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“Desperate Endurance” By Kasey Riley

November 11, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Poteau, OK resident, Kasey Riley, who began her Endurance 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.
Photo Credit: John Knowles of Remuda Photography

Photo Credit: John Knowles of Remuda Photography

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 since 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.
Desperate Endurance

Desperate Endurance

Customer Reviews:
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, entertaining read!, November 5, 2013
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
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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
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
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.