Monday, January 30, 2012

Giveaway and Guest Post for The Kiss of Death Tour

Hello!!  I am very happy to be part of the Kiss of Death Tour.  Today I have with me Rebecca Zanetti as she talks about why we love Romantic Suspense books.  Why do you love them?  Rebecca is also giving away a print copy of her book claimed to one lucky commenter!!  Take it away Rebecca!!

Three Reasons to Love Romantic Suspense
By Rebecca Zanetti

Romantic suspense books can be absolutely breathtaking.  As a writer, I think there are three main reasons romantic suspense is so fun to read (and write).  First, romantic suspense books throw characters together and can get the romance moving a lot quicker than normal.  I mean, what’s more likely to get characters moving?  A gal going over to borrow a cup of sugar from her handsome neighbor—or two people fleeing for their lives and hiding out in an abandoned barn after running desperately through a rain storm?  How in the world might they warm up?

Second, romantic suspense plots let us delve deeper into the darker side of life.  The villains can be all the more villainous – for the stronger your hero, the stronger the villain needs to be.  Most of us (hopefully) won’t be running for our lives from a crazy, serial killer stalker.  But it sure makes for some exciting reading while we’re safe in our comfy pajamas in front of a fire.

The third and best reason I like romantic suspense is that intense situations bring out the strength of people—real or imaginary.  How your heroine reacts to the danger, how the hero leaps to save and protect—that’s fascinating.  There’s a complexity to a good romantic suspense novel that includes layer upon layer of characterization.  Those are the books that keep us coming back for more.

Rebecca is one of the many talented authors who belong to the Romance Writers of America’s Kiss of Death chapter. At Kiss of Death we believe that every great romance should include suspense. Whether a spy thriller in Regency times, a paranormal romance with a revenge-seeking zombie, or a traditional serial killer after the heroine, romance relies on suspense, leading the reader through the trials of the heroine and hero to see if they will get their happily ever after ending. If you can call your writing suspenseful, then the Kiss of Death has something for you! Find out more and join at and follow us on Twitter at @RWAKissofDeath.
Rebecca Zanetti is a college professor by day and romance author by night.  Currently she’s busy writing the sexy Dark Protector Series from Kensington Brava, which has received excellent reviews.  Publisher’s Weekly said the following about her latest release, CLAIMED, “This thriller’s true strengths: sizzling sex scenes and a memorable cast.”   To find Rebecca on the web, drop by her website: .

Let's take a look at Rebecca's Book: 

By Rebecca Zanetti

A Daring Rescue: Emma Paulsen is a geneticist driven by science. But she's also a psychic, so when a dark, good-hearted vampire frees her from the clutches of the evil Kurjans, she realizes he must be the man who's been haunting her dreams. But with a virus threatening vampires' mates, Emma may discover a whole new meaning of "lovesick"...A Deadly Decision: As King of the Realm, Dage Kayrs has learned to practice diplomacy. Still, it's taken three hundred years to find his mate, so he'll stop at nothing to protect her - even if it means turning his back on his own kind.

Looks suspenseful and yummy!!  To be entered for your chance to win a print copy of this great book, just fill out the rafflecopter form and be sure to leave a comment answering the question!!  Good Luck!!!

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WildAboutBones said...

My favorite thing about romantic suspense is how the action/conflict tweaks up the adrenalin of the characters making the H/H hotter for each other and usually results in some great sex scenes. It is even better if it is a paranormal romantic suspense because then you never know just what kind of characters are going to 'pop up'

Unknown said...

"for the stronger your hero, the stronger the villain needs to"

lOVE THIS! I can't wait to read this. It's at the top of my TBR. You rock. Thansk, sweets! *Waves and Nikki*

Avery Flynn said...

I was just staring at Claimed on my bookshelf this morning. I am so in the mood for this book.

Kathryn said...

I like romantic suspense because it makes the story of the two people so much more, almost more meaningful. Especially with paranormal books, the characters go through so much together, and it's so much fun watching the events unfold and the two characters coming together.

Teresa Reasor said...

I love romantic suspense because it keeps you on your toes as a reader and a writer. That build up and ease off, and then build up again of tensions is so much fun.
Teresa R.

Bonnie R. Paulson said...

I also like villains that have a softer side and it's easier to see in a suspense. I love your suspense work!

Sandy said...

I like to see the interactions between the characters in a romantic suspense. It's one of my favorite genres. Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity.


Jean Murray said...

I like romantic suspense because it mixes the two addictive adrenalin rushes into one fabulous story. Add a touch of paranormal and I'm hooked.

Jean Murray

Maritza Robinson said...

I love romantic suspense because it keeps you reading. It is so addictive.
Thanks for this great giveaway!

Gena Robertson said...

I love the sexual tension and the adrenaline rush of being on the run or against a time line in a romantic suspense. It keeps me on the edge of my seat, ready to jump at any little noise. Just LOVE it!!

Thank you so much for the giveaway op! This book and the others in the series sound absolutely delicious, and the covers are divine!

Gena Robertson

June M. said...

I love the tension and the fact that the suspense keeps my attention and makes me not want to stop reading,no matter what.
You add paranormal to these stories and I can't resist.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Juana said...

I like romantic suspense because that's what keeps me on the edge of my seat, and makes me keep turning the pages because I want to know what will happen next.

Shadow said...

I love romantic suspense because it has romance (of course!) but it keeps me drawn to the story. Im on the edge of my seat, waiting for the next big 'thing'. They always have the one villian that you love to hate. I just love the stories, the plots and characters, just everything! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!

books4me said...

I love romantic suspense because a good book will keep me on the edge of my seat and keep me guessing all the way through!

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Joya said...

Great post, Rebecca, and terrific reasons to love romantic suspense. I especially agree with your third reason--we never know what we're "made of" until we are tested. Great to throw characters in those sorts of situations.
Keep up the great work and best wishes for continued success.

In Julie's Opinion said...

My favorite thing about Romantic Suspense is the plot! The plot is deeper than plain romance books and gives you something to grab ahold of while you're enjoying the romance:)

vadeluna07 said...

My favorite thing about romantic suspense is well, the suspense! Not to mention that it seems to me that the relationship between the two main characters seems to get stronger because of the difficulties they have throughout the story.

Rebecca Zanetti said...

Hi everybody and thanks so much for commenting today! My computer won't let me respond individually, so I wanted to make sure to pop in and say I've been reading all the comments (between classes at the college) and appreciate the support! You all rock! :)

Good luck in the drawing!

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Joanne said...

The tension between the hero and heroine and the adventure keeps me reading. Claimed sounds like a great book. Can't wait to read it.


La pajara pinta said...

I'm so glad I found this blog. Well My fav thing about romantic suspense in that it includes my two obssesions (And I mean it) Love and suspense/thriller. These two elements are the perfect mix to keep me totally into a book. But sometimes it is a abd thing since I gotta go to work, eat, sleep!
Keep up the Good work :)

msmjb65 said...

I think that the combo of action, suspense, life and death situations and the build up of the heat between the hero and heroine are my favorite ingredients that must be present to make the book great.
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Rachel V said...

I think the suspense is the best part usually but all of it combined together makes for a killer book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rachel V

Sebrina said...

The trials, the possible misjudgements each character may make, the bickering (maybe) between them also. That's usually my favorite, the smartass remarks during the bickering and then when the steam hits.....phew!
Thank you so much,

donnas said...

The suspense you feel along with the characters on whether or not they will get together and overcome the trials they are currently facing.

latishajean said...

I love that it keeps you guessing what is going too happen! Thanks for the great giveaway always wanted to read this book sounds great!

Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm said...

Romantic Suspense stories keep you guessing. Nothing comes easy and there's always something that keeps getting in the way. The stories keep your attention right up until the very end.

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