Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kiss of Death Tour: Cindy Gerard of Last Man Standing (Guest Post/Giveaway)

I am excited to be hosting a stop in the Kiss of Death tour with author Cindy Gerard today, please give her a warm welcome!

Top Ten Reasons Why Romantic Suspense is the Best Genre Ever
By Cindy Gerard

10.  If called upon, romantic suspense heroes (and heroines) can kick Vampire’s butts any day of the week.

9.    Page turning action.

8.    Toe curling romance.

7.    Transports readers to exotic locations.

6.    The suspense really won’t kill you – but it will get your heart racing.

5.    Kick butt heroes and heroines.

4.    Hot, hunky heroes with heart, soul, integrity and the intelligence to be a perfect match for the heroine.

3.    Tests your mental acuity – can you guess who done it?  Or who is going to do it? Or IF the hero will save the heroine on time?  Or, if the heroine will save the hero on time?

2.    No one drinks anyone else’s blood.

And the number 1 reason Romantic Suspense is the best genre ever:

The best writers in the business call romantic suspense home.


In addition to numerous industry awards, among them RT’s Reviewer’s Choice award for best Romantic Intrigue and two Reader’s Crowns for best Romantic Suspense, New York Times best-selling author Cindy Gerard is also a five-time Daphne finalist, a six-time Romance Writers of America Rita finalist and a two-time RITA winner. 

Cindy is one of the many talented authors who belong to the Romance Writers of America’s Kiss of Death chapter. At Kiss of Death we believe that every great romance should include suspense. 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. If you can call your writing suspenseful, then the Kiss of Death has something for you! Find out more and join at and follow us on Twitter at @RWAKissofDeath.

Cindy Gerard’s LAST MAN STANDING (Black Ops Inc, book 7) will be released Jan. 31, 2012. She’s currently writing her 14th romantic suspense novel for her new One-Eyed Jacks series, a spin-off of her best-selling Black Ops, Inc. series for Pocket Books. You can catch up on her news at or on Facebook.

A deadly mission.A thirst for revenge.One headstrong alpha hero and one daring woman will settle the score. LAST MAN STANDINGSpecial operative Joe Green has gone vigilante. His mission: avenge his Black Ops, Inc., brother’s death during a bloody ambush years ago in Sierra Leone. He refuses to drag the BOI team or his lover, Stephanie Tompkins, into the hunt for the man responsible, so when he finds himself beaten, starving, and alone after being falsely imprisoned for the murder of a Freetown priest, he knows he’s as good as dead. Joe meant to protect Stephanie when he walked out on their relationship, but he can’t stop her now from executing his escape. Breaking him out of prison is the easy part. After Joe’s explosive theory pans out and his cunning enemy emerges as the front runner for a high-level presidential appointment, he and Stephanie must race to derail the traitor’s conspiracy if they are to save their loved ones, the nation, and each other.

We have a print copy of Cindy's Last Man Standing to give away to one US resident! To enter, just leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite thing about romantic suspense? And then fill out the RaffleCopter with your name and email address. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck! 

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  1. Love it! Especially the part about no one drinks anyone else's blood. No offense to our vampire lover's out there, but love romantic suspense because we take a realisitic setting and... deal with it. Go Kiss of Death Chapter!

  2. First, I love the name of this blog. Awesome!

    Second, love Cindy's list --too funny :)

    And, last but not least, I love KOD! Woot!

  3. The best part is the anticipation of what will happen when they finally get together! I've been wanting to read some of these books, so excited. Thanks!

  4. This is so easy:
    Romantic suspense:
    Love a good mystery - check
    love a little (or a lot) of romance - check
    love some action - check
    love a hunky guy - check
    love a spunky woman - check
    love some witty convo - check
    love that romantic suspense
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  5. The best thing about Suspense is the Unknown....the not knowing what is coming next. And of course the Sizzling Chemistry between the Hero and Heroine that is hightened by the intense situation!

  6. cant wait to read this book

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  7. I love a good mystery with romance thrown in. Can't go wrong. This book sounds great. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.


  8. I would go with Cindy's #9 quickly followed by #4.

  9. Thanks for a fantastic post! I agree w/ all your points! But I love RS b/c of the danger. The romance seems sharper and more meaningful b/c they don't know if they'll live to see tomorrow! And you're right, the heros/heroines are better in RS b/c they have to succeed on their wits and skills alone not superpowers :)

  10. I've always loved the combination of romance with suspense because it's like getting two books in one. It sets a nice pace and keeps me on edge.

  11. My favorite things are the steamy sex scenes and the suspence of the who-done-it. I always try to think of who did it and then when the end comes I am always blown away. Loved the blurb. What a gorgeous cover.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. I like the combination of romance and mystery so my feelings are happy and my mind has been challenged.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  13. I love romance with a good mystery, murder or romance. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. My favorite thing about romantic suspense is the fast pace of the plot and the adrenaline of the romance.

  15. I'll have to agree on the action and suspense. The hot bod is a given!



  16. I like the mystery and the romance rolled into one. It keeps you guessing on both sides.

  17. What I love most? The romance...if you do a staraight up romance I get bored, but with suspenseful romances it makes the romance so much better, lol.

  18. My favorite thing about it, is it keeps me guessing who did it, but I still get losts of romance too. Just the way I like my books.


  19. Well aside from the romance which is just stellar I like the mystery of who doing what to everyone. Gets the blood and brain flowing to figure it out before the ending.



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