September 30, 2020

Desperate Endurance Synopsis

Desperate Endurance Synopsis

By Kasey Riley

When Bethany’s husband of eight years presents his pregnant mistress and demands a divorce, her plans for the future shattered.  True, he isn’t much of a husband, and she really doesn’t have many plans, but it’s quite an unexpected surprise.  Once the shock wears off, she does what most women would do, takes his ass to the cleaners and easily gets everything she wants since, for obvious reasons, he rushes the proceedings.

new-cover-11-11-2013-1728webWitnessing a murder in a deserted rest area terrifies her.  Before dying, the victim pleads with her to deliver documents from his Post Office box to his son Roger.  Mousey, quiet Bethany develops a new persona who has the brass and courage to elude the killers and the desire to solve the mystery surrounding the old man’s kidnapping and death.  As she works at this, she meets Roger Meadows, handsome rancher and ex-Army Ranger.  He is the son of the murder victim and she needs to determine his possible involvement in the crime before she can begin to trust him.

The killers want to capture Bethany, to silence her as a witness and to reclaim the documents in her possession.  They are the one thing the old man denies the killers by his death. With the aid of Roger, she tries to unravel who the mastermind could be.  Both have valid reasons to battle the attraction and chemistry that flares between them.  Does winning that battle serve either of them?  Can the pain from love and loss be overcome as they delve deeper into the mystery?  In the end, it is a desperate ride that brings both to the final knowledge needed to solve the mystery and cement their love.

Poteau, OK resident, Kasey Riley, who began her Endurance Riding career in the early 1990’s, has recently published a mystery novel: DESPERATE ENDURANCE. The title is available in E-book form from Amazon.com.

Her experience has given her insight to the sport of Endurance Riding as well as a wealth of knowledge about both competitors and horses. She has created a purely fictional novel that includes competitions, murder, suspense, romance and the spirit she has witnessed in her fellow competitors. Her main goal is to provide entertainment while showing the strength of will needed by those who compete in this challenging and rewarding sport.

Kasey, born in Sacramento, CA, grew up around the country as she moved with her military family. She has settled in Poteau where she still competes with the Ozark Country Endurance Riders. She has cut back her competition career over the past two years as she has begun to work more diligently at her writing. She still enjoys both conditioning and competing on her young Missouri Fox Trotter. According to her: “It’s amazing what kind of story ideas come to you as you ride out in the woods, away from all other distractions.”  With that kind of muse to lead her, we look forward to seeing more works from her in the future.

Kasey Riley Bio

Desperate Endurance Synopsis By Kasey Riley  When Bethany’s husband of eight years presents his pregnant mistress and demands a divorce, her plans for the future shattered.  True, he isn’t much of a husband, and she really doesn’t have many plans, but it’s quite an unexpected surprise.  Once the shock wears off, she does what most women would do, takes his ass to the cleaners and easily gets everything she wants since, for obvious reasons, he rushes the proceedings.
John Knowles of Remuda Photography.

Kasey (Kim) Riley is an equestrienne with over twenty years of horse ownership and Endurance riding to her credit.  While never aspiring to place at the top of the events, her horses have seen that she has many top ten placements to their credit.

Due to the constraints of time, work, and life she has less than two thousand competitive miles at the longer distances and just under a thousand at Limited Distance.  She enjoys riding her Missouri Foxtrotter even when she’s not working to condition him for competition.

She expects to back off from competing over the next few years as she feels it’s time to move into a different phase of her life.  While she feels that horses don’t

necessarily define her life, they enable her to keep interested and active as well as giving her a place to develop new story ideas.  There’s nothing like a three hour ride in the woods to bring a new plot into focus.

Her other interests, besides writing, include working in clay and painting ceramics.  She lives with her husband of forty years on thirteen acres in Southeastern Oklahoma.  Together they watch over three horses, four dogs, three cats and assorted chickens.

Kasey Riley      www.kaseyriley.com

Photos by John Knowles of Remuda Photography

Customer Reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, entertaining read!, November 5, 2013

By Stephanie Schleuder

: Desperate Endurance (Kindle Edition)

Although I am a horse lover, I admit I know little about the sport of endurance riding…or even casual riding. That said, I loved this book! The book flows nicely and captures your attention from the very beginning. I thoroughly loved Bethany…the excitement and suspense were thrilling and engaged me until the very end. Great read!

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, October 30, 2013

By Nan Crites

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Desperate Endurance (Kindle Edition)

This book was a good read. Enjoyed it and it kept my attention from beginning to end. Can’t wait for the sequel!

4.0 out of 5 stars A HORSE LOVER’S TRIFECTA, October 19, 2013

By  M.C.Millwitz (Fort Smith, AR United States)

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The author captures the heart of her readers with this tale of murder mystery, passionate love story, and accurate horse facts through the descriptions of the life of endurance rider Bethany Wilcox. Kasey Riley’s love of endurance racing and the partnership between horse and rider is evident throughout the book. Bravo Kasey for a tale well told! This book was an easy read, well written, with a plausible storyline. Thanks for a fun story, I can’t wait to read what Bethany and Roger do next!

4.0 out of 5 stars Desperate Endurance, October 8, 2013

By  Annetta Tinsman

This review is from: Desperate Endurance (Kindle Edition)

This book got me from the beginning. Being a horse lover with endurance riding background made it even more a joy to read. The suspense and adventure is great.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A wild ride, October 8, 2013

By mike

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This review is from: Desperate Endurance (Kindle Edition)

Kasey Riley takes readers on a wild ride in the sport of Endurance Riding. Her heroine, Bethany is dodging kidnappers, bogus FBI agents, calf eyed cowboys, and serious romantic commitment in her quest to ride rides in every American Endurance Conference Region in the USA. Traveling with her two horses, and writing about her rides for magazines, she encounters some incredible adventures and people. The trail is open to adventure!

5.0 out of 5 stars Desperate Endurance, October 8, 2013

By Brenda James

This review is from: Desperate Endurance (Kindle Edition)

This book had me caught up in the story from the first few pages! It is so easy to become a part of the book yourself, I felt like I was “Bethany”. The book is easy to read and understand. From suspense to romance. Great for everyone.

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