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Zara’s Romantic Suspense Book Review: Blood Code by Misty Evans
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Low Pressure Romantic Suspense Zara West Giveaway bookNow that the Leap Year Giveaway book has been awarded. (See below for the winner) It ‘s time for me to pick the next romantic suspense. One of my purposes in giving away these books is to whet your appetite for my upcoming novel Beneath the Skin.

Now I read a lot of romantic suspense novels. I love them. Why else would I write them? I like the fact that there is plenty of mystery and threatening villains along with the love story. I like the complexity of the plot and the challenge of weaving the romance so tightly into the suspense plot line that if you took out the romance  or took out the suspense plot the story would fall apart.

To do that you need a special type of hero and heroine and a very threatening villain. Most romantic suspenses, therefore, usually have at least one and sometimes both main characters working for the military, especially the SEALs,  or for the police or in some CIA or FBI undercover operation investigating a crime or trying to stop terrorists or other very bad bad people. Blood Code featured the CIA against a crazy Russian premier. Exit Strategy starred an ex-military guy protecting his assigned victim from being assassinated.

Beneath the Skin is different. My heroine is an anthropologist. The hero is a world-renowned artist living the good life. Not military, not undercover, not police. So why don’t they go to the police when Bella Bell is kidnapped? Unfortunately, both have something in their past that makes them wary of legal authorities and by the time, they realize they are in too deep, it’s too late.

The book I am giving away for March is Low Pressure by best selling author Sandra Brown. The hero and heroine in this book are more like mine in Beneath the Skin. In this book, the heroine is a writer and the hero is a pilot. Like Melissa and Ari, they start looking for answers and end up running for their lives.

Now for the Leap Year Winner!

Karen K.

Your book Blood Code by Misty Evans is in the mail!!!!

If you want to be in the running for Low Pressure,

Click here!

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Zara West
Zara West
Zara West loves all things dark, scary, and heart-stopping as long as they lead to true love. Born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Zara spends winters in New York where the streets hum with life, summers in Maritimes where the sea can be cruel, and the rest of the year anywhere inspiration for tales of suspense, mystery, and romance are plentiful. A member of RWA, Zara is a published author of both fiction and non-fiction. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies, and she has received awards from Women on Writing, Stone Thread Publishing, Tryst Literary Magazine, and Winning Writers. Her novels have placed first in the Romance Through the Ages contest, second in the Touch of Love Contest and long listed for the Myslexia Award.

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