Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Master Of Suspense


Congratulations to email entry, "Joyce M", the winner of Rionna's giveaway.  Thank you to all who participated!

I love my job!  I love reading those wonderfully chilling texts that keep me up way into the night urging me to turn the page to get to the end to find out who killed whom and where the necklace came from and who is her real mother!!??

These books are like movies that play out in my head and last for days, way beyond the time when I turned the final page.  They are a gift to be cherished and returned to time and time again. 

One such book that comes to mind is by one of my favorite authors.  She, I believe, is a master of suspense.  She is so clever when it comes to how she weaves a story together.  The hints she leaves, the seemingly unobtrusive descriptions and the symbolic elements are so satisfying for me as the reader.  The Golden Unicorn by Phyllis A. Whitney is a book I truly love because of those features.  It is like all the layering and thoughts come together in a beautifully scary, cathartic moment in the end.  I love that!

And I always think…if only I could do that.  Well, I will always try.

In Love’s Justice, I had a great opportunity, and I can’t wait to share that with you!

I’d love it if you’d share some of your favorite suspenseful elements you find in your reading! I will be giving away an eBook copy of Love's Justice to one lucky person leaving comments.

Rionna Morgan

        Excerpt

Sarah looked out the window and watched Justin get into a cab. Her instincts told her there was something not quite right.
            “SJ,” Annie called.
“Yeah, Annie.”  Sarah turned to her researcher and friend.
“I read through that info on Justin.”
“So you know, huh?”
“I talked to his editor, Patrick Walker at the Dallas Herald. He said Mr. Breslow’s assignment is to write a series of articles on Helen Prescott, your mother.”
My mother, Sarah thought, if only it were that simple. “I know.”  Sarah rubbed her hands over her face. Her mind traveled back to her sophomore year of high school. Her memories raced through track meets, award ceremonies and old boyfriends. But, the moment she remembered the most was the day she came home from school and met her father in the yard. Seeing his anguished face, she stumbled into his arms. As the mist of the evening settled around them, he told her what had happened. While his body shook with sobs, he told her there had been a fire at the prison where her mother was on assignment. “She’s dead, honey. She’s dead.”

Author Bio

Growing up out West, Rionna Morgan followed her love of horses to the rodeo arena and her love of English to the classroom and to writing.  She has been looking forward to sharing her stories with you her whole life.  Rionna is a founding member of Montana Romance Writers; she reads as much as she can possibly hold, and she loves most of all combining the chilling edge of a knife with the sweet surrender of romance. Rionna shares her home in Missoula, Montana with her husband, her four children and the mountains outside her window. Please be invited to stop by rionnamorgan.com—she loves the company. 

Book Blurb

Sarah Johnson is a profiler in Portland, Oregon. She thinks she has successfully moved beyond the pain of her mother’s death 15 years ago.  Her mother, a Pulitzer Prize winning writer, died in an Alabama women’s prison while on an undercover assignment.  However, when Justin Breslow shows up at her office claiming to be an investigative reporter from Dallas wanting to do a feature on her mother, Sarah realizes the pain has just been dormant.  She agrees to work with Justin; she’s always wanted to retrace her mother’s final days, but she has no intention of sharing family secrets with a perfect stranger.

Sarah and Justin unravel a plot more complex and sinister than they expected.  They pursue a trail of deceit and corruption to a women’s prison in Alabama, a centuries old hotel in Georgia and a family ranch in Texas. Nothing is simple or as it seems. Along the way, Sarah tries not to fall for Justin’s Southern charm, and Justin fights to resist Sarah’s beauty and sharp intellect. 

This unlikely duo will find more than they ever hoped to—in the prison, in their own backyards, and in each other’s arms.  Whether they survive to enjoy their discoveries is the final mystery.

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Buy Links for Love’s Justice  - November 12, 2012 

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Nov. 13th. 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.



16 comments:

  1. One of my favorite things is when I think I know what will happen next but something else entirely happens.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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    1. Maureen,

      Oh yes, I love that too! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful day!

      All the Best,
      Rionna

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  2. I love it when the person being protected ends up being the one who kicks ass and takes the protector by surprise...love it...lsscarchuk@att.net

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    1. LS,

      I do too. In fact, I intend to create all of my heroines in such a fashion so that they are the ones who "kick ass" as you say! I love it!! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

      May a little mystery grace your day!
      Rionna

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  3. I love suspense too whether it is in a book, a movie, or a television show. I love it when I am wrong about what will happen next.

    lmyost@roadrunner.com

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    1. BW,

      Very nice to chat with you. I really enjoy suspense in all genres too! I think movies like the Book of Eli are just great. Where you get to end and think...oh wow! And mentally zip back through the movie being amazed at how clever the writer was!

      Thank you so much for commenting!

      I hope you have a suspenseful day!
      Rionna

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  4. I will have to take a look at The Golden Unicorn by Phyllis A. Whitney... have never read it.
    Love suspense... I truly enjoy when an author keeps me guessing... flip flopping who I believe the killer is or who is behind such and such... I really love it when I can not figure it out and I leave a book saying Wow!

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    1. Colleen,

      I so agree. I like sinking in and being led on an amazing chase! Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Very nice chatting.

      I hope romance and a bit of mystery graces your day!
      Rionna

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  5. This sound like a awesome book can't wait to read it,I love getting on here and finding new authors.Debra Stolhand(cher123@cableone.net)

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  6. It is very nice to meet you! I am just as excited as you to share this book. I loved writing it!!

    Thank you for commenting!

    I hope you have a great day...with a little romance and suspense thrown in!
    Rionna

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  7. Just Romantic Suspense,

    I love it here! I always have so much fun. And the people I meet are just great!! Thank you.

    All the Best,
    Rionna

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  8. I love it when the ending is a surprise. LOVE'S JUSTICE sounds wonderful - will it be available for the Nook?

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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    1. Taurus,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a note! Yes, LOVE'S JUSTICE will be available in Nook. I have a Nook! It better be!! No...it will be. I'm only teasing. :)

      I hope you have a wonderful day!!

      All the Best,
      Rionna

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  9. I love the page turner. There are time when I keep telling myself it's time for break from the suspense of what is going to happen next. Except I can't put the book down. I have to find out what is going to happen next.

    kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Kai,

      I feel the same way. I really do love waking up the next morning with red streaks in my eyes! That means I read a great book. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a note. I love to chat!

      Here's to what happens next!
      Rionna

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