Thank you to Reading Romances for hosting me on the blog tour for TURNING POINT, the third book in The Kathleen Turner Series. There will be a total of five books in the series. Book four, OUT OF TURN, will be released on 12/17/13.
Sometimes people ask me why I chose Romantic Suspense for my genre. Well, I could go into detail about why I like to interweave a mystery and danger with a story of love and romance, the challenges and rewards of crafting a satisfying mystery and relationship in one, but really it just boils down to the fact that writing romantic suspense gives me an excuse to write about a hot man with a gun rescuing a damsel in distress. Not that my heroine always needs rescuing, but I’ll never be immune to the perhaps old-fashioned notion of a woman being rescued.
And while we’re on the subject, let me put in a good work for fictional women who aren’t Sarah Connor or Anita Blake. Part of what draw me to the Alpha-male hero is the lengths he’ll go to protect and rescue the woman he loves. And I think it’s important that he get that opportunity every once in a while. I’ve read some books where the writer passed up what could have been a gorgeous rescue and I felt somewhat cheated. I’m all for a heroine being clever enough and quick-witted enough to outsmart the bad guy, but I’m always on board for a rescue, be it physically or emotionally. So here are my Top 5 Favorite Rescues:
5 – Twilight
Edward realizes Bella is in danger and pulls up to save her from the would-be attackers. It’s a very emotionally satisfying scene because their relationship is still in flux – Bella knows he’s something different, but as of yet, she’s not sure what. Edward has the unique position of knowing exactly what they would have done to Bella without it actually having been done, so his rage is justified.
4 – Casino Royale (remake)
I adore the scene when Bond comforts Vesper in the shower after the harrowing attack in the stairwell. It’s visually stunning and poignant while being emotionally gut-wrenching. His strength is a foil for her vulnerability. *sigh*
3 – The Vampire Diaries – the TV show
In Season Two, Damon and Elena are still in a very rocky place, but that doesn’t stop Damon from taking a wooden arrow for her when she’s attacked. Even knowing she’s not in love with him and that the arrow might kill him, Damon shows no hesitation.
2 – Club Dead – book three in The Southern Vampire Mysteries
Sookie is staked when trying to help a vampire and it’s up to Eric to save and heal her. Not only does he get her through the ordeal physically, he’s also an emotional rock for her to focus on while consumed with pain. Cleverly written, funny, sexy, angsty, Club Dead has some great Eric/Sookie scenes.
1 – Smallville
My favorite superhero is Superman and my favorite portrayal of him is by TomWelling on Smallville. Erica Durante played Lois in this adaptation and their chemistry was perfect. There were too many times to name how often he rescued her, mostly without her knowledge, and it never got old.
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