Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Do you like 99¢ sales?

I love sales. They make it easier to try something different: food, clothing, or even a new author.

If I’m new to you, here’s a brief introduction to my stories. My five romantic thrillers are published by Forever Romance in two series. The FBI Heat series is more traditional with a team of sexy FBI agents solving high-risk cases. The Rogue Security series is edgier and darker with unusual plots and lots of intrigue. Both series include plenty of R-rated, steamy romance. All books are full-length, stand-alone novels.

Lucky for you (and me), Forever currently has three of my romantic thrillers on sale for 99¢ each, so you can read all of them for less than the cost of a latte or read an entire series for less than $5. Happy reading!

RISKY REDEMPTION (Rogue Security #1)
Winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense

When the trail leads Jake Stone into the carnal underbelly of L.A., the truth is more shocking than he could ever imagine.

HUNTED (FBI Heat #1)

Hot agents on explosive cases!
What's it like to be HUNTED?

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Ripped from the headlines…so close to reality…
Can an ex-SEAL and a kick-ass FBI agent stop the unthinkable?

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Monday, June 29, 2020

To Serve and Protect Was Never More Personal

Congratulations to "Kim H.", the winner in Margo's giveaway. Please contact JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE to claim your prize.

These are trying times for all of us, to be sure. But we’re smart, and we’re resilient and we’re determined. I have no doubt we are all going to bring ourselves to better times ahead. As we all collectively cope, I’d like to offer a small chance at diversion with my latest romantic suspense series, Brothers In Blue.

Four heroes met at the police academy to become lifelong friends. The Dropout, the Straight Arrow, the Movie Star and the Maverick. All share a passion to serve and protect, each in their own unique way.

Four books for four heroes, and I’m proud to present Book 3 of Brothers In Blue

ON THE MAKE – The Movie Star’s story – Now Available

Will a tragic past sabotage future dreams?

When it comes to husbands, Madison Clark's track record is the thing of nightmares. Twice widowed, she's given up on happily ever after. Still, with two young boys to raise, a stable family life is all she really desires. Cop turned movie idol, Adam Pride longs for a family of his own, not the irresistible woman and her two sons who are quickly working their way into his heart. But when Madison unknowingly lands in a desperate killer's cross-hairs, Adam puts his career—and life—on the line to save her. Can he protect her from a deadly threat and win her heart? Or will a shocking revelation destroy their fragile love?

And remember, Books 1 and 2, ON THE SURFACE and ON THE FORCE are also available.

ON THE SURFACE – The Dropout’s story

He sought vengeance only to discover love.

Wrongly convicted ex-con and recent parolee Jenny Reynolds wants to forget her tarnished past and focus on a brighter future. One that begins with a return to the small tourist town where she grew up. The restoration of her family’s once proud Rest Easy Bed and Breakfast is the only thing on her mind. Fleeing an ex who refuses to let her go, what she doesn’t need to complicate her already problematic life is another man. Enter handsome handyman Brad, a man who seems to care as much about restoring the B and B as she does. A man who soon becomes ready, willing and able to steal her heart. A man, as it turns out, with more than a few secrets of his own. A dropout from law enforcement, the real Brad Collins will use anyone and anything to fulfill a personal vendetta. When two pasts collide and danger threatens, their budding love for each other may be the first casualty.

ON THE FORCE – The Straight Arrow’s story

Losing her job was nothing compared to the prospect of losing her life.

Top notch CFO Sydney Raines is devastated when her coveted job working for a high profile conglomerate is yanked out from under her. Determined to restore her mangled reputation, she finds her second chance when the owner of an upscale art gallery hires her as his personal assistant. Straight arrow cop Vince Miller is assigned to crack an international art theft ring. Working undercover, he never counted on meeting Sydney Raines, let alone falling in love with her. Then an unexpected twist in the case reveals the identity of a serial killer, along with the shattering realization that Sydney could be the psycho's next victim.

ON THE MOVE – The Maverick – Is yet to come.

This disgraced cop will do anything to clear his name, short of murder.

Working on Book 4 in the Brothers In Blue series has kept me occupied during these unusual times. What have you been doing lately? Please share.

Reader’s Choice Giveaway: I’m pleased to offer one commenter a format of choice, e-book or print copy, of either Brothers In Blue Book 1 ON THE SURFACE  Book 2 ON THE FORCE (or Book 3 ON THE MAKE (Print books available in the US only.)

Please visit me at these locations as well, but above all…Stay Safe!

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Bio: Award winning author Margo Hoornstra writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense, always providing that happily ever after for her characters. A big city girl turned country woman, Margo enjoys hiking and walking around the wide-open spaces near her home, especially in the fall, hates to cook and loves to read.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST June 30th. Due to GDPR regulations you no longer need to submit your email address in the comments. If you have been selected as a winner your name will be posted at the top of the post. You may then contact to claim your prize. Your email address will be shared with the author/publicist providing the giveaway. 

Friday, June 26, 2020


Hi, Everyone,

Can you believe we’re almost halfway through this year already? The weather has been glorious here in the UK. I’ve been busy during lockdown writing my books, doing cross-stitch, growing flowers for our patio tubs, and vegetables in our conservatory. Yes, I did say conservatory! I decided, as I hate weeding, that I would grow our vegetables in bags indoors this year. I have grown potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onions, spinach, runner beans, tomatoes and lettuce.           

Today is publication day of MATTEO (Dance with the Devil 1), the 1st book in a NEW bad boy contemporary romantic suspense series. You will have briefly met Matteo in BRYCE (Steele Protectors 3), as the brother of the heroine, Bella.

Matteo’s engagement is shortly to be announced. But as a means of uniting two powerful Mafia families rather than a love match. His intended bride is Natalia Brunelli, the daughter of the New York Mafia don, Leonardo Brunelli. It’s really not the time for Matteo to meet Grace Morrissy and want her so badly his desire to be with her is putting her in danger too. Because no one crosses Leon Brunelli and lives, not even Matteo Zalotti.

The second book in this very bad boy series is LEON (Dance with the Devil 2), and it is now available for Pre-order. Leon might be the powerful and ruthless head of the New York Mafia Brunelli crime family but Carla Andretti, still smarting from her ex-boyfriend’s duplicity, isn’t impressed, with who Leon is or how powerful he might be. For once in his privileged life Leon finds himself in the novel position of being the pursuer rather than the pursued.                

Stay safe and healthy!
Carole xx

Buy link MATTEO (Dance with the Devil 1)
Also available Google, Apple Books, Kobo, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble

Pre-order links for LEON (Dance with the Devil 2)
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Hostile Pursuit

$Giveaway of a $10 gift card!

I’m thrilled by the response HOSTILE PURSUIT has received and I’m happy that readers are finding an escape in this wild ride of a story!

“Looking for a book with mind-blowing, heart-thumping suspense and a sizzling romance that will bring you to your knees? Then you are in luck because Juno Rushdan brings us Hostile Pursuit and its EVERYTHING you have been waiting for!”
—Marie Brown, 5 Stars, BookBub Review

“This is the first book I have read by Juno Rushdan, but it won’t be the last! I am hooked by the fast pace action, great characters, and plot!”
—Jane Sprando, 5 Stars, BookBub Review

“Very suspenseful, keeps one on edge, fast-paced and jam-packed with action! For fans of such genre, I highly recommend you grab one, sit back and enjoy!”
Emily C., 5 Stars, Amazon Review
 When ruthless killers target them, even a safe house isn’t safe.
Only twenty-four hours remain until marshal Nick McKenna’s informant, Lori Carpenter, will testify against a powerful drug cartel. Nick has kept her safe for an entire year, but now all hell is breaking loose. With a team of cold-blooded assassins closing in, the by-the-book lawman decides to go rogue. He’ll risk his life for duty…and put it all on the line for his irresistible witness.

If you haven’t read HOSTILE PURSUIT yet, you can grab a copy while it’s on sale for only $1.99. Want to read the first few chapters before you buy it?

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Have a great weekend and stay safe!



Juno is the award-winning author of the action-packed romantic thriller series the Final Hour from Sourcebooks Casablanca and the new Hard Core Justice series from Harlequin Intrigue. She writes about kick-ass heroes and strong heroines fighting for their lives as well as their happily-ever-after. As a veteran Air Force intelligence officer, she uses her background supporting special forces to craft realistic stories that make you sweat and swoon. Juno currently lives in the DC area with her patient husband, two rambunctious kids, and a spoiled rescue dog. Get a FREE book when you sign up for Juno’s newsletter at Also be sure to follow Juno on Facebook,, Goodreads,, and BookBub for the latest on sales at

Monday, June 22, 2020

Stale Bread

Giveaway of a $5 gift card!

I hope you don’t mind me deviating from a suspense story today. I have needed a bit of joy and fun. Recently, I came across a short story I wrote from 1995. The girls in the story are now thirty years old and I hope they can look back and remember the fun we had together.

An entire loaf of bread was now stale on the counter. Two pieces were missing and of the kids running in and out of my house would own up to eating a sandwich. It was a waste. I was upset that the entire loaf would now be toast (literally)  Right until my five year old daughter in all her wisdom asked, “Momma can we go feed the ducks?”

“Maybe later. I’ve got a million things to do. Go on and play.”

Stuck in the house, I kept cleaning on a beautiful afternoon, constantly shooing the kids outside, forcing them to enjoy the sunshine. And I kept cleaning. My daughter poked her head through the door and before I could tell her to play outside again she said, “It’s getting dark-time. Don’t you thinks the ducks are ready for supper?” I laughed out loud but reluctantly told her to get the loaf of stale bread. You see, there was a lot of cleaning left to do.

So I left my house with not only stale bread, but a stale attitude. Kourtney, Caitlin and Amanda bounced down the sidewalk like ping pong balls. The sun was quickly setting on our hill and the world had a nice golden glow. The girls grabbed the bread and threw it in lumps into the water. But everyone had been feeding the ducks that day and none of the little babies would come to our side of the pond. So we sat on the bank watching our stale bread turn to mush.

I sat wondering how quickly I could get the girls up the hill and myself back to work balancing the checkbook. Then the girls noticed the bread disappearing. We got closer and watched tiny fish, medium fish and fat fish munching on our mush. We pretended to be fishing, throwing the lines far across the water and reeling in fish bigger than the girls and dropping them on the bank. None ever got away.

We walked farther along the pond and sat again. The sparrows and blackbirds were in abundance so  Caitlin pretended to fly. Soon we were all flying until we crumbled up more stale bread and dropped it at our feet. We froze into statues but we were still too noisy for the birds to come near. We laughed and laughed while backing away far enough for the birds to come closer.

We watched a sparrow fly across the pond, eat a bite, then pick up a bigger bite to fly back to its nest. As all the bread disappeared again, Kourtney said (not trying to be funny), “That birdie came grocery shopping. Didn’t she Momma.”

I almost cried.

We were out of bread but not sunlight. We laid down in the cool grass and heard water. We closed our eyes and pretended it was a waterfall with a slide for us to land in a deep cold swimming hole. Lying down only lasted a minute. The girls were up running to the top of a small hill. Then running down into my arms as I pretended that we would all fall into the pond. One minute they were laughing and out of breath and the next rolling down the hill again. Running. Rolling. Laughing.

And suddenly, our small world of golden glow was gone and the shadows grew longer and darker. It was time to go home.

But Amanda pretended to be a pony and we all galloped up the sidewalk. When the girls’ legs tired, we linked up and I became an engineer of our train and pulled them back to their homes.

A stake loaf of bread saved me that day. Magical things happened and moments turned into precious memories. What can you do with a stale loaf of bread? You can’t clean the house or balance the checkbook. You have to venture into your child’s arms and let them teach you how to play again.

“I hope my children look back on today and see a mother who had time to play. There will be years for cleaning and cooking. For children grow up...while you’re not looking.”
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And if you need a romantic suspense series to fill your time…

Hang onto your hat for some fun on the run! 
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CRIMINAL ALLIANCE is the conclusion of Texas Brothers of Company B. It’s original title was Ranger Warrior (Wade) and follows Ranger Protector (Jack), Ranger Defender (Slate), and Ranger Guardian (Heath). You can find a short summary of their stories on JRS here.

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USA Today Bestselling author ANGI MORGAN writes on-the-run suspense where honor and danger collide with love. Her work is a multiple contest finalist and Publishers Weekly best-seller. She drags her dogs –and husband– around Texas for research road trips so she can write off her camera. They now have a map with highlighted roads they’ve traveled. Every detour somehow makes it into a book. 
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Giveaway on JRS ends at midnight June 23rd.  One contestant entering the drawing by leaving a comment on Just Romantic Suspense will receive a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card. Don’t forget to check back to see who won!

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