his heart and professional world turned upside down by the beautiful bombshell. He struggles with his own inner demons and past so he’s not about to cast stones. When he is accused of immoral behavior, and temptation haunts him from every side, can he stand true to the calling God has given him? 

Joining forces to face the future though comes at a high cost for them both as their individual pasts rise up to destroy them and their relationship. Integrity comes with a high price tag. With a deep faith in God and the help of friends at Orchard Hill Church, can they find happiness and love they long for?

My Review:  Roberto and Stephanie are instantly attracted to each other, but each comes to the relationship with a past. He’s willing to accept hers, but is reluctant to let her help him. She can’t forgive herself for the sin of her ex-boyfriend. As their love grows, they deal with insurmountable odds.
This book skillfully handles many issues in today’s society: date rape, addiction to pain killers, kidnapping, human trafficking, and the mafia. The well-written story keeps the reader on the edge of their seat and the book is hard to put down. How much more can Robbie and Stephanie take before they’re broken apart by life’s circumstances?

About the Author:  Susan M. Baganz chases after three Hobbits, and is a native of Wisconsin. She is an Acquisitions Editor with Prism Book Group, specializing in bringing great romance novels and novellas to publication. Susan writes adventurous historical and contemporary romances with a biblical world-view. 

Her stories have been featured in in Splickety Magazine and in the I Choose You anthology with OakTara Press.  She is represented by Mary Sue Seymour for her adventurous Regency Romances.

Susan speaks, teaches, and encourages others to follow God in being all He has created them to be. With her seminary degree in counseling psychology, a background in the field of mental health, and years serving in church ministry, she understands the complexities and pain of life as well as its craziness. She serves behind-the-scenes in various capacities at her church. Her favorite pastimes are lazy...snuggling with her dog while reading a good book, or sitting with a friend chatting over a cup of spiced chai latte.

You can learn more by following her blog, her Twitter feed @susanbaganz or her fan page,


Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Vicki and Susan, Thanks for the interesting interview. The book sounds as though it would keep the reader guessing and have lots of heart in it. I was glad to learn a little more about Susan. She has a wonderful background for writing her books.


The Prude said...

Amazon PROMISES that my copy should get here any day. I'm looking forward to it!