Like a chess master, he carefully weighs his next move . . . advancing slowly until he is sure he can capture his helpless pawn. For in his mind, there’s no way to . . .

My good friend, the wonderful writer Jami Alden, is celebrating the release of her new romantic suspense, Hide from Evil. Jami’s giving away a copy of Hide from Evil to one of this week’s posters (I’ll draw the name next Sunday the 23rd).

RT Book Reviews gave Hide from Evil 4 1/2 stars and said “Anyone who says that romantic suspense is no longer a hot commodity hasn’t read Jami Alden. She’s quickly making a name for herself as one of the top writers in the genre. Her latest novel continues her streak of excellent, gripping stories and brings captivating recurring characters along for the ride.”

Here’s a bit about the story:

Sean Flynn should feel lucky he’s alive. But his betrayal by a close friend—and two years on death row—have left him feeling only numb. When his conviction was overturned, Sean retreated to a quiet woodland cabin, far away from prying eyes. There, he believed the past couldn’t come back to haunt him . . . until she showed up.

Overcome with guilt, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Krista Slater can’t forgive herself for convicting an innocent man. But when another brutal murder reveals chilling, new facts about his case, she must turn to Sean for help. She’s ready to face his anger, but the desire in his eyes ignites a need she’s never felt before. Shadowed by danger, Sean and Krista uncover a twisted maze of deception and betrayal—all under the dangerous gaze of a cunning mastermind who will do whatever it takes to keep his evil secrets safe.

If you visit my blog, there’s a good chance you like suspense stories. What differences do you find between historical suspense and contemporary suspense? What characteristics are the same in the genre regardless of the period the book is set in?

I’ve just posted a new Fraser Correspondence letter from Mélanie/Suzanne to Raoul, written after the revelations at the end of Vienna Waltz.