Thursday, July 19, 2012

Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure


CONGRATULATIONS
In honor of the Romance Writers of America® national conference, we're featuring the different nominees for their highest published honor, THE RITA®, by category each day. We hope some of the authors will be able to join us, but remember they're getting ready for their big night July 28th. We'll celebrate the winners here on the 29th along with our celebration drawings from their gracious donations.
COOPER VENGEANCE
Paula Graves
Harlequin Intrigue
Allison Lyons, editor

It's not just the law of averages that convince Natalie Becker that her sister Carrie died at the hands of her playboy husband, Hamilton Gray. Newlywed Carrie had recently confided to Natalie that she thought Hamilton might be having an affair—he kept strange hours and didn't seem that interested in sex anymore. But proving murder, in a town where the Grays are even wealthier and more privileged a family than her own, may be the hardest thing Natalie's ever tried to do. The last complication she needs is a tall, stubborn ex-Navy mechanic named J.D. Cooper, who has his own crazy idea about who killed her sister—and his wife.

THE MAN FROM GOSSAMER RIDGE
Paula Graves
Harlequin Intrigue
Allison Lyons, editor

Gabe Cooper missed the chance to stop his sister-in-law's brutal murder by thirty inexcusable minutes. And even though the man responsible for Brenda Cooper's murder is dead, Gabe can't forgive himself for his mistake. So when his motherless niece Cissy leaves him an urgent message to visit her at college, Gabe drops everything to go. But he's not prepared for what his niece tells him. Cissy believes her mother's murder isn't solved at all. Worse, she's basing her beliefs solely on the theories of a pretty psychology instructor who looks more like a co-ed herself than any one he should take seriously. Alicia Solano believes the dead man had been only one of a pair of serial killers responsible for not only Brenda's death but dozens of murders across three southern states. And now there have been two new murders that fit the profile. There's still a killer out there, and he's found a new partner.

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THE DOCTOR’S DEADLY AFFAIR
Stephanie Doyle
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Wanda Ottewell, editor

Fresh on the heels of their disastrous date, Dr. Camille Lawson is none too pleased to find Dr. Wyatt Holladay darkening her doorstep. But a mystery ailment is claiming her patients - and just maybe the gorgeous doctor can help her get some answers. What should be a simple investigation of medical causes quickly reveals a very real threat. Someone is targeting Camille by killing her patients, one by one. 

Surrounded by suspects and unable to convince the authorities crimes are being committed, Wyatt is the only person who can keep the infuriating beauty safe. With everything on the line, he must protect her reputation, her life... and her heart. 

Stephanie is contributing to the RITA celebration give-away on July 29th.
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SOLDIER'S LAST STAND
Cindy Dees
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Patience Bloom, editor 

Navy Commander Brady Hathaway is done with women. Since H.O.T. Watch is pretty much a 24/7 job, that leaves no time for female entanglements. Then he's appointed Eve Dupont's handler. Tan, leggy and blonde, the lethal-looking civilian chosen to take down a terrorist cell scares the hell out of him. Can he keep Eve safe and resist her charms?  

This may be Eve's only shot to clear her name from any involvement in a terrorist cell and bring in a wanted assassin. But can the ultimate party girl do it? And can she convince the sexy Mr. I'm All Business Hathaway that there are times to move fast—and times to go very slowly…. 

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STRANDED WITH HER EX
Jill Sorenson
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Stacy Boyd, editor

Trouble in paradise? 

An exotic wildlife preserve is a dream come true for conservation biologist Daniela Flores. Until she finds out her ex-husband is leading the research team. World-famous shark expert Sean Carmichael has only grown more ruggedly appealing in the time they were apart…the passion between them more intense than ever. But how could Daniela forgive Sean for betraying her when she needed him most? 

Sean had come to the remote Farallon Islands to study killer sharks. Now a real killer is on the loose, threatening the woman he’s never stopped loving. And this time, he knows he can’t walk away. Marooned together during a deadly storm, Sean vows to go to hell and back to save Daniela…and for the chance to begin again.

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NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
Kara Lennox
Harlequin Superromance
Johanna Raisanen, editor

As chief legal counsel for Project Justice, widow Raleigh Shinn doesn’t seem the type to accept bribes. Still, Griffin Benedict has an anonymous tip that points to her guilt. And if he wants to make the move to national news anchor, he needs a sensational story. 

But nothing is as it seems. Including the do-good lawyer. Underneath shapeless suits and oversize glasses hides an exceptional beauty. Now Griffin not only seeks an exclusive, he wants to uncover Raleigh’s secrets for himself. 

When lies turn to attempted murder, they must hunt down the truth together…to prove her innocence, protect an honest man and save both their lives.

TAKEN TO THE EDGE
Kara Lennox
Harlequin Superromance
Johanna Raisanen, editor 

Ford Hyatt thought he was done. He was all set to give up on himself and on Project Justice. Then Robyn Jasperson walks back into his life. His former bad-girl crush looks better than ever and needs his help getting a case overturned. Robyn’s got an ex-husband in jail, a murdered son and nowhere else to turn. 

Ford let her down before. But now he can find the truth, set matters straight and redeem himself. And time is running out. If he fails, she has everything to lose. If he wins, he has everything to gain, including Robyn’s heart.

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JOIN THE RITA® CELEBRATION by leaving a comment for each category between July 11th and 28th (multiple comments = multiple entries). GLIAS will be drawing for winners on Sunday, July 29th and posting along with all the RITA® winners announced Saturday evening in Anaheim, California.


Note: Offer void where prohibited. Prizes will be mailed to North America addresses only unless specifically mentioned in the post. If an INTERNATIONAL name is drawn, mailing the book or supplying an electronic version will be the decision of the donator. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants. Winners of drawings are responsible for checking this site in a timely manner. If prizes are not claimed in a timely manner, the author may not have a prize available. Get Lost In A Story cannot be responsible for an author's failure to mail the listed prize. GLIAS does not automatically pass email addresses to guest authors unless the commenter publicly posts their email address.



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18 comments:

  1. These all sound really good. My wishlist just got longer again. :)

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  2. Congrats and good luck to the finalists. I've enjoyed many of Paula's Cooper books.

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  3. wow fingers crossed for u all congrads
    thanks for the chance
    tammyjackson75@yahoo.com

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  4. Congrats to the finalists! It's nice when hard work reaps untold benefits!

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  5. Good morning!

    A special congratulations to Cindy, Stephanie, Jill, Kara, and Paula !! I hope to be posted up there with you one day.

    ~Angi

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  6. Good morning everyone! I know it sounds so corny - but really it is such an honor to be in the company of authors I'm in. Really amazing.

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  7. Congrats to all the wonderful authors. I have all of these books in my TBR pile. Lucky me!!!

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  8. I have my eye on The Man from Gossamer Ridge. Gabe sounds tormented and definitely needs another chance. I'll be cheering him on.

    Yet another wonderful list!
    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Congratulations! I'd like to read these books.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Congrats to everyone. Have read 3 of the above books. The 4 I haven't read sound great too.

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  11. Congrats to the writers! I have only read one of the books but it was good. :)

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  12. I am so late to this party it's pathetic, but thanks, Angi and all the blog hosts for such a nice feature. And yes, it's daunting to be in the company of such wonderful writers.

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  13. These all look great. Thanks for the chance to win. Great job, authors!

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  14. congrts all authors :)

    Angi ~ wish your book will be a nominations one day *crossfinger, love your book :)

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  15. I haven't followed the suspense series line so I'm not familiar with these authors and their books.

    CONGRATS to all on achieving this honor.

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these books!

    johns lake at usa dot com

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  16. Loves 2 Read Romance - LauraJuly 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Congrats to all these authors. As an Intrigue reader I am thrilled to see that Paula got two nods. I also really love the cover of STRANDED WITH HER EX by Jill Sorenson. I love the shark fin!

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  17. I enjoy this category but I haven't read any of these books but they all look great.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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