Introducing the Reed Family Novellas – A Crime Fighting Family

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted to Black Christian Reads. I want to thank the readers who have taken a chance on reading the mystery and suspense books I write under the Christian Fiction genre.

Today, I want to introduce you to the Reed Family. They’re known as a crime fighting family because many members of the family have professions that has them on the path of catching or exposing criminals. The Reeds include five siblings who are constantly tested in their daily work as well as their personal relationships. As with many of my novels, I like to explore how they each embrace their faith as they fight to put away criminals. So, let’s meet the family!

Meet the Parents

Former Police Chief Justice Reed has long since retired from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, but his children are taking his legacy beyond where he could have ever imagined. Him and his wife, Vanessa Reed, are proud parents and trying to enjoy life after years in law enforcement with Justice being forced to retire due to a shake-up in the police department.

Justice and Vanessa have had some difficult years which includes Justice’s affair early on in the marriage.  I have been asked if one day I will pursue their story.  A brewing idea is to go back one day to write a prequel to this series. We shall see!

Meet the Daughters

Assistant District Attorney Asia Reed is relentless about not losing a case. But she’s fighting a losing battle in the faith department. Now approaching forty, never married and with no children, a growing sense of unease has made her weary about her career and life.

When a former boyfriend and prominent defense attorney is gunned down in his office, Asia is jolted into action, determined to find out who’s responsible. Only hours before his death, Adam Locklear insists they meet about information she needs to know. Did Locklear’s death have anything to do with what he wanted share?

Detective Isaac Coleman seems to think so. Asia is determined to find out! Read more about Asia’ story in Relentless Heart (Book 3) – .

In the past year Detective Josephine “Jo” Reed-Powell brought down one of the most notorious serial killers in a decade in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County. When Jo arrives at a new crime scene, something seems very familiar to her. She immediately thinks she may be dealing with a copycat killer. Or is she?

How can she keep her mind on finding a killer when her life is falling apart?  Jo is struggling with her shattered marriage knowing her husband, Bryan Powell, has had an affair.  As Jo questions the twists and turns of her murder investigations, can she let God mend her broken heart?  Read more about Jo’s story in Broken Heart (Book 1) –

Forensic artist Toni Reed loves when her work helps the police catch criminals. Tasked with helping a traumatized woman identify her attacker, Toni is troubled when she sketches a face that resembles a man from her past. Is it the same man who brutally attacked her two years ago?

Despite longtime family friend Detective Cam Noble’s insistence that she not interfere with the case, Toni becomes obsessed with seeking justice. Will she let God lead her to come to terms with her past? Read more about Toni’s story in Troubled Heart (Book 2) –

Meet the Sons

I hope to pursue the two sons’ stories in 2018. Here is a brief introduction to their stories… currently works in progress. I already have book covers created and will plan to post those in a future blog post.

Cori Reed is Toni’s twin and the youngest brother, but that doesn’t stop him from solving cases with science as a crime scene investigator. When Cori is called to a crime scene and sees that his girlfriend is a suspect, he does all he can to find evidence to prove her innocence. Cori knows science doesn’t lie, but can he make the right decision despite what his heart says? Look for Cori’s story in the future in Gentle Heart (Book 4).

Jackson “Jax” Reed grew up separate from his siblings since he was birthed from an affair while Asia and Jo were both young. Jax and Jo are only a few months apart in age. He has an interesting place in the Reed family that often bring a lot tension. He has exchanged his years as a crime reporter for a life of a true crime author. Little does he know one of his books will attract a dangerous minded person. In the future, be on the lookout for Wounded Heart (Book 5), the last of the Reed Family Series.

About the Author

Tyora Moody is the author of Soul-Searching Suspense books which include the Reed Family Novellas, Eugeena Patterson Mysteries, Serena Manchester Series, and the Victory Gospel Series. She is also the author of the nonfiction book, The Literary Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, and the compilation editor for the Stepping Into Victory Compilations under her company, Tymm Publishing LLC.

As a literary-focused entrepreneur, she has assisted countless authors with developing an online presence via her design and marketing company, Tywebbin Creations LLC. Popular services include virtual event planning, book covers and book trailers.

To contact Tyora about book club discussions or for book marketing workshops, visit her online at

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