Friday, October 12, 2012

JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE - BIRTHDAY BASH!



Congratulations to "Tammy J." and "Jo", the winners of the JRS Birthday Bash. Thank you to all for your wonderful birthday wishes and participation!

Today I am stepping out from behind the curtain to say THANK YOU to everyone who takes a moment out of their day to drop by JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE. Whether you are an avid reader looking to feast on the daily wisdom and gracious giveaways that the authors share with us...or whether you are one of those beautiful and talented authors...I am happy you found your way here. A year goes by quickly, and now it's time to celebrate JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE's first birthday!

It makes me weepy-eyed when I see comments flash by such as, "This is a new author for me, but their book sounds good and I want to try them out."  The goal of JRS is to connect readers with authors in their favorite genre, and a comment like that means we were successful!

Now, what is a birthday without presents?  JRS will be awarding 2 random winners our assorted collection of goodies. Simply tell us what your favorite birthday activity is.  Cake? Dinner out? Presents? Those fancy-colored paper napkins you're afraid to wipe your mouth with? 

“Happy Birthday, Just Romantic Suspense! Where else can you find great reads, good friends, and everything romantic suspense? Keep up the awesome work!” -- Award-winning author, Shannon K. Butcher

"Happy Birthday, JRS! This past year has been great for both of us and I hope there are many, many more! Best regards and Hugs" -- CIRCLE OF DECEPTION author, Carla Swafford

"Happy birthday, Just Romantic Suspense! You make every day exciting!" -- The Faces Of  Evil bestselling author, Debra Webb

"Happy Birthday JRS! This is my favorite website. Here's wishing you continued success. I'm looking forward to years of exciting blog posts by all your wonderful romantic suspense authors." -- SHADOW OF DECEIT author, Mal Olson

"Happy Birthday JRS! All romantic suspense, all the time.  It doesn't get any better than that." -- Bestselling author, Melinda Leigh

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Oct. 14th. 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 maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway. 

80 comments:

  1. Well mine is spending time out to dinner with my family and yetserday was my birthday so we went out with the whole family . It was awesome seeing how with work and all we never have time for anything.Debra Stolhand, cher123@cableone.net

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    1. Happy Birthday to you!! I'm glad you got to go out.

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  2. happy brthday!!! love this site. we usually just go out for dinner for my birthday.

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  3. Happy Birthday JRS! I look to your site daily for updates on my favorite authors and introductions to new authors to add to my ever growing list of must read authors!

    With respect to my birthday, my favorite part is chocolate cake with vanilla frosting that has those huge roses. Two reasons for the cake, it is chocolate and the frosting is kid frosting, almost too sweet!

    But hey, it is only once a year unless I like I luck out and a friend has the same weakness!

    Marijane Diodati
    mjdiodati@yahoo

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    1. Thanks Marijane. I love the roses. It's your birthday, so you get to eat the piece with the big rose on top. :)

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  4. Happy Happy birthday and Congratulations.

    For my birthday I am just happy that I have made it to another year. Many do not have that pleasure, therefore I am thankful.

    Suzanne :)


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    1. Thanks so much, Suzanne. I agree with you. I was just in a car accident. It makes you appreciate everything more.

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    2. Sorry to hear Maureen. I hope you are well now.

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  5. Happy Birthday, JRS! I love this blog and read it everyday (have it in my google reader so I can read it from my phone easily). I have been introduced to so many awesome authors because of it and am very appreciative for that. Thanks for all you do for us!

    For me, my favorite part of a birthday is just feeling like you are the most special person for the whole day. Everyone HAS to be nice to you because it is your birthday. :)

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    1. You're the most special person in the world everyday, Amy. :)

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  6. I enjoy when my family takes me out for a nice fancy supper with the four of us. No cake needed or wanted!

    diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

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    1. Dinner out is great. And usually there is no room in the tummy for cake anyway. :)

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  7. Happy Birthday, JRS

    I love Ice Cream Cake with Rocky Road ice cream for my birthday.

    yenastone at aol dot come

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    1. Thanks Tammy. Ice cream cake! I love Carvel ice cream cakes.

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  8. Happy Birthday JRS...
    When I had a family to celebrate with (I've lost my parents and brother) we would gather at my parents house and eat the yummy chocolate/cherry cake my mother would make and sit around reminising about past birthdays.

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    1. I wish they could be with you on your birthdays...but I bet they are! And thank you for the birthday wishes.

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  9. Happy Birthday, JRS!

    My favorite activity on my birthday is to sit on the couch and read or watch TV while my husband and children are in the kitchen fixing me an awesome meal..... (well, sometimes it's awesome)

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    1. Ohhh, you're right. It doesn't matter what it is. At least someone else is making it! :)

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  10. My favorite thing about birthdays is hearing the words "I love you grandma!" from my three grandsons as they hand me homemade birthday cards and give me a big hug.
    Happy birthday to Just Romantic Suspense. You are doing a great job of introducing us readers to new authors and giving us the opportunity to learn more about the authors we love. Thank you!

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    1. Forgot: grandmabkr at yahoo dot com

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    2. Aww Brenda, that gets me right in the heart. Thank you, and a hug to you, Grandma. You look too young to be Grandma! :)

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  11. Happy 1st birthday to the #1 romantic suspense website! Thank you for bringing so many fabulous readers my way!

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    1. Thank you, Kallie. And thank you for all your participation on JRS.

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  12. I love this website! I try to stop by as often as I can and have read MANY wonderful books by the authors featured here. Congratulations on your 1 year!

    I never had much of a bday tradition growing up. My parents were VERY frugal and we never ate out. In fact my mom told me McDonalds was a bank. But we now try to make birthdays special for our 4 kids. Birthdays mean the birthday boy or girl gets to pick what we have and where we have dinner. Sometimes with the little kids it is at McDonalds. The older kids pick Outback or Texas Roadhouse. On my birthday we end up at Cold Stone Creamery and have ice cream for dinner!

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    1. Ice cream for dinner. I'm coming over your place!

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  13. Oooh happy first b-day JRS!!! :)
    I was so happy to find this blog months ago... it has been a truly wonderful place to find some great authors and books... the giveaways are a bonus!
    My fav b-day activities... having my fav cake, enjoying time with family, going out to eat, opening presents!

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    1. Thank you so much, Miss Colleen. Our own good luck charm.

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  14. Going out to eat!!! Anytime I don't have to cook and clean up us fantastic. I had no idea your blog was so young. I have been following for about 6 months and eagerly check each morning to see which author is in the spotlight. Here's to another great year!!

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    just love this congrads and keep up the grear work
    lexis425@yahoo.com

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  16. The cake and the presents are the best, but so is celebrating with family and friends.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

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    1. Especially when the family and friends shower you with cake and presents! :)

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  17. Happy Birthday!!!
    The presents I like. I don't care what is in them I just like the festive wrapping paper.
    Jan

    janet_kerr(at)msn.com

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    1. Thank you, Janet. It's true. You don't want to open the package.

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  18. Happy Birthday, JRS! This is one of my favorite sites to visit, even if I don't comment every day. Here's hoping you have many more.

    I'd have to say that going out to dinner with my friends and family - no cooking or cleaning up!

    k(dot)cherub2011(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen. I'm so glad you come here. :)

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  19. Happy, Happy Birthday ROMANTIC SUSPENSE! Thank you for a wonderful year in books and more books. For me a celebration calls for food, especially cake. I always have to go for the slice with the most icing. Yum!!

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Happy Birthday! We share a birthday week and my favorite thing is having a birthday dinner with my family.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  21. Happy Birthday JRS! I love your site and appreciate finding out about many new authors!
    My favourite thing about birthdays is spending time with the people who matter most to me, my family. And cake is pretty good too ;-)

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    1. My email is samgirl_99_99 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  22. Happy Birthday!! Its a great site, Im so glad I found it.

    My favorite is dinner with the family followed by cake.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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    1. Thanks Donna. One thing is for sure. All these answers are making me hungry! :)

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  23. Happy Birthday.

    My favorite present is a quiet evening with my fiance.

    kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Happy Birthday, JRS!

    My favorite present is a bookstore giftcard and I like to celebrate with family and chocolate covered strawberries.


    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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    1. Bookstore gift card was always my favorite Christmas present from my parents. :)

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  25. Happy, happy birthday! I'm fairly new to JRS ...gratefully guided here by an author. May you have many more birthday bashes!!

    My best birthday is being given a bookstore gift card, being taken to the store by Hubby and him not saying "just get some books already. We've been here forever" (30 minutes lol). Then we pick up all my favorite snacks and head home. He then leaves to eat supper out and visit friends. That leaves me at home with my new books and treats... no cooking, cleaning or loud tv. The next night we celebrate with family, cake and all the trimmings. So my birthday lasts for two amazing days!

    jo1963jo at gmail dot com

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    1. We're so happy you found your way here, Jo!

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  26. My favorite birthday activity is lunch with my daughters and they usually get me books, candles or bath products. I love them all.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  27. Happy birthday! I'd say eating cake.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. Happy birthday! Here's wishing you many more and good memories ;)

    I like spending time w/ friends and family and eating cake :)

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    1. Thank you, Erin. It's fun to share with everyone.

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  29. Birthdays are a great reason for us to take time out from our busy lives, and just enjoy the family all being together.annpa@gmail.com

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  30. I enjoy spending it with family and friends Happy Birthday to the blog!
    tessa.bamberg@kolumbus.fi

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  31. Happy birthday JRS!!
    Actually me and my family doesn't celebrate birthdays, but I like the idea of getting presents. ^^

    pinglecoon at gmail dot com

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    1. You being here today was a present for me. :)

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  32. Happy Birthday JRS! I have found many new books and authors, so thank you! My favorite part of birthdays is being with family. I love the cake as well, especially the icing!

    jaclynlavigne@yahoo.com

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  33. Happy Birthday and thank you JRS.

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  34. Happy Birthday JRS! I love birthdays...the cake, spending time with friends, the presents esp if they are GC's to Amazon! Hope you have many more b-days!

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    1. Thank you Alison. Hooray for GC's to Amazon!

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  35. Congratulations and Happy Birthday on the site. I'm not going to lie. Cake...it's all about the cake on my birthday.
    Judi
    boomer21(at)rogers(dot)com

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    1. I need to bake more cakes. Thank you, Judi. :)

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  36. Happy Birthday JRS. My favorite thing to do is go to the casino with my husband! (And hopefully win!)
    S Martin

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    1. I hope you win at the casino. Remember us when you do! :)

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  38. Happy Birthday!!! This is a fabulous site & I hope you're around for many more years!
    My favourite birthday activity is not having to clean up the dishes & kitchen. Heaven!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jemi. That is so very kind of you to say. :)

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  39. Happy Birthday JRS and what a fabulous site you have. Maureen you should be very very proud of what you have achieved. One amazing lady! Celebrate in style.

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    1. Thanks, Pauline. You are one amazing lady too!

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  40. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Just Romantic Suspense is a wonderful site and I'm blessed to have been here from the beginning. Maureen, you've done a fabulous job and I know you'll continue to grow this site and the Romantic Suspense genre with your wonderful and upbeat attitude. Looking forward to many more years with JRS!!!

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    1. Thank you for such wonderful and kind words, Kathy. And thank you for writing great Romantic Suspense!

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