It goes without saying that readers can choose from a rich pool of historical romance writers these days, from Anna Campbell and Elizabeth Hoyt, to Katharine Ashe and Jennifer Ashley, and my eternal fan-girl crush, Loretta Chase. But to my mind, one of the best historical authors currently writing is Shana Galen.
Shana writes fast-paced, adventurous Regencies that are also wonderful romances with a lot of emotional depth. One of my favorite historical books in the last few years was Shana’s Lord and Lady Spy, which was a corking good adventure and also a truly sigh-inducing romance.
Lord and Lady Spy also happened to be one Publisher Weekly’s top romantic picks for 2011.
He’s weary of deception…
Baron Winslow Keating is honor-bound to finish one last mission as an elite spy for the Barbican group even though he just wants to go home and be with his family. But after years of secrecy and absence, his daughters hardly know him and his wife has given up on him. . .
She wants to try a little intrigue . . .
Elinor has had enough of domestic boredom. She contemplates an affair with a rakish spy, only to discover a world of intrigue and treachery that she never knew existed. Even more shocking, her neglectful husband is suddenly very attentive – quite the jealous type – and apparently there is much more to him than she ever knew . . .
Sounds great, doesn’t it? True Spies has already been getting great reviews, including this one from Gourmonde Girl:
“True Spies is written for those who’ve been looking for a great romance that doesn’t involve a society come out or stereotypical ‘May-December’ romances but instead: a little action, a little sex and a lot of wooing and romance. This is a true love story for grown-ups and as such it exceeds my expectations.”
For my readers today, Shana is giving away a copy of True Spies. To win a copy, simply tell us who your favorite spy is–in books, movies, or real life!