Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Aloha to Shana Galen and LOVE AND LET SPY - Excerpt Tour


I am honored to host Shana Galen's Excerpt Tour to whet your appetite for LOVE AND LET SPY, available August 5 from Sourcebooks:

Her name is Bonde, Jane Bonde…

A beautiful and eligible member of the ton, Jane has more than a few secrets: she’s one of the Crown’s most elite agents. She may be deadly, but she doesn’t know a thing about fashion, flirtation, or love…until Dominic Griffyn shakes up her carefully stirred world and asks her to be his bride. He’s exactly the kind of man she’s not looking for. And he’s dangerous, because falling into his arms is so much more satisfying than saving England from her enemies.

He’s an improper gentleman who needs a wife…

Tall, dark, and tortured, Dominic Griffyn is haunted by demons from his past. When his stepfather insists that he marry, Dominic allows himself to hope that the beautiful but mysterious Miss Bonde might help him forget his troubles. As they grow closer, it’s clear that there’s more to Jane than danger. She might be just what his neglected heart needs.


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The door opened, and Carlisle, one of Dominic’s half brothers, entered. “Oops! Sorry.” He stepped back out just as quickly, but not before catching Dominic’s eye and giving his older brother a grimace.

“No, no, Carlisle,” their mother said. “Your father and I will speak in the parlor. You go ahead.” And she tugged the marquess out of the room, leaving Carlisle little choice but to enter.

“I’m not going to ask what that was about,” Carlisle said, “so you’ll have to volunteer the information.”

Dominic couldn’t stop a smile. Carlisle was his youngest half brother and just out of school. At nineteen, he was not yet jaded by the world. But then again, why should he be? He was the son of a marquess, he was handsome with his blond hair and brown eyes, and he was wealthy. Nothing could touch him.

“I’ll give you one guess,” Dominic said, lifting his teacup from the drawing--room side table. He’d always liked his youngest brother. With thirteen years between them, they were too far apart to be rivals.

“The woman who showed up with the babe last week?”

“Your father wants me to marry before I bring more shame on the family name.” He sipped the tepid tea. He’d not even had a chance to taste it before his stepfather launched into his tirade.

Carlisle popped a tea cake into his mouth and reached for another. “Is marriage so bad?”

“I don’t see you rushing into the parson’s mousetrap.”

Carlisle held the tea cake in front of his chest like a shield. “I’m far too young. You’re an old man.”

“Charming to the last,” Dominic retorted.

“Was the babe yours?” Carlisle asked, his mouth full. Dominic rolled his eyes. The boy had no sense of decorum.


“Whom do they want you to marry?”

“Does it matter?”

He seemed to consider as he reached for a dainty sandwich. “It might.”

“A Miss Jane Bonde.”

Carlisle dropped the sandwich, and it rolled under a chair. The boy ignored it. “And you refused?”

“I don’t want to marry, and I certainly won’t marry some chit I haven’t even met.”

“But you’ve seen her?”

“I don’t think so.” Dominic avoided social events. He had nothing to say to the ton. He was well aware they looked down on him. He did not need to be reminded of it nightly.

“That explains it then.” Carlisle reached for another sandwich.

Bond in service to the Queen for the London Olympics 2012

Follow the Excerpt Tour  ... 

July 21, From the TBR Pile, fromthetbrpile.blogspot.com, Excerpt One

July 22, SOS Aloha, sosaloha.blogspot.com, Excerpt Two

July 23, Bookhounds, maryinhb.blogspot.com, Excerpt Three

July 24, Urban Girl Reader, urbangirlreader.com, Excerpt Four

July 25, Long and Short Reviews, longandshortreviews.com, Excerpt Five

July 28, The Book Vixen, thebookvixen.com, Excerpt Six

July 29, Cocktails and Books, cocktailsandbooks.com, Excerpt Seven

July 30, Manga Maniac Café, mangamaniaccafe.com, Excerpt Eight

July 31, The Reading Café, thereadingcafe.com, Excerpt Nine

August 1, Broken Teepee, brokenteepee.com, Excerpt Ten

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Learn more about Shana and her books at shanagalen.com.



  1. The Queen and James Bond at the Olympics - so much fun.

  2. This book sounds so good! Can't wait for it to come out.

  3. Sean Connery! And this book sounds v.g. - Love the cover.

  4. The Olympics' Bond was such a great idea!!!

    1. I love how the queen is such a good sport about stuff like that.

  5. Pierce Brosnan.
    Karen T.

  6. Daniel Craig! Love, love, love this series! Thanks for sharing!

  7. My first fave Bond was Sean Connery. He did it soooo perfectly! But my next fave is the current one, Daniel Craig. Love romance and intrigue together in a story! thanks for the post. jdh2690@gmail.com

  8. Definitely Sean Connery and love your stories!

  9. Definitely, Sean Connery was the best Bond.

    I look forward to reading Shana's newest.

  10. has to be daniel craig - he really brings the bond book character to life - not to mention he is hot

  11. Wean Connery! Hands & kilts down!

  12. Roger Moore. He always had a twinkle in his eye.

  13. Sean Connery.

    I'm really looking forward to reading this, Shana. I loved the previous books in the series!

    Marcy Shuler

  14. Sean Connery is my favorite Bond.

  15. Diane P. DiamondJuly 27, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Sean Connery is my favorite James Bond of all. "Love and Let Spy" sounds wonderful, and I would love to read it.

  16. I like each of them for their different interpretations of the Bond character. Each actor lent his own style, and made them all fun!