Kiss of Death Blog Tour: Romantic Suspense Rocks



Why I Like Romantic Suspense
By Rebecca York

I think we tend to read what our parents read.  My mom was deep into mystery, thrillers, science fiction and fantasy, and I happily followed her lead.  I loved those genres. In fact I didn’t even know there was a genre called “romance” until a friend asked me if I wanted to try and write one with her.  When I said I’d never read a romance, she brought me shopping bags full of them. What I discovered were books where the man/woman sub-plots I loved in the books I’d been reading turned into the whole story, which focused on a developing romantic relationship. We did write and sell several romances.  But after my initial excitement in discovering the genre, I started slipping in the danger, suspense, and paranormal elements I’d loved as a kid.  And gradually I morphed into a writer of “romantic suspense,” the perfect genre for me, where a man and a woman fall in love against a dark and dangerous background.  I love researching the action sequences in my stories.  I love plotting books where the hero and heroine are on a knife edge of tension as they battle to save their lives. But their love for each other grows and develops throughout the story, and their reward for defeating the bad guys is always a happily ever after. 

And one of the satisfactions of my career is that after I started giving Mom my books, I turned her into a die-hard romantic suspense reader.


Rebecca has written more than 100 books, and she has authored or co-authored more than 60 romantic suspense novels. She is a New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling and award-winning author.

She 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.

Find out more about Rebecca York at her website



Brady Lockwood had no choice but to rescue the woman who'd witnessed his brother's murder. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Grace Cunningham had become a target, and only he could keep her alive. But Brady was convinced she knew more than she was telling.

More than what she'd seen, Grace was haunted by what she kept secret. Things she couldn't tell anyone, especially Brady. Things that went beyond his brother's murder. Her brooding bodyguard had given her not only protection but passion and pleasure. And now Grace feared losing Brady to the killers at their heels--and to a secret that could rip him away.


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About Brianna: Supermom by day, naughty reader by night. Addicted to chocolate, Twitter, her iPad, her Kindle, and 99¢ Kindle deals. You can follow Brianna on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Instagram.


  1. I am in Australia so cannot enter:(

  2. I just think the whole... Hey, we may die any minute, so let's kick up the feeling of living each day like it's your last.

  3. I like that the characters are always either running, shooting, or moving around mysteriously in the dark of the night.

  4. I adore romanctic suspense. The danger brings the couple closer together & makes them realize their feelings for each other sooner. I also love to see the hero become protective of the heroine.

  5. I like it because there is always action and so the story keeps moving and keeps you firmly planted in the story! I like it because it keeps you reading!!

  6. I like it because you get action and romance all wrapped up in one book. I really enjoy both!

  7. I love romance and suspense and when you put them together you have an awesome story. I love stories that keep you on your toes trying to figure out what next?

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