Novel Spotlight: Deadly Encounter

Novel Spotlight: Deadly Encounter

Deadly Encounter is the first book in the FBI Task Force series and the latest romantic suspense novel from DiAnn Mills, the bestselling author of Firewall, Double Cross, and DeadlockFirewall was a 2015 Christy Award finalist and 2014 winner of a Genre Fiction award from Library Journal.

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The following is an interview with DiAnn Mills, the author of Deadly Encounter, with a bonus giveaway at the end of the interview.

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Be in to win a copy of

Deadly Encounter

by DiAnn Mills

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THREE copies to be won

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Contest open to entrants WORLDWIDE.
Contest runs 16 August – 8 September 2016 EST

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What can you tell us about the setting of this novel?

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Bridget Regan as Stacy Broussard

My hometown, Houston, Texas. Houston is the fourth largest city in the nation, and it’s the most diversified of all the cities. My city is a character in the story, often an antagonist that works against the hero and heroine while the villain uses the city to his advantage.

Who are the main characters, and what is at stake for them in this story?

Stacy Broussard is a veterinarian and a volunteer for Houston’s Airport Rangers. While riding the perimeter of the airport on horseback, she finds a dead body, a motorcycle, a drone capable of downing an aircraft, and a wounded dog. A list of incidents follow that puts her life in danger, but why?

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Ryan Reynolds as Alex LeBlanc

FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc believes the crime scene is terrorism. While investigating the crime and Stacy, he uncovers a string of supposedly unconnected crimes that pulls in a health emergency. Who is behind the crimes and can that person be stopped before anyone else is killed?

Which of the characters surprised you the most in this story, and how so?

 Stacy has a lot of baggage from her childhood. Her sister died from a serious disease. Stacy thought she was over the tragedy, but life’s present circumstances indicate she has much to work through.

How did the writing of this story impact you as a person or as an author?

DEBANNER-220Our pasts are all dysfunctional in some way. We grow up telling ourselves we are mature and over childhood trauma. But only when we seek God’s love and forgiveness are we truly healed.

Why is this story important to you?

I wanted to show how a woman who thought she had her life planned, including the adoption of a twelve-year- old boy, could be interrupted and impacted by a horrible set of crimes. God always helps us survive with a few surprising blesses.

What would you like your readers to take away from this story?

Our lives are in God’s hands. He purposes our every breath, and He allows happenings for us to grow closer to Him.

 

Deadly Encounter

(FBI Task Force #1)

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  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • August 2016
  • ISBN: 9781496410979

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Airport Ranger volunteer Stacy Broussard expected a peaceful Saturday morning ride around the perimeter of Houston’s airport. What she encounters instead is a brutal homicide and a baffling mystery. Next to the body is an injured dog, the dead man’s motorcycle, and a drone armed with a laser capable of taking down a 747.

Though FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc sees a clear-cut case of terrorism, his past has taught him to be suspicious of everyone, even witnesses. Even bleeding-heart veterinarians like Stacy. But when her gruesome discovery is only the first in a string of incidences that throw her life into a tailspin, Alex begins to wonder if Stacy was targeted. As a health emergency endangers Stacy’s community, and the task force pulls in leads from all directions, Alex and Stacy must work together to prevent another deadly encounter.

 

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, and International Thriller 
Writers. She is co-director of The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference and 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 www.diannmills.com.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

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Be in to win a copy of

Deadly Encounter

by DiAnn Mills

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THREE copies to be won

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Contest open to entrants WORLDWIDE.
Contest runs 16 August – 8 September 2016 EST

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How to Enter:

Simply leave a blog comment about the book, fill out the contest form, and you’re done. Both steps need to be fully completed to be eligible. :-)

  • Log in at the top right of the blog
  • Scroll to the bottom to leave your comment
  • Complete the CONTEST FORM then return to this page

Winning entries drawn will have their entry options validated before being accepted.
If incomplete another entry will be drawn.

Contest entries close Thursday September 8 EST.

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