Love Inspired Suspense - 55,000 words
Edge-of-the-seat, contemporary romantic suspense tales of intrigue and romance featuring Christian characters facing challenges to their faith…and to their lives.
Love Inspired Suspense Key Elements
Contemporary inspirational romantic suspense novel
- Riveting romantic suspense stories with a Christian worldview and wholesome values
- Stories focused equally on gripping suspense and strong compelling romance
- Heroes and heroines who work together to solve the mystery or overcome the shared danger
- Relationships that emphasize emotional intimacy rather than sexual desire
- Stories can be set in small town North America or close knit communities in urban settings
- Mandatory faith element that is integral to story and shows rather than tells, avoiding didactic, preachy tone or doctrinal language
- Hero and heroine should meet early in book, preferably by end of chapter one. And the suspense element should be introduced in chapter one
- No drug or alcohol consumption, gambling, profanity or pre-marital sex by Christian characters within the course of the story. No graphic violence
- Stories should contain both hero and heroine Point of View only. No secondary character POV
- Word count of 55,000
Featured in Love Inspired Suspense
Heroic, courageous, relatable characters faced with dangerous situations who'll triumph and find love. The hero is a man bound by loyalty and love. He is a fierce protector. The heroine is no damsel in distress. She is an equal partner.
Love Inspired Suspense is…
Castle or Bones for their solid suspense stories and their romantic tension between the characters.
What to Submit
- Your full manuscript.
- A 3-5 page synopsis describing your story, including plot outline, character development and conflict resolution/ending.
Did You Know?
- Popular themes in LIS include protector heroes, women in jeopardy, military, law enforcement, cowboys, small town secrets, and Amish.
- Love Inspired Suspense has a strong social media presence. Visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LoveInspiredBooks or follow us on Twitter at @LoveInspiredBks.
- Follow the Love Inspired editors on Twitter--@TinaCJames, @MelissaEndlich, @Shana_Asaro and @kmgowrie.
- There are 6 new Love Inspired Suspense books available each month.
Executive Editor: Tina James
Editor: Shana Asaro
Editor: Katie Gowrie
Assistant Editor: Caroline Timmings
Editorial Assistant: Besarta Sinanovic
Editorial Office: NY, NY