Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Melissa Schroeder's THE SPY WHO LOVED HER


Melissa Schroeder is celebrating a new release, THE SPY WHO LOVED HER. This is the third book in her Once Upon an Accident series, and while it's difficult to choose a favorite of the three, this likely is mine. The beautiful cover is a little bonus, don't you think? Melissa is an author that I think every single romance reader on the planet should be familiar with. She's one of the handful of authors I'd love to meet in person some day. Melissa is extremely talented and is quick to offer friendly, no nonsense advice to those who are interested in trying their hand at writing/getting published.
This series combines historical romance and romantic suspense, two of my favorites! The passion and sensuality are richly heated and the characters and their motives are strong throughout. You all know that romantic suspense has long been my favorite sub genre and Melissa has done an excellent job of surrounding believable historical settings and characters with dark, mysterious back story and suspense.

About the book:
To keep her safe, he will not only have to risk his life, but also his heart.

Lady Anna was once considered the catch of the season. Now, three years after she fell for a man who tried to murder her cousin, she eases her guilt with charity work at an orphanage. Until her mother insists she do her duty.
Attending her cousin’s ball is irritating enough. It’s her one dance with Daniel, the unscrupulous Earl of Bridgerton, that rubs her nerves raw. And oddly leaves her senses on the edge of arousal.
The ton sees Daniel as a scoundrel. In truth, like centuries of Bridgertons before him, he leads a vast network of spies, protecting England from her worst enemies. His resolve never to marry means the one woman he’s always wanted—Lady Anna—is off limits. Especially now that his father’s murderer is coming after him as well.
At first, Anna wonders if Daniel was put on this earth just to annoy her. It’s only when she finds him injured that his mask begins to fall away—and so do the barriers between them. But their flaring passion puts her right where Daniel didn’t want her. Next on a killer’s list.

Here's a link to Samhain so you can order your copy. Trust me on this, OK? You absolutely want this book!

To celebrate Melissa's release of THE SPY WHO LOVED HER, I'm giving away a digital download of the first two books in this series, THE ACCIDENTAL COUNTESS (#1) and LESSONS IN SEDUCTION (#2), to one lucky reader. These books all stand alone, but I truly believe that reading them in order makes for an even more satisfying reading experience.

To get your name in the draw, all you need do is comment. Have you read Melissa Schroeder's work? If not, I strongly suggest you give her a try - I guarantee no disappointments.
I'll draw for a winner on Monday, March 14. Be sure to tell your friends! For everyone who mentions your name in their comment, I'll toss your name in the hat an extra time. Good luck!
Special thanks to Melissa for allowing me to read and review THE SPY WHO LOVED HER, and thank you all for checking it out!
Laurie

17 comments:

CeeCee said...

No need to put me in the contest, I already have them, but wanted to say great review and I completely agree!

Anonymous said...

I Love Melissa's work. All I did last year at RAW and Romanticon was talk abt her too. Thank You Laurey for your help on BC. I had NHL but I had to beg for a mammo at 40 and I have a strong fam/hist with Cancer. Anyway Mel is a automatic buy now. Jan

Just Call me RED! said...

I am not a fan of historicals typically but this one has my hooked. I can't wait to finally be able to sit down and read it.

LKap said...

Excellent review and such true words about Melissa. Can't wait to read this book

flchen1 said...

Don't include me, Laurie, but yes, just wanted to say how much I loved this series of Mel's! Thank you for turning me on to them! Woohoo!

CrystalGB said...

I have not read this series. Thanks for the great contest.

Sheri said...

I've read other stuff by Mel, but not this series. I do love historicals though.

Jodi said...

I have read a couple of Melissa's books and loved them. She is a fun person to chat with too.

Estella said...

Have not read Melissa's books. These sound great!

Modokker said...

Just finished reading The Spy who Loved Her. Loved it. I have not read the first two yet though. I have heard good things about them though and i'm a big historical fan.

Lisa B
modokker at yahoo dot com

rodgers.shelli said...

i havent had the chance to read them yet but i do have the first 2 books in the series and have just bumped them to the top of my reading list for this weekend. im sure i will be adding this one also the excerpt already drew me in

PhyllisC said...

I love Melissa's stories and can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

tewanda said...

I have loved your other books and look forward to reading these.

BADklv said...

I LOVED The Spy Who Loved Her! Great giveaway!

Virginia said...

I am sorry to say I have not read Melissa's books before so many books and not enough time to read them all. This books sounds awesome and I would love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Paige Purnell said...

I would love to be entered. I have not read either of these and I was sent here by a friend. I am so glad too. These sound great!

Paige Purnell

Lisa Collins said...

I am recovering from surgery and I cannot wait to get my hands on one of Mels books. They sound absolutely juicy!