What are your favorite romantic suspense and mysteries about?
I’m in the middle of finishing up my Pineapple Port story for the Summer Snoops & Cozy Crimes collection (only 99c on pre-order right now!! 12 novellas!) It’s called “Summer Teeth” …as in “Some’r here and some’r there.” As soon as I finish it, I’m going to write KILTY #3. I’m reading Kilty as Charged and Kilty Conscience now to remind myself where I was going with that series… BUT when I’m done THAT I’m going to get right to work on Pineapple Port Mysteries #7, which I hope to have out early fall.
I’m in that sweet spot where both Kilty #3 and Pineapple #7 can be about just about anything. Both have story arcs that won’t change but there’s always a mystery or two to be unraveled as well. I find myself looking for trends and clues from Amazon’s marketing as to what readers like the most…
And then I remembered I had about thirty thousand of you I could ask!
So here’s my question:
What elements do you love best in your romantic suspenses and/or mysteries?
Are there themes you look for? For instance, for cozy mysteries, Amazon has sub-themes like culinary, animals and crafts & hobbies. I had a woman once tell me she couldn’t get enough of “woman trapped in a cabin with a potential love interest” which seemed wildly specific to me, but apparently it’s a thing!
What themes and elements do you love most? I’ve made some polls below to take for a little direction but I can’t include every possibility, so feel free to tell me more things you like in the comments below!
PS: I didn’t add “humor” to either one because I’m incapable of writing a book without jokes…so you’ll be getting that either way.
(45+) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles)
Book Steals and Deals
Start Date: 05-11-2018End Date: 06-15-2018
By Alicia Best
After a disastrous 26th birthday party, Olivia Donaldson flees a traumatic home life for Shady Piers, Maine. There she meets pub owner Brent Scott who help her out as love unfolds. . .
Start Date: 05-12-2018End Date: 06-05-2018
The Dragons of Alsace Farm
By Laurie Lewis
Two young loners, Noah and Tayte, will learn about courage and love from a most unlikely teacher–an 84-y-o French WWII survivor with dementia.
Start Date: 05-14-2018End Date: 05-20-2018
Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia
By Jessica James
Award-Winning Clean and Wholesome Civil War Love Story It is a book that I think could have the impact of a Gone With the Wind. J. Noyalas, Assistant Professor of History The best Civil War fiction book since Cold Mountain. J. Bibb, SCV, Trimble Camp 1836
Start Date: 05-16-2018End Date: 05-31-2018
Strawberries and Strangers: A Cozy Murder Mystery (Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)
By Leena Clover
Exclusive beach party takes a murderous turn.Dumped by her cheating husband, Jenny King is trying to build a new life in the small seaside town of Pelican Cove. Locals are lining up at the Boardwalk Cafe for her tasty cakes and muffins. But when her aunt, a local artist, is accused of killing a stranger, Jenny is forced to set her apron aside and put on her sleuthing cap.Jenny battles with the cranky local sheriff and quirky local characters to get to the truth. Aided by her new friends, she will move heaven and earth to find out who the dead stranger was and what he was doing in Pelican Cove.If you like cozy murder mysteries with friendly small towns, scenic settings, yummy food and a touch of romance, you will like Strawberries And Strangers.Buy now and get hooked on the brand new Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series.