Mystery Mondays: Allison Bruce – Spicy Romantic Suspense

There is so much to author Alison Bruce – Copywriter, editor, and graphic designer, but today were are talking about the romantic, suspenseful part of her life. You’ll get to check an excerpt of A BODY GUARD TO REMEMBER and hear what she has to say about her protagonist.

So here we go… From Alison herself:


Book 1 Men in Uniform

By Alison Bruce

Lachesis Publishing Inc

“Classic romantic suspense spiced with warmth and humour”

“This is a fun read and Bruce is a talented storyteller”

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Some women daydream about being swept of their feet by Prince Charming. Others dream about seducing, or being seduced, by the sexy paranormal beast of their choice. I wanted new flooring, so I told myself a story that involved me getting it. After a while, the story became Pru Hartley’s… probably around the time I finally got new flooring.


It started with a dead body on my living room floor.

I had just picked up the twins from their father. While they took the recycling bins from the porch to the curb, I unlocked the front door, which led directly into the living room. I turned on the overhead light as I passed the switch, froze, and then pressed my hand over my mouth to stop a scream. Since the man in the middle of the floor could hardly be alive with a gaping hole in the back of his head, I didn’t feel obliged to check on him. Holding my breath, I backed out of the house and called my ex to come take the kids back.

Then I called 9-1-1.

“Hold on Boone.” I hooked his sister by her arm and guided them toward the car. “This is Prudence Hartley at 13 Wildwood Crescent in Guelph. I need the police.”

“Mom?” It was Hope this time, trying to pull away and look through our front window.

“Back to the car,” I hissed. “I was speaking to my kids, officer . . . yes, this is an emergency. There’s a strange man in my house. He’s dead.”

(End of excerpt)

Prudence Hartley has the same problems of every other single mom: getting her kids to school on time; juggling a gazillion errands while trying to get a full day’s work done; oh, don’t forget about dinner. But everything is about to change for Pru when she finds a dead man in her house. Or a dead spy to be exact.

Suddenly Pru’s problems become a tad more complicated and a lot more dangerous. When a federal agent named David Merrick shows up and whisks her and her kids into protective custody, Pru has so many questions running through her brain she doesn’t know where to begin.

How is she going to keep her kids safe? What was the dead spy looking for in her house? Why are they after her now? Oh and there’s one more question . . . just a pesky, minor thing. Why does Merrick have to be so damn sexy and protective?

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Author Bio

2013-Bruce-author-400Alison Bruce has had many careers and writing has always been one of them. Copywriter, editor and graphic designer since 1992, Alison has also been a comic book store manager, small press publisher, webmaster and arithmetically challenged bookkeeper. She is the author of mystery, romantic suspense and historical western novels. / alison bruce, have laptop – will travel / @alisonebruce

Next week on Mystery Mondays get ready to meet Melodie Campbell.


10 thoughts on “Mystery Mondays: Allison Bruce – Spicy Romantic Suspense

  1. Thanks so much Kristina for inviting me and everyone for commenting. I’m working on the outline for the next Men in Uniform and hope to be able to announce it soon. Meanwhile, I have a Carmedy and Garrett Mini-Mystery coming out from Imajin Books in the fall.

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