Special Guest: Katie Reus (With a great deal on her romantic suspense–and giveaways!) Back to Blog

Update: Winners!! From Katie:  Diana B. Tan you are the winner of Danger Next Door & Sue Peace you are the winner of Fatal Deception! Please email me at katiereus@gmail.com :)

Thanks so much to Cynthia for letting me hang out at her blog today and share that for ONE WEEK only No One to Trust, the first book in my Red Stone Security series, is on sale for 99 cents!



I’d love to give away copies of books 2 & 3 in the series to two random commenters! Just tell me what you like about romantic suspense and be automatically entered to win Danger Next Door or Fatal Deception.


No One to Trust, Book 1 – Red Stone Security Series


Computer security specialist Elizabeth Martinez has never been able to turn her back on her brother Benny. When his risky lifestyle finally lands him in harm’s way, Elizabeth finds herself dragged into the dangerous underworld with him and into the cross hairs of one of Miami’s death-dealing drug lords. Only after her ex-boyfriend saves her does she realize she might have no choice but to depend on the one man she has tried so desperately to forget.


Former Marine Porter Caldwell never should have let Elizabeth walk away from him all those months ago. She means more to him than anything and now that she’s in danger and turned to him for help, he won’t make that mistake again. When a local gang targets her and she’s nearly killed in a drive by shooting, Porter vows to do whatever it takes to keep her alive. Even if it means turning his back on all that he’s sworn to uphold.




Lizzy opened her eyes and sat straight up in bed as she heard a low creak from somewhere in her house. Her heart pounded wildly against her chest as she eased out of bed. Something felt…off. She didn’t know what it was, but could feel it straight to her bones.

Her house had been built in the fifties so it was always making settling sounds. The noise she’d just heard could be nothing but she wasn’t taking the chance.

Porter was sleeping on her couch and Benny was still in her guest room. She’d checked on her brother an hour ago and he’d looked a lot better than he had when they’d brought him home. A lot of the swelling on his face had gone down.

She tiptoed across her room and cringed when the floorboards groaned beneath her. Easing the door open, she peeked out to find the hallway empty. Good. Porter must still be asleep. She nudged the half-open door to the guest room all the way open. Her throat clenched at the empty bed. The sheets were rumpled but Benny wasn’t there. He always did this. Just left without saying goodbye. She should be used to it, but it hurt more than she’d admit. When she felt wetness on her cheek, she brushed away a few stray tears that managed to leak out.

“He left fifteen minutes ago.”

She swiveled at Porter’s voice and barely refrained from screaming. Her hand instinctively flew to her throat. “You almost gave me a heart attack… You saw him leave?”

Porter nodded, his face an unreadable mask. “He must have called someone to pick him up because he snuck out the front door. I watched him get into a car and drive off.”

Anger punched through her, swift and hard even though it had nothing to do with the man standing in front of her. This wasn’t his fault. “Why didn’t you try to stop him? Or wake me up?”

His shoulders lifted in a casual shrug. “He’s a grown man. If he wants to leave, it’s not my business.”

She started to respond when she realized how little clothing Porter had on. No shirt and pinstriped blue and white boxers that did little to cover the bulge between his legs. Oh my… She forced her gaze upward but his entire body was drool worthy and she couldn’t stop her gaze from roaming everywhere.

His broad chest was male perfection. With a ripped eight pack and just a smattering of dark hair covering his pecs, he was all sharp lines and taut muscles. She’d never thought much about male legs before, but his were something she’d definitely remember. Muscular and lean but not bulky. Runner’s legs. Why had they never gotten naked together again? Right now she was having a hard time remembering her own name, let alone why she’d ended things with him. She nervously licked her lips as she imagined what it would be like to wrap her own legs around—

“Don’t look at me like that.” His voice was a low growl.

As her eyes snapped up to meet his, she fought the heat creeping into her cheeks. Thankfully the only source of illumination was the moonlight streaming in from the blinds. She wondered how long she’d been staring at him like he was a slab of meat. “Like what?” she whispered. Immediately she wanted to take the question back. It was lame and she knew exactly what she’d been doing. She’d been undressing him with her eyes and she was only sorry he’d stopped her.

He reached out and tucked a wayward curl behind her ear. Instead of withdrawing his hand, he cupped her cheek.

“Lizzy,” he softly breathed out her name.


Purchase info for No One to Trust: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes Bookstore


Thanks again for having me here today! The giveaway will be open until tomorrow at 6 pm Central. I’ll announce the winners in the comments section so please check back!


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 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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23 responses to “Special Guest: Katie Reus (With a great deal on her romantic suspense–and giveaways!)”

  1. May says:

    Well… I like the romance part obviously. :) I also like a bit of mystery/detective part in my stories. :)

  2. Diana B. Tan says:

    What I love about romantic suspense novels is getting both the rush from the suspense and the tingles from the romance part of it, all in one book. Nothing like danger to spice up a romance, I should say : )

  3. Diane says:

    I’m still an HEA type of girl but with romantic suspense, you get that extra kick, the rush, the excitement of the suspense part too.

  4. Zita R says:

    Romantic suspense is my favorite genre. There’s constant action, intrigue, mystery and to top it off a romance. I like trying to figure out what comes next with all the twists and turns of the plot. I also like that the romance never overshadows the story line but is an integral part of it. I also find the main characters to be strong survivor types which I like.

  5. Michele says:

    I love the unexpected that seems to happen in romantic suspense. Romantic suspense deliver a story that is unpredictable that make it hard to put a book down. Love being pulled into that kinda of story…

    Thanks for stopping by Katie :)

  6. Amy R says:

    Hi Katie! I love your RSS books and am so glad to hear more will be coming out this year. I don’t need to be in the drawing but wanted to show you some comment love. I love the feeling in your chest while reading romantic suspense. I love the fast paced action that has you clutching the book or ereader a little too hard and then the sigh you feel when the hero and heroine can take a break from the suspense and just be with one another. Love it all!

  7. Viki S. says:

    That was a great excerpt. I love her reaction to Porter. Thank you for sharing this with us. I’m going enjoy reading it.

  8. petula winmill says:

    I love to escape into my reading . They have to take me to exciting places,times or scenarios. I like to have to use my brain to try and figure out what is going to happen to whom. That’s why I like romantic suspense.


  9. Sue Peace says:

    I love romantic suspense!!! First it takes me away to another place! There is nothing better than a good romance, add to that the suspense and it’s pulse pounding at times!!

  10. Colleen says:

    Romantic Suspense… love the hint of danger… seeing the characters get together and realize there is something there between them while facing whatever challenges and danger are before them.

  11. Timitra says:

    I love the mix of romance and suspense, love watching the hero and heroine fall in love while surrounded by danger!

  12. catslady says:

    I started out reading suspense and horror and now that I enjoy romance so much, it’s a perfect pairing. I like to be surprised but what better than to have it be a romance too!Thanks for the chance!

  13. Minna says:

    I love HEA and the suspence that leads to it.

  14. bn100 says:

    like not knowing what’s going to happen next

  15. Katie Reus says:

    Thanks Cynthia for letting me take over your blog today! I’m seeing some great answers and the exact reasons I love romantic suspense too :)

  16. Angila says:

    Sounds like a great read

  17. Katie Rues is a wonderful author i found her on another website and i buy all her books. You will not be disappointed with this author. Give her a try and become addicted like i did.

  18. Barb P says:

    Boy I hope that I didn’t miss this! I am a huge fan of Katie’s books but I haven’t read these yet! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

  19. Pamk says:

    I like it when an author fools me and I can’t figure out who dunnit lol.
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  20. Katie Reus says:

    Great responses ladies! Diana B. Tan you are the winner of Danger Next Door & Sue Peace you are the winner of Fatal Deception! Please email me at katiereus@gmail.com :) Congrats!

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