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Katie has a great post today to celebrate her latest release. If you enjoy romantic suspense, you're gonna love this. And look down below for her giveaway. Now, read on...
Thank you so much to Laura for letting me hang out here today!
I read and enjoy pretty much all subgenres of romance, but suspense will always be one of my favorites. Probably because it’s the reason I fell so in love with romance in the first place. Throwing characters into a dire situation full of suspense and danger automatically heightens the tension in a story. Whether it involves a serial killer, stalkers, rogue CIA agents, mafia henchmen, just give me danger and excitement and I’m happy.
I like a good balance of romance and suspense, but in my reading often it doesn’t matter if one area is heavier than the other. With some authors I find that I really dig their action-packed non-stop adventures from chapter to chapter, while with others the characterization is so amazing I don’t mind that the suspense aspect is slightly slower paced. Of course, in real life I probably wouldn’t want to deal with what most of the characters I read and write about have to live through, but romantic suspense is such a fun escape.
I recently launched the Red Stone Security series, a romantic suspense series that takes place in Miami. The first story (No One to Trust) is incredibly action-packed and very fast-paced. The second story (Danger Next Door) is a little darker and is a contemporary beauty and the beast themed romantic suspense. While both stories are very different, they both have one thing in common—a lot of sexual tension. No matter what, I’ve got to have that in my romance.
Danger Next Door, Book 2 Red Stone Security series: A contemporary beauty and the beast themed romantic suspense.After an explosion leaves detective Grant Caldwell scarred he quits his job and tries to hide from his well-meaning family while he heals. When Belle Manikas, a beautiful new neighbor, moves in next door with problems of her own he finds himself drawn to her even while he tells himself she’s nothing but trouble. Even though he knows he’d never have a chance with a woman like her—not with his disfigurement—he can’t stay away.Thanks to severe health problems as a child Belle grew up sheltered and smothered by her loving, if overbearing, family. Now that she’s finally out on her own she plans to wring everything she can out of life. When she sets her sights on her brooding neighbor nothing can stop her from getting him into bed—until a madman fixates on her.With Grant now working for Red Stone Security, he sees it as his duty to protect her at all costs. Unfortunately a violent criminal is stalking Belle and will stop at nothing until he’s destroyed her.
A little about Katie: "I’ve been reading romance since a young age—ever since I discovered my mom’s hidden stash. Luckily the addiction stayed with me into adulthood. I write paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and NAL/Signet Eclipse. To learn more about me please visit my website, my blog, facebook or find me on twitter @katiereus."
Thanks again for having me here today!
You're so welcome, Katie! Great post! Now, everyone, answer Katie's question to be entered to win! And thanks for reading!