Welcome to Teresa Reasor!
Can you tell us why you write military romance?
I write military romance because I’ve always been in awe of military men. My family has a long history of military service. My grandfather, aunt, uncles, and my dad. These were the men and women I was around during my formative years. They were disciplined, driven, and willing to sacrifice their lives for their country.
Parris Island is one of my favorite places on the planet. I’d go back there in a heartbeat. I loved the sing song chant as the guys march around the base and around the parade grounds, seeing the guys strutting (and they do strut) around in their uniforms, knowing they’re there to stand between us and any threat. I’m grateful for them. Believe in them.
And the romance part of what I write comes from the look on my dad’s face when he looked at my mother. They survived separations of wars and training ops—and the many weeks he was gone touring with the Marine Corps rifle team. But I could watch my dad looking at her and I knew he was crazy about her. When he was in the hospital dying, I think he was more worried about her than he was himself.
I try to put into words in my books what I saw between them. I want my characters to experience that deep, passionate, unconditional love. Everyone should experience it some time in their life. And it doesn’t hurt if they have a few conflicts along the way. That’s the spice of life.
I write hot, driven, focused guys, showing the same determination pursuing the lady of their choice and that lady making it as hard for them as possible. Which leads to some funny, sensual, sexy moments. Because putting humor into a situation often fraught with serious situations is a must and the rest does too.
And I strive to write about the sacrifice and struggles that go along with a calling to serve our country. And how my characters deal with all that—and more.
Why do I write Military romance? I love what I do. Really love it. And I can’t imagine doing anything else.
When lone wolf, Navy SEAL Harold “Flash” Carney agrees to act as an undercover operative for the FBI in an international smuggling sting, he revisits a past he hoped to leave behind forever. During the sting his handler is killed. Neck deep in a double cross and cut off from his team, Flash goes on the run with only his training to keep him alive.
Samantha Cross is desperate to leave her past as a battered wife behind, but her ex-husband is attempting to gain custody of their daughter, Joy, to keep them in his life. When her ex turns stalker, Sam is determined to do whatever it takes to protect her daughter and break his hold over them for good.
Despite their mutual wariness, Samantha and Flash are drawn to each other. But trust comes hard. When the walls both have erected start to crumble, trouble surfaces from all fronts, and Flash has no choice but to break away from the ingrained habits of a lifetime to save the one thing he’s always wanted and thought he’d never have—a family.
Will troubled pasts destroy their love?
I was born in Southeastern Kentucky, but grew up a Marine Corps brat. The love of reading was instilled in me when I first learned to read in Kindergarten at Parris Island, South Carolina. Books were the friends who traveled with me during the many transfers my father's military career entailed.
When I grew older, it was a natural transition for the love of reading to become a love for writing. Though I've been an art teacher and an artist for over twenty years, writing has always been my first love and my passion. And I know that will be true for the rest of my life.
Teresa Reasor is the author of Breaking Free (Book 1 of the SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers), Breaking Through (Book 2 of the SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers) and Breaking Away (Book 3 of the SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers.
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