Nothing’s Better Than Romantic Suspense
Almost immediately after I agreed to do this blog, I realized I’d made a big mistake. I’m supposed to pimp romantic suspense, but the truth is, I’m the biggest suspense wimp ever. I can’t handle suspense at all. After I read the first several chapters of a book, I skim the rest so I’ll know what happens. Then I read the rest of it properly, and if I know I’m coming up to a really tense scene, I set the book aside and wait until I’m ready to handle the strong emotions.
It’s the same with TV and movies – when the suspense builds up too much, I leave the room and hover just outside the door and ask everyone else what’s going on (driving them nuts), because I want to know what happens, but I can’t stand watching it. I can’t even watch close football games. Sure, one team’s going to win – but the other will lose, and that hurts! The only reason I can write romantic suspense is because – bwahaha! – I have control over what happens. I can handle writing the suspense part because I can also make sure there’s a happy ending, and that both teams – hero and heroine – win!
Thinking about it, though, I’ve just shown why romantic suspense is so great. There’s both plot suspense (the danger that’s stalking the heroine, and maybe the hero too) and the emotional suspense (will the hero and heroine get together?). Romantic suspense is heart-stoppingly exciting, un-put-down-able (by anybody except me), and the happy outcome is guaranteed. What could possibly be better than that? Gotta love romantic suspense!
Rose Fairburn is on the run. Her vampire nature can't protect her from everything, especially not herself. Now, when she should be worried about escaping her past, she can only think about one thing. Her kind can't live without blood or sex. Love they must forego.
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Find out more about Barbara at www.BarbaraMonajem.com. She Barbara wrote her first story in third grade about apple tree gnomes. After dabbling in neighborhood musicals and teen melodrama, she published a middle-grade fantasy when her children were young. Now her kids are adults, and she's writing historical and paranormal romance for grownups. She lives in Georgia with an ever-shifting population of relatives, friends, and feline strays.
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