First of all, a huge thank you to Romance Junkies for providing such a great place for readers and writers to get together. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone took just a little time out to read a fabulous romance? I mean, in this genre there’s clearly something for everyone. No matter what your reading taste, you can find a satisfying, uplifting story to brighten your perspective.
For those of you who are already familiar with my books, you’ll see a change with this latest release, PITCH BLACK. Previous to this title, I’d published six women’s fiction novels. PITCH BLACK is my first romantic suspense. However, it’s not the huge leap that one might expect in genre hopping. My women’s ficiton titles have had a strong suspense or mystery element to them; and my romantic suspense is still character driven.
About PITCH BLACK:
Philadelphia journalist Madison Wade becomes a single mother when she adopts a thirteen-year-old street kid, Ethan. In order to give him a completely fresh start, she relocates them to a rural eastern Tennessee town, where she’s the new editor of the local daily paper. Just as they’re settling in – Madison adjusting the slower-pace of her new job and indulging in a flirtation with the local sheriff, Gabe Wyatt and Ethan finding a friend in a socially awkward boy, Jordan – things go horribly awry. Ethan, Jordan, Jordan’s step-dad and two other teens go on a wilderness camping trip. The boys return without their chaperone.
Gabe quickly discovers things are not what they seem and when foul play is suspected, all eyes fall on Ethan. Gabe doesn’t want to believe Maddie’s son could be responsible, but all of the evidence is pointing that way.
Madison knows Ethan isn’t telling all, but can’t decipher who he’s protecting, or why. When it becomes apparent that the four boys are also in danger, Madison uses her investigative skills to save her son from both the law and the killer. But when she does, she walks into a web she never could have seen ahead in the darkness.
“PITCH BLACK by Susan Crandall is a nail-biting thrill ride you will love until the last sentence is read. Everything is in place for a gripping suspense, amazing characters, a twisting clever plot and steamy passion.” — Nadine St. Denis, Romance Junkies
“Be prepared to be thoroughly captivated by Susan Crandall’s PITCH BLACK world!” — Karen Rose, NYT Bestselling author
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Also, for an audio reading of the first chapter of PITCH BLACK, visit my website, http://www.susancrandall.net/
I’m always curious about the reading appetites of those interested in romance. How many books do you read a month? Do you read exclusively one subgenre of romance, or do you change it up? Do you read outside the romance genre?
I’ll be popping in throughout the day, posting various tidbits. I’d love to hear your comments. Let’s get a romance discussion going!