Update: Time to announce the BREAKING HER RULES winners!! The five commenters are…Susan Platt, Lynn Kitchene, Alexandrea Ward, Zita R, and sequoia. Congrats!! I will email you with prize claim information.
I am thrilled to have my friend and writing machine Katie Reus at my blog today! Katie writes kick-ass romantic suspense and paranormal romance, and her latest release, BREAKING HER RULES, is currently on sale for .99. Deal! Katie also recently celebrated her birthday, so I’d like to give her a shout–HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATIE!
Thanks so much to Cynthia for having me here today! Breaking Her Rules, the sixth story in my Red Stone Security series just released and I’m excited about its release for multiple reasons. Of course I’m always excited for any new release, but this one not only features the first female RSS agent as a lead, it has one of my favorite themes: reunited lovers.
I’ve always adored the ‘reunited lovers’ theme in romance, regardless of subgenre. The romance always starts off with tension because there had to be a reason these two lovers couldn’t make it the first time. Sometimes it’s something as simple as they were too young to know what they wanted in life. Or, the families of the couple tore them apart. Maybe time and distance proved to be too much. Secrets, lies or insecurities managed to cut through their relationship. One of the characters thought they were protecting the other by walking away … Whatever the reason, the couple once loved each other, or cared deeply for each other, and now they’re finally getting their second chance! I’m such a believer in second chances so that’s probably why I love the theme.
With Iris and Wyatt, the two main characters in Breaking Her Rules, they have a long history but only very recently before the story actually starts did they cross the line from friends to lovers. So while this isn’t a decade’s long separation, these two still need to work through their issues.
What about you? What are some of your favorite themes in romance? In addition to reunited lovers, I also enjoy beauty and the beast, and friends to lovers (which is another underlying theme in BHR!).
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Breaking Her Rules:
Iris Tarango is a small-town girl from the wrong side of the tracks; she’s also a decorated former Marine who fought hard to become one of Red Stone Security’s most respected agents. But her perfectly ordered life is turned upside down when she’s assigned to guard the sexy, dominating tycoon she shares a secret history with. The instant Iris walks back into the billionaire’s diamond-studded orbit, the wild attraction flares between them…and her reputation, objectivity, and heart are in trouble.
After an attempt on his life, business magnate Wyatt Christiansen calls in major favors to hire Iris as his bodyguard. He knows she’s the best, though he has another motive, too. He sees this as his final chance to win her heart. But when danger spins out of control, all Wyatt can think of is getting Iris out of harm’s way—even if it means losing her love in the end.
Unfortunately, the killer seems to know their every move. If Wyatt and Iris don’t figure out who put out the hit, they’ll lose more than their chance at happiness together.
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A little about Katie: Katie has been reading romance since a young age—ever since she discovered her mom’s hidden stash. Luckily the addiction stayed with her into adulthood. She writes dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and NAL/Signet Eclipse. To learn more about her please visit her website, blog, facebook or find her on twitter @katiereus.