Thursday, August 22, 2019

To Serve and Protect Was Never More Personal


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

Starting to write a new book is always a thrill. It’s also a thrill, and a huge sense of accomplishment, to finish writing a book. Bringing its events and characters to a satisfactory conclusion.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of doing both.

Brothers In Blue is a four book series featuring heroes who 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.

Books 1 and 2, ON THE SURFACE and ON THE FORCE are released and available. Book 3, ON THE MAKE is recently completed to be released soon in 2019. Book 4, ON THE MOVE, to be released in 2020, I’ve just begun to write.

To whet your reading appetite, here’s a sampling of each.

ON THE SURFACE – Brad’s Story: The Dropout – Available 2017

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 – Vince’s Story: The Straight Arrow – Available 2018

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 MAKE – Adam’s Story: The Movie Star – Available 2019

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 happy ever after—terrified any new love is certain to end in heartbreak. But with two young boys to raise, a stable family life is all she longs for. Cop turned movie idol, Adam Pride always craved the family he never had. Though Madison and her boys are hard to resist, he wants his own. Not someone else’s readymade version. When the unexpected ties them together forever, he’s torn between growing hope for the future…and nagging fear his dreams will be crushed. In an alarming turn of events, Madison unknowingly lands in a desperate killer’s crosshairs. For Adam, all bets are off. But can he save her from the deadly threat? Or will a shocking revelation destroy their fragile love?

ON THE MOVE – Luke’s Story: The Maverick – Available 2020

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

Chapter One

It had been a long time since Luke Simms was held in a woman’s arms. Incredible warmth flowed into him from their body to body contact. Lost in the pure, sweet scents only a woman carried with her, he relished the smooth, slightly moist skin at the side of her throat where he rested his head. The only thing better in this life would be to caress her as well. Which he would have done in a heartbeat. If only his right arm hadn’t been effectively rendered useless. Shattered at the shoulder by a couple of nine-millimeter slugs. Fired at close range.


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 or Book 2, ON THE FORCE  (Print books available in the US only.)

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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 August 23rd. 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 maureen@justromanticsuspense.com to claim your prize. Your email address will be shared with the author/publicist providing the giveaway. 

21 comments:

  1. I love your covers, Margo, and your blurbs make all your books interesting! Good luck with #3 and #4! Great blog!

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    1. Diana. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you and thank you. Think that about covers it. I appreciate the kind words and encouragement.

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  2. Hey Margo, Your series sounds fantastic, as well as, your verbal description of each brother in blue! Best of luck with your upcoming releases, book 3 and 4!

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    1. Thanks, Darcy. I'm becoming attached to these brothers.

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  3. I love the concept of this series. And I agree, your covers are striking. Looking forward to Book 3!

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    1. Thank you, Patty. Diana Carlile is the artist who created those covers. Love her work. Book 3 on its way!

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  4. I too, love the concept and the covers! Great blurbs too.
    Good luck and God's blessings
    PamT

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  5. Sounds like a great series.

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  6. Ah, this series is wonderful! Admirable heroines and heroes to die for. Excellent job!

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  7. This sounds like a fabulous series. Love the idea of highlighting our wonderful police!

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    1. Thanks, Diane. No stretch for me highlighting our wonderful police. Comes from a special place in my heart.

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  8. Love the concept of this series, esp. knowing how personal it is to you. Best wishes.

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    1. These are the books of my heart, Diane. Thank you.

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  9. Such a great series, Margo. Books of your heart, for sure!

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    1. They are that. Married one and gave birth to one.

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    1. Ooooooh!!! It works! It really, really works!!!! Thank you so much.

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