Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Tropes in Military Romance


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I recently released Mission: Impossible to Love, book 3 in my Impossible Mission military romantic suspense series. In this story, Sten Jenkins and Elizabeth “Izzy” Benson must work together to take down terrorists who are using the dark net to buy and sell top secret military drone technology. When Izzy’s life is threatened, Sten appoints himself as her bodyguard. This forces them into close proximity, which I realized is a popular romance trope.

Romance tropes—plot devices to bring the hero and heroine together—are a popular way to target books to reader preferences. Think of tropes as key words or phrases. When you search for romance reads, what key words do you use?

Second chance
Secret baby
Billionaire
Wolf shifter
Alpha male
Secret identity

These are the tropes and key words for each of my Impossible Mission books.




Military hero
Opposites attract
Bodyguard
Strong female heroine
International espionage
Action Adventure


Military hero
Friends to lovers
Second chance/Reunion romance
Bodyguard
Strong female heroine
International espionage
Action Adventure


Military hero
Forced proximity
Bodyguard
Strong female heroine
International espionage
Action Adventure
Technology

Visit my blog to read more about my new release, Mission: Impossible to Love, including an interesting blog on military drones and hacker conventions.

Giveaway

Win a digital copy of Mission: Impossible to Love! Tell me your favorite book or movie featuring a military hero or heroine. (One of my favorites is Top Gun!)

For a chance to win print copies of all three Impossible Mission books, visit my Facebook giveaway.

New from Jacki Delecki ~ Mission: Impossible to Love


She’s in over her brilliant head…

Elizabeth “Izzy” Benson has the brains to rival some of the best IT minds out there. Unfortunately her genius is going to get her killed—or worse, tortured. The Artificial Intelligence drone she’s developed is drawing all the wrong kind of interest, and the one man she thought she could trust is the one man selling her out. Now on the run, she’ll have to roll the dice on a stranger—a very angry Marine—who makes it obvious he doesn’t believe her or want her around.

He’s not buying her innocent act.

Sten Jenkins was a Marine on a mission. That is until Miss High IQ ruined his plan. Now, instead of going undercover as a “Black Hat,” a criminal hacker, to the biggest hacker convention in Las Vegas, Sten has to babysit Izzy while she tries to draw out those who are selling her IT work on the dark web. But it all sounds a little too convenient to Sten when he realizes Izzy’s boyfriend is a global tech wizard, known to have dealings with North Korea.

Now Sten and Izzy will have to decide who’s playing whom and who’s being played in this high stakes game of international security roulette. 


About Jacki Delecki
Jacki Delecki is a bestselling romantic suspense writer. Delecki’s Grayce Walters Series, which chronicles the adventures of a Seattle animal acupuncturist, was an editor’s selection by USA Today. Delecki’s Romantic Regency The Code Breaker Series hit number one on Amazon. For more information, visit http://www.JackiDelecki.com.

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3 comments:

  1. It is only partially a military movie, but I like Independence Day. I have Top Gun, but still haven't watched it. My husband was a right seater in a FB111 when it came out and I decided not to watch it at the time. An Officer and a Gentleman is also one I enjoyed.

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  2. hahaha im excited for the sequel of Top Gun

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