Romantic Suspense Rules and All the Others Drool

Yeah that’s right, I’m throwing down the gauntlet you historical queens, contemporary babes, urban fantasy badasses, chick lit divas, inspirational ladies, m/m wenches , paranormal chicks, science fiction damsels, erotica dames and every other romance genre out there. Why? Because today, Dec. 1, is Kiss of Death Day and Kiss of Death members everywhere are celebrating the romantic suspense genre.

To celebrate romantic suspense day, here are some of my favorite quotes about suspense.

“This suspense is terrible, I hope it will last.” – Oscar Wilde

β€œWe all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story.” – Mary McCarthy

“What great romance doesn’t have suspense in it? Whether a spy thriller in Regency times, a paranormal romance with a revenge-seeking zombie, or a traditional serial killer after the heroine, romance relies on suspense, leading the reader through the trials of the heroine and hero to see if they will get their happily ever after ending.” – Kiss of Death President A.J. Brower

Often, I’ll find myself reading with one hand clamped over my mouth as my heart pumps so fast blood is rushing like a tsunami in my ears. The only down side is not getting enough sleep because I have to know how the hero and heroine will catch the serial killer/kidnapper/madman and finally figure out they were meant for each other.

Over on Twitter, Kiss of Death members and romantic suspense lovers are Tweeting about why they love romantic suspense using the hashtag #romanticsuspense. Help us to make that hashtag trend on Twitter by Tweeting about why you love romantic suspense.