TAMING A GENTLEMAN SPY by Maggi Anderson

Title: Taming A gentleman Spy
Author: Maggi Anderson
Series: The Spies of Mayfair. #2
Publisher: Knox Robinson Publishing Ltd.
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: December 4th 2013
Length: 280 pages

John Haldane, Earl of Strathairn, is on an urgent mission to find the killer of his fellow spy. After visiting the young widow of one of his agents, Strathairn strengthens his resolve. A spy should never marry, and most certainly not to Lady Sibella Winborne, with her romantic ideas of love and marriage. Unable to give Sibella up entirely, he has kept her close as a friend. Then, weak fool that he is, he kissed her.
 
Lady Sibella Winborne has refused several offers of marriage since she first set eyes on the handsome Earl of Strathairn. Sibella’s many siblings always rush to her aid to discourage an ardent suitor, but not this time. Her elder brother, Chaloner, Marquess of Brandreth, has approved Lord Coombe’s suit.  Sibella yearns to set up her own household. She is known to be the sensible member of the family, but she doesn’t feel at all sensible about Lord Strathairn. If only she could forget that kiss.

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Sibella’s brother Edward stood at her shoulder. “I’ve come to claim you for the next dance, before any of your admirers beat me to it.”

           

“I shouldn’t worry, many are losing interest,” she said crisply, rising from her chair.

           

He eyed her as they entered the dance floor. “Losing hope, more like.”

           

As they moved through the steps of the quadrille, he dropped quiet remarks in her ear.

           

“Give up on Strathairn, Sib.”

           

“I don’t believe, I—” They parted, and by the time the steps brought them back together, she’d given up protesting. Edward had inherited their mother’s astute nature.

           

“It’s not that I don’t like him. I do very much. But he’s not for you.”

           

“You needn’t worry. He doesn’t wish to marry.”

           

Her brother raised a black eyebrow. “Oh, I believe you could sway him toward marriage, if you set your mind to it. That’s not the reason.”

           

“Then what is the reason?”

           

“Chaloner hears things in the House of Lords. I can’t repeat them.”

           

“So he tells you but not me.”

           

Edward shrugged with a smile and moved away.

           

“Why does such mystery surround the Earl of Strathairn?” she hissed at him when she next got a chance.

           

He shook his head. She’d learn no more.

         

Maggi will award a $50 Amazon GC plus an e-book copy of A Baron in Her Bed – The Spies of Mayfair, Book #1 to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Maggi Andersen fell in love with the Georgian and Regency worlds after reading the books of Georgette Heyer. Victoria Holt’s Gothic Victorian novels were also great favorites.
 
She has raised three children and gained a BA and an MA in Creative Writing. After husband David retired from the law, they moved to the beautiful Southern Highlands of Australia.
 
Maggi’s free time is spent enjoying her garden and the local wildlife, reading, movies and the theatre. She keeps fit swimming and visiting the gym.
 
Maggi is a multi-published author, and writes mysteries and young adult novels as well as her Georgian, Regency and Victorian romances.




December 9:
1: The Most Happy Reader
2: Beyond Romance
3: Christine Elaine Black
4: Susana’s Parlour
5: Nyxx’s Nook
6: Imagine a World
7: JM Stewart
8: Worlds of Possibilities

December 10:
1: Queen of All She Reads
2: Rookie Romance
3: Nickie’s Views and Interviews
4: Margay Leah Justice
5: House Millar
6: Welcome to My World of Dreams
7: Room With Books
8: Book2Buzz

December 11:
1: Bunny’s Review
2: Bookgirl Knitting
3: The Hedonistic Minimalist
4: Dori Lavelle
5: Sexy Adventures, Passionate Tales
6: Farm Girl Books

December 12:
1: Buried Under Romance
2: Nana Prah’s Blog
3: Blue Rose Romance
4: Books to Light Your Fire
5: Aly’s Miscellany
6: RayKayBooks
7: Wake Up Your Wild Side
8: Straight from the Library
9: It’s Raining Books

December 13:
1: Unabridged Andra
2: For the Love of Bookends
3: Dawn’s Reading Nook Blog
4: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
5: Book Reviews by Xunaira J.
6: Punya Reviews…
7: Long and Short Reviews
8: Ever After Romance Book Blog
9: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews

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  1. Thanks for hosting me, Aine.

  2. Thank you for hosting

    • Rita Wray on December 10th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I’m looking forward to reading the book.

    • SHELLEY S on December 10th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOK AND THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

  3. Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season! evamillien at gmail dot com

    • bn100 on December 10th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Nice excerpt and cover

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    • Natasha on December 11th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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