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A Spell in Provence

A Spell in Provence

Friday, 24 January 2014

Teri Riggs and Resolutions!


Exciting day today! I am hosting Teri Riggs, author of the thrilling and fast-paced romantic suspense Resolutions (part of the Honor Guard Series).

Hello Teri and welcome on the blog. I really enjoyed Resolutions and have a few questions for you.

Can you tell us a little about you?

I live in Marietta, Georgia. I’m married to my high school sweetheart…we met when we were both 15. How’s that for romance? I’ve been writing for about 15 years now. I’m truly addicted to reading. I love to paint, but haven’t done it for a few years—I’m having too much fun writing.

What did you want to be when you were a child? Did you always know you wanted to write? 

The usual girl stuff. A teacher. A nurse. (Which I was before we had children) And of course I wanted to be a princess. I never dreamed of being a writer. I didn’t even enjoy reading until a few years before I decided I wanted to write.

Where do you get your ideas for your stories?

I get inspirations from TV shows, movies, songs, dreams, people I meet. Just about anything can spark a plot bunny.

In three words - What kind of man is Mac, your hero? 

Pig-headed. Demanding. Alpha.

Yes, I do agree. I found him extremely sexy too! In three words - What kind of woman is Eve, your heroin?

Hard-headed. Strong. Independent.

What did Mac think the first time he saw Eve?

Love at first sight! He knew she was the woman for him and he would do whatever was necessary to protect her.

What did Eve think of Mac the first time she saw him? 

Love at first sight! She knew Mac was the only man she’d ever love. But, she had no intention of letting him rob her of her hard-won independence.

Thank you so much Teri for visiting the blog day.


My review of Resolutions

If you like action-filled romantic novels, brave heroines and stubborn but sexy Alpha male heroes, then Resolutions is for you. From the very first page, the pace is fast and never falters as we follow agent Eve Taylor in her mission to destroy Columbian drug baron and would-be terrorist Mendoza and her bid to prove that she is every bit as good as her fellow agents. The man she needs to convince most of all is over-protective super agent Dillon MacKenna, whom she once loved but had to leave after he issued a typically macho male ultimatum. It's me or your job. She chose the job.

When Eve is taken hostage by Mendoza and Mac comes to her rescue and the spark between them flares into a burning passion once again. As they fight Mendoza and his ruthless killers, Eve and Mac realise they never ceased loving each other. Their past and their pride however stand in the way of a future together. Will Mac demand once again that Eve choose between him and her career? And will Eve's love for him be enough for her to give up the job she trained so hard for?

Although the scenes of violence and torture and some strong language may not be to everybody's tastes, I found Resolutions an extremely enjoyable read.  

Resolutions 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.

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Note: Resolutions is a private black ops agency specializing in the near-impossible extractions of kidnap victims, hostages, and all forms of intelligence other agencies have failed to retrieve.