Wed
Mar 15 2017 11:00am

How Does Your Romantic Suspense Adventure Begin?

Intense Pleasure by Lora Leigh

Duck for cover because we're beginning an adventure—one worthy of romantic suspense fans! Today we're thrilled to welcome Lora Leigh (Intense Pleasure) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. No matter the book, many of Lora's romances include an element of suspense, and who better to help us “write” one than the lady herself! Lora has helped us devise a game where you answer a few simple questions and find yourself embroiled in a romantic suspense adventure to make even the most seasoned SEAL run for cover. Follow along on the graphic below and then be sure to tell us how your story unfolds in the comments! And thanks to Lora for helping us create it!

 

You are a...

(Choose the first letter of your first name)

A-C…shy schoolteacher with a love of sexy lingerie and a habit of sleeping with a gun tucked under her pillow.

D-F…outgoing, too curious, Bed and Breakfast owner. who dreams of adventure.

G-H…break no rules, reserved city manager with a haunted past and weakness for chocolate.

I-K…distrustful photographer with a wariness of nature and a love of lollipops.

L-M…socially awkward computer programmer with a weakness for men in uniform and a love of hacking.

N-P…quirky boutique owner that seems to have no sense of style and refuses to wear makeup.

Q-S…sharp-tongued accountant with a hidden soft spot for strays and a wariness of men in a suit.

T-V…strong willed secretary with a deep distrust for bad boys and a scar from a bullet wound on her hip.

W-Z…feisty landscaper with a mysterious past and blue streaking her hair.

 


Who falls for...

(Choose the first letter of your last name)

A-C…a neighbor with too many scars and a habit of prowling at night shirtless.

D-F…a newly elected mayor rumored to be corrupt that drives a broken down pickup.

G-H…a motorcycle riding bad boy with dominance issues, a big gun and a weakness for Skittles.

I-K…a too sexy intruder claiming to just need a place to hide that seems all too familiar, right down to that tattoo and carefully placed piercing.

L-M…a Navy SEAL not seen in years with a habit of sneaking into the bedroom late at night with an irritating cheerful attitude and distracting kisses.

N-P…a Marine believed to be dead that demands his presence be kept a secret and breakfast every morning.

Q-S…an abductor claiming to be a rescuer with a too charming grin, a big gun, and a fondness for candy canes.

T-V…a mysterious stranger with two different colored eyes claiming to be a husband that never existed.

W-Z…a mechanic that doesn’t know the first thing about fixing a car, but has a very dangerous looking gun and a drug filled syringe.


When suddenly....

(Choose your favorite color)

Black…a bullet whizzes past your head.

Blue…the building blows up just seconds after you get into your car.

Green…you stumble over a dead body.

Gray…The police arrive and attempt to arrest you for murder.

Brown…you’re attacked by a supposed friend.

Red…your lover wakes you with his hand over your lips, warning you to silence or both of you will die.

Yellow…you’re jerked into a van by a masked man and you realize he’s your lover.

Silver…you’re warned the charade is over and you’re going to die.

Aqua…you realize, that really is blood smeared across your kitchen floor.


And you...

(Choose your zodiac sign)

Aquarius…run into the night, only to be thrown to the ground by the hero you’ve been trying to protect. He’s furious with you, but you own his heart.

Pisces…try desperately to escape, only to come face-to-face with the hero, who reveals he committed the crime but only because he suspected you were in danger and wanted to protect you. You forgive him and he spend the rest of his days fulfilling your every secret desire…

Aries…face your hero, enraged as you question his sanity/intelligence after he pulls you to safety and reveals the reason for the danger. You’d kick his butt right out of your life, but jeez can the man kiss…

Taurus…you realize your hero came in time, but he’s not who or what you thought either. Can you forgive him when he vows his undying?

Gemini…grab a hidden weapon to protect yourself and come face to face with your hero. You solve the mystery, but it’s a good thing you make a great team and you’re addicted to his kisses, or you might have to shoot his butt just for being ignorant.

Cancer…try to understand why the danger exists when your hero gets you to safety and reveals the reasons why, and that he suspected it all along. You’re furious but his reasons for his deceiving you completely melt your heart.

Leo…You almost get yourself out of danger when you find yourself faced with your hero and you realize it was all a very carefully orchestrated charade to save your life. You’re furious, but you forgive him. You’ve always loved that take charge dominance he possesses, and his many other…the kind that keeps a girl warm at night.

Virgo…you refuse to beg for your life and tell your hero to go to hell when you believe he’s behind the situation, only to have him reveal the truth. He reminds you why you let him into your life to begin with. It might have something to do with that ‘thing’ he does that makes you melt?

Libra…you face your hero, knowing this could be the end and reveal you’ve been trying to protect his too sexy butt. Only to have him reveal he was onto you the whole time and knew exactly what was going. You’re furious with him, but he knows exactly how to ensure you forgive him. In all the right ways.

Scorpio…you refuse to become hysterical. You’re going to kick butt… As soon as you can breathe again. Good thing your hero knows exactly how to do that butt kicking thing, and has a roguish way of kissing you senseless…

Sagittarius…you watch in amazement as your hero takes care of the situation. Once the dangers resolved he winks audaciously and shows you why you’re going to forgive him.

Capricorn…you question your own sanity, certain this can’t actually be happening to you. Only to learn its true when your hero takes care of business and you learn he’s known all along you were in danger. It’s a good thing he knows what you like…

And as in all romance, you lived happily ever after!

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Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared.

Lora's family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a teenage son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora's life is filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.


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14 comments
Jennifer Proffitt
1. JenniferProffitt
I am a distrustful photographer with a wariness of nature and a love of lollipops.

Who falls for a Marine believed to be dead that demands his presence be kept a secret and breakfast every morning.

When suddenly I stumble over a dead body.

And I try to understand why the danger exists when your hero gets you to safety and reveals the reasons why, and that he suspected it all along. You’re furious but his reasons for his deceiving you completely melt your heart.
Jen Wattley
2. JenWattley
I am distrustful photographer with a wariness of nature and a love of lollipops.

Who falls for a mechanic that doesn’t know the first thing about fixing a car, but has a very dangerous looking gun and a drug filled syringe.

When suddenly your lover wakes you with his hand over your lips, warning you to silence or both of you will die.

And I try desperately to escape, only to come face-to-face with the hero, who reveals he committed the crime but only because he suspected you were in danger and wanted to protect you. You forgive him and he spend the rest of his days fulfilling your every secret desire…
lauralee1912
3. lauralee1912
I am a socially awkward computer programmer with a weakness for men in uniform and a love of hacking. I fall for a Navy SEAL not seen in years with a habit of sneaking into the bedroom late at night with an irritating cheerful attitude and distracting kisses. The next morning, the building blows up just seconds after I get into my car. I try desperately to escape, only to come face-to-face with the hero, who reveals he committed the crime but only because he suspected I was in danger and wanted to protect me. I forgive him and he spends the rest of his days fulfilling my every secret desire.

He retired from SEAL Team Six. We're living in a windswept cottage on the Chesapeake Bay since he dreamed of being an oyster farmer after he left the Navy. The End.
JenniferPorter
4. JenniferPorter
My story is the same as Jen Proffitt's until the end where I:
refuse to become hysterical. I'm going to kick butt… As soon as I can breathe again. Good thing my hero knows exactly how to do that butt kicking thing, and has a roguish way of kissing me senseless…
Elizabeth Poteet
5. ElizabethPoteet
I am an outgoing, too curious, Bed and Breakfast owner. who dreams of adventure who falls for a Marine believed to be dead that demands his presence be kept a secret and breakfast every morning – good thing I own that B&B

when suddenly the building blows up just seconds after I get into my car – hopefully not my precious B&B which has been in the family since 1918

when suddenly I run into the night, only to be thrown to the ground by the hero I’ve been trying to protect. He’s furious with me, but I own his heart—I assume that the building was ON FIRE so I had no choice but to run into the night cause I am 100% non-smoking.
Maggie Boyd
6. maggieboyd66
I Am a socially awkward computer programmer with a weakness for men in uniform and a love of hacking. Who falls fora neighbor with too many scars and a habit of prowling at night shirtless. When suddenly my lover wakes me with his hand over my lips, warning me to silence or both of us will die. I face my hero, enraged as I question his sanity/intelligence after he pulls me to safety and reveals the reason for the danger. I'd kick his butt right out of my life, but jeez can the man kiss…
Marilyn Porter
7. Marilyn Porter
I am a socially awkward computer programmer with a weakness for men in uniform and a love of hacking.

Who falls for a Marine believed to be dead that demands his presence be kept a secret and breakfast every morning.

When suddenly you realize, that really is blood smeared across your kitchen floor.

And you watch in amazement as your hero takes care of the situation. Once the dangers resolved he winks audaciously and shows you why you’re going to forgive him.

(somehow, this makes sense to me)
thesassybookster
8. Catherine-thesassybookster
I'm a strong willed secretary with a deep distrust for bad boys and a scar from a bullet wound on her hip.

Who falls for a neighbor with too many scars and a habit of prowling at night shirtless.

When suddenly my lover wakes me with his hand over my lips, warning me to silence or both of us will die.

And I refuse to beg for my life and tell my hero to go to hell when I believe he’s behind the situation, only to have him reveal the truth. He reminds me why I let him into my life to begin with. It might have something to do with that ‘thing’ he does that makes me melt?

Very true!
Donna Antonio
9. Donna_A
I am an outgoing, too curious, Bed and Breakfast owner. who dreams of adventure. I fall for a neighbor with too many scars and a habit of prowling at night shirtless. When suddenly I stumble over a dead body. I try to understand why the danger exists when your hero gets you to safety and reveals the reasons why, and that he suspected it all along. You’re furious but his reasons for his deceiving you completely melt your heart.
Heather Waters
10. HeatherWaters
I am a...break no rules, reserved city manager with a haunted past and weakness for chocolate who falls for a...mechanic that doesn’t know the first thing about fixing a car, but has a very dangerous looking gun and a drug filled syringe, when suddenly... the building blows up just seconds after I get into my car and I …try to understand why the danger exists when my hero gets me to safety and reveals the reasons why, and that he suspected it all along. I'm furious but his reasons for his deceiving me completely melt my heart.
bookreader72
11. bookreader72
I am a socially awkward computer programmer with a weakness for men in uniform and a love of hacking.
Who falls for a neighbor with too many scars and a habit of prowling at night shirtless.
When suddenly the building blows up just seconds after you get into your car. run into the night,
And I run into the night, only to be thrown to the ground by the hero you’ve been trying to protect. He’s furious with you, but you own his heart.
bookreader72
12. I would totally read it
You are a too curious Bed and Breakfast owner, who dreams of adventure.

Who falls for a Marine believed to be dead that demands his presence be kept a secret and breakfast every morning.

When suddenly you realize, that really is blood smeared across your kitchen floor.

And you face your hero, knowing this could be the end and reveal you’ve been trying to protect his too sexy butt. Only to have him reveal he was onto you the whole time and knew exactly what was going on. You’re furious with him, but he knows exactly how to ensure you forgive him. In all the right ways.
bookreader72
13. Nancy Goldberg Levine
I'm a quirky boutique owner that seems to have no style and wears no makeup (I don't wear makeup very often) who falls for a motorcycle riding bad boy with a big gun (if you're gonna throw your life away, he'd better have a motorcycle, as Lorelai Gilmore would say) and a weakness for (can I change this to)...chocolate pinwheel cookies instead of Skittles? who rescues you just before your car blows up and reveals the reasons why he suspected it all along (he's psychic). I am furious but his reasons for deceiving you completely melt your heart (I'm such a pushover).
bookreader72
14. Nancy Goldberg Levine
Sorry, the building blows up, not the car--and it was probably an old building anyway.
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