Best-selling author Peggy Jaeger is known for her delightful romances. She’s surprised herself — and her readers — by jumping genres and writing something she calls “romantic suspense lite.” What’s that? She explains a bit about her upcoming release, A Pride of Brothers, and the definition of romantic suspense lite here:
Switching Years, Switching Genres by Peggy Jaeger
As the last day in this decade unfolds, resolutions will be made, dreams will be re-evaluated, new goals will be set, and change will be anticipated for the coming year.
For me, one major change will be the shift in my writing life from primarily Romantic Comedies to Romantic Suspense Lite.
I get two questions from people the moment I tell them about the shift: 1. Why?, and 2. What the heck is romantic suspense lite?
The why is easy. I don’t want to get stagnant as a writer. Don’t get me wrong; I’ll still be writing contemporary romances and RomComs, but I want to branch out in my writing and see if it’s something I can have success at. I love to read suspense thrillers and mysteries, so this is a subtle way to see if I’m any good at penning them. A PRIDE OF BROTHERS is a three book arc about a Private Investigations firm and the men who run it. Each book will focus on one of the brothers and a case they are working on.
The answer to the second question is a little convoluted. I don’t want to give up writing romance stories – ever! I just wanted to see if I could take them in a different direction from my usual writing style. Now, I have a very dear author friend named Kari Lemor who has a fantastic series called Love on the Line. She is the one who coined the term RomSusp LITE to me. Her books (and my new series) center around a major love interest, but there is a danger element involved within the story. It’s not a full blown suspense, but does have intrigue and peril mixed in, so hence the lite terminology.
So, as the New Year rings in tonight at midnight and moves us into a new decade, I’ll be looking forward to moving out of my writing shell a bit.
Happy New Year to all. ~ Peggy Jaeger
About A PRIDE OF BROTHERS: Rick
Release Date: 1.13.20
Publisher: THE WILD ROSE PRESS
Genre: Romance/Romantic suspense
Elite bodyguard and P.I. Rick Bannerman’s job is to protect. He doesn’t get emotional with his clients, but when a woman from his past is threatened, his next job becomes personal.
Family lawyer Abigail Laine is the target of a client’s vengeful husband, but refuses Rick’s offer of protection. He walked away from her four years ago, and she swore to forget him.
Now her reluctance to accept his help could cost Abby her life.
“Right there.” She aimed her fork at him as if it were a spear. “Perfect example. You know I hate being called Abigail. I’ve lost count of the hundreds of times I’ve told you and you still do it, knowing it pisses me off. And”—she cut him off before he could speak— “your usual response is to lift your hands and say ‘and still’ when you’re called on it. Who does that? What kind of person persistently and purposefully annoys people?”
“So you’re saying I’m intentionally annoying?”
“Persistently, so. Yes. Makes the lawyer in me wonder why.”
Just the lawyer? “Any answers come to mind?”
“Care to share?”
She placed her fork down next to her plate and regarded him across the table. “You really want to hear this? Because if you know anything about me, you know I’m truthful. I don’t hold back.”
Oh, he was sure she didn’t. And wouldn’t. Her tenacity was one of the things he’d first been drawn to.
That and her fabulous ass.
“I’m a big boy,” he said with a grin. “I can take it.
She took a sip of water first, her eyes trained on him the entire time. “Okay. If you really want to hear this.”
He waved his hand for her to continue.
“I think you use your cocky, aren’t-I-simply-too- witty attitude to keep people at a distance.”
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More about Peggy:
Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes Romantic Comedies about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them. If she can make you cry on one page and bring you out of tears rolling with laughter the next, she’s done her job as a writer!
Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, she brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she’s created the families she wanted as that lonely child.
As a lifelong diarist, she caught the blogging bug early on, and you can visit her at peggyjaeger.com where she blogs daily about life, writing, and stuff that makes her go “What??!”
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