With: Elizabeth Noble
I love writing romance! One of the utterly fantastic things about this genre is its diversity. There is something for everyone.
Do you know the very best part? Every romance novel is filled with suspense. There is always the question of ‘will they, or won’t they?’. Reading any romance fills the reader’s mind with thoughts of ‘he didn’t just say that’ or ‘oh my gosh the ex is back!’, the list is endless and we’ve all been there.
Now take that and add some element of suspense or mystery. Throwing in that bit of danger and I don’t know about you, but my adrenaline level spikes a bit higher. We now add questions like, ‘will they catch the killer?’, ‘can they escape?’, ‘is it the ex?’. Again, the list is endless.
See, something for everyone!
In Bait, I took many those questions and integrated them into the plot. Then I added in a secluded location and a blizzard. What can I say, I was writing the book in the winter and we had a lot of snow and cold. The men in this book, Tyler and Linden, are not the outdoorsy types. Yet they face a killer who is well prepared for the elements and uses the harsh conditions to their advantage and as a weapon.
Linden and Tyler must survive weather that can kill without any help from people and not a lot of appropriate winter gear. This killer has planned their moves to trap and make sure the two men are never heard from again. Along the way, Tyler and Linden’s initial mutual attraction blossoms into something much deeper and longer lasting.
Today, I’ll be giving away one eBook copy of any book off my backlist (published in 2015 or earlier), winner’s choice of format. Simply comment on this thread and tell me what you like best about romantic suspense.
Tyler McCall was a teacher once. He made the mistake of falling for a young man who was also a student in the school where he taught. That mistake cost him his job, his freedom and everything he’d worked for. Now he lives in the Black Hills of Wyoming working at the Big Rock Inn. Linden Bourne is a no nonsense FBI agent based out of Arizona. When circumstances take Linden to Wyoming to question Tyler they find themselves trapped in the empty inn near Devils Tower by a blizzard. They’ve met before and their attraction to each other begins to grow.
The problem is they aren’t the only people stranded in the Big Rock Inn by the snow and wind. A killer has targeted Tyler and won’t let a little detail like an unexpected visit by the FBI stop what they’ve planned to do. Linden is completely out of his element but he’s sworn to protect and that’s exactly what he plans to do: protect Tyler at all costs.
Linden watched as Tyler crossed to the back of the garage and strode up a short ramp to a door. Tyler grabbed the handle and gave it a firm shake. He turned back to Linden and gave him a thumbs-up before he moved to some storage lockers. From those he pulled out two square flashlights and a tire iron.
“Is there power to the guest rooms?” Linden asked. He took his handgun from the holster on his belt and checked that it was properly loaded, then replaced it. When he looked up, Tyler was watching his movements intently.
“Do you think it’s that serious?” Tyler set the flashlights on the floor.
Linden shook his head. “I have no idea, but if there is someone holing up in the other building, they’re hiding from you—maybe us if they’ve seen me—for a reason. I have a badge, but in situations like this, about all the good it does is if I throw it at a perp and wing them in the forehead with it.”
Tyler burst out laughing. “Point taken. This garage is on a different circuit, so the public part of this building and all of the guest rooms are without power for now. If our power goes out, so does this garage, but there are generators. With this weather it’s a very real possibility our electricity will fail.” He pulled his gloves and hat back on, then held up the tire iron, tapping it against his other palm. “I’m ready.”
“Let’s do this.” Linden took one flashlight and Tyler the other. “These suckers are weapons in themselves. They’re pretty heavy.”
About The Author:
Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.
Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess and one tabby cat. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe and Cavs!). When she's not writing she's working as a veterinary nurse, so don't be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.
Elizabeth received several amateur writing awards. Since being published several of her novels have received honorable mentions in the Rainbow Awards. Her novel Jewel Cave was a runner up in the 2015 Rainbow awards in the Gay Mystery/Thriller category.
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