Series on Saturday: Romantic Suspense @KarenRoseBooks ‏ @Pamela_Clare ‏ @SuzBrockmann @CarolynCrane @ElleKennedy @laurakayeauthor #Giveaway

Posted September 8, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Series on Saturday / 21 Comments

This is a new feature I developed where each month we will look at our favorite – the best – series in a genre.

The genre here, by my definition,  is romantic suspense which is a sub-genre to romance.  I thought about breaking it down further to military or law-enforcement or some other smaller faction of romantic suspense and decided against it for now.  Remember though, this is for a series. I like the combination of a mystery/suspense along with the romance. In my experience, these are usually contemporary in nature.

Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres; and it’s always hard to narrow down to favorites. I’m sure I am forgetting some great authors. There are also plenty of authors I have yet to read. Please share your favorites with me in the comments, also.

My favorite Romantic Suspense series are (in no particular order):


Romantic Suspense series                   The I-Team series                                       Troubleshooters series
by Karen Rose                                         by Pamela Clare                                        by Suzanne Brockmann


The Associates series                                Killer Instincts series                              Hard Ink series
by Carolyn Crane                                        by Elle Kennedy                                     by Laura Kaye

What are your favorite series?

Vote for your top 3 favorites! You can vote for my favorites or add favorites of your own. Please tell us your top three (or top 1 or 2) in your comments.  Remember this is how the winning option is chosen for the giveaway.

Then enter the giveaway below.  The winner will get the first book in the winning series! Open to anyone who can receive an Amazon digital ebook.

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Posted September 8, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Series on Saturday / 21 Comments

21 responses to “Series on Saturday: Romantic Suspense

  1. I think Karen Rose is the queen of this genre so her series is my favorite, hands down. Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters and Pamela Clare’s I-Team series are tied for second.

    Now, many people consider J. D. Robb’s In Death series romantic suspense. I don’t (it’s more mystery with romantic elements) but if it were, it would be my #1.

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    • Yes I love the In Death series but it is futuristic so I think of it as urban fantasy, plus one couple through the series (although there are others but still not PNR) Maybe sci-fi romance? Hard to classify.

      The other three are obviously favorites of mine.

      • The author classifies it as mystery with futuristic & romantic elements. Sci-fi fans don’t own this in the genre as the focus really isn’t on those elements.

        But, most fans consider it romantic suspense because of Eve and Roarke. What can you do?

        • I started reading it considering it in the mystery category, years ago, but it’s not exactly that either. In all cases, they are really great books and such high quality throughout the series, all 45 or so of them. I’ve read all but Leverage in Death which is just released or being released.

  2. Carissa

    kgi series by mya banks, bc i love how a main story continues with each book, Im looking forward to the finale of Rusty and Sean!

  3. Definitely Karen Rose’s series. Then Shiloh Walker who has a few different romantic suspense series I like, but I’ll go with the FBI Psychics. Kay Hooper’s series. Oh man, and Katie Ruggle’s series (both of them).

    I like a few m/m romantic suspense series, too. Abi Roux’s Cut and Run series, SE Jakes’ Hell or High Water series.

    • Yes, this is why I like romantic suspense, urban fantasy and fantasy romance. They have plot and action and mysteries or suspense, not just the romance. It depends on the author, sometimes the romance is barely there at all. Romantic suspense usually does have the romance part, but urban fantasy may not have much at all or sometimes not until later in the series.

    • It’s definitely my favorite sub-genre in romance. I didn’t know Lori Foster had romantic suspense – I’ll have to look at her offerings. I’ve read her some of her regular contemporary works.