A Lady and a Spy by Ranee S. Clark – Top Fives & Giveaway

raneeAuthor Ranee S. Clark

Ranee` and her personal superhero, her husband, live in Wyoming where they are raising three future super-villains. When she’s not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in her living room or losing to one of her sons at Uno, she loves to read and write. She has a bachelors degree in history that is probably useless, but she had a lot of fun earning it.

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Top 5 Lists

Books I’m Dying to Read
1. Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
2. Chasing the Prophecy (Beyonders #3) by Brandon Mull
3. The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
4. A Way Back to You by Emily Gray Clawson
5. Smart Move by Melanie Jacobson
Bookish Pet Peeves
1. Romance novels where the guy and girl are kept apart by silly misunderstandings for way too long.
2. Every girl but the MC is a mean girl in YA novels.
3. Women who are smart so men are not attracted to them in historicals.
4. Supposedly “smart” characters who take way too long to figure out things the reader figured out in the first chapter.
5. Athletic or popular people always painted as stereotypically mean/dumb/narcissistic
Things That Inspire Me
1. Sitting anywhere and watching people. What’s their story?
2. Songs
3. After reading a great book and wondering What if? about certain parts.
4. Great actions movies – Great love stories – All-The-Feelings drama.
5. Things I read about in history.
Foods I Wish I Could Eat & Never Gain A Pound
1. Brownies
2. Peanut-Butter cookies
3. Thin Mints
4. Ice Cream
5. Pie
Things I Have In My Purse
1. Diapers
2. Chapstick (Must. Always. Have.)
3. Pens
4. Water bottle
5. Baby Tylenol
(Um, yes, I have a baby. How’d you guess?)

 

lady and a spyA Lady and a Spy

Blanche Audley’s old-fashioned grandfather cut off her mother after she married Thomas Audley and his millions of “new money,” and for the last ten years since her parents’ deaths, Blanche has lived under the gloom of his disappointment. So when she recklessly loses a thousand dollars to Etta Channing in a game of baccarat, she will do anything to keep her foolish actions from him. Except he oversees every penny she spends of the wealth her father left her, leaving her no way of paying the debt without his knowledge.

Until Etta offers her a deal. Alexander Whealdon, one of the most eligible bachelors in town, needs a companion to shepherd his younger sister through her first season. Etta wants Blanche to take the position and use it to infiltrate the household and pass along information that will help Etta get her hooks into the reserved Mr. Whealdon. It seems like an easy way to pay off the debt and save face at the same time. But the more Blanche sees of Mr. Whealdon’s playful side, not to mention his surprising generosity, the less she wants to help Etta win him over.

Backing out means humiliating herself and disappointing both her grandfather and Mr. Whealdon, not to mention losing Miss Whealdon’s trust and friendship, but if she goes through with her promise to Etta, she will lose what might be her last chance for love.

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Giveaway Details

1 paperback of A LADY AND A SPY & 1 paperback of A CONTEMPTIBLE AFFECTION open to US only

1 paperback copy of A LADY AND A SPY open to US only

2 ebook copies of A LADY AND A SPY open Internationally

Ends 9/5/13

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