Thanks, Melissa, for letting me talk about my new romantic suspense release, For the Love of a Spy: the Scrivener and the Handyman. Here’s the story:
When Maris Graystone, political writer, and Michael Kinder, CIA troubleshooter, meet, sparks fly. Their love affair intensifies against the backdrop of the dramatic world events of 1991. Michael appears and disappears at unpredictable moments, leaving Maris limp and lovelorn. Looking for safe harbor for her emotions and her body, she accepts the advances of a dashing French diplomat.
Torn between the luxury and comfort of Émile and his chateau, and the romance of international intrigue with Michael, she must choose, but who?
For the Love of a Spy: the Scrivener and the Handyman
I Heart Publishing, December 27, 2018
222 pp.; ebook 74,000 words
In this new excerpt Maris gets an eyeful of the gorgeous Michael.
Excerpt: First Encounter
He straightened and turned toward Maris. For the first time, she got a good look at his face. She backed off, partly to get out of the way and partly because she didn’t want him to see how breathless he made her.
The man was gorgeous! His face—well, a romance writer would describe it as craggy, rough-hewn, or maybe lived-in. Deep, deep blue eyes under a tousled thatch of ebony hair, his skin tanned and tight over a strong nose and high cheekbones. His mouth, although currently set in a thin, angry line, promised to be sensual and full.
She attempted, with little success, to keep her eyes from traveling down his barrel chest to his hands. Quite delicate for such a big man, the fingers long and slim. She looked up quickly and found him observing her, his face impassive. He watched as she backed away blushing, then without a word returned to his work.
I Heart Publishing: https://www.iheartbookpublishing.com/for-the-love-of-a-spy-the-scrivener-and-the-handyman.html
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KWW84WQ
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1129945788
It will also be available at Walmart and on I Tunes.
About the Author
Although M. S. Spencer has lived or traveled in five of the seven continents, the last thirty years were spent mostly in Washington, D.C. as a librarian, Congressional staff assistant, speechwriter, editor, birdwatcher, policy wonk, non-profit director, and parent. After many years in academia, she worked for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Department of the Interior, in several library systems, both public and academic, and at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. She has two grown children and a perfect granddaughter. Ms. Spencer has published twelve mystery/romantic suspense novels, and currently divides her time between Florida and Maine.
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A Mother's Love...
There's something wondrous about a mother's love. She gives of herself for the children, often going without so that they have what they need. As a mother of two, I remember those days with the lack of sleep and putting the needs of my children above my own.
But what would happen if someone was out to kill your child? I can't imagine how challenging it would be to keep your child safe and help them grow up into a wonderful person.
Ms. Centeno has an amazing wrap up to her Giver of Life Trilogy with Prodigy. You won't be able to put it down.
Leah Parker’s fate had always been controlled by others—who she loved and who she lost. Five years after the tragic murder of her daughter’s father, she’s done everything in her power to protect her little girl from the outside world. But she’s rebelled against fate in the past and no act of defiance goes unpunished in the Enchanter community.
The ultimate power wants to correct the damage done by Jae and the only way they can do that is by getting rid of her special child—a child destined to replace all branches of Enchanter magic one day.
But, Leah isn’t willing to go down without a fight. She will do anything to save what Jae died to protect, even if she must turn against the Circle of Elders. But when her first love, Brandon Morris walks back into her life, Leah knows nothing will ever be the same again.
Leah must confront her past, before she and her daughter are erased from her family line. She must get over her guilt and rely on Brandon to ensure her daughter’s survival. But will the pain from their past destroy their friendship forever? Or will their old bond hold them together and carry them through what’s ahead?
Prodigy releases on Jan. 15th
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