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November 1, 2013

Tour Stop + Giveaway: In the Arms of a Stranger by Virginia Kelly

In The Arms of a Stranger
Virginia Kelly
Entangled Ignite
October 28, 2013
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
A dangerous man on the run…

Wounded and accused of treason, CIA operative JP Blackmon is on the run from his own agency and desperate to clear his name. When he finds out his old partner is dead, he’ll do anything to get to the truth…including using his partner’s widow.

Finds a vulnerable woman looking for answers…

Abby Price wanted nothing more than a family and a safe home. But her late husband kept big secrets from her—secrets that got him killed and has government agents watching her every move. And she’s started fearing for her life. The only man who can help her is a mysterious stranger who suddenly appears out of nowhere. But can she trust him?

Together they discover a passion worth dying for.

As danger stalks them at every turn, unexpected passion flares between JP and Abby. But the last thing either wants or needs is more complications. Romance? No. Way. That would involve trust—something neither is willing to do. But in the end, sharing their deadly secrets is their only hope for survival…their only hope to hold onto the love they’ve just begun to share…


Spies and Lies: Movies and In the Arms of a Stranger


Spies lie. There’s no way to get around it, that’s what they do. My latest book, In the Arms of a Stranger, is about CIA operative JP Blackmon. He’s on the run when he meets Abby Price, the last woman he should want, but the one needs. She thinks she knows what he does for the Agency, but when push comes to shove and lives are on the line, she realizes she knew nothing. So, can she trust him? JP is, IMO, crush worthy, which made me remember my favorite spy films. Here’s my top five list:




Bourne Identity (2002 ): the first of the three Matt Damon movies. First surprise, Matt Damon as a killer, but with a conscience, of course. Amnesia, adrenalin, lies. Jason Bourne doesn’t know who he is, but his training keeps him alive. He offers to pay a woman, Marie, to drive him to Paris. When assassins come after them, and her picture is displayed with Bourne’s, she decides to go with him. All through amazing chase and fight scenes, Bourne, as tough an assassin as all of the ones sent after him, is determined to save Marie. When things get particularly bad, he sends Marie away into hiding. The ending is a wonderful surprise. This is the best of the three movies, but the ones that follow are also fabulous.


Casino Royale (2006): This is the first of the Daniel Craig Bond movies and it is excellent. We all know Bond, but Daniel Craig gives him a new edge not found in the other actors who’ve played him, along with vulnerability. The fact that he’s a spy is a given, but his tenderness towards the female lead is, for this romance author, the best. It takes place in a shower and it’s not what you’d expect from Bond in a shower. And the end… Wow! Daniel Craig is my favorite Bond.


Safe House (2012): Ryan Reynolds is a CIA safe house keeper, not a real operative. He has a girl friend who doesn’t know what he does. Denzel Washington is an ex-spy who has turned criminal and is brought to Ryan’s safe house to be interrogated. Killers try to take Denzel, but Ryan saves him and keeps him safe. When Denzel escapes, he tells Ryan he’s not much of a spy. After several twists and turns, one that has Ryan telling his girl friend what he does, he realizes that Denzel has a file that incriminates CIA officials in some serious wrong-doing. I won’t give away any more of the plot because it’s really good. In the end, Ryan wins Denzel’s admirationand Ryan refuses to give up Denzel’s secret. Instead, he … well, again, I won’t give up the plot. I thought this movie deserved a sequel. There’s a little mystery at the very end that begs a sequel. Great spy movie. Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington together…Yes!


Spy Game (2001): Robert Redford and Brad Pitt together. Do I need to say more? Well, a little. Robert Redford is a CIA officer on his last day before retirement. Brad Pitt has been taken by the Chinese and will be executed shortly. We learn a good bit about these two as former co-workers—Redford’s character recruited Pitt’s—but they fell out over an operation gone bad, one that involved a woman. Redford decides to rescue his friend from the Chinese through some subtrefuge. Two fabulous actors (never mind their looks) in a tense drama. Well worth watching.


Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014): This is a reboot for the Jack Ryan character created by Tom Clancy and played over the years by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. All have been great movies, but I’m anxiously awaiting this one. It stars Chris Pine. Yes, Captain Kirk of the new Star Trek series, the one with the gorgeous blue eyes. His wife is played by Keira Knightly.Can you imagine what their children would look like? :-) In addition to these two actors, Kevin Costner also plays an important role. The film, originally set to be released over theChristmas holidays, has been pushed back for release until January 2014. The trailer is impressive. I’ll be the first in line for this one.


I know, that’s five films, but I have to give you a bonus in case you’ve never seen this one:


No Way Out (1987): This suspenseful Kevin Costner movie has a really complicated plot, but the twist at the end…Wow!


What do you think? Did I miss your favorite spy movie?


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An RWA Golden Heart® finalist, Virginia Kelly’s first book was published as To the Limit and finaled in several contests such as the Holt Medallion, The Golden Quill and The Aspen Gold.

Virginia has always loved adventure novels, but romance is at the core of her stories—romance with the adrenalin rush of danger. Against the Wind, a full-length novel, and Dancing in the Dark, the prequel novella to In the Arms of a Stranger, are about dangerous men and the adventurous women willing to take a chance on them.

Traveling is a passion that came early in life. Her first airplane ride was a trip over the Andes Mountains in Peru at the ripe old age of two months. Her travels provide the settings for her novels, whether it’s a fictitious Latin American country based on Peru, the country of her birth, or Florida and the American South where she now lives.

A graduate of the University of Alabama with a master’s degree in Library Science, Virginia is an academic librarian. She tries to include a librarian in all of her books as either the heroine or as a minor character. Having taught high school and college, she has a great appreciation for teachers and often uses that as the profession for her heroines.


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45 comments:

  1. I haven't watched too many spy movies but enjoy a spy romance :) They can have such a nice little added bit of drama with the secrets they all have to keep. Will check this one out. Loving the cover!

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  2. I've seen all the ones you have listed (except the one for 2014) and of all of them Spy Game is the one I will watch everytime its on TV. Love that movie. Robert Redford was brilliant in how he out foxed them. and looking at Brad Pitt is never a hardship :) Grew up watching the older James Bond - so Goldfinger is my favorite of those. The Recruit with Colin Farrell and then on the lighter side - Mr. & Mrs. Smith :)

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    1. I started to add Mr & Mrs. Smith, but I had my 5, plus one. I've never watched The Recruit all the way through (bits and pieces on TV). Must add it to my list. I like Sean Connery, but like Pierce Brosnan's first Bond movie.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I'm loving the cover, too :-)

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  4. Thank you so much for the post and giveaway! I love romantic suspense, and this book sounds like a great one. Fingers crossed for the giveaway! :-)

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Lindsey. Good luck!

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  5. i love a hot man on a cover makes me want to read

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    1. I agree. JP's hot on the cover. He's also sexy between the pages of the book :-)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. How did I manage to miss Safe House? I've got to add that to my queue. Thanks for the heads up! I'm so looking forward to this book -- I loved AGAINST THE WIND, and I know I'm gonna love this one too. :)

    Donna

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    1. You weren't stalking Ryan Reynolds :-) Thanks for the compliment on Against the Wind and for stopping by.

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  7. I love spy books and this cover is gorgeous! I've always been intrigued by the CIA.

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    1. Thanks for commenting. Yes, I have to hand it to the artist. Excellent job.

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  8. Thanks for tue giveaway. This book soumds like it will be great with lots of romance, action, and an Alpha male to swoon over ;)

    cguidroz2@cox.net

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    1. You're welcome :-) Yes, romance, adventure and the latest love of my life :-)

      Thanks for commenting.

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  9. This book looks great! I love the book cover!

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    1. Thanks! The cover artist did a fantastic job.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. oh a nice cover and I love almost all the movies, they're all great.

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    1. Thanks on behalf of the artist for the cover.

      Of course, now I wonder which you didn't love. :-)

      Thanks for commenting.

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  11. I watched Sean Connery as Bond when I was a kid and caught up on the others, but I haven't seen Daniel Craig's Bond yet. The Bourne series- oh yeah good stuff. The only other spy movies I've watched are Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Firefox, Where Eagles Dare and the Brit one Tinker Tailor Spy. Loved them all.

    Your book sounds fab and I'll definitely be reading it eventually even if I don't win the contest. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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    1. I'll have to look up Firefox and Where Eagles Dare. I loved Tinker Tailor... too.

      Thanks for the suggestions!

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    2. Those first two are old military spy thrillers. Just in case that's not your thing.

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  12. if the stranger looks like that guy in the cover..i want one too :)

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    1. LOL! I really must get word to the artist :-)

      Thanks for commenting.

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  13. There is a spy romance!!!?? Wow, just when you don't think it could get more wrapped up then you found out it can!! I would love to be able to read this book, not only for the amazing cover, but to get drawn into the words. Thanks so much for opportunity!

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    1. You're welcome :-) There are a lot of spy romances, most of the ones I've read are historicals, but I chose movies that had at least a touch of romance in them, because, well, I love romance.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Love the sound of this book!!!!! Added to my wish list!

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    1. Thanking for adding In The Arms to your wish list, and for commenting.

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  15. Miss Virginia Kelly, thank you so much for helping me moderate this post, your presence is very much welcome and greatly appreciated. Happy weekend!

    Supies - thank you for your awesome comments as always, I hope one of you wins the prize!

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  16. I love romantic suspense and this one sounds very intriguing. I love the drama and action in the genre. That mixed with the steamy romance makes for a fantastic read.

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    1. That's what I love about the genre, too. Thanks for commenting, Steph.

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  17. This is totally the kind of romantic suspense I love to read, added to my list. Wonderful guest post, I enjoyed it :)

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    1. Thanks for adding my book to your list. And thanks for reading and commenting.

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  18. I like spy movies, but I really don't watch many. I did like The Bourne Identity. I remember my parents loving No Way Out.

    Congrats on the release!

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    1. I loved the Bourne Identity, just loved it.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. I haven't read this but it sounds great. Cover is HOT!

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    1. Okay, note to self: write the cover artist and thank her. Profusely :-)

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  20. I've seen some of these movies. There is something rather exciting about a spy.

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  21. I love the cover and I think it sounds amazing

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    1. As I said, the cover artist gets a huge "Thank you!" from me. :-)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  22. I always love spy book, and i think this book will be my cup of tea.
    Thanks for the post and this amazing giveaway :)

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  23. WOW! Was Bourne Identity 11 years ago? Time flies! Jack Ryan looks interesting, haven't heard of that one. Who doesn't love a good action/thriller/suspense throw in the romance read. I enjoy them. I had not heard of Virginia so thanks! Now I have :D Throws onto TBR pile * thud*

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    1. That's exactly what I said: *11 years* Wow! Thanks for tossing In the Arms of a Stranger onto your TBR pile.

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