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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.

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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.

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

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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

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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!

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

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

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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.

 

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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

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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.
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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

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Try Ashley Dawn's Shadows From the Past....I think it's great :)

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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.

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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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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.

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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!!

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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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