Thursday, July 5, 2012

Location


Congratulations to "Jaclyn" the winner in Katie's giveaway.  Thank you to all who participated! 

Thanks so much to Maureen for having me here! I love that this blog is just about romantic suspense! I fell in love with romance because of this particular genre and that love has only grown over the years. Thanks to author Linda Howard I was forever hooked and I’m glad that I’ve discovered so many wonderful romantic suspense authors over the last decade. It’s exciting reading about two people falling in love while running from drug dealers, a serial killer, a crime boss with a vendetta or any array of villains.

When writing my own romantic suspense stories, location is always something I choose carefully. Since I was born and raised in Florida, a lot of my stories take place there. I moved away from there a couple years ago, but at heart I think I’ll always be a flip-flop, sundress wearing Florida girl no matter where I live.

So even though I no longer live there, part of the way I keep that connection with my Florida roots is through my stories. Sometimes I make up cities because fictional places are always fun and in some cases I write about places I’ve lived or visited. In my new Red Stone Security series, all the stories take place in or around Miami, a city I adore. Why is Miami awesome? First off, the people. Then you’ve got Cuban coffee and cuisine, South Beach, deep sea fishing, a rich culture, a great art scene, some pretty cool television shows are filmed there, and the list just goes on.

Even though the first two books in my new series, No One to Trust and Danger Next Door, are set against a sunny Florida backdrop, they’re both filled with danger, intrigue—and oh yes, sexual tension!

Danger Next Door just released last month and the reaction I’ve received from readers has been amazing. I’d love to offer up a copy of both No One to Trust and Danger Next Door to one commenter!

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 me: 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!


Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST July 5th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.

28 comments:

  1. Oooh, more books to add to my TBR queue... this dissertation is seriously never going to be written!

    I've yet to visit Miami (or Florida!), but I'm all about sun, sand, & flip-flops (or flip-flop weather, since I actually don't much like flip-flops :P). I'm sure there's some great scuba diving down there.

    stalkers00(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. I have never been to Miami but I have always enjoyed watching shows set there just to see the setting.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  3. I love romantic suspense. You get a HEA and page turning action. I actually live in sunny Florida and love it. Beach access within 30 minutes. Your Redstone Security series sounds perfect. Thanks for the chance to win!! Gator_trish at msn dot com

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  4. Another book at read. YEAH!!!!

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  5. Linda Howard is a favorite of mine also! I love your paranormal novels. Can't wait to read these too!
    srbagby50@gmail.com

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  6. I am currently reading No One to Trust and am enjoying it. I hadn't looked ahead to see who the next book is about, but I see it is about Grant. Looking forward to that one, as I like Grant so far in this book. I really like Porter. I am around page 200 in the book and can feel the tension/frustration of Porter and Lizzy's chemistry. Porter has tried to be so honorable around Lizzy given she has narrowly escaped death a couple of times! They were almost able to be together until Porter's cell phone rang...sigh. I love romantic suspense and at 200 pages in I am hooked on your writing style. Thanks, Katie!

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  7. Hi

    Great post and interview. I have not read your romantic suspense books (although I love the genre) but have read Alpha Instinct and I am looking forward to Lover's Instinct. I am adding your RS books to my list to read.

    Thanks for the chance.
    Pam
    tpibrew@msn.com

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  8. Loved 'Alpha Instinct'. Waiting for 'Primal Possession' & 'Lover's Instinct'. Thanks for the interview & the chance to win. leann Leamei1981@yahoo.com

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  9. I'm not a Florida fan - hate the heat! - but love to read books with a Florida setting!

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  10. Looks great! I'm adding this to my wishlist!

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  11. I would love to win this book!! I am going to AAD and trying to read authors gonna be there..I know Katie will be!! Can NOT Wait!! Anyway, my email is mrsworldwidewebbATcoxDOTnet

    aka Kathy

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  12. "they’re both filled with danger, intrigue—and oh yes, sexual tension!" :) Sounds good to me! I love visiting different locales in books, but I truly enjoy the characters journey throughout the book... Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  13. katie
    i would love too win this love your books keep up thr great reads ty tammy
    tammyjackson75@yahoo.com

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  14. Nice post. These books sound good.

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  15. Hi Katie,
    It sounds like you absolute enjoy writing & reading Romantic Suspense.
    I bet that this shows in your writing!!
    Please enter me in your generous draw.
    Jan

    janet_kerr(at)msn.com

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  16. I'm so impressed by what versatile author Katie is! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Just finished Danger Next Door and I had to keep reading it to the end! Thank you for offering your books for a giveway!

    jaclynlavigne@yahoo.com

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  18. I can't wait to read Katie's new series.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

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  19. Adding the books to my list - love romantic suspense!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  20. Another book for the beach! Sounds interesting and I will have to pick it up. Thanks!
    samgirl_99_99@yahoo.com

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  21. Your book sounds interesting and exciting.

    kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I fell in love with romantic suspense a few years ago when I discovered Beverly Barton and realized that my own writing fell into this genre. I find that romantic suspense is the best of the romance genre...when two people who would not normally have been together are thrown into a situation where they have to work together to survive and that's when the sparks start to fly and sexual tension abounds!!

    Writing about location is not always easy for me, but in my first novel I created my own town in Upstate NY (I'm from lower Westchester County, NY) and found that I had more fun with it because you can get creative with building your town, coming up the names of your town's popular spots and so on.

    This was a great post and although I've never read your books before I will be adding them to my To Read list ASAP!!!

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  23. oops!forgot my email address!

    mishmash@gmail.com

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  24. Thanks for a great post!!! I've read such great reviews for your books and they are on the top of my wishlist!!! Congrats on the newest release!

    I would love to visit Miami someday :)

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  25. Fabulous thank you. I do love reading Romantic Suspense.

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  26. I adore a protective hero. That is the main reason I love Romantic Suspense. The book sound lovely.

    geishasmom73 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Katie is a new author for me. This book looks great. Great covers. Love to read and always looking for new authors to check out. Thanks for the givedaway.
    Christinebails@yahoo.com

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  28. Thank you everyone for stopping by! I apologize for not stopping by yesterday! I have very limited internet access the next few days :) Congrats to Jaclyn and thank you again Maureen for having me here!

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