Meet Navy SEAL author Teresa Reasor! - Marliss Melton

Meet Navy SEAL author Teresa Reasor!

Teresa (7 of 7)Dear Readers,

I’d like to introduce you to another contemporary of mine, Teresa Reasor. Here she is to tell us all about her Navy SEAL Books:

1)Please tell us what your SEAL books are like? Are they suspenseful? Hot and steamy? What words would you use to describe them?

My SEAL books are about alpha warriors and strong heroines. The books usually run 60% suspense and 40% romance. The love scenes are hot and very much an integral part of the plot. The story lines are usually very emotional so readers always tell me they’ll cry one minute and laugh the next.

2)    What are the names of any series you have written, and what’s your latest release?

I write in multiple genres and have written several different series.

A. My historical romance series is the Highland Moonlight Spinoff Series. I have a full-length novel in that series that will be released March 21st  titled To Capture A Highlander’s Heart: The Wedding Night.

B. The Superstition Series is my Paranormal/ Urban Fantasy Series.

C. My military Romantic Suspense series is The SEAL Team Heartbreakers. My latest release in that series is Breaking Boundaries, book five. It was really supposed to be a novella about one of the minor characters in the second book of the series, a young Marine, Callahan Crowes, an amputee, who saves lives during a terrorist bombing at a hospital. His story was so compelling it deserved more, so it ended up being a full-length book and his love interest is the sister of one of my SEALs.

Teresa Reasor's latest Navy SEAL release, Breaking Boundaries.

Here’s the blurb:

Corporal Callahan Crowes returns home from Afghanistan missing part of a leg and haunted by guilt over the loss of his men. He pledges to live every moment of his life to the fullest and works to build a career in the only field he knows besides being a soldier: construction.

Reeling from her fiancé’s infidelity and their broken engagement, Kathleen O’Connor accepts a job far away from Boston and the suffocating pity of friends and family. She puts romance firmly behind her, and, armed with her shiny new architectural degree, launches her career with a commercial construction and design firm.

Her first day on the job, she sees Cal risk his life to rescue a fellow worker, and is shocked when his act of heroism triggers an unwarranted attack on him from her supervisor. When she learns Cal may lose his job because of his leg, Kathleen urges him to use social media to fight the decision, putting her own job at risk.

The public firestorm pushes Cal into the limelight in ways he least expects, but shows him a missing limb’s not the barrier to love he’s believed it is. But there’s something besides business politics brewing at work, and when Kathleen’s life is threatened, she discovers there’s more to a man than two good legs—it’s the size of his heart that counts.

 

3)     What drew you to writing Navy SEAL romances? What is your professional background and has it contributed to your story telling?

My father was a Marine for 24 years so I grew up a Marine Corps brat. We lived on military posts all over the country. Even though I didn’t go into the military myself, I was influenced by my father and all the men and women we were stationed with while growing up.

Writing Military Romance came more naturally to me than any other genre. I became addicted to it. Or maybe addicted to my guys. Five books and a novella later, I’m still writing books for the SEAL Team Heartbreaker Series. The next release will be Breaking Out, due out in May. It’s Ensign Zach ‘Doc’ O’Connor’s book, the medic of the team.

I’m a retired art teacher with a degree in English. I’ve taught art and art history to every grade level from preschool to college. But I’ve been a closet writer since my children were small. I have 9 manuscripts under my bed readers will never see. They were my practice novels filled with flaws and scattered passages of brilliance, but not quite good enough to publish. Without those 9 novels I wouldn’t have the 11 full-length books and several other pieces out now.

 

4)     Have you read any of Marliss Melton’s Navy SEAL books? If so, which was your favorite?

I’ve read several Marliss Melton Navy SEAL books. Next To Die, Time To Run, In The Dark, Forget Me Not, and Code of Silence, a novella from the SEALed With A Kiss Anthology. My favorite is Forget Me Not. The hero is both vulnerable and strong at the beginning of the book having been held captive for over a year and tortured. The heroine has been forced to stand strong while he was MIA and presumed dead. As he regains his mental and physical strength he learns how to open himself to his wife and daughter in ways he never had before. It’s very touching to see the hero and his wife find each other again. And how they find a better balance in their relationship during this second chance.

5)     What prize will you be giving to a random reader who takes the time to leave a comment on this blog?

I have a $10.00 Amazon gift card I want to give away to one lucky reader who leaves a comment on the blog.

6)     Here are links to Teresa’s books. I can’t wait to buy all of them!

BREAKING BOUNDARIES (Book 5 of the SEAL Team Heartbreakers)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MnSMuP

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1MmEKNe

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/book/breaking-boundaries/id1029538593?mt=11

B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1122510177?ean=2940152089219

B& N UK http://bit.ly/1MmF6DK

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/search?Query=Breaking+Boundaries+Teresa+Reasor

Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/567300

 Thanks for reading and be sure to leave a comment!

Yours truly,

Marliss

 

 

 

50 Comments

  1. March 25, 2016    

    Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Marliss. I really appreciate it.
    Teresa

    • March 28, 2016    

      My pleasure. I have to say, I’m very interested in reading your books. They are right up my alley. We seem to be attracted to the same kind of story! Where do you recommend I begin?

      • March 29, 2016    

        Thank you for being interested in my books. I’d start with the first one. Breaking Free. It’s the first one published and has the mission that changed things for everyone in it.

        Teresa

  2. Karen Henderson Karen Henderson
    March 25, 2016    

    While I haven’t read every book by Teresa I really enjoyed the ones I have
    If you like good military romance her’s are good reads

    • March 26, 2016    

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Karen. i appreciate it. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the books.
      Teresa

  3. Barb Barb
    March 25, 2016    

    What a great interview! For anyone that hasn’t read Teresa’s books, I can only say you are missing some awesome stories. I’ve read almost everything she has written. No matter what genre you like, you can’t go wrong with one of her books. The SEAL Team Heartbreakers will have you hooked for sure! I’m getting ready to purchase the newest in the To Capture A Highlanders Heart: The Wedding and can’t wait to get started on it. 🙂

    • March 26, 2016    

      Thanks, Barb for bragging on my books. I thnk you’ll enjoy The Wedding Night. I loved my hero and loved writing the book.

      Teresa

      • March 28, 2016    

        I think it’s so interesting that Teresa writes both historical and contemporary novels. There aren’t many authors who do that. I cant’ wait to try one!

        • March 28, 2016    

          Thanks, Marliss. What’s really strange is how different my voice is in my historicals than my contemporaries. I was first published in historical romance so it does still call to me.
          Teresa

      • BARBARA CASSATA BARBARA CASSATA
        April 4, 2016    

        I’m sure it will be wonderful! 🙂

  4. Amanda Avakian Amanda Avakian
    March 25, 2016    

    Great interview! Love Teresa’s books!

    • March 26, 2016    

      Thank you, Amanda. I enjoyed doing the interview. I have a hard time talking about myself, unless I’m answering questions for something like this.
      Teresa

  5. Julie Julie
    March 25, 2016    

    Wishing Teresa all the best with her novels.

  6. Claire Bowman Claire Bowman
    March 25, 2016    

    Great interview Teresa, it was interesting to hear more about you. I have most of your books but I think I may be missing your last SEAL Team Heartbreakers book. I will have to go and check!

    • March 26, 2016    

      Claire:
      Thanks for stopping by and reading the interview. And thank you for being such a loyal fan. I appreciate it. I’m so fortunate to have readers like you. I wouldn’t be able to continue doing what I do without you and others.

      Teresa

  7. Mary Preston Mary Preston
    March 26, 2016    

    Thee sounds like a lot of fabulous series I need to catch up with.

    • March 26, 2016    

      Thanks, Mary. I have so many stories in my head. The next 2 will be SEAL books and then another book in the Superstition series, Deep Within The Stone.

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Teresa

      • March 28, 2016    

        Is the Superstition series a paranormal series? Tell me more… I’m thinking about writing Military Inspirational Romance next…

        • March 28, 2016    

          Yes, my Superstition series is based in a southeastern Kentucky town called Superstition, Kentucky. The first book is titled Deep Within The Shadows. It’s about twins who have lived in the town their whole lives and survived abuse at a stepfather’s hands. They are complete opposites. Juliet is the bold twin and Miranda is the goodie two shoes. They are witches by birth but have suppressed their talents because of something that happened in high school. Miranda is a College Librarian and Juliet is a bartender in a Goth themed bar. When strange shadow creatures come after her and her sister they have to bond together to save each other and the men they love.And they have to accept what they are to do that.
          The second book of the series is DeepWithin The Stone. It’s about a man who has been trapped inside a Gargoyle statue for the last seven hundred years. He has been placed inside the statue as a punishment for his disrespect toward the fairer sex. He has used women at his whim and until he learns to love someone unconditionally he will always be tied to the statue. Juliet and Miranda will make an appearance in this book with their fellows but for the most part it’s about the artist who has purchased the statue and brought it home.

      • Jeanie Jackson Jeanie Jackson
        April 8, 2016    

        As much as I adore the Heartbreaker series, I am excited to hear that a Superstition book is in the offing too. Can’t wait for more of both series, but probably a little more excited about Doc because I know him better and miss him more.

        • April 9, 2016    

          You’ll get to know him more and more in the next book. He’s as sexy as the rest of them. And funny.

  8. Layla Darnell Layla Darnell
    March 26, 2016    

    Loved this interview! I enjoy your books and can’t wait to see what the future holds for your writing 🙂

    • March 26, 2016    

      Thanks for coming by Layla. And Breaking Out will be my next release. Doc’s story working hard on it now.
      I’ve already got my cover.
      I’ll be sharing it soon.
      Teresa

  9. Mayas Sanders Mayas Sanders
    March 26, 2016    

    Wonderful interview. I fell in love with your SEALs a while ago and have been hooked ever since

    • March 26, 2016    

      Thanks, Mayas. I appreciate your readership. And I want to thank you for always sharing my releases when you see them posted. I notice you doing that and appreciate it so much.
      Teresa

  10. Janet Overstreet Janet Overstreet
    March 29, 2016    

    I just want to say that Teresa is one of my favorite authors. And she is a wonderful person. I have all of her books and have enjoyed reading them so much. I always look forward to her next book.

    • March 30, 2016    

      Janet: Thank you so much for your kind words. I’ve been blessed with being able to meet you. You are always one of my staunchest supporters, and i really appreciate it. It’s for readers like you that we keep striving to do as good a job as we can in what we write.

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Teresa

  11. Diana Leneker Diana Leneker
    April 6, 2016    

    Love your books! I’m reading your current historical book now, while I patiently wait for your newest military book. Love them!

    • April 8, 2016    

      Diana:
      Thanks for reading all of them. I’m a cross genre reader too and they’re few and far between. High five to you! I’m 50,000 into the next SEAL book. I’m writing as fast as I can. I promise!
      Teresa

  12. April 8, 2016    

    SNEAK PEEK AT THE BLURB FOR THE NEW BOOK: BREAKING OUT DOC’S STORY. This is a working blurb and may be tweaked a little later.
    Navy SEAL Ensign Zach O’ Connor is facing another deployment when he is injured during training and forced to take time off to heal. When a military war dog darts in front of his car and Zach can’t avoid hitting her he meets veterinarian Dr. Piper Bertinelli. In spite of his instant attraction to the beautiful doctor, Zach was dumped before, and isn’t interested in a long-term relationship. His past attachment interfered with his ability to do his job and nearly cost him his career. He’ll never allow feelings to make him lose sight of what really matters again.

    Violence and heartache have nearly shattered Dr. Piper Bertinelli’s life, and the last thing she needs is to get attached to a military man scheduled to deploy. She’s drawn to Zach first because he reminds her of her ex-fiancé, and then more so because of his natural charisma. But Zach doesn’t want a commitment. He wants a distraction to fill his days until he goes back to his unit. Unable to resist, she convinces herself it will be harmless to date him until he deploys, but keeping her emotional distance isn’t natural or easy.

    Piper’s office is burglarized, and several dogs are stolen. She and Zach race to track the animals and discover who is responsible before they can be killed or sold. But when Piper is kidnapped, Zach finds his feelings are the only thing he has to go on. And he’s depending on them to lead him to the woman he loves.

  13. Julie Kahler Julie Kahler
    April 8, 2016    

    This book series is one of my favorite. I have read them a couple times and keep them close by for rainy days. Great story lines and amazing character development.

    • April 9, 2016    

      Thanks for saying that Julie. It thrills to me know they’re being read over and over. That’s a wonderful compliment to any writer.
      Teresa

  14. Jennifer Dawn Jennifer Dawn
    April 8, 2016    

    Great interview!!! If you ladies haven’t ready anything by Teresa you are truly missing out!!!! Go grab up your copies today!!!

    • April 9, 2016    

      Thanks for the pimp Jennifer!! I appreciate you coming by to give me a boost.
      Teresa

  15. Patricia Way Patricia Way
    April 8, 2016    

    Enjoyed reading your interview.

    • April 9, 2016    

      Thank you, Patricia. Thanks for stopping by.
      Teresa

  16. Lisa W Lisa W
    April 8, 2016    

    Love yout writing. You are so talented.

    • April 9, 2016    

      Lisa: Thanks for saying that. Some of it is I love reading as much as writing. Every book you read, you learn something from. It all rubs off.
      And I’m so blessed to have people read my words.
      Teresa

  17. Denise Austin Denise Austin
    April 8, 2016    

    Thank you Teresa for such a great interview. I love your books and always enjoy getting to know authors better through blogs and interviews.

    • April 9, 2016    

      Denise: I’m glad you could stop by and learn a little more about my work and me. And thanks for being a reader.
      Teresa

  18. Patricia Mattingly Patricia Mattingly
    April 8, 2016    

    I have read all of her Seal Team Heartbreakers from the first one and loved it. I always look forward to the next one that comes out waiting for the next one I tell everyone to read her books along with other great Authors.

    • April 9, 2016    

      It’s good to see you here Patricia. I see you out there spreading the word about my books. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that. That’s one of the ways we win over new readers is word of mouth. I couldn’t do what I do without my fans.
      You are appreciated.
      Teresa

  19. April 9, 2016    

    Teresa, you truly are amazing! I can’t imagine writing the books you do!

    • April 11, 2016    

      Michele: I spend a lot of time plotting and planning. I find the process so much fun and I love what I do. Thanks for stopping by and telling how much you enjoy them.
      Teresa

  20. Deborah Whaley Deborah Whaley
    April 10, 2016    

    I enjoyed reading the interview and plan on buying some of the books. I think I’ve found another author to read.

    • April 11, 2016    

      I’m so glad you stopped by, Deborah and that you’re interested in my books. Let me know what you think after you’ve read one of them.
      Teresa

  21. Cheryl Blakeman Cheryl Blakeman
    April 12, 2016    

    Enjoyed Timeless and the Highlander series!Cheryl

    • April 15, 2016    

      Thanks for letting me know, Cheryl. I LOVED writing Timeless. There are times I still get it out and read passages from it and can’t believe I wrote it. It took me two years because I was working two jobs and writing on Saturdays. And I love writing the Highland Moonlight series. I’ve lived with those characters since my first book came out. It’s wonderful to have finished the series, but there just might be another. I think I’d like to see Duncan run into a lady and get his Happy ever after.
      Teresa

  22. April 23, 2016    

    Marliss was nice enough to choose the winner of my $10.00 gift card. And because I had such a good turnout I asked her to choose two other people to win $5.00 gift cards.
    The winner of the $10.00 amazon gift card is Cheryl Blakeman.
    And Jeanie Jackson and Barbara Cassata are the winners for the $5.00 gift cards.

    Thanks, Marliss so much for having me on your blog and thanks to all the ladies who swung by to leave comments. I enjoyed being here with you.
    Teresa Reasor

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