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Definition of the "Romantic Suspense Genre": The Romantic Suspense genre is oftentimes the bestselling subgenre of Romance, though that can vascillate with historical romance. The elements of a romance need to be there--a budding relationship between two people that overcomes obstacles and succeeds in the end. But, the critical elements of suspense in that romance setting also need to be interwoven expertly. Those include action, adventure, and oftentimes, a heroine that has been wronged and a hero who attempts to help right that wrong. Through their work to right the wrong, they are brought closer together and what would you know? They fall in love. Honestly, you can think of many, many Disney movie scripts for this storyline (start with Frozen).
Some examples of the top ebooks in the Romantic Suspense genre are Mary Stewart (Nine Coaches Waiting), Tiffany Snow (No Turning Back), Colleen Hoover (Never, Never), and Melinda Leigh (She Can Run).
The web of lies she’s forced to weave could destroy them both…
FBI Special Agent Elizabeth Ward did her job, and did it well. Her undercover work brought down a mobster’s empire. Her reward? A bullseye on her back, betrayal burning like battery acid in her veins, and a life on the run.
A remote Montana ranch was supposed to be a safe haven to begin reclaiming her life. Which doesn’t include a man as solid as a mountain, with sapphire eyes and a slow, sexy drawl that curls inside her in a way she hasn’t felt in far too long.
Nat Sullivan smells trouble coming in the Triple H’s cold mountain air. And this time it’s not the repo men sneaking in to take his prized horses. It’s a beautiful woman with wide eyes, dark hair, and skin pale as snow.
Together, the damaged agent and struggling rancher find common ground…and a healing passion neither expected. But when a killer with a lust for revenge tracks Elizabeth down, the secrets she must unleash to survive could destroy everything they both love…
REVISED AND UPDATED, NOVEMBER 2021.
Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series will love this small town, feel-good romance!
Penny Terry loves her job as a property development manager in one of Seattle's biggest construction companies. When tragedy strikes, she returns to Sapphire Bay to say goodbye to her grandmother and comfort her parents.
The last thing Penny or her sisters expect is to inherit the house her grandma called home. But there's a catch--and it could change their lives forever.
Wyatt Johnson didn't move to Sapphire Bay to be harassed by four females and a large Golden Labrador. But when the Terry sisters become his neighbors, any chance of completing his latest collection of paintings disappears under a blast of plaster dust and never-ending banging.
When Penny needs his help to solve an old family mystery, they're drawn into a web of secrets unlike anything Sapphire Bay has ever seen.
THE LAKESIDE INN is the first book in a new series that will follow the Terry sisters as they return to a community with big hearts and warm smiles. Romance, adventure, and intrigue are waiting for you in Sapphire Bay!
This novel can easily be read as a standalone. Each of Leeanna's series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favourite characters in other books. Happy reading!
Praise for Leeanna Morgan's books:
"I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book."
She’s fated to break his curse.
He’s destined to kill her.
While traveling to the human realm to feed, king Andrei brings the wrath of a powerful witch down on his head. Now cursed, the vampire cannot cross beyond the mist that hides his world from the mortals. To make matters worse, his people are trapped and starving in his kingdom on the other side. After years of searching, he’s finally discovered a way to break from his living hell. With the clock ticking, he weaves a trap to lure the fated female, who can save them all.
Sonia’s small-town life is finally looking up. With a new job at a local shop called Bedazzled Jewels, she finally feels excitement in the air. When a new trinket at the store evokes strange visions, it isn’t the thrill she is hoping for. Convinced her nightly encounters with a handsome stranger are just dreams, she soon learns not only is he real but in danger.
Being the fated mate to a vampire king is more than just a fairytale, it may mean Sonia’s death. Even after the tarot cards predict her demise, she believes she can change her fate. Andrei moves in for the sacrifice but doesn’t count on her being the one woman he can’t afford to lose. Time has run out and the choices are few. Save his people or spare the woman he loves.
Stand-alone story that gives you a glimpse into a fantasy world full of memorable characters, smoking-hot romance, and page-turning suspense.
Hotshot firefighters, smokin’ hot heroes & smart, sassy heroines! Dive into 4 swoon-worthy small town romances in this collection from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix!
Burn For Me
One alpha man. One sassy woman. A fire that won’t die. Once upon a time, Amelia was my everything. Until I lost her. Now I have a second chance, and I want her back.
One look and the years apart go up in smoke. She’s all I ever wanted. A snappy attitude and the nerve to bring me to my knees.
I put out fires for a living. I can take some heat. Maisie drives me crazy. She’s smart-mouthed and sarcastic. This town’s too small for both of us. But she works for me. Unfortunately.
She's brash and beautiful and tempts me beyond distraction. There are different kinds of fire, and this one will make her melt.
There’s only one problem: this fire might be too hot for both of us.
Burn So Bad
Lucy hates me. She especially hates how much I want her.
But she can’t be bothered to even give me the time of day. I should give up the chase, but I can’t.
It’s more than a spark between us. It’s a bonfire. Fate rolls the dice and lands Lucy right where I want her. She needs my help, and I need her.
Susannah is the only woman who’s ever tested my control. Fighting fires is my life, but I can’t put out the fire between us.
I tell myself I can keep my distance, tell myself it’s nothing more than a little fun. She fills every corner of my thoughts, kicks my control to the curb.
Still, I have this. I can handle her. Then I find out she’s pregnant—with our baby.
These stories are perfect for readers who love small town romance, hotshot firefighters, second chances, friends to lovers, smart sassy heroines, frenemies to lovers, hate to love, opposites attract, slow burn, surprise pregnancy, emotional romances with a dash of angst, plenty of swoon, and protective grumpy heroes.
Being immortal doesn’t mean you can’t die. It just means you’re damn hard to kill.
When Alexei Medvedev joined the Forgotten Brotherhood—paranormals hired to assassinate other paranormals—he knew it wouldn’t be a cake walk. But his next target is one of Death’s own Reapers gone rogue. For the first time since he started this gig, “damn hard to kill” feels more like “damn near impossible.”
Tracking Cassie Dobbs brings him to a remote bar in small-town Alaska, where this hot-as-hell Reaper is casually serving drinks, as if she doesn’t have a bounty on her head from Death himself. Alexei is dangerously intrigued. Everyone in the Brotherhood knows the first rule: don’t fall for your target.
But Alexei soon has bigger problems to face than an unexpected attraction. They only send assassins after those who deserve to die…or so he’s been made to believe. Now that he’s met Cassie, though, he’s not so sure.
What if everything he’s been told is a lie, and the person he’s been sent to kill is the only one who knows the truth?
Each book in the Fury Unleashed series is STANDALONE:
* Fury Unleashed
* Arctic Bite
She's a blood-slave who longs for freedom, but this Viking vampire has other plans...
As the favorite blood-slave of Nevada's vampire king, Arietta Heron lives a waking nightmare with no escape. Her master's cruelty is as inevitable as her fate, leaving her with nothing but impossible dreams of freedom.
Until the night a strange, ancient vampire kidnaps her and changes everything she knows about what it means to serve one master and one master only...
A Viking takes what he wants. And every vampire wants a taste of Bjorn's new prize.
Falling for a blood-slave almost ruined him once already, and Bjorn Elding doesn't make the same mistake twice. But after stumbling upon a blood-slave like Arietta turns his immortal world upside down, he just can't help himself.
Fully claiming the young woman as his own is a dangerous game. But the damage is already done, and with a continent of vengeful vampires on his heels, Bjorn must now gain her submission to protect that which does not belong to him...
...and hope her unbreakable spirit doesn't get them both killed in the process.
Fans of JR Ward, Charlaine Harris, and Anne Rice will love Sofia Storm's scorching-hot dark paranormal vampire romance.
Scroll up and one-click to start reading The Vampire's Captive, Book One in the Immortal Viking Series inspired by the hit television shows Vikings and True Blood!
*The Vampire's Captive is a 120,000 word slow burn enemies to lovers paranormal romance novel. It's the first in a series setting up a new world and includes heavy world-building. This immersive read ends with a set up for book two, but could alternatively be read as an open ending.*
Bad Night Stand
The man had seemed so innocent in the bar—hot, hard, and possessing a butt that I wanted to bite like the last chocolate chip cookie in my stash.
Of course, he’d also skipped town, leaving me woefully unsatisfied. That was before the news of a failed IUD. Before the plus sign. Before Jordan showed back up determined to make that night up to me.
I didn’t want a baby or a payday or a sexy, stubborn man in my life. I wanted to go back in time and pretend none of it had happened.
Unfortunately, my life had become all about that plus sign . . . and there wasn’t a damn thing I could do about it.
The first sign of trouble was the rough, masculine voice. The second was the Scottish accent. God, Cecelia loved Scottish accents. Colin McGregor was her every fantasy come to life. And Cecelia had been in love with him. Twice.
Then had her heart broken. Twice.
Well, the third time wasn’t the charm and CeCe wasn’t going to be stupid about Colin. Not again. Not now that she knew better.
But had anyone informed Colin of that fact?
Heather O’Keith is the biggest, baddest female CEO around. Known for being tough as nails, fair to a fault, and a shark when it comes to securing contracts for her business, RoboTech, she’s also lonely.
Not that she would tell anyone else that . . . least of all one Clay Steele—sexy, smart, cold, and a man with a business acumen that both matches and sometimes surpasses her own.
But then Heather realizes that she may not be the only lonely one. The big lug who seems to enjoy tormenting her in the business world also has a soft side. And when that part of him is wholly directed at her, she gets stupid.
Stupid finds her waking up hungover and naked in Clay’s bed. With a giant diamond ring. On her left hand.
Oh lord, what has she done?
Bad Date: A Never Before Released Novella
Blind dates were the absolute worst.
Awkward, filled to the brim with small talk, and they never, ever worked out. Kay knew all that. Yet for some reason, she still had agreed to let Heather set her up.
Maybe it was because Heather O’Keith had rescued her when some idiot had dropped half a Venti Frappuccino on her laptop, saving her nearly-completed novel and befriending her in the process. Maybe Heather was just a force to be reckoned with. Or maybe, it was because Kay had serious pushover tendencies.
But when the date came, Kay found herself alone at a table for almost an hour before she called it quits. She’d been stood up. Yup, that was just perfect.
Her night was shot, she was behind on her word count, but then . . . she quite literally ran into tall, dark, and handsome outside the restaurant. One look at him and Kay thought that perhaps her night might be salvaged after all.
Until she discovered tall, dark, and handsome was a jerk. Until she discovered that jerk was her missing blind date—her rude and insufferable date who blew right by her as if she didn’t exist.
What. The. Hell?
“Marry the devil…or die.”
That’s the ultimatum Belle Harrison, vampire slayer, just received from a demon. Belle has only one response: To hell with him.
Turns out it’s not that easy, though—apparently the devil doesn’t know the meaning of the word no.
Lucky for Belle, three panty-melting vampires come to her aid. Three hot vampires she can’t resist. Hey, we all have our vices. Hers just happen to have fangs.
And she’s going to need these three to help her thwart the devil’s marriage proposal and defeat the terrifying dark force that wants her dead.
I’ve never been afraid of the dark, because I am relentless in the night.
This world, my world, is a black hole of death and despair.
No one knows it better than me.
But my Alyson Scarpati is a blinding light.
Her innocence captured my heart the moment I saw her.
She vanquishes the shadows and leaves an uneasiness burning inside me.
Her father wants to give her away as a gift to the highest bidder?
But all he wants is a profitable alliance.
Not if I have anything to say about it.
Her protection is my reverence.
And when she tells me about our little secret
nothing, not even our families will get in the way.
She’s my Little Lamb.
And I will be her Lion.
Sometimes a real hero lets you save yourself . . .
Sayer Cole and Zeb Fuller couldn’t be more different. She’s country club and fine-dining, he’s cell-block and sawdust. Sayer spends her days in litigation while Zeb spends his working with his hands. But none of that has stopped Zeb from wanting the stunning blonde since the moment he laid eyes on her—even if the reserved lawyer seems determinedly oblivious to his interest.
Sayer is certain the rough, hard, hot-as-hell Zeb could never want someone as closed off and restrained as she is, which is a shame because something tells her he might be the guy to finally melt her icy exterior. When he shows up at Sayer’s door needing her professional help, she’s both disappointed and relieved that she won’t get the chance to find out just how good he could be.
But as they team up to right a wrong and save a family, the steam created when fire and ice collide cannot be ignored.
“Crownover weaves a tale that touches every emotion and keeps the pages turning.” —Liliana Hart, New York Times bestselling author
Bestselling author Susan Ward’s newest installment of the Parker Saga features a British prince and a rock star’s daughter in a slow burn holiday romance filled with heart, heat, and humor.
I never expected my life with Damon to take an unexpected turn that could rock even my family. What Damon set in motion was the last thing I expected.
He was the man of my dreams.
He made me live them.
I should probably have said no, but my heart made my mouth say yes because Damon had become my everything.
One night. One perfect night before Christmas.
It starts with tickets to a holiday-themed rock show. A winter night in the snow-clad city with my best friend and my perfect girl.
Naomi is stunning, vibrant, and as wild as she is beautiful.
Diego is my rock, my loyal companion, my best friend for life.
Tonight, the three of us will celebrate like no other. Tonight, we’ll dance, and drink hot toddies, and spend the night wrapped in each other’s arms.
I’m going to savor it. Every minute. Because tonight might be my last night alive.
Note from the author: This is a spin-off novel from Truth or Dare series. Otto is all grown up, falling in love, and getting into trouble. You don't have to read the Truth or Dare Duet first, but it's highly recommended as it contains major plot spoilers. This book has Christmas shenanigans, steamy MMF scenes (and m/m scenes), and a gut-punch of feels.
This former all-star never knew Christmas could be so competitive.
Former baseball star Trey Prentice is happily adjusting to life as a bookstore owner in his hometown of Sweet Ridge, Texas. While he loved his competitive and elite lifestyle in New York, he craved a quiet life with friends and family more. As Christmas approaches, Trey is excited to decorate his newest venture and participate in the town’s holiday traditions. He never expected to find himself battling Sweet Ridge’s very own Miss Christmas. Game on.
The only thing librarian Maggie Watson loves more than books is Christmas. She’s even earned the nickname of Miss Christmas because she decorates shop windows and spreads Christmas cheer around town. But this year she’s got some competition. No way is she going to let the cocky Trey Prentice take away her Christmas crown, even though he makes her heart flutter.
When their verbal sparring turns to flirting, Maggie finds there’s more to life than books and Christmas. But will her past insecurities steal her newfound happiness?
Navy SEAL Thaddeus Jonsson is the strong, silent type. He’s assigned as bodyguard to Jana, a fiercely independent and outspoken woman with a secret worth a lot of money. And she’s not pleased that her overprotective grandmother hired protection for her. Even if he is the image of a Viking, all six feet three of him. She fights against his intrusion into her life.
Thaddeus was trained to be alone, and after years of deployment can’t envision losing his heart to a woman. He’s clear on one thing: he’s not marriage material. But Jana affects him as no woman has. He’s bound to protect her, but will he stay when the danger is over?
Like the Land of Fire and Ice, their Icelandic homeland, their personalities clash. Will destiny give love a chance?
Deadly Peril is a military romance with no cliffhanger.
Enjoy the holidays with eight heart-warming tales of shifter love, true-mate style. Our USA Today and Bestselling authors have written brand new holidays stories just for you!
A Furry Little Christmas - C.D. Gorri
Stephanie needs a Santa Claus stat! What she doesn’t need is entanglements of any kind while she figures out what it is she really wants to do at this stage of her life.
Tell that to the hunk her Pack’s Alpha sent to work for the almost fifty she-Wolf.
What do you get when you mix two Wolves with a little holiday spirit? A furry little Christmas…
Unwrapping Her Dragon - Julia Mills
Living without him for sixteen years sucked, but Everleigh survived. Now that blasted sexy Dragon is back with a tall tale and a basket load of apologies, and she can’t forget how bad it hurt to lose him the first time. Can she leave the past behind and trust Deacon to stand by her side for all eternity, or will she give up on the holidays forever? Only time will tell, but if Fate has anything to say about it that sweet Baker Bear will be unwrapping her Dragon sooner rather than later.
Her Cowboy Warrior – Liv Brywood
Ten years ago, bear shifter Gage Davis’ darkest secret ruined his relationship with his best friend. Now Raven’s back and she needs protection from her ex-husband. Gage has a second chance to make things right, but to win her heart, he’ll have to reveal the monster inside his soul and risk losing his fated mate forever.
Tis the Season for Sass – Melanie James
When a shadowy premonition forebodes the harshest winter in decades, Black Paw’s Alpha counts on the pack’s strongest wolves to help everyone pull through. But the Seer’s visions are swirling with majik and suggest an ancient legend will deliver more than just a blizzard to the wolves of Black Paw.
A Fated Mate for Christmas – Selena Blake
When a fight between their packs sends Gabrielle Landrum to Alpha Garrett Kingsdale’s doorstep begging for a truce, she half expects to be thrown out into the snow. She is the rival’s daughter, after all. Garrett’s instinct is to not trust a word coming from the seductive beauty. But the more he listens and watches, the more he’s drawn to her. Especially those lips. The next thing he knows, he’s kissing her and he can’t even blame mistletoe. To keep her safe, he whisks her far away to work on a truce of their own.
The Honeybear’s Xmas Curse – Jacqueline Sweet
Three years ago, Theresa Grimm had her Christmas ruined by an ex-boyfriend's curse. But Gauge Morrissey, bear shifter in exile, might have the solution to her problem. But breaking the curse will require facing down a warlock and risking it all.
Her Cowboy's Christmas Surprise – J. K. Harper
Garret Reeves and Callie Mayfield have been in love for several years. They are true mates, and wolf shifter Garret will always adore his very sexy human woman Callie. But when Callie starts to be a bit away from him, Garret is worried. He has no idea what is going on with her. His thought is that he must entice her back to him, for sure. Especially with the perfect wild Christmas night eve that they will spend together to reintroduce their perfect soul mates.
Gracie’s Gift – V. Vaughn
Good things didn’t happen to Gracie, which is why when she meets Jack, the hot new employee at Sugar Mountain, she doesn’t dare to believe he’s interested in her. But he’s relentless in his pursuit of Gracie, and she lets herself fall for him when he tells her they’re forever. What she doesn’t know is what forever with Jack means.
Danger, Secrets, Murder, Passion… Love.
Lose yourself in the world of cops and criminals, witnesses and fugitives, old loves and new flames, where the stories turn scandals into romance and secrets into passion. With all levels of law enforcement included in the intrigue, you'll find unintended romance, passionate secrets, and forbidden love.
Your favorite contemporary romance authors invite you to join them for scintillating stories of law and order. Which of these arresting stories will have you cuffed?
These romances will take you deep into the fire.
Who will get burned when the case is cracked wide open?
Including Stories from:
Stephanie Morris - USA Today bestselling author
Krista Ames - USA Today bestselling author
Celeste Granger - USA Today Bestselling Author
K.M. Taylor - USA Today Bestselling Author
The Billionaire’s Intern is a classic virgin-meets-billionaire romance - if your idea of classic is scorching hot angst with a plot twist that’ll leave you begging for more...
No one’s ever called me friendly.
You don’t get to where I am by being approachable.
I’m used to seas of people parting for me. Especially in the lobby of the building I own, filled with people who work for me.
Guess no one told the new marketing intern:
She spills her coffee all over me and then offers to replace my custom couture with Kathy Ireland.
Emery is a sweet little blinky-eyed Kansas girl. A kitten in the middle of our shark tank. It’s just common decency to protect her. Take her to lunch and get to know her. Wonder why she looks at me like she wants me to eat her alive, but pulls back every time I’m ready to bite.
Okay, so that last one isn’t decent at all. In fact, every fantasy I have about her is downright filthy.
Discovering I’m her first?
Well, it gives me even more wicked thoughts about the big... city I can show her.
I’ve been burned before. Fool me once, right? I built a billion-dollar company by planning for every possibility. Making sure nothing gets past me again.
But I sure didn’t see this one coming.
Book one of three in The Intern Trilogy.
When the daughter of the US Ambassador to Argentina is kidnapped in broad daylight on Christmas Eve, the FBI sends one of its best negotiators to investigate.
Supervisory Special Agent Max Hawthorne arrives at an embassy thrown into chaos as US and local law enforcement hustle to track the young woman. Is this a simple kidnap for ransom, or part of a political agenda? Could it be something more sinister?
Lucy Aston has something to hide. Preferring to stay in the shadows, the lowly, fashion-challenged office assistant resents being assigned to help Max. But Max can’t resist a puzzle…he’s starting to suspect Lucy Aston is not what she seems.
When rumors emerge of a suspected Russian spy operating out of the embassy, Lucy’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble. As she and Max race to rescue the ambassador’s daughter, Lucy has to do whatever it takes to keep her cover from being blown—even if that means betraying the man she’s falling for.
“Go on a date,” she said. “You’ll love it,” she said. She was wrong!
It had been one year, two months and seventeen days since my last date. So my best friend Abby decided to sign me up for a dating app. She guaranteed that she could get me the best date of my life within one week. I didn’t really want to do it, but I figured what did I have to lose?
Turns out that I had:
2. My dignity
3. My patience and
4. My innocence to lose
OK, so I didn’t really have my innocence to lose, but believe you me, Jack Morrison was my worst date ever. And I’ve been on a lot of bad dates. Trust me when I say that that was the longest ten hours and 33 minutes of my life. I never wanted to see or speak to him again.
But it turns out you don’t always get what you want in life, because Jack showed up the very next day at a family gathering I was attending as a fake plus one. As you can imagine that was a real pickle, Jack wanted to know why I went on a date with him when I’m dating someone else. But he can’t know the whole complicated truth of the matter. I’m in a fake relationship and now I’m being blackmailed by the worst date ever.
That’s not even the worst part. I decided to log onto this new app called “confession board” to seek some advice, but it turns out Jack Morrison is absolutely everywhere and he’s not going to leave me alone until I submit to his demands.
She's my tempting but temporary boss.
I always want what I can’t have... but I won't be denied.
What does the most notorious playboy on the Minnesota Caribou professional hockey team do when everything blows up in his face?
Right, I've sworn off women because my multi-million-dollar NHL contract is on the line. If I lose my dream because of my own screw ups, I might never recover.
I've never known a goal I couldn't score - or a girl I couldn't score with.
Until she tumbles from a ladder and straight into my arms.
She's my boss. She's older. She's off-limits.
Sue-Ann Johnson is lush, smart, more determined than I am, and one hundred percent taboo. For the first time in my life, I want someone who’s not a sure bet.
She's the successful business owner who obeys every rule. I'm the guy who breaks them.
Not since college have I shown a woman the real me beneath my reckless charm.
Until now... and there's no going back.
GAMED is a full-length steamy age-gap sports romance from USA Today Bestselling Author, Colleen Charles. It has a small-town feel, a redemption theme, and giggles with blazing heat until the very last page. It's the fourth book in the gripping MINNESOTA CARIBOU hockey series but can be read as a standalone.
"What a great book! Gamed had a little of everything. Heat and romance, belly laughs and hockey hotties. And don’t forget the psycho Roomba!” ~ Marni K. Reads