Camy Tang writes romance with a kick of wasabi. She used to be a biologist, but now she is a staff worker for her church youth group and leads a worship team for Sunday service. She also runs the Story Sensei fiction critique service. On her blog, she gives away Christian novels every week, and she ponders frivolous things like dumb dogs (namely, hers), coffee-geek husbands (no resemblance to her own…), the writing journey, Asiana, and anything else that comes to mind. Visit her website at http://www.camytang.com/ for a huge website contest going on right now, giving away fourteen boxes of books and 30 copies of her latest release, DEADLY INTENT.
The back cover of DEADLY INTENT says…
SCENE OF THE CRIME
The Grant family’s exclusive Sonoma spa is a place for rest and relaxation—not murder! Then Naomi Grant finds her client Jessica Ortiz bleeding to death in her massage room, and everything falls apart. The salon’s reputation is at stake…and so is Naomi’s freedom when she discovers that she is one of the main suspects! Her only solace is found with the other suspect—Dr. Devon Knightley, the victim’s ex-husband. But Devon is hiding secrets of his own. When they come to light, where can Naomi turn…and whom can she trust?
What makes a satisfying romantic suspense?
Now, before I even start blabbing, I want to clarify that these are just my own criteria for satisfying romantic suspense novels. I’d also like to hear your own opinions, so chime in!
I read very widely, but I have to admit romantic suspense holds a special place on my reading shelf. It combines two genres I like so I get a two-for-one deal when I read a romantic suspense novel.
I will always love romance novels—they guarantee a happily ever after that I absolutely NEED to have when I read a book for entertainment or escape.
In college, I had a few friends who looked down on me for reading romance novels—probably they thought it was “unchristian” or at the very least, frivolous. At the time, they made me feel guilty for enjoying genre romance books, but now, I revel in my reading choice.
Romance novels rock! They’re uplifting—especially Christian romances—and they have a wonderful ending that leaves me happy and satisfied. Why would I trade a romance novel for a dry theological tome or a depressing literary novel that only makes me feel sad?
I also love suspense because of the action and adventure. I love how most suspense heroines are strong and capable, just like how I’d like to be strong and capable. I guess I live vicariously through their perilous stories. I enjoy their triumph over evil—it reaffirms my own desire for justice, even though I don’t see justice all the time in real life.
So a romantic suspense is a combination of two fantastic genres—I get the action and adventure, but I also get the happily ever after ending. To me, that is a formula for a satisfying read.
How about you? What makes for a satisfying romantic suspense novel for you?
Thanks for having me here, Lynn!
You can catch Camy at her site… http://www.camytang.com/
~~Thanks, Camy! May your book do well!~~