Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wilde One ~ Creating a New Sub-Genre

With: Jannine Gallant

Congratulations to "Bn100", the winner in Jannine's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

Thanks for having me on your blog today! Wilde One is the first book in my new series, Born To Be Wilde. I’m so excited to share a little about it with everyone because this book isn’t your traditional romantic suspense. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of romance. And the villain will give you the creeps once you figure out who this person is, so the suspense component is strong. But this story has an added element that makes it a tad unconventional…and I hope, memorable.

Adventure! Is romantic adventure even a thing? I hope I’ve started a new trend with this series. My line editor mentioned the book reminded her of the movie, National Treasure. Very cool, since I love that flick. Then, in one of the first reviews I received, the reader compared my book to The Amazing Race. Okay, I get that, as well. Wilde One has elements of both. My characters are on a cross country treasure hunt to find a hidden treasure. They have to unravel riddles to locate each clue. The journey takes them zigzagging around the country on their quest, and I’ve tried to showcase some spectacular scenery and quirky people they meet along the way. All the while, someone is using any means necessary to stop them from claiming the prize. As for the romance…my hero and heroine have their ups and downs. Imagine you and your significant other cooped up in a car together for days on end. Yeah, we’re lucky they don’t kill each other! Here’s a little taste of what Griff and Ainslee have in store for them on this journey…

He slapped his arm. “Speaking of mistakes…it’s plenty warm, but the mosquitoes are vicious. How do you feel about sharing your tent?”
Her stomach did a couple of flips and ended on a double twisting cartwheel. “I don’t know.”
He straightened from his slouching position. “No problem. I can curl up on the backseat of the car.”
“It isn’t long enough. You’d be miserable.” She took a deep breath. “I’ll share. You’ve given me no reason not to trust you.”
His gaze was sober. “Thank you. I really do appreciate your confidence in me.” He slapped again then pushed away from the table. “Let’s set up the tent before we both get munched alive.”
She walked around to the back of the SUV and lifted the hatch. The interior light blinked on. “I’m lucky. Mosquitoes don’t bother me. I must taste bad.”
He stopped beside her, their shoulders brushing. One big hand touched her arm, and his eyes glowed. “Honey, I don’t believe that for a minute.”
Before she could form a rational thought, let alone respond, he lifted the nylon sack containing the tent off the pile and turned away. Pressing a hand to her chest, she focused on breathing as he carried the tent to a flat area and unzipped the bag.
“Oh, my.” She waited for her racing pulse to slow.
With a single comment, not to mention the flash of heat in his eyes, he’d destroyed every bit of her peace and calm. Ainslee had a sneaking suspicion it was going to be a long night.

So, what do you think? Are you willing to give romantic adventure a try? I’m giving away an e-copy of Wilde One in your choice of formats through Enthrill to one lucky commenter. Leave a comment with your favorite book or movie that fits the category for a chance to win.


The Wilde brothers have one thing in common—a thirst for adventure. But Griff Wilde is about to be taken on the ride of his life . . . 

When Griff Wilde receives a letter from a dead man sending him on a race to find a mysterious treasure, he’s not worried about the competition. After all, salvaging sunken treasure is what he was born to do. But the riddles leading to the clues are a little trickier than he anticipated . . .

Ainslee Fontaine is ready for a change. A cross-country scavenger hunt sounds like a piece of cake after teaching in New York City. How hard could it be? For starters, travelling alone seems to have its hidden dangers, like real-life treasure hunters who ignite her deepest passions. But there’s still a hidden prize to find—unless someone stops them by any means necessary . . .

About the Author: 
Write what you know… I've taken this advice to heart, creating characters from small towns and plots that unfold in the great outdoors. I grew up in a tiny Northern California town and currently live in beautiful Lake Tahoe with my husband and two daughters. When I'm not busy writing, I hike or snowshoe in the woods around my home. Whether I'm writing contemporary, historical or romantic suspense, I bring the beauty of nature to my stories. 



  1. I love adventure and always include it in my stories whether they're sci-fi romance, romantic suspense, or mystery. Romancing the Stone, National Treasure (both), Knight and Day--all great adventure movies with suspense and romance. Best wishes on your new series, Jannine. It's sure to be a winner.

    1. Love Romancing the Stone, Diane. My characters actually watch that movie in the 4th book in this series! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Romantic adventure--what a brilliant cross genre! Wilde One sounds compelling, especially for readers who love both those genres! Best wishes for what will surely be success!

    1. Thanks, Susan. I do like the sound of Romantic Adventure! Glad you could stop by.

  3. What a great combination romantic adventure! Always enjoy a bit of adventure with my romance! Great except and wishing you every success with the release ��

    1. Thanks, Nicole. I'm hoping the idea for this series takes off!

  4. Shoot, always late to posts! I love the idea of romantic adventure. Romancing the Stone is definitely one of my favorites. Best wishes on this awesome new series. Loved the excerpt!

    1. Thanks, Ally. I think the world can use more romance and adventure!

  5. A great book to kick off a great series. Romancing the Stone would have to be my pick too. Love these Wilde brothers!

    1. Yeah, the brothers are definitely hero material! Thanks for visiting, Margo.

  6. national treasure

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  7. Bn100 was my winner. Congratulations, and I hope you enjoy Wilde One. Happy reading!


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