Book Title: Blind Faith (Team Red, Book 3)
Author: T. Hammond
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: December 12, 2013
T. Hammond lives in Deer Park, WA with her goofy, neurotic, long-coat German shepherd, Dexter; he’s noble and brave, until someone turns on the microwave, then she has 100lbs of quivering dog trying to hide behind her chair or bury his head under a pillow (Little known fact: a 100lb German Shepherd CAN fit under a coffee table).
T. writes two concurrent versions of the Team Red series for both the Adult and New Adult audiences. Blind Seduction, Color Blind, and Blind Faith (release Dec 2013) are part of the Blind series – featuring adult-themed erotic romance combined with a humorous paranormal storyline. The Red series featuring Red Rover, Red Zone, and Seeing Red (Release Dec 2013) is a funny paranormal romance series with a lighter PG/New Adult type storyline. While both series contain the same character names and a lot of shared dialogue, the Red series is stripped of sexual content and language.
T feels that writing is not a calling so much as it is a compulsion. No one is more surprised than she is when characters take over the plot and dialog, and (re)direct stories in directions she had not (consciously) intended. She is fully convinced that the writer is the tool a story uses to tell its tale.
T. has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Whitworth University, and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and before becoming a writer she was a bookkeeper, technical/manual writer, Call Center Manager and the owner of a freshwater aquarium store, Guppy Tales.
What do you do when your greatest truth is proven a lie?
Picking up where Color Blind (book two) left off, Teresa is reeling as her life comes crashing down around her. Betrayal of the worst kind has left her struggling to put on a brave front, setting aside shocked confusion, for the sake of those she cares about. Her telepathic sight dog, Red, and Bastian, help to anchor her against turbulent emotions.
Teresa’s colorful and varied friends arrive to celebrate Christmas as the “family” they have become. Some know her heart is broken, while others are oblivious to its tattered state. Thoughtful gifts are in abundance, including several wonderful surprises. Even Red gets into the festivities with surprising insight (and a bit of doggy logic).
Bastian has remained steadfast in his love and loyalty to Teresa, even when she chose David over him. But David has been living a lie, throwing all Teresa thought she knew into question. Can Bas prove to Teresa that he is worthy?
This version of the Team Red series is INTENDED FOR MATURE ADULTS OVER 18. Contains graphic sexual content, and swearing, which is unfortunate as the dog repeats everything.
A Strong Woman
An accident leaves Teresa March scarred and completely blind. Encouraged by the warm support of great friends, Teresa determinedly sets about adapting to life in the dark, reclaiming her independence.
Two Men on a Siege
Best friends make the toughest adversaries. Sebastian Declan and David Preston retire after twenty years of service to their country. Teresa’s scars discourage neither man in their newest mission: winning her heart. Bastian’s battle is uphill, overcoming Teresa’s negative teenage impression. David is a virtual stranger who fell in love with Teresa through Bas’ pictures and childhood stories. Competent and unwavering, these sexy sailors will stop at nothing, including deploying military tactics, to secure Teresa for themselves.
And a Dog with Attitude
Smart, opinionated, and handsome commonly describe German Shepherds. Teresa’s service dog, Red, is all this, and then some. Red and Teresa are surprised to discover they share a bond which allows Red to speak into Teresa’s mind. Red’s adept tracking skills, and ability to deduce information, open new opportunities for the pair. More importantly, his quirky humor brightens Teresa’s dark world.
Welcome to Team Red!
You will laugh out loud (the author apologizes in advance for the strange looks you will get when you start to giggle uncontrollably), in this Humorous, Spicy, Paranormal Romance.
WARNING: This book is INTENDED FOR MATURE ADULTS OVER 18. Contains swearing, which is unfortunate, as the dog repeats everything. When you have two hot, single-minded, sailors pursuing the same woman, graphic language and sexual situations are inevitable.
Blinded and scarred in an accident a year ago, Teresa has finally found love, and a new career with the help of her companion dog, Red. Red appears to be a typical German shepherd, but he shares a mental communication link with his owner that is anything but ordinary. He’s articulate, sassy and opinionated – he’s also scary-smart, and has a talent for tracking.
Teresa and Red, have partnered with David, and Bastian, to form Team Red. This unique Team helps the local police department sift through evidence to find forensic clues that only Red’s sensitive nose, and Teresa’s ability to ask the right questions can uncover. A twist of fate brings Team Red to the attention of the Military, and the Team gets ready for their first undercover mission (we can only divulge at this point that Red looks adorable in his tux).
WARNING: This book is a Laugh-Out-Loud paranormal extra spicy romance (Yes, I’ve boldly meshed humor and sex *gasp!*). This Team Red book contains a feisty blind woman with a sassy attitude; a snarky German shepherd who stalks low flying objects (and the occasional cat); two sexy retired Navy men with a talent for tactical planning; a man-cave with secret tunnels and classified military toys; a formal invitation to a black and white ball; Marilyn Monroe; and a herd of Mustangs (okay, maybe ‘herd’ is a slight exaggeration). This book is INTENDED FOR MATURE ADULTS OVER 18. Sexual situations and adult language were used (and abused) in the making of this novel.
Blind Seduction is the story of Theresa March, a 30-year-old woman who loses her eyesight during a freak accident on Halloween. Eight months later, she has learned to cope with the loss of her vision and is given the german shepherd she named that fateful Halloween from her best friend Janey. Within minutes of receiving Red, she finds he can speak to her in her mind. A few days later, she finds out Janey’s brother, Bastian, has retired from the Navy and has come back home. This brings back the horrible memories and feelings she has harbored for years, but what she doesn’t expect is to become friends with Bastian or find love in the arms of his friend David.
There were few grammar and spelling errors and the story flowed well from beginning to end.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a healthy romance with paranormal undertones and light-hearted humor.
Overall, this was a nice read. I enjoyed the character of Red as well as Janey and Ken, the once gay assistant to Theresa. Theresa and David weren’t my favorite characters, but they grew on me the more I read. The story itself was entertaining and the relationship between Red and Theresa was sweet and often hysterical. This is my first read from Mrs. Hammond’s works and I do look forward to reading more from her. Her ability to draw the reader into the story is amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed that about Blind Seduction.
I give Blind Seduction 4 out of 5 pandas!