Wednesday, October 14, 2015

DEADLOCK - DiAnn Mills - One Free Book

Bio: 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; the 2015 president of the Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope, and Love chapter; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. 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 .

Dear Readers, I’ve known DiAnn since the beginning of American Christian Romance Writers which later became American Christian Fiction writers. I’ve always loved reading her books. Deadlock is another in a long line of wonderful romantic suspense novels that I’ve loved.

Welcome, DiAnn. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
I believe in Christian fiction to show readers a Christian worldview through a non-threatening environment. As a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and writer, my days are filled creating story and serving God. My husband and I live in Houston, Texas.
                                                                                                                                              How did you become interested in writing?         
I can’t remember when I didn’t think about writing. Before I could hold a pencil, I created story. After I could hold a pencil, I wrote story. The power of the written word intrigued me as much then as now—the sound of words, the look of them on the written page, the way words are used to move, entertain, and inspire the reader.              

What compelled you to write a book on this subject?
The romantic suspense novel Deadlock tackles how high-profile FBI agents work through a murder case while dealing with the uncomfortable issues of family dynamics.                                                                                                                                                  What is the main theme or point that you want readers to understand from reading your book? Are there any other themes present in the book? 
We live in a dangerous and unpredictable world. God gifts those in law enforcement to stop and prevent crime. He is sovereign.

Other themes are forgiveness and trust.                                                                                                       
 Are there some specific lessons you hope readers will learn and apply to their lives after reading your book?
God is bigger than our problems - whether that be career, spiritual, or personal. In Deadlock, not only did professional problems attack my hero and heroine, but family issues.
What makes your book different than any other books similar to yours that are in circulation today?
My heroine steps into the violent crime division of the FBI and meets her new partner, the same man who’d sent her brother to jail. While the two agents work to build a trusting relationship, the two are opposite personalities: she operates by the book, and he is a free thinker. The two together will either be unstoppable or destroy each other. And they might find love in the process.        
How does the book intertwine with God’s call on your life and how you are currently serving Him?
I write about my heavenly Father in obedience to His call on my life. Fiction is how Jesus taught life principles, and I believe in its power to bring truth to readers. Another passion is teaching writers the craft, watching them grow, and fulfilling their dreams.                                                                                                                                                                    Do you have a favorite Scripture verse? 
Jeremiah 29:9
If I say, “I will not mention him,
    or speak any more in his name,”
there is in my heart as it were a burning fire
    shut up in my bones,
and I am weary with holding it in,
    and I cannot.

A very powerful scripture for writers or any Christian. When you are not writing, what do you like to do? Do you have any hobbies?          
When I’m not writing I’m busy with grandchildren, reading, cooking, and lately learning how to roast my own coffee beans.
                                                                                                                                               Grandchildren, and even great grandchildren, are the spice of life as we grow older. As we close, is there anything else you would like to add?
I love to hear from readers! Contact me via my website For those who enjoy a weekly blog, I encourage readers to sign up for my newsletter/blog on my website.

May you be blessed and know God’s redeeming love. He has a plan for your life. Let Him show you how to find peace.

Tell us about the book.
Two murders have rocked the city of Houston. Are they the work of a serial killer, or is a copycat trying to get away with murder?

That is the question facing Special Agent Bethany Sanchez, who is eager for her new assignment in violent crimes but anxious about meeting her new partner. Special Agent Thatcher Graves once arrested her brother, and he has a reputation for being a maverick. Plus, their investigative styles couldn’t be more opposite: he operates on instinct, while she goes by the book.

When hot leads soon fizzle out, their differences threaten to leave them deadlocked. But an attempt on their lives turns up the heat and brings them closer together, and a third victim might yield the clue that will help them zero in on a killer. This could be the case of their careers . . . if they can survive long enough to solve it.

Where can my readers find you on the Internet?

Thank you, DiAnn, for sharing this new book with us.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Deadlock -
Deadlock (FBI: Houston) - Amazon
Deadlock (FBI: Houston Book 3) - Kindle

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Connie said...

Wow! DiAnn shares a powerful witness in this interview and she teaches her readers through her written words.
Connie from KY
cps1950 (at) gmail(dot) com

Linda Kish said...

Sounds good. Count me in, please.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

DiAnn said...

Thanks Connie and Linda for posting. I'm serious about fiction and the role it plays in culture.

Anonymous said...

I'm entering this giveaway for my sister. She's huge on this kinda book (crime-solving/suspense/mystery) and I know she'd love to read this!
J.C. -Indiana-

Anonymous said...

Hello Lena and DiAnn.I am a next town neighbor to DiAnn. I live in Pasadena, TX. There are lots of authors around here, but I've never see where they were having a book signing. Enjoyed the interview. I would love to win her book. Thanks for a chance. Maxie (TX.) > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

Anonymous said...

Hello Lena and DiAnn.I am a next town neighbor to DiAnn. I live in Pasadena, TX. There are lots of authors around here, but I've never see where they were having a book signing. Enjoyed the interview. I would love to win her book. Thanks for a chance. Maxie (TX.) > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

Melanie Backus said...

Please count me in on this one. It sounds great!

Melanie Backus, TX

Mary Preston said...

A lovely interview thank you.

Mary P


trosado said...

I am intrigued by the whole idea of DiAnn's book. This whole series is riveting.

Terrill - WA

Loraine Nunley said...

Oh, I am so excited about this book! I love DiAnn. She is such a wonderful lady and a great writer. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

Loraine in TX

Beth Gillihan said...

Sounds like a can't put down book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Beth in Montana

Kim Amundsen said...

Sounds like a good read. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom. North Platte Nebraska.

Library Lady said...

We have DiAnn's books in the Church Library. Her newest book will be a wonderful addition to our collection.
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
Janet E.

Abigail Richmond said...

Looks awesome!!! Please enter me.
Blanch, NC

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway. I love your books and can't wait to read this one!!
Conway, SC.

Edward Arrington said...

The book sounds very interesting. I'm looking forward to reading it.
Edward A in VA

Trixi said...

I love the premise of this new book by DiAnn! She's one of my favorite suspense authors so I know I'd enjoy "Deadlock", thank you for the chance to win it!

And DiAnn, if you ever market your coffee beans, look me up....I'd be quite interested in purchasing some :-) My husband and sis-in-law got me hooked on grinding my own coffee years ago when they purchased a coffee grinder and a couple of pounds of specialty beans. Nothing better then fresh ground, in my humble opinion!! :-)

Trixi in OR

Brenda Arrington said...

I enjoy DiAnn's books. Thanks for the giveaway. Enjoyed the interview.
Brenda in VA

DiAnn said...

I appreciate your comments!

Trixi, I will be shouting my "Adventure" coffee from the rooftops when I get it perfected. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anne Payne said...

Always love a DiAnn Mills book!
Anne ~ Chesapeake Bay, VA

rubynreba said...

I always enjoy DiAnn's books and this sounds like another good one!
Beth from IA

Pam Graber said...

I've read the first two in this series and am looking forward to this newest installment! Love DiAnn Mills.
Pam in Ohio

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Merry said...

Deadlock sounds terrific, I DiAnn's exciting books!
Merry in MN

Merry said...

Opps, I meant to say, I love DiAnn's exciting books!

Melissa M. said...

Sounds exciting! Thanks for the giveaway.

-Melissa M. in TN

Melissa Oldaker said...

Sounds like a great read. Thanks!

Melissa O in NC