MS Spencer, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about Lapses of Memory.
Lapses of Memory by MS Spencer
Genre Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Sydney Bellek first meets Elian Davies in the 1950s on a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser when she is five and he is seven. They run into each other every few years after that, but while he knows from the start that she is his true love, she does not. Later, as rival journalists, they vie for scoops on international crises from the Iranian revolution to the Lebanese civil war. The handsome and intrepid Elian beats her out at every turn, even while keeping his love for her secret.
Only after years of separation does she finally realize they are meant to be together, but this time, in a twist of fate, it is Elian whose memory of her is gone. Will he remember her before she loses heart or will their new love be enough to replace the old one?
Know the Hero from Lapses of Memory
Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.
It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
Elian is never bored. He is constantly on the move, constantly investigating. He’s a famous photojournalist, covering events from the Iranian revolution to the Lebanese civil war.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
I don’t know about food, but he does usually have a couple of airline-sized liquor bottles in his pocket.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
Ex-officio—LL Bean. Travel clothes for the adventurous. Like safari shirts with flaps and hiking boots.
Does he know how to fix things?
Not really. He’s a man of action; not a homebody.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
The first time he and Sydney try to make love, it does not go well. Here’s Sydney telling her daughter about it years later:
“He was magnificent. A stallion.” Sydney’s lips curled upwards.
Olivia tut-tutted. “Yeah, right. I bet it was awkward as hell—just like most first times.”
Sydney made a face. “I did my best not to laugh. First he couldn’t figure out how to unhook my bra. Then he tripped over his pants and fell face first on the bed. Well, to be more specific, on the cat.”
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
Funny question, since he has a child he doesn’t know is his. He loves her anyway.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
Can he use chopsticks?
Absolutely. He has traveled all over the world and eaten all kinds of cuisine.
Does he drink coffee? If so, how does he take it? If not, what does he drink instead?
He likes Arab (Turkish) coffee, masbout (medium sweet).
What apps would he have on his phone?
None. For all but the last chapter, we meet him before the App Era.
Android or iPhone?
Neither. He might have a Motorola cell phone.
Beard or clean-shaven?
Clean shaven. He likes to show off his pointed chin. They go with his elfin ears and hair that could belong to a leprechaun. Oh, and eyes the color of the Caribbean Sea at high noon.
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
He had a diamond stud in his ear, which led Sydney to believe he was a privileged Ivy League bore. He gave it up in exchange for something Sydney cherished.
Personal vehicle or public transport?
He is known for leaping onto trucks and buses in order to get a story. Never owned a car.
Recycle or toss?
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!
Where to buy Lapses of Memory
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lapses-of-memory-ms-spencer/1115291373
Audio / Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Lapses-of-Memory/dp/B07QB8LHBQ/
MS Spencer Social Media
Although MS Spencer has lived or traveled in five of the seven continents, the last thirty years were spent mostly in Washington, D.C. as a librarian, speechwriter, literary editor, professional staff at a U. S. Senate committee and at the Dept. of the Interior, non-profit director, and parent. She holds a BA from Vassar College, a diploma in Arabic Studies from the American University in Cairo, and Masters in Anthropology and in Library Science from the University of Chicago. All of this tends to insinuate itself into her works.
Ms. Spencer has published thirteen romantic suspense or murder mystery novels, with two more on the way. She has two fabulous grown children and an incredible granddaughter. She divides her time between the Gulf Coast of Florida and a tiny village in Maine.
Amazon author page http://www.amazon.com/M.S.-Spencer/e/B002ZOEUC8
Linked in www.linkedin.com/in/msspencerauthor