Trial By Fire

(An FBI Task Force Novella)

Book Cover: Trial By Fire
Part of the FBI Task Force series:
Pages: 88

A new standalone novella from one of the top names in romantic suspense. Includes a preview of the first book in DiAnn’s explosive new FBI Task Force series!

Special Agent Savannah Barrett and her partner, SA Paul Winston, have been investigating a puzzling string of church arsons when she receives devastating news: her estranged son has been killed in a car accident, leaving Savannah sole custody of three young grandchildren she didn’t know existed. As she and Paul investigate new fires, trying to establish an M.O. and a suspect list, Savannah is thrown back into parenting while trying to handle her own heartbreak. Paul becomes her biggest support—on and off the job—kindling the fire between them.

But when the case takes a personal turn and Savannah’s grandkids are threatened, she and Paul must put everything on hold to stop this arsonist’s reign of fire.

Reviews:Hannah on Goodreads wrote:

I especially enjoyed having an older hero and heroine in this short story. Also, it is well-written, with a fully-formed story in a few pages. I enjoyed the mystery of the arsonist and the chase to catch them. And it was both heart wrenching and heartwarming to read of the death of Savannah's son and her efforts to bring her three grandchildren into her life and help them adjust.

About the Author

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. 

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian Fiction category for Firewall.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association; International Thriller Writers, and the Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of Romance Writers of America.

She is co-director of The Author Roadmap with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.

DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at


2016 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Novella Daughters of the Wind from The Oregon Trail Romance Collection
 2015 Family Fiction Top 15 Novels – Deadlock
 2015 Christy Award Finalist – Firewall
 2015 CRW’s Award of Excellence Winner – Firewall
 2015 Orange County Book Buyers Best Winner – Firewall
 2015 Golden Quill Award Winner – Firewall
 2015 Golden Scroll Fiction Gold Merit Award Recipient – Firewall
 2015 Holt Medallion Award of Merit Recipient – Firewall
 2015 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Finalist – Firewall
 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist – Firewall
 2014 Family Fiction Top 10 Novels – Firewall
 2014 Library Journal Best Book Genre Fiction – Firewall
 2014 Award of Excellence Finalist – The Survivor
 2014 Golden Quill Award Finalist – The Survivor
 2014 Inspirational Reader’s Choice 2nd Place Winner – The Survivor
 2014 Inspirational Reader’s Choice 2nd Place Winner – Novella Phantom of My Heart from The Lighthouse Brides Collection
 2013 Golden Quill Award Finalist – The Chase
 2012 Golden Quill Award Winner – Attracted to Fire
 2012 Booksellers’ Best Award Finalist – Attracted to Fire
 2012 Golden Scroll Novel of the Year Finalist – Attracted to Fire
 2012 Award of Excellence Finalist – Attracted to Fire
 2011 Christy Award Winner – Sworn to Protect
 2011 Carol Award Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
 2011 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
 2011 Golden Quill Award Finalist – A Woman Called Sage
 2011 Award of Excellence Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
 2010 Christy Award Winner – Breach of Trust
 2010 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Breach of Trust
 2010 RITA Finalist – Breach of Trust
 2010 Carol Award Finalist –  Breach of Trust
 2008 Christy Award Finalist – Lightning and Lace
 2005 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Footsteps
 2005 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Novella At the End of the Bayou from Hidden Motives

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