December 22, 2010
Some of my favorite types of books to read are those which contain several genre elements. I really enjoy stories that have a little suspense, a mystery of sorts, and a bit of thrill to the plot. Oh, and I love it when the author adds a psychological twist to the suspense in the book. You will find me up at 3 a.m. when I have found a treasure such as this, unable to put it down. My favorite example of this combination of genres is Catherine Coulter's FBI series. She adds a little romance, some mystery, a thrill here and there, and tops it off with a touch of psychological suspense. I'm hooked! But, there lies a bit of a problem when searching for this type of book. Where do you look for it?
Is it considered a suspense book, a mystery, a thriller, or a romance? Well, there is a new genre title popping up within the reading world addressing this hardship. The new genre is called "Adrenaline" fiction. Adrenaline fiction is a new name used to describe books that have a suspense or thriller theme. Basically, if it gets your heart pounding, it is adrenaline fiction, hence the very appropriate name. This allows you to add that favorite book into a genre without minimizing important aspects of the book.
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