Kiss of Death blog tour: Guest Post with Mina Kahn and Giveaway

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Today we are handing our blog post over to  
Mina Kahn,
so sit back and read a fun guest post and also enter to win an e-copy of
The Djinn’s Dilemma Book

Some Danger With Your Romance?
By Mina Kahn

Oh yes! It’s an honor and great pleasure to represent my wonderful Kiss of Death chapter of RWA because I love suspense mixed in with my romance.
While I write paranormal romance where otherworldly creatures and dimensions are front and center, all my stories are really about romance – characters falling in love and finding their happy ending. However, I want my hero and heroine to earn that happy ending. 
To up the challenge, I thread in suspense to my story and that adds danger, threat and a worthy and cunning villain. And what better way to showcase the paranormal abilities of my characters than throwing some murder and mayhem in their way, how better to prove my strong heroine than put her in real danger? All of this adds tension to the story, and that’s what keeps the reader reading.
So, to be technically correct, I should say I write Paranormal Erotic Romantic Suspense…but that would give my agent and editor heartburns, so I’ll stick with paranormal romance with an edge of suspense. Does it work?

Mina is one of the many talented authors who belong to the Romance Writers of America’s Kiss of Death chapter. At Kiss of Death we believe that every great romance should include suspense. Whether a spy thriller in Regency times, a paranormal romance with a revenge-seeking zombie, or a traditional serial killer after the heroine, romance relies on suspense, leading the reader through the trials of the heroine and hero to see if they will get their happily ever after ending. If you can call your writing suspenseful, then the Kiss of Death has something for you! Find out more and join at and follow us on Twitter at @RWAKissofDeath.
Mina is a Texas-based writer and food enthusiast. She daydreams of hunky paranormal heroes, magic, mayhem and mischief and writes them down as stories. Between stories, she teaches culinary classes and writes for her local newspaper. Other than that, she's raising a family of two children, two cats, two dogs and a husband. She grew up in Bangladesh on stories of djinns, ghosts and monsters. These childhood fancies now color her fiction. You can find her on Facebook at, on her website at and on Twitter at @SpiceBites.

The Djinn’s Dilemma Book Blurb 
Rukh O'Shay, half-djinn and assassin, is used to taking out the bad guys. But his latest assignment, Texas Journalist Sarah White, is nothing like he expected. A glimpse of her bright aura reveals her gentle spirit, while her beauty makes him long for only one thing—to taste her.
Sarah shares the raw desire to connect with Rukh. He can turn her on with a glance, and satisfies needs she didn't even know she had. But Rukh had been hired to kill her—and the only way to save her is to find out who wants her dead before someone else finishes the job.


1 eBook of The Djinn’s Dilemma Book 
Leave a comment and answer this question and a way to contact you
"Whats your favorite thing about romantic suspense?"
Ends Jan. 28th 


  1. My favorite thing: It's a the fact that fear makes everything sexy it brings out lust, passion, urgency and feeling people might have liked to have kept hidden. ;) Absolutely LOVE romantic suspense. :)

    Have a Great Weekend!

    elvenspirit at gmail dot com

  2. My favorite thing about romantic suspense is that the adrenaline is always flowing and the tensions run high... especially that sexual tension:) There's always a do or die situation and that plays out well with the do or don't have sex with the hot guy situation as well. I mean if had to face something where I thought I wouldn't live to see another day then I might be more inclined to take that risk and seduce the hot guy into a 1-night stand:)

    The book sounds right up my alley and I would love to read it... thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I enjoy the emotional connection in romantic suspense. The characters coming together under extreme circumstances, learning to trust one another and work together to overcome the obstacles in their way. The hot and steamy parts for me should be just that, parts, and perhaps the icing on the cake that drives the relationship of the characters. Thank you for the thought provoking post and giveaway opportunity :)

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  5. My favorite things would be the action and the adventure and never knowing what's coming next.

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  6. Favorite thing about romantic suspense? I like that these stories tend to be plot driven as much as relationship driven. I like puzzling out the what will happen next and who the bad guy is and why.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  7. I enjoy the ability to witness the intimacy of two people who, against all odds are fighting together for a common goal. It's both sexy and emotionally satisfying. I would love to read The Djinn's Dilemma

    kiayaphd at aol dot com

  8. I think my favorite is how everything is ramped up-tensions, emotions, adrenaline. That 'edge of your seat' feeling as you live through the tense situations with them. Good read!

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  9. My favorite thing about romantic suspense is the whole anxiety of knowing something is going to happen, but not knowing when or what it is. The books do just what they say, they keep a person in suspense wondering what's gonna happen next. Toss in the romance and it's just a great combo. The suspense is usually what brings the main characters closer together and I love it.

  10. I really like how engaging romantic suspense stories are. There is a lot of tension and action and as a reader I feel as though I'm right there. Instead of being an onlooker, I'm running for my life, chasing the bad guys and also there is the emotional aspect that enables me to feel for the characters.


  11. Thanks for hosting our KOD blog tour & me! It's so great to see so many readers who love romance & suspense. :)

  12. not only is the romance there (yum!) - but it also makes you think while youre reading it!!
    Thanks again for all the crazy good giveaways!!
    ms.georgia.forever AT

  13. I love having to think more as I'm reading it.
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  14. I love how it just sucks you in and you can't put down the book! There have been many nights with very little sleep because I couldnt stop reading. :) Thanks so much for the contest!

  15. Woot! vadeluna07 wins the book! :)


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