Posts in the Romantic Suspense genre

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Guest Post: “10 Ways Lacey and Alex Celebrate the Holidays!” by Paige Tyler

Wolf Unleashed Paige Tyler

In my newest release Wolf Unleashed (SWAT Series), we get to see how Lacey Barton, veterinarian by occupation, heroine by nature, becomes The One true love for Dallas Police Department SWAT Officer—and werewolf—Alex Trevino. Their story will make you laugh, cry, sigh, and completely fall in love with them.

Now that Lacey and Alex are together, and she’s officially part of The Pack, here are ten things on their holiday to-do list!

  1. This will be Lacey and Alex’s first Christmas together, so they’ll spend the morning lazing around the apartment treating themselves to breakfast in bed, then exchange gifts.
  1. Later, they’ll head over to spend the day with the extended Pack family at the SWAT compound, along with their two dogs, Tuffie and Leo, for Christmas dinner. That means lots of food on the grill with some smokers and deep-fryers to boot. Werewolves eat a lot, so there are going to be enough turkey, burgers, hot dogs, and barbecue to feed an army.
  1. A party at the SWAT compound wouldn’t be a party without playing some volleyball. Alex and the other guys are going to need some exercise to burn off all those extra calories, right? Since it’s Christmas, it’s probably going to be cold outside, but something tells me the SWAT hunks will be taking their shirts off anyway.
  1. After the game, they’ll head inside to exchange presents with family and friends, which now includes the entire extended SWAT family. Because there are so many people, the gifts are typically small, but meaningful.
  1. While Lacey isn’t off from work and the veterinary clinic is closed for the holiday, after the party, she and Alex stop by to check on the animals to make sure they’re all doing okay.

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News

Happy Release Day, Freya Barker!

Still Air Freya Barker

Can you smell it in the air? It’s that beautiful Tuesday smell of new books! What makes this Tuesday special, though? Freya Barker has a new book out and we’re foaming-at-the-mouth excited! The brilliant close to the Portland ME series, Still Air is finally out!


Deprival haunted her…

Regret troubled her…

Silence left her detached…

A life in the service of others is both penance and a blessing. She soothes her personal hell by pulling victims from theirs, helping them on their path to survival; never finding her own. When a crippling blow finally evaporates her last hope, the temptation to give up is strong. Still, she can’t find it in her to turn her back on those who need her: the innocent, whose rescue is her perpetual goal.

He was blind, but now he sees how his family has sifted through his fingers. The reality hits hard when his son becomes a stranger, slipping deeper into transgression. Concern has him call on the one person he fears will see his own failures all too clearly. A woman he’s kept his distance from for his own protection.

What appeared to be an incompatible pairing, turns out the unyielding bond needed to heal them all.


Author of the popular Cedar Tree series, as well as the critically acclaimed standalone From Dust, Freya Barker is driven to make her stories about ‘real’ people; with characters who are perhaps less than perfect, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills, and some hot, sizzling sex in their lives.

Recipient of the RomCon Reader’s Choice Award for best first book, Slim To None, Freya has hit the ground running. She loves nothing more than to meet and mingle with her readers, whether it be online or in person at one of the signings she attends.

With her kids grown and out in the world, Freya has poured her creative energy into spinning story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!

Freya can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and FreyaBarker.com.

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Guest Post + Excerpt: Melissa Ohnoutka on Romantic Suspense!

Sinful Secrets Melissa Ohnoutka

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m so excited to be a guest on EverAfter Romance to share my newest release with you. For as long as I can remember, suspense has been my favorite genre—books, movies, music, you name it. I live for the adrenaline rush. Throw romance into the mix and it becomes the perfect combination to keep me on the edge of my seat and begging for more. Romancing the Stone will forever be my all-time favorite movie, and one of the reasons for my madness. I first saw the action-packed film on the big screen as a teenager, then again when it came out on video. I had two babies in diapers at the time and needed an escape to save my sanity. The rest is history.

Once I started writing that first romantic suspense, I knew there was no turning back. The thrill of watching the suspense and romance unfold in one of my own creations is a feeling like no other. I’m addicted for life.

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Guest Post + Excerpt: Memories of Christmas Past from Cindy Scaggs

An Untouchable Christmas Cindy Skaggs

Memory is a tricky thing. Bad memories filter to the top while good memories settle to the bottom of a very deep well and we struggle to keep them alive. The key is to replace the bad memories with good—or drown the bad in that well, whichever works. I’m a violent sort, so I’ll be drowning those suckers. 🙂

Holidays in our house growing up were mostly good, but that means I have only this vague recollection and warm, fuzzy feelings for Christmas. Well, all but one. The year I turned five, my father was recovering from a major car accident. Money was tight and we ultimately lost the house and Dad’s business to medical expenses.

That was the year someone adopted us. Just for Christmas presents that is. We were the little angels on a Giving Tree. The night before Christmas, a group of men brought what seemed like a truckload of presents for four kids and two adults. They deposited them under the empty tree just like Santa. I bounced on my toes in sheer joy at the mass of goodies. Too young to read, I didn’t know which presents were mine, but my older brother pointed out a ginormous and awkwardly wrapped present labeled “girl, aged 5.” It was bigger than me and taller than my teenage brother. It was mine, mine, mine!

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Autumn Thorns Yasmine Galenorn
Guest Post

Guest Post: “Do You Like Me?” by Kris Rafferty

Betrayed By A Kiss Kris Rafferty

Everyone wants to be liked, right?  If you get down to the nitty gritty of hard truths, life is easier if people like you.  If you doubt me, just think about how hard it was walking into a classroom when you were the new kid in town.  It’s easier to be liked.  We don’t have to devote any time or effort questioning our actions or our words if the room is smiling and hanging on your every quip and anecdote.  Being liked greases the wheels in work, at social events, and in some instances, at Thanksgiving dinner when you’re around relatives that only remember you as that kid who screamed and ran around the table as they were trying to relax after too much pumpkin pie last year…or was that twenty years ago?

It’s easy to relegate likability to a weakness, something people lean on when they don’t have the courage of their conviction, when being liked is the end, rather than the means of achieving goals…be they as simple as wheedling the car keys from a nervous parent, or that promotion you really aren’t positive you can handle, but, what the hell?  Likability is something everyone barters with daily, hour to hour, giving it up here if it holds you back, retaining it here just in case you’ll need it later.  Sometimes we get it right and everyone likes us, allowing us to relax.  Sometimes we’re not successful and we acquire enemies, or fall out of favor, then life becomes hard.  The currency of human interaction is power, money and beauty, but for most of us, all we’ve got to work with is likeability.

Is it any wonder readers want their characters to be likable?

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Giveaway, Guest Post

Katie Ruggle on Kick-Ass Heroines and Sisterhood

Gone Too Deep Katie Ruggle

As I was thinking about a topic for this blog post, I realized something. I talk a lot about heroes. I write a lot about heroes, about what makes a hero, how a hero expresses his love, why I have a little bit of extra adoration in my heart for a certain hero (George of Gone Too Deep).

But why, I asked myself, am I neglecting the heroines? I didn’t in the books. In my Search and Rescue series, I wrote each one almost exclusively from the heroine’s point of view, even when that was difficult (ahem…I’m looking at you, Daisy). The women were able to express their feelings and their motivations and their experiences directly, while readers got to know the heroes through the heroines’ eyes. My female characters also did a fair amount of ass-kicking, saving the heroes just as many times—if not more—than they themselves were saved.

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Exclusive Excerpt

Exclusive Excerpt + GIVEAWAY: M.L. Buchman’s HEART STRIKE

Heart Strike M.L. Buchman

Save a little time and scoot to the edge of your seat now, because we’ve got an exclusive excerpt of Heart Strike by M.L. Buchman that’s positively layered with intensity. Heart Strike is out tomorrow!


“Not my first rodeo.”

Richie answered with a waiting silence. How was it that he didn’t trust himself about people? With only the one notable exception, he’d judged her moods perfectly. And that one time was because he hadn’t listened to himself.

“I was forward deployed with the 101st Airborne,” she finally offered. “I was embedded with the ground teams to frisk and question women. Every now and then, they weren’t women beneath the robes but men in hiding. If they were dressed to hide, we knew they were Taliban, Al Qaeda, or worse. They would also be heavily armed. It was close a couple of times, but I was always faster than they were.”

“You were good back there. Damn good,” Richie remarked a few miles later.

And Melissa felt good. Normally a kill gave her the shakes, but this time it hadn’t. The man had been the worst sort. He’d rubbed his erection against Melissa’s ass the moment he’d grabbed her, and his hand had been headed south into her pants even as they stood there in front of everyone. Drug runner, street thug, and rapist.

And then he’d made to grab Carla.

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Q&A

Q&A: Linda Winfree of ALL I NEED

All I Need Linda Winfree

Author of some of the steamiest and most riveting Romantic Suspense stories, Linda Winfree, has been so kind as to answer a few of our burning questions! Check out our interview below and don’t miss All I Need, out now!


FAVORITE MOVIES:

 

What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

  1. Open Range
  2. Independence Day
  3. The Mummy
  4. Jurassic World
  5. Grease

 

Describe your favorite scene from each one (you can include a Youtube clip if you want as well).

 

  1. In Open Range, it’s so hard to choose only one scene – I adore the small scene where Sue is changing and Charley is cleaning mud from the carpet and catches a glimpse. My favorite though is the “I love you” scene where Charley tells Sue he won’t be one of her disappointments.
  2. Independence Day gives you not one, but three romances. Although it doesn’t end happily ever after, I adore the entire relationship between the President and First Lady.
  3. In The Mummy, I am in love with the obvious attraction and push-pull between O’Connell and Evie. It’s hard to pick a favorite scene because every scene with them is amazing.
  4. Jurassic World has some of this same romantic push pull between Owen and Claire. They want each other, are complete opposites, and don’t really want to want one another. I love how Claire, without being stupid, refuses to let Owen go it alone. Favorite scenes – atop the water fall, when Claire prepares herself for going into the wild and after the pterodactyl attack, when Claire saves Owen and they finally kiss.
  5. I know – you’re thinking my Grease couple is Danny and Sandy. Nope. Rizzo and Kenickie. They are amazing together, even when they are breaking one another’s hearts. Favorite scene? The Ferris Wheel.

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Guest Post + GIVEAWAY: “Summer, Summer, Summertime!” by Julie Ann Walker

Devil and the Deep Julie Ann Walker

As anyone who lives in Chicago will tell you, winters are a bitch.  We’re talking bundle up, hunker down, and simply endure.  Which is probably why I began writing my Deep Six series, set in the Florida Keys.  It’s a way for me to escape all the ice and snow and wind — even if that escape is only in my mind.  I always tell my husband that, December through March, I could live anywhere but Chicago.

On the flipside, come summertime, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than the City of Broad Shoulders.  And to celebrate summer in Chicago and the release of Devil and the Deep, I’ve compiled a list of my top five favorite things about Chicago in the summer.

  1. The Chicago Cubs! Those lovable losers — although they’re big winners this year. There’s nothing quite like walking onto Wrigley Field, noshing on a traditional Chicago-style ballpark dog, and watching the “boys of summer” play nine innings.

cubs gamefood porn

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Q&A

Q&A: Alessandra Torre of MOONSHOT

Moonshot Alessandra Torre

Today we’ve got a Q&A with a Romance author that needs no introduction. Alessandra Torre, known for being one of the few authors in the world to make their characters (and readers) scream with delight and terror. Between steamy romantic scenes and sheer suspense, we’re never on the edge of our seats with an Alessandra Torre book. We’re that embarrassing girl in the cafe who’s accidentally slid off her seat. So when we heard Moonshot would combine suspense, romance, and a lot of our favorite sport, we were all over it. Check out an awesome Q&A below and pick up Moonshot, out today!


FAVORITE MOVIES:

What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Proposal
  • Ghost
  • 10 Things I Hate About You

 

Describe your favorite scene from each one.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Singing Dracula musical songs in that Hawaiian dive bar.

The Princess Bride: When Buttercup realizes who Wesley is!

The Proposal: When Margaret and Andrew are in the plane flying to Sitka.

Ghost: When Molly finally believes.

10 Things I Hate About You: “But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you, not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.”

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