Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Attracted to Fire Will Draw You In!

Attracted to Fire
DiAnn Mills
ISBN: 978-1414348643
September, 2011/416 pages/$12.99

Special Agent Meghan Connors’ dream of one day protecting the president of the United States is about to come true. Only one assignment stands in her way. After the vice president’s rebellious daughter is threatened, Meghan is assigned to her protective detail on a secluded ranch in West Texas. Unfortunately, working with Special Agent in Charge Ash Zinders may be as tough as controlling her charge. Ash has a reputation for being critical and exacting, and he’s also after the same promotion as Meghan. But when the threats escalate and security on the ranch is breached, it becomes clear this isn’t the work of a single suspect—it’s part of a sophisticated plan that reaches deeper and higher than anyone imagined. And only Ash and Meghan can put the pieces together before it’s too late.

Award-winning author DiAnn Mills is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels. DiAnn's first book was published in 1998. She currently has more than fifty books in print, which have sold more than a million and a half copies.

Seven of her books have appeared on the CBA best-seller list. Six of her books have either won or placed in American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year contest, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader's Choice award for 2005 and 2007. DiAnn won a Christy Award in 2010 for Breach of Trust, the first book in her Call of Duty series, as well as a Christy Award in 2011 for Sworn to Protect, book two in the same series..

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of Inspirational Writers Alive; Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope and Love chapter; and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is also the Craftsman mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. Visit her website at www.diannmills.com.

I chuckled at the timing when this book arrived in the mail because it was the week of Labor Day, when Texas was experiencing so many wildfires. I was not feeling very Attracted to Fire! But I knew I would love the book and wow! DiAnn Mills once again demonstrates her brilliance as an author by crafting a plot and details that absolutely keep me glued to the pages. This is a fascinating look at the Secret Service and the dedication of the men and women who protect our nation's leaders. As DiAnn mentioned in the interview I posted yesterday, the members of the Secret Service perform their duties without regard to their personal feelings about the protectee's behavior and personality. Exhibit A is their current assignment: the bratty troubled Vice President's daughter. DiAnn does a masterful job of developing a complex cast of characters and then slowly ratcheting up the suspense until you aren't sure who are the "good guys" and who has turned. A bit of romantic tension adds to the adrenaline in this captivating novel. Definitely a must-read!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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