Welcome friends and readers to my web page!

Welcome friends and readers to my web page!

I write sweet and inspirational romances and romantic suspense novels for Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense, Simon and Schuster, Howard Books, and Tule Publishing Group. I love to interact with readers daily on Facebook and Instagram.
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Nov 16, 2023

Save the Date! Secret Santa Days

Kick off the Holiday Season with Secret Santa Days! 
Over 350 Secret Santa Authors will be gifting you books, gift cards, and swag! 
Join the fun here: 

Oct 24, 2023

Cover for June 2024!

 Woot! I have a cover for my upcoming June 2024 release! 

Shielding the Innocent Target

A child under his protection...and a hit man in pursuit. 

I'll be revealing the cover in my November 2023 newsletter.  Sign up now! You'll also receive a free novella for joining. https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/o4x4h1

Oct 6, 2023

📚 Influencer Team Application Open 🚀

UPDATED: CLOSED. Thank you everyone who signed up!

I'm looking for avid romantic suspense readers to join my influencer team.  

I'm asking each member to GIVE ME 5!

An influencer team is a group of individuals assembled by an author or publisher to help promote and market a new book. Their purpose is to generate positive buzz and support the book's release by sharing it on social media, writing reviews, promoting launch related events, and engaging with potential readers. This team plays a crucial role in increasing the book's visibility, driving initial sales, and creating momentum for a successful launch, ultimately boosting the book's chances of success in the competitive literary market.

Interested in joining my team? Learn more and sign up here: [https://forms.gle/paQcacAhQrz5mSMz8]

Please note that early reader copies are in DIGITAL format only. Paperback copies are not available. Those selected will receive a DIGITAL advance reader copy via BookFunnel in early October.

✨ Tell your book-loving friends who might be interested! 

Oct 3, 2023

A fun time with author friends.

 I recently attended the FHLCW (Faith, Hope and Love Christian Writers) conference in Phoenix AZ. It was warm and sunny and I had so much fun. I laughed, I cried and I talked more than I have in awhile. I'm an introvert, who can extrovert for short bursts of time. I learn so much from Tosca Lee, Tina Radcliffe, Angela Breidenbach and so many others. 

There were 23 Love Inspired authors together with one of our lovely editors. 

I met Linda Goodnight when I first started writing. She's such a lovely woman and an inspiration to me. 

Rhonda Starnes and I attended the Police Writers Academy in 2015. It's been fun to see her publish and flourish. 

Here I am with Marylin Turk and Laurel Blount. 
Such a great time of learning and renewing the creative well. 

Oct 2, 2023

Don't Wait Sign up Now!

I'm doing something different this time around for my upcoming release, Undercover Christmas Escape.

I'm forming a launch team. If you love to read and are active on social media and want to help spread the word, sign up for  my newsletter. Details will be in tomorrow's newsletter (Oct 3). 

Here's the link for the newsletter https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/o4x4h1

You can also subscribe on the side bar and the link is in the welcome note at the top of my webpage. 

Sep 23, 2023

Did you know?🤩

 The Love Inspired Authors and Readers Facebook Group is having a celebration! 

Mark you calendar for September 28 and 29! 

You'll need to join the FB group, answer a few simple questions and you're ready to party!


I'll be giving away a copy of Explosive Trail. 

Throughout the party, there will be $5 Starbucks cards randomly paired with participants.   

Check back on Oct 1 to see if your name has been listed. 

Sep 22, 2023

🥳Today and Tomorrow!🎁 Join the Fun!

Do you love reading? 
Do you love meeting new authors? 
Over 300 Authors are waiting to interact with you! 
Fourth Annual Fall Into A Book Giveaway on Facebook!
Don’t miss this fan favorite reader/author event!
JOIN ISN’T IT ROMANTIC BOOK CLUB HERE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/isntitromanticbookclub

Aug 29, 2023

Back from Stoyfest and ACFW!

 Hello! I was in St. Louis for Storyfest and ACFW-American Christian Fiction Writers conference. I had a wonderful time. I did a bit of walking through the Arch park. This photo is from one end of the park. The hotel was right at the entrance to the Arch. 

I met some wonderful readers at Storyfest. Here I am with Terri Fleming. 

And here with Jane Chastain Weaver

I also saw many author friends. Here with podcaster and fellow LIS author Sarah Hamaker

The Love Inspired ladies with our editors. 

A table of Love Inspired authors and a new friend. 

Me with my executive editor

I'm a huge fan of Joy Massenburge!

Three Love Inspired Suspense authors- do we look dangerous? 
Darlene L. Turner and Dana Mentink are sure fun to hang out with. 

Two of my favorite authors- Lenora Worth and Allie Pleiter waiting for the awards gala. 
Fun with Allie, Laurel Blount, and Dana

More fun with Lenora, Dana and  author Carol Nemeth
Together again. Me, Dana and Lenora. We did a panel discussion on writing for Love Inspired 
Fun with Dana and Darlene
A good time playing Pictionary with readers and other authors. Here Heather (in the green shirt) and Melissa (in the blue shirt) are super sweet ladies who help run the Love Inspired Authors and Readers FB group. It was fabulous to meet them. 

Last night of the conference. I was exhausted but energized. 

Jul 29, 2023

Grab the ebook version now!

Ebook version $1.99 

A sheriff’s deputy must escort a woman through dangerous terrain in the national bestselling author’s “suspenseful romance set in the Colorado Rockies” (Fresh Fiction).

Maya Gallo has been caring for her brother, a spirited teenager with Down syndrome, for years, ever since they lost their parents in a tragic accident. Now he’s gone off on his own seeking an adventure, and Maya is desperate to find him. Venturing into the Colorado Rockies, she expects rough terrain—not deadly treasure hunters. But when she’s caught in their crosshairs, ruggedly handsome mounted patrolman Alex Trevino comes to her aid.

The deputy sheriff knows what these bandits are capable of. So getting Maya—and her brother—off the mountain alive and home safely may be his hardest mission yet . . .


Jul 10, 2023

3 Chances to W$N books and good!es!

A group of authors have joined together to celebrate  

Christmas in July! I’m giving away a copy of  

Holiday Havoc and a couple of fun ornaments. 

The celebration runs July 20-31!

But sign up now so you don’t miss any of the fun!


12 Days of Christmas in July Reader Giveaway

*Each day during the celebration (July 20-31), 
You'll get an email from Sarah Hamaker promoting that day's
Christmas books by Christian authors.
*Daily winners will be selected to receive a print book
 and Christmas-themed goodie from that day's participating authors. *Christmas goodies include ornaments, teas/coffees, jewelry,
 tree skirt, craft kit, kitchen towels, keychains, bells, and figurines, many made by the author herself!

*On August 1, a grand prize winner will be selected to receive a copy (ebook or print) of each participating author's book plus a $400 Amazon gift card.


I’m also participating in a Summer Lovin’Giveaway (July 1-31)

 WIN a mix of ebooks and paperbacks in this

 Western Romance and Small-Town Giveaway, 

and a $25 Amazon Gift Card! I’m giving away a copy of Forced to Hide.

Summer Lovin' Giveaway



Summertime Fun with a book by Terri Reed


Can an officer and her K-9 partner

survive a bomber with a vendetta?

When a serial bomber’s explosion in Olympic National Park lands K-9 officer Willow Bates in the hospital, her estranged husband, FBI agent Theo Bates, rushes to her side. He’s determined to protect her and the baby he didn’t know she was carrying. But the bomber has revenge on his mind and will stop at nothing to finish them off.

Jun 1, 2023

Ebook Sale!


Woot! For the month of June, the ebook version of Mission to Protect is only $1.99

Experience more action-packed mystery and suspense in the rest of the Military K-9 Unit series:

Book 1: Mission to Protect by Terri Reed

Book 2: 
Bound by Duty by Valerie Hansen

Book 3: 
Top Secret Target by Dana Mentink

Book 4: 
Standing Fast by Maggie K. Black

Book 5: 
Rescue Operation by Lenora Worth

Book 6: 
Explosive Force by Lynette Eason

Book 7: 
Battle Tested by Laura Scott

Book 8: 
Valiant Defender by Shirlee McCoy

Book 9: 
Military K-9 Unit Christmas by Valerie Hansen and Laura Scott

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

May 23, 2023

Release Day!!


Happy Book Birthday to Explosive Trail. 

My friend, author Melissa McClone is featuring Explosive Trail on her blog today and has a giveaway to celebrate! 


May 22, 2023

Storyfest for readers!

when and where?

August 24-26, 2023
the hyatt regency at the arch in st. louis

Created with Christian Fiction Reader-Fans in mind: the 2023 ACFW Storyfest! Come be part of ACFW Storyfest (formerly the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat). It all takes place Thursday afternoon, August 24, 2023-Saturday, August 26, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

I'll be there and would love to connect with you.  There will be talks, games and so much fun mingling with others who look to read!

When you register, make sure you say you heard about Storyfest from me!  

Apr 23, 2023

Happy Spring! Almost Time for Explosive Trail

I headed to California for a much-needed break. I spent time in the sun with good friends, walked on the beach, and reminisced about the past.  I returned refreshed to work on my next couple of books. 

I'm knee-deep in book 4 of my US Marshals series expected to release in June 2024 and am in the planning stages of a new continuity book that will be out in December 2024. 

On May 23, 2023, Explosive Trail, Book 3 of the current Love Inspired Suspense continuity series releases.  You can pre-order now!