I have a HUGE treat in store for my readers today. I’m featuring the very talented author Shana Galen, who writes adventurous and romantic Regency-set historicals. Shana is a wonderful writer who was first published in 2005, and she’s been wowing critics and readers ever since.
Interestingly enough, Shana’s first book was a contemporary romance called The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Men I’ve Dated, which she wrote under the pen name of Shane Bolks. That book was nominated for a RITA, the prestigious award sponsored by the Romance Writers of America. It’s the same book that Meg Cabot—yes, THAT Meg Cabot—said was a “fun, snappy read” that she couldn’t put down.
Oh, boy. If I ever got a cover quote from Meg Cabot, I would probably faint on the spot!
Shana has garnered even more acclaim for her historical romances. Take, for example, Blackthorne’s Bride, which was also nominated for a RITA.
Blackthorne’s Bride received a Top Pick from RT Book Reviews and tons of critical acclaim, including this review from the Chicago Tribune:
“Shana Galen adds a generous dash of action and adventure to the already irresistible mix of sexy romance and sharp wit in Blackthorne’s Bride, her latest fabulously fun Regency historical.”
This book is part of the popular Misadventures in Matrimony series, which was preceded by the Regency Spies series. She also has a more recent series called The Sons of the Revolution, a trilogy about three brothers struggling to restore their noble heritage in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Doesn’t that sound great?!
You can find out about these series on Shana’s website, and read some fab excerpts from the books. Trust me—you won’t be sorry you stopped by!
Shana has a new book out, and I’ve been waiting several months to read this one. It’s called Lord and Lady Spy, and it features the adventures of two out-of-work spies who just happen to be married to each other.
It’s been getting great reviews, including this one from RT Book Reviews: “Lively, utterly delightful adventure romance. The witty, sexually charged dialogue fuels the rivalry between the realistic characters and sets the pages flying.”
AND the book was chosen as one of Publishers Weekly Top Romance Picks for Fall!
Here’s the blurb for Lord and Lady Spy:
Meet Lord and Lady Smythe, England’s preeminent spies. Their identities are guarded even from each other. After years of secrets and lies, their marriage is little more than a crumbling façade. But even love isn’t as important as The Mission—to defeat Napoleon Bonaparte.
But what happens when the mission is complete?
Meet Lord and Lady Smythe, out of work spies. Lady Sophia Smythe will scream if she has to attend another tea party. Lord Adrian Smythe will hit someone if he’s forced to while away another evening in Parliament. What are secret agents to do when the war is over?
There’s one chance left to get back into the game. The prime minister needs a murder investigated. The problem? Two spies. One position.
All’s fair in love and war.
Oh, my God! Doesn’t that sound like so much fun? I’ve got this one sitting right at the top of my teetering To Be Read pile.
You find read all about Lord and Lady Spy on Shana’s website.
To celebrate Shana’s new release, her publisher has donated two copies of Lord and Lady Spy for a giveaway to my readers in the U.S. and Canada. Just tell me who your favorite book, movie, or TV spy is, and why. Two people who comment will win copies of the book!