NOT YOUR USUAL SUSPECTS
A group blog featuring an international array of killer mystery, suspense, and romantic suspense writers. With premises and story lines different from your run-of-the-mill whodunits, we tend to write outside the box. We blog several times a week on all topics relating to romantic suspense and mystery, our writing, and our readers. We welcome all comments and often have guest bloggers. All our authors can be contacted separately, too, using their own social media links.
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Slippery When Wet
Hola from sunny Southern California!
Well…come to think of it, maybe not so much of the sunny. We’re experiencing torrential downpours and record rainfall here in the Southland. It’s looking like we’re in for a grey Christmas, which -- believe it or not -- is fine by me. I love the rain. And since I’m lucky enough to write fulltime, I can usually postpone getting my feet wet if I’m not in the mood to venture out.
Anyway, wet or dry, I’m Josh Lanyon and I write m/m or gay fiction, usually mystery or adventure -- but always with a strong romantic subplot. I have a couple of stories out with Carina Press. One is Fair Game, the bestselling novel about a former FBI agent turned history professor who gets into hot water when he starts looking into the disappearance of a student. The second story is part of the new anthology His for the Holidays. The novella is called Icecapade and it’s about the frosty relationship between a former uptown cat burglar and the FBI agent determined to see him behind bars.
There’s always a little bit of a mystery in everything I write, even a holiday romance like Icecapade. After all, isn’t romance -- why we fall in love with the people we do -- one of the biggest mysteries around? I think so. I think the meld of mystery and romance is a very natural one. But then I grew up reading mysteries.
I wonder if it’s true that we are what we read?
Anyway, I just popped in to introduce myself and wish you a very merry holiday season -- and health and happiness in the New Year. I’m looking forward to getting to know you all -- both my partners in crime at Carina and you our willing accomplices -- better in the months to come!
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