Today, I’m really excited to bring back to MSW one of my dear friends, Shiloh Walker. Shi has a new trilogy launching tomorrow. I’ve read the first two books and loved them. I’m excited you’ll all get to read them now, too. She’s also offering a $15 GC to BN or Amazon (winner’s choice) to celebrate. Enjoy! ~ Sylvia
The first romantic suspense I can remember reading was Nora Roberts’ Honest Illusions. Not long after that one, I read Divine Evil.
Those two books were all it took to get me hooked on romantic suspense, and the grittier, the better. Since then, Nora Roberts has remained a favorite and not long after that, I discovered Linda Howard. Since then, I’ve discovered other authors like Allison Brennan, Iris Johansen, Maya Banks…and the list goes on.
Sometimes I go for the romantic suspense with the paranormal bent, sometimes I go for the straight romantic suspense, but I almost always want it dark, just a little bit twisted…with a strong hero, a strong heroine, a plot that keeps me reading all through the night…that’s a good book.
I’m reading Linda Howard’s Prey and I suspect I’ll stay up all night reading. Then I’ll wonder why I didn’t read it the second I got it (although I know the answer—I was on a deadline).
I’m planning on taking a couple of days of downtime before plunging back into the madness that is my life. After Prey, I’ll probably move on to JD Robb’s New York to Dallas… the JD Robb books are some of my favorite romantic suspense books—they always keep me guessing, keep me wondering. I’ve lost so much sleep over those…
That’s the best compliment you can give an author, you know. I stayed awake all night reading that book! And with that not-so-subtle segue…I’m going to mention my book, If You Hear Her, the first book in my new series, the Ash trilogy. I’m hoping it will keep at least somebody awake—other than me, as I sit up tonight, tomorrow night, Wednesday… biting my nails and worrying…
It’s due out tomorrow, and it’s about screams and serial killers and sexy cops and smart-mouthed heroines.
Here’s a quick peek at the scene that sets up the entire trilogy… Lena, the heroine, is dreaming.
As he ran his hands down over her body, stripping away her clothes, Lena lifted her eyes upward and stared at the sun again.
Lost herself in the warm golden glow and the feel of a man’s hands on her body.
She could see… see his face as he guided her to the ground and knelt between her thighs.
She could touch… touch his shoulders and fist her hands in his hair.
She could feel… feel the fiery hot pleasure blistering through her as he levered up over her.
She could hear—
* * *
Lena came awake with a gasp. Her heart knocked against her ribs and she shivered as cool air danced over her sweat-slicked body. A breeze drifted in through the open window.
It was cool… not cold. But she was freezing.
Hearing one low, questioning yip, she held out her hand. Puck pressed his nose against her palm and she heaved out a breath. The dog’s body was tense—all over tense and he had his hackles up.
“Sorry, boy. Just had a bad dream,” she muttered. She’d gone and freaked her dog out.
As she started to lie back down, she heard it.
** Read more about If You Hear Her and The Ash series **
So… do you go for romantic suspenses? Like them scary? Like them a little lighter? What are some of your favorites? Tell me about them to enter to win a GC to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner’s choice)