The Spy Who Left Me
Diamonds Are Truly Forever
Lipstick Spy School
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Join me for a discussion on Heroes and Heartbreakers! And get a sneak peak of my December 24th release, the third Agent Ex novel, Live and Let Love. And don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a copy of The Spy Who Left Me and Diamonds Are Truly Forever.
Fabulous YA author Ellie James has tagged me for The Next Big Thing blog hop. Her latest book, Fragile Darkness, just hit the shelves this week. If you like YA, be sure to check it out.
Here are my answers to the blog hop questions:
1) What is the working title of your next book?
Live and Let Love which releases on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2012.
2) Where did the idea come from for the book?
This is the third book in my Agent Ex series. It features a secondary character from Diamonds Are Truly Forever, secret agent and assassin Jack Pierce. I just loved Jack’s character and thought he deserved his own book.
3) What genre does your book fall under?
The spine says “romantic suspense.” It’s full of suspense, but it’s also lighthearted and humorous. I’d call it spylicious romance.
4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
I have no idea, lol! I’d leave that to the professional casting directors.
5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Some desires are to die for.
6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Live and Let Love is published by St. Martin’s Press.
7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
About 4 months.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
This is really a tough question for me to answer. With my humorous tone, I’d compare my books to Stephanie Bond’s.
9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Another tough question. I don’t have a specific answer. It’s the third book in the series, so I suppose you could say the other books inspired this one.
10) What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
I love James Bond and all the big glamour of those books and movies, but I thought a small town version of a spy book would provide lots of opportunities for humor and fun. So Live and Let Love takes place in a tiny rural town.
And for two days it’s free on Kindle! 9/19/2012-9/20/2012 How’s that for an introductory price?
I love writing my humorous spy romances. Love, love, love what I do. But I’ve also always loved historical romance, too. Seamstress was a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist and a book of my heart since it’s set in Seattle and features Seattle’s rich and colored history.
THE LAST HONEST SEAMSTRESS
Too many rough, lonely men, too few respectable women;
Brothels full of prostitutes who call themselves seamstresses;
Two sewing machines;
One real seamstress who desperately needs a husband–of convenience
And one man who will do anything to win her love…
Even make a dangerous deal with Seattle’s most notorious madam.
Get it while it’s free!
It’s finally here–the release of my latest Agent Ex novel, Diamonds Are Truly Forever! Letting your book loose in the world is a little bit like dropping your child off for their first day of school. It’s thrilling, exciting, and makes you a little nervous.
Diamonds is available at fine retailers everywhere books are sold, online and in stores. Love Rocks!
In celebration of its release, I’m giving away three advanced readers’ copies of it on Free Book Friday. Enter for a chance to win here now through Friday May 25th.
There’s also a fantastic article on The Spy Who Left Me and Diamonds in the May issue of Night Owl Reviews, page 13. Ever wanted to go on vacation, but didn’t have the time or money? Read this fun article and find out how to go on a staycation.
And check out what I had to say when Rocco the Blogging Cat interviewed me. You can enter to win a paperback copy of my first Agent Ex novel, The Spy Who Left Me. Just leave a comment on Rocco’s blog.
My cover for my upcoming 12/26/2012 release, Live and Let Love, is revealed exclusively on the great romance site Heroes and Heartbreakers today. Check it out here. I’ll post it on my site soon,
Happy May Day to all! As a girl, I used to gather flowers and make small cones or baskets out of construction paper and fill them with the flowers on May Day. Then I’d tie them to friends’ and neighbors’ doors, ring the bell, and run! It was great fun to treat people to a surprise of flowers. Though I think my mom got more than her share of dandelions and flowers picked from her flowerbeds, lol.
Today is the last day to enter for a chance to win one of three copies of Diamonds Are Truly Forever on Goodreads. Enter HERE. Don’t miss your chance!
The May issue of The Big Thrill, International Thriller Writers’ monthly ezine, released today. It has a feature article on Diamonds Are Truly Forever. You can read it HERE.
Diamonds releases on May 22nd!
Now through May 2, 2012 you can enter to win an advanced readers copy of Diamonds Are Truly Forever. Click here to go to the entry form. I’m giving away 3 copies. Don’t miss your chance to win and be one of the first people to read it! Diamonds officially releases on May 22, 2012.
There’s a scene in Diamonds where the hero, Drew, takes the heroine, Staci, to the gun club to get some practice with the new pistol he’s given her. Over the weekend, I went to the gun club firing range to get a little practice with my Makarov. It’s a little gun, but it has a big kick.
I’m doing the happy dance–Amazon selected The Spy Who Left Me as one of their April selections for their fabulous 100 Kindle Books for $3.99 or Less list. Spy is right there on the first page, specially priced for a limited time at $2.99. That’s less than a tall mocha or latte from your favorite coffee shop. For hours of entertainment and a mini reading staycation to Hawaii.
And The Spy Who Left Me is specially priced at $2.99 across all digital platforms–Nook, Sony, iBooks, and of course, Kindle. Get it from your favorite e-retailer.
April is starting out as a promising month for me. I hope it is for all of you, too.