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

Thursday, November 29, 2018

For the Love of a Spy is Available for Pre-Order Now!

Why wait? Get your order in now for my new romantic suspense from I Heart Publishing: For the Love of a Spy: the Scrivener and the Handyman.

Here’s the blurb:
When Maris Graystone, political writer, and Michael Kinder, CIA troubleshooter, meet, sparks fly. Their love affair intensifies against the backdrop of the dramatic world events of 1991. Michael appears and disappears at unpredictable moments, leaving Maris limp and lovelorn. Looking for safe harbor for her emotions and her body, she accepts the advances of a dashing French diplomat.

Torn between the luxury and comfort of Émile and his chateau, and the romance of international intrigue with Michael, can she make a choice?

I Heart Publishing, December 27, 2018
Spicy (PG-13)

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

M. S. Spencer's Triptych--Genius & Jealousy, Lost Artworks & Romance #MFRWHooks

Three women, three men, three spirits guarding a dangerous river. A tale of genius, of lost artworks, & of romance set high above the mighty Potomac.

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?

Excerpt: Escape from Oz
It seemed only a minute later that she woke. A sunbeam crept in over the threshold. I must have slept, but for how long?
“My watch says almost nine. We’ve been asleep about five hours.”
Miranda jumped. “Luc!”
Shhh. Maybe they’ve forgotten about us.”
“No…” She lowered her voice. “I don’t think Crandall knows we’re here. The two thugs talked about letting us go when he went to bed. I wonder what happened.”
“Letting us go? Why?”
“I’m not sure, but they mentioned the ransom. Pongo said—”
“I’m not responsible for his name,” she retorted crossly. “Anyway, he said something about not getting the money if we were dead.”
Hmm, I wonder. Considering the frenzied paroxysms of young Mr. Crandall last night, maybe there’s a rebellion brewing among the rank and file…”
Miranda put a warning hand on Luc’s arm. “Someone’s right outside.”
An unfamiliar voice spoke. “No, sir, I don’t think the storm caused it. I saw no evidence of a simple blown fuse. Someone tripped the alarm yesterday evening. Whoever did it was not a professional burglar.”
“What difference does that make?” came the high-pitched reply. Evidently Crandall had not yet slept. Or maybe he was always in a tizzy. “I don’t care how much it costs to fix—I want it repaired now.
“Well, that’s just it, sir. The intruder made a real hash of the wiring. It’ll take me a couple of hours to untangle it and replace the fuses.”
Miranda glared at Luc. “Can’t you do anything right?” she hissed.
He grinned at her. “Let me get this straight—you wanted me to do a professional job dismantling the alarm so it could be easily reset?”
She stuck out her tongue.
“Oh, very mature. Now, shush.”
They heard the repairman say, “Okay, I’ll get right on it then.” The voices faded away.
“They’re gone. Hopefully the coast is clear. Can you get this duct tape off me?” Miranda plucked at the tight plastic clinging to Luc’s arms. It came off in long strands, but held firm. “Use your teeth.”
“All right.” She managed to tear a section of the tape and pull the rest off.
He rubbed his wrists and touched a palm to her face. “Thanks. Can you stand?”
“I think so.”
Holding each other tightly and trying not to knock anything over, they hoisted themselves to their feet. Luc turned the knob. Miranda thanked the makers of closet doors everywhere for not bothering with inside locks. He stuck his head out. “I don’t see anyone.”
The door to the outside stood open. Luc grabbed Miranda’s hand and tiptoed toward it. They saw sunlight glinting on a white van parked in a cobblestone courtyard. Birds twittered in the pines and a train whistle blew in the distance. Miranda felt like Dorothy as she ran out of the woods toward the Emerald City. That is, until something smashed into her skull. Before she blacked out, she heard a nasty, scratchy voice, saying, “Going somewhere, my pretty?”

Triptych is also available at Smashwords, KOBO, Barnes & Noble, IBooks, and Walmart.

Please! Check out all the fabulous Book Hooks here: #MFRWHooks

Friday, November 23, 2018

All M. S. Spencer Mysteries & Romance at LoveRomanceReads

Looking for my books this Holiday season? Look no further.
Love Romance Reads

All of my books from both The Wild Rose Press and I Heart Publishing are listed here:


They have all the buy links and you can click if you'd like to review one. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

FREE READ! First Chapter of the Pit & the Passion

Free Read! Come by D. Renee Bagby’s wonderful site DRB1stChp—to read the entire first chapter of my new mystery romance set on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Here’s the link:

The Pit & the Passion: Murder at the Ghost Hotel

A drop-dead gorgeous editor who may or may not be a villain, a publisher with a dark secret, & a mysterious ring help an unlikely pair unearth an unexpected link to the most famous circus family in the world.

Friday, November 9, 2018

New RWA PAN member


Tooting my own horn a bit, I've been incorporated into the ranks of Romance Writers of America's PAN (Published Authors Network). 

I'm listed right there in the November issue of Romance Writers Report (p.30). 


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Wow! For the Love of a Spy--January release--Gets a Cover

Check out the cool cover for my upcoming release from I Heart Publishing:

For the Love of a Spy: The Scrivener and the Handyman.

In an era electric with possibility and peril Maris Graystone, political writer, and Michael Kinder, CIA troubleshooter, meet under oddly conventional circumstances. 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 of 1991—a disintegrating USSR, Middle East peace talks, and Vietnam’s reemergence on the world stage. Michael appears and disappears at unpredictable moments, leaving Maris limp and lovelorn…and confused.

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 affection and comfort of life with Émile, or a life of constant worry and romance with Michael? It will take more than one setback for her to truly know what her heart wants.

Look for it!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Interviewed by the great Rochelle Weber Today

Drop by Rochelle Weber’s lovely site for an interview in which I reveal all (from embarrassing moments to what I do when a character gets all uppity—and an introduction to my soon-to-be released mystery romance Flotsam & Jetsam: the Amelia Island Affair. Prepare to be amazed!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Holiday Gift Guide is Here!

Over a hundred authors are featured in the Holiday Gift Guide from N. N. Light’s Book Heaven

Including FIVE of my books:

Whirlwind Romance

Pirates, Puritans, propaganda & princes—pieces of the puzzle in the whirlwind romance between a beautiful jelly maker and a mysterious castaway.

A Widow’s Walk: Catherine’s Dilemma

Catherine didn’t know when she went looking for her husband that she would find the man of her dreams.
Artful Dodging: the Torpedo Factory Murders

Murders, mistrust, & misfits in the Torpedo Factory Art Center—a needlepoint artist has her hands full. Can the handsome lawyer prove to her that love conquers all?

The Mason’s Mark: Love & Death in the Tower

Who to trust? The policeman, the Senator, or the secret agent. Claire Wilding must decide before the murderer strikes again.

And my December 17 Release
Flotsam and Jetsam: the Amelia Island Affair

Pirates, smugglers, patriots? Who is responsible for the three mysterious corpses found on the sand below Fort Clinch on Amelia Island? Two State Park rangers look for answers and find both romance and murder.

Check out these and all the great books today!