Monday, August 27, 2012

SPOTLIGHT on Montlake Publishing

Congratulations to Kathy W. and Debbie K., the winners in the Montlake giveaway. Thank you to all who participated in this giveaway! 

Today, JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE is featuring Montlake Romance, Amazon's romance line which launched last year with a novel by Rita-winner Connie Brockway. Montlake takes its name from the central Seattle neighborhood of Montlake, and publishes a broad range of front list titles in popular romance sub-genres, including romantic suspense, contemporary, historic, fantasy and paranormal. 

Several Montlake authors reside here at JRS...some with new releases coming out next week! Let's take a peek at the exciting romantic suspense novels from Montlake!

As a forensic nurse on a search and rescue team, Brynn Nealey braves a dangerous blizzard to find the survivors of a plane crash in the Cascade Mountains. Joining her is Alex Kinton, a former US marshal with self-destructive tendencies. Alex lies his way onto Brynn’s team to find the man who killed his brother—and then administer his own brand of vigilante justice. But once the team members reach the plane’s wreckage, they discover everyone aboard has perished…except for the man Alex is hunting. Alex will do whatever it takes to track his target through the vast, snowy wilderness.
As the temperatures drop, however, so do Alex’s defenses. His contact with the sharp, kindhearted Brynn makes his lust for vengeance difficult to reconcile with his growing feelings for a woman who risks her life to help others. What will happen to Alex’s savage instincts when he finally has the opportunity to confront his brother’s killer?

In Chilled, the next thrilling tale in the Bone Secrets saga, Golden Heart finalist Kendra Elliot weaves an icy tale of cold nights, cold hearts, and cold-blooded killers.

Point, click, die.

When two hikers disappear, their hometown in Maine blames the blinding storms. But the truth is far more sinister. Unaware of the danger, tabloid photographer Jayne Sullivan follows an anonymous tip to find the most reclusive sculptor in the art world. Instead, she finds sexy handyman Reed Kimball—and a small town full of fatal secrets.

Five years ago, Reed buried his homicide detective career along with his wife. But when a hiker is found dead, the local police chief asks Reed for help. Why was a Celtic coin found under the body? And where is the second hiker? Avoiding the media, Reed doesn’t need a murder, a missing person, or a nosey photographer. Then Jayne is attacked, and her courage is his undoing. Reed must risk everything to protect her and find a cunning killer.

Don’t miss this sexy thriller from the author of International Thriller Award nominee She Can Run.

Beth Brown doesn’t believe in premonitions. But her recent dream feels too real to ignore: a commercial airliner is hijacked, and a handsome passenger is shot dead. Beth hasn’t met the mystery man in her dream; she would never forget a gorgeous face like his. But she can’t deny the bizarre connection she feels. Now awake, and unable to allow for the violence she’s convinced is impending, she races to the airport…and comes face to face with the man of her dreams.

Zane Winters lives for his job, using his uncanny psychic powers to carry out missions for elite SEAL Team 7. Yet the constant adrenaline highs can’t drown out the numbness seeping into his life as he yearns to find a woman he can trust. All that changes when he meets a beautiful stranger who sets his soul on fire—and somehow knows he’s about to die.

To thwart the global crisis the hijacking will unleash, Beth and Zane join forces. But even amid the danger, they can’t deny the powerful force drawing them together. Is it merely attraction…or destiny?

Veterinarian Lauren Townsend has good reason for hiding her psychic ability. Not only did her “freakishness” earn her pariah status in the small town where she grew up, it cost her a fiancĂ© and her faith in love. When Lauren foresees a murder—through the killer’s eyes—she traces the victim to a sprawling ranch, never guessing what waits for her…

Cal Taggart’s rugged ranch life doesn’t need any more complications. His stubborn determination cost him his marriage, and now may cost him his livelihood. But then beautiful Lauren enters his corral…with danger close behind. And Cal wants nothing more than to protect her. They can’t deny their intense attraction. Nor do they want to. What begins as a fling with no strings becomes a fight for survival—and for true love.

Jasmine “Jazz” Parker, Jefferson County SWAT's only female sniper, can thread the eye of a needle with a bullet. But she carries a secret from her past that she thought she buried for good at the age of fifteen. Two years ago she even drove away the one man she believed she could love—ex-Army Ranger turned reporter Luke Montgomery—to keep her past hidden. Now, in a fleeting second, the time it takes for one clean shot, one perfect hit, to save the life of the governor's daughter, Jazz's world begins to crumble around her. 
Luke splashes her face and name across the front page of the newspaper, reawakening her past with a vengeance. A vicious enemy is now bent on destroying her life, forcing Jazz to turn to the one man she can never have in order to stop a killer before she and everyone she cares about pays the ultimate price. Full of explosive action and almost unbearable suspense, In Her Sights is a relentless, steamy thriller surprisingly infused with soul and poignancy.

This is only a sampling of the wonderful titles at  Montlake Romance. *And for this SPOTLIGHT, Montlake is awarding two lucky winners their choice of one of the following print titles:  Kendra Elliot - HIDDEN, Kendra Elliot - CHILLED, Melinda Leigh - MIDNIGHT EXPOSURE, Robin Perini - IN HER SIGHTS, Trish McCallan - FORGED IN FIRE, Norah Wilson - EVERY BREATH SHE TAKES

To enter, simply comment and let Montlake know what an avid romantic suspense fan you are!

Are you an author interesting in submitting to Montlake?  Montlake Romance  publishes single title romantic fiction in the following subgenres: contemporary romance, romantic suspense, historical romance, and paranormal/fantasy romance. Montlake Romance’s sensuality level ranges from modest to red-hot. Each book’s word count is roughly 70,000-110,000 words. We’re looking forward to reading your best work! 

"Catch New York Times bestselling Montlake Romance author Connie Brockway the first Thursday of each month on Amazon’s Omnivoracious book blog, where she reveals current and classic must-read romances:"

*Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Aug. 28th. 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 GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway. Giveaway is for residents of the US and CANADA only.


  1. I'm a huge RS fan [my Kindle is ~90% RS, 9% other romance, and 1% miscellaneous stuff], so I'm definitely in favour of any imprint that helps feed my addiction. In fact, I've already read several Montlake titles :)


  2. Love romantic suspense! These types of books give me the perfect mix of romance and suspense that I love and can not put down!

  3. Romantic suspense is my favorite genre. I love the HEA but add suspense and action and you have the perfect book. Love to win!! Thanks for the giveaway. trishleroy49 at gmail dot com

  4. I love me some romantic suspense!! Romance and heart beating at the same time!! It is becoming one of my favorite genres!!!


  5. Yeah, baby, romantic suspense is where it's at!!! I already have most of the titles featured here today,and they're all very good. But there's still one that I'd love to win. Thanks, Montlake!

  6. What's not to love about Romantic Suspense? It blends so many interesting genres into one fabulous read.

    Kathy @ kathyivan dot com

  7. HEA is fine - but becomes great when there is suspense added to it!

  8. I've been reading romantic suspense for over 40 years and loved every minute of it. The mixture of danger and attraction you can't resist make a very good read. Thanks for sharing with your readers.
    grandmabkr at yahoo dot com

  9. Some great stories here and several in my TBR pile! I'm proud to be a Montlake author!!

  10. I love a little bit of everything in my stories (like real life!!) so romantic suspense always seems to weigh heavy in my book selections.
    Hugs and happy reading~

  11. RS is one of my favorite genres. I love it when an author can create such a balance of a suspensful plot and sizzling love scenes with a strong couple. Cynthia Eden's Deadly series is one of my favorites.


  12. I just discovered your site here thru Kendra Elliot's FB post/share about it. After looking at it, I'm Excited!! I've been looking for new books to read, and these perfectly fit the bill. I've been floundering thru getting samples from Amazon's 'suggested' reads on my Kindle, and they don't always pan out. But these- sound perfect. I can't wait to get reading and I don't even know where to start first. =)
    Thanks for making this site & do you have a FB page? I'll have to look.
    Cathy Henry

  13. These books ALL look so interesting. It will be hard to choose one.
    Romantic Suspense covers a lot of ground.
    Thank you for the great giveaway.


  14. Sounds like a great read! Thank you for the giveaway! :D

    jukyjoauka at aol dot com

  15. RS is one of my favorite genre! I can always count on a fast-paced and thrilling read. The stories keep me reading :)


  16. I like this genre. I'd like to read all these books.


  17. Romantic suspense is definitely my favorite genre. I love the drama and mystery.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  18. I have read a few romantic suspense books, but I am always looking for a new and interesting read! Thanks for the chance to win one of these magnificent books!


  19. Oh they all look and sound so good! Love romantic suspense... that touch of danger, the connection between the hero & heroine, solving things and coming out in the end with a great ending. Thank you for the chance to win one of these books!

  20. I love romantic suspense. The suspense is realistic and full of action and the romance is uplifting so that I still get my happy ending.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  21. I have learned to love romantic suspense. After not reading any romance for years,I now have more romantic suspense on my kindle than any other category. I freqently go back and re-read favorite authors over and over again.


  22. I am a huge romantic suspense reader! While I will read romance, a simple HEA is not enough for me. I need to have that something more - the suspense, the mystery - to really get lost in the story. I want to sit on the edge of my seat, wondering what is going to happen next. I read the blurbs for each of these books and just saw my book budget disappearing - they sound so good!!

  23. Nothing I like better than a good romantic suspense! I will read rs when I won't read anything else. These look like some awesome titles that are going on the wishlist.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  24. Thanks for the great spotlights! I've added pretty much all of these books to my "want" list. I love RS and I'm always on the lookout for new authors. All of these books sound fantastic... I think that my wallet may be feeling lighter here soon... thank goodness I've been working a lot of OT :)


  25. I'm an avid suspense romantic fan. I'm always looking for old and new suspense romantic authors to read.


  26. I love romance stories it is a great way to escape reality and the suspense just makes it better.

  27. Please don't enter me in the drawing, I just wanted to thank you for spotlighting Montlake Romantic Suspense authors like this. We really appreciate the exposure!


  29. I noticed that I'm back on a romantic suspense kick lately. RS has always been my "go-to" genre with the occassional YA, historical, etc. interspersed. These all sound good to me, but especially Perini's IN HER SIGHTS. dlkaufmanATbellsouthDOTnet

  30. Sorry, I forgot to leave my email.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  31. I do love romantic suspense. I enjoy the element of mystery and danger with the romance. It provides all the elements that make for a good book and a great read!!

  32. So many intriguing titles in that spotlight mix! I love a good romantic suspense novel that skillfully combines elements of danger and romance. It's a perfect cocktail!

    maeclair at maeclair dot com


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