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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
                                                 Upcoming Events
November is a quiet month but I’d like to give a heads up to two upcoming events:
November 18, Mixon Fruit Farms Harvest Festival. FREE EVENT
I will be manning a table with my books and other members of Florida Romance Writers from 1 pm to 3 pm. If you’re in the Tampa/Bradenton/Sarasota area, please drop by. Here are some links to the festival:

Saturday, November 18, 9 am - 5 pm
2525 27th St. East, Bradenton, FL 34208
941-748-5829; 800-608-2525

December 6:
Highway Café Holiday Blog Tour, December 4-8. Fun and prizes! I am posting on December 6 as Frostbite the Elf, so drop by. LINK

Coming January: The Pit and the Passion: Murder at the Ghost Hotel

At midnight, in the darkness of a deserted hotel, comes scream and a splash. Eighty-five years later workmen uncover a skeleton. Who does it belong to, and how did it get to the bottom of an old elevator shaft? To find out, Charity Snow, ace reporter for the Longboat Key Planet, must team up with Rancor Bass, best-selling author. Although his arrogance nearly exceeds his talent, she is surprised to discover a warm heart beating under his handsome exterior.

While dealing with a drop-dead gorgeous editor who may or may not be the villain and a publisher with a dark family secret, they unearth an unexpected link to the most famous circus family in the world.

And (drumroll please):
Ready for submission: Flotsam and Jetsam: The Amelia Island Affair

Three corpses strewn across the sand. Who are they and how did they get to the shore of Amelia Island, the southernmost of the Atlantic Sea Islands? Two State Park rangers must find the answers, while contending with a secretive group calling itself the League of the Green Cross. Do the deaths have anything to do with them? Or could they be bound up with the complicated history of the island, which was conquered and lost by more than eight nations?  Or is there a simpler explanation? Mucking up the investigation is the crucial question: will Simon ever get the nerve to tell Ellie how he feels?
                                      M.S. Spencer's Books

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

Exquisite Christmas: 21 Romance Authors Share Holiday Stories & Recipes My story Che Gelida Manina, as well as 2 wonderful recipes (Swedish coffeebread and Rosemary Ginger Shortbread) appear in it.

All books are also available at Amazon, iBooks, Createspace (print), Smashwords, KOBO, Bookstrand, and Barnes and Noble. Check out the links at my website: LINK
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I'm participating in the Nov. RB4U contest - see Monthly Contest page.
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 ten 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.
Lapses of Memory released from the Wild Rose Press March 15.
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?
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