Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Guest post and giveaway - Love Inspired Suspense author Terri Reed

Today, I have the marvelous and beautiful Terri Reed guest blogging! I just posted an excerpt of her May Love Inspired Suspense release, Scent of Danger.

At an early age Terri Reed discovered the wonderful world of fiction and declared she would one day write a book. Now she is fulfilling that dream and enjoys writing for Steeple Hill. She is an active member of both Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her college-sweetheart husband, two wonderful children and an array of critters. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening and playing with her dogs.

You can write to Terri at P.O. Box 19555 Portland, OR 97280; e-mail her at or visit her online.

Scent of Danger
Terri Reed

Risking it all

Detective Melody Zachary is determined to find who killed her nephew in a drug-related murder. She's launched her teen center in his memory, to keep kids off the streets. And she'll prove to narcotics officer Parker Adams and his K-9 drug-sniffing partner, Sherlock, it's not a haven for dealers. As they risk their lives to save others, Melody discovers that Parker and she share the same deep commitment to making a difference. Will circumstances allow them to take the biggest risk yet—on love?

Read the excerpt here!

And now, here's Terri!

Thank you Camy for having me as a guest today. Writing for Love Inspired Suspense has been a wonderful experience. Sometimes writing can be lonely. One of the fun aspects of writing for a Harlequin imprint is the continuities. Most of Harlequin’s category lines have them.

A continuity is a series of connected books written by different authors. It’s a great way for readers to be introduced to different authors as they follow the story lines through the books. Most of the continuities are six books, but sometimes there can be as many as twelve.

Writing a continuity is like putting together a puzzle. The authors are given a thick workbook that has each author’s individual story, the overarching story and bios on all the characters and descriptions of the setting, along with any other relevant information. Then together the authors collaborate, brainstorming ideas, working out the kinks so that the overarching story line flows through all the books.

For me the best part is the camaraderie of working with my fellow authors. I’ve been involved in nine continuities so far. And though they can be challenging, I’ve enjoyed them and look forward to doing many more.

My May release, Scent of Danger, is the fifth book in the Texas K-9 series. The overarching storyline for this series is the mysterious murder of a teenager, who happens to be the nephew of my heroine. Each book features a K-9 officer and his or her canine partner. In my book, my hero Parker Adams’ partner is a beagle named Sherlock.

Camy here: And boy is that beagle cute! :)

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