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Book 4 of the Spy Series
Book 4 of the Spy Series
by Jessie Clever
1 - Tell us a little about the Spy Series.
The Spy Series came about after a time a spent living in the UK. I was struck by how much historic wars had left physical scars on the nation, and as an American, this was new and foreign and strange to me. And it was thinking about this that brought about the Spy Series. The series focuses on a family of spies during the Napoleonic War and how their everyday lives are shaped by their missions for the War Office. Each book in the series chronicles a moment in time of one of the family members or a moment in time for a friend of the family. I wanted to create a story that was not only rich in suspense and intrigue, danger and love, but also one that showcased the very real history of war in London.
2 - What draws you to the Regency era?
For me, it's the consistency in other literature that takes place in the Regency era. As I read Regency romances as a young adult and teenager, I began to see the same stories over and over again, and as a storyteller, I said, I must change this! As a trained historian, I had plenty of little factoids in my head that refuted some of the canon of Regency romances, and I see it almost as my mission to shake the genre up. It's time for our heroines to get tough and our men to get more interesting.
3 - Tell us a little bit about your current project.
I just wrapped work on a short story that picks up where the Spy Series left off. After so many books, I felt like I was a member of the family myself! But what intrigued me more about the end of the series was the fact that my characters were starting to have children of their own, and I was challenged with the question of as a parent, would my characters allow their children to carry on their legacy, a dangerous occupation as it was, or would they try to shield them from danger? It is this question that I start to explore in the short story released exclusively to my newsletter subscribers and which I will tackle in my next series of historical romances.
When an assassin threatens England's spy network, Lady Margaret Folton must find the killer before it's too late. But when Commodore John Lynwood is accidentally granted a title meant to be used as bait to lure the assassin into the War Office's trap, Margaret must face the tragedy of her past and decide which is more important: the assignment or love?In the second grade, Jessie began a story about a duck and a lost ring. Two harrowing pages of wide ruled notebook paper later, the ring was found. And Jessie has been writing ever since.
Armed with the firm belief that women in the Regency era could be truly awesome heroines, Jessie began telling their stories in her Spy Series, a thrilling ride in historical espionage that showcases human faults and triumphs and most importantly, love.
Jessie makes her home in the great state of New Hampshire where she lives with her husband and two very opinionated Basset Hounds.
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