What the Feck?! (WTF?!) is where we discuss bookish topics that had us thinking WTF?! while reading a book, talking to others in the book community or book news. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.
More Romance or Suspense?
As July is for romantic suspense, WTF will address topics related to that subject for the rest of the month.
I love romantic suspense because I get my two favorite genres combined. I cut my reading teeth on mysteries and only recently (last four years) started reading romance after discovering so many writers who are good at it.
I think Nora Roberts (thrills) was the first author I read in this genre upon my return (Montana Sky). Somewhere along the line I started reading Karen Rose‘s series (chills) and fell completely for romantic suspense. Linda Howard and Sandra Brown (both can be thrills or chills) are regular favorites for standalone stories and I love reading them exclusively in audiobook format.
There are some wonderful writers in the genre, many of them participating this month during Hot & Deadly. Some tip the scales more toward romance (thrills) and others toward suspense (chills). We’ve also tried to feature a nice mix of books on both sides of the scales and I’ll let you know where I think they lean in each post.
You can probably guess where I lean (chills) given my reading background. But, as long as it’s fairly balanced (at least 40% suspense), I’m pretty happy.
Do you have a preference?
Are you more inclined towards the romantic thrills or suspense chills?
I also love to talk about books. There’s nothing more exciting than to finish a great story and cover it A to Z with other people, exploring different perspectives and points of view. So, if you see something on my shelf you’d like to talk about, send me a message and we’ll talk!
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