On this episode of Buzzing about Romance Heather and Lindsey join Becky to talk about the thrill, the twist, and spice of Romantic Suspense.
Definition of Romantic Suspense- Sub Genre
- The constant threat of danger is evident throughout the story as at least one of the protagonists is in direct danger. Lives of family members and friends may also be at stake. Much of the suspense comes from the antagonist who threatens the couple’s love and lives simultaneously.
What is the romantic suspense structure?
- In a good romantic suspense, at least one of the protagonists is in danger (or someone she or he loves, like a sibling or child, is in danger) and the love story builds at the same time that the hero and heroine confront escalating jeopardy, until both the suspense and romance reach a crescendo that leaves the mystery
Four factors are necessary for suspense—reader empathy, reader concern, impending danger and escalating tension.
- Detective /Law enforcement
- Security force
Thriller Romance is a subcategory of Suspense —> Sometimes mafia or dark romance
Mystery Romance —> AL Jackson & Catherine Cowles
Unexpected Detective —> Stephanie Plum
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Kennedy L Mitchell
Lisa Renee Jones