Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Tradition Continues by Margo Hoornstra

It’s been quite a month here at the Roses of Prose. A few Roses enjoyed new releases, or gave back list titles new life. Some of us ventured out to present at conferences, sell and sign our books. One even ditched her publisher in favor of rediscovering her joy in writing. We are an active group, us Roses of Prose. In keeping with that tradition, I’m pleased to announce the acceptance, by The Wild Rose Press, of the newly titled On the Surface from the Brothers in Blue series, four heroes who met at the police academy and became life-long 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.

Here’s an introduction to the drop out. Once a cop, now a bounty hunter, he starts out seeking vengeance only to discover love.

Brad Collins rolled the old half-ton Bridges for Hire pickup to a stop in front of the sorry looking bed and breakfast then immediately questioned the wisdom of using small town handyman as his cover. He had so hoped to keep this fugitive recovery operation simple. Not take on what looked to be the biggest remodel job in northern Michigan history. Those buddies of his from the department would have a field day with what he’d gotten himself into this time.

White, two-story with a wrap-around porch was how the lady on the phone described the colonial. As the engine rumbled, he shook his head. She failed to mention the place was as run down as its owner had to be. Judging from the sound of her voice, the old girl was battle weary and bone tired.
 
Make it that much easier to gain her confidence.

Palm raised to rub the back of his neck, he sloughed off an unproductive pang of guilt. Couldn’t be helped, there was no turning back now. He had his own job to do here at the Rest Easy Bed and Breakfast. Letting out a breath, he jammed his left foot down to set the parking brake. Even if knowing he was about to con a defenseless old woman left a bad taste in his mouth. Good thing he’d be out of here once he got a line on the whereabouts of Jenny Reynolds’ scum of the earth boyfriend.

Close a chapter in my life that’s been open for far too long.

So there he is, finally home in more ways than one…with deepest appreciation to fellow Rose and my new editor Alicia Dean.
 
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16 comments:

Leah St. James said...

Congratulations, Margo! Wonderful news. The new story sounds terrific. Of course I'm figuring the B&B's owner isn't quite the woman he's expecting! And congratulations as well on working with Alicia. She's the best!

Jannine Gallant said...

So happy you've found a home for these books. I'm cheering you on, wishing you many sales!

Margo Hoornstra said...

Thanks, Leah. I've heard good things about Alicia. I'm looking forward to our new partnership. Ummmm...spoiler alert....you figure right. ;-)

Margo Hoornstra said...

Thanks, Jannine. (Commented before you got on the road, I see ;-) Thanks, too, for sticking with us over this loooong haul.

Diane Burton said...

Congratulations, Margo!!! I am so happy for you. You will love working with Alicia. Her suggestions are super. We have been an active group, haven't we? Our paths go in different directions, but one thing we can always count on is the support from each other. Yay, us!

Alicia Dean said...

I love how active and supportive this group is. AND, I am beyond thrilled to be working with Margo and her fantastic book. I hope I won't let you down (that's a lot of pressure, with all the kind words :)). Big hugs and congrats!!

RE Mullins said...

Wonderful news. Signing a new contract is always a rush. Best of luck

Rolynn Anderson said...

Yippee, Margo! What a great premise for your series...Wild Rose is lucky to have you! Yes, we've got a multi-talented and energetic group here; I'm proud to be a member of Roses of Prose!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

I love the series premise. I see all kinds of possibilities that I'm sure you'll bring to us in great style. Congrats on the new contract. I loved my time at The Wild Rose Press. No one tried to change you, they just worked to make you better. A huge plus.

Barbara Edwards said...

I have to read this! I sounds wonderful.

Andrea Downing said...

Love the premise. Best wishes on the contract, and good luck with sales.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Absolutely, Diane. Yay,us! Thanks for the nudge you gave to make me venture out to present at that conference. What a great time!

Margo Hoornstra said...

Thank you, thank you, Alicia. I'm not worried. Seems your reputation precedes you. There must be something to that!

Margo Hoornstra said...

RE - This particular rush was a looooonnnggg time coming.

Aw, Rolynn, you make me blush! Thank you. This is a pretty great group, I know I'm proud to be a part.

Exactly, Vonnie. For what it's worth, you've taught me a lot! Appreciate the congrats, too.

Hope you enjoy, Barb! Thanks for the boost!

Thanks, Andi. Here's hoping! ;-)

Brenda Whiteside said...

Big congrats, Margo. And I didn't know Alicia worked for TWRP. Best of luck. The series sounds great.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Thanks, Brenda. Feels good!