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Reviews for Manhunt
"Manhunt is a gripping tale of love, loss and resounding retribution--a story you won't soon forget. This one speaks to the heart." -- Kristin Miller, author of the Vampires of Crimson Bay series
"If you look up the word bittersweet in the dictionary, there may just be a picture of Lillie Spencer’s beautifully crafted debut novel, Manhunt … It’s a fantastic read. The story flowed seamlessly. The characters are well developed… The love is pure, the sex is hot… It’s a story of love and redemption on many levels." - Scandalicious Book Reviews
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About Lillie Spencer
Lillie likes to joke that she is a mother, author, and wife -- usually in that order. Although she holds a degree in Wildlife Biology, writing has always been her passion. She was a teaching assistant for English Composition and English as a Second Language in college, and wrote countless stories in her free time before she was brave enough to submit one for publication. A preview of Manhunt was an editor’s choice recipient at textnovel.com in 2009, where it is still #10 on their “Most Popular” list, and was a semi-finalist in the Dorchester Next Best Celler (sic) contest. Lillie was also recently awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2011 RWA-Passionate Ink’s Stroke of Midnight competition for her work-in-progress, The Circle, a paranormal romance. When not writing or freezing at soccer games, Lillie loves to cook and play video games with her family.
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An Interview with the Lillie Spencer
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Manhunt. Where did you get the idea for this thrilling romantic tale?
LS: I was working on another story idea when this one popped into my head and flat-out refused to leave until I finished writing it. I'd never written romantic suspense before, although I've enjoyed reading it. It was so much fun tying together the love story with the mystery elements.
HH: What do you like best about Nikki and why do you think readers will relate to her?
LS: At first, I'm not sure Nikki is all that relatable, honestly. She doesn't remember who she is, or anything about her life at all. She's running on pure instinct, but she doesn't always trust her gut and makes knee-jerk decisions. As she starts to remember her life, though, you really warm up to her. Readers like her because she's not a Mary Sue. She's a complex gal.
HH: What do you like best about Michael and why will readers love him?
LS: Michael's a hot, hunky bad boy, but not in a stereotypical way. He's got an awful temper and is kind of broken, but he's loving and loyal to a fault, not just to Nikki but everyone within his small inner circle. You look at him and think -- maybe I could love a murderer.
HH: How did you infuse your story with such danger and mystery?
LS: Awww, shucks! Thank you for the compliment! I try and pay attention to the little details. Things that may at first seem casual and perhaps even boring -- like grocery shopping -- actually have significance.
HH: What makes your story stand out amongst fierce competition?
LS: It's a romance and a murder mystery and an action/adventure tale, but at its heart, it's a story about love, loss and redemption in all its forms. Fans of the book tell me that's what they love most about it, the heart and emotion behind it. People connect to the characters, not just the main couple but their friends and family too.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
LS: I'm working on two different manuscripts right now. One is the story I was working on before I started MANHUNT. It's a paranormal romance about an immortal Druid who has been running for a thousand years, until he meets the one woman in a millenia worth fighting for. The other is a companion story to MANHUNT about Michael and Nikki's best friend Christian.
HH: How long have you been a writer and what keeps you writing?
LS: My mom recently gave me a velvet covered journal I had in elementary school filled with poems and short stories, so I guess I've been a writer since I learned how to write. I write because it makes me happy, even moreso when someone reads what I wrote and it has an impact on them.
HH: What goals have you set for yourself at this point in your career?
LS: I like the path I'm on. Holding the paperback of MANHUNT in my hands feels like the first step of a wonderful journey, and I'm excited to see where it takes me.
HH: What do you enjoy reading?
LS:I love romance of all types. I blame my Aunt Meme and her stack of Harlequins hidden under the bed in the guest room. I also love a good mystery or sci-fi/fantasy story. I'm fascinated by memoirs.
HH: What are you most looking forward to before the year's end?
LS: Hopefully completing my next two manuscripts and seeing them be as warmly received as MANHUNT has been.
HH: Thank you!