I apologize for my late post! I had it all set up and ready to post – on the wrong website. Oops.
I love suspense. My love affair with Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden got me started. Then I discovered Jane Eyre and the gothic romance stories of Victoria Holt. Stephanie covered cozy mysteries this week, and I’ve been in a distinctly SUSPENSE mood, lately! This is what happens when I should be writing a contemporary romance . . .
Now, I love procedurals on TV, on movies, and in books. Especially in books.
I’m currently reading the third novel in Susan Page Davis’ “Main Justice” Series. The first, Priority Unit, introduces police detective Harvey Larson and computer software designer Jennifer Wainthrop, as they race to solve a murder and stop terrorists! They’re all great reads – I’ve heard just enough about the last three books that I’m chomping at the bit to hear the continuing story of Portland, Maine’s finest!
In other reading news, I’m also in the middle of our own Brenda Anderson’s book, Capturing Beauty, book 2 in her “Where the Heart Is” series. After reading Risking Love, I knew I would be in for a treat! A camera-shy girl in a publicity-loving family meets a photographer and wants to put as much distance between them as possible. It is difficult, however, when the happiness of a child comes into play. I’m so excited to finish this and go on to the next novel in this contemporary romance, Planting Hope, coming in September!
There are a few books on my radar, thanks to the Ken-Tenn Writer’s Conference this week! Suzanne Bratcher’s The Copper Box, a suspense set in a real-life ghost town sounds amazing, and I now know the author personally! Find her on Facebook, and get your hands on her book!
Patricia Bradley was also at the conference, and now I am looking forward to finding her suspense-filled novels. Her latest, released this past February, is Justice Delayed, book 1 in the “Memphis Cold Case Novels.”
And then there is Dead Broke, book one of the “River Valley Mysteries,” by our own Linda Fulkerson. I now have my very own copy by my very good friend! She is so talented, and I’m so glad she didn’t give in and write that Amish-vampire-zombie-apacolypse novel we teased her about for nearly ten years! LOL
Enjoy . . . and shiver just a little . . .