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M. S. Spencer
Romance in Suspension ~ Tales to Make You Tingle

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Contemporary romantic suspense, M/F, 1-3 flames
Orion’s Foot: Myth, Mystery & Romance in the Amazon, is in its final
stages! It should be out in the next few months.

Petra Steele is wallowing in self-pity after being dumped at the altar,
when her brother Nick invites her to come to the Peruvian Amazon.
Before she even sets her suitcase down, she's confronted with a
murder victim. Mystery piles on mystery in a research station
peopled with a quirky assortment of scientists.  She is drawn to
Emory Andrews, the ornithologist, a gruff, big man with a secret
past, until his beautiful ex-wife shows up. More murders, more
secrets, more mysteries ensue, all in the deeply romantic, sizzling

Lapses of Memory is now available in Audio!

Sydney Bellek first meets Elian Davies in the 1950s on a Boeing 377
Stratocruiser when she is five and he is seven. They run into each
other every few years after that, but while he knows from the start
that she is his true love, she does not. Later, as rival journalists, they
vie for scoops on international crises from the Iranian revolution to
the Lebanese civil war. The handsome and intrepid Elian beats her
out at every turn, even while keeping his love for her secret.

Only after years of separation does she finally realize they are meant
to be together, but this time, in a twist of fate, it is Elian whose
memory of her is gone. Will he remember her before she loses heart
or will their new love be enough to replace the old one?

Links:  Amazon   Audible

                                           Upcoming Events

July 15-August 15:  Moonlight & Mystery Summer Review Wars
Moonlight And Mystery is running a month-long event for
readers from July 15 to August 15, featuring 50 authors,
including me.
The host will offer books to be reviewed in groups of 5 or 10
at a time for a specific period of time, then move on to the next
5 or 10. I am offering Flotsam & Jetsam: the Amelia Island
Affair, for review.
All entered books will be on sale for $0.99 or free.
During the event, the host will run up to FIVE parties called
Raves. These Raves will be for authors to meet readers in a
live Q and A. Each party will be on one thread, and authors
will be introduced in groups of 5 -10 authors per one party.
The host will post games along the way and give away
paperbacks or gift cards. The main prize will be a $200
Amazon gift card. The host will also hold some smaller gift
cards giveaways during the month to keep everyone
interested. Participating authors will donate one signed print
book for the grand prizes.
The event includes a grand finale which will be the final event
where Reviewers will receive other prizes.

8/2    Bingeworthy Book Festival: Mason’s Mark; N. N. Light’s Book
8/3     E. B. Davis, Writers Who Kill:

                                        M.S. Spencer's Books

For the Love of a Spy: the Scrivener & the Handyman LINK

Flotsam & Jetsam: the Amelia Island Affair LINK

Still available in ebook and print:
The Pit & the Passion: Murder at the Ghost Hotel  LINK
Lapses of Memory   LINK
A Widow’s Walk   LINK
Whirlwind Romance   LINK
Artful Dodging: the Torpedo Factory Murders   LINK
The Mason’s Mark: Love and Death in the Tower   LINK
The Penhallow Train Incident   LINK
Dear Philomena: Love, Lust & Murder on Chincoteague  LINK
Triptych  LINK
Mai Tais & Mayhem: Murder at Mote Marine   LINK

Books are also available at the Publisher's website, Amazon,
ITunes, Createspace (print), Smashwords, KOBO, Bookstrand,
Barnes and Noble, Indigo, Walmart, and Indie-bound (print).
You can find all buy links for all books at my website:    LINK

To stay current on my events, please visit my blog:  LINK

The Penhallow Train Incident is in Audio! Here’s the LINK
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, kayaker, 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 both public and academic library systems,, and at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, a diploma in Arabic Studies from the American University in Cairo, and Masters in Anthropology and in Library Science from the University of Chicago.  All of this tends to insinuate itself into her works.

Ms. Spencer has published twelve romantic suspense or murder mystery novels. She has two fabulous grown children and an incredible granddaughter. She divides her time between the Gulf Coast of Florida and a tiny village in Maine.
             For the Love of a Spy: The Scrivener & the Handyman

Maris Graystone writes the Scrivener, a political column, and Michael Kinder is a handyman with a secret. They meet on a hot day in 1991, an era electric with possibility and peril. Despite the instantaneous sparks, they both sense there is more to their relationship than physical attraction.

Their love affair intensifies against the backdrop of the dramatic world events-a disintegrating USSR, Middle East peace talks, and Vietnam’s reemergence on the international stage. Michael appears and disappears at unpredictable moments, leaving Maris limp and lovelorn. Looking for safe harbor for both her emotions and her body, she welcomes the advances of a dashing French diplomat, Émile de Canalon, who whisks her off to France.

Will she embrace the luxury and comfort of life with Émile, or the edge-of-the-seat thrills and terrors of globe-hopping adventures with Michael?

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