With a TBR Challenge prompt like “Secrets and Lies”, we couldn’t help but dig into the romantic suspense side of our respective TBR queues. Lynn came up with an inspy romantic suspense that had an unusual setup, while Caz went for a m/m romantic suspense with a plot that had plenty of twists and turns to it. […]
This month’s TBR prompt, Paranormal or Romantic Suspense, is always fun. Both subgenres cover a lot of ground, so there can be an embarrassment of riches when it comes to picking out something to read. This time around, rather than pick one subgenre, Caz went with both and read a paranormal romantic suspense novel.Lynn, on the other hand, was craving some category romance, and after a false start with a Harlequin Intrigue from the 90s, ended up finding a much more recent Harlequin Romantic Suspense that worked rather well indeed. […]
The suspense market is so glutted right now that is easy to find amazing books to fill your shelves. It is equally easy to find books which sound intriguing but wind up being deeply disappointing. To help you separate the gold from the dross, Shannon and I have compiled a Best Of List sure to be of use to even the most finicky of readers.
Best Price Point Novel
Maggie: No doubt about it, suspense is a hot market right now and publishers are taking advantage of that by putting some of these books in a high price range – many of my favorites for the year ranged from $12.00 to $15.00 in Kindle. I’m glad some of my favorite authors continue to publish at a slightly lower cost. Easily my favorite books in the lower price range were Lisa Clark […]
October’s TBR Challenge prompt was to read either a Romantic Suspense or Paranormal Romance: AAR reviewers Lynn Spencer and Caz Owens went for one of each.
Northern Lights by Nora Roberts
I’ve been a reader of romantic suspense for as long as I’ve been reading romance, so when I saw the prompt this month, I immediately decided I was going to go the suspense route rather than paranormal. Even though I’ve read a ton of suspense, both romantic and otherwise, I’ve somehow only scratched the surface of Nora Roberts’ giant romantic suspense backlist. This time around, I decided to read her 600+ page doorstopper of a book, Northern Lights.
Originally released in 2004, this novel details the adventures of an almost-but-not-quite washed up Baltimore cop turned rural Alaska police chief. His new post involves keeping order in the […]
Readers and reviewers often mention the amount of research that goes into my books, and how they enjoy the history and prehistory woven into the story. This is satisfying because I spend a lot of time researching the setting, archaeology, and suspense elements for each book. But I also have a shortcut when it comes to researching archaeology and setting: my husband.
Dave has a master’s degree in nautical archaeology and is an archaeologist for the US Navy. Prior to that he worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers, and before that he worked for the Underwater Archaeology Branch of Naval History and Heritage Command. If UAB and NHHC sounds familiar to you, it’s because several of my heroines in the Evidence Series work at NHHC. In fact, the storyline for Covert Evidence was […]
It’s great to be here at All About Romance talking about my latest release, Cold Secrets. My books tend to be gritty Romantic Suspense novels—sexy, but heavy of the suspense (one of my best friends call them ‘plotty’)—and this one is no different. Cold Secrets features the FBI taking on sex traffickers and starts with a bang.
Here’s the blurb:
When an international ring of sex traffickers kidnaps an eight-year-old girl in Boston, FBI Agent Lucas Randall heads undercover. But his rescue operation goes disastrously wrong and Lucas barely escapes with his life. Now the ruthless traffickers are hunting him down, along with everyone else who threatens their operation.
Computer expert Ashley Chen joined the FBI to fight against evil in the world—evil she experienced firsthand. She has mad skills, and deadly secrets, and once she starts working with […]
This is the fourth book in Rachel Grant’s Evidence series, but fortunately, this is a series in which all the stories are self-contained, so it’s not absolutely necessary to have read the other books. There are some characters who have obviously appeared before and it’s clear that certain plot details were planted in previous books, but the author has given enough information here for a newbie like me to be able to dive right in and enjoy.
Incriminating Evidence is a fast-moving, well-paced story with plenty of intrigue, nail-biting moments of peril and action running alongside a sexy and nicely developed romance between an unlikely couple – an introverted archaeologist and a wealthy businessman running for political office.
Isabel Dawson is an archaeologist whose current gig is searching for ancient settlements that could be threatened by the upcoming timber harvest in Alaska. […]
I am an Anne Calhoun fan. Uncommon Passion is one of my favorite romances and, even when I don’t think her books are that good, I almost always enjoy them. Her parsing of what men and women feel for and do to each other fascinates me. She has a new book out which I very much like–Under the Surface–and which we review today.
Ms. Calhoun gracefully agreed to answer some of my questions about her new book, a tightly written, anxiety producing romantic suspense story with a sexually assertive heroine and an appealing undercover hero. […]
Today, AAR reviewers Maggie Boyd and Mary Skelton tackle Troublemaker, the latest book by New York Time’s bestseller Linda Howard.
Here is Maggie’s summary of the novel:
Isabeau “Bo” Maran is surprised – and displeased – when she receives a self-igniting birthday card from the ex-step-brother she loves to hate. She is even more displeased when she finds that the present alluded to in the card is actually a sick man in need of a very private place to recuperate. She is happy with the bribe she receives to play nursemaid – $150,000.00 will go a long way to alleviating the debt from a bad business decision and putting her back in financial solvency. Looks like she and her dog, Tricks, will be entertaining a house guest.
As the leader of a paramilitary group Morgan Yancy is used to […]
The Three Components a Firehawks Book Must Have
When I first conceived the Firehawks series, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I never do at the beginning of a book. That’s actually a joke on the writer. There are novels for which I have created detailed outlines. And even when I have followed (mostly) that outline, the story ends up with a depth, richness, and theme that I could never have conceived before I wrote it. I’m always amused when someone comes up and tells me what my own book is about. It’s not that they’re wrong, they’ve often nailed the heart of the story. It’s that I, as the author, had no clue that was there when I wrote the story. […]