Book Tour: The Sky King Ranch Series

Sunrise, Sunburst, & Sundown

Susan May Warren

Christian Fiction / Romance
Publisher: Revell





Meet the boys of Sky King Ranch! The Kingston brothers are back in town, and you can read their stories in the Sky King Ranch series books Sunrise, Sunburst, and Sundown by USA Today bestselling author Susan May Warren.

Sunrise: (Publication Date: January 4, 2022, 352 pgs) Pilot Dodge Kingston has always been the heir to Sky King Ranch. But after a terrible family fight, he left to become a pararescue jumper. A decade later, he’s headed home to the destiny that awaits him.

Sunburst: (Publication Date: June 7, 2022, 368 pgs) When former Navy Seal and lifelong bachelor Ranger Kingston is called upon to take part in a rescue mission to save his brother Colt, who has been kidnapped by terrorists in Nigeria, he is shocked to find among the hostages a woman he knows and could never forget.

Sundown: (Publication Date: November 1, 2022, 352 pgs) Former Delta Operative Colt Kingston may not know the truth, but he sure doesn’t trust Tae, the woman who is caring for his ailing father at Sky King Ranch. Behind those beautiful blue eyes, he can tell there is a troubled–and smart–woman.


“Warren proves yet again why she is a master in the genre.”–Booklist, starred review on Sunrise

“International intrigue and adventure paired with a simmering romance equals one fast-moving story you won’t be able to put down!”–Lisa Harris, bestselling author of the Nikki Boyd Files series, on Sunburst


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***** REVIEW *****

Sundown was the first book I read that had been written by this author, and when I was halfway through, I went to Net Galley to get the first book in the series. I wanted to find out more of the story of these three brothers and their amazing exploits around the world.

A lot of the back story was dropped into this one – at times too much in my opinion – but I wanted to know more about these men and women who were on various teams fighting terrorism and crime where ever the fight took them.

In this third, and last, book in the series, we meet Tae as she is rescued after crashing a small plane to escape her former boyfriend who has turned out to be a Russian operative intent on killing her before she can make the antidote to a deadly small pox virus.

Okay. Let’s suspend our disbelief and buy into the fact that she could actually do that. Crash a plane I mean. And meet Tae, Taylor, as a scientist and a woman who has more courage than she ever thought possible. As the story progresses, she comes across as a strong, fascinating character and I liked her enough to put on my Marvel hat and go along for the ride.

All the characters are bigger than life – again a nod to superheroes – and their personal stories are as engaging as the main plot. As the romance between Tae and Colt, the other central character, slowly develops, we’re treated to another look at romance between Naomi and Colt’s brother, Ranger.

The third Kingston brother, Dodge, is also in the story, and the three operatives work together in the dramatic climax that showcases the unique skills each brings to the mission to capture the canisters of the virus before it is released into the world. The brothers are all larger-than-life superheroes of a sort, and Colt tells Tae at one point the quote from George Orwell: “People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

That is a philosophy that most of the characters in the story who are affiliated with the Anti-Terrorist teams seem to live by. And I’m sure that most people who work in the military ascribe to the philosophy as well. Having to maim and kill other people goes down easier if there is a noble cause motivating the actions.

The author does a nice job of weaving the Christian elements into the main romantic subplots, as all four characters, to varying degrees, turn to God to help them sort out the complications in the relationships.

While I enjoyed the main characters, the action, the plot, and most of the subplots, I thought there were too many scenes that were so cluttered with characters I had a hard time keeping them straight. I wondered if they all needed to be there.

Then there was the issue with changing points of view. In the Kindle version of the book, there was no separation of scenes. There were clear chapter breaks, but no line spaces or anything else to indicate that the POV was changing. That was hard to adjust to, and sometimes the POV would change only to repeat a bit of conversation that had already been said in an earlier scene.

Still, I liked Tae and Colt, and the supporting cast, enough to stay with the story, and I recommend the book to readers who like a tense romantic suspense story.


***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly 90 novels with more than 1.5 million books sold, including the Global Search and Rescue and the Montana Rescue series, as well as Sunrise and Sunburst. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, as well as the HOLT Medallion and numerous Readers’ Choice Awards, Susan makes her home in Minnesota. 

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Receives a set of the Sky King Ranch Books &
Northern Nights of Alaska Necklace.

(US only; ends midnight, 12/09/22.)



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3 thoughts on “Book Tour: The Sky King Ranch Series”

  1. Wow — it sounds like you were pulled all over between loving and not loving this book, but I love that it sounds like it has a little superhero among humans vibe. I think I’ll snag book one to start at the beginning of the series. Thanks for your review.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kristine, and you are right about the push-pull of the book for me. I really enjoyed so much of the story and had a bit of a letdown from the excitement when a problem snagged me. I do wayyyy too much editing. LOL

      I really enjoyed the first few chapters of Sundown, which were really engaging, and that’s when I went to snag the first book. Still have to read it, but that may happen when all the December tours are finished.

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