Brockmann attended Boston University's School of Broadcasting and Film majoring in film and minoring in creative writing before dropping out to join a band. Afterwards she met her husband and started a family. It was after having her second child that Brockmann started writing. Initially she focused on television scripts, screen plays and Star Trek novels but after doing research Brockmann decided to focus her efforts on the Romance genre. Her first published novel, Future Perfect in 1993, was written along with nine other manuscripts in 1992 after her decision to publish a romance novel.
In 1996, Brockmann published the first in her Tall, Dark & Dangerous series. The series develops among a fictional group of Navy SEALs. The books following in the series, and that of the Troubleshooters, Inc. series are all classified in a sub genre known as 'military/romantic suspense'.
Brockmann has garnered the attention of magazines such as Out and Bay Windows, both of which serve the gay community, due to a subplot dealing with the romance of an openly gay character in her Troubleshooters, Inc. series. Brockmann has stated that she is a PFLAG mom, supporting her gay son, Jason, and dedicating her 2004 book Hot Target to him. In 2007 Brockmann donated the profits of her holiday novella, All Through the Night, to MassEquality.
Brockmann is a two time winner of the RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America. She has also appeared on the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll for having appeared on both the USA Today and the New York Times Best Sellers list. She has been the recipient of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Awards in 1996, 1998, and 1999, as well as the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Series Romance in 1997, 2000, and 2002.
I didn’t just read Hot Target, I lived it. If, less than halfway through the book, I start daydreaming scenarios for the characters, I am absolutely and completely hooked. The primary romantic relationship is m/f but the book belongs to Jules—FBI, gay, hot, and part of a doomed triangle. I couldn’t wait until Jules got his HEA. (And, he does, in two further books of Brockmann's, Force of Nature and All Through the Night.) --Joely Skye
I love the Troubleshooter series. I come from a big military family, so I think there’s just something about soldier stories that I find appealing, plus Brockmann’s books suspense, mystery, romance, and witty dialogue. This series was also the first place I’d seen a full-on gay romance in what I’d consider to be the mainstream. Gay characters pop up in fiction all the time, though mostly as sidekicks, and I thought that was what Brockmann was doing with Jules Cassidy—without a doubt my favorite character in the whole series—until Hot Target, when Jules meets Robin. One thing I also appreciate about the series is that, even after the HEA (in All Through the Night, which I’ve read, like, three times), Brockmann never gives short shrift to Robin’s alcoholism, never just sweeps it under the carpet. It’s still a problem he’s dealing with later in the series. --Kate McMurray
I’ve loved Brockman’s stories of her Navy SEALS since their inception – and of course have cheered her for the continuing story of Jules Cassidy, the gay FBI agent featured in many of the books. All Through the Night bring Jules, his lover, A-list movie star, Robin Chadwick, to the forefront as they prepare to get married in Boston, Massachusetts, while trying to overcome the events and people that stand in the way of their life together. Kudos to Brockman for bringing a gay romance to a mostly hetero genre. --J.P. BowieFurther Readings:
All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas by Suzanne Brockmann
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (November 25, 2008)
Amazon: All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas
Amazon Kindle: All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas
It’s Christmastime in Boston, and this year the silver bells will be wedding bells as FBI agent Jules Cassidy ties the knot with the man of his dreams, Hollywood heartthrob Robin Chadwick.
The pair plan a quiet, intimate ceremony, to be witnessed by family and close friends from the FBI, SEAL Team Sixteen, and Troubleshooters, Incorporated, including Sam Starrett and Alyssa Locke. But the holiday season brings more to the happy couple than they expect.
A waterfall coming through their kitchen ceiling, a bat colony in the attic, old family tensions . . . even an international incident can’t dampen their spirits. But add to that a parade of unexpected guests, including a reporter looking for a scoop, an ex-lover hell-bent on causing trouble, and a dangerous stalker, and suddenly the wedding is poised to unravel in chaos.
But nothing will stop Jules and Robin from getting their happy ending, because along with a guest list featuring the most elite counterterrorism force in the world, they have their own secret weapon–true love.
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