Romantic Suspense

Romantic Suspense

A great tale of love just isn't enough for you, is it you adrenaline junkie? You need love AND suspense.  You need two people on the verge of falling in love---while clinging to the side of a cliff.  Well, that what we and our eBookHounds' promoting authors are here to give you.  Heart wrenching romance and gut wrenching suspense, all wrapped up in a pretty little ebook.  And, always free or discounted for you.  Read away!


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).

Slaved: Last Chance Series - 2

by A.L. Long

Award Winning Author of The Shattered Innocence Trilogy


"I could feel her heart beat 
even though we were miles away"


Rescued from the only life she had ever known; Alannah Jackson learns what it means to be loved and not controlled. Finally, able to let go of her past she begins a new life with the man who has shown her what love is. Faced with the truth, Alannah finds she can never escape her past or who she is. She will never love, only serve.


Roman’s love for Alannah is tested when he finds that she has been slaved by a man just as ruthless as Winston Nelson. Against his better judgement, he accepts Martin Holland’s offer to help retrain Alannah and he begins to question the love they shared.  After Martin Holland makes it clear of his intentions, Roman stops at nothing to get her back. There is no room for another man in her life.

Contains adult content 18+


It is suggested that you read Bought before reading this book.

Last chance Series






Find more of A.L. Long's books at



Yours For the Holidays Boxed Set: Four First-In-Series Contemporary Romances

by K.M. Scott

Includes a brand new, never-before-published Club X Christmas Story!

Get FOUR contemporary romances FREE in this special boxed set today and fall in love with stories that are fan favorites around the world!


The kids of the Club X couples are all grown up and getting their own stories beginning with Cade March, Stefan March's son. He's a player like his father, but a sweet baker named Hailey might change all of that. She just has to believe he's changed his ways.

If I Dream

Ryder is a guy from the wrong side of the tracks, and Serena lives the life her crime boss father dictates. Can they find a way to be together and get a happily ever after?

Crash Into Me

The USA Today bestseller that begins the Heart of Stone series! Fall in love with Tristan and Nina's story and see why readers around the world made this series their favorite.


Ian is a bestselling author with an obsession. Kristina is an actress who loves being idolized. Their love is intense and combustible, but it's definitely unforgettable.

A Club X Christmas

Join the couples from Club X and their children for a Christmas celebration and see the NeXt series heroes when they're little boys. This is an exclusive story to this boxed set and never published before!


Rough Hard Fierce: A Boxed Set

by Skye Warren


“…emotional, dark, erotic, suspenseful, traumatic and raw. It will have your heart hurting yet you will laugh plenty too. I can highly recommend this series.” ~ TotallyBooked Blog


I have a dark secret, a pressure valve, a rare moment just for myself. On these nights I visit a club. There I find men who give me what I need. Men who aren’t afraid to take what they want. Men like Colin.


What Colin doesn’t know can’t hurt him. At least that’s what I tell myself about the secrets I keep. I don’t have a choice, not if I want to keep my daughter safe. There are enemies in the shadows waiting to strike from all sides. I’m holding them out with my bare hands, but it’s hard not to get crushed in the process.


I’m torn between what I want and what I need. Between the men in my past and the man by my side. Colin has tried to control me, to use me. He also guards me so fiercely my heart aches. But there’s no protection left for me. This is my battle, and I’ve already lost.

"heartbreaking, and dark, and very emotional" ~ Rhonda, Sam E and R’s Awesomeness!

Books in the Chicago Underground series:

  1. Rough
  2. Hard
  3. Fierce
  4. Wild
  5. Dirty
  6. Secret
  7. Sweet
  8. Deep

Or you can get the bundled versions:

  1. Rough Hard Fierce
  2. Wild Dirty Secret



Highlander's Captive: A Scottish Historical Time Travel Romance (Called by a Highlander Book 1)

by Mariah Stone

Breathtaking, passionate, romantic -- for all fans of Outlander!

She must return to her time. He keeps her heart captive.

While chaperoning a high school trip to the Scottish Highlands, Amy MacDougall descends into Inverlochy Castle dungeon. Deep in the crumbling ruins, she touches a magical rock and travels through time to 1307.

Infiltrating the castle, Highlander Craig Cambel imprisons Amy. A MacDougall, she’s his clan’s sworn enemy. But when he’s forced to marry the fierce beauty, he surrenders to desire. Amy needs to return to the twenty-first century, but her feelings for Craig are growing stronger every day. Will the pull of centuries divide them, or can destiny bind them across the ages?

It's the year 1307, and she's the enemy.

Highlander’s Captive is the enchanting first book in the Called by a Highlander time travel romance series. If you like courageous Highlanders, quick-witted heroines, and lush historical details, then you’ll adore Mariah Stone’s passionate story.

Buy Highlander’s Captive to find love long ago today!


The Christmas Package - His First Time (Nick) and Holly's Fake Date for Christmas

by Ann Omasta

Heat up the season with a sexy Santa Claus and a gorgeous fake date for Christmas.


When I get tricked into playing Santa Claus for a charity event, I decide to make the most of it by spending a steamy night of passion in a lonely single-mom’s bed.

Freckle-faced Tyson and his gorgeous, skittish mother, Kelsey, are trying to wiggle their way inside my ice-cold heart, but even the real Santa couldn’t create that kind of Christmas miracle.

Will a special Christmas wish help me find true love, or am I too far gone for holiday magic to work?



My life never goes quite right. The pink positive sign on the pregnancy test is even more proof of that.

A fake date for the holidays will solve some of my problems. But there’s more to sexy Zane than I imagine.

Will I be able to let Zane go when the time comes? Will his surprising secret ruin everything?

Enjoy all the feels with two delightful holiday romances in The Christmas Package.


The Last Sketch: A World War II Novel Set in Warsaw and Montauk

by Gosia Nealon

They both hold tight to a terrible secret. When they cross paths in war-torn Europe, will their destinies lead to ruin… or victory over evil?

Poland, 1944. Wanda Odwaga will never stop resisting. As the Nazis occupy her beloved homeland, the twenty-three-year-old artist vows to do whatever it takes to help the underground movement mobilize against Hitler’s forces. But she’s devastated when the Gestapo storms her house in search of rebel leaders, killing her heroic father and leaving the face of his murderer forever etched in her mind.

New York. Finn Keller longs to balance the scales. Having escaped Germany with his mother as a teen, he’s disgusted his estranged twin brother has become a ruthless Nazi henchman with a vicious reputation. So when a covert government agency approaches him with a dangerous undercover mission, Finn willingly risks his life to play his part in turning the tide of war.

Still grieving her unforgivable loss, Wanda’s thirst for revenge takes an unexpected leap forward when she once again encounters her father’s killer. And as Finn dives deeply into the role of impersonating his cold-hearted sibling, he’s captivated by the beautiful Polish woman frozen in front of him… her eyes blazing with the promise of murder.

Can these two players in a deadly game survive the ravages of a sadistic conflict?

The Last Sketch is a breathtaking World War II historical fiction novel. If you like engaging characters, exhilarating espionage, and a dash of enemy-to-lovers romance, then you’ll enjoy Gosia Nealon’s powerful drama.



Grave Peril: Military Romantic Suspense (Stealth Security Book 4)

by Emily Jane Trent

Can A Navy SEAL Find Redemption Through Love?

Lela Cabelo discovers evidence that could get her killed. Her boss is a Texas senator in the cartel’s pocket. She will testify at his criminal trial. But before she is safe in witness protection, disaster strikes. Alone and on the run, she is forced to trust a bodyguard, the Navy SEAL she is falling in love with.


Ripley McConnell is the security analyst for Stealth Security. A media story from his home town of Houston alerts him to an innocent woman’s peril. He is the only man with a hope of finding Lela before the cartel tortures and interrogates her. Will she live to testify against the criminal senator?



Long ago, he lost a woman he loved. He can’t lose another. But can he save her from the deadly cartel?

Grave Peril is a military romance with no cliffhanger.



The Vow

by Debbie Howells

**Pre-order The Secret now – the new edge-of-your-seat thriller from Debbie Howells, coming soon!**

Everything was perfect. And then her fiancé disappeared…

‘Dazzling’ DAILY MAIL
‘A terrific new talent’ PETER JAMES

Two weeks before her wedding, a stranger stops Amy in the street and warns her she’s in danger. Then that night, Matt, her fiancé, doesn’t come home. Desperate, Amy calls the police – but when Matt fails to emerge, she’s forced to call off her wedding day.

Then another man is reported missing, by a woman called Fiona – a man meeting Matt’s description, who was about to leave his fiancée for her.  He was supposed to be moving in with her – but instead, he’s vanished.

Amy refuses to believe Fiona’s lover can be her Matt – but photos prove otherwise, and it soon becomes clear that Matt has been leading a double life. As the police dig deeper, two conflicting, yet equally plausible stories emerge from two women who allegedly have never met.

The wedding day never happened. But the funeral might.

Real readers are hooked by No.1 eBook bestseller The Vow

‘A breathtaking, suspenseful thriller with more plot twists and turns than you can imagine’ *****

Couldn’t stop reading … Superb story and twisty ending’ *****

OMG what a brilliant book, full of twists and turns’ *****

Mesmerising from the start’ *****

Lies, deceptions and red herrings galore’ *****

‘Truly a roller coaster of a read’ *****


The Escape Room: A signature standalone one-handed erotic romance book for empowered women

by Madama X

The sex I had with my ex-boyfriend was the best I had ever had. No one could bring me to orgasm like he could. And now that our relationship it is over, I feel unsatisfied. I didn't want it to end. It isn't fair.

So, the last place I want to find myself during an exercise for work bonding is in an Escape Room with James. Sure, when we were together we would hook up wherever we wanted to. I loved the thrill of sex in public places, and I made him love it as well. But he is with someone else now. Someone stunning, apparently.

Turns out, there is one critical thing we didn’t take care of after we called it off. And now we are trapped together in a BDSM themed Escape Room. With time running out, we not only need to solve the puzzles, we also should complete one personal exercise to bring closure to our failed relationship. It will mean following the very explicit instructions to find the last clue.

Why would anyone slog through 514 pages of 50 Shades to get turned on? If you would like to add a clever, short, while still a panty dripping and mind blowing read to your nightly bedtime routine then a Madama X story is the perfect addition to your Kindle library. Every book of her signature collection delivers three times the arousal in one third the time. Hot, steamy books don’t need to age us to get through them, try a one handed read tonight.

18+ adults only. 6500 words


Highlander's Secret: A Scottish Historical Time Travel Romance (Called by a Highlander Book 2)

by Mariah Stone

He’s fighting the demons of his past. She’s defending her home and her son. Can two warriors from different centuries find a loving future?

Scotland, 2020. Former Marine and bodyguard Konnor Mitchell is on a whiskey tour through the Highlands. But a woman’s cries for help lead him tumbling down a steep ravine. Before he can get his bearings, a Highland faerie pitches him back in time to 1308. Wounded and confused, Konnor is confronted by a breathtaking woman brandishing a sword.

Scotland, 1308. Entrusted with holding her clan’s castle while her kin fights for King Robert the Bruce, Marjorie Cambel discovers a secret plot to attack her stronghold and kidnap her son. She swore never to let another man victimize her. But when she sees a wounded stranger at the bottom of a ravine, she helps him. Despite her attraction to Konnor, she’s not sure she can trust him.

As Konnor’s feelings for the mesmerizing warrior grow, the horrors of his childhood remind him he can never be the husband Marjorie deserves or the father her son needs. And while Marjorie’s heart lifts at the war veteran’s courage, she struggles with the memories of her own violent past.

Can two wounded souls forge an alliance that leads to lasting love and win the battle of their lives?

Highlander’s Secret is the thrilling second book in the Called by a Highlander time travel romance series. If you like steamy encounters, strong heroines, and stories full of historical details, you’ll love Mariah Stone’s captivating tale.

Buy Highlander’s Secret to find a path out of darkness today!

Note: Previously published as Highlander's Hope by Mariah Stone



Piasa (The Legends Series Book 3)

by maggie adams

“What do you seek, child? I see your heart is troubled,” the shadowy figure asked.
“Father, I am conflicted within my heart. Our history with the monsters of blood, the day-walkers of old, tells us to beware, to call upon the ancients to protect us as we battle this evil.”
The figure nodded. “It is so, Child.”
“But with the utmost respect, Father, I have met one, and he is nothing as our ancestors have described. He is honest and true, trying to protect his tribe from the very evil we have battled against. I have seen it with my own eyes. How can I destroy what has saved my life?”
“He has tasted your blood?” The shadow recoiled at the thought.
“No! He fought an evil sorceress, his own mother, to save me and my friends. I would have died if they had not called upon the Piasa Bird to save me.”
“You speak of legends long dead, daughter. You were mistaken in your thoughts. The Piasa Bird is extinct.”
“No, Father, he lives. The last of his kind. Unique, just as I am unique.”
She pulled her shawl away from her shoulders, exposing the birthmark of the dragon. It glowed with an inner light of green. The figure stepped back.
“How long, Daughter?”
“Since the day the sorceress tried to take my soul and my powers. The dragon’s tears saved me, but now, my mark aches and glows.”
The figure was silent for several minutes. Delta worried she would never get an answer to her problem. Finally, he spoke, “There is only one reason for your mark to glow, Daughter. You are the key to banishing this evil from your world. You must turn these evils on to each other, so they will each destroy the other and leave your world forever.”
“Very well, Father. I will turn the day-walker against the dragon. My prayers and offerings will be centered on their demise.”

Delta Malone, shaman, shop owner and unbeknownst to her, destined soulmate of the rarest dragon, is about to embark on the greatest adventure of her life - she will attempt to pit the most powerful vampire against the fiercest dragon in an effort to control her own destiny and prevent the elimination of mankind.

Jackson Thibedeaoux, the last of the great Piasa Bird Dragons, has come home to die. Or at least, that what he thinks until he meets the beautiful, soulful, Delta, saves her from an evil sorceress, and realizes she is his fated mate. He knows she has secrets, but it's nothing he can't handle, right? After all, he's the fiercest dragon of all time with the most powerful friends in the shifter world.

But when he learns his soulmate's secret, it's up to him and his friends to convince her to throw caution to the wind and damn her destiny in favor of love, or else all of them are doomed.


Ian Bragg Omnibus 1-3 - The Operator, A Clean Kill, The Replacement : An Action Adventure Thriller

by Craig Martelle

Written by an author with over twenty years in the US Marine Corps and intelligence communities. Over 750 pages of action adventure in one volume.
When good men have to do bad things...
…a hitman with a conscience.

Problems arise and too often, those problems are scumbags, oxygen thieves, and people who don’t deserve to share the same planet with decent folk.

Ian Bragg provides solutions, resolving issues for people who can afford to pay his price.

When Ian starts to lose his edge, he meets the woman with the sparkling green eyes who changes everything.

Balancing a personal life with a career that can’t ever be public creates challenges above and beyond what would happen if he were caught by the police.

Pick it up today.


The Cowboy's Runaway Bride (Wyoming Matchmaker Series Book 3)

by Kristi Rose

She’s not meant to be a bride…

At least not to the man her parents picked out. Ellie Greene wants a quiet life with Grams on the Wyoming farm, and quiet could happen if someone would stop sabotaging them. Each week something more dangerous happens and Ellie doesn't know how much more she can stand. Forced to seek help, Ellie would prefer anyone else other than the tall, dark, sexy-as-sin cowboy with the knight-in-shining-armor complex she gets stuck with. While the chemistry between them flares brighter than fireworks, Ellie knows they want different things from life. She wants an easy-going farm boy, and nothing about Shane is easy. Besides, soon he’ll be moving on. 

He’s not meant to be a civilian…

Shane Hannigan doesn’t know how to be anything but a Marine sniper.  Honestly, he’s not sure he’s good at anything else. Since the IED explosion took his leg—and most likely his career—he’s not sure where he belongs. As a man whose job is to protect others, coming across the blonde-curly haired beauty with a flat tire is a nice distraction, that is until he finds out the flat was no accident. Someone is out to get Ellie, and even though she’s the most stubbornly competent woman he’s ever met—and damn if that’s not a sexy trait—he knows she's in danger and he’s going to help her, despite her obstinate objections. 

Can they work together to find who is determined to destroy Ellie before it’s too late?  Or will Ellie lose her heart and her farm



Master Class: First Three Lessons

by Raven Jayne

“Dark, delicious, and damn near addictive! Don't keep The Master waiting." - USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone

Ten lessons are all that stand between me and my future…
My entire life has been determined for me.
I will be the trophy wife of a powerful man.
But another powerful man stands between us.
The first lesson he teaches me is obedience.
The second, patience.
My third lesson is supposed to be learning to control my mind.
But maybe I’d prefer he do it for me...



Eadan's Vow: A Scottish Time Travel Romance (Highlander Fate Book 1)

by Stella Knight

Stranded in time, she finds herself bonded to a handsome highlander...

After traveling to Scotland for a solo artist's retreat, Fiona Stewart finds herself mysteriously transported to the fourteenth century. But as she attempts to get back to her own time, complications ensue when she meets a handsome highlander who sets her heart aflame...

Forced into an engagement with the daughter of a rival clan leader, Eadan Macleay struggles to fulfill his promise to his dying father.

When he comes across a strange lass claiming to be from the future, he strikes a deal with her. If she poses as his bride to end his betrothal, he will help her return to her own time.

Amid their growing attraction and increasing danger from the rival clan, Eadan and Fiona must choose between love, duty, and the hands of fate...

Millions of pages read. Hundreds of five-star reviews across the series. Perfect for fans of time travel, dashing Highlanders, steamy romance, and thrilling adventure.

Start reading now!


Commanding Sia (NCIS Series Book 1)

by Zoe Dawson

Separated by loss. . .reunited by duty…

When Lieutenant Ambrosia “Sia” Soto returns from an investigation into a “pilot error” case aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. James McCloud, she comes face to face with NCIS Special Agent and former lover, Christophe Vargas, the man who was involved in an F-18 Fighter Jet accident that took her brother’s life six years ago. But when another incident aboard the carrier involves the death of a senator’s son whose plane crashed into the deck on a routine training mission, she’s now required to return to the carrier with Chris in tow to face a cunning and dangerous foe. Bombarded both personally and professionally, Sia must trust her instincts and suppress the feelings that surface for her enigmatic and sexy partner.


Woman EX: The Death of Patriarchy

by Real Laplaine

Two back to back apocalyptic incidents change the world; the first, a nuclear war between America and North Korea, and then, as the world is still reeling from the consequences of that debacle, two pieces of space rock the size of Manhattan slam into the Earth, wiping out billions of people in just minutes, one of them unleashing a deadly pathogen that scatters into the atmosphere. Within months, men are dying off by the millions, and within a year, they are an endangered species. Women, their physiology unaffected by the virus, are forced to take over. They not only save what little remains of the male species, they start to rebuild a new world, a new paradigm, one entirely dominated by women. New international laws are established forbidding men from ever gaining positions of power again, for it is men who are seen as the toxic element, who failed to prevent a nuclear war, who built the war machines, who waged war against one another, and who subjugated women in their patriarchal society. Sixteen years have passed since the first bombs were dropped and the asteroids fell from the sky, when Tanner McNeal, and his intrepid team of space voyagers, return from their mission to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons. When they step back on Earth, they are shocked to find a different world. Tanner and the men of his crew are promptly arrested under the new mandates, and the women of his crew are taken away to be indoctrinated on their roles in the new Utopia. With so few men left alive, most of them in work camps or farm collectives, relegated to laborers for the most part, Tanner discovers who he is up against, Lady V, the President of New America, a woman who hates men so deeply that she has developed an entirely new gender, Woman Ex, and her goal is to eliminate all men forever. Tanner is racing against the clock, as he organizes a grassroots rebellion, a seemingly impossible uprising against Lady V's army, but he soon discovers that many women are on his side, and the battle ensues to save the race of humanity.

Real Laplaine takes you on another rollercoaster ride into a dystopian world of the near-future in this high-concept thriller.
Charles Freedom Long, author of Alvar's Spear

Chock full of great characters, lively action, and adroit narrative, Woman EX is a novel you won’t want to put down.
Ken Dickson, author of The Road to Amistad

Woman EX, by Real Laplaine, is a wonderfully written dystopia.
Russell Warnberg, author of 2064

Here is another fascinating book from an author I came to enjoy so much. You know you are reading a great book when it sounds less like fiction and more like hypothetical truth.
A.G. Mogan, author of The Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler

If you want to read a book that is so close to the reality and full of action and also makes you think of what could happen in our lifetime, you won't want to miss this one.
Marina Osipova, author of The Cruel Romance

An utterly captivating and quickly-paced thriller with a clear message behind.
Victoria Ichizli-Bartels - author of Cheerleading for Writers


Christmas On Main Street: A Sweet Small Town Christmas Romance (Santa's Secret Helpers Book 1)

by Leeanna Morgan

Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series will love this feel-good, small-town romance!

This Christmas, something magical is happening in Sapphire Bay.

Emma loves everything about living in Sapphire Bay. The scenery in the small Montana town is spectacular, her communications business is thriving, and her six-year-old twins are happy. When a Christmas Facebook post goes viral, Emma and her friends are swamped with people asking Santa for help. But it's her twins' Christmas wish that breaks her heart.

Jack Devlin finds missing people. When his brother asks him to locate Emma's ex-husband, he thinks it's going to be an easy case. But the more time he spends with Emma, the more complicated their relationship becomes. With more than one heart on the line, will they go back to their old lives or risk everything for a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love?

CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET is the first novel in the Santa's Secret Helpers series and can easily be read as a stand-alone. Each of Leeanna's series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite 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."


The Doherty Mafia Series: Books 1-6

by Savannah Rylan

The Doherty Mafia is led by six brothers you don’t want to f*ck with.
Especially when it comes to the women they love.

Authors Kasey Krane and Savannah Rylan bring you this hot AF six book set of interconnected Irish Mafia Romances.




Misplaced Mistletoe: A Second Chance Romance (West Side Series)

by Isabel Jolie

One secret kiss under the mistletoe can never lead to happily ever after…right?

Once upon a time, Nora shared the hottest kiss ever—followed by an equally steamy Christmas—with her boss’s super-sexy brother. Then he ghosted her. That was eight years ago. Now, she’s completely over it. And when he shows up at the annual holiday party, she will not let herself repeat past mistakes. This time, she’ll stay far away from the mistletoe…

Ashton doesn’t lose control. Ever. Well, except for that one time. His focus has always been on completing his residency and fellowship programs. But seeing the gorgeous redhead again makes him think that losing a little control, just once more, might be just what the doctor ordered…

Will the magic of the season—with an assist from a certain mischievous matchmaker—convince Nora and Ashton to take a second chance on love? It might just take a Christmas miracle…

Batteries Not Included: Be aware, this holiday novella includes oh, so fun sexy times, naughty language, and loads of holiday spirit. Intended for mature audiences.

Misplaces Mistletoe is a fun, steamy, uplifting holiday novella that delivers a joyous happily ever after. It is a part of the West Side Series, but it is a standalone romance, and all of the books in the series can be read in any order.



eBookHounds Connects you With Free and Discounted
eBooks in Genres You Love

Sign up