Guest Post: Romantic Suspense Gives You Two For One By D. J. Gross
Romantic suspense is the best genre because readers get two stories in one book: adventure, thrills, the satisfaction of seeing justice done AND the journey of two people finding love even with their world falling apart around them. Romantic suspense is a genre encompassing an exceptional range of stories, providing something to appeal to every reader.
Some heroines face highly personal threats . . .
- Proving she is not a murderer (Laura Griffin’s Whisper of Warning) or driving her patients to commit suicide (Karen Rose’s You Can’t Hide).
- Recovering a child kidnapped in place of her own (Cindy Gerard’s Risk No Secrets).
While other heroines work to avert disaster on a national or even global scale . . .
- Exposing a dangerous cult (Brenda Novak’s White Heat).
- Retrieving a laptop containing secrets vital to national security (Suzanne Brockmann’s Flashpoint).
- Preventing the release of a deadly virus (Linda Howard’s Kiss Me While I Sleep).
Whether the heroine is facing a personal or global threat, the hero is at her side, willing to risk his life and eventually his heart. In a perfect world, justice would always triumph and love would always prevail. Romantic suspense provides that perfect world for a reader. I love to read it and am proud to write it.
Synopsis: He’s a thief.
J. T. Flynn stole high end art from the world’s worst criminals until he lost a member of his team. When a beautiful stranger threatens to expose his thefts unless he steals a Van Gogh, he calls his team together for one last job.
She’s a liar.
Computer hacker Laura Danvers has many secrets and one goal: to destroy Rob Autrey’s money laundering operation at any cost. She needs JT’s team of thieves to divert Autrey’s attention so she can get the job done.
They’ve got trouble.
Forced to work together, Laura and JT come to a grudging mutual respect which heats to a combustible attraction they work to ignore. Passion can’t get in the way of pulling off the high risk heist.
Then a feud between Autrey and one of his clients makes the job even more dangerous. Now the cost of stealing justice may be their lives.
About The Author:
D. J. is one of the many talented authors who belong to the Romance Writers of America’s Kiss of Death chapter. At Kiss of Death we believe that every great romance should include suspense. Whether a spy thriller in Regency times, a paranormal romance with a revenge-seeking zombie, or a traditional serial killer after the heroine, romance relies on suspense, leading the reader through the trials of the heroine and hero to see if they will get their happily ever after ending. If you can call your writing suspenseful, then the Kiss of Death has something for you! Find out more and join at http://www.rwamysterysuspense.org and follow us on Twitter at @RWAKissofDeath.
D. J.’s first novel Stolen Justice received five stars or the equivalent from Romance Junkies, The Romance Reviews (a Top Pick for August) and Coffee Time Romance and More. You can read an excerpt of Stolen Justice at http://www.djgross.com or Amazon.com.