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Joanna Bourne Updates Blog, Provides Excerpt

Book CoverLast Sunday, I started babbling about how much I liked a January 2008 release called The Spymaster’s Lady. At the time, the author did not have an updated blog or website so I wasn’t able to provide a link to an excerpt. However, since that time, Ms. Bourne has updated her blog and provided a delicious excerpt. It certainly whets the appetite, no?

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Janine
    Oct 04, 2007 @ 12:21:21

    Went there and read it. It looks very promising. My kind of heroine!

  2. vanessa jaye
    Oct 04, 2007 @ 13:25:08

    Verra nice. Love the exchange. I would’ve totally passed this book by on the shelf (the spy thing has never been what I’d consider a ‘hook’. Don’t hate, don’t love it.) Thanks for the heads-up.

  3. Gina
    Oct 04, 2007 @ 13:51:52

    I wonder – is it normal to get a hot flash from a short excerpt?
    I look foward to reading this – thank you for posting your thoughts and her updates.

  4. MaryK
    Oct 05, 2007 @ 00:41:41

    Yes, an excerpt really makes a difference. I don’t care for lady spies, but I do really like witty dialog; so I’ll be looking for this in January.

  5. Lisa
    Jan 27, 2008 @ 22:34:15

    Just finished Spymasters Lady. What a totally wonderful surprise. Very nice. Different. But still with a happy ending. A little more brain effort required than I usually like. I usually enjoy the romance novels because they require little of me in the thinking department. They dont tell me to be a better mother, wife, daughter, American, etc. They dont make me feel guilty for not doing it all right. They just make me smile and its always a happy ending. This one hardly made me smile. But it was a nice change. I thought well done.

  6. Jane
    Jan 27, 2008 @ 22:35:56

    I’m glad you liked it. It’s definitely one of my favorites of the year. (of course, the year has just started, but it is still an amazing story).

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