Thrills & Chills Giveaway… Jaci Burton Guest Blogging

Winner to be posted shortly!

Oh, suspense, how I love thee. One of my favorite genres to read in is romantic suspense. I love to grab a big juicy romantic suspense and settle in on my sofa for a read. I can lose all track of time. It’s even better with the lights off, wrapped up in my pillow and blanket. If an author can grab me by the throat and make me lose all track of time, can make me swoon because the hot hero is right there with the heroine every step of the way, can give me a strong heroine who can hold her own with the guts to face down whatever happens, I’m hooked.

Some of my favorite romantic suspense authors are Nora Roberts, Brenda Novak, Lora Leigh, Roxanne St. Claire, Maya Banks, Stephanie Tyler, Linda Howard…the list is endless.

I also love watching suspense and police procedurals on television. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge fan of the genre. My DVR is usually chock full of Law and Order, CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds, and Castle, and if it isn’t fictional suspense then I’m watching reality suspense, because there’s nothing like a little real life murder to spark the creative juices.

I’ve written romantic suspense before—if you’ve read my Wild Riders erotic romance series, they’re a lot of hot romance, a lot of action adventure and a mix of suspense. But I wanted to try my hand at straight romantic suspense, and that’s where my Killer series was born.

This is a series about a group of kids who met as teens and forged a bond after a traumatic night. It centers around one woman and the man she loved when she was younger. She’s a cop now, which lets me delve into my absolute love of police procedurals and forensics.

So to get a chance to not only write a romantic suspense, but to write one with a cop as the heroine? Total bliss. And not being at all squeamish, I got to delve into murder and all the ugliness that comes along with that.

Murder is ugly business, and I show every side of it in THE HEART OF A KILLER. The physical, grisly, bloody side of it, as well as the emotional impact it has on those closest to the victim. My heroine, Anna, was once a victim, and chose her profession not only to put away criminals, but because she never wants to be a victim again. And when murders start happening that are eerily similar to the trauma she suffered when she was a teenager, she has to put her trust in Dante—the one man who suddenly resurfaces in her life again. Dante is the man Anna once loved, but he left her when she needed him most. And he might be her number one suspect.

In THE HEART OF A KILLER you’ll find tragedy, death, betrayal, and a lot of tears and anguish. But you’ll also find friendship, forever bonds, and love reunited.

I hope you enjoy the book!

Jaci Burton

To enter the T & C giveaway, just comment on today’s guest blog! 🙂

Enter the Thrills & Chills giveaway…throughout the end of October and early November, Jaci, Shiloh & Lisa will be visiting each other’s blogs, leaving excerpts & guest blogs. On those days, all you have to do is comment on the T & C guest blog or T & C guest excerpt (comment as often as you like, but you only get one entry per post). When the Thrills & Chills blog tour is over, one lucky commenter will win a Nook Color!

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  • Contest is open internationally.  In the event an international reader wins and doesn’t want the Nook, a comparable prize will be offered.  (Please note, the comparable prize will only be offered if an international reader wins.)
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109 Replies to “Thrills & Chills Giveaway… Jaci Burton Guest Blogging”

  1. Hi , I am a book lover, I have several genre’s that I love, erotic romance, romantic suspense, fantasy romance and contemporary as well as historical romance. I was a reviewer for CTR for a while and loved it, health reasons had to stop. Wateena

  2. I thrive on romantic suspense, and like you, love the grisly along with it. Can’t wait to dig into this book. Congrats on the series!

  3. This book sounds very cool, I love the idea of the group having a connection from an event in their teens. Looking forward to reading it.
    Thanks for the cool contest – and I’m excited to read all the upcoming posts from the 3 of you! What a fun idea :0)

  4. I love a good romantic suspense too! All of these titles look good. I’d have to say the Nora Roberts RS titles have been some of my faves so far. I can’t wait to read this one though!

  5. I love Romantic Suspense!! The Heart of a Killer is soooooooo gooood!!! Loved it! Dante is so yummy and Anna is strong and stubborn, they make magic together! Excellent mystery!!

  6. I can’t wait to get my copy of The Heart of a Killer- it was shipped 3 days ago but since it’s a holiday in Israel I will get it next week.
    I looked on your web site and didn’t see when the next book in the series will come out 🙁

  7. Can’t wait for the e-book to release!! Wish it had been the same release date as paperback . . . waiting kinda patiently!

  8. Thank you for the giveaway!!!! I love all types of books 🙂 but my favorite is Romance

  9. Hi Jaci. The Heart of Killer sounds great. I like all the tv shows you mentioned.
    What a fabulous giveaway. 🙂

  10. Ohhh I love the RS genre and Jaci your book sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to get it.

    Great post!
    PS don’t enter me in the giveaway.

  11. Hi

    I love romantic suspense – and Jaci Burton’s books. A great combination. Looking forward to reading this.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  12. Sounds great! Laura Griffen is my most recent romantic suspense “find”, and now I’ll have to add you to the list too 🙂

  13. I am literally in the midst of reading this book right now. About 40% through. Romantic suspense is my favorite genre right now. This book has plenty of suspense and some romance mixed in. No idea who the bad guy is yet either. Always a plus when you can easily figure that out. lol This is my first Jaci Burton romantic suspense and i was excited to see how good it would be. So far so good! Yeah!

    Lisa B

  14. jaci, i love, love, love all your books. i have read just about everyone, with the exception of Nothing Personal, which i will be reading soon. PLEASE DON’T EVER STOP WRITING.. What would the world be like without you and Shiloh and a few others. YOUR BOOKS ARE HIGHLY, HIGHLY INTOXICATING and i cannot wait to read The Heart of a Killer. Happy writing!

  15. Wow sounds fantastic. I have to admit that I was not a fan of RS until I read Cynthia Eden’s Deadly Series and now I am hooked. Can’t wait until I get the chance to sink my fingers into this book. Thanks for a great giveaway!!!

  16. I absolutely love Romantic Suspense and crime shows! I’ve been waiting for Heart of a Killer to come out for a while now, can’t wait to read it!

  17. Love reading Romantic Suspense. Can’t wait to read Heart of a Killer, sounds like a fantastic read.

  18. I am so looking forward to reading Heart of a Killer. I pre ordered for my Nook so can’t wait to get it.

  19. I love to read an have read several of ur books… n loved them … I too am a huge fan of all the late night series n absolutely LOVE Bones csi criminal minds … ur book sound absolutely awesome n I can’t wait to read it.. I love a good twist… congrats

  20. I love romantic suspense, I didn’t think I would be I have read a few and love the action and romance mixed.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  21. It sounds like an excellent read! Can’t wait to get my grubby lil paws on it…
    Thank you for the chance at a great giveaway! 🙂

  22. I didn’t know I liked romantic suspense until I read Stephanie Tyler’s SEAL’s. Se got me hooked. Along with Shiloh, Cynthia Eden’s Deadly series is fantastic too. Will check out The Heart of Killer.

  23. Jaci, can I just say I think we could be really great friends.LOL
    We share the same tastes in authors and TV shows. I read all types of genres now. When I first started reading, it was just straight romance. Now thought, I love them all….
    I look forward to reading your new series.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  24. Sounds great. Congrats on the release! I cant wait to read it. Romantic Suspense is one of my favorite genres.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  25. Cant wait to read it. Need to feel better so i can go get it since the digital version isnt out yet.

  26. I am addicted to reading. All my spare time is spent cuddled up with a good book. I’m always looking for new authors. So many to choose from and so little time. 🙂

  27. Hi Everyone! Thank you all so much for your comments! For those who have read my books, thank you. I’m so grateful. And if you’re eager to read this book, I hope you enjoy it.

    *waves to Shiloh*

  28. I just started reading RS and I can’t wait for the ebook version of this to release!

  29. Hi everyone! Jaci’s book is on my want to read list 🙂
    I just saw the cover reveal for her Christmas release -very romantic.

  30. Really looking forward to reading this book. I have just started getting into this genre. xx

  31. Congrats to Jaci on the new release. I’m always up for a murder mystery filled with drama and suspense.

  32. I LOVE romantic suspense! That was the genre that started my love of books in middle school! I can’t wait to read this book!!

  33. I was on your (Jaci’s) website the other day, after getting the e-newsletter. Read every excerpt I could, but kept coming back to the one for this book. There was just something about the way she shot Dante down in it …. Had me snickering for quite a while!



  34. I loved your wild rider series; pre order on Kindle – sad I have to wait until 11/1. How many books are plan for the killer series?

  35. I LOVE suspenseful stories in any form, either in word or image. Sometimes I’m good at figuring out whodunit, other times not so much. The new release sounds super good and I have it on my wishlist.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  36. Love anything that makes me sit forward and hold my breath waitning for the next word!

  37. I love reading this genre, especially when I can’t figure out who the culprit is, sometimes I’ve been known to gasp loudly 😉

  38. Jaci is an auto buy for me. I love all her different series. I have been so very anxious for the start of this new series, especially since the Wild Rider series ended.

  39. I haven’t read a lot in this genre but of the ones I have I really enjoyed. I’m looking forward to reading The Heart of a Killer.

  40. I like suspense but I don’t think I’d like to read in the near dark, too wild an imagination…I scream and run and hide. Yeah I’m a big scaredy cat.

  41. I loved the Perfect Play and Changing the Game, and I have to believe that Jaci would absolutely rock romantic suspense. It sounds awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

  42. I love a great romantic suspense too! Cynthia Eden is another favorite. I an really looking forward to reading this new series!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  43. I read the excerpt and the book definitely interested me. I look forward to reading it at some point. 🙂

  44. This book is on my TBR list (budget is tight, so have to wait a little). I love books by Jaci Burton. They are on auto buy. Look forward to reading this book

  45. Wow, what’s not to love in a book with all of that going on – and a great romance too! Terrific, Jaci. Looking forward to The Heart of a Killer.

  46. Just discovered your books last month and love them!! Love your covers too…. Keep it coming….Thanks

  47. I love NCIS! Abby is my favourite, she is so quirky and fun.
    I love the cover of the book, it looks like a great read, just like something I would enjoy and not be able to put down.

  48. Suspense is great– in both books and TV– as long as there is romance involved 🙂

  49. I love to read mysteries and romantic suspense is my favorite type of romance. I don’t watch true crime shows but I watch a TON of Law & Order, CSI, Criminal Minds, etc.

  50. I love me some romantic suspense! Absolutely can’t wait to get my hands on THE HEART OF A KILLER!

  51. I love this cover! Thanks for the giveaway. I could use a Nook! I love thrillers and mysteries. I am always looking for something to make me leave the light on at night!

  52. I truly love romantic suspense reads! Glad you three are writing them! I, too, have to have proper lighting to read them, because I don’t have a backlight on my e-reader..LOL That may be the next necessity I purchase to attach to it! hahaha

  53. love this cover and am adding this to my wish list. Love a good romantic suspense.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  54. I so want to read this, it sounds awesome. Romantic suspence is one of my favourites too, and I love Castle! Nathan Fillion is just epic (though so’s the actress who plays Beckett I just can’t spell her name :/).

  55. I love Jaci…and automatically pick up her books. I’m looking forward to reading The Heart Of A Killer. I love her Wild Riders series…Jaci really knows how to ‘pen’ the bad boy right! 😉

  56. I preordered this book so that it was delivered the day it was released. It has been very difficult to put it down and focus on what I need to get done during the day. Great writing, Jaci, you have my attention glued to the pages.

  57. I love to read romantic suspense because it makes me think to fingure out who is doing what in the story.

  58. i have this on my tbr stack now to get my son better so i can get time to read it

  59. This sounds great. I love stories that focus on the bond of friendship as well as romance. And adding that element of suspense would just make it perfection!

  60. I am in love with these kind of books lately. I cannot get enough of the suspense and the loads of sex. Yummy!

  61. I am lost! LOL But I am finding blogs and books that I never knew before. So its not a lost cause! 🙂 What I also know is that the three authors running this show look terrific. Well, their books do! hah Sexy, and captivating. I have not read any of them. And I always love to try new authors!

  62. I’ve heard so many great things about this author!
    Thanks for the giveaway =D

  63. I love these kind of books that have the law enforcement angle! I would love to win this.

  64. I haven’t had the opportunity to read any of Jaci Burton’s books, but I would love to win this one and get a chance to read her work.

  65. Doesn’t want the Nook?! :O Blasphemy!

    I loved the review, I hadn’t heard of this book before (although of course I know of Jaci), but now I must have it 🙂

    kate1485 at

  66. I’m another TV crime procedural junkie, who can’t get enough of CSI, L&O, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, Castle, Bones, etc. I LOVE suspense books too, which is why I like Shiloh, Jaci, Lisa & so many other authors. Keep ’em coming ladies.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  67. I’m going to start reading the Killer Series books. I love romantic suspense!

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