Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Blood Code by Misty Evans Blog Tour

I am thrilled to host Misty Evans on my blog today to celebrate her new release The Blood Code. You can check out my review of this action-packed, secret spy romance here. And don't forget to enter the giveaway for your very own Princess Tennis bracelet. 
I'm going to turn things over to Misty now (and grab an apple martini), enjoy!

James Bond, Dirty Martinis, and the Girl Next Door

I write spy stories, and fans, agents, and editors constantly refer to certain characters as Bond-like. In my latest release, THE BLOOD CODE, one of my secondary characters, an MI6 operative, actually uses the line, “Bond. James Bond” when my hero Ryan asks him what his cover identity is. You’d think that line would be overused, but beta readers and one of my editors, as well, commented that they loved that Truman used that line in the story. And after the book released this week, one Goodreads reviewer excitedly proclaimed, “It’s James Bond meets Anastasia!”

So what is it about the Bond character (and his well-known quips) that never gets old? That keeps us coming back for more stories and movies? Is it the mystery that surrounds him? The alpha male attitude? His shaken-not-stirred philosophy?

Martini drinkers insist that a truly good martini is stirred. Me, I’m a margarita gal, so I have no idea. But maybe that’s one of the cool ways James Bond exemplifies the bad boy. He goes against the grain, colors waaay outside the box, and still manages to save the day – and the girl – every time.

And speaking of the Bond girls…they’re never your typical girl-next-door, but that doesn’t stop those of us who are nice girls from imagining we’re in their shoes, does it? They’re beautiful, confident, and sexy. Bond is putty in their hands…well, at least some of the time…and each one is different from the last. Blonde, brunette, redhead. Sometimes his ally, often his enemy. All are crucial to his mission in some way, even if only to make him seem more realistic as an alpha male who loves having a beautiful woman on his arm.

My favorite Bond movie is Casino Royal. My favorite Bond girl? You guessed it. Vesper Lynd. I’d love to be named Vesper, and wouldn’t mind spending time with such a sexy spy.

So let’s shake up some dirty martinis (I’ll take chocolate, please!), throw on a Bond movie, and dish about our favorite Bond (Sean Connery? Pierce Bronson? Daniel Craig?). And if you love a good spy story, check out THE BLOOD CODE. You can read Meredith’s fabulous review here.


Fifteen years ago, Anya Radzoya fled Russia with her grandmother after the suspicious deaths of her parents, but she can’t escape the royal genes that make her one of Russia’s last living princesses. When President Ivanov blackmails her into returning to Moscow to be his future wife in exchange for her grandmother’s life, Anya discovers he’s planning to unleash a nuclear war. With no one else to turn to, she join forces with CIA operative Ryan Smith.

Undercover at the nuclear summit, Ryan is happy to recruit Anya to find proof Ivanov is resurrecting the Cold War, but he suspects his new asset is a double agent. Anya is determined to rescue her grandmother with or without his help, however, and Ryan finds himself falling for the beautiful princess before he even trusts her. He refuses to let her go it alone, even if it means risking his own critical mission.

Trapped inside the Kremlin with a cunning and ruthless opponent, the two must risk their lives and their hearts to save Anya’s grandmother, as well as millions of innocent people.

About Misty:
Misty Evans is the author of the award-winning Super Agent romantic suspense series. Books in the series have won a CataNetwork Reviewers’ Choice Award, CAPA nominations, the New England Reader’s Choice Bean Pot Award for Best Romantic Suspense and the ACRA Heart of Excellence Reader’s Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense.

Misty likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and their twin sons. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter at

Tour schedule:
Official Tour Stops
6/17/2013            So Many Reads
6/18/2013            Notes From A Romantic's Heart               
6/19/2013            Reading Between the Wines     
6/20/2013            Going in Circles               
6/21/2013            Storey Book Reviews    
6/24/2013            In My Humble Opinion 
6/25/2013            The Flirty Reader            
6/26/2013            Meredith's Musings       
6/26/2013            Paranormal Book Club 
6/28/2013            Reading on the Rocks

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  1. Your books and this blog post make me want to go see more Bond movies. I have only seen 007 with Pierce Brosnan and I don't even remember who his girl was in that. I do like Sean Connery in many things and have seen commercials for previous Bond movies with Daniel I guess I need to go rent them all, watch them and then decide. Love your spy books, Misty. Keep up the great work and congrats on THE BLOOD CODE!

    1. I loved Daniel Craig as Bond :) He was so dark compared to Pierce Brosnan (although I loved him too). I'm typically a paranormal fan, but this reminded me how much I love a quick-paced, action packed spy novel! My TBR list is much more diverse now....again. I would take a secret spy over a vampire any day LOL!

  2. Jaime A. GeraldiJune 26, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Awesome! Lots of luck, Misty :)

  3. Not a huge James Bond fan....but I love Sean Connery! And I loved The Blood Code. It was EXCELLENT!!!! I need to go back and read the previous three.

    1. It was fantastic! I haven't read a spy novel in a while and I missed the action. I felt like I was watching a Harrison Ford movie while reading it.

  4. I'm of an age that I have to say Sean Connery is 'my' Bond. However, I've seen all of the others play Bond also - some better than others.
    I actually have liked Daniel Craig as Bond. He's not as smooth as Sean, or Pierce, but he's the rugged & tough bond - and sexy.

    1. I agree. I like the charm from Pierce, but the ruggedness of Daniel :)

  5. I love Daniel Craig as Bond. He's darker and has not had all his rough edges smoothed out yet. Not to mention Craig is sexy as hell. Those abs and eyes... *swoons*

    1. I agree. He's definitely got the tall, dark, and handsome + strong and silent + bad boy thing going on LOL! He can rescue me anytime!

  6. Meredith's review sounds great!

    1. It's a really fun read! Thanks for stopping by and hope you entered the giveaway :)

  7. This sounds like a really good book! I will have to put it on my TBR list! <3
    -Cali W.

    1. It's a really fun read. I loved the characters, and Ryan? Um....Swoon!