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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY With Romantic Suspense Author Teri Riggs

I love romantic suspense and today I have a guest post for you from author Teri Riggs, telling us a little about how she came up with the story for her book, "Resolutions". At the end of the post, there's a giveaway, so read and enjoy!

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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The Background of Resolutions

I love to read romantic suspense and writing in the same genre seemed like a natural fit. The experts always advise writing in the genre you read is best. I do read other genres, but romantic suspense is by far at the top of my list.

My hero, Mac, came to life as a result of my love for military type heroes. I especially love the alpha male hero. In my opinion, the more alpha the man is the better.

My heroine, Eve was a little harder to dream up. She had to be strong enough to walk away from the love of her life, Mac, when he gives her an ultimatum she refuses to live with. I knew she had to be kick-ass enough to go up against most men in a battle. I wanted her to be an agent with the DEA and IDEA. The International Drug Enforcement Agency, IDEA, is an alphabet agency I made up for the storyline.

I like the idea of black op type companies that operate outside of the box when necessary. Resolutions Inc. definitely meets the requirement. Mac is the alpha hero who always gets the job done by all means possible. What could be better than hunky alpha male? A whole team of hunky alpha males! The men of Resolutions rock. By introducing multiple operatives I’ve left the door open for this to become a series and it most likely will.

I’m not really sure why I choose to have a drug lord as the antagonist. There are so many illegal things going on in the world, but I wanted a drug lord. I added his connection to the terrorists later. I decided on Colombia as the setting after researching the drug business.

That’s the background on Resolutions. I established the type of book I wanted first, and added the characters and setting next. Then I wrote the story around them.


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.

Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Series: Honor Guard
Format: paperback, ebook, audio
Release Date: December 21, 2013
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  1. Thanks to Bea's Book Nook for hosting Resolutions today!

  2. Thanks for the review. I've been wanting this book for long and reading reviews around to determine whether to buy it.

  3. Interesting discussion points about how you build your story. And I like the idea of a team of hunky alpha males! What is the most romantic thing one of your characters has ever said or done?

    1. Great question, Karen. I have a few favorites. I love the line in Resolutions when Mac says to Eve, "I will love you until I take my last breath."

  4. The book's cover and review. Deb P

  5. An interesting background thank you.

  6. Sounds really great - I always love hearing what went through an author's mind as they were crafting their characters. I love alpha males and love the girls that can handle them even more. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Interesting book info

  8. I love reading the origin of a story.


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