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Subject: Looking for "Romantic" Suspense-Thrillers
Date Posted: 11/13/2007 2:58 PM ET
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I love a "little romance" in my suspense and thriller novels.  I enjoyed Nora Robert's DIVINE EVIL, ---a tale of passion, murder and scandal.  A fiend suggested THROUGH VIOLET EYES, by Stephen Woodworth.  Which romantic suspense-thriller did you love?  What would you recommend?

Wishing you all the best, and happy reading!

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Date Posted: 11/13/2007 4:03 PM ET
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Catherine Coulters FBI thrillers always have a romance going in them, those are pretty good.

Date Posted: 11/13/2007 4:14 PM ET
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Kay Hooper's newer books are comparable to Catherine Coulter's.  I've also recently read "Exit Strategy" by Kelley Armstrong, and really liked it.

Date Posted: 11/13/2007 9:19 PM ET
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Barbara Michaels:  The Dancing Floor and Vanish With The Rose

Date Posted: 11/13/2007 9:30 PM ET
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J A Jance writes good suspenseful romance , Kay hooper, LIsa jackson are also good, i also like mariah stewart alot of hers are series though so you want to read them in order the same with jance

Date Posted: 11/16/2007 8:56 PM ET
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Nora Roberts writes as J.D Robb. Her "In Death" series is awesome!

Date Posted: 11/18/2007 12:24 AM ET
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I like Linda Howard.

Date Posted: 11/18/2007 8:28 PM ET
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"Never Tell" by Selena Montgomery.

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 1:06 AM ET
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I love Linda Howard.  She always writes very dark, brooding alpha male hero's.

Julie Garwoods contemporary romantic suspense books 'the buchanan' series is very good.

If you like military  romance/suspense/action.....I HIGHLY recommend Suzanne Brockmanns 'troubleshooter' series, and

Marliss Melton's Navy SEALS series.  They are excellent.



Date Posted: 11/28/2007 12:09 PM ET
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 A fiend suggested THROUGH VIOLET EYES, by Stephen Woodworth. 

Just as an FYI - you may want to avoid Through Violet Eyes, as it's not a typical romantic suspense.  In fact, it you're looking at the softer end of the genre, then the person who suggested it is in fact a "fiend." LOL

Date Posted: 12/10/2007 3:36 PM ET
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I love Nora Roberts. She has a lot that are the romance/mystery type. Also Karen Robards,hers are really good. Kay Hooper.
Date Posted: 12/28/2007 9:44 PM ET
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Marrianne Stillings, Ginneda Low, Shannon McKenna, Linda Howard, Karen Robards, Suzanne Brockmann

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 9:16 PM ET
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Try Ashley Dawn's Shadows From the Past....I think it's great :)

Subject: Looking for "Romantic" Suspense-Thrillers
Date Posted: 12/30/2007 1:34 AM ET
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I loved Erin Hart's two novels, Haunted Ground & Lake of Sorrows.   They would fall in to your category of romance & thrillers.  I am anxiously awaiting her third installment to this series.

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 10:08 PM ET
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A correction to Mary L's list - it's Gennita Low and not Ginneda Low. :)  And I too recommend her!

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Date Posted: 1/5/2008 3:21 PM ET
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Shannon McKenna's books are very good. She has a series of 4 starting with Behind Colsed Doors. Her stories are a bit hot, be prepared.

Subject: Nora Roberts as J.D. Robb
Date Posted: 1/11/2008 2:10 PM ET
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J.D.  Robb In Death series is also incredibly hot, very passionate, but great mystery too.  LOVE HER!!

Subject: heres a few
Date Posted: 1/11/2008 11:31 PM ET
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I like em too!

Nowhere to HIde by James Elliot

Shades of Gray forget the author



My Spy

Hot Pursuit

2000 Kisses

all by Christina Sky

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 8:22 PM ET
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I like j a jance , karen slaughter is also good, karen harper has a few good ones and lisa jackson is also good

Date Posted: 1/15/2008 1:55 PM ET
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I read almostly exclusively romantic suspense. In my opinion, no one can compare to Mary Stewart, the dame of romantic suspense and I still read her books yearly.  Susannah Kearsley is the closest I've found to Stewart's style of writing. Of the others listed in this thread, Kay Hopper is probably my favorite!

Date Posted: 1/16/2008 7:32 PM ET
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I second the In Death series and the Suzanne Brockmann Troubleshooters series.  I also really enjoyed Brenda Novak's Stillwater Trilogy....it includes Dead Silence, Dead Giveaway, and Dead Right.

Date Posted: 2/9/2008 9:43 AM ET
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I have Nora Roberts Red Lily on my bookshelf.  And I am running a 2/1 special.  Don't know if I have much else that would appeal to Romance Suspense category though :)  I'm just getting started.

I should have added the link to my 2/1 offer at the Book Bazaar for your convenience - http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=104207

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