Monday, April 10, 2017

CRITICAL INSTINCT – New Territory for a Seasoned Author!

With: Janie Crouch

Congratulations to "Trude V.", the winner in Janie's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

It’s release week for CRITICAL INSTINCT, the follow-up to my award-winning novel Primal Instinct.  Unlike all my other novels so far, Critical Instinct is not published by Harlequin Intrigue because, as you know, all their books must be close to the same length. My editors loved the idea for Critical Instinct, but it was a longer and more involved story (in terms of both the mystery and the romance), so Intrigue couldn't publish it.

So, it’s not a Harlequin Intrigue, but it is a great story! If you like your romantic suspense with more yummy romance and danger… Critical Instinct is a read for you!

I was particularly thrilled that NYT and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden read CRITICAL INSTINCT and loved it.  Here’s what she had to say: Dark and intense—perfect edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense! …Grabbed me from the first page!”

I hope you’ll check it out!

Every single person Paige has drawn has ended up dead. And now she's drawn herself.

Paige Jeffries is the darling of the art world. Her works are original, compelling. But after a brutal attack two years ago --a savage beating from an unknown assailant--Paige has become all but a recluse. She knows her mind is broken. In her sleep she's drawing scenes of violence. Murders. Going to the cops isn't an option because they already think she's crazy. And they may be right.

Seasoned homicide detective Brett Wagner is asked to look into a cold case nobody wants: the assault and battery of a local artist who claims to have drawn a picture of her own attack before it even happened. He remembers shy Paige from high school, and is driven to find her attacker, to believe her when nobody else does, to protect the innocent beauty.

Because when he witnesses firsthand what Paige is drawing in her sleep, Brett realizes they are scenes from actual cases. Cases that had no connection until now. Portland has a secret serial killer, and Paige is somehow linked to his mind.

And he's coming for her.

Buy Critical Instinct here:

Award-winning author, and 2017 RITA finalist JANIE CROUCH recently relocated from Virginia to an American military base in Stuttgart, Germany with her hubby and four kids. Unfortunately, ihr Deutsch ist nicht sehr gut zur Zeit. She loves travelling, adventure racing, and movies of all kinds.  Check out her #OmegaSectorBooks, available now.

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 Haven’t read Primal Instinct (Adrienne Jeffries’– Chloe’s sister’s story)? I’m giving away a copy of that (or any other of my backlist you would like), to get you ready for CRITICAL INSTINCT! Just comment below with a favorite hero and/or heroine’s name for a romantic suspense book.  

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST April 11th. 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 with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.


  1. I like Grady for the hero...Sophia (Sophie) for the the heroine.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  3. My favorite hero name is Gabe/Gabriel and my favorite heroine name is Kelly.

  4. Dillon and Lacey

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  5. So many great names out there... I like Jake and Sara

  6. Carmen

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. I would pick Gabriel or Gabe.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  8. Hi Janie!! So excited to see this pop into my Kindle this morning ... looking forward to it! <3

    Fav character names ... hmmm ... good question! :) Let's go with Braden and Sierra

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  9. Will and Taylor yenastone@aol dot com

  10. I have to admit, my favorite character names are Eve and Roarke from JD Robb's In Death series.

    linda dot henderson70 at yahoo dot com


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