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If you love the Dark Protectors, these wicked hot Realm Enforcers are for you!

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Can she risk another heart break with a Texan SEAL?

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A Sinister Silent Night

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Ardent Springs: two lost hearts start over

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No matter how far we are in the future, everything connects us to our past.

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Gunfire disrupts a Christmas wedding in this 2-in-1 collection of original, connected novellas.

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Revenge never tasted so sweet

DiAnn Mills

Expect an Adventure

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November 18, 2015
DiAnn Mills | Holiday Conflict in Our Stories

October 21, 2015
DiAnn Mills | DEADLOCKED: Which Character Would Have a Parrot?

September 16, 2015
DiAnn Mills | Brainstorming Your Novel

August 21, 2015
DiAnn Mills | When Does Commitment Turn to Obsession?

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DiAnn Mills | Holiday Conflict in Our Stories
November 18, 2015
Adding a twist to a story’s setting gives it a psychological zip. Holidays are no exception. As your characters enter the season of Thanksgiving  Read More...

DiAnn Mills | DEADLOCKED: Which Character Would Have a Parrot?
October 21, 2015
Sometimes characters grab our hearts and sometimes the settings in our stories, but in writing   Read More...

DiAnn Mills | Brainstorming Your Novel
September 16, 2015
Every novelist reaches a plateau in which the perfect story idea isn’t coming together. The plot germ is there, but the theme, setting, charac  Read More...

DiAnn Mills | When Does Commitment Turn to Obsession?
August 21, 2015
A writer who is serious about embarking upon a publishing career under-stands commitment is critical for success. Adhering to a schedule and making provisions  Read More...

DiAnn Mills | Double Cross: Romantic Suspense Musical?
April 17, 2015
I write FBI romantic suspense set in Houston, Texas, but when I sat at my computer to write this blog, a bit of fun crept  Read More...

DiAnn Mills | Brainstorming Your Novel
July 9, 2014
Every novelist reaches a plateau in which the perfect story idea isn’t coming together. The plot germ is there, but the theme, setting, characters  Read More...

DiAnn Mills | FBI Houston Citizens Academy
March 5, 2013
When I received the invitation from the FBI Houston Community Outreach Coordinator to participate in their Citizens Academy, all I could think about was  Read More...

DiAnn Mills | Castle Meets Cold Case
March 28, 2012
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DiAnn Mills | Jalapeños, Scorpions, and Snakes
October 18, 2011
What do jalapeños, horses, scorpions, snakes, and a man and woman under a star-studded sky all have in common? Texas. West Texas. The  Read More...

DiAnn Mills | Happily Ever After
June 18, 2011
I can’t fathom writing a novel without weaving suspense and romance into the plot. The idea of two people falling in love while sharing  Read More...

DiAnn Mills | Historical Romance vs the Princess Stories
January 10, 2011
I have a theory about historical romance. Think about my conclusions to see if you agree. When we were little girls, we loved pretending we  Read More...

DIANN MILLS | Expect an Adventure
October 18, 2010
Writing is a tough profession. The competition in today’s publishing world makes the strongest writers think twice about their commitment to excellence. But those  Read More...

DiAnn Mills | Strong Women, Unlikely Roles
June 25, 2010
Women who accept nontraditional roles and succeed with dynamic outcomes are the heroines in my novels. These are Glock-totin‘ gals with southern charm who  Read More...

Dear Reader

Dear Reader

Deadlock is the third book in my FBI: Houston series. Special Agents Bethany Sanchez and Thatcher Graves have taken me on a thrilling adventure. I was concerned about them with so many obstacles in the way of their personal, physiological, and professional lives. But they remained true to hero and heroine status, fearless in the face of danger and never a victim.

At times I wanted to pull Bethany out of the family dynamics that stalked her every step. But I wanted to show how those we love can hurt us the deepest. She practiced unconditional love with a tough truth element. Those challenges made her stronger, and she believed it was worth the risk.

Thatcher dealt with a bad-boy reputation, and most of it was true. Although he’d chosen to change his image, how to accomplish it remained the most difficult task. Running wasn’t his style, and a claim to new morals left too many people skeptical.

How do perfectionist Bethany and a free-thinker Thatcher work together? Optimistically, each could compliment the other. Realistically, they could despise the other. Which will they choose in light of a serial murder case before one of them is killed?

I hope you enjoy Bethany’s and Thatcher’s journey in Deadlock.


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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, & 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 her website.



Call of Duty | FBI: Houston


Deadlock, October 2015
FBI: Houston #3
Double Cross, April 2015
FBI: Houston #2
Firewall, July 2014
FBI: Houston #1
The Lighthouse Brides Collection, September 2013
Trade Size
Footsteps, September 2013
e-Book (reprint)
The Farmer's Bride Collection, August 2013
The Dance Of Character And Plot, June 2013
A Texas Brides Collection, May 2013
The Survivor, March 2013
The Chase, April 2012
Crime Scene: Houston
Attracted to Fire, October 2011
Under a Desert Sky, June 2011
The Fire In Ember, January 2011
Pursuit of Justice, October 2010
Call of Duty #3
Trade Size
A Woman Called Sage, May 2010
Sworn To Protect, April 2010
Call Of Duty #2
Breach Of Trust, March 2009
Call Of Duty #1
Trade Size
Texas Legacy Omnibus, August 2008
Awaken My Heart, February 2008
When the Nile Runs Red, September 2007
Mackinac Island, April 2006


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Texas Legacy Omnibus  
The Survivor  


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