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M. S. Spencer
Romance in Suspension ~ Tales to Make You Tingle

                                               Whirlwind Romance                 
In the aftermath of a hurricane, 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. With the help of her son Crispin and a cadre of loyal followers, she and Armand must face down pirates, power-mad ideologues, and palace intrigue, if they are to restore the once idyllic tropical island to its former glory.
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Contemporary romantic suspense, M/F, 1-3 flames

Releasing March 15th from The Wild Rose Press: Lapses of
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?

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Still available in ebook and print:
Artful Dodging: the Torpedo Factory Murders
The Mason’s Mark: Love and Death in the Tower
The Penhallow Train Incident
Dear Philomena: Love, Lust & Murder on Chincoteague 
Mai Tais & Mayhem: Murder at Mote Marine
Exquisite Christmas: 21 Romance Authors Share Holiday Stories &
Recipes My story Che Gelida Manina, as well as 2 wonderful recipes
(Swedish coffeebread and Rosemary Ginger Shortbread) appear in

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Smashwords, KOBO, Bookstrand, and Barnes and Noble. Check
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And for Dear Philomena

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Although M. S. Spencer has lived or traveled in five of the seven continents, the last thirty years were spent mostly in Washington, D.C. as a librarian, Congressional staff assistant, speechwriter, editor, birdwatcher, kayaker, policy wonk, non-profit director, and parent. After many years in academia, she worked for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Department of the Interior, in both public and academic library systems,, and at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, a diploma in Arabic Studies from the American University in Cairo, and Masters in Anthropology and in Library Science from the University of Chicago.  All of this tends to insinuate itself into her works.

Ms. Spencer has published ten romantic suspense or murder mystery novels. She has two fabulous grown children and an incredible granddaughter. She divides her time between the Gulf Coast of Florida and a tiny village in Maine.