Guest Post: Five Sexy Facts About Blue by Shana Galen + #Giveaway
After my novel Lord and Lady Spy was released, one of the most frequent questions readers asked was, when will there be a book about Blue? The first few times I responded by saying something along the lines of Blue isn’t hero material. But the requests and questions kept coming, and I started to think perhaps readers saw something in Blue that I didn’t. And so I looked a little closer and the end result is a Lord and Lady Spy novella with Blue as the hero.
Here are five things you should know about Blue.
1) Blue’s code name derives from his vivid blue eyes. But his eyes aren’t all that’s sexy about him.
As though sensing her presence—and knowing him, he probably had—he opened his eyes and stared at her. His eyes were still impossibly blue. She’d never seen another person with eyes that color. They were so startlingly blue that they were all most people could see when they looked at his face. But she’d seen him too many times, and she could look past the eyes—to the high planes of his cheeks, the tousled brown waves of hair curling about his ears, and the soft, sensual mouth. Oh, the things he knew to do with that mouth. She loved the things he did with that mouth.
2) Blue has unerring good fortune—with one exception.
He was lucky that way. His injuries were always minor. His aim always true. His instincts always accurate.
Except for her.
He looked down at Helena again. He’d been wrong about her. He should never have married her, never allowed himself to fall in love with her. For a man who never took a misstep, she was a glaring jump off the wrong cliff.
3) Blue is dedicated to his work with the elite spy organization the Barbican group.
“My secrets are related to my work. But who I am, my life, is open to you and always has been.”
She wanted to laugh. His statement was so far from the truth, it was ludicrous. Sadly enough, he probably believed it. She could have responded in so many ways. She settled for the most diplomatic reply she could think of, hoping he would leave her in peace now. “Your life has always been, and will always be, the Barbican group.”
Once I had hoped that would not be the case,” he said quietly. The tenor of his voice made her breath catch. No, she could not go back. She did not want to remember the past. It was too painful.
4) He is a man of hidden talents, but he’s not perfect.
“Do you speak German?”
She hadn’t known that. She could add the fact to a list long enough to fill the pages of a book. She had known he could play the pianoforte. He’d all but seduced her with his playing when they’d first met. But he was not perfect. He couldn’t sing. He could barely carry a tune. She supposed somehow that small imperfection made him more human in her eyes.
5) Blue protects those he loves.
Blue had traveled the world, and he’d seen the dance of predator and prey. All too often, the prey, sensing danger, tried to flee and ran right into the trap set for it.
Blue was never hasty. Never impulsive.
He looked at Helena now, studying her furrowed brow as they sat over steaming bowls of soup at her table. He didn’t like that she was a target any more than she liked it, and judging from the worried look on her face, she hated her new position.
But Blue knew something she didn’t. He had never failed to protect someone to whom he was assigned, and he would not fail now.
What’s the one trait your favorite heroes possess? One person who comments will win a copy of the first book in this series, Lord and Lady Spy (U.S. and Canada only).
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The Spy Wore Blue: A Lord and Lady Spy Novella—August 2013
An exciting new novella in the popular Lord and Lady Spy series. Blue, an elite spy, tracks an assassin to Naples and the theater where his estranged wife performs. As he falls in love with his Helena again, Blue races to apprehend the assassin before he destroys them both.
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About the Author:Shana Galen is the bestselling author of fast-paced adventurous Regency historicals, including the RT Reviewers’ Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Her books are published all over the world and have been featured in the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Clubs. She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston’s inner city. Now she writes full time. She’s happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers: visit her or see what she’s up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.