Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Tantalizing Trio: Authors Julie Garwood, Jayne Ann Krentz and Elizabeth Lowell

So many books.  So many authors. What to do? Why not go for the” big thrill” and try romantic suspense.  You’ll find novels sparked by danger and fueled by passion. The villains are dark and some are even demented. The stakes are high, yet crystal clear. Here’s romance skillfully blended with a bit of mystery, intrigue and suspense. The pressure for survival drives the characters while the heat of attraction clouds the mind and tantalizes the senses.  
The trio that follows showcases a few of the best authors in the genre and some of their hottest novels to hit the shelves. Let’s hear it for romantic suspense.

Wired, Julie Garwood
(Buchanan/FBI -Book #13)

A beautiful computer genius and a bad-boy FBI agent must collaborate "in more ways than one" in the sexy, suspenseful new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.
Allison Trent has always had a special talent for computers. When she's not cleaning up after her troublemaker younger brother, Jason, she spends her days writing code and navigating the intricacies of the Internet. In fact, she's working on a new program that will revolutionize the tech industry, and when she attends a prominent seminar, word begins to spread.

FBI agent Liam Scott discovers how brilliant Allison is and wants her to help hunt down a cyber criminal he's been after for two years. He invites her to tour the bureau's state-of-the-art cybercenter in Boston. Once she arrives, he thinks he can convince her to join the team.
But Allison doesn't want to work for the government until Liam makes an offer she can't refuse: work for the FBI for one year, and they will expunge Jason's illustrious criminal record.

Allison tries to deny her growing attraction to Liam, but just before her year in the FBI is over, she discovers someone has stolen the computer program she developed. Now she needs Liam's help in tracking down the thief. And as they begin to close in on the culprit, they also begin to give in to each other.

Trust No One, Jayne Ann Krentz

It's no coincidence when Grace Elland finds a vodka bottle next to the lifeless body of her boss, motivational speaker Sprague Witherspoon. The bottle is a terrifying-and deliberate-reminder of the horrors of her past. Grace retreats to her hometown to regroup and tries to put everything she's learned about positive thinking into practice-a process that is seriously challenged on the world's worst blind date.
Awkward doesn't begin to describe her evening with venture-capitalist Julius Arkwright. She has nothing in common with a man who lives to make money, but the intense ex-Marine does have some skills that Grace can use-and he's the perfect man to help her when it becomes clear she is being stalked. As Witherspoon's financial empire continues to crumble around them, taking a deadly toll, Julius will help Grace step into her past to uncover a devious plan to destroy not only Grace, but everyone around her.

Perfect Touch, Elizabeth Lowell

The New York Times bestselling queen of romantic suspense returns with a heart-racing tale in which a former soldier turned rancher and a beautiful designer race to stop a vicious killer - a battle for survival that threatens to explode in an intense and irresistible passion.
An art dealer and owner of her own design studio, Perfect Touch, Sara Medina travels the world to find the ideal artwork for her clients. Her sophisticated, comfortable life in San Francisco is light years away from the poverty of her family's dairy farm, and Sara will do whatever it takes to keep her business strong. A dedicated urban career woman focused on her work, she doesn't have time or energy for a family or distracting romantic entanglements.

Jay Vermillion recently inherited Vermillion Sky, a working ranch near Wyoming's breathtaking Grand Teton Mountains - and the estates of the rich and restless. While he was fighting in two wars, his father tried to keep the homestead running, until illness stole his fight and then his life. Jay's determined to restore Vermillion Sky, but first he's got to settle a vicious battle with his former stepmother over some of his late father's paintings. The last thing on his mind is a finding a wife and creating a seventh generation of Vermillions.

 When Jay hires Sara to handle his father's artwork, it's love at first sight - a mutually inconvenient attraction that is soon complicated by a double murder at the edge of the ranch and a potential betrayal even closer to home. Working together to unmask a murderer, Sara and Jay try to fight the intense heat between them. Then the killer targets Sara. And suddenly, Jay, the war-weary soldier, finds something he's once again willing to die for . . .

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