Monday, February 24, 2014

Terri Riggs Blog tour

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

That a woman can be strong and independent.  She doesn’t necessarily need a man to take care of her. I’d also like the readers to see how important it is to trust the person you love and learn to compromise when needed.

How do you come up with your characters?

I had a good idea of the story I wanted to tell and built my characters to match. I knew Mac had to be an alpha male in order to issue the ultimatum he gave Eve. I felt he needed a good reason to be so overbearing so I incorporated a tragic past for him.

Eve had to be strong enough to walk away from Mac’s demands no matter how much she loved him. As a field operative, she had to be a kick-ass agent who could defend herself against all the bad guys. She needed a background that made her desire independence.

Do you have any writing rituals that you do while writing?

I like to get my emails and social media obligations out the way first and then spend the rest of my day working on my books. And I never sit in front of my laptop without grabbing a coffee or tea. Shhh… don’t tell anyone, but I’ve been known to hide motivation chocolates in my desk drawers. A writer never know when she’ll have to bribe her muse a little.

What types of books do you enjoy reading in your free time or what do you like to do with your free time?

I usually read one book a day and love romantic suspense and historical books—specifically anything with Highlanders. You got to love a man in a kilt! When I’m not reading or writing, I spend time with my family. There’s nothing more important to me than my family.

Favorite type of music to have playing while writing?

My play list includes a little bit of everything. I love country, Broadway tunes, and oldies. Any kind of romantic song puts me in the mood to write a love scene.

Does your family read your books?

They do. After all, it was their idea for me to write!

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Author Bio:

Teri Riggs was destined to be a writer. As a small girl she didn’t read bedtime stories, she made up her own. Who needed Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs when there were so many great tales bouncing around in her head? When she grew up and became a mother to three little girls, she continued the tradition of making up bedtime stories. On the occasions she chose to tell conventional fairytales, Teri usually gave them a bit of tweaking here and there or added a new ending. Her girls loved it.
After her daughters had the nerve to actually grow up and leave home, Teri discovered she had a passion for writing and jumped right in. It came as no surprise she chose to write mysteries and happily-ever-after’s since that’s the genres she loves to read.
Teri lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, one of her daughters and two dogs that seem to think they rule the world. And some days Teri thinks maybe they do.
Teri still frequently tells herself stories as she falls asleep. The only difference now is she wakes up the next morning and turns her bedtime stories into books.

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Book Blurb

DEA agent Eve Taylor has had her fill of alpha males. When Resolutions’ operative and former lover, Dillon “Mac” McKenna, threatened her hard-earned independence, she ran. On a mission to gather evidence against a Colombian drug-lord, Eve discovers the drug-lord is helping terrorists plan an attack on American soil. Before she can escape with the vital information, she’s captured and comes face to face with her mortality…

As a teen, Mac watched his family fall apart after his mother died doing dangerous U.N. Work. The possibility of losing Eve to a mission ignited an overwhelming need to protect her. When he forced her to choose him or her job, she walked away. Two years later, it seems all his nightmares have come true and he’s tasked with rescuing her from a Colombian prison. Mac has never stopped loving Eve, but does he dare risk his heart when he’s so terrified of losing…

On the run, Mac and Eve must learn to trust each other again in order to stay alive.

Release Date

September 10 2013

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