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!
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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