By Allison Brennan and Carla Neggers | August 26, 2014 at 12:11 pm
One of the fun things about being an author is the friendships formed with other writers. Take Carla Neggers and Allison Brennan, for example. The two met years ago at a writers’ conference and have been friends ever since. They’re both prolific, award-winning, New York Times bestselling authors of romantic suspense/romantic thrillers featuring FBI agents as lead characters, write two different series and share a friendship with Mariah Stewart. But that’s where the similarities end. Carla has two grown children and two grandchildren; Allison is still raising her five offspring. Carla lives in Vermont; Allison, in California. Carla has a journalistic background; Allison served as a legislative consultant for the California State Assembly before launching her author career. But both [...]
Crime-solving romantic pairs are nothing new. MOONLIGHTING, of course, is fondly remembered. And does anyone remember HART TO HART? SCARECROW & MRS. KING? Classic shows that took a good trope – two people in love or falling in love while they solve crimes and save the world. The foundation of romantic suspense. What fan of romantic suspense didn’t start by watching classic television crime drama? And true romance fans always prefer television with at least a love interest. So when we get both – suspense AND romance – we leap for joy.
I’ve always read mysteries, and one thing I noticed about my reading habits was that I gravitated to mysteries where there was a continuing love story—starting with Nancy Drew and Ned Nickerson. When Nora Roberts JD Robb series gave us Eve Dallas and Roarke, I was in heaven … I love the suspense, and I love the continuing relationship between these two strong characters. The conflict between them is believable, but we also see how their love and support endures over time, becoming stronger. I love NCIS, and enjoy the chemistry between Tony and Ziva even though their relationship isn’t a primary storyline. I’m dying to find out what’s going to happen with Nick and Juliette on GRIMM now that [...]