Many of you haven’t heard of best selling author Allison Brennan. *shaking head* You don’t know what you’re missing. Let me fill you in. Aside from the fact that this woman writes stories that are nearly impossible to put down, there’s another reason she’s my female author hero. Let me explain.
I’ve been reading romantic suspense novels for a long time. Heck, I can’t even remember when I first discovered them. And as much as I loved them, there often seemed to be something missing, something I found in thrillers. Yet, I wasn’t satisfied reading those either. Actually, there was one particular thriller author who teased me, but didn’t deliver. He had male and female leads that raced around trying to stay alive with absolutely no romance between them. I turned page after page waiting for some sort of flirty interaction, but nothing ever happened.
And then along came Allison Brennan. She gave me exactly what I was searching for. All the dark, gory, demented elements I enjoyed along with a wonderful budding romance that turned into a happy ending. Before I discovered this amazing author, I never knew the two genres could mix. What a relief, especially considering—no surprise—I write dark romantic suspense novels now, too.
Maybe we shouldn’t always listen to those famous rules. Sometimes we just have to go with our gut. I’m sure that’s what Allison Brennan did, and look where she is now. Thanks Allison for opening my eyes to a blend of darkness and love.
What about you? Has an author or book opened your eyes to anything?