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Wild Rose Press, January 20, 2021
Cozy mystery/Romantic Suspense
450 p.; 104,000 words
Artist: Tina Lynn Stout
First Crimson Rose Edition, 2021
Editor: Eilidh MacKenzie
Artist: Tina Lynn Stout

Trade Paperback ISBN 978-1-5092-3448-6

Digital ISBN 978-1-5092-3445-5   9781509234455

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Orion's Foot:
Myth, Mystery, and Romance in the Amazon

Petra Steele is wallowing in self-pity after being dumped at the altar, when her brother Nick invites her to come to the Peruvian Amazon. Before she even sets her suitcase down, she’s confronted with a murder victim. Mystery piles on mystery in a research station peopled with a quirky assortment of scientists. Why does the herpetologist sneak off to look for buildings? Why does the botanist claim he’s found a missing link between birds and dinosaurs? Is the biologist searching for a mythical monster or a living fossil? And why did the eccentric millionaire bring his prototype telescope to the jungle?

She is drawn to Emory Andrews, the ornithologist, a gruff, big man with a secret past, until his beautiful ex-wife shows up. More murders, more secrets, more mysteries ensue, all in the deeply romantic, sizzling jungle.

M. S. Spencer
Wild Rose Press, October 30, 2019
First Crimson Rose Edition, 2019
442 pp; 101,601 words
Rating: Spicy (PG13) 

For the Love of a Spy:
the Scrivener & 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. 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 luxury and comfort of Émile and his chateau or the romance of international intrigue with Michael?

I Heart Publishing, December 27, 2018
222 pp.; ebook 74,000 words
Spicy (PG-13)

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Flotsam & Jetsam:
The Amelia Island Affair

Who's littering the park with corpses?

State Park Rangers Simon Ribault and Ellie Ironstone are used to dealing with messy campers and ravaging raccoons, but when three bodies wash up on the beach, they mobilize all their powers of deduction. Who are they and how did they get to the shore of Amelia Island? Are they connected to the secretive League of the Green Cross? Or linked to a mysterious Jamaican drug ring?

Ellie, new to Amelia Island, must penetrate a close-knit community if she wants to find answers to the mystery, all while deciding between two rivals for her affection: Thad, the handsome local idol, and Simon, the clever, quirky bookworm.

Simon, for his part, will have to call on his not-so-well-honed romantic prowess to lure Ellie away from Thad and at the same time use his wide-ranging research skills to solve the case.

Wild Rose Press, December 17, 2018
Imprint: Mainstream Mystery 
Length: Rose 
Rating: Spicy (PG13)  
Paper 430 p.; Ebook 97,578 words 
Digital Price: 5.99 
Print Price (if applicable): 18.99

978-1-5092-2334-3 Paperback 9781509223343
978-1-5092-2335-0 Digital 

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The Pit and the Passion: 
Murder at the Ghost Hotel

At midnight, in the darkness of a deserted hotel, comes a scream and a splash.  Eighty-five years later, workmen uncover a skeleton in an old elevator shaft.  Who is it, and how did it get there? To find out, Charity Snow, ace reporter for the Longboat Key Planet, teams up with Rancor Bass, best-selling author. A college ring they find at the dig site may prove to be their best clue. 

Although his arrogance nearly exceeds his talent, Charity soon discovers a warm heart beating under Rancor’s handsome exterior. While dealing with a drop-dead gorgeous editor who may or may not be a villain, a publisher with a dark secret, and an irascible forensic specialist, Charity and Rancor unearth an unexpected link to the most famous circus family in the world.

The Wild Rose Press
Release date: January 22, 2018
Murder mystery, Humorous/Romantic Comedy


Lapses of Memory

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?

Wild Rose Press, Champagne Rose, 3/15/2017
Contemporary romantic suspense/Action Adventure; M/F; 2 flames
Ebook (70,560); Print: 296 pp.
Ebook $4.99; Print $15.99

Theme(s): On the Road, Action-Adventure, Second Chance Love
SubGenre(s): Contemporary, Suspense 

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Whirlwind Romance

In the aftermath of a hurricane, jelly maker Lacey Delahaye finds herself marooned on an island on the Gulf coast of Florida with a mysterious man. They are immediately drawn to each other, but before Armand can confess his identity, they are kidnapped and taken to a tiny island in the western Caribbean. There, Lacey finds herself faced with pirates, fanatical ideologues, and palace intrigue, not to mention the advances of three men, only one of whom she loves.

Wild Rose Press, 8/17/2016, Champagne Rose imprint
Contemporary romance/Action Adventure; M/F; 2 flames
Ebook 89,905 words; Print: 358 p.

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Artful Dodging: the Torpedo Factory Murders

It’s just before Christmas, and Milo Everhart has two needlepoint stockings, a cross-stitch purse, and three canvases to finish for her clients. Waiting out the rain in a pub, she is captivated by the handsome man next to her, but blocking the road to romance are two mysterious corpses who turn up in the tower of her Torpedo Factory Art Center. As if that weren’t enough, a second crisis erupts—a proposal to gut her beloved Art Center. 

Tristram Brodie, hard-driving corporate lawyer and former Marine, is focused on his plan to convert the Torpedo Factory into a box store. He is drawn to the beautiful woman sitting next to him, but their mutual attraction will be frustrated by both the murders and his intentions. As they edge closer to love, they must find a way to overcome not only their differences but also the still-fresh memory of her late husband. 

Wild Rose Press, 7/20/2016; Imprint Crimson Rose 
Theme(s): Mystery/Cozy Mystery
Sub Genre(s): Contemporary, Suspense
Length: Rose
Rating: Hot (R)
Ebook, 66,830 words; Print 268 p
Digital Price: 4.99; Print Price: 14.99

978-1-5092-0876-0 Paperback
978-1-5092-0877-7 Digital 

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A Widow's Walk:
Catherine's Dilemma

Catherine Killean is a woman on a mission. When her new husband disappears, leaving a suicide note, she is determined to find out why. She follows his tracks first to the North Woods of Maine, then to Florida, and back again to Maine. Along the way, she meets the tall, dark, gruff Holden Taggart, a Maine guide.

In her doubt and loneliness she is drawn to Holden, leaving her confused and adrift. What will happen when her questions about Jonathan are finally answered? Will old loyalty or new love triumph?

M. S. Spencer
I Heart Book Publishing, June 6, 2016
Ebook: 71,500  words; Print:  227 pp.
Contemporary Romantic Suspense, M/F, 2 flames
ISBN: 294-0-1530-3627-4
Ebook: $4.99; Print $10.99

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The Mason's Mark:
Love and Death in the Tower

In both the best and worst first day at work ever, docent Claire Wilding meets the man of her dreams, but her carefully rehearsed guided tour of the George Washington National Masonic Memorial collapses when she discovers a body and is drawn into a dark world of black ops and Italian renegade masons, of secret cabals and hidden treasure. Also cloaked in mystery is handsome Gideon Bliss, a George Washington expert who haunts the Memorial, his manner evasive. What is his secret? Claire fears she'll fall in love with him only to learn he's a thief or even a murderer. 

Juggling two eccentric mothers, an inquisitive sister, and an increasingly smitten detective, Claire must find answers to a complex web of intrigue, including who to trust and who to love.

The Mason's Mark: Love and Death in the Tower 
Wild Rose Press, 5/6/2016
Theme(s): Mystery/Cozy Mystery
SubGenre(s): Contemporary, Suspense
Imprint: Crimson
Length: Rose
Rating: Hot (R) 
Word Count: 79300, Page Count: 322
Digital Price: 4.99, Print Price (if applicable): 16.99
Release Date: May 6, 2016
978-1-5092-0766-4 Paperback
978-1-5092-0767-1 Digital 

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The Penhallow Train Incident

In the sleepy coastal Maine town of Penhallow, a stranger dies on a train, drawing Historical Society Director, Rachel Tinker, and curmudgeonly retired professor, Griffin Tate, into a spider’s web of archaeological obsession and greed. With the help of the victim’s rival, they set out to locate the Queen of Sheba’s tomb. Their plans are stymied when a war erupts between the sheriff and a state police detective who want to arrest the same man for different crimes. It’s up to Rachel to solve a mystery that includes two more murders, if she wants to unlock the soft heart that beats under Griffin’s hard crust. 

The Wild Rose Press, 3/30/2016, Crimson Rose Line product #10509
Contemporary romantic suspense/Cozy Mystery; Sensual (PG-PG13)
79,665 words, 334 p.
Print ISBN 978-1-5092-0660-5
Ebook ISBN 978-1-5092-0661-2
Price: ebook $4.99; print $16.99

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Mai Tais and Mayhem: Murder at Mote Marine

When Tessa Diamond rescues a baby pufferfish and takes it to Mote Marine Laboratory for help, her good deed lands her in a shady world of murder, smuggling, Russian gangsters, and coded messages. She must cope with sea turtles, sturgeon, stolen parrots, and even feral pigs, while encountering blossoming romances at every turn, including two of her own.

Torn between Cameron Mason, tiger-eyed and handsome, and Dugan Trevally, sexy and dangerous, she must first face the possibility that one of them could be a thief, and even a murderer.

I Heart Publishing, 12/7/2015
Contemporary romantic suspense, M/F, 2 flames, Mystery
eBook 68,840 words; print 208 pp.

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Both Miranda Cabot and her sister Honor prefer their solitude to romance, Miranda having watched her husband die in flames on the Potomac River rocks called the Three Sisters. Not so the youngest, Sybil, who invites a mysterious Frenchman calling himself the Chevalier du bon Arnaque to stay with them in their mansion overlooking the Sisters.

Misgivings about the stranger’s intentions lead Miranda and Honor to ask their neighbors Dieter Heiliger and his grandson Corey to chaperone. Three beautiful, strong-willed women living in a house with three handsome, virile men results inevitably in an intricate web of jealousy, sex, and intrigue. Add in long-lost master artworks, stolen prototypes and a resident genius and you have a recipe for romance. Who will end up with whom, and will the Three Sisters take another life as the legend calls for?

I Heart Publishing, Nov. 9, 2015 
Ebook 67,300 words; Print 213 pp.
Romantic suspense/Adventure
M/F, 2 flames
Print ISBN: 978-1-51914-21-08
Ebook ISBN: 2940152457995
ASIN: B017T3G874

Ebook $3.99; Print $9.99

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Dear Philomena: 
Love, Lust and Murder on Chincoteague Island

Dagne Lonegan, aka Dear Philomena, advice columnist, hoped that spending a year on the Eastern Shore island of  Chincoteague would extinguish any feelings she had left for Jack Andrews, erstwhile lover and long-time jerk.  It’s just her luck that in her first week on the island she’s entangled in a murder.  Only she doesn’t know it.  Unfortunately, the murderer doesn’t know she doesn’t know.  Strange and dangerous things begin happening to her, disrupting her new romance with Aidan Ellis, the handsome manager of the National Wildlife Refuge.  As if that weren’t enough, Jack arrives to take charge of the murder investigation.

Will Dagne stick with the tall, cool glass of a Ranger or risk falling back into the arms of the man who broke her heart?

Dear Philomena: Love, Lust and Murder on Chincoteague Island
M. S. Spencer
2nd edition, October 12, 2015 (I Heart Book Publishing)
eBook, 72,000 words, Print, 209 pp.
Contemporary Romantic Suspense, M/F, 3 flames
Print: EAN: 1517770467; ISBN 9781517770464
Ebook ISBN: 9781311606730
$3.99 ebook; $9.99 print


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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 28, 2015)
Anthology of sweet romance stories
Ebook and Print, 240 pp
Includes my story Che Gelida Manina and recipes for Rosemary Ginger Shortbread and Swedish Coffee bread.

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Sweet Cravings, 9/23/2015
Ebook (79,450 words, 253 pp)
Mainstream romance, M/F, 2 flames

Whirlwind Romance
Secret Cravings (9/2/2014)
Ebook (89,000 words); print (270 p.)
ISBN: 978-1-63105-311-5; ISBN10: 1631054783; Print ISBN: 978-1-63105-478-5
ASIN: B00N105I4E
Romance Adventure, M/F, 3 flames
Ebook: $5.99; print $15.99


The Mason's Mark: Love and Death in the Tower (an Old Town Romance)
Secret Cravings (January 7, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1-63105-055-8; ASIN: B00HUCFYH0
E-book (79,000 words); 
Print (4/15/2014) (242 pp.); ISBN: 1631051814 / 9781631051814
Romantic suspense/mystery, 3 flames, M/F


Lapses of Memory
Secret Cravings Publishing (May 10, 2013)
ISBN: 978-1-61885-680-7; ASIN: B00CRJEEKE
eBook (70,000 words) (243 pp)
Romance, Action/Adventure, M/F, 3 flames

Mai Tais and Mayhem: Murder at Mote Marine (a Sarasota Romance)
Secret Cravings Publishing (January 2013)
ISBN 978-1-61885-506-0
eBook 64,848 words (208 pp)
Contemporary romantic mystery, M/F, 2 flames

Artful Dodging: The Torpedo Factory Murders
Secret Cravings Publishing (April 2012)
eBook, 65,000 words, ISBN: 978-1-61885-250-2
ASIN: B007X3S552
Print, 202 pp: ISBN/EAN13: 1618853260 / 9781618853264 (7/6/2012)
Contemporary romantic suspense/Murder mystery, M/F, 2 flames

Secret Cravings Publishing (November 2011)
eBook, 70,055 words, ISBN: 978-1-61885-064-5 ; ASIN B0067MSSO0
Print, 206 pp., ISBN: 978-1-61885-145-1, EAN13: 1618851454
Contemporary romantic suspense, M/F, 3 flames

Losers Keepers
Secret Cravings Publishers (July 2011)
eBook, 71,000 words, ISBN: 978-1-936653-95-9
Print, 199 pp., ISBN: 978-1-61885-081-2
Contemporary Romantic Suspense, M/F, 3 flames

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