Sunday, July 1, 2012


From July 1-4 everyone can experience some

Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, "Karen C." and our two runners-up, "Janet K." and "Fedora C." Thank you to everyone who participated!

30 of your favorite Romantic Suspense authors have pitched in with their digital books to kick your summer off to a thrilling start. 
  • On the night  of July 4th, one grand prize winner will be picked. The grand prize winner will be able to select 10 titles from the "pool". 
  • Two lucky runner-ups will receive half each of what is left in the pool! (10 books each!) 
**The winners will be announced the morning of July 5th.

To enter,  simply comment on your summer plans or summer reading goals.


Becky Barker - STOWAWAY
Anne Marie Becker - ONLY FEAR
Linda Conrad -  TEXAS MANHUNT
Karen Fenech - GONE
Laura Griffin - TWISTED
Rita Henuber - UNDER FIRE
Betsy Horvath - HOLD ME
Stacy Juba - SINK OR SWIM
Sylvie Kurtz - HIDDEN LEGACY
Joyce Lamb - TRUE VISION
Melinda Leigh - AMAZON HEAT
Gennita Low - PROTECTOR
Marliss Melton - THE GUARDIAN
Terry Odell - WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Anne Patrick - KILL SHOT
Patricia Rasey - LOVE YOU TO PIECES
Lisa Marie Rice - NIGHTFIRE
Carol Stephenson - HER DARK PROTECTOR
Alison Stone - RANDOM ACTS
Carla Swafford - CIRCLE OF DANGER
Debra Webb - OBSESSION

Againto enter, simply comment on your summer plans or summer reading goals.

**Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST July 4th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email with a subject title of JRS SUMMER GIVEAWAY to be entered. This digital giveaway is for Kindle and Nook formats only.


  1. Wow! What a generous giveaway!

    Summer plans include taking my oldest to another state and leaving him there. My little boy is heading off to ciollege *sniff*

    Good thing there are always lots of good books for the drive.

    1. Whoops! Why do I always forget to leave my email? Sigh. mctclover at gmail dot com

  2. Summer plans ... Besides reading, I have family coming for visits (we live in Florida so everyone comes here). I will be making lots of beach trips with the grandkids. Love to read with the sounds of the surf and kids laughing in the background.

    What a great list of prizes. Lots of great authors. Gator_trish at msn dot com.

  3. Legend giveaway!

    Summer plans include... staying in lab all summer in lieu of going on holidays to finish up experiments & graduate by the end of the year, watching loads of sports on the telly (Roland Garros! Euro2012! Wimbledon! The Tour de France! random European things no one else cares about-- e.g. the Formula 1 & MotoGP championships! the Olympics!), scuba diving on the weekends, and reading loads of books instead of science papers.


  4. There are some great books in this pool! My summer plans? Just enjoy the time the kids are out of school and work on house projects. My summer reading goals? As for my reading goals? I don't have to set any of those because I read constantly and my TBR pile grows daily! It is my one addiction I have to control (just ask my kids and husband). Thanks for the awesome giveaway and good luck to everyone!

    amy at remus dot net

  5. Our plans are to do some sailing, hiking and gardening and, of course, some great reading.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  6. Amazing giveaway! My summer plans include getting my book ready for the editor, catching up on my TBR pile, a trip to the amusement park and the zoo. Thanks!
    Stacy at stacy(dot)whisenand(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. We are planning a family vacation to the beach. With us will be my hubby and kids, my mom and mom-in-law and my sister. A true family vacation!


  8. summer fun wow thank you
    my summer plans are to lay around lol reading good books thank you so very much for this chance
    there is nothing better in this world then to get lost in a very good book

  9. Hi there, we already had our vacation...we went to Myrtle Beach! North Myrtle Beach actually...i love to read, and I am on the street team for Laura Kaye and like to do reviews too...I do so hope to be some kind of winner here...Thanks for the chance:)

  10. My summer plans are pretty simple. Hiding from the Heat! (We're in AZ) So I have lots of indoor activities for my kids, and could really, REALLY use some extra reading for me!

  11. Going to the shore next weekend for 4 days, can't wait, will be doing wine tastings at local wineries and a lot of eating...I have a lot to catch up on for reading.


    My goal for the summer is to discover and fall in love with new authors.

  13. Oh wow, oh wow! Look at all of that great reading material! :)
    Summer plans... definitely read read & read books from my TBR pile, but also vague plans to visit Disneyland with my sister & her kids. Happy July!

  14. Hi

    Great books! Thanks for the chance.

    My summer is going to be quiet (no big vacation plans) but do plan to read MANY books.

    Thanks again

  15. My summer plans are to go back to California for my 30 year High School reunion, Plus, I'll go to an Angel game and maybe ever Six Flags Magic Mountain,

    I would sure love to win this.

  16. I'm trying to stay cool and maybe catch some midnight showings of some summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises and The Bourne Legacy. We might also take a mini road trip upstate for the weekend. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  17. I plan to go to the beach.


  18. Wow this is a great give away!
    Summer plans include lots of reading, college summer classes and lots of sunshine!

  19. What an amazing giveaway from some very generous, talented authors!! :)

    This summer I plan on spending a lot of time on my back deck writing my own romantic suspense story and reading all kinds of great stories - in between taking care of family of course! :)

  20. My summer plans include a visit to Orlando for the first time and then a 7 day cruise! I'm going to Cozumel, MX; Belize; Roatan (Honduras); and Costa Maya, MX. We have 4 kids and our oldest just graduated from high school so this cruise is her celebratory gift. My other 3 kids are NOT GOING on the trip. My MIL is also going and will share a room with our oldest daughter. I am terribly excited and have only a minimal amount of guilt over not taking the other kids (ages 13, 10 and 4). I have a good amount of nook books saved for the flight from the West coast to Florida. I'm so excited- only 43 days to go!

    Love the giveaway. I've only read one book on the list and several are on my wishlist. Happy 4th of July everyone!!!

    Heather E

  21. My plans for the summer are visiting my BFF, attending the wedding of a close friend and hopefully making a dent in my TBR pile, both digital and print.

    Wishing all a Happy 4th of July!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  22. AWESOME giveaway!

    Unfortunately my summer plans consist of work, work and more work. I'm in healthcare so all the overtime is a must but I can't wait for August when it should die down. I'm trying to fit time in to read but by the time I get home I'm just too tired :( I'm saving up for a big vacation in the fall or early spring and I can't wait!!!

    Thanks again for such a fabulous giveaway!


  23. Unfortunately my summer plans are moving. Yes, moving. Other than that, trying to play catch up on my reading. :)

    Great giveaway ladies.


  24. This summer I plan to read as much as possible, preferably by the pool! (Especially given the 100 degree heat!) I'm going to the beach for a wedding in a couple of weeks so I'll get a nice vacation in as well(where I will, of course, read some more!). And I start a new job working in voter protection in August-- can't wait! Hope everyone has a great summer!

    Great giveaway! The books look awesome!
    - Elizabeth

  25. My family is planning to visit many parks and have plenty of picnics. Hopefully there'll be a couple of road trips squeezed in too!

    I have plenty of books I want to read. I am planning to read some books by new to me authors, work further in a couple of series, and read from my favorite authors.


  26. Very interesting reading everyone's vacation plans. My family and I just returned from St. Kitts. Had a wonderful time. St.Kitts is the island on which the suspenseful plot of my mystery fiction novel Desperate Measures takes place. It was super trip with some great PR for my book.

    For the rest of the summer, I will be taking my son and daughter to Busch Gardens, they love the roller coasters.

    As far as reading, unfortunately I won't have that luxury but will be writing away to finish my second book, Desperate Deceptions.

    Have a great summer everyone!

    Cindy Cromer

  27. The hubby and I just got back from a River Cruise through Germany - amazing and seeing all the castles along the river just added to the trip.

    My reading plans this summer include more cozy mysteries since I'm trying my hand at writing one. :)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway opp!

    Sabrina.shields @

  28. We live in Florida and have a pontoon boat. We plan on enjoying as much time as possible on the river and my Kindle will always be handy for that. Then we are going to Boston to see our daughter in September and I have already gotten some tour books to read and plan that trip.

  29. My family is looking forward to our vacation to Banff this Summer. My husband has been there before and his pictures (beautiful scenery & elk walking in town) and stories have me wanting to experience it myself. I'll finally get that chance this Summer. Can't wait.

    Thank you for this great contest and this wonderful opportunity.

    rjofus at gmail dot com

  30. We have an email entry...

    Summer plans: spend as much time with my 3 year old before he starts pre-k and read as much as I possibly can. I try to read at every opportunity which is usually at night when my son is in bed! I am excited about this contest and the possibility of reading new authors!

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  32. It is far too hot out to be doing outdoor activities (unless it's the middle of the night), so I plan on spending as much time as possible indoors - cuddled up with a cat or three and several good books! My goal is to complete 25 more books by the end of the year.

    deblebakken at yahoo dot com

  33. My summer plans are quite simple and are as follows:

    a) read a ridiculous amount of books
    b) go somewhere fabulous
    c) figure out a new direction in my life
    d) try to enjoy everyday

    elsboy (at) cc (dot) usu (dot) edu

  34. Wonderful contest! Thank all of you!
    Just finished attending a workshop where I enjoyed the company of 200 deaf from as far away as Kenya. Now looking forward to spending time with my 3 grandsons just doing simple things around town and doing work on the book I'm writing.
    Brenda R.
    grandmabkr at yahoo dot com

  35. My summer plans are to sit by the pool with my Kindle and enjoy lots of great reading. Already hit the beach for vacation

  36. Since it looks to be another scorching summer, I'm gonna try to get to the lake for some fishing and swimming. Just introduced the youngest 2 kids to the joys of fishing (although I still have to bait the hooks and take the fish off) and they LOVE it. Also, I have gotten the kids in the summer reading program at the library and we are gonna read our little butts off. LOL

    Elvina Hanson

  37. This summer the only thing i am going to be doing besides working is reading hopefully on the beach once or twice a week. I live in MI near Lake Huron so it's possible. Also hope to take a weekend in the Upper Penninsula as well. Again, near a beach lol See the theme? Beaches and reading.

    Happy Summer!
    Lisa B
    modokker at yahoo dot com

  38. What an awesome giveaway! Great reading for the rest of the summer!!

    I'm leaving next Saturday for Puerto Vallarta with my 42 yr old daughter. We stay at a charming, old, very Mexican small adults-only boutique hotel across the street from the beach in the Romantic Zone. It's walking distance to the mercado and malecon areas, tons of shopping and dining in the area, and our hotel is part of a large family hotel between us and the beach - we use their beach and bar. It's our annual escape from reality.

    A couple months ago I bought a Kindle Fire. I've got Kindle on my phone, but other than a few short stories by favorite authors, I've only downloaded free books, and read none on the Fire. My summer challenge is to get my butt out of Pinterest and figure out how to use my Kindle Fire. A friend has printed out all the directions for me.

    Getting some great new romantic suspense would be such a treat! Thanks for having the contest.

  39. I love summer time! I love reading by the pool, reading while floating in the pool, reading, reading, reading. Summer and reading go together so well. I collect books all winter just so I have a huge supply to choose from. Then there are my favorites that call to me, and of course I read those again. Yes, its crazy, but I love it!
    Happy summer reading, all!

    Christina F

  40. I keep thinking that summers will be full of time to read and relax, but they don't always turn out that way! I'm still hoping for some reading time this month, and will be encouraging the kids to be reading too--that way, we all win!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  41. I plAn on spending some time by pool watching the kds and reading.

    Lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  42. I will be in my air conditioned condo reading and babysitting my granddaughteruntill twilight. Once it cools down I'll take a bike ride and then back to the A/C and my books!!

  43. Right plans are to try and saty cool! Have several small trips planned going here and there for a few long weekends. And plan to keep up with my reading of a book every day or so. Trying to meet my Goodreads goal for the year.

    Sue P.

  44. I'll be reading at our community pool and down at the Jersey shore. Truthfully, I'll be watching my little ones swim and trying to avoid my usual sunburn while wishing I was inside reading.

    My email is emdempster921(at)gmail(dot)com

  45. I have a trip planned next week to Maryland. Later in the month, I will be motorcyling around New England. I intend to read every night.

    Deb M.
    debra at craftechsoftware dot com

  46. I plan to read this Summer. I have a pile of print books & e-reader ones. Sitting in the Sun....

    Please enter me in the draw. This is wonderful!


  47. I haven't been to Las Vegas closed to twenty years. This would be my first trip since 1993. Vegas has changed alot since then. Since I don't know what to do with myself, I'm bringing my ereader with 16G of ebooks. I think that is enough for a two nights and three days trip.

    I'm also heading up to Ventura to visit my sister. We're very likely going to beam ebooks at each other. I know, instead of playing laser tag, we're playing ebooks tag.


  48. What a great contest with so many wonderful books!!
    My husband is an OTR truck driver and my summer plans include riding with him and seeing as many states as possible. Also plan on putting my Nook and Kindle to good use and reading a lot of books along the way.

  49. What a splendid selection of books to choose from! My reading plans include reviewing for CataRomance, reading and judging 10 books for the Lories, and keeping my ereader full of the new releases for July and August, with a few sentimental favorites thrown in.

  50. I would really love to win for my NOOK this, tomorrow is the 4th and we go to my Brother-in-laws for a big parade and

  51. I plan on reading as much as possible before back to school meetings start up again in August!


  52. This is my first summer in Seattle. I plan to explore my new home town. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  53. Wow what a great bunch of authors in the "pool" I dont have any definitive plans for the summer yet. Hoping to get caught up on my huge TBR pile :)


  54. Fantastic prizes at JRS! I'm heading to Vancouver Island for some beach time :)

  55. We have an email entry...

    For summer I have already completed one of my plans of visiting my father in Southern California! I love it there, it is like paradise for me. My second plan is to visit my brother in Houston, Texas in August. Other than that I plan to read as many books as I can until I start back at University in the fall.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. I plan to enjoy summer with a coke and a good book, and babysit my grandbaby. I love to reading to her she is only 10 months old but it is a special time for us to read and snuggle.

  57. Fantastic Giveaway :0)
    Well, Summer in the UK is ...... wet !
    So I'll be looking for some books to warm me up, my summer will consist of:-
    *Taking my baby nieces out on the.... 'sunnier' days ;-)
    *Climbing Brecon Beacons in Wales for Charity
    and visiting many places & countries through the wonderful world of Reading :0)
    Sally M

    1. Ooops my email is ;-)

  58. My summer plans are to read as many romance novels as I can. I try to read a book a day.

  59. I'm trying to read as many books as I can before July 9 because I start classes for my bachelors degree again - read 46 in two weeks so far - then it's back to the hard books for about 10 weeks. But always trying to fit a book or two in between the hard reads :)

  60. My summer plans are to try to cut down my paper and Kindle TBR pile, try to read ahead some of the books on my book group list since I am the discussion leader, and to work on my genealogy since I have neglected this for the past few months.
    Thanks for the giveaway
    dlynnpauley AT yahoo DOT com

  61. My plans are to feed the fam and clean the house just enough to keep every body happy and then read the rest of the time. Thanks for the giveaway! Jennlm at att dot net

  62. Wow, this is really great especially if you can hang out in that pool. Thanks.


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