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.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Welcome to the Hero Blog


My Heroes, Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em

I have published five romantic suspense mystery novels. Being romances, they each have the requisite hero and heroine, challenge, and happy ending. You might think that would make the characters cookie-cutter cardboard creatures, but you would be wrong. Let’s visit them.
 These are my heroes: Michael, James, Jack, Luc, Tristram and Cameron. Aside from a growing preference for more interesting names (although Michael remains my all-time favorite name and you’ll always find someone named Michael in every book), they are a motley crew.
Michael Keller (Lost in His Arms) is a CIA operative, wedded to his job, mysterious, reticent, a jack of all trades. He appears and disappears according to his schedule. He loves Chloe, but his duty comes first. He’s the epitome of the strong, silent type, unflappable in the face of danger and women.
Gruff and manly, James Stewart (Lost and Found) is also reticent. However, he’s not a loner like Michael, but a strong family man, a country man, who knows the importance of loyalty and backup. He is patient, looking at the long-term, waiting for his heroine to figure out her life.
Jack Andrews (Losers Keepers)…now, Jack’s a bit of a detour. Almost an anti-hero, he’s rather childish, quick, talkative, clever, and sexy. He’s an “earn-while-you-learn” kind of guy, failing for most of his life, but persevering, heading ever closer to adulthood. Luckily, his heroine is the forgiving sort. Of course, that couldn’t have anything to do with the fabulous sex.
Luc (Triptych) is…well…French. Mysterious like Michael, yes, but the mystery arises rather from a sense of aristocratic privacy and reluctance to publicize family secrets than from the requirements of his job.  Unlike Michael or James, he’s impatient, quick to condemn and withdraw. He needs his family and that of his heroine’s to nudge him in the right direction.
In Tristram Brodie, hero of Artful Dodging: the Torpedo Factory Murders, we have a hero who’s come into his own. He has a sense of humor and a resilience born of dealing with the many vicissitudes of life. He is mature enough to handle any of my crazy heroines, and Milo Everhart, artist with the full-blown artistic temperament, is the craziest.
There’s one more. Cameron Mason appears in my upcoming release Mai Tais & Mayhem: Murder at Mote Marine, a Sarasota Romance. But maybe we’ll wait to see what you all think of him…
That said, all my heroes are, naturally, handsome, sexy, and strong, and in the end they support, protect, defend, and love their mates. 
Next month: my heroines. Now there’s a handful!

I hope everyone is enjoying the hero blog hop. It runs July 27 to July 31. Please be sure to leave your email with your comment. Winner (picked at random from the comments) will get a lovely engraved pen (that works!). You’re also automatically entered in the Grand Prize contest.

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58 comments:

kittyb78 said...

Such a wide array of heroes.
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msspencerauthor said...

So, Kitty, which sounds the most intriguing? M. S.

Jacki C. said...

This is a fun blog hop - I'm finding all kinds of new heroes!

Jacki

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Martha Lawson said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! Your heroes sound great.

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laurie said...

all of your heroes sound yummy!

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msspencerauthor said...

Thanks everyone, but come on--can't you choose one? :) M. S.

Yvette said...

Love the names of your heroes.
Yvette
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msspencerauthor said...

Thanks Yvette--that's such a fun part of the writing process, isn't it? I have a site with names and their meanings and ethnic backgrounds, so I can choose a name that not only sounds pretty but has a connection to the story. M. S.

Anonymous said...

I like how distinctive all your heroes are...this is a fun hop!

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Kaylyn D. said...

I like Michael! But it was a hard choice! Thank you for the giveaway.
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iamindeed said...

I'm a sucker for a broody Frenchman ... just like my aunt was ..

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msspencerauthor said...

iamindeed--tell us more, do! M. S.

Carin said...

Michael is my favorite hero as well, but then its my husband :O) Carin
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molly.frenzel said...

Your heroes sound...yummy. Awesome post!
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Mary D said...

Thanks for doing the Hop! Great post.

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Natasha said...

Thanks for participating in the hop!
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msspencerauthor said...

thanks all for commenting. Like I said, I have a soft spot for Michael (name & hero) too--had 3 boyfriends by that name (most of them lived up to it!). M. S.

Erin OQuinn said...

Although you said the least about him, Tristram is a dynamite guy--humorous, tough, sexy as hell, smart, in-your-grill when he needs to be--and above all a tender and knowledgeable lover. Whew! What's not to love?

You're the only author whose TBR pile is higher than my virtual shelf can hold. I'd better get started right away.131pronesa

msspencerauthor said...

Erin, I can count on you to make my day! I confess I held back a bit on Tristram to give the other fellows a chance. Are you watching the Olympics? Cyclist Cavendish is from the Isle of Man. M. S. Spencer

Lisa said...

Glad you are part of the blog hop.

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Nay Nay said...

<^_^>
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
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Lena Grey said...

I love heros, especially romantic ones.

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Debra A. Soles said...

I love the unusual names. Sounds like some great heroes.
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JanD said...

A nice variety of heroes. Michael, James, and Luc interests me the most.
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Lona said...

I love Tristram's name, there is something about a unique name that does it for me. Thx for giveaway..

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msspencerauthor said...

My sister wanted me to call him Tristan but a quick search brought up umpteen Tristans and NO Tristrams so I overrode her. :) M. S.

June M. said...

Love the sound of your heroes. Although I love the more uncommon/interesting names, there is something about the long time favorites that is great too (and Michael is one of my faves too).
Thanks for taking part in the blog hop and for the giveaway.
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msspencerauthor said...

Good morning everyone & welcome to Day 3 of our hero blog hop! Thanks for your comments & keep 'em coming. M. S.

janhvi said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
All your heroes sound interesting :)

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Savannah Chase said...

I love the variety of your heroes. They all sound so sexy.

CeNedria235 said...

"Luc (Triptych) is…well…French." I love this! ^^
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ronnkelly3 said...

All your hero's sound super sexy..

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Minnie Medina said...

Sounds most awesome

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msspencerauthor said...

They ARE all sexy (if it isn't a requirement, it should be!). CeNedria235: LOL--anyone who knows a Frenchman understands! M. S.

jessiel said...

Thank you for participating in the blog hop! I am having a lot of fun.

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Angels Cove said...

Thanks for the chance to win hope your summer is going good love these hops when i startec to.find them that is angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

Christine said...

I find all your heroes fascinating, but I think I like Tristan the most. I'm adding all their books to my TBR pile.
Thanks for being a part of the blog hop and for the giveaway.
Wishing you continued success and happiness.

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The Brunette Librarian said...

Thank you for the opportunity :) Loving all the stories about Heroes!!!

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Michelle MsRomanticReads said...

All your heroes sound great, but I can't decide between James and Tristram. Maybe I'll just take both. Their stories sound really interesting. I think I'll be checking them in the future. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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thesolitarybookworm.com said...

That was awesome. Thank you and thank you for the hop. thesolitarybookworm(@)gmail.com

mary kabui said...

gosh, so many heroes to choose from. thnx
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Paula Martin said...

Your heroes sound like my kind of men! Difficult to choose, but I think James is probably my favourite,
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msspencerauthor said...

Good morning all & welcome to Day 4! I'd like to thank all my commenters. I'm glad to see some of you have branched out to James the Maine hunk. Strangely no one's picked Jack--believe me, if you read Losers Keepers you'll change your mind about him! :)

Ora said...

Thanks for the blog hop. I have been enjoying finding new books to put in my TRB pile

latishajean said...

Thank you for the great giveaway alot of great Heroes onthis blog hop!
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Rissa said...

Great new heros to add to my TBR shelf :) Thanks for the chance to win! raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

Juliana said...

Thanks for participating in the hop!
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Vanessa N. said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Unknown said...

Love the details! Each one sounds AWESOME!

Jesse
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Pat Cochran said...

I like your heroes! They each seem to have something that calls to me.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Pat C.
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j.lennidorner@facebook.com said...

Tristram - what a great name!

Jessica said...

Thank you for the chance to win!!
Jesscaashley(at)yahoo(dot)com

msspencerauthor said...

Good morning all and welcome to the last day of our grand hero hop. Thanks for all your wonderful comments, and keep 'em coming! M. S.

flchen1 said...

Thanks for the intro to your heroes--they sound like a varied bunch--can't wait to read them all!

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feathermaye said...

Impressive heroes!!

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msspencerauthor said...

Everybody, thanks so much for dropping by--some old friends and some new ones. I hope you do pick up my books and enjoy them and let me know that you did--that's why I write them. Thanks to Carrie Ann for hosting this enormous & successful blog hop. I'll say this again tomorrow as soon as I figure out how to make a new post (blogger acting up!). M. S.

Shadow said...

Great heroes! Thanks for the fun hop and the awesome giveaway! Ya all rock!! :)
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bn100 said...

Nice sounding heroes.

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