The Carswell Adventure Series by L.A.Sartor and Meet the Characters

If you like Indiana Jones, you’re gonna love this!

The series is The Carswell Adventure Series by L.A.Sartor, an action and adventure romance.

Both books are regularly $3.99, but they are on sale for just 99¢ until the end on the month.

Stone Of Heaven ~ The Carswell Adventure Series Book 1

Hurricane Michaela lashes the Yucatan Coast and uncovers what had best been left buried, the fabled Stone of Heaven. Two twins couldn’t be more different…
Tori Carswell is happy with her simple if reclusive life. But she worries about her younger twin, Abby, an adventure junkie seeking increasingly dangerous quests.

When Abby vanishes in the Yucatan rainforest, feared captive of an ancient Mayan cult, Tori leaves her safe life behind and sets off to save her, believing she is her sister’s only hope.

Then, deep in the heart of the Yucatan jungle, Tori unexpectedly runs into her sister’s ex-partner, Reid Hunter. A ridiculously handsome Southern gentleman without a conscience, interested in only one thing.


He’ll help Tori rescue her sister in return for all the treasure—the fabled blue jade called the Stone of Heaven.

The two rescuers couldn’t be more different…
Tori can’t trust him, even as she’s drawn to the excitement and the raw masculinity that Reid wears like a second skin. 

Will he help save her sister or will he put riches before life…and love?

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Viking Gold ~ The Carswell Adventure Series Book 2

A treasure hunt for gold uncovers an ominous plot. Abigail Carswell is an adventure junkie, willing to take risks and thwart death to find the unfindable. But her need for the rush of the hunt is wearing thin on those who love her. Specifically her fiancé, Hermann Weiss, who loves the hunt as well, but as an engineer, does his best to not get into situations he can’t engineer himself out of. The opposite of Abby who flies by the seat of her pants.

They are joined on this adventure by her twin Victoria Carswell Hunter and her brand new husband, Reid Hunter, total opposites as well, who met in the Yucatan while searching for the Stone of Heaven…and rescuing Abby.

On this hunt for Viking Gold in the deep fjords and the ancient city of Trondheim, Norway, Abby and Hermann have agreed to take precautions, but in reality those restrictions chafe Abby. Add in Sigurd Thorsen who may not be whom he appears to be and Magnus Jones who definitely isn’t who he thinks he is. Then add in ancient gold and betrayal with a touch of mythology and you have Viking Gold. Live The Adventure ~ Love The Romance.

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I’m so happy to have Tori and Abby here with me today for a double interview!

Hi girls, and thank you for being here. Let’s start with your names.

Victoria Carswell, friends call me Tori. I’m the oldest of twins by several minutes and probably the calmer one. Definitely the one with her head planted firmly on her shoulders.

Abigail Carswell, only Alfred calls me Abigail, Abby is more me. And yes, Tori is older, and oh-so stuffy. (Abby tries, but can’t hide her grin.) But I gotta hand it to her, she…and Reid, saved my life.


Tori: Jeweler and I can now proudly add treasure hunter. I’m married to a professional treasurer hunter Reid Hunter. Yep, Hunter is a great name for a treasure hunter.

Abby: Treasure Hunter.  I like danger, I thrive on the adrenaline. The hunt for those things that are precious or mystical. The thrill of proving them real.

Tori, what did you think the first time you met Hunter?

That he lived up to everything bad that Abby had told me about him. Untrustworthy. Undeniably handsome. Cheeky. Stubborn. And then I found him to be brave, undeniably handsome, silver tongued–which got us out of some bad situations–and trustworthy.

Abby, what about you and Herman?

Germanic, proper, and stuffy man. Then I realized he was deeply romantic, brilliant and couldn’t believe he loved me. Yes, he wanted me to change, but that was because I took risks that in his opinion were too much. Hermann Weiss is everything I ever want in a partner.

Is Marriage Outdated? 

Tori: I would say no. I believe it’s important to be sure about the person you’re marrying, and it took us some time living together to know we were 95% right for each other.  Which was a high enough percentage to go for it. My sister on the other hand…I’ll let her answer this one.

Abby: Perhaps. I believe it can change and stifle a person.  And at the same time, I can’t imagine not being chained (Abby smiles again, a mischievous light in her eyes) to Hermann, my beloved man who will always move heaven and earth for me. And I for him.

What is in your refrigerator now? 

Tori: What a fun question. Champagne, a couple of cheese wedges, beer, leftover pizza Reid made last night on our portable pizza oven.  And homemade ice cream. You know we mostly live on a train, right?  Small fridge.

Abby: Which house?  The one in Hawaii, where we are now? Or Germany or the house in Oregon. All have wine, lots of it. Fresh fruit, good strong meats. And desserts. And a couple of odd shaped things that Hermann has told me not to touch.

Someone tells you you’re going to fulfill a great prophecy. Your reaction is…

Tori: Really, another one. Bring it on. I’m ready. I’d never have believed that little timid me would embrace this adventurer lifestyle, but I love it. Well most of it. Worrying about the people I love being in harm’s way is terrifying. However, I believe, Alfred, my mentor is about to embark on a final quest. And while he won’t want us there, we’ll all be beside him. So, I’d say that whoever predicted this was correct.

Abby: I believe them. I know we’re going into battle soon with the SineQuaNon.  I know little about them except Alfred, our caretaker when our parents were killed, our mentor and our best friend, is more troubled than I’ve ever seen since we found the gold and the Odegard in Norway.  We’ve been waiting to find the vault and the leader, and I think Alfred may be close.

The Author

I started writing as a child, really. A few things happened on the way to becoming a published author … specifically, a junior high school teacher who told me I couldn’t write because I didn’t want to study … urk … grammar…

That English teacher stopped my writing for years.  But the muse couldn’t be denied, and eventually I wrote, a lot, some of it award winning. However, I wasn’t really making a career from any of this.

My husband told me repeatedly that independent publishing was becoming a valid way to publish a novel. I didn’t believe him even after he showed me several Wall Street Journal articles. I thought indie meant vanity press. 

I couldn’t have been more wrong.

I started pursuing this direction seriously, hit the keyboard, learned a litany of new things and published my first novel. My second book became a bestseller, and I’m absolutely on the right course in my life.

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  1. Thank you, Viviana, for giving your readers a chance to meet Tori and Abby and the Carswell Adventure Series. Stories laced with romance, danger, treasure, and really fascinating characters both good and evil.
    Hugs, L.A.

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    • Hi Candy, thanks for commenting. ME TOO, I love reading books about adventure. Grab the books while they’re on sale! And let me know what you think of them. Hugs, L.A.

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  2. Hello, Leslie Ann! That teacher should be flogged for discouraging you—one of my most favorite authors!! As you know, I loved, loved, loved the Carswell series, and I loved this opportunity to get reacquainted with them as it has been some time since I accompanied them on their unique and thrilling journeys. The only thing I hated about the series. . .is that it came to an end. Any chance the foursome of Tori & Hunter and Abby & Herman might team up for another adventure? If not, I’m satisfied that you keep spinning out great tales in your Xmas novellas and latest series, Plantation of White Treasure Books. Keep ‘em coming. . .I can’t wait to see what you have in store next for us avid readers!!!

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    • Lisa! I’m going to write the next book in the series! Yay, it’s set In Cornwall….more on it coming up in my newsletter 🙂 Hugs, L.A.

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  3. Viviana, I hear so much about you – and all fantastic! Thanks for having L.A. on the blog. I love your books, L.A. – the Carswell adventures, and your winter holiday romances. Great plots, great action, and meticulous research in a wonderful style! I don’t read many adventure books, but I will never miss yours!

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  4. What fun to that the twins providing duel answers, L.A.! And what fun questions, V. Suddenly, I’m thinking what might be in my own refrigerator…. but that’s more a biological thriller.
    These Carswell books are frisky, fun and friendly. I’m looking forward to the C. twins taking out more bad guys while restoring flames to romantic fires across the country.

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  5. Loved the interview! It was fun to see how different the twins are at the same time that they share so many characteristics. And the contents of their refrigerators were fascinating.

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