Frequent visitors to my blog know I love romantic suspense, which often vies with historical romance as my favorite genre. So I’m really pleased to be featuring the wonderful Dana Marton on the blog today. Dana writes fast-paced, action-adventure romances for Harlequin Intrigue. Her books get great reviews, she’s finaled in many contests—including in the Rita Awards of the Romance Writers of America—and she’s won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence.
Here’s what Noveltalk had to say about Dana’s books:
I have read nearly every book Dana Marton has ever written and I am amazed by her superb stories that just keep getting better and better with each book she writes. I have not been able to put down any one of her books until I have finished them in a matter of hours. Her stories intrigue me!
RT Book Reviews has consistently given Dana great reviews, including a Top Pick for Sheik Protector, which RT called “action-filled and riveting.”
I don’t know about you, but I love me a good sheik story—especially one with suspense and danger—and Dana is a master at writing these kinds of books. Make sure you check out her Books page to get a full listing of her books, including those with her sexy sheiks!
In addition to her Intrigues for Harlequin, Dana has three new digital novellas she’s recently released, all part of her Agents Under Fire series. The first in the series Guardian Agent.
Here’s the blurb for Guardian Agent:
When Gabe Cannon’s commando team is tasked with bringing down a rogue solider, he doesn’t expect to come face-to-face with the target’s sister at the showdown instead of the man himself.
Jasmine is trying to lead the team away from her injured brother. Recognizing one of the hunters as her teenage crush is definitely a shock to her system. To save her family, she must convince Gabe that her brother was framed. But can she stop from falling in love with him all over again?
Sexy commandos and first crushes—count me in!
The second book in the series is Avenging Agent, and the third book, Warrior Agent, was just released this month.
Here’s the blurb for Warrior Agent:
Troy Hill has been tirelessly working for months to bring down a corrupt congressman. When the man’s goons capture him and lock him up, he knows they can’t afford to leave him alive. His only chance at escape is the congressman’s new security guard, Claire Montgomery. He expects he’ll have to either manipulate her into setting him free or kill her. He doesn’t expect to fall in love with her.
You can’t go wrong with a story that New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery calls “action packed and breathtakingly romantic!” If you haven’t ever read any of Dana’s books, these novellas are the perfect opportunity to try them out.
For my readers today, Dana will be giving away copies of her novellas. Since we’re talking about suspense books, let’s stick with that. Who are some of your favorite suspense or thriller authors? Do you like Karen Rose or Brenda Novak, or do you go more for the thriller type book by someone like Lee Child or John Grisham? Inquiring minds want to know! Three people who comment will each win one of Dana’s fab novellas.
31 thoughts on “Guest Author: Dana Marton & Giveaway!”
I love Dana’s stuff. It is action packed and fast moving and you are just drawn right into the plot. My favorite Romantic suspense authors are Roxanne St Claire with her Bullet Catchers and her Guardian Angelinos. Then there is Cindy Gerard with her body guards and BOI’s. If they are putting out a RS book i am reading it. Romantic suspense is my fav genre these days too Vanessa. Good stuff!
Lisa, great picks!
I love intrigue’s story especially sheik story =D
my thiller author fav is Jason Pinter, i can’t put it down while i’m reading his book ^^
I love sheik story’s too, Eli!
I like Dana’s novels and I like Dan Brown too. 🙂
Yes, Dan Brown’s novels are fast paced and exciting, May. And they make great movies!
I like all of them. I just love to read.
Me too, Julia!
I’m a Tess Gerritsen fan. So chilling!
Tess is very scary, Melissa – she’s super talented writer.
Hey Vanessa! Thanks so much for introducing me to Dana. I have not heard of her prior to this blog. However, if you like her, I am sure she is fantastic. I have read a few romantic suspense books but nothing memorable. In fact, I couldn’t even tell you who. The thing about romantic suspense is that it is very difficult to pull off without making the story seemed forced in some way. At least in my opinion anyway. I have seen John Grisham movies, but not read any of his books. As far as his stories go, they are just too intense. I need at least a little lightheartedness to my reads. Otherwise, if it is too intense it interferes with my ability to enjoy because I am too twisted into knots. I look forward to reading Dana’s books. I’m going to Goodreads to add her now. Thanks Vanessa! And glad to meet you Dana!
Kendra, there are a lot of suspense writers out there, and some of them can be pretty intense. I adore Karen Rose, but she’s not for the faint of heart. I like Gayle Wilson as well, and Karen Robards’ earlier novels. Karen Robards often has quite a bit of humor in her novels, and really great, hot heroes.
Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Vanessa!!! It’s so great to see readers who enjoy romantic suspense. It’s my favorite genre, of course 🙂 I don’t believe for a minute that it’s no longer the trend. I love, love, love a good mix of suspense and romance.
Thank you for all your kind words about my novella trilogy! Waving to May and Lisa. Thank you for reading my books!!! And thank you all for posting and reading RS! You are keeping this subgenre alive.
I’ll be checking out your recommendations for other authors. I need to stock up for the winter.
P.S. I plan on stopping by again today, but my Internet is out for the next week and a half, so I have to go to the library to do it. So please forgive me if there are any questions and I don’t respond in a timely manner.
My internet went kaput this morning, too, which is why I didn’t email you directly! Thanks so much for appearing on the blog.
Love Marliss Melton, Pamela Clare and Roxanne St. Clair. Oddly enough, I don’t read much by male authors.
Sue, I don’t think too many male authors do romantic suspense. They tend to be heavier on the thriller suspense part.
I read such a diverse spread of authors and genres so it is very difficult for me to single a few out. I will say that James Patterson, Charlaine Harris, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (yes, I am a Sherlock Holmes junky) are my stand outs but that can change in an instant whenever I pick up a new book for the first time and get lured in LOL! I love revisiting the older books and I enjoy tucking in to a new book or author whenever I get the chance. I have eclectic taste so I read probably literally thousands of different authors and every genre from autobiography to science fiction.
It’s great that you read so widely, Lora. I was also a Sherlock Holmes junke when I was younger. I was thrilled to see the new BBC version of Sherlock Holmes.
Love Dana Marton, Paula Graves, Elizabeth Lowell, Julie Garwood, Carla Neggers,Julie Miller and so many more. I also have a long TBR list of authors I want to read in the Romantic Suspense genre.
Great list, Gayle!
I’m new to Dana’s work but it sounds right down my alley!! I love Brenda Novak’s Bulletproof trilogy and I’m a huge fan of Roxanne St. Claire and Allison Brennan. I adore romantic suspense!! 🙂 I’m always looking for new fantastic authors thanks for this recommendation!
Miranda, I love Allison Brennan. There are so many great RS authors, aren’t there?
I’m not picky when I’m reading….lol…I love to read and that means all kind of genres. But I love the suspence series of Lori Foster, Lora Leigh, Roxanne St. Claire and Allison Brennan.
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