|Author Terri Reed|
Today I'm welcoming author Terri Reed. Terri is here as part of the tour for her new release "The Innocent Witness".
Terri will be giving away a $25 Visa gift card to one lucky commenter over the course of this tour. So if you haven't commented yet, start now and follow the remainder of the tour and up your chances of winning! I'll post the remaining tour sites and dates at the bottom of this post. But now on to Terri.
"Thank you for hosting me on my Virtual Book Tour," Author Terri Reed.
"Happy to have you here Terri. It's always fun to showcase an author and a new great read and "The Innocent Witness" looks like it will deliver just that." Ryshia
Let's start things off with Terri's answer to this teaser - the only requirement I threw in was that her answer must be about a trip, of course, that trip could be as mundane as a trip to the local grocer.
Here's what Terri had to say in regards to:
Life Hasn't Been Quite the Same Since...
I was eighteen. The summer after high school I went to live in Italy for three months as an exchange student. I stayed with a lovely family in the town of Fabriano, in the province of Ancona, located in the Marche region of central Italy. The town is famous for the art of paper production. Of course at the time I had no idea what that meant. Now, I realize the specialness of the town and the history of the area.
That summer was the first time I was away from home by myself without friends or family. I remember stepping off the train in Fabriano and feeling utterly alone. It was the strangest sensation and one I will never forget. The beauty of the town and the countryside overwhelmed me. It was nothing like the west coast of California where I was raised. The Italian family I lived with welcomed me with open arms and I quickly felt comfortable as I acclimated to my new surroundings.
There was a daughter my age who spoke English and she taught me enough Italian to get by. She and I and a couple of her friends took off and toured the country. It was a summer of fun and adventure as we explored Italy from the Adriatic Coast to Venice to Florence. It was exciting and scary all at once. And it started in me a love of travel that has never ceased.
Blurb for The Innocent Witness:
Faith sustained Vivian Grant through her horrible childhood and loveless marriage, but how much more can she take? Her husband has been killed. Her autistic son is the only witness. And someone is twisting the evidence to place the blame on her. Viv has no one to trust--and danger is closing in.
A failed protection detail cost former Secret Service agent Anthony Carlucci his job--and his self-confidence. He's not going to fail anyone under his care again. Anthony will risk anything to keep Viv and her son safe...including his heart.
Excerpt from the Innocent Witness:
He had broad shoulders and a trim waist. His black slacks hung just right over his polished black dress shoes. He looked like he'd stepped out of an advertisement from the pages of a GQ magazine or was the poster boy for the federal government. Like Will Smith and Lee Jones in Men in Black. The two agents who'd taken her for a ride last night had nothing on this guy.
Viv narrowed her gaze as suspicion and wariness infiltrated her mind. She didn't trust anyone right now. "Dad, you called the feds? After what they did?"
"What? Oh, no, no. Not to worry, my girl. You'll be in good hands. Carlucci's no longer with the government."
Carlucci arched a raven-colored eyebrow ever so slightly. He held out his hand. "Anthony Carlucci. I'm with Trent Associates. your father has apprised us of the situation."
Her gaze flickered to his outstretched hand then back to his face.
"The situation being that I found my husband murdered and then fake FBI agents drove me to a secluded place where they were going to do...who knew what?"
"Exactly," her father said. "Trent Associates specialized in personal security. Mr. Carlucci has intimate knowledge of Washington politics and law enforcement."
"Really." She couldn't keep her doubts out of her tone. Just how was this going to play out?
About Terri Reed:
Award winning, multipublished author Terri Reed discovered the wonderful world of fiction at an early age and declared she would one day write a book. Now she is fulfilling that dream and enjoys writing for Love Inspired. 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 tennis.
You can write to Terri at P.O. Box 19555 Portland, OR 97280 or visit her online at www.loveinspired authors.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave comments on http://ladiesofsuspense.blogspot.com or http://craftieladiesofromance.blogspot.com.
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