By: Dee J. Adams
Congratulations to "lag123", the winner of Dee's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated, and Happy New Year!
There is one thing I know for certain. Everyone here loves romantic suspense. And why not? It’s a great genre to love. Where else do you get heart pounding adventure, action and love?
Today, especially, I’ve been thinking about romantic suspense since it’s my two year anniversary of getting “the call.” Yep, two years ago today, my agent called with the good news that Angela James wanted to acquire my romantic suspense for Carina Press. Carina Press actually acquired Dangerous Race and Danger Zone nearly simultaneously. Considering that I had been working toward this goal for ten years, I have to admit to being a little happy. Okay, a lot happy. Since that date in 2010, I’ve had 3 releases and I’ve sold 4 books. The fourth book in the Adrenaline Highs series, Living Dangerously, will be out May 20, 2013. Okay… sorry I digressed…
What I want to talk about is romantic suspense itself. I don’t know about you, but I love everything about it. I love the conflict, and I love watching people discover they are more than what they sometimes think they are. Everyone can be a hero at some point and usually we get to see that in a romantic suspense. Most of my characters are just regular every day people who land in sticky situations and have to do things they wouldn’t normally do to survive. Yep, I love a reluctant hero and they come on all shapes and sizes, male and female alike.
But what’s my favorite part of a romantic suspense? Hm. It’s so hard to choose. I love the action. I love reading so fast to keep up with what’s happening that I can’t turn the pages (or scroll!) quickly enough. I love watching two people fall in love amidst the chaos of a well constructed plot. I love when the clock is ticking and our characters struggle to come out ahead, which of course they always do! And I really love watching the hero and heroine learn to trust each other, even when it looks like maybe they shouldn’t.
To celebrate my anniversary, I’m giving away a digital copy of Dangerous Race to one lucky commenter. Just tell me: What’s your favorite part of a romantic suspense? What is it that keeps you coming back for more?
Happy New Year everyone! May it be filled with much love, happiness, success and of course... romantic suspense!
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