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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sworn to Protect: Expect an Adventure!

I will admit upfront that I am a diehard fan of author DiAnn Mills. This award-winning, best-selling author never ceases to amaze me with her exciting stories of contemporary suspense and historical romance. Her latest suspense book, Sworn to Protect, Book Two in her Call to Duty Series, is no exception. This story, taken right from the pages of today’s newspaper headlines and television reports, will have you on the edge of your seat, on a rollercoaster ride you won’t forget. Rather than retell the story, I’ll give you the back cover copy here:

Border Patrol Agent Danika Morales has sworn to protect the southern borders of our nation, but that oath has cost her. Two years ago, her husband, Toby, was killed trying to help the very immigrants Danika was responsible for sending back to Mexico. His murder was never solved. But now, a recent string of attacks and arrests leads her to believe that someone in McAllen is profiting from sneaking undocumented immigrants into the country . . . and it may somehow be tied to Toby’s death.

DiAnn believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” She is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels. She launched her career in 1998 with the publication of her first book. Currently she has fifty books in print and has sold 1.5 million copies. Six of her titles have appeared on the CBA Bestseller List. Three of her books have won the distinction of Best Historical of the Year by Heartsong Presents. Five of her books have won placements through American Christian Fiction Writer’s Book of the Year Awards 2003 – 2008, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005 and 2007. She was a Christy Awards finalist in 2008. DiAnn’s website is

Sworn to Protect will be released by Tyndale House Publishers on April 1, 2010. ISBN: 9781414320519
If you would like to be entered into a drawing to win a copy of Sworn to Protect, leave a comment below. This drawing is limited to residents of the United States and Canada and is void where such drawings are prohibited. It is the responsibility of entrants to know the laws of their own state or province. The drawing will be held on March 6, 2010. We must have ten entries, or this drawing will not take place. So tell your friends! AND BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOUR NAME IS DRAWN!!!

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Saturday, February 28, 2009



This month, I’m delighted to feature a great writer and awesome lady, DiAnn Mills, whose latest release is an exciting suspense novel entitled Breach of Trust from Tyndale House. I’ve read this book and highly recommend it to suspense lovers and anyone who loves action, adventure, and, um, dare I say? Romance.

DiAnn is an exceptional writer who has sold over 1.5 million books in her eleven year writing career. Her books have won numerous awards, and she is a popular speaker at writers’ conferences around the US. Not only does DiAnn challenge her readers to “Expect an Adventure,” but she also gives back to the writing community by mentoring new and wannabe writers through Jerry Jenkins’ Christian Writer’s Guild. A member of several prestigious writers’ organizations such as American Christian Fiction Writers (a founding member) and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, DiAnn lives in sunny Houston, Texas. She and her husband have four adult sons and are active members of Metropolitan Baptist Church.

Q. DiAnn, tell us about your latest book, Breach of Trust.
A. Paige Rogers is a former CIA agent who lost all she treasured seven years ago when her entire team was killed in a covert mission. She blames their leader—Daniel Keary—whom Paige believes betrayed them. Disillusioned and afraid for her life, she disappeared and started a new life as a small-town librarian. But when Keary announces his candidacy for governor of her state, he comes after Paige to ensure that she won’t ruin his bid for office. He threatens everything she holds dear, and Paige must choose between the life of hiding that has become her refuge . . . or risking everything in one last, desperate attempt to right old wrongs.

Q. What gave you the inspiration for this story?
A. While driving through rural Oklahoma, my "what-if" writer's mode kicked in. What if a CIA agent was forced to change identities and hide out in rural Oklahoma? What would she do? How would she change her looks? And more importantly, what would bring her out of hiding? I wanted my heroine to have found God among good people who showed her what following Jesus was all about. And I wanted her commitment to her new-found faith to guide her in all of the decisions she faced in bringing a corrupt politician to justice.

Q. What themes exist in Breach of Trust that you hope the reader sees? Are there any themes that weren't overt but developed as the story progressed?
A. All Christians are called to a purpose, a divine calling that others may not understand. The issue of trust is difficult topic for anyone who has ever been betrayed.

Q. What advice or tips do you have for writers who are just getting started?
A. Read the books in the genre you want to write. Read the how-to books.
Attend conferences and get to know other writers, editors, and agents. You are a professional. Write every day. Pray for wisdom and guidance. Give God the glory.

Q. When is your next book coming out and what is the story?
A. Breach of Security is my next book in the Call of Duty series. Danika Morales is a Border Patrol Agent in McAllen, Texas. For two years she's looked for the murderer of her husband. What she discovers is a plot to destroy everything she believes in.

Thank you, DiAnn!

If you want to know more about DiAnn’s books and ministries, visit her Web site at . Look for Breach of Trust in your local bookstore. Tyndale House, ISBN: 1-4143-2047-2.

Enter our drawing for a free, autographed copy of Breach of Trust by leaving a comment AND your email address. (I have no way to contact you if you don’t!)

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