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Blog Tour Featuring *Spent Identity* by Marlene M. Bell @ewephoric @prismbooktours #SpentIDTour #giveaway


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Spent Identity
(Annalisse Series #2)
By Marlene M. Bell
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 378 Pages
December 11th, 2019 by Ewephoric Publishing

To find her missing aunt, she has to unearth the secrets of the past. But lies and deceit run through the very heart of their town….

What started out as a promising relationship with adventurer and tycoon Alec Zavos has fizzled into an uncertain future for antiquities expert Annalisse Drury. Returning to Walker Farm in Upstate New York to see her Aunt Kate should have been a welcome homecoming and distraction. Instead, she finds the childhood home she expected to inherit is for sale, without her permission. What’s worse, Kate’s ranch manager makes a gruesome discovery in the barn: the body of a man, dead by foul play.

Annalisse turns in Alec’s direction for help. She and her aunt shelter on his estate in the Catskills while the authorities canvass the scene. But when Kate herself disappears without a trace, Annalisse fears the worst: that one of the many secrets of her hometown has ensnared her family—a secret someone is willing to kill for to keep hidden.

Praise for the Book

“The story is welcoming and vibrant, and much of it is nuanced and warm. When Bell aims for a fun adventure, she hits the bulls-eye.” – Booklife Review

“…Bell keeps her well-paced story moving. Her use of dialogue to drive the narrative is excellent and she sticks the twist ending nicely, one of the harder tricks to pull off in this genre. Her characters are vivid and spot-on…” – IndieReader Review

“Ambitiously written, Spent Identity has lots of action, a solid narrative, and engaging dialogue that give it substance, while the theme of betrayal cuts a wide swath. Enhanced with a cast of well-balanced and wide-ranging characters, Spent Identity acts as more than a run of the mill mystery, with engaging and relatable family relationships woven into the mains storyline. Suspenseful and well-crafted, Spent Identity is a consistently entertaining read.” Self-Publishing Review

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Alec passed out of Goshen’s city limits, where the drive had switched from tight curves to a long straightaway. The thought of being with Annalisse once again urged him to increase his speed. Alec rounded a sharp corner and hit a low spot, invisible until the water hit the undercarriage. It splashed the passenger side, wetting his right shoulder and soaking him to the skin. 

“Whoa!” He glanced right for half a second at his doused leather seat and carpet, then applied mushy brakes, pumping them harder to match the strength of his gritted teeth. 

The Signorile shimmied at the rear and broke into a spin. 

The car floated out of his control as he turned into the slide. 

“Come on, dig in.” His mind raced through his options. 

Alec tightened his left-handed grip on the wheel, madly downshifting and then pulling the emergency brake. The Signorile had a mind of its own, centrifugal force pushing him deeper into his bucket seat. He grabbed the shoulder harness, digging his nails into the fabric, unable to stop the violent spin and his nausea that followed. The smell of burnt rubber and damp dirt filled his nose while the sports car made its third revolution close to a marshy stand of maples in feet of water. 

The car careened into slippery grass. 

Alec closed his eyes and clutched the wheel with both hands. 

He opened them just in time to brace for the tree trunks charging at the Signorile.

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Other Books in the Series

Stolen Obsession
(Annalisse Series #1)
By Marlene M. Bell
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 294 Pages
June 30th, 2018 by Ewephoric Publishing

People die, but legends live on.

New York antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury recently lost her best friend to murder. The killer’s identity may be linked to her friend’s expensive missing bracelet—a 500-year-old artifact that carries an ancient curse, one that unleashes evil upon any who dare wear the jewelry created for the Persian royal family.

Weeks later, Annalisse sees a matching necklace at a Manhattan gallery opening. She begs the owner to destroy the cursed piece, but her pleas fall on deaf ears—despite the unnatural death that occurs during the opening. With two victims linked to the jewelry, Annalisse is certain she must act.

Desperate, Annalisse enlists the gallery owner’s son to help—even though she’s afraid he’ll break her heart. Wealthy and devastatingly handsome, with a string of bereft women in his wake, Greek playboy Alec Zavos dismisses Annalisse’s concerns—until his parents are ripped from the Zavos family yacht during their ocean voyage near Crete.

Annalisse and Alec race across two oceans to save his mother, feared dead or kidnapped. When the killer changes tactics and goes after Alec behind Annalisse’s back, can her plan to rescue Alec’s mother save them all?

Hold on for a heart-thumping, thrilling adventure through exotic lands in this fast-moving romantic suspense mystery by Marlene M. Bell.

Praise for the Book

“Debut author Bell delivers a great, slow-building romance, gently examining her characters’ painful pasts.” — Kirkus Reviews

“An irresistible page-turner and a successful melding of thriller and romance. With a splash of international adventure and plenty of surprises, Stolen Obsession is an entertaining read and a great beginning to the Annalisse Series.” — Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★½

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About the Author

Marlene M. Bell is an award-winning writer and acclaimed artist as well as a photographer. Her sheep landscapes grace the covers of Sheep!, The Shepherd, Ranch & Rural Living, and Sheep Industry News, to name a few. Her catalog venture, Ewephoric, began in 1985 out of her desire to locate personalized sheep stationery. She rarely found sheep products through catalogs and set out to design them herself. Marlene and her husband, Gregg, reside in beautiful East Texas on a wooded ranch with their dreadfully spoiled Horned Dorset sheep, a large Maremma guard dog named Tia, along with Hollywood, Leo, and Squeaks, the cats that believe they rule the household—and do.

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  2. Large Spa Tin – Lavender scents
  3. Autographed novel by Marlene with companion wire-bound notebook
  4. Authentic Vera Bradley portable umbrella
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4 thoughts on “Blog Tour Featuring *Spent Identity* by Marlene M. Bell @ewephoric @prismbooktours #SpentIDTour #giveaway”

  1. Thank you for being part of the blog tour for “Spent Identity” by Marlene M. Bell.

    Gorgeous cover which definitely draws me in. Storyline that has this book on my TBR list. Can’t wait for the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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