Joining us today on the last day of their joint tour are Wild Rose Press authors Margo Hoornstra and Jannine Gallant! Here's a little bit about the books they are touring with:


All of the pleasures and none of the pain, that’s what Cynthia Buckingham wants in a relationship these days. A one-night stand with Jonah Colt seems to fit that bill perfectly. Newly divorced, she’s too busy planning her daughter’s wedding for any serious involvement. Besides, her true passion is helping victims of PTSD reclaim their lives.

Waking up after spending the night with a woman he barely knows, Jonah is stunned to realize sex for the sake of sex isn’t enough for him anymore. A veteran of more military battles than he cares to count, he wants to forget it all and focus on peaceful civilian life. Except flashbacks won’t allow it.

Falling for Cynthia makes Jonah regret his weakened state, but he’d rather hide the truth than face it. When she sets aside everything she believes in to help him heal, can he accept her help–and her love?


From the very beginning, Jonah made the evening perfect. Taking them around to her side of the car, getting her safely settled and shut inside before he took his place behind the wheel. Then reversed the process after they arrived at Cornell’s, a high priced seafood restaurant, with the very best shrimp cocktail ever created.

“My favorite place. But how did you know?”

He paused to take her hand as they approached the entrance. “Let’s just say I used my powers of observation.”

Their evening together was wonderful to say the least. So why did an unusual sense of regret slide through her every time she and Jonah took a short break from laughing?

Because their time together like this, like a normal, happy couple who enjoyed each other’s company—outside the bedroom as well as in—would soon end?

Then what?

Had she so diverted from the no strings and no commitments plan she had laid out for the rest of her life? Who knew if she had the ability to pull it off?

If she concentrated hard enough, she could see them going on this way for years. When she allowed herself to imagine the two of them together beyond the one night stand that had drifted on for the better part of a few weeks now. Truth was, she could see them together, but not too clearly.

Life’s simple pleasures. That’s what she intended to share with Jonah Colt. Life’s simple pleasures. And none of its pain.


Margo Hoornstra hails from the Midwest, land of the—this year at least—never ending snow storms. It’s beautiful to look at but has put a crimp in her second love besides writing, long walks outdoors.

You can find Margo at:

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You can find ONLY IF YOU DARE at:

Daycare owner, Miranda O’Neill, isn’t looking for a miracle. But that’s what it’ll take to convince Cole Matheson the American Dream isn’t a trap designed to suck the life out of him. She wants a house with a white picket fence. He wants adventure. She yearns for babies of her own. He’s perfectly content claiming his aging hound as his only dependent. The one thing they agree on–they can’t keep their hands off each other.

Six months ago, they’d admitted love wasn’t enough and parted ways. But when Cole finds himself in charge of his nephew for the ten longest days of his life, only one person can save him.

Will Miranda put aside her heartache to jump into the fray? Can Cole find any redeeming qualities in a demon in a diaper? Either way, both know they’re just asking for trouble.


Rising to his feet in one smooth movement, Cole gave her a hand up. His palm was warm and a little rough as it curled around her fingers. With an extra tug, he brought her close against his chest.

“Oops, I guess I don’t know my own strength.”

For a moment, she leaned into him. The afternoon had been relaxing, but stimulating at the same time, like the man standing before her. With Cole, there was always the question of what he’d say next, what he’d do next…

His free hand rose to touch her hair before his thumb stroked along her jaw in a whisper soft caress that sent a quiver sliding through her.

Drawing in a breath, she forced herself to step back. “Why don’t you get the horses while I wake Jackson?”

A pained look flashed through his eyes and was gone. “Sure.”

When he released her and turned away, she pressed shaking hands against her thighs to steady herself. After a long moment, she bent and picked up the rose, then lifted Jackson into her arms and hugged him close, breathing in his clean, baby scent.

No more innocent outings with a man who had the power to trample her heart beneath his boots. She’d been a fool to think she could spend time with Cole without falling in love with him all over again. Truth was, it would be a short drop into heartache. She touched the rose to her lips. Because she’d never stopped loving him the first time around.


Jannine Gallant lives in beautiful Lake Tahoe where she enjoys hiking and snowshoeing in the woods around her home. Her stories are set in small towns and reflect the beauty of nature.

You can find Jannine at:

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You can find ASKING FOR TROUBLE at:

Free on Amazon!

Thank you for joining us, Margo and Jannine! 


  1. Hello All. Thank you for having us here today, MJ. What's your favorite hero, suave and sexy or rough and ready?

  2. It's good to be here, MJ. Thanks for having us! Last free day for Asking For Trouble. I hope your readers will grab both books and enjoy!

  3. I know I have my copy, Jannine! And Margo, I guess I'd say rough and ready, because the suave, sexy ones kind of make me uneasy about their genuine intentions. All in all, I like the bumbling, slightly vulnerable types! So glad you ladies could join us!

  4. Hey there ladies, so sorry I'm late to the party. Fantastic excerpts! I have both these books, now I just need to find some 'me' time and read them. Congrats to you both...and best of luck. Hi, M.J.! Three of my peeps all in one place, how fun!

    1. Yes, it's like old home week here, today! Thanks for stopping by, Alicia!

  5. They are both great covers. Thanks for the excerpts.

    1. I agree, Lynn! Love the covers! I appreciate you coming by today. Have a great rest of your weekend!

  6. They both sound like great books, and I have both of them. Like Alicia, I need to find more hours in a day to read.Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes, that is a problem, isn't it? If only we didn't have to deal with these pesky day job thingies! Thanks for taking the time to pop in, Patricia!

  7. Ladies, thanks for stopping in to visit. I've been at my daughters' Nordic race all day and just had time to catch up. Appreciate all the support and hope you enjoy the books! I feel your pain about not having enough hours in the day to read!

    1. To be independently wealthy, that's what we need! Or if we could somehow make reading books into a full-time job...

  8. Both books sound terrific! Love both concepts. I downloaded "Asking for Trouble" and can't wait to start reading. :-) Have to go look for "Only if You Dare" now!

  9. Hello Everyone. Thanks for all of the fantastic comments. I can attest to the fact that Jannine's Nothing But Trouble is a great book. I have a mile high TBR file too. Funny you should mention independently wealthy, MJ. That's the premise of the next series I have in the works. Thanks to Jannine's original brainstorm idea! BTW I was absent yesterday for good reason ( I think ). Grandson's basketball tournament. Can't miss those!

    1. That is definitely a good reason to miss, Margo. I hope his team did well, or that he, at least, had a good outing. I'm glad I had the opportunity to showcase your book as well as Jannine's.

  10. Nice excerpt! It got me interested in a very short time!

  11. Agreed. Thanks for stopping in and happy Hump Day!


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