I have to admit that I’ve lived a pretty exciting life. I’m a military brat (Air Force) and have traveled all over the world. I went to high school in Okinawa, Japan and graduate school in Warsaw, Poland. I’ve lived behind the Iron Curtain and smuggled out anti-communist materials for intelligence purposes. I nearly joined the CIA, but opted for international journalism instead. During my heyday as a correspondent in Washington, DC, I had a press pass to the White House, the State Department and the U.S. Capitol. In college, I majored in Political Science and Russian language because I love politics, the international scene and writing. My first several published novels were historical and paranormal romances because I adore romance, history and fantasy. However, with my novel, No One Lives Twice, I decided to try something entirely new.
I really wanted to write a fun, totally hip, hi-tech spy novel revolving around a young woman who is a bit of an antithesis to James Bond. Lexi Carmichael is geeky smart and spends her days battling hackers for the U.S. government. However, she’s not so capable on the social scene, much to the dismay of her mother, a former beauty queen. For Lexi, it’s hard enough to fit into a profession dominated by male geeks, let alone get any of them to notice her. When she abruptly finds herself at the center of an international intrigue surrounded by super sexy and dangerous guys, she realizes she’s going to have to up her game, including those pesky social skills, in order to survive. She may not be able to fly helicopters, speak forty languages or seduce anything with a pulse (yet!), but she can give good hack and has some of the smartest and quirkiest friends on the planet. Oh, and she’s perfectly capable of saving the day. Sort of…
To wet your appetite, here’s the back cover blurb for No One Lives Twice:
I’m Lexi Carmichael, geek extraordinaire. I spend my days stopping computer hackers at the National Security Agency. My nights? Those I spend avoiding my mother and eating cereal for dinner. Even though I work for a top-secret agency, I’ve never been in an exciting car chase, sipped a stirred (not shaken) martini, or shot a poison dart from an umbrella.
Until today, that is, when two gun-toting thugs popped up in my life and my best friend disappeared. So, I’ve enlisted the help of the Zimmerman twins—the reclusive architects of America’s most sensitive electronic networks—to help me navigate a bewildering maze of leads to find her.
Along the way, my path collides with a sexy government agent and a rich, handsome lawyer, both of whom seem to have the hots for me. Hacking, espionage, sexy spy-men—it’s a geek girl’s dream come true. If it weren’t for those gun-toting thugs…
Now, to get those comments rolling . . . are you a James Bond fan? If so, name your favorite Bond actor and your favorite movie or book. If not, name your favorite spy character in either a movie or book (i.e. Max Smart? Jason Bourne?).
Julie Moffett is a best-selling author and writes in the genres of historical romance, paranormal romance, action/adventure and mystery. She has won numerous awards, including the prestigious PRISM Award for Best Romantic Time-Travel and Best of the Best Paranormal Books of 2002. She has also garnered several nominations for the Daphne du Maurier Award and the Holt Medallion. She enjoys interacting with readers at her website https://www.juliemoffett.com or on her Facebook page on Twitter or her eHarlequin page.