R is for Romantic Suspense!

Posted April 21, 2014 by Sophia Rose in Challenge / 17 Comments

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R is for Romantic Suspense:  Racy Intrigue Anyone?

9758743 HELL-ON-WHEELS-final1My very first dip into romance came when I gave romantic suspense a try as a teenager.  I was bored with my usual fare so I complained to my mom that I was ready for more mature reading, but please lord, was there something besides those romances with the swooning woman and constipated looking men on the covers (I wouldn’t be caught dead reading that mushy stuff back then and now I adore it all).  She grinned with a knowing smile (mom knew me well and still does) as she placed a copy of Phyllis A Whitney’s The Winter People in my hand and said, “Here!  Let’s see how this one grabs you.”

Grab me it did.  I lost lots of sleep that summer.  I was hooked and still am.  I don’t read it as much as I like it these days, but Romantic Suspense is still one of my favorite classifications of Romance.  I have so many wonderful RS writers and series still to try.

Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary StewartNine Coaches Waiting by Mary StewartFavorite Old School Writers:

Phyllis A. Whitney
Mary Stewart
Victoria Holt

Now:

Tiffany K. Snow
Tori St. Claire
Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban
Lilliana Hart
SE Jakes
Cynthia Eden

Do you like RS?  Have a favorite author(s)?

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Notable R Words I Considered

Reviews –  love to do them
Reading – a most favorite activity
Red – vibrant, energetic and sexy color
Running – hate to do it but its a good way to lose weight
Ruins – with a few lights it could be a beautiful wedding spot
 Romance – the entire reason I read
Rockin’ Roller Coaster – a pretty awesome roller coaster at Disney Hollywood Studios

What’s your R word of the day?

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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I think it’s cool that your mom was your romance book pimp. I love a Romantic suspense. One of my favorite authors of this sub genre is Christine Skye with her Code name series.

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Sophia Rose
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It is cool. She’s put me onto several that became favorites and best of all, she taught me a love for books. I’ll have to check out Christine Skye, Nana!

Sophia Rose
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This cover has ‘enforce’ written all over it. 😉

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Nana Prah

I think it’s cool that your mom was your romance book pimp. I love a Romantic suspense. One of my favorite authors of this sub genre is Christine Skye with her Code name series.

Nana Prah

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Mariana_BookTravels

I love Romantic Suspense too. Have you tried Christi Snow? She’s a fellow blogger and managed to create one amazing series.

Sophia Rose
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No, I haven’t yet. Thanks for the tip, Mariana. I’ll have to check her out and what a double chance to support a fellow blogger too.

Sharonda Lowman
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When you Dare was good! unfortunately, its the only book I’ve read by L. Foster…but it was worth it ;D

Sophia Rose
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Shari put me on to that one a couple years ago, Sharonda. I actually haven’t read much of her stuff either, but I liked it and have several on the TBR.

Sharonda Lowman
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I think I have one on my Nook..gotta check though. I don’t know why I picked When You Dare up..probably because of the cover…lolls

Sophia Rose
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Haha! I’ve been motivated a time or two by a gorgeous cover. No judgment here.

Sharonda
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When you Dare was good! unfortunately, its the only book I’ve read by L. Foster…but it was worth it ;D

Sophia Rose
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Shari put me on to that one a couple years ago, Sharonda. I actually haven’t read much of her stuff either, but I liked it and have several on the TBR.

Sharonda
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I think I have one on my Nook..gotta check though. I don’t know why I picked When You Dare up..probably because of the cover…lolls

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
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Oh yeah I love some Romantic Suspense. Foster is one of my favorites (especially the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor ones) Maya Banks is amazing too with her KGI (even though the last really didn’t wow me the rest are amazing).

Sophia Rose
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I haven’t read any of that Foster series and I’ve yet to start the KGI even though I know its a favorite of Shari’s. I really have some catching up to do, but hey, in other news, I did finally grab the first book and three other books in the JD Robb In Death series that you recommended. 😉

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
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Woot! I love Robb. I don’t put her in Rom-Sus though. More just general romance or police romance. She’s hard to nail down really.

Ahh I think you’ll like them. Alice from her current series was a minor character in book 2 I think it was. I think they’re much stronger than her current series though I enjoy those as well.

Sophia Rose
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Well that explains why the book store had the JD Robb books in contemporary romance. They were having one of those BOGO sales so I thought why not check some off the wishlist, but I couldn’t find these and asked for help. I never thought to look under straight contemporary. 😉

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
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Woot! I love Robb. I don’t put her in Rom-Sus though. More just general romance or police romance. She’s hard to nail down really.

Ahh I think you’ll like them. Alice from her current series was a minor character in book 2 I think it was. I think they’re much stronger than her current series though I enjoy those as well.