Terri Molina is the author of Body & Soul, a romantic suspense with a psychic heroine and a hero who is a Texas lawman from the state Criminal Investigation Division.
Throw in ritual killings, black magic, and a drug cartel, and you have a romantic suspense perfect for your weekend's reading entertainment too. Grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and join me in welcoming Terri Molina to SlingWords.
More About Terri Molina
Terri Molina, an award winning Tex-Mex romance author, is the wife of a Ret. USCG petty officer. Terri is also also a co-dependent mother to four grown children and a doting grandmother to one adorable little girl.
Terri began her writing career at age 40 while a stay-at-home mom raising her children after her husband, (who she lovingly refers to as “the sidekick”), retired from the U. S. Coast Guard and stopped moving them around every two years.
Her stories are set in her home state of Texas and blend the flavor of the southwest with her Mexican heritage.
After twenty-five years of living a nomad life, she has finally settled back in Texas with the sidekick where she finds inspiration around every corner.
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Body & Soul by Terri Molina
Spiritualist Sylvia Chavez is well-known in the Rio Grande valley as a gifted clairvoyant who has been helping the families in her community since she was a child.
When she learns one of her clients is the latest victim in a series of ritual killings, she inserts herself into the investigation with the man who broke her heart ten years earlier. But what Sylvia doesn’t tell him is that the killer is much more dangerous than he knows, and he wants revenge on her family.
Agent Steven Gonzales with the Texas department of public safety’s criminal investigations division believes the murders are connected to a south Texas drug lord rumored to be involved in black magic sacrifices.
Although Steven doesn’t believe in the hocus-pocus, he allows Sylvia to consult on the case, as long as she keeps her theories of witches and black magic to herself.
Sylvia accepts she will always love Steven, but she won’t risk giving him her heart if he has no faith in her. But when the spirits abandon her and all signs point toward death, can she put the past behind her and help him find the killer before it’s too late?
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Q1. When did you write Body & Soul?
Terri: I began this novel several years ago, but I could never really figure out who the characters were and what they wanted. Then…see the answer below.
Q2. What was the spark that gave you the story idea?
Although a stand-alone in its own right, Body & Soul is actually a follow up to my novel Dark Obsession.
(Dark Obsession is a Kindle Unlimited free read. A chance encounter seals the fate of a reclusive farmer and a mysterious woman who's fleeing from a man who will stop at nothing to control her—including murder.)
Dark Obsession, many readers kept asking about the characters and if Sylvia would get her own story.
I wasn’t sure I had a story for Sylvia. But then I realized, Sylvia was a pretty fun and fascinating character and she would make a great lead in a story. And, since I had already started Body & Soul, I decided to "give" it to Sylvia.
Q3. Why do readers buy Body & Soul?
My novels are set in south Texas, away from the big cities and in small rural areas where everyone knows everyone, and there’s a sense of community.
My characters are connected to home and family and always find strength in each other. I think that’s the draw for a lot of readers. To know you can always go home.
Add Body & Soul to your home library. You'll be glad you did.