Detour 2 Death (Guest: J.R. Turner)

Hey everyone! I’m thrilled to be visiting Karen’s blog today. My new book in the Extreme Hauntings series, Detour 2 Death will be out on February 15th and I’m really excited about this release.

Kaylee returns in this book to save her best friend and blossoming love interest, Davey. He suffers from Transverse Myelitis, a condition that has kept him in a wheelchair for over a year. He’s taken a turn for the worse and fallen into a coma.

What I love most about this book is how I get to explore paranormal settings. While I’ve enjoyed working with Kaylee’s emerging abilities—reading minds, telekinesis, and the power to heal—creating entire worlds is very different. There are two paranormal places in this book: Davey’s coma-induced Feverland and the dark side of the hospital, called Shadowland. Because these are magical places, I got to build them from the ground up.

On a more personal note, I’ve dealt with a lot of tragedy during 2010—much of it surrounding my father’s cancer and his death in February last year. As I wrote Detour 2 Death, I created an elderly man to advise Kaylee in the hospital. He is based on my father and working with his character was a way for me to keep him alive. This book will always have a special place in my heart because of this.

Please feel free to leave a comment! When you do, you’ll be entered to win a free book thong in your choice of color. To read more about the Extreme Haunting series, visit my website at

Thank you so much for having me here today, Karen!


Award-winning author J.R. Turner lives in Central Wisconsin with her husband and three children. She began writing in high school, and after a decade working as a commercial artist, started her first novel in 1999. Aside from crafts, camping and cooking, she loves holidays. A favorite is Halloween, a combination of spooky supernatural fun and chocolate. Visit her at to learn more!


Detour 2 DeathThere are worse things than death, but not at Marsden Memorial hospital.

Kaylee Hensler knows her best friend Davey is on the brink of death. She knows this because she’s a psychic. When she flees the girl’s reformatory to get to him, she has no idea the special sort of hell waiting for her.

Reapers are collectors and they come in many forms. In Feverland, the world created by Davey’s sickness, the red reaper goes by the name of Molok, an ancient evil with deep roots. In Shadowland, the dark side of the hospital, a black reaper promises torture and torment to lost souls. The white reaper is the most fearsome, giving Kaylee three days before he collects both her and Davey’s souls.

Kaylee has one secret weapon, one she doesn’t fully understand. Her abilities will be tested, her loyalty betrayed, and her love misplaced. No one escapes Death.


11 responses to “Detour 2 Death (Guest: J.R. Turner)

  1. And the winner is!!!



    Please email me at with your favorite color and the address where you would like the book thong sent. Thank you bunches for helping to make my book tour fabulous! 🙂

    Karen–thanks TONS for having me here!! 🙂


  2. Wow! Thank you all so very much for dropping by and leaving a comment! I’m tickled by the responses here. I hope y’all truly love the series as much as I’m enjoying writing them. The next 3 books in the series are shaping up to be super thrilling.

    Thank you bunches everyone! I can’t wait to pick a winner! 🙂


  3. Awesome, Jenny! I’ve got to get caught up on the series… I so look forward to reading this. My mom will want to read it also. She still talks about the first one…

    Wishing you the best,

  4. Awesome post, Jenny! This summer, while I’m lying in the sunshine, I’m reading it. I love that your father has influenced your book and that you could keep him with you throughout this journey.

  5. Can’t wait to read it Jenny! Sounds awesome! :).

  6. Can’t wait to read it, Jenny! Sounds awesome!

  7. Such a great series! I can’t wait to read more.


  8. I’ll definitely be checking this series out, Jenny! Sounds great!!!

  9. Sounds like Stephen King fans will be checking it out. I’m a fan. Reggie

  10. Thanks bunches for having me here, Karen! It’s so great to be a part of your blog! 🙂


  11. Sound creepy, but good!

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