Sunday, December 8, 2013

Resolutions by Teri Riggs: Interview, Tens List


What does your significant other and family think of your writing career? My husband and children are very supportive of my writing. In fact, they are the ones who finally talked me into sitting in front of the computer and turning my plot ideas into stories.

Does your significant other read your stuff? Yes. He missed a Hawk’s basketball game last week because he wanted to finish reading one of my books. He said he couldn’t put it down and read six hours straight.
Do you have critique partners or beta readers?

What was one of the most surprising things you learned while writing your books? I’m most surprised I can actually write a book. I should say I can write with a lot of help from great beta readers and editors! Writing is not as easy as I thought it’d be.

What do you think makes a good story? I like a lot of tension between the hero and heroine. I like a bit of humor in every story. And since I read and write romance, I got to have a happily ever after.
Plotter or Pantser? Why?

What are your favorite TV shows? Castle. Strike Back. Banshee. Longmire.

How do you react to a bad review of your book? I always try to tell myself not everyone is going to love my plots, my characters, or my style. But it still stings.

What would we find under your bed? A few generations of dust bunnies and dog toys.

Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words. Best. Job. Ever.

What 10 things do you most enjoy?
1)      I love to spend time with my family. Family can make any day better. My family is very close and we really do enjoy spending time together.
2)     I love to snuggle with my hubby. We’ve been snuggling since we were fifteen years old. Now we’re—let’s just say now we’re a little older than fifteen! What better feeling in the whole world is there than to feel loved?
3)     I love to spend time at the beach. I like the salty smell and the breeze. I like to feel the warm sun on my skin. I love the sound of the waves. Nothing is more soothing.
4)     As sad as it is to say, I really love to eat. Unfortunately I eat too much. But isn’t that what stretch pants were invented for?
5)     I love the fall. The crispiness in the air. The colors. The excitement of the holiday season beginning.
6)     I love a good rain. Everything smells and looks so fresh afterwards.
7)     I love to curl up with a good book on the couch or in my bed and drink hot tea.
8)    I love to soak in a hot bubble bath. Light a few candles and I’m in heaven.
9)     I love to lay in bed with my puppies.  They are so sweet and loving. For some reason no matter what I say, they wag their tails and agree. They are always happy to see me. (As long as I’m holding the beef jerky treats, I can do no wrong!)
10) I love the moments before I get out of bed in the morning. I stretch and look around my room, usually searching for any excuse to stay under the covers. Then I see my husband lying next to me, some of my favorite family pictures, and lots of things that represent pieces of my life. I smile and realize how lucky I am to have another day to enjoy life.

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.



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.

*This book contains explicit violence*




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