In my latest romantic suspense in my Deadly Series, DEADLY DESIRES, Kira Gregory, the heroine, is the abused and terrorized wife of a drug kingpin. Without getting into all the gory details, let’s just say that her villainous husband takes her on a trip through hell and back before she finally finds happiness with Dexter Brady, the DEA agent who helps bring her husband to justice.
Oh, and she has a sidekick during her adventures: her two-year old beagle, Max.
Max is also occasionally in danger, because evil husband is willing to destroy anything that Kira loves.
Max, in fact, has gotten a couple of mentions in e-mails from concerned readers. Some readers seem more concerned about Max than they do about Kira.
So … what gives?
Do we love the pets more than the people? Do you consider pets in danger a taboo? Do you like pets as sidekicks in your romances? And can you remember a favorite pet sidekick? I’d love to hear your comments! At the end of the day, I’ll be giving away a copy of the first novel in the series, Deadly Pursuit, which introduces Kira, Max and Dexter.