Monday, January 5, 2015

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for The Loving Daylights by Lynsay Sands

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Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Tasty Book Tours, for The Loving Daylights by Linsay Sands.  Please leave a comment or question for Lynsay to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway, for a print copy of The Loving Daylights, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow the rest of the tour by clicking on the banner above.  Visiting additional tour stops will increase your chance of winning.

The Loving Daylights
By Lynsay Sands
The B.L.I.S.S. Series, Book 3

Publisher:  Avon Impulse
2nd Release Date: December 30, 2014 (First Published April 1, 2003)
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Comedy
Length: 384 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-062069115

Buy Links:  Amazon | Barnes | iTunes | Kobo

About the book: 

Shy Jane Spyrus loves gadgets. She can build anything B.L.I.S.S. needs in the international organization’s fight against crime-although its agents aren’t exactly lining up at her door. Some of them think her inventions are a little too . . . well, innovative. Like her shrink-wrap prophylactic constraints, or her spray-on truth serum.

Of course, you can’t use wacky inventions to fix all your problems; Jane knows that better than anyone. Her neighbor has been kidnapped, driving that point home. She will have to team up with another human being-and Abel Andretti arrives just in time. He will help Jane find her neighbor, stop a villain, and most of all he will show Jane to love the daylights out of something without batteries.

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Author Info
LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there’s occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Please visit her on the web at

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

A fan of Lynsay Sands Argenaeu series, I jumped at the chance to read and review The Loving Daylights, her contribution to a parody series based on the James Bond novels.  Best described as contemporary romance with quite a bit of comedy, Ms. Sands contribution is fun, light and fairly faithful to the Bond series.  If you’re a fan of spy books and movies, you’ll definitely want to give this series a try.

The only child of two B.L.I.S.S. agents killed in the line of duty, Jane Spyrus, is a woman who loves to tinker with gadgets.  More “Q” than “Bond”, Jane has followed her father’s footsteps into research at B.L.I.S.S. and is quite happy helping agents in the field with her creations.  All of that changes however when best friend and neighbor, Edie Andretti, is kidnapped and Jane decides to enter the field to save her friend.  Joined by Abel Andretti, Edie’s accountant brother, and Maggie Spyrus, Jane’s wheelchair bound grandmother and former agent for B.L.I.S.S., Jane and her gang set out to save Edie and test Jane’s inventions in the field.

Ms. Sands does a good job developing the characters in this story; at the beginning Jane is somewhat shy and unsure of herself but as she spends time with both Abel and Maggie as they work to locate and free Edie, she gains confidence and realizes she’s got what it takes to be in the field.  I also enjoyed getting to know Abel, an accountant who turned out to be quite good at following directions and was able to help Jane in the field.  The real agent of the group though is Maggie, Jane’s father’s mother, who was a real B.L.I.S.S. agent forced into retirement when a mission went south and she was forced into a wheelchair.  Maggie was smart, funny and clearly loves Jane and will do whatever it takes to help her granddaughter and keep her safe.

The gadgets developed by Jane are a good part of the story, and it was interesting to read how and why Jane created them.  The villains are also well developed and I enjoyed the action in the story as the gang goes from Canada to California in their quest to rescue Edie.  One of the more comedic aspects of the book is the character names Ms. Sands uses, and how they relate to both her other books/series and the bond series. 

Will Jane and sidekicks be able to save Edie before it’s too late?  Will the villains get what they deserve? You’ll have to read The Loving Daylights to find out.  I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading the other books in this series.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Stars

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