by J . Willett
ROMANCE – emotionally optimistic ending
OBSERVE – examine the evidence
MEN – Heroes
ANTICIPATION – the thrill of the hunt
NOTICE – look for connections and clues
THRILL – a roller coaster of adventure
INTEREST – a romance that connects
COPS – law enforcement on the move
SINFUL – a villainous escapade
URBAN – location, location, location
SASSY – romance on the run
PARANORMAL – mystical things
EXHILARATION – take a breath
NIGHT – when all goes wrong
SUPENSEFUL – hang on to your seat
EXCITEMENT – the race to the end
Do I have your attention? Romantic suspense is a genre full of all of that and more. What’s not to love about a story that carries you away from everyday life into a world of excitement, murder, mystery and suspense? It provides a glimpse into fields of study and areas of expertise, teaching every reader along the way. From psychology, criminals, drugs, money, terrorism, and politics to forensics, dogs, fire and guns, characters live lives full of adventure. They fill rolls in everything from firemen to lawyers, from cops to spies, from florists to moms. Within the words is something for every reader who thrives on living on the edge through fiction.
Murder, mystery, mayhem and James Bond all rolled into the pages of a romantic suspense make an escape inevitable. With an emotionally optimistic ending for the romance and a satisfying conclusion for the suspense, the reader is taken on a thrilling ride with the characters, knowing as the end draws near they will be satisfied and ready for another adventure. What’s not to love about romantic suspense?
J. is one of the many talented authors who belong to the Romance Writers of America’s Kiss of Death chapter. At Kiss of Death we believe that every great romance should include suspense. Whether a spy thriller in Regency times, a paranormal romance with a revenge-seeking zombie, or a traditional serial killer after the heroine, romance relies on suspense, leading the reader through the trials of the heroine and hero to see if they will get their happily ever after ending. If you can call your writing suspenseful, then the Kiss of Death has something for you! Find out more and join at http://www.rwamysterysuspense.org and follow us on Twitter at @RWAKissofDeath.
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Love Me To Death
By Allison Brennan
“Grabbing the reader by the throat from almost the first page, this pulse-ratcheting romantic suspense from Brennan (Original Sin) delivers intense action, multifaceted characters, and a truly creepy bad guy. FBI hopeful Lucy Kincaid is trying to heal from a brutal attack six years earlier. She volunteers at a program dedicated to luring and rearresting repeat sex offenders via the Internet, but then discovers a horrifying connection between her work and the execution-style murders of the parolees. PI Sean Rogan, a friend of Lucy’s brothers, becomes focused on protecting her at any cost, and their mutual passion flares. As Lucy draws closer to the truth, effective red herrings litter the way and throw her deeper into confusion. Also confusing are a too large cast and intricate backstory from the previous related titles, the only things marring this fast-paced, engrossing read.” – Publisher’s Weekly