Flotsam & Jetsam

What set Ellie off anyway? A thought intruded. No, couldn’t be. He checked her profile. Nah. But his mouth formed a hopeful smile, and he leaned back, humming his favorite tune. Flotsam & Jetsam

The dashing Frenchman or the handsome handyman? Who will she choose? For the Love of a Spy

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

....................Exquisite Christmas #3 at Kindle


Check out my story Che Gelida Manina, a heartwarming story of new/old love. And my contributions of Swedish Coffeebread and Lemon Rosemary Shortbread. Authors include M. S. Spencer, Victoria Adams, Rose Anderson, E. Ayers, Beverley Bateman, Lily Bishop, Barb Caffrey, Helena Fairfax, J.D. Faver, Jennifer Garcia, Romy Gemmell, Vonnie Hughs, Susan Jaymes, Gemma Juliana, Jean Lamb, Lyndi Lamont, Zanna Mackenzie, Janis Susan May, Dee Ann Palmer, Jane Leopold Quinn, and Kaye Spencer. 

Now available for pre-order, Exquisite Christmas is already NUMBER                                                  THREE on the Kindle bestseller list! Get your copy now.

Happy Holidays! 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Three Sisters...and Three Sisters

Come find me at Tracey Steinbach’s wonderful site today: http://traceysteinbachtraceymichael.blogspot.com/2015/11/ms-spencer-guest-post.html.  
The Three Sisters of the Potomac

I’m talking about the Three Sisters—not just Miranda, Sybil and Honor, the sisters in my romantic suspence Triptych, but also the Three Sisters, 3 rocky islets in the middle of the mighty Potomac River in Washington DC. Many legends surround these islands, some of  which even affect Miranda and Luc.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lost Masterworks and Romance at Smile Somebody Loves You

Come find me at Smile Somebody Loves You today: https://sslyblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/triptych-m-s-spencer/
I’m offering a new romantic excerpt from my romantic adventure Triptych—the moment Miranda meets Luc. Plus some fascinating historical tidbits about long-lost art…a hint at what’s to come in Triptych.

Take lost masterpieces, brilliant inventors, and stolen prototypes. Add the Three Sisters, Indian spirits who guard the Potomac River. Stir in three sisters and their lovers. Result? Jealousy, sex, genius, larceny and love. Who will end up with whom, and will the Three Sisters take another life as the legend demands?

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Two Posts, Two Wonderful Excerpts from Triptych

I'm at Chris Redding's site this weekend with a nod to the Wizard of Oz in a sweet excerpt from Triptych:

While you're there, check out her latest: 

For another excerpt--sweet and bittersweet: please drop by Devika Fernando’s lovely site for a new excerpt—very romantic!—from my romantic suspense Triptych.  Read it here: http://www.devikafernando.com/blog/featured-triptych-by-m-s-spencer-guest-post-spotlight

Check out Devika's work too: here's one gorgeous cover: 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Welcome V. L. Locey and Clean Sweep Today

Welcome V. L. Locey! We want to hear all about your wonderful new novel, Clean Sweep.

TITLE – Clean Sweep
SERIES – Venom Series
AUTHOR – V.L. Locey
GENRE – Erotic Hockey Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – Sept.26, 2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - 155 pages/57,500
PUBLISHER – Gone Writing Publishing
COVER ARTIST – Reverie Design


Fiery, flame-haired Jane Bratkowski is catapulted from a small college town to Philadelphia to become head coach of a new women’s hockey team, The Venom. It’s a life-changing opportunity, a dream come true until – in a cruel twist of fate that could turn into a nightmare – she comes face to face with her ex-husband Tore Ahlberg, the Wildcats' head of European Scouting.

Suddenly, Jane’s faced with more challenges than she bargained for: Will she let him distract her -- and derail her big chance to coach pro hockey? Can she build a team of relatively inexperienced, irrepressible young women into champions? Can she and Tore triumph over the gut-wrenching tragedy that ripped them apart -- or will the shocking truth of their passionate past threaten to destroy them once again?



It was on the tip of my tongue to ask him how, or why, he remembered so much from our years of wedded bliss. Instead, I marched into the bathroom, Pomeranians in hand, then shut the door on him, his tie, and those damned recollections of a time best left in the past.

            I washed my face then set to work on detangling. I accomplished this with snarling expletives aimed at long dead ancestors. The boys were restless. I laid down my hairbrush then snuck over to the door. I couldn`t hear my ex on the other side. I cracked the door just enough to peer through. Tore was standing at the sliding glass door. He still cut a fine figure from the back even though he was now in his early fifties. Wide shoulders, lean waist, long legs. The sun made his straw-colored blonde hair look like spun gold. It was time to stop, Jane. I had thought to ask him to walk the dogs but after that Rumpelstiltskin moment, perhaps a brisk walk would do me good. I closed the door quietly. Ten minutes later I stepped out, face freshly scrubbed, hair beaten into submission, and dogs in dire need.

            "I have to get dressed," I told Tore when he turned from the city to look at me.

            "You want me to leave?" I nodded. "We were married, Jane. Unless you have done some alterations, there is nothing I have not seen before."

            I felt a slight flush rushing up behind the freckles on my cheeks. "There have been no alterations. Go wait on the patio. I mean it, Tore. Don`t give me that stupid look. Go."

            "Stupid look? I have a stupid look?" he asked, a definite twinkle in his eye. A sharp comment was resting on my tongue. I swallowed it back to be nice. It was only seven am. Even ex-husbands deserve a small kindness from time to time.


V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, two dogs, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and three Jersey steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.



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Friday, November 13, 2015

Carol Preflatish and Her New Romance is My Guest Today

 Welcome Carol!

I want to thank M.S. Spencer for hosting me on her blog. I'm here to tell you about my latest romantic suspense novel, Mountain of Deception. When I was trying to come up with an idea for a new book, I knew I wanted to locate it in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, but the plot was a little tougher to come up with. Then, I read an article online about a animal poaching ring that was arrested in the area and I had a very basic plot. I did a few days of research and making notes and then I was off and running with the writing. I am very pleased with the result. I enjoyed writing this book more than any so far and I hope the readers enjoy it just as much.

Mountain of Deception
Firehorse Books (a label of Dragonfly Books) (October 21, 2015)
eBook, 58,000 words;  Print, 183 pp.
              Romantic Suspense, M/F, Adult


Tessa Cooper, having taken a year long sabbatical from teaching English at a university in order to write a mystery novel, winds up living in the mountains of Tennessee. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. Then she meets the man building the garage behind her cabin. Sexy Silas Newberry is a man with many secrets, and Tessa is determined to find out what they are. But when things start going in the wrong direction, can Silas keep her safe without revealing his biggest secret of all?

Buy Links:

You can find all the links to purchase my books at on my publisher's page at Firehorse Books:

Excerpt (G)

Silas sat his beer down hard on the counter and walked over next to Tessa.

“Damn right, I’m jealous. He’s blonde, has blue eyes, tanned skin, tall, and muscle bound. Isn’t that what women swoon over?”

Tessa finished washing the glass, dried her hands, and turned to Silas. “You have nothing to worry about. I love running my fingers through your long brown hair, and I can’t resist your rugged, slightly bristled face with your deep blue eyes.” She touched his long hair and ran the back of her hand down his cheek ever so lightly. “As for tanned skin, well if you remember, when we first met in August, you had very tanned skin from working outside so much and then there are those muscles.” She ran her hands down his arms. “Every time I see you in one of your shirts that hug your muscles tight, I want to rip it shirt off with my teeth.” She placed her arms around his neck and kissed him. He drew her closer in a hug. She didn’t know how she could be so lucky to find someone like Silas, someone she had grown to love so much.

When the kiss ended, she made her final claim, whispering, “Most importantly, I love you, and you love me. So, like I said, you have nothing to worry about.”

In one swift motion, Silas picked her up and carried her to the bedroom.

About the Author

Carol Preflatish's interest in writing began in high school when she worked as a reporter, photographer, and sport's editor for the school newspaper. Publications include several romantic suspense novels, two non-fiction books, and a planned police procedural mystery series. An avid photographer, she has had many photos published in her local newspaper, as well as in Golf Journal, the official publication of the United States Golf Association. Carol is a member of the Sisters in Crime organization and Kentuckiana Authors. She lives in southern Indiana and shares a log cabin with her husband and two cats in what seems like an enchanted forest with a menagerie of wildlife constantly visiting.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Now Available--Triptych--Romantic Suspense at its Best!

Take lost masterpieces, brilliant inventors, and stolen prototypes. Add the Three Sisters, Indian spirits who guard the Potomac River. Stir in three sisters and their lovers. Result? Jealousy, sex, genius, larceny and love. Who will end up with whom, and will the Three Sisters take another life as the legend demands?

Triptych, the new and improved second edition, is now available! Published November 9, 2015 by I Heart Books Publishing, you can find it here:

IBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/triptych/id1057493922?mt=11

I'll be posting lots of excerpts. Look for more background on the story and some great excerpts here:

11/11 Lily Bishop: http://lilybishop.com/
11/14 Susanne Lee Matthews: http://mhsusannematthews.wordpress.com/
11/16 SSLY Blog: https://sslyblog.wordpress.com/
11/18 Sherry Gloag: http://sherrygloagtheheartofromance.blogspot.com/
11/20 Chris Redding: http://chrisredddingauthor.blogspot.com/p/home-page.html
11/21 Devika Fernando: http://www.devikafernando.com/
11/23 Tracey Steinbach: http://traceysteinbachmichael.webs.com/apps/blog/