Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to a talented author, Katie Reus. Without further ado, here’s Katie.
Thank you so much to Shawna for having me here at Everybody Needs a Little Romance. I totally love the name of your blog.
Why romantic suspense? This is one of the most common questions I get when people discover I’m an author. Growing up I read a lot of straight contemporary romances because I had no clue any other kind of romance existed. To get my fix, I stole romance books from my mom’s stash so I had to take what I could get. However, I also read a lot of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books which is where I gained my love of mysteries. Then, in 1999 (I remember the year b/c it changed my reading experience) I discovered a new subgenre of romance and I was forever hooked on the awesome combination of romance and suspense! Watching two characters fall in love is always an emotional journey but it’s even more fun when they’re battling external forces determined to keep them apart.
So even though I fell in love with romance and mystery as separate genres, I now get to combine what’s great about both of them. That’s ultimately why I write romantic suspense. I get the best of two of my favorite worlds.
What do you love about romantic suspense? Please leave a comment to be entered to win a digital copy of His Secret Past. Winner will be announced tomorrow January 18, 2012 in the comments section of this blog after noon, Central time. Please leave your email address so I have a way to contact you.
Official blurb for His Secret Past by Katie Reus:
Six years ago, Alexis Baptiste’s world was turned upside down when Hunter Cassidy disappeared without a trace, leaving her alone and pregnant. She’s finally moving on with her life when he resurfaces, just in time to rescue her from a would-be assassin. Forced to join him on the run to protect herself and her young son, Alexis is now in even more danger: danger of falling for Hunter all over again.
Betrayed by rogue CIA agents after infiltrating an infamous drug cartel, former DEA agent Hunter Cassidy has spent years trying to clear his name. He’s not proud of the things he’s done, and knows he doesn’t deserve a future with Alexis, or the son he never knew he had, but he’s determined to protect them from the men who ruined his life. Convincing Alexis to trust him—and denying his feelings for her—is going to be the hardest mission he’s ever faced.
A little about me: I’ve been reading romance since I discovered my mom’s hidden stash at a young age and the addiction stayed with me into adulthood. I write paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and NAL/Signet Eclipse. To learn more about me please visit my website, my blog, facebook or find me on twitter @katiereus.
Thanks again for letting me blog with you today!