Whirlwind Romance

A rush of emotion dropped a veil over all but the tiny world of the two people in seats 11A and 11B, in a jet plane floating somewhere over the Atlantic, in a still moment in time.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Griffin & His Pet Theory at V. L. Locey's

Come find Griffin Tate in all his glory at V. L. Locey’s wonderful site Thoughts from a Yodeling Goatherder (yes you got that right). We’ll talk about his pet theory about food and give you a fabulous recipe for tabbouleh, a bulgur, tomato and parsley salad that is perfect for a hot summer day.
Tabbouleh
Here’s the link:


Friday, July 24, 2015

The First Time for Griffin & Rachel--at Honor James

Please join me at Honor James’ beautiful site and hear about how Griffin and Rachel finally discover they care about each other (I thought it would never happen…) in this excerpt from my new mystery romance The Penhallow Train Incident. Here’s the link: http://wp.me/p4qaq1-p9 
View from Rachel's Deck

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Three Fabulous Reviews for the Penhallow Train Incident

FIVE ***** STARS from Devika Fernando. Here’s what she says:
“Deep yet entertaining, detailed yet fast-paced.” She especially loved the hero and heroine:
“As for the protagonists, they make a splendid pair. Rachel is just the right mix of confident, emancipated, in-search-for-love, intelligent and stubborn to be the perfect sparring partner for Griffin, who made me swoon despite being quite a lot older than me (and the usual hero). I loved his wit, cleverness, tragic past, hard outer shell, humour and stubbornness, and I could picture him in my head vividly.”


Then FIVE ***** STARS from Michelle McCaughey: “M. S. Spencer has done it again…another winner!

And FOUR **** STARS from Brother Love: “Spencer Delivers Again”
“Spencer draws the reader in with well-developed characters and enough conflicts to keep you guessing what comes next.”




Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Lisabet Sarai Welcomes Me and Rachel--& a Giveaway

An antique train, a mysterious corpse, a bank robbery, a treasure map, and romantic rumblings make for passion and adventure in small town Maine.
Main Street Penhallow

I hope you stop by Lisabet Sarai’s gorgeous site today to read a new excerpt from my mystery romance release, The Penhallow Train Incident. In it we hear of the murder of a mysterious foreigner, and a clue Rachel (our heroine) receives which may or may not be connected. Leave a comment to win a copy!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Ella Jade's Hot New Release Rosalie's Player is With Us Today

Please welcome Ella Jade and her best-selling baseball romances.
Enter for prizes!

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Book Three in the BEST SELLING Kingston Heat series is available now for a limited release price of 99 cents!

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Hit the sheets with Ella Jade's Players!


Once a player, always a player. Maybe not this time.

Hopeless romantic Rosalie Millan is fresh out of college and ready to start a new life in the baseball-obsessed town of Kingston, Rhode Island. Her sister has found her forever love with the Kingston Crushers' second baseman, and now Rosalie wants the same thing. But the man she has her sights set on is far from boyfriend material. He's wild, sex-crazed, and hell-bent on staying single. Still, Rosalie can't seem to give up on the bad boy.

Up-and-coming baseball pitcher Holt Clemson is on fire, both on and off the field. His career has taken him to the top, and with that success comes women, and lots of them. After spending years watching his father cheat and lie to his mother, he's become jaded when it comes to relationships. He can have any girl he chooses, but the last one he thought he'd ever want is the only one making her way into his heart.

Rosalie wants romance, love, and a man who will do anything for her, but Holt isn't a hearts-and-flowers kind of guy. Can this unlikely duo find some common ground? Will Rosalie make Holt see that happily ever afters do exist?

Content Warning: contains explicit sex and adult content



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Excerpt...

“We’re not going to do it.” Rosalie wiggled out of Holt's hold and slipped off the counter, taking a few steps back to create some distance as she fixed her bra and shirt. His scent lingered on her skin.
Hell! Why does he have to look so good?
“What’s the game?” When he leaned against the counter, she could see his impressive excitement poking into the towel.
“There’s no game.” At least she wasn’t the one playing any games.
“Bullshit. I feel it every time I touch you.” He picked up his mug. “Why are you pulling back?”
“Because all you ever do is touch me. Can’t you see how explosive we are? How fast things heat up?”
“That’s not a problem for me. It tells me the sex is going to be amazing.”
“Maybe I’m not looking for amazing sex.”
“What?” He looked like he might choke on the air between them.
“Amazing sex is great.” Until now sex had been mediocre for her. She hadn’t had that many partners, and the few sexual encounters she had were usually with frat guys who’d had too much to drink. “But a relationship can’t be about sex and nothing else.”
“A relationship?” Confusion spread across his face faster than poison ivy covered the skin, but he looked just as uncomfortable as he would if he were suffering from the itchy condition.
“A foreign concept to you, I know. I read the tabloids.” His reputation was the reason she warned herself to stay away from him. But she wasn’t even in town forty-eight hours and she couldn’t manage to keep her mind or her lips off him.
“Don’t believe everything you read.” He brought the mug to that kissable mouth again, took a long sip, and then continued. “My family is an easy target for those rags. My father’s in the senate, and every time a president from the opposing party takes office, my old man publicly fights with him every chance he gets. My mother is an heir to one of the largest diamond manufacturers in the country. Their only son is the starting pitcher for the number one team in baseball. We sell papers.”
“So all that stuff about you and those girls isn’t true?”
“I didn’t say that. I just said don’t believe everything they print about me.” He grinned, probably because he was impressed with some of the things printed about him. “If you change your mind about me and you, I promise you won’t regret it.”
“You’re something, but I’m going to pass.” She pulled the hair tie from her hair and redid her ponytail. “Unless you want to grab dinner or something and we could get to know one another. See if there can be more than sex between us.”
“Like a date?” More confusion.
“Another foreign concept?”
“We’re wasting time with this conversation.”
“I don’t think we are. It’s all very telling.”
“How are we ever going to hit the sheets, princess, if you don’t get these silly fairytale ideas out of your head?”
“That’s not the problem.”
“It isn’t?” His towel dipped lower than before, exposing more of that complex tattoo of his. How she ached to see the whole thing.

“The question should be how are we ever going to hit the sheets if you don’t start believing in fairytales?” 

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Will the bad-boy pitcher strike out when it comes to love? 

Shy music teacher Sophia Ballis has sworn off men. After a bad experience with a college jock she decided it was better to be alone than to get burned again. She focused on her education and now her new job at a local private school. 

Professional baseball pitcher Paxton Hughes is a player both on and off the field. He's signed to the Kingston Crushers to bring home the coveted championship title. Nothing can get in his way. Serious relationships don't mix with a life on the road and he never loses focus on the game. One-night stands are his specialty for a reason. 

While out jogging one spring morning, the two collide, setting their course in motion. Pax is immediately drawn to the unassuming beauty. Sophia is aware of his reputation and decides one night of meaningless sex with the attractive Texas charmer is just what she needs to get over her self-imposed dry spell. Pax has more than a one-night stand on his mind, but will his bad-boy persona and demanding schedule ruin any chances of a happily ever after?

Content Warning: contains explicit sex and adult content 




Jilted once before, now it's her turn to level the playing field. 

Hotshot sports reporter Sage Millan has been busy making a name for herself in the male dominated world of baseball. She's just landed her dream job, and her first assignment is covering the newly crowned World Series champions, The Kingston Crushers. This is the opportunity of a lifetime. The only problem…her ex-boyfriend, and the only man she's ever loved, is the team's second baseman. Things ended badly between them, and she's not sure she can put those demons to rest. 

Professional baseball player Nicolas Cordova is having the time of his life. His team has just won the World Series, and with the victory comes more fame, women, and exposure than he ever could have imagined. But things are about to change for the sexy, charismatic athlete. He never expected his ex-girlfriend to walk back into his life, much less the locker room. 
These days Sage is smarter, more mature, and doesn't plan on being played a second time. Her appearance stirs old memories for Nic. She's the one he let get away in the name of his career. He vows he can be the man she needs this time around. Will that be enough to mend her broken heart? 

Content Warning: contains explicit sex and adult content 








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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Another Five-Star Review for Penhallow Train Incident!



Another home run for M.S. Spencer, July 6, 2015
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This review is from: The Penhallow Train Incident (Kindle Edition)
M.S. Spencer has done it again...another winner! I won't go into detail; you must read it for yourself!


Friday, July 17, 2015

Recipe & a Tasty Excerpt at Holly Jody Gill's Today

A corpse on a train, hidden treasure, and the search for the Queen of Sheba’s tomb make for romance and adventure on Penobscot Bay.
Yogurt Cucumber Dip

Please drop by Holly Jody Gill’s wonderful site today, where I introduce my new romance mystery, The Penhallow Train Incident. You’ll meet Griffin Tate, the cantankerous hero and Rachel’s sometime nemesis. Griffin, a Middle East history professor, has a theory about food. Enjoy!  



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Penhallow Train Incident on Pinterest

Be sure to check out all the photographs at my Pinterest board--get a sense of what Penhallow looks like and all the characters & places in it. Here's a picture of Amity Landing, Rachel's town:

And here's one of the train robbery, after which a mysterious dead body is found:

https://www.pinterest.com/msspencerauthor/penhallow-train-incident/

Monday, July 13, 2015

Jami Gray & The Kyn Kronicles Join Us Today

Welcome Jami Gray. Tell us about all your fantastic books. I'd really like to hear about your release Shadow's Edge.



THE KYN KRONICLES (Urban Fantasy series w/Black Opal Books)

WRAPPED IN SHADOWS, Kyn Kronicles .5
(Things That Go Bump For The Holidays Anthology)

The magic of the holidays can be hell…

Celebrations abound during the holidays, but this Christmas an engagement celebration goes horrifically wrong.  What appears to be a simple murder/suicide hides a vicious surprise. The type of gift Raine and Gavin, elite member of the Kyn, didn’t want humans to unwrap, because revealing the monsters in the shadows isn’t the way to spread holiday cheer.

Nab Jami Gray's SHADOW'S EDGE  Free for a Limited Time!  #freeread #uf #pnr

"This fantastic paranormal action novel is quite possibly the best book I've read this year. I could not put it down, and had to exercise serious self-control to keep from staying up all night to finish it." – The Romance Reviews, 5/5 stars

"This book has everything in it, you have your Fey, Demons, Witches/Wizards, and Shifters. What more could you ask for?! Plus you have a great story to follow. The story and characters flowed so well together, it was like watching a movie in my head! Book 2 here I come!!" – Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock, 5/5 Fangs

Because I always knew magic would be a key component of my world crafting, urban fantasy and paranormal romance was a natural fit for me.  One of the greatest mind benders for me has always been how would our world react to the existence of magic?    How well could the everyday populace handle the reality of werewolves, vamps, necromancers, demons, witches, and every other story ever told? And because life has a darker side and the Grimm Brothers never met Walt Disney, what would those in power do to harness such abilities for their own advantages?  So I knew Raine McCord, my main character for SHADOW’S EDGE, had to be intimately acquainted with the pros and cons of the reality of magic. She’s part of the magical world, but thanks to some human scientists who just couldn’t resist playing god, she’s a bit more than even she expects.  I was adopted at 14, so I find my main characters tend to come with some baggage and Raine’s not any different.  Since I firmly believe that you have two choices when life starts putting you through the wringer, stand up or fall down, my women (and men) tend to stand up, even if they’re weaving on their feet, faces bruised and battered, they’re up, so bring it.

SHADOW’S EDGE, Kyn Kronicles #1
Everyone fears what hunts in the shadows—especially the monsters…

When the supernatural lurks in the shadows of the mundane, hunting monsters requires unique skills, like those of Raine McCord. A series of deaths threatens to reveal the Kyn community and forces her to partner with the sexy Gavin Durand.

As the trail leads to the foundation haunting Raine’s childhood, she and Gavin must unravel lies and betrayals to discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the entire magical community.

SHADOW’S SOUL, Kyn Kronicles #2
Some nightmares are born of love…

A simple assignment turns into a nightmare when Raine McCord follows Cheveyo to the Southwest on a consulting gig. When the most feared beings of the Kyn kidnaps Cheveyo and leaves Raine for dead, her ability to heal her mind and spirit hinges on the one man who can touch her soul, Gavin Durand. 

Unraveling the Southwest Kyn’s web of secrets and hidden vendettas will either bring them together or tear them apart forever.


SHADOW’S MOON, Kyn Kronicles #3
Even wild hearts can be broken…
Tracker, Xander Cade, confronts an enraged Shifter in a crowded human nightclub, fraying the thin secrecy shielding the supernatural community from public scrutiny. Danger stalks the pack and she must protect her alpha and mate, Warrick Vidis, even if he doesn’t want it.
If they don’t find a way to trust each other and accept their rare bond they risk losing everything-their pack, their friends and each other.
SHADOW’S CURSE, Kyn Kronicles #4
Death and chaos can devastate even the best-laid plans…

After tragedy strikes the Northwest Kyn, leaving the houses in chaos and the Wraiths hungry for blood, the fallout threatens Natasha Bertoi’s carefully laid plans. When the Council sends Darius Abazi, the one man guaranteed to skew the odds, she faces her toughest opponent yet.

As death stalks the Northwest Kyn, can Natasha trust Darius, a man well versed in subterfuge, to uncover the truth before treachery destroys them all?


Coming Fall 2015:

A collection of Kyn shorts, including WRAPPED IN SHADOWS


PSY-IV Teams (Paranormal Romantic Suspense series w/MuseIt Up Publishing)

HUNTED BY THE PAST, PSY-IV Teams #1
Sometimes death is the only way to out run the past…

Changing the past is impossible, a fact ex-marine, Cynthia Arden, understands all too well. Struggling with the aftermath of a botched mission, a panicked phone call brings her home to face a killer’s game. Unfortunately, the distracting Kayden Shaw returns as well, the one man she thought would stand by her, until he chose his job over her.
To survive, will Cyn risk her heart or lose the man she loves and her life?


Coming Spring 2016:

TOUCHED BY FATE, PSY-IV Teams #2
Trusting him with her secrets is dangerous. Trusting him with her heart could be fatal.

As a specialized consultant for the Department of Defense, Risia Lacoste understands the bargaining chip of a well-kept secret. When her current assignment threatens to unearth her deeply buried skeletons, she’s forced into a high-stakes game of lies and loyalty where even her ability to foresee the future can’t predict the winner.

Darkness lies under the skin of every man, and PSY-IV Team operative and touch empath, Tag Gunderson, has the demons to prove it. Scarred by betrayal and disillusionment, he’s not Risia’s top pick for a partner in the game, but he’s all she’s got.

As the game draws them deeper into a pit of intrigue and their list of enemies grow, will Risia trust Tag with more than her secrets or will his demons destroy them both? 


Jami Gray
About the Author:

Jami Gray is the award winning, multi-published author of the Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, and the Paranormal Romantic Suspense series, PSY-IV Teams. She can be soothed with coffee and chocolate. Surrounded by Star Wars obsessed males and two female labs moonlighting as the Fur Minxes, she escapes by playing with the voices in her head.




You can find me at:

Black Opal Books:    www.BlackOpalBooks.com 

Muse It Up Publishing:  http://museituppublishing.com

Website:     www.JamiGray.com






Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.com/e/B006HU3HJI




BUY LINKS:
You can find all the buy links for both The Kyn Kronicles and PSY-IV Teams, in all formats at:




Or you can use the following:

THE KYN KRONICLES:

THINGS THAT GO BUMP FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Wrapped in Shadows .5 Kyn Kronicles)






Shadow’s Edge: Bk 1 of Kyn Kronicles





iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/shadows-edge-kyn-kronicles/id482595056?mt=11




Shadow’s Soul:Bk 2 of the Kyn Kronicles






iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/shadows-soul-kyn-kronicles/id541827836?mt=11





Shadow’s Moon: Bk 3 of the Kyn Kronicles











Shadow’s Curse: Bk 4 of the Kyn Kronicles











THE PSY-IV TEAMS:

Hunted by the Past: Bk 1 of PSY-IV Teams








Google Play:

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Queen's at Devika Fernando's Today

Come read about the Queen of Sheba and meet George, the fascinating Lebanese archaeologist who befriends Rachel and Griffin in my new romance mystery The Penhallow Train Incident.  I’m at Devika Fernando’s inimitable site all day: http://www.devikafernando.com/blog/featured-the-penhallow-train-incident-by-m-s-spencer-guest-post
The Queen of Sheba

Here’s a taste:


In the sleepy coastal Maine town of Penhallow, a  stranger dies on a train, setting off a chain of events that draws Rachel Tinker, director of the Penhallow Historical Society, and Griffin Tate,  curmudgeonly retired professor, into a spider’s web of archaeological obsession and greed. Before Rachel can unlock the soft heart that beats under Griffin’s hard crust, they must find the map to the Queen of Sheba’s tomb, and solve not one, but three murders.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The First Time--Griffin and Rachel Find Each Other

Please drop by Jami Gray’s delicious site today, July 9, for a taste of my new romance mystery release, The Penhallow Train Incident and an excerpt of the first time our hero and heroine make love (G rated). Here’s the link: http://wp.me/pXSBK-E7


Amity Landing, where Rachel lives
Here’s the blurb to get you started:


In the sleepy coastal Maine town of Penhallow, a  stranger dies on a train, drawing Rachel Tinker, director of the Penhallow Historical Society, and Griffin Tate,  curmudgeonly retired professor, into a spider’s web of archaeological obsession and greed. The victim’s rival confesses that they were both after a map to the Queen of Sheba’s tomb, and with his help they set out to find it. Their plans are stymied, however, when a tug of war erupts between the sheriff and a state police detective who want to arrest the same man—one for murder and one for bank robbery. It falls to Rachel to solve both crimes…and two more murders, if she is to unlock the soft heart that beats under Griffin’s hard crust. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

New excerpt & Recipe at Ella Jade's

Please drop by Ella Jade’s delicious site today, July 5, for a taste of my new mystery romance, The Penhallow Train Incident, and for a recipe! In the excerpt we learn what an Italian trattoria means to a Mainer. Here’s the link:
http://ellajadeauthor.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-penhallow-train-incident.html

And here’s a blurb to draw you in:

Tabbouleh
In the sleepy coastal Maine town of Penhallow, a  stranger dies on a train, drawing Rachel Tinker, director of the Penhallow Historical Society, and Griffin Tate,  curmudgeonly retired professor, into a spider’s web of archaeological obsession and greed. The victim’s rival confesses that they were both after a map to the Queen of Sheba’s tomb, and with his help they set out to find it. Their plans are stymied, however, when a tug of war erupts between the sheriff and a state police detective who want to arrest the same man—one for murder and one for bank robbery. It falls to Rachel to solve both crimes…and two more murders, if she is to unlock the soft heart that beats under Griffin’s hard crust. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Great Review for Penhallow Train Incident

Let's hear it for Brother Love and his wonderful review of the Penhallow Train Incident. Here's a quote: "Spencer draws the reader in with well-developed characters and enough conflicts to keep you guessing what comes next. Adding to the mixture is the attraction between Rachel Tinker and Griffin Tate. The fencing match that ensues as they try to unravel the puzzle before turning their attentions on each other includes the type of banter we can all relate to.
A very enjoyable read."