Terri Reed – Romantic Real Life, Character Interview, & Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 1

Shannon here: Romantic suspense author, Terri Reed shares insight into her real life romance and her characters’. Comment or answer the question  to enter the drawing. U.S/ Canada only. Deadline: July 11th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Terri:

Terri ReedJoint Investigation by Terri Reed

Real Life Interview:

  • Do you and your spouse have a favorite song?

We have several favorite songs that have special meaning in our lives and marriage. I’ll stick to one here –The song NEVER SURRENDER by Cory Hart. My husband and I met in college in an acting class and became friends first, however, our feelings soon deepened but we were both scared and unsure, yet we wanted to be together. The year was 1985, I had just turned 21 and Cory Hart’s song had hit #1 on the charts. This song became the mantra we adopted into our relationship. We would never surrender to fear, we would never surrender to disappointment or hurt feelings. We were committed to staying together. At our wedding, Never Surrender was our first dance song.

  • Who said, “I love you” first, you or your spouse?

My husband did. I was very surprised but also very giddy. We just celebrated our 27th anniversary and are still deeply in love.

  • Where did you and your spouse go for your honeymoon?

We went to Kaui and stayed right on the beach at Poipu Beach. We’d never been to this island. It was so beautiful, very laid back and friendly. We haven’t been back to Kaui though we’ve been to Oahu, Maui and the Big Island many times. Maybe for our thirtieth anniversary we’ll return to Kaui.

Character Interview with FBI agent Sami Bennett and RCMP inspector Drew Kelley:

  • What’s the most romantic thing your hero ever did for your heroine?

Drew believed in Sami in a way that no one else had before. Having his support made her feel cared for and special.

  • Who said, “I love you” first, your hero or your heroine?

Technically Sami said it first, though they both had hinted at their feelings but were too afraid to admit to how they felt aloud.

  • If you hero and heroine end up married, where will they go on their honeymoon?

This is a romance so of course they end up together. They honeymoon in the Caribbean with crystal blue waters, sunshine and sand where they can relax and enjoy the beginning of their life together.

Question for readers: Do you have a favorite song that has special meaning to you?


In 2011 my family trekked across Europe to visit dear friends in the Ukraine. It was a lovely visit to a lovely country that had seen so much turmoil over the years and still does today. Our friends made a tasty dessert that I couldn’t stop eating. Thankfully my friend Vika gave me the recipe and I’m passing it on to you.

Summer Fruit Treat

6 eggs
1 ½ cup of sugar
1 ½ cup of flour
assorted cut up fruit: peaches, apples, plums, strawberries, nectarines, pears

Pre-heat oven to 350. Divide egg yolk from whites. Mix yolk with sugar, add flour and mix. Whip egg whites then add to mixture. Fill the bottom of a 9×11 glass pan with the fruit then pour mixture over the fruit. Bake 30-40 mins, or until the mixture turns golden brown. Serve with ice cream or whip cream.

About Terri: Award winning multi-published 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 writing full-time. Her romance and romantic suspense novels have appeared on Publisher’s Weekly top 25, Nielsen’s Bookscan top 100 and featured in USA Today, Christian Fiction Magazine and Romantic Times Magazine.

Her books have finaled in Romance Writers of America’s RITA contest, National Reader’s Choice Award contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers The Carol Award contest. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her college-sweetheart husband. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening and traveling.

You can write to Terri at P.O. Box 19555 Portland, OR 97280 or visit her online at www.terrireed.com or email her at terrireed@sterling.net or leave comments on http://craftieladiesofromance.blogspot.com and www.loveinspiredauthors.com

About the book – Joint Investigation:


Under other circumstances, FBI agent Samantha Bennett might welcome a bit of backup—but not from an overprotective Mountie. She’s been on the trail of a serial killer for six months and no one has ever taken the case seriously…until now.

When Royal Canadian Mounted Police inspector Drew Kelley saves her life, he decides that the hunt for “Birdman” is his problem, too.

Together they begin a cross-continent chase to stop the madman before he strikes again. However, Samantha fears her growing feelings for the lawman may weaken her focus, or worse—put Drew directly in the killer’s sights…

Northern Border Patrol: Keeping the U.S.–Canadian border safe

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13 Responses to “Terri Reed – Romantic Real Life, Character Interview, & Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 1”

  • Terri Reed says:

    Thank you Shannon for having me here today!

  • Glad to have you, Terri. And the recipe sounds like something I’ll have to try.

  • bn100 says:

    no fav song

  • Marjorie Roy says:

    If it is by Elvis, I like it, especially Suspicious Minds.

  • Karen Hadley says:

    I like suspense books and am always looking for Christian authors who write this genre. Thank You!

  • Terri Reed says:

    Marjorie, I’m an Elvis fan too! As a kid I loved to watch the movies he starred and sang in. Viva Las Vegas is my favorite.

    Karen I hope you’ll check out all the Love Inspired Suspense books. I love the action of romantic suspense books.

  • Deanna S says:

    song – The Chair..
    A blind date .. He wanted to set in The Chair next to me!
    I’d enjoy reading this!
    dkstevensne AToutlookDoTCoM

  • Susieq says:

    I love the Love Inspired Suspense books, too and I also spent my honeymoon 26 years ago on Kauai! It’s such a lovely place!

    The song, “Give Thanks” spoke to me a lot when I was going through a trial in the first few years of our marriage. It pointed me back to God and reminded me to be grateful in all circumstances.

  • Terrill Rosado says:

    Lyrically, our song doesn’t have very significant meaning. It is more the nostalgia of when we were first dating – The Sign by Ace of Base. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Favorite Song… so many but I’ll go with “You’re My Inspiration” by Chicago

    I’ve read Terri’s books in the past and LOVE her!

  • The Martyr’s Song by Todd Agnew. Makes me cry every time I hear it.

  • stvannatter says:

    I have a winner! Marjorie Roy won the drawing. I appreciate Terri for being my guest and everyone else for stopping by.

  • Terri Reed says:

    Thank you Shannon. Congratulations Marjorie.
    Sorry to be absent my internet went down.

    Lots of great songs. Its so interesting to me how songs and smells both evoke emotions and memories. God truly made humans as complex creatures.

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