Friday, 1 July 2016

why my new book is action romance

I've had a few people ask me why my new book, Reckless, is an action/adventure romance rather than a romantic comedy. The answer is simple: I wanted to write my own action movie! Okay, it's a wee bit more complicated than that, but that's the foundation.

I was watching the Lethal Weapon movies, again, and thought: they really don't make them like that anymore. (Mainly because Mel is genuinely crazy now and Danny really is too old for that shit!) Anyway, those movies have everything--action, suspense, emotion, witty banter, stupid humor and a great relationship between the partners--and I thought, what would make it even more appealing to me? The answer came fast--if the partners fell in love. (Not Danny and Mel, because--ew!) No, I wanted a respected, experienced Hero and a mad as a hatter Heroine who had to work together and fell in love along the way. Basically, Lethal Weapon with sex. And that's when Reckless was born.

I'm a bit of an action movie addict. My favorite movie of all time is Die Hard. The Lethal Weapon movies come a close second. Don't even get me started on Indiana Jones 3 - anything with action, adventure, exotic locations, mythology and Sean Connery is going to get me excited. And that's why I started this new series, I wanted to get my characters out there into exotic locations, doing wild things and fighting baddies. I wanted to write hot sex scenes in dramatic locations. I wanted to have my characters fight for their lives. And I wanted to blow stuff up.

So, although the first book in the Benson's Boys series revolves around the new office in London, the other books in the series could take place anywhere in the world. In fact, if you read Reckless, you'll find out exactly where book 2 is going to be set and who will star in it. I'm not giving it away here! I will give you a hint though - the next in series revolves around two favorite minor characters from the Invertary books. (And no, it's not Betty!)

The new London office of Benson Security hasn’t even opened its doors yet and already it’s neck deep in its first case… 

If the mission doesn’t kill him, his sexy partner just might. 

Dimitri Raast and Megan Donaldson have a common enemy—the head of an organisation that specialises in human trafficking and sexual slavery. They have similar motivation—Dimitri’s sister was taken by the organisation, and Megan’s sister is threatened by it. They have the same goal—eliminate their enemy and save their sisters. Given they have so much in common, you would think working together would be a piece of cake. 

You would be wrong. 

While Dimitri brings skills and experience from years as a US Army Ranger to their partnership, Megan brings a background in failed career choices and an ability to cause trouble wherever she goes. Yet, even with so much at stake, Dimitri can’t resist Megan’s particular brand of crazy. She’s wild, she’s sexy and she’s fearless. An irresistible combination for a man who lives his life completely in control. Now, after almost a year with one all-consuming focus, Dimitri finds himself torn between rescuing his sister and protecting the woman he wants - from herself.
Before she gets them both killed. 

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