Protector by Tressa Messenger

Welcome to Author Tressa Messenger

Hi my name is Tressa Messenger and I am a seasoned health care professional in Polysomnography as well as an author. I have three indie books published as of right now, a paranormal romance series entitled Protector, its sequel Protect Me and a murder/mystery Too Close To Home.  I live outside of my home town in New Bern, North Carolina with my amazing husband and daughter.


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I’d like to go back.  My life has never been easy and I realize now that I’m older, that I’m the one that made it so difficult.  I could save myself a lot of heartache.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
My daughter, husband and a tent

Pet Peeves?
I have a few lol.  People interrupting when others are speaking, someone blowing their nose while I’m eating and nail biting

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Easy, they are awesome!

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I finished a drama that is so special to me and plan to release it on May 17.  It is based on my first boyfriend/first love who committed suicide.  Other than that I have a few stories in the works.  We shall see.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
I have always loved to write as a way to get my emotions out without actually speaking them out loud.  It’s great therapy.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Every time someone tells me how much they enjoyed one of my books reminds me why I do it in the first place.

If you could jump in to a book and live in that world, which would it be?
Hmm there can only be one?  I think Narnia would be pretty awesome.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
The only book I read as a child (and it was for class) was, Are You There God it’s me Margaret, by Judy Blum.  I didn’t read another one until my 20’s and it was A Walk to Remember, by Nicholas Sparks.

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
The whole Evanescence album Fallen.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
The whole collection of Writing Essentials by Writers Digest is a must read.  Write for yourself and no one else.

If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why?
Oddly enough, the 20’s on up to the 50’s.  I love the fashion of the 20’s.  I could totally rock it.  I wish I lived in a time where people still believed in morals, when couples would court then go steady.  It was so cute.  I’m glad I didn’t live then though because I would totally be one of those ladies who stirred up trouble to gain women’s rights.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Italy.  I love everything Italian.  I always said that the stork messed up and delivered me to the wrong family.  I stand by that.

What is your favorite Quote?
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.~Marilyn Monroe


When Anna-Marie’s boyfriend, Dylan, dies under mysterious circumstances it drives her into a deep depression. She desperately clings to his memories for solace.
After reports come out of a second mysterious death, Anna-Marie climbs her way out of despair as she throws herself into a search for the assailant, who is callously tearing so many lives apart. During Anna-Marie’s search, she has a chance encounter with a mysterious man who flips her world upside down once again. Alessandro Pierre appears just as normal as the next guy, but he is far from it.
The further Anna-Marie digs into a world she isn’t quite prepared for; she gets caught up in a deadly game from her worst nightmares and eventually learns that it is her own world as well.

Giveaway Details
1 ebook of Protector
Ends 2/26/13

a Rafflecopter giveaway