Friday, June 20, 2014

Goddess Fish Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Resolutions by Teri Riggs

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Resolutions by Teri Riggs.  Please leave a comment or question for Teri to let her know you stopped by.  Teri is giving a $50 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter.  You can follow the rest of her tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.

Balancing Life and Writing by Teri Riggs

I try to balance my writing life and my personal life. I’m usually successful. I set aside the week days for writing and try to put in five good hours a day at the keyboard. Everyone in my family is busy doing their own work thing. One of my daughters is an MBA, working full time. One is an attorney, working full time. And my third daughter works in a daycare full time. My hubby is a businessman and works at his office full time…unless he’s traveling. Here’s where it gets interesting. My daughters and hubby work all work in the same office building.

They work in our family business. Its gets better! The place I do most of my writing is in the same building (a great surprise from hubby). So we all have our own space, but still see each other very frequently. Which is great for me, the greediest Momma Bear of all time! I love being able to pop my head in and say hi whenever I feel the need.

One daughter has the office next to mine and Hubby is on the other side. One daughter is across the hall and the youngest is one short flight of stairs away. You might be thinking it can’t get any better for a doting mother, but wait…there’s more.

My grand babies—ages 1, 2, 3, and 4—all spend the weekdays in our daycare. They are within easy reach whenever I need the kind of hugs and kisses only a grandchild can deliver. My biggest problem with the arrangement is sometimes I have to be careful not to get sucked into bringing a couple of the grand babies back to my office which of course results in no-more-writing for the day. Tough problem to have, huh?

I live within five to ten minutes from all the girls and we are a very close family. Every weekend includes at least one dinner together and overnight visits to Grammy’s. I love it. Some people might think it’s too much together time. Not me!

Sometimes I write on weekends or work on promotions, but I try to leave the door open for spending time with the family. To me, nothing is more important than family.

By Teri Riggs
Honor Guard Series, Book 1

Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC.
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Length: 296 Pages
ISBN: 978-1613336069

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About the book:

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.


Mac opened the door, but positioned his body to block Rex from entering.

“You get five minutes, Brewer. Then I want you out.”

“You’ve got no right to issue orders, McKenna. Step aside.”

Towering above Rex, Mac didn’t budge.

“Come on, McKenna, don’t be an ass.”

Before he showed Rex exactly how much of an ass he could be, Cade stepped between them.

“Hey, partner, he’s gonna see Eve eventually. Move and let him in. The sooner he sees her, the sooner he’s on his way back home, and out of our hair.”

Mac looked at Eve. A full grimace replaced her half-smirk. Her eyes were all but pleading with his. Damn. He let Rex in.

“Don’t forget, Brewer, five minutes.” Mac tapped the face of his watch. “Starting now.”

Cade silently left the room. Mac stepped to a corner, stood with his feet firmly planted, and crossed his arms.

Rex moved to Eve’s bed and looked over his shoulder at Mac, suspicion etching his features. “How about some privacy here?”

“No fucking way, Brewer. You’re wasting your five minutes…nope, make that four minutes, thirty-two seconds.”

“Mac, please.”

Unable to refuse her, he gave in. “I’m right outside the door if you need me.”

He zeroed in on Rex. “I’m watching the clock.” For good measure, he added, “And you.”

Mac stomped from the room, deliberately leaving the door open. Cade, standing in the hall, grinned and shook his head.

“That little show of manliness make you feel better?”

“Fuckin’ right.”


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.

Twitter: @TeriLRiggs



  1. about the family that works & plays together....good for you! It's rare these days to see families with such a strong core.

  2. You are so lucky to spend so much time with your girls and grandkids. I am jealous. I agree with you nothing is more important than family. I have three grandkids and they are such a joy to be around.


  3. looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Thanks everyone for stopping by. A special thank you to today's host for Resolutions!

  5. Love the part about the grandkids, sweet. Deb P

  6. Great excerpt, thanks for sharing!

  7. Great excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

  8. That's a whole lot of togetherness. I love it.

  9. I like Mac's protective nature in the excerpt.