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.
HOT NEW COVER!!!
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.
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 www.readmistyevans.com.
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