There are ways to anchor the action or suspense in the scene without losing its edge.
Historical settings can bring out the courage in your hero/heroine if you set the stage for heroism.
Every girl dreams of the happily-ever-after and a storybook ending, but pulling that out of our plot is sometimes difficult.
Writing well-flavored historicals is also like building perfect snowmen.
Strong characters and a well-structured plot are the building blocks of a great story, but the romantic relationship is the heart of contemporary romance.
So what keeps the reader of romantic suspense up all night long turning pages? Danger, adrenaline, high stakes — all are key elements to nail-biting tension. But the most important element of all is the “ticking time bomb.”