Interview with Teri Riggs
About the book
Today I'm delighted to welcome Teri Riggs - author of 'Resolutions'
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.
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.
love the sexual tension between Eve and Mac. The hot, steamy Colombian jungle makes a great backdrop for a love story that begins with two ex-lovers on the run."
"The action and suspense were nonstop. Eve was believable as a tough and persistent female protagonist. And I liked how she and Mac's characters
developed throughout the story.”
action and plenty of sexual tension between the lead characters. A quick, suspenseful read. I would recommend this to my friends.”
“A good read with plenty of action. I liked the gun battle scenes. They were well paced and for fairly accurate. Mendoza was played well and I enjoyed Mac
and Eve's determination to stop him.”
About the author
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
the following excerpt for RESOLUTIONS:
Beefy hands wrenched Eve awake from a fevered sleep,
pulled her from the cell, and shoved her into a musty-smelling hallway. I’m being moved? A guard pushed her with one hand, keeping a tight grip on an AK-47 rifle with his other.
Her shoulder throbbed in perfect
cadence with the pains shooting through her broken wrist, and she had one badass headache from being punched in the face a few too many times. Using her good hand, she walked fingers across one cheek, then the other. The right side was totally numb. Her eye
had swollen shut, and she couldn’t see a damn thing out of it. She ran her tongue across her teeth and tasted the tart, copper flavor of blood. Three teeth loose. Well, at least they’re still in place.
spite of the relentless pain, she stayed determined to survive whatever Mendoza dished out. She wasn’t a quitter. No, sir. Duncan Falls, Iowa didn’t grow quitters. Eve ignored the constant ache in her ribs, courtesy of a guard’s overzealous
kick, and took in a deep breath. She willed herself to stay alert, to keep pushing. Escape. Third times the charm.
Eve slapped the guard’s dirty hand. “Hey, Pedro, stop being so damned pushy. Where
we going anyway? We got a hot date I’ve forgotten about?”
He looked puzzled then shoved her again.
“Don’t understand English, do you, Diego?
Bet you understand this.” Eve drove her elbow into the guard’s face. Thick rubbery cartilage gave, and she whooped triumphantly.
Blood squirted from his nose and he screamed.
Eve stepped back. “Yep, I’m pretty sure you understand that.”
Unable to grab the guard’s assault rifle, she clutched her injured shoulder, and took off in a slow jog,
no longer able to push any harder.
Her escape was short lived.
was a finalist in the prestigious Daphne Du Maurier contest
Welcome to the blog Teri - here goes
Can you tell us what prompted you to first start writing?
What was the first thing you wrote?
I’ve almost always
been able to figure out the endings of movies, TV shows, and books. I would share my thoughts and spoil it for my family. When I was wrong, my daughters would say, “Mom, your idea was better. You should write this stuff.” And so it began…
My first book was a romantic suspense called Stalking Tessa. What a learning experience. Plotting a whole book is a lot harder than guessing the ending of someone else’s story. Maybe if
time ever allows, I’ll fix Stalking Tessa, but for now it’ll stay buried deep in the dark hole of cyber space.
Can you summarise your latest work in just a few words?
is about a strong-willed female DEA agent who joins forces with her alpha male ex-lover to stop a drug lord who has teamed up with a group of terrorists. Old feelings love, and hate, resurfaces. They must learn to trust each other again in order to stay alive.
What was the inspiration for this book?
you do any research for the book?
I researched the drug trafficking business, Colombian jungles, and
the Spanish language. I did a lot of research on the military, guns, and different types of helicopters. I try to stick to accurate facts to make the story a bit more credible.
What does a typical writing day involve for you?
I try to write 5-8 hours Monday through Friday. I like to take weekends off to hang out with my family. Since Resolutions went live, some days it seems I spend more time promoting than writing.
How do you decide on the names for your characters?
I try to fit a name to the character. Like Eve in this book needed a strong, kick ass name. She wasn’t Eve until I was about two weeks into writing the MS. I heard the old song The Eve of Destruction and
thought my heroine had to be an Eve and changed her name. Eve destroys the bad guys!
writers have influenced your own writing?
I read so many romantic suspense authors it’s hard to say. I love JD Robb, Lisa Jackson, Karin Slaughter,
Iris Johansen, and the list goes on and on.
What are you working on next? Do you
have a WIP?
I'm finishing the second book in my Kennedy O’Brien series, and playing with a second
Reslolutions book. I’ve got a few others I’ve outlined.
What has been
the best part of the writing process…and the worst?
The best part of writing—signing a contract and seeing your book go live. The worst part— the rejection
letters or a bad review.
Thank you Teri and good luck with the book
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