KATIE REUS is…BREAKING HER RULES (With Giveaway!) Back to Blog

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!).

GIVEAWAY: Just leave a comment and be entered to win a copy of Breaking Her Rules! Open until 4/9/2013 at 10 AM Central. FIVE LUCKY WINNERS will be selected.


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.

Available now for 99 CENTS from: Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, iTunes Bookstore and All Romance eBooks

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.


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31 responses to “KATIE REUS is…BREAKING HER RULES (With Giveaway!)”

  1. Texas Book Lover says:

    First Happy Birthday…I hope it was the best ever!

    I don’t really have any favorite themes. I like reading all different types of romances books and keeping things interesting. I switch sub-genres of romance from book to book and day to day. My only requirements are romance and no horror.

  2. Brenda Tetreault says:

    My favorite romance themes include 1) the relationship that starts out with animosity, but it’s just a defense mechanism, and they really can’t live without each other 2) secret baby as the result of a one night stand, 3) childhood friends/ high school sweethearts separated and reunited after several years, and 4) Love at first sight that nothing can destroy. And if those themes have ANY kind of paranormal or military theme to them, all the better!

  3. susan platt says:

    Just added this whole series to my wishlist! They all sound great!
    My favorite themes are: sister and brothers friend OR small town romance that starts off with a little animosity OR Post Apocalypic themes!

  4. CrystalGB says:

    Breaking Her Rules sounds great. I like the cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Michele says:

    Hi Katie :)

    LOVE this series! Please do not enter me into the contest, I have already purchased Breaking Her Rules. I couldn’t put this book down!!

    To answer your question, a favorite them of mine is co-workers that fight their attraction which leads to a relationship.

    I do have a question for you Katie, are you planning on writing more books in the Red Stone Security series? Fingers crossed that you say yes :)

    • Katie Reus says:

      Hi Michele! Thanks for stopping by :) Yes, I’m definitely planning on writing more in the series! Depending upon my schedule I’m looking at 2-3 more RSS out this year.

  6. Evelyn says:

    Congrats on the new release! I am sure that this is going to be another great story. I love this series!! My favorite type if romance is a hero who knows what he wants and a woman who is not afraid to show how strong she is.

  7. Stephanie says:

    Happy Birthday!! I love paranormal romance based in a history!! Look forward to reading BREAKING HER RULES!!

  8. Amy says:

    Congrats on the new release!
    I love the ‘stranger’ connections..or he/she meet ‘on the job’. I also enjoy meeting via friends. Heck, any of them are great..but those are my favs!

  9. Jennifer Drew says:

    How awesome! My sister in law have our own little book club where we exchange books and recommend each other different author’s that the two of us enjoy :) This is added to our “To be read” List

  10. Diane says:

    Great series!!! And Happy Belated Birthday Katie!

  11. Marg Z says:

    Happy Birthday Katie! This book sounds like a great read! Would love to add it to my collection.

  12. Marlena Maier says:

    Congrats on the new release! I have to say I don’t have a favorite theme, I love all books. And as long as its a good story line and the characters are well developed, Ill read it!

  13. Maryellen MarleneCalderon says:

    Congrats on your new release looking so forward to reading this series wether I win or not. Happy Belated Birthday Katie…

  14. Lynn Kitchene says:

    Whoo hoo! Can’t wait to read the new one in the Red Stone Security series. Love them, keep up the good work!!!!

  15. Olga says:

    Happy Birthday Katie. Beautiful book cover.

  16. Sue Peace says:

    Happy Birthday to you!!! I have no themes in particular…though a hot alpha military man would rank right up at the top… :)

  17. Timitra says:

    I love friends to lovers as well bestfriend’s older brother/younger sister.

  18. Hilleary Peterson says:

    Frankly the theme depends on my mood at the moment same with genre. Jilted passed lovers os one of my favorites though. Happy Release Day.Happy Birthday

  19. Colleen says:

    Happy Happy B-day Katie!!! 😀
    Congrats on your latest release!

  20. Linda says:

    Happy Birthday. Keep writing great books!

  21. RUTH GUTSCHER says:

    Happy Birthday Katie ! Just boggles the mind to have 2 of my favorite authors together at one time — absolutely fabulous for me !!! And a new “Redstone Security” release ! Thanks for the contest and the opportunity !

  22. Alexandrea Ward says:

    First I want to say “happy birthday Katie!!!” and next I want to say that the title of this book makes me want to read it. Can’t wait to see who wins!

  23. May says:

    Happy bday!

    I like fighting enemies to lovers.

  24. Taylor Z says:

    Can’t wait! Happy Birthday!!

    -Taylor Z

  25. Katie Reus says:

    Thanks so much everyone for the birthday wishes and for stopping by!! Normally I respond to everyone personally but my mom is in town so my online time is pretty limited the next few days, but I really wanted to stop by and thank Cynthia again for having me and thank you guys for commenting!! :)

  26. Anne says:

    Happy Birthday and congrats on the newest release.

  27. Zita R says:

    Happy Birthday Katie! I love romantic suspense. Favorite themes? Not sure if I have a favorite, it depends on the mood of the day when I’m reading a blurb. I probably do prefer when they haven’t known each other before. This book sounds good, I look forward to reading it!

  28. Kristine says:

    Thank you Cynthia for introducing me to a new author.Humm Breaking Her Rules I love the book name and it sounds very interesting. And this is the sixth book well these books in this series will be added for when I next go shopping.My fave theme sort of depends on my mood but I love romances be it paranormal to historical. I want to wish Katie Happy Birthday hun hope you have a wonderful one.

  29. Audrey A. says:

    I love the Red Stone Security series. I just bought Breaking Her Rules at 3:30 this morning when I couldn’t sleep and I couldn’t wait to get off work this afternoon so I could read it. I can’t wait!!!

  30. sequoia says:

    I would love to win!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!!!